7-foot Fil-Am hoops prospect Sage Tolentino channels inner-Manny Pacquiao in workout video

7-foot Filipino-American high school prospect Sage Tolentino isn’t a household name yet, but don’t be surprised if he becomes one in the near future.  The 16-year old is currently ranked as the top high school player in Hawaii, and should be a coveted recruit for any university, or eventually follow in the footsteps of fellow towering Pinoy Kai Sotto in the G-League.  Tolentino could also be one of the cornerstones of future Philippine National Teams, with the SBP already reaching out to him.  Always looking for new ways to push himself and improve physically, it looks like Tolentino is keen on taking up another sport as a form of cross-training.  A video posted on East West Private’s Instagram page shows Tolentino trying his hand at boxing, channeling Filipino boxing legend and eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.          View this post on Instagram                   When training for your future basketball dreams it doesn’t always mean you find yourself daily on the court. @mannypacquiao Sage said he LOVED IT! Maybe one day you can come train with @kzsotto and @sagee23_ for some cross training. Show them a few moves. At EWP today our goal for Sage was: - Hand-eye coordination - Understanding time and space - Footwork relative to basketball, positioning, and leverage - Learning how to stay focused through fatigue - Muscular endurance - Controlled aggression A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Jul 2, 2020 at 4:25am PDT “When training for your future basketball dreams, it doesn’t always mean you find yourself daily on the court,” the post’s caption read, before giving a shout out to Pacquiao himself and inviting him to train Tolentino and the G-League-bound Sotto.  Boxing is actually a pretty popular cross-training sport for a lot of NBA players, as it’s a good way to build up cardio and improve footwork.  Stars like Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Kyle Kuzma, John Wall, and many others have put on a pair of 16-ounce gloves and hit the mitts to keep themselves in tip-top shape during the off-season.  With Pacquiao being an avid hoops fan himself, what’s the likelihood that he does bite on the offer to help train two of the Philippines’ most promising young stars?.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJul 3rd, 2020

LOOK: Anonuevo, Tolentino train with Pelicans Hayes

US training is underway for FEU's Cholo Anonuevo and and Fil-Am big man Sage Tolentino. East-West Private shared a photo of the two getting private runs with Jaxson Hayes.         View this post on Instagram                   Thank you @sideshowjax_ for mentoring these young men! Payton you always know how to host a great run. And @akunk05 you always bring it! #blessed #giveback #sideshowjax #nba #letsgo #griffinboys #ewp A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:17pm PDT Hayes, the no. 8 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, recently wrapped up his rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Anonuevo, FEU-Diliman's 6'4" forward went to the US back in July for training after signing with EWP. Meanwhile, Tolentino is a legit 7-foot teen that played high school ball in Hawaii. The Fil-Am prospect recently received an offer to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Anonuevo and Tolentino also both received offers to play for Tennessee State.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Kai Sotto trains with seven-foot Gilas prospect Sage Tolentino

Apart from participating in a ProAm league in Cincinnati, Sotto is putting in some individual work where he was joined by fellow seven-footer and Gilas propspect Sage Tolentino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Bibig, ilong, cheekbone ni Jinkee Pacquiao pinagtripan ng bashers, Cristy Fermin to the rescue

PINUTAKTI na naman ng mga laiterang bashers ang wifey ni Manny Pacquiao na si Jinkee Pacquiao dahil sa itsura nito ngayon. Marami kasing netizens ang nag-react sa isang TikTok video na viral na ngayon sa social media kung saan mapapanood si Jinkee na kumakanta ng hit song ni Moira dela Torre na “Paubaya.” Base sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2023

Manny Pacquiao reiterates desire to fight in Paris Olympics: It’s my dream

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao reiterated his desire to represent the Philippines in the Paris 2024 Olympics in a bid to fulfill a lifelong dream. Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino first bared last August 30 that Pacquiao is interested in a shot at an Olympic medal in Paris next year. The eight-division World champion doubled.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2023

