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PBA: Clutch Paul Lee shows up on both ends to save Magnolia s title chances

Magnolia was on the brink of an epic Finals collapse. The Hotshots have lost all of their 17-point lead in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals and Romeo Travis' strong drive for a go-ahead layup was emphatically denied by Best Import Mike Harris. Alaska's Kevin Racal has dived for the loose ball but somehow, someway, Paul Lee managed to snag the leather and dribble his way to an open baseline. Lee, the newly-awarded PBA Best Player of the Conference, shot a mid-range jumper in rhythm. He swished it and gave the Hotshots a 79-78 lead with 1.3 seconds to go. It was his only score in the second half as he finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Magnolia would go on and win, taking a crucial 3-2 lead in the Finals. "I took the chance eh, kasi wala na eh down kami. Yung small details na ganun, yung mga 50-50 ball, yun yung mga nagpapanalo ng laro. Nakuha and then na-convert ko, so it gave us a win," Lee said on his series-defining save. "Struggle ako buong series offensively, pero yung coaching staff and the whole team, lagi nila sinasabi na next shot, next shot, papasok din yan. Tinira ko lang, luckily yung timing maganda siya. Sobrang bait talaga ni Lord alam mo yun? Sa kanila na eh, tapos ganun yung naging end nung game. Wala na akong hiling, napaka-gandang panalo nun," he added on his version of The Shot. A couple of plays before, Lee had another brilliant save that helped set up Game 5's wild finish. Down two, Lee managed to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before finding Ian Sangalang on the other end for a game-turning three-point play. That play gave Magnolia a 77-76 lead with 18 seconds to go. "I won't give up in any play, hanggang walang pito or di stop yung game. Yun naman tinuro samin from the start, hanggang di pumipito or walang deadball, tuluy-tuloy lang," Lee said. "Ayun nag-end up sa magandang play pa ganun lang yung mentality namin," he added. With Game 6 on the horizon, Lee knows it's going to be doubly hard and he wants the Hotshots to try and stay sharp. A title is on the line after all. "It's gonna be hard next game, yun yung pinaka mahirap na game. We need to prepare and of course wag namin kalimutan na mag-enjoy din sa laro," Lee said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 14th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: UP got farther because the seniors went the extra mile

