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House to hold regular session in Batangas evacuation center

The House of Representatives will hold tomorrow its regular session right at the Batangas Convention Center, one of the largest evacuation centers for evacuees who fled to safety at the height of the destructive Taal volcanic eruption last week. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said the decision to convene the chamber in session in Batangas was […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

20 for 20: Pinoy Sports Personalities to Watch in 2020

As we enter a new decade, ABS-CBN Sports takes a look at 20 Pinoy sports personalities destined to shine in 2020.    Kiefer Ravena After an 18-month wait, Kiefer Ravena is finally back in basketball. Despite only playing in the PBA’s third conference, his impact was immediate, leading NLEX to the number 1 seed in the Governors’ Cup. The Road Warriors didn’t advance sure, but if Kiefer can impact a team that way in limited time, wait until you see what he can do with a full offseason.   Alex Eala At just 14 years old, Filipina tennister Alex Eala is already turning heads, and she’s yet to turn pro. With a runner-up finish at the ITF Mayor’s Cup in Osaka, Japan and her first ITF Juniors title in Cape Town, South Africa, Alex has had quite the fruitful year, leading to a career-best 11th-place ranking in the ITF Juniors table to finish the year.  Heading into 2020, Eala now has her sights set on turning pro as she plans to join more professional tournaments to raise her ranking even more. Expect the young tennis star to make even more headlines in the coming year.     Bryan Bagunas A vital cog in the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Bagunas is considered as one of the best Filipino volleyball players in this generation. Eyes will be on his blossoming international career playing as an import in the Japan V. Premier League.         Margielyn Didal While already a household name in Philippine skateboarding due to her success in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Margielyn Didal made even more waves in 2019. The 20-year old Cebuana reached the semifinals of the 2019 SLS World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and captured gold in the 2019 National Championships and the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Didal is currently looking to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and if she can do so, it’s highly likely that the Pinay skater can become an even bigger star in the industry.    Marck Espejo After his spectacular collegiate career with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Marck Espejo's colorful career as part of the men's national volleyball team and in the club league continues to blossom. Just like Bryan Bagunas, Espejo will be showing his skills internationally with a stint in Thailand following a historic silver medal finish at the 30th SEA Games.   Yuka Saso After a decorated amateur career that saw her  participate in major tournaments such as the Ladies’ European Tour, the Summer Youth Olympics and claim top honors in the 2018 Asian Games, 2018 and 2019 Philippine Ladies Open, and the 2019 Girls’ Junior PGA Championship, 18-year old Pinay golfer Yuka Saso finally made the jump to pro in November of 2019.  With even more competitions in store plus a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth in her crosshairs, it’s quite likely that we hear more about Saso in the coming months.  Carlos Yulo Perhaps no other young athlete in the Philippines shot to stardom faster than gymnastics phenomenon Carlos Edriel Yulo. After a gold medal finish in the floor exercise at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Yulo hauled in even more hardware in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, taking home two more gold medals and five silvers.  Yulo’s spectacular 2019 earned him a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and if his SEA Games and World Championships performances are any indication, Caloy is bound for another podium finish on the biggest stage there is.   Eya Laure Last UAAP season’s rookie of the year will return as the heir apparent of Season 81 MVP Sisi Rondina. With her national team stint, all eyes will be on the younger Laure as she reunites with older sister EJ as they try to bring University of Sto. Tomas back in the Finals after falling short last year. Hidilyn Diaz 2019 was another big year for Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, highlighted by her first ever gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Diaz also finished with silver medals in the 2019 Asian Championships and a bronze in the 2019 World Championships.  All those podium finishes are crucial in Diaz’s quest for another Olympics berth in 2020. Should the 28-year lock up another spot in the Summer Games in Tokyo, we could see another Olympic medal coming home.    Kat Tolentino  After initially announcing that she would not come back for her final season in the UAAP, Kat Tolentino changed her decision and will suit up for the Ateneo Lady Eagles once last time, providing a great morale-booster in their bid for back-to-back titles. Tolentino’s leadership will be tested as she will be leading a young team.      Joshua Pacio 23-year old Joshua “The Passion” Pacio proved to be the brightest spot for Philippine MMA stable Team Lakay in 2019. After opening the year with a questionnable decision loss to Yosuke Saruta, Pacio silenced any doubts in the rematch and regained the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a highlight-reel headkick knockout. Pacio would follow that up with another masterful performance, this time with a second-round submission win over top contender Rene Catalan before the end of the year.  2020 is shaping up to become another banner year for the rising Pinoy star, as he’s scheduled for another title defense on January 31st in Manila, this time against former champ Alex Silva of Brazil. A win for Pacio will solidify his claim of being the best strawweight ever in ONE Championship history.     Louie Romero The Adamson University freshman displayed great potential during the pre-season when she piloted the Lady Falcons to title win in the PVL Season 3 Collegiate Conference. Romero is expected to be a gem of a setter for the young Adamson squad hoping make a return in the UAAP Final Four. Manny Pacquiao While eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is certainly in the twilight of his professional boxing career, 2019 showed that he is still one of the best around. A successful title defense over Adrien Broner followed by an impressive dismantling of the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman to capture the WBA’s primary world title proved that even at 40, Manny Pacquiao is still a big name in the sport.  With Pacquiao targeting an early return in 2020, more big names are lined up to fight “the People’s Champ”, including names like Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and even a title-unification bout against Errol Spence. Still, the biggest fight that is out there proves to be a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr, granted that “Money” finally bites.    Faith Nisperos A key addition for the repeat-seeking Ateneo de Manila University. The highly-touted rookie hitter will add height and firepower for the Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball. In the previous PVL Collegiate Conference, Nisperos flashed her scoring prowess, exploding for 35 points in one outing.   Robert Bolick The two best rookies of 2019 were CJ Perez and Robert Bolick. We know what we can expect from CJ, but Bolick is an interesting case as 2020 will be his return from knee injury. Bolick could still win Rookie of the Year, but even if he doesn’t, his return to Northport could push the reloaded Batang Pier from a Cinderella team to full-on PBA title contender.   Joshua Retamar His playmaking skills as well as his efficiency on net defense during the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games makes him a setter to watch out for come UAAP. Retamar is an asset for National University’s three-peat bid.       Kai Sotto The Philippines' 7-foot-2, 17-year-old is opening eyes as he suits up for Atlanta-based The Skills Factory - so much so that he has already gotten interest from quite a few US NCAA schools. Before Sotto continues breaking the glass ceiling for Filipinos, though, he will go home for a while to wear the flag with Mighty Sports-Pilipinas in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament.   Jema Galanza Coming off a great outing to close the PVL Season 3 highlighted by copping the Open Conference MVP award, expectations are high for Jema Galanza as Creamline aims to reclaim the PVL Reinforced Conference crown and complete an Open Conference three-peat.      Kobe Paras Many questioned just what the 6-foot-6 tantalizing talent would bring to the table for UP - but more often than not, he had all the answers as he led the Fighting Maroons to their second straight Final Four. In the end, Paras was actually the steadying force State U needed in what was a hyped up season. They may not have made it back to the Finals, but they still got much more motivation as they run it back for next year.   Pat Aquino What's next for the most decorated mentor in women's basketball? Pat Aquino followed up a six-peat for National U with the Philippines' first-ever gold medal in women's basketball in the SEA Games. Without a doubt, he will only continue steering the sport forward especially as the likes of UST and FEU are already gearing up to put up greater challenges in the new year.   Isaac Go Isaac Go is technically not the no. 1 pick of the 2019 PBA Draft but he is without a doubt, the no. 1 prospect of the year. His top selection from the special Gilas Pilipinas Draft is proof of that. Gilas Pilipinas has the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on deck in 2020 and as a new era dawns on the national team, all eyes will be on the biggest piece for the future that’s already drafted into the new Philippine squad......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 1st, 2020Related News

