'WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, March 19

Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Here is a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Monday, March 19, due to a transport strike . Areas Quezon City – all levels (public and private) San Pablo, Laguna – all levels (public and private) Schools De La Salle University  – all classes ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2018Related News

'WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 19

Class suspensions for Monday, March 19, were declared in several schools in and around Metro Manila due to a nationwide transport strike against the government's jeepney-modernization program. As of 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, classes were declared suspended in the following places: Quezon City: all levels, public and private schools San Pablo City, Laguna: all levels, public and private schools De La Salle University: all levels, including office work, in campuses in Manila, Makati, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, and Laguna St. Paul University - Manila: all classes Far Eastern University - all classes, including office work, in campuses in Manila and Makati READ:March...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 19.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 18th, 2018Related News

Cops arrest alleged scammer claiming to be Duterte s relative

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested a man who has been claiming he has authority from Malacañang to appoint people to barangay posts. Jose Matias was arrested inside Deva Cruz Resort in San Pablo, Laguna last Thursday, March 8. He is accused of estafa, swindling, and usurpation. He also faces charges for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 12th, 2018Related News

‘That laughter, that sharp mind and tongue –who can forget Bernardo Bernardo?’

Bernardo Bernardo (BB) breathed his last early Thursday morning on March 8.   When you are BB's friend on Facebook, you get free access to him as a stand-up comedian on the internet with his endlessly funny and witty one-liners. When he turned 69 in 2014, for example, he wrote: "Mahirap pala mag-69 nang mag-isa."   In the late '80s, co-staffers in the Observer (writer Ding Nolledo was our lifestyle editor) would frequent BB's entertainment hive along West Avenue called BB's Music Inn. Once, spotting me with the group, he announced to his audience: "Bigyan natin ng masigabong palakpakan ang pagdating ng stepmother ni Cecile Licad, Ginoong Pablo Tariman."  ...Keep on reading: ‘That laughter, that sharp mind and tongue –who can forget Bernardo Bernardo?’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 10th, 2018Related News

Bus vs motorsiklo, 3 patay!

ISANG lalaki at dalawang babae ang nasawi ma­tapos salpukin ng isang pampasaherong bus ang kanilang motorsiklo kahapon ng madaling araw sa Maharlika Highway, Bgy. San Nicolas, San Pablo City. Kinilala ng pulisya ang isa sa nasawing lalaki na si Nelson Bondad, 44, residente ng Alaminos, Laguna. Patuloy namang inaalam ng….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMar 9th, 2018Related News

Netflix brings on ‘Distrito Salvaje’, an original Colombian series

For Netflix's third original Colombian series, the streaming giant adds "Distrito Salvaje" to its programming, Variety reports. "Narcos" star Juan Pablo Raba is attached. "Distrito Salvaje" (roughly translated as "Wild District") was created and co-written by Cristian Conti and a larger writing team. The 10-episode arc will be shot entirely in Colombia, co-directed by Peru's Javier Fuentes-Len ("Undertow") and Colombia's Carlos Moreno ("Dog Eat Dog"). The series starts shooting in Cartagena, the port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, in May. The series follows Jhon Jeiver, a guerrilla who escapes the jungle after the signing of the Peace Treaty meant to calm decades of confli...Keep on reading: Netflix brings on ‘Distrito Salvaje’, an original Colombian series.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 7th, 2018Related News

Bishop bucks claim drug users aren t human

In Photo: Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Caloocan delivers his homily at a Mass during the Singles for Christ International Conference in Makati City on February 17.........»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 25th, 2018Related News

Prelate to probe Ash Wednesday complaint

This was the assurance of Caloocan Bishop Pablo David to the public as the bishopric continues to investigate the complaints of some mass goers of the San Roque Cathedral who reported feeling a burning sensation when they had their foreheads marked with ashes during Ash Wednesday. #BeFullyInformed Prelate to probe Ash Wednesday complaint We will… link: Prelate to probe Ash Wednesday complaint.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Feb 16th, 2018Related News

