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Xian mala-wedding vow ang b-day message kay Kim: Nandito pa rin tayo, nagmamahalan na parang walang bukas

  NAGMISTULANG “wedding vow” ang birthday greeting ni Xian Lim para sa kanyang pinakamamahal na girlfriend na si Kim Chiu. Ngayong araw mismo, April 19, ang 31st birthday ng Kapamilya actress at TV host at isa nga si Xian sa mga unang bumati sa dalaga sa pamamagitan ng Instagram. Nag-post ang binata sa IG ng […] The post Xian mala-wedding vow ang b-day message kay Kim: Nandito pa rin tayo, nagmamahalan na parang walang bukas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 19th, 2021

Nagmamahalan na parang walang bukas : Xian Lim pens sweet birthday message for Kim Chiu

Kapatid host Xian Lim penned a sweet birthday message for girlfriend Kim Chiu who celebrated her 31st birthday yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Nanay ni Xian todo pasalamat kay Kim: Seeing him happy is more than what a mother could ask for

KUNG kinilig nang bonggang-bongga si Kim Chiu sa mala-wedding vow na birthday message ni Xian Lim sa kanya kahapon, super touched naman siya sa naging mensahe ng nanay ng kanyang boyfriend. Talagang nag-post din ang mommy ni Xian na si Mary Anne ng kanyang mensahe sa social media para batiin si Kim sa kanyang kaarawan. […] The post Nanay ni Xian todo pasalamat kay Kim: Seeing him happy is more than what a mother could ask for appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Blue Eagles credit Bundit, Lady Eagles as inspirations in success

Multi-titled coach Tai Bundit had a hand in the success of the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles when they won three straight UAAP titles from Season 77 to 79. Not to take any credit away from Oliver Almadro for his hard work to turn the Blue Eagles into a powerhouse, but the former national team mentor did pick a thing or two from Bundit’s system which he added to his program. One of which is Bundit’s notorious trip to Ateneo’s track oval. Known for his Spartan-like training program, Bundit strengthened the stamina and conditioning of the Lady Eagles through sprints around the oval which players have to accomplish within a given time limit. “Dahil kay Coach Tai napa-oval na rin kami. Sinisisi namin si Coach Tai rin dun sa oval,” said former Blue Eagle Rex Intal laughing while recalling his dreaded visits to the track oval on his appearance on Volleyball DNA. “Actually, inis na inis na kami kay Coach Tai dahil sa oval.” “Kapag may mahirap kayong [Lady Eagles] ginagawa [gagawin din namin],” he added. But aside from Bundit’s training program the biggest influence the Thai mentor imparted to the Blue Eagles was the heartstrong mantra that fueled the Lady Eagles into winning their breakthrough UAAP title in 2014. “Siguro we really looked up to them [Lady Eagles],” said the 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist. In Season 76, both the Blue Eagles and the Lady Eagles advanced to the Finals. The Lady Eagles were on their third straight Finals appearance while the Blue Eagles earned a championship spot for the first time in years.   Interestingly, the Ateneo men’s team seemed to have a better chance of winning the crown against National University compared to the Lady Eagles, who faced a series of do-or-die matches before taking on the thrice-to-beat De La Salle University in the Finals. “Grabe ‘yun akala namin mas malaki pa ‘yung chance namin na mag-champion kasi grabe ang run nila talaga eh. Akala talaga namin mas malaki ‘yung chance namin or either both magtsa-champion,” said Intal, who was on his sophomore year when Ateneo challenged the then reigning champion NU in the first of five consecutive Finals showdowns. However, it was the Lady Eagles who came up with the championship in tow. “Sobrang nakaka-proud ang women’s team nu'ng season na yun,” said Intal. “Sa amin naman experience-wise nagkulang kami pagdating ng Finals. Parang may daga kami sa dibdib nun.” The Bulldogs were just too much for the rookie Marck Espejo-bannered Blue Eagles. After the defeat, Almadro immediately talked to his players. “Grinupo kaagad kami ni Coach Oliver sa gitna ng court sa side namin. Hinuddle n’ya kami. Nagce-celebrate ang lahat pero naka-huddle kami. Umiiyak ang team, si Coach O umiiyak,” Intal recalled. “Sabi niya, ‘Guys tingnan nyo ang mga tao na nandito, tingnan nyo ang mga sumuporta sa inyo. Ini-expect nyo ba yan nu’ng simula ng season? Ini-expect nyo ba na aabot tayo rito? Walang nag-expect ng ganyan pero nandito sila sionuportahan tayo. Naniniwala sila na kaya natin.’” “’Next year babawi tayo. Next year tayo naman ang magsi-celebrate,’” the mentor added.    Almadro’s words were true. The following year, the Blue Eagles began what would be a three-peat dynasty.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

