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CSB puts recruitment on hold; prioritizes 250 active student-athletes

There will be no new student-athletes coming College of St. Benilde's way. The Taft-based school has decided to do away with recruitment for the time being in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. However, the green and white institution has pledged its commitment to the 250 student-athletes who are already part of its varsity teams. "We made a commitment to our student-athletes and their families and we remain true to our mission of faith, service, and communion," Center for Sports Development Director Stephen Fernandez said. That means that their players in badminton, basketball, chess, football, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, and volleyball could rest assured that they would remain Blazers. Not only that, they also remain entitled to their Athletic Recruit Grants. CSB has been home to several national team athletes in Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting) as well as Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Agatha Wong (wushu) and silver winner Johnvic De Guzman (volleyball). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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House ready for special session, vows passage of Bayanihan 2

The House of Representatives is ready to hold a special session to pass the proposed second Bayanihan law, as the coronavirus disease 2019 contagion continues to wreak havoc on lives and the economy......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News11 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

Coach Tab expects Dwight Ramos to make his presence felt all over for Ateneo

Ateneo de Manila University will not have a big chunk of its championship core for UAAP 83. Gone are Isaac Go, Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt and the Blue Eagles will head into battle spearheaded by the likes of SJ Belangel, Ange Kouame, and Gian Mamuyac. That doesn't mean, however, that the light on the blue and white will be dimming anytime soon as reinforcement has also come in the form of Filipino-American Dwight Ramos. And even now, head coach Tab Baldwin has no doubt about the splash the 6-foot-5 wing will make come Ateneo's title defense. "I think Dwight has a chance to make a significant impact," he said in  the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered. According to the brilliant tactician, Ramos' impact will not necessarily seen by the naked eye as it will be spread out all over the floor. As he put it, "Dwight's the kind of player who has across-the-board impact in a game. He's a very intellectual player. He's not just a great athlete because he also has good skills." He then continued, "He impacts court spacing by how he plays offensively and defensively. He's very, very unselfish. He can play multiple positions." In the end, Coach Tab reiterated that there's a reason why the faithful over at Katipunan is looking forward to the debut of their brand new Blue Eagle. "His impact, I think, is going to be significant, but again, it's not going to be a huge statistical impact as some people might expect or want to see," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports16 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Bagunas begins building dream house for parents

Bryan Bagunas is planning something big for his hard-earned money. While his peers are occupied with their business ventures with the resumption of volleyball events still up in the air because of the health crisis, the national team stalwart is busy with his own project.       “As of now wala pa akong binabalak na negosyo kasi magpapatayo ako ng bahay ng parents ko,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. The former UAAP Most Valuable Player saved some of his earnings as an import for Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler in the Japan V. Premier League to buy a lot and eventually build a house for his parents in Batangas. “Kakabili ko lang ng lot dun then papatatyuan ko naman sila ng bahay. Yun muna ang unahin ko as of now,” said the 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist and two-time UAAP champion. The pride of Balayan, Batangas bought a 430 sq. meter property where he plans to construct his parents’ house. As of now his parents are still planning on the design and size of the house. “Depende pa sa kanila kung anong gusto nilang design. Sila na mamili para naman sa kanila ‘yun. Ireregalo ko sa kanila,” said Bagunas. He added that once the house design is settled, they can then proceed with the construction. “Hindi pa nasisimulan bale pinag-aaralan pa lang ng tatay ko. Kasi ang tatay ko marunong ding gumawa ng bahay,” said Bagunas. Bagunas is set to fly back to Japan in September to resume training with the Weiss Adler. On Wednesday, Bagunas signed with Spikers’ Turf club team Go for Gold. He cleared that the there’s no conflict of schedule with his league commitments here and in Japan.     .....»»

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Abellanosa on signing of ATB into law: It could have been imporoved

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Cebu City 2nd District Representative Rodrigo ‘Bebot’ Abellanosa said he believed that the anti-terror bill could have been improved if only there was more than two days given to the House of Representatives to deliberate about the law. Today, July 3, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the bill into law despite the […] The post Abellanosa on signing of ATB into law: It could have been imporoved appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News19 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Meralco: Walang putulan hanggang Setyembre

PINALAWIG ng Manila Electric Company ang panahon na wala magaganap na putulan ng suplay ng kuryente sa mga kustomer nito. Sa pagdinig ng House committee on Energy, hiniling ng chairman ng komite na si Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco sa Meralco na ikonsidera na palawigin pa ang hindi pagputol sa mga hindi makababayad. “Can we […] The post Meralco: Walang putulan hanggang Setyembre appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News20 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

