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CONFED opposes call to allow open importation

By: Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – Raymond Montinola, spokesperson of the Confederation of Sugar Producers (CONFED) said on June 12, 2019 that they oppose the call of the food processor industry to deregulate and allow open importation of sugar. In a press statement sent to media outfits here, Montinola said that “It seems that the […] The post CONFED opposes call to allow open importation appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2019Related News

7-man CEU wills its way to PBA D-League Finals date opposite Cignal-Ateneo

Centro Escolar University dug deep and pulled off an 89-72 Game Three semifinal shocker to boot St. Clare College Virtual Reality Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig and progress to the 2019 PBA D-League Finals. "We didn't expect to be here, to make it to the Finals, but the heart and the desire to win ng mga players, there's no substitute for that," said coach Derrick Pumaren. The duo of Rich Guinitaran and Dave Bernabe stepped up big for the Scorpions, which had to deal with the absence of Senegalese big man Maodo Malick Diouf in the final three minutes of the game. Guinitaran uncorked 23 points and seven rebounds, as well as hitting the big three that erected an 83-68 advantage with 2:49 left. Bernabe contributed 16 of his 22 points in the second half, as well as hauling down 14 rebounds and five steals in the win. Diouf had to sit the waning moments of the game after being whistled for a flagrant foul penalty one for his landing spot foul against Raymond Rubio at the 3:11 mark of the fourth. But CEU's 20-4 third quarter tear was the x-factor in the game, changing the tide from a tight 38-39 halftime affair to a commanding 58-43 lead en route to taking the best-of-three series, two wins to one. CEU now makes a quick pivot with the best-of-five Finals against Cignal-Ateneo already set on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. "For me, this team is already a champion. With all the adversities na nangyari, we still made it," sighed Pumaren. Junjie Hallare carried St. Clare with 19 points, while Joshua Fontanilla got 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals in the semis exit. BOX SCORES CEU 89 -- Guinitaran 23, Bernabe 22, Diouf 14, Sunga 12, Santos 8, Diaz 7, Abastillas 3. ST. CLARE 72 -- Hallare 19, Fontanilla 16, Pare 11, Lunor 7, Tiquia 7, Santos 6, Ambulodto 4, Rubio 2, Penaredondo 0. QUARTER SCORES: 16-21, 38-39, 67-52, 89-72......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 11th, 2019Related News

2 men shot dead in QC

Two men were killed in separate shooting incidents in Quezon City last Friday. The Quezon City Police District identified the victims as Raymond Atienza, 43, and Manuel Toldanes, 46. Police Lt. Col. Rossel Cejas, QCPD Station 4 chief, said Atienza was standing in front of a house on Sarmiento St. in Barangay Sta. Monica around […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2019Related News

Almazan hopes for better showing after Meralco debut

MANILA, Philippines – Raymond Almazan knows he has plenty to showcase after having a relatively quiet debut for Meralco. The wiry big man finished with just 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal in nearly 13 minutes of play as Meralco hacked out a 101-95 win over ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2019Related News

