EDITORS’ PICK Manotoc winds up 3rd View comments MOST READ Robredo: What’s the truth about VFA termination? Pocari will also lean on a pair of highly-effective imports, a battle-tested local crew, and most of all, the prospect of winning back-to-back titles and dominate the league right on its first season.“That’s what we’re here for,” said Pocari team captain Michele Gumabao. “We just don’t want to make it to back-to-back finals, we want back-to-back titles.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSGreg Slaughter takes a break from basketball as Ginebra contract expiresSPORTSWe are youngThe Lady Warriors also have the luxury of a few days’ rest, having wrapped up the semifinal series against the UST Tigresses earlier than the Transformers did over BaliPure.“Definitely we are the underdogs,” said Customs coach Sherwin Meneses, totally discounting the fact that he has at his disposal superstar Alyssa Valdez, who can single-handedly inspire the Transformers. Valdez rallied the Transformers from a 0-1 deficit in the semifinals to snatch the last finals slot over her former team.“We worked very hard, and when we work very hard, we can accomplish things,” said Valdez. “We are very close. We will get there.”UST and BaliPure dispute third place in another best-of-three series starting at 4 p.m.Meanwhile, Air Force tries to clinch the Spikers’ Turf Season 2 Reinforced Conference crown against Cignal in Game 2 of their title clash.The Air Spikers outlasted the HD Spikers (23-25, 19-25, 25-19, 27-25, 15-12) in Game 1 last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Fear and panic can do more harm than the coronavirus, says Singapore PM Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine WITH DUE RESPECT: Trump acquitted without trial Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Also holding a 1-0 edge, Champion attempts to wrap up its series for third against Instituto Estetico Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Climate, immunity, incompetence? Indonesia’s zero recorded coronavirus cases raise questions Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Climate, immunity, incompetence? Indonesia’s zero recorded coronavirus cases raise questions Pocari SweatIt’s going to be Pocari Sweat’s championship poise against Customs’ youthful talent and massive fan support when they start their Shakey’s V-League’s Reinforced Conference best-of-three title series today.Game 1 of the The Lady Warriors-Transformers clash starts at 6 p.m. at Philsports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND
Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Two-time NBA Champion Lamar Odom. File PhotoJust a year ago, former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in an apparent drug overdose in Nevada, USA.After recovering from this near-fatal incident and constantly battling his inner demons, the 2011 NBA 6th Man of the Year has reportedly checked himself into a drug rehabilitation facility in San Diego, California.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND In his prime, Odom was an instrumental figure during the Los Angeles Lakers’ back-to-back championship reign in 2009 and 2010.The crafty-lefty played for four NBA teams and averaged a respectable 13.3 points and 8.4 rebounds throughout his career. Khristian IbarrolaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Galedo rules Tour of Guam Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter READ: Ex-NBA champ Lamar Odom found unconscious in Nevada brothelA report from US Weekly clarified that the 37-year-old lanky forward did not relapse but voluntarily sought out treatment to “start fresh for the New Year.” The report added that Odom ”did it for his kids.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliIt remained unclear what pushed the 14-year NBA veteran to take a 30-day precautionary measure, but it is worth noting that Odom’s divorce from his wife, Khloe Kardashian, will be finalized in a few days.People close to Odom also revealed that the upcoming “holiday blues” also motivated his decision and that he didn’t want to relapse. View comments
Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Alex Cabagnot wears a protective mask for his broken nose. PBA IMAGESMuch to the surprise of everyone inside Mall of Asia Arena, Alex Cabagnot defied a broken nose to play a key role in San Miguel’s dominant 118-93 win over Blackwater on Friday.Coach Leo Austria shared that it was Cabagnot himself who insisted in playing as the Beermen started their toughest stretch yet in the All-Filipino tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Beermen send Elite crashing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:39Gatchalian wants price freeze on basic goods in Batangas; sellers of overpriced masks jailed01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “Actually, it does (need surgery) but if I do surgery it would take six weeks (of recovery) so I’ll miss (the rest of Philippine Cup). I’m just gonna suck it up and wait it out,” he said. “It’s fractured so there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s gonna heal but it’s still gonna be displaced.”As long as the mask is on, Cabagnot is determined to just wager on despite the risk of aggravating it with more hits to the face.