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Heroic SAF trooper laid to rest in Kapangan, Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 8 (PIA) -- In the service of the nation, another brave Cordilleran special force trooper sacrificed his life and was laid to rest in his hometown in Taba-ao, Kapangan in.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsNov 8th, 2019

Heroic SAF trooper laid to rest in Kapangan, Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 8 (PIA) -- In the service of the nation, another brave Cordilleran special force trooper sacrificed his life and was laid to rest in his hometown in Taba-ao, Kapangan in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Benguet “Action Man” laid to rest

2 MIN READ Families, friends and the people of Benguet laid to rest Representative and Former Governor Nestor Bagtang Fongwan, Sr. on Saturday, December 28, at his residence in Guidayan, La Trinidad, Benguet. The post Benguet “Action Man” laid to rest appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Temp to Champ: Justin Brownlee s Magical PBA journey with Ginebra

(This story was originally published on January 31, 2020) With Barangay Ginebra's recent title win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup, Justin Brownlee is now a four-time champion. In just under four years, Brownlee has completely captivated Ginebra and its legion of fans. Brownlee's influence extends beyond the barangay, one can only hear the continuous calls for him to become Gilas Pilipinas' naturalized player as proof of his influence. He is well-loved not just because of his on-court ability but more so because he is genuinely a good human being. But for all of Brownlee's brilliance in the PBA, everything almost never actually happened. He wasn't even supposed to stay here, let alone come.   THE TNT CONNECTION In 2011, Paul Harris came to the PBA and won the Commissioner's Cup title with the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. They beat Barangay Ginebra in the Finals after six games. Also in 2011, Harris was playing in the NBA D-League for the Maine Red Claws and one of his teammates was Justin Brownlee. The link has been established long before the Gin Kings cashed in. "To be honest, very ironically, the only person who ever told me about the Philippines was Paul," Brownlee told ABS-CBN Sports. "After he played with Talk 'N Text, we played together in the NBA D-League and I knew Paul before but I really met him when we played in the D-League. He had a lot to say about the Philippines and the way they loved basketball and the way he just won a championship," he added. After his 2011 championship, Harris would come back for a couple more stints with the Tropang Texters. But in 2016 for the Governors’ Cup, Harris would switch teams. Five years after taking them down for the Commissioner’s Cup title, the former Syracuse forward was now suiting up for Barangay Ginebra. Unfortunately, Harris’ Ginebra tenure lasted only one game after he injured his thumb at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Gin Kings were now scrambling and Ginebra had to make a call for a replacement. It was Justin Brownlee that answered. The rest is history. "He told me if you ever have a chance to play in the Philippines, you should really take it," Brownlee said of Harris' advice. "It was my first opportunity for Ginebra so I took it. It's just crazy, because it was for him being injured [that I got a call],' Brownlee added.   3 AND D As a 22-time PBA champion, coach Tim Cone has an eye on players that can do well in the Philippines. Coach Tim knew that Justin Brownlee would have success in the PBA the moment he laid his eyes on him. "I remember scouting him in the NBA Summer League and thought, 'Wow, that guy would really do well in the Philippines,'" Cone said of Brownlee. "But he was a little bit more one-dimensional back then. He was more of a just a 3-and-D guy, he was a stretch four, shot a lot of three-points. He proved he could play bigger guys and play against bigger guys even though he was only 6'5". Those kind of guys usually do well here," the champion mentor added. From the time Brownlee first entered the PBA as Paul Harris' replacement as Ginebra import in the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup to now, Cone was proven right. Brownlee turned out to be quite successful in the PBA. With more championships than playoff series lost, he shows no signs of slowing down. About four years in, teams still can't check Brownlee and there's a reason for that according to Cone. "The thing about Justin that impressed me is that while he's been here, his game has improved so tremendously," Coach Tim said. “I was talking to my son who lives in San Francisco. And we were talking about, you know how great Justin is and how hard it is to defend them and how happy I am that he's on my team. I would hate to have to try to guard him on the other side.” "Reminds me a lot actually a Bobby Parks, you know, when I was trying to figure out ways to guard Bobby Parks. Just could not find ways. He always would find a way to beat you and that's exactly what Justin does," Cone added, pretty much giving Brownlee one of the ultimate seals of approval for a PBA import.   WRONG LEAGUE Justin Brownlee could have been a star anywhere else in the world. He was already in the NBA D-League, he could have gotten an actual shot in the NBA if he stayed long enough for what it's worth. But he found himself in the PBA with Barangay Ginebra. The Gin Kings certainly hit the jackpot with him and they're not letting Brownlee go. "The one thing my son said, he said, 'Sorry, dad. But you know, Justin's in the wrong League. He shouldn't be in the PBA. He should be in the NBA, playing as a star somewhere, if he had  been given a chance,'" Coach Tim recalled about a conversation he had with his own son about Brownlee. "He's an NBA-caliber guy. I don't think there's any doubt. He'll be back next year and I think he'll be better even next year than he was this year," Cone added. Brownlee could have been a star anywhere else but the Philippines has become a second home for Brownlee. He will remain a Gin King as long as the barangay wants him to stay. “It’s just the mentality, to be honest. It starts with the ‘Never Say Die’ mentality. Just seeing how the people can come together and motivate other people to do something positive. All the way from the boss, to Coach Tim, to each player, it’s all about coming together,” Brownlee said on what allures him to Barangay Ginebra. “Thet [first] championship was great of course, but for me to come back, it was more so the culture. How the people treated basketball here and the relationship I started building with my teammates, and Coach Tim and the whole management. Over the championship, those are the things I love most, the real reason why I came back. Even if we never won, if I was asked to come back, I would come back in a hurry,” Justin added.   TEMP TO CHAMP Justin Brownlee most definitely made a name for himself in the Philippines with four Finals appearances, four PBA championships, one Best Import award, most three-pointers ever made by an import, and “The Shot.” For a replacement import, that's not too bad. Brownlee's legacy here is set, when he comes back for more, he’s just going to continue to make his case as the PBA’s GOAT import. But for all of Brownlee's brilliance in the PBA, everything almost never actually happened. He wasn't even supposed to stay here, let alone come. “My contract was only for one month,” Brownlee told ABS-CBN Sports on his first stint with Ginebra all the way back from the 2016 Governors’ Cup. “I didn’t know the full details of Paul’s injury at the time. I just remember they [Ginebra] wanted me another month, and it just turned into the rest of the conference. “ “It wasn’t even to stay for the whole conference [first contract]. It was very unfortunate that Paul got hurt but the opportunity presented itself to me and I tried to just take advantage of it the most I can,” Brownlee added. He took advantage indeed.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Two of three dead suspected NPAs laid to rest in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Two of the three suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA), who were killed during an encounter in Barangay Camudlas, Bindoy last April 30,2020, were laid to rest at the Bindoy public cemetery on Friday, May 1, 2020. The dead woman was identified as Diosdada Baldado, a 54-year […] The post Two of three dead suspected NPAs laid to rest in NegOr appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2020

