Pringle owes first Best Player of Conference plum to Ginebra teammates


MANILA, Philippines — Stanley Pringle capped off his second title run with a Best Player of the Conference award after leading Barangay Ginebra in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 18.5 points, on 44.3 percent from the field and 38.3% from three, along with 5.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and a steal in 22 games for the Gin Kings for the All-Filipino Conference. Pringle, a two-time champion, beat out TNT teammates Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and RR Pogoy, Phoenix’ Matthew Wright and Calvin Abueva, and Terrafirma’s CJ Perez for the conference’s top individual award—the first of his career. “I always believed that you shouldn’t look at stats and like I said I’ve not been…

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Many problems face new MMDA chairman

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:10:07 +0000

  FORMER Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos assumed his new position chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) last Tuesday, taking over from Danilo Lim who died last week from cardiac arrest a week after contracting COVID-19. On his first day in office, he said he will look into MMDA’s program on COVID-19 in […]

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Why do… your disciples do not fast?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:05:23 +0000

  GOSPEL: Mk 2:18-22 *  The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. People came to Jesus and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with […]

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Elderly woman shot dead inside store in Nueva Ecija


ZARAGOZA, Nueva Ecija — A 64-year-old woman was killed while a 14-year-old boy was wounded in an evening gun attack by two still unidentified men here on Saturday, Jan. 16, police said. Investigators identified the fatality as Julie Ramos, a resident of Benitez Subdivision in Barangay Concepcion. She died instantly while the minor was taken to a hospital in Cabanatuan City for treatment. Ramos was tending to her store when the motorcycle-riding gunmen pretended as customers and shot her several times around 7 p.m., police said. The boy was hit by a stray bullet. Forensic investigators recovered several spent shells from caliber .45 and 9mm pistols from the crime scene. Polic…

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Gap between Sto. Niño piety & conduct

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:28:58 +0000

    BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     Today, the feast of the Sto. Niño in the Philippines is immensely popular among Filipinos. Rich and poor, young and old alike maintain a strong, if not fanatical, devotion to the Holy Child. Colorful fiestas and processions are held in His honor. The celebration […]

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Reyes, family mull charges over fake news of his death

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:23:44 +0000

  By WAYLON GALVEZ Efren “Bata” Reyes and his family are considering legal charges against persons responsible for spreading fake news last Saturday about the death of the Filipino pool legend. Chelo Reyes, one of three children of the pool player known by his moniker as “The Magician,” said that they are thinking about that […]

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New volleyball federation up; election of officials slated

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:21:24 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The creation of a new volleyball federation is in the works as the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) scheduled the election of its officials on Jan. 25 at the East Ocean Seafoods Restaurant in Parañaque City. POC officials led by President Bambol Tolentino met major volleyball stakeholders Saturday at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel […]

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House panel to look into nat’l budget, Bayanihan funds spending


MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives committee will look into the spending of the national budget as well as the funds allocated under the two Bayanihan laws created to cushion the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. House appropriations committee chair Eric Yap said the panel will exercise its oversight function to look into how the national budget for 2021 will be spent throughout the year. Aside from this, the committee will also look into the spending of funds under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1) and Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2). “Our responsibility as the Appropriations Chair does not end once the budget is e…

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Masked men

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:17:21 +0000

  BY MARILYN C. ARAYATA     Ever heard of men who faked their identity and married more than once or twice in different places? Some people will do everything for comfort, pleasure, money, fame, power, and control. There is a strong desire that motivates them to tell lies and weave stories with swiftness and […]

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