January 20, 2020

Russell to face Mexico’s Nava

first_imgMiddleweight Contender 2015 champion Kemahl Russell will fight Mexican Hector Nava in Mexico City tonight. This will bring to an end a period of overseas training for Russell. The training was designed to prepare him for some serious fight challenges next year.Russell has been based in New York since late September, and told The Gleaner yesterday that he has had the benefit of working with some good trainers and sparring partners, and this has allowed him to sharpen his skills.”I have learnt a lot, and I am a much better fighter now than when I left Jamaica. I am feeling great and will be putting everything into this fight so that I can return to Jamaica next week with another victory on my record ” he continued.His manager, Leiza Keane, told The Gleaner that she is very pleased with the progress that Russell has made over these past several months, and she expects a good performance from him tonight.- L.B.last_img read more

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January 20, 2020

Man City hold Leicester

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP):Leicester relinquished first place in the English Premier League heading into 2016 after drawing 0-0 with Manchester City in an entertaining stalemate yesterday.Arsenal lead Leicester – the surprise team of the season – on goal difference, with third-place City three points behind after half of the league campaign.Raheem Sterling, the Jamaica-born winger, was a danger in the first half for City at King Power Stadium, forcing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel into three saves, while striker Jamie Vardy wasted the home side’s best chance by blazing over when clear on goal.City finally managed to keep a clean sheet without injured captain Vincent Kompany (calf) who was ruled out for up to four weeks by manager Manuel Pellegrini after the game but hasn’t won away in their last six attempts.”I don’t think in December that you’re going to win the title,” Pellegrini said. “At the end of January and the first week of February, maybe we can see more who are finally the teams which will be involved in the fight.”After a loss at Liverpool on Saturday, Leicester’s title credentials were questioned by some, especially as they were battling relegation all of last season. But Claudio Ranieri’s side silenced their doubters with another superb performance, holding their own against many pundits’ favourites for the championship.”This league is very crazy . nobody wants to win the league. It’s very strange,” Ranieri said. “We’re the basement and the other teams are a villa with a swimming pool. It’s not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody.”It’s a miracle what we’re doing.”last_img read more

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January 20, 2020

He’s not for sale! – Price warns that Nicholson is not available to any local club

first_img Price insists that Nicholson will only leave Boys’ Town for an overseas club. “We won’t lose him to any local club. Only overseas. I am the player’s coach and we have charted a way forward for him,” Price told The Gleaner yesterday. Price also disclosed that Nicholson’s agent, Kevon Cowan, is in agreement with the plan to get the player overseas. Nicholson made his debut for Boys’ Town’s senior team three years ago and has improved every season. Last year, he was voted the top junior player. He also represented Jamaica at the Under-17 and Under-20 levels. “I am not surprised by the player’s development. He has been progressing well. He has good height and good feet,” the veteran coach added. Technical director of Boys’ Town FC Andrew Price is highly confident that prolific goalscorer Shamar Nicholson will not leave the club for any local outfit. The 20-year-old Nicholson is creating waves in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), scoring a competition-leading nine goals in 17 games so far. This despite the Collie Smith Drive-based team’s lowly position at the foot of the 12-team table. With the transfer window now open, there is growing fear among Boys’ Town supporters that the hitman will be tempted to move to stronger local team, but the administrator was bullish in his dismissal of that possibility. OVERSEAS STRUGGLING TO WIN Although Nicholson has been scoring consistently, Boys’ Town are struggling to win games in the nation’s top-flight competition. However, Price said that the team would improve this year. “We have some notable schoolboys coming in the team such as Chavanney Willis, who is returning, and Orlando Brown. Both players represented Manning Cup champions Jamaica College. We are awaiting international clearance for Jamiel Hardware, who is training with the club following a stint at St Louis FC in the USL,” Price informed. “We are confident that the club will climb out of relegation. We had a talk with the players and they are committed to the club. The club has been in this situation in the past, and we know what it takes to turn the tide around as there are 16 more games remaining in the preliminary stage,” the Boys’ Town boss concluded. Boys’ Town are currently on 12 points, three below Waterhouse in the relegation zone.last_img read more

