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Tuburan mayor ‘sowing discord’ among ranks of PDP-Laban: Garcia

FORMER third district representative Pablo John Garcia accused Tuburan Mayor Democrito Diamante of trying to sabotage the PDP-Laban group in the district. Although Garcia and Diamante are current members of PDP-Laban, both are interested in running for the district’s congressional seat. “Baseless” Garcia also accused Diamante of “questionable motives” when the latter expressed his plans… link: Tuburan mayor ‘sowing discord’ among ranks of PDP-Laban: Garcia.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

Myla Pablo would trade MVP for team title

Injury-hit Myla Pablo took the highest individual accolade in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference last Wednesday but said she would have preferred towing the dethroned Pocari Sweat-Air Force to the championship where all of the Lady Warriors would be considered MVPs. Source link link: Myla Pablo would trade MVP for team title.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Myla Pablo would trade MVP for team title

Injury-hit Myla Pablo took the highest individual accolade in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference last Wednesday but said she would have preferred towing the dethroned Pocari Sweat-Air Force to the championship where all of the Lady Warriors would be considered MVPs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Lady Warriors repel Perlas Spikers, close in on third

    MANILA, Philippines – Pocari-Air Force bucked the absence of local ace Myla Pablo and turned back BanKo-Perlas, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11, to zero in on 3rd place honors in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference on Sunday, July 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay......»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 8th, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Warriors near bronze medal finish

Pocari Sweat-Air Force displayed great teamwork in the absence of injured local hitter Myla Pablo to eke out a rousing come-from-behind, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11, win over BanKo to inch closer to a bronze medal finish in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference Sunday at the MOA Arena. The Lady Warriors drew first blood in best-of-three battle for third behind the superb game of American import Maddie Palmer. Palmer finished with 24 points built on 22 attacks and a pair of aces for Pocari Sweat, which played without Pablo after the open spiker was ruled out for the rest of the conference because of a lower back injury she sustained in the Game 3 semis loss of the dethroned Lady Warriors against Creamline. Game 2 is on Wednesday at the same venue. “We didn’t have our good attitude in the first couple of sets, we played like we’re gonna lose,” said Palmer, who had 17 digs and 10 excellent receptions. “The change is that we played we wanted to win instead of playing not to lose, it’s just a different mindset and I think that was our improvement.” American Ari Love had 17 markers while Del Palomata fimished with 13 markers for the Lady Warriors. Elaine Kasilag punched in eight points including the game-clinching tip to seal the one-hour, 47-minute win.  Pocari Sweat recovered from an 1-2 match deficit and held a 9-5 lead in the deciding frame. The Perlas Spikers closed the gap, 10-9, but the Lady Warriors countered with a 5-2 scoring spurt capped by Kasilag's winner off a misreception. American Kia Bright uncorked 30 attacks in her 33-point performance while Thai import Jutarat Montripila and Amy Ahomiro posted 17 and 14 markers, respectively, for BanKo.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 8th, 2018Related News

Hard-luck Lady Warriors fall minus Pablo

MANILA, Philippines – It felt like a nightmare for Pocari Sweat-Air Force team captain Myla Pablo as she missed the do-or-die semifinal duel with Creamline after suffering a lower back injury during the warm-ups. "Bumalik yung injury niya – back pain niya," said Lady Warriors head coach Jasper Jimenez. (It was a recurring ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