Cross Court: Basketball-volleyball power couples

Aside from titles won, awards garnered and lessons learned this year, a handful of Filipino athletes have found, and nurtured love between another fellow sports star. One could just imagine how two hearts meet in the harsh battlefield of sports especially coming from different fronts. Fate led some of the stars from the country’s top two sports – basketball and volleyball – to cross paths and develop a blooming romance. Here are some of the power couples coming from the said sports.   Bong and Mozzy Ravena The perfect example in this list. Bong was a successful basketball star during his UAAP days with University of the East, the PBA and MBA while Mozzy donned the University of Sto. Tomas jersey as a volleyball varsity player. The union produced three kids who followed their footsteps. Kiefer and Thirdy are making their own mark as basketball standouts while their sister Dani has a budding career as a rookie setter for Ateneo de Manila University.         Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez What is a King Phenom without a Queen Phenom? Arguably, the most popular sports couple of this generation, former Ateneo de Manila University King Eagle Kiefer Ravena and ex-Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez are the equivalent of the country’s best teleserye loveteams.       LA Revilla and Denden Lazaro   I love you past the moon and beyond the stars, baby ❤️ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️ . @larevilla A post shared by Dennise Lazaro (@denniselazaro) on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:05am PST Whoever said that blue and green won’t mix has been living under a rock. Say that to this sweet couple of ex-De La Salle University and current Kia guard LA Revilla and former Ateneo de Manila University and current Cocolife libero Denden Lazaro.   Philip Manalang and Cesca Racraquin   Walo ❤️ A post shared by Cesca Racraquin (@cescarac) on Aug 25, 2017 at 11:17pm PDT Red is the color of love. Well, at least for this couple Cesca Racraquin of San Beda College Lady Red Spikers and University of the East Red Warrior Philip Manalang.   Alfren Gayosa and Grethcel Soltones Home 🏡 bound with this one ❤🌹👑💏💍👣 @ladybeast05 💪🏻 — Alfren Gayosa (@eeeeerjordan15) June 24, 2017 Fun, bubbly, sweet and chill. San Sebastian College cager Alfren Gayosa and former Lady Stags spiker and three-time NCAA MVP Grethcel Soltones’ relationship is simply described that way.   Myla Pablo and Patrick Aquino As the old saying goes, in love ‘age doesn’t matter.’ National University women’s basketball team coach Patrick Aquino and former Lady Bulldogs spiker Myla Pablo proved that. Some say that it is a May-December love affair but hey who are we to judge? Oh by the way, we’ll be hearing wedding bells soon.   Aby Marano and Robert Bolick The last time Aby Marano visited ABS-CBN Sports’ Down the Line, the former De La Salle University middle readily answered that if her boyfriend Robert Bolick of San Beda College asks her hand right that very moment, without second thought, she’ll say ‘yes’.   Kib Montalbo and Desiree Cheng   ❤️ A post shared by Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) on Aug 20, 2017 at 6:12am PDT KibRee is definitely real. The De La Salle University Green Archers’ ‘man of steal’ has captured the heart of Lady Spiker and UAAP Season 79 Finals MVP Desiree Cheng, and they have been seen cheering and supporting each other through wins and losses.   Arvin Tolentino and Brandy Kramer   There's no place I'd rather be A post shared by Arvin Tolentino (@arvintolentino5) on Jul 5, 2017 at 3:43am PDT Three years and counting. Judging from this picture, there’s no letting go between Far Eastern University cager Arvin Tolentino and former San Beda College Lady Red Spiker Brandy Kramer, who is the younger sister of cager Doug.   Chico Manabat and Dindin Santiago - Manabat   First!🤗🤣 A post shared by Dindin Santiago Manabat (@dindinquickermanabat) on Aug 14, 2017 at 8:41am PDT Two years of marriage and an adorable daughter, National University Bullpups assistant coach Chico Manabat and Foton middle Dindin are a picture of a happy family.     Junemar Fajardo and Aeriael Patnongon Saturdate ❤️ — Aerieal Patnongon (@iamaeriealituh) April 8, 2017 San Miguel Beer center Junemar Fajaro is one big, tall and tough man. Only Creamline middle Aerieal Patnongon can make this big, tall and tough man’s heart skip a beat.   Jan-Jan Jaboneta and Isa Molde Maroon pride runs deep for Isko and Iska power couple Jan-Jan Jaboneta and Isa Molde. Jaboneta, a sparkplug off the bench for the rising UP Fighting Maroons and Molde, one of the Lady Fighting Maroons' go-to scorers have hit it off, and are probably each others' biggest fans when gametime comes......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

