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EA Guzman game na game pa rin sa kabaklaan, dream role ang gumanap na may epilepsy at may diperensya sa pag-iisip

PAYAG na payag pa rin ang Kapuso actor at dancer na si Edgar Allan Guzman na gumanap ng bading sa mga teleserye at pelikula. Hindi naman daw siya namimili ng role pero ang mahalaga sa kanya ay yung matsa-challenge siya at mapu-push pa ang kanyang pagiging versatile actor. Isa si EA sa mga Kapuso stars […] The post EA Guzman game na game pa rin sa kabaklaan, dream role ang gumanap na may epilepsy at may diperensya sa pag-iisip appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 30th, 2022

SEA GAMES: The silver that glittered like gold

When the editorial staff of ABS-CBN Sports was tasked to come up with our most memorable coverage, it didn’t take long for this writer to respond. The Philippine men’s volleyball team’s Southeast Asian Games semifinal match was the first thing that came to mind. Pesonally, that game against the highly-fancied Thailand squad topped all the countless volleyball matches that I’ve covered in my career. I’m at a loss for words on how to describe the emotions I felt that chilly night of December 8, 2019. Around 6,700 fans filled the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City not knowing that what they were about to witness was something historic. A magical night that would take away the frustrations they felt the day before when the more popular women’s team finished the preliminary round winless. For us sportswriters covering that assignment, we knew the Filipinos were up for a tough ride. Thailand ruled the last four editions of the event. On the other hand, the Philippines’ last significant outing in the biennial meet was a bronze medal finish back in 1991 – or when the current national team’s oldest member, setter Jessie Lopez was just five-years old.      Did we doubt our own team? Let’s just say we prayed to the high heavens to give us something positive to write about. But don’t get us wrong. Those who followed the formation and preparation of the squad knew it would yield results come the SEA Games. After all, in all three batches of the Nationals that participated in the regional sports meet since 2015, this particular team had the longest time to prepare – around eight months to be exact. The team’s composition itself looked really promising. For the first time, two of country’s best hitters in Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, who both have experience playing in the Japan V. League,  donned the tricolors together. Espejo returned after skipping the 2017 edition so did his teammates in the 2015 squad Rex Intal and setter Ish Polvorosa. Bagunas was on his second tour of duty along with team captain John Vic De Guzman, Mark Alfafara, RanRan Abdilla and libero Jack Kalingking. Head coach Dante Alinsunurin, who was appointed to handle the team after Oliver Almadro and Sammy Acaylar in 2015 and 2017, respectively, tapped an old hand in Lopez and injected young bloods in playmaker Owa Retamar, Jau Umandal, Kim Malabunga, Ricky Marcos and Francis Saura. As part of their buildup the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championship July last year.          The Filipinos achieved a great feat when they won bronze. Fans were able to witness the Nationals’ campaign via YouTube streaming while we volleyball writers, got to file our full stories through the help of De Guzman and Bagunas (God bless their beautiful hearts) who supplied us with game stats and granted postgame interviews. It’s just a shame I never got to cover the team’s training in Japan when the Nationals’ preparation went on full throttle. (Note: A little confusion in the training camp coverage assignments had me flying to Japan with the women’s squad and Lance Agcaoili of Spin.ph joining the men’s team. But it was a great experience, nonetheless, and I’m grateful for Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for the opportunity.)     