The power of one

Let me do something different this time. Rather than the usual topics on leadership, career and business I would like to reflect on a very important fact of life. And that is ‘fullness of living.’.....»»

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It is uncanny that each time the country remembers the declaration of Martial Law and the conjugal dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos 47 years ago, some purely coincidental events happen which tend to recall the excesses of the Marcos regime and trigger antagonistic reactions from victims of the despotic rule. Last week, social media […] The post Uncanny appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Sotto backs DOJ request to suspend rearrest of freed convicts

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday backed the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to suspend the rearrest of convicts who were freed under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law. The DOJ made the recommendation after the number of surrenderers exceeded the official number of wanted prisoners. READ: DOJ […] The post Sotto backs DOJ request to suspend rearrest of freed convicts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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TERRIFIC 12: Winning culture a priority as SMB takes 3rd place game seriously

MACAU — San Miguel’s title run here ended in the semifinals at the hands of Lance Stephenson and the Liaoning Flying Leopards. Still, the Beermen are out to win third place in the East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament. San Miguel is gunninng for a Grand Slam in the PBA and it’s important for the team to carry its momenum and re-establish its winning culture. Getting a podium finish in a strong tournament like the Terrific 12 is a start. “Battle for third place, we will take in seriously,” head coach Leo Austria said. “Because as we said, we’re here not just to participate. At the same time, it will help us a lot. We have to develop the team’s winning attitude. Every game for us is really important,” The Beermen had the chance to make the Finals but the team ran into Stephenson and his Flying Leopards. Lance fired 35 points Saturday an Liaoning dominated San Miguel for a 111-89 victory. The Beermen will take on another CBA team in the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions for the third place game Sunday. “We’re still very proud of our team,” Austria said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA: Almazan plays clutch as Meralco downs Magnolia

Raymond Almazan delivered at crunch time to tow Meralco to a 98-92 win over reigning champion Magnolia on Saturday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Big Dome. The Bolts forward played the hero’s role in the last two and a half minutes of the ballgame, sinking the go-ahead triple and pouring 12 of his 19 points in the fourth period. Almazan broke a 92-92 deadlock with a trey with 2:27 remaining and added a split from the foul line to spark Meralco’s closing 6-0 run.  “It's a good start to the conference for us. It's a very, very satisfying win because we know we're going up against the defending champions,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “We also knew they're a very good defensive team and we had to play good defense to be able to beat them.” Chris Newsome finished with a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds while import Allen Durham flirted with a triple-double with 21 markers, 14 boards and eight assists for Meralco. Almazan had 19 points, 13 rebounds and a crucial block on Mark Barroca’s layup in the last 17 seconds to crush the Hotshots’ desperate attempt to salvage the game. Meralco stated off slow and trailed, 33-49, in the second quarter before coming back in the second half. Ian Sangalang gave Magnolia its last taste of the lead 92-86, off a jumper with 4:40 left before Meralco answered with a 12-point swing. “I thought our defense really kicked in in the fourth quarter,” said Black. “We were able to slow them down and stop them on a lot of plays that made a lot of difference in the game.” Romeo Travis had 22 markers and nine rebounds while Paul Lee had 20 for the Hotshots. Barroca finished with 18 and Peter June Simon got 12 for Magnolia.   The scores:  Meralco (98) -- Newsome 22, Durham 11; Almazan 19, Pinto 9, Faundo 8, Amer 7, Salva 4, Quinto 3, Hugnatan 3, Caram 2. Magnolia (92) -- Travis 22, Lee 20, Barroca 18, Simon 12, Sangalang 11, Pingris 4, Melton 3, Jalalon 2, Reavis 0, Dela Rosa 0. Quarters: 27-30, 48-57, 73-75, 98-92.....»»

