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Polo body gets PhisGoC nod, goes all out for SEAG glory

United Polo Players Association has finally heaved a sigh of relief after the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, led by its chairman Alan Peter Cayetano, approved the inclusion of its sport in the biennial meet which the country will be hosting late this year......»»

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Odette x Gallery by Chele: A perfect way to cap 2018

Chef Chele Gonzalez established “Serie Kulynarya,” a collaborative series with prominent people from all over the world who share his passion for constant education, as well as the desire to share and exchange knowledge about the culinary scene......»»

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Ibibigay ko yung best ko, time ko, puso ko -- Barroca

Magnolia guard Mark Barroca is very much pumped-up to don the national colors once again after eight years. So when head coach Yeng Guiao called for the team’s first training session for the sixth and last qualifying window for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the 32-year old Magnolia Hotshots backcourt star was one of the early players to arrive at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Unfortunately, the training session turned into just an orientation with just 10 players showing up and just six including Barroca participating in a quick shoot around.           But it didn’t dampen Barroca’s return as a member of the national team. “Sobrang excited ako makapaglaro dito. Sabi ni coach kanina ‘yung commitment nga sobrang kung meron pang 200 percent na commitment, ‘yun committed ako, so why not?” said Barroca, a pioneer of the then Smart Gilas program. “Bibigay ko talaga ‘yung best (ko), bibigay ko yung time ko dito ngayon na makapaglaro ulit.” Barroca last played for the national team back in 2011 during the FIBA Asia Championship where the country placed fourth.     “Siyempre as a player, lahat ng players gusto mag-national team so ito napili din ako so ibibigay ko yung best ko, yung time ko, yung puso,” said Barroca. “’Di na rin ako nagi-expect na makuha dito pero kinuha nila ako siyempre sobrang saya ko rin sobrang tine-treasure ko ‘yung pagkakuha nila dito sa akin. Alam mo yun, na-pump up ako e na kinuha nila ako,” he added. Barroca was joined by Roger Pogoy, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Poy Erram, Raymnond Almazan and Japeth Aguilar. Paul Lee and Scottie Thompson skipped the first training day while naturalized player Andray Blatche has yet to arrive in the country. Back-up naturalized player Christian Standhardinger has recently stated that he’s focused on recovering from knee injury and playing for San Miguel in the ongoing 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Gilas is preparing for two must-win games against Qatar on February 21 and Kazakhstan on February 25. The national squad will fly to the Middle East on the second week of Ferbuary for a series of tune up matches. Gilas dropped its last two games on nail-biting fashions – against Kazakhstan (92-88) and Iran (78-70) last December. The national team is 1-3 in the last four games, and the two setbacks dropped the Philippines to fourth place with a 5-5 card in Group F behind Australia (9-1), Iran (7-3) and Japan (6-4).   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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NCAA: New and improved Clint Escamis continues career in Mapua Srs.

Clint Escamis was having for himself a breakout season in last year’s NCAA 94 Juniors. Late in the second round of the tournament, however, he incurred what appeared to be a left knee injury. He then missed the Red Robins’ remaining games in the elimination round before returning to action in the Final Four. It was clear, though, that Escamis wasn’t himself, looking like he had lost his burst even as his shooting stroke was still there. Now nearly two months after Mapua won the championship with him on the sidelines, what was initially diagnosed as a knee sprain actually turned out to be an ACL tear. The good news is that last week, the 5-foot-11 playmaker finally had surgery to repair the ACL tear. Now, he has already begun the process of recovery. And when Escamis finally takes to the court anew, he is only adamant he will be better than ever. “I promise to get back as soon as possible so I can do what I do best which is to play hard and help my team win,” he said. He then continued, “I will not take this second chance for granted and I will make sure I’m always healthy and in the proper mindset when I go out to play.” The 18-year-old has already used up his eligibility in the Juniors and, therefore, will be returning to the action in the collegiate level. For now, however, he is yet to decide where exactly he will be making his return in. “Wala pa po akong decision for college. Focus po muna sa recovery,” he said. What is certain, though, is that he vows to give his all wherever he ends up. As he put it, “After this injury, makikita po ninyo ang new and improved Clint Escamis. Clint Escamis 2.0 po talaga.” According to sources, in the mix for the commitment of Escamis is former mentor Randy Alcantara who is now head coach of the Cardinals. University of the East is also said to have great interest in him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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German Firms Remain Keen on PH Market

The interest of German companies in the Philippines remains high, although firms are on the lookout for the “clouds” in the local market. German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) Executive Director Martin Henkelmann told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that German firms see great potential for trade and investments in the country. Henkelmann said […].....»»

