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Young actor-car racer na-trauma sa pag-inom ng softdrink

If there’s one thing that separates newbie actor Javi Benitez from other aspiring actors, it would be discipline. Grabe ang disiplina ni Javi sa kanyang sarili, “I haven’t had softdrink since I was a kid,” he declared. “Ang story noon is when I was 7 years old at nag-travel kami abroad, I mixed three sodas. […] The post Young actor-car racer na-trauma sa pag-inom ng softdrink appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Javi GDL drops 25 points as UP drops 30-point hammer on Taiwanese team

For the third game in a row in the 2019 Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Cup, a different player busted out for the University of the Philippines. Javi Gomez de Liano was online from start to finish as the Fighting Maroons had no problems whatsoever against National Kaohsiung Normal University in a 97-67 romp, Thursday in Taiwan. Javi GDL scorched the nets for 25 points in efficient 8-fot-12 shooting to go along with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. He follows teammates Kobe Paras and Jun Manzo as State U players who shone bright for State U in their first and second games, respectively. Paras and Manzo were still impactful in this one, though, as the former finished with 16 points, two rebounds, and two steals and the latter ended with 13 markers and eight assists. Bright Akhuetie and Will Gozum then dominated the interior by merging for 25 points and six rebounds. UP was already in complete command in the first half before dropping a 32-point third quarter to blow the game wide open. Their next assignment in the regional tournament is National Taiwan Normal University on Friday. BOX SCORES UP 97 - Gomez de Liano Ja 25, Paras 16, Manzo 13, Gozum 13, Akhuetie 12, Spencer 7, Mantilla 3, Webb 2, Murrell 2, Longa 2, Jaboneta 0, Gob 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-15, 54-30, 86-47, 97-67 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 18th, 2019Related News

Javi Benitez, an action star in the making

MALAKAS ang dating nitong Star Circle 16 member na si Javier “Javi” Benitez, kaya hindi kataka-takang maraming girls ang kinikilig kapag nakikita siya. Subalit hindi ang pagiging matinee idol ang target niya sa showbiz, kundi ang pagiging action star. Nakahuntahan namin ang binata at masarap itong kausap lalo’t tungkol sa action ang usapan. Ito kasi ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJul 17th, 2019Related News

Boy, swept away by onrushing canal water, found dead near Tagunol bridge

CEBU CITY, Philippines — She is grieving for losing his five-year-old son, John Clark Ebua, yet she is also grateful for having his body found and retrieved nearly 28 hours since he was swept away on July 13 by onrushing waters of a canal in Sitio Exoville, Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City. Julie Ann Nacion,  […] The post Boy, swept away by onrushing canal water, found dead near Tagunol bridge appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2019Related News

Tumulak: John Clark Ebua may already be dead

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City disaster personnel already shifted to retrieval operations their earlier search and rescue operation to locate John Clark Ebua who went missing after he fell into a box culvert in Barangay Basak Pardo, Saturday afternoon. Read More: Cebu City disaster personnel to resume search for missing boy from Basak Pardo […] The post Tumulak: John Clark Ebua may already be dead appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2019Related News

Photo Gallery: More volunteers join retrieval operation

LOOK: Personnel from the Special Rescue Unit (SRU) of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have joined the retrieval operations for John Clark Ebua. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak discussed with BFP SRU areas where the drainage system from Barangay Basak Pardo would lead to. But the boy’s family continue to hope that John Clark […] The post Photo Gallery: More volunteers join retrieval operation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2019Related News

Boy, 5, falls in Basak Pardo canal; missing

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A five-year-old child went missing after he reportedly fell into a canal in Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City while bathing in the rain this afternoon, July 13. Rescuers continue to locate John Clark Ibwa as of 5 p.m. today, said Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak. “Ongoing pa ang rescue. Gipangita pa […] The post Boy, 5, falls in Basak Pardo canal; missing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2019Related News

Cogon drug bust: Man nabbed with P1M shabu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 21-year-old man, whom police allegedly described as a member of a big-time drug group operating in Cebu, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Cogon Ramos in Cebu City in the early morning of July 13. Zheromie Galvez of Barangay Quiot Pardo, Cebu City was also caught 150 grams […] The post Cogon drug bust: Man nabbed with P1M shabu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2019Related News

Drug suspect killed, another wounded in bloody buy-bust in Talisay City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A drug suspect was killed while his suspected cohort was wounded during a shootout with police officers during an anti-illegal drug operation in Barangay Candulawan, Talisay City on July 6. Nolito Sacaday of Barangay Pardo, Cebu City died after he suffered gunshot wounds in his body during the 10-minute shootout with […] The post Drug suspect killed, another wounded in bloody buy-bust in Talisay City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2019Related News

