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ADMU Blue Shuttlers complete their weekend sweep with a 5-0 victory over ADU

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Strong performances from Nicole Filart and Patrick Natividad set the tone for the Blue Shuttlers to defeat their opponents from Adamson. Ateneo is now in 3rd place with their 4 – 1 score, behind NU and DLSU, while Adamson’s 1 win puts them in 6th.

 

Men’s Singles 1: Nicole Clarence Filart (ADMU) def. Johnric Macabenta (ADU) 2:0

ADMU 1 – ADU 0

 

Filart started the game on a high note, outscoring his opponent 10 – 1 in the 1st set. Macabenta tried to close the gap in scoring, bringing the lead down to 8 at 16 – 8, but it woud be futile as Filart would end the set, 21 – 9. Filart would jump to an early lead again at the start of the 2nd set, taking an 11 – 4 lead. Macabenta would once again try to close the gap, scoring 4 points to the 2 of Filart, getting the lead down to 5 at 13 – 8. Unfortunately for Macabenta, Filart would go on another run by scoring 3 straight points, and eventually scoring another 5 straight to close the set, 21 – 10.

 

Aggregate score: Filart 42 – Macabenta 19

Total match time: 25 mins.

 

Men’s Singles 2:  Patrick Wilfred Natividad (ADMU) def. Ruben Haramel (ADU) 2:0

ADMU 2 – ADU 0

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Natividad overwhelmed his opponent early in the 1st set, taking a 7 – 2 lead until Haramel scored his 3rd point of the match. This would be Haramel’s last point for quite a while as Natividad went on an amazing 12 point run to get the score to 19 – 3.  Haramel would fight back by scoring 4 points of his own, but would eventually lose to Natividad, 21 – 7. The 2nd set would start out much better for Haramel as he would take a 2-point lead at 4 – 6. Sadly for him, Natividad would go on ANOTHER 12 point run. The 10-point lead would eventually balloon to 12 at 19 – 7, and there would be nothing Haramel could do to deny Natividad a victory, 21 – 10.

 

Aggregate score: Natividad 42 – Haramel 17

Total match time: 25 mins.

 

Men’s Doubles 1: Theodore Christpher co and Justin Wilbert Natividad (ADMU) def. Keith Reyes and Edwin John Viloria (ADU) 2:0

ADMU 3 – ADU 0 (ADMU wins)

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Things would start out well for the duo from Adamson, as they would take an early 3 – 6 lead over their opponents from Katipunan. Both teams would battle it out, with Adamson able to increase their lead slightly to 5 at 12 – 17. Co would then go on his own scoring binge with 6 straight points to finally put the Ateneans up, 18 – 17. The game would eventually tie at 19 all, but Co would once again put his team on his shoulders and score 2 straight to earn the victory 21 – 19. The beginning of the 2nd set turned out better for the Atenean club, as they would jump out to a 9 – 3 lead over Adamson. Adamson would try to claw back as they would lower the gap to just 4 at 15 – 11. ADMU would bounce back and once again increase their lead to 8, the largest for this set, at 20 – 12. They would eventually go on to win, 21 – 18.

 

Aggregate score: Co (23) Natividad (19) – Reyes (15) Viloria (22) 37

Total match time: 30 mins.

 

Men’s Doubles 2: Patrick Gecosala and Patrick Wilfred Natividad (ADMU) def. Gerloth Delizo and Jerome Pechera (ADU) 2:0

ADMU 4 – ADU 0 (ADMU wins)

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The 1st set had Natividad continue his hot play during his singles match, as he went on a 9-point run to get his team up by 8 at 11 – 3. The Adamson pair would eventually lessen the gap, they would never really challenge Ateneo’s victory, as the Ateneans would win, 21 – 10. Gecosala and Natividad would both go on 3-point runs early in the 2nd set to lead 6 – 1 over Adamson. Adamson would find it difficult to score, as the lead of Ateneo would balloon to 9 at 15 – 6. There would be nothing the pair from Adamson could do as they would eventually fall, 21 – 10.

 

Aggregate score: Gecosala (19) Natividad (23) – Delizo (8) Pechero (12)

Total match time: 20 mins.

 

Men’s Singles 3: Carlo Glen Remo (ADMU) def. Beam Cabilan (ADU) 2:0

ADMU 5 – ADU 0 (ADMU wins)

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It would be a close affair to start the 1st, as neither team would gain a significant lead over their opponent. Cabilan would gain a 2-point lead at 5 – 7, but 4 consecutive points from Remo would give him the lead for good. Remo would eventually go on a 9-point outing, setting him up for a 21 – 11 victory. Things would not get any better for Cabilan as Remo would go on a 7-point run to start the 2nd. The lead would increase to 14 at 20 – 6. Cabilan would eventually fall, 21 – 7.

