Leila Benitez: I’m so blessed

The name Leila Benitez still rings a bell…as it should......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Jarvey Gayoso’s biggest critic? His dad Jayvee

In just his third season in the UAAP, Ateneo Football’s Jarvey Gayoso has already bagged three straight Best Striker nods, an MVP trophy, and a men’s championship. The star striker has come up big for his team on countless occasions and has emerged as the team’s go-to-guy, even more so now as the young Blue Eagles continue their quest for repeat titles. This year, Gayoso is on pace for another Best Striker nod with 13 goals in eleven matches played, and the defending champion Blue Eagles are second in the league, one point behind top-seeded University of the Philippines. With the way things are going, it may be hard to criticize Gayoso’s play… …that depends, of course, who you ask. Sunday afternoon, Ateneo avenged their first round loss to University of Santo Tomas with a 2-0 win, and Gayoso again had his hand on the win, scoring one of the goals. Watching from the stands was Jarvey’s dad Jayvee. In fact, it was Jayvee’s first time to see Jarvey and the Blue Eagles win a match in the UAAP live, and the younger Gayoso jokingly said that maybe his dad was a bringer of bad luck. “Honestly, this is his first game to watch na we won. I think he’s watched three games na one draw, tapos dalawang talo. After a while I was feeling na baka malas, alam mo naman mga Pinoy, superstitious,” Jarvey said with a laugh. “But then after today, of course, I’m blessed to have him here, he’s a busy guy, and my father drives all the way from Laguna to watch me, along with my mom and my siblings, it’s a nice experience to have him,” While most parents are their child’s biggest fan, Jayvee will be the first to tell you that he isn’t like that. Being a former athlete himself, the former Ateneo basketball star and PBA standout will always see areas of improvement, especially in his son. “I have every reason to be proud of what Jarvey does, but because of my knowledge on sports and how I’ve handled so many players before, Jarvey knows that I’m always tough, I’m here to criticize him, I’m always here to point out the wrong things he does, I always stress to him that without his teammates, his greatness is just 50 percent.” “I’m not the typical type of dad who will, you know, I’m more of the critic rather than, but at the end of the day, of course, my heart, I’m trying to do things to help him out even more, for his life.” Jayvee added. And for Jarvey, it becomes a source of motivation and a different perspective on his growth as a player. “Because my dad’s also an athlete, he’ll always see the things that I can improve on, which is good for me, because I’ll be able to understand what I can’t see and what he sees, and I’ll be able to know what I can further work on.” So far, it seems to be working. As for finally getting to see his son get a win in the UAAP, Jayvee was of course happy, but that doesn’t mean it’s a reason to stop working to get better. “I’m happy of course that they won, I’m happy he was able to score, ako kasi defensive player ako nung ako’y player, so I’m always…I fight him all the time, Jarv, help on defense! Pero nakikita ko nakakapagod din yung ginagawa niyang pagtatakbo ano, but of course I’ll never stop.” “Even if I’m content with what he does, at the end of the day, I am still gonna criticize, like I said, and tell him, may kulang pa din, Jarv. Never be satisfied. Never be satisfied.” Jayvee continued. The win over UST was of course a sweet one, especially for Gayoso, who was visibly down after their first round loss to the Growling Tigers. It was sweeter more so, having his dad around to see it happen. “Nakaka-kaba, siyempre, because your biggest critic is here, but at the same time I love it when he watches, I love doing well and and being able to know that he’s in a good mood because of the way I played, because it’s fulfilling.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 4 min. ago

Feast masses to be held in honor of Saint Joseph

Feast masses will be held at 6:15 a.m. and at 7:15 a.m. at the Santuario de San Jose in Greenhills, San Juan City, in commemoration of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph (San Jose), the husband of the Blessed Mother, the foster father of Jesus, and the head of the Holy Family. #BeFullyInformed Feast masses to… link: Feast masses to be held in honor of Saint Joseph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Asian Correspondent includes De Lima in list of ‘Power Women of Southeast Asia’

Detained Senator Leila de Lima has been named as among Southeast Asia’s “power women” by foreign news website Asian Correspondent. Source link link: Asian Correspondent includes De Lima in list of ‘Power Women of Southeast Asia’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

