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Kobe, pals end stint in style

Hours after it was sent crashing by a tall, disciplined Slovenian team, the Philippines downed El Salvador, 21-14,  on Wednesday (Manila time) to end its campaign in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup on a winning note in Nantes, France.

The PH team made up of Kobe Paras, Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena and JR Quiñahan finished with two wins against the same number of defeats, missing the second round of this week-long tournament where the Filipinos made good account of themselves despite falling short.

Paras and Quiñahan waxed hot from the two-point area while also attacking at will to force the El Salvadorians into penalty early and establish an 18-10 lead which they heroically preserved until the final buzzer.

Although El Salvador scored four straight points to make the score close, the Filipinos responded through Teng, who scored on a layup and Ravena finished things off with a three-pointer, time down to only 80 seconds.           
    
The Filipinos finished with a 2-2 record, beating Romania (21-15) in the opener before dropping consecutive matches against France (11-22) and Slovenia (14-21).
    
Ravena and Teng led scorers with seven points apiece, Quiñahan had four while Paras finished with three for the Filipinos, who earlier went down in sorry defeat at the hands of Slovenia.
    
The loss to the heavily-favored, 11th-ranked Slovenians was a costly one for the Philippines.
    
Led by big Anze Srebovt, the Slovenians scored the game’s first five points then jumped to a 14-4 lead as the Filipinos fired blanks and played miserably.
    
The Filipinos’ finest moments came when they trimmed the lead to four at 15-11  behind the heady play of Ravena on both ends to bring the elements of a good match back.
    
But that proved to be the Filipinos’ last big stand.
    
Two straight baskets from Gasper Ovnik and Simon Finzgar sent the Slovenians up and away again going into the final 1 minute and 21 seconds of the game.
    
Ravena led the Philippines with seven points to make up for the struggles of  Paras, who finished with just four points. Teng had two points and JR Quiñahan a solitary point.
    
Slovenia, led by Ovnik and Finzgar with seven points apiece, ended the group phase unbeaten in four games to guarantee its place in the quarterfinal round.

Heart, nagkaroon ng painting exhibit sa Hawaii

NAG-E-ENJOY pa ang Kapuso actress na si Heart Evangelista sa pamamasyal sa Hawaii kasama ang pamilya. As usual, fashionista pa rin si Heart sa kanyang posts at seksing-seksi sa black bikini na inirampa niya. May  makukulit na fans na pinauuwi na siya dahil gusto na nilang bumalik sa Mulawin vs. Ravena ang aktres. Pero bukod diyan, kahit na nandoon siya sa ibang bansa, nakuha pa rin ni Heart na ipagdiwang ang Independence Day nang may kabuluhan. Nagbukas siya ng exhibit doon kasama ang ilan pang Filipino artists para maipagmalaki ang talentong Pilipino.

Bembol at Irma pabonggahan

PABONGGAHAN sa acting ang dalawang award-winning actors na sina Bembol Roco at  Irma Adlawan sa entry  film ni  Direk Joseph Abello sa 2nd ToFarm Film Festival 2017, ang What Home Feels Like.

First directorial job ng director ang pelikula. Si Direk Joseph ay dating creative director ng  isang NGO. Tapos sa kolehiyo ng  kursong Fine Arts, pero nagkahilig sumulat ng script.  First attempt niya na sumali sa ToFarm Film Festival na ang festival director ay ang multi-award winning director na si Maryo J. delos Reyes.

Sa istorya ng pelikula, isang absentee father si Bembol ng kanyang mga anak dahil  di nila ito nakapiling nang matagal. Nagtrabaho siya bilang seaman nang more than  20 years.
    
Nang mag-retire ang ama sa trabaho sa barko, nagkaroon ng culture shock ang pamilya nang makasama nila ito, maging ang asawang si Irma ay di sanay na laging nasa tabi niya ang asawa.
    
Mapapanood sa iba’t ibang sinehan ang 2nd ToFarm Film Festival simula sa July 12 hanggang 18.

Kris Bernal, kahit maliit, napapa-laki ang papel

IN fairness kay Kris Bernal, hitik ngayon ang GMA Artist Center star sa projects. Dahil bukod sa pagiging cover ng magazine at pagbibidahang serye, bida rin si Kris sa isang documentary film tungkol sa mga matatapang na kababaihan noong panahon ng Katipunan. Si Kris ay gumanap dito bilang Gregoria de Jesus, ang kilalang Lakambini ng Katipunan. Bidang-bida siya rito at buhay na buhay ang makalumang Pilipinas sa nasabing docufilm.

