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  • Pogoy staying at present as TNT reaches familiar situation
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    It’s a situation Roger Pogoy and TNT are very much familiar with. The Tropang Giga on Saturday handed Alaska a 103-85 rout to end their 2021 Honda PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at 10-1, the second time in three seasons that the team finished with such an impressive record in the… Read more »
  • Chot Reyes glad to see Ryan Reyes regain form after bout with COVID
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    TNT head coach Chot Reyes couldn’t feel happier to see Ryan Reyes slowly regain his form after going through a tough stretch early in the PBA season. The decorated mentor said that the 38-year-old forward was in high spirits entering the new cage wars, until COVID-19 came his way. “Well,… Read more »
  • Serrano shines as Pampanga dehorns Mindoro to open NBL back-to-back bid
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    Encho Serrano put on a show in his professional debut, leading Pampanga to a dominant 130-83 routing of Mindoro in the nightcap of the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup 2021 restart at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. Birthday boy Encho Serrano came off the bench and… Read more »
  • Blackwater to decide on Nash Racela’s fate next week
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    Will Nash Racela return to Blackwater?  Blackwater’s brass will make that decision in the coming days, according to team owner Dioceldo Sy. “We will decide next week,” said the president of Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. According to multiple sources closely monitoring the situation, Racela’s contract with Blackwater ends this season.… Read more »
  • Top seed TNT dominates Alaska to end PBA PH Cup elims
    NT did not show any complacency in its last elimination round assignment by beating an exhausted Alaska, 103-85, in the 2021 Honda PBA Philippine Cup, Saturday evening at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor. The top-seeded crew finished the stage with a 10-1 record, similar to what… Read more »
  • Quezon escapes Laguna to take second win in NBL
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    Quezon squeaked past Laguna, 89-85, in the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup 2021, Saturday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center. Tied at 79 late in the game, the Barons went on a 9-0 scoring blitz, capped by a left-wing triple by Topeng Lagrama, 88-79, with 2:10 to go. But Alex… Read more »
  • Meralco hands Blackwater PBA record for futility
    Meralco handed Blackwater the PBA’s record for futility all to itself by way of a 104-97 decision in the 2021 Honda Philippine Cup, Saturday afternoon at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The Bolts were still without key players Chris Newsome, Cliff Hodge. and Aaron Black, but… Read more »
  • Enguio, Mendoza stamp class, lead Muntinlupa to rousing NBL debut
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    Muntinlupa had a rousing debut, crushing Quezon District 1 and 4 by 55 points, 107-52, in the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup 2021 restart at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga, Saturday. Khenth Guiab scored the game’s first four points for Sulong Stan, but it would be… Read more »
  • Palmera-Dy stuffs statsheet, powers Glutagence past Quezon in WNBL restart
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    Glutagence utilized a huge third period to trounce Quezon, 59-50, in the restart of the Pia Cayetano WNBL 2021 season, Saturday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. The inaugural professional season of WNBL was put to a halt last July 30 after the announcement of… Read more »
  • PBA uncertainty led Dwight Ramos to go pro in B.League
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    Accepting the offer from Toyama Grouses was not an easy decision to make for Dwight Ramos. But with the worsening COVID-19 situation here in the Philippines – and the uncertainty it brings to athletes like him – the 23-year-old made the decision to turn professional elsewhere. “I just think that… Read more »
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  • Pabakuna. Pa-back to normal: Makati City ramps up COVID-19 vaccination drive
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    As the country continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its more contagious Delta variant, the Makati City local government continues to ramp up its efforts in protecting the residents against the dreaded virus. (Photo from Makati PIO) According to the local government unit (LGU), the city has already deployed 587,532… Read more »
  • The greatest in the kingdom
    REFLECTIONS TODAY MARK 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill… Read more »
  • MEC-Qlueless
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    HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRIPEVINE: OUR NEW ABNORMAL Philip Cu Unjieng While watching the coverage of tennis’ US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York City last week, I’d view with envy the full capacity crowds at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. They were enjoying the matches in typical boisterous Noo Yawk… Read more »
  • Leaders should show good example
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    WORD ALIVE Fr. Bel San Luis One time I was talking with a barangay chairman. I asked him why he keeps on running for the top barangay position. His reply was: “I want people to have a high regard for me and my family. I want people to recognize me.”… Read more »
  • A budget for dealing with the delta variant
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    BETTER DAYS Senator Sonny Angara It is that time of the year again when we in Congress start buckling down to work on what some consider to be the most important law year in and year out—the country’s national budget. To emphasize just how important this measure is, in the… Read more »
  • Peacemakers and dialogue among nations
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    PEACE-MAKER Former Speaker of the House Jose C. de Venecia Jr. The United Nations general assembly commenced its 76th session last Sept. 14, amid the still raging COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected some 226 million people and claimed more than 4.6 million human lives worldwide, and increasing, devastated the global… Read more »
  • ‘As a friend’
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    THE VIEW FROM RIZAL Dr. Jun Ynares For reasons unknown to non-social media habitués, Baguio had all of a sudden emerged as the unofficial “Friendship Capital of the Philippines.” We were told that Baguio City earned the title after a couple of celebrities decided to take a day trip to… Read more »
  • Is heaven only for children?