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

Kylie Versoza hindi pabor sa relasyong ‘Parang Kayo Pero Hindi’

“Nakaka-frustrate I can go crazy,” ito ang pahayag ni Kylie Versoza sa usaping walang label ang relasyon ng dalawang taong mahal ang isa’t isa. Ang latest digital series ni Kylie kasama sina Marco Gumabao at Xian Lim na “Parang Kayo Pero Hindi” ay isang Vivamax Original Series na mapapanood ngayong Pebrero 12 sa VIVAMAX. Mula […] The post Kylie Versoza hindi pabor sa relasyong ‘Parang Kayo Pero Hindi’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Xian sa pagpapakasal kay Kim: Hindi namin napag-uusapan, matagal pa po

ASAR-TALO si Xian Lim sa pagtawag sa kanya ng “Tito level” dahil sa pagiging konserbatibo pagdating sa pakikipagrelasyon. Natanong kasi ang aktor sa virtual mediacon ng digital series nilang “Parang Kayo, Pero Hindi” kung pabor ba siya sa relasyong walang label. “Hindi kasi ako open sa ganu’n, ako kasi, very old fashioned ako na tao, […] The post Xian sa pagpapakasal kay Kim: Hindi namin napag-uusapan, matagal pa po appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

WATCH: Christmas message ng DSWD sumentro sa pagbangon ng mga Filipino sa mga nagdaang kalamidad

Maligayang Pasko mula sa DSWD! Sa kabila ng mga pandemya, kalamidad, at iba pang mga pagsubok na nagpadilim sa ating pag-asa bilang isang bayan, narito pa rin tayo, patuloy na lumalaban at nangangarap ng isang mas magandang bukas.Kaya't ngayong Kapaskuhan, kaisa ng buong sambayanan ang Department of Social Welfare and Development sa panalangin na pagtamo […] The post WATCH: Christmas message ng DSWD sumentro sa pagbangon ng mga Filipino sa mga nagdaang kalamidad appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Xian ayaw sa open relationship: Parang tayo pero hindi? No, no!

NAKAILANG retweet mula sa supporters ni Xian Lim ang nasulat namin dito kahapon tungkol sa unang part ng #AskXian at house tour niya kung saan pakiramdam niya ay nabudol siya sa pagkakabili ng grandfather’s clock. At habang sinusulat namin ang balitang ito ay panay pa rin ang retweet ng iba pang tagahanga ng aktor. Anyway, […] The post Xian ayaw sa open relationship: Parang tayo pero hindi? No, no! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Jodi bilang cool mommy ni Thirdy: Nandito tayo hindi para magkontrabida sa buhay nila

INAMIN ni Jodi Sta. Maria na inaalam at kinikilala rin niya ang mga nagiging kaibigan ng teenager niyang anak na si Thirdy. Pero agad ding dumepensa ang Kapamilya actress na hindi naman siya yung tipo ng nanay na mala-kontrabida ang dating sa social life ng anak. At dahil turning 15 na nga si Thirdy this […] The post Jodi bilang cool mommy ni Thirdy: Nandito tayo hindi para magkontrabida sa buhay nila appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