Doing extra work beyond regular team practices is a common thing all athletes do - extra skills training over here, extra shooting drills over there. It is always part of the trade. But for a team with a deep-rooted losing culture like the University of the Philippines had six years ago, extra work was not normal. At one point, it was even made fun of. The losing tradition was so deep that going beyond what was required was so foreign to the players. The mindset then was, "You're going to lose anyway, why even try?" It was something that the rookies then - Diego Dario, Gelo Vito, Jarrell Lim, and Paul Desiderio - had trouble understanding. "Before, nung rookies kami, since fresh from high school, masipag kami. Kunwari after training, extra work, shooting-shooting. Pero ang problema namin, tinatago na yung bola [after practice]. Ayaw na kami pag shootingin. Hihiritan pa kami ng seniors namin, 'Oh, baka mag-PBA ka na nyan, itigil mo na yan.' Hindi namin yun ma-gets," Lim shared. "Noon, after ng final huddle, may sisigaw na diyan ng 'Mga bola!!!' So kaming mga bata, wala naman kaming choice, parang ito na, sige na nga," Vito said. But just like any rookie with big dreams, they pressed on and brushed off the jokes of their seniors.  "Nung 'dark days,' after training, wala ng tao sa court, kami na lang! Mga rookies - ako, Jarrell, Gelo. Nagsho-shooting kami, extra work kami," chipped in Dario. In addition to staying after team practices, Dario, Lim, Vito, together with a few older Fighting Maroons created a 6 a.m. workout habit. From the self-initiated morning sessions to the team practices scheduled from the afternoon to the evening, they made sure that they put some extra work in to better their games and to ultimately transform the losing mentality of their team. It all started with a bunch of rookies who were fed up with the nightmare of losing seasons and were hungry for the dream of contention. "Pinromise namin sa isa't isa na ito yung culture na papalitan namin sa UP kasi walang nag-eextra work. Bawal mag-extra work," said Vito. "Even when Coach Bo [Perasol] wasn't here [yet], our batch ni Gelo, Jarrell, all our batchmates made a decision na I think we should change the culture off the court. We should be humble, we haven't reached anything yet, we have to do the work. We made sure even with the younger ones who were coming in, we lead by example," added Dario. During the time they were rookies, UP was a bottom-feeder in the standings and the butt of jokes of other teams. They barely had any financial support and they trained in faulty facilities, but that did not stop them from trusting the process.  After one late night extra work session back in 2014, Dario's father, Edwin, said something that was a vision of the future. It was something that Dario and Vito held on to. "Andun kami sa Old Gym sa labas, may tulo tulo pa yung court," Vito said as he described the lowly state of their only basketball facility then. "Late night, Team A na kami nun, finally. This was few weeks before my dad passed away. Nung nag-eextra work kami, papa told me, 'Yung batch niyo yung magfa-Finals, yung batch niyo ang magdadala sa team sa championship,'" Dario narrated. At that point, it was a vision that sounded so preposterous. From 0-14 to the Finals? What a joke. But for some reason that could only be described by faith, these rookies believed. As Dario put it, "Sa old UP, hindi mo maririnig yung mga ganung pangarap. Pero kaming batch yung nagsimula nung, 'Oh ano, Final Four?' Pinagtatawanan na kami ng mga tao." Despite the faith, the laughs never really went away. From Season 76's 0-14, UP's record in the next years improved, but it was still far from Final Four material, let alone the Finals. UP was still one of the league's whipping boys. They still didn't make it to the Final Four and they were still inconsistent. So much so that it casted doubts on whether Dario, Vito, Lim, and Desiderio should still play their fifth and final years. Dario was mulling over sitting out Season 81 just so he can improve his game on his own. Vito, given all the bigger names entering the team, was considering retiring from playing basketball altogether. Lim was so heartbroken from Season 80's finish that he avoided touching a ball for months. Desiderio was thinking of leaving college basketball early to try getting into the PBA. But they just couldn't let go of the vision they had when they were still rookies - that their batch will reach the Finals, that their batch will change the culture of UP. Fast forward to Season 81, with the help of new recruits, support from management, and a rabid fanbase, their vision turned into reality. "After our Game 2 [versus Adamson in the semifinals], na-realize namin before 'UP Naming Mahal,' ito na yun! Ito na yung sinasabi ni papa! Magfa-Finals na tayo! It's true!" Dario narrated. "May nagtanong sa akin after the semifinals, 'Fifth year ka na, hindi ba parang masakit sayo na you're not playing in those kinds of moments na crucial?' Sabi ko sa kanya, I would never exchange this moment na pumasok kami sa Finals after 32 years for playing time. It's not about yung moment lang na yun eh. Yung process na pinagdaanan namin, para marating yun, naghirap kami nun, it was part of it," Vito added. 'Trust the process' may be one of the most overused phrases of athletes nowadays, but graduating seniors Desiderio, Vito, Lim, and Dario proved that they are the ones who truly know what it means. From being shamed for doing extra work, now, they are proudly wearing a silver medal around their necks. Coming from 0-14, who would have thought and believed? They did. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 8th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: UP s turning point of the season as told by seniors