San Juan remains unscathed in MPBL Lakan Cup after trampling Rizal

San Juan had no problems whatsoever in a 101-86 rout of Rizal, Thursday inside Manila's San Andres Sports Complex for its third win in a row to begin its title defense in the MPBL Lakan Cup. John Wilson waxed hot with 25 points, including four triples, to go along with five rebounds and three assists while Mike Ayonayon wound up with 15 markers, five boards, and two dimes. The Knights stampeded their way to a still spotless slate, dominating the paint where they scored 50 points compared to their opponents' 18. In the end, Jhonard Clarito, Orlan Wamar, and Lester Reyes also added eight points apiece to help the defending champions score the 15-point rout. Jansen Rios had 16 points to top the scoring column for the Golden Coolers who absorbed their second loss in three games. In the day's other game, Jan Jamon and Ron Lastimosa joined forces to shoot Pasay over Imus, 82-65. Jamon had 15 points and three rebounds while Lastimosa had 12 markers, four assists, and three boards in the Voyagers' third win in a row following a season-opening loss. For the now 1-2 Bandera, James Martinez was the lone bright spot with 12 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Mark Anthony Doligon chipped in 14 markers, most coming when the game was all but over......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 4th, 2019Related News

Personalizing Your Army

By Titus Villanueva Photos by Sophia Martinez One of the first things they’ll tell you when you start miniature wargaming or anything involving scale miniatures is the fact that your models will never look like anyone else’s. It’s true. Every color you choose to blend, every stroke of the brush from the combination of techniques […] The post Personalizing Your Army appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Jojo Ong is BiG golfer of the year

Businessman Joy Anthony ‘Jojo’ Ong of Innoland bagged the coveted Golfer of the Year award in the 2019 Business in Golf Tournament played Thursday, June 20, at the rolling fairways of Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City. Ong, who is also his company’s representative to the organizing Cebu Chamber of Commerce […] The post Jojo Ong is BiG golfer of the year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Romm inspired sa nakuhang award, wish sundan ang yapak ni Boy Abunda

SUNOD-SUNOD ang mga proyektong pinagkaka-abalahan ngayon ni Direk Romm Burlat. Siya ang director ng pelikulang Bakit Nasa Huli Ang Simula, ang first starring role ni Ms. Faye Tangonan with William Martinez, Lance Raymundo, Jay-R Ramos, Lester Paul, at iba pa. Bukod sa pagiging director at talent man­ager, bida rin siya sa katatapos na movie titled Tutop na ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJun 21st, 2019Related News

Brazil and Argentina eclipsed at start of Copa America

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Uruguay, Chile and Colombia impressed at the start of the Copa America, eclipsing hosts Brazil and embattled Argentina early in the South American tournament. In the first round of matches, the continent's top powerhouses showed signs of weakness, prompting early doubts about their title chances. Brazil was booed by its own fans after a slow start in the 3-0 win against Bolivia, while Lionel Messi's Argentina was dominated in a 2-0 loss to Colombia. Uruguay and Chile, meanwhile, comfortably won their matches 4-0, over Ecuador and Japan, respectively. Here's a look at how the top teams fared in their opening games in the Copa America in Brazil. TOP PERFORMANCES With Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in form, Uruguay routed Ecuador in Belo Horizonte on Sunday. The first goal, by Nicolas Lodeiro, was one of the best of the tournament, with the midfielder controlling a pass from Suarez with his thigh before lobbing the ball over a defender and firing a shot into the net. The second, by Cavani, was also a beauty. The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored with an acrobatic volley from near the penalty spot after meeting a delivery into the area. Suarez later added the third goal before halftime, and the fourth was an own goal in the second half. Uruguay played well from the start at the Mineirao Stadium, though it was at a greater advantage after Ecuadorean Jose Quintero was sent off in the 24th minute. Two-time defending champion Chile also eased to victory over Japan, which has brought a young squad focused on the Olympic tournament at home next year. The veteran Chileans won Monday's match in Sao Paulo with two goals by Eduardo Vargas, one by Alexis Sanchez and another by Erick Pulgar. Colombia didn't have such an easy time against Argentina on Saturday in Salvador, but it showed its strength by closing out the match with two second-half goals by Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata. The first goal came thanks to a great long pass by James Rodriguez, who got the better of Lionel Messi in the opener at the Arena Fonte Nova. DISAPPOINTING FAVORITES Argentina, still trying to end its title drought, endured its first defeat in a Copa America opener since 1979. It was also its first defeat to Colombia in 12 years. Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria — the only remaining players from the teams that lost the finals of the World Cup in 2014 and the Copa America in 2015 and 2016 — couldn't lead the team to the opening victory in Brazil. Now the Argentines need a good result against Paraguay on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte to avoid the risk of an early elimination. Without the injured Neymar, Brazil managed to get the victory against Bolivia on Friday but the team was jeered by the home fans at Morumbi Stadium after struggling in the first half. Philippe Coutinho, taking over Neymar's leading role, scored twice early in the second half, including from a penalty awarded by video review. Substitute Everton closed the scoring late in the game. LOW ATTENDANCE The first round of matches was marked by low attendances. The biggest crowd was at Brazil's opener, when nearly 50,000 fans made it to the Morumbi. It was a disappointing crowd, though, as organizers had announced that nearly 70,000 fans were expected. The average attendance for the first six matches was about 25,000, but a couple of games had less than 15,000 spectators — Uruguay vs. Ecuador and Venezuela vs. Peru. BIGGEST DRAMA The 2-2 draw between Paraguay and Qatar was the most exciting match of the first round, with the South Americans squandering a 2-0 lead late in the second half. BIGGEST SNOOZE The least exciting match was the scoreless draw between Peru and Venezuela in Porto Alegre, in front of only 13,370 fans. Peru had two goals disallowed by video review. ___ AP Sports Writer Tales Azzoni contributed to this report from Sao Paulo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Rodriguez leads Colombia to win over Argentina