The World Cup and our national pride

Barely a few weeks after our women’s football team, the Filipinas, electrified the Philippine sporting world with a first-ever appearance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a first-ever goal and even more unbelievable, a first-ever win stunningly scored no less than against the host country, New Zealand, for the next two weeks, a much bigger world audience will have their eyes focused on the Philippines. Never mind that 90 percent of the Filipinas were composed of recruits from all over the world with some traces of Filipino blood flowing in their veins. Never mind that the biggest stars of the Filipinas, golden girl Sarina Bolden and goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel, and in the case of our Men’s Basketball team, NBA Utah Jazz shooting guard sensation Jordan Clarkson of Gilas, are as American as McDonald’s. Our hearts ever so slightly would start to beat a lot faster whenever these heaven-sent athletes would do what they do best on the pitch or the hardcourt. Surely just watching the replay of Sarina heading in the goal against the Kiwis and sprinting across the field with arms spread-eagled like the Philippine Eagle, you can’t help but scream out loud “Yes!,” get goosebumps, be misty-eyed, and jump with joy all at the same time recalling that single moment of a wondrous feat that boosted Filipino pride in an instant. Why is this so? How can a single goal cause so much adulation for the Filipinas and breast-beating pride in a nation forgetting for a moment all our gargantuan problems, and social and political differences? Apparently, this phenomenon is nothing new. A quick look in Google reveals various articles that conclusively demonstrate that sporting success and national pride are clearly intertwined. For instance, in various surveys of the International Social Survey Program conducted by Social Weather Stations in 1995, 2003 and 2013, from number 2 in 1995, sports moved up to number 1 in 2013 as the main source of national pride, edging out our national history from the top spot. From an 80 percent mark in 1995 representing the number of Filipinos proud of our sports achievement, this moved up to 87 percent in 2013. Not surprisingly, these were the years that Manny Pacquiao became an international sensation putting the Philippines in the world limelight for his achievements as a boxing great. What’s happening in the next two weeks? Well, unless you have been completely zonked out of your senses, the FIBA World Cup, the world’s biggest basketball spectacular, will be happening right here in our backyard. Millions of Filipinos, including yours truly, will have their eyes glued to television, streamed games on their smart gadgets, or for some lucky thousands who can shell out some hard-earned pesos, watch the games live at Araneta, MOA, and Philippine Arena. To be realistic though, the odds of Gilas sweeping our Group A games against Angola, Dominican Republic, and Italy to move on to the knockout stage are next to impossible. I think that at best what we could hope for is a close win against Angola and if NBA Minnesota Timberwolves star center Karl Anthony Towns can somehow be neutralized by wide-bodied but undersized Junemar Fajardo and our guards like Scottie Thompson or Kiefer Ravena can match up against their bulkier but fleet-footed guards, then a miracle for our country might be in the offing. Unfortunately, our game against Italy will be more of a question of limiting the certain Italian win to single digits to keep our national pride from getting trampled on too badly. But in all these games, the fans will be feverishly anticipating the explosions of Jordan Clarkson, our one and only Filipino NBA pride, and perhaps maybe Kai Sotto, and why not AJ Edu and Dwight Ramos, finally getting their much-needed exposure in the international limelight to showcase their talents and demonstrate that they are good enough to make the NBA. Nevertheless, win or lose, I believe what is important is that as a host nation, we put our best foot forward, take a momentary pause and suspend the endless carping on social media and the news, to present to the world just what basketball crazy but hospitable people we are. Go Gilas! Until next week… OBF! *** For comments, email The post The World Cup and our national pride appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2023