Cory sought UK asylum amid EDSA

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher granted Corazon Aquino’s request for asylum at the height of the uprising that swept her to power in the Philippines, according to newly declassified files released on Tuesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2020Related News

Declassified: Thatcher granted Cory asylum

Then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher granted Corazon Aquino’s request for asylum at the height of the uprising that swept her to power in the Philippines, according to newly declassified files released on Tuesday. Aquino headed the four-day 1986 People Power Revolution that ended the 21-year rule of totalitarian president Ferdinand Marcos. He had declared […] The post Declassified: Thatcher granted Cory asylum appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2019Related News

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request–archives

LONDON — British prime minister Margaret Thatcher granted Corazon Aquino’s request for asylum at the height of the uprising that swept her to power in the Philippines, according to newly declassified files released on Tuesday. Aquino headed the four-day 1986 People Power Revolution that ended the 21-year rule of totalitarian president Ferdinand Marcos. He had […] The post Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request–archives appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2019Related News

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

LONDON, United Kingdom – British prime minister Margaret Thatcher granted Corazon Aquino's request for asylum at the height of the uprising that swept her to power in the Philippines, according to newly declassified files released on Tuesday, December 31.  Aquino headed the 4-day 1986 People Power Revolution that ended the 21-year rule of totalitarian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2019Related News

