Despite series-opening wins, Ginebra and TNT not feeling too confident going into Game 2

PBA IMAGES Teams that draw first blood in a series usually earn a psychological advantage going into Game 2. None of the Game 1 winners in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals are buying into that. Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone, in fact, has fished out a different psychological take. “We have to get over [the […].....»»

Source: Balita BalitaCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

Rest does wonders for Ginebra in Game 1 blowout vs Meralco

Wary of the Bolts' upset-seeking attitude, Tim Cone's Gin Kings didn't give Meralco any chance of drawing first blood and took care of them with a convincing 96-79 beatdown......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2020Related News

Blood on their hands

Only a fool would do the same thing over and over again, and expect a different result......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2020Related News

Maradona leaves hospital after surgery

Olivos, Argentina—Argentine football legend Diego Maradona left hospital on Wednesday followed by a convoy of supporters, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 12th, 2020Related News

Best home self-care regimen for athletes

Being an athlete goes beyond the parameters of the court, or beyond the excitement of the game. To win, it takes sweat, blood and tears--this is what makes an athlete fearless......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2020Related News

Maradona progressing well after brain surgery

Olivos, Argentina---Argentine football great Diego Maradona is progressing well after brain surgery on a blood clot and could be discharged this week, his doctor said Monday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2020Related News

Maradona undergoes brain surgery

Buenos Aires---Argentine football great Diego Maradona underwent successful brain surgery for a blood clot in a specialist private clinic in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, his doctor said......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 4th, 2020Related News

UCFC, Kaya off to winning start

United City FC and Kaya-Iloilo drew first blood in the Philippines Football League bubble with identical 1-0 victories over separate foes Wednesday as football action finally got going at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 29th, 2020Related News

Sallapadan LGU promotes voluntary blood donation

SALLAPADAN, Abra, Oct. 29(PIA) - The local government unit recently held conducted a mobile blood drive with the theme "Ang Dugo Mo, Dagdag Buhay Ko" collecting a total of 26 units of blood......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialOct 29th, 2020Related News

Pampanga draws first blood vs La Union in NBL Finals

This marks the first official game back for the NBL in their third season after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) forced them into hiatus last March......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 23rd, 2020Related News

Execration survives nail-biting series against Cignal Ultra to take first semis spot

Photo from Execration’s Facebook page Execration averted disaster against Cignal Ultra, pulling off a 3-2 escape to advance to the semifinals in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 6 on Thursday night.  Jaylord “Hate” Gonzales’ Helcurt ran riot in the deciding Game 5 to carry the top-seeded Execration past the hard-fighting Warriors.  The Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso-coached team will face the winner between Smart Omega and Blacklist International which are squaring off as of writing time.  Cignal wound up at the 5th-8th place and got $1,500 (P72,800).  Cignal drew first blood in the best-of-five series as it came through with a 31-minute come-from-behind victory.  The double core setup of Jaymark “Hadess” Lazaro’s Ling and Vail “tsujin” Alejo’s Wanwan sparked the comeback for the squad in red.  Execration retaliated hard to take the next two games, with Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic’s Selena and Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’ Roger leading the charge in Game 2.  A “Chak Mamba” play was witnessed in Game 3 as Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog on his Jawhead threw DJ “ImbaDeejay” Astibe’s Pharsa to the Lord pit to deny a base defense.  That allowed Hate’s Roger and Jeff “S4gitnu” Subang’s Uranus to finish off the game in the 15th minute.  However, Cignal–the second season champion–refused to go down without a fight, hammering out another comeback victory in Game 4 behind the triple threat of Hadess’ Ling, tsujin’s Angela and Jhones “RHEA” De Leon’s Leomord that powered the Warriors.  But then Hate on his Helcurt did not want to disappoint Execration’s legion of fans, taking charge of the squad’s demolition job in Game 5.  Armed with Blade of Despair, Endless Battle and Demon Hunter Sword, Hate ripped Cignal one-by-one as he racked up nine kills and five assists against three deaths. .....»»

Source: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Bangsamoro Struggle from a Global Perspective

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 October) — Sinulat ko noong Nov 15-20, 1986. Ito ang lekyur ko sa 2nd Annual Congress of PAMOKAU, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Balangasan District, Pagadian City, at ipinamigay sa mga partisipante. Napublish ito sa SANDUGO, (Blood Brothers), isang annual publication ng People’s Action for Cultural Ties (PACT) of the National Council […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2020Related News

