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  • Jack Animam in the US, training with EWP
    Jack Animam will try her luck in the States. Two months after winning her sixth collegiate championship in Taiwan, Animam has flown to Ohio to train with East West Private. EWP posted a photo of Animam with Cholo Anonuevo and Kobe Paras, Monday evening (Manila time).   View this post… Read more »
  • Magnolia looking at Batangas, Bulacan for training venue
    Magnolia hopes to finalize by Thursday the venue for its return to practice in preparation for the 2021 PBA season. “Hopefully, we can close that before Thursday siguro,” Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero told Tiebreaker Times, Monday. Various options are being looked at by the team, per the champion mentor.… Read more »
  • Davao Occidental reloads for MPBL title defense, signs Agovida, eight others
    Davao Occidental signed nine players for their upcoming campaign in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Mumbaki Cup, Monday evening. Leading the players inked by the Tigers is ex-pro Keith Agovida, who has been on the radar of head coach Don Dulay for quite a long time. “I was eyeing him since… Read more »
  • TNT set to begin Ilocos training
    TNT is off to Ilocos Norte for its own training camp. In a report by Rey Joble of PBA Rush Monday, Tropang Giga governor Ricky Vargas said that the team is heading up north on May 19. Vargas is also the PBA chairman, and is one of those exerting efforts… Read more »
  • Chito Victolero waiting patiently for Marc Pingris’ decision
    Magnolia further injected youth into its veteran-laden crew for the next PBA season after coming to terms with four fresh talents, Monday. Jerrick Ahanmisi, the Hotshots’ 10th overall pick in last March’s Rookie Draft, bannered the signing spree by agreeing to a two-year contract. Loren Brill, RR De Leon, and… Read more »
  • Fil-Ams Clarkson, Green to take part in Jr. NBA PH online clinic
    Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson and 2021 NBA Draft prospect Jalen Green will join Jr. NBA coaches in leading Filipino youth through basketball drills when the program holds a series of free virtual basketball clinics for kids on May 29 and June 12. Clarkson and Green will also participate in a… Read more »
  • Quezon Lady SparTAN to be led by Razalo, Araja, Ventura in WNBL
    Quezon has started its build-up for the coming season of the Chooks-to-Go Women’s National Basketball League-Pilipinas after getting commitments to 13 players to join the Lady SparTAN. WNBL executive vice president Rhose Montreal and commissioner Edward Aquino acted as witnesses to the tender offer made by the team of Rep.… Read more »
  • RR De Leon, Capobres boosts Magnolia’s roster to 15
    More new faces will suit up for Magnolia in the next PBA season. Aside from signing rookies Jerrick Ahanmisi and Loren Brill Monday, the Hotshots have also inked both RR De Leon and Alvin Capobres. The two were signed to one-year deals, per head coach Chito Victolero. “We signed RR… Read more »
  • Magnolia finally signs Jerrick Ahanmisi, gets Loren Brill from free agency
    Jerrick Ahanmisi has finally come to terms with Magnolia. The highly-touted rookie inked a two-year contract with the Hotshots Monday, his agent Teddy Archer confirmed to Tiebreaker Times. Terms of the deal, however, were not disclosed. Head coach Chito Victolero, meanwhile, is glad that the two-month-long negotiation between both camps… Read more »
  • Iligan to showcase youth in VisMin as young Montecalvo headlines Archangels
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    Iligan City will showcase its homegrown talents in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup’s Mindanao Leg. 12 of the 13 players whom the Archangels are fielding are natives of Iligan. According to Iligan team manager Amador Baller, Mayor Celso Regencia made sure to have an all-homegrown squad so that… Read more »
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  • Enrile questions US inaction in PH loss of Panatag Shoal
    The United States brokered a deal meant to end Panatag Shoal standoff in 2012, but did nothing to stop China from taking possession of the territory, according to former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile discusses the West Philippine Sea issue during a meeting with President Rodrigo… Read more »
  • Enrile to Duterte: History will judge you very well
    Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile has nothing but praise for President Duterte over his peaceful stance in dealing with the West Philippine Sea dispute with China. Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile discusses the West Philippine Sea issue during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Golf (Malago)… Read more »
  • Strategy to enforce the Arbitral Ruling
    FINDING ANSWERS There is an overwhelming majority of Filipinos who are unwavering in their desire to see the administration assert our country’s rights in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), despite some confusing statements from the office of the President. The widespread sentiment of Filipinos against Chinese intrusions in the WPS… Read more »
  • Your own ‘bubble’
    MEDIUM RARE Time to build your own bubble, whether you live in NCR-plus or not. Your bubble will keep you safe with your mask and face shield on. Imagine yourself at home or out of the house moving about, sheltered in a transparent dome, through which you see the world… Read more »
  • Compliance fatigue 
    ONE FOR THE ROAD After spending two sweltering, sweaty summers indoors, the news of our condo pool finally opening up travelled through the digital grapevine like a shot of frozen tequila. You could almost hear the excitement through the walls – or maybe that’s just the sound that paint makes when… Read more »
  • I glorified you on earth
    REFLECTIONS TODAY  Today’s Gospel tells of the first part of the prayer uttered by Jesus in John 17. The prayer highlights the mutual relationship Jesus has with the Father, expressed in the act of mutual glorification. This kind of glorification is far from selfish act. This mutual glorification does not… Read more »
  • Monetary Board’s ‘steady policy rates vital to economic recovery
    Last May 12, a day after the Philippine Statistical authority (PSA) reported that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 4.2 percent in the first quarter of the year, the Monetary Board (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas  (BSP) “decided to maintain the interest rate on the BSP’s… Read more »
  • Duterte insists ‘might makes it right’ over West PH Sea
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, May 17, said that China’s “might makes it right” on the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as he conceded that the Philippines cannot compete because it is not equal to the Asian giant. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his “Talk to the People”… Read more »
  • Rabiya Mateo receives love and praises from fellow beauty queens
    Even fellow beauty queens love her! Read more »
  • Duterte: United States treats PH as 'inferior,' an 'early warning detachment'
    President Duterte is putting his foot down against the alleged “inferior” treatment given by the United States to its longtime ally the Philippines. President Duterte delivers his public address while in a meeting with former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and other government officials in Malacañang on May 17, 2021 (Malacañang)… 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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