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Barroca, Magnolia aprub sa ekstensiyon

Mukhang magtatagal pa ang pagsasama nina Mark Barroca at Magnolia. The post Barroca, Magnolia aprub sa ekstensiyon first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2021

Hotshots sign Barroca to fresh deal

Magnolia has given veteran playmaker Mark Barroca a fresh three-year deal as he’s set to anchor the Hotshots in their quest for redemption in the next PBA Philippine Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

The streak that Magnolia’s Mark Barroca cares about

Magnolia Hotshots guard Mark Barroca played his 450-plus consecutive games in the PBA......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Casio plays hero as Alaska breaks bubble curse

Jvee Casio was excellent in crucial moments. (PBA Images) Alaska bounced back from two losses to open the bubble campaign by grinding out an 87-81 victory over Magnolia Saturday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Jvee Casio produced some of the keys in the final minutes as the Aces defeated one of the PBA’s top contenders to barge into the win column after falling short against the TNT Tropang Giga and Meralco Bolts. Casio finished with 17 points, including a three-pointer that put Alaska ahead 79-75 with 2:40 remaining in the fourth. He also blocked a rainbow attempt by Jackson Corpuz while the Aces were protecting an 85-81 lead. Jeron Teng scored eight of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Aces take the lead for good while Mike DiGregorio and Abu Tratter added 10 points apiece. The Aces won in the first game since announcing that forward Kevin Racal will miss the rest of the conference due to an ACL injury he suffered in their 100-95 loss to the Tropang Giga last Oct. 11. That game certainly was still in the mind of coach Jeffrey Cariaso, who told his team to carry a mentality as if the Aces had a 1-1 record. “When you approach that game than being 0-2, I think their mindset’s different,” he said. “We came to this game facing a well-coached and very tough Magnolia team. They have superstars that we really have to worry about and to be able to step up and be better defensively is my biggest take on this game.” Alaska bucked a 39-28 second quarter deficit to inch its way back into the game, cooling Magnolia’s offense after making 63-percent of its shots in the first quarter. Mark Barroca was one of the few bright spots for the Hotshots with 16 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals. Rookie big man Aris Dionisio scored 10 points in 17 minutes. But Magnolia saw Paul Lee being held to a 4-of-16 shooting despite 14 points, thus falling to a 1-2 record this conference. The scores: ALASKA 87 — Teng 19, Casio 17, Tratter 10, DiGregorio 10, Manuel 9, Herndon 7, Galliguez 6, Ebona 5, Brondial 4, Ayaay 0, Marcelino 0, Publico 0. MAGNOLIA 81 — Barroca 16, Lee 14, Banchero 13, Jalalon 11, Dionisio 10, Sangalang 8, De la Rosa 7, Corpuz 2, Reavis 0, Melton 0, Abundo 0. Quarters: 21-29, 43-45, 62-64, 87-81......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

PBA: Beermen, Gin Kings, and Hotshots test negative for COVID-19

The COVID-19 test results are out for all three PBA teams under San Miguel Corp. The flagship Beermen, Barangay Ginebra, and the Magnolia Hotshots all tested negative. SMC had all its players and team officials tested for COVID-19 last week, with the results officially coming out Monday. "Kinakabahan papunta ng hospital and kinakabahan [during COVID-19 test] kasi first time ko lang ma-test," Magnolia's Mark Barroca said. Aside from all three of its PBA teams, SMC big boss Ramon Ang likewise sponsored the COVID-19 tests of PBA employees. All 41 of the league's regular employees were tested at the San Miguel headquarters last week. The PBA has since opened office operations, albeit on a limited capacity, this week as Metro Manila has been downgraded to a general community quarantine.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

PBA coach, players donate PPEs, masks

BY WAYLON GALVEZ     Include Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok coach Chito Viclolero and his players – Marc Pingris and Mark Barroca – on the list of PBA ‘samaritans’ after responding to the government’s call to help the frontliners in their fight to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Known for making sports apparels, Victolero […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