What spokespersons do

THE VIEW FROM RIZAL Dr. Jun Ynares An apparent “word war” recently erupted between the science community of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The tussle seems to have been triggered by what the DENR spokesperson described as a criticism from the UP scientists, particularly those who are part of the UP Marine Science Institute (UP MSI). The institute, according to its website, is UP’s “coordinating base for marine research.” Its mandate is to “pursue research, teaching and extension work” related to marine life in the large bodies of water in the country. The spokesperson of the DENR was visibly angry when he fired verbal shots against UP’s science community at a televised media conference last week. The DENR spokesperson labeled the UP scientists “bayaran” which roughly translates in English as “mercenaries” or “whore.” The televised rant was apparently triggered by what the spokesperson said was the criticism by UP scientists against the DENR’s “white sand” project for the Manila Bay shore. The project, it will be recalled, involved the use of so-called “dolomite” – the residue derived from crushing rocks and stones and which visually resembles white sand. Media described the DENR spokesperson’s action as “lashing out” against the UP experts, saying the latter have no right to air their criticism. He accused the scientists of having received some P500 million from the government and delivering nothing but consultation services. According to media, the DENR spokesperson called the UP scientists “blood-suckers.” In reporting the rant by the DENR spokesperson, media used the headline “DENR slams UP scientists.” This led to confusion among media consumers like us. Wasn’t it the DENR spokesperson who “slammed” UP scientists and not DENR per se? Why should the rant dished out by a spokesperson be attributed to the entire department? To explain the role of a spokesperson and the nature of that job, we turned to international training consultant and fellow Antipoleño Archie Inlong. Archie served as spokesperson for three major agencies – the erstwhile Department of Transportation and Communication, and the two Presidential Task Forces which rebuilt the areas affected by major disasters, the earthquake of 1990 and the subsequent eruptions of Mt. Pinatubo. “There are three important tasks that the spokesperson of a government agency performs,” he told us. “These are, first, to provide relevant information and instructions; second, to issue clarification when needed; and, third, to give assurances to the public on behalf of the organization he represents,” Archie explained. “Occasionally, the spokesperson also shares the point of view of the head of the agency, the latter’s prognosis, and position on certain issues,” he added. “There are items outside of what the spokesperson may safely say to the public, and these include rants, insults, accusations,” he continued. “When these come out of the spokesperson’s mouth,” the public interprets them as the official statement of the entire organization and its head,” he pointed out. This should explain why media now interprets the “mercenary/whore” label given by the DENR spokesperson to the scientists of UP as a “slam” coming from the DENR itself. “The spokesperson is a mouthpiece, that’s all,” Archie added. “We, spokespersons, must be good mouthpieces,” he said. Does that mean that a spokesperson is not entitled to express his own opinion, his own views, his own sentiment? This was his answer: “No, his job is to speak on behalf of the organization and its head, period.” “That disclaimer used by some spokespersons that the comment he or she made ‘is just my own opinion’ does not work,” Archie explained. “Outside of his role as the mouthpiece of the organization, the spokesperson has no personality and his words would carry no weight,” he added. So, does that mean we have to interpret the labels “mercenary” and “whore” given to UP scientists as having come from the DENR secretary himself, I asked. This was the answer I got. “Unless and until the head of agency disowns the statement, that would be the case.” Lesson learned: what the spokesperson says is the official stand of the organization and its head. That means the spokesperson job is something that must be taken seriously and must be handled with utmost prudence and care. Words have power. Particularly those that come from a spokesperson’s mouth......»»

Source: NewsOct 18th, 2020Related News

Pogoy sizzles, TNT pulls through

Riding on the gigantic performances of red-hot RR Pogoy and steady Jayson Castro, the TNT Tropang Giga drew first blood in the PBA’s bubble return with a 100-95 verdict over Alaska......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 12th, 2020Related News

Swiss guard with Filipino blood has roots from Bantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vatican has recently sworn 38 new members of the Swiss Guard, and one of them happened to be of Swiss and Filipino descent with roots in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in a press release issued on October 9, confirmed that […] The post Swiss guard with Filipino blood has roots from Bantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2020Related News

Abra town hosts mobile blood drive, collects 46 blood units

TAYUM, Abra, Oct. 8(PIA) -- With the theme "Share Life, Give Blood", the local government unit (LGU) here recently hosted a Mobile Blood Drive (MBD) collecting 46 units of blood.The blood do.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2020Related News

Police looking into love triangle as motive in murder of Liloan thrift shop owner

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maria Victoria Corpuz Lingal was found lying in a pool of blood inside her home in Purok Narra, Barangay Tayud in Liloan town on Saturday afternoon, September 26, 2020. Lingal, 41, died from two gunshot wounds on her head, said  Police Staff Sergeant Nelson Sadile of the Liloan Police Station. Sadile […] The post Police looking into love triangle as motive in murder of Liloan thrift shop owner appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 27th, 2020Related News

Mahigit 400 COVID-19 patients gumaling matapos makatanggap ng convalescent plasma

Mahigit 400 COVID-19 patients ang gumaling matapos sumailalim sa convalescent plasma treatment. Ayon kay Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo, sa 526 na mga pasyente na napagkalooban ng convalescent blood plasma, 429 ang naka-recover na. Nagpapakita ito ayon kay Domingo ng “good results” sa experimental treatment ng COVID-19. Ayon kay Domingo, kailangan […] The post Mahigit 400 COVID-19 patients gumaling matapos makatanggap ng convalescent plasma appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 25th, 2020Related News

PRO-7 director commends cops’ sacrifice as blood and plasma donors

  CEBU CITY, Philippines–Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), thanked cops who not only donated their blood and plasma to help other coronavirus disease patients but also went straight back to work after recovering from the deadly virus. “I am grateful for your presence […] The post PRO-7 director commends cops’ sacrifice as blood and plasma donors appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2020Related News

Sports doctor accused of masterminding doping network goes on trial

The murky business of doping in sport goes under the microscope on Wednesday when the trial  of a German doctor accused of masterminding an international blood-doping network dismantled last year opens in Munich......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2020Related News