FIBA World Cup 2014: Scola-led Argentina wins against Gilas Pilipinas, 85-81



The Philippine national men’s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas has failed to secure first victory in the FIBA Basketball World Cup after Argentina won in a thrillingly close game, 85-81 early Tuesday (September 2 in Philippine time) at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.

Gabe Norwood dunks on Argentine star player Luis Scola.
Gabe Norwood dunks on Argentine star player Luis Scola

Argentinian Andres Nocioni earned a trip to the free throw line but only connected on one of his two attempts to make it 83-81 in the final minute.

Gilas Pilipinas turned to Jayson Castro, who was whistled for a travelling violation after a failed three attempt on 81-83 score.

Jimmy Alapag put Gilas back in the fight by hitting triples in the deciding quarter, including one with over two minutes left that brought the Philippines within one, 81-82.

Argentina trickled in triple at the halftime buzzer to lead the match 43-38.

Gilas had the best start of the game, leading at early in the first quarter, 12-2 that was a result of a superb ball movement and even with the absence of Andray Blatche.

It was a historical moment when Gabe Norwood dunked on Argentine star player Luis Scola who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


But it wasn’t enough for the Filipinos to stun the World No. 3-ranked team even with excellent defensive play.

Gilas will try to succeed match against a struggling Puerto Rico on Wednesday night (September 3).


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New San Jose Builders launches Victoria de Manila 2



MANILA, Philippines - New San Jose Builders Inc. (NSJBI), a real estate company behind the gigantic structure Philippine Arena officially launched a new high-rise condominium building - the Victoria de Manila 2 on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Ibarra’s Garden, Ermita, Manila.

I Love Manila - Grand Launch of Victoria de Manila 2
I Love Manila - Grand Launch of Victoria de Manila 2

With the theme “I love Manila", the company has chosen the capital city due to its distinct character and rich cultural history.

"More than a city, Manila is a breathing and living entity that has the power to captivate both its long-time residents and passersby. Manila also boasts of the best sunset view at the baywalk along Roxas Boulevard. Also at the heart of the city is the iconic Luneta Park, which houses the historical Rizal monument as well as open lawns ideal for family picnics," New San Jose Builders said in a statement.

Set to rise at the corner of Taft Avenue and General Malvar St., the Victoria de Manila 2 is easily accessible by Light Rail Transit (LRT) through the Pedro Gil and Quirino stations, and by jeepney and bus.

Victoria de Manila 2
Victoria de Manila 2

The building is also located near the country’s top schools, namely the De La Salle University, St. Scholastica’s College, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Philippine Women’s University, and the University of the Philippines Manila.

The Victoria de Manila 2 boasts of an upscale indoor sports facility that caters to tennis, basketball, and volleyball enthusiasts.

The 1,000-square meter sports facility will also feature a gym, billiards tables, and a lap pool.

NSJBI also said it will offer affordable, accessible and flexible financing packages to accommodate all types of buyers.

Here are some of the photos from the grand relaunch of Victoria de Manila 2:

Grand relaunch of Victoria de Manila 2 August 29, 2014


Grand relaunch of Victoria de Manila 2 August 29, 2014 - 2

Eat Bulaga's Los Viajeros at the Grand relaunch of Victoria de Manila 2
Eat Bulaga's Los Viajeros at the grand relaunch of Victoria de Manila 2


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List of Passers: Mining Engineering board exam results August 2014



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Monday, September 1, announced that 123 out of 146 passed the Mining Engineer board exam given by the Board of Mining Engineering in Manila last August 2014.

