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Kobe inisnab ng Mighty

TADTAD ng mga bagitong may potensyal na maging star player pagtungtong ng pros ang mga manlalaro ng Mighty Sports na sasalang sa 2020 Dubai Invitational Tournament......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2020

MPBL: Time for Juan GDL to turn into leader with Nueva Ecija

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas, Gilas Pilipinas-Men’s, Marinerong Pilipino, and now, Nueva Ecija - Juan Gomez de Liaño is making the most out of the greener pastures he has found outside Diliman. Juan GDL will be suiting up for the Rice Vanguards in the brand new MPBL season tipping off in a month or two and, of course, he is nothing but thankful for another shot on a big stage and under bright lights. The 6-foot-1 playmaker is fresh off helping Mighty to a breakthrough championship and Gilas to a big triumph over Indonesia as well as a dominant debut for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup. With that, Nueva Ecija head coach Charles Tiu is only expecting big things from Juan GDL. “It’s no secret how much I like his game. I think he has the potential to be dominant in this league and maybe even one of the faces of the MPBL,” he said. For that to that happen, Coach Charles is challenging his prized ward to take the next step - that of being a leader. As he put it, “People forget to realize he’s only 20-years-old. Once he starts maturing even more and becomes more of a leader, his game will really be elavated to another level.” The third GDL brother put up per game counts of 8.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in his third year for the University of the Philippines. He had long been seen as next in line in terms of leadership after taking a backseat to the likes of Paul Desiderio, Bright Akhuetie, and Kobe Paras. With the Rice Vanguards, however, there is no next in line as Juan GDL is their undisputed lead guard. For his part, he is nothing but ready and raring to take the challenge head-on - especially as he sees the MPBL as the perfect playground for him. “I feel like it’s a good league. It’s very physical and has a quick pace and a lot of running so I feel like my game definitely fits here,” he said. In the end, the proud product of Diliman just vows to continue going all-out. “I’m just grateful and blessed to be given another opportunity to play the game I love the most. I’m really looking forward to representing the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards,” he said. He then continued, “I’m really excited to play to the best of my abilities and help the team win.” —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

