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Kim sa ilang nag-audition sa PBB: Hindi nanaig ‘yung sinabi nilang ‘Yes to ABS-CBN Shutdown’

SA nakaraang zoom conference ni Kim Chiu para sa pelikulang “U-Turn” na mapapanood na sa Okt. 30, ay natanong siya kung ano ang reaksyon niya na may mga nag-audition sa “Pinoy Big Brother” na noo’y pabor na mapasara ang ABS-CBN. Napangiti muna si Kim sabay sabing, “Okay lang. At least hindi nanaig ‘yung sinabi nilang […] The post Kim sa ilang nag-audition sa PBB: Hindi nanaig ‘yung sinabi nilang ‘Yes to ABS-CBN Shutdown’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 25th, 2020

National U s historic championship was an Altamirano family affair

National University's 60-year title drought came to a close in 2014.  And according to head coach Eric Altamirano, it was already predetermined even before the season started. "Ang totoo nyan, nung offseason nun, puro kami talo, hindi talaga kami nananalo sa mga liga. One day, kasama ko si Luigi, kinukwento ko sa kanya na nag-struggle nga ang team," he shared in The Prospects Pod, referring to his second son.  He then continued, "Pero sabi ni Luigi, 'Dad magcha-champion tayo ngayon.' As I look back now, I remember that day na sinabi nga ni Luigi yun and nagkatotoo nga."  At the end of UAAP 77, Luigi proved prophetic, witnessing his dad guide the Bulldogs to a long-awaited and much-desired title.  Of course, the dominant defense, the difference-making presence of Alfred Aroga, and the total team effort of the blue and gold contributed to that.  At the same time, very much key was the all-out support of coach Eric's wife, children, and entire household.  "Tinuring nila kami na parang sarili nilang mga anak," pesky guard Pao Javelona shared. "Sobrang grateful ko kanila tita Marissa pati sa wives ng iba pang coaches kasi iba yung turing nila sa amin. Sobrang laking bagay ng mga Altamirano sa amin."  In the brilliant tactician's six-season stint in Sampaloc, wife Marissa, sons Anton and Luigi, daughter Aby, and several other members of the household were fixtures behind the scenes.  While coach Eric was, well, coaching, the other Altamiranos were also right there as much-welcome helping hands - on or off the court.  "Ako, tumira ako sa bahay nila, parang anak na talaga ang turing nila sa akin kasi sa iisang bubong lang kami nakatira," now-Gilas Pilipinas forward Troy Rosario said. "Pagpupunta kami ng practice, si coach Eric na nga gumigising sa akin. Si tita Marissa, lahat ng mga kailangan, kumpleto."  Indeed, in the same way that coach Eric changed the culture of basketball in National U, so did he and his family change the lives of his players. "Siguro, nung first three years ko sa NU, sobrang pasaway ako sa kanya. Talagang hindi ako sumusunod kasi may sarili akong mundo nun na parang sobrang bilib siguro ako sa sarili ko," versatile wing Glenn Khobuntin said.  He then continued, "Pero kung pinabayaan lang niya ako nun, hindi ko alam kung anong mangyayari sa life ko. Nadiretso buhay ko nung palagi pa rin niya akong kinakausap after practice."  Now, Khobuntin has the Altamiranos as the template for what he wants his own family to become. "When I had my own family na, doon ko na-realize kung bakit niya ginagawa yun. Parang gusto ko ngang magmura kapag naiisip ko e," he said.  He then continued, "Grabe. Sobrang thankful akong nakilala ko sila kasi hindi lang sa basketball yung impact nila sa akin e. Kung paano i-handle ni coach E yung family niya, ganun din gusto ko."  In the end, the team captain of the Bulldogs' UAAP 77 champion team could do nothing but express how much he loved his mentor.  "I love you, coach," Khobuntin said. "Thank you."  Without a doubt, his teammates only share the same sentiments.  ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