I was as confused as the other sportswriters present during the draw for the group stage a couple of months before the SEA Games when Alinsunurin chose to join the four-team bracket with Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Those three teams are considered contenders every SEA Games edition. And earning a semifinal spot would be harder compared to the other group composed of Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore. Fortunately, the gamble was worth it. Espejo and Bagunas were superb offensively, Malabunga and Retamar made their presence felt and the Nationals’ blocking shocked Cambodia and Vietnam as the Filipinos swept them both to secure a semis seat.   Then came the steamrolling Indonesians. Honestly, I thought the Nationals would sweep their way to the group’s top seeding. That way the PHI’s would've avoided a semis clash with Thailand. Forced to take on the defending champions, the Filipinos found themselves down in the first set. They got back in the second frame before yielding the third. And when the Thais came to match point, 24-21, in the fourth we all thought it was over. Fans were slowly emptying the bleachers not wanting to see the impending defeat. I was already waiting for the final score. Ready break the result. Then a miracle happened. The Nationals nibbled on the Thais' lead to force a deuce. After another deadlock, the Filipinos stole the set. The fifth frame was classic story of ‘who wants it more will win.’ An extended set made it even more dramatic. I vividly remember that sequence when Bagunas hammered the game-clinching kill off a lob from Lopez. After that all that I can recall was me pumping my fist up in the air and slapping the hardest high-fives I ever did with those inside the press room while howling like a madman.    The national team assured itself of a silver after 42 years. A silver after four freaking decades. They did it. Of course, the Indonesians bullied their way to winning the gold medal in a sweep of the inexperienced Filipinos. But who cares, the host team exceeded its podium expectations. That silver that glittered like gold made that coverage truly memorable. But it never crossed my mind that it would be the last important volleyball event that I will get to report. (Note: It would’ve been the UAAP if not for the health crisis that put all sporting events to a halt. Sad.) And that’s why I ended up writing these last few paragraphs. A farewell from this section. From my first article for this website back on December 1, 2014 – a post-mortem of Petron’s breakthrough title in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix – to my last published story, these were all written with only one thing in mind: in the service of the Filipino sports fan worldwide. Our run may have not been perfect, of course, we had our flaws. We had our fair share of criticisms from fans, athletes, sports personalities and sometimes even from our partner leagues and properties. We accepted our shortcomings. We tried to be better. But we are proud of what we did. We take pride with how we delivered sports stories through various digital executions that showcased sports beyond the confines of competition. On midnight of September 1 while most of you lay sound asleep, deep in slumber, hopefully, having a good dream and hours away from waking up looking forward to a better day, this website will be snapped out of existence.  More than half a decade of sharing stories to the Filipino sports fan will be seeing its last presence online on Monday – a holiday to celebrate the nation’s heroes. This website will then hear its final buzzer, its final whistle. Thousands of articles – written with passion, dedication and love – will be taken down as this website goes offline together with majority of ABS-CBN Sports’ social media accounts. But soon, hopefully, it will once again see the light of day.    We do hope that you will remember us, for we will remember all of you who made us your Kapamilya.   -- 30 --   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles Mark Escarlote has served as a sub-section editor for ABS-CBN Sports' website since 2014. He is among thousands of ABS-CBN employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