20 for 20: Pinoy Sports Personalities to Watch in 2020

As we enter a new decade, ABS-CBN Sports takes a look at 20 Pinoy sports personalities destined to shine in 2020.    Kiefer Ravena After an 18-month wait, Kiefer Ravena is finally back in basketball. Despite only playing in the PBA’s third conference, his impact was immediate, leading NLEX to the number 1 seed in the Governors’ Cup. The Road Warriors didn’t advance sure, but if Kiefer can impact a team that way in limited time, wait until you see what he can do with a full offseason.   Alex Eala At just 14 years old, Filipina tennister Alex Eala is already turning heads, and she’s yet to turn pro. With a runner-up finish at the ITF Mayor’s Cup in Osaka, Japan and her first ITF Juniors title in Cape Town, South Africa, Alex has had quite the fruitful year, leading to a career-best 11th-place ranking in the ITF Juniors table to finish the year.  Heading into 2020, Eala now has her sights set on turning pro as she plans to join more professional tournaments to raise her ranking even more. Expect the young tennis star to make even more headlines in the coming year.     Bryan Bagunas A vital cog in the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Bagunas is considered as one of the best Filipino volleyball players in this generation. Eyes will be on his blossoming international career playing as an import in the Japan V. Premier League.         Margielyn Didal While already a household name in Philippine skateboarding due to her success in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Margielyn Didal made even more waves in 2019. The 20-year old Cebuana reached the semifinals of the 2019 SLS World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and captured gold in the 2019 National Championships and the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Didal is currently looking to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and if she can do so, it’s highly likely that the Pinay skater can become an even bigger star in the industry.    Marck Espejo After his spectacular collegiate career with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Marck Espejo's colorful career as part of the men's national volleyball team and in the club league continues to blossom. Just like Bryan Bagunas, Espejo will be showing his skills internationally with a stint in Thailand following a historic silver medal finish at the 30th SEA Games.   Yuka Saso After a decorated amateur career that saw her  participate in major tournaments such as the Ladies’ European Tour, the Summer Youth Olympics and claim top honors in the 2018 Asian Games, 2018 and 2019 Philippine Ladies Open, and the 2019 Girls’ Junior PGA Championship, 18-year old Pinay golfer Yuka Saso finally made the jump to pro in November of 2019.  With even more competitions in store plus a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth in her crosshairs, it’s quite likely that we hear more about Saso in the coming months.  Carlos Yulo Perhaps no other young athlete in the Philippines shot to stardom faster than gymnastics phenomenon Carlos Edriel Yulo. After a gold medal finish in the floor exercise at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Yulo hauled in even more hardware in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, taking home two more gold medals and five silvers.  Yulo’s spectacular 2019 earned him a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and if his SEA Games and World Championships performances are any indication, Caloy is bound for another podium finish on the biggest stage there is.   Eya Laure Last UAAP season’s rookie of the year will return as the heir apparent of Season 81 MVP Sisi Rondina. With her national team stint, all eyes will be on the younger Laure as she reunites with older sister EJ as they try to bring University of Sto. Tomas back in the Finals after falling short last year. Hidilyn Diaz 2019 was another big year for Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, highlighted by her first ever gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Diaz also finished with silver medals in the 2019 Asian Championships and a bronze in the 2019 World Championships.  All those podium finishes are crucial in Diaz’s quest for another Olympics berth in 2020. Should the 28-year lock up another spot in the Summer Games in Tokyo, we could see another Olympic medal coming home.    Kat Tolentino  After initially announcing that she would not come back for her final season in the UAAP, Kat Tolentino changed her decision and will suit up for the Ateneo Lady Eagles once last time, providing a great morale-booster in their bid for back-to-back titles. Tolentino’s leadership will be tested as she will be leading a young team.      Joshua Pacio 23-year old Joshua “The Passion” Pacio proved to be the brightest spot for Philippine MMA stable Team Lakay in 2019. After opening the year with a questionnable decision loss to Yosuke Saruta, Pacio silenced any doubts in the rematch and regained the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a highlight-reel headkick knockout. Pacio would follow that up with another masterful performance, this time with a second-round submission win over top contender Rene Catalan before the end of the year.  2020 is shaping up to become another banner year for the rising Pinoy star, as he’s scheduled for another title defense on January 31st in Manila, this time against former champ Alex Silva of Brazil. A win for Pacio will solidify his claim of being the best strawweight ever in ONE Championship history.     Louie Romero The Adamson University freshman displayed great potential during the pre-season when she piloted the Lady Falcons to title win in the PVL Season 3 Collegiate Conference. Romero is expected to be a gem of a setter for the young Adamson squad hoping make a return in the UAAP Final Four. Manny Pacquiao While eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is certainly in the twilight of his professional boxing career, 2019 showed that he is still one of the best around. A successful title defense over Adrien Broner followed by an impressive dismantling of the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman to capture the WBA’s primary world title proved that even at 40, Manny Pacquiao is still a big name in the sport.  With Pacquiao targeting an early return in 2020, more big names are lined up to fight “the People’s Champ”, including names like Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and even a title-unification bout against Errol Spence. Still, the biggest fight that is out there proves to be a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr, granted that “Money” finally bites.    Faith Nisperos A key addition for the repeat-seeking Ateneo de Manila University. The highly-touted rookie hitter will add height and firepower for the Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball. In the previous PVL Collegiate Conference, Nisperos flashed her scoring prowess, exploding for 35 points in one outing.   Robert Bolick The two best rookies of 2019 were CJ Perez and Robert Bolick. We know what we can expect from CJ, but Bolick is an interesting case as 2020 will be his return from knee injury. Bolick could still win Rookie of the Year, but even if he doesn’t, his return to Northport could push the reloaded Batang Pier from a Cinderella team to full-on PBA title contender.   Joshua Retamar His playmaking skills as well as his efficiency on net defense during the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games makes him a setter to watch out for come UAAP. Retamar is an asset for National University’s three-peat bid.       Kai Sotto The Philippines' 7-foot-2, 17-year-old is opening eyes as he suits up for Atlanta-based The Skills Factory - so much so that he has already gotten interest from quite a few US NCAA schools. Before Sotto continues breaking the glass ceiling for Filipinos, though, he will go home for a while to wear the flag with Mighty Sports-Pilipinas in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament.   Jema Galanza Coming off a great outing to close the PVL Season 3 highlighted by copping the Open Conference MVP award, expectations are high for Jema Galanza as Creamline aims to reclaim the PVL Reinforced Conference crown and complete an Open Conference three-peat.      Kobe Paras Many questioned just what the 6-foot-6 tantalizing talent would bring to the table for UP - but more often than not, he had all the answers as he led the Fighting Maroons to their second straight Final Four. In the end, Paras was actually the steadying force State U needed in what was a hyped up season. They may not have made it back to the Finals, but they still got much more motivation as they run it back for next year.   Pat Aquino What's next for the most decorated mentor in women's basketball? Pat Aquino followed up a six-peat for National U with the Philippines' first-ever gold medal in women's basketball in the SEA Games. Without a doubt, he will only continue steering the sport forward especially as the likes of UST and FEU are already gearing up to put up greater challenges in the new year.   Isaac Go Isaac Go is technically not the no. 1 pick of the 2019 PBA Draft but he is without a doubt, the no. 1 prospect of the year. His top selection from the special Gilas Pilipinas Draft is proof of that. Gilas Pilipinas has the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on deck in 2020 and as a new era dawns on the national team, all eyes will be on the biggest piece for the future that’s already drafted into the new Philippine squad......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020