 

Aggregate score: Remo (42) Cabilan (18)

Total match time: 25 mins.

 

Aggregate sets won: ADMU 10 – ADU 0

 

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Bienvenido Maranon scores brace as Ceres-Negros eliminates Brisbane Roar

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Philippine club football just achieved its biggest continental result yet

The inaugural Philippines Football League champions Ceres-Negros Football Club eliminated three-time Australian champions Brisbane Roar in the 2018 AFC Champions League’s second preliminary round with a 3-2 stunner away at the QSAC Stadium in Brisbane.

With the win, the 2017 AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal Champions are set to face Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian next January 30, 2018 at the Haihe Educational Football Stadium in Tianjin, China to book a seat in the group stages.

Brisbane were the favorites for this tie and it showed as Ceres started the contest at the backfoot. Italian striker Massimo Maccarone handed the home side the lead at the 35th minute when he turned in Brett Holman’s pass.

Maccarone’s goal could have lowered the Busmen’s moral, but Risto Vidakovic’s men took it as a motivation rather than a downer. In fact, Ceres replied in the best way possible when Bienvenido Maranon scored his first goal of the match two minutes from halftime thanks to a scramble in the Brisbane box.

By all accounts, Ceres already made Philippine football proud at halftime. By this stage last year, Brisbane accrued a 4-0 halftime cushion against Global Cebu en route to a 6-0 rout.

Today, though, Brisbane faced tougher resistance at the hands of Ceres. This resistance turned into a full-fledged revolt at the 65th minute when Maranon directed the ball past a helpless Jamie Young to give the Busmen their first taste of the lead.

Maranon’s goal well and truly turned the tide in Ceres’ favor. Brisbane were stunned. The home side are the defending A-League champions, but are currently eighth in the table this season and would soon face elimination from Asia’s premier club competition.

Already up 2-1, the Busmen finally achieved some breathing space at the 75th minute when Omid Nazari scored from close range to give Ceres a two-goal cushion from Brisbane.

Nazari’s goal not only sealed the win for Ceres as it also propelled Philippine football into the big leagues. Not even a late goal from French midfielder Éric Bauthéac can prevent the Busmen’s victory.

After five minutes of stoppage time, Ceres emerged 3-2 winners against Brisbane Roar. Come what may against Tianjin seven days from now, the Busmen have already achieved Philippine football’s biggest result ever since their own achievement in last season’s AFC Cup.

Who knows? Maybe Ceres can pull off another upset?

Ceres-Negros XI: Doblas (GK), Super, Mike Ott, Ingreso, Maranon, Porteria, Schrock, De Murga (C), Munoz, Nazari, Christaens.

Brisbane Roar XI: Ingham, Bowles, Papadopoulos, Maccarone, Holman, Khalfallah, Oxborrow, McKay (C), Hingert, Young (GK), Franjic.

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CJ Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum vent ire on Batangas-EAC with 37-point romp

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CJ Perez and the Zark’s Burger-Lyceum Jawbreakers finally lived up to its hype as it clobbered the Batangas-EAC Generals to score a 37-point beatdown, 112-75 for its first win, Tuesday at the Pasig Sports Center.

It was an all-out attack from the Jawbreakers as they beat the Generals to the bite and took control of the game early with Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino guiding their side to the 48-33 lead at halftime which they will never surrender.

Perez paced Zark’s Burger-Lyceum with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while MJ Ayaay tallied a double-double with his 15 markers, 10 boards, and three assists.

Cameroonian student-athlete Nzeusseu also delivered 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, while Marcelino had eight first half points and wound up with 12 off the bench as the reserves chipped in 56 huge points in the tussle.

Coach Topex Robinson lauded the Jawbreakers for quickly adjusting to the style of the PBA D-League just days after falling to Marinerong Pilipino, 92-94 back in opening day.

“Medyo adjusted na kami on everything — the calls and the teams were playing against with. But the things we want to mind are those things we control. We just have to keep on doing what we are doing. It’s more on replenishing na lang on our old ways,” he said.

Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya both had 16 points for the Generals in the losing effort.

Zark’s-Lyceum looks to continue to roll when it faces the AMA Online Education Titans on Thursday, January 25. EAC-Batangas, on the other hand, takes on the Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers on Monday, January 29.

The Scores:

Zark’s-Lyceum 112 — Perez 21, Ayaay 15, Nzeusseu 14, Jc. Marcelino 12, Serrano 10, Baltazar 8, Santos 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 6, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 2, Cinco 2, Pretta 0.

Batangas-EAC 75 — E. Mendoza 16, De Joya 16, Tampoc 12, Laude 9, Pate 8, Maguliano 6, Altamirano 5, Diego 3, Garcia 0, Dela Peña 0, Martin 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.