New eats: Bench Cafe puts a stylish spin on Pinoy food

By Joko Magalong-De Veyra/ – The food business is not new to Bench, having brought foreign concepts like French patisserie Paul, Japanese cheesecake purveyor Pablo, and tonkatsu shop Maisen to our shores. As one of the known “game-changers” in the Philippines, it wasn’t surprising that Bench would eventually create Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

8,000 athletes to join nat’l SCUAA in Antique

MORE or less 8,000 student-athletes all over the country will compete in the 2018 National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) in Antique province on Feb 18-24. According to Dr. Pablo Crespo, University of Antique (UA) president, the delegations will start arriving on Feb 16. The games will open at the Binirayan open field. […] The post 8,000 athletes to join nat’l SCUAA in Antique appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

NO SWEEP: CSB stuns Arellano U

Games Tuesday: (FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 8:00 a.m. –- San Beda vs SSC-R (jrs) 9:30 a.m. –- San Beda vs. SSC-R (m) 11:00 a.m. –- San Beda vs. SSC-R (w) 12:30 p.m. –- Mapua vs. Perpetual (w) 2:00 p.m. –- Mapua vs. Perpetual (m)   No sweep. College of St. Benilde shocked repeat-seeking Arellano University in a huge morale-boosting upset win, 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-12, to remain on the right track in the race for the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball tournament Final Four at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Blazers relied on their solid net defense and heavy serves to claim their fourth win in seven outings while putting a blemish on the semis-bound Lady Chiefs’ record after eight games. The win denied Arellano U of a chance to complete an elimination round sweep and an outright best-of-three Finals berth. This is the first time in three years that the league will play a Final Four format after San Sebastian College swept the elims in Seasons 91 and 92 that forced a stepladder semis. CSB’s victory, a sweet revenge on the same team that dethroned the Lady Blazers in Season 92 stepladder semis, also snapped Arellano U’s 19-game winning streak that started last season. “Sabi ko nga sa preparation namin, itong Arellano maghahabol ng sweep and at the same time sila ang defending champion so mayroon talagang mag-iiba ang identity nila pagdating sa laro,” said CSB interim coach Arnold Laniog. “Pero once na magawa namin na mag-start kami ng strong, mag-start kami ng maganda, possible na pwedeng bumaligtad ang result ng game. Which is nangyari nga sa first set. Although lumalamang sila ng malaki pero momentum-wise, nakikita ko sa mga players ko na naka-stick sila sa kung ano ang gusto naming mangyari as a team.”     Graduating middle blocker Ranya Musa finished with 17 points highlighted by five kill blocks while Rachel Austero nailed 11 kills with two kill blocks and two aces for 15 markers for the Taft-based squad. Marites Pablo scored 13 points and added 13 excellent receptions while fellow National University transferee Klarisa Abriam finished with 13 markers.   CSB played catchup in the opening set and were behind 17-20 before stunning Arellano with a closing 8-1 blitz sealed by a Felicia Cui service ace to steal the frame. With momentum on their side, the Lady Blazers dictated the tempo in the second frame before a hiccup in the third. Smelling blood, CSB built a 20-10 gap capped by back-to-back aces by Austero. Arellano U surrendered the match with back-to-back miscues sealed by an attack error by skipper Mary Anne Esguerra, whose spike sailed long. Jovielyn Prado had 14 points while Necole Ebuen got 12 for the Lady Chiefs.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 29th, 2018Related News

Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If Rafael Nadal wanted a fitness test in the first week of the Australian Open, he got one in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman. No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov did it tough, too, before advancing to the quarterfinals at the expense of the last Aussie in the draw. Dimitrov avenged a loss two weeks ago to Nick Kyrgios with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4) win over Nick Kyrgios on Sunday night. He'll next face Kyle Edmund, who reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 win over Andreas Seppi earlier in the afternoon and could relax and watch the night-time entertainment. Nadal, with his spot in a 10th Australian Open quarterfinal secure, draped an arm around his Argentine friend Schwartzman and patted him on top of the head after they met at the net. "A great battle ... he's a good friend of mine," Nadal said. "This is the first big match that I played in 2018. That's confidence for myself ... confidence I can resist for four hours on court at a good intensity." Nadal lost last year's Australian Open final to Roger Federer, but went on to regain the No. 1 ranking and win the French and U.S. Open titles before bringing his season to a premature end because of an injured right knee. He didn't play a competitive match before the season-opening major, and advanced through three rounds without dropping a set. That streak finished when Schwartzman took the second set, rebounding three times after dropping serve to break back against Nadal and level the match. Nadal lifted to win the third, but Schwatzman didn't relent. The second game of the fourth set lasted almost 13 minutes and 20 points, with Nadal finally holding after saving five break points. The 16-time major winner broke again in the next game and withstood more break points — seven in all in the last set and 15 of 18 in the match — before clinching it in 3 hours, 51 minutes. "It was a good test for me. It was a lot of hours on court. Moments under pressure," Nadal said. "So, yeah, a lot of positive things that I managed well." Nadal will next play 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, who collected his 100th Grand Slam match win with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (3) victory over No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta. "I had the 300th win of my career at the U.S. Open in 2014, so this is also beautiful one," Cilic said of his latest major milestone. "I hope I'm going to continue and gather three more here." Caroline Wozniacki continued to cash in on her second chance, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdalena Rybarikova. After saving match points and coming back from 5-1 down in the third set of her second-round win, No. 2-ranked Wozniacki said she was "playing with the house money" and had nothing to lose. "I played really well from being down 5-1 ... since then I've just kept that going," she said. After a tight tussle in the opening four games against No. 19-seeded Rybarikova, a Wimbledon semifinalist last year, Wozniacki dominated the fourth-round match and conceded only six points in the second set. She tried a between-the-legs shot for the first time in a tour-level match. "I think you can tell my confidence is high," Wozniacki said in an on-court TV interview. "I tried a tweener today and it went in." Wozniacki next plays Carla Suarez Navarro, who came back from a set and 4-1 down to beat No. 32 Anett Kontaveit 4-6, 6-4, 8-6. Elise Mertens reached the quarterfinals in her Australian Open debut, beating Petra Martic 7-6 (5), 7-5 to extend her winning streak to nine matches including a title run at the Hobart International. _____ More AP coverage:»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Cilic wins 100th Grand Slam match, advances to Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia – Croatia's Marin Cilic won his 100th Grand Slam match as he mastered Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in 4 sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, January 21. The former US Open champion won the big points in putting away the 10th seed 6-7 (2/7), ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

More jeers for Real Madrid after home loss to Villarreal

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Another poor result, another round of jeers for Real Madrid. Madrid's struggles in the Spanish league continued when it lost to Villarreal 1-0 on Saturday, infuriating fans at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and increasing pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane. Pablo Fornals netted Villarreal's winner in the 87th minute, prompting loud boos by the home crowd which three days ago saw their team draw with second-division club Numancia 2-2 in the Copa del Rey. "There is no explanation for this," Zidane said. "We did everything we could, we had plenty of chances, but the ball just didn't go in. It's a difficult moment for us. It's tough for the players, they gave their best. We didn't deserve this result." Madrid also drew at Celta Vigo 2-2 a week ago, and lost to Barcelona 3-0 at the Bernabeu in its last match last year. It has gone four matches without a win. "We have endured negative results recently, but we know that we can change this situation by winning again," Zidane said. "We have to start winning, and winning convincingly, then things will change." The defending champion was 16 points behind league leader Barcelona at the competition's halfway point. The Catalan club can increase the gap when it plays at Real Sociedad on Sunday. Madrid, which has a game in hand, is only fourth in the standings, behind Valencia and Atletico Madrid. Villarreal moved to fifth place with the victory, its first ever at the Bernabeu. "We knew we could make history," Villarreal coach Javier Calleja said. "We played a very smart match." The host had most of the chances under steady rain, but Villarreal also threatened a few times before Fornals found the net. Cristiano Ronaldo, who was also jeered, hit the crossbar from a free kick in the first half after the ball deflected off the wall. Ronaldo nearly scored from close range just before halftime, but his shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. Gareth Bale had a goal disallowed for offside early in the first half. Fornals' goal came after a great save by Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas following a counterattack. Fornals picked up the loose ball just outside the area and chipped it over the goalkeeper for the stunning winner. It was Madrid's third home loss this season. It has won only half of its games at the Bernabeu. ATLETICO STAYS CLOSE Second-place Atletico Madrid overcame Diego Costa's absence to beat Eibar 1-0 and move within six points of leader Barcelona. Kevin Gameiro, Costa's substitute, scored in the first half and Jan Oblak played solidly in goal for the rest of the match to secure Atletico its fourth straight win in all competitions. "We played the type of match we needed," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Costa was suspended because of a red card for celebrating too close to the fans in the previous game. GIRONA ROUT Kenyan forward Michael Olunga scored a hat trick to lead promoted Girona to a 6-0 trouncing of last-place Las Palmas. Las Palmas could have left the bottom of the standings with a draw but it never challenged the Catalan host at Montilivi Stadium, seeing its winless streak reach seven matches in all competitions. Las Palmas has only 11 points from 19 matches. Christian Stuani opened the scoring for Girona from a penalty kick midway through the first half, and the other five came in a 22-minute span in the second period. Girona reached ninth place in the 20-team standings......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2018Related News

