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PB to resort owners: Follow easement rules

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Observe proper easement and remove structures encroaching on the 20-meter easement zone from the shores, which is considered ‘no build zones.’” This is the Cebu provincial government’s call to resort owners as the Provincial Board expressed support in a resolution to the action of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources […] The post PB to resort owners: Follow easement rules appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 17th, 2019

Despite resistance, Boracay resumes demolishing noncompliant structures

BORACAY, Philippines – Despite resistance from owners, Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) is bent on demolishing the last few structures which do not comply with the easement rules in the island resort. On Thursday, November 7, a group of foreigners who owned the business establishments being demolished by the government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Coach Tab shoulders PBA fine on his own - despite offers of help

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin is taking full responsibility for the aftermath of his comments that caused some sort of controversy. A week ago, Baldwin was slapped with a fine of PHP 75,000 as well as a three-game suspension by the PBA. The American-Kiwi mentor has decided to pay the fine out of his own pocket - despite offers of help. "I am deeply humbled by the offer of those in the Ateneo community and friends from supportive companies to shoulder the cost of the fine imposed on me by the PBA," he said. "However, in these times that are so difficult for so many Filipinos, I would prefer that these generous offerings be donated to a much more important cause like Ateneo's ongoing COVID-19 drive for frontliners." Apparently, a number of Ateneo alumni as well as business owners have reached out to Coach Tab, telling him that they will pool together the funds to pay for his sanction. The Ateneo de Manila University's shot-caller and TNT consultant's fine was part of the PBA's disciplinary action for his "comments detrimental to the league." In the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered, Baldwin said that the PBA’s imports stand on higher ground than local players. “A foul for a local player isn’t a foul on an import. Our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against imports,” he said. The brilliant tactician also touched on what he coined as “tactical immaturity” of local coaches - many of whom have not wasted time voicing out opposition to his claims. That was the 62-year-old's answer after being inquired by host Paolo Layug, “What are some of the similarities and differences between Philippine basketball and other places you’ve coached in? What is one thing about Philippine coaching culture that surprised you when you got here?” After his initial response of what he perceives to be “tactical immaturity” of local coaches, he then furthered that there are factors beyond their control affecting that. “Our player development here is mature, but our appreciation for tactical advancement and tactical systems is immature. Now, let me explain to you why I think that isn't necessarily coaches' fault.” That then led to Coach Tab's view on imports. “We should never have a single import playing on a team. Further, we should never have a single import that is given all of the rules latitude that imports are given here by referees,” he shared. The brilliant tactician said so because what he sees as preferential treatment for imports has long been an obstacle local players and coaches could not hurdle. “The imports who come here are very outstanding players… so if you’re a PBA coach and you don’t tactically run your systems through the import, you’re pretty stupid because they are given all the advantages,” he said. He then continued, “The PBA coaches are a smart lot, they’re good basketball coaches, but they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more. I believe, then they would show their real talents.” Those comments have ignited quite the firestorm that has affected the professional and collegiate ranks alike. With his disciplinary action now official, Baldwin has said no to offers of help - instead urging that those be put into efforts of organizations such as Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan and Tanging Yaman Foundation in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. In the end, he said that the presence of those supporting him - in particular, Ateneo patron Manny V. Pangilinan - was more than enough. "I have been in the employ of boss MVP for over five years now and I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to coach his teams. I look forward to more successes on the court," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Follow traffic rules, ordinances

‘Vehicles illegally parked will be towed’ MAYOR BENG CLIMACO has renewed her calls to motorists and automotive owners to strictly […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