De Lima: Aguirre perfect for Duterte s corrupt gov t

MANILA, Philippines – For detained Senator Leila de Lima, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should "never resign" as he is "perfect" for a government led by someone like President Rodrigo Duterte. “Aguirre should never resign. He is perfect for this kind of criminal and corrupt ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

ICC withdrawal beginning of the end for Duterte – De Lima

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila De Lima on Saturday, March 17, said that the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is the "beginning of the end" for President Rodrigo Duterte. In handwritten notes sent to the media, De Lima refuted Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's claim that the Philippines' ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

De Lima, Liberal Party solons slam filing of charges vs Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday slammed the prosecutor’s “outlandish” finding of probable cause to indict Sen. Source link link: De Lima, Liberal Party solons slam filing of charges vs Trillanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Peter is out. Kerwin is out. How about me? De Lima asks court

    Detained Senator Leila de Lima has taken steps to turn the tables against the Department of Justice (DOJ) by using its arguments to dismiss the drug cases against Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa to reverse her indictment.   De Lima's camp on Friday said an Omnibus Motion was filed before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branches 205 and 206 to challenge the new charges provided in the new case information (charge sheet) filed by the DOJ.   The DOJ initially indicted De Lima for illegal drug trading, or violation of Section 26(b) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.   In the amended charge sh...Keep on reading: Peter is out. Kerwin is out. How about me? De Lima asks court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Muntinlupa court resets De Lima arraignment

              The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 has rescheduled anew the arraignment of Senator Leila De Lima on charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.   De Lima's arraignment has been rescheduled several times since June last year.   From June, the arraignment was moved to Sept. 25, 2017 then to Oct. 13, 2017. It was moved again to Nov. 24, and then to March 16 and on Friday, the court again moved the arraignment to May 18.   The arraignment was reset in order to resolve first the senator's Omnibus Motion to reverse the court's Feb. 21, 2018 order granting the prose...Keep on reading: Muntinlupa court resets De Lima arraignment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

De Lima medical results show benign liver mass

MANILA, Philippines — The CT scan results of Sen. Leila de Lima showed that the detected liver mass from her February check-up was not malignant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks

The dismissal of the criminal case against high-profile drug kingpin Peter Lim and other alleged narcotics bosses has put the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a bind in a similar complaint involving detained Sen. Leila de Lima, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Tuesday. Hilbay, one of the lawyers for De Lima, lamented how the DOJ treated the two complaints differently although they both involved alleged violations of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. In July 2016, President Duterte tagged Lim, who turned out to be his wedding compadre (cosponsor), as the biggest drug lord in the country. "The DOJ applied the basic rules to co...Keep on reading: How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Bill outlines penalties for cryptocurrency crimes

SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has filed a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies. Under Senate Bill No. 1694 filed on Feb. 14, all crimes defined under the Revised Penal Code (RPC), when committed through and with the use of virtual currency, will have a penalty one degree higher than provided […] The post Bill outlines penalties for cryptocurrency crimes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

If DOJ can clear Kerwin Espinosa and 2 Peters, it has no more basis to detain De Lima – lawmakers

Lawmakers are aghast at how the Department of Justice (DOJ) was able to dismiss the charges and set free a confessed drug lord such as Kerwin Espinosa. They now demand for the release of Senator Leila de Lima, considering, they said, she was pinned down by a claim of Espinosa he gave her money during her term as Justice Secretary for her senatorial campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

ICC can ‘definitely’ acquire jurisdiction of Duterte – De Lima

The International Criminal Court (ICC) could "definitely and absolutely" acquire jurisdiction of President Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Leila de Lima saidon Tuesday, noting the failure of courts to investigate the drug war killings.   In her response to Prof. Randy David'sSundaycolumn in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, De Lima said that the concept of complementarity revolves around the country's "inability or unwillingness to investigate" the offenses, not the exhaustion of domestic legal remedies.   "The Rome Statute provides for several steps in the acquisition of jurisdiction over a possible case for prosecution at the ICC," De Lima said in a statement.   "Th...Keep on reading: ICC can ‘definitely’ acquire jurisdiction of Duterte – De Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalties on cryptocurrency-related crimes