View the complete list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of schools here.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
MINING ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on AUGUST 26, 2014 & FF. DAYS
Released on SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Seq. No. N a m e
1 ABAO, STEPHEN ALIZER CARVELLIDA
2 ACAS, HOSEA JUSTIN DENOYO
3 ADRIANO, KEVIN LOUIE SERRANO
4 ALAMARES, RUBYLYN BANGA
5 ALBERTO, KRIZIA ANN PELEJO
6 ALFEREZ, JAYSON GASES
7 ALIPDA, MYRICK CABALLERO
8 AMATRIL, LOUIE TORRES
9 AMORIN, CARLO DE LUNA
10 AMPER, GEROME LUMACANG
11 BAGACAY, STEVE JOHN CARLO CACDAC
12 BAGUNU, EDUARDO JR CASASOLA
13 BALAORO, KEVIN RAN LABALAN
14 BALBIN, JONATHAN CORPUZ
15 BASA, MARK REYNIEL TANGALIN
16 BAYLOSIS, BRYAN SIMBAJON
17 BAÑEZ, RUSSEL VIDALLON
18 BELLUDO, CARMINA CAMILLE DAEP
19 BLANCO, GD-ANTONIO ASTUDILLO
20 BONTO, RONIE ASEJO
21 BORAGAY, SHEIKHA ORTAL
22 BREMON, MARLYN CALE
23 BRINGINO, ANA ROSE CELIS
24 CALUBAQUIB, MARJORIE DAMPULAY
25 CAMINERO, JON LOUIE ABELGAS
26 CAMPO, NATHAN II ANTONIO
27 CAMPOS, RODOLFO JR VENTURA
28 CAPIN, HARRY LUMONGSOD
29 CARBONILLA, JOHN PAUL ESCUTIN
30 CASIN, TIANA MAY CELIS
31 CASTRO, ROBERTO BEN MALIGALIG
32 CATOLICO, FRANCIS DOREN DAGSAN
33 CHOYCAWEN, JANREY LACBAOAN
34 CUREG, MARINELLE ZIPAGAN
35 DAVILA, RAYMOND LUNA
36 DE LA CRUZ, MARC FRANCIS AYO
37 DE VERA, ALLAN FRANCIS LICTAOA
38 DIMAYUGA, HAROLD LESTER MATULAC
39 DULAY, AIZYLLE LEE LEE
40 DUMANAS, AGOT WASWASEN
41 DURAN, PATRIQUE JANE AMOS
42 ELEFANE, AR-JAY GALICIA
43 ENRIQUEZ, ROSALEO III NAVARRO
44 EVANGELISTA, JOANNA RAE GARVEZ
45 FAG-AYAN, ARTHUR JR FANISHER
46 FAJURA, ALEN KAYE BARBOSA
47 FEGSAR, JOHNFORD OBFAN
48 FERIA, ROSANNA PAOLA INDITA
49 FLORES, WARREN RONELL DALMAN
50 FRAGINAL, LEOMAR HILARIO
51 GABINETE, NICK JAPHERS GILLESANIA
52 GADOR, WENDELL SANTISO
53 GALILI, MORIEL RODRIGUEZ
54 GANADOS, JACILY MAY MOLINA
55 GARAS, MARK DANE LARIOSA
56 GAVIÑA, JED ARVIN ROSAS
57 GIERRAN, RONIE BAYON-ON
58 GIMOTO, LILIBETH PERALES
59 GUTIERREZ, GANDALF DE SAGON
60 HABILING, NATHAN DANGO
