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Walang Pasok: Class, gov’t work suspensions on November 8 for ‘Yolanda’ anniversary

Local government units in Eastern Visayas on Thursday announced suspension of government work and classes in all levels in their respective areas in observance of the sixth anniversary of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (International name: Haiyan)......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 7th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for November 25

Several LGUs in Bicol called off classes on Monday due to the anticipated transport strike......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for November 19

Several LGUs suspended classes due to the bad weather caused by Typhoon Ramon and the Bukidnon earthquake......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for November 15

A number of local government units on Thursday announced suspension of classes in view of the anticipated landfall of Tropical Storm “Ramon.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class, work suspensions on October 31 for ‘Undas’

Classes and work in some areas will be suspended on October 31, Thursday for the upcoming observance of All Saint’s and All Soul’s holidays......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 5

In case you missed it: BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 1 BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 2 BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 3 BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 4 --- Pingoy Rule: Never lose hope. --- For the second time in two years, Jerie Pingoy had to have surgery done on his left foot. In November 2017, he injured his left foot in the final frame of the last game of the elimination round of the UAAP. In December 2017, the 5-foot-11 guard went to Pampanga to rid his left foot of bone spurs. Fast forward to June 2019 and his left foot was yet to be fully healed. A failed surgery as well as playing through pain worsened the bone spurs that had long been building up in Pingoy's left foot and he had no other choice but to go to famed sports doctor Raul Canlas. "Nung pinatingin namin kay Doc Canlas, sabi niya, bakit daw hindi inoperahan yung mismong may bone spurs," he shared in a phone interview. "Ako, wala naman akong kaalam-alam. Eh tapos na yun, wala na akong magagawa. Alangan namang habulin ko pa yung doktor dati." As the now-25-year-old was no longer with Adamson University, he had to pay for the new surgery out of his own pocket. Fortunately, he had his girlfriend not only to help him raise funds, but also to find a way to decrease the amount. "Yung girlfriend ko, nagwo-work sa Maxicare (a health maintenance organization) so yun, nag-apply kami ng health card. Buti naman, na-approve," he said. With that, Pingoy went under the knife for the second time in two years. And, as it turns out, it was an outpatient operation. "Ang kasama ko lang nun, girlfriend ko. Pasok kami Sunday, labas ng Monday kasi wala naman kaming ipon e. Binayad na namin lahat ng meron kami sa opera," he said. The good news is that at long last, his left foot is all well and good. As he put it, "At least, ngayon, okay na okay na." NOT ALONE That’s just one of the reasons why Pingoy believes he already has his life partner beside him. Talking about girlfriend Dixie Soberano, he said, full of love, "Through all the darkness na nangyari sa akin, she stayed with me. Alam niya kung gaano ka-struggle yung nangyari sa akin, pero nag-stay siya." He then continued, "Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa kanya kasi nandito siya, 'di niya ako iniwan. Siya pa nga laging nagpapaalala sa aking magpakundisyon ka, magpapayat ka para sa future natin." Not only that, Soberano was also how Pingoy received the biggest blessings in his life. In one-year-and-three-month-old Kaeden Jared and two-month-old Jaeden Keith, the Cebuano has even more will to go on and prove that his career is far from finished. "Sila yung nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa akin. Ang practice namin sa CEU, alas sais ng umaga, pero gumigising ako ng alas kwatro kasi iniisip ko, para sa anak ko 'to, para sa kinabukasan nila 'to," he said. He leaves home motivated - and comes home even more motivated as he has a brand new dream to go alongside the one of him playing in the PBA. "Every time umuuwi ako, naiisip kong sana soon, yayaman ako at pag-uwi ko, sasabihan ko mga anak kong, 'Magbihis kayo, kakain tayo sa labas,'" he said. He then continued, "Tapos makikita ko kung gaano sila ka-excited. Talagang nagbago na buhay ko dahil sa kanila." NOT THE END Before COVID-19 shut down anything and everything, Pingoy looked like he was doing all in his power to put his career back on track. Just a month after Karate Kid-CEU took a chance on him, he proved diligent and disciplined in his extra work and trimmed down from 250 lbs. to just 197 lbs. Of course, having a life partner and two children, as well as his parents, relying on him is more than enough fuel to the fire. "Mahirap walang income eh. Nung isang taong nawala ako, as in walang income talaga eh kaya ngayon, kailangang magtulungan kami as a family," he said. Fortunately, the Scorpions have Pingoy's back as he claws and climbs the mountain once more. "Everybody deserves a second chance eh. Sakto kailangan ko rin ng point guard na leader para ma-guide yung mga bata namin," head coach Jeff Napa said. And there remains more than a few who have not lost faith. "If Koko can be given a chance and the confidence, he can still realize the potential that he has," Bo Perasol, the head coach who recruited and then mentored him in Ateneo de Manila University, said. In Napa, team manager Johnny Yap, and all of Karate Kid-CEU, Pingoy has another shot - as long as he keeps at it. "Maganda pa rin naman ang future ng batang yan basta mag-work hard lang siya nang todo at bumalik yung game shape niya. Yung talent at basketball sense kasi, meron na siya e," his new mentor said. FORGET-ME-NOT However, it is yet to be determined when the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup would resume action - or if it would even resume action. With COVID-19 posing more questions than answers, hope is all that Pingoy has for his career that has seen more starts and stops than rush hour traffic in EDSA. Still, hope is what he has been holding to all throughout - and is the reason he still stands even after having seen half of his collegiate career go to waste because of residency. Back-to-back MVP seasons in the UAAP Jrs. were followed by two years in a row of residency. A rookie year in Ateneo was followed by another season on the sidelines after transferring to Adamson. Two years as a Soaring Falcon were followed by a year out of the grid. Now, Jerie Pingoy, once thought to be special, just wants to have a shot at normal. This, even though what he has been through in his young life is already ripe for the pickings for a TV drama. "Sa lahat ng nangyari, parang gusto ko na ngang magpa-MMK e," he kidded. And who, if ever, would portray him on Maalala Mo Kaya? The answer to that is pretty clear in his eyes. "Si Gerald Anderson. Sakto pareho kaming Bisaya, pareho kaming gwapo." Without a doubt, after all that happened to him, the sense of humor is still there with Jerie Pingoy. Hopefully, the game that once made him a promising prospect is still there too. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class, government work suspension in Metro Manila extended to April 14