Quarterscores: 19-14, 48-33, 84-47, 112-75.

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ONE Championship pledges to help Global Citizen in fight against poverty

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During the pre-fight showdown between the fighters main evening ONE Championship: Global Superheroes, the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia also forged a partnership, Monday afternoon.

ONE, through chief executive officer and chariman, Chatri Sityodtong vowed to help Global Citizen in its fight to end poverty.

“It is with great excitement that I announce ONE Championship’s partnership with Global Citizen, an NGO with the goal of ending extreme poverty across the world by the year 2030,” said Sityodtong. “Just like Global Citizen, ONE Championship aims to inspire the people of the world to come together to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.”

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with ONE Championship to bring Global Citizen to Asia. ONE Championship reaches millions of young people around the region and together we will engage them on issues that impact the entire world,” expressed Global Citizen co-founder Wei Soo. “Since we launched Global Citizen in 2012, over 13 million actions have been taken, and we are excited to drive more actions and increase our impact for the world’s most marginalized people through this partnership.”

Headquartered in New York with offices in Canada, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Global Citizen was founded in 2012 with the goal of building the largest platform where people can learn about issues, take action on what matters most, and join a global movement working to end extreme poverty by 2030. Since then, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over ten million actions, which includes millions of emails, tweets, petition signatures, and phone calls targeting world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030.

To date, the actions by Global Citizen’s global community, along with its high-level advocacy efforts and various partners, have resulted in 130 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over US $35-billion, that is set to affect the lives of over 1.3 billion people.

Also present in the launch were ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang.

The partnership launching at ONE’s upcoming event in Manila, Philippines on Friday, January 26, will harness the power of ONE’s platform to engage millions of martial arts fans around the world to support initiatives and find solutions to the issues associated with extreme poverty.

Global Citizen and ONE will collaborate across 24 live ONE events scheduled in 2018, and various outreach activations throughout Asia. Fans will have the opportunity to take action and engage with specific policy areas including, education, food security, hunger and nutrition, global health, gender equality and empowerment.

“Our ONE Championship athletes embody the spirit of perseverance and many have risen through poverty through martial arts, inspiring millions of people around the world with their journey,” Sityodtong added. “Through our collaboration across all 24 of our live events scheduled in 2018, ONE Championship and Global Citizen aim to affect positive movement in our society.”

The first action ONE fans can take will be centred on global education. Fans will be able to call on donor countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and India, to attend the Global Partnership for Education’s replenishment conference in Dakar, Senegal on February 2, 2018, and make a commitment to GPE to support better education for all. Currently, 264 million children around the world are missing out on an education.

Over half are girls, and over 75 million have had their schooling disrupted by conflict or natural disasters. At the replenishment conference, the GPE will raise much needed funds that will allow it to continue to support quality, inclusive education to hundreds of millions of children around the world.

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Unscathed Altas on another plane, hands Chiefs first loss

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Eighteen straight sets won

NCAA Men’s Volleyball powerhouse University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas showed no signs of letting up and crushed fellow erstwhile undefeated Arellano University Chiefs in just three sets, 25-14, 25-22, 25-17, to notch their sixth consecutive victory, Tuesday afternoon at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Skipper Jun Taneo scattered his quiet 13 points throughout the match to lead the Season 91 champions. Rookie Joebert Almodiel finished with 10 spikes.

The Altas edged out the opposition in all scoring skills and dominated them in the non-scoring ones to bag the win. Nonetheless, it was the uncharacteristic 34 errors from the Chiefs that ultimately caused their doom.

With expectations minimized at the start of the season, head coach Sammy Acaylar shared his pride on how his wards have been playing so far.

“Sabi ko nga, hindi ako satisfied sa team ko kasi maraming nawala. Pero dinaan ko sila sa force, sa discipline, sa training. And I always motivate them na everything will come into place,” the seasoned mentor shared.

Acaylar was pleased that what they trained on showed up in the game. “Nakita ko ‘yung galaw nila, almost perfect,” he ended beaming.

The now 6-0 Perpetual will try to seal another semifinals appearance as they battle fellow day winners Mapua University (3-2) on Tuesday, January 30.

John Cabillan rallied the tribe with 10 markers.

The Chiefs (5-1) and the San Beda College (4-1) will figure in an all-important battle on Friday.

The Scores:

UPHSD 3 – Taneo 13, Almodiel 10, Rosales 8, Ramos 6, Muhali 3, Solamilo 1, Catipay 0, Kalingking L.

AU 0 – Cabillan 10, Dela Paz 8, Segovia 5, Lapuz 4, Liberato J 3, Liberato K 1, Arellano T 0, Soriano 0, Domingo 0, Arellano K 0, Blanco L, Esguerra L.

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