Rondina leads fundraiser for Cebu frontliners

Sisi Rondina leads a group of University of Sto. Tomas volleyball and basketball players who are auctioning off their jerseys and shoes to raise funds to purchase personal protective equipment for frontliners in the coronavirus (COVID-19)-hit Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Barangay Luz was recently put on lockdown by the Cebu City government due to an alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the area. The Compostela, Cebu native Rondina, the UAAP Season 81 indoor volleyball Most Valuable player, was the first to extend a helping hand in the fundraiser.     Kapwa ko Cebuanos ?????????? — Cherry Ann Rondina (@Rondina011) April 19, 2020 The four-time UAAP women’s beach volleyball champion and 30th Southeast Asian Games beach volleyball bronze medalist started the ball rolling by putting up her dark jersey and shoes for bidding. Starting bid is P1,200. Also showing support for the fundraiser are UST Tigresses rookie Imee Hernandez and UST men’s basketball stars Mark Nonoy and Renzo Subido. For more info about the fundraiser and auction process, visit the PPEs for the Frontliners of Brgy. Luz Facebook page......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnApr 20th, 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 and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

ARTHALAND leads donation drives for frontliners in Cebu

ARTHALAND Corporation, the internationally recognized real estate developer of the country’s largest eco-friendly single-tower office development, has recently held the country’s first virtual structural topping off ceremony of Cebu Exchange, on track as scheduled, despite the pandemic.  As part of ARTHALAND’s promise to build sustainable legacies through collaboration, the company has also spearheaded donation drives […] The post ARTHALAND leads donation drives for frontliners in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Cebuanos Rondina, Desiderio show love to frontliner-fans

Sisi Rondina and Paul Desiderio are lifetime legends in University of Sto. Tomas and the University of the Philippines, respectively. Rondina's lifting of the Golden Tigresses to the Finals and Desiderio's leading of the Fighting Maroons to the championship round were the defining moments of UAAP Season 81. And two years on, they are still inspiring others. In particular, Rondina and Desiderio are motivating frontliners in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "Si Paul kasi, I've seen him over the years and all I can say is he's evolving," a UP Bo-liever and doctor said in The Score. "He makes everyone around him better. He's a player willing to take the backseat for his team to win." A police officer and UST fan, meanwhile, also has the same sort of admiration for Rondina. "Pag nagja-jump siya, para siyang may spring. Pag siya na mag-spike, kaabang-abang talaga," she said. Of course, the UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball MVP is nothing but appreciative of the effort all military frontiners have put in. "We're very blessed to have you. Thankful kami kasi 'di niyo kami iniwan kahit self niyo na sinugal niyo," she said. She then continued, "Kung pwede lang talaga makamayan kayo, gagawin namin." Only, Rondina would not be able to do that because she's in her hometown Cebu - and even if she were in Manila, social distancing must be followed. And so, she's just giving the next best thing - a Beach Volleyball Republic shirt she has won as well as a Golden Tigresses jersey. Desiderio is also giving the doctor his game-worn Fighting Maroons jersey to be able to show gratitude to all medical frontliners. "Sa frontliners, maraming salamat sa inyo. Lagi ninyong tatandaan na todo-suporta kami sa inyo," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH to hold SERVE AS ONE Variety Show