The genesis of the historic UAAP Season 81 run of the University of the Philippines was not a promising one. Expectations were extremely high on the Fighting Maroons as they entered the season because of various reasons. Coach Bo Perasol was already in his third year since he took over UP's program. In college basketball language, the third year is when all rebuilding work should come to fruition. Bright Akhuetie, the dominant foreign-student athlete who transferred from NCAA to UAAP, was done with residency and could finally suit up for the luntian at pula. UP's prophetic sharp shooter and team captain Paul Desiderio decided to play his fifth year, choosing to close out his collegiate career over the chance to be immediately drafted into the professional ranks. Juan Gomez de Liano was entering his sophomore year with a Rookie of the Year award under his belt and was expected to improve more as a playmaker. Plus, the Fighting Maroons already had a lot of sponsors and financial support. But after the first round of the eliminations, despite all the supposed advantages that were on their side in the beginning of the season, the so-called Final Four contenders still found themselves in the sixth spot with a disappointing 3-4 record. To open the second round, they were slapped with another loss against the Ateneo de Manila University, relegating them to a 3-5 slate. At that point, graduating players Desiderio, Diego Dario, Jarrell Lim, Gelo Vito, and JJ Espanola decided that they were no longer having any of it. They are not going to leave UP as losers again. So they decided to call a seniors only meeting. "People were already doubting us. So kaming mga seniors, nag lunch kami noon sa Frankie's sa UP Town [Center] to meet," said Lim, referring to a popular chicken wings restaurant in the mall across the Diliman campus. "Nag-meeting kami. Parang anong nangyayari? Hindi ito yung season na ineexpect namin, what is happening?" narrated Dario, "So we went in to the details. We made sure na balanced yung insights namin with Paul's perspective, someone who plays a lot, tapos our perspective na usually from the bench, from the outside, kung ano nakikita namin." The seniors did not only talk about team culture or mindset, but they heavily discussed their plays, rotation, and moves - things that are usually considered by the coaching staff. "Yung mga usapan na walang bench production, hindi nakakapag-pahinga si ganito kasi hindi nagpoproduce si ganyan, or mga plays - to the detail talaga yung mga pinagusapan namin," Vito narrated. "Given all our insights, we decided to talk to our coaches," said Dario. However, talking to the coaches was something the seniors were not sure how to do. They did not want to give the impression that they were undermining the authority of their coaching staff, most especially coach Bo's, but at the same time they knew they had to let their insights out. "Noong una, kinakabahan pa kami kasi baka ma-insult sila, na baka coach Bo will feel disrespected. We were really scared of talking to him," shared Lim. "Baka kasi isipin niya 'You don't trust me?" Dario added. The seniors pressed on and forwarded their concerns to their assistant coaches. Eventually, their insights reached Perasol and he called them in for another seniors only meeting. "Kinabahan na kami! Parang hala, anong sasabihin ni Coach? Nag-text si Coach Mo [Gingerich], 'Coach Bo wants to talk to you, Coach Ricky [Dandan] pitched your ideas and he's really positive with it and he wants to meet you guys before practice,'" narrated Vito. The seniors came in to the meeting feeling scared but they came out of it feeling validated. It was a revelation of Perasol's character as a players' coach. The seniors shared that in the meeting, Perasol listened to them and made them feel that their voice mattered. "Doon mo talaga masasabi how coach Bo is as a coach. Sobrang respectful and talagang he really listens to his players. Dun mo talagang masasabi na Papa Bo mo talaga siya," said Lim, "Not even once did we hear any negative response from coach Bo kaya mahal na mahal talaga namin siya, lalo na kaming mga senior kasi siya talaga yung nag lead sa amin sa pagbabago." "He really is like a dad to us, legit," added Dario. Right after the meeting, the changes they wanted to see in the team were implemented right away. Aside from the tweaks in the plays, the seniors decided to alter the mood in their training as well. As Dario described, "We made sure to set the example in practice so from then, go hard kami sa practice. Nagkakapikunan na nga kami minsan sa sobrang intense." What makes that meeting more monumental is that since then, the Fighting Maroons started collecting wins. It was the turning point of the season. From a 3-5 slate, they finished the eliminations in the third spot with an 8-6 record. "Yun yung naging turning point, yun yung puro wins na kami," said Lim proudly. "Natalo lang kami sa Adamson [sa eliminations] tapos puro panalo na," added Vito. UP made it back in the Final Four after 21 years. For the first time in their season, they were meeting the expectations that were set on them in the beginning. But if we are talking about expectations, apparently UP was not just going to meet them, they went on to exceed them.  In the semifinals, they overcame a twice-to-beat advantage held by Adamson University, which earned them a ticket to the Finals against the Ateneo de Manila University. It was their first time back in the Finals after 32 years. They may have failed to win a single game in the heavily lopsided best-of-three Finals series, but they were able to mount a story that will forever remain a classic. They won't deny that this silver finish still glitters like gold, not only to the team, but to the rest of the UP community. The Fighting Maroons' story this season is a testament that winners are not just made in the hardcourt. Winners are made during meetings over chicken wings, in intense team practices, and with coaches who listen. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Pag nagdadamo si Duterte