PBA losing P30M per month since stoppage of action

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has been hit by significant financial losses since halting its games due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. League commissioner Willie Marcial said that the PBA is losing a conservative estimate of more than P30 million per month since the stoppage of games three months ago.   “Sobrang naapektuhan ang PBA. Parang lahat ng negosyo naapektuhan na parang mapipilayan, ganoon din nararamdaman ng PBA,” said Marcial on Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.    The stinging financial losses are from gate receipts, broadcast rights revenue and sponsorships. Despite not generating income since the league called a halt of the season-opening Philippine Cup after its opening last March 8, the PBA office remains in operation and continues to pay the salaries of its employees. “Pero buti na lang may kaunti tayong savings,” said Marcial, adding that PBA teams are supporting team financially to keep the league afloat. “At ‘yung teams, team owners and governors parang ‘yung equity nila na dahan-dahan munang (pinapagamit) sa PBA para gamitin sa pangsweldo.” Marcial cleared that the P30 million financial loss per month is just for the league and doesn’t include the losses of the 12 clubs, which still continue to provide salaries for players, coaches and team staff. Marcial hopes that the financial burden of the league will ease once the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) grants their request to allow the teams to resume training under strict health and safety protocol in preparation for the eventual resumption of the tournament. Even if the games do resume and fans are allowed, the gate receipts will surely take a hit under the IATF guidelines of allowing just 50% seating capacity of game venues. But Marcial would rather not think of the financial aspect.    “Kahit di na tayo sa earnings,” he said. “Ang importante lang makapaglaro tayo, makapagbigay ligaya sa fans. Kapag nakalaro ang PBA parang ito na ang pag-asa. Nandito na ang PBA medyo OK na. Nagbibigay tayo ng pag-asa sa lahat na makita tayo at makabigay tayo ng saya. Marami na rin ang nananabik sa basketball. In a report last February, the PBA is looking at a projected P620 million revenue from broadcast rights, sponsors and marketing campaign.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

UAAP Season 76 will always be memorable for Jaja Santiago

Jaja Santiago’s most memorable and unforgettable UAAP moment was back in the UAAP Season 76 stepladder semifinals against Ateneo de Manila University.    It happened during her freshman year with National University, playing alongside her sister, Dindin Santiago, who was then on her swan song. It was not just because NU came close to a Finals stint or the fact that it ended with a heartbreak after the Lady Bulldogs squandered their semis advantage but because it was the last time that her father, Jojo, got to watch her and sister play. “’Yun ang huling panood din sa akin ng tatay ko na maglaro ng volleyball,” recalled Santiago in an interview in the Stay At Home edition of Kalye Confessions hosted by Cherry Nunag of PetroGazz.     During that time, Jojo, who was a law enforcer, was making up for lost time with his children. Days after NU blew their chances of advancing into the Finals to the then Alyssa Valdez-led Lady Eagles, tragedy struck the Santiago family when Jojo died in the line of duty. “Hindi ako close sa tatay ko. Kaya siya unforgettable kasi yun ang time na babawi pa lang ang tatay ko. Broken family kasi kami,” said Jaja. “’Yun yung time na babawi pa lang siya sa amin. Gumagawa siya ng way para mapalapit ang loob niya sa aming magkakapatid. Yun yung time na consistent talaga siyang nanonood ng games namin.” Jaja vividly remember the last moments she had with her father. It was a moment where she witnessed how he protected her and her sister from a heckler after the last semis match. “’Yun kasi after ng game kasi may lalaki na parang… kasi nag-hug ako sa ate ko saka sa tatay ko tapos sabi ng lalaki, ‘Hoy kayo Santiago sisters hindi naman kayo magagaling!’ Tapos sabi niya, ‘Sino ka para sabihan ang mga anak ko?’ Sabi ko, ‘Tay tama na!’ So lumabas na kami,” she said. “After nun sinundan ng tatay ko yung nagsalita, ‘yung nagsabi nun tapos kinausap niya. Di ko alam kung ano [sinabi] kasi ate ko yung sumunod sa kanya,” Jaja added. Jojo continued to comfort his daughters on the bus ride after the game and even offered to treat them the following day. “Tapos after nun eh di uwian na sumabay siya sa bus namin tapos sabi niya, ‘Nak, uuwi muna akong Nueva Ecija.’ Kasi sa Nueva Ecija siya umuuwi. ‘Uwi muna akong Nueva Ecija, magse-celebrate tayo.’ Kasi di kami pinakain ng manager namin after game,” said Jaja. “Sabi niya, ‘Hayaan mo ako ang mag-treat sa inyo bukas.’ “So ‘di sabi ko, ‘Tay wag ka na umuwi.’ Sabi ng tatay ko, ‘Di nak kailangan ko umuwi, kailangang makapaningil. Wala tayong pangkain.’ Eh to na sabi ko, ‘Tay, wag ka na umuwi.’ ‘Tay ka nang Tay, eh di naman ako lilisan,’ sabi niyang ganun,” added Jaja. Knowing that her daughters were still hurt with the loss, Jojo, kept cheering them up. “Kinagabihan ka-chat na ang ate ko sabi niya, ‘Wag na kayong malungkot para sa akin kayo ang champion.’ Sabi ko, ‘OK lang yan Tay, OK lang naman may plano si God,’ said Jaja. “After noon nag-I love you siya. Eh ako di pa ako ma-response sa kanya kasi di pa kami ganun ka-close. Kasi nga may sama pa rin ako ng loob sa kanya kasi nga iniwan nya kami.” It would be the last time that Jojo would get a chance to tell his children he loved them. “After nun kinabukasan, umaga 6:00 a.m. may tumawag sa amin na nawala na nga yung tatay ko. Yun na yung last na pagsasama saka usap,” said Jaja. That’s why even if Season 76 ended up with a painful loss, Jaja would love to see it once again be aired on TV. “Sana mapanood ko rin. Kasi napapanood ko nitong mga nakaraan nagri-replay sila ng mga games sa UAAP. Sana naman Season 76, NU vs. Ateneo yung twice beaten kami. Pwede pa yun i-replay?” she said.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

