Kobe reinforces Gilas 5 in preseason cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES Team manager Butch Antonio bared that the popular off-guard will be arriving next week and will join fellow “23-for-2023” members in its early buildup for the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup.“Kobe will be basing himself in the Philippines in the meantime, and I’m very thankful and glad that Kobe is very committed to the Gilas program,” Antonio said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownParas had an uneventful collegiate stint in the United States, first abandoning his commitment with UCLA and transferring to Creighton, before spending the past year at Cal State Northridge.He didn’t last long though, leaving the Matadors before he could even finish his red shirt (freshman) season and deciding to turn pro in the Philippines. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img The 20-year-old was a key element for the Gilas program last August, where he was a part of the gold medal-winning squad in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.“He should look forward to coming home,” Gilas coach Chot Reyes said. “If he’s not here, the program is still going to continue.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JFP asks POC for help P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Kobe Paras is set to play his first meaningful minutes in almost a year when he joins the Gilas Pilipinas cadet squad seeing action in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup which kicks off April 21.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Dyip pulls away

first_imgJayson Castro came off the bench to finish with 21 points and 10 assists for the KaTropa, who unveiled new recruit Terrence Romeo.The formal GlobalPort playmaker wound up with 11 points against the team that drafted him five years ago.With the outcome already settled, the game almost got out of hand with altercations between between Jessie Saitanan and Malcolm White, Jeremy Tyler and Mo Tautuaa, and Joseph Gabayni and Roger Pogoy, among others.“It’s nice the PBA is allowing physicality, but if it gets to a point where players hurt each other, then we should question that,” TNT coach Nash Racela said.With Romeo inserted into the lineup, the KaTropa had the luxury of putting Castro on the bench to start the game. The veteran playmaker came out strong in TNT’s opening game, although Racela believes his role goes beyond what he does on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “What’s key now is Jayson’s guidance on players like Terrence (Romeo),” said Racela. “He’s embracing that role of mentoring younger players just like the way Jimmy (Alapag) guided him in the past.”Racela is tempering his expectations on Romeo, who sat out almost the entire Philippine Cup while he was with GlobalPort due to an injury.“It’s acceptable, this is just Terrence’s fourth game and he’s not yet in playing shape, but he did what we expected him to do,” said Racela.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Cardinals edge skidding Maroons; Nationals drop opener Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PBA IMAGESFree agent pickup Jerramy King formed a lethal 1-2 combination with Rashawn McCarthy as Columbian Dyip whipped Blackwater, 126-98, on Sunday night for a rousing debut in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.King, who hardly saw action for Rain or Shine last season, exploded for a career-high 30 points, while McCarthy, part of the deal that sent top pick Christian Standhardinger to San Miguel, scattered 22 points for the Dyip, which scored only its second win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “This is a good morale boost for us,” said Dyip coach Ricky Dandan, whose last win came on Jan. 20 when their team then known as Kia Picanto stunned Rain or Shine, 98-94, in the Philippine Cup to snap a 16-game skid.Picked up to fill the team’s shortage of playmakers, King immediately made an impact with the best performance of his career so far as the former fourth round pick by NLEX sparked the breakaway against a listless Blackwater squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Even during the first conference, we were already thinking of moving Rashawn to the two-spot,” Dandan said.“But we needed to look for a point guard. We searched the free agent pool and we saw Jerramy. That is why we made a move on him.”King also had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Dyip, which guns for a second straight win on Wednesday against Meralco, also at the Big Dome.In the nightcap, TNT Ka-Tropa flaunted its newfound depth and firepower as it overwhelmed GlobalPort, 128-114, in a highly-physical game. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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PH jiujitsu star Ochoa pockets silver in Abu Dhabi tilt