Kyle Lowry shoved by fan after landing out of bounds

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A fan seated courtside for Game 3 of the NBA Finals was ejected after shoving Kyle Lowry when the Toronto Raptors star crashed into a row of seats while trying to save a ball from going out of bounds on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Lowry scored 23 points and made several big shots in a 123-109 victory that gave the Raptors a 2-1 lead over Golden State. There was as much buzz about Lowry's dust-up with the fan as his offense. Lowry was visibly upset. "There's no place for that," Lowry said. "He had no reason to touch me. He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. There's no place for people like that in our league." Early in the fourth quarter Lowry ran down a loose ball and jumped in the air as it was going out of bounds, not far from where Warriors owner Joe Lacob was sitting. Lowry knocked the ball into a referee and landed in the lap of one male fan who appeared to grab Lowry's jersey with two hands. A female who was standing nearby patted the veteran guard on his back. At the same time, a man wearing a blue shirt who was sitting down extended his left arm and gave Lowry a hard shove in his left shoulder. Lowry got up and complained to officials, although nothing further happened. He told The Associated Press the fan repeatedly cursed at him and said he had spoken to the NBA about the incident before leaving the arena. Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder and security officials confirmed the fan who shoved Lowry was ejected and escorted from Oracle Arena. "Hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game," Lowry said. Lowry said the incident was not like the high-profile one that involved Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook in Utah during the regular season, when the Thunder guard said a fan made racist remarks. "People who sit courtside, they might get in on the action," Lowry said. "Don't sit courtside if you don't want somebody touching you." The incident overshadowed a breakout game for Lowry. He scored 15 points in the first half to get the Raptors going and finished 8-of-16 from the floor with five three-pointers. Lowry also had nine assists and four rebounds. "He controls a lot of the pace for them," said Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who had a career playoff-high 47 points. "He made shots tonight. Tip your cap to him. He was willing to take them. Historically when he plays well in the playoffs they usually go." ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 6th, 2019Related News

A THANKFUL BASH!

By: Zedrick Señeres RETIRED Lieutenant Colonel Perfecto C. Leonor Jr. and wife Elizabeth A. Leonor hosted a fun-filled thanksgiving luncheon for their son John Raymond who recently passed the 2018 Bar Exams. Throngs of relatives and friends went to La Plazuela de Iloilo’s cool and comfy La Tolda function hall to enjoy the party and […] The post A THANKFUL BASH! appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2019Related News

Raymond Bagatsing, gaganap bilang dating pangulong Manuel L. Quezon sa ‘Quezon’s game’

Raymond Bagatsing, gaganap bilang dating pangulong Manuel L. Quezon sa ‘Quezon’s game’.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: MoviesMay 29th, 2019Related News

Raymond Bagatsing’s best answers to Kapamilya Chat’s Best Questions

Raymond Bagatsing’s best answers to Kapamilya Chat’s Best Questions.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: MoviesMay 29th, 2019Related News

Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP who has missed the past five games since getting hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, has already been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). As of Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), he had yet to do any full-speed work on the court. Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder confirmed Durant was on the team plane that took off early afternoon West Coast time. The two-time defending champions held an optional practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) before traveling. There will be two full days off before Game 2 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), giving Durant time to get further on-court work done that the Warriors would need to see before he is medically cleared. Coach Steve Kerr said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): "We'll see where it goes from here. This is where the fact that there's a lot of days in between games during the finals helps us, so we'll see.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 28th, 2019Related News

Thunderz All-Stars outpoise UST in PBL action

Coming off a rousing opening day win over Philippine Air Force last weekend, the veteran-laden Thunderz All-Stars needed a clutch performance from Justin Zialcita for a come-from-behind win over the UST Golden Sox, 7-6, last Saturday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium in Manila. "Coming from a win against Air Force, medyo nag-relax yung team," lamented shortstop Aids Bernardo. "Good thing na as the game went on, dun lumabas yung pagiging beterano namin. Tulong-tulong talaga." Behind Raymond Vargas' slugging, the All-Stars were down 4-5 heading into the sixth inning. That's when Zialcita came alive, blasting a clutch three-run double to put Thunderz ahead for good. Bernardo, who pitched the 2 2/3 innings of the game, closed out the game with six strikeouts, sealing his second win in the 2019 Philippine Baseball League Open Conference. With the win, Thunderz rose to the top of Group B with a 2-0 record in this tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association and backed by the Philippine Sports Commission. Joining them at Group B's pole position are the RTU-Alums Thunder, who defeated the debuting UP Fighting Maroons earlier in the day, 5-2. Jay Pacudan steered the older generation of RTU batters by allowing just two hits when he was on the mound while going 3-of-4 at-bat on the other end. In the last game of the day, the NU Bulldogs evened their slate to 1-1 in Group A after blasting the RTU Thunder, 9-5. The current RTU squad fell to 0-2......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 26th, 2019Related News