Mataas na online exploitation cases ikinabahala ng solon

NANAWAGAN si House Deputy Speaker at 1PACMAN Rep. Mikee Romero sa Kongreso na aprubahan agad ang mga panukala na makatutulong upang masawata ang pagtaas ng bilang ng online sexual exploitation ng mga bata. Ayon kay Romero nang ipatupad ang enhanced community quarantine noong Marso tumaas ng 264 porsyento ang kaso ng online sexual exploitation of […] The post Mataas na online exploitation cases ikinabahala ng solon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News20 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

Isa pang empleyado ng Kamara nagpositibo sa COVID-19

ISA pang empleyado ng Kamara de Representantes ang nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease 2019. “We were advised that a Congressional staff has tested positive for COVID- 19,” ani House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales. Huli umanong pumasok ang staff noong May 21. Siya ang ika-10 taga-Kamara de Representantes na nagpositibo sa nabanggit na sakit. “Let’s pray […] The post Isa pang empleyado ng Kamara nagpositibo sa COVID-19 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Block-time agreement ng ABS-CBN sa Amcara kuwesyunable

KINUWESTYON ng mga kongresista ang block-time agreement ng ABS-CBN Corp. sa Amcara Broadcasting Network upang patuloy na maipalabas ang mga programa nito sa TVplus. Sa joint hearing ng House committee on Legislative Franchise at on Good Government and Public Accountability sinabi ni Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla ginamit ng ABS-CBN ang Amcara upang maikutan ang […] The post Block-time agreement ng ABS-CBN sa Amcara kuwesyunable appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Solon sees & lsquo;resilient & lsquo;economy& rsquo; after pandemic

A party-list lawmaker on Thursday assured European business groups in the Philippines that the House of Representatives is exerting all efforts to build a “resilient economy” through long-term economic and industry reforms......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

GREATEST PERFORMANCES: Joel Cagulangan s NCAA 93 playoff run

Joel Cagulangan was, hands-down, the best player in all of the NCAA Jrs. in the Season 93 playoffs. And he had to be because College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills lost five of its last six games in the elimination round and had to win a knockout bout against San Sebastian College-Recoletos just to get into the Final Four. There, they had to down powerhouse San Beda High School not once, but twice before moving on to a date with defending champion Mapua High School. Safe to say, the odds were all against the Jr. Blazers in that playoff run - but one player, one player who only stood at 5-feet, 8-inches willed them to do the impossible. That was no more evident than in the winner-take-all Finals Game 3 where LSGH was trailing by one with less than a minute remaining. After getting a defensive rebound, Cagulangan got a foul for his troubles and was sent to the line where he coolly converted both free throws. Not long after, two defensive stops by partner-in-crime Joshua David finished off an improbable championship. In the end, the Butuan native had 19 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals to his name - unquestionably recognized as the Finals MVP. Inand Fornilos, the green and white's tireless forward then, perhaps put it perfectly when he said, “Pag wala siya, parang magiging imposible. Pag nandun siya, kayang-kaya.” And yet, that wasn't even Cagulangan's most impressive game. In another do-or-die game, this one, Game 2 against the top-seeded and twice-to-beat Red Cubs, the Jr. Blazers found themselves all even with their opponents at 103-all with less than a minute remaining in the third overtime. It was at that point, that the pint-sized playmaker sliced and diced his way to a left-handed layup. That proved to be the go-ahead basket en route to a 110-108 decision in the classic contest. There wasn't even supposed to be a third extra period as LSGH was down by three with 11 ticks to go in the clock in the second overtime before Cagulagan buried a booming triple to emphatically exclaim that the game was far from over. In the end, he had 29 points to go along with nine assists, nine rebounds, and two steals and played all but three of the possible 55 minutes in a matchup that had 22 lead changes and seven deadlocks. That performance will always be known as the first and foremost show of just how great his will to win is. Fortunately for the University of the Philippines, it will be getting to know just that as Joel Cagulangan is now its point guard of the future. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Solon proposes ‘pass or fail grading’ for first term of classes this school year

MANILA, Philippines — House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr. has called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to pilot test first its planned learning modes as he also proposed the adoption of a “pass or fail” grading system for the first term of classes as teachers and students adjust to the “new system.” In a […] The post Solon proposes ‘pass or fail grading’ for first term of classes this school year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Army general sued for ‘red-tagging’ lawmakers

