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PSA Forum to discuss Laguna bubble

Philippine Sports Commission National Training Director Marc Velasco and Karate Pilipinas Inc. President Richard Lim share the spotlight in Tuesday’s session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association webcast Forum......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 18th, 2021

PBA sees condensed conference schedule in restart

The Philippine Basketball Association is looking at a possible condensed tournament as soon as the government gives the go-signal to resume competition amid the pandemic. League Commissioner Willie Marcial said that the Philippine Cup could run within a month or two depending on the game schedule the PBA Board will approve. “May nakaplano na kami. Nagpagawa na ako ng shortened at yung full conference na laro. So ipi-present pa rin namin sa Board,” said Marcial on Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters’ Association Forum. [Related story: Batangas, Laguna, Araneta all options for 'PBA Bubble'] Marcial also mentioned that the TV coverage schedule will also be a big factor in deciding the length of the PBA restart.   The PBA’s broadcast partner has allotted three TV coverage schedule per week. “Kasi mayroon tayong [dami] parang appearance ng teams kada conference so kailangang pag-usapan yun. Baka hindi natin ma-meet yun,” Marcial said. “Tapos ang problema ko ‘yung araw-araw. Ang ibinibigay lang sa atin ng TV5 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.” In this set-up, the conference would run for two months. Another option that the PBA is looking at is to hold games every day with some playdates airing on other available channels of its broadcast partner. “Siguro puwede tayong mag-araw-araw pero di sa TV5. Nandyan ang One Sports, Rush, Cignal. Madami pang pag-uusapan tungkol doon,” said Marcial. This according to the official is one of the matters that the Board will discuss in another round of meeting which will also include the proposal adapting a ‘bubble concept’ for the season to push through.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

PBA teams try to get back into game shape as restart looms

Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial admits that it would take some time for players to get back in game shape after almost five months removed from training due to the pandemic. There’s no doubt that they will show signs of obvious rust.   “Sigurado ‘yun, tinatanong ko ang mga players. Ang hirap magkaroon ng game shape,” said the league official. “Maski mag-practice ka ng ganito tapos scrimmages ka lang ng two to three weeks, hindi mo makukuha ang game shape mo.” “Talagang wala 'yung kondisyon, wala 'yung timing, wala 'yung shooting. So medyo kakalawangin pa ng konti ang mga players,” he added. But Marcial assured PBA fans that teams are now working doubly hard to get their players back into their competitive form as the league prepares for the restart of the Philippine Cup soon – possibly through a ‘bubble concept’ set-up. [Related story: Batangas, Laguna, Araneta all options for 'PBA Bubble'] In fact, at least half of the 12 member clubs have already began their respective individual workouts under a strict health and safety protocol Tuesday morning. [Related story: PBA: Ginebra earliest to start practice under "new normal"] Speaking during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum, Marcial, who was joined by league chairman Ricky Vargas of TNT, said that he has full confidence with how teams will whip up their players back into top form. “’Yun ang ginagawa ng mga coaches. ‘Yun ang ginagawa ng buong team na ayusin nila,” said Marcial. “Baka ‘yung iba nga kung may scrimmages twice a day na ‘yan para preparasyon.” The commissioner added that he already reminded the players to show the same level of competitiveness once the government gives the greenlight for games to resume. “[Sabi ko] ‘di tayo pwedeng maglaro na parang scrimmage. Kung maglalaro tayo eh ‘yung talagang totoong laro. Da-dive tayo. Kung ano ang ginagawa natin, may fans o wala, kailangan ‘yun ang gawin natin. Pumayag naman sila,” said Marcial.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 to observe strict protocol in bubble

Strict health protocols will be practiced and observed once the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 gets the green light to practice, and eventually, hold its actual tournament. This was assured by league commissioner Eric Altamirano on Tuesday during his appearance in the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. Altamirano, who was joined by player Alvin Pasaol, said the league is taking all the necessary steps and precautions to assure the safety and welfare of players, officials, and staff from contracting the COVID-19. “We’re ensuring that we will cover everything from testing to contact tracing,” said Altamirano. All involved personnel will be required to undergo swab testing (PCR-testing) especially those who are going to enter the 3x3 bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna once competition in the newly-turned pro league gets going hopefully, by September. Practices among 12 participating teams are supposed to start within the month, but had to be pushed a little back when the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjacent provinces including Laguna, reverted back to a Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) status. “Right after ma-lift ‘yang MECQ, we will resume our testing and training,” Altamirano said. The league official added he has been in close consultation with Dr. Tony Leachon, the former special adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, and other health experts about the protocols the league will have to observe before and during the tournament. The league is on the lookout for a centralized training facility where all teams would be able to workout under strict monitoring. “Pag isang venue lang ang pagpa-practisan, now we can have contact tracing, we can ensure the safety of the facility in terms of cleaning and disinfecting. May scheduled protocol when it comes to that. For every practice, may cleaning gap bago (mag-practice) yung next group,” he explained in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart with Upstream Media as webcast partner. In the league’s bubble, meanwhile, protocol is even stricter. A single person who just showed even a single symptom of the virus will be immediately isolated. A maximum of around 150 persons to be inside the Inspire Sports Academy in the entire duration of the meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