Winston Ragos laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MANILA, Philippines –  Corporal Winston Ragos , the retired military man who died in the hands of the police, was given a  hero’s burial  at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Sunday, April 26.   The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) rendered Ragos, a son of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

Police Senior Master Sergeant Macua to go back home to Bohol province

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The remains of Police Senior Master Sergeant Maximino Macua Jr. will be transported to Tagbilaran City in Bohol province at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, to also allow his family members, relatives, and friends to mourn his death before he will finally be laid to rest on Thursday. Police […] The post Police Senior Master Sergeant Macua to go back home to Bohol province appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Private Funeral Held for Kobe Bryant Before Memorial

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his second daughter Gianna have been laid to rest in a private funeral ahead of a public memorial service. According to their death certificates, they were buried in a cemetery in Southern California last Friday, the NBA said in a statement. A public memorial in honor of Bryant is due […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Kobe, Gianna Bryant laid to rest in private ceremony

    MANILA, Philippines –  Kobe Bryant  and his 13-year-old daughter  Gianna have been laid to rest in a private Los Angeles funeral, US media reported Tuesday, February 11 (Wednesday, February 12, Philippine time).  The ceremony was held last Friday at the Pacific View Mortuary in Corona Del Mar, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Sili festival

KAPANGAN, Benguet — In thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest of bell pepper, the indigenous peoples of the municipality of Kapangan are celebrating the first Pongayan Sili Festival in this town. According to Kapangan Mayor Manny Fermin, the festival is a way of promoting the farmers who shared their abilities and talents in yielding this crop […] The post Sili festival appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

Batangas ex-solon Edgar Mendoza laid to rest a day before his 70th birthday

BATANGAS, Philippines – Hundreds of family and friends of former Batangas congressman Edgar Mendoza gathered Tuesday afternoon, January 14, not to celebrate his birthday, but to say their final goodbye. The slain politician would've turned 70 years old on Wednesday, January 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Ex-Batangas solon who was burned in car laid to rest

Former Batangas congressman Edgar Mendoza was brought to his final resting place Tuesday at the Eternal Gardens in Batangas City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Fury, tears as general laid to rest

Tehran—Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani will be laid to rest Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman as part of three days of ceremonies across the country, the Revolutionary Guards said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Iran top general to be laid to rest on January 7 in hometown

  TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani will be laid to rest Tuesday, January 7, in his hometown of Kerman as part of 3 days of ceremonies across the country, the Revolutionary Guards said. The US military killed Soleimani on Friday, January 3, in an airstrike outside Baghdad ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Begging for life in the time of Universal Health Care

The family just laid to rest an officer and a gentleman, a retired Colonel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In his full gala uniform and with the Philippine flag draped over his coffin, this 80-year-old soldier was accorded the full honors, complete with the 21-gun salute before finally being brought to his final resting place at the Libingan ng mga Bayani......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2020

How Much Can We Trust Jesus?