UAAP football stars express sadness, disappointment over Season 82 cancellation

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly affected the Philippines, among the rest of the world, many of the country’s sporting leagues have been left with no choice but to postpone or cancel their tournaments. For the University Athletic Association of the Philippines or the UAAP, the decision to cancel their 82nd season completely came after the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon was extended until April 30th. For a lot of the second-semester sport athletes, it meant an abrupt end to a tournament that they’ve been preparing for for months, which is the case for the participants of the UAAP football tournaments. Already delayed two weeks due to an initial COVID-19 scare, the UAAP football tournaments lasted a total of three playdates. (READ ALSO: UAAP volleyball players react to Season 82 cancellation) “As a team we're all devastated of course, that this is how our season had to end. Months of preparation and sacrifice for the UAAP season and we weren't able to play it out,” said AJ Arcilla, goalkeeper for the defending champion Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles. “It's heartbreaking honestly, knowing that we won't be able to play the sport that we all love.” Arcilla added that he was fortunate enough to be able to fly home to his family in California before travel bans and lockdowns were put in motion. With that, he sees a silver lining to the otherwise difficult situation. “Personally, I was able to go home to my family in California and spend time with them, which is something I don’t get to do very often so I’m very grateful for that. I just hope and pray that everyone is able to spend time at home and stay healthy and safe despite the current situation.” For Adamson University sophomore Rey Poncardas, what stings the fact that the months of preparation have been all for naught. “Siyempre nasasayangan ako, kasi almost one year yugn pag-hihirap namin sa training, araw-araw gumigising ng maaga.” Poncardas admits however that he saw the cancellation coming because of the rising number of cases of the COVID-19 virus in the country. “Expect ko din na maca-cancel yung season kasi palala ng palala yung virus eh.” Now, with an extended off season in front of him, the second-year midfielder plans to work on improving himself for the coming season. “Para sa akin, sakripisyo lang sa training and stay focused lang po palagi, disiplina sa sarili.” While Ateneo’s Arcilla and Adamson’s Poncardas still have some playing years left on their UAAP careers, there are others who might be looking at the end of their days as collegiate athletes. “Personally, I was quite disappointed when I heard the season won’t push through because I really wanted to leave the team with good results,” said senior University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons forward JB Borlongan. “But with what is going on right now, our number one priority is the safety of everyone so I just have to accept everything that’s happening.” Borlongan was instrumental in UP’s last two title reigns in UAAP Season 78 and UAAP Season 80. If this is indeed this is the end of the line for Borlongan in his college career, the two-time UAAP champion says he can hold his head high and be proud what he was able to achieve. “Personally, I’m happy with what the team and I achieved during those 5 years. My most memorable moments with the team were Season 78 and 80 because I think those were the seasons were we played really well as a team and every game, we were really hungry to play,” Borlongan concluded. Far Eastern University Tamaraws right back Martin Salilig was expecting for the season to be cancelled, but admits that the news hit him differently once his expectations became reality. “I was in my workout yesterday when I found out about the cancellation of UAAP season 82. I was shocked and disappointed. Disappointed because of the situation and not because of the decision of the board,” Salilig explained. “Actually, I’m expecting that to happen, pero iba pala pag official cancelled na talaga. Sobrang sakit.” It was all the more difficult for Salilig who had hoped his final year could have played out differently. “It’s all about hard work, dedication and sacrifice, me and whole team gave it our all to show our best shot this season. I was not able to continue my workout because of sadness, naupo na lng ako sa sala, reminiscing all the memories I had with UAAP and with FEU.” “Knowing it’s my last playing, it broke my heart so much because I know inside of me, I want to do more, I want to play more. It never came to my mind that I will end my UAAP this way. I don’t know what’s next but still hoping for a positive outcome. We still want to play,” Salilig continued. Like Salilig, De La Salle University Green Archers team captain Jed Diamante was expecting for the worst, but actually hearing it happen was a different story. “From the time the games were postponed due to the pandemic, you can’t avoid thinking about all the possible scenarios