61 HERNANDEZ, ARVIN HAROLD EGONG-EGONG
62 HERNANDEZ, LIA SANTOS
63 HIDALGO, SHELLA JOVEN
64 ILAO, GEMMA FE VEGO
65 JAVIER, PRINCE JOSEPH ERNESZER ARBADO
66 JUMALON, ROYVEL VIERNES
67 LAGMAN, NANDRY CLAE BASILIO
68 LANGCAY, MAE LEAN IQUIN
69 LARDIZABAL, JOHN RAY TANGO
70 LASANG, JOVELLE ESCUBIDO
71 LEJANO, BENEDICT ANDALES
72 LOPEZ, DARYL PHILIP TALLADEN
73 LUMABAO, SARAH GENNEDIE CALANDA
74 LUNA, EDWIN EVANGELISTA
75 MAGALONA, MA ABEGAIL DONATO
76 MAGTAHAS, MARTHON CABUNILAS
77 MAINIT, MARK CRUZ MAGDULA
78 MALAGA, JERSON BAGUIO
79 MALANNAG, MARICRIS DUMALLAY
80 MANRIQUE, JAKE LORESCA
81 MARAMBA, RIALIZZA TAGUINOD
82 MILLENA, PAULA BERMUNDO
83 MONDELO, RAIAN CAMACHO
84 MONTEMOR, JANIEL MEJOY
85 NATAD, SHERY LYN REGALADO
86 NAVARRO, MARC JAMES LINCHOCO
87 NAWEYWEY, HERMIE RONNIE JR CABANBAN
88 NESPEROS, DARYLE JADE AÑASCO
89 NUÑEZ, DRANREB DUMANON
90 OLIMPO, NIKE ARAO
91 ONG, BONNIELYN SERVILLA
92 ORTEZA, CHRISTOPHER JOHN VALERA
93 PATANAO, ALBERT GARCIA
94 PEREZ, MARK ANTHONY CAYABYAB
95 POMEG-AS, DANNA KITZ DOMOGUEN
96 PRIELA, MARIO NIKKO ALIMAGNO
97 PRONTO, MARYROSE DRUJA
98 REGODOS, JESSICA MARTINEZ
99 ROGADOR, JACOB IV EBASCO
100 SABANAL, WILFREDO LANDEZA
101 SAENZ, JIENNIE GLOR DE LOS SANTOS
102 SAGPAEY, JOHN ROLDAN AWAL
103 SANGOYO, ARLENE PINEDA
104 SANTIC, KENNEZE RUBIN
105 SAPERA, ROWENA URDAS
106 SARAEL, JENES MAE TEMPLADO
107 SELMARO, JENNY ROSE BOISER
108 SEVILLANO, ARVE EBUENGA
109 SINGSON, MARK ANTHONY BASA
110 SOLOMON, SHEILA ELAINE RESARI
111 SONGGA-AB, MICHELLENE KAYE BURBANO
112 SUCILAN, CAROL ROSE CATUNGAL
113 TABAJONDA, HAZEL JOY ACLERA
114 TANCHULING, JES FRANCIS MORCOSO
115 TIZON, KIRK JUSTIN YLAGAN
116 TOJENO, JENELYN SUELTO
117 TUYOR, PAOLA GRACE DONAYRE
118 ULEP, JASPER ROMAN ADEBAN
119 UMEREZ, CHRISTIAN PHILIP ESGUERRA
120 VIDAL, KENNETH RAMOS
121 VILLANUEVA, GIOVEN BAUTISTA
122 VILLAROMAN, JAN JEREMIAH VELASQUEZ
123 YABA, JULIUS IAN MORALITA
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------
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Mining Engineer Board Exam results - Top 10 and Performance of Schools


