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CATRIONA DOLLS The Manila Times Alvin Ocampo, 25, shows off his doll images of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, wearing the famous 'lava' gown and national costume that she donned during ........»»

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Worth the wait: La Salle s Luna earns starting spot

  MANILA, Philippines – In La Salle's UAAP opening showdown with archrival Ateneo, May Luna finally earned her spot as a starter after 4 years with the three-time defending champion.  "Always worth the wait," said the teary-eyed open spiker. "'Yung parang yung work hard tsaka yung tiwala ni coach. Kasi kailangan mo ........»»

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Ateneo s Bea de Leon still gets veteran jitters

  MANILA, Philippines – Playing her fifth year in the UAAP, Ateneo captain Bea de Leon admits she still gets rattled by two things:  "I was telling everyone that I only get nervous for two things – my first game and Ateneo-La Salle – so put that together, [I'm really nervous]," said ........»»

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UAAP: FEU stuns defending champ NU in men s volleyball opener

MANILA, Philippines – The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws pulled off a surprise upset over defending champion National University (NU) Bulldogs with a straight-set win, 25-12, 25-18, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament Saturday, February 16, at the Filoil Flying V Arena.  Despite Season 80 Finals MVP ........»»

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Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda

MANILA, Philippines---Adamson University saw its hopes go up sky high only for University of Santo Tomas bring it back down to the ground in the two teams' first meeting on opening weekend of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Falcons came back from a two-set deficit only to falter in the fifth set as the Golden Tigresses took a 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. It was a painful loss but Adamson head coach Air Padda said her team is by all means not a pushover in the league. "We're not a deadbeat team, if anyone says we are, we're not a deadbeat team," said Padda. "I was proud of our defense today, I thought our blocki...Keep on reading: Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda.....»»

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Des Cheng turns up intensity, sparks La Salle win over Ateneo

MANILA, Philippines---Any matchup between Ateneo and De La Salle in the UAAP is always sure to turn the intensity and ante up a notch. What started out as a rivalry in basketball, the rivalry has also spilled to other sports none more so than volleyball with the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers meeting in the title round for six straight years from 2012 to 2017. Ateneo may have failed to enter the title round in 2018, but the matchup between the Lady Eagles and La Salle always bring out a few memories here and there and that was what happened when the two teams met Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Defending champion De La Salle trumped the Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-14, 25-17...Keep on reading: Des Cheng turns up intensity, sparks La Salle win over Ateneo.....»»

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Oliver Almadro vows Ateneo will bounce back: ‘They’ve seen our worst, they haven’t seen our best’

MANILA, Philippines---The Oliver Almadro era with Ateneo started off on the wrong beat. Ateneo got crushed in its first game of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament losing to De La Salle in four sets, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena but Almadro, multiple-time champion coach, said the Lady Eagles have yet to reach peak form. Almadro said the UAAP is a long march and that the team can still fix the wrongs that it did against the Lady Spikers. "They've seen our worst, but they haven't seen our best so we will bounce back from this," said Almadro in Filipino. "We'll have to prepare whatever we need to take care of and whatever strength we hav...Keep on reading: Oliver Almadro vows Ateneo will bounce back: ‘They’ve seen our worst, they haven’t seen our best’.....»»

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UAAP Juniors Finals Preview: NU favored over Ateneo

Can NU finish off Ateneo in two, and does Ateneo have what it takes to overcome NU?.....»»

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Marvel Comics introduces new characters; Filipino superhero to make waves

By Patrick Garcia/mb.com.ph – Stan Lee, the man behind the whole Marvel Universe, met his creator on November 12, 2018. The world was devastated by this news; however, because of the phenomenal influence he left, his lifeworks are still looked upon and idolized up to now and for the years Read more ».....»»

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UAAP Season 81: Eh dun na kami kilala -- Cheng on DLSU swag

