Gilas cautious vs ‘wounded’ Aussies

first_imgGilas Pilipinas vs Australia. Photo from Fiba.comBOCAUE,Bulacan—With all hands on deck this time and momentum on its side, Gilas Pilipinas tries to pull off what seemed unthinkable ever since the draw in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers was finalized last year.Coming off an ego-inflating win over a bitter rival in the Asian region just three nights ago, Gilas will set out against world power Australia Monday evening at the cavernous Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Hands-down the team-to-beat in this tournament, Australia took a 79-78 loss at the hands of Japan in Chiba on Friday after the Japanese unveiled two new players in naturalized center Nick Fazekas and half-Japanese Rui Hachimura.The loss to the Japanese is what makes Philippine Team coach Chot Reyes a bit wary of the Aussies.“For sure, they (Aussies) will come out like wounded tigers (for our game),” Reyes said after the victory over the Taiwanese.June Mar Fajardo will be coming off what could possibly be his best game in a Gilas uniform and Andray Blatche redeemed himself from a mediocre outing in the previous win over Chinese Taipei as the duo will definitely be called upon to try and deny the big Aussies from dominating the inside.Reyes also wants premium on making outside shots to enable the Gilas big men to operate inside.  That’s where Castro, Romeo and Matthew Wright come as the Filipinos’ best outside guns.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town They will try to beat the world No. 10 Aussies for the first time in the modern age in a match that will determine top Group B ranking.The Philippines’ nipped Australia, 101-100, in the 1974 world championships held in Puerto Rico.  Among the players of that team were pro legends Bogs Adornado, Ramon Fernandez and Robert Jaworski.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, spitfirish guards who weren’t around when the Filipinos were manhandled 84-68 by the Boomers last February, will be suiting up in the 7:30 p.m. contest as Gilas tries to pin a second straight defeat on the pre-tournament favorites.Coach Chot Reyes made adjustments in his roster and will play Carl Bryan Cruz and Baser Amer against the Aussies, the two having sat out Friday night’s 93-71 mangling of the Taiwanese in Chinese Taipei. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo-Pocari duel nears In the loss to Australia last Feb. 22, the Philippines made just 5 of 19 three-point shots. In the Friday win against the Taiwanese, the Filipinos were a little better at 8-for-21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

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Carlos’ absence a challenge for Lady Maroons

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names As expected, Isa Molde spearheaded the Lady Maroons but she also got enough support from her teammates with the likes of Marian Buitre, Aiesha Gannaban, Roselyn Rosier and Genn Layug giving the squad a lift.Carlos won’t be playing in the Collegiate Conference due to a shin splint that, according to Okumu, has bothered the star spiker since the previous UAAP season.“She experienced the pains when we were actually playing in the UAAP and we just took it for granted like you’ll recover, you’re a tough person so after that, then, there was the PSL where she played for Foton,” he said.“She did not take a break and after that that’s when we took her to the doctor to be checked and the doctor said she needs rest.”Okumu said Carlos won’t be cleared for training until the next couple of weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe absence of the injured Tots Carlos is a major blow to University of the Philippines’ offseason preparation and campaign in the Premier Volleyball League.It could also be a blessing in disguise.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “When she’s ready to play that would be a bonus for us and that’s what we’re waiting for,” he said.“We decided not to line her up. I wish I would’ve but we have to respect the doctor’s opinion and advise and we have to think about her future as a player.”The present, even with Carlos still recuperating, looks promising for UP.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PVL: Molde powers UP past Perpetual Help MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? UP coach Godfrey Okumu thinks Carlos’ loss will also serve as a big test to the Lady Maroons.READ: PVL: Molde powers UP past Perpetual HelpFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We miss her services a lot, but it’s also a challenge for our team how can we hold ourselves without the team captain and so far so good,” said the Kenyan mentor.UP hardly needed Carlos in its debut in the PVL Collegiate Conference after ripping University of Perpetual Help in straight sets, 25-10, 25-12, 25-23. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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Tigresses battle Lady Blazers, shoot for outright semis slot