Manzo leads UP to mighty rebound in Filoil Preseason

The University of the Philippines got just what it needed to bounce back in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament, making quick work of rebuilding Arellano University, 78-69, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Reigning and defending MVP Bright Akhuetie didn't suit up this time around and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan as well as Jaydee Tungcab missed their second straight games, but that didn't matter as the Fighting Maroons drew contributions from returning Jun Manzo and newbies Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras to rise to an even 1-1 standing. Manzo, who was sidelined during their loss to San Beda University two days ago, spearheaded the offensive with 19 points while prized transferees Rivero and Paras contributed 19 and 16 markers, respectively. Those three keyed State U's strong start and had all the answers even as the Chiefs kept coming until the final buzzer. For Arellano, Justin Arana, a transferee from UST, led the effort with 16 points. Ace guard Kent Salado, now healthy after an ACL injury, had 10 points to his name. BOX SCORES UP 78 -- Manzo 19, Rivero 19, Paras 16, Murell 8, Webb 5, Spencer 4, Gob 4, Prado 3, Longa 0, Gozum 0. ARELLANO 69 -- Arana 16, Bayla 14, Alcoriza 14, Salado 10, Segura 6, Concepcion 4, Sablan 3, Santos 2, Espiritu 0, Gayosa 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-18, 38-35, 59-56, 78-69. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Instagram honors Kobe Bryant with memorialized account

The Los Angeles Lakers legend's account was recently "memorialized" by the company and the word "remembering" above Bryant's profile name on the site......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 5 min. ago

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

As Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan struggle to resolve a long-running dispute over Addis Ababa’s mega-dam project on the Nile, some of their citizens are sparring online over their rights to the mighty waterway. For nearly a decade, multiple rounds of talks between Cairo, Addis Ababa and Khartoum have failed to produce a deal over the […] The post Nile dam dispute spills onto social media appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 9th, 2020

Panlilio reminds Ravena, Go to exercise caution

Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go and Kobe Paras will go unpunished after they were caught on video recently playing five-on-five in violation of government protocols against the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Ex-Laker Pau Gasol celebrates birthday with Kobe Bryant s kids

Gasol, who played with Bryant in the Lakers from 2008 to 2014, spent his special day with Bryant's three daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri and his widow Vanessa......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Ravena, Paras, Go won t be sanctioned for pickup game

Thirdy Ravena, Kobe Paras and Isaac Go will all go unpunished after the three were among the group caught on video playing five-on-five a week ago that violated government protocols in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Mighty Sports reels as Jones Cup called off

Mighty Sports Philippines was set to defend its crown in this year's edition of the Cup while also gunning for their seventh overall title......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

PBA summons Aguilar, Wong for potential quarantine violations

Aguilar, joined by Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong, Isaac Go, Kobe Paras and Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena, were seen playing basketball at a Greenhills gym in a video posted on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Kobe Bryant honored with NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever edition

The last of three announced players, Bryant is set to be the cover athlete for the special edition of the game for both current gen and next gen consoles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Bangis ni Kobe inalala ni Bosh

NAGTANAW-BALIK si dating Miami Heat center Chris Bosh sa maalamat na si Kobe Bryant habang magkasama sila sa Team USA na sumabak sa 2008 Olympics......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Mamba Out: Kobe Bryant documentary to air this July