Roger Gorayeb: A coach s role is also to be a father

Coaching a collegiate team especially in women's volleyball is never an easy job. For Roger Gorayeb, being a mentor to kids in their teens goes beyond the call of duty inside the court. You play the role of both a coach and a second father. What they will become in the future -- a continuing career in the sport or on a different endeavor -- the knowledge a coach will impart on them will be their guide in their chosen paths. The multi-titled mentor has been coaching since 1984. He has a wealth of experience dealing with different personalities and has touched a lot of lives in his almost four decades in the industry. What he cherishes the most is not the number of titles, accolades or success his players collected under his watch, but what these players or what he likes to call his ‘children’ have become. “Ang dami na ng mga players (na na-handle ko). Dadaan sila sa buhay mo tapos nakikita mo kung ano ang nagiging future nila maganda naman. Siyempre natutuwa ako,” said the 59-year-old coach. Gorayeb played a big role in the careers and lives of his players from San Sebastian College, Ateneo de Manila University and National University. Alyssa Valdez, Grethcel Soltones, Jaja Santiago, Jasmine Nabor, the Ateneo Fab Five of Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet- Cayetano, Dzi Gervacio, Jem Ferrer and A Nacachi are just some of the stars that saw their collegiate careers take flight under his tutelage.  “Masaya at masarap sa feeling,” Gorayeb told ABS-CBN Sports as he tried to put into words the satisfaction he feels while doing his passion to coach. On court he is a strict mentor, serious, all-business, but beyond that he is a father-figure to his players. “Kapag may laro o ensayo volleyball lang talaga kami. Pero after n’yan yung aming relationship 'di na coach at player,” said the PLDT coach in the Philippine Superliga. “Kapag may problema sila magsasabi na sila sa akin. Dun mo malalaman kasi kung mayroon silang hinainng sa buhay, mga times na gusto nilang humingi ng tulong sa’yo. Yung mga simpleng ‘Coach pwedeng makahingi ng pamasahe, pambili ng ganito.’ Kasi during training di mo naman malalaman yan eh.” “Mapaghihiwalay mo talaga (ang pagiging coach at tatay sa kanila), sa akin kasi ewan ko sa iba, pero ako kahit pagalitan ko ang player during the ensayo, after ng ensayo wala na. Parang barkada na lang,” added the former women’s national team mentor. “Sa bonding ninyo mapaghihiwalay mo yung pagiging player at pagiging tao ng player mo mismo. Kaya lalong nagiging deep-rooted ang aming relationship. “Sa totoo lang 'yung mga napahirapan ko sa ensayo, ‘yan pa ang nagiging close sa akin. Minsan naiisip ko nga na magsisi na, ‘Bakit napahirapan kita noon tapos ang bait-bait mo sa akin ngayon. Dati pinahirapan kita.’ Pero doon kasi sila natututo. Nagi-struggle sila tapos malalampasan nila,” said Gorayeb. Last year when Gorayeb was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the players that he guided during their collegiate careers never left his side. “Tulad nu’ng nangyari sa akin tapos ‘yung mga dati kong player mapa-Ateneo, mapa-Baste nandyan sila para sa’yo. Bumibisita sila sa ospital,” he said. “Parang dun ko nakita na marami pala akong na-touch na buhay ng bata di lang sa paglalaro. Yung during the course of that five years na pag-stay nila namin bilang player at coach malalim ang nagiging ugat ng relationship.” “Nandyan sila sa’yo sa oras ng pangangailangan mo. Maski yung mga di mo madalas nakikita. Dyan mo malalaman na naging malaking part ako sa buhay nila kahit limang taon lang na magkakasama.” Their presence and prayers along with his family, according to Gorayeb, were his strength during that difficult time. “Itong nagkasakit ako ang daming nagbabantay sa akin, ‘yung mga taga-Ateneo ‘yan sina Gretchen, hindi umalis sa tabi ko. Yung mga players ko sa San Sebastian na dati pa kasi inaanak ko na ang mga anak nila. Araw-araw nasa ospital, na-witness nila yung nangyari sa akin,” said Gorayeb, who is still undergoing chemotherapy. He’s thankful for all the efforts his players did to help especially the fund-raising concert they organized last November for him. “Dumating si Mr. Tony Liao nu’ng umaga (sa intensive care unit) sinabi niya na, ‘O Roger alam mo ba ito, mayroong mamaya yung mga player naggawa sila ng concert sa’yo.’ So naiyak na lang ako noon kasi wala akong boses di ako makapagsalita,” he said. “Parang inaano lang ako ni Sir Tony na, ‘Lakasan mo lang ang loob mo. Yung mga players mo gumagawa lang ng paraan para lumakas ka.’ Yung mga ganoong tipo ba.” “Doon nag-sink in sa akin na lahat pala sila concerned sa akin kahit na di na sila naglalaro sa akin. Nakakatuwa kasi yun yung time na sabi ko di dapat ako mawalan ng pag-asa at kailangang suklian ko ang effort nila na ginagawa,” added Gorayeb. Now with just two chemo sessions left and a few tests to assure that his cancer-free, Gorayeb is looking forward on his return to coaching. He wants to resume his mission. “’Di pa ako magreretiro sa pagko-coach kasi ang mga bata nandyan pa. Marami pa akong dapat tulungan,” said Gorayeb. “Ako nagsusumikap na gumaling kaagad para marami pang matulungan.” “Masama man sabihin, pero kamatayan na lang ang magpapatigil sa akin sa mga ginagawa ko. Iba pa rin ang may tulong ka na maibibigay sa mga bata,” he added. Gorayeb vows that he will continue to be a father – both inside and outside of the court. For more on the improved conditon of Roger Gorayeb, read here.  --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriless.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

When We Were Volleyball Queens (Part 2)