Senator Leila M. De Lima on Tuesday, March 13, has filed a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. In Senate Bill No. 1694, filed last Feb. 14, or the proposed , the senator stressed that the criminal justice system must be prepared when virtual currency is used in […] The post Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalties on cryptocurrency-related crimes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Sereno on resignation, Barangay and SK elections postponement, NBI on Rappler cyberlibel case | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she will not resign.  The House committee on suffrage , voting 14-2, approves proposals to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections originally set this May.   The National Bureau of Investigation defends its flip-flopping on the cyberlibel complaint against Rappler.  Losing senatorial candidate turned presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino accuses detained senator Leila de Lima of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Leila undergoes CT-scan procedure

MANILA, Philippines — Sen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

De Lima says public has nothing to worry about her health

Even as she assured that the public has nothing to worry about her health, Senator Leila de Lima on Monday asked the public for prayers as she waits for the results of her medical examination on the mass found in her liver.   "There is nothing to worry about. This is just part of a routine medical checkup to determine if I should go through an operation to avoid any complications," De Lima said in a statement hours after undergoing check-up at the Philippine Heart Center Monday afternoon.   Following her routine and periodic medical examination last February, De Lima said her physician ordered that I have to immediately undergo further examination, particularly ...Keep on reading: De Lima says public has nothing to worry about her health.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

De Lima leaves cell for a day to undergo scan for ‘mass on liver’ at PH Heart Center

SEN. Leila de Lima left her detention cell at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday to undergo check-up at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. The Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court granted a one-day medical furlough to de Lima to undergo computed tomography (CT) scan for a “mass on her liver”. [...] The post De Lima leaves cell for a day to undergo scan for ‘mass on liver’ at PH Heart Center appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Rose embraces new home, blocks out doubters