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former Tour champion Ullrich arrested over alleged attack LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UST last tasted a championship in 2010, when Aiza Maizo led the Tigresses to a three-conference romp, capped by the 2010 Shakey’s V-League first conference crown.Leading UST are youngsters Eya Laure, Tin Francisco, Kecelyn Galdones, Carla Sandoval, Alina Bicar and Milena Alessandrini, who have had breakout performances thus far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But UST assistant coach Ian Fernandez—filling in for Kungfu Reyes, who is with the national team—refused to get carried away, saying they’re up against tough teams.The Tigresses will be tested by the deceptive Lady Blazers, middle-of-the-road campaigners who are within striking distance of the top four. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas shoots for a fifth straight win and outright entry to the semifinals when it faces St. Benilde Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.On top of the heap with a 4-0 record, the Tigresses are already creating a major championship buzz the way they have not in the past seasons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ St. Benilde bucked a 0-2 start to beat San Beda last week, 21-25, 26-24, 25-8, 25-23.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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Drawing inspiration from ailing Knight, Quinto, Muyang lift Letran past Arellano

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pacquiao promises December fight Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang slams one home against Perpetual’s Jerome Pacia. —AUGUST DELA CRUZFor a teammate and friend, Bong Quinto and Larry Muyang came through with an inspired performance as Letran blasted Arellano, 99-82, Thursday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament to splash a ray of sunshine on what has been a gloomy past couple of days for the school.The Knights were playing high on emotion, a day after it was made public that teammate Jerrick Balanza would be out of the season as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor.ADVERTISEMENT And Letran entered the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City with a purpose, slapping Balanza’s No. 7 on the left shoulder of their jerseys.Quinto, who was coming off back-to-back triple-doubles, collected 26 points, 12 assists and eight boards while Muyang posted his NCAA-best 23 points in helping the Knights land their seventh win in 10 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Interestingly, Balanza turned 22 yesterday and his fervent wish is for him to get back to the basketball court in no time.The Chiefs fell to their sixth defeat against four wins. St. Benilde survived a career scoring effort by Nigerian Prince Eze as it eked out a 91-87 victory over Perpetual in the other game to remain at third spot.Yankie Haruna paced the Blazers with 19 points including the go-ahead basket with 55 seconds to go that also gave them their seventh victory against three defeats.Justin Gutang hit a crucial triple while Unique Naboa made four free throws to help St. Benilde fend off Perpetual’s desperate fightback.The 6-foot-9 Eze scored a career-best 36 points in the loss.Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, Letran’s representative to the NCAA Management Committee, bared the news regarding Balanza’s illness late Wednesday after a diagnosis from neurosurgeon Dr. Manuel Mariano recommending Balanza to undergo an operation to remove the tumor.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES MOST READ If the operation is successful, Balanza should be back by November at the earliest.The 21-year-old Balanza averaged 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the first round.“Yes, we need him (Balanza), but his health is our primary concern,” said Calvo.Balanza, however, will need money as the operation will cost him at least P500,000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to a fight

first_imgUFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018.Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOVMixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a page out of Conor McGregor’s playbook and issued a challenge to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.Nurmagomedov’s challenge came in a video posted on Instagram by Mayweather’s promoter Leonard Ellerbe who indicated he ran into the UFC fighter at a fight card in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMcGregor made millions last year by taking on Mayweather in lopsided boxing match. Mayweather appeared to toy with McGregor in the early rounds before stopping the Irishman in the 10th to improve to 50-0.Last weekend, Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight crown, beating McGregor by fourth-round submission. He then climbed out of the Octagon to fight with a member of McGregor’s entourage who had been taunting him. McGregor also took some punches from members of Nurmagomedov’s team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments “Let’s go Floyd. We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0,” Nurmagomedov said with Ellerbe standing next to him smiling. “We are two guys who never lose. In the jungle there is only one king. Of course, I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor but I drop him easily. Let’s go.”Nurmagomedov did not say whether he wished to fight Mayweather in a boxing or UFC match. Like McGregor, the Russian has no previous experience as a professional boxer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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UAAP women’s basketball: FEU rallies past Ateneo, UE stuns DLSU