The members of the Board of Mining Engineering who gave the licensure examination are Cornelio Q. Casido, Chairman; Rufino B. Bomasang and Augusto C. Villaluna, Members.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on September 4, 2014. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2014-2017. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees in the said examination as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional will be announced later, PRC said.


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Veteran actor Mark Gil dead at 52



MANILA, Philippines - Veteran actor Mark Gil passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8 a.m. He was 52. His family confirmed in a statement that the actor died of liver cirrhosis.

Veteran actor Mark Gil dead at 52


Gil was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. His family told the media that they have decided to keep the illness secret.

In a statement sent to press, it says: "It was Ralph's request that this should not be revealed, and we did not question his decision. To those who have asked us about his condition, especially his colleagues, the press and fans, we apologize for not being forthright, but we also ask for understanding."

Mark Gil is the second child of singer Eddie Mesa and actress Rosemarie Gil. He was a sibling to Michael de Mesa and Cherie Gil, both movie and television stars.

According to the statement of his family, Gil died peacefully in the company of his family members and had been in high spirits during his last days.

The Eigenmanns announced that an event celebrating the life and work of Gil will be held on Wednesday, starting at 10 a.m., at the La Salle Greenhills chapel.

Gil became popular in showbiz for his role in the movie “Batch '81" and other movies which include “Underage,” “Indio,” “Miss X” and “Palabra de Honor."

Netizens on micro-blogging site Twitter were shocked over the news of the passing of the great actor in Philippine cinema. Colleagues, friends and fans took expressed their grief over the death of Mark Gil.


In a Facebook post, Sharon Cuneta said: “I just received news that Mark Gil passed away this morning ... As you all know, he was Cherie's brother, and a very talented actor. May God comfort his family during this time of mourning. My and my family's deepest condolences.”

Kapamilya star Maja Salvador, who worked with Gil on the ABS-CBN teleserye “The Legal Wife” said on her Instagram account: “My daddy Dante I will miss you.” Dante is the name of Gil's character on The Legal Wife.



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FIBA World Cup 2014: Gilas Pilipinas vs Greece Game Results, Analysis



The Philippine national men’s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas struggled on offense against a mighty Greece squad, 82-70 game result in the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Monday morning (Philippine time) at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.

FIBA World Cup 2014: Greece roster
FIBA World Cup 2014: Greece roster

Andray Blatche scored 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead Gilas Pilipinas as they once again made an impressive fight against the FIBA bwin ranked 5th after the 2013 Continental Championships. Greece is touted as one of the world’s powerhouse basketball teams, having three NBA players in its roster.

The Greeks have Nick Calathes of the Memphis Grizzlies, Kostas Papanikolaou of the Houston Rockets, and Giannis Antetokoumpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.

WATCH: Philippines vs Greece - Game Highlights - Group B - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup


Gilas Pilipinas trailed as high as 17 points, but the Filipino squad kept on fighting back and did not allow the Greeks to fully break the game wide open.

Gilas made one last push late in the fourth quarter after a LA Tenorio hit a trey and Japeth Aguilar scored a putback that kept the Filipinos within eight, 76-68, with under a minute left.

However, Nick Calathes sank a trey to enable Greece the lead for good.

Greece showed its might at the start of the game after stunning the Filipinos which allowed the European squad to come away with a 20-10 first quarter lead.

Greece opened the third quarter, threatening to pull away after a 9-2 run led by Gerogios Printezis that put them ahead by 17 points, 46-29, at the 7:55 mark.

But the Filipinos didn’t throw the white towel right away as Blatche, visibly in pain, scored five straight points to keep Gilas Pilipinas within 10, 46-36.

June Mar Fajardo showed he can also compete with the world’s best players, blocking two straight shots of Calathes and finishing a layup at the end of the third as Gilas Pilipinas stayed within 13, 58-45.

Jeff Chan, struggling all game long, nailed his first triple to open the fourth and keep Gilas Pilipinas just down by 10, 58-48.

Taller Giannis Bourousis shoved LA Tenorio that started a commotion between players from both sides. Tenorio was earlier called with an unsportsmanlike foul for throwing a punch below the belt on another Greek player.

Fajardo followed up his solid showing in the Philippines’ loss against Croatia with 10 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Pingris showed his toughness again with 10 points and six boards.

Gilas Pilipinas struggled to make their outside shots the whole game, just converting six of 22 attempts for 27 percent. They held their own in the rebounding department, however, grabbing 41 compared to taller Greece’s 45.

Printezis led the way for Greece with 23 points, while Bourousis added 22 markers and 12 boards as they forced their second victory.

The last time the Philippines competed in the FIBA World Cup was in 1978, when the tournament was held in Manila.

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas versus Greece post-game analysis (video courtesy of GMA News)


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