the tournament could take, and the cancellation was honestly one of those being considered.” “However, mentally preparing ourselves for the decision of the board may not have been enough to prepare us from hearing the news because honestly it took us, especially the seniors, by surprise,” he continued. “I believe everyone has their own reasons for how they reacted to the news because we are all going through different situations amidst this global crisis.” “Although disheartening as it may seem, the decision of the board may be what is best for everyone at this stage. What we're going through is beyond sports and I sincerely hope that everyone is safe and healthy wherever they may be,” Diamante continued. Diamante hopes that fate would allow him to return to the pitch for one more season. If not, then he’s nothing but grateful for the opportunity and the experience. “Hopefully it's not [my last year yet] but if it were, then what I can say is I enjoyed every second of [my UAAP career]. By being able to wear the Green and White alone opened so many opportunities for me to grow as a student-athlete and as a person.” “I’ll also keep close to my heart the connections that were built throughout the years with my family on the field - my teammates and coaches. I'm profoundly blessed to have experienced all the challenges and victories with this group of respectable and genuine men,” he added. Although disheartening as it may seem, the decision of the board may be what is best for everyone at this stage. What we're going through is beyond sports and I sincerely hope that everyone is safe and healthy wherever they may be,” Diamanted concluded. Because of his transfer to National University, Bulldogs striker Rico Andes had to sit UAAP Season 81 out due to residency. In Season 82, he was supposed to be one of the focal points of a revamped NU side. “Nanghihinayang ako lalo na’t last playing year ko na sa UAAP, at gusto ko rin sanang suklian yung NU sa binigay nila sa akin na opportunity,” Andes said. “Pero wala namang may gustong mangyari ito. Lahat ng teams naman ang nag-handa ng ilang months at may gustong maabot this season, pero ngayon po, ang pinaka-importante ay ang kalusugan at kaligtasan ng lahat.” “Nakakapang-hinayang man pero alam kong ito ang ika-bubuti ng lahat,” he added. Because of the year off, Andes says that having the season end this way hurts a little more. “[Sobrang sakit po]. Naghintay ako ng mahigit isang taon para bumawi at makabalik sa UAAP tapos ito pa nangyari,” he stated. Andes may not have been able to taste UAAP glory, but the speedy scorer says he’s grateful for the experiences he was able to go though during his five-year UAAP career, if this is indeed the end. “Hindi man ako nakaranas na maka-kuha ng championship, pero sa limang taon ko sa UAAP, sobrang grateful ko sa tiwalang ipinadama ng mga coaches, teammates, friends, at familiy ko, especially sa nanay ko. Sobrang thankful ako sa FEU na nag-bukas sa akin ng football opportunity at naging tahanan ko ng ilang taon.” “Sobrang pasasalamat ko din sa NU na nag-bigay sa akin ng pangalawang tahanan. Walang kapantay na saya. Napaka-raming maliit at malalaking bagay ang natutunan ko sa UAAP career ko,” Andes concluded.      “Sa totoo lang, talagang nasayangan ako nung nag-cancel na yung UAAP ng mga natitirang games, kasi unang-una, sayang yung one year o higit pa na preparation para lang dun,” shared University of the East goalkeeper Franklin Rieza, who could also be on his way out. “Sakin kasi, parang last ko na din, kaya sayang talaga.” If given the chance to return next year, Rieza added the he wouldn’t hesistate, especially if the team still needs him by then. “Depende na, kasi graduation na lang hinihintay ko for this year eh, pero kung kakailanganin pa ako sa team, bakit hindi?” Following their forgettable UAAP Season 81 campaign, senior University of Santo Tomas striker Conrado Dimacali was hoping that Season 82 would be a bounce-back season for himself and the Growling Tigers. “Siyempre una po nalulungkot ako kasi last year na namin nila [Aljireh] Fuchigami, AJ Pasion, Jayson Rafol, at Ralph Logornio. Kaming mga graduating, gusto namin bumawi dahil nung last year na nangyari sa amin na hindi kami naka-pasok sa top-4, kaso yun lang nga, dahil sa nangyayari ngayon, wala din kami magagawa, pero masakit talaga,” Dimacali expressed. “Sobrang nakakalungko talaga, hindi nami ine-expect na magiging ganito yung last year namin.” While the future remains unclear for seniors like Dimacali, he’s hoping for the best and hoping for another chance to don the blue and gold of Espanya. Whatever happens, it was still quite the memorable collegiate run for the Growling Tigers scorer. “Yung pinaka-memorable sa akin yung Season 80 kasi yun yung nasa Finals kami, kaso hindi lang talaga para sa amin yun. Yung natutunan ko bilang college player ay maging strong sa loob ng football field at i-command yung mga teammates ko ng maayos sa loob at labas ng football field.”  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Lady Falcons take care of business against Lady Warriors