The documentary will reportedly feature interviews from Bryant's teammates like Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace and Derek Fisher......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Jamie bests Juan GDL, Thirdy in dunk-off for a cause

It was crystal clear that Jamie Malonzo prepared from start to finish for Home Jam: Dunkers Only. Malonzo's right-handed slam jam after jumping over teammate Kurt Lojera set the tone from the get-go as he wound up as the winner in the dunk-off for a cause organized by ABS-CBN Sports. Jamie starts things off with a BEAUTY ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook pic.twitter.com/Df6pfEq0Ro — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 De La Salle University's one-and-done star followed that up with a reverse two-hander off of a bounce pass for Round 2: JAMIE ???????? FROM ???????? THE ???????? SECOND ???????? FLOOR ???????? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook pic.twitter.com/87heC9FmCi — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 And then an off-the-bounce windmill for his last attempt: JAMIE ISN'T PLAYING AROUND ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook pic.twitter.com/rESXPNbgFt — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 In all, judges Kobe Paras and Robert Bolick gave him a total score of 59 points - one better than second-placer Juan Gomez de Liano and two better than third-ranked Thirdy Ravena. Malonzo was even prepared for his awarding, as he had a trophy ready to roll when it became official that he was the king of Home Jam: Dunkers Only. JAMIE MALONZO. HOME JAM DUNK CHAMP. He was ready ???? pic.twitter.com/jtSdN0fr3m — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 The top pick in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft also took home the award for the best shoes. Meanwhile, Juan GDL was adjudged to have used the best prop after leaping over dad Bert for a thunderous throwdown. .@juan_swish9 x @bertlovesanna ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook pic.twitter.com/cspT7J9vhb — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 Japan-bound Thirdy claimed the best dunk as he sidestepped manong Kiefer before a Statue of Liberty dunk. Thirdy asks Kiefer for an assist ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook pic.twitter.com/mvfgHTjEtZ — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 The dunk-off was organized to raise funds for ABS-CBN Foundation's relief drive in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

BOC-Cebu Seizes P76-M Fake Cigarettes from China

The Bureau of Customs-Port of Cebu has ordered the seizure of PHP76 million worth of suspected fake cigarettes smuggled from China. BOC-Acting Cebu District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza issued a warrant of seizure and detention (WSD) formalizing the confiscation of one 40-footer container van containing cases of “Mighty” and “Marvels” cigarettes. Mendoza, in an interview […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Kobe Bryant to receive LA Area Emmy award

The award is set to recognize Bryant's "philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court"......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