Ngayon alam na natin: Nagdadamo si Duterte. "Nagmamarijuana ako e para magising," sabi ni Digong. Wala naman dapat problema sa paggamit ng marijuana sa panahong ito. Dati, pag nagdadamo ka, adik na agad ang tawag sa iyo. Dati, pag nagmamarijuana ka, kriminal na ang turing sa iyo. Tingin sa iyo isang walang kwentang tao. Iba na ngayon. Ligal na ang marijuana sa maraming lugar, pati na sa U.S. Tanggap na ang marijuana bilang gamot sa sari-saring kapansanan. Tinuturing nang parang alak o sigarilyo ang marijuana. Okay lang gamitin basta hindi sobra at batay sa mga mahihigpit na regulasyon. Ang masama, pag sobra. Nagiging sabog ka. Nawawala sa sarili. Nagiging bangag. Sabi ...Keep on reading: Pag nagdadamo si Duterte.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Sen. Bam: Inflation rate still high, shelve plan to implement excise tax on fuel in 2019

December 5, 2018. The government should reconsider its decision to implement the excise tax on fuel under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law for 2019 as inflation rate remains far from its original target, according to Sen. Bam Aquino. “Walang basehan itong pagbawi ng pangako ng gobyerno… Source link link: Sen. Bam: Inflation rate still high, shelve plan to implement excise tax on fuel in 2019.....»»

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If Duterte remark is illogical, he s joking – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman and chief lawyer gave the public a tip on how to tell if the Chief Executive is joking or not. He said that if Duterte's remark defies logic, it must be a joke. "Ang test doon, 'pag walang logic, nagpapatawa ka. 'Pag ........»»

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

UAAP: Clutch knows clutch as Cabagnot gives props to Desiderio

Without a doubt, Paul Desiderio is the most clutch player in all of the University of the Philippines. It shouldn’t be forgotten, however, that not far from him, there’s somebody who could very well out-clutch him. Only, that somebody is not a teammate. Rather, it’s Fighting Maroons assistant coach Alex Cabagnot – currently the point guard for San Miguel Beer who has been called “The Crunchman” for all his heroics throughout a 13-year playing career. That is exactly why, when State U needed a shot to make history, Cabagnot knew whose hands the ball should be in. “He hit a couple of huge shots. Actually, even before that shot, I wanted him to shoot it and we just looked at each other,” he shared, talking about Desiderio. He then continued, “He knew that I wanted him to take that. I’m blessed that he made it.” That shot the Beerman was referring to? Why, it’s just the biggest shot that has gone in for Diliman in the last 32 years. Paul Desderio delivers the final five points for UP. What a finish. #AtinToPapasokTo #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/wWlYNSG0jQ — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Nobyembre 28, 2018 And, apparently, the shot was what it looked like – a shot made possible by UP’s team captain and UP’s team captain alone. “Walang play yun. Nasa kanya lang talaga yun. Gusto niya lang talagang akuin,” head coach Bo Perasol said, confirming that he did not call any play with his team all even with Adamson University in their knockout bout last Wednesday. He then continued, “Makapal lang talaga mukha nito. Nakita mo naman na ang dami niyang mintis before that, pero alam niya na for the win, aakuin niya talaga.” Indeed, Desiderio was 2-of-18 from the field before hitting a triple and then that midrange jumper over the outstretched arms of Sean Manganti which proved to be the game-winner. That never-give-up mentality is just the proof that he has that clutch gene. “He’s very happy-go-lucky, but when it’s crunch time, he’s assertive. That’s the only thing I could as for,” Cabagnot said. He then continued, “Hindi niya tinataguan yung bola and we don’t have to tell him to shoot or to make a stop. He just knows it.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: Bo Perasol has a message for his critics from Ateneo

