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Romasanta, POC board resign; polls set July 5

Once a post so coveted that it has led to controversial leadership squabbles, the presidency of the Philippine Olympic Committee was hit by a resignation for the second time in a week. The post Romasa.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News2 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Rockets goal for next season is to get healthy and better, says James Harden

James Harden is coming off yet another MVP-caliber season, leading the Houston Rockets to another post-season berth, after what was a rocky start to the season.  Facing a litany of injuries to key players like Chris Paul and Clint Capela, Harden went on a historic run that saw him score 30-plus points in 32 straight games to pull the Rockets back into the playoff picture from an 11-13 record.  "Just the will, finding the will to win games," Harden said of his stellar streak. The 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player is currently in the Philippines for his two-day adidas Free To Harden Manila 2019 tour, and was able to answer some questions from the media, Wednesday.  "Throughout that 32-games, it was a stretch of scoring, throughout the other course of the games, it was maybe assists, it was maybe defense, a variety of things." "I think every game is it’s own challenge and you have to find ways to impact the games and try to win the games, and so, throughout the course of the season, you might have injuries, you might have guys out of the lineups, you can’t let that sidetrack you, you have to focus on winning that game, and that was kind of my mindset," he continued.  While the Rockets did make it back into the postseason, finishing with another 50-win season and the fourth seed in the tough Western Conference, they again saw their title dreams come to a crashing halt at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, who just a season prior, eliminated them in Game 7 the Western Conference Finals.  With the Warriors' spot at the top of the Western Conference now in question due to the looming free agency as well as injuries to key guys in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, Harden says that the Rockets just need to get better to put themselves in a position to contend for the title again.  "Just get a little bit better, that’s all we can do, from an individual [standpoint], myself, Chris, Clint, PJ, Eric, all guys get a little bit better, and then for the front office to bring in more skilled, more talented guys that have championship nature and want to win into the locker room. [We need] to continue to put ourselves in that position," he explained. "I think two years ago, we were so successful, we were one game away from the Finals because we had vets, we had guys that’s been through it throughout the course of the league for a long time, they had longevity in the NBA, and then last year we just went through so much adversity as far as injuries and trades, and we fought through it and we still got to a top-4 seed in the west. [We just need to] keep healthy, keep getting better, and just try to put ourselves in a position to be successful," Harden added.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports3 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Dengue nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pinoy

Manila, Philippines – Natuklasan ng PhilCare Wellness Index 2019 na dengue ang nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pilipino. Ayon kay lead researcher at University Professor Dr. Fernando Paragas sa press briefing ngayong Miyerkules, Hunyo 26, 19% ng mga respondente ng pag-aaral ay nagkaroon ng kaanak na naospital noong 2018 at 42.63% sa mga ito […] The post Dengue nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pinoy appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: News6 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Cathay Dragon looks to increase HK-Davao flights

DAVAO CITY — Cathay Dragon, which currently serves the Davao-Hong Kong (HK) route four times a week, is looking at an increase to daily flights, noting the good load factor since its launch in October 2018......»»

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Dengue cases in Iloilo rising

By: Gerome Dalipe DENGUE cases in Iloilo increased by 716 percent, records from the Provincial Health Office showed. The number of suspected dengue cases spiked to 2,823, from 394 cases for the period January to June, 2018 to 3,217 for the same period this year. The town of Pototan, Iloilo topped the list with 318 cases and two […] The post Dengue cases in Iloilo rising appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News19 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

DPWH-Biliran DEO posts 90.36 percent accomplishment of 2018 infra projects

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District Engineering office now posts 90.36 percent accomplishment of its 2018 carry-over projects as of March 31, 2019......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: News21 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Bela Padilla, JC Santos balik tambalan sa pelikula

Manila, Philippines –  Balik tambalan si JC Santos at Bela Padilla para sa kanilang ikatlong big screen project. Ito ay matapos ang pagtatambal nila sa dalawang romance-drama films na “100 Tula Para Kay Stella” (2017) at “The Day After Valentines” (2018). Ang pelikulang ikakasa ay nasa ilalim ng direksyon ni Irene Villamor na siyang may-akda […] The post Bela Padilla, JC Santos balik tambalan sa pelikula appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: News22 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Mike Budenholzer named 2019 NBA Coach of Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career at the NBA Awards. The @Bucks' Mike Budenholzer accepts the 2018-19 Coach of the Year trophy! ???? pic.twitter.com/0f4hcaJKy8 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 25, 2019 He guided the Bucks to a 60-22 record in the regular season in his first year with the franchise, leading them to the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to eventual NBA champion Toronto. He got choked up while thanking his wife and kids Monday night. Budenholzer also coached Team Giannis in the All-Star Game last season He earned his first Coach of the Year trophy with Atlanta in 2015. Budenholzer beat out Denver's Mike Malone and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Kiefer Ravena looking forward to Governor s Cup as he re-joins NLEX in practice