“It’s still a little bit swollen. I got hit a couple times but hopefully it will be OK and I just have to ice it. It’s still fractured but we’ll try to work through it. No excuses,” he said.“We’re in the middle of the season now and there are certain things you got to do and you got to take care of. We have to put the priorities at hand first.”ADVERTISEMENT “I told him we will not force him to play, but he’s the one who insisted. But if the doctor says that he can play and you want to play, as long as there is a mask, we will allow him,” the mentor said.Wearing a black protective mask for the first time, Cabagnot showed no signs of distractions as he dished out 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the Beermen’s fifth straight win for a 6-1 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“I would love to take it off but I can’t,” he said. “That’s the deal we made, I have to wear a mask and I can play or I don’t wear a mask and I don’t play.”Cabagnot shared he is postponing surgery, a sacrifice he’s willing to take to help San Miguel in its bid for a third straight Philippine Cup title. View comments
Article published by Shreya Dasgupta A viral video of a ring-tailed lemur released in 2016 triggered a common sentiment: hundreds of people tweeted about “wanting to own pet lemurs,” a new study has found.Researchers did not find any evidence of people buying or selling lemurs on Twitter. But viral videos like these can reinforce public interest in having wild animals as pets, they say.Searches of the phrase “pet lemur” on Google and YouTube also spiked in the weeks immediately after the video went viral, compared to other weeks between 2013 and 2018. In April 2016, a video of a ring-tailed lemur in Madagascar went viral. Two boys crouched beside the lemur, occasionally stroking its back. When they paused, the lemur extended its right hand and patted its back, appearing to demand to be scratched again. Within a week of being posted on Facebook, the video was viewed around 20 million times, catapulting the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) into brief stardom. It was also shared widely on other social media.A group of researchers monitored responses to the video on Twitter, and found that it triggered a common sentiment: hundreds of people tweeted about “wanting to own pet lemurs.”Whether people actually tried to get a pet lemur as a result of the video is unknown — the researchers didn’t find any evidence of people buying or selling lemurs on Twitter. But viral videos like these can reinforce public interest in having wild animals as pets. And this can encourage the illegal pet trade of an already threatened species, the researchers write in a new study published in PLOS One.“We know that virtually none of the people who tweet about wanting a pet lemur after seeing a viral video actually get one as a pet,” lead author Tara Clarke, who was a visiting assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University at the time of the study, said in a statement. “But without context, the perceptions that people might get from these viral videos or photographs on social media could lead to indirect negative impacts on these animals in the wild.”Clarke and her colleagues analyzed nearly 14,000 tweets mentioning pet or captive lemurs that were posted over an 18-week period between January and May 2016, that is, before and after the video was released. The number of tweets about someone wanting a pet lemur was fairly low in most weeks, the study found, except for in the two weeks that coincided with the online appearance of the viral video. The researchers also looked at Google Trends data and found that searches for the phrase “pet lemur” on Google and YouTube spiked in the weeks immediately after the video went viral, compared to other weeks between 2013 and 2018.Ring-tailed lemur with baby. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.Viral videos featuring wild animals can help create awareness about species that people wouldn’t otherwise encounter in their lives. But without adequate context about their conservation status or information about the animals’ captive conditions, such videos can be misleading, researchers say, prompting people to think of endangered animals as good pets. For example, a series of viral videos featuring pet pygmy slow lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus) being tickled or being fed sticky rice has fueled an illegal pet trade in the animals.The ring-tailed lemur, too, is threatened by the illegal pet trade. Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, there may be fewer than 2,500 ring-tailed lemurs left in the wild today (although some researchers say this number is a severe underestimate of the lemur population). While habitat destruction has largely contributed to the species’ decline across Madagascar, thousands of lemurs have also been illegally collected from the wild to be displayed in restaurants and hotels. Selfies posted with lemurs on Facebook are becoming especially popular in Madagascar with improving internet connectivity, the researchers say.