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PVL: Perlas Spikers eye to solidify hold of second

BanKo tries to keep a tight grip of the solo second spot when the Perlas Spikers take on resurging Air Force on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. BanKo sits behind unbeaten defending champion Creamline (10-0) with a 6-3 win-loss record and is coming off a four-set win over BaliPure last week. The Perlas Spikers will bank on the trio of Nicole Tiamzon, Dzi Gervacio and Kathy Bersola to duplicate their first round win over the Lady Jet Spikers, who are currently on a four-game roll. Air Force found its winning ways after starting its campaign with five straight losses. The Lady Jet Spikers are fresh from a straight sets rout of Motolite last Wednesday.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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TERRIFIC 12: Lance says there’s no beef after minor spat with Beermen

MACAU — PBA players somehow continue to get under the skin of Lance Stephenson in the East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament. First it was TNT’s David Semerad and on Saturday during the semifinals against the Beermen, Stephenson got some minor spats with Chris Ross and Kelly Nabong. The Liaoning star was in a trash talking contest with Nabong. Lance was also called for a double technical foul with Ross in the third period after a Stephenson basket put the Flying Leopards up, 55-32. Stephenson is taking a pretty easy approach despite the shenanigans against him though. “I played hard all the time, I did it with the best of them. Other guys will come out there and play their hardest against me,” Stephenson said. “They know they’re playing against me, so I just gotta be smart,” he added. When Stephenson feels like opposing players are out to get him, he will stand up to protect himself. However, he insists he’s not taking things personal and everything’s good after the game. “I gotta protect myself. I don’t want to fight but I’m gonna protect myself,” Stephenson said. “It was no hard feelings, no beef. We shake hands after the game. We’re playing hard to win, once the game is over, shake hands and go our ways,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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TURNING POINT: Heinous Crime: The Second Chance

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 21 September) — Heinous crime convicts who are sentenced to reclusion perpetua or imprisonment for life are not entitled anymore to good conduct time allowance because, if not for the abolition of death penalty, they would already be dead. You don’t give any allowance to the dead; there’s no point. […].....»»

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Clever but corrupt manager

  DID you know that graft and corruption already existed during the time of Christ? The parable of the shrewd manager which is the subject of this 25th Sunday gospel (Lk 16,1-13) il­lustrates this. Employed by a rich man, the manager is accused of squan­dering his master’s resources. The dishonest manager realiz­es he is about […].....»»

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Natakot kay Duterte: Pugante sa GenSan sumurender

SA takot kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte dahil sa deadline na ibinigay sa mga Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) na nakinabang sa Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), isang pugante sa Apopong Municipal Jail sa General Santos City, ang nagpas­yang sumuko kamakakalawa nang hapon sa Manila Police District (MPD) Headquarters sa Maynila......»»

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Juventus revenues and losses rise in Ronaldo s 1st season

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's hefty transfer fee of 100 million euros and a salary of 31 million euros ($34 million). The publicly traded club released financial statements Friday and proposed a capital increase of 300 million euros to cover costs through 2023-24. Revenues rose from 504 to 621 million euros, while losses increased from 19 to 40 million euros during a season in which Juventus was knocked out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals. Juventus would have earned 30 million euros more from UEFA if it had reached the Champions League final. Ticket sales rose by nearly 15 million euros last season while player and coaching staff wages increased by 68 million euros to 301 million euros. There was also a boom in merchandise sales. Ronaldo transferred from Real Madrid to Juventus in July 2018. The statement also included details on Adidas' sponsorship of the team. The contract was modified in December to an eight-year deal through 2026-27 for a total of 408 million euros plus bonuses......»»

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UAAP 82: UST opens double championship defense