On Saturday, Bo Perasol will be in the position to prove himself further to the University of the Philippines community during the UAAP Season 81 best-of-three Finals series. As a sidelight, he will also have every chance to redeem himself against  Ateneo de Manila University, which happens to be his former employer for three years. Before he became the head tactician of the Finals-bound Maroons, he was the head coach of the Kiefer Ravena-headlined Ateneo from Seasons 76 to 78. But those three years were not as fruitful as every Atenean wanted it to be. Either they completely missed qualifying for the Final Four or fell mercilessly short of a Finals ticket. He inherited an Ateneo team that was fresh from five consecutive championships under Norman Black's tutelage and the great Blue Eagle Ravena was in his prime years. The pressure to deliver was so heavy that when those campaigns failed, Perasol earned a lot of critics who second-guessed his decision-making. Months after leaving Ateneo, he signed up with his alma mater to mentor the Fighting Maroons. It was a gradual build-up starting with a sixth place finish in Season 79, a fifth place finish in Season 80, to this year's Finals berth. His perseverance with the former cellar dwellers is finally coming to fruition. The plot just thickens given the fact that it will be against his former team Ateneo. But Perasol wants to make things clear, this is not personal business. "What I have with Ateneo is just, in fact, gratefulness. I'm very thankful to them for giving me the chance, for believing in me. If they did not believe, I mean the people who managed the team, if they did not believe in me hundred percent, I wouldn't be there for two more years. First year palang natanggal na ako dun," said the current UP mentor. "Naniniwala ako na walang animosity in my heart when I go up against these people," he added. Days leading up to the Battle of Katipunan, there have been a lot of friendly banter on social media regarding the very interesting David and Goliath match-up. One memorable meme that came from the back-and-forth of the fans was a sarcastic one that goes along the lines of "Sa wakas, mabibigyan na ni Bo ang Ateneo ng championship. #OBF" Reporters have mentioned the meme to the amiable UP tactician and said he isn’t affected. "Okay lang yun. Again, we cannot control the minds of other people. If I'm going to entertain those thoughts, I wouldn't be here. I wouldn't have had the patience or the courage to go on kapag ako apektado lagi sa mga ganun," he said. He leaves it up to the equally witty UP community to come up with some other clever reply. "Ang dami ring patawa ng mga taga UP against Ateneo. That should be the case, kaya nga naging entertaining itong basketball na ito and we're just parang nagiging pawns lang tayo dito and at the end of this we are still going to play 40 minutes of basketball, nothing personal about that," Perasol added who is also celebrating his 47th birthday on the eve of Game 1. The Finals series between UP and Ateneo would be the perfect stage for Perasol's redemption but this is not about him. Being the heavy underdogs in this series, Perasol goes back to the rhetoric that this will always be for and about the UP community. "They say that being an underdog will limit the expectations but I don't think the expectations of the UP community are quite limited right now. They would want to go all the way even if they know that we are the overwhelming underdogs," he said. "It also says how hungry we are and it's just a matter of thinking that regardless of the odds, you still have to fight through the game," he added. All UAAP fans will have the best-of-three Battle of Katipunan series to find out whether Perasol's redemption storyline will come full circle by the end of the season or not. The games will start on Saturday, December 1 at the Mall of Asia Arena. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2018Related News

Satur Ocampo, congresswoman inaresto sa child trafficking

NASA kustodiya ng pulisya ang grupo ni dating Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo at Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Rep. France Castro dahil sa hinalang ‘human trafficking’ o pagbiyahe ng 14 na menor de edad ng walang kaukulang dokumento sa bayan ng Talaingod, Davao del Norte kamakalawa ng gabi. Dakong alas-nuwebe nang gabi nang masabat… link: Satur Ocampo, congresswoman inaresto sa child trafficking.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