PBA: “Nakakainip” says Almazan as he waits for Meralco debut

Raymond Almazan’s on-court debut for Meralco is coming very soon. The Bolts acquired the star big man during the conference break in a trade with Rain or Shine, giving up two first round picks in the process. However, with Almazan bothered by ankle injuries that limited him in the All-Filipino, Meralco is letting him fully recover before making him suit up in an actual game. That and the Bolts just want to incorporate Almazan better in their system. “There’s no set time for him to come back yet. He had a realy strenuous workout two days ago, and I think he proved to the doctor that he could play already,” Meralco head coach Norman Black said. “So now it’s just a matter of getting him in shape and getting him used to our system. So it maybe another two games at least before he comes back. But he’ll be back soon,” he added. For Almazan, he’s just doing his due diligence and getting into game shape. He’s also working on being the anchor of the defense for Meralco once he actually plays. “Nakakainip. Nagpapa-kundisyon na ako for almost two weeks so sana next week, makasabay na ako sa kanila ng five-on-five,” Almazan said. “Defense-first ako bago shoot. I started with defense bago pa ako makarating sa liga, so sana madala ko yung intensity sa defense and then makatulong ako sa team, rebounding, blocking, at helping sa weak side,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Raymond, natakot sa pagganap bilang Quezon

AMINADO si Raymond Bagatsing na na nakaramdam siya ng takot sa  pagkakakuha sa kanya para gumanap na Manuel Luis Quezon sa Quezon’s Game ng ABS-CBN Films’ Star Cinema at Kinetek Productions. “It can make or break you kasi. Malaking challenge talaga ang pagkakuha sa akin dito. Kasi mahusay ka tapos biglang may, ‘ay hindi siya ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesMay 21st, 2019Related News
Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMay 20th, 2019Related News

Raymond kinarir ang pagganap bilang Quezon: Mahilig mag-joke, nagyoyosi…taong-tao rin siya

NAG-AUDITION pala sina Raymond Bagatsing at Rachel Alejandro para sa award-winning historical film na “Quezon’s Game”. Si Raymond ang nagbigay-buhay sa karakter ni Manuel Luis Quezon habang si Rachel naman ang gumanap na asawa niya sa kuwento bilang si Aurora. Ipakikita sa “Quezon’s Game” ang isang napakahalagang chapter sa buhay ng dating Presidente ng Pilipinas, […] The post Raymond kinarir ang pagganap bilang Quezon: Mahilig mag-joke, nagyoyosi…taong-tao rin siya appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2019Related News

200 join Davao Futsal clinic

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Raymond A. Maxey, who graced the opening program, said they are happy to hold a barangay-based summer sports program for the children......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2019Related News