Adamson shook off a poor start to drub University of the East, 66-56, to open the second round of the UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Rose Ann Dampios led the Lady Falcons with 24 points built on four triples, to go with five rebounds and three steals. "Malaking bagay si Rose Ann kasi isa siya sa ine-aim ko na tutulong sa team," said coach Ewon Arayi. "Ang ayaw ko lang is how she played defense. Para sa akin, depensa muna bago opensa." Defense was truly the bane for Adamson as a motivated UE side took an early 13-10 lead after the first period. But Dampios and Mar Prado conspired in the Lady Falcons' 24-point second quarter to seize control of the game, 34-27, and eventually pick up the pace in the second half, where they held leads as much as 26. Prado finished with a double-double of 15 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, and two assists, while Lhyn Bilbao got 10 points, three boards, and two assists. Yet Arayi remained far from content from this victory, harping consistency, especially on defense for her side. "Nandito kami to compete. Hindi kami nandito para magpaganda. Sabi ko sana kung gaano kaganda ang sapatos ninyo, ganoon din kaganda ang laro niyo. Dapat walang minuto tayo na sasayangin," she lamented. "Sa UAAP, walang dapat iniismol. Itong panalo na ito, sana it will serve as a lesson sa bawat isa, na pag marunong ka at di ka naka-score, di pwede na di ka dumepensa." Adamson improved to a 5-3 record while dealing UE its third straight loss to send it to a 1-7 slate. Jearzy Ganade led the Lady Warriors with 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and two steals, while Princess Pedregosa had 14 points, 11 rebounds, and four dimes. The two, however, accounted for 14 of UE's 32 turnovers that led to its downfall. The Scores: Adamson 66 -- Dampios 24, Prado 15, Bilbao 10, Flor 7, Araja 4, Balane 3, Ei. Alaba 3, Ea. Alaba 0, Anticamara 0, Catulong 0, Dela Cruz 0, Dionela 0, Dumelod 0, Mendoza 0, Ornopia 0, Tandaan 0. UE 56 -- Ganade 15, Pedregosa 14, Cortizano 12, Ordas 6, Nama 4, Cuadero 3, Terrinal 2, Brencis 0, Caraig 0, Fernandez 0, Gaa 0, Gervacio 0, Noquil 0, Paule 0, Raymundo 0, Tinio 0. Quarterscores: 10-13, 34-27, 49-38, 66-56......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

