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Brawner: zero casualty in Marawi’s barangay polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sept) — Except for a few fistfights and misunderstandings and a few arrests for vote-buying, “not a single person was killed” in Saturday’s barangay elections in Marawi City, Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force Ranao, said. He described the elections as “a big leap towards genuine […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Blakely powers KaTropa past Painters

Marqus Blakely had 26 points and 14 rebounds for his new team as TNT shrugged off a shaky and slippery first half to hold off Rain or Shine, 110-104, Saturday in the PBA Governors' Cup in Iloilo City.   Blakely almost notched a triple double and had eight assists as the KaTropa also leaned on the 24 points and seven rebounds of Troy Rosario and the 22 points of Terrence Romeo to give new head coach Bong Ravena and consultant Mark Robert Dickel a winning start to their partnership at the TNT bench.   Blakely, who made nine of his first 10 shots, had a dunk that gave TNT a 72-66 lead in the third and triggered a huge second half run after trailing several times in...Keep on reading: Blakely powers KaTropa past Painters.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

PBA: TNT posts first winning streak after beating ROS

TNT finally looked like TNT for the first time in a long while. The KaTropa beat Rain or Shine Saturday at Passi City, Iloilo, taking a 110-104 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. In their first game with promoted head coach Bong Ravena and consultant Mark Dickel from New Zealand, the KaTropa picked up their first winning streak of the conference to improve to 3-4 in the standings. Three players scored at least 20 points for TNT led by import Marqus Blakely with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Troy Rosario added 24 while Terrence Romeo was good for 22. Making their conference debut after playing in the Asian Games, the Elasto Painters got 23 points from returning import J'Nathan Bullock. James Yap fired 21 as the top local for ROS.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

NFA says rice supply in Region 11 good until December 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 September) – The National Food Authority (NFA) here assured consumers of sufficient rice supply until December this year as 740,000 bags or 36,000 metric tons of rice would be distributed in the markets around Davao Region and parts of Region 12. NFA 11 director Lester Romeo E. Malana told a press briefing […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

Town learns story of ‘Colorum’ hero

Most residents of this bustling eastern Pangasinan town are familiar about the concrete monument at the center of a road intersection here. They are clueless, however, as to why and how the human figure astride a horse was put up in a public place for everybody to see.   It is the statue of Pedro Calosa, but there is no inscription to explain that he led the Colorum Revolt in 1931, attacking the municipal hall and burning land documents to rally support against American colonial rule.   Councilor Romeo Vidal, 51, only learned about Calosa from his great-grandfather's stories when he was a boy. The man, he was told, fed his carabaos and cows on treetops because h...Keep on reading: Town learns story of ‘Colorum’ hero.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 8th, 2018Related News

6 killed in Army-Maute clash in Lanao Sur

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sept) – Army troops clashed with a band of Daesh-inspired Maute gunmen in a remote town in Lanao del Sur Thursday, leaving six people dead, including two civilians caught in the crossfire. Col. Romeo Brawner, Task Force Ranao deputy commander, said the encounter took place in Barangay Sumalindao in the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Revival of Davao-Manado flights pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Sept) – The plan to re-establish the Davao City-Manado in North Sulawesi direct air connectivity will strengthen the city’s position as the gateway to the 10-country Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) executive director Romeo Montenegro said on Thursday. “It’s a welcome development as we endeavor to […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

PBA fines Terrence Romeo for taunting, headbutting Rashawn McCarthy

MANILA, Philippines – TNT's Terrence Romeo didn't get off scot-free for his heated exchange with Columbian's Rashawn McCarthy.  The PBA cracked the whip on Romeo, slapping him with a P22,600 fine for headbutting and taunting McCarthy late in the KaTropa's 118-114 overtime win over the Dyip in the 2018 Governors' Cup on Sunday, September ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

SEVENTEEN days and 18 games later, the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup is shaping up to be another exciting and action-packed conference featuring some of the best American imports around. Four former Best Imports winners — Justin Brownlee of defending champion Barangay Ginebra, Allen Durham of Meralco, Romeo Travis of Magnolia… Source link link: Mirror, mirror, on the wall….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