By Steve Aschburner, MINNEAPOLIS – Don’t let go of the rope. It’s one of Tom Thibodeau’s most familiar exhortations, a mantra of sorts to keep his teams locked in, digging down and generally committed through whatever grueling test they’re facing, be it a game, a road trip, a spate of injuries or the entire season. The trouble for Derrick Rose with that particular Thibs-ism is, so often, he has been the rope. On one side of an unfortunate tug o’ war, we’ve had the Rose loyalists, the fans, friends and family who believe that the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player’s return from injury hell to elite status is just one more, legit opportunity away. Pulling from the other side, there is a growing group of Rose skeptics who are convinced that the Chicago kid’s best days – his most explosive, elusive, game-changing moves – are behind him, strewn on the floors of too many surgical rooms and rehab gyms. Rose, 29, knows they’re there. One group pulling for him, the other doubting him. And in an unusually candid and forceful moment Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the normally soft-spoken Rose delivered a stark message to them all. “Yeah,” Rose said after his first full practice since signing a minimum-salary contract Thursday (Friday, PHL tie) to join the Minnesota Timberwolves. “This is how I feel about the whole perspective on it: You can have your perspective on me as far as I’m a bum, I can’t play, I can’t shoot, this and that. All right. Cool. I have no hard feelings with that. I’m cool with that. If that’s how you feel, that’s how you feel. “But at the same time, I don’t need your [bleeping] validation.” Rose’s eyes burned bright, in a direct response to the many health challenges he has endured from acquaintances and strangers both, picking at whatever good or bad is left of his basketball career. “I know who I am,” Rose continued. “I know the type of player I am. So, you respect that and I respect that, and we should be good. That’s how I feel about it.” In other words, you work your side of the street, Rose will continue to work his. If there are NBA administrators like Thibodeau, the Wolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations, willing to give him another chance, he’ll be chasing the ghost of his own self while trying to help somebody win. One more chance Rose’s latest grab at faded glory could begin in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) matinee against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Target Center (editor's note: Rose wound up playing just seven minutes off the bench. He finished with two points on 1-of-5 shooting with a rebound, two assists, and two turnovers). It probably is his last, best shot to salvage something from a 2017-18 season that’s been largely lost due to injury, yes, but other factors outside Rose’s control as well. What looked like a terrific opportunity back in training camp – signing with Eastern Conference power Cleveland Cavaliers and home to the game’s best player (and Rose nemesis) in LeBron James – got sideways fast. In the Cavs’ second game, on a drive to the rim, Rose got whacked across the face and neck by Milwaukee center Greg Monroe. He landed badly on the baseline, suffering a “jacked-up” left ankle that left him in a walking boot and sidelined him for 11 of Cleveland’s next 15 games. Then word got out just before Thanksgiving that Rose had left the team, reportedly to contemplate his future as an NBA player. He was gone for nearly two weeks, at least part of it back home in Chicago, during what Cavs GM Koby Altman called “a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick.” Rose didn’t play again until Cleveland’s 44th game. In nine appearances over the next three weeks, he was a shell of the three-time All-Star he’d once been, averaging 6.3 points, 1.6 assists and 13.3 minutes, while shooting 39 percent. On Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time), he was one of six Cavaliers players dealt by Altman at the NBA trade deadline, sent to Salt Lake City as a throw-in to acquire Utah’s Rodney Hood and Sacramento’s George Hill. Two days later, the Jazz waived Rose. Four weeks passed before Thibodeau got the green light from Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to sign Rose. The Oklahoma City Thunder had sniffed in his direction, only to opt for veteran backup Corey Brewer. Rose had family duties to attend to – he and Alaina Anderson had a baby girl in Chicago to start the week – but he also had spent time working out by himself in the Cavs’ facility or at Cleveland State’s gym. The end seemed near. Given Rose’s limited involvement this season, he probably would have been a long shot to land with one of the league’s 30 teams in 2018-19, had Thibodeau not reached out. The people on the dark end of Rose’s rope were winning. Now, this buys him time for a shout-out to the folks on the other end. “‘Don’t give up,’ Rose said he would tell them. Talking later at the downtown Minneapolis hotel where he’s staying, he wanted to assure people that his desire to play remains strong, his passion to keep trying still burns, and his mental fitness for this and future challenges on or away from the court is fine. “I still have faith,” Rose said, two bags of ice strapped to each leg. “No matter what happens, I still have a lot of faith in myself and my ability. It’s just about opportunity and catching a rhythm. Whenever I do catch a rhythm, I’d rather see what it is then. Than to, like, give up knowing I have so much left. Like, ‘Damn, I should have kept playing.’ “I’m going to give it my all. And once I do, then it’s like, ‘All right, cool. I gave it my all, now what’s this next phase in my life?’ “But as far as right now, I’m still in it. I’ve got two kids that can look at me now. The oldest, my boy [P.J.] is 5 years old. He’s looking at me right now. He sees everything. I’m going to tell him, ‘No excuses. Don’t come to me cryin’, this and that. Nah.’ He’ll see what I’ve had to go through. ‘Now suck it up and go out there and do what you’ve got to do.’” A career interrupted For some NBA players whose careers got waylaid by injuries – Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, Penny Hardaway – their bodies finally refused to cooperate. They went from 60-to-0, no wiggle room on whether they would continue. Rose, for all his setbacks, has worked his way back – not back to his previous form – from each and every injury. From the ACL blowout that started him down his hobbled path in April 2012 to three subsequent meniscus knee surgeries, from the left orbital fracture he suffered when he caught teammate Taj Gibson’s errant elbow in the face in the opening practice of 2015-16 to the lingering ankle sprain dealt by Monroe’s blow in October. In that sense, Rose is more like Bernard King, Sam Bowie or Grant Hill, standout players whose career trajectories were forever altered – but not ended – by injuries. Rose speaks as if he has reached some level of peace with his maladies, referring to his injuries as “part of the game” and his particular “cross” to bear. “I’ve just had five surgeries more than other people,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it. That don’t mean that I can’t play. That don’t mean that I lost my love for the game. No.” What Rose doesn’t like is the “fragile” label that’s been affixed to him. He’s less interested that he has played in only 486 of approximately 789 regular-season games so far, while proud of the 130 he logged with the Bulls (2015-16) and Knicks (2016-17) more recently. It seems clear that the reckless abandon with which Rose played – and the excruciating torque he put on his knees with his bounding, zig-zag attacks through the lane – wreaked havoc on his knees. Beyond that, though, he’s not buying any pattern business. “You see how I was injured [in October]? I was taken out of the air,” Rose said. “People are like, ‘Aw, he’s always injured.’ Are you just watching highlights, just looking at clips, like new fans are these days? Or are you watching an entire game? Are you just reading reports that come up on your phone?” Scouts say that Rose has lost both quickness and leaping ability, without developing a perimeter game to compensate. They also bundle his Cleveland hiatus with the AWOL episode last season with the Knicks, when Rose left the team without notice before a game against New Orleans, to question his reliability and commitment. Rose disputes the comments about his game, citing the circumstances in New York and Cleveland. “I could sit here and tell you, ‘I’m gonna try to change this. Do this and do that.’ Nah, I always felt, it starts with my rhythm,” he said. “[In] New York ... I was playing the triangle [offense favored by former Knicks president Phil Jackson] and still playing pretty well [18.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 32.5 mpg]. In Cleveland, when did I really have a chance to catch a rhythm? When did I play 20 games straight? Or 10 games? Five games?” As for his reliability – or likelihood to take a powder on the Wolves the way he did on the Knicks and seemed to do on the Cavs – Rose said there is no issue there, either. In the past couple weeks, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan (depression) and Cleveland’s Kevin Love (panic attacks) have opened up about psychological challenges they and other athletes face. But Rose shook his head as the question was asked. “Oh no, no, no,” he said. “I’m blessed, man. Beyond blessed. It’s not even ... what do I have to complain about? I don’t have anything to complain about. Of course, I wish I was on the court more. I think in time, with the right opportunity, I’ll be out there more. “I’m not depressed, even though I think everybody deals with some depression in some way. It’s about how you deal with it. We’re emotional creatures. We hold onto things. I try to meditate, try to do little things to change my mindset and try to read things to easy my nerves.” Rose admitted he did wonder if he would get another chance, once the Cavs traded him to a Jazz team that had no use for him. “Especially when you get dropped by a team like Cleveland, that needed players,” he said. “It makes other teams think, ‘Damn, if they didn’t keep him...’” Rose has not spoken with James since being dealt, he said. “The way I take it, I don’t take it as personal,” Rose said. “They didn’t need my services. That’s the way I look at it, OK? I understand. It’s business. Does that stop me from working hard? Does that stop me from still putting out goals and trying to reach my goals? No.” Familiar faces aid return Now Rose is reunited with Thibodeau, Gibson, Jimmy Butler (sidelined after his own meniscus surgery) and familiar coaches and staff making up the “TimberBulls.” He even trusts Thibodeau, often criticized for the heavy minutes he loads on his top players, not to break him. “If anything, I want him to play me,” Rose said. “I want to show to him that I can still play. I want him to see me and be like, ‘Damn, he’s still got it.’ I want him to count on me. I want to be held accountable. You know what I mean? I don’t just want to be, like, an average guy on the team riding along just to see how far they go. I really want to add.” Said Thibodeau, who ran Rose Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) through a rigorous refresher course on his playbook: “Obviously when he was at an MVP level, that was the peak. But he also, my last year in Chicago, he had a great year. ... He still has the potential to be very good. He’s young, that was the other part of it. He knows some of our guys, he knows the system. “Like all stories, there’s a beginning, there’s a middle and there’s an end,” the Wolves coach added. “I don’t think it’s a finished story.” Gibson thinks Rose can shoulder some of Butler’s late-game duties, simply because the scoring guard has strong muscle memory of such situations. He, too, hopes Rose’s story can take a happy turn. “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” the veteran forward said. “I truly believe in him. He’s got a lot left in the tank. It’s just, sometimes life doesn’t go your way and you have to push through it and keep fighting.” Thibodeau has said that Rose, like starter Jeff Teague and backup Tyus Jones, can play both backcourt spots, so he can mix-and-match based on situations. Rose anticipates no problem walking that line between asserting his game and rocking the Wolves’ boat. “My job coming here, I’m not trying to step on nobody’s toes. I’m not trying to take someone’s spot,” he said. “I’m not trying to show myself. Nah. I’m here to win. Me going out there and playing, hopefully you all see that. ‘He’s making money plays. He’s playing to win. And that’s what we wanted from him.’” Not that Rose, lest we forget from up top, needs anyone’s bleeping validation. Boosters and doubters can pull this way or that, but he said he’ll be the one who decides when his time is up. “When my love of the game is not there,” Rose said, sounding sincere near the end of his 10th season overall. “When I get tired of going to the gym. “Don’t get me wrong, we all go through that. But after a couple of days, I get antsy, I want to be in the gym. When a week or two goes by and I haven’t touched the gym, even in the summer, oh yeah, I’d know it was over.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Attempt to ‘tame’ Rappler proves Duterte a despot – de Lima

The tax evasion and cyber libel cases filed against news organization Rappler were attacks on a free press that proved the country had fallen into authoritarian rule under President Rodrigo Duterte’s government, Senator Leila de Lima said in a Saturday statement. Source link link: Attempt to ‘tame’ Rappler proves Duterte a despot – de Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018