Graduating De La Salle University hitter Des Cheng roared as she walked backwards while staring at Ateneo de Manila University’s Kat Tolentino following a monster block in the second set. It was Cheng’s classic swagger that volleyball fans just love to love or hate depending on which side they're on.      But the open spiker cleared that it just came out naturally, especially in this kind of exciting and intense match between two proud schools.    “’Di ko alam kasi siyempre, hello! It’s Ateneo-La Salle. So parang kahit anong sabihin mo may rivalry talaga kahit sabihin mong wala,” said Cheng, who scored 13 points in the defending three-time champion Lady Spikers’ 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, victory over the Lady Eagles Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. Cheng was very animated during the match smiling, laughing, doing the finger wag and whatever gesture she could think of to celebrate a point.   OH MY, DES CHENG 😱 #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/ePvIxjxREe — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019 “Uy, ang hirap kaya kumuha ng puntos kung mapapansin mo. Kaya sabi ko before mag-start ang game sabi ko, ‘Every point ise-celebrate natin. Hindi ‘yung every point makakapuntos ka tapos tatahimik ka tapos parang, ‘Yeheey!’ ganun lang,’” said Cheng, who added 14 receives and nine digs for an all-around performance. The veteran expected that non-DLSU supporters would think that the Lady Spikers went over the top with their on-court reactions but this is what they’re known for and they are not gonna change that. Des Cheng breaks out the finger wag ☝ #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/bbVBMIYoGK — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019 “Eh dun na kami kilala bakit kailangang (i-hold back),” said Cheng. “’Dun kami kilala eh. Sabihin nyo na mayabang kami, swag kami, whatever kung ano ang pagka-interpret nyo it’s OK. Eh kasi yun na ang pagkakakilala nyo sa amin eh di dun nyo na kami i-ano talaga. Pero hindi kami mayabang. Ayun lang po talaga.” Even head coach Ramil De Jesus got into the celebration during that second set highlight, exchanging high-fives with Cheng.       The mentor, according to Cheng, actually asked her to be the spark plug and energizer of the team. “Kasi kailangan. Sabi ni coach, ‘Hindi gagalaw ang team mo kapag walang mag-spark.’ Meaning, kailangan may gagalaw para magi-spark sa kanila tapos susunod lang sila. Kaya kapag nakapuntos ako parang kahit hindi nga ako nakapuntos naga-ano ako na ‘Yeheey, yeheey!’ ganun-ganun,” she said. “Kasi kailangan nila yun kasi kapag walang isang tao na ganoon sino ang magli-lead sa kanila.” And to end her night, Cheng finished off Ateneo with an ace... and a finger wag as exclamation point.   Des Cheng. FOR THE WIN. #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/KHyg6qECPs — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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UAAP Season 81: Siguro nasa 60% ang galaw kanina -- De Jesus on rookie Dela Cruz

Rookie Jolina Dela Cruz announced her arrival as part of the defending three-time champion De La Salle University with an impressive debut against the Lady Spikers’ archrival Ateneo de Manila University. The 19-year old, Bulacan-native poured in 11 points in DLSU’s 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, win over the Lady Eagles in an early battle of titans in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at the MOA Arena. It was a good outing for a player whose baptism of fire came in the most anticipated match of the season – the first opening day Ateneo-DLSU clash in the Final Four era.     But head coach Ramil De Jesus said that Dela Cruz has yet to show her full potential.   “Well, as rookie siguro nasa 60% ang galaw kanina. Expected ko na ‘yun kasi bago sa kanya ang lahat ng nangyayari. And siguro ‘yung dami ng crowd, tapos ang ingay ng crowd,” said De Jesus of the Palarong Pambansa standout.   “Sabi ko nga kanina after ng second set, ‘Jolina, sobrang confused mo na kasi ang likot na ng mata mo.’ So ni-remind ko lang na kailangan ko lang ng makakatulong sa loob. Kailangan ko ng tulong mo,” the 11-time champion mentor added. “Ganoon talaga sa first game siguro sa susunod hindi na ganoon.”             The Academia de San Lorenzo recruit and member of the Philippine youth team in the 2017 ASEAN Schools Game in Singapore admitted that her first Ateneo-DLSU experience was quite overwhelming.   “As a rookie bago lang po ako sa ganito and ‘yun po nire-remind ako lagi ng mga ates na kahit anong mangyari nandyan sila sa likod may backup ako,” she said. Dela Cruz added that there were times that she just got carried away with the crowd and energy inside the arena.   “Opo, masyado po akong nadala. Nire-remind naman po nila ako parati na, ‘Jolina balik ka, balik ka. Kaya mo yan. Nandyan ang mga ates mo. Di ka naman nila iiawanan. Iko-cover ka nila kahit anong mangyari.’ Yung mga coaches naman lagi akong nire-remind na focus ka, focus, na balik ka lagi. Once na magkamali ka may ibang way pa na pwede kang gawin,” said Dela Cruz.   Asked on how she would address the missing 40% that De Jesus wanted to see for her, Dela Cruz answered,  “Siguro kailangan pa magtiwala sa sarili ang kailangan balik ka kaagad once nagkamali ka.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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UAAP Season 81: DLSU uses element of surprise in dismantling Ateneo