“For many people in Madagascar, taking selfies with lemurs can signal social status,” said co-author Kim Reuter, a lemur expert and CEO of Franklin Scholars, a social enterprise working on peer mentoring programs in British schools.“Although our study was limited to English-speaking Twitter users, we know how rapidly and powerfully social media can help spread information in developing countries like Madagascar,” Reuter said. “When some of this content goes viral, it could well lead to direct and indirect impacts on wild lemur populations.”Viral images of endangered animals can fuel demand for them as pets. Image of crowned lemur courtesy of Pet Lemur Survey.Banner image of ring-tailed lemur by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.Citation:Clarke, T. A., Reuter, K. E., LaFleur, M., & Schaefer, M. S. (2019). A viral video and pet lemurs on Twitter. PLOS One, 14(1), e0208577. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Lemurs, Mammals, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade
Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers, Glenn Robinson III of Indiana and Derrick Jones Jr. of Phoenix will also be in the dunk contest.The field for All-Star Saturday’s 3-point contest was also released Thursday. Defending champion Klay Thompson of Golden State will face 2013 champion Kyrie Irving of Cleveland, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, Houston’s Eric Gordon, Dallas’ Wesley Matthews, Portland’s CJ McCollum and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGolden State’s Stephen Curry, who won the 3-point contest in 2015 and was runner-up to Thompson last year, is not competing in the event this year. Thompson will try to become the event’s first back-to-back winner since Jason Kapono in 2007 and 2008.Gordon finished second to Minnesota’s Zach LaVine in a dunk contest for the ages last year. With LaVine opting not go for a third straight title this year, Gordon would likely be considered the favorite. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He was one of those guys that elevated the competition,” Gordon said on TNT, which unveiled the picks Thursday night. “He was half the reason why it was so special.”Jones Jr. would be the surprise selection. He’s only appeared in three NBA games, logging 10 1/2 minutes of playing time. And his only basket so far in the NBA isn’t a dunk — it was a layup against San Antonio on Dec. 15.But dunk fans know that Jones Jr. may just steal the show.“He has bounce,” Gordon said. “Oh my gosh, he has bounce.”The field for the skills challenge, also part of All-Star Saturday, will be New York’s Kristaps Porzings, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Isaiah Thomas, Utah’s Gordon Hayward, Washington’s John Wall and Phoenix’s Devin Booker.ADVERTISEMENT 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon dunks the ball during the NBA All-Star slam dunk contest in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)Aaron Gordon has unfinished business in the All-Star dunk contest.The skywalking Orlando Magic forward is one of the four selections for this year’s contest, to be held on Feb. 18 in New Orleans on All-Star Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 10 volleyball players to watch in UAAP Season 79 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town
‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards View comments “Maybe, this is a blessing in disguise that we weren’t able to trade players because now, we have a chance to prove ourselves again as a team. That’s what we’ll do: We will perform better, try harder, and work harder.”And that’s also a reason why he kept his team in the dugout for close to an hour following NLEX’s 113-105 loss to Rain or Shine as he hopes to correct his side’s miscues early in the conference.READ: Guiao: I’m not going to let up on the pressure“We need to get to work early. We don’t want to fall into a deep hole, so as much as possible, if we can nip it in the bud, we’ll nip it in the bud. We had a chance to win the game or we were in the game the last two minutes, but there were some lapses defensively, so I think we need to improve on closing out games and making stops when they’re needed most,” he said.Guiao has also noticed significant improvements on his side. Contrary to his team’s losses in the Philippine Cup, where the Road Warriors absorbed a number of routs, at least this time, they were able to hang on until the end.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the loss, the veteran coach thinks that these experiences could only be beneficial for the team’s maturity in the long run.