‘The Cheating Game’ director thinks Julie Anne is superstar material

GMA Public Affairs, GMA Network’s news and public affairs division, is now producing movies. Its debut feature, the romantic drama, The Cheating Game, stars real-life couple Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz, or “JulieVer.” San Jose plays Hope, an NGO worker who breaks up with her fiancé  and colleague  Brian (Martin del Rosario) for cheating on her. [caption id="attachment_164002" align="aligncenter" width="1708"] Martin del Rosario as Brian.[/caption]   Trying to move on from her painful break-up, she starts looking for a new job  until she is finally hired by a company specializing in social media content, where she channels all her negative energy. Hope soon meets a random guy, Miguel (Cruz), at a Kamuning overpass, who begins to actively pursue her without reason. Wary at first, she eventually warms up to Miguel, who tells her that he is giving her license to use him as her rebound. [caption id="attachment_164001" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Rayver Cruz as Miguel.[/caption]   But Hope’s promising new romance with Miguel is not that hopeful, as it is still overshadowed by a viral sex video that involves Brian  its leakage may or may not involve those close to her. The Cheating Game is directed by fiction author Rod Marmol, who is best known for helming Cuddle Weather (2019) and Mata Tapang (2018). The story and concept are by Peabody award-winning documentary writer and producer Shao Masula, with Marmol and Jessie Villabrille serving as screenwriters.   Julie Anne San Jose’s acting method In an exclusive chat with Daily Tribune, Marmol describes the 29-year-old San Jose, who showed impressive naturalism in her performance as the scorned woman. “I sincerely think that Julie has all the makings of a movie superstar. She has it all. Unparalleled professionalism. Magaan sa set (Easy to work with on set). Understands her character through and through,” Marmol said. In the film, San Jose’s Hope is frequently tearful. Effortless in her small and big dramatic scenes, she earned the admiration of her director, who reveals San Jose’s talent in shedding tears in front of the camera. “She knows not just one way of crying, marami (but many). She knows how to cry beautifully, how to wail uncontrollably, how to let only one tear drop fall, how to hold back her tears. She has mastered her instrument and this allows her to seamlessly morph from one character to another,” Marmol said. Marmol further told Daily Tribune that while they were filming The Cheating Game, San Jose was also shooting the final episodes of GMA’s hit series Maria Clara at Ibarra, praising the actress for her excellent command of her craft. “Ganoon siya kahusay (That’s how good she is),” he praised. Not your typical romance The Cheating Game cannot be simply boxed in a specific genre, making the film not your typical or formulaic love story. When asked about his influences as a director, Marmol candidly revealed his inspirations for GMA Public Affair’s first offering. “Some of my inspirations for this movie are films like Amélie (2001), Once (a 2007 Irish romantic musical drama) and, of course, Phoebe Waller-Bridges’ series Fleabag (on HBO). Gustong-gusto ko ng mga madaldal na pelikula na hindi takot mag-swimming sa emosyon (I am enamored with dialogue-heavy films that are not afraid to wallow in emotion). I’m a big sucker for beautifully-flawed female leads,” he explained. He also explained that his top three favorite filmmakers are Hirokazu Kore-eda, Jordan Peele and Lino Brocka. “Ang galing nilang maghimay ng kalungkutan (They are so good at dissecting sadness),” he explained. For the film’s style, treatment and color palette, which sometimes shifts to dreamy, with a touch of European vibe but highlights the nitty-gritty reality of Metro Manila, Marmol does not take credit for it alone. “Regarding the treatment of The Cheating Game, tingin ko ay (I think it is the) combined effect iyon ng (of the) talent ng core team namin (of our core team). Our assistant director is Chad Cabigon, who has mounted dozens of the most-awarded Filipino films of the past decade. Our director of photography is Arbi Barbarona, an Urian-winning filmmaker from Davao. Our production designer, this is his first movie, Kenneth Villanueva. Kaya, ang fresh pa ng mata and ramdam mo pa yung (So the vision is still fresh and you can feel that) hunger to be excellent. And syempre lahat ng ito, nakabalot sa (And of course, these are all under wrapped in the) guidance ng (of) GMA Public Affairs.”   Millennial issues When asked what he is most excited about showing this movie to the Filipino audience, Marmol said: “I hope that the Filipino audience appreciates the honesty of the movie. We tried to capture the gray area that most people find themselves in when trying to heal from a traumatic heartache while building the foundation of a new romance. I also hope that they appreciate what Julie’s character, Hope Celestial, is trying to represent — which is the generation of overworked, underpaid millennials.” Asked about the challenges of directing The Cheating Game, Marmol said: “Challenges? Hmm, as always, marami (a lot) haha. Pero siguro, like most Filipino films, resources. It’s hard to compete with Hollywood movies when we only get less than a tenth of the resources that they get.” He explained that 95 percent of The Cheating Game was shot in only 11 days. “I hope that in the future, we get more investors betting on Filipino films so we can afford to prepare more and execute our stories in the best manner possible. We owe that to ourselves, we owe that to our stories, we owe that to our audiences.” The film also stars Winwyn Marquez, Yayo Aguila, Candy Pangilinan, Phi Palmos, Thea Tolentino, and Paolo Contis. The Cheating Game is now playing in cinemas. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="163999,164000"] The post ‘The Cheating Game’ director thinks Julie Anne is superstar material appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 29th, 2023