SEA GAMES: The silver that glittered like gold

When the editorial staff of ABS-CBN Sports was tasked to come up with our most memorable coverage, it didn’t take long for this writer to respond. The Philippine men’s volleyball team’s Southeast Asian Games semifinal match was the first thing that came to mind. Pesonally, that game against the highly-fancied Thailand squad topped all the countless volleyball matches that I’ve covered in my career. I’m at a loss for words on how to describe the emotions I felt that chilly night of December 8, 2019. Around 6,700 fans filled the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City not knowing that what they were about to witness was something historic. A magical night that would take away the frustrations they felt the day before when the more popular women’s team finished the preliminary round winless. For us sportswriters covering that assignment, we knew the Filipinos were up for a tough ride. Thailand ruled the last four editions of the event. On the other hand, the Philippines’ last significant outing in the biennial meet was a bronze medal finish back in 1991 – or when the current national team’s oldest member, setter Jessie Lopez was just five-years old.      Did we doubt our own team? Let’s just say we prayed to the high heavens to give us something positive to write about. But don’t get us wrong. Those who followed the formation and preparation of the squad knew it would yield results come the SEA Games. After all, in all three batches of the Nationals that participated in the regional sports meet since 2015, this particular team had the longest time to prepare – around eight months to be exact. The team’s composition itself looked really promising. For the first time, two of country’s best hitters in Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, who both have experience playing in the Japan V. League,  donned the tricolors together. Espejo returned after skipping the 2017 edition so did his teammates in the 2015 squad Rex Intal and setter Ish Polvorosa. Bagunas was on his second tour of duty along with team captain John Vic De Guzman, Mark Alfafara, RanRan Abdilla and libero Jack Kalingking. Head coach Dante Alinsunurin, who was appointed to handle the team after Oliver Almadro and Sammy Acaylar in 2015 and 2017, respectively, tapped an old hand in Lopez and injected young bloods in playmaker Owa Retamar, Jau Umandal, Kim Malabunga, Ricky Marcos and Francis Saura. As part of their buildup the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championship July last year.          The Filipinos achieved a great feat when they won bronze. Fans were able to witness the Nationals’ campaign via YouTube streaming while we volleyball writers, got to file our full stories through the help of De Guzman and Bagunas (God bless their beautiful hearts) who supplied us with game stats and granted postgame interviews. It’s just a shame I never got to cover the team’s training in Japan when the Nationals’ preparation went on full throttle. (Note: A little confusion in the training camp coverage assignments had me flying to Japan with the women’s squad and Lance Agcaoili of Spin.ph joining the men’s team. But it was a great experience, nonetheless, and I’m grateful for Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for the opportunity.)     I was as confused as the other sportswriters present during the draw for the group stage a couple of months before the SEA Games when Alinsunurin chose to join the four-team bracket with Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Those three teams are considered contenders every SEA Games edition. And earning a semifinal spot would be harder compared to the other group composed of Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore. Fortunately, the gamble was worth it. Espejo and Bagunas were superb offensively, Malabunga and Retamar made their presence felt and the Nationals’ blocking shocked Cambodia and Vietnam as the Filipinos swept them both to secure a semis seat.   Then came the steamrolling Indonesians. Honestly, I thought the Nationals would sweep their way to the group’s top seeding. That way the PHI’s would've avoided a semis clash with Thailand. Forced to take on the defending champions, the Filipinos found themselves down in the first set. They got back in the second frame before yielding the third. And when the Thais came to match point, 24-21, in the fourth we all thought it was over. Fans were slowly emptying the bleachers not wanting to see the impending defeat. I was already waiting for the final score. Ready break the result. Then a miracle happened. The Nationals nibbled on the Thais' lead to force a deuce. After another deadlock, the Filipinos stole the set. The fifth frame was classic story of ‘who wants it more will win.’ An extended set made it even more dramatic. I vividly remember that sequence when Bagunas hammered the game-clinching kill off a lob from Lopez. After that all that I can recall was me pumping my fist up in the air and slapping the hardest high-fives I ever did with those inside the press room while howling like a madman.    The national team assured itself of a silver after 42 years. A silver after four freaking decades. They did it. Of course, the Indonesians bullied their way to winning the gold medal in a sweep of the inexperienced Filipinos. But who cares, the host team exceeded its podium expectations. That silver that glittered like gold made that coverage truly memorable. But it never crossed my mind that it would be the last important volleyball event that I will get to report. (Note: It would’ve been the UAAP if not for the health crisis that put all sporting events to a halt. Sad.) And that’s why I ended up writing these last few paragraphs. A farewell from this section. From my first article for this website back on December 1, 2014 – a post-mortem of Petron’s breakthrough title in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix – to my last published story, these were all written with only one thing in mind: in the service of the Filipino sports fan worldwide. Our run may have not been perfect, of course, we had our flaws. We had our fair share of criticisms from fans, athletes, sports personalities and sometimes even from our partner leagues and properties. We accepted our shortcomings. We tried to be better. But we are proud of what we did. We take pride with how we delivered sports stories through various digital executions that showcased sports beyond the confines of competition. On midnight of September 1 while most of you lay sound asleep, deep in slumber, hopefully, having a good dream and hours away from waking up looking forward to a better day, this website will be snapped out of existence.  More than half a decade of sharing stories to the Filipino sports fan will be seeing its last presence online on Monday – a holiday to celebrate the nation’s heroes. This website will then hear its final buzzer, its final whistle. Thousands of articles – written with passion, dedication and love – will be taken down as this website goes offline together with majority of ABS-CBN Sports’ social media accounts. But soon, hopefully, it will once again see the light of day.    We do hope that you will remember us, for we will remember all of you who made us your Kapamilya.   -- 30 --   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles Mark Escarlote has served as a sub-section editor for ABS-CBN Sports' website since 2014. He is among thousands of ABS-CBN employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

