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Basilan trips KCS, stays a win away from VisMin Grand Finals crown

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders is one victory away from hoisting the South Finals trophy of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup after escaping the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City, 96-91, in Game Two of their best-of-five finals series on Thursday evening, at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Zamboanga del Sur. […] The post Basilan trips KCS, stays a win away from VisMin Grand Finals crown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 12th, 2021

Basilan clobbers Computer Specialists, takes 1-0 lead in VisMin Cup Grand Finals

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders manhandled the Visayas leg champions, KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City, 94-67, to take Game One of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup best-of-five Grand Finals, Wednesday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium in Zamboanga del Sur. The Computer Specialists converted the first basket of the game which also […] The post Basilan clobbers Computer Specialists, takes 1-0 lead in VisMin Cup Grand Finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Basilan, Roxas open VisMin Super Cup Grand Finals series Sunday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After sweeping the eliminations and taking an 11-day break, the Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders return to action tomorrow, August 8, in the much-awaited best-of-3 finals series of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. The Peace Riders gained […] The post Basilan, Roxas open VisMin Super Cup Grand Finals series Sunday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Designer Jie -jie Aisa on muse Nikki de Moura

So far, the city of Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao has produced two beauties of international caliber: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Miss InterContinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Elle “Cindy” Obeñita. Hoping to make it a Beauty Queen Trinity is Nikki Advincula de Moura, the newly crowned Miss Grand Philippines who will compete for the global title in Vietnam come October. [caption id="attachment_173643" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Miss Grand Philippines 2023 Nikki de Moura, wearing a terno by Jie-jie Aisa, in front of the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro. | Photograph Courtesy of James Paculba.[/caption]   There are great expectations that De Moura, who is of exquisite mix of Brazilian and Filipino blood, will finally snatch the elusive Miss Grand International crown. Helping her to achieve this feat is her glam team from Cebu and her beauty camp in her native CDO. At the national finals, De Moura wore a creation by Eclectic Image Fashion Studio by Jie-jie Aisa for the national costume competition. It was called “Oportunidad de Oro” or “Golden Opportunities,” inspired by the city’s mythical golden fish which is believed to be its protector. It was one of the top five in the category. For her homecoming after her victory, De Moura once again wore a Jie-jie Aisa creation. “The gown beautifully blends two symbolic colors — green, representing unity and #KaubanTaUY, and gold, paying homage to CDO’s renowned title as the City of Golden Friendship,” the designer noted. “A true embodiment of grace and local pride, Nikki shines bright during her homecoming motorcade, capturing hearts of Kagay-anons and embodying the essence of this remarkable city. Thank you to LGU-CDO headed by Mayor Rolando ‘Klarex’ Uy for making this possible.” Incidentally, the bustling city is in the midst of celebrating its Higalaay Festival, a major highlight of which is the Mindanao Fashion Summit from 23 to 25 August at the Ayala Centrio Mall. As the president of the Designer’s Assembly, Jie-jie will lead his group’s presentation on the second day, 24 August. “As the president, my key duties and responsibilities encompass leading and guiding the organization’s strategic direction, fostering a collaborative environment among budding designers, overseeing project initiatives, coordinating events and workshops and representing the interests of our members within the design community,” the genial designer said. “I am dedicated to ensuring the growth and success of our group by nurturing creativity, facilitating skill development and promoting meaningful engagement within the design industry.” On the eve of the 12th Mindanao Fashion Summit, the designer, who considers Gil Macaiba III, the late Benjie S. Manuel and Cary Santiago as influences, recounts his collaborative relationship with his muse, De Moura.   Origins “My acquaintance with Nikki de Moura developed through mutual connections within the fashion and pageant industry. Our paths crossed after a local beauty camp in Cebu City introduced her to our camp in Cagayan de Oro City, the #TeamAmega. Since I am the official designer of our beauty camp, I had the opportunity to design her creative national costume as well as her outfits during her homecoming. “The idea of a creative collaboration for her gowns/outfits emerged organically from recognizing the synergy between our camp’s visions, we jointly initiated the collaboration, fueled by a shared passion for crafting unique and captivating ensembles that would resonate with her style and my design expertise.”   Muse “Nikki exemplifies the essence of a stunning Jie-jie Aisa muse through her remarkable blend of grace, confidence and distinctive style. Her ability to effortlessly carry both traditional and contemporary ensembles reflects the dynamic spirit of the Jie-jie Aisa brand. Nikki’s poise and fashion-forward sensibilities resonate with the brand’s commitment to celebrating cultural heritage while embracing modern aesthetics. As a local fashion designer, collaborating with such a muse has been an inspiring journey, elevating my creations to new heights of elegance and sophistication.”   Collaborations “Throughout the collaboration between myself as a local fashion designer and Nikki, we found common ground in our enthusiasm for integrating indigenous design elements into the collection. However, there were nuanced differences in our visions, particularly concerning the color palette’s vibrancy and the extent of embellishments. By fostering open dialogue and embracing a spirit of mutual respect, we arrived at a compromise that elegantly balanced the client’s preference for a more subdued palette with my inclination for bolder accents. This harmonious negotiation resulted in a collection that seamlessly reflects both Nikki’s refined taste and my artistic perspective.”   Pride “I am immensely proud of Nikki’s accomplishments, both as Miss Teen Philippines 2019 and more recently as Miss Grand Philippines 2023. These achievements reflect not only her individual dedication and perseverance but also the embodiment of our nation’s beauty, talent and grace on esteemed platforms. Nikki’s success brings honor not just to herself but also to the Philippines, and it is a privilege to have contributed to my journey as a local fashion designer. Her victories inspire me to continue creating designs that complement and enhance the remarkable qualities of individuals like Nikki.”   Preparations “From our perspective, the entire #TeamAmega is wholeheartedly committed to providing unwavering support to Nikki during her time in Vietnam. As for her national costume, we are awaiting confirmation from the Miss Grand Philippines Organization regarding my potential involvement in designing her ensemble. Rest assured we are eagerly prepared to contribute our expertise to ensure her representation is nothing short of exceptional.”   Challenges “As a designer, crafting pageant gowns presents a unique set of challenges that require a delicate balance between artistic expression and meeting specific criteria. Ensuring that the gown captures the contestant’s individuality while aligning with the pageant’s theme and standards demands meticulous attention to detail. “Additionally, incorporating elements that reflect cultural authenticity and modern aesthetics requires thoughtful navigation. The challenge lies in harmonizing these diverse aspects to create a gown that not only enhances the contestant’s beauty and confidence but also makes a lasting impression on the judges and audience.” “Working with beauty queens brings its own distinct dynamic compared to designing for everyday women. Beauty queens possess a heightened sense of stage presence and a requirement for gowns that accentuate their elegance under the spotlight. The meticulous attention to fit, silhouette and materials is magnified.” The post Designer Jie -jie Aisa on muse Nikki de Moura appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2023

