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Diego nangakong poprotektahan ang 3 kapatid na babae: Pero ayokong maging kuya na…

NAG-PROMISE si Diego Loyzaga na poprotektahan niya nang bonggang-bongga ang mga kapatid niya sa ama na sina Angelina, Sam at Chesca Cruz. Ang tatlong dalaga ay anak ni Sunshine Cruz kay Cesar Montano habang anak naman ni Buboy si Diego sa aktres ding si Teresa Loyzaga. Super happy and proud ang hunk actor sa kanyang mga […] The post Diego nangakong poprotektahan ang 3 kapatid na babae: Pero ayokong maging kuya na… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 8th, 2021

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

John Lloyd nag-ala-Charlie Chaplin: Ayokong maging diktador…o manakop ng kahit sino

  “IKINALULUNGKOT ko, pero ayoko maging diktador. Hindi iyan ang gusto ko.” Ito ang mga katagang binitiwan ni John Lloyd Cruz sa isang video na inilabas sa social media matapos pirmahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang pagsasabatas ng Anti-Terror Bill. Nagmula ito sa 1941 American movie na “The Great Dictator” under British actor-filmmaker Charlie Chaplin […] The post John Lloyd nag-ala-Charlie Chaplin: Ayokong maging diktador…o manakop ng kahit sino appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Luis planong maging doktor, may sinundang babae kaya ‘di natuloy

TRENDING ang vlog ni Jessy Mendiola kung saan kasama niya ang kaniyang Howhow na si Luis Manzano at ang Momski na si Cong. Vilma Santos. Aliw na aliw panoorin ang tatlo sa vlog kung saan nagtagisan ng galing sina Jessy at Ate Vi kung sino ang mas lubos na nakakakilala kay Lucky. Unang tanong pa […] The post Luis planong maging doktor, may sinundang babae kaya ‘di natuloy appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Janine kinabahan sa message ng delivery rider: Kuya, akala ko kung ano na ang ipagtatapat mo sa ‘kin!

Janine Gutierrez, Ramon Christopher, Jessica, Diego at Maxine Gutierrez KINABAHAN nang bonggang-bongga ang Kapamilya actress na si Janine Gutierrez sa message na ipinadala sa kanya ng isang delivery rider. Aliw na aliw ang fans at social media followers ng dalaga sa ibinahagi niyang kuwento tungkol sa naging palitan nila ng mensahe ng lalaking Grab rider. […] The post Janine kinabahan sa message ng delivery rider: Kuya, akala ko kung ano na ang ipagtatapat mo sa ‘kin! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Luis may pangako sakaling tumakbo sa Eleksyon 2022; Ate Vi gustong maging senador pero…

Vilma Santos at Luis Manzano DIRETSAHANG inamin ni Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto na bukas ang kanyang puso at isipan sa pagtakbong senador sa 2022 national elections. Ayon kay Ate Vi, talagang pinag-iisipan niyang mabuti ngayon kung ano ang magiging desisyon niya para sa kanyang buhay-politika sa susunod na taon. Sa Facebook at Instagram Live ng actress-politician […] The post Luis may pangako sakaling tumakbo sa Eleksyon 2022; Ate Vi gustong maging senador pero… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Long Mejia pinagbabayad ng P400K dahil sa ginawang prank kay Aiko

UMABOT na sa mahigit 500,000 ang views ang YouTube vlog ni Long Mejia kung saan nabiktima ng prank si Aiko Melendez. Ang eksena, gustong maging leading lady ni Long sa comedy film si Aiko pero may kissing scene at bed scene. Pinalagan ito ng aktres dahil hindi naman daw niya alam na pina-prank pala siya […] The post Long Mejia pinagbabayad ng P400K dahil sa ginawang prank kay Aiko appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

John Lloyd hindi pa handang maging tatay nang isilang si Elias; pero gustong ma-in love uli

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Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Jane lilipad na bilang Darna, aalis na sa ‘Probinsyano’; Bela walang isyu kina Neil at Angel

NASA United Kingdom si Bela Padilla ngayon kung saan sila nagkita ng Swiss boyfriend niyang si Norman Bay and at the same time, dinalaw din ng aktres ang kapatid niya kung saan siya mananatili roon ng 10 days. Sa panayam kay Bela ng vlogger at writer na si G3 San Diego ay napag-usapan nila ang […] The post Jane lilipad na bilang Darna, aalis na sa ‘Probinsyano’; Bela walang isyu kina Neil at Angel appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Anak ni Candy na si Quentin sumabak na sa training bilang altar server

MANGIYAK-NGIYAK ang aktres na si Candy Pangilinan nang ipaabot ang pasasalamat sa mga taong tumulong kay Quentin para matupad ang pangarap nitong maging altar server. Nagsimula na kasi ang training nito sa simbahan para maging altar server. “Maraming salamat sa Dios talaga, naiiyak ako,” saad ni Candy. “Nagpapasalamat ako kay Kuya Ruby, na nagte-train sa […] The post Anak ni Candy na si Quentin sumabak na sa training bilang altar server appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Anak ni Aiko na si Marthena never pinabayaan ng amang si Martin Jickain

SA Miyerkoles, Hulyo, 28 pa ang 15th birthday ng bunso at nag-iisang anak na babae ni Aiko Melendez na si Marthena Jickain pero ipinagdiwang na nila ito kahapon, Hulyo 24. Ang ganda tingnan ng larawang magkakasama si Aiko, ang boyfriend niyang si Zambales Vice Governor Jay Khonghun, Andrei Yllana, Marthena at ang papa nitong si […] The post Anak ni Aiko na si Marthena never pinabayaan ng amang si Martin Jickain appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Robredo s spokesperson: VP was ordered to stop attending Cabinet meetings

“Ayoko na sanang patulan pero sobrang sinungaling eh. ‘Pinili’ daw ni VP Leni na umalis sa Gabinete para maging lider ng oposisyon. Hay naku, magsisinungaling na lang andali pang hulihin,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Ivana bagay na bagay maging Dyesebel; kapatid na si Hash nanliligaw kay Donnalyn Bartolome?