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alab Pilipinas hoping injured Brownlee returns to top form for Game 3 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “Still, I am absolutely grateful for the lessons learned and for an injury-free competition,’’ said Ochoa.Ochoa also expressed gratitude to Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and corporate backers NLEX and Under Armour for supporting her Abu Dhabi stint.Jessica Dantas of Brazil overwhelmed Khezerian, 21-5, in the bronze-medal match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Grappler Margarita Ochoa again added a precious item in her trophy room after capturing a silver medal in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiujitsu Championship on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Just last month, the 27-year-old world champion brought home a gold medal in another global-level tournament held in London, validating her abilities as a surefire winner in the coming Asian Games in Indonesia.Though Ochoa lost to a more experienced Brenda Larissa of Brazil, 5-22, in the finals of the women’s 49kg purple belt division, the top Filipino jiujitsu ace proved worthy enough to topple the world’s best in her weight class.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I fell short in my finals match against a very tough opponent. I committed some mistakes, and I’m already very excited to make the necessary adjustments in my game,’’ said Ochoa, also a gold medalist in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan.The three-time Brazilian jiujitsu world champ eliminated Neda Khezerian of Sweden, 20-5, in the semifinals after handily defeating Shouq Aldhanhani of host United Arab Emirates, 18-5, in her opening bout. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Getting cut, playing in ABL motivated Javelona to get PBA call-up

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations After getting cut by Phoenix in during his rookie year in 2016, Javelona found himself back in the PBA, this time as a member of the GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.This is Javelona’s second chance at the country’s premier basketball league and he owes this call up to his hard work in helping Alab Pilipinas win the championship in the ASEAN Basketball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It feels so good to be here and I’m happy I get to play in the PBA,” said Javelona, who was drafted late in the third round by the Fuel Masters, after the Batang Pier’s 116-94 win over NLEX Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“What happened to me [when I was cut and ended up playing in the ABL] actually became a source of motivation that I should work even harder so I can get to this place where I am now,” added Javelona in Filipino. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial It was a return Pao Javelona had to wait for two years to happen.ADVERTISEMENT Dandan attributes Columbian’s inconsistent play to poor defense MOST READ Javelona averaged 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists, in 12.2 minutes per game for Alab in the ABL’s elimination round before showing his capabilities on the defensive end in the playoffs.That brand of play earned Javelona a call-up from the Batang Pier, who are in the fourth seed of the Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-2 record.“I’ll have to put in extra effort, extra work so I can reach what I want to achieve in my career,” said Javelona who had three points, on 1-of-4 shooting, and two assists in 11 minutes of playing time.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

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Norbert Torres still waiting for clearance to join practice after BGC stabbing

first_imgNorbert at courtside during Rain or Shine’s game on Friday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNorbert Torres is still recovering from the wounds he suffered in a stabbing incident on Sunday but that didn’t stop him from showing up to support his teammates in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The 28-year-old big man was in attendance in Rain or Shine’s 104-94 victory over Blackwater Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum marking the first time he was seen in public since the incident.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teng suffered wounds on his back while Thomas got his triceps cut up.Torres, whose left forearm is wrapped up, said he would still need to rest for 14 days before he can return to normal basketball action.“I’m still going to practices to show my support and I’m also talking to Jeron and Thomas and meeting with our lawyers as well,” said Torres.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Chris Tiu on ‘immaculate’ showing: ‘You just need courage to do those things’ LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial READ: Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, two others used ring knife“I’m still recovering, of course, it’s only been six days and I’m just waiting for the doctor’s clearance that will allow me to play and practice with the team,” said Torres. “I’m just happy we got the win today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTorres suffered cuts on his left arm that needed 11 stitches after he and his former La Salle teammates Jeron Teng and Thomas Torres were stabbed in an altercation in Bonifacio Global City.READ: Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrested Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

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Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve

first_imgYankees celebrate 1998 World Series championship team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bonucci headed in a corner in the 75th. The goal, which went down later as an own-goal from Chievo defender Mattia Bani, was met with a mix of cheers and jeers by the visiting fans.Mario Mandzukic’s goal was ruled out by the video assistant referee shortly before full time following a foul on Sorrentino which led to an anxious few minutes as the goalkeeper received medical treatment on the pitch.LOOK WHO’S BACKCarlo Ancelotti had a winning start to his return to Italian football as his Napoli team fought back to beat Lazio 2-1.Ciro Immobile scored a stunning opener for host Lazio but Arkadiusz Milik leveled in first-half stoppage time and Lorenzo Insigne netted the winner in the 59th.The 59-year-old Ancelotti took over from Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, who finished second last season, four points behind Juventus.Ancelotti has not worked in Italy since leaving AC Milan in 2009 after leading the Rossoneri to a number of trophies, including two Champions League titles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo jumps as he reaches for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Chievo Verona and Juventus, at the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)VERONA, Italy — A smile, a wink and a thumbs-up: Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t seem too perturbed at not scoring on his Juventus debut.The 33-year-old forward appeared relaxed after Saturday’s 3-2 victory against Chievo Verona and, although Ronaldo did not stop to speak to reporters, he responded with those gestures when asked how he felt his debut had gone.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img His coach wasn’t too troubled either.“Cristiano Ronaldo had a good game. He had several shots on goal. Today he didn’t score because clearly it was written somewhere that he wouldn’t score,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri with a smile.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’For the thousands of fans who descended on the medieval city of Verona, this was one of the rare occasions when the five-time world player of the year couldn’t score.Ronaldo had scored in both pre-season friendlies he played for Juventus since his surprise 112 million euro (then $131.5 million) move from Real Madrid but could not find the back of the net on his competitive debut. LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew And it was up to Federico Bernardeschi to rescue Juventus, with a stoppage-time winner as the Bianconeri fought back from a goal down to beat Chievo and get their pursuit of an eighth straight league title off to a winning start.Ronaldo should make his home debut next week against Lazio and there were encouraging signs for Juventus from this game.He linked up well with Douglas Costa, notably in the 18th minute when Ronaldo’s effort went just the wrong side of the left post.Ronaldo also fired narrowly over from a tight angle on the half-hour, while he drew several smart saves from Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino, who is still going strong at the age of 39.The Portugal international almost scored the winner at 2-2, but Sorrentino got down quickly to beat away his angled free kick.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “(Ronaldo) moved well at times but he wasn’t picked out by his teammates,” Allegri said. “He’s a different footballer, you can see that. He’s integrated into the team with ease.”BALL TRICKSThe excitement had been building in Verona since the fixtures were announced. The match at the Stadio Bentegodi was sold out and long queues to get in formed more than three hours before kickoff.The team bus carrying Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates was greeted by huge cheers, with fans crowding onto the balconies of the stadium.Ronaldo warmed up with crowd-pleasing ball tricks and Juventus fans cheered his every touch.BONUCCI BACKJuventus took the lead after just 162 seconds as Chievo failed to properly clear a free kick and Sami Khedira fired Juventus in front.The Bianconeri wasted chances to double their lead, with Ronaldo going close on several occasions.Mariusz Stepinski headed Chievo level shortly before halftime and Emanuele Giaccherini converted a penalty after being brought down by Juventus debutant Joao Cancelo.But Leonardo Bonucci marked his return to Juventus with a role in the equalizer after the Italy defender spent just one season at AC Milan. View commentslast_img read more

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Guangzhou advances to Terrific 12 semis after OT win over Ulsan Hyundai

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Shorter had 38 points for Ulsan Hyundai while former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe, who now goes by Ra Gunah as his Korean name after getting naturalized, put up 37 points and 16 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marreese Speights sent the game into overtime with a three-pointer, 89-all, with 1:01 left in regulation while Kyle Fogg hit the dagger in the extra frame.Fogg’s jumper put the Long Lions up, 98-94, with 1:08 to go in the game and all Guangzhou did was hold off the Mobis Phoebus’ charge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissShannon Shorter had a chance to win the game for the Mobis Phoebus but he missed his jumper with three seconds left.Fogg led Guangzhou with 34 points while Speights had 30 points and 10 boards. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Javier, Pinto carry Blackwater to best franchise start Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Guangzhou Long-Lions vs Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 19 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Chung Yan Man / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Guangzhou got through by the skin of its teeth after coming away with a 98-97 overtime win over Ulsan Hyundai in the group stage of the Asia League The Terrific 12 Wednesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.The Long Lions advanced to the semifinals of the tournament with a 2-0 record in Group A while the Chiba Jets and Mobis Phoebus got eliminated.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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TNT coach Bong Ravena says absent Terrence Romeo ‘just sick’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ravena did say that whatever’s going on with Romeo is beneficial to both the former Far Eastern University star and the whole KaTropa team.“As of now, wherever he’s in it’s maybe the best for him and the team,” said Ravena after the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila. “He did not go AWOL (absent without official leave) he had a flu so we let him rest first.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Romeo was traded to TNT in April of 2018 after playing his first five years with NorthPort, then known as Globalport, and if a trade happens then the spitfire guard won’t even last a year with TNT.Ravena did not also confirm if whether Romeo is indeed being shopped in the trade market or not. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Bong Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—TNT head coach Bong Ravena beat around the bush when asked about the status of polarizing guard Terrence Romeo with the team.Romeo is reportedly on the trading block after being absent from the team for some time now, but Ravena did not say exactly if the guard will be traded or not.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I don’t want to confirm it or deny it,” said Ravena.He added that there’s no problem with Romeo and that he’s just sick.“There’s no problem with him and he’s professional with dealing with teams,” said Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Yeng Guiao ‘can’t confirm’ Poy Erram trade to NLEX yet Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