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Alab Pilipinas sticking with two imports despite ABL rule change Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Far Eastern University pulled the rug from under Ateneo and came away with a 73-71 win Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament.Valerie Mamaril scored the game-winning layup that completed the Lady Tamaraws’ fiery comeback from 17 points down and gave them the solo second spot at 6-2 behind the undefeated National U.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Anna Requiron had 22 points 15 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Lady Warriors, while Christine Cortizano added 21 points and four assists for the last year’s runner-up.The Lady Archers, who drew 17 points from Khate Castillo, suffered their third loss in eight contests to drop in third place.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jollina Go had the chance to send the game into overtime but missed an undergoal stab in the Lady Eagles’ final possession.Clare Casto led the Lady Tamaraws’ assault 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks while Mamaril and Fatima Quiapo added 14 markers each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGo led Ateneo, which dropped to 2-6, with 21 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting while Trina Guytingco contributed 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.Meanwhile, University of the East stunned De La Salle, 86-69, for its only second win of the tournament. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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DeAndre Jordan gets another double-double as Dallas Mavericks top Chicago Bulls

first_imgWWE star Roman Reigns reveals leukemia has returned, relinquishes belt LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Robin Lopez wasn’t happy with referee Sean Corbin’s explanation after the Chicago center was called for a foul when he got tangled with Dwight Powell in the first quarter. Lopez appeared upset that Corbin said he was “trying to help” the big man from Stanford, and Lopez used the word “platitudes” in his retort. The big word was preceded by an expletive, and Corbin signaled for a technical foul.TIP-INSBulls: Carter was badly overshadowed by Doncic in the matchup of top 10 picks from this year’s draft. He finished with four points, but did lead the Bulls with nine rebounds. … Justin Holliday scored 16 points, and Bobby Portis had 12.Mavericks: Doncic became youngest Dallas player to record a 20-point game with 26 in his home debut, a 140-136 win over Minnesota. He beat Smith, who did it as a rookie last November, by 113 days. … Harrison Barnes (hamstring) and Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) are still awaiting their season debuts. Devin Harris missed a second straight game with a hamstring injury.UP NEXTBulls: Charlotte at home Wednesday.Mavericks: At Atlanta on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after scoring against Kris Dunn #32 of the Chicago Bulls in the third quarter at American Airlines Center on October 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — DeAndre Jordan became the first Dallas player in 24 years to start a season with three straight double-doubles, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds to help the Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-109 on Monday night.Luka Doncic scored 19 in the 19-year-old’s second home game, another win that put the Mavericks (2-1) over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2015-16 season.ADVERTISEMENT Chicago cut a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to five in the final minute, but Doncic, the third overall pick, collected a bad pass by No. 7 overall choice Wendell Carter Jr. in the backcourt after a Dallas miss and hit the layup.The last Dallas player with three straight double-doubles to start a season was Popeye Jones in 1994.BACK AND FORTHThere were 12 lead changes in the first half, including on seven straight buckets early in the second quarter. The last was on a 3-pointer by LaVine for a 47-45 Chicago lead. There were three more ties before halftime, with Cameron Payne hitting a floater in the final minute to put the Bulls up 61-59 at the break. The game finished with 17 lead changes.CHOICE WORD, TECHADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Zach LaVine scored 34 for the Bulls and is the third Chicago player to open a season with three straight 30-point games. The others were Michael Jordan in 1986 and Bob Love in 1971.Wesley Matthews led six Dallas players in double figures with 20 points. Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 12 apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJ.J. Barea scored nine, including a long 3-pointer just before the third-quarter buzzer. The 30-footer, Barea’s only make in seven shots behind the arc, was part of a 14-2 run covering the third and fourth quarters for a 96-86 lead after neither team had been up by more than five.Jabari Parker scored 20 points for Chicago but had just four after halftime as the Bulls dropped to 0-3 for the second straight year.last_img read more