PBA All-Interview Team: The Best of Arwind Santos

Much like on-court performances, some PBA personalities are just better than others when it comes to how they address and carry themselves with the media. Each year, the PBA Press Corps fills out the All-Interview Team, PBA personalities who consistently give out quotable quotes. More than the soundbytes however, winners of the All-Interview team are five players and a head coach that always take time out of their busy schedule to make themselves available for the Press Corps. Arwind Santos is the final player in the 2019 PBA All-Interview team. Here are some best from last season from San Miguel Beer's other MVP winner.   “Basta wala lang sakalan." [Related: PBA: “Wala lang sakalan,” Arwind says physicality normal as tempers flare in Game 4] On their way to a 5th staight Philippine Cup championship, the Beermen were locked in a highly-physical semifinals against no. 1 see Phoenix. San Miguel largely kept its cool in the series, resulting in a nice five-game win. The Beermen welcomed the physical play, as it's normal when the stakes are higher in basketball. Arwind and the Beermen were willing to tolerate the physicality, as long as no one puts anyone in a choke hold. Santos sure knows a thing or two about that.   "Oh di ba tabla na." [Related: PBA Finals: Arwind after Game 4: “Oh di ba tabla na”] Arwind has taken a liking to predicting stuff in San Miguel's favor over the last few seasons. And as the Beermen faced trouble in the Philippine Cup Finals against Magnolia, Santos predicted a deadlock heading into a pivotal Game 5. San Miguel took a crucial Game 4 win, proving Arwind right, yet again.   “Hindi naman pwede sisihin ang pagkatalo namin kay Spider-Man." [Related: PBA Finals: Arwind finds humor in unfortunate Spider-Man incident] Arwind made another prediction during that Philippine Cup Finals against Magnolia, saying they'll go up 3-2 after Game 5. That wasn't quite the case, as Mark Barroca hit a booming game-winner to put the Hotshots ahead. But before that, a wild Spider-Man halted the proceedings, and the craziness that ensued certainly left the Beermen in shock. Nevertheless, Arwind, the PBA's self-proclaimed Spider-Man, just found humor in the whole situation and took the incident in stride.   “2-5, paskong-pasko." [Related: PBA: Arwind on record: “2-5, paskong-pasko”] San Miguel struggled in the Commissioner's Cup and were actually almost eliminated. The low point came when the Beermen lost to Columbian in overtime, leaving the team with a sorry 2-5 mark. For that, Santos summed up his team's predicament like only he can. The Beermen later sneaked into the playoffs as the no. 7 seed and won the title.   "Kung mapikon siya, hindi ko na kasalanan yun." [Related: PBA Finals: No apology from Arwind after monkey gesture aimed at Jones] Before the Beermen actually won the Commissioner's Cup title, Arwind figured in a nasty incident with TNT Best Import Terrence Jones. As San Miguel took control of the series with a huge Game 5 win, the victory was marred as Santos was caught making a monkey gesture towards Jones. Sharp-eyed netizens caught the act, and as the media asked Arwind about it, saying if he at least wanted to issue an apology, Santos was defiant. However, Santos' unapologetic nature later turned and he did issue an apology to Jones, or at the very least he tried. The Beermen won the title in Game 6.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 30th, 2020

PBA: Rousing start for SMB without the injured June Mar

Life without June Mar Fajardo for San Miguel Beer has started. The Beermen just passed their first major test. In a rematch of the last two Philippine Cup Finals, San Miguel made sure to frustrate Magnolia again, with the five-time defending champs scoring a huge 94-78 win Sunday at the Big Dome to open the PBA's 45th season. The Beermen started to pull away in the second quarter and led by as many as 23 points, starting the All-Filipino the same way they ended it last year. Taking now 6-time MVP June Mar Fajardo's starting spot, newly-crowned Most Improved Player Mo Tautuaa led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Terrence Romeo added 19 points, also in as starring role, while former MVP Arwind Santos posted 18 points and 15 rebounds for the champs. For good measure, Marcio Lassiter chipped in another 17 points for San Miguel. The Hotshots struggled in their season-opener, shooting only 38 percent as a team. Paul Lee led the way with 19 points while Ian Sangalang and Jackson Corpuz added 16 each.   The Scores San Miguel (94) -- Tautuaa 20, Romeo 19, Santos 18, Lassiter 17, Cabagnot 10, Ross 4, Zamar 3, Escoto 3, Comboy 0, Gamalinda 0, Pessumal 0. Magnolia (78) -- Lee 19, Corpuz 16, Sangalang 16, Jalalon 8, Barroca 8, Simon 4, Melton 3, Dela Rosa 3, Banchero 1. Quarter Scores: 18-18, 45-33, 69-56, 94-78.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