Countries discuss digital tech, sustainable development at & quot;Connected for Shared Prosperity& quot; Forum

Shanghai---Governmental ministers from multiple countries gathered today at the Connected for Shared Prosperity forum hosted by Huawei, GSMA, the Center for Environmental Economic Studies at Fudan University, and The Paper with the support of UNESCO as part of the lead-up to MWC Shanghai 2021......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Huawei s Catherine Chen: Believe in the power of technology

Shanghai—The Connected for Shared Prosperity Forum was held at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai by Huawei, Global Mobile Association (GSMA), Center of Environmental Economics of Fudan University, and The Paper. Participants joined both online and in person to discuss the value of digital technologies in sustainable development for a better, connected world, representing organizations from around the world, including international industry regulators and think tanks from China, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Hungary and Portugal. More than 1000 guests from over 50 countries attended the conference online......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Doha FIBA matches scrapped

After more than three weeks in a bubble in Calamba, Laguna, Gilas Pilipinas is closing its training camp without a competition to play in......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

SEAG-bound PH athletes restricted to online training

While majority of the Filipino athletes gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics are already in a face-to-face  bubble training in Calamba, Laguna, those who will vie in this year’s Southeast Asian Games are still restricted to online training......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

National boxers raring to train

Members of the national boxing team have started to arrive for the Olympic training bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Filipino boxers all set to enter Calamba training ‘bubble’

Tokyo hopeful Nesthy Petecio together with 16 other national boxers and coaches enter the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna Friday to start its much delayed Olympic training......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

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:  abanteRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Athletes& rsquo; bubble training delayed

Physical training under a bubble in Calamba, Laguna will be delayed and has been rescheduled for another weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 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

Philippine Olympic bets set to train at Calambubble

The country’s Olympic hopefuls from taekwondo, karate and boxing will converge at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna where they would train in a bubble set up for the next three months starting on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

‘Calam-bubble’ ready for Olympic hopefuls

The country’s Olympic hopefuls from taekwondo, karate and boxing will converge at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna where they would train in a bubble set up for the next three months beginning on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

PH bets vying for Olympic slots may join bubble training in Calamba

      By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA       The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) plans to send athletes from three combat sports vying for slots in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics to a bubble training camp at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. This development came after the Inter-Agency Task Force recently approved the training […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

‘Bubble’ sa boksing, taekwondo at karate kasado na

‘Bubble’ sa boksing, taekwondo at karate kasado na Itutuloy na ng mga pambansang atleta sa boksing, taekwondo at karate ang kanilang ensayo sa “bubble” sa Inspire Sports Academy (ISA) ng SM Group sa Calamba, Laguna. Ibinalita ito ni Commissioner Ramon Fernandez ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) matapos makipagkasunduan ang ahensya sa SM Group na gamitin […] The post ‘Bubble’ sa boksing, taekwondo at karate kasado na appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

U.S. President Trump makes virtual appearance at Apec meet

Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum held a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss ways to revive their coronavirus-battered economies with U.S. President Donald Trump part.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Paras, Kouame, Gilas handa na sa ensayo

MAGSISIMULA na sa kanilang bubble training sa Inspire Sports Academy sa Calamba, Laguna ang Gilas Pilipinas pool na binuo ng Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) para sa FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. The post Paras, Kouame, Gilas handa na sa ensayo first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

SBP bares Gilas roster, gets IATF green light to train  

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has finally got the IATF nod as Gilas Pilipinas assembles for the November window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifier later this month in Bahrain. SBP will conduct a bubble training at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna which was also used in the staging of the […] The post SBP bares Gilas roster, gets IATF green light to train   appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go President’s Cup gets going

Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol and their Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines squad is branded as the team to beat when the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President’s Cup unfurls today inside the Inspire Sports Academy bubble in Calamba, Laguna......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020