Sa liit ni Kris, nagawa niyang malaki ang papel dahil sa kanyang husay.

Netizens, ipinaglalaban si Sunshine Dizon

MARAMING netizens ang naghihimutok dahil si Georgia na naman ni Ryza Cenon ang nakakalamang sa Ika-6 Na Utos. Tunay na affected ang mga manonood dahil sa kabaliwan at kasamaan ni Georgia. Sa dinami-rami nga naman ng atraso niya eh bakit hindi pa ito tuluyang naka-karma? Request ng netizens ay sana, bigyan naman din ng alas si Emma (Sunshine Dizon). Well, dahil sigurado namang sa pagiging palaban ni Emma, hindi niya papayagang makarami itong si Georgia. Kahit si Sunshine ay hindi na makapaghintay na makaganti sa kaaway ng karakter niya sa Ika-6 na Utos.

Gabby Eigenmann, bagets na bagets pa rin ang dating

Naaliw kami sa isang post ni Gabby Eigenmann sa Instagram kung saan ipinakita niyang pinakikinggan niya ang isa sa kanta ng British singer na si Harry Styles. Hindi kasi halata sa kanyang napaka-millennial na taste sa music. Kaya siguro relatable talaga siya sa My Love From The Star dahil alam niya ang hilig ng mga kabataan ngayon. Halata rin ito sa rapport niya sa cast dahil kilala si Gabby bilang warm sa mga baguhang artista.

  • Published in Showbiz

Mayweather-McGregor: ‘Bad for boxing’

LOS ANGELES -- Promoter Kathy Duva says the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is  “bad for boxing” and the backlash  from the exhibition spectacle will likely dog the sport for years to come.

“Of course it's bad for boxing,” said Duva.

“It's going to suck up all the air in the room.”

Boxing legend Mayweather and mixed martial arts superstar McGregor announced plans on Wednesday for a boxing showdown  that could become one of the richest bouts in history.

The fight will take place August 26 in the American boxing capital of Las Vegas.
    
“You\re all going to write about it. People will get all excited,” Duva said of the competition.
    
“And the casual fans we always want to bring into the tent are  going to be disappointed again.”
    
“It’s going to be years before they want to see another boxing event,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
    
Mayweather, who is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, is a heavy favourite against McGregor -- who hasn't boxed competitively in the ring since he was a teenager.
    
“It's not a boxing event, it’s a spectacle,” said Duva, who is the promoter for Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev, who will fight Andre Ward in a  world title light heavyweight rematch on Saturday.
    
“On the other hand, when this is over and this fight ends up the way I expect it will, the next time somebody asks me, 'MMA or boxing, what's the  better sport?” I'll say, ‘We know who the bad asses are because  Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor just got their asses kicked by two boxers.’
    
“We'll have that to cling to," she told the paper.
    
There are some who think that if McGregor starts losing he might resort to throwing elbows and kicks at Mayweather, but the promoters of the fight say that won't happen.
    
“It is in the contract,” said Dana White. “The fight is under the rules of boxing. There would be a lawsuit. If that  ever happened, Conor would depart with a lot of money, and Conor likes money.”
    
White said plans are in the works to have the fighters go on a promotional tour of major US cities.
    
Since the fight was announced Mayweather has mentioned it just once via social media -- as he appears to be more concerned about showing off his extravagant lifestyle.
    
He has launched something he calls the “Mayweather Challenge" because he is “tired of people on social media bragging they live a certain lifestyle when they don't.”
    
Over the last few days, Mayweather has made a point of using his  Twitter and Instagram to show off his private jet.

  • Published in Boxing

Philconsa backs DU30 martial law declaration

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) through its Board of Governors and Officers manifested its support for President Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216 declaring Martial Law and suspending Habeas Corpus in Mindanao.

Philconsa President Martin Romualdez regrets that some sectors have questioned Proc. 216, notwithstanding the fact the great majority of the people and Congress have expressed their wholehearted support for Proc. No. 216.

Chairman Manuel Lazaro remarked the unfolding of the horrendous or heinous activities of Maute/IS every day since the proclamation has justified and warranted the judicious wisdom and propriety of  President Duterte’s actions.

Romualdez and Lazaro intoned: “Now is the time for all citizens to stand united in support of President Duterte’s fight against the Maute/IS rebels to secure the safety of the people and the very existence of the state.”

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