4 babies born in Biliran town amid typhoon

Amid heavy rains and howling winds, four babies – two boys and two girls – were born in Caibiran town in Biliran at the height of Typhoon Ursula......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2019Related News

1 boy dead, 1 injured as Ursula damaged P41-M worth of properties, agriculture in Medellin town

MEDELLIN, Cebu  — Bad news in Medellin town. Mayor Joven Mondigo Jr. revealed on Friday, December 27, that one boy was injured while another boy died after coming in contact with live stray wires. Mondigo said the two minors were hurt at the height of clearing operations of the damage caused by Typhoon Ursula in […] The post 1 boy dead, 1 injured as Ursula damaged P41-M worth of properties, agriculture in Medellin town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2019Related News

At last, a solution to Edsa traffic

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Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsDec 19th, 2019Related News

Sanggol, 2 iba pa sugatan sa bumagsak na tangke ng tubig sa Legazpi

Legazpi – Sugatan ang tatlong indibidwal habang ilang bahay ang nasira sa pagbagsak ng tangke ng tubig sa Rosmont Height Subdivision sa Barangay Estanza, Legazpi City, Lunes ng gabi. Ayon sa punong barangay na si Josephine Balozo, maaaring humina ang pundasyon ng tangke matapos ang pananalasa ng bagyong Tisoy kaya bumigay ito ng tuluyan. Dinala […] The post Sanggol, 2 iba pa sugatan sa bumagsak na tangke ng tubig sa Legazpi appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2019Related News

Pasay police to deploy permanent personnel to secure EDSA Pasay-Rotonda footbridge

By DHEL NAZARIO The Pasay City police will  deploy permanent police personnel to secure the EDSA Pasay-Rotonda footbridge in Pasay after a Manila Bulletin-Tempo reporter was robbed at knifepoint yesterday. Pasay police chief Police Col. Bernard Yang said yesterday he will place permanent policemen in the area after Erma Edera was robbed at the height of […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2019Related News

PH secures SEAG crown

Capas, Tarlac—Natalie Uy leaped to a height of 4.25 meters and into the record books in the pole vault competition at the New Clark City here on a day the Philippines virtually secured the overall crown of the 30th Southeast Asian Games......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2019Related News

City dad pushes for regulation on wire heights on posts

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo, the chairperson of the City Council’s committee on infrastructure, is pushing for the regulation of the height of electric and telecommunication wires attached on electrical posts. Guardo said that he received various complaints of wires sagging so low that bigger trucks can no longer pass through […] The post City dad pushes for regulation on wire heights on posts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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

3 family members die in Samar landslide; ‘Tisoy’ death toll now 18

By AARON RECUENCO   Three members of a family were buried in a landslide in Northern Samar at the height of typhoon “Tisoy” onslaught, raising the death toll to 18 with at least two others still missing. A report from the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Eastern Visayas identified the victims as 16-year old Jodel […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2019Related News

Legazpi airport resumes operations

Legazpi Airport, which was damaged at the height of Typhoon Tisoy, has resumed operations......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2019Related News

In Volleyball, height is might

The sport of volleyball has grown by leaps and bounds lately, but the women’s game has progressed so much farther than it has for the gentlemen......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2019Related News

Terrific 12

A 12-man roster that has height, heft, outside shooting, athleticism and valuable pro and international experience was finally released Saturday, and it will try to win the gold medal that truly matters to this basketball-crazed country when the 30th Southeast Asian Games rolls along next week. June Mar Fajardo, the reigning five-time PBA Most Valuable […] The post Terrific 12 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2019Related News

Towering cauldron

  RISING to a height of 50 me­ters, straight and sharp as a letter opener, the Southeast Asian Games torch tower is the last monumental work of Nation­al Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa. Mr. Mañosa should have been named National Artist 30, 40 years earlier. Only Mr. Mañosa made a push for Philippine archi­tecture by […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 23rd, 2019Related News

Kanto guy Fran Yu delivers Finals MVP clapback

MANILA, Philippines – A virtual unknown early in NCAA Season 95, Letran guard Fran Yu surprisingly rose to legitimate star status when it mattered.  Proving that his heart is bigger than his height would allow, the 21-year-old went completely nuts in a three-game championship series for the ages as his Knights ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Sta. Lucia hoops tradition lives on in Pasig