Gilas still waiting on Fajardo, Pogoy, Rosario to come in a day or two

All of June Mar Fajardo, RR Pogoy, and Troy Rosario were expected at Gilas Pilipinas' practice, Monday inside the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. All three, however, were not in action as the Philippine national basketball team went on a three-hour training session with less than two weeks before the 2019 FIBA World Cup. "Actually, I thought they were coming today, pero wala pa rin," head coach Yeng Guiao told reporters. "We were trying to get in touch with them, trying to confirm, but so far, wala pang confirmation." Fajardo is fresh off winning a championship for San Miguel while Pogoy and Rosario were key cogs in TNT's runner-up finish last Friday. "Baka pagod pa sila, pero siguro, bukas, nandito na yung mga yun," the Gilas mentor shared. According to team manager Gabby Cui, Pogoy and Rosario will be in attendance for the next practice on Tuesday. Fajardo, meanwhile, remains a question mark as the Beermen are set for a championship celebration on the same day. Still, coach Yeng said they're giving all of them the benefit of the doubt. "Sayang yung araw, nanghihinayang din ako kaya lang, 'di natin sila mapupwersa o mapipilit. Alam din nating galing sila sa Finals so they know how they feel, what their bodies requires," he said. He then continued, "We're giving them the benefit of the doubt." Nonetheless, the Philippine national basketball team remains hopeful it can be at full strength within the week. As their tactician put it, "We'll wait for them one or two more days, pero pag 'di sila dumating, kailangang magdesisyon na rin tayo." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind fined P200k for racist gesture on Jones

Arwind Santos has finally apologized to Terrence Jones for the monkey gesture he did during Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, but the San Miguel Beer forward has been dealt a heavy fine by the league. For his monkey gesture aimed towards Jones late in the first half of Game 5, Arwind has been fined a total of P200,000 by the PBA. Santos is also ordered to 100 hours of community service as well as undergo seminar and counseling. Unapologetic at first, Santos has backtracked and issued a video apology to Jones Thursday. “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in in his message to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial was quick to address the issue, summoning Arwind Thursday and issueing the sanctions a couple of hours later. “Walang lugar ang racial discrimination sa basketball at sports in general at sa PBA in particular. Hindi pinahihintulutan ng liga yung mga ganung aksyon, at kung maulit pa, mas mabigat na sanction ang ipapataw natin,” said Marcial.   “Bilang Commissioner, humihingi ako ng pasensya at pang-unawa kay Mr. Terrence Jones at sa kanyang pamilya. Ang PBA at tahanan para sa lahat, bukas para sa lahat at walang kinikilalang kulay, lahi o paniniwala,” Commissioner Willie added. Arwind wasn’t suspended and should be available for the Beermen in Game 6 Friday. San Miguel leads the Commissioner’s Cup Finals over TNT, 3-2.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao looking to take MPBL to the international stage