Curry, Lillard battle for NBA supremacy, Oakland s affection

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com OAKLAND — He arrived at the Western Conference finals wearing the jersey of the Oakland A’s, who play right next door at the Coliseum, just a five-minute drive from where he was born. Damian Lillard paused and signed a few autographs before entering Oracle Arena, because he is a man of the people, and these are his people. None of them mention that, in their hearts, they’re rooting for him to lose this playoff series, and so it goes unspoken, a truce in a sense. For this fleeting moment, they’re Lillard fans, until the ball goes up. And then it’s all for Steph Curry, all night long. There is a competition within the competition between the Warriors and Blazers, and it is the battle for the affection of Oakland. There is Lillard, the pride of the Brookfield Village neighborhood, who has blossomed into a bonafide star with the Blazers. And then there’s Curry, the symbol of a basketball renaissance here, who has raised the profile of Oakland the last several years. Now you see why The Town is a bit conflicted. A bit. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] The conference championship may well hinge on the performance of these All-NBA guards. Game 1 was fairly lopsided, both in terms of the teams — Warriors 116, Blazers 94 — and the two principles. Lillard struggled Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) and appeared whipped, physically if not mentally, no doubt from a grueling seven-game second round that just wrapped up 48 hours earlier. He missed 8-of-12 shots, had seven turnovers and, in a rarity for him, he was a non-factor for Portland. He’s a combined 7-for-29 in his last two games. Meanwhile, Curry rolled, dropping 36 points and the Blazers along with them. And so, this is the verdict: Portland cannot hope to stretch this series beyond four games, five tops, without the max from Lillard. He obviously means that much. And Curry, now working without the comforts of his injured co-star Kevin Durant for the second straight game, and maybe without Durant for another two games, needs to keep his skills elevated to prevent suspense from encroaching on the series. The Warriors are well aware of what Lillard has done to them in the past; he has averaged more points against the hometown team (27.0) than any in his career likely because of provincial pride. Yet Golden State is also aware that he has yet to beat them in any game or series of significance. “He’s one of the best guards in this league and carries a chip on his shoulder and it has (worked) well for him in his career,” said Draymond Green. “A special talent. I know he’s excited to be back home playing in the last year at Oracle. So it’s special for him but it don’t mean nothing to us. We’ve got to come out here and try to stop him. A tall task.” While the East Bay has given birth to its share of NBA stars, with Bill Russell, Jason Kidd and Gary Payton among them, Lillard is still freshly active and refreshingly loyal. The connection between him and Oakland remains unwavering despite fame and distance and the fact it’s his job and desire to shock the world in the next few weeks. He played at St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda and then finished at Oakland High, and a thick section of fans at Oracle Wednesday were wrapped in Blazers gear and made their preference clear. Most were either from the old neighborhood or family members. His high school coach, Damon Jones, is a Warriors season ticket holder, and Jones said: “Nobody bought me a drink tonight.” The coach added, playfully: “They gave me a hard time. When the Warriors scored, they wanted to turn around and slap five but then caught themselves at the last minute.” Jones remembers Lillard as being a promising and quick guard who picked up the nuances of the game rapidly. “He was very personable for someone his age, a solid teammate,” Jones said. “He still keeps in touch with all of his former teammates. It’s a brotherhood and he’s the leader. He’s always trying to be a positive influence on everyone around here.” Lillard returns every summer to give away backpacks with school supplies and funded the renovation of the Oakland High gym. He’s a familiar sight around town in the offseason and always approachable, and that loyalty and devotion doesn’t go unnoticed. “People here respect him,” said Raymond Young, Lillard’s AAU coach. “When he comes here to play, people here say they’re going to clap for Damian but cheer for the Warriors. Only he can get that kind of reaction. His loyalty comes from his family. His mother and father were no-problem parents. They let us coach him. He was a joy to be around. Still is.” Lillard is even more endearing because he comes from humble beginnings and is self-made. Both of his youth coaches are admittedly shocked by his impact in the NBA. He wound up at Weber State. He wasn’t highly recruited by the big schools. Even nearby Cal-Berkeley came late. “But if he goes there,” said Young, “does all this happen?” Lillard is revered in another place as well. Portland is also smitten by his loyalty; in an age of transient stars, Lillard has never wanted to play anywhere else. Perhaps this has cost him some visibility, with a majority of his games tipping off at 10:30 ET. It’s a price he’s more than willing to pay. Lillard has never taken a team this deep into the playoffs, where legends and reputations are made, and so being in the conference finals represents some new and deserved shine for him. A layer of that invisibility was peeled off in these playoffs where Lillard has come up massive. His shot from nearly 40 feet that eliminated Oklahoma City in the first round, and the bye-bye wave reaction, became iconic. Then he followed up with a strong second round as well against the Nuggets, although as that series crept to the conclusion, Lillard shot just 3-for-17 in that Game 7, then followed up with a 4-for-12 Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), proof that he might be gassed — and also that the Warriors cooked up a defensive game plan specifically for him. “Obviously it’s a little bit difficult physically and emotionally just because you’re excited about being in the Western Conference finals,” said Lillard. “You come straight here form Denver and get ready for the best team in the league. But once we lace our shoes and put our uniforms on, it’s fair and square. You got to go out there and handle your business. "They did a good job defensively and even when I was trying to find (teammates), they were getting deflections. They were making me play in a crowd. I thought they were successful at that … in this first game.” But his toughest task of all might be upstaging Curry, particularly here in Oakland. While Lillard has flourished through much of the postseason, Curry by comparison has been mild, especially by his standards. The missed layups, a famously flubbed dunk attempt and sporadic three-point shooting was unsightly. And then, after Durant limped off the floor, Curry felt a sense of urgency and a flush of greatness. He buried the Rockets with a pair of epic fourth quarters, then kept the faucet running Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The Blazers couldn’t limit or at least slow him anywhere on the floor, especially from the three-point line, where Curry was a sizzling 9-for-15. And no missed layups. In his last six quarters of basketball, Curry has scored 69 points with 13-for-24 shooting on 3s. “I know what I’m capable of doing on the floor," Curry said, "and the situation calls for me to be more aggressive and hopefully that will continue. It’s nice to see the ball go in. I want to maintain that. I didn’t shoot well for 4.5 games the last series. Every game is different. You have to reestablish yourself and that’s my perspective no matter how I play.” Curry didn’t arrive wearing the baseball jersey of the home team, and if anything has been spotted at San Franciso Giants games across the Bay, where the Warriors will call home starting next season. But don’t get anything twisted. Curry’s bond with Oakland, developed over time, is genuine and real for someone born and bred a country away in Charlotte, and the feeling is mutual. The tug of war for the heartstrings of Oakland is subtle between the pair of franchise players on the floor in this playoff series. Call it a draw from the standpoint of whom the fans here respect and appreciate. There’s enough love to be shared by both. Yet in the basketball sense, this series is on the verge of being owned by the one wearing the jersey that reps Oakland. Curry has more momentum and better teammates, and Durant is on deck. Oakland, therefore, will indeed cheer for one of its own, for Damian Lillard. But the way this series and these playoffs are going, The Town is anxious to pop bottles with Steph Curry once again, at the usual place and time, for one last time. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 15th, 2019Related News