Just hours after his first practice back with the National Team, Kiefer Ravena also re-joined his mother team, the NLEX Road Warriors, for practice, Tuesday morning at the FCL Center in Katipunan.  The 25-year old Ravena, the number two overall draft pick in the 2017 PBA, had his stellar rookie campaign cut short after being handed a suspension by FIBA for failing a random drug test in 2018.  The suspension encompassed not only Ravena's international play, but also his professional play here at home.  Now, with just two months left before his suspension is up and three months to go before he can return to the court with NLEX, Ravena is treating his first practice back like it was his first ever practice with the team.  "I treated it as a normal practice, just like my first day last year," Ravena shared with the media during a post-practice scrum. "I want to make it routine as possible, to hasten the process, to get back to my rhythm, especially, ibang team ‘to eh, NLEX ‘to eh, so every time na nandito ako, yung priority ko is to really think about what’s happening now first, and then pag nasa Gilas, sa hapon, yun naman ng pino-proseso ko." Apart from being able to return to basketball activities, Ravena said that he can also finally watch games as well, and he will be in the house on Friday when his Road Warriors take on Rain or Shine this Friday at the Araneta Coliseum.  "It was a good practice, we have a game on Friday against Rain or Shine. I’m excited to watch, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a basketball game. I’ll be there to watch and support the team." More than just finally being able to run with his squad, Ravena said he just missed simply being around his NLEX family.  "Yung trabaho mismo, yung pupunta ka dito, yung pupunta ka talaga dito mismo to practice, talk to your teammates, do something that I love doing, which is play basketball, just being around my teammates, yun yung pinaka-namiss ko." With the Road Warriors sitting at the bottom of the standings with a 1-7 slate and just three games left in the ongoing 2019 PBA Governor's Cup, it's highly unlikely that NLEX makes a playoff push. As early as now however, Ravena and the team are already getting ready for the third conference, the Governor's Cup.  "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin." By the time the Governor's Cup rolls in, Ravena hopes to have with him a fully healthy NLEX squad. Right now, the team has been ravaged by injuries, with their other key playmaker Kevin Alas being sidelined with another ACL injury and veterans in Larry Fonacier, JR Quinahan and RJ Jazul still working their way back.  Ravena is also excited to finally share the court with new faces in Jericho Cruz and Poy Erram. Import Olu Ashaolu is also back with the Road Warriors and is expected to debut on Friday as part of their preparation for the third conference.  "With Jericho coming it, healthy si Poy, healthy is JR, with Olu, me and Kevin, si Jazul, he’s healthy, si Larry pa nandiyan, I think we’re ready to take steps back," said Ravena. "Our goal is to really win it all in the third conference, but we have to take it a day at a time." With three months to go before he makes his long-awaited NLEX return, Ravena is making sure that the team gets into a groove before the start of the Governor's Cup. Being away from the team and not being able to contribute was a difficult experience, Ravena said. Now, he's happy to be able to help the team out, even if it's just in practice for now.  "Siyempre, medyo mahirap, kasi parang medyo helpless ka, nanonood ka lang sa TV, wala kang magawa para makatulong, kahit gustong-gusto mo maka-tulong." Soon enough, 'The Phenom' will be back on the floor, and that can only mean good things for the Road Warriors.  "Pero at the end of the day, tapos na ‘yon, ilang buwan na lang aantayin ko, at least ngayon, eto, makakatulong na ako sa practice. Ito na yung quote-unquote ambag ko sa kanila to make us better for the next three games." "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin," he added. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News

COA questions university investment in stocks

State auditors flagged a P2.53 million stock investment of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Vigan City for violating the General Provisions of the General Appropriations Acts of 2007 and 2008 in their 2018 Annual Audit Report......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Taiwan investors prefer Vietnam, Indonesia ov...