(This story was originally published back in March 24, 2015) Back in 1993 the Philippine national team defied the odds by toppling the region’s women’s volleyball giant Thailand. Rosemarie Prochina, part of the national team sent to the 17th Southeast Asian Games, continues with her story of the things that transpired during the last shining moment of our Filipina athletes in the sport.    Buy gold? No, we’ll win them   Prochina revealed that they had an extra motivation in the championship match against Thailand after an incident involving her teammate Bernadeth Burcelis. A Thai tried to get into their heads. A warning shot of psychological warfare, perhaps an attempt to bully the Filipinas out of their wits.      “Actually yung team manager nila kinantyawan kami nu’ng mag-shopping kami,” Prochina said. “Sinabihan niya si Burcelis, sabi niya “Oh you buy many, many golds now because tomorrow you will only get silver.” The Filipina didn’t talk back, she and the national team simply let their game do the talking.      “Yun ang sabi niya. So kami parang di naman din niya sinabi sa amin (kaagad), pero sa kanya (Burcelis) OK lang yun. Basta maglaro lang kami,” Prochina said. During the game, Prochina said that everybody was doing their part even those sitting on the bench. “Yun ang maganda sa team namin na kahit na kaming nasa bench, di ako first six kasi,” she admitted. “Kaming nasa bench kahit parang di kami makakalaro nandoon kami sa bench nagpi-pray, lahat todo support. Tapos kapag may timeout, magma-massage kami sa mga teammates namin.” Zenaida Ybanez also won the Best Spiker and Most Valuable Player award while Leonora Escolante was named Best Setter.  For Prochina their feat showed the never-say-die spirit of the Filipinas. “So yun very (inspiring) ang pagkapanalo dun kasi underdogs kami,” she said.    Coach Tai, the lover boy?  SEA Games is not just about athletes trying to outplay their opponents for a podium spot. The biennial meet is organized for the purpose of developing friendship and camaraderie among nations. And some tried to take this fellowship into another level. Prochina gave away a secret that involves a name that is very famous in the volleyball circle today. Ateneo de Manila coach Tai Bundit did capture the hearts of local fans with his charm and heart strong mantra proven by the Lady Eagles’ back-to-back UAAP crown but 22 years ago the Thai had an early encounter with the Filipinos – and we are not talking about how he and his team demolished the PHI men’s squad. It was about something romantic. “Yung coach nila (Ateneo) magkasabayan kami sa national team,” said Prochina, who’s an Ateneo fan herself. “Yung coach nila na si Tai nagpang-abot kami.” The Thai women’s team looked at the Filipinas with fire in their eyes, but not Bundit as he glowed with sparks of stars and moonshine while focused on a Pinay whose name gives happiness to his heart.   Yes, before Bundit danced his signature ‘kitiki-Tai’ moves, he tried to tango.            “Kami yang (magkakasabayan) noong nanliligaw-ligaw pa yan sa teammate ko, si Joy Degoroztisa,” Prochina said in a chuckle. “Ewan ko kung nagkasagutan sila, huh!” she continued. “Naku baka (mapagalitan ako ni Joy) kasi nanligaw siya (Bundit) dun. Si Joy nasa Kuwait na siya ngayon.” Asked for more juicy details, Prochina said that her memory is a bit sketchy about the whirlwind romance.   “Actually, di ko masyado (nasubaybayan na yung nangyari) kasi nga yung laro di ba ilang weeks lang yun tapos hindi ko na alam kung anong nangyari,” Prochina added. And she really has no idea if Bundit got one through the block or totally got shut down. Bundit is now happily married while Degoroztisa is based in Kuwait.   “Masakit para sa amin”  After the team brought home the mint, the Pinays failed to win it all in the next SEAG editions paving way for Thailand’s domination in the region.  The Thais got their revenge on their turf in 1995 against the Filipinas in the finals. Again winning another gold after two years at the expense of PHI, who had bronze finishes in 2001, 2003 and in 2005 edition held in Manila.  Sadly, in the next four SEA Games no women’s team were fielded and the Pinays were overtaken by in terms of competitiveness by Vietnam and Indonesia.     “Masakit para sa amin kasi hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin na-break,” a regretful Prochina said. “Nag-20 years na hindi pa rin na-break yung record, nag-post ako sa FB sabi ko “Happy 20th year sa pagka-gold naming”, ganyan, pero napakasakit kasi wala pang pumalit,” she added. “Hindi ka-proud na kayo lang kasi siyempre parang anong nangyari sa programa ng volleyball sa Pilipinas?” A degradation of the sport she painfully watched. “Yung 1995 malakas pa rin yun kahit nawala na yung iba,” she said. “Maraming mga matatangkad gaya nina Cherry Rivera Macatangay, Roxanne Pimentel, si Joy Degoroztisa, Estrella Tan Enriquez na nag-convert na lang sa basketball kasi nawala na nga yung (volleyball program).”   