Clarkson, Jazz reach 50-win mark; Warriors win on Filipino Heritage night

Improving their home record to 31-4, the Jazz remain atop the NBA standings as the playoffs draw closer......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 9th, 2021

‘No room for hate : Jazz give vandalized Filipino food truck owners tickets to game

The food truck was vandalized with racist slurs earlier this week, which prompted Clarkson to reach out and help the owners by paying for the restoration of the truck, as well as interior cleaning and detailing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Jazz topple Cavs; Warriors fall short vs Pacers

Donovan Mitchell top-scored for the Jazz with 27 points while Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson continued to make his case for Sixth Man of the Year with 21 points, eight rebounds, and four assists ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Gymnast Yulo, boxer Petecio try to live up to Olympic gold hype

Tokyo— Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio, two Filipino athletes tipped to win an Olympic gold by a US website, begin their road to glory as the Summer Olympic Games go full blast in various fronts on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News17 hr. 54 min. ago

AP Report: Marcial projected to win gold; Petecio, Diaz among favorites in Tokyo Olympics

Filipino pug Eumir Marcial has been tagged by the Associated Press to win a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics in the men's middleweight division......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Diaz tipped to win medal – of any color

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz has a chance to be the first Filipino multi-medal winner in the Olympics in nearly 90 years, and she’s determined to do just that, promising a show to remember in her hour of reckoning here on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Eala eyes singles crown in Milan

Filipina tennis ace Alex Eala rolled to the finals of the JA Milan girls’ singles play, hacking out a 7-5, 6-2 win over Russia’s Mirra Andreeva last night in Italy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Eala sizzles

Alex Eala punched a ticket to the Final Four of the JA Milan, escaping with a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 quarterfinal win over Belgium’s Sofia Costoulas last night in Italy......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

‘Perla’— the best evening gown in Bb. Pilipinas coronation night

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The trend for pageant gowns using symbolism as one of the the main elements in creating world-class gowns has become the norm in the country since the phenomenal win of Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 competition.  Filipino designers now incorporate Philippine culture and heritage in their designs, which give simple elegance […] The post ‘Perla’— the best evening gown in Bb. Pilipinas coronation night appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Clarkson comes to rescue of vandalized Filipino food truck

A Filipino food truck that was vandalized in an apparent racist and anti-Asian attack in Salt Lake City has received support from Fil-American Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Former Utah Jazz star big man Eaton dead at 64

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Mark Eaton, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year with the Utah Jazz, has died at age 64, the club announced Saturday. Eaton had been riding his bicycle in Summit County, Utah, on Friday night before passersby saw the 7-foot-4 (2.24m) former center lying in the road after […] The post Former Utah Jazz star big man Eaton dead at 64 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Philippine cage community savors Fil-Am’s accomplishment

From the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to PBA stars, national team mainstays and fans, the Filipino nation joined Filipino-American pride Jordan Clarkson in celebration after the Utah Jazz guard was crowned the 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

Philippine basketball rejoices as kabayan Jordan Clarkson named NBA s top reserve

The entire Philippines joined Filipino-American pride Jordan Clarkson in celebration after being crowned as the 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year behind a magnificent season for the top-seeded Utah Jazz......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Jazz take down Pacers in Clarkson return but lose Mitchell to injury

Mitchell's exit coincided with Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson's return to action after missing four straight games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Jordan Clarkson, Filipino fans earn praise from Jeremy Lin

Lin even used the hashtag "#6thManOfTheYear" when he praised Clarkson, with the Utah Jazz player a frontrunner for the award with his tremendous play in the season......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Clarkson leads Jazz over Young-less Hawks; Warriors down struggling Mavs

Clarkson tallied a game-high 23 points off the bench in just 25 minutes of action to lead the Jazz to their 13th win in 14 tries......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Jazz nilatigo Bucks: 5 tres binaon ni Clarkson

PATULOY ang pagpapakitang gilas ni Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson matapos tulungan ang Utah Jazz na kalusin ang Milwaukee Bucks, 131-118, kahapon sa 2020-2021 NBA regular season. The post Jazz nilatigo Bucks: 5 tres binaon ni Clarkson first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Clarkson lauds 2 Filipino frontliners  

By CARLO ANOLIN Filipino-American NBA guard Jordan Clarkson gave an early Christmas present to two Filipino frontliners by spending time with them in a special episode of NBA Philippines’ Republika Huddle. The Utah Jazz star was able to have quick chat with avid NBA fans CD Lastimosa, a teacher, and Dr. Jelvin Co, a radiologist. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Filipino UFC fighter follows Pacquiao s mountain path to glory

Mark Striegl makes his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi this weekend having taken a path forged by centuries of feared Filipino warriors and followed by boxing great.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Philippine Red Cross swab tests reach 1 million; more labs eyed

The Philippine Red Cross, with its 10 laboratories across the country, reached the one-million mark for COVID-19 swab tests last night, PRC chairman Sen. Richard Gordon announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020