“To me, you have to experience these kinds of situations in order to develop and learn. We have not had experiences of this kind in the last conference. We had a lot of blowout losses so for me, the more we play close games, the wiser we will become. That’s the positive aspect of this. As long as we can hang on until the end and do it most of the time, you will learn how to win the close games,” he said.NLEX returns to action on Sunday against Meralco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Crowder helps lift Celtics past Knicks LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite hinting at player changes in the offseason, NLEX coach Yeng Guiao didn’t make any drastic moves during the break and fielded almost the same core to open the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.But the outspoken mentor explained that the reason why the Road Warriors failed to close some deals was because he felt his players were being undervalued in the trade market.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home “I did not hide the fact that we tried to trade in the offseason, but we did not close any of the deals because they were trading ballboys for our players,” he said with a chuckle. “It’s hard to let go of a player if they’re trading him for a ballboy. If not a ballboy, they’re giving us an eighth round draft pick. When I researched, there’s no such thing as an eighth round.”READ: Yap’s 26-point burst lifts Rain or Shine past NLEXFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnTurning serious, Guiao said that as much as he wanted to make moves to retool his roster for the second conference, the deals just won’t cut it. He opted to keep the team intact and instead just challenged them to show their worth.“It’s hard to trade if nobody wants your players. But we’ll keep the team in tact, prove the doubters wrong so that if we think of trading again in the future, there will be real value to our players. Maybe next time, they’ll be worth more than just ballboys,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Heavy schedule takes toll on Ateneo, says Meneses Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Tamayo said riders will level-up their performances to catch up with the leaders.‘‘It will be more exciting to the fans,’’ noted Tamayo, who is a Pastor of the Church of Nazarene in Taytay.Aside from the Pro Open and the DC Shoes Ladies Class, spectators will also witness thrilling races in the Coffee Grounds Veterans Class between first round winner Jing Leongson, Jonjon Antonio, Rowell Castellano and RJ De Leon.The overall champion will recieve P50,000 with the second placer pocketing P20,000. The third placer will go home with P10,000.There will also be categories for kids, open underbone, open local enduro, amateur open, Yamaha One Make Race, executive and other categories.The series is supported by Dunlop Tires, Tireshakk, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Go Pro Philippines, PTT Philippines Corporation, DC Shoes Philippines, Coffee Grounds Taytay and Xtreme Adrenaline Sports Entertainment Co.Aside from down-the-wire races, fans will also be treated to the Diamond Autotune Battle of the Bands.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Pia Gabriel soars. Contributed PhotoFAST-RISING and Nueva Ecija pride Pia Gabriel eyes her second straight victory even as Davao-ace Bornok Mangosong seeks redemption as the 2nd leg of Diamond Motor Corporation Supercross hits the track on March 25 at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.Gabriel will face tough opposition from the country’s leading female rider Janelle Saulog, who finished second in the first of the five-leg series organized by Xtreme Adrenaline Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Fresh from a victory in a tough race at Alaminos, Pangasinan, Saulog, a UST graduate, won overall honors last year and is expected to engage her young rival in a heated battle for first place.Others in contention in the DC Shoes Ladies Class are Jasmin Jao, Quiana Reyes and Khim Yumul.Mangosong of Yahama and Unstoppable Athletes Mindanao, was overshadowed by Glenn Aguilar of KTM in the first round in the Pro Open Class but is expected to pour it all to regain his winning ways.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAlso seeing action in the centerpiece event are Jerick Mitra, JC Rellosa, Ralph Ramento, Ompong Gabriel, Buboy Antonio, Christian Ramento and Jerich Farr.‘‘The first race in the series is always the hardest race for the riders because of the expectations of sponsors and fans; we call them first race jitters! Now that it’s over and have measured their speed and stamina against their competition, the fans can expect more battles for positions and since it’s a pretty short series,’’ said race organizer Sam Tamayo of Xtreme Adrenaline Sports. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards
Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely PBA IMAGESFrustrated with the way he played in Phoenix’s loss to Meralco on Wednesday, RJ Jazul knew he had to step up if he wants to help his team make a run in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs.Luckily for him, he had enough time to refocus as he sought to bounce back strong on Friday against GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT The victory kept Phoenix in the running with its 4-5 card, still holding on to the final playoff spot as they inch closer on securing a quarterfinal seat.But for Jazul, he’s hoping that this run of his won’t be just a one-game wonder.“I hope I could continue this. I just listened to my wife and kept on having that positive mindset. I hope that positive mindset continues to our final two games,” he said.Phoenix now take a 17-day break before facing off against Mahindra on May 21, before wrapping things up against NLEX on May 27. /atmADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “That’s the good thing. Since it’s back-to-back games, you have a chance to redeem yourself quickly,” he said in Filipino.And Jazul did, finishing with 21 markers on an 8-of-16 shooting from the field, on top of four boards to help Phoenix score the 84-72 triumph over the Batang Pier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe veteran sniper highlighted the huge implications that comes in the game, saying that the whole Fuel Masters squad knew the sense of urgency they had to have when they faced GlobalPort.“Our backs were against the wall,” he said. “Had we lost, we’ll fall further down the standings. So we needed this to separate us from the other teams.” Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely View comments Ateneo makes quick work of UST
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working With the victory, Global moved up to third spot with 10 points, vaulting past Kaya FC Makati on goal difference.One of the two new clubs in the PFL, Ilocos absorbed its fourth straight loss after opening the season with a 1-1 draw with Davao Aguilas, a result that gave the Ilocanos their only point of the campaign so far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundOn the back of losses to Home United of Singapore in the AFC Cup and Ceres-Negros just before the international break, coach Marjo Allado’s men got their campaign back on track with that dominant performance against the Ilocanos.Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna and Davao Aguilas remained in search of a first win after both sides failed to find the back of the net in a goal-less draw. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos split 3×3 opening matches Japanese midfielder Shu Sasaki scored twice as Global Cebu unleashed a first half flurry on Ilocos United to come away with a 3-0 victory on Sunday night in the Philippines Football League at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.Paul Mulders opened the scoring with a 23rd minute penalty for the Cebuanos, before Sasaki struck two goals in a five-minute span as Global put the home side to the sword for its third win in five matches.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Western Bureau: Reggae Boyz midfielder Peter-Lee Vassell says playing in his hometown will mean a lot to him when they go up against Suriname in the CONCACAF Nations League match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex this evening at 7 o’clock. Jamaica who sit sixth on the regional table with six points from two games have played 12th place Suriname (four points) three times in the past with all matches ending 1-0 in favour of the Reggae Boyz. Earlier this week Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore, a native of St James and a former national player, said playing the game in Montego Bay meant a lot to him. He noted that quite a number of players from the 1998 World Cup team were from western Jamaica. “It means a lot to me coming to Montego Bay to play such a crucial game for my country. I just need to go out there and do my best as only my best will count,” said Vassell. “It is going to always motivate us when the home crowd is behind us,” he added. The game comes on the 21st anniversary of the date which was declared a national holiday after Jamaica qualified for World Cup 1998 in France but Vassell and the other four members from western Jamaica are more focused on today’s game. “We don’t really talk about it (qualification for France) but the focus remains the same despite playing in Montego Bay. We just have to go out there and showcase our talent because everyone knows what we can do already,” said Vassell. “Every game counts, no matter which day it is being played. We have to remember all these games are important in qualification for another tournament so we will be approaching it just the same. The guys are ready and prepared for the game and are just looking for a victory,” he added. The Reggae Boyz have scored ten goals without reply in two games so far in the Nations League. They beat Cayman Islands 4-0 in September and Bonaire 6-0 last month. The leading marksman is Corey Burke with three goals while Ricardo Morris and Darren Mattocks have scored two each. Suriname drew 0-0 with Dominica in their opening game in September they drubbed British Virgin Islands 5-0 last month. Jamaica squad: Andre Blake, Cory Burke, Damion Lowe, Ladale Richie, Ricardo Thomas, Amal Knight, Fabion McCarthy, Shaun Francis, Devon Williams, Kemar Lawrence, Ricardo Morris, Javon East, Maalique Foster, Je-Vaughn Watson, Owayne Gordon, Peter-Lee Vassell, Darren Mattocks, Alex Marshall, Jamiel Hardware, Jermaine Taylor.