Defending three-time champion De La Salle University kept its team under wraps during the offseason and it worked wonders for the Lady Spikers. Head coach Ramil De Jesus thought that they had the element of surprise when DLSU demolished Ateneo de Manila University, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, Sunday in their UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament opener at the MOA Arena.         The Taft-based squad didn’t join any major pre-season tournament as a team, opting to field just a few of its regular players in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference and in the UniGames. “Mayroon siguro. Malaking advantage ‘yun na wala silang idea sa team namin kung sino ang starter, ano ang position, kung anong klase ng set play ang nangyayari sa team na pina-practice namin,”said De Jesus, whose squad defeated Ateneo for the fifth straight time since Season 79 Finals. DLSU lost three key players in Kim Kianna Dy, former MVP Majoy Baron and libero Dawn Macandili after graduating last season. During the pre-season, Gyra Barroga and Arriane Layug left the team to move up to the semi-pro league. Pundits thought that the Lady Spikers will have a hard time rebuilding but again, De Jesus' battle-tested system that produced 11 titles in two decades proved them wrong.      Graduating player Des Cheng delivered the same numbers that was expected from her but it was rookie Jolina Dela Cruz and fourth year player May Luna that did most of the damage with their production. Dela Cruz and Luna scored 11 points each to back Cheng’s 13 markers and Aduke Ogunsanya’s 10. Luna did the most damage in the fourth set as she helped the Lady Spikers pull away for good midway in the frame with her heady plays that frustrated the Lady Eagles.      As for their archrivals, the Lady Spikers were able to scout the Lady Eagles’ set plays and asses the tendencies of their players based on Ateneo’s performance in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.     De Jesus and his coaching staff devised a good game plan to dismantle Ateneo in front of 17,166-strong crowd.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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NU, Ateneo reignite rivalry for all the glory in UAAP 81 Jrs.

Game on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 3:00 PM – NU vs Ateneo For the second season in a row, it will be Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School disputing the championship. Hostilities between the Bullpups and the Blue Eaglets erupt once more on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre as the bell rings on the title bout between the two heavyweights in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. NU, last year’s runners-up, and defending champion Ateneo go at it in Game 1 of the best-of-three series tipping off at 3:00 PM. All of the action will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE over on S+A and S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant as well as on streaming. The Bullpups have had the Blue Eaglets’ number this year. Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo have all taken turns to make sure the Jocson ballers swept their two meetings thus far. Still, it was just last year when Ateneo took home the title at NU’s expense. This time around, they will have Season MVP Kai Sotto as well as feisty playmakers Forthsky Padrigao and Ian Espinosa leading the way. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Kidnapping cases up in 2018 – PNP

The number of kidnapping cases in the country increased by three percent last year, the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) reported over the weekend......»»

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Lady Archers twit Eagles in opener

The most dominant women’s volleyball team in the UAAP hasn’t missed a beat despite losing key players from last year......»»

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Bullpups, Eaglets start showdown for junior crown

Former champ National U and reigning titlist Ateneo seek to get the head start as they engage in an explosive championship showdown in the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball tourney today at the Filoil Flying V Center......»»

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Lady Bulldogs to receive PSA President’s Award

The National University Lady Bulldogs set a new standard for excellence last year after winning their 80th straight game on their way to retaining the UAAP women’s basketball crown......»»

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SSS net income improves on strong premium collection

State-run Social Security System’s net income in 2018 improved slightly to P22.73 billion from P20.27 billion in the previous year as the growth in the collection of member premiums outpaced the increase in benefit payouts......»»

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Spikers wring Ateneo

ON A HOT START Games Wednesday (at the FilOil Arena) 2 p.m. Ateneo vs. UST 4 p.m. UP vs. FEU Defending champion De La Salle University started its title-retention bid on a high note by trashing archrival Ateneo de Manila University, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) […].....»»

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UST vs EAC in D-League

Four other teams get their journeys in the 2019 PBA D-League going on Monday when University of Santo Tomas and Batangas-EAC face off, while SMDC-NU and Chadao-FEU renew their UAAP rivalry at Paco Arena in Manila. Transferee guard Brent Paraiso and high school star Mark Nonoy will make their debut for the Growling Tigers, as […].....»»

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