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Ginebra Blew a 26 Point Lead in Game 2 but Manage to win in OT!

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PBA – The quest for the 2016 - 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Championship between the Defending Champion San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra are now tied. The Kings even the series in a thrilling and exiting Game 2 in a jam pack arena at the Quezon Convention Center.

Barangay Ginebra starts Game 2 strong and showing determination to even the series outscoring the Beermen in the 1st and 2nd quarter 28 points and 39 points respectively, King posted their biggest lead in the 1st Half with 26 points and ended the 1st half with a 24 point lead 67 – 43.

Joe Devance Game Tying Shot That Went To Overtime

In the 2nd Half, the Beermen find their way to get back in the game outscoring the Kings in the 3rd quarter 39 – 18 cutting down the lead of Ginebra in just 3 points at the end of the 3rd quarter 82 – 85. The Beermen manage to take their 2nd lead in the game after a two made free throws by Ronald Tubid with 6 minutes to go in the 4th quarter 96 – 95.

Meanwhile, Ginebra who blew a 26 point lead, manage to stay in the game exchanging leads with the Beermen in the later minutes of the 4th quarter. The Kings manage to post a 5 point lead advantage before entering the last two minutes of the game, but the Beermen with the help of Arwin Santos gives a 5 -0 run to tie the game with only 47 seconds remaining in regulation.

In the next possession Japeth Aguilar was fouled and take two free throws to take back  Kings lead 108 -106 with only 34 seconds remaining in the game while Gabby Espinas of San Miguel made a 3 point basket to take back the lead 109 – 108 with 21 seconds to go.

Ginebra made a turnover in their next possession that lead to Beermens opportunity to seal the game? But miraculously Arwin Santos loses the ball to Scottie Thompson that gives the Kings another opportunity to win the game?

With only 5 seconds remaining Aguilar shoot a 3 point shot, but missed a possible game winning shot and Ronald Tubid was fouled to take two free throws, however made only one free throws to give the Beermen 110 -108 lead with 3.2 seconds to go.

Joe Devance of Ginebra take the hero shot that eventually tied the game 110 all and gives another 5 minute extension to the game Ginebra outscored the Beermen in OT, 14 – 8 that ended the game with the Final score 124 -118 and now even the series 1-1 apiece.

Game 3 is scheduled on March 3, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

NASA – Seven Earth Like Planets Discovered, Three of them Possible to Support Life?

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Scientist and Astronomer had recently discovered seven new planets that greatly resemble our own planet. The seven planets are about the size of the Earth and three of those planets are likely habitable zone or can support life?

According to reports and based on the study of Journal Nature, the seven new Earths like Planets are all orbiting or circulating in one dim Star, their star is just a fraction of Earth’s Suns mass and also producing less heat compared to the Earth’s Sun. 

The Solar System of the new found seven Earth like Planets is estimated 39 to 40 light years away from the Earth’s own Solar System

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and teams of scientist used space and ground telescopes to study the seven Earths like Planets and discovered that three of those seven planets shows temperatures on their surface that might lead a possibility that there is water and it can support life?

Through the years there are many Planets that have been discovered in the neighboring Solar System and some of them are potentially habitable? Further studies are much needed by the scientist and astronomers to support their theory of which of the seven Earth like planets can support life? Before they can say that they found the second Earth? Or maybe discovering another alien life in those planets and finally end the never ending discussion of are we alone in the universe?

Meanwhile, Astronomer Michael Gillon of University of Liege in Belgium said that this is the first time that they discover exoplanets that are similar in size and revolves around in a single star.

LTO – Suspended The No OR, No CR, No Plate, No Ride Policy!

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On February 15, 2017, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) released a memorandum that mandates all vehicle owner’s new or old user and as well all the accredited LTO dealership to abide the new law implemented by the government agencies.

The law states that all vehicles must have the required requirements before using them on the road. The vehicle owner must always bring a copