ONE Championship: Amid ‘Split’ Judges, Gina Iniong Relieved To Win With Conviction

Gina "Conviction" Iniong is finally back in contention for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship.   She returned to the World Title picture following a split decision victory over the previously unbeaten Jihin "Shadow Cat" Radzuan at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS, which took place from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, 16 February.   The Benguet native dictated the tempo from the get-go. She continually landed her patented right hand over and over, and then mixed her striking attack with well-executed takedowns.   A late third-round surge from the Malaysian put Iniong at the edge of her seat when the judges’ scorecards were read.   Though confident she did enough to win, the Filipina was surprised to hear that a split decision was to be announced after three grueling rounds.   Fortunately for her, the result went in her favor.   “To be honest, I got nervous when they announced that it was a split decision,” said Iniong, who improved her mixed martial arts record to 8-4.   “I thought it should have been won by unanimous decision. I almost lost my breath when I heard that, but it’s okay. I think I did well. I was able to execute our game plan during the fight.”   After going 1-2 in her last three outings, a close loss is something “Conviction" could not really afford.   Iniong’s hopes of one day becoming the first Filipina World Champion in mixed martial arts is still very much alive, and she certainly needed that win to stay the course.   "It was a big relief,” she admitted.   “I struggled in my last bouts, so it feels really good to get back on track. Hopefully, this is a start of another run for me at the belt.”   "I was confident that I did enough to get my hands raised in the end. [Jihin] Radzuan is a tremendous warrior, and I wasn't expecting this to be an easy fight at all. Thankfully, our game plan worked.".....»»

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U.S. Facebook fine over privacy could be in billions – reports

WASHINGTON, USA – A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday. The Federal Trade Commission is negotiating the terms of the penalty stemming from its investigation into whether Facebook violated a 2011 settlement with the regulator ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game

"The Triggerman" is still locked and loaded. After all these years, Allan Caidic can still shoot the lights out and he shot San Miguel Beer past Alaska, 96-83, in the PBA Legends: Return of the Rivals charity event Sunday before a packed Araneta Coliseum crowd. "It feels great. But more than the result and the game you watched, it's the solidarity of the players. We came together for a good cause," Caidic, who played for the Beermen from 1993 to 1998, said. Caidic, who turns 56 in June, started slow before heating up as the game went on to finish with a game-high 26 points on 6-of-14 shooting from downtown. He fired 16 points in a back and forth final frame alone. The crowd, fully ...Keep on reading: Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2019Related News - Filipinos in Dubai, N.Emirates introduced to new financial literacy scheme

DUBAI: Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates are given a heads up as the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (PCGDXB) is going to schedule an agri-business forum as a result of the interest o.....»»

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UAAP 81 Football: UST demolishes DLSU on opening day

Season 80 runners up University of Santo Tomas wasted no time in getting on the board, as the Growling Tigers demolished De La Salle University, 3-1 on opening day of the UAAP Season 81 Men's Football Tournament, Sunday afternoon at the FEU-FERN Football Field in Diliman, Quezon City.  Armed with 13 rookies, the Green Archers were looking to make a statement early in the season, and early in the match, it looked like they were primed for a big win after one of those new faces, John Rey Lagura, connected on his first UAAP goal to put DLSU ahead, 1-0 in the 14th minute.  The Green Archer advantage didn't last too long, as Conrad Dimacali responded in the 17th minute to help the Growling Tigers pull even  UST moved into the driver's seat heading into the midgame break, thanks to a 36th minute conversion from Juan Villanueva to make it 2-1.  Action picked up in the second half, as De La Salle looked to rally back, but instead it was UST who found the back of the net once again, with rookie Glen Ramos also hitting his first UAAP goal to put the Growling Tigers ahead, 3-1.  DLSU attempted once last push, but yielded no results, as UST coasted to a big opening day victory.  "Every tournament, especially sa UAAP, mas maganda talaga na makakuha ka kaagad ng three points, pero nag-start kami kanina na masiyadong mababa yung laro namin, medyo yung fitness namin, hindi kami makahawak ng bola," explained UST head coach Marjo Allado after the match. "La Salle is very dangerous in transitions, and buti na lang, yung dalawang free kicks namin, na-convert namin kanina."  "So far, it's a good result for the UST Men's Team sa opening game," Allado added.  While it was a big win, Allado isn't completely happy with the result, noting that he felt his boys were a bit off.  "Naka-score kami ng three goals, pero my concern is yung laro namin kanina, this is not how we play eh. Siguro first game, parang naninibago lang yung mga players, especially yung ibang rookies."  UST opens the season with a win and three points. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Private sector project on disaster resiliency hailed