By Debora Rey, Associated Press SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America, leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in their opening game in the South American tournament on Saturday. Rodriguez set up Roger Martinez's opening goal in the second half with a high, diagonal pass across the field, and substitute Duván Zapata scored late to seal the victory that allowed Colombia to end a 12-year winless streak against the Argentines. Messi had missed a chance to put Argentina in front, sending a close-range header off target as his team opened the tournament with a loss for the first time since 1979. "Our best player was the entire team," Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz said. "The next match will certainly be more difficult, this is only the beginning." Both Argentina and Colombia are trying to end title droughts, with the Argentines winless since the 1993 Copa America and the Colombians without a trophy since the 2001 edition. Argentina lost the finals of the World Cup in 2014 and the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, where it lost both of the latter in penalty shootouts against Chile. Colombia's last win over Argentina was in South American qualifying for the World Cup in 2007. "It had been a long time (without beating Argentina)," Zapata said. "Everyone in Colombia is very happy, but there is still a long way to go in the Copa, we still have important matches ahead." Messi and Rodriguez had a mostly quiet match in Salvador, although Rodriguez provided the assist for Martinez's 71st-minute opener. The playmaker gained possession inside Colombia's own half before picking out Martinez with a long pass. The forward brought the ball down on the left flank before cutting into the penalty area and shooting into the far corner of the net. "We are disappointed because they scored a great goal when we were playing better," Messi said. "It will take some time to accept this defeat, but we have to take the positives from today and move on to try to win the next match. We still have plenty of chances." Argentina's first loss in a Copa America game in regulation time since 2007 was confirmed in the 86th minute. Five minutes after entering the match, Zapata converted from Jefferson Lerma's cross. Argentina striker Sergio Aguero and Colombia veteran Radamel Falcao also couldn't do much to help their teams break through their opponents' defense in a tense opening match in Group B. "We improved in the second half and created chances," said Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who complained of the bad field conditions at the Arena Fonte Nova. "We still have two matches left and if we win them we will certainly advance." Argentina will next play against Paraguay in Belo Horizonte, while Colombia will face Qatar in Sao Paulo. Paraguay and Qatar meet in the other Group B match on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Saturday, Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw in Group A, a result that left both teams two points behind host Brazil, which opened with a 3-0 win over Bolivia on Friday in Sao Paulo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Police arrest house painter, minor with P1. 8 million worth of illegal drugs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P1.8 million worth of illegal drugs was seized by authorities during a joint operation in Sitio Laguna, Barangay Basak Pardo a few minutes past 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. The joint operation of the Police Drug Enforcement Group Visayas (PDEG Visayas) and Pardo Police Precinct-7 arrested Wilfredo Parides, […] The post Police arrest house painter, minor with P1. 8 million worth of illegal drugs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2019Related News