Taiwan investors prefer Vietnam, Indonesia ov... Taiwan News Taiwanese investment in Philippines suffered steep decline over 2018.Alfred Wang is an economic counselor at the Taipei Economic and Cultu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Kiefer Ravena back at Gilas practice after long layoff

MANILA, PhilippinesKiefer Ravena is back after being out for over a year. Ravena on Monday made his first basketball appearance since May 2018 after being suspended by FIBA for unknowingly taking a pr.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

‘Mindanaw’ ni Juday balak isali ni Brillante Mendoza sa MMFF 2019

Balak isali sa 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival ang pelikulang “Mindanaw” nina Judy Ann Santos at Allen Dizon mula sa direksyon ni Brillante Mendoza. Sa nakaraang 2018 MMFF, naging kontrobersyal ang ipinasok na movie ni Direk Brillante na “Alpha: The Right To Kill.” Balitang nagustuhan naman ito ng MMFF Selection Committee pero biglang nagkaroon ng […] The post ‘Mindanaw’ ni Juday balak isali ni Brillante Mendoza sa MMFF 2019 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

WATCH: Asia s Got Talent alumna Gerphil Flores, fiance Brad Libanan s save the date video

MANILA, Philippines — Asia's Got Talent runner-up 2015 Gerphil Flores is set to marry her fiance Brad Libanan on July 21. The announcement was made in a save the date video by Nice Print Photography. Gerphil and Brad got engaged last July 2018.  In an Instagram post, Gerphil shared a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Kiefer Ravena returns to National Team practice for the first time since FIBA suspension

Kiefer Ravena takes another step towards his on-court comeback after re-joining the Philippine Men's National Team practice, Monday evening at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas.  Ravena has been serving an 18-month suspension imposed by FIBA for failing a random drug test back in 2018. The suspension began on February 25, 2018 and since then, Ravena has been barred from participating in basketball-related activities, including playing for his NLEX squad in the PBA.  The good news for Ravena is that the suspension is set to be lifted on August 24th, 2019, just in time for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China on August 31st.  Joining Ravena in Monday night's practice were June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee, RR Pogoy, Poy Erram, and Japeth Aguilar, Mark Barroca, Marcio Lassiter and Troy Rosario. Also present are Robert Bolick, Stanley Pringle, and CJ Perez. Bigman Raymond Almazan is also present but is not participating in the practice proper.  Veteran Marc Pingris also dropped by to watch the National Team put in work. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Kiefer Ravena’s return highlights Gilas’ ‘best practice so far’

The Philippine Men’s Senior National Basketball team continued their preparations for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China this August with another training session, Monday evening at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. While the highlight of the scrimmage was the return of playmaker Kiefer Ravena, who has been serving an 18-month suspension handed down by FIBA back in 2018, another positive was the number of players who participated in the practice. A total of 13 players were present in practice, and National Team head coach Yeng Guiao was happy to see enough bodies to be able to hold a proper 5-on-5 run. “We had enough people to go 5-on-5, this is our first complete actually, it’s our best practice so far,” Guiao told the media during a post-practice scrum. National Team vets such as Paul Lee, RR Pogoy, Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Poy Erram, and Mark Barroca were on hand to participate in the drills and the 5-on-5 scrimmage, while Raymond Almazan was also in attendance but did not join the practice proper. Apart from Ravena, other new faces for this training camp included PBA rookies Robert Bolick and CJ Perez, and Guiao was delighted to see them come out. “We’re very very appreciative of the guys who came in, si CJ atsaka si Robert, and of course, Kiefer,” the long-time mentor said. “For the first time, he’s able to practice and witness kayo, for the first time after more than one year and six months. Siguro part of the excitement why we had a really good practice today, we’re just excited to play with each other.” Guiao explained that Bolick and Perez, former NCAA stars, were invited because of their initiative to try their luck with the National Team pool. “Actually, in the case of Robert and CJ, sila yung nag-initiate na makapag-practice sila, that’s why we invited them, so nagparamdam sila na gusto nilang mag-try ng luck nila to be in the to be in the pool.” As for Ravena, Guiao was pleased to see that his NLEX playmaker was in tip-top shape, even after the time off. “Si Kiefer, nakakausap ko naman yun, so he’s really excited to be part of the National Team, at least pool, although sabi ko naman his chances of making it are really good,” Guiao stated. “You saw him in practice today, it’s just like he did not miss the last, or he was not suspended, for the last one and a half years. His sharpness is there, his stamina is there, he does not look like he’s heavy, that’s his natural body, so things are looking good at this point.” Guiao also expressed his appreciation for Stanley Pringle, who joined the practice. Pringle and the Gin Kings took on Guiao’s NLEX Road Warriors in Batangas the night before Gilas practice. “Si Stanley, again, he’s one of the guys that volunteered himself, just in case we need an extra body. Galing yan sa Batangas, kalaban namin kahapon, so he’s just offering his services just so we have people who can play roles in practices so mas maganda yung practice natin.” Being designated as a naturalized citizen by FIBA, The newly-acquired Ginebra Gin King is unlikely to crack the lineup with big man Andray Blatche expected to suit up for the National Team. Guiao is, however, looking to add Pringle to the training pool for their training camp in Spain this August. “I’m also thinking of bringing Stanley to Spain, if Ginebra is not playing in the Finals, kasi may dalawang team na maglalaro ng Finals, siguradong may member ng National Team, so when we go to Spain, we can only take the players of the ten teams that are not involved, so may mawawala talaga, so kailangan pag-isipan kung sino ang isasama.” The 2019 FIBA World Cup kicks off on August 31st in China, with the Philippines joining Angola, Italy, and Serbia in Group D. Guiao hopes to be able to release a final lineup by next month. “Pag-dating ni Blatche, I think July 8, siguro by July 15 mayroon nang final lineup.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Bacolod City biz registration for 1H 2019 surpasses 2018 record