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has lauded the achievements of the private sector-led Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), an organization created as a result of the executive order she issued for the country to better respond to disasters and other emergencies......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Lotto results for February 15, 2019

EZ2/LVM (Evening draw) (In exact order) - 13 16 SUERTRES (Evening draw) (In exact order) - 8 9 7 4 digits - 0 5 8 4 6/45 MegaLotto - 37 40 31 15 39 28 P8,910,000.00 6/58 UltraLotto - 48 56 12 10 55 42 P49,500,000.00.....»»

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100,000 babies die from war yearly

MUNICH, Germany — At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to war […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis

With the exception of clean drinking water, it has been proven that vaccines are the most effective means of reducing and preventing contagious diseases, preventing an estimated 2.5 million deaths each year. Among the deaths prevented are those that may come as a result of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis that also afflict children......»»

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Drug peddler killed, 7 others held in Bulacan anti-drug ops

A DRUG peddler was killed and seven others were nabbed on Tuesday as a result of intensified anti-drug operations of […].....»»

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No official venue yet for SEA Games volleyball

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. will have to wait until February 15 to know which venue will be used for the sport in the 30th Southeast Asian Games late this year. Volleyball association head Peter Cayco cleared that the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee will be the one to arrange the playing venue for the competition set to begin on November 28. PHISGOC originally considered the Araneta Coliseum as the venue of the crowd-drawing sport but Cayco revealed that reservation problems with the 16,000-capacity arena could force them to look for an alternative. “It’s PHISGOC, sila ang in charge na mag-secure ng venue. More on technical ang LVPI,” said Cayco on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “When the inspection committee arrived this December our Secretary General Mr. (Ariel) Paredes and Mr. Shanrit (Wongpasert) of the AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) went to Smart Araneta and there we found out that they cannot give us all the dates kasi mayroon silang foreign bookings na concerts na last year pa raw naka-book.” Cayco said that there are three other alternatives with the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna being the most feasible of option.  “Worst case scenario is Alonte. Kasi kasado na sa level of playing field ng AVC. OK na sila doon kasi ilang beses na ring naglaro doon,” the LVPI head said. The Laguna venue has hosted international volleyball tournaments before including the AVC Asian Club Championship in 2016 and the Asian Women’s Senior Championship back in 2017.  Other venues considered to hold the volleyball games are the PhilSports Arena (Ultra) in Pasig and the Muntinlupa Sports Complex, which serves as an alternative venue in during the Asian Seniors two years ago.   “Ang problem with Ultra is we won’t get the maximum number of games per day kasi may ka-share tayong ibang events. So we will not finish in the number of days of competition,” explained Cayco, who added that Ultra will also be used by netball. Around 11 countries are on tap to participate in the competition. The contest will have a rest day on November 30 to give way for the opening ceremonies.   Meanwhile, Cayco announced that the beach volleyball event will be held in Subic.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

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UAAP Season 81: Atin ‘to. Amin ‘to