It its first two seasons of existence, it's safe to say that the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League has been a huge success.  From just 10 teams in its inaugural 2018 Rajah Cup, the league has expanded every season, growing to 26 teams in the succeeding Datu Cup, and now 31 teams from all across the country in the on-going Lakan Cup.  "I’m so happy because what I planned two years ago, it’s very successful, itong MPBL, because of the support of the fans," Pacquiao said about the MPBL.  "Ngayon, we started at ten teams, and then naging 26, then naging 31. I’m overwhelmed with the support, na-amaze ako sa support of the fans sa MPBL, yung nagustuhan talaga nila yung liga dahil ito yung Liga ng Bawat Pilipino, we give time for the local players na makapag-laro." More than that, the MPBL has provided more Filipino basketball players the opportunity to showcase their talents on a big stage.  From ex-professionals to former collegiate stars, and even unheraleded talents, all have found a home in the MPBL.  "Actually nilimitahan lang namin yung mga [Fil-Foreigner] na maglalaro para mabigyan ng pagkakataon yung mga local players natin, especially yung mga homegrowns natin na makapag-laro sila ng husto," Pacquiao added.  When schedules permit, Pacquiao shares that he makes it a point to attend games to be able to check on the league himself and make sure that everything is running smoothly.  "Napaka-saya ng feeling dahil what you planned is well-accomplished, na makikita mo na overwhelming yung support ng mga fans sa basketball. Pumupunta ako dahil gusto ko pasalamatan yun mga fans, and to supervise also the operation of MPBL, to make sure na lahat ng galaw tama, walang magiging hadlang, para sa tuluy-tuloy na pag-suporta sa MPBL." Now that the MPBL has become widely successful on the local front, Pacquiao reveals that he is planning to take things to the next level.  Pacquiao reveals that he is looking at the possibility of bringing the MPBL beyond the Philippines and into Asia.  "I’m also planning to do that around Asia, like MPBL International, organizing parang one country, one team. Makapag-organize lang tayo kahit mga dalawampung team, mas maganda yan, tapos tawagin nating MPBL International." How does MPBL International sound to you?  Check out the full interview below: .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

PASILIP SA SONA JAPORMS!

Kahit na maging “kill joy” ay naninindigan ang gobyernong Duterte na walang mala-fashion show na magaganap sa kauna-unahang State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte bukas, Hulyo 25. Sinabi ni Atty. Paola Alvarez, undersecretary .....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

PAISTARAN: Alden, ‘FOREVER’ na sa puso ni Maine!

Pasabog na mensahe ang ibinigay ni Maine Mendoza sa kanyang ka-love team na si Alden Richards sa kanilang first anniversary, na idinaan niya sa kanyang Instagram account. Puno ng emosyon, at pagmamahal, at puwede mo ngang sabihin na parang wedding message.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Orthostatic hypotension

Madalas na tayo’y masabihan ng ating mga magulang na huwag babangon agad agad at baka sumakit ang ulo at mahilo. Kung minsan ay sinasabi lang natin na tayo ay sobrang pagod kaya ganito ang pakiramdam. Hindi ito kasabihan o naramdaman lamang at may basihan ito. Dahil sa tinatawag na gravity , oras na tayo ay bumangon, bumababa ang ating dugo sa mga dependent na lugar gaya ng ating mga binti at paa. Ngunit sa galing ng ating katawan ay naitutulak agad ang dugo pabalik sa puso nang sa ganoon ay malagyan ulit ng oxygen ang dugo na kailangan sa buong katawan. Kadalasan agad agad din naman nangyayari ito. Ngunit kung matagalan, ay maaaring magkaroon ng sintomas ng pagkahilo o paliliyo, panghihina, pagsuka, parang hihimatayin at iba pa. Orthostatic hypotension ang tawag dito. The post Orthostatic hypotension first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Angel umaming walang dream wedding: Si Neil talaga ‘yung groomzilla, hindi ako!

“WALA akong dream wedding.  Lumaki kasi ako sa community na ang gown nirerentahan lang, hindi ka nagpapatahi walang designer, walang stylist. “Para sa akin isa lang mabilisang event (ang kasal). Iyon ang nakikita ko nu’ng bata ako,” ito ang kuwento ni Angel Locsin kay Bianca Gonzales-Intal sa Cinema News. Tinanong kasi ng TV host ang […] The post Angel umaming walang dream wedding: Si Neil talaga ‘yung groomzilla, hindi ako! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021