I was ready for this : Jordan Clarkson eases into Jazz starting role

Having been known for bringing energy off the bench — even winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2022 — Clarkson's game didn't dip even as he was thrust into the spotlight as the Jazz' go-to guard......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2023

Joseph Marco type matikman ng mayayamang beki; handa nang tumodo sa pagpapaseksi

DAHIL sa pagiging hunk actor na game na game magpakita ng kanyang hubad na katawan sa harap ng mga camera, may  natatanggap ding indecent proposals si Joseph Marco. Karamihan nga sa mga ito ay galing sa gay community na type siyang makasama at makapiling kapalit ng mga bonggang-bonggang offer na talaga namang mapag-iisip ka kung […] The post Joseph Marco type matikman ng mayayamang beki; handa nang tumodo sa pagpapaseksi appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2022

Abadiano ready for any Maroons role amid Cagulangan’s continued absence

Asked to again fill in for starting point guard JD Cagulangan — who sat out the game after returning against the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their last outing — Abadiano did whatever he can to contribute......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2022

Iza Calzado game na game gumanap na ‘totoong buntis’, pero bawal muna ang matinding drama at iyakan

MAAYOS at safe na safe naman ang pagbubuntis ng Kapamilya actress na si Iza Calzado na nakauwi na uli ng Pilipinas mula sa United Kingdom. Kuwento ng nagdadalang-taong aktres, so far ay wala namang masyadong pagbabago sa kanyang health condition, at super okay din ang lagay ng first baby nila ni Ben Wintle. Umuwi ng […] The post Iza Calzado game na game gumanap na ‘totoong buntis’, pero bawal muna ang matinding drama at iyakan appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2022

The US ambassador challenged the Argentine ambassador to complete the World Cup album

In the middle of this game, Agustín Bruno and Ramiro Guzmán, brother of the former Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, have created an app that.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2022

Bb. Pilipinas 2nd runner-up Stacey Gabriel walang aatrasang tanong, game na game sa Q& A

BUMILIB ang mga manonood ng Binibining Pilipinas pageant sa mahusay na talumpati at sagot ni second runner-up Stacey Daniella Gabriel sa coronation night ng patimpalak nitong Hunyo. Naipamalas kasi talaga niya ang talas ng kanyang pag-iisip, galing sa pagpapahayag, at pagkamulat sa mga nangyayari sa lipunan. At sinabi ng aktres sa Inquirer na tatanggapin niya […] The post Bb. Pilipinas 2nd runner-up Stacey Gabriel walang aatrasang tanong, game na game sa Q&A appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2022

Dennis plays lover and protector in Legal Wives

Dennis Trillo, who brings his A game as Maranaw royalty Ismael Makadatu in Legal Wives, on choosing a project: I also look at the entirety of the story. Whether the role is small or big, Ithink it doesn’t matter. What’s important is the significance of the role, and the learnings viewers can get from it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Make or break for Yulo

Filipino world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo has a big game-time decision to make here, something that could make or break his Olympic gold dream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Yulo Olympic dream: Triple backflip is crucial

Filipino world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo has a big game-time decision to make here, something that could make or break his Olympic gold dream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Suns pressed to work harder after losing Saric to injury, says Booker

