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UAAP Season 81: Eh dun na kami kilala -- Cheng on DLSU swag

Graduating De La Salle University hitter Des Cheng roared as she walked backwards while staring at Ateneo de Manila University’s Kat Tolentino following a monster block in the second set. It was Cheng’s classic swagger that volleyball fans just love to love or hate depending on which side they're on.      But the open spiker cleared that it just came out naturally, especially in this kind of exciting and intense match between two proud schools.    “’Di ko alam kasi siyempre, hello! It’s Ateneo-La Salle. So parang kahit anong sabihin mo may rivalry talaga kahit sabihin mong wala,” said Cheng, who scored 13 points in the defending three-time champion Lady Spikers’ 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, victory over the Lady Eagles Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. Cheng was very animated during the match smiling, laughing, doing the finger wag and whatever gesture she could think of to celebrate a point.   OH MY, DES CHENG 😱 #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/ePvIxjxREe — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019 “Uy, ang hirap kaya kumuha ng puntos kung mapapansin mo. Kaya sabi ko before mag-start ang game sabi ko, ‘Every point ise-celebrate natin. Hindi ‘yung every point makakapuntos ka tapos tatahimik ka tapos parang, ‘Yeheey!’ ganun lang,’” said Cheng, who added 14 receives and nine digs for an all-around performance. The veteran expected that non-DLSU supporters would think that the Lady Spikers went over the top with their on-court reactions but this is what they’re known for and they are not gonna change that. Des Cheng breaks out the finger wag ☝ #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/bbVBMIYoGK — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019 “Eh dun na kami kilala bakit kailangang (i-hold back),” said Cheng. “’Dun kami kilala eh. Sabihin nyo na mayabang kami, swag kami, whatever kung ano ang pagka-interpret nyo it’s OK. Eh kasi yun na ang pagkakakilala nyo sa amin eh di dun nyo na kami i-ano talaga. Pero hindi kami mayabang. Ayun lang po talaga.” Even head coach Ramil De Jesus got into the celebration during that second set highlight, exchanging high-fives with Cheng.       The mentor, according to Cheng, actually asked her to be the spark plug and energizer of the team. “Kasi kailangan. Sabi ni coach, ‘Hindi gagalaw ang team mo kapag walang mag-spark.’ Meaning, kailangan may gagalaw para magi-spark sa kanila tapos susunod lang sila. Kaya kapag nakapuntos ako parang kahit hindi nga ako nakapuntos naga-ano ako na ‘Yeheey, yeheey!’ ganun-ganun,” she said. “Kasi kailangan nila yun kasi kapag walang isang tao na ganoon sino ang magli-lead sa kanila.” And to end her night, Cheng finished off Ateneo with an ace... and a finger wag as exclamation point.   Des Cheng. FOR THE WIN. #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/KHyg6qECPs — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: Naga-adjust pa lang kami -- Bagunas

National University top hitter Bryan Bagunas admitted that the Bulldogs are still adjusting with the absence of starting setter Kim Dayandante.    The Bulldogs’ struggles were just too obvious after suffering a shocking 12-25, 18-25, 17-25, loss at the hands of Far Eastern University Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOiul Flying V Centre in San Juan. Bagunas was the only NU player in double digits with 15 points on a 14-of-37 spiking clip.     “Siguro sa ngayon naga-adjust pa lang kami kasi late na nasabi na di makakapaglaro si Kim eh. Mga three days before this game saka sinabi na di makakapaglaro si Kim so nandun ang adjustment namin ngayon,” said Bagunas. Dayandante was dropped from the roster after the eligibility screening. Rookie Joshua Retamar got a baptism of fire as starter, tallying 18 excellent sets in 82 attempts. “Sa set play naga-adjust pa kami kasi sa mga laro namin sa labas ang ginagamit namin si Kim Dayandante nga so wala pa yung jell namin sa (bagong) setter namin,” Bagunas added. Another problem that plagued the ASEAN University Games gold medalists is the number of errors they committed. NU threw 32 points off their miscues. “Isa pa rin ‘yun ang errors na ‘di namin na-control na naman. Nandoon na naman ‘yung sakit namin bumabalik,” Bagunas said. “Siguro kailangan pa naming ma-maintan ‘yung dati na nali-lessen namin ang error namin.” Still, the Bulldogs remained positive despite the loss. “Sabi naman nila coach Dante (Alinsunurin) start pa lang ito hanggang May pa ito,” said Bagunas. “’Di pa rito natatapos ang season so umpisahan uli namin sa training. Talagang pupukpukin na namin ang jell namin para sa next game.” NU will face University of the East next week.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: They’re not an easy team -- Okumu on UE

