Abando continues fine play for Anyang; Abarrientos repeats over pal Belangel in KBL

The NCAA champion uncorked 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, adding seven rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal in Anyang's second straight victory......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 20th, 2022

KBL: Abando shows out vs pal Abarrientos, leads Anyang to victory over Ulsan

The visitors came up big as Abando erupted for 20 points, three boards, two steals, two blocks and an assist in 30 minutes of play against RJ Abarrientos' squad......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2023

KBL: Abando s Anyang bests Abarrientos, Ulsan in New Year s Eve clash

In the clash of Filipino reinforcements, Abando had the upper hand as his teammates did the heavy lifting despite the former NCAA MVP chipping in only four points, a rebound, an assist, and a block in just eight minutes of play......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2023

Abando limited in Anyang win; Belangel s Daegu continues to slump

Abando played only 11 minutes in the victory, logging two points, two boards and one assist. Still, other players were able to pick up the slack as Anyang recorded back-to-back wins and improved to 18-8......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2022

Abando, Anyang gain pivotal 2-1 lead in KBL finals

After stumbling in the opener, Abando once again chipped in an efficient performance as he tallied 14 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks in almost 34 minutes of play for the league leaders......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2023

Abarrientos, Ulsan dragged to sudden death by Goyang in KBL quarters

RJ Abarrientos and the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus fizzle out after a sizzling start as their potential semifinals clash with Rhenz Abando and the Anyang KGC hits a snag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2023

Abando s Anyang KGC blemish Abarrientos, Ulsan s KBL record

Though Abando was left riding the bench anew by Anyang, the NCAA champion's team saw its record improve to 3-0......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2022