PBA: Parks makes late free throws and TNT ends Magnolia’s title reign in thriller

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. just proved himself at TNT. Parks Jr. hit two clutch free throws with seven seconds to go and TNT completed a wild 98-97 comeback win to eliminate champion Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Monday at the Big Dome. After Romeo Travis split his own free throws to put the Hotshots up one, Parks got the ball off of Jayson Castro’s miss and ended up with a perfect trip to the stripe for a 98-97 TNT lead. With no more timeouts, Magnolia had to rush the length of the courth only to see KJ McDaniels block Travis. With 1.1 seconds to go, the Hotshots failed to convert allowing the KaTropa escape despite being down by as many as 18 points in the second half. TNT was still down by 13 with less than five minutes left when Jayson Castro sparked a KaTropa run, scoring seven of the team's next 10 points. But the play of the game goes to McDaniels and Troy Rosario. Down three in the final minute, Troy blocked Ian Sangalang to force a 24-second violation for Magnolia. In TNT's offensive set, McDaniels missed a good look drom deep but he tracked his own miss before finding Rosario for an open three from the corner which tied the game at 96-all. In second game back from injury, Castro led the KaTropa with 30 points and seven assists. McDaniels added 25 points and 17 rebounds. Rosario scored 12 points while Parks Jr. ended up with seven points and eight rebounds. The Hotshots got a monster effort from Travis, who finished with 32 points and 26 rebounds but that final miss from the line proved costly. Rome dela Rosa was the top local scorer for Magnolia wirh 13 points.   The Scores: TNT 98 - Castro 30, McDaniels 25, Rosario 12, Reyes 10, Pogoy 8, Parks 7, Digregorio 6, Williams 0. Magnolia 97 - Travis 32, Dela Rosa 13, Jalalon 12, Lee 11, Barroca 9, Banchero 8, Sangalang 7, Pingris 4, Melton 1, Reavis 0. Quarters: 22-26, 48-54, 68-80, 98-97.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

PBA: Reloaded Hotshots take down Phoenix to near playoffs

Defending champion Magnolia is keeping its place in the playoff race. The Hotshots pulled away late Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome, clipping Phoenix, 97-81, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. Now winners of back-to-back games, the Hotshots are at solo 6th place with a 5-4 record. More importantly, Magnolia still has an outside shot to crash the top-4 party and enter the quarters with a playoff bonus. Import Romeo Travis is slowly regaining his game after dealing with injury, leading the champs with 20 points, 16 rebounds, and eight assists for a near triple-double. Ian Sangalang was the top local for the Hotshots with 17 points while Paul Lee addded 15 points. Chris Banchero debuted for Magnolia with 10 points. Phoenix got 24 points from Alonzo Gee but he only shot 29 percent from the field. Matthew Wright finished with 19 points for the now 2-7 Fuel Masters.   The Scores:  Magnolia 97 - Travis 20, Sangalang 17, Lee 15, Banchero 10, Jalalon 9, Dela Rosa 8, Barroca 7, Melton 6, Pingris 4, Reavis 1. Phoenix 81 - Gee 24, Wright 19, Mallari 13, Perkins 8, Napoles 7, Jazul 4, Garcia 3, Chua 2, Marcelo 1, Intal 0, Dennison 0, Kramer 0. Quarterscores: 21-12, 41-31, 69-60, 97-81   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 6th, 2019

PBA: Gin Kings bury Hotshots in Manila Clasico blowout

That’s back-to-back big wins now for Barangay Ginebra. The Gin Kings dominated Manila Clasico Sunday at the Big Dome, burying defending champion Magnolia, 105-83, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. Thanks to a huge scoring outburst in the second half, Ginebra turned a close game into a blowout, earning consecutive wins in the conference for the first time to improve to 3-2. Magnolia dropped to 3-4 with three straight losses. Justin Brownlee submitted yet another sensational all-around effort, finishing with 27 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals. Local support was great for the Gin Kings again with four other players in double figures led by Japeth Aguilar and Scottie Thompson with 14 points each. Rome Dela Rosa was the high man for Magnolia with 18 points. Import Romeo Travis returned from injury for the Hotshots and added 17 points and 17 rebounds.   The Scores: Ginebra 105 - Brownlee 27, Thompson 14, Aguilar 14, Pringle 11, Dela Cruz 10, Tenorio 9, Chan 9, Slaughter 7, Mariano 4, Sargent 0, Aguilar R. 0, Teodoro 0. Magnolia 83 - Dela Rosa 18, Travis 17, Lee 14, Sangalang 10, Jalalon 6, Barroca 5, Ramos 5, Reavis 2, Pingris 2, Pascual 2, Herndon 2, Melton 0, Abundo 0. Quarters: 24-29, 45-44, 79-65, 105-83.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 2019

