PABA naghahanda sa Women’s World Cup

NAGPAHAYAG ng pagnanais ang Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) na makapag-ensayo ang kanilang mga atleta sa loob ng ‘bubble’ sa Inspire Sports Academy sa Calamba, Laguna. The post PABA naghahanda sa Women’s World Cup first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2021

Postcareer pitfalls of athletes

The truth is, I already dwelled on this subject matter in an early episode of The SWAB (Sports World And Beyond) on YouTube with University of the East women’s basketball head coach Ai Lebornio......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News19 hr. 45 min. ago

Bassino grabs third women& rsquo;s giant slalom victory

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia---Italian Marta Bassino dominated the World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time) to beat France’s Tessa Worley by 0.80 seconds with Swiss skier Michelle Gisin a distant third.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Six karatekas seek Tokyo slots

Six kumite specialists, three men and three women, will attempt to represent the Philippines when karate makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo this year but it won’t be an easy mission as they’ll go through the World Qualifiers in Paris on June 11-13 with the door shut to book tickets via the ranking route......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

THRILLMAKER: Ces Drilon turns over a new leaf

In showbusiness, there will always be the one hit wonders, those people who hit mainstream popularity usually for only one piece of work and become known to the general public solely for that momentary success.  Of course, those of this type are, sooner or later, gone from the public eye and then eventually forgotten.  Then there are the lurkers, as in the online world, they are those who just quietly stay afloat in the sidelines, not hitting it big but somehow able to prolong their presence in the showbiz realm.  Then come the real superstars, those who are able to prolong their relevance by not being boxed in by their past successes and are not afraid to explore and reinvent themselves for a more “current” image.  When one talks about reinvention, favorite pop icon of the 80s, Madonna, always comes to mind.  Locally, there is Vilma Santos-Recto, who has, throughout her career, taken on a lot of image makeovers from her days as a childstar, a teenstar, a dramatic star and now as a star legislator—truly stamping her mark as a Star For All Seasons. In Philippine television, one personality who has, over the decades, managed to successfully take on any role she’s been asked to play is seasoned broadcaster Ces Oreña-Drilon.  From being a very incisive news reporter, she shifted to covering business and then even hosted her own popular business show in the 90s.  From there we all saw her taking on the mainstream news anchoring chores in ABSCBN’s late primetime newscast Bandila, before eventually heading the Lifestyle Ecosystem of the entire network. When the dust coming out of the whole ABSCBN franchise debacle finally settled, regular viewers and fans found Ces still widely present in their mobile devices, with her KUMU ventures Ces and the City and Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon still getting good audience shares.  She has also upped her “influencer” status further by going into various businesses which are not only profitable but are inspiring more and more women to empower themselves though enterprise and hardwork. Very recently, the former Usapang Business host decided that she wanted to do something bigger for the nation—bigger than just giving Filipinos their daily dose of the news.   This is why she recently accepted her election as President of the TOWNS Foundation (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service).    TOWNS Foundation Incorporated is a national organization of dynamic and effective women who by their common shared activities and interests help transform the lives of the Filipinos.  The association is composed of 160 women, all accomplished in their respective fields, be it in the private or government sectors, who have been working together to help in the country’s development for the past 50 years.  Among the goals of the TOWNS Foundation is the recognition of women achievers which paved the way for the TOWNS Awards.  All TOWNS awardees become members of the foundation. The vision of TOWNS is to have a nation of empowered women who serve as catalysts for national development towards improving quality of life.  Its four-fold mission includes: identifying and recognizing exemplary women; harnessing talents of its members to influence national issues; inspiring women leaders and entrepreneurs; and providing a nurturing environment to TOWNS members. When the COVID19 pandemic hit the country last year, TOWNS joined forces with the UP Medical Foundation, Inc (UPMFI) to source funds that were used to procure PPEs for hospitals all over the country.  The still ongoing campaign has so far raised over P57 Million for countless frontliner beneficiaries. With her election as President, Ces now joins the ranks of former TOWNS Presidents Olivia Ferry, who became ZONTA International President; former PEZA administrator Lilia De Lima; former SSS Administrator Corazon dela Paz-Bernardo; businesswoman  Evelyn Singson; and former DOH Secretary Esperanza Cabral. With Ces now at the helm, we’re certain that the group is now headed to even greater heights of greatness for we know that when Ces starts talking business, she really means it......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