2020 king of recruiting crown remains on UP’s head

Who was our King of Recruiting in 2018? Find out here. Who was our King of Recruiting in 2019? Find out here. --- From 2007 to 2015, the University of the Philippines only had 13 wins to show in 126 games total. That time is self-deprecatingly called in Diliman as the dark days. Due to that disappointing standing, the Fighting Maroons had the toughest time bringing in recruits. And due to that lack of pieces to the puzzles, they lost even more. Safe to say, State U was stuck in a vicious cycle in the dark days. That’s not to say they didn’t have blue-chip recruits back then as in their time, all of Woody Co, Mark Juruena, Mike Gamboa, Kyles Lao, Jett Manuel, and Mikee Reyes were among the best high school players. Only, a blue-chip recruit or two does not make a team. Fast forward to now and oh, how things have changed. Last year, UP was hailed as ABS-CBN’s King of Recruiting alongside University of the East. “On the strength of the transfers of Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero, the Fighting Maroons… are worthy of the title,” it said then. And the season before that, the maroon and green was also up there with the best of them in terms of recruitment, having brought in the likes of eventual Season MVP Bright Akhuetie, Will Gozum, and Jaydee Tungcab. Indeed, there was nowhere to go but up. That has only continued this year as UP has left no doubt that it is now a force to reckon with in terms of recruitment. Early on, they already had a solid haul in Joel Cagulangan, once the best point guard in high school, and tireless workhorse Malick Diouf. And then, the shock of shocks. As it turned out, Nazareth School of National University stalwarts Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano were going to be Fighting Maroons. Meaning, for the first time in recent history, the most promising prospect coming out of high school is headed to Diliman. Not only that, State U also answered its biggest question heading into next season – the question at point guard, filling in for Jun Manzo. But as it turned out, they weren’t done just yet - no, our friends, they weren’t done just yet. Tamayo and Abadiano’s departure from National U was shocking, without a doubt, but CJ Cansino’s exit from University of Sto. Tomas was even more so. Cansino, against his will, decided to move on from his alma mater since 2015 due to personal reasons. Fortunately for him, he landed on his feet. Now, the Fighting Maroons have ready-made replacement for Rivero as well as a leader in the shades of Paul Desiderio for UAAP 84. And that, our friends, is why we have no choice but to put the 2020 King of Recruiting crown on UP’s head once more. Tamayo and Abadiano are the bluest of blue-chip recruits this year and Cagulangan, Cansino, and Diouf are among the most talented transferees, but also joining them in the maroon and green will be scoring machine RC Calimag from La Salle Green Hills, burly big Miguel Tan from Xavier High School, Filipino-American playmaker Sam Dowd, Filipino-Australian tower Ethan Kirkness, physical forward Jancork Cabahug from University of Visayas, and versatile wing CJ Catapusan from Adamson University. The former Bullpups are guaranteed ato be contributors even as rookies while Calimag, Tan, and Dowd are going to shore up a bench that had just lost Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Of course, Diouf, Kirkness, Cansino, Cabahug, and Cagulangan are still serving residency, but when they will be eligible, they will get a shot at a squad that will look brand new. All of Bright Akhuetie, J-Boy Gob, David Murrell, Noah Webb, and Rivero are graduating players while Paras is only guaranteed to play one more year. That means that after Season 83, the Fighting Maroons may very well have to fill six spots. That means that UP is not only beefing up for UAAP 83, it is also securing its future. If not for the shock of shocks, though, the crown would have been claimed by De La Salle University which sent a statement that it is back and better than ever. Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio may be playing their fifth and final years in college, but the green and white’s future has only brightened following this prolonged preseason. First and foremost, Kevin Quiambao, the third leg in that National U tripod of talent out of high school, has the capability and confidence to follow in the footsteps of Baltazar. Hopefully, he will be eligible for Season 83, but if not, what’s certain is he will be playing in UAAP 84. Alongside him as pieces for the future are super scorers CJ Austria and Emman Galman, all-around swingman Joshua Ramirez, and Filipino-Americans Jeromy Hughes, Kameron Vales, and Philips bros. Benjamin and Michael. Among all those, Jonnel Policarpio, likened to a young Arwind Santos, has the highest upside, but the Fil-Ams have much potential as well. And don’t forget that Evan Nelle, the primetime playmaker from San Beda University, is just getting primed and prepped to take the reins when Melecio leaves. Of course, the caveat here is that we are all in uncharted territory due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. And in that light, the next season of the UAAP remains far away and a lot could still happen until then. While majority of the local blue-chip recruits have already committed, talents from abroad and transferees from other schools could still come and change the game. With that being said, there remains no doubt that UP and La Salle have made the biggest noise in the offseason. However, it’s not actually the Fighting Maroons or the Green Archers who got the lion’s share of the best graduating players in the 2020 NBTC 24. Yes, that honor belongs to Lyceum of the Philippines University which is finally reaping the rewards of its rising Jrs. program with NCAA 95 Jrs. MVP John Barba and Batang Gilas playmaker Mac Guadana being promoted as full-fledged Pirates. Guadana could do it all and looks like the next great guard in the Grand Old League while fearless slasher is Barba is a perfect complement to him. Add another fiery guard in John Bravo and sweet-shooting big man Carlo Abadeza and LPU has restocked its coffers after losing Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee and Cameroonian powerhouse Mike Nzeusseu. In all though, the 2020 NBTC 24 was dominated by UP… and San Beda. Of the annual rankings’ 15 graduating players, four would be Fighting Maroons and another four would be Red Lions. Yes, San Beda’s grassroots program is back on track with its Jrs. championship core all remaining in red and white. Rhayyan Amsali, ranked no. 1 in the 2020 NBTC 24, is the most college-ready high school player while Justine Sanchez is a long-limbed forward who could turn out to be the next Calvin Oftana, you know, the NCAA 95 MVP. Yukien Andrada, meanwhile, is only continuing to develop his two-way game and Tony Ynot is a 3-and-D weapon who had even left an impression on Jalen Green. And hey, as somebody said, don’t sleep on the UAAP’s three-time defending champions. Ateneo may already be missing Isaac Go, Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt and they may not be making noise as of late, but they are still welcoming Dave Ildefonso and Dwight Ramos with open arms. Ildefonso will only be good to go come UAAP 84, but Ramos is already being seen by head coach Tab Baldwin as a difference-maker for the Blue Eagles in Season 83. Eli, Dwight’s younger brother, is also in the mix to backstop SJ Belangel and Tyler Tio. Note also that former blue-chip recruit Inand Fornilos may very well finally get his shot while both Jolo Mendoza and Raffy Verano are also back. Ateneo’s foe in the Finals last year also reloaded quite a bit as for the third year in a row, UST will be sending the Tiger Cubs’ best player to the Srs. squad. Following in the footsteps of Cansino and Mark Nonoy, post player Bismarck Lina will be a Growling Tiger next season. Alongside him to fortify the frontcourt are Christian Manaytay, Bryan Samudio, and Bryan Santos while bolstering the backcourt are Joshua Fontanilla and Paul Manalang. Speaking of fortifying the frontcourt, Far Eastern University is the team that got the biggest boost in terms of size. With 6-foot-7 Nigerian Emman Ojoula’s residency over and done with, the go-go guards of the Tamaraws have yet another weapon to burn opponents with. CESAFI MVP Kevin Guibao and transferee Simone Sandagon are no slouches either while Cholo Anonuevo has a roster spot waiting for him if and when he decides to come home after trying his luck in the US. RJ Abarrientos no longer appears here as he was already in FEU’s list last year. These are the new faces to see for the other teams: CSB Blazers LETRAN Knights JRU Heavy Bombers MAPUA Cardinals ADAMSON Soaring Falcons UE Red Warriors --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