Real Madrid s struggles continue after first home loss to Villarreal

MADRID, Spain - Struggling Real Madrid risk falling further behind in La Liga after a cheeky late chip from Pablo Fornals saw Villarreal escape with a 1-0 win on Saturday, January 13 (Sunday Manila time), their first ever victory at the Santiago Bernabeu. Fornals struck ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2018Related News

Bulacan cops kill 5, net 95 drug suspects in simultaneous raids

CITY OF MALOLOS -- Five drug suspectswere killed while 95 others were arrested during simultaneous anti-illegal drug operations of Bulacan police from January 10 to 11.   Police identified the slain suspects as alias Popeye, andArwin Dave Martin, alias Daboy, of San Jose del Monte City;Sonny Pablo, alias Sonny Boy, of Malolos City; Rommel Mercado, alias Nog-Nog, of Santa Maria town; and Christian Abarquez, of Calumpit town.   Bulacan Police Director Sr. Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. said the suspects were killed as they fought back with policemen who either conducted buy-bust operations or served search warrants and warrants of arrests.   The Bulacan police car...Keep on reading: Bulacan cops kill 5, net 95 drug suspects in simultaneous raids.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 12th, 2018Related News

Perpetual, San Beda dispute share of early lead

Games Thursday: (FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 8:00 a.m. – LPU vs CSB (jrs) 9:30 a.m. -- LPU vs. CSB (m) 11:00 a.m. –- LPU vs. CSB (w) 12:30 p.m. -- Perpetual vs. San Beda (w) 2:00 p.m. -- Perpetual vs. San Beda (m) 3:30 p.m. –- Perpetual vs. San Beda (jrs)   University of Perpetual Help and San Beda College clash for a share of the lead in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Thursday. Coming off contrasting seasoning-opening victories in their respective debuts, the Lady Altas and Lady Red Spikers look to join defending champion Arellano University (2-0) on top of the standings. Game time is at 12:30 p.m. after the 11:00 a.m. match between College of St. Benilde and Lyceum of the Philippines University. Perpetual, which is looking to make a comeback in the Final Four after falling short last year, drubbed LPU, 25-21, 25-17, 25-22, Sunday with fourth year player Lourdes Clemente tallying 14 points to lead the Lady Altas. Cindy Imbo and Bianca Tripoli added 13 and 10 markers each for the Las Pinas-based squad.    “Sa susunod na game namin, kung ano ‘yung na-showcase na talent ng mga players ngayon sa first game, siguro pagdating sa second game mas magiging iba kami sa kung paano namin pinaghandaan ang first game namin,” said Perpetual coach Macky Carino. “Mas lalong mataas ang desire naming manalo.” The Lady Red Spikers, on the other hand, needed to comeback from a 2-1 match deficit to escape Jose Rizal University’s upset attempt, 23-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-19, 15-9, last Friday. San Beda will bank on Cesca Racraquin, Sattriani Espiritu and Viray sisters Nieza and Jiezela. CSB is also eyeing to join the Lady Chiefs at the lead. The Season 91 champions Lady Blazers made short work of Letran, 25-22, 25-11, 25-20, last Friday. Veterans Ranya Musa and Rachel Austero and new recruits Marites Pablo and Klarissa Abriam will carry the fight for the Arnold Laniog-mentored squad against the Lady Pirates led by Christine Miralles, Bien Juanillo and Monica Sevilla. In men’s play, the repeat-seeking Blazers and Season 91 champion Altas face separate foes as they shoot for a share of the lead with the Chiefs. Perpetual takes on the Lions, who also won in their opening day assignment, at 2:00 p.m. while the Blazers square off with the Pirates at 9:00 a.m.   ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 10th, 2018Related News