Bad trip by Jerusalem

It’s been more than a week but Filipino promoter JC Mananquil was still hurting from Melvin Jerusalem’s heartbreaking loss of his world title. Speaking from Los Angeles where he has been staying since the third week of May, Mananquil thought Jerusalem was doing just fine until the roof began to cave in starting the fourth round of his clash with mandatory challenger Oscar Collazo of Puerto Rico in Indio, California. “It was really weird because of how he was doing (in the first three rounds) and it suddenly changed,” Mananquil said. Jerusalem was actually in the thick of the fight during the first nine minutes of action then began to slide starting the fourth frame until he was forced to quit on his stool going into the eighth round. “The change of culture could be one thing and the short time (he was in the US),” he added. Jerusalem set foot on American soil ten days before the 27 May showdown with the undefeated Collazo. The Bukidnon-born fighter set up a training camp in Cebu for a month and transferred to Japan where he stayed for four weeks before returning to Cebu.   ‘The change of culture could be one thing and the short time (he was in the US).’   Originally, Jerusalem was planning to fly to Los Angeles in the first few days of May but his visa could only be delivered sometime mid-May. His trainer Michael Domingo said Jerusalem couldn’t sleep well and was still jet-lagged by the time he fought at the Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort. No wonder, there is ample reason why Manny Pacquiao travels to the US way, way ahead of a scheduled fight. Aside from the lack of time to get used to the new time zone, Jerusalem seemed to be super happy to be in the US that he lost focus. Well, there have been some fighters who came to the US on short notice but still performed and won their fights. But it doesn’t work that way often. Jerusalem’s one clear example. The post Bad trip by Jerusalem appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 6th, 2023

Lost gem

The Philippines has lost yet another gem after fencing sensation Maxine Esteban underwent naturalization to be eligible to see action for Ivory Coast in major international tournaments. Esteban’s departure is a huge slap in the faces of Filipino sports officials. Aside from being a four-time University Athletic Association of the Philippines champion for Ateneo de Manila University, Esteban is also an eight-time national titleholder and emerged as No. 16 in the world junior ranking. Her stock soared even higher when she hired legendary Italian mentor, Andrea Magro, who helped her become the No. 62 fencer in the world — the highest ranking ever reached by a Filipino. The way she was performing, the Paris Olympics seemed within reach. But things didn’t go according to plan. Esteban tore her anterior cruciate ligament while representing the country in the World Fencing Championship in July last year. Although it wasn’t really bad, Esteban still spent her own resources to go to Australia for surgery and worked double time to recover, hoping to see action in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia last month. Eventually, Esteban was given the green light to compete by noted sports surgeon Dr. Edgar Eufemio in December, towing away the massive roadblock for her return to the national team. But for some reason, the Philippine Fencing Association didn’t reinstate her. She was dropped from the national roster. Without a team, Esteban trained and immersed herself in the Ivory Coast — a West African country that is known more for its lovely beaches and world-class cocoa beans than for being a global sports powerhouse. The Ivorians welcomed Esteban with open arms as she spent a lot of time there holding fencing clinics for young children and other outreach projects for the less fortunate. With that, officials of the Ivory Coast fencing federation immediately processed her naturalization papers in a bid to make her their entry to the next Summer Games, after Gbahi-Gwladys Sakoa who competed in the women’s epee event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. The PFA and the Philippine Olympic Committee released Esteban to Ivory Coast without any resistance, even requesting the International Fencing Federation to waive the three-year waiting period for Esteban so she could immediately compete for her new country in international events that offer ranking points for the Paris Olympics. In a letter to Nathalie Rodriguez, chief executive officer of the world governing body in fencing, PFA president Richard Gomez said they supported Esteban’s decision to join Ivory Coast as they believed in the Olympic spirit that “sports has no nationality.” POC president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, for his part, said he supported Esteban’s goal of sharing her talent with a country like Ivory Coast. And just like that, Esteban — the country’s former top fencer — is gone. The Philippines’ loss is Ivory Coast’s gain. Esteban’s case is another heartbreaking story of “what could have been” in Philippine sports. We’d seen it before when chess wizard Wesley Go pledged allegiance to the United States after failing to collect his incentives for winning the gold medal in the 2013 Summer Universiade and when golf sensation Yuka Saso opted to carry the colors of Japan for better opportunities. Esteban could have been a national treasure, an elite athlete like Manny Pacquiao or Hidilyn Diaz, given the opportunity to compete in major international events. She is smart, pretty, hard-working, and very talented. She also comes from a well-off family and didn’t mind spending a fortune to get the best training from the world’s best coaches so she could bring honor to the country. But the country failed her. Instead of being repaid for her love and sacrifices for the past 10 years, she was sacked from the national team after suffering an injury while representing the country in a world-class tournament. Is this how we treat our national athletes? Esteban is a gem of an athlete. She will surely shine wherever she goes — even in the vast deserts of Africa. The post Lost gem appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2023