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January 20, 2020

Man City drub West Ham 5-0 in FA Cup

first_imgLONDON (AP):Manchester City swept aside West Ham 5-0 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup yesterday, bringing an upbeat end to a testing week for coach Pep Guardiola.Midfielder Yaya Toure’s penalty, Norwegian defender Havard Nordtveit’s own goal and a strike from midfielder David Silva made it 3-0 by halftime. Top scorer Sergio Aguero and defender John Stones added goals after the break to give Guardiola the easiest of introductions to world football’s oldest knockout competition.As well as a handsome win, it was welcome relief for Guardiola the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, who is still adapting to his first season in England.He has been facing criticism following some erratic recent performances in the Premier League. City scraped past a gritty Burnley side 2-1 at home on Monday, following on from a 1-0 defeat away to title rival Liverpool – City’s fourth league defeat of the campaign.This rout vindicated Guardiola’s decision to field a strong line-up, and he clearly showed he is taking the competition seriously by recalling two of his best players in Silva and Aguero.West Ham, by contrast, left star player Dimitri Payet on the bench and immediately found themselves under pressure against a City side, which is fourth in the Premier League, seven points behind leader Chelsea after 20 games.Silva’s early cut-back found Pablo Zabaleta, whose goalbound shot was blocked by Winston Reid, before Gael Clichy set up Silva only for his effort to be kept out by goalkeeper Adrian at the near post.MINIMAL CONTACTThe pressure was always going to tell, though, and in the 32nd minute Zabaleta tumbled to the floor under Angelo Ogbonna’s challenge.There was only minimal contact, but referee Michael Oliver quickly pointed to the spot and Toure converted the penalty.West Ham then collapsed at the Olympic Stadium.City doubled their lead in the 41st minute, as Raheem Sterling arrived at the far post and forced an own goal from Nordtveit trying to clear Bacary Sagna’s cross.It was all too easy for City as two minutes later Sterling took his turn to race down West Ham’s weak left flank. The winger laid the ball across goal to Silva, who from six metres out had time to take a touch and steady himself before slotting in.Five minutes into the second half, Toure rifled a shot through a crowded area and Aguero diverted the ball into the net.last_img read more

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January 20, 2020

Jamaica surf to lobby for Olympic qualifying event

first_imgLast August, the decision was taken to include surfing as an Olympic sport, adding it to the 2022 Games in Tokyo, Japan.According to Jamaica Surfing Association President Billy Wilmot, his association will push the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to certify one of their two international surf competitions as an Olympic qualifying event.Jamaica host two major surf competitions annually, the MAKKA PRO championship in St Thomas and the Palisadoes leg of the JSE Jamaica National Open series, and Wilmot is hoping to persuade the IOC to accept one of these competitions as an Olympic qualifier.”Surfing has been included in the Olympics for the first time … and since we have been hosting an international event for the past 10 years, we are hoping we can get our annual event to be considered as an Olympic qualifying event, even if it is for the first round of elimination,” he told The Gleaner.The format for elimination and qualification is still being considered by the IOC.MAJOR AMBITIONQualifying for the Games is also a major ambition of the long-serving president, who has almost single-handedly taken surfing from nothing to being a recognised sport locally.”We are looking at the necessary qualifications for a Jamaican team to see how far we can go,” added Wilmot.Being a part of the Olympic Movement now means the Jamaica Surfing Association has the chance to access even more funding, and Wilmot says they are taking advantage of these new opportunities.”The Olympics put us in a different position. Before we didn’t have access to IOC and, by extension, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), so we couldn’t access funding, although surfing is a sport the IOC recognised as an international sport; but it was not an Olympic sport.”As a result of this new development, there is an opportunity to access international and local Olympic funding. We are in the process of putting together a four-year development plan to approach the Olympic Solidarity Fund to get assistance for three or four top-tier surfers, to see how we can help develop their surfing potential,” he said.last_img read more