University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu was not surprised when it took his wards five grueling sets to shoot down the pesky University of the East. The mentor, actually, expected that kind of tough match. “No, we’ve always struggled with UE,” said Okumu after the Lady Maroons’ 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12, escape over the Lady Warriors Saturday to open their campaign in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre. The sophomore coach recalled the same struggle they had against UE during their pre-season meeting in the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam.     “I remember last season I was sitting here the same way we won against them. When we played in the PSL we won 3-1 but it was all struggle,” he said. UP needed to come back from a 1-2 match deficit before hanging tough in the tight fifth set behind the veteran trio of Isa Molde, Tots Carlos and Justine Dorog.   “Siyempre naga-adjust din sila sa amin. And lumakas din naman sila compared last season,” said Molde, who had 23 points with 19 coming off kills. “Lalaban at lalaban din naman sila kasi may iba sa kanila na ga-graduate na eh.” Okumu also stressed that UE’s best asset is its floor defense and the presence of graduating libero Kath Arado. The defense specialist scattered 32 digs and had 18 receptions. Me-Anne Mendrez got 18 digs while Judith Abil posted 21 receives. “They have a good libero, she’s doing a good job. We have to accept that it’s very hard to play against a very strong defense,” he said. “We have to think on how we will execute in spiking. They played well and they are a very good team. They’re not an easy team.” UP hitter Tots Carlos shared the same sentiment. “Iba kasi talaga kapag mayroon kang first ball eh. Sobrang galing ni Kath kaya medyo nahirapan kami kaya medyo nag-lay low din kami sa defense namin so nahirapan kami lalo na laging nagi-struggle ang setter kaya nahihirapan din siyang mag-distribute,” she said. Okumu also rued UP’s atrocious number of errors. The Lady Maroons threw away 42 points off their miscues. “The sets we won we’re very, very up to standard but the sets we lost we gave away balls easily, and we have many unforced errors that we should correct. That’s what we talked about the unforced errors,” he said. “I think in the fifth set the opponent had one unforced error and we have around five or six,” Okumu added. “You can see the difference there and we need to work on that.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Robredo to Philippine press: Remain ‘firm and fair’ amidst ‘harassment’

NAGA CITY--- Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday encouraged media organizations in the country to remain "firm and fair" in their reporting despite the seeming "harassment" against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa. Ressa was arrested Wednesday evening at Rappler headquarters in Pasig City for a cyberlibel case. Several Senators and lawyers denounced Ressa's arrest, calling it the administration's way of silencing its critics. In an interview with local media here, Robredo said Ressa's arrest was a similar case during the Martial Law in 1972. "Ito, nakakalungkot na nangyayari pa din sa atin after ng Martial Law, after noong dictatorship. Kasi iyong pakiramdam na...Keep on reading: Robredo to Philippine press: Remain ‘firm and fair’ amidst ‘harassment’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

Otso Diretso campaigns in Leni Robredo bailiwick

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

Opposition candidates face different challenges – Roxas

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines --- After dispelling speculations of disunity among Otso Diretso candidates, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who is running for senator, said on Wednesday that each member of the opposition coalition faces a different challenge in the campaign for the May 2019 elections. "The candidates of Otso Diretso are very different individually. We all have our different challenges," Roxas told reporters in an interview at the tomb of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo at the Eternal Gardens Memorial Park in Naga City. "Ang iba sa amin nagpapakilala. Hindi kilala ng tao. Ang iba sa amin sa sobrang kilala may mga trolls na nga. Love you, trolls, hater...Keep on reading: Opposition candidates face different challenges – Roxas.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

Otso Diretso bets land in Naga for sortie

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines -- Otso Diretso senatorial bets arrived here at the Naga airport Wednesday to continue their back-to-back campaign in the bailiwick of Vice President Leni Robredo, a day after conducting door-to-door persuasions in Caloocan City.   Rep. Gary Alejano, incumbent Sen. Bam Aquino, Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Marawi civic leader and peace advocate Samira Gutoc, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal and former congressman Erin Taada arrived via the airport here, while former Presidential candidate and Department of Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas mounted Monday a se...Keep on reading: Otso Diretso bets land in Naga for sortie.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

Sara Duterte, Hugpong kick off campaign where father won big

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Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

P47-M Worth of Drugs Nabbed in Mandaue

A 24 year old drug peddler was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Cubacub, Mandaue City on February 8, 2019. Operatives from PDEA RO VII, RID 7, RSOG 7, PDEG 7, Mandaue CIB, and Cebu City DEU conducted the buy-bust operation and arrested Charlie Fortuna, a resident of Naga City, Cebu. Fortuna yielded 8 […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Robredo urges gov’t to aid people displaced by Manila Bay rehab