THE first half of 2019 is not even finished, but business registration in Bacolod City from January to June has surpassed the number for 2018. Records from Business Permits and Licensing Division showed that business registrations from January 1 to June 21 totaled 23,226, beating the 2018 registration in 2018. “This is record-breaking,” Mayor Evelio […] The post Bacolod City biz registration for 1H 2019 surpasses 2018 record appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Impressions: Vivo s port-less Apex 2019 concept phone

MANILA, Philippines – Over the past two years, Vivo's been making a push to be known as an innovator in the field. In 2018, they made noise with their full-screen design aided by a pop-up camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. At first, these things felt like novelties that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

SC clears Enrile, others of graft raps from behest loan

The Supreme Court has cleared 10 members of the 1968 Board of Directors of the Philippine National Bank, one of them former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, of graft charges that arose from the P108 million in alleged behest loan granted to a sugar milling company. In a decision written by Associate Justice Jose C. Reyes Jr., […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Manny Pacquiao- Keith Thurman title bout to be aired on SKY Sports PPV

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao guns for another win in a major boxing bout as he challenges Keith Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship this July 21 (Sunday) live via SKY Sports Pay-Per-View. The reigning WBA (regular) Welterweight World Champion faces an opponent ten years his junior after successfully defeating Adrien Broner last January and Lucas Matthysse in the latter part of 2018. Pacquiao currently holds a boxing record of 61-7-2 with 39 wins coming via knockout. On the other hand, Keith Thurman also known by the moniker, “One Time,” is coming from a majority decision win over Josesito Lopez. He owns an unblemished record of 30-0-0 with 22 wins via knockouts and one No Contest. Local boxing analyst Ed Tolentino said in an interview by news.abs-cbn.com that the bout between Thurman and Pacquiao will be a good one, stating that Thurman is better than Broner. One thing he is concerned about Thurman, though, is his health since this fight is only the American fighter’s second after being inactive for almost two years. Don’t miss the eight division world champion as he returns to the MGM Grand this July 21. Subscribe now until June 30 to avail an early bird promo for only PHP 649 instead of Php 949.This promo is available to all digital SKYcable, SKY Fiber, and SKYdirect subscribers nationwide. Subscribers to the fight on SKY Sports Pay-Per-View will have access to its live and commercial-free airing in high definition, including its replays on the same day right after the live event, as well as its livestream with a 7-day catch-up via SKY on Demand. Call 418 0000 or your SKY local office or visit www.mysky.com/pacman to subscribe. SKYcable, SKY Fiber + HD Cable TV Plan and SKYdirectsubscribers can also activate their subscription by texting PPV to 23662. For SKYdirect prepaid subscribers, they can text PPV PACMAN  to 23667 (available to Globe Prepaid, or TM ). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2019Related News