Alcaraz’s ‘dream’ Wimbledon can signal changing of the guard

Alcaraz ended Djokovic's run of four successive Wimbledon titles with an epic 1-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 victory in a final for the ages on Sunday. The 20-year-old wore down Djokovic over four hours and 42 minutes of unrelenting drama on Centre Court, clinching his first Wimbledon crown and the second major title of his career. After two decades of Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominating the sport, Alcaraz says his victory could be the start of a new era. "It's a dream. I'm 20. I didn't experience many moments like this. Making history like I did today, it's the happiest moment of my life," Alcaraz said. "Beating Novak at his best on this stage, making history, being the guy to beat him after 10 years unbeaten on this court is amazing for me. "It's great for the new generation to see me beating him and make them think they are capable of doing it as well. It's great for me, and the young players as well." When Djokovic won his first major at the Australian Open in 2008, Alcaraz was still three months shy of his fifth birthday. But with Federer retired and Nadal close to the end of his glittering career, Alcaraz has emerged as Djokovic's biggest challenger. Alcaraz, who won his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open last year, has replaced the Serb at the top of the world rankings and his Wimbledon victory may hasten the emergence of a new generation to replace the "Big Three". "Beating Novak, winning Wimbledon is something I dreamed about since I start playing tennis," Alcaraz said. Djokovic was aiming for a record-equalling eighth Wimbledon title and could also have matched Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24 Grand Slam singles crowns. Instead, the 36-year-old leaves Wimbledon licking his wounds after beating over-powered by the relentless Alcaraz. In an ominous warning to Djokovic, Alcaraz said his All England Club win can provide a foundation for more success when they meet again. 'I grew up a lot' -"Probably before today I didn't think I was ready to beat Djokovic in five sets in an epic match like this, to stay good physically and mentally against a legend like Djokovic," Alcaraz. "I will remember this moment in other Grand Slams and think I am ready to play five sets against him. It probably changed my mind a bit." Alcaraz's previous clash with Djokovic had ended in defeat in the French Open semi-finals in June, when the Spaniard fell apart after suffering stress-related cramping. Learning from that painful loss, he held his nerve superbly this time. "I am such a different player since the French Open. I grew up a lot. I took lessons from that match. I prepared a little bit differently mentally," he said. "I handled the nerves better than I did at the French Open. I fought until the last ball. It was a long match. The mental part allowed me to stay there for five sets. "If I had lost the second set probably I couldn't have got the trophy, I would probably have lost in straight sets. That gave me a lot of motivation." Djokovic's frustration at Alcaraz's stubborn resistance boiled over when he smashed his racquet against the net post after being broken in the final set. But the Serb had no complaints about the defeat and even labelled Alcaraz a combination of himself, Federer and Nadal. Asked about that glowing tribute, the ultra-confident Alcaraz said: "It's crazy that Novak say that. But I consider myself a really complete player. "I have the shots, the strength physically, the strength mentally. "Probably he's right. But I don't want to think about it. I'm the full Carlos Alcaraz, let's say." smg/dj © 1994-2023 Agence France-Presse The post Alcaraz’s ‘dream’ Wimbledon can signal changing of the guard appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 16th, 2023

UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off: Senate books finals berth; AFP stays alive

Senate and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) forged a winner-take-all showdown for the UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off crown after pulling off similar exciting wins over their respective semis rivals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2023

Tropa seek another milestone in PBA 3x3

TNT seeks its place in PBA 3x3 history as it shoots for a Triple Crown in Season 2 Third Conference Grand Finals today at Robinsons Place Las Piñas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2023

Zamboanga Valientes eye Vismin 25U crown vs Sibugay Warriors 

The Zamboanga Valientes will play the Sibuga Warriors in the finals of the Vismin Supercup 25U at the Centralli Sports and Events complex Saturday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2022

Blacklist International Reclaims Crown After Defeating ECHO in MPL PH S10 Grand Finals

MANILA, Philippines – After missing the playoffs last season, Blacklist International reclaimed their crown after defeating ECHO 4-2 in the grand finals of the MPL Philippines Season 10.   Blacklist International started strong as they won Game 1 in just a little more than fifteen minutes. In this game, Danerie “Wise” Rosario debuted Valentina in […] The post Blacklist International Reclaims Crown After Defeating ECHO in MPL PH S10 Grand Finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2022

Basilan captures VisMin Cup Southern Conference crown via sweep

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City have overcome adversities after adversities in their journey towards basketball stardom. Given up for dead in the Visayas leg playoffs, they climbed all the way to a surprising championship appearance and relied on pure guts to upset an unbeaten foe in capturing the Visayas leg crown. […] The post Basilan captures VisMin Cup Southern Conference crown via sweep appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Computer Specialists, Peace Riders start VisMin Grand Finals battle tomorrow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mike Reyes, the veteran and multi-titled head coach of the reigning Visayas leg champions, the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City is upbeat about their title chances in the grand finals of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. The Specialists already proved that they can topple […] The post Computer Specialists, Peace Riders start VisMin Grand Finals battle tomorrow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

VisMin Cup Southern Finals Game 1 blasts off Wednesday

Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur—Mindanao Leg champion Jumbo-Plastic Basilan aims to continue its unbeaten run when the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Southern Finals kicks off today. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Basilan shifts focus to overall VisMin Super Cup title vs Mandaue

Newly crowned Mindanao Leg champion Jumbo Plastic-Basilan plunges back to action right away, setting its sights on the overall Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup crown against Visayas Leg titlist KCS-Mandaue at the Pagadian City Gym in Zamboanga del Sur......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Basilan one step closer to title

Jumbo Plastic-Basilan ace guard Hesed Gabo claimed the Season MVP honors as the Peace Riders moved closer to winning the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg crown at the Pagadian City Gym in Zamboanga del Sur......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Basilan sweeps Roxas to rule Mindanao leg of VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders were crowned the inaugural champions of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg after winning Game Two of their best-of-three finals series against the Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards on Monday evening, August 9, at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Zamboanga del Sur. The Peace Riders stormed […] The post Basilan sweeps Roxas to rule Mindanao leg of VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Gabo of Basilan Peace Riders is MVP of VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hesed Gabo of the Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders was crowned the “Most Valuable Player” of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg on Sunday.  Gabo led the Peace Riders to an immaculate 8-0 record in the eliminations to gain an outright finals berth. “Unang una, salamat sa Panginoon na […] The post Gabo of Basilan Peace Riders is MVP of VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Roxas Vanguards march into VisMin Super Cup finals vs Basilan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards eliminated the JPS Zamboanga City, 83-72, in their do-or-die Game 3 of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup semifinals showdown on Friday evening at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. The Vanguards barreled their way into the much-awaited Mindanao leg finals where […] The post Roxas Vanguards march into VisMin Super Cup finals vs Basilan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Computer Specialists tap asst coach to augment depleted lineup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City has tapped its assistant coach, Jabby “Jax” Bautista to play in the grand finals of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup to augment the team’s badly depleted lineup. Bautista, one of the assistant coaches of Mike Reyes of the reigning Visayas leg champions was tapped […] The post Computer Specialists tap asst coach to augment depleted lineup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Basilan makes VisMin finals

Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur -- The ever-dominant Jumbo Plastic-Basilan punched its outright ticket to the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg Finals, Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

VisMin Super Cup: Basilan sweeps Mindanao leg elims, gains outright finals seat

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders stamped their dominance in the Mindanao leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup after sweeping the elimination round. Basilan earned its eighth straight win by beating the Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards, 85-64, in its final elimination match at the Pagadian city gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga […] The post VisMin Super Cup: Basilan sweeps Mindanao leg elims, gains outright finals seat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

KCS Computer-Mandaue plans to keep roster intact for Grand Finals

CEBU CITY, Philippines—After winning the inaugural Visayas leg title of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City is  planning to keep its roster intact for the grand finals in August. The Specialists bagged the Visayas title of the tournament by defeating the MJAS Zenith Talisay Aquastars on Sunday, May 9, 2021, […] The post KCS Computer-Mandaue plans to keep roster intact for Grand Finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021