ROS trades Almazan ‘for best interest of team’

Rain or Shine decided to let go of Raymond Almazan, sending the former Letran Knight to Meralco in exchange for two future draft picks......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2019Related News

Jett Pangan: Nakaka-miss yung kakanta ka hindi dahil sa pera

Jett Pangan of The Dawn recalled how it was in the 80’s bilang isa sa pinakasikat na banda. Kasama si Jett sa “Into The 80’s” concert sa The Theatre at Solaire Resort & Casino on May 18, with other 80’s music icons Gino Padilla, Raymond Lauchengco, Lou Bonnevie and Jam Morales. “Nu’ng panahon namin, in […] The post Jett Pangan: Nakaka-miss yung kakanta ka hindi dahil sa pera appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2019Related News

Raymond Lauchengco may hugot sa mga nanonood ng concert

WE were expecting Raymond Lauchengco to perform his hit song “Farewell” during the “Into The 80s” presscon sa Solaire but he opted to sing “So It’s You.” “Farewell” is our favorite song. We were ready to shed a tear na sana habang naririnig namin ang mga linyang ito: “We used to be frightened and scared […] The post Raymond Lauchengco may hugot sa mga nanonood ng concert appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2019Related News

Rudy Francisco, the lolo from that iconic McDonald s commercial, dies at 96

MANILA, Philippines – The actor who many may remember as the beloved, ulyanin grandfather of Karen and Gina in fastfood chain McDonald’s iconic 90’s commercial, "Karen Po," Lolo Rudy Francisco, passed away on Wednesday, May 8 at the age of 96.  His son, actor Raymond Francisco confirmed the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2019Related News