Saric, a key role player for the Suns in his position as a big man, suffered an ACL injury in Game One, effectively ending his playoff run with Phoenix where he appeared in 14 of their 17 games in the postseason......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Ragnarok X: Next Generation now live in PH, SEA

The mobile adaptation of the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is now available since June 18 in nine countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

Sharon game na game gumanap bilang legal wife sa Pinoy version ng ‘Doctor Foster’

  GAME na game ang nag-iisang Megastar na si Sharon Cuneta na gumanap na legal wife sa Pinoy version ng hit BBC Studios TV series na “Doctor Foster.” Isa sa naging top trending topic sa Twitter kahapon at mainit pa ring pinag-uusapan sa social media hanggang ngayon ay ang pagpu-push kay Mega para bumida sa […] The post Sharon game na game gumanap bilang legal wife sa Pinoy version ng ‘Doctor Foster’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Paradise found: Hades maker takes on gaming goliaths

No work email after 5:00 pm on Fridays, mandatory vacations: the outfit behind role-playing video game sensation "Hades" doesn't believe you have to go through hell to reach the top......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Prosper ready for Gilas

Former PBA import Lester Prosper is looking forward to Indonesia’s game against the Philippines in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window, tentatively in late March, and while he has a lot of respect for Filipino players, it’ll be all business nothing personal in his career-changing role as a naturalized import......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Janine payag gumanap na Valentina sa ‘Darna’ ni Jane, pero…

GAME ang bagong-lipat na Kapamilya actress na si Janine Gutierrez na gumanap na Valentina sa bagong version ng “Darna”. Ngunit nilinaw ni Janine na wala pa talaga siyang alam kung makakasama siya sa TV remake at muling paglipad ng iconic Pinay superhero. Kalat na kalat na kasi ang chika na sa paglipat niya sa ABS-CBN […] The post Janine payag gumanap na Valentina sa ‘Darna’ ni Jane, pero… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Rachel kay VP Leni: Pag may movie tungkol sa buhay n’yo, may idea na kayo sino’ng pwedeng mag-portray

MUKHANG game ang singer-actress na si Rachel Alejandro na gumanap bilang si Vice President Leni Robredo kung sakaling gawing pelikula o dokumentaryo sa telebisyon ang buhay nito. Naging hot topic sa social media kahapon ang litrato ni Rachel matapos itong i-repost ng isang netizen na inakala niyang si VP Leni dahil sa malaking pagkakahawig ng […] The post Rachel kay VP Leni: Pag may movie tungkol sa buhay n’yo, may idea na kayo sino’ng pwedeng mag-portray appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Richard Yap hindi kayang gumanap na bading; makakatambal si Heart sa ‘I Left My Heart In Sorsogon’

ISA-ISANG sinagot ng bagong Kapuso leading man na si Richard Yap ang mga kontrobersyal na tanong tungkol sa kanyang personal at professional life. Game na game na nakipagchikahan ang actor-businessman sa hosts ng “The Boobay and Tekla Show”  (TBATS) na sina Super Tekla at Boobay last Sunday kung saan maraming rebelasyong nalaman ang publiko about […] The post Richard Yap hindi kayang gumanap na bading; makakatambal si Heart sa ‘I Left My Heart In Sorsogon’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Myrtle natalo si Alden sa Ragnarok; ‘Still Love Me’ virtual concert hahataw na

DREAM ng singer-actress-cosplayer na si Myrtle Sarrosa na magkaroon ng game streaming show sa GMA 7 kasama ang kanyang kapwa Kapuso gamers. Isa si Myrtle sa mga kilalang celebrity streamer-gamer sa bansa at talagang kinakarir niya ang bawat larong sinasalihan niya here and abroad. Sa ginanap na virtual presscon ng GMA para upcoming concert niyang […] The post Myrtle natalo si Alden sa Ragnarok; ‘Still Love Me’ virtual concert hahataw na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020