Word to the artistic

From national artists to award-winning actors and drag queens, inspirational words of advice from our local creatives Last year brought us to our knees, yet here we are standing tall with courage, facing 2021 with hope and a positive perspective. To give us more inspiration to create and explore new things this year, the Manila Bulletin has compiled some quotes from creative individuals, from national artists to award-winning actress. May their words of wisdom bring out the creative urges in all of us, as we make this world a better, more colorful, more meaningful place to live in. Kidlat Tahimik, national artist for film We are all adjusting to the new normal—new rules and new protocols. I’m sure that most artists are taking this time to take art deeper into their hearts. After all, you have nothing to do but just to be productive. *** Ian Inoy, biromantic pansexual artist Every move I made with my art before had this follow up question in my head, asking if it would look gay or not. Now that I’ve fully accepted myself, nothing like that matters anymore. I no longer have the fear of hearing people perceiving my art as “too gay or girly.” *** Heart Evangelista/Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero, actor, painter Express yourself in art. See how art can move you or distract you from distress or how art can bring the best out of you. I notice that my paintings have been a bit muted these days. I feel it’s a bit because of the drama that’s going on around us. In a weird way, I find beauty in sorrow and the way my colors have been coming out, I like what’s happening. I’ve always been like this anyway. I find something beautiful about my emotions, no matter how dark they are, and I translate all that into art. *** Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economic, then it is creative.—Osho, Creativity unleashing the forces within *** Kate Adajar, blogger artist The uncertainty Covid-19 brings has triggered confusion, anxiety, and mixed emotions in me. But the lockdown has also given me time to focus on and practice my art. Being in quarantine has allowed me to look at my craft not only as a creative outlet but also as a form of stress release. It has suddenly become therapeutic and meditative. *** F. Sionil Jose, national artist for literature Photo by Noel Pabalate Artistry is something that is created not just by intellect but by passion. And you stop being a craftsman. That is when you become an artist. You cannot be an artist without being a craftsman first. *** Miz Kiki Krunch, drag queen I am more creative as a gay person. My drag persona brings out the best and most authentic part of me. I can express myself better, I can perform better when I channel my weirdness, my “freak,” my truth. *** Cherie Gil, actor Everything can be learned as long as one sets one’s mind and heart to it. There is also no age limit to learning anything. Acting—what is it really but reliving lives and telling their stories. But this requires a lot of work to excavate the instrument to be able to truthfully do just that. It’s not easy. It takes a lot of balls to share one’s personal inner sanctum. *** Iana Cris Forbes, owner of art shop Quiversmiths Pursue what you want. At first, it was hard for me because I wanted to be a painter, I wanted to be a sculptor, I wanted to be a graphic artist, I wanted to be a wedding colorist, I wanted to stitch, I wanted to make bags and shoes and jewelry. But I haven’t seen a person doing all of those!. Before, I could not see any future in them but here they are now. I’m doing everything all at once and I’m fine. I’m happy living multiple lives. It’s like connecting the dots. My hobbies are now my sources of living and I couldn’t be more thankful. *** BenCab, national artist for visual arts This pandemic gives artists more time for their art. It’s usually better for an artist to be locked-in because you work on your own. *** Natasha Aliño, jewelry artist It’s been said many times and my mother always says this whenever I feel frustrated, which most people would feel when they’re starting something new—“trust the process.” This is more of a reminder when you’re in that headspace. Another thing is when you are learning a certain skill, do it so with purpose and authenticity. Then you can confidently say after some time that you can indeed trust the process. Never stop learning and inspiring others on your journey. Photos from the artists’ respective social media accounts and websites.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

CHR reminds PNP: Follow your own rules

"These standards must be carried out in full accordance with the rule of law while ensuring that the rights of all parties involved are respected.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

French ski lift ban baffles, angers mayors and winter resort owners

Paris---The French government on Thursday said winter sport resorts are free to open for the Christmas holiday season but ski lifts will have to remain shut, prompting bafflement from players in the sector over an “incomprehensible” decision......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Cebu City gives encroachers of easement zone time to undo damage

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is urging violators of the easement zone in rivers and other waterways here to undo the damage and violation they have done if they don’t want the government to impose harsher measures. This was what transpired during a meeting Mayor Edgardo Labella called for owners of structures […] The post Cebu City gives encroachers of easement zone time to undo damage appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

UAAP reminds member-schools to follow government rules amidst UST probe

University of Sto. Tomas is already looking into the Growling Tigers' so-called "Bicol bubble" overseen by head coach Aldin Ayo. The UAAP, through Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag and President Nong Calanog of De La Salle University, met with the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) on Saturday after reports surfaced on the black and gold's alleged training sessions in their mentor's hometown. And there, the league assured the government agency that actions have already been taken by its member-school in question. "Atty. Rebo said that UST is conducting its own internal probe and promised to report to the UAAP soonest," GAB chairman Abraham Mitra said in a statement. According to Camille Naredo of ABS-CBN News, UST has been in Sorsogon since June. As of late, however, CJ Cansino, doing his duty as team captain, told coaches and management about "their desire to go home." The report went on to say that what he did "was not taken well by Ayo." Not long after, Cansino was kicked off the team and then found himself in the University of the Philippines. That sudden exit and the reasons surrounding it has apparently opened a can of worms that now involved government agencies. For its part, GAB reminded the UAAP and all sporting organizations to follow rules and regulations in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "The utmost importance is the safety of the players and students," Mitra said. That reminder, Saguisag said, would only be taken into heart by the league. "The league reiterates that it will always be guided by the lead governmental agencies and will not run counter to any of its directives. Hence, the cancellation of Season 82 and the opening of Season 83 will have to wait," he said. ABS-CBN Sports has contacted Coach Aldin, but he has refused to comment on the matter in the meantime. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Santa Fe cops to fishermen: Follow rules, stop fishing in protected areas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Santa Fe Policemen are appealing to fishermen to follow the rules especially on the prohibition of fishing in protected marine sanctuary areas. This, after fishermen from Bantayan town were caught by the Bantay Dagat and Police at around 2 a.m. today, August 21, 2020, fishing in the sanctuary area of Barangay […] The post Santa Fe cops to fishermen: Follow rules, stop fishing in protected areas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

UAAP 77 Finals MVP Aroga on Coach E: He s my Phil Jackson

In 2014, Eric Altamirano guided National University to its first championship in 60 years. It may be just one title in his six-season stint there, but for a blue and gold side which has long been suffering, it was an all-important one. And so, coach Eric will remain a beloved figure in Sampaloc for all his life. Apparently, he also remains a beloved figure in Dallas in the US - at least in the house where Alfred Aroga now resides in. Reminiscing about the Bulldogs' historic championship in The Prospects Pod, that year's Finals MVP was asked about what Altamirano means to him. "Coach E, as I've always said, he's my Phil Jackson," he answered. Jackson was the coach for the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls' six championships, the Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers' three-peat, and, finally, the Kobe-led LA Lakers' back-to-back. In terms of rings, Coach Phil has Coach E beat, without a doubt. In terms of life lessons, though, "The Zen Master" is apparently not that far from the always amiable Filipino mentor. "I will call his house 'The Promised Land' because there are a lot of players that went in that house and look where they are today," Aroda said. "In his house, he didn't care where you came from, if you're black, green, yellow, blue. He didn't care about it. As long as you're in his house, there are rules to follow and those rules help you be a better person." Transferring from Cameroon to Manila, the 6-foot-7 big man stayed in the Altamirano household for all of his time in blue and gold. There, he learned all about discipline - something he had formerly failed to grasp. "There's a curfew, first of all. Then there are things you can't do - you can't drink, you don't smoke, you don't womanize, you go to Church, you got to be respectful," he shared. He then continued, "His family really embraced me and I needed that because I remember when I first went to the Philippines, I was like a wild animal, I was so aggressive, I didn't know how to respond to adversities so he had to coach me on that." For all of that, Aroga is nothing but thankful. "Coach E is always there for me. Coach, I would never repay you for everything you did for me so the only thing I can do is be successful and be grateful that I had you," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

Jalen Green to Gilas Pilipinas? 'It could be a possibility,' says Fil-Am star

Jalen Green to Gilas Pilipinas is a tantalizing thought, that's for sure. It's not entirely impossible, after all, the no. 1 recruit of the 2020 class and a projected top NBA Draft pick has Filipino blood through his mother side. There's only one major hurdle in the Green to Gilas dream: young Jalen has already played, and won FIBA gold medals, for Team USA. FIBA rules state that a player who has played in official competition "after having reached his seventeenth (17) birthday may not play for a national team of another country." It would take "exceptional circumstances" to have Green leave Team USA and instead play for Gilas Pilipinas. Nevertheless, the 17-year-old Jalen remains open to play for the Philippines, if there's even a slight chance it could be a reality. "I could be a possibility," Green said in an interview set up by NBA Philippines. "I've been to the Philippines twice in the last four years and I've been asked that question over how many times. It could be a possibility, I don't really know at this time. I have played for USA, so I'm not sure. It could happen, only time will tell at this point," he added. Not exactly busy with national team duties nowadays, Green says his focus is on the G League. The goal is to make the NBA of course. "Obviously, my end goal is to make it to the NBA," Green said. "I thought what better way than go to the G League and be around pros, get pro training, pro nutrition, all that. It's just another level of training and getting better and learning the game," Jalen added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Labella reminds foreigners to follow local rules