PVL: Cool Smashers demolish handicapped Lady Warriors to advance in the Finals

Crowd favorite Creamline exploited the advantage of playing against a handicapped Pocari Sweat-Air Force to cruise to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 win to advance to its first Finals gig and dethrone the defending champions Friday. The Cool Smashers demolished the Lady Warriors sans top local scorer Myla Pablo to complete a best-of-three semifinals series come-from-behind victory and book their breakthrough championship stint after back-to-back bronze medal finishes last season. Alyssa Valdez was sharp as always to pace Creamline in the crucial match as the popular star advanced to her first Finals stint since a runne rup finish in the now-defunct V-League back in 2016, while playing for Bureau of Customs in the Reinforced Conference. Valdez had 15 points with 14 digs while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin finished with 15 markers for Creamline, which outgunned the Lady Warriors, 45-25, in kills. Risa Sato had 10 points, Michele Gumabao scored eight while setter Jia Morado tallied 29 excellent sets for Creamline.  The Cool Smashers will meet in the best-of-three Finals starting on Sunday at the MOA Arena the survivor between BanKo and PayMaya in the other semis pairing. Creamline broke a 14-14 deadlock in the third set with eight unanswered points for a 22-14 lead before closing the match with a 3-2 scoring spurt. Pocari Sweat played without Pablo, who suffered a lower back injury during the warmups minutes before the start of the series decider, and marched into battle with American imports Ari Love and Maddi Palmer recovering from bum stomachs. Pocari Sweat missed the Finals for the first time in three years since it joined the V-League in 2016. Love posted 11 points while Palmer got nine points for the Lady Warriors, who will take on the loser between BanKo and PayMaya in the battle for third on Sunday.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 6th, 2018Related News

We have to be ready sa mga surprises nila -- Valdez on Game 3

Crowd-favorite Creamline braces for a dogfight on Friday when the Cool Smashers march into battle against defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force for the last time in Game 3 of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference Final Four. Michele Gumabao played big against her former team as the opposite hitter did most of the damage on offense in the Cool Smashers’ four-set win Wednesday that evened the best-of-three semifinals series to one game apiece. The rubber match is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream. Gumabao scored a conference-high 18 points while top hitter Alyssa Valdez had 15 markers, 23 digs and 13 excellent receptions in the Cool Smashers’ 25-16, 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, Game 2 win. But Creamline knows that the wounded Lady Warriors won’t be an easy picking in the series decider. “Pero definitely, Air Force will go back and will fight harder on Friday so we have to be ready also sa mga surprises na ipapakita nila,” said Valdez. Pocari Sweat-Air Force surprised the top seed Cool Smashers in the series opener with an emphatic straight sets 25-23, 25-12, 25-23, win with only Valdez scoring in double figures. “We really talked after the game noong Sunday, so we talked kung ano 'yung technicalities na pagkukulang namin, and ano ang pagkukulang namin as a team,” Valdez said. Backing Valdez and Gumabao up are American import Laura Schaudt, Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin, prized setter Jia Morado, Risa Sato and veteran libero Mel Gohing, who is also a recruit from Pocari Sweat. They will take on a seasoned squad bannered by last year’s Finals Most Valuable Player Myla Pablo, Jeanette Panaga and American reinforcements Maddie Palmer and Ari Love. With the series tied and each team parading a solid line up, the ticket to the best-of-three Finals starting on Sunday will all boil down to who wants it more. “Hindi natin masasabi (na nasa amin ang momentum) kasi sabi nga nila bilog ang bola. Kahit anong mangyari momentum man or even sa games or even sa set, hindi mo makukuha yun eh,” said Valdez. “Kung sino ang mas gustong manalo, yun talaga ang mananalo. Kung sinong pabor ang suwerte yun ang mananalo. It’s anybody’s ballgame on Friday.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 5th, 2018Related News

Sharon Cuneta s brother Chet to run for Pasay mayor

MANILA, Philippines – Cesar "Chet" Cuneta, the brother of actress Sharon Cuneta, will run for Pasay City mayor in the 2019 elections. Sharon announced her brother's political plans in an Instagram post on Monday, July 2, saying that he wants to continue the legacy of their late father Pablo Cuneta, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2018Related News

CBCP: ‘Duterte has no right to insult Filipinos’ Christian faith’

  Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Caloocan city lashed out at President Duterte for calling God "stupid" and mocking the Genesis story and the crucifix.   He said that even if Duterte did not agree with the teachings of the Church or Christianity as a whole, he had no right to insult the religion of most Filipinos.   "Disagreeing is never a license to insult," said David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). "How can he be the President of all Filipinos when he does not respect the Catholic faithful?"   Bishop David said Catholics and other Christians respect the President and his apparent atheism. "We can o...Keep on reading: CBCP: ‘Duterte has no right to insult Filipinos’ Christian faith’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 30th, 2018Related News