PBA: Finals rematch goes to Magnolia as Aces’ woes pile up

Much like last year’s Finals, Magnolia-Alaska goes the way of the Hotshots. The defending champions piled on the woes of the Aces, taking a close 95-90 win Sunday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Big Dome. It ended up being close but Magnolia was in control for almost the whole game, leading by as many as 15 points. To secure the win, their third straight for a 3-1 mark, the Hotshots got much-needed stops late as Alaska dropped further down the standings with a 0-5 record. Four players scored double figures for the champs led by Ian Sangalang with 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Import Romeo Travis added 17 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists. Mark Barroca and Paul Lee contributed 13 and 11 points respectively. The Aces got top-heavy production with Vic Manuel going for 22 points and Franko House finishing with 20. Chris Banchero was good for 17 points in the loss.   The Scores: Magnolia (95) -- Sangalang 19, Travis 17, Barroca 13, Lee 11, Herndon 8, Dela Rosa 8, Jalalon 7, Pingris 7, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Simon 0, Pascual 0. Alaska (90) -- Manuel 22, House 20, Banchero 17, Casio 9, Enciso 6, Tratter 6, Thoss 6, Ayaay 4, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Andrada 0. Quarters: 20-20, 49-40, 71-70, 95-90.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 6th, 2019

PBA: Hotshots survive ROS in defensive slugfest

It wasn't pretty but Magnolia will take the win that's for sure. The Hotshots once again figured in a defensive showdown against Rain or Shine and the champs escaped with a narrow 69-68 win Friday at the MOA Arena in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Holding on to a one-point lead, Magnolia stood firm in its final defensive possession, forcing Gabe Norwood to shoot a forced jumper for the win. Norwood missed and the Hotshots improved to 2-1 for their title defense following back-to-back victories. Magnolia shut down Rain or Shine to just six points in the opening period, allowing exactly zero field goals on the part of the Elasto Painters. However, the Hotshots likewise struggled from the fiel and eventually lost a 68-58 lead inside the final five minutes of regulation. Still, Magnolia dodged multiple bullets from the Elasto Painters in the endgame and a Mark Barroca free throw with 58 seconds to go served as the marginal basket. Import Romeo Travis was the only double-digit scorer for the defending champions, finishing with 26 points to go along with 14 rebounds. Barroca and Ian Sangalang scored eight points each as the top locals for the Hotshots. ROS got 14 points from rookie Javee Mocon and another 13 points from debuting import Kayel Locke. The Elasto Painters dropped to 1-3 after back-to-back losses.   The Scores Magnolia (69) -- Travis 26, Sangalang 8, Barroca 8, Lee 7, Reavis 6, Dela Rosa 5, Jalalon 4, Melton 3, Pingris 2, Herndon 0, Brondial 0. Rain or Shine (68) -- Mocon 14, Locke 13, Belga 9, Borboran 7, Yap 6, Daquioag 5, Exciminano 5, Ponferada 3, Norwood 2, Nambatac 2, Torres 2, Onwubere 0, Rosales 0. Quarters: 11-6, 32-25, 47-52, 69-68.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