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Franz Pumaren gives UAAP Finals edge to Ateneo over ‘tired’ UP

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Well, advantage right now is in Ateneo. Why? UP’s going to be tired because of all the emotions and everything, it’s also tired physically,” said Pumaren who witnessed his team, which finished the eliminations with a 10-4 card, falter by an average of two points in the Final Four.“The way UP’s playing, with the crowd support, it’s like a typhoon surge and it’s hard to stop.”It was impossible for Pumaren not to notice UP community’s torrential outpour of support for the Fighting Maroons with majority of 20,944 patrons who packed Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday sporting a maroon shirt.“The Maroons won purely by heart and because of the support of the community, and that was very good for the UAAP.”But UP would need much more than heart when it faces Ateneo, which swept the Fighting Maroons in the eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It will be the first time in UAAP history that powerhouse Ateneo will take on University of the Philippine in the championship round of the men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Boxing on the ropes as IOC weighs Olympic future ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Blue Eagles are the defending champions after wrestling the title away from De La Salle in 2017, their ninth, while the Fighting Maroons went all out in Season 81 to reach their first finals since winning the championship in 1986.Ateneo reached the finals with a 12-2 record in the eliminations and an easy 80-61 win over Far Eastern University in the Final Four while UP had to gut through the preliminaries with an 8-6 card and do a little more in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Fighting Maroons had to overcome  Adamson University’s twice-to-beat advantage and take a close 89-87 overtime win in the do-or-die to set up their bout with the defending champions.This tough road, Soaring Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren said, may have put UP in the disadvantage in the best-of-three battle starting Saturday.last_img read more

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2018 PBA Draft: CJ Perez, Ray Parks, Robert Bolick lead 48 hopefuls

first_imgView comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Columbian Dyip, who own the rights to the top overall pick, had already bared their intention to select Perez as No. 1.Perez led the Lyceum Pirates to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissParks and Bolick, however, may have something to say about that as their accolades speak for themselves.The 25-year-old Parks may be a rookie but his experience would say otherwise as a member of Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League where he’s already won a title and two local MVP awards. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Bolick, meanwhile, has the unquestioned championship pedigree as an instrumental part of the San Beda Red Lions’ three-peat in the NCAA.The 23-year-old Bolick and Mocon led the Red Lions’ NCAA Finals sweep of Perez and the Pirates in 2017 and 2018.Other notable names who also applied for the draft are Matt Salem, Trevis Jackson, Tey Teodoro, Michael Calisaan, JP Calvo, Robbie Manalang, CJ Isit, Kyles Lao and Diego Dario.Desiderio and Dario, who are coming off a UAAP Finals run with University of the Philippines, were the last two players to apply for the draft.Desiderio played a vital role in propelling UP to its first UAAP Finals appearance in 32 years.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Robert Bolick celebrates after San Beda completed another three-peat. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCJ Perez, Ray Parks and Robert Bolick are tipped to be the first three picks out of the 48 aspirants in the coming 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.Joining the three are the likes of Javee Mocon, Bong Quinto and Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter who are also expected to be picked early in the draft set on Saturday at Robinson’s Place Manila.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