Ilang lugar sa Metro Manila, Cavite, walang tubig sa Biyernes: Maynilad – Manila Video

Pansamantalang mawawalan ng tubig ang ilang barangay sa Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, at Cavite simula hatinggabi ng Biyernes hanggang alas-10 gabi ng Sabado, sabi ngayong Miyerkoles ng Maynilad. source link: Ilang lugar sa Metro Manila, Cavite, walang tubig sa Biyernes: Maynilad – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 29th, 2018Related News

Desiderio game-winner: Unplanned, all heart

MANILA, Philippines – Paul Desiderio may have played hero many times over for the University of the Philippines, but coach Bo Perasol still didn't see this one coming.  "Walang play 'yun, nasa kanya lang talaga 'yun, makapal lang talaga mukha nito," Perasol said in jest moments after Desiderio knocked in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

PH-China oil, gas deal, walang dapat katakutan: Locsin | ABS-CBN News

Ayon kay Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr., walang ipinamimigay ang Pilipinas sa kasunduang ito......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Patapos na ang Nobyembre. Ang daming nangyari. Highlight na ng buwan na ito siguro para sa bansa natin ang pagdating ng BFF ng Pangulo kaya nawalan kami ng pasok sa matandang unibersidad sa Maynila noong Nobyembre 20. Natapos na rin ang ASEAN Summit sa Singapore na dinaluhan (o tinulugan ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: The Machine to Master Mentor - Team Lakay s Mark Sangiao has no regrets in exchanging fighting for coaching

During the post-fight press conference for ONE: Conquest of Champions last Friday, Novemeber 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao was asked a pretty interesting question.  "Coach, you sacrificed your professional fighting career para makapag-focus sa mga katulad ni Eduard [Folayang]. Ngayon na nakikita niyo yung mga world title na nasa lamesa. Do you think worth it yung pag-give up [ng fighting career?]"  Sangiao had just coached one of his closest wards in Eduard Folayang back to the ONE Lightweight World Championship. Before that, Sangiao spent much of his 2018 coaching three other Team Lakay stars in Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio, and Kevin Belingon into their own world championship runs.  All four of the champions were present during the press conference, and their big gold belts provided enough gleam to light up the whole press room.  So for Sangiao, his response was quick and simple, and likely very easy.   "Nakikita ko lang yung mga belt dito, worth it na. Feeling ko champion na din ako," he said with a gigantic smile, as the four ONE Championship world titles sat in front of him.  Prior to becoming Team Lakay's master mentor and a Coach of the Year awardee, Mark "The Machine" Sangiao was one hell of a fighter.  A former Philippine Team member and medalist in Wushu, Sangiao transitioned into MMA and was one of the stars of the early days of the URCC.  The Baguio native went 7-2 in his career, with all but one of his victories coming via stoppage. His last fight was in 2009, and it was around that time that other Team Lakay stars like Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Honorio Banario were getting their own careers off the ground.  The decision to leave the fight game as a competitor and put his attention to coaching full time, Sangiao says, was made in 2010, and it was in the presence of his Team Lakay wards.  "Napag-desisyunan ko ‘to, eight years ago, 2010. And they were there nung nagdesisyon ako, tinatanong ko din sila. ‘Desisyon mo ‘yan’, yun yung sabi nila."  Now, eight years later, Sangiao has coached six world champions and has helped transform Team Lakay into one of, if not the best mixed martial arts teams in all of Asia.  This success, the 38-year old Sangiao adds, has made his sacrifice even more worth while.  "Positive naman akong tao, walang pinag-sisisihan, and I’m very happy with the result of my decision." With four of ONE Championship's eleven MMA world championships residing in Team Lakay, it's not really surprising that Coach Mark is at peace with his decision. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 26th, 2018Related News

PANOORIN: Ano ang katotohanan sa inflation?