New beginning  The dream of standing taller than Thailand may still be years away, but Prochina is happy that there is a rebirth of volleyball in the country. With the sport having an avenue outside of collegiate leagues with the Shakey’s V-League and Philippine Superliga and the interest of the nation to volleyball taking its roots again, the future looks bright. “Yung volleyball sa atin paangat na talaga saka sobrang happy kaming mga older players na nakikitang ganoon na ang progress ng volleyball sa Pilipinas,” she said. It’s a fact that we are not at par in skills and development wise with the Thais – a solid proof of it is having their players fielded as imports to raise the level of competition in our local leagues – but Prochina is glad that we are now taking small steps.      “Kasi lumayo na ang Thailand e, lumayo ng milya-milya and nawala tayo. Pero kaya yang (mahabol) wala namang imposible,” she said. “Pero mas malalaki nga tayo actually. Ang players natin may 6-foot-5, may mga ganoon. Yung mga players natin malalaki. “Sa atin lang siguro yung continuity ng training, at ng support.” Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, Inc. as part of their volleyball program has formed an Under-23 men’s and women’s team that will compete in the Asian age group championships on May. After skipping volleyball events in four SEAG editions, the PHI will field both men’s and women’s teams for the meet in Singapore on June.            Promise of tomorrow          Prochina believes that PHI volleyball has a bright future and a repeat of their feat two decades ago is not far away.  “Of course. Malalaki and mas may advantage ang mga bata ngayon kasi sila yung skills at techniques nila meron na. Yung sa katawan, sa bilis, sa talon, meron,” she said. “Kami noon dinevelop pa. Ako personally dinevelop ako, kung hindi dahil sa coaches ko na sina coach Kid Santos and coach Emil Lontoc, na naniwala sa akin na gagaling ako at aabot ako sa level na ganoon, hindi ako tutuloy,” Prochina added. “Hindi katulad ngayon sobrang andami nating players na malalakas.” She is also overwhelmed by the fan base this generation of players built. “Marami talaga ngayon. Pero noong 2005 na naglaro kami ng V-League (for PSC (Lady Legends) nakakatawa lang noon na mayroong mga nagdadala (ng mga gamit) na mayroong mga signature naming na mga lumang players. Sinasabi nila na “Ay fan kami sa inyo.” Kami naman “Ay talaga, mayroon pala kaming mga fans,”” she said. “Mas malaki na (ang fanbase) kasi sa social media, alam na ng lahat ng tao ang nangyayari sa volleyball.”    Comparison Prochina picked Ateneo when asked if what team in her opinion mirrors the character of the 1993 team. “Kasi sila nag-start sila from scratch e. Tapos yung mga bata alam mong obedient sila sa nakikita mo sa laro. Hindi ko naman sinasabi na hindi obedient yun ibang teams ha,” she justified. “Pero kasi yung Ateneo galing talaga sila sa baba.” She also cited that long before Ateneo practiced meditation before and during games, they were already doing it as part of their routine. “Yes matagal na. Kasi nung nakita ko sila (Ateneo in meditation) sabi ko “Ah Ok. Kasi nag-coach din ako ng mga five years ago (in University of Asia and the Pacific) yun din ang itinuturo ko sa mga players na malaking bagay yung meditation,” she said. “Kasi sa SMAP (Sports Medicine Association of the Philippines) dati sa PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) sila ang nag-handle sa amin na nilagay kami sa isang room (for meditation),” Prochina added. “Tinantanong pa nga namin ang isa’t isa kung nakakatulong. Nakakatulong talaga siya tapos tinuruan nila kami na bago matulog, ayun, dapat may relaxation technique kami. Na dapat relaxed, alisin ang tension sa katawan tapos isipin mo na kinabukasan madali lang yung game. Yun talaga, malaking bagay siya." Just like Ateneo, they enjoyed every game. They are the original happy team. “Oo. Kasi yang si coach Emil Lontoc ang sinasabi niyan kapag maglalaro na kami “tiwala sa sarili at mag-enjoy sa game.” Yun yung sinasabi nila kapag magi-game kami. Kasi kung hindi ka naman magi-enjoy the game wala na, ano yun? E volleyball ito,” she said. And she agrees that Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez is the new face of volleyball in the country – the phenom that was yet to be born a few days after they bagged the SEAG gold.  “Of course, siya talaga. Kahit asawa ko idol siya. Humble yung bata, bilib ako sa bata,” Prochina explained. “Nakikita ko yung eagerness niya. ‘Yung kapag umatras siya na papatay siya ng bola, makikita mo talaga yung killer’s instinct niya. Kapag naglaro na 100% talaga siya.” For Prochina, Valdez is Barina-Rojas of her time -- a sign of hope.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles          .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Sey mo Robin: Kris never nagsalita ng masama sa ABS-CBN kahit tsinugi