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is reminding foreigners here that they must follow the rules and regulations in the city. During his inspection of quarantine violators currently undergoing community service at the Plaza Independencia on Thursday, August 6, 2020, the mayor chanced upon a Canadian national who was among those apprehended. The […] The post Labella reminds foreigners to follow local rules appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

Scouting crucial in international play says Coach Franz

When it comes to talking about the national team, in our case now with Gilas Pilipinas, different people will have different opinions as to what is the most important factor. A great point is that the national team absolutely has to have all the best players available. Another great point is that the national team needs the right coach. In the midst of all this, a crucial factor often tends to get lost in the mix. When it comes to national team play, scouting becomes all the more essential for success. "Those players na kalaban niyo, probably you’ll just be playing against them once or twice," Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said on Coaches Unfiltered. Coach Franz is one of the rare ones to have the chance to both play and coach in the Philippine national team. "No idea ka eh. Yung scouting really plays a major role for us," he added. National teams play each other more now, especially since FIBA established the home-and-away format a couple of years back. Still, games come few and far in between. National programs also shuffle players on a regular basis, making scouting all the more crucial. Playing internationally is just a whole new game that requires a different approach compared to what's usual. "International tournament is really different eh," Coach Franz said. "Ako even though I played a couple of years in the national team, iba yung atmosphere, iba yung tawagan, iba yung rules," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

1,350 riders apprehended on 1st day of motorcycle pillion riding policy — Eleazar

Police have apprehended a total of 1,350 motorcycle riders during the first day of the strict implementation of rules on motorcycle pillion riding on Saturday, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield disclosed on Sunday. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Based on the data of the JTF COVIDShield, a total of 704 motorcycle riders were apprehended for failure to install barriers while back-riding their spouses or live-in partners—a total of 697 of them were cited for various traffic violations while seven were arrested and taken to police stations.Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, commander of the JTF COVID Shield, explained that several violators  were taken to the police stations because of being disrespectful to the apprehending authorities, or, due to local ordinances that require violators to be taken to the police stations to arrange for a community service as a penalty.Back-riding married couples and living-in partners without the required barrier, not wearing face masks and not wearing helmets fall under Reckless Driving with penalties ranging from P1,000 to P10,000 depending on the number of the same offense committed;Also, a total of 580 more motorcycle riders were also accosted for failure to comply with the installation of barriers while having a back-rider other than their spouses or live-in partners. Of the figure, 551 were cited for violations while 29 were taken to the police station.For those who are not authorized to back-ride (those who are not married or living-in partners), Eleazar said the violation would be Overloading of Passengers with a penalty of P1,000.Meanwhile, a total of 66 motorcycles were also cited for violation even with the installed barriers since police found out that they were back-riding people other than their spouses or live-in partners. The penalty also falls under Overloading of Passengers.Eleazar said most of the violators were flagged down by the PNP Highway Patrol Group headed by Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz with 284. The Police Regional Office 7 also has the most number of apprehensions with 187, followed by Police Regional Office 5 with 158, Police Regional Office 9 with 129 and Police Regional Office 12 with 120.The 1,350 apprehended motorcycle riders on Saturday alone is on top of the more than 30,000 violators accosted during the July 10 to July 31 grace period given for motorcycle riders to comply with the installed barriers. The deadline for compliance was on July 31 and all those caught within the three-week grace period were just warned.Eleazar then urged motorcycle riders to comply with the rules, saying their defiance would just be met with appropriate sanctions based on the guidelines.“When our motorcycle riders repeatedly pleaded for them to be allowed to back-ride at least their spouses or live-in partners, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 listened to their appeal. What the NTF Against COVID-19 was asking in return is for them to install barriers because it is part of the safety measures against coronavirus infection,” said Eleazar. “As per Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Eduardo Año, we are not requiring all motorcycles to install barriers. But if they are going to use their motorcycles for back-riding, then they should follow the rules. The deadline for them to comply was extended twice and they were given a total of 22 days to install the barriers, we believe that it is more than enough time to do what is asked from them,” he added.Eleazar stressed that the continuous defiance of some motorcycle riders in the coming days would only compromise the NTF Against COVID-19 plan to eventually allow more people other than married couples and living-in partners to back-ride......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