"I am a true basketball man. We were 34 years in basketball. We will represent the city we all love." Those are the words of Salvador "Buddy" Encarnado, the boss of the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. For him, this team is more than just a job, it seems to be a calling. The old Sta. Lucia Realtors played for 17 years in the PBA, winning two titles with Encarnado a fixture in the team's leadership. Some of their players are etched into Pinoy hoops lore, like Marlou Aquino, Kelly Williams, Dennis Espino, and MPBL commish Kenneth Duremdes. When SLR departed from the league in 2010, the real estate conglomerate continued to dabble in hoops, fielding teams in amateur leagues. But their takeover of the Pasig franchise in the MPBL represents their biggest hoops project since fleeing the pro league. Sta. Lucia Basketball thus entered a new era. This team is also very close to Encarnado's heart. The GM grew up in Barangay Sumilang, a 13-minute walk away from the Realtors' home court, the Pasig Sports Center. Exequiel "Exy" Robles, the president of Sta. Lucia Realty, is also a native of Pasig. Both were dismayed when the Pasig Pirates finished the Datu Cup in dead last in the table, at 4-21. "As a Pasigueno I could not help but feel bad for the negative image of Pasig with a team that went 4 out of 21," said Encarnado, who has retired as a day-to-day executive of SLR but helps out in their sporting ventures. Sta. Lucia took the reins of the troubled club, rechristened them the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors, and quickly moved to upgrade the roster. There wasn't a great deal of time, just two and-a-half weeks before the June start to the season. "We were pressured to make a fighting team in such a short window. It was like being the last in a buffet lunch. We had so few choices," laments Encarnado. Despite the slim pickings Pasig brought in a trio of studs in guard Robbie Manalang, swing man Jeric Teng, and former Mapua standout Josan Nimes. Manalang, a Filipino-American guard from Orange County in California, starred for Adamson but didn't sign with a team in the PBA after being drafted by Rain or Shine in the second round. The Realtors nabbed him on the last day of the preseason transfer period. "The management and team welcomed me with open arms since day one. Playing here has revived my career," says the guard. Manalang is norming just under 14 points per game and is a real weapon from beyond the arc. Encarnado locked down coach Bong De La Paz, who he had worked with in the past. "He knows my standard and my system," says the GM. Richard Velchez and Argel Mendoza were also roped in. In the recent midseason trading period the team strengthened their frontcourt with veteran Leo Najorda and 6'5" former NLEX Road Warrior Fonso Gotladera. "They bring experience and height," says the team chief. Pasig also has a powerful secret weapon: the rabid fans in the Pasig Sports Center. It's a cozy, intimate bandbox of an arena, and Realtors fans regularly fill it to the brim. "Hands down some the best fans in the league, if not the best," says Nimes. "The atmosphere is loud, crazy, and energetic. Almost all our games are jampacked and the fans are always engaged." "I have never seen a whole venue stand up and put three fingers in the air before I shoot a three like the Pasig fans do. I don't think I will ever forget that," says Manalang. "I'm usually the last to leave the dugout after games. And fans will still be there waiting for pictures. It's an amazing feeling," continues the former Soaring Falcon. "The fans relate to people who represent them," explains Encarnado. "Without the fans we are nothing. Basketball is not just basketball. They want to be entertained. The crowds are knowledgeable. They know what they are watching." Pasig is not invincible at home, having dropped games to Batangas and Bacoor. But both were close contests settled in the final seconds. Pasig's home is still one of the league's fortresses. Encarnado is cautiously optimistic about their chances this season. But for the next competition, the expectations will be high. "Next year some of my old players will be free and hopefully they will come back. I expect good things to happen." One thing that will never change is the Sta. Lucia culture, which Encarnado hopes will live on in this team's new iteration. "Ever since it has been about the work ethic of the group. We select people with good values who believe in hard work and have passion." The passion was in full view last Monday when the Realtors tangled with the Iloilo United Royals inn Makati. The Pasigueños battled hard, and Najorda had a superb day including a neat left-handed hook shot in the first quarter. But Pasig once again missed the services of the injured Jeric Teng, and could not neutralize Iloilo's white-hot Al Francis Tamsi, who scattered 26 points. Pasig shot just 34 percent from the field and lost 79-65. Encarnado sat at the end of Pasig bench, dressed in a team-supplied green-and white Sta. Lucia polo jack. He mostly observed the loss with little emotion. But near the end, during a dead ball situation, the boss strolled onto the court, and with glasses in hand, upbraided an official for not calling an elbow on one of his charges. His team falls short but they are still very much in the playoff race. The fire in Encarnado's belly still burns for the game. And it will not be extinguished anytime soon, if his words are to be believed. "I will never retire from basketball.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2019Related News