San Miguel, Alaska hold twice-to-beat advantage in UNTV Cup PBA Legends Face-off semi-finals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 23, 2019   •   5444

San Miguel and Alaska hold twice-to-beat advantage at the UNTV Cup PBA Legends Face-off semi-finals on Sunday (June 23) at Pasig City Sports Center.

Alaska will take on Ginebra in the first game of the semi-finals followed by San Miguel versus Purefoods.

The two teams will face head to head in the finals if they remain unbeaten on Sunday.

Alaska’s John ‘The Flying A’ Abarrientos calls on everyone to watch the game on Sunday.

“Come here and watch po sa UNTV sa Pasig Sports Center. Thank you, Kuya Daniel, salamat po sa suporta, (Watch in UNTV, in Pasig Sports Center. Thank you Kuya Daniel, thank you for your support)” he said.

Nic Belasco of San Miguel is proud to be a part of the UNTV Cup PBA Legends.

“I just want to invite everyone, it’s for the PBA , for UNTV, the PBA Legends Foundation. It’s something great that Atoy Co [and] all the guys [including] Allan Caidic did. They did something really nice and I’m glad to be part of, so we give back,” he said.

Over P2 million combined prizes will go to the PBA Legends Foundation, which provide aid to former PBA players. —AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)

Fil-Am artist apl.de.ap to perform in SEA Games ceremonies

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 21, 2019

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Chairman of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), hosted on Tuesday the signing of a pledge of support by world-renowned music artist apl.de.ap, to the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. (Courtesy: House of Representatives)

Fil-Am hip-hop artist Allan Pineda Lindo or most widely known as apl.de.ap will perform at the opening and closing ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

The ceremonies will be held on November 30 and December 11 at the New Clark City in Pampanga.

Lindo said he is excited to perform onstage and be part of the SEA Games.

“[I want to perform] simply because I’m from Angeles City, Pampanga and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I wanted to be part of this historical moment. It only happens every 20 years. I’m really proud of my country and I just really wanted to share my talent and what I can provide for this event,” Lindo said.

He also added that his group, the Black Eyed Peas, will also perform alongside him.

The signing was held at the House of Representatives on August 20. Meanwhile, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano hopes more Filipinos will be inspired by the musician.—AAC

Didal finishes 5th in world skate tour

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 31, 2019

Margielyn Arda Didal finished in 5th place at the 2019 Street League Skateboarding World Tour in Los Angeles, California.

This is the highest finish by a Filipino national. Didal accumulated a total of 21.7 points which makes her closer into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

11-year-old sensation Rayssa Leal from Brazil ranked first in the competition for scoring 23.3. Pamela Rosa, also from Brazil, finished second with 22.8 while American Alana Smith landed in third place, scoring 22.5 points.—AAC

LOOK: Official parade uniform of Team PH for SEA Games

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 24, 2019

Renowned designer Francis Libiran has revealed the official parade uniform of Team Philippines for SEA Games.

On his Facebook post, Libiran said his design incorporated the vibrant colors of the Philippine flag.

“I’m so honored to design the official parade uniform of Team Philippines for the 30th Southeast Asian Games,” he said in his post.

I’m so honored to design the official parade uniform of Team Philippines for the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Reinventing…

Posted by Francis Libiran on Sunday, 21 July 2019

According to Libiran, he used “Philippine fibers and materials, accented with custom art deco embroidery.”

The Southeast Asian games is scheduled from November 30 to December 11 and will feature 530 events across 56 sports.—AAC

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