OBVIOUSLY, ang pagkakapareho nina Phillip Salvador, Cesar Montano at Robin Padilla is that all three of them are identified with the Duterte administration. Proven na ‘yung ilang mga biyaheng sinamahan nila in recent past, whether official or otherwise. Nakadikit man ang kanilang mga pangalan sa Pangulo, tahasan nilang sinasabi na hindi nila inaabuso ang kagandahang-loob […] The post Sey mo Robin: Kris never nagsalita ng masama sa ABS-CBN kahit tsinugi appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Driver na nakasagasa sa ilang OFW sa Singapore, nakalaya matapos na magpiyansa

Singapore – Ayon sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), nakalabas na diumano ang driver na nakasagasa sa ilang Pinay domestic workers sa Singapore matapos magpiyansa. “Nakapiyansa pala yung driver, yung nakamatay sa Singapore,” ani Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ngunit hindi na sinabi nito kung kailan nakalabas ng piitan ang driver. Sa insidenteng iyon, […] The post Driver na nakasagasa sa ilang OFW sa Singapore, nakalaya matapos na magpiyansa appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2020

NCAA 95: Grateful Jerrick Balanza repays Letran community with championship

Letran Knights sharpshooter Jerrick Balanza had himself the perfect ending to his collegiate career as he dropped a game-high 27 points to lead his Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights to an 81-79 Game 3 win in the NCAA Season 95 Men's Basketball Finals over rivals San Beda University Red Lions, Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena, to return to the summit of the NCAA men's basketball summit.  The graduating Balanza was on fire all-game long as he drained big bucket after big bucket, none bigger than a crucial three to put the Knights up 79-73 with a minute and 29 seconds left. While San Beda would get it down to a one possession game with 5.4 ticks left, there would be no miracles for the would-have-been four-peat champs as the underdog Knights came up with a couple of crucial defensive stops, the last being a block from Balanza to secure the title.  "As a captain, kailangan kong patunayan sa team, and sa Letran community, tsaka, katulad nung sinabi ko nakaraan, kung sinong mas gusto manalo eh, so ako ginusto ko talaga, lahat ng takot ko sa tira, hindi. Inalis ko yun, talagang nilabanan ko,so yun," said Balanza, who added seven rebounds and three assists. "Maganda yung outcome, so nag-tuloy tuloy siya."  BIG SHOT JERRICK ???? #NCAASeason95 pic.twitter.com/GUJnfFi7kb — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 19, 2019 For Balanza, bringing an NCAA Men's Basketball Championship back to Intramuros was also the perfect way to repay the Letran community for everything that they've done.  Balanza was, of course, this season's most inspiring story, making a triumphant return after being sidelined midway through Season 94 due to a brain tumor from an ear infection. Balanza successfully underwent surgery in September of 2018. By July of 2019, Balanza was back in uniform for the Knights in Season 95.  Behind him every step of the way, Balanza says, was the whole Letran community, and winning a title was a way of showing gratitude.  "Sobrang bait ni God, talaga, sobra, dahil talagang lugmok na lugmok na ako nung time na yun eh," said Balanza during the post-game press conference. "Wala akong ginawa kung hindi maniwala lang sa Kanya at maging positibo, so ayun, sobrang sarap lang ng pakiramdam na napasalamatan ko yung Letran community and sa lahat ng naniwala sa amin sa pamamagitan ng [championship]." "Ito na, ito na yung ginawang way para mapasalamatan ko sila. Hindi ko man sila mapasalamatan isa-isa, ito na siguro yung ginawang way ni God." the 23-year old added.  Letran, you were always behind Jerrick. This is all for YOU! #NCAASeason95 pic.twitter.com/1MWpfL7qFJ — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 19, 2019 Coming into the season, the tall and talented Letran squad was indeed considered as contenders, but the favorites remained the defending champion Red Lions, and that standing was only reinforced by San Beda sweeping the eliminations and gaining an outright berth into the Finals.  Letran on the other hand, finished as the 3-seed and found themselves going through two do-or-die games against San Sebastian and Lyceum, before finally setting up a rematch of the NCAA Season 91 Men's Basktball Finals against the Red Lions.  Through all the adversity, there was never any doubt in Balanza that they would be able to topple the red and white giants and claim their 18th title.  "Sa amin naman kasi talaga ito eh," Balanza said with confidence. "Ako, vision ko na, na pag balik ko, magcha-champion kami kasi yun ang pinaka-magandang plano ni God para sa akin and sa team, so 'yun, tignan mo ngayon, ilang [buwan] lang, nangyari na."  After taking Game 1, Letran only proved that they were indeed a real threat to the impending San Beda dynasty, but a heartbreakingly-close loss in Game 2 nearly crushed the Knights' resolve. The graduating team captain Balanza however, would not allow that to happen.  "After ng Game 2, talagang sobrang down, yung iba akala nila hindi na kami mananalo sa Game 3, pero hindi, ako as a captain, kailangan ko silang dalhin para maglaro kami sa Game 3, and sinimulan namin sa ensayo, na parang kami na yung champion, so yun, maganda yung kinalabasan." Indeed, Balanza, as well as fellow senior Bonbon Batiller and Finals MVP Fran Yu stepped up in a big way to lead Letran to another title, their second against San Beda in the last five seasons.  "Sobra, sobra, sobra, sobra talaga, alam mo yun? Speechless ka na lang talaga, masasabi ko na lang talaga is Thank you, Lord, napaka-buti niyo sa akin," Balanza said.  With Balanza's tenure in Letran over and done with, the two-time NCAA champ hopes to have left a culture of caring within the team. He hopes to see the Knights keep the title in Intramuros next season.  "Siyempre, ako, lagi ko sinasabi sa mga teammates ko eh, kasi ako lagi talaga akong nagke-care sa mga teammates ko kasi sila na yung pangalawa kong pamilya eh, kasi mas matagal ko silang kasama kaysa sa pamilya ko, so yun, sinasabi ko sa kanila na kung ano yung iiwan namin ni Bon dito, ganun parin yung dalhin niyo next year, kasi kung paano namin kayo binuo, kung paano tayo nag-buobuo dito, mas tibayan niyo next year, balik natin sa Letran community yung back-to-back." Next for Balanza will be the professional ranks, as he and fellow senior Batiller revealed that they will be declaring for the upcoming PBA draft.  "Finished business na eh," Balanza said with a smile. "Para sa family namin, mag-aapply na na kami.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