Giant SpaceX rocket leaves crater, serious damage at Texas base

Flying chunks of concrete, twisted metal sheets, and craters blasted deep into the ground: the thunderous power of SpaceX's first test flight of Starship -- the biggest and most powerful rocket ever built -- inflicted serious damage on its Texas launch site. Repairing the damage from Thursday's unmanned test flight is expected to take months, potentially delaying further launch attempts and slowing the development of a rocket NASA plans to use on its upcoming Moon missions. SpaceX boss Elon Musk had said before the test that just getting Starship in the air without destroying its launch pad would be "a win." Luckily for Musk, the 390-foot-tall (120-meter) rocket successfully lifted off, climbing for about four minutes until it tumbled and exploded, well over the Gulf of Mexico. But SpaceX engineers may have underestimated the damage that Starship's 33 first-stage rocket engines would do. A few days later, the scene around the launch pad is one of desolation, an AFP photographer saw. During takeoff, SpaceX video showed a hail of debris being blasted as far as the Gulf of Mexico, over 1,400 feet (420 meters) away. According to local press reports, a cloud of dust floated over a small town several miles (kilometers) away. Photos of the launch site show the gigantic launch tower still standing while the rocket mount, which supports Starship before liftoff, damaged but still intact. Beneath it, however, lies a huge crater, images posted on social media showed. "The force of the engines when they throttled up may have shattered the concrete, rather than simply eroding it," Musk conceded Saturday on Twitter -- another company in his portfolio. Olivier de Weck, a professor of astronautics and engineering at MIT, told AFP that "the radius of debris and disturbance was probably bigger than anybody anticipated." "The main damage to the launch pad is underneath, where the flames impinge on the ground," he told AFP, adding that repairing the crater "will take several months." De Weck said that Starship's launch site, unlike others used for such large rockets, lacked a "water deluge system." Those are used to flood the pad with water, cooling it and absorbing shock and sound waves. The Texas site also lacks what is known as a flame trench -- tunnels which channel hot exhaust away from the pad. Such features come at a high price though, particularly when they have to stand up to the earth-shaking power of Starship. After Thursday's test, Musk said that SpaceX had begun building "a massive water-cooled steel plate to go under the launch mount." But it "wasn't ready in time," and engineers "wrongly" calculated that the pad could still withstand the test. Known for audacious goal-setting, Musk estimates that a next launch attempt could be carried out as soon as "one to two months." Scientist Philip Metzger, who previously worked for NASA on launch pad physics, said he thought the steel plate plan could have been "a good solution." "The problem," he added, "is that this is such a large rocket and it takes so long to get off the pad," that the heat from the rocket's 33 engines "possibly could melt the steel." That could be solved by pumping water through channels in the steel, "so long as they have a high enough flow rate," said Metzger, now a professor at the University of Central Florida. He said the approach would not entirely solve the problem of shock waves, but he believes it's possible Starship has been designed to be solid enough to survive. Designing a launch pad, Metzger told AFP, can be just as complicated as developing a rocket. The maiden launch in November of NASA's new mega-rocket, the SLS, also caused damage to its launch pad in Florida, notably knocking launch-tower elevators out of service. Before its next test flight, SpaceX will need to determine the exact problems behind Thursday's test. In video broadcast by the company, several of Starship's 33 engines appeared to malfunction. The rocket's two stages also did not separate as planned, forcing SpaceX to trigger a self-destruct mechanism. The private aerospace firm will also have to persuade the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to authorize a new flight, noted de Weck. The US agency, which is leading an investigation into the explosion, has confirmed that no injuries resulted from Thursday's test. It has said that no new tests will be approved if there is any threat to public safety. De Weck echoed Musk's evaluation of the trial, calling it "more a success than a failure." "The reason they're achieving these incredible capabilities," the MIT professor continued, "is because they are willing to take risks and break things. "But they learn from it, and improve very, very quickly." The post Giant SpaceX rocket leaves crater, serious damage at Texas base appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 24th, 2023