Local government units in the capital region, meanwhile, must ensure that students stay at home during the suspension of classes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for March 9-10 amid COVID-19 threat

Several cities announced class suspensions on March 9 and 10 after the Department of Health confirmed the first case of local transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for January 31 due to novel coronavirus

A number of private schools suspended classes for January 31, due to the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for January 17, 2020

As alert level 4 remains hoisted over Taal Volcano, classes are still suspended in a number of areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for January 16, 2020

Some classes in the areas affected by the Taal eruption remain suspended on Thursday, January 16......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for January 15, 2020

A number of LGUs near areas affected by Taal Volcano's eruption suspended classes for Wednesday, January 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for January 14, 2020

A number of towns and cities canceled classes for Tuesday, January 14, as Taal Volcano continues to rumble......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for December 16

A number of LGUs have called off classes for Monday following the powerful magnitude 6.9 quake that hit Davao del Sur......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for December 4

Several classes remain suspended on Wednesday, December 4 due to Typhoon “Tisoy.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for December 3

Several LGUs suspended classes for December 3 in anticipation of the landfall of Typhoon Tisoy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for December 2

Here is the running list of areas where class cancellations are announced for December 2 due to Typhoon Tisoy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for SEA Games

A number of academic institutions on Tuesday announced class suspensions on December 2 to 7 in view of the activities connected with the Philippine hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for October 18

Some classes in Mindanao remain suspended on October 18, Friday, due to the aftermath of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that shook some parts of the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for September 30

Here are the areas where classes are suspended for September 30......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for September 20

Some parts of the country will continue to experience rains prompting some local government units to cancel classes for Friday, September 20......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019