UAAP 82: UST, NU remain perfect in Girls Volleyball

University of Santo Tomas and National University-Nazareth School protected their clean slates after beating separate foes in the UAAP Season 82 girls' volleyball tournament Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym. The Junior Tigresses upended Adamson University, 25-20, 25-17, 25-17, while the Lady Bullpups rolled past Far Eastern University-Diliman, 20-25, 25-16, 25-10, 25-11. Meanwhile, De La Salle-Zobel sent University of the East reeling to its fourth straight loss, 16-25, 25-23, 44-42, 25-19, in a match that saw a marathon third set that lasted for 48 minutes. With the Baby Falcons up by a point in the third set, 8-7, the Junior Tigressed went on a 12-2 rally to put the game out of reach and claim its fifth win in as many games. "Sinabi ko lang na kailangan lang na magkaroon kami ng disiplina sa service at sa passing knowing Adamson, quality lahat ng players nila," assistant coach Yani Fernandez said. Renee Peñafiel led UST anew with 13 points while KC Cepada chipped in 10. The Bullpups need a 17-7 finishing kick in the fourth set topped to extend their undefeated run to four matches. "Sinabi ko sa kanila noong second set na hindi puwedeng ina-underestimate ninyo yung kalaban, kailangan nilang seryosohin lahat ng games," said NU coach Regine Diego. Evangeline Alinsug topscored for the Bullpups with 18 points on 10 spikes and eight service aces while Alyssa Solomon chalked up 17 markers. Lyann De Guzman and Alexis Miner had six points apiece for FEU. The Bullpups dominated the Baby Tamaraws in the spiking category, 42-14. Last season's MVP Angel Canino missed her second consecutive game due to a suspected MCL injury and is expected to be out for the whole first round, but the Junior Lady Spikers were still able to chalk up their second win in four matches. "Hinayaan ko lang sila to do their best, and very encouraging sa program na maraming nagstestep-up in the absence of Angel Canino," said coach Tina Salak as De La Salle-Zobel moved in a tie with Adamson University in third place. The Junior Lady Spikers displayed nerves of steel as Irah Jaboneta's off-speed shot and an attack error from the Junior Warriors ended the energy-sapping third set. UE ran out of steam, as De La Salle-Zobel raced to a 14-3 fourth set lead and never looked back. Lorien Gamboa registered 17 points while Jaboneta and Gerzel Petallo each added 15 hits for the Junior Lady Spikers. Chris Ann Susbilla's 22 points went for naught as the Junior Warriors slid to 1-4.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