SEVENTEEN days and 18 games later, the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup is shaping up to be another exciting and action-packed conference featuring some of the best American imports around. Four former Best Imports winners -- Justin Brownlee of defending champion Barangay Ginebra, Allen Durham of Meralco, Romeo Travis of Magnolia….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Romeo quickly buries hatchet after spat with McCarthy

MANILA, Philippines – What happens on court, stays on court. Terrence Romeo was quick to bury the hatchet with Rashawn McCarthy after they figured in a word war during TNT's 118-114 overtime win over Columbian in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday, September 2.  The two feisty players almost came to blows after they ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News

Romeo, McCarthy shrug off heated exchange in TNT win over Columbian

There was no shortage in drama when TNT and Columbian clashed in the PBA Governors' Cup. TNT took a hard-earned 118-114 win in overtime in a duel that featured a heated moment between Terrence Romeo and Rashawn McCarthy. Romeo and McCarthy first went at it in the 1:06 mark of overtime, with TNT up, 115-114, as they got into a verbal tussle when both teams went to their respective benches during a timeout. Things escalated after the timeout but Romeo said what transpired between him and McCarthy was left on the floor. "That was just a little trash talk," said Romeo in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "Of course it was such a close fight and you really can't help ...Keep on reading: Romeo, McCarthy shrug off heated exchange in TNT win over Columbian.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 2nd, 2018Related News

Romeo saves TNT in overtime as Dyip remains winless

TNT KaTropa banked on Terrence Romeo in crunch time to beat Columbian Dyip, 118-114, in overtime on Sunday and finally arrest a three-game losing skid in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Governor’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Tied at 112-all with still 2:36 left in the extension period, KaTropa leaned on a crucial 6-2 spurt highlighted by [...] The post Romeo saves TNT in overtime as Dyip remains winless appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 2nd, 2018Related News

Stakeholders approve military camp in Marawi

Stakeholders and lot owners in Barangay Kapantaran of Marawi City are in favor of establishing a military camp in the Old Capitol site of the besieged city, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has said. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., commander of the Philippine Army’s civil-military operations regiment, said the military had conducted dialogues with… link: Stakeholders approve military camp in Marawi.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 25th, 2018Related News

Emotional win

TNT coach Nash Racela kept a list of Blackwater players marked as dangerous and highlighted on that piece of paper was Allein Maliksi. The Blackwater gunslinger took a more active role in offense and led the Elite to their first franchise victory over the KaTropa, 104-98, in overtime in the PBA Governors' Cup on Friday night. "I'm focusing more on leading this team to develop good decision-making," said Maliksi, after knocking down nine of his game high 28 points in extra time, including a turnaround jumper over Terrence Romeo that sealed the outcome. Alaska opened its campaign in this tournament with style, hammering out an 80-72 victory over Meralco in the other match. ...Keep on reading: Emotional win.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 24th, 2018Related News

Pal LeBron in ‘good situation,’ says PBA import Travis

MANILA, Philippines – NBA superstar LeBron James took a new turn on his storied basketball career by joining the Los Angeles Lakers and childhood friend Romeo Travis thinks "The King" will be in a "good situation." Travis, who is in the Philippines as Magnolia's new import in the PBA, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

PBA returnee Romeo Travis hopes to erase 3-year sting

MANILA, Philippines – Receiving no calls from former team Alaska in the past two PBA Governors' Cup, Romeo Travis seeks to complete his unfinished business with new squad Magnolia. The former Best Import eyes to give the Hotshots what he had failed to provide for the Aces after they ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