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Deaf Program Director Underscores Challenges facing Deaf Children in Liberia

first_imgThe Director of Hope for the Deaf, David T. Worlobah, says deaf children and even adults in Liberia are more vulnerable than other physically challenged people.Mr. Worlobah speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer recently at the Hope for the Deaf Center on the compound of the United Methodist on 13th Street said because deaf persons appear like normal people, they are made to feel deprived by the way people talk or act to them.Worlobah spoke at a brief program organized by the Hope for the Deaf to compile a documentary on problems facing deaf people in Liberia.Citing several instances about ugly treatments given deaf persons, Worlobah said they find it more difficult to cross motor roads especially in Monrovia and other busy towns because they are unable to communicate to the understanding of drivers.He said deaf children spend much time standing by roadside to seeking assistance to cross because they unable to communicate with normal people.“And when he/she gets on car without communicating as others do, people make them to feel inferior,” he added.He further noted that deaf girls are vulnerable to rapists because they are unable to speak out to the hearing of people, and as such they are rapped on many occasions.He said at one point in time two deaf girls were raped and the alleged perpetrators were detained for a day at the Monrovia Central Prison, but he was surprised to see the same men out after a day.He added that most times some men will pregnant deaf girls and go away from them because they are unable to call names, stressing, “They are indeed vulnerable and need help from government to have a well prepared center with trained people to teach them.” “Another key instance here that is a serious challenge is medical treatment for the deaf at a health center.  There is no one, not even the parent to interpret to the medical personnel the health problem encountered by the deaf.  This has led to the death of one of my students identified as Patience because the doctor could not diagnosed her case as the parent were unable to interpret her concerns to that doctor,” Worlobah said.He cited another instance that many parents do not identify with the deaf as they do to other children who are not challenged by this condition.Concerning academic challenge and job opportunities for the deaf, Mr. Worlobah recalled that the Hope for the Deaf was established to provide education for the deaf children through sign communication to make them marketable.He said they started the program with a tutorial class earlier, and in 2003 it became a fully recognized institution for the deaf in Liberia.“We provide academic education and vocational skills to give these deaf children the opportunities to be marketable in the society.  As you may know, it is quite challenging for a normal person without a degree to get a job.  What’s about deaf person who cannot explain his/her potential?  We therefore did this to teach them through sign that they will overcome the challenges,” he noted.Specifically for the vocational skills the director noted that students are learning shoe making and Tailoring.He said the deaf persons in Liberia are grossly marginalized in terms of education as communication with them is skillfully done through sign.  By that he said it will be better government provides a center with trained people in sign communication to provide opportunity for these people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sen. Johnson Decries Tribalism, Sectionalism

first_imgBomi County ranking Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson has condemned Liberians who hide behind the doctrine of sectionalism and tribalism to get at one another.“There is no need for tribal or sectional sentiment, especially as we are looking for a more people-centered person to occupy the seat of Senate Pro Tempore,” Senator Johnson   told journalists yesterday on the grounds of the Capitol Building.The Bomi lawmaker said his colleagues are not going to support a candidate who sings the song of division, saying the Senate Bloc he belongs to has decided to give full support to ensure that his candidate, Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zolu Jallah becomes the next Pro Tempore.To buttress Senator Johnson’s comment, Senator Jallah was seen having lunch with some members of the Senate Majority Bloc, among them the leaders of the Bloc, Senators Geraldine Doe-Sherif and Henry Willie Yallah.Also seen among Jallah’s support bloc were Senators Peter Coleman, George Tengbeh, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, Matthew Jaye and Dallas A.V. Gueh, among others.The issue of when the Pro Tempore election and those for the leadership or Statutory posts will be held did not come up during yesterday’s opening program.But the Secretary of the Senate, as a matter of protocol, is expected to announce the existence of vacancies for the Pro Tempore and other statutory posts, followed by the announcement of a timetable for elections. He will then receive letters of applications from or on behalf of interested candidates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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