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January 19, 2020

NCAA: Teodoro heats up as JRU nabs first win

first_imgTimely Tim: Tebow hits first pro walk-off HR for St. Lucie End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend GJ Ylagan paced Perpetual with 12 points and three rebounds, while Prince Eze registered a double-double with his 12 markers and 16 boards.The Altas fell down the cellar at 0-2 after their season-opening victory over St. Benilde on Tuesday was forfeited due to the squad wearing the wrong uniforms.The Scores:JRU 68 – Teodoro 26, Poutuouchi 13, Lasquety 11, Grospe 8, Mendoza 4, Castor 4, Abdulrazak 2, Dela Virgen 0, David 0.PERPETUAL 54 – Ylagan 12, Eze 12, Dagangon 9, Sadiwa 6, Pido 5, Coronel 3, Yuhico 3, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 1, Singontiko 0, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Clemente 0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:58SEA Games 2019: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro caught fire in the fourth quarter as Jose Rizal University scored its first win with a 68-54 conquest of Perpetual Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The senior sniper piloted the Heavy Bombers’ huge run late as he uncorked eight of his 26 points in the payoff period before fouling out with 1:38 to play and JRU already up 66-52. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Quarters: 15-18, 39-30, 50-40, 68-54. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ “Maybe it’s a good sign, that we got our team back. I challenged them to think about what we were in the preseason, where we’re passing the ball, looking for mismatches especially on defense. And that’s really the way to play,” said coach Vergel Meneses. “This is the real JRU team that I wanted to see, which is really fighting every game.”Abdel Poutouochi chimed in 13 markers and seven boards, while Gio Lasquety fired 11 markers and four rebounds in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Despite the victory, Meneses said that there’s still a lot to be desired with the way JRU is playing this early in the season as he put the spotlight on his big men.“If Abdel and Abdul (Abdulrazak) really want to play, they have to be consistent. If you have a foreign player, you should be dominant. If they cannot play like this every game, we may not go far,” he said, dismayed that the Altas won the battle of the boards, 36-34. View commentslast_img read more

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January 19, 2020

Cruz owns up to starting physical plays, says sorry

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Game officials caught Standhardinger, who was promptly slapped with a deliberate foul resulting in his banishment with 4:55 left and the Philippines comfortably ahead, 73-58.Reyes did not consent both acts and benched Cruz after his caper before shouting at Standhardinger and sending him back to the locker room.“That’s not the way we play Gilas basketball,” Reyes said. “It’s a shame, because Carl was having a great game. But I will not tolerate such acts.”While Cruz said he was going to say sorry to Reyes, he also said that he deliberately timed that hit after the Iraqi had given him a wayward elbow during a rebound play several minutes before.“I will not take that kind of play sitting down,” Cruz explained. “Though I know it was a bad thing to do, I will never allow such plays to be done on me and my teammates. Yes, I waited for the right time to strike back.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments MOST READ TAIPEI – Carl Bryan Cruz was having his best game in the Jones Cup on Thursday night.He finished the game watching his teammates polish off an 84-75 victory over Iraq. And he knows exactly why he ended up there.ADVERTISEMENT Batangas nears playoffs, ousts Racal from playoff race Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Cruz admitted to starting a series of technical fouls called on the Filipinos in the fourth quarter and said he was sorry for that one play that decked an Iraqi player and ignited a dirty finish to the game at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.“I know that it’s my fault and I am sorry,” Cruz said in a very apologetic tone in Filipino. “I know that it all started with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cruz planted a forearm to the back of the head of Iraqi Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket. The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams.After several plays, Christian Standhardinger was the one who gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube While the rest of the team was whooping it up inside the dugout waiting for Reyes to return after giving out an interview to the international media, Cruz and Standhardinger occupied different corners of the room sulking.The message was clear and Cruz, at least, has learned his lesson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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January 19, 2020