DILG: NCR ECQ proposal to be discussed in meeting

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday assured that calls for Metro Manila to be reverted back to the stricter enhanced community quarantine will be tackled during the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting on Aug. 3. DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya issued the clarification after some medical workers requested that the National Capital Region (NCR) be under the more restricted quarantine rules due to the surging coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases. DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) On Aug. 1, Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dr. Jose Santiago in an online press conference headed by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) noted that the health workers are overwhelmed by the upsurge of COVID-19 cases they are handling. He relayed that the concerned health workers had urged the government to give them at least two weeks of “breathing space by shifting Mega Manila back to a strict lockdown.’’ “We’re waging a losing battle against COVID-19 and we need to draw up a consolidated, definitive plan of action,” the letter read by Santiago said. With President Duterte on the brink of placing Metro Manila under the modified general communits quarantine (MGCQ) in middle of July, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and the other Cabinet members convinced the President that the move is not feasible citing the need to open businesses to reinvigorate the economy. Año insisted that the way to curb the spread of the disease starts in every individual who should follow the minimum health standards of wearing masks, observing physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene. He emphasized that no country can claim they have won their fight against COVID-19 since there is no available vaccine for the virus yet. But on the bright note, Duterte in a meeting on Friday said that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available in the country this December. Año noted that the country has to live with the virus momentarily until the vaccine is found. He added that the local government units (LGUs) have the power to impose localized lockdowns on parts of the barangays, streets, and buildings which they have identified as high-risk areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

The Kissing Booth 2 stars share lessons on love, heartbreak & friendship

In Netflix’s youth-oriented film, The Kissing Booth, lead stars Joey King and Joel Courtney play besties Elle and Lee, respectively, who have set hard rules and clear boundaries for their friendship but end up struggling to follow them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

JTF COVID Shield: Motorcyclists other relatives to get to back ride soon

“In the meantime, we ask our motorcycle riders to follow these rules and include the barrier as part of their normal routine just like wearing of a face mask which is now part of the minimum health safety protocol,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Ateneo s Jho Maraguinot on one more year: Matanda na ako

Jho Maraguinot was nothing but thrilled to be teammates with younger sister Jaja for Ateneo de Manila University in UAAP 82. "First time ko maglalaro with my sister so sobrang excited ako like everyone in the family," she said in last Friday's The Prospects Pod. "Alam naman din namin yung na dahil sa pinagdaanan namin sa training, magiging maganda yung season." Enter COVID-19, unfortunately. The continuing crisis, at first, suspended the season after the Maraguinots and the Lady Eagles had already played two games. And ultimately, the pandemic forced the league to cancel all of Season 82. With that, Jho did get to play with Jaja - but not all throughout a tournament. And with that, the older Maraguinot's fifth and final year ended earlier than expected. Even if that would come to fruition, however, Jho says - for now, at the very least - she's leaning towards just letting unfinished UAAP 82 be her last. "For me, mahirap na decision siya. Personally, ako, matanda na ako e. Pumasok ako ng Ateneo, I was 16 or 15 tapos, if maglaro man ako next year, aalis ako 25," she shared. She then continued, "Parang, it's too long na for me. Sana nag-double-degree na ako." At the same time, though, the spiker knows full well how special it still is to be able to play with her sister - especially with the latter getting to be the setter for the former. "Actually, sinabihan na nga niya ako, pero pinangunahan ko na rin siya. Sinabi ko sa kanyang, matanda na ako ha. Yung mga rookies ko nung senior na ako, graduate na rin so gusto mo pa rin ba ako mag-stay?" she said. Only time would tell if eligibility rules would be relaxed and whether or not Maraguinot makes use of it. For now, though, she has this to say to the Ateneo faithful: "Thank you sa inyong lahat. Next season, magkakatabi na tayo sa bench." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Desiderio, Uvero take partnership to next level with milktea business