Chot sees solid turnout

The buildup of the Gilas Pilipinas team tasked to regain supremacy of the Southeast Asian Games next month in Cambodia intensifies this Wednesday. Head coach Chot Reyes was thinking of holding a workout Monday but he opted to call it off and scheduled a scrimmage instead on Wednesday so all the invited players can attend. Key players from newly-crowned Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup champion TNT and Barangay Ginebra are expected to show up as the preparations for the 5 to 17 May sportsfest enters the twilight zone. “We’re not yet complete (by Monday), so most likely we will hold it on Wednesday,” Reyes said. ‘Hopefully I’ll get selected.’ Whether this is going to be the start of the daily workout remains to be seen. “That’s the plan,” Jong Uichico, another Gilas assistant coach, said. Mikey Williams, who just won his second title and second Finals Most Valuable Player award in the process, will lead the Gilas pool players coming from TNT and he will be joined by Calvin Oftana and Poy Erram. For Oftana, getting selected and being able to play for Gilas in the SEA Games will be a dream come true. “Hopefully I’ll get selected,” said Oftana, who just won his first championship in the PBA right in his first finals appearance. Roger Pogoy, who was originally included in the expanded pool, will miss the action in the SEA Games as he suffered a fractured pinky which will sideline him for the next six weeks. Justin Brownlee, the beloved Barangay Ginebra import, and the Philippine team’s newest naturalized player, will once again backstop Gilas’ campaign along with fellow Gin Kings Scottie Thompson, Governors’ Cup Best Player of the Conference winner Christian Standhardinger, highly-athletic wingman Jamie Malonzo, Jeremiah Gray and returning 6-foot-9 center/forward Japeth Aguilar. Aguilar is coming off a knee injury which forced him to miss the sixth and final window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers held a few months ago at the Philippine Arena. “In the meantime, it’s going to be back to work for us, Justin, Scottie, Jamie, Christian and hopefully Japeth, he can continue to get better,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone, who also serves as one of the assistant coaches of Reyes. “It’s back to work for us, so no rest for the weary.” But Gilas also have several other prospects outside of the two protagonists in the recent championship series. San Miguel Beer stars CJ Perez, Marcio Lassiter and Chris Ross are eager play as well as Arvin Tolentino of NorthPort, a long-time member of the pool. Meralco stars Chris Newsome and Aaron Black had also worked out in the previous training session, so as brothers Michael and Ben Philipps from La Salle and incoming Ateneo freshman Mason Amos. Last year, the Philippines was dethroned as king of the SEA Games after losing the gold medal match to Indonesia in Hanoi. The post Chot sees solid turnout appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2023

Indonesia fires warning shot

Indonesia clobbered Australian club Districts Spartans, 113-98, to send a warning that is serious in defending its men’s basketball title in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games. United States-born Anthony Beane was at his best, firing 23 points, four rebounds and two assists for the Indonesians, who are looking forward to a strong fightback from Gilas Pilipinas in the biennial meet that is set from 5 to 17 May in Phnom Penh. With the win, the Indonesians were able to avenge their 90-104 setback to Logan Thunder in their first friendly match in Australia at the Rowland Cowan Stadium in Carina Australia. In a message to Daily Tribune, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes admitted that he wasn’t surprised with the Indonesians’ performance, knowing that they have what it takes to reign supreme in the region. The Indonesians had started their training camp in Australia as early as 4 April, but they had also put up their regular workouts at the GBK Arena Senayan a month earlier. Naturalized player and former Philippine Basketball Association import Lester Prosper only rejoined the Indonesian squad last 8 April while Beane, who previously trained at the GBK Arena, was only able to join the team in Australia a week later. In the SEA Games, Indonesia is expected to be led by Marques Bolden, the 6-foot-10, naturalized player who became the biggest thorn on the side of the Filipinos during the previous edition in Hanoi. While Indonesia is about to wrap up its buildup for the coming SEA Games, the Philippines had just restarted its weekly training session. Gilas held their second workout last Tuesday with only 10 players in attendance at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City. CJ Perez, Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel Beer were in attendance as well as Chris Newsome and Aaron Black of Meralco, Arvin Tolentino of Northport and Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser of NLEX. Amateur stars like Ben and Mike Phillips of La Salle and Mason Amos of Ateneo also showed up to lend their support to the team that is still missing the services of players from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and TNT Tropang Giga, who are still clashing in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup best-of-seven finals series. The post Indonesia fires warning shot appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2023