EastSide Band holds one-night-only show at Newport World Resorts

Internet sensation EastSide Band is returning to the metro for a special one-night only performance at Newport World Resorts. The six-piece band from Mindanao graces the pioneer entertainment destination with warm vocals and masterful instrumentals, which has captured the attention of millions of Filipinos since 2018. Experience the EastSide Band live on the grand stage at Bar 360 on 26 May, 11:15 p.m., for a minimum cover charge of P1,000 consumable on food and drinks. Through expressive cover videos recorded on their signature veranda, the EastSide Band continues to serenade their online audience of millions. The band’s growing popularity has earned them a performing stint at ABS-CBN’s Sunday Variety Show, ASAP Natin ‘To, a back-to-back concert with the band Music Travel Love featuring members of quintessential 90s pop band, The Moffatts, in Cagayan De Oro City, and a primetime two-night act at Newport World Resorts last year. Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts. For more information on the EastSide Band at Bar 360, visit and follow @newportworldresorts on Facebook and |Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter. Make the most of your visit and sign up for an Epic Membership or download the Newport World Resorts Mobile App for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The post EastSide Band holds one-night-only show at Newport World Resorts appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023

Lakers hope James continues, but say he has ‘earned right’ to retire

Los Angeles Lakers team chief Rob Pelinka said Tuesday he hoped LeBron James would continue his NBA career but said the NBA superstar had "earned the right" to retire. James, 38, stunned the basketball world late Monday after telling ESPN he was considering calling time on his glittering 20-season career in the NBA. His comments came after a 40-point display in the Lakers' 113-111 defeat to the Nuggets, who advanced to the NBA Finals after completing a 4-0 sweep of the 17-time champions. James' retirement hint appeared to catch many -- including the Lakers front office -- off-guard, given that James signed a two-year contract extension with the team last August. Lakers general manager Pelinka said Tuesday that he and head coach Darvin Ham will hold talks with James soon to discuss his future while emphasizing the club would support whatever he chose to do. "Coach and I will speak to LeBron in the coming days," Pelinka said. "We all know that he speaks for himself and we'll look forward to those conversations when the time is right. "But I will say this -- LeBron has given as much to the game of basketball as anyone who's ever played. "And when you do that, you earn the right to decide whether you're going to give more." Pelinka said it was possible James had reached an "inflection point" in his career. "Our job at the Lakers organization is to support any player on our team if they reach a career inflection point," Pelinka said. "LeBron is surrounded by incredible people. I'm sure he'll have conversations with them. In the coming days we’ll be in contact with him and his team and really providing nothing but support for him. "Obviously, our hope would be that his career continues. But we want to give him the time to have that inflection point and support him in everything he does." Ham echoed Pelinka's comments, praising James for his input during a season that saw the Lakers make a disastrous 2-10 start before retooling their roster and making a deep run in the playoffs. "I think I was ready to retire last night too," Ham joked. "But in all honesty and seriousness, LeBron has earned the right to do whatever he wants to do. "I just want to thank him ... especially him, for being a consistent resource for me as a first-time head coach. "I've been around the game for a long time, and he was the most supportive, knowledgeable, communicative resource that I had all year. He was right there front and center for me and my staff. So he's earned the right to decide whatever he wants to do." Pelinka meanwhile said that the Lakers hoped to keep the core of the roster that finished the season as they build for the future. "We're incredibly proud of this group ...keeping that continuity is going to be very important," Pelinka said. "We ultimately got knocked out by a team that has great continuity. They've got a group of players who've been together for several seasons and it shows in the way they play. So continuity is a high priority for us." The post Lakers hope James continues, but say he has ‘earned right’ to retire appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2023

Jiu-jitsu world champ Ochoa continues advocacy through musical play

Reigning world jiu-jitsu champion Meggie Ochoa is leading an awareness campaign for children to fight past cruelties and trauma of sexual abuse as she partnered with a group of young entrepreneurs on the musical show “Ang Huling El Bimbo"......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2023

Back ‘nano businesses’, Marcos tells Asean

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states and the region's business community to back "nano businesses", as they contribute to the region’s overall economic growth and narrows the development gap. Marcos made the call during the ASEAN Leaders' Interface with Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Business Advisory Council. Nano businesses are currently an informal and unacknowledged business category. “These nano businesses are also described as ‘solopreneurs’ and they are home-based businesses, among whom are make-up artists, vulcanizers, independent dispatch riders, vendors, repairers and market women and men in the various open markets,” Marcos told the ASEAN-BAC gathering. “They play a very important but often unrecognized role all across our countries. But by classification, they often do not meet the MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise) micro-business criteria, which is the category for the smallest businesses. They are largely unaccounted for, but these informal business settings constitute a large portion of all our economies,” he added. ASEAN Business Advisory Council chair Mohammad Arsjad Rasjid Prabu Mangkuningrat supported Marcos’ call to recognize and support nano businesses. Mangkuningrat is also the Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The ASEAN has kept its position as the fifth largest economy in the world in 2021 with US$3.3 trillion of combined gross domestic product among the 10 ASEAN member states. Intra-ASEAN trade continues to hold the largest share of ASEAN total trade, contributing 21.3 percent to total merchandise trade in the region in 2021, constituting 21.7 percent and 20.9 percent shares of ASEAN’s total merchandise exports, respectively. The post Back ‘nano businesses’, Marcos tells Asean appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2023

Misfiring Abando, Anyang on brink of ouster in KBL finals

Anyang lost back-to-back games against Seoul after taking the 2-1 lead as the Knights moved one win away from successfully defending their KBL title with the 3-2 series advantage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2023

Abando scores 18 points as Anyang ties KBL finals series vs Seoul

The Filipino reinforcement was the second leading scorer for the top-seeded Anyang, going on an efficient 8-of-13 from the field, while hitting 2-of-4 shots from beyond the arc......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2023

Abando, Anyang fall in KBL finals opener

Though Anyang kept it close for most of the game, Seoul pulled away at the end of the third quarter where they pushed their advantage to double digits, and held on for the final buzzer......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2023