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH has something to serve up for those matchday personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Charo Soriano, who is one of the VCGB PH leaders, is looking forward for two memorable fun days from the sport's biggest stars through the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show.  A fundraising effort for volleyball personnel presented by Volleyball Community Gives Back PH, the show is scheduled on June 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. on the ABS-CBN Sports Website, ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Channel. "Time and time again, the Philippine volleyball community has exemplified solidarity in the face of various adversities - from community development, natural disaster responses, relief operations and more recently,  distribution of PPEs to different provinces. Everyone helps out. And people - players, coaches, management, staff, officials, and fans - all do their part," said Soriano. Last month, the #CARINGFORALL: Down The Line, We Are One was launched to provide assistance for the paid-per-day personnel, as any help will go a long way. As of last Friday, VCGB PH was able to provide 200 care packs to volleyball personnel all over Metro Manila. The group hopes to raise funds and provide care packs to be distributed for more volleyball personnel families affected by the postponement and cancellation of volleyball leagues. Help is on the way and Kiwi Ahomiro, who recently lent her hand in delivering PPEs to the Philippine Army, is more than ready.  "We wanted to reach out and help our volleyball personnel and staff and all those who made our games possible - bouncers, ball retrievers, referees, technicians all those whose livelihoods have been threatened due to COVID-19 so we came up with the idea of putting up the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show. All proceeds will go to the care packages for their families," said Ahomiro. Aby Maraño, who was involved in distributing the second wave of care packages, saw the hardships of the matchday personnel. "Our volleyball officials and personnel felt really sad about the fact that volleyball will stop for the next month cause volleyball from most of them is the only source of income they have. I learned that they started small businesses like selling sweet Pinoy desserts, some are selling peanut butters and garlic spicy sauce only to sustain their lives amidst the pandemic situation," said Maraño. Also taking part in handing out the care packages was Amanda Villanueva, who hopes that the help will go a long way to boost the spirits of the volleyball game's unsung heroes. "In these trying times my main motivation in helping our dearest group of volleyball personnel is the vision of hope that everything will eventually come to an end. To let them know as well that we are in this together and that nobody gets left behind in life whichever direction life leads us because we are one community and we strive to help each other in whatever way we can. To stand together as one family not just on the court but also outside of the court," said Villanueva. It may still a long way to go but Alyssa Valdez believes that the volleyball community will be in the same page to keep the personnel afloat in this challenging time. "The fight is far from over, we’re like in a championship situation, like 14-14 all, fifth set. We need one another to be able to win this fight! So I’m inviting everyone...let’s go help serve and win as one," said Valdez. Donations can be sent to Ryan Sordan through BPI bank account 8069 0632 77, GCash at 0917-5003390 and PayMaya at 0917-5003390.       Meanwhile, a total of 2,081 protective personal equipments (PPEs) was distributed by the VCGB PH in the #ServeOurFrontliners: RAFFLES FOR HEROES fund drive for the medical frontliners who are doing a valiant battle against coronavirus.    VCGB PH was already able to donate 310 PPEs to Sultan Kudarat, 220 to Quezon Medical Center, 301 PPEs to Batangas, 200 to Aklan, 100 to Puerto Galera, 200 to Cebu, 250 to Northern Mindanao Medical Center, 300 to National Children’s Hospital, 100 to Army, 50 to Navy and 50 to Maysan Health Station.  Please visit Volleyball Community Give Back on Facebook and @vcgbph on Instagram and Twitter for more details......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Courtside reporter leads fundraiser to provide PPEs to frontliners

ABS-CBN Sports+Action courtside reporter and host-entrepreneur Roxanne “Rox” Chan Montealegre is stunned that the fundraiser she started recently to provide personal protective equipment to frontline health workers has earned the support of well-meaning organizations and personalities across the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

June Mar donates SMB jersey

Sisi Rondina found reinforcement from San Miguel Beer giant June Mar Fajardo for her jersey auction campaign that aims to raise funds for COVID-19 frontliners in their hometown of Cebu......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

June Mar Fajardo donates jersey to Sisi Rondina s auction for frontliners 

Sisi Rondina got a giant reinforcement from "The Kraken" June Mar Fajardo for her jersey auction campaign aimed to raise funds for the COVID-19 pandemic frontliners in their hometown Cebu......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

PHI team fencer Esteban leads drive to help COVID-19 frontliners

National athlete Maxine Esteban continues to serve the country even off the fencing piste. Esteban is doing her part to help the medical frontliners and communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Ateneo de Manila University sophomore together with her sisters, launched a fundraising drive named "A Small Thing Goes A Long Way." "Well, at first I wanted to make my break productive. I really thought of how I can do my part as a Filipino citizen and as a national athlete to help out our frontliners," shared the 19-year-old member of the PHI Team Foil squad that won bronze during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. "I feel like the youth has to actively participate and take part in helping the government find ways to reach out to the medical frontliners and the affected communities,” she added. Definitely, even the smallest of donations ended up being big in her drive. In just one week, Esteban has raised PHP 339,000.70 and has gathered 50 pieces of COVID-19 Uratex pillows and 92 bottles of alcohol. Esteban could not help but be overwhelmed by the continuous support her drive has received. "I was really surprised because I saw Ate Hidilyn [Diaz] raise funds also that is why I started one as well. I think she reached almost one-hundred thousand pesos. So I was surprised when I saw my friends donating a lot and some people I don't even know," expressed Esteban, UAAP Season 81's Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. Beneficiaries of Esteban’s fundraiser includes UST Hospital, UERM Memorial Hospital, and National Children's Hospital, to go along with affected communities in San Juan City. The pillows, on the other hand, will go to families in San Juan and UERM. Esteban's fundraising activity will go on until April 26, 2020. Here are the ways one can add to Esteban's drive: Bank Bank: BDO Wilson Street Account number: 6580077300 Account name: Maxine Isabel Esteban   G-Cash number Cellular number: 0917 5284329  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Cebu’s First Phase of Vaccination Successful