PVL: Nasa 60 percent pa lang ako ngayon -- Pablo

Myla Pablo is far from her old, dangerous self, but the Motolite star is just happy to be back in action. The two-time conference Most Valuable Player debuted for Motolite on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference weeks after injuring her lower back. “Happy kasi ilang weeks din ako hindi nakapag-training, almost three weeks din hindi nakapag-practice. Tapos ngayon bumalik ako one week lang ‘yung practice ko so medyo naninibago ako sa loob ng court parang konting galaw mo sasakit pero hindi ko naramdaman kanina, hindi ko naisip,” said Pablo, who missed six games. “Sa sarili ko lang gusto ko maglaro, ‘yun lang para pagdating ko sa court ayoko yung maiilang ako,” she added. Pablo started for Motolite and played only in the first two sets in Motolite’s 15-25, 20-25, 23-25, loss to defending champion and Final Four-bound Creamline.  Pablo scored three points for 2-5 Motolite. The open spiker actually got the green light from her doctors to play days back but was benched by head coach Air Padda in Motlite’s five-set win over PacificTown Army last Sunday as a precautionary measure. “Kinausap naman ako kahapon [ni coach] na mag-ready for today so yun prepared naman ako today,” said Pablo. “Siguro kahit papaano natulungan ko ‘yung team ko at least nabigay ko yung best ko but I think kulang pa.” Pablo said that she’s still working her way back to her old form. “Hindi ko masabi kasi nasa 60 percent pa lang ako ngayon,” she said. “Sinabi naman ni coach sa amin bago mag-game na ‘mag-ready ka, Isa Molde, Tots Carlos. Siyempre ako naman hindi pwedeng laging babad mamaya sumakit yung back ko baka nag-iingat lang si Coach Air,” Pablo said.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Kudeta daw laban sa House speaker maugong

Hindi pa man nag-iinit sa pwesto bilang pinuno ng mababang kapulungan ng kongreso ay maugong na ang balita na may mga balak magkudeta kay House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco. Hanggang ngayon kasi ay hindi pa rin umano ramdam ng ilang mga kongresista ang leadership style ng kanilang house speaker. Sinabi ng aking cricket sa Batasang […] The post Kudeta daw laban sa House speaker maugong appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Ex-Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro, inasunto na sa pang-aabuso

Inanunsiyo ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. na nasampahan na ng kaso si dating Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro dahil sa diumano’y ilang ulit na pang-aabuso sa kanyang Filipino household service staff. Ngunit, hindi nabanggit ni Locsin kung ang naisampa laban kay Mauro ay kasong kriminal o administratibo. Sinabi lang niya na […] The post Ex-Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro, inasunto na sa pang-aabuso appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

WATCH: SB19, ipinasilip ang Manila Landmarks habang humahataw para sa PhilKor Festival 2020

THERE’S no other way but to GO UP for SB19! Hindi maikakaila na habang tumatagal ay lalong bumobongga ang karera ng Pinoy boyband na ‘SB19’. With their chart-topping hits like ‘Go Up’ and ‘Alab’ ay lalo nilang nakukuha ang puso hindi lang ng mga kababayan natin kundi maging ang ilang international fans na hindi mapigilang […] The post WATCH: SB19, ipinasilip ang Manila Landmarks habang humahataw para sa PhilKor Festival 2020 appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

CPP is deceiving the public for denying existence of its front organizations — Roque

It would be the height of deception of the local communist rebel group if it will deny the existence of their front organizations, a Palace official said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) According to Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has an armed group, the New People’s Army (NPA), as well as a political wing composed of the so-called legal front groups. He argued that these front organizations may not take up arms but still belong to the communist rebel group. Roque made the statement even after clarifying that authorities have been advised against red-tagging personalties without presenting proof. “Lilinawin ko, bagama’t ang sinabi ni Secretary Lorenzana na polisiya natin talaga ay kung walang ebidensiya dapat manahimik at huwag mag-red tagging eh hindi naman po ibig sabihin noon na wala talagang mga organisasyon na talagang kasapi at kabahagi ng CPP-NPA (I’d like to make clear that although (Defense) Secretary (Delfin) Lorenzana mentioned our policy to stay silent and avoid red-tagging personalities without proof, it does not mean that there are no organizations belonging to the CPP-NPA),” Roque said during a televised press briefing.  “Ang CPP-NPA po, talagang mayroon silang revolutionary armed struggle, iyan po iyong NPA at mayroon silang political, kasama sa political ay iyong mga tinawag nilang mga organisasyon na diumano’y legal dahil hindi naman sila humahawak ng baril pero kabahagi pa rin po ng CPP-NPA at hindi po madi-deny iyan. Kaplastikan po ng CPP-NPA kung sasabihin nilang wala silang mga legal fronts na tinatawag. (The CPP-NPA has a revolutionary armed struggle, that’s the NPA and they have a political arm composed of what they call legal organizations because they don’t take up arms but they are still part of the CPP-NPA and that cannot be denied. It will be deceitful for the CPP-NPA if they will say they don’t have so-called legal fronts),” he said. Amnesty International earlier appealed to the Philippine government to halt “its vicious and at times deadly practice of red-tagging” or labeling of groups or persons as communists or terrorists. The group urged the government to address criticisms about its policies instead of allegedly endangering people practicing free speech.“In the prevailing context where red-tagged individuals become the targets of harassment, threats and even killings, courts and pertinent government agencies must take concrete steps to ensure the safety and protection of these individuals,” the group said in its website. The appeal was made as the Senate started an inquiry into the controversial red-tagging activities of some military officials. Last week, the Palace said President Duterte wanted military and police officials to stop labeling personalities as communists without showing evidence. Duterte has spoken through Lorenzana who advised officials to be careful in red-tagging, according to Roque. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Parlade nanindigang hindi magso-sorry kay Liza