Ayel Estranero and Tots Carlos knew they’re in for a tough challenge when University of the Philippines men’s basketball team star Paul Desiderio nailed the game-winning jumper in the Final Four against the twice-to-beat Adamson University. That was UP basketball’s ‘Atin ‘to’ moment. Right after the final buzzer sounded that signaled UP’s first Finals appearance in the UAAP’s first semester centerpiece event after 32 years, the Lady Maroons already felt the pressure of high expectations when it’s their time to march inside the court and carry the State University’s pride in women’s volleyball.       “Their journey is totally inspiring,” said Estranero, who is in her fifth and last playing year, of the Fighting Maroons’ runner-up finish in the cagefest. “Pero ‘yun nga noong naka-Finals sila ang sabi namin, “Ay, patay! Magi-expect din ang mga tao this volleyball season naman,’” the setter added. Carlos shared the same sentiment. “’Yun nga ang mga success ng UP motivation sa amin pero at the same time pressure talaga,” said Carlos, who with Isa Molde are expected to deliver the goods for the Godfrey Okumu-mentored squad. “Lagi lang namin nire-remind ang mga tao, sabi nila ‘O basketball tapos na, volleyball naman.’ ‘Yun minsan napag-uusapan namin. Minsan nagti-team talk kami na ‘wag namin isipin ‘yun, isipin namin ang ilalaro namin this season. ‘Wag naming i-cut short to the result of the season. One game at a time.” The UP faithful have all the right to expect high especially with the Lady Maroons making waves of their own during the pre-season. UP reigned supreme in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam. Those twin crowns were UP’s first major titles after ruling the UAAP 36 years ago.  “Of course, it affects how people want us to perform. People also dream big for us. Of course, they’re dreaming for us to be in the Finals and win the championship especially we won two championships in the offseason,” said Estranero. “So high expectations from other people, high expectations from the team but I guess we just have to trust the process and take it game by game.” The playmaker could only hope that the lessons they learned in the offseason will carry them to greater heights in the UAAP.  “I can say that the offseason din naman was a big help in terms of learning how to win and in terms of developing our skills individually but it wasn’t something that will actually define UAAP. Coming into this season it’s a new start for all of us,” she said. “We’re more confident. There’s more pressure but there’s a lot of hope and passion to win a championship,” said Estranero. Now, it's the Lady Maroons’ time to create their own ‘Atin ‘to’ moment.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

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2019 BAIC M50 S Ultra Luxury 7-seater

P700,000 can’t get you much car these days. The few vehicles you can buy with it are typically small, compact, with the possibility of fitting a regular Pinoy family (e.g. 5-7 people) close to impossible. Except for one vehicle, this BAIC M50 S. Mind you, this is the top-of-the-line version, so if you’re willing to […] The post 2019 BAIC M50 S Ultra Luxury 7-seater appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Misamis bettor wins P5.9 million lotto jackpot

A bettor in Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental won the jackpot in the 6/42 Regular Lotto drawn on Saturday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

Mosques losing sway over Indonesian youth because of online sermons

JAKARTA ---For centuries, mosques have served as places where Muslims deepen their knowledge of Islamic teachings. The influence of mosques, however, is waning as a result of social media-based preaching. A 2018 study by the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture (CSRC) at Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University (UIN) Jakarta has revealed that young Muslims are losing interest in studying religion in mosques. The study, which surveyed Muslims aged between 17 and 24 in 18 regencies and cities across Indonesia, also found that social media-based sermons had reduced the influence of religious education in family, organizations or other formal educational institutions. Twenty...Keep on reading: Mosques losing sway over Indonesian youth because of online sermons.....»»

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Duterte to name 80 members of BTA - Philippine Star

Duterte to name 80 members of BTA Philippine Star President Duterte is expected to announce soon the 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) as the initial result of the plebiscite on.....»»

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Brownlee-led Mighty registers Philippines’ best finish in Dubai

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas was forced to settle for a finish just right outside the Finals of the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Still, the Filipinos were nothing but happy to celebrate the country’s best showing in the tourney, which they formalized with a well-earned 91-76 win against Lebanese champion Homentmen on Saturday (Philippine time) at the Shabab-Al Ahli Club in Dubai. With that, the Philippines triumphed in the battle for third. As always, Justin Brownlee was at the forefront of the attack. The result of this one isn’t much different from the last time the two teams met. Mighty-Pilipinas also topped Homentmen in the elimination round. This bronze is the first medal the Philippines has gotten in the 14-year history of the Dubai International. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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