The COVID-19 vaccination in Cebu started yesterday, March 4, at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). Presidential spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque was present during the vaccination along with other officials from different government agencies. Department of Health (DOH)-7 Spokesperson Dr. Mary Jane Loreche was among the health workers and frontliners who have been vaccinated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News3 hr. 52 min. ago

Cebu Vaccination Starts Today

The vaccination program against COVID-19 in Cebu will start today, according to IATF-Visayas Chief Implementor Melquiades Feliciano. The Sinovac vaccine from China arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Tuesday, March 2. 14,000 doses of vaccine is intended for health workers and frontliners. In Cebu City, the local government is planning to purchase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu City masterlists frontliners for COVID-19 vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already masterlisted 1,023 healthcare medical frontliners who will first receive the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Mae Cheryll Tepait, the national immunization program nurse coordinator of Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD), said that this is only 43% of the total 2,969 healthcare medical frontliners that they’ve […] The post Lapu-Lapu City masterlists frontliners for COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Chan: 10 Lapu-Lapu City hospital frontliners COVID-19 positive

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Ten more frontliners in Lapu-lapu City tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and this time those tested positive are healthcare medical workers from the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital. “Ang nahitabo, naa tay mga frontliners nga naigo. Wala na lang gibutang nato sa facility, […] The post Chan: 10 Lapu-Lapu City hospital frontliners COVID-19 positive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Farmer-turned-tipster leads law enforcers to P8.7M marijuana plantations in Asturias

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A concerned citizen’s conscience led law enforcers to uproot over 20,000 fully grown marijuana stalks in Asturias town, northwest Cebu. Cops from the Cebu Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU), Provincial Police Office (CPPO), Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), and agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) destroyed on […] The post Farmer-turned-tipster leads law enforcers to P8.7M marijuana plantations in Asturias appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Still no leads in killing of Lapu Muslim Affairs head

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) has yet to determine the motive of the killing of Abdullah Pabilla, head of the Muslim Affairs here. Pabilla was shot dead by two still unknown perpetrators riding a motorcycle near the Clean and Green Office within the Lapu-Lapu City Hall compound on Tuesday afternoon, February 23, […] The post Still no leads in killing of Lapu Muslim Affairs head appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Chan leads distribution of COVID-19 leaflets

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already started distributing leaflets containing information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine today, February 23, 2021. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan led the distribution of the leaflets this morning at the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market in Barangay Poblacion. Chan said that the move aims to encourage […] The post Chan leads distribution of COVID-19 leaflets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Health workers seeking pay hike say nothing has changed since pandemic started

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) says it would continue to ask the government for an increase in the salaries of medical frontliners as nothing has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared early last year. On Monday, health care employees belonging to the Department of Health (DOH), public and private hospitals, […] The post Health workers seeking pay hike say nothing has changed since pandemic started appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Traffic violation leads to arrest in Lapu-Lapu of 12 alleged MNLF recruits

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A traffic violation led to the arrest in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City on Sunday, February 14, of 12 men, who claimed to be members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) . The 12 men, who are not mostly from Lapu-Lapu City and were wearing military uniforms, would be charged for […] The post Traffic violation leads to arrest in Lapu-Lapu of 12 alleged MNLF recruits appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

CLI Still Leads Market Share in 2020

The Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) has remained the leading real estate developer in Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin) in 2020, according to a recent ket study by property consultant Santos Knight Frank (SKF). CLI is the leading developer of subdivision and condominium projects in the region. The study of SKF revealed that CLI had 18,683 units […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

Brgy Guadalupe still leads active COVID cases in Cebu City, chief says residents don’t believe in virus

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Guadalupe remains to have the most number of active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City after a month of the rapid rise in cases. In the daily trend released by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) from January 26, 2021, to February 8, 2021, Guadalupe keeps the highest number […] The post Brgy Guadalupe still leads active COVID cases in Cebu City, chief says residents don’t believe in virus appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Mitchell leads NBA-best Jazz over Pacers, Kings edge Clips

WASHINGTON – Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points, passed off 11 assists and grabbed nine rebounds to spark the NBA-best Utah Jazz to their fourth straight victory on Sunday, beating Indiana 103-95. Mitchell matched a career high in assists but just missed a triple double as Utah won for the 15th time in 16 games while […] The post Mitchell leads NBA-best Jazz over Pacers, Kings edge Clips appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021