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2016 Oppo PBA Commissioners Cup RoS sweep or Extend

The PBA fans are in for a history as Rain or Shine Elasto-Painters battles the Alaska in a half an hour in Smart-Araneta Coliseum Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City after the awarding ceremony for the Best Player of the Conference with Alaska guard Calvin Abueva as likely to win and the Best Import accolade. Rain or Shine has beaten the Alaska thrice in an average of score more than a 100+ points. Alaska head coach Alex Compton gave his “kids” a point to ponder as he believes that they’re self destructing during crunch time obviously seen in game 3 where RoS guard Paul Lee picked-up a bounce ball without someone defending him and score a basket under the last 2 seconds of the final regulation. Yeng Guiao Ros coach downplays their chance of sweeping the series as he mentioned to the media during the post game press conference that the series is seeing the toughest battle citing that same under 2 seconds basket by the RoS guard.

The question lies in the air is very clear, will Rain or Shine make history tonight and write their name in the PBA History as one of the sweepers of a championship series or will they let their chance and extend the series another one game. It will be an interesting how will Alaska react to extend the series as they were in the same page in the last conference wherein they are up 3-0 against the San Miguel Beermen until they lost the remaining 4 games and ended up runner-up in that unforgettable conference which they have named as “beeracle” this time is different Alaska is under extreme pressure to notch a win and save their pride to be swept by a team whose style of play involves every member of the team by sharing quality minutes and using their swarm of guards in breaking the Alaska triangle offense in three games. Paul Lee leading the charge and the rest of the RoS team will try to close out tonight and write their name in history books the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioners Cup championship and eventually join the Northern Cement Corp., Swift Mighty Meaty, Purefoods and the San Miguel Beer .


Take your pick! Golden State Warriors or Oklahoma City Thunders

Hi there NBA fans!

Its playoff time once again and gone are the contenders in formidable pretentious dominance of #Houston-Rockets, #Memphis-Grizzlies, #Portland-Trailblazers and most recently the #San Antonio-Spurs . Defending 2015 NBA Champions the #Golden State-Warriors and the #Oklahoma City-Thunders will square it off starting Monday May 16, 2016 to represent the Western Conference Division against the winner of the ongoing playoff games in the East with the #Cleveland-Cavaliers led by Le Bron James looming as the favorite to play at the Championship and try again their hands to capture the #Larry O’Brien Trophy.

The defending champion led by the #Splash-brothers will be tested again big time as they’re facing the charging duo of #Kevin Durant and #Russel Westbrook, here are the Five Factors to look at to gauge who’ll be able to advance to the Finals ;


Steve Kerr – a former Chicago Bulls guard and a believer of run and gun system that even his big’s have joined the treys-party once leave open and keeps his stables always fresh inside the court to ensure those fast break points opportunities logged and has a broad system of approach in keeping his team on the game smartly telling his guys to foul even away from the ball. He is assisted by Luke Walton who guided them to a 24-0 record, Ron Adams, Jarron Collins, Bruce Fraser and Chris Demarco. They are the guys behind the 73-9 win loss regular season record surpassing the 20 years record of 72-10 established by the Chicago Bulls where Steve Kerr has played alongside Michael Jordan.

Billy Donovan – in his first year as Head Coach coming from University of Florida and a multi-awarded college coach, aided by Maurice Cheeks, Monty Williams and Mark Bryant. The team’s ability and basketball IQ were displayed in the clincher game against the Spurs as his system were able to neutralized the Big-Two in the person of TD and LMA, he is also comfortable using a run and gun system with KD and RW leading the charge and some muscles from Serge Ibaka and Adams. He likes to use the pick and roll too but it’s not yet perfectly considered as their weapon as they’re not that mobile enough to execute convincingly.

Advantage : Golden State Warriors


Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry and Klay Thompson has an amazing combined average for 3-point percentage of 86.5% versus Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of 60.7% ! As the game is touted to be as dramatic as dog-fight with guns blazing from any place in both courts and that’ll make these series an exciting and interesting till the last second of every single game plus the possibility of continuous breaking of stats records. It is a battle of finesse versus slamming guards, both teams are high scoring machines with their averages above 100+ points. The GSW highly believe with their leader and the same with the OKC. There is just a little roughness in Russell Westbrook’s  over-eagerness to push the ball that sometime he forget to pass even in the most difficult situation or ball-possession as compared to the Splash Brothers they share the ball consistently as evident with the more than 25% assist as a team as against less than 20% of the Thunder. The back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry need not to tell his teammates what to do as the Kerr’s system is tightly embedded in every players genes and played cohesive offense and defense consistently thus error is limited in every possession.

Advantage : Golden State Warriors


Both teams are well-loved by their basketball states and both are enjoying a sell-out crowd to lean-to for additional or loudest noise they need for distractions. But how can a 100% free-throw shooting percentage MVP will get distracted by a thousand crowd while playing on the road? This will play a great role when the game comes to an end game free throw shootout of their respective star players.