Belga woes piling up

Things are getting rougher for Beau Belga. Rain or Shine extended Belga’s suspension to 15 days after finding out that he also played in other unsanctioned tournaments in Cebu, Davao and Laguna despite having a live contract in the Philippine Basketball Association. In a statement, the Elasto Painters stressed that they found out that Belga breached his PBA Uniform Players’ Contract, prompting them to extend his suspension from six to 15 days. Belga, the bruising 33-year-old slotman, was in hot water after being involved in a brawl in an exhibition game in Carmen, Cebu. The tournament, branded as “Northball Basketball League, pitted some PBA players like Belga, JR Quiñahan, Robert Bolick, and Jio Jalalon against a group of American streetball players. But the game turned into a brawl after Quiñahan got entangled with an American baller during a rebound play. Belga rushed to his teammate’s defense by throwing the ball at his attacker. The incident was caught on tape and drew the attention of the Elasto Painters and the PBA. “Rain or Shine Team Management has concluded its internal investigation and found that Beau Belga breached his PBA Uniform Players' Contract by participating in exhibition games in Cebu, Davao, and Laguna. A fine of 15 days’ worth of salary has been imposed on Beau,” the team said. Meanwhile, the Road Warriors are currently conducting an internal investigation into Quiñahan while the Batang Pier and Hotshots have yet to release a statement on the involvement of Bolick and Jalalon, respectively. According to a league memorandum, a player caught playing in other leagues without permission will be charged P50,000 or suspension. “They didn’t get permission from their teams to play outside the league so there will definitely be fines,” PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said in a previous interview. “Let’s see what happens but I need to talk to them first.” The post Belga woes piling up appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 25th, 2023

PBA players figure in Cebu brawl

Some players from the Philippine Basketball Association are in hot water after being involved in a brawl during an exhibition basketball game in Cebu last Saturday. In a now-taken down social media video, Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and JR Quiñahan of NLEX were involved in an altercation when the opposing player of the import-laden Sirius Star punched Quiñahan as both big men were trying to position themselves for the rebound. Both squads had to stop the tussle but not before Belga went on to throw the ball at the Sirius Star player. Also present at the venue were Robert Bolick of Northport, Jio Jalalon of Magnolia, Steve Nash Enriquez of National University, and Kyt Jimenez of General Santos, who were teammates of Belga and Quinahan. Unless granted permission by their respective ballclubs, PBA players are forbidden to play in other leagues. Jalalon was already slapped with a suspension along with Vic Manuel in 2020 for playing an unsanctioned game. The memorandum of the PBA on this case merits a minimum fine of P50,000 and/or suspension. The post PBA players figure in Cebu brawl appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2023

Mantawi Residences: Cebu’s next frontier of progress

Picture this: A luxurious, but safe and quiet abode. Yes, that’s the commitment of Mantawi Residences, the newly launched property of Robinsons Land Corporation Residences in Cebu. Who wouldn’t want to be in such a place that promises its residents ultra-spacious living spaces and built-in smart home devices? Not to mention exclusive and sizeable penthouses with multiple loggias where residents can comfortably marvel at the city’s skyline. For the Gokongwei-led RLC Residences, Mantawi Residences exemplifies condo design. It’s one of those properties where each element conspires with all the rest to create a singular experience. “We are happy to come back here in Cebu with another promising project, Mantawi Residences,” said John Richard B. Sotelo, RLC Residences senior vice president and business unit general manager. “We are very proud to finally unveil this development that we envisioned for our future residents who are on the lookout for a home and investment that they can proudly call theirs.” Mantawi Residences is the newest and most ambitious addition to RLC Residences’ roster of properties in Cebu after its successful projects in Azalea Place Cebu, Galleria Residences Cebu, and Amisa Private Residences. [caption id="attachment_122273" align="aligncenter" width="650"] MANTAWI Residences grand launch at Nustar Resort and Casino in Cebu. (From left) Allen Miranda, RLC Residences vice president and head of sales; Winnie Go; Heart Evangelista, RLC Residences brand ambassador; Karen Cesario, marketing head and chief integration officer; John Richard B. Sotelo, senior vice president and business unit general manager; Engr. Emmanuel Arce, vice president project management; and Stephanie Anne Go, business development and design head.[/caption] “Mantawi Residences marks yet another strong signal from RLC of its confidence in Cebu — the strength of its economy and the vibrancy of its people,” Sotelo said during the grand launch event held at the Nustar Resort and Casino in Cebu City. Sotelo added that Mantawi Residences reflects the best thinking of RLC Residences to date, with something they haven’t done even in Metro Manila — its sprawling 1.3 hectares of amenities. Add to that are their efficient space layouts with larger unit sizes and loggias, sustainable certification with EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) and BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) and its curated retail areas. “We’ve brought our best thinking and understanding of the customers in Cebu, as well as those outside of Cebu and outside of the Philippines who are keen to invest in the Cebu market,” Sotela added. Upscale living Mantawi Residences is a four-tower premium condominium on the 20,328-sqm property with 474 units spread across the four 40-floor towers. The property, named after the Mantawi Festival, is situated along Ouano Avenue in Mandaue City. The pre-selling property offers 310 one-bedroom units (46 sqm), 148 two-bedroom units (92 sqm and 115 sqm), 12 three-bedroom units (138 sqm), and four penthouse units (207 sqm). Price ranges from P15 million to P60 million. [caption id="attachment_122277" align="aligncenter" width="525"] MANTAWI Residences Penthouse living room, dining and kitchen.[/caption] The opulent penthouse covers three bedrooms, a dining area, a kitchen, a living room, a study den, a utility room, a powder room, and a balcony. Sotelo disclosed that two of the penthouse units have already been sold. Stephanie Anne Go, RLC Residences assistant vice president and business development and design head, said each unit has upgraded home furnishings, including porcelain tile floorings, a kitchen with glass doors and a pantry cabinet, and glass shower enclosures. For the penthouse, the master bedroom’s toilet will have a bathtub. “We also want to make sure that most of the bedrooms of every unit will have their own loggia,” she said. “We have to be conscious about efficiency, not generally where we just want to put the bedrooms. Rest assured that all the units will be efficiently laid out.” Go ensures that there will be a feeling of airiness and openness in the property. Yes, fresh air and open spaces – who would have thought these two simple things could be luxuries for condo homeowners? The premier project enjoys a vast 1.3-hectare amenity area that provides landscaped areas, beach-inspired swimming pools, a cascading water wall, a pet park, and an outdoor play area, among others. Indoor amenities include a game room, a private theater, a fitness center, a kids’ playroom, and function rooms. It will also feature curated global retail brands on the ground floor. Mantawi Residences is near academic institutions, shopping destinations and hospitals. The area is also currently being modernized to become the main gateway of Cebu City. One of the critical projects in the area is the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ rehabilitation of the Mahiga River. The property is also accessible to two progressive cities: Mandaue and Cebu City and is only five kilometers away from the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway — considered one of the area’s progress indicators. Future developments are also in the pipeline, as the Mandaue government plans to develop the Metro Cebu Expressway and the Cebu Bus Transit, plus turning the Cebu International Port into an international cruise docking area. Another essential program is the development of a premier waterfront development featuring commercial space and a luxury district. Target market Cebu continues to be the biggest real estate outside Metro Manila, with the demand increasing from six percent in 2020 to 24 percent in 2021. Karen Cesario, RLC Residences senior director-marketing head and chief integration officer, said they target overseas Filipinos and growing professionals aged 35 to 45 as potential homeowners. A one-bedroom, 46-square meter unit starts at P15 million. “We did take a long, hard look at the price point that we feel the Cebu market is ready for and willing to take,” said Sotelo. “When we were made to look at the design specifications and the features that we have incorporated into the building, we felt that it’s worth more than our previous premium properties. We are guided by what the market is telling us, what and how our competition also prices. The market in Cebu is telling us that it is ready.” Sotelo added that they expect to break ground Mantawi Residences in the fourth quarter of this year, with the turnover of the first tower by the fourth quarter of 2029.   The post Mantawi Residences: Cebu’s next frontier of progress appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 21st, 2023