Red-hot Escamis carries Robins over Cubs, onto Filoil title

With the graduation of Will Gozum, Mike Enriquez, and Warren Bonifacio, Clint Escamis is now the main man for Mapua High School. The third-year player proved that much on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, tallying a game-high 30 points to tow the Red Robins right through rival San Beda High School, 78-72. With his team down by one inside the last two minutes, Escamis scored half in the 8-1 finishing kick that pushed Mapua onto the mountaintop of the 2018 Filoil Flying V Centre. It’s that kind of leadership that the 5-foot-11 swingman wants to bring into the looming NCAA 94. “Malaking responsibility to step up ngayong wala na sina Will at Mike at yung iba pa, pero malaking opportunity rin siya,” Escamis, who was also rightfully recognized as Tournament MVP, told reporters post-game. It was definitely not a one-man show for the Red Robins, though, as three of their big men posted double-doubles. Paolo Hernandez had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Joinel Policarpop had 12 points and 10 rebounds of his own, and Grant Dennison had 11 points and 10 rebounds. With that, the 2017 champions of the NCAA Juniors got for themselves a big boost in confidence. “Malaking bagay ‘to para sa amin to prove we can compete in the NCAA,” assistant coach Ian Racela said. The Red Cubs won’t have to wait long for the chance to get back at their rivals as the NCAA 94 tips off a week from now. Jade Talampas showed the way for them in this one with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double while Justine Sanches had his own 16 markers and 19 boards. In the battle for third, Nazareth School of National University got the better of Far Eastern University-Diliman, 97-90. Bacolod recruit Harold Alarcon broke out with 23 points while Reyland Torres and Kevin Quiambao chipped in 15 and 14 markers, respectively. For the Baby Tamaraws, RJ Abarrientos topped the scoring column with 24 points. BOX SCORES FINALS MAPUA 78 — Escamis 30, Hernandez 12, Policarpio 12, Dennison 11, Sarias 6, Mariano 4, Arches 3, Chaves 0, Diaz 0, Lazarte 0, Samonteza 0, Smith 0, Tagal 0. SAN BEDA 72 — Talampas 20, Sanchez 16, Amsali 13, Oliva 7, Valencia 3, Pelipel 3, Calaguin 2, Llarena 2, Ynot 2, Alcantara 0. QUARTER SCORES: 13-18, 35-37, 53-52, 78-72. BATTLE FOR THIRD NU 97 – Alarcon 23, Torres 15, Quiambao 14, Dayrit 12, Abiera 8, Gonzales 6, Enriquez 5, Vinoya 5, Mailim 4, Songcuya 2, Felicilda 2, Buensalida 1, Lantaya 0. FEU 90 – Abarrientos 24, Alforque 21, Ona 13, Anonuevo 9, Torres 6, Armendez 5, San Pablo 3, Bradley 3, Libago 2, Barasi 2, Tolentino 2, Hontiveros 0, Mantua 0. QUARTER SCORES: 17-26, 46-47, 79-64, 97-90. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 30th, 2018Related News

Sharon Cuneta remembers dad Pablo through old gifts she gave him

Megastar Sharon Cuneta is in a reminiscent mood and misses dearly her father, the late former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta. The self-professed daddy's girl took to her Instagram page on June.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2018Related News

Uruguay happy that Suarez, Cavani find their rhythm together

By Pablo Elias Giussani, Associated Press NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Uruguay waited for 12 long years before the national team could celebrate goals from Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the same match at a World Cup. For the first time in coach Oscar Tabarez's tenure, both forwards scored in the same game and they couldn't have chosen a better time: The convincing 3-0 defeat of host Russia secured Uruguay's status as group winner and as one of the most solid teams of the tournament's opening stage after taking a full nine points. "It's important that goal scorers score goals," Tabarez said. "Let them get into their flow. Not because of selfishness, but because they contribute a lot. I believe it's very important that both Edi and Luis scored." Both players will need to be at their best when Uruguay faces Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo in the round of 16 on Saturday in Sochi. Against Russia on Monday, Suarez scored from a free kick with a low shot that sailed past Russia's wall and into the right corner. Cavani pounced on a loose ball after the goalkeeper parried it from a header by Diego Godin. Cavani poked it home for Uruguay's third goal. It was Suarez's seventh goal in three World Cups, while it was only a third for Cavani. Cavani, one of the world's greatest scorers in club football with 323 goals in 12 years with Danubio, Palermo, Napoli and current team Paris Saint Germain, hasn't had the same success at World Cups. He scored one goal in each tournament in South Africa in 2010, when Uruguay reached the semifinals, and in Brazil in 2014, when the South Americans were eliminated in the round of 16. But Suarez and Cavani now join an exclusive club of players that have scored in three consecutive World Cups. "Statistics are there to be broken," Suarez said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 27th, 2018Related News