LITAW na litaw ang kaseksihan ng aktres na si Ivana Alawi nang mag-ala mermaid for a day sa kanyang latest vlog. Tila walang talab ang tag-ulan sa hotness ng dalaga. Matagal na raw niyang gusto na maranasan kung paano maging sirena dahil bata pa lang ay nanonood na siya ng “Marina” at “Dyesebel.” Comment pa […] The post Ivana bagay na bagay maging Dyesebel; kapatid na si Hash nanliligaw kay Donnalyn Bartolome? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Kelot kinatay 2 ate para sa lotto

Pumatay ng dalawang kapatid na babae ang isang teenager para lang manalo sa lotto. The post Kelot kinatay 2 ate para sa lotto first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

Cristine binago ang lifestyle para sa anak: Gusto kong maging role model ako sa kanya

NANG masilayan ni Cristine Reyes ang anak niyang si Amarah Khatibi ang hinding-hindi niya malilimutang “encounter” sa kanyang buhay. Yan ang pahayag ni AA (palayaw ng aktres) sa face-to-face presscon ng TV series nila ni Diego Loyzaga, ang Pinoy version ng Korean drama na “Encounter” na ginanap kanina sa Botejyu Capitol Commons, Pasig City. “’Yung […] The post Cristine binago ang lifestyle para sa anak: Gusto kong maging role model ako sa kanya appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Jeric Raval umabot sa 18 ang anak mula sa 6 na babae; pangarap maging rapper noon tulad ni Francis M

KUNG susumahin, umabot sa 18 ang naging anak ng action star na si Jeric Raval mula sa iba’t ibang babae na nakarelasyon niya. Aminado si Jeric na talagang lapitin ng mga girls ang mga action stars, base na rin sa personal niyang experience pati na rin sa mga nasaksihan niyang karanasan ng mga kapwa niya […] The post Jeric Raval umabot sa 18 ang anak mula sa 6 na babae; pangarap maging rapper noon tulad ni Francis M appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Payo ng Pangulong Duterte kay Romualdez: Huwag nang pakialaman ang pwesto ni Velasco

Isang taon na lang mahigit ang natitira sa 18th Congress pero hanggang ngayon ay marami pa ring mga mambabatas ang gustong makakuha ng makapangyarihang komite sa kamara. Hindi lamang ang liderato ng mga komite ang aking tinutukoy kundi maging ang pamunuan ng mababang kapulungan ng kongreso. Isa sa mga inilulutang ng ilang maiingay na kongresista […] The post Payo ng Pangulong Duterte kay Romualdez: Huwag nang pakialaman ang pwesto ni Velasco appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Natupad ang pangarap na concert

Isa akong musician, bata pa lang hilig ko na magbanda. Kahit noong college, mas mahalaga sa akin ang pagtugtog kesa pag-aaral, pero ngayon lang ako nagkaroon ng panaginip na nag-concert ako sa madaming tao. Sa panaginip ko, hawak ko ang electric guitar ko habang kumakanta at kumakaway sa mga taong nanonood. Rockstar na rockstar ang dating ko at ang sarap sa pakiramdam. Kahit medyo may edad na ako ngayon, pangarap ko pa rin kasi ang maging sikat na musician, pero maraming kailangang iprayoridad kaya naging part time hobby ko na lang ito hanggang sa magkaroon ng pandemic at nahinto ang gig. Nami-miss ko lang ba ang tumugtog? O ma mas malaki pang ibig sabihin ang panaginip kong ito? The post Natupad ang pangarap na concert first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Pinakain ng karayom habang tulog

Takot na takot ako sa naging panaginip kong ito, kaya gusto kong malaman ano ba ang koneksyon nito sa aking buhay. Nakahiga daw ako sa kama, kita ko ang sarili ko na natutulog pero may dumating na babae na hindi ko nakita ang mukha tapos may sinubo daw siya sa akin na matulis na bagay. Pagkamulat ko daw ng mata ko ay wala ang babae tapos niluwa ko ang nilagay niya sa bibig ko, tatlong karayom ito. Agad akong tumayo sa kama pero nakita ko na may mga karayom pang nakatusok sa braso ko at mayroon pang mga karayom na nasa kama at sahig. Tumakbo ako pero hindi nakalayo dahil ingat na ingat akong hindi na matusok ng karayom. Ano ba ang ibig sabihin nito? The post Pinakain ng karayom habang tulog first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Si Kyline Alcantara nga ba ang mystery girl sa buhay ni Mavy Legaspi?

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Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Ex-PBA star baog, ‘di magka-anak

MANILA, Philippines – Kung sa career ang pag usapan,  matagumpay naman ang Fil- Am player sa kanyang paglalaro at katunayan, umabot  siya ng 18 years  bago  magretiro sa PBA. Tahimik ang kanyang lovelife, pero nang ikinasal ang basketbolista sa isang mayaman na babae dito na lumabas ang maraming problema kung saan inakusahan ang misis nito […] The post Ex-PBA star baog, ‘di magka-anak appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021