PBA: Almazan plays clutch as Meralco downs Magnolia

Raymond Almazan delivered at crunch time to tow Meralco to a 98-92 win over reigning champion Magnolia on Saturday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Big Dome. The Bolts forward played the hero’s role in the last two and a half minutes of the ballgame, sinking the go-ahead triple and pouring 12 of his 19 points in the fourth period. Almazan broke a 92-92 deadlock with a trey with 2:27 remaining and added a split from the foul line to spark Meralco’s closing 6-0 run.  “It's a good start to the conference for us. It's a very, very satisfying win because we know we're going up against the defending champions,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “We also knew they're a very good defensive team and we had to play good defense to be able to beat them.” Chris Newsome finished with a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds while import Allen Durham flirted with a triple-double with 21 markers, 14 boards and eight assists for Meralco. Almazan had 19 points, 13 rebounds and a crucial block on Mark Barroca’s layup in the last 17 seconds to crush the Hotshots’ desperate attempt to salvage the game. Meralco stated off slow and trailed, 33-49, in the second quarter before coming back in the second half. Ian Sangalang gave Magnolia its last taste of the lead 92-86, off a jumper with 4:40 left before Meralco answered with a 12-point swing. “I thought our defense really kicked in in the fourth quarter,” said Black. “We were able to slow them down and stop them on a lot of plays that made a lot of difference in the game.” Romeo Travis had 22 markers and nine rebounds while Paul Lee had 20 for the Hotshots. Barroca finished with 18 and Peter June Simon got 12 for Magnolia.   The scores:  Meralco (98) -- Newsome 22, Durham 11; Almazan 19, Pinto 9, Faundo 8, Amer 7, Salva 4, Quinto 3, Hugnatan 3, Caram 2. Magnolia (92) -- Travis 22, Lee 20, Barroca 18, Simon 12, Sangalang 11, Pingris 4, Melton 3, Jalalon 2, Reavis 0, Dela Rosa 0. Quarters: 27-30, 48-57, 73-75, 98-92.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2019

PBA: Black lauds Almazan’s ‘best game’ since joining Meralco

Meralco head coach Norman Black had nothing but praise for big man Raymond Almazan’s game on Saturday. The mentor felt that Almazan delivered his breakout game since joining the Bolts back in May of this year with clutch plays in Meralco’s 98-92 opening day victory over defending champion Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Big Dome.    ”This is probably the best game of Raymond Almazan since he joined our team,” said Black of his ward, whose fourth quarter explosion spelled the difference in the duel. Almazan broke a 92-92 deadlock with a trey in the last 2:27 of the match and added a split from the foul line to fuel Meralco’s late game barrage. He capped his night with a crucial defensive stop, swatting away Mark Barroca’s layup attempt with 17 ticks left that crushed the comeback hopes of the Hotshots.    “Kasi pinaghandaan ko din eh. 100% na (dapat) ready physically and mentally, so kailangan eh. Di na rin tayo pa-bata eh,” said Almazan, who is fresh from a tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. "May mga bagong batang pumapasok—mas malakas, mas bata, mas athletic. So kailangang i-rise up natin yung game natin." Almazan finished with 19 points -- 12 coming in the payoff period -- in 7-of-11 field goal shooting.   “I'm happy for Raymond, I'm happy that he came out and really came up with some big plays for us tonight,” said Black. Almazan also grabbed 13 boards, had two assists and a block for Meralco. Black just hopes that Almazan would stay healthy throughout the conference. “Last conference he joined us after he was out with an injury for 10 weeks. Everybody expected him to come back and play well immediately, but a lot of people didn't know that about a week after, he re-injured his calf in practice, which set him back,” said Black. “Then when he finally recovered from that, he got sick and was out for another four days. He really could not get his bearings in the last conference, but I wasn't really concerned about that 'cause I knew he was new to the team and he really didn't know the system that well,” added Black. “But we've had a chance now to get him comfortable with the team.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2019

 5th straight win ng Hotshots

PINALAKI na ng Magnolia Hotshots sa lima ang kanilang sunod-sunod na panalo makaraang matalo ang Meralco Bolts (99-88) sa 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup na ginanap sa MVA City Coliseum sa Zamboanga City kamakailan. Nanguna sa Hotshots si Marc Barroca na kumubra ng team-high na 21 points at 7 assists, samantalang nakakuha naman ng 4 na […] The post  5th straight win ng Hotshots appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