Paul Desiderio has been taking care of business - literally - even before he stepped foot in the PBA. Awarded a Chooks-to-Go branch right after his collegiate career came to a close, Desiderio has long been making sure he has things in order off the court. While his stall in Fairview is continuing to do good business, he is far from satisfied. "Siyempre, nakapag-ipon na naman ako from my salary sa PBA at siyempre, nakatulong yung branch na galing kay boss Ronald [Mascarinas] kaya naghahanap na rin ako ng investment," he shared. He then continued, "Siyempre, 'di naman forever ang basketball so maganda talaga na mag-invest para sa future." Fortunately for the 23-year-old, he has significant others who know a thing or two about investments. "Binigyan ako ng advice ng mommy ni Agatha and from there, napag-isipan naming mag-open ng franchise ng Kurimi Milktea Bar," he said. Indeed, thanks to the helping hand of Carol Uvero, Desiderio and fiancee Agatha are now the proud owners of a milktea shop in Katipunan. At present, Kurimi only serves customers by takeout or delivery. Still, the lifetime legend in Diliman himself is, more often than not, at the shop, even trying his hand at mixing the drinks. "He's very personal and passionate and hands-on siya to the point na siya na mismo gumagawa ng deliveries namin minsan. Ako naman, I like looking at marketing and sales," Uvero shared. She then continued, "Ang galing lang din because we're sort of opposites and in the process, nakikita kong whatever my weaknesses are, yun yung strengths niya and yung weaknesses niya, strengths ko. I think we make a good team because of that." Yes, there are times that lucky customers from nearby areas could have Desiderio himself delivering the goods. And with that, the proud products of the University of the Philippines have taken their partnership to the next level. "This is special to us because we really get to push each other to be more responsible and more goal-oriented as a couple," Uvero said. The now-Blackwater guard was only of the same mind. "Happy ako na fiancee ko na, business partner ko pa siya. Nakikita ko talaga yung efforts niya and, at the same time, nate-test talaga kung gaano kami kalakas magkasama." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Paul Lee reminds fellow Tondo pride RK Ilagan to prioritize Baste

RK Ilagan is the deadliest gunner in all of college today. The pint-sized point guard is a threat from anywhere and everywhere and can put all of San Sebastian College-Recoletos on his shoulders. Now heading into his fifth and final year however, one dark cloud still hangs over his head. "One week before ng NCAA, naglaro ako ng ligang-labas, pero 'di ko po alam nun na kapag napasa na yung requirements, bawal na po pala yun," he said in The Prospects Pod last Friday. "Nakakaapanghinayang po talaga yung time na yun kasi magpapa-draft na dapat si Michael Calisaan nun tapos, kumbaga, nasama ko po siya sa ilalim." In NCAA 93, Ilagan was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league and was ultimately suspended for three games. As per league rules, a player is not allowed to see action in any other league during the season without the permission of his school. At the same time, the Golden Stags were forced to forfeit the two wins he had seen action in. When the elimination round ended, Baste found itself on the outside looking into the playoff picture - and that's how Calisaan's collegiate career came to a close. That cannot happen again - and it should not have even happened in the first place. "Bawas-bawasan mo muna yung pagliligang-labas mo," Paul Lee told Ilagan later in the episode. "I mean, hindi naman masama kasi nanggaling din ako dun, pero nung last year ko sa UAAP, I stopped playing sa ligang labas so mas na-priority ko yung UE." The two are both proud products of Tondo. As such, Lee knows Ilagan full well - just as much as he knows ligang-labas full well. And the former said that all that extra action makes it hard for a player to be at full strength. "Sobrang importante ng pahinga sa katawan. Kasi isipin mo, kunwari may laro ka ng umaga sa (PBA) D-League tapos may ligang-labas ka sa gabi," he shared. He then continued, "For sure, alam mo naman anong oras natatapos yun so wala kang pahinga para kinabukasan." As Ilagan enters his last year in college, though, the "Angas ng Tondo" reminded him to put his full focus on San Sebastian. As he put it, "Kung gusto mo talagang makamit yung dream mong maging player sa PBA, alamin mo yung priorities mo. Practice sa umaga, pahinga sa gabi, tapos marami pa rin namang pwedeng gawin like extra work." He then continued, "Priorities lang. Yung ligang-labas, hindi mawawala yan. Minsan nga, kapag dumating ka na sa posisyon ko, sa posisyon ni Kiefer [Ravena], mag-jumpball ka lang, babayaran ka na e." Sooner than later, Tondo may very send yet another great guard to the PBA - and Paul Lee is making sure that happens. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020