Can I rest on Jesus’ shoulders? “Yet it was our weaknesses He carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down…The Lord laid on Him the sins of us all.” Isaiah 53:4,6 In this season, when people celebrate the traditional belief of Jesus’ birth, we don’t usually think about the hard part of the story. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Another Cordilleran sacrifices life for country

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA) -- Another Cordilleran soldier who sacrificed his life for the country was laid to rest in his hometown in Pinukpuk, Kalinga.Army Corporal Adonis Valera, a Scout R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Another Cordilleran sacrifices life for country

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA) -- Another Cordilleran soldier who sacrificed his life for the country was laid to rest in his hometown in Pinukpuk, Kalinga.Army Corporal Adonis Valera, a Scout R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2019

Indonesia mourns 15 years after Boxing Day tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history. On a grassy field in Aceh Besar district where at least 47,000 victims were laid to rest, family members and relatives […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019

Indonesia mourns 15 years after Boxing Day tsunami

Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history. On a grassy field in Aceh Besar district where at least 47,000 victims were laid to rest, family members and relatives prayed, scattered flower […] The post Indonesia mourns 15 years after Boxing Day tsunami appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019

Pasaol shows his class with 24 points as Zamboanga defeats Valenzuela

Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines relied on a terrific night from Alvin Pasaol to subdue Valenzuela City Carga Backload Solution, 85-78, in Tuesday night action of the Chooks To Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. Val City were playing in their alternate home court, the brand-new Bahayang Pag-asa Basketball gym in Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City. But they could not give a full house of their fans a win, and thus stumble to 9-15. Zamboanga climbs to 15-10 as they continue their campaign for a higher playoff seed. Family's Brand star Pasaol tallied 24 points and 9 rebounds to grab the Chooks to Go Best Player Award. He revealed in his postgame interview that he is relishing the role of team leader. "Tinitignan ako ng Zamboanga team as a leader. Everyday, sa loob ng court at sa practices consistent ang ipapakita ko," said the former UE star. Family's Brand led 45-35 at the half thanks in part to Pasaol's 13 points in that time span. In a high scoring third quarter the Zamboanguenos shredded a porous Carga Backload Solution defense with balanced scoring to open up a 71-55 lead heading into the fourth. In the final quarter the home team could only get going offensively late in the game as Zamboanga secured the win. Pasaol got help on offense from Santy Santillan and Raffy Reyes, who picked up 14 and 12 points, respectively. Leading Val City in scoring was Paolo Hubalde with 16 markers. In the early evening match-up, the Davao Occidental Tigers - Cocolife withstood a strong second half charge from the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors to prevail, 75-71. The Tigers led 41-31 at the half but the Realtors won the third quarter 23-15 with a determined effort from Fonso Gotladera, who collected nine points, to pull to within 2, 56-54. Pasigueños Rob Manalang and Jeric Teng chipped in triples in the fourth, and when Josan Nimes laid in halfway through the fourth period, Sta. Lucia led 67-64. However, Davao roared back with an 8-0 run from Mark Yee, Ivan Ludovice and Billy Robles to seize back the initiative. In the endgame Pasig coach Bong de la Cuz eschewed his established stars and went with second-liners like Richard Velchez, Al Chavenia, and Thurlough Grealey. The shock troopers were unable to step up, and DavOc's vets closed out the game. Mark Yee was a stud for Davao once again, scoring 22 points and hauling down 16 boards. Such was the ex-pro's dominance that he had a triple double even before the third period was over. Manalang topscored for Pasig with 15. Cocolife wins a fourth straight game to climb to 20-3 and open up a 2-game lead atop the South Division over Bacoor. Pasig falls to 14-9. The first game saw the Pampanga Giant Lanterns - ADG Group of Companies lord over the Pasay Voyagers, 75-65. Lanterns guard Mark Cruz conducted a masterclass on how to play the point, dishing out 14 assists, six more than the rest of his team and only two less than the entire Voyagers squad combined. He also contributed 14 points, one less than Levi Hernandez's team-high 15. A stingy Kapampangan defense held Pasay to just 35% shooting as they drop to 13-11. ADG Group of Companies controlled the contest for most of the game but there was a late scare when a Jason Opiso three-bomb pulled Pasay to within five, 64-59, with two and a half minutes remaining. Opiso was Pasay's leading scorer with 12 points. The Giant Lanterns quashed the uprising with a Hernandez three and Dexter Maiquez jumper. Pampanga improves to 15-9 in the North Division......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019