Sugod Malaya working to promote diversity in Football

Football has yet to shed its image of being a rich kid’s sport in the country, but Allianz Philippines and Sugod Malaya are showing that “the most beautiful sport in the world” is best played in an equal playing field. It doesn’t matter what your background or social standing is, as long as you are committed and dedicated to playing the game. “Globally, Allianz is known to be a staunch supporter of football, and we want to promote that same passion here in the Philippines. When Sugod Malaya came to us for help, we immediately saw that they are an organization that represents our goals and ideals for the sport—that it’s not just a game to be played by a few, but by all,” said Gae Martinez, Chief Marketing Officer of Allianz Philippines. Established six years ago, Sugod Malaya is a nonprofit football club that has close to 300 active members today—from the well-to-do to the poorest of the poor. “When we started, our dream was to establish a club that is really free, regardless of whatever the player’s background is,” said Mark Duane Angos, Secretary General and one of the founders of Sugod Malaya. He acknowledged that football in the Philippines suffered the reputation of being a game that is only played in gated communities and Sugod Malaya seeks to change that. “We were forming a team back then and realized that it lacked diversity. At that time, I was doing a community outreach program for San Beda and got in touch with folks in Tondo,” Angos said. The club eventually got four kids from the area to play with their team in Bacolod which, along with Iloilo, are considered the “Meccas” of football. “When they played in Bacolod, they really played well together,” Angos shared. From the 11 kids they had back then, the club has grown significantly. More than half of its members come from impoverished backgrounds, with 30-40 percent coming from the poorest of the poor. “At first, we were only relying on the generous donations of our club’s parents until we wanted to expand and solidify the program. In the end, it became more than just a football club; it also became a tool for community development. It is now a club that provides an opportunity for kids from all backgrounds to play and, at the same time, have their talent seen and discovered by the global community,” Angos said. While they consider their games in Iloilo and Bacolod to be memorable ones, nothing could beat their excitement in playing for international leagues. Sugod Malaya has played in the Borneo Cup in Malaysia and the Singa Cup in Singapore, and has likewise done well in their stints in other Asian countries. Most recently, Sugod Malaya experienced how it is to play European football when they played in Barcelona, Spain. They played in the Mediterranean Cup and competed against Barcelona FC’s famed La Masia squad, the youth team that produced global football megastars Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Angos said they almost gave up the idea of joining while they were in their planning stage. “We knew, from the perspective of cost, that Barcelona would be too much even though its organizers were nice enough to give us partial subsidy. At some point, we thought of backing out because we felt that participating in one tournament might affect our entire program—we have a team playing in Europe and getting that experience, but then the other scholars would be suffering because we’d run out of funds and resources. So when Allianz and like-minded individuals came in, we saw the light at the end of the tunnel,” he revealed, adding that they knew of Allianz’ dedication to football. “When we heard that they were willing to help us, we were excited. We are very thankful and, at the same time, excited to see that we have represented Allianz well,” he pointed out. Even though the much stronger Barcelona team defeated Sugod Malaya, the kids remain determined. “You can see that it (playing against Barcelona) reinforced their determination,” Angos said. In playing in Barcelona, the kids realized how different football is being played in Europe. “In the Philippines, they would cheer for you when you make a goal. In Spain and the rest of Europe, the crowd will clap and appreciate your good pass, even if you don’t score, and when you make a good save. They can appreciate the strengths of the whole team,” Angos shared. He added that because of Allianz’ support in getting the kids to play in Spain, many other opportunities for the club came up. They were invited to play in Colombia (a team that they won over during the friendly competition), Ireland, and Portugal, among others. “The Colombian coach said that our play is unpolished, which is not a bad thing because it makes it unpredictable and exciting,” Angos said, adding that the other clubs have compared their style to that of Manny Pacquiao’s. In the end, what Mark and the rest of Sugod Malaya wants to achieve for the sport in the country, is to make Filipinos realize that “Football is a sport for the Filipinos.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 11th, 2019Related News

Cop, who moonlights as drug pusher, nabbed with P170K shabu in Pardo bust

CEBU CITY, Philippines — He helps arrest drug pushers when he is on duty as a police officer, especially since he is a member of the Labangon Police Precinct’s Drug Enforcement Unit. But when he goes off duty from his law enforcement job, Police Corporal Rogelio Atillo, surprisingly dons another secret hat as he allegedly […] The post Cop, who moonlights as drug pusher, nabbed with P170K shabu in Pardo bust appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2019Related News

Gunman kills construction worker in Inayawan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An unidentified gunman shot dead a construction worker as he was walking along Sitio Malipayon, Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City in the afternoon of June 6. Julius Gomez, 52, sustained a gunshot wound in the side of the chest causing his death, said Police Lieutenant Eleazar Milloneda, Pardo Police Precinct deputy chief, […] The post Gunman kills construction worker in Inayawan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 6th, 2019Related News

Pueblo ladies grab Luzvimin golf lead

Cebu Country Club slowed down after a lead-grabbing 187-point output Wednesday, settling for a 178 behind Riko Nagai’s 47 points and Crytal Neri, Catrina Martinez and Mary Kim Hong’s 46, 45 and 40 points, respectively......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 1st, 2019Related News