Creamline brings in Gumabao, Gohing

Creamline is building up a powerhouse team months before the start of the 2018 Premier Volleyball League. After securing the services of volleyball stars Alyssa Valdez and Risa Sato, who played for BaliPure last year, the Rebisco franchise in its Facebook page announced the addition of former De La Salle University teammates Michele Gumabao and Melissa Gohing. In a ‘Guess Who?’ post by Creamline Thursday and Friday, there were clues about the two new players that the Cool Smashers tapped to beef up their roster – all were pointing at Gohing and Gumabao. Gohing won the UAAP Season 71 Rookie of the Year award and collected four titles with DLSU. Gumabao is a three-time UAAP champion, two-time Best Blocker winner and Finals Most Valuable Player back in Season 75 before foregoing her last playing year the following season.   This will mark the return of Gumabao to the Sports Vision-organized volleyball league after bolting out of Pocari Sweat last year. She transferred to Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga. Gohing, on the other hand, left the Lady Warriors after three years with the Federated Distributors, Inc. franchise. The multi-awarded libero played with Gumabao in the PSL back in 2015 when they left the DLSU core-led Generika Lifesavers to transfer to FDI’s club Philips Gold Lady Slammers. The two gave the Lady Slammers a couple of bronze medal finishes that year in the All-Filipino and Grand Prix before the club bolted out the following year to join the V-League.   With Gumabao, Gohing and Myla Pablo at the helm, the Pocari Sweat dominated the tournament winning the Open Conference and Reinforced Conference titles at the expense of Air Force and the Valdez-led Bureau of Customs, respectively. Creamline despite having collegiate aces Valdez and top setter Jia Morado settled for a third place finish in the PVL’s inaugural Reinforced and Open conferences. The PVL is tentatively scheduled to open April......»»

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

Gohing bids farewell to Pocari Sweat, FDI in an emotional Tweet

Melissa Gohing posted na emotional farewell message to Pocari Sweat after the veteran libero decided to move on with a new team in the Premier Volleyball League. The 26-year old volleybelle played for the Federated Distributors, Inc. franchise for three years before calling it quits to join Creamline for the 2018 PVL season. Amazing years full of lessons, laughter, love, friendship and memories. This will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you so much to Pocari Sweat & FDI management, coaches, PT's and teammates/sisters. From the bottom of my heart, I love you all. 💙 — Melissa E. Gohing (@GOHINGMELISSA) January 5, 2018 Gohing joined Philips Gold in 2015 when the FDI club was still playing in the Philippine Superliga. Behind her, former De La Salle teammate Michele Gumabao and top hitter Myla Pablo, the Lady Slammers landed a bronze medal finish in the All-Filipino Conference and the import-laden Grand Prix with Americans Bojana Todorovic and Alexis Olgard.    After just a year in the PSL, the squad transferred to the V-League under the Pocari Sweat banner. The Lady Warriors found success in the league as they went on to win the Open and Reinforced Conferences. Gohing won the Best Libero award in the V-League’s Open Conference. Gohing again captured another Best Libero award when she helped Pocari Sweat bag the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference crown. She won her third Best Libero recognition in the Open Conference but the Lady Warriors only finished as a runner-up to BaliPure.  .....»»

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