University of Sto. Tomas opens quest for another golden double in the UAAP Season 82 Beach Volleyball tournament Sunday at Sands SM By The Bay. Ushering the post-Sisi Rondina era, the Tigresses will set in motion their bid for a fourth consecutive crown against University of the Philippines at 10:40 a.m. UST begins its back-to-back men's title bid against National University in an early showdown of favorites at 8 a.m., before returning in the afternoon session with a 1:20 p.m. duel with University of the East. Babylove Barbon, last season's top rookie who is more than ready to carry the Tigresses torch in the years to come, will have Gen Eslapor as her new partner. Setting its sights for a record seventh championship overall, UST will have to do it without Rondina, who has already completed her checkered collegiate career in the sand court. In her five years with the Tigresses, four-time MVP Rondina gave her school four titles. A perennial contender in the highly-popular Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour and were among the Philippine representatives in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 1-Star last May, Barbon and Eslapor are looking good to continue UST's dominance in the sport.  Derie Virtusio will be the third player. Jaron Requinton, who with Krung Arbasto put the Growling Tigers back in the throne last year, will have Efraem Dimaculangan as his partner. De La Salle hopes to give UST a run for its money behind Tin Tiamzon and rookie Justine Jazareno. The Lady Spikers will play their season opener versus the Lady Bulldogs at 11:20 a.m. Together with Michelle Morente, Tiamzon led De La Salle to a runner-up finish last year. The Lady Maroons will have a brand new set of players, with Rosie Rosier, Euricka Eslapor and alternate Noreen Estrellanes hoping to sustain their podium finishes that Isa Molde, Justin Dorog and Tots Carlos gave in the last two years. In other season-opening matches, Ateneo, with Ponggay Gaston and rookie Roma Mae Doromal in tow, goes up against Far Eastern University at 12 noon, before Adamson University and UE caps first day of women's action at 12:40 p.m. Seeking to rebound from last year's third place finish, the Bulldogs will bank on James Natividad and James Buytrago. Incidentally, UST and NU are tied for the most number of men's titles with four. The Bulldogs' other opening day opponent will be Ateneo at 2:40 p.m. FEU's Jude Garcia and Doy Barrica will be one of the Tigers' biggest threats for the crown as the last season's second placers tackle Adamson University at 8:40 a.m. and UP at 2 p.m. Other men's morning matches are UE-Ateneo at 9:20 a.m. and UP-De La Salle at 10 a.m., while Adamson University-De La Salle will round up opening day action at 3:20 p.m......»»

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UAAP 82: UP clamps down on Suerte to claim third straight W

ANTIPOLO - The University of the Philippines did not try its luck, Saturday at Ynares Center here, pulling out all the stops to cool down Rey Suerte before pulling off a 62-56 triumph over University of the East. The Fighting Maroons set all of their sights on Suerte, the one-and-done star who has taken the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament by storm, to score their third consecutive victory and fourth overall in five games. "Our intention was really to limit his output," head coach Bo Perasol said post-game. At the other end, Javi Gomez de Liano waxed hot from the get-go, firing seven of his 15 points in State U's blazing 12-3 beginning. Bright Akhuetie and Kobe Paras then joined in on the fun as UP built up a lead of as much as 13 in the second quarter. The Red Warriors regrouped at the half, however, and even came as close as one point, 56-57, inside the last two minutes. It was at that point that Paras found a wide open Jaydee Tungcab at the corner who wasted no time swishing home the triple. That, as well as a split from the stripe and then a defense that allowed no more makes finished off the Fighting Maroons' wire-to-wire win that keeps them at solo second. Paras wound up with a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double while Akhuetie stuffed the stat sheet with 16 markers, five boards, three assists, three steals, and a block. Tungcab also added four points all while serving as the primary defender to Suerte who was frustrated to only four makers in 2-of-15 shooting to go along with four turnovers. "In the end, it was Jaydee that saved us with his three in the corner and his game-long brilliance in defending Rey Suerte helped us a lot," coach Bo said. Ricci Rivero, Noah Webb, David Murrell, and James Spencer also did their part against the talented transferee from University of Visayas who was coming off a 31-point outing against De La Salle University, including the game-winner. In Suerte's stead, Senegalese powerhouse Alex Diakhite paced UE with monster numbers of 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists. Missing their main man, though, they were unable to build on their breakthrough win and dropped down to 1-4. BOX SCORES UP 62 - Akhuetie 16, Ja. Gomez de Liano 15, Paras 12, Rivero 7, Tungcab 4, Ju. Gomez de Liano 3, Manzo 3, Webb 2, Murrell 0, Prado 0, Spencer 0. UE 56 - Diakhite 21, Abanto 9, Tolentino 8, Antiporda 6, Pagsanjan 6, Suerte 4, Cruz 2, Manalang 0, Mendoza 0, Natividad 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-15, 39-27, 46-42, 62-56. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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DOJ: No legal basis to re-arrest Rolito Go

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has no legal basis to re-arrest convicted murderer Rolito Go as he was mistakenly included in the list of convicts freed under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said yesterday......»»