Mamatay kayo sa inggit : Manny Pacquiao debunks breakup rumors with Jinkee

Boxer and former Senator Manny Pacquiao debunked breakup rumors with wife Jinkee Pacquiao by posting on social media a video of their coffee date. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

Manny Pacquiao tells ‘Marites’ supposedly behind annulment rumors: ‘Paparusahan kayo ng Panginoon’

Manny Pacquiao went on a coffee date with his wife Jinkee after the latter, who he described as his “soulmate,” debunked rumors that she had filed for annulment of their marriage. The Filipino boxing icon gave a glimpse of their date, addressing the “Marites” who apparently spread the annulment rumors about them, through a video […] The post Manny Pacquiao tells ‘Marites’ supposedly behind annulment rumors: ‘Paparusahan kayo ng Panginoon’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

Manny Pacquiao sa mga Marites: ‘Naku, paparusahan kayo ng ating Panginoon dahil sa mga ginagawa ninyo’

TINULDUKAN na rin ng Pambansang Kamao at dating senador na si Manny Pacquiao ang mga chika na naghiwalay na sila ng kanyang asawang si Jinkee Pacquiao. Sa pamamagitan ng isang TikTok video, naglabas ng resibo o ebidensiya si Pacman na very much together pa rin sila ni Jinkee at isang kasinungalingan ang balitang nag-file na […] The post Manny Pacquiao sa mga Marites: ‘Naku, paparusahan kayo ng ating Panginoon dahil sa mga ginagawa ninyo’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

Unbeaten Cañete, Llover clash in Blow by Blow mainer Saturday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s unbeaten prospect Benny “The Bull” Cañete and his opponent Kenneth Llover passed the official weigh-in for their main event duel of Manny Pacquiao’s “Blow by Blow” fight card at the Mandaluyong City College in Mandaluyong City tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, 2023. Cañete weighed in at 116.5 pounds while […] The post Unbeaten Cañete, Llover clash in Blow by Blow mainer Saturday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2023

Kim inspired by Padilla

Korean referee Jang Sung Kim probably saw the recent comical video where Carlos (Sonny) Padilla claimed he “saved” Manny Pacquiao from losing by knockout to Nedal Hussein in Antipolo 22 years ago......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2022

Jinkee-Manny Pacquiao nag-dinner sa South Korea kasama si Ji Chang Wook, netizens muling napa-’sana all’

TILA suki na pagdating sa South Korean stars ang mag-asawang Jinkee at Manny Pacquiao. Sa latest social media post kasi ng misis ng boxing icon ay nakasama nila ang K-Drama superstar na si Ji Chang Wook! Makikita pa nga sa isang Instagram video ni Jinkee na nag-dinner silang tatlo sa isang restaurant sa South Korea. […] The post Jinkee-Manny Pacquiao nag-dinner sa South Korea kasama si Ji Chang Wook, netizens muling napa-’sana all’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 9th, 2022

Laurente quickly disposes of Magboo in maiden Blow-by-Blow revival show

Undefeated prospect Criztian Pitt Laurente wasted little time in dispatching journeyman JR Magboo, knocking him out in the opening seconds of their main event fight in the Manny Pacquiao-revived Blow-by-Blow boxing show......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2022

Manny, Jinkee nagpakilig sa socmed, sabay nagboksing

WALANG kupas pa rin sa pagpapakilig ang mag-asawang Jinkee at Manny Pacquiao. Sa latest Instagram post ni Jinkee noong Oct. 22 ay proud niyang ibinandera ang isang video na ipinapakitang ineensayo siya sa pagboboksing ng “Pambansang Kamao.” In fairness, fit na fit at kayang makipagsabayan ni Jinkee sa kanyang mister. Kalakip ng video ang caption […] The post Manny, Jinkee nagpakilig sa socmed, sabay nagboksing appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2022

Filipino John Dato suffers first loss, falls to Mexican foe

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino prospect John Dato saw his unbeaten run crumble after losing to Mexico’s Angel Antonio Contreras via unanimous decision on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Dominated throughout the match, Dato touched the canvas in the third round after absorbing a quick right uppercut […] The post Filipino John Dato suffers first loss, falls to Mexican foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021