Sa nakalipas na mga buwan naging maugong sa balita ang inflation rate, isang estadistika na sumusukat sa bilis ng pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin. Nadama natin ang walang humpay na pagtaas ng inflation sa presyo ng bigas, gulay, produktong petrolyo, pamasahe, atbp. Ngunit paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ........»»

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

UAAP: Captain Kib s dream was simple – to hear drums while playing

Kib Montalbo was “The Man of Steal” in his third year for De La Salle University. Back in 2016, he posted per game counts of 6.9 points, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals, and 2.6 rebounds all while spearheading the “Mayhem” defense that scored for the Green Archers a dominant championship. Since then, however, Montalbo has only averaged 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals all while dealing with various injuries. With that, it looked like “The Man of Steal” had been brought down by his kryptonite. In the face of all his struggles in the last two years, though, the now 23-year-old always chose to remain upbeat. “I come to practice always striving to be a better player. Each and every day, I work my ass off,” he said. He then continued, “But if basketball is not for me, I just gotta trust God. There’s no better way to put it than that.” And so, even though the same sort of numbers weren’t there, Montalbo still played each and every game as if it were his last. And last Wednesday, it was indeed his last – in green and white, at least – as La Salle fell to Far Eastern University and fell out of the playoff picture in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Still, the 5-foot-10 guard put himself all over the floor all game long – so much so that he sustained a small cut under his nose after an inadvertent collision with a Tamaraw. Blood trickled down from that small cut up until he was singing his alma mater song for the last time in uniform and up until he was being interviewed post-game. And without tissues to use, Montalbo was forced to wipe off the blood with his white jersey. For him, though, that was nothing but a badge of honor. “Symbol ‘to na I gave my all. It’s my last game and I gave it all. Walang natira sa akin,” he said. He then continued, “Pagod na pagod ako e. Natapilok, nag-cramps, lahat, but I gave it all for La Salle.” Indeed, after six years in Taft Avene and five seasons reppin’ the school there, the Bacolod native had no regrets leaving his hometown. As he put it, “I was just a boy who dreamed of playing with drums. Yun lang.” He then continued, “Back in Bacolod, sabi ko, gusto ko lang pumunta ng Maynila para maglaro kasi may drums dito. I didn’t expect that I’ll be captain of La Salle, to lead the team. It was the wildest dream, but I’m here and I’m just grateful and blessed.” Whether or not he’s still “The Man of Steal” remains to be seen. What matters is that Montalbo is at peace with whatever has happened, has been happening, and has yet to happen. “May trabaho pa rin naman ako kahit anong mangyari,” he said, sharing that he is around 40 units away from a degree in Business Management. He then continued, “Pero player muna. Gusto ko mag-PBA kasi siyempre, lahat naman, that’s the ultimate dream.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

DILG-6 says no guidelines in filling vacant SK posts

By: Gail T. Momblan SIX months after the barangay elections, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-6 said its national office has yet to issue guidelines on how to fill up vacant Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) positions. “Wala pa rin until now na decision from the national office kung paano pipiliin ang  mga walang naelect o […] The post DILG-6 says no guidelines in filling vacant SK posts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Truck holiday, halos walang epekto sa operasyon ng pantalan | ABS-CBN News

Nagsimula na ngayong Lunes ang anim na araw na "truck holiday" o pagtigil ng biyahe ng grupo ng mga trucker at broker......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Whether or not it s his last game, Alvin Pasaol left it all on the floor for UE