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BONG Go aids fire victims in Aklan market

IMMEDIATELY after attending the Senate hearing on the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) scandal at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday flew to Kalibo,…READ.....»»

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Lovi ganadong magtrabaho kahit may jet lag

Obviously, ang rumored-boyfriend na Hollywood producer (he’s a British) na si Montgomery Blencowe ang dahilan kung bakit palagi sa Los Angeles, California si Lovi Poe......»»

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TERRIFIC 12: Lance looking forward to “fun” semis vs. San Miguel Beer

MACAU — East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 here is Lance Stephenson’s first tournament with China’s Liaoning Flying Leopards. He’s played two games and he has two wins with his new team. On Saturday, Stephenson has a meeting with the PBA’s best team as the Flying Leopards and the San Miguel Beermen duke it out in the semifinals of the Terrific 12. The Beermen, who have been equally impressive here, will be fun to go against says Stephenson. “It’s gonna be a lot of fun,” he said. The Terrific 12 is pre-season for both Liaoning and San Miguel but that won’t stop the former one-time Laker from going all out. Stephenson wants that Terrific 12 title before he starts the CBA season. “Every game that I play, I approach it as a championship game,” Lance said. “When I’m on the floor, I wanna win. My goal is to learn my teammates so we’d be ready for the competition,” Stephenson added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PVL: Flying Titans eye end of five-game skid

Struggling ChocoMucho tries to turn its fortune around as it attempts to repeat over winless Chef’s Classics on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. After a promising 2-1 start, the Flying Titans saw themselves spiraling down with five consecutive losses to finish the first round in seventh place. ChocoMucho looks to check its skid at 2:00 p.m. against the last team it defeated in the first round a month ago. The match will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans are coming off a sorry five-set loss to Motolite last Sunday in their first game without prized middle blocker Maddie Madayag, who joined the national team in Thailand for a training camp and to participate in the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix from Sept. 20-22 in Nakhon Ratchasima. Her departure left league-leading scorer Kat Tolentino to shoulder most of the scoring load but her 33-point production the last time out wasn’t enough to stop ChocoMucho’s bleeding. Shannen Palec, Arianne Angustia, Cindy Imbo and Kim Gequillana must step up their game to help Tolentino on offense to duplicate their first round win over the Lady Red Spikers. Chef’s Classics is still looking for its breakthrough win after dropping its first nine games. Nieza Viray and Justine Tiu need to get as much help as they can from the rest of the Lady Red Spikers to barge in the win column.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PVL: Lady Troopers try to reignite win streak

PacificTown Army started the second round on a high note and the Lady Troopers hope to sustain that momentum when they take on slumping BaliPure on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. PacificTown Army defeated Chef’s Classics in straight sets last Wednesday to get back on the winning track after closing the first round with a stinging setback to Air Force last week for a 5-4 win-loss card. The Lady Troopers has fully adjusted from the absence of opposite hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga, who with head coach Kungfu Reyes joined the national team in Thailand to play in the ongoing inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima.      The trio of Honey Royse Tubino, Jem Gutierrez and Ging Balse-Pabayo, who tallied double-digit scoring the last time out, will again lead the charge of PacificTown Army against the squad they beat in four sets in the first round. On the other hand, BaliPure tries to stop a five-game bleeding behind the troika of Grazielle Bombita, Menchie Tubiera and Shirley Salamagos. The Water Defenders suffered a straight sets beating at the hands of unbeaten defending champion Creamline last Wednesday to fall to a 2-8 mark.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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For ten years, Ramon Ang waited patiently while bureaucrats hewed and hawed, ran a fine comb for possible faults in his plan and generally bided their time......»»

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