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday praised the ongoing rehabilitation of the hyperpolluted Manila Bay but urge the government to help the people displaced by the program. "Sana sila iyong nabibigyan ng, parang, priority Dahil sa rehabilitation," Robredo said in an interview after she led the turnover of classrooms at Tabuco Elementary School in Naga City. [I hope they are given priority because of the rehabilitation.] Robredo said likened the situation to the rehabilitation of Boracay, which lacked preparation for providing employment for those who were displaced by the six-month closure of the island. "Napakaganda iyong ginawa, pero may mga n...Keep on reading: Robredo urges gov’t to aid people displaced by Manila Bay rehab.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 9th, 2019Related News

Duterte to armed forces, cabinet: stay neutral in elections

President Rodrigo Duterte urged the military not to engage in partisan politics in the upcoming election during an event in Naga City on Friday. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

SSS Naga, bukas sa calamity loan

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Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Eduard Folayang Relishes Chance To Defend World Title With Kevin Belingon In Japan

When ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang flies to Japan for ONE: A NEW ERA, he will not be doing so alone.   The Filipino mixed martial arts icon is ecstatic he will be competing on a card which will also feature his Team Lakay brother and ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon, as they both are scheduled to battle a pair of legends on Sunday, 31 March at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.   Folayang will defend his World Title against Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki in the main event, while Belingon will defend his belt against Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes on the undercard.   Just the experience of preparing for two World Title bouts in what is arguably the biggest ONE Championship card ever assembled is enough of a motivation for Folayang.   "I am very happy to headline ONE: A NEW ERA. Any athlete would want to headline this event. I am just grateful to ONE Championship for giving me this opportunity to be the main event," said Folayang.   "I have an added inspiration by having Kevin Belingon on the same card. We can share outputs with each other on how we can emerge victorious in Japan. It will be a fun night."   Team Lakay, the renowned gym from the mountains of Baguio, didn't get to start the year the way they hoped for.   Joshua "The Passion" Pacio had his ONE Strawweight World Title taken by Yosuke "Tobizaru" Saruta on 19 January by split decision in the main event of ONE: ETERNAL GLORY at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Six days later, Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio dropped the ONE Flyweight World Title in front of his home crowd. He lost to his old rival Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes by way of unanimous decision in the main event of ONE: HERO'S ASCENT at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.   That is why keeping both belts in the Philippines will be integral for Folayang and Belingon, although "Landslide" admits that it's easier said than done.   "The goal is to successfully defend both belts in Japan," he confessed. "It is so easy to think and say, but it’s very hard to do. We will do our best to bring the belt back home to the Philippines.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Otso Diretso kicks off campaign in Caloocan and Naga City

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Otso Diretso senatorial slate starts its election campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Caloocan City, followed by a trip to Naga City in Camarines Sur the next day.   Otso Diretso organizers on Thursday said a press conference would be held in South Caloocan on Tuesday before Otso Diretso candidates conduct a door-to-door campaign in the city.   An assembly of volunteers will follow the door-to-door campaign at the San Roque Cathedral along A. Mabini Street. An evening Mass will be held, before the group moves to Naga City on Feb. 13, Wednesday.   The candidates will attend a student dialogue at the Camarines Sur Polytech...Keep on reading: Otso Diretso kicks off campaign in Caloocan and Naga City.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 7th, 2019Related News

Girl from Cebu meets Miss Universe Vietnam

Girl from Cebu meets Miss Universe Vietnam INQUIRER.net Miss Universe Vietnam H'hen Nie with fan Freyja Duday Nobleza, 5, during the beauty queen's visit in Naga City, Camarines Sur on Feb. 2.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Guardya sa BJMP Tigaon, nagwala, inarestar sa Naga

Guardya sa BJMP Tigaon, nagwala, inarestar sa Naga.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

‘NO MORE DELAYS’: City Hall streamlines job orders, blames budget officer for late pay

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Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

IN PHOTOS: Miss Vietnam H Hen Nie visits Naga City

MANILA, Philippines – After arriving in Manila on Friday , February 1, Mis Universe Vietnam 2018 H'Hen Nie, whose story touched and inspired many people during the pageant in Bangkok, Thailand traveled to Naga City, Camarines Sur, where she was greeted warmly by locals. H'Hen is a guest of the 2019 Francis Papua ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

3 Dead in Compostela Valley Due to Cold Front

Flash floods and a landslide killed at least three people in this province, officials said Monday, as disaster response teams were dispatched to deliver relief goods to the victims. Nonstop rains pummeled Compostela Valley over the weekend as the tail-end of a cold front brought bad weather in portions of Davao Region, swelling rivers and […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

Tato hits LGU Naga leadership for high average monthly crime rate

Tato hits LGU Naga leadership for high average monthly crime rate.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News