Cantonese culinary bounty at Cebu’s Hai Shin Lou

[caption id="attachment_122242" align="aligncenter" width="479"] photographs courtesy of Hai Shin Lou | Roel Constantino, general manager of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.[/caption] Chinese cuisine is one of the oldest in the world. And yet, it manages to evolve and develop into one of the most popular culinary fares. One such Chinese restaurant in Cebu, which continues to receive accolades from food enthusiasts and gourmands, is Hai Shin Lou of Makati fame at Cebu’s very own hilltop Marco Polo Hotel. [caption id="attachment_122247" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Peppercorn Squid.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122248" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Roasted Pork Belly.[/caption] It is impossible to mention this authentic Chinese restaurant without highlighting the soul of its kitchen, chef Kenny Yong Tze Hin, popularly known as Chef Kenny. [caption id="attachment_122243" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Chef Kenny Yong Tze Hin.[/caption] Captivated by the delicate nuances of Cantonese cuisine, which traces its origins back to 2000 years ago in early Han Dynasty, Chef Kenny started as a young cook in 1992 at Hotel Equatorial’s famous Golden Phoenix in Kuala Lumpur. He has since spearheaded the Chinese culinary cuisine teams in various parts of Asia. “These days, Cantonese cooking requires a fine balance between traditional cooking methods and innovative ideas and presentations,” says Chef Kenny. “But one must never lose the authenticity of taste, precise timing and freshness of ingredients which make Cantonese one of the top cuisines in the world.” We recently had the opportunity to savor the Chinese bounty in an eight-course sit-down dinner. [caption id="attachment_122246" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Boneless Chicken with Rice Chiu Chow Style.[/caption] The evening’s menu consisted of Deep-Fried Mu Don Prawn for appetizer, followed by Braised Minced Fish, Bamboo Pith and Chinese Yuan Xi Corn Soup. The selection of dimsum included Steamed Double Happiness Prawn Dumpling, and authentic Cha Shao Bao and Deep-Fried Taro Puff with Black Pepper and Spring Roll Cigars. [caption id="attachment_122245" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Chinese Cold Platter.[/caption] The star of a main course was the unforgettable Roasted Crispy Sesame Duck, Hong Kong style with Braised E-Fu Noodles. For dessert, Chilled Black Glutinous Rice, Sago Topping and Coconut Sauce gave the feast a sweet ending. Chef Kenny introduced each dish and explained the cooking techniques used, from stir-frying, boiling, steaming, braising and roasting. Most of them can preserve the original and natural flavor of food material. Although Chinese food is usually paired with tea, various wines from the collection of James and Chimene Roberts, the wine connoisseurs of DnB Wines and Spirits, were relished. [caption id="attachment_122244" align="aligncenter" width="525"] James and Chimene Roberts of DnB Wines and Spirits.[/caption] Looking forward, Chef Kenny will explore healthy eating habits by looking at different ways to season while keeping the purest essence of Cantonese flavors. Chi chi chi… Eat and drink well!         The post Cantonese culinary bounty at Cebu’s Hai Shin Lou appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2023

Abando to strut stuff in KBL finals

Former NCAA champion Rhenz Abando gets a crack at another championship as top seed Anyang KGC advanced to the Korean Basketball League finals with a 3-1 win over the Goyang Carrot Jumpers in the best-of-five semifinal series......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2023

Abando, Anyang dispose Goyang to reach KBL finals

Anyang jumped ahead early with a 28-11 lead to end the first quarter, blowing the game wide open from the get-go......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2023