Advantage : Equal


It’s quite obvious that the defending champs enjoy a more skilled and well established second team, Livingston, Ezelie, Varejao, Rush and Barbosa are all in their prime and most of them have played in the last NBA Finals as compared to Singler, Payne, Morrow, Huestis and Mohammed. Experience and being use in the teams rotation put the Warriors second stringer at advantage and these will play a huge impact should there’ll be technical/flagrant or out of the playing court calls for any starting players as how it happens during Game 4 of the Golden State. And they all run the court which makes the Kerr system effective all throughout the night.

Advantage : Golden State Warriors


All teams in the league created their team with well rounded discipline on and off the court. Superstars are enjoying extra training and each plays schemes are built around them. A shot from the way downtown in truly an unpredictable offense GSW and the Splash Brothers have as an advantage with their defenders and a cutting/running Draymond Green could break the OKC defense even with the presence of their two foreign players, its the mobility and high percentage shot that will add headache to the OKC shaded lane. Australian native Andrew Bogut will have his hands full battling Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams who’s been a factor in their Game 6 win against the Spurs. Hungrier OKC should made control of the game by dictating the right tempo and must blast the GSW a big lead more than enough as a quarter scores. Being relax have almost make them pay as they see their wide margin of 28 down to 11 versus the Spurs and that showed their not so good attitude in closing out a game convincingly which is the opposite with the Portland and Golden State game thriller that despite a single digit margin the MVP and Klay Thompson dominantly buried deep the opponent in the dying seconds of the game.

Slight Advantage : Golden State Warriors

I am fan of both teams and i think the best team that can best represent the WCF is the team that has the deeper harmonious offense, suffocating defense and an overwhelming killer instinct that an opponent should respect till the last fraction of a seconds. The one that over-power and dictate the outcome of the game with a well balance and equal threat to score convincingly even in the most difficult and time pressured situation which have been done and being done by the Golden State Warriors.

4-1 Golden State Warriors is my WCF Champs






When is the right time, right?

The most awaited election in the Philippines have gone full of drama, fanfare, comedy and nerve wrecking experience to those candidates as it was the day of judgment and all is fair under the sun come declaration day of the most number of votes given by the local voters. The five candidates declared and claimed it was their time, to lead and bring change and lasting comfort to every countrymen but when do you think is the right time, right?

I believed there is no such thing as right time in this case, the politics. Everything falls unto its place without anybody knowing it is the right time, the timing they say should commensurate the needs of the voters who have grown hungrier for change in economy, peace and order, job creations, freedom to everything as if they’re forgetting the current bible for civil society to follow to live a normal and peaceful life in the country. If my recollection is right, hmmmnn, I hope its right. Every child born in a day is destined to experience life battles, happiness, milestones and more and they’re not yet aware during those times that it was bound to happen and must be consummated to move forward to a simple or greater transcripts of the so-called life.

Back to reality we are about to welcome a new leader who will shoulder the boon and vain of the position for the next 2,190 calendar days starting next month of June 2016 and the best way to start it right is by firmly believing in the conscientious predicament a true leader must possess and people of the country who approved it without avariciously asking their chosen one if he’s really into it. And like a true gentleman, acceptance were giveth and to consummate it within the span mandated he humbly ignore the true revelations of the election results by saying a few words that until such time an official declaration has been made that it is the only time he will address the people who cried for a better future, a better governance and better unity seamlessly knitting the gap that they claimed had vast effects to their common lives. Words spoken during campaign should not be construed as the real solutions as the country needs its people to participate in the realization of each promises.

Unite, Heal and Move-on are the three most important words these five presidential bets must keep in their minds as it is unto their hands lies the new foundation of a new horizon. As a citizen of the country I am for the unification of all these candidates knowledge and vast experiences for the promotion of a greater country we are aspiring for, wouldn’t it be a great sight to see the four sitting side by side with the chosen leader contemplating the next big move our country needs in the next six months? five heads am pretty sure are better than one. With so many  things but little time to do it simultaneously it is high time but we Filipinos deserved to see realistically the true meaning of a great country. By moving-on and laying the hands of wisdom on the table and humbly ask what can i do to help this country be great again?

We are all Filipino, We are our Country and We are All United

God Bless the Republic of the Philippines!

Summer heat 🌞

The summer months are extended according to our reliable weathermen! We  have a lot to do to while away the scorching heat and the warm wind cloaking your skin. Doctors warned that beach goers and working people directly exposed under the sun must put extra protection for them to feel “comfortable”? Mood swings are abound due to heated winds as some are trekking the heights of Baguio and Tagaytay Cities to temporarily escape these extra strong hot humid air. On the positive side this is the right time to rush built works to put into their advantages a dry weather brings to their programmed chart. 

Eating the right foods is a sure fire way to fight if not limit the heat, fruit juices rich in vitamins to keep us rehydrated and put our blood pressure at normal readings. Taking a bath twice as before also gives us a breather, sporting a uv rated sunglasses, cooling cap and light or pastel colored tops and shorts generate the comfy we are wanting to. But is this enough to assure that you’ll never hit the boiling point of blood pressure once you receive the power utility bill after a round the clock usage of your window or split type air conditioning units come rainy months? Think about it ….

While the dry season is extended let’s enjoy the positive effects it gives to us! Hit the pool, drive to up to the mountains, eat Halo-halo or ice cream, wear your best six pack abs or beach body with those compression tops and you’ll surely meet your newfound acquaintance and thank the Mother Nature for extending the Summer heat..