Alvin Pasaol’s third season for University of the East wound up in another loss – in fact, it was their 13th out of 14 games in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Still, Pasaol was all smiles while reporters were speaking with him after they fell to National University on Sunday at the MOA Arena. “Walang pagsisisi kung ito last game ko. Lumaban naman kami,” he said. For weeks, there has been talk that the Red Warriors’ scoring machine was foregoing of his fourth and final playing year. Indeed, after the final buzzer sounded, it very much looked like he had played his last game in red and white – with tears running down his eyes as he hugged his teammates. Alvin Pasaol has already cemented himself as a UE and UAAP legend, no matter what. 💪 #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/t2geMQuyzR — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Nobyembre 18, 2018 After they closed their campaign, yet again out of the Final Four, however, Pasaol himself reiterated that he remains uncertain about his next move. “Baka pag-iisipan ko pa yung (PBA) Draft. December 3 pa (deadline of application) so may one week pa ako para mag-isip,” he said. After all, he still has a meeting scheduled with UE’s team management and coaching staff. “Mag-uusap pa kami ng may-ari pati coaches next week,” he said. Whatever happens then, the burly forward said he had fun throughout the season – even if at the end of it all, they were holding a 1-13 record. “Sobrang parang roller-coaster yung nangyari sa amin. ‘Di namin in-expect na ganito mangyayari sa amin, pero sobrang happy ako kasama teammates ko,” he said. And while he remains uncertain about his next move, one thing’s for sure – Pasaol will never be forgotten in Recto. “Iiwan ko ang UE na lumalaban kahit talo. Nandun pa rin ang puso at lumalaban kaming lahat,” he said. He then continued, “Baka last year ko na ‘to so nagpapasalamat ako sa kanila.” If this is, indeed, his last season, he will have gone out with a bang by averaging 24.4 points – the highest scoring for a single player in a single season since 2003. That is more than two points better than the 22.2 points Terrence Romeo normed five years ago. And as if that’s not enough, he will also always have that 49-point game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 18th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Mapua gets revenge on LSGH, grabs second title in three years

Mapua High School now has the most number of championships in NCAA Juniors Basketball – and its record-setting title could not have come in more dramatic fashion. Dan Arches finished what Paolo Hernandez started as the Red Robins stood strong in the face of a furious fightback from now-dethroned champion College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, 77-74, on Thursday at the MOA Arena. Mapua was well on its way to a win, up 69-53 late in the third quarter before being at the wrong end of a 19-5 Junior Blazer rally that tied the tally at 74-all inside the last two minutes. “Credit sa lahat ng players na walang ginawa kundi sumunod sa game plan namin,” a beaming head coach Randy Alcantara said post-game. It was at that point, however, that Arches scored from a split from the stripe and then an inside basket to put his team back on top, 77-74. CSB-LSGH had 66 ticks to go to make something happen, but was unable to find the hole the rest of the way. Up until the last moment, however, the game wasn’t over as the Junior Blazers had the ball with 0.5 on the clock. The inbound went to Joshua David at the top of the key and he had an open look that had the ball finding the bottom of the net. Only, he wasn’t able to release the ball before time expired – therefore, preserving the three-point win for the Red Robins. With that, Mapua claimed its second championship in the last three years and 22nd overall – tying it with San Beda High School as the winningest program in the Juniors. At the same time, they have gotten back at the same Junior Blazers who dethroned them a season ago. Hernandez was the firestarter for it all with a career-best 33 points on top of 12 rebounds, three steals, two assists, and two steals. Arches then brought the finishing kick with 22 markers, including all six of his team’s points in the final frame, to go along with five boards. “Thank you nagkaroon ako ng ganitong klaseng mga players. Sila talaga ‘to e,” coach Randy said. For CSB-LSGH, Inand Fornilos topped the scoring column with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Joel Cagulangan, though, was silent for his standards with just 10 markers, six boards, and four assists after incurring an apparent right ankle injury early in the game. BOX SCORES MAPUA 77 – Hernandez 33, Arches 22, Sarias 5, Smith 5. Quimado 4, Policarpio 4, Mariano 2, Dennison 2, Lazarte 0, Diaz 0. CSB-LSGH 74 – Fornilos 18, David 13, Cagulangan 10, Palencia 8, Natividad 7, Calimag 6, Sangco 4, Lao 3, Mosqueda 3, Valenzuela 2, Lepalam 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-15, 42-34, 71-56, 77-74. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News