PBA: Mark Barroca got a lovely surprise last Father s Day

Magnolia guard Mark Barroca received the most precious gift a man could ever receive last Father’s Day. Though it took a month before the basketball star’s wife, Ruselle, to post the good news on her Youtube channel, it was still a heart-warming video for the now growing Barroca family nonetheless, as they announced that they are expecting a new baby.  “S’yempre sobrang overwhelmed ako,” said a very happy Mark Barroca on Sunday before the Hotshots’ Manila Clasico match against Barangay Ginebra in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Big Dome.    “Noong Father’s Day pa ‘yun, eh maaga pa para magsabi na buntis na siya eh kasi pwede pang mawala ‘yun ‘di ba?” he added. “So hinintay muna namin magkaroon ng heartbeat, nagpa-check up kami and ayun may heartbeat na.” Mark Barroca said that it is blessing that the couple has been praying for years.                View this post on Instagram                   Nung nakaraang Father’s Day, sobra akong natuwa sa regalo na binigay ng asawa ko. Yun na yung pinaka maganda at pinaka masarap na feeling naramdaman ko sa regalo na binigay niya sa akin. Salamat, Panginoon. Thank you mahal????????. Mahal na mahal ko kayo! Kung gusto nyong malaman kung ano yun please click the link in my bio. Blessed Sunday!!!!! A post shared by Andy Mark Barroca (@mark14barroca) on Jul 6, 2019 at 8:37pm PDT “Ang tagal namin hinintay, ang tagal namin nag-try and biniyayaan kami. Worth it para sa amin kasi ang tagal ng inantay namin, ang tagal na pinag-pray namin,” he said. “Ilang breaks na kami sa team na pumunta kami ng ibang bansa para mag try na magka baby pero wala talaga.” After Magnolia’s 2019 Philippine Cup Finals heartbreak to sister-team San Miguel Beer, Mark asked Ruselle for a short vacation in Dubai. A time away from the daily grind of playing professional basketball.   “Noong Dubai nga, biglaan lang. Pagkatapos namin ng Finals pumunta kami,” said Mark. “Sabi ko nga sobrang blessing na hindi man kami nanalo [sa championship] at least ‘yung blessing [na magkaroon ng anak] ‘yung mga hindi mababayaran na moment na narinig ko galing sa asawa ko.” Then came the Father’s Day surprise. Russelle filmed her preparation all the way to handing Mark her gift. Together with their 6-year-old daughter, Natalie Faith, Mark got the best gift that special day. “Tinanong niya kasi ako kung anong gift daw gusto ko para sa Father’s Day, sabi ko sa kanya na kahit ano lang na ibibigay niya. ‘Yun pala pinaghandaan niya, na-surprise talaga ako,” he said. “Kasi noong pagbigay niya ng regalo, nagulat ako, ‘Uy, ano to?’ Pagkakita ko may damit ng bata eh wala nang bata sa amin eh, malaki na si Natalie.” “Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Buntis ka ba?’ And sabi niya nga na four weeks na, sobrang saya ko lang noong time na ‘yun,” he added. Though the couple has yet to know the gender of their baby, Mark said that they already have possible names in mind. “May pangalan na kami, hindi pa namin sasabihin,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2019

Mark Barroca keys hotshots’ win

Magnolia gave Zamboangueño Mark Barroca a rousing homecoming as it roared to its fifth straight victory at the expense of Meralco, 99-88, last night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mayor Vitaliano Aban Coliseum in Zamboanga City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

PBA: Magnolia stays hot after beating Meralco on the road

Magnolia's hot streak in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup continues. The Hotshots travelled south Saturday and handled business against Meralco, taking a 99-88 win at the city coliseum in Zamboanga. Firing on all cylinders in the first half, the Hotshots gave up a huge run to Meralco in the third only to recover just in time in the fourth quarter, restoring a 20-point lead which was enough for the victory. The win was Magnolia's fifth straight as they keep solo third place in the team standings with a 5-2 record. Hometown hero Mark Barroca led the charge for the Hotshots, scoring a team-high 21 points to go along with seven assists. Import James Farr and Paul Lee were productive as well, adding 19 and 18 points respectively. Meralco got 35 points from debuting import Delroy James but as per usual this conference, local support was lacking as Chris Newsome was the only other Bolt in double figures with 10. The Bolts dropped to 3-6 with a fourth straight loss.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

Magnolia a game away from title after Barroca buzzer-beater vs San Miguel

  MARK Barroca fired the game-winning jumper to help Magnolia win over defending champion San Miguel Beer, 88-86, in Game 5 of the best-of-seven Finals duel of Philippine Cup Season…READ The post Magnolia a game away from title after Barroca buzzer-beater vs San Miguel appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

Barroca hits game-winner as Magnolia goes up 3-2 vs SMB in chaos-marred Game 5

The Magnolia Hotshots are on the brink of ending San Miguel's reign in the Philippine Cup after emerging victorious in a pivotal Game Five of the finals, 88-86......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019