“Why should I apologize?” Nanindigan si Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. na hindi siya hihingi ng paumanhin kay Liza Soberano sa kabila ng pagbatikos ng maraming grupo, kabilang na ang ilang senador, sa kanyang pahayag na ang aktres ay nagagamit ng rebeldeng komunista. Sinabi ni Parlade sa panayam ng ABS-CBN News Channel nitong Biyernes na […] The post Parlade nanindigang hindi magso-sorry kay Liza appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Dingdong nahirapang iwan ang pamilya para sa DOTS taping; saludo sa sakripisyo ng OFWs

NAHIRAPAN nang bonggang-bongga si Dingdong Dantes na muling umalis ng bahay at malayo sa kanyang pamilya para sa lock-in taping ng “Descendants of the Sun Philippines.” Ayon sa Kapuso Primetime King, hindi naging madali para sa kanya ang iwan ang asawang si Mariam Rivera at dalawa nilang anak para magtrabaho uli makalipas ang ilang buwang […] The post Dingdong nahirapang iwan ang pamilya para sa DOTS taping; saludo sa sakripisyo ng OFWs appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Año: Barriers mandatoryo sa mga motorcycle taxi; sariling helmet hinihimok

Manila, Philippines – Sinabi ni Interior Secretary Eduardo Año na mandatoryong ipatutupad ang barriers sa mga motorcycle taxi sa pagbabalik-operasyon nito. “Sa motorcycle taxi ay talagang requirement ‘yung barrier kasi hindi ‘yan magkakakilala e,” ani Año sa isang panayam ng Dobol B. Inirekomenda rin ng kalihim ang pagsusuot ng sariling helmet. “At saka ‘yung paggamit ng […] The post Año: Barriers mandatoryo sa mga motorcycle taxi; sariling helmet hinihimok appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Worker’s group binatikos ang planong hindi pagbibigay ng 13th month pay

Kinontra ng isang labor group ang plano ni Department of Labor (DOLE) na wag magbigay o ipagpaliban ang pamamahagi ng 13th month pay dahil na rin sa epekto sa ekonomiya nang ipinatupad ng ilang buwang lockdown bunsod ng banta ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Sa isang pahayag,  sinabi ni Associated Labor Unions (ALU) national executive president […] The post Worker’s group binatikos ang planong hindi pagbibigay ng 13th month pay appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Congressman di kinaya pagka-bilmoko ng GF

Makalipas ang ilang buwan ay naghiwalay na raw ng landas ang isang mambabatas at ang kanyang girlfriend na isang sexy actress. Sinabi ng aking cricket na hindi kinaya ni Sir ang pagka-bilmoko o magastos ng nasabing aktres na ipinalit nya sa kanyang dating misis na isa ring artista. Nabisto rin pala ni Sir na bukod […] The post Congressman di kinaya pagka-bilmoko ng GF appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Jessy umamin: Hindi ko talaga type si Luis, gusto ko moreno, yung pa-mysterious

DIRETSAHANG sinabi ni Jessy Mendiola na hindi ang tipo ni Luis Manzano ang “ideal man” niya. Ayon sa dalaga, magkaibang-magkaiba kasi ang personality nila ng TV host-comedian kaya hindi sila talaga nag-click noong una silang magkakilala at magkasama. “Naku, hindi. Hindi talaga kasi hindi kami same ng personality ni Luis. Napapansin n’yo naman si Luis […] The post Jessy umamin: Hindi ko talaga type si Luis, gusto ko moreno, yung pa-mysterious appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Ivana dedma sa malilisyosong isyu: Alam ko kung ano ang tama at totoo

  KAHIT wala naman siyang ginagawang masama, may mga taong galit na galit pa rin kay Ivana Alawi. Kung anu-anong masasakit at mapanghusgang salita ang ibinabato sa Kapamilya sexy star ng ilang bashers sa social media, lalo na yung mga umaastang moralista. Hindi nila kasi nagugustuhan ang ginagawang pagbibilad ni Ivana ng halos hubo’t hubad […] The post Ivana dedma sa malilisyosong isyu: Alam ko kung ano ang tama at totoo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Solenn, Nico 9 na buwan nang walang sex life; umamin sa tunay na dahilan

  INAMIN ng celebrity mom na si Solenn Heussaff na mula nang manganak siya noong Jan. 1 ay hindi pa sila nagla-loving-loving ni Nico Bolzico. Ibig sabihin, siyam na buwan na silang hindi nagse-sex ng asawa mula noong ipanganak niya ang panganay nilang si Baby Thylane. Ito ang diretsahang sinabi ng mag-asawa sa kanilang latest […] The post Solenn, Nico 9 na buwan nang walang sex life; umamin sa tunay na dahilan appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020