Duterte on Last Supper: Who are the idiots there? Basta na lang ginawang santo

“And even itong Last Supper who are the idiots there? Basta na lang ginawang santo kasi nandun sila sa painting. San Isidro, San Pablo, St. Jude, Santo Rodrigo kung sino na lang.” Source link link: Duterte on Last Supper: 'Who are the idiots there? Basta na lang ginawang santo'.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 25th, 2018Related News

Underprivileged kids from Marawi, Metro Manila, and Batangas participate in Real Madrid-sponsored camp

The two-day YKK Asia Group Kids Football Clinic came to a close last Sunday with 300 underprivileged kids getting the rare opportunity to learn football the Real Madrid way at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City. Two kids from previously war-torn Marawi City were among those who experienced the world-class football training from coaches of the most multi-titled La Liga team in history with 33 Championship titles to its name.  Children from Gawad Kalinga communities were first to undergo the clinics on Saturday, followed by children from lakeshore communities in Batangas on Sunday morning.  Homeless children who live and sleep on streets and places like Luneta and the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan, and are cared for by Child Hope Asia Philippines had their own exhilarating football experience in the afternoon. Mohammed Faried Anganto and Alintor Bangote were brought by their coach, Espiridion Paran under the auspices of Gawad Kalinga. “Football was one way for the kids to cope and transcend the experience of the past,” said their coach.  “It was special for them to experience the YKK Football Clinic conducted by Real Madrid coaches because they learned new skills and trained with professional football gear. They’re used to playing with makeshift equipment, using tennis balls and playing barefoot,” he added. Real Madrid Foundation coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin and Hector Vicente were assisted by 30 local coaches who shared and demonstrated world-class training methodologies and training techniques throughout the sessions. The Real Madrid Foundation coaches also promoted values through sports and education, teaching the kids about commitment, responsibility and teamwork, all while having fun.  All participants in the kids clinic received a full set of YKK/Real Madrid Foundation football kits, which include football boots, cap and socks. Everyone received a certificate at the end of the session. The Most Valuable Participants in the morning and afternoon sessions received Real Madrid t-shirts and bags......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2018Related News

Myla Pablo rises to thwart upset plans of BaliPure s kids

BaliPure-National University looked poised to get their second win, but Pocari Sweat-Air Force team captain Myla Pablo wasn't about to let her squad fall in an upset-especially against players.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

14 tiklo sa droga sa San Pablo City

Labing-apat ang arestado nang maaktuhan umano habang gumagamit ng ilagal na droga sa magkabukod na buy-bust operation sa isang barangay sa San Pablo City sa Laguna.   Source link link: 14 tiklo sa droga sa San Pablo City.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 21st, 2018Related News

Lady Warriors boost PVL semis drive

  MANILA, Philippines – Pocari Sweat-Air Force outlasted BaliPure-National University in a 5-set thriller, 29-27, 20-25, 19-25, 26-24,15-13, to bolster their semi-final bid in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Season 2 Reinforced Conference on Wednesday, June 20, at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. Myla Pablo unloaded 22 points and Madeline Palmer fired ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

Pocari closes in on q’final berth

POCARI Sweat-Air Force outlasted BaliPure-National University, 29-27, 20-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-13, to move closer from claiming a semifinals berth in the PVL Reinforced Conference last night at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Skipper Myla Pablo bailed the Lady Warriors out from defeat in the fourth set while American Maddie Palmer….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

PNP bares ‘armed priests’ in Laguna; diocese says for sports

The PNP bared that several priests in San Pablo, Laguna have already bear arms as the national police organization reiterated its support in arming members of the clergy but the diocese in the region yesterday clarified the said priests have long been gun enthusiasts. PNP bares ‘armed priests’ in Laguna; diocese says for sports The… link: PNP bares ‘armed priests’ in Laguna; diocese says for sports.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 19th, 2018Related News