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    THROUGH UNTRUE Fr. Rolando Dela Rosa The apostles must have been shocked when Jesus told them that if they wanted to enter heaven or become great, they had to become like children (Mark 9:30-37). Most of us today might also find that difficult to understand. Children can be very demanding,… Read more »
  • Magnolia, SMB clash in crucial tripleheader
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    Photo from PBA Magnolia Pambansang Manok and San Miguel Beer square off in a match that could make or break their bid for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals as part of a PBA Philippine Cup tripleheader Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga.… Read more »
  • 5 things you may not know about VP Leni
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    Vice President Leni Robredo may be a public official, but she’s a very private person. (Screenshot from Karen Davila’s YouTube video) But Robredo was gracious enough to give broadcaster Karen Davila a “house tour”, along with a sit-down interview that gave some details about the lady official that the general… Read more »
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  • Masters look-back: Sam Snead beats Ben Hogan in 18-hole playoff to win in '54
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    A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1954 Masters was voted No. 6. The following story moved on April 12, 1954. AUGUSTA, Georgia — Sam… Read more »
  • UP Maroons 'bonfire' team Zoom-ed back in time and it's hilarious
    ANYONE can dream, right? Members of the 2014 University of the Philippines team - remember that ragtag crew which ended a 27-game losing streak and celebrated that win with a bonfire - couldn't help but compare themselves to last year's Maroons side. Mikee Reyes, who hosted a Zoom session that reunited members of that team,… Read more »
  • Uncertainty remains but Nick Nurse, Mike Budenholzer preparing for playoffs
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    WITH NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach… Read more »
  • Blackwater owner urges PBA to go back to two-conference format
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    BLACKWATER team owner Dioceldo Sy urges that now more than ever, this is the proper time for the PBA to consider reverting to a two-conference format for every season. Sy said three conferences per year no longer appear viable especially with the league forced to tweak its schedule from time to… Read more »
  • Is Fajardo already the PBA's GOAT? Let's look at the numbers
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    THE 45th season of the PBA began last March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the Annual Leo Awards, where San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo won an unprecedented sixth straight MVP award. Fajardo, who received his MVP trophy while on a motorized wheelchair after fracturing his right tibia in preseason practice that… Read more »
  • All the different COVID-19 tests, explained
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    EXTENSIVE testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is beginning to ramp up. By the end of April, the country will be able to conduct 10,000 tests per day, according to Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.  Is this the mass testing that many have been clamoring for?… Read more »
  • NBA won't make any decision on resumption until May at the earliest, says Silver
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    NBA commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as… Read more »
  • It's official: Luzon enhanced community quarantine is extended until April 30
    YESTERDAY night, President Duterte said in a press briefing that he was “likely” to extend the Luzon enhanced community quarantine for two more weeks until April 30. In this morning’s Laging Handa press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles of the Inter-agency Task Force made it official: “[E]nhanced community quarantine is… Read more »
  • NBA bans team workouts with draft-eligible players - in person or video - during shutdown
    THE NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league's coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Teams also are being prohibited "from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible player or prospective early… Read more »
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    THE Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The US Open now is scheduled in September for the first time since amateur Francis Ouimet took down Britain's best at Brookline in 1913 to put golf on the map in America. And the oldest championship… Read more »
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