US NCAA-bound Ella Fajardo bares plans to join Gilas women in 3x3 U-18 World Cup

Fajardo met with Gilas women's head coach Pat Aquino on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) during the latter's recruitment trip in the United States and the Fairleigh Dickinson commit told the tactician of her plans......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Filipina batters hope to enter World Top 10 in maiden World Cup stint

Fresh from a year of inactivity due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the women's team will kick off a stacked schedule with the tournament to be held in Tijuana, Mexico from March 1-9......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

PH women& rsquo;s baseball team needs to resume training

The Philippine national women’s baseball team needs to go back to physical training soon, now that the coming Women’s Baseball World Cup is set to commence this March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Serena, Barty to headline Aussie Open warm-up tilts

Melbourne—World number one Ashleigh Barty and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will spearhead the two WTA tournaments in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, with the top 32-ranked women split evenly across the simultaneous events, organisers said Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Olympic buildup set to begin

A total of 46 athletes and coaches, including Tokyo Olympics-bound boxer Irish Magno and 2019 world women’s champion Nesthy Petecio, start their bubble training next week at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Filipina judoka unofficially a Tokyo Olympics qualifier

Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter on Saturday told The STAR the 24-year-old Watanabe has already secured her berth via the Continental Quota qualification having currently ranked 38th in the world in the women’s 63-kilogram division......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Asian female characters dominate new sci-fi book

While a world dominated by women isn’t necessarily better than one controlled by men, it would be very different and that’s what Boey tried to bring across. The post Asian female characters dominate new sci-fi book appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Big boost for Malditas

The Philippine Malditas’ FIFA Women’s World Cup aspirations got a big boost with football’s world governing body allocating more slots for Asia for the expanded global tourney in 2023......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

'MeToo rocks Turkey s literary world

Sexual assault and harassment allegations have shaken Turkey's literary world, creating a rare #MeToo moment as women break taboos and speak out in the still largely patriarchal country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Philippine women s football team reaches new high in FIFA World Rankings

Moving up two places from their spot in the rankings last year, the Filipina booters are now ranked 65th in the world with 1369 points......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Saso gains in world ranking, JLPGA derby

Yuka Saso made a five-spot jump to No. 45 in the world rankings following her joint 13th place finish in the US Women’s Open in Houston Monday even as she bolstered her bid for a sweep of top honors in the Player of the Year derby and money race in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Yuka Saso gains in world ranking, Player of the Year race

Saso actually reached No. 48 from No. 55 a couple of weeks back but dropped two rungs last week after finishing tied for sixth in the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup. But her gutsy stint in the tough storm-hit US Women’s Open at Cypress Creek netted her 2.47 average points for a total points of 86.45 to post her best world ranking at the close of her rookie campaign......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Yuka Saso, Bianca Pangdanganan reunite in US Women s Open

Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan could be just two of the 156 players who have made it to the exempt list of what has long been considered as the world’s premier ladies championship for its lore, cast, prize money and history......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Saso seeks dream finish in JLPGA

Despite falling short again the last time out, Yuka Saso is steadily moving up in the world rankings, making a seven-spot jump to No. 48 in the latest Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Saso moves to No. 48, seeks top finish in JLPGA major

Despite falling short again the last time out, Yuka Saso is steadily moving up in the world rankings, making a seven-spot jump to No. 48 in the latest Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Bianca 34th despite eagle-spiked 69

Rookie Bianca Pagdanganan closed out with a 69 laced with a late eagle but could only finish tied for 34th place in the Pelican Women’s Championship ruled by world No. 2 Korean Sei Young Kim in Belleair, Florida last Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020