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Cebu Ready to Mark 500 Years of Christianity in PH

The Archdiocese of Cebu is set to host various events to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021, during which the Roman Catholic faithful in the country expect the presence of Pope Francis, Archbishop Jose Palma said Sunday morning. Palma said the invitation was already sent to Vatican for the leader of […].....»»

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Senate OKs probe of people linked to P11-B ‘shabu’ shipment

MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate adopted on Monday the recommendation of a Senate panel to conduct a lifestyle check and further investigate personalities tagged in the controversial P11-billion crystal meth shipment that was unearthed in August 2018. READ:PDEA chief now says magnetic lifters contained P11B 'shabu' READ:PDEA to file raps against those involved in P11B smuggled 'shabu' In his sponsorship speech on Committee Report No. 544, Sen. Richard Gordon, blue ribbon committee chair, noted that despite previous investigations into the illegal shabu shipments into the country, "big amount of drugs still kept coming in our country through the use of the same modus operan...Keep on reading: Senate OKs probe of people linked to P11-B ‘shabu’ shipment.....»»

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Latest on Shutdown: Trump Lashes out After Dems Reject Offer

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DAY 30: WHAT'S NEW President Donald Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Democrats made clear they would not accept his proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporarily protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones. Trump had billed the plan as a compromise, but Democrats said it didn't go nearly far enough, prompting a flurry of Sunday morning tweets. "Nancy Pelosi and some of the Democrats turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak. They don't see crime & drugs, they only see 2020,"Trump wrote. He also accused the California lawmaker, without ev...Keep on reading: Latest on Shutdown: Trump Lashes out After Dems Reject Offer.....»»

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BI hits record-high income in 2018

BI hits record-high income in 2018.....»»

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Hyundai& rsquo;s auto sales declined 6% in 2018

Hyundai& rsquo;s auto sales declined 6% in 2018.....»»

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Meralco& rsquo;s profit in 2018 topped & lsquo;17 performance, says Pangilinan

Meralco& rsquo;s profit in 2018 topped & lsquo;17 performance, says Pangilinan.....»»

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Lower age of criminal liability defended

Lowering the age of criminal liability in the country will prevent the use of children in doing crimes, Malacañang said on Monday. Vulnerable children are currently being used by syndicates and criminals because they are exempted from criminal liability, said Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo in a Palace press briefing. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News6 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

MIAA continues safety, security projects

Experiencing a year full of growth in 2018, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DoTr), will continue to exert utmost efforts to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of the public at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). “Passenger safety and security remain top priorities, and the […].....»»

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PAGASA: ‘Amang’ may revert to LPA tonight

Tropical Depression Amang — the first tropical cyclone to hit the country this year — is expected to weaken into a low pressure area Monday night, state weather PAGASA said......»»

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Polo body all out for SEA Games competition

Polo body all out for SEA Games competition.....»»

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PhilHealth gets biggest share of govt subsidy to state firms | Inquirer Business

Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) remained the top recipient of subsidies granted by the government to state-run corporations in the first 11 months of 2018. The post PhilHealth gets bigg.....»»

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Liberalization of sugar importation worries local industry | Inquirer Business

Stakeholders of the sugar industry are not that optimistic with the governments decision to liberalize sugar imports in the country as a means to address the spike in the commoditys retail prices. The.....»»

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Economy poised for 2019 comeback | Inquirer Business

Policymakers expect the countrys economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 to be capped by measures the government implemented to bring inflation under controlmoves that ultimately affected market.....»»

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Ray Parks: Henry Sy touched everybody’s lives

MANILA, Philippines – Ray Parks is now known as one of the best young basketball players in the country. But before he was a two-time UAAP MVP, a top PBA overall pick and a reigning two-time ABL MVP for Alab Pilipinas, he was just a young teen living in the shadow of ........»»

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PNP confiscates 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that ceased operations

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated a total of 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that were ordered to cease operations in 2018, Director General Oscar Albayalde said on…READ The post PNP confiscates 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that ceased operations appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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