PBA: Romeo Travis heard about LeBron s Laker move six months before it happened

You might recognize Romeo Travis, you know, the former PBA Best Import and LeBron James' former high school teammate and long-time friend. Yeah he's back in the Philippines to play in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup for the Magnolia Hotshots. He's changed teams in the PBA, just like his old buddy LeBron in the NBA. And while Travis' change of uniforms in this side of the world came with a little bit of shock, the King's latest decision didn't surprise him one bit. "I wasn't surprised. I wasn't surprised at all," Travis said of LeBron's move to the Lakers. "I heard about it since January, you know? Depending on how [the Cavs'] season went, I wasn't surprised at all," he added. LeBron and Travis were part of their very own "Fab 5" at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and Akron together with Dru Joyce III, Sian Cotton, and Willie McGee. Travis joined the crew during their sophomore season and they all won multiple state championships together. Travis says they'd remain friends over a decade later and they are in constant communication like normal people. "We're in a group chat. We text all the time in the group chat," he said. "You know, we send funny videos, we're just friends," Travis added. Travis also added that he's happy for his old friend. LeBron's move to the Lakers was seen as something that is more than basketball and Travis is delighted that his old buddy is once again in a great environment. He's confident that the Lakers will exceed expectations in the upcoming NBA season. "Yeah, I'm happy for him. He's happy. He went to where he wanted to be so I'm happy for him, happy for his family. I think it's going to be a good situation," Travis said of LeBron. "They're going to surprise a lot of people with that [Lakers] roster. Because they're going to give a lot of teams defensive problems. They're going to switch everything, they have a hybrid lineup. LeBron at the 5, and that's just scary," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

PBA: Hotshots end NLEX s perfect start

NLEX's perfect start is no more. Magnolia demolished the Road Warriors in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, taking a convincing 102-72 win Wednesday at the Big Dome. An undermanned NLEX crew entered the game with a 2-0 mark despite missing several key pieces including its head coach and the Hotshots fully took advantage of that fact. Magnolia dominated all game, opening up a 31-12 lead in the first quarter and never let go.  "We prepared hard for NLEX's offense," head coach Chito Victolero said. "In their last two games, they averaged 113 points. We want to limit them under 90 and I'm proud of my players, they did a good job on defense," he added. Former Best Import Romeo Travis played his first PBA game in three years and scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds for the Hotshots. Mark Barroca was the top local for the Hotshots with 13 markers. For the Road Warriors, Olu Ashaolu finished with 21 points. The burly import will have to conced his roster spot to Aaron Fuller for now as he deals with a knee injury. Despite the loss, NLEX keeps first place for the moment with a 2-1 record.   The Scores: Magnolia 102 - Travis 21, Barroca 13, Simon 12, Gamalinda 10, dela Rosa 10 Reavis 8, Melton 7, Jalalon 6, Sangalang 5, Mendoza 4, Ramos 4, Herndon 2, Pascual 0, Brondial 0, Abundo 0. NLEX 72 - Ashaolu 21, Tiongson 8, Fonacier 6, Ighalo 6, Mallari 5, Quinahan 5, Rios 5, Paniamogan 4, Monfort 2, Baguio 2, Miranda 2, Galanza 2, Gotladera 2, Tallo 2, Marcelo 0, Soyud 0.  Quarters: 31-12, 55-30, 76-52, 102-72   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 22nd, 2018Related News

Robin Padilla says he’s a ‘soldier at heart,’ once dreamed of entering PMA

Action star Robin Padilla attended the 65th founding anniversary of the Civil-Military Operations Regiment of the Philippine Army held last Aug. 17 at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Padilla took to his Instagram page to share pictures from the event, telling his fans that he was invited by Col. Romeo Brawner Jr. himself. "Isang karangalan po ito na makatapak ang isang Katipunero ngayon sa kampo ng Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas/Philippine Army," wrote an elated Padilla last Aug. 18. "Napakasaya ko po sa imbitasyon na ito na ibinigay sa akin ni Colonel Romeo Brawner dahil sa puso ko po akoy isang sundalo." (It's an honor for a Katipunero now to step into the camp of the Philippine Arm...Keep on reading: Robin Padilla says he’s a ‘soldier at heart,’ once dreamed of entering PMA.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 20th, 2018Related News