How Pinoy athletes kept winning during the lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine. 1)  Proudly serving the nation as frontliners Some athletes have taken their in-game dedication off the court, as they proudly serve the country as frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. MPBL players such as Bacoor City's Eric Acuña and Bacolod-Master Sardines' Jopher Custodio are currently heeding the call as frontliners for the Philippine Army, as well as their fellow soldiers UST women’s volleyball coach Kung Fu Reyes and volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga. Pasay Voyager's Dhon Reverente also suited up for the Philippine Navy while his teammate Jesse Bustos is serving in the frontlines in another way, using his camera as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper.  2)  Raising funds and holding donation drives Your beloved players continue to exemplify teamwork in these challenging times as they help the dedicated frontliners and affected households in different parts of the country. UST student-athletes joined former Golden Tigresses star Sisi Rondina in auctioning their jerseys for a cause to donate supplies to the frontliners of Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Meanwhile, volleyball legends Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano led a fundraiser called "Volleyball Community Gives Back PH," which aims to supply frontliners in the country with PPEs and other essentials—with celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach joining their cause. Former DLSU Lady Spikers standout and Creamline utility spiker Michele Gumabao also provided relief packs and gave them personally to the affected communities in Pampanga with the help of the group Your 200 Pesos. 3)  No days off for training and getting the gains Leagues and competitions may have been put on hold, but athletes won't be stopped from keeping themselves in tiptop shape. Observing quarantine, ONE Championship's heavyweight champion Brandon Vera took his workout to the forest, preparing for his upcoming bout against Arjan Bhullar, while Team Lakay fighters, such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio improvised household materials as gym equipment. National athletes, such as karateka Junna Tsukii, wushu artist Agatha Wong, and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did rigorous training sessions at home to keep themselves in form for upcoming tournaments. High-flyer Ricci Rivero also taught his fans some basic dribbling drills to improve basketball handles—as seen in an episode of "Upfront" on LIGA cable sports channel. 4) Unlocking new skills and focusing on fave hobbies Your fave sports idols also overcame boredom by learning new skills and focusing on their favorite hobbies. For instance, DLSU Green Archers guard Aljun Melecio learned to cook scrumptious lechon while taking a time-out from the hardwood. UAAP volleyball champion and national team player Rex Intal also reminded us that he is a dedicated painter with his mixed portrait of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, channeling his passion for sports and art into one. And did you know that top local setter Jia Morado is a talented photographer? Check out her Instagram and be amazed by her works. 5)  Taking their talents to TikTok Athletes joined the trending TikTok craze as a source of entertainment during the lockdown. Former UAAP stars Kim Kianna Dy and Jema Galanza posted their dance covers of Young Thug's "Relationship," and Deanna Wong took on "The Weekend" dance challenge. UST Golden Tigresses' rookie Imee Fernandez also wowed the TikTok crowd with a pre-workout dance video, which garnered over 600,000 views online. For Ateneo Blue Eagles guard SJ Belangel, TikTok has also been his avenue to overcome his shyness, doing hilarious skits online.   6)  Becoming stars online No live sports to entertain the audiences? It's not a problem for these athletes who continue to provide fun content to every sports fan, with the help of ABS-CBN Sports. Catch Shaun Ildefonso as he does an entertaining commentary about everything sports on "SRSLY." Also watch Cherry Nunag’s wacky chikahan with famous athletes in "Kalye Confessions: Stay-at-Home Edition." Lastly, the lockdown won't stop the basketball conversation as Beau Belga chats with your favorite hoop idols online, while still chowing down on their fave treats on "Extra Rice with Beau Belga." Watch all of these on ABS-CBN Sports' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube channel. Also stay tuned for more new offerings from the sports arm of ABS-CBN.  These athletes have proven they are truly winners in and out of the court. While waiting for live sports to return, you can rewatch the best games of these athletes on LIGA (SD channel 86 and HD channel 183 on SKYCable) and game highlights and special features on ABS-CBN Sports' social media pages and official YouTube account. ABS-CBN Sports will continue its commitment to providing a variety of world-class, exciting, and inspiring content to every Pinoy sports fan. Visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

VLOG WATCH: ‘Bida-Bida’ Jak Roberto, inisnab ang kapatid na si Sanya Lopez!

  NATURAL na sa magkakapatid ang nag-aasaran at kung minsan pa nga ay nagkakapikunan kahit pa sila’y tumanda na. Perfect example d’yan ang ‘bida-bida’ siblings ng Kapuso network na sina Jak Roberto at Sanya Lopez. Siguro nga ay sexy and mas matured ang image nina Jak at Sanya sa kanilang TV projects, pero hindi maikakaila […] The post VLOG WATCH: ‘Bida-Bida’ Jak Roberto, inisnab ang kapatid na si Sanya Lopez! appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

More UP Maroons extend help to bail Cebu 8

Spearheaded by Kobe Paras, teammates Ricci Rivero and Javi Gomez de Liano have also said they will take part in raising bail money......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Rivero pledges help to fellow UP students arrested in Anti-Terror Bill protest

College basketball star Ricci Rivero was one of the first to respond to fellow University of the Philippines students arrested in Cebu during a peaceful protest against the controversial ‘Anti-Terror’ bill Friday. The Fighting Maroons guard coordinated with Nowhere To Go UP president Renan Dalisay and pledged financial support for the arrested UP students.   Ricci learned of the incident from another UP cager Jun Manzo and immediately offered to help. Elements of Cebu police nabbed at least seven protesters including two students while staging a demonstration against the controversial anti-terror bill inside the University of the Philippines-Cebu grounds. [Related story: 7 Anti-Terror Bill protesters held in Cebu] According to the police, the protesters violated the government’s ban on mass gathering under the general community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The protesters were pulled and dragged to police cars and were brought to Cebu City Police Office for detention.      Ricci’s teammate Kobe Paras has been very vocal on social media as he joined other student-athletes in voicing out against the newly-passed bill. The controversial bill is said to give powers to the government to do warrantless arrests and wiretapping of suspected terrorists   The Congress approved of the bill last Wednesday and is just awaiting the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte to be enacted as a law. Rivero is currently consulting with his lawyers to educate him further regarding the bill.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020