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‘Declare Your Assets’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed hope that members of both the National Legislature and the Judiciary will follow the footsteps of the Executive and declare their assets in order to promote transparency and accountability.President Sirleaf made the statement in the presence of Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley and other influential lawmakers of the 53rd National Legislature when she signed the Code of Conduct Bill into law recently.The Code of Conduct is one of the controversial bills signed to date; it languished in the corridors of the Legislature for over five years. It was just signed into law by President Sirleaf on Monday, May 12, 2014 at her Foreign Ministry office.The Bill was submitted to the National Legislature in 2009 by the Executive Branch of government, and was passed by the Senate last year and sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.The House of Representatives in March this year concurred with the Senate but with some adjustments. The law comes into full effect upon being printed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs into handbills and distributed for public consumption.The new law, which demands “integrity checks”, requires government employees’ activities to be conducted lawfully and in consonance with the highest ethical standards, with each employee acting with personal integrity as well as coming forward and raising concerns should they become aware of any questionable activity involving officials.The Executive Order, which has been issued twice, has been binding only on members of the Executive, through the issuance of Executive Order by President Sirleaf pending the passage of the bill. With this new development, the Liberian leader is now calling on the Legislature and the Judiciary to join the effort in fighting graft in the public sector.The Liberian leader, after the signing ceremony, pointed: “Since the Code of Conduct, which covers all three branches of government is now signed into law, it is expected that our colleagues from the other branches will follow the example of the Executive Branch to declare their assets.”She thanked the leadership and members of the National Legislature, however, for fulfilling their Constitutional mandate in passing into law the Code of Conduct, which applies to all public officials and employees of the three branches of Government.Article 90 (c) of the Liberian Constitution provides that “The Legislature shall…prescribe a Code of Conduct for all public officials and employees stipulating the acts which constitute conflict of interest or are against public policy, and the penalties for violation thereof.” “As the law requires, it now has to be printed in handbills to be fully effective; but with this signing today, we now go to the final step to have it printed and to have it distributed to the public at large,” the Liberian leader pointed out.President Sirleaf highlighted portions of the Code of Conduct Law that public officials and employees of Government must observe and become familiar with.She spoke specifically of Section 5.1, which stipulates that all appointed government officials wanting to contest for elected positions in government must resign at least three years prior to the date of the election.She also mentioned Section 5.2, which indicates, in part that, in case of vacancy for an elected official, any appointee of government that offers to take up such elected position must resign three months prior to the date of the by-election.Highlighting Section 9.1, Bribes and Gifts, the Liberian leader reminded public officials and employees of government that the Code of Conduct prohibits receiving or encouraging the giving of any form of bribe or casual gift in connection with the performance of his/her duties, whether for himself or herself or members of his or her family.She, however, indicated that this provision does not apply to gifts given during traditional ceremonies and celebrations, and fees paid for lobbying, adding, that the Legislature shall enact laws for the regulation of lobbying activities. “We will be coming back to the Legislature for them to fulfill their constitutional duties by being able to enact appropriate laws to enable us meet this provision.President Sirleaf also stressed Section 11.3 on Sexual Harassment, such as use of rude, abusive and obscene language, indecent dressing, and sexual gestures which constitute sexual harassment and violation of human dignity and human rights.Governance Commission Chairman, Dr. Amos Sawyer, said signing the Code of Conduct is indeed a legacy. “For you, Madam President, the Senate and distinguished Members of the House of Representatives, who have seen this through, this is an enormous historic credit,” adding, “the way in which it has evolved and come through our legislative process is a credit to all of us,” he said.When contact for comments, Maryland County Senator John Ballout said that it is a good thing for the President to call on the Judiciary and the Legislature to declare their assets, indicating that those purportedly come with clean hands should demonstrate that.Senator Ballout indicated that lawmakers, as representatives of the people, should lead by example. Though lawmaker declared their assets before the general and Presidential election in 2011, the Maryland lawmaker said it will be prudent for them to update their assets cause some of them have acquired properties while in office.He, however, frowned on what he termed as the difficulties face in declaring assets through the current procedure. He said the process is tedious and difficult because the questionnaires are too bulky and complicated.Despite the difficulties involve, Senator Ballout promised to advance the President’s proposal to fellow lawmakers as he has always done. He noted that the process brings about transparent and accountability thereby curtailing corruption.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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