A militant lawmaker has filed criminal and administrative charges against Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon commander Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for allegedly “red-tagging” the Makabayan bloc of party-list lawmakers in the House of Representatives......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Yoán Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That's a good description of the environment that greeted him upon his return to Chicago. Players began reporting to their teams and home ballparks Wednesday in the most significant step yet as Major League Baseball presses ahead with its plan for a 60-game sprint of a season. Most players underwent a battery of health checks, not only for COVID-19 but also for any other lingering ailments from spring training, ahead of planned workouts beginning Friday and Saturday. “We were doing workouts by time, you know? You have to reserve a time. I wasn't interacting with a lot of people there,” Moncada said of his sessions in Florida. “The last couple of weeks I started lifting a little bit. I was hitting with limitations that we had during this situation. But I feel good. I'm ready to go.” Much like other clubs, the White Sox intend to split their 60-man roster into two groups, one working out in the morning and the other in the afternoon. All players will have their temperatures checked multiple times each day, observe increased social distancing and get accustomed to stringent safeguards that MLB has put into place for the season. “That's going to be different to see and feel as a team,” Moncada said. “We'll have to wait and see Friday how it goes.” The Yankees won't hold their first full-team workout until Saturday, even though manager Aaron Boone said players began intake testing Wednesday. That's when he plans to address the team for the first time — also in waves. “We’ll have to get creative with how we communicate,” said Boone, who plans to make the same speech three or four times. Faced with the prospect of playing 60 games in 66 days, time-consuming safety protocols, the responsibility to remain diligent health-wise off the field and the general anxiety of working amid a pandemic, Boone believes focus and toughness can be as important to a team this season as baserunning or bullpen management. “How do you deal with that mentally and emotionally?” Boone asked. “How you’re able to separate that out when you take the field each and every night? There’s an advantage to be had there." After gauging workloads for pitchers during the shutdown, Boone expects his starters will be ready to face live hitters on the first day of summer camp. He plans to stay flexible on usage and may consider using a six-man rotation or openers, but nothing has been determined yet as all teams adjust to a new norm. “An injury can wipe out a season in a hurry,” Boone said, adding that he’s likely to be cautious with players early after New York placed a major league record 30 players on the injured list a total of 39 times last season. Orioles general manager Mike Elias said there had been no positive tests for COVID-19 among players and staff who were examined Wednesday, but he acknowledged that “it's going to be an ongoing process.” Elias has thus far named only 44 players of the 60 available to participate in the preseason workout. He will decide later which prospects will fill out the preseason roster in advance of a projected season-opener July 23 or July 24. And despite rising numbers of COVID-19 across the country, and a few players opting out, most players and executives have been bullish on the season taking place. They believe in protocols hammered out during lengthy negotiations between MLB and its players' association and are eager to provide fans with some much-needed diversion. “We’ve got to make sure we understand best practices in social distancing, make sure we know we are keeping ourselves not only apart from one another but also behaving in a way that’s consistent to what’s going to keep us all healthy," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “Provided we can all work together to comply with these protocols and respect — as I said earlier —- respect each other and respect the rules, I’m optimistic that we can make this happen.” ___ AP Sports Writers David Ginsburg, Jake Seiner and Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

LeBron James group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day. The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons an “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.” Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals. The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin. The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures. Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters. A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee that some advocates had forecast. Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said. Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long — just as with normal polling locations — as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries. Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities. James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016. In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

OPM, PAMI, labor group appeal ABS-CBN& rsquo;s franchise renewal in Congress

The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), Professional Artists Managers, Inc. (PAMI) and labor center Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Sentro) asked lawmakers to consider the livelihood of affected workers and grant the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN during the House panel hearing held on June 30. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesJul 1st, 2020Related News

Single-use plastic ibabawal sa non-essential products

PINAPLANTSA ng isang technical working group sa Kamara de Representantes ang pagbabawal sa paggamit ng single use plastic sa mga non-essential products. Ayon kay Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, head ng TWG ng House committee on Ecology, makatutulong ang panukala upang mabawasan ang paggamit ng plastik sa bansa. “The direction of the TWG is to […] The post Single-use plastic ibabawal sa non-essential products appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Isa pang empleyado ng Kamara nagpositibo sa COVID-19

ISA pang empleyado ng Kamara de Representantes ang nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease 2019. Ayon kay House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales ang empleyado ay pumapasok sa Internal Affairs Department. “We’re sorry to inform you that another employee tested positive for COVID- 19 today,” ani Montales. Huling pumasok sa Kamara ang empleyado noong Hunyo 24. “Protocols […] The post Isa pang empleyado ng Kamara nagpositibo sa COVID-19 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Buwis sa digital economy patapos na

MALAPIT nang matapos ang digital taxation na ipinanukala sa Kamara de Representantes upang masingil umano ang mga malalaking kompanya na nakaliligtas sa pagbabayad ng buwis. Iginiit ni House committee on ways and means chairman at Albay Rep. Joey Salceda na hindi ito bagong buwis kundi tinatakpan lamang ang mga butas sa pagbubuwis at nililinaw ang […] The post Buwis sa digital economy patapos na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Audit staff sa Kamara, sapul sa COVID-19

Manila, Philippines – Nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease ang isa pang empleyado ng Kamara, ayon ito sa kumpirmasyon ni House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales. “We’re sorry to inform you that another employee tested positive for COVID- 19 today,” mensahe ni Montales. Aniya, nakatalaga ang empleyado sa Internal Audit Department ng House of Representatives. Huli itong […] The post Audit staff sa Kamara, sapul sa COVID-19 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News