Jet Spikers in Final 4; Lady maroons avoid cellar

first_imgAir Force formally landed in the semifinals after drubbing Adamson-Akari, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ #KicksStalker: JR Smith has a pair of Nikes LeBron doesn’t own (yet) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return At 5-2, the Jet Spikers joined Creamline and Pocari Sweat to the next round with the last spot to be disputed by BaliPure and Perlas-BanKo, which will take on separate foes Sunday.Earlier, University of the Philippines salvaged a measure of pride by outlasting Power Smashers, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Diane Carlos scored 23 points while Isa Molde contributed 18 for the Lady Maroons, who avoided eighth and last place by winning for the second time in seven matches.“Coach (Jerry Yee) said we need to minimize our errors and at the same time take good first balls if we want to win this one,” said Carlos. They indeed had better first-ball reception, allowing Rosemary Cailing and Cynthia Escutin to set up attacks for UP’s spikers.After trailing two sets to one, the Lady Maroons fought back in the fourth frame, rising to 17-7 on a cross-court hit by Molde.Andrea Marzan and Regina Arocha tried to shoulder the load for Power Smashers but the squad was already too deep in a rut to catch up.In men’s play, Air Force foiled newcomer Mega Builders’ sweep bid, pulling off a 25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 26-28, 15-12 victory to close out its elimination campaign at 5-2.The Jet Spikers finished at No. 3 with the Volley Bolt (6-1) gaining top seeding in the Final Four. Cignal TV (5-1) will be at No. 2 even if it loses to Instituto Estetico Manila on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanslast_img read more

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January 19, 2020

Lesnar to Jones: ‘Be careful what you wish for, young man’

first_imgFormer UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will return to the Octagon as one of the headliners at UFC 200. Ariel Helwani, a reporter from MMAFighting.com and his staff, got their credentials “revoked” APANAHEIM, Calif. — Jon Jones had barely reclaimed his UFC title when he called out Brock Lesnar to be his next opponent.And Lesnar was listening.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Lesnar beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in a unanimous decision that was changed to a no-contest after Lesnar failed a doping test. He received a one-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, but could return to MMA after completing the ban.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Jones regains UFC belt with brutal KO of Cormier, wants Lesnar next “Be careful what you wish for, young man,” Lesnar replied.A potential bout between Jones and Lesnar would be one of the biggest events in UFC history. Lesnar is an extraordinary pay-per-view draw as arguably the most popular fighter in UFC history, while Jones’ victory over Cormier likely returns him to the top of most pound-for-pound lists as the world’s best fighter.Lesnar returned to MMA last year with a victory, but he is under contract to the WWE as a professional wrestler until next spring.Jones and Lesnar traded verbal jabs earlier in the week. After Jones said he doubted Lesnar would ever accept a fight with him, Lesnar told the AP that he would meet Jones “anytime, anywhere.”Lesnar is at least considering a return to the sport in which he won a UFC title in just his fourth professional fight.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Right after Jones stopped Daniel Cormier in the third round at UFC 214 on Saturday, he reignited his growing rivalry with Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion.READ: Jones regains UFC belt with brutal KO of Cormier, wants Lesnar nextFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon,” Jones said on the pay-per-view broadcast.The Associated Press reached Lesnar shortly after he watched the championship fight and then heard Jones call him out.last_img read more

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January 19, 2020

NLEX gets Baguio in 3-team deal

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate The 37-year-old Baguio had said he wanted to “reunite and hopefully end his career with coach Yeng.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Can Horn beat a revitalized Pacquiao? MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCyrus Baguio is reuniting with Yeng Guiao at NLEX, and the 6-foot-1 swingman could very well be ending his pro career as an integral part of the Road Warriors’ resurgence.Baguio was the biggest piece moved in a three-team, four-player deal which also saw GlobalPort give up Dylan Ababou to get Mac Baracael from NLEX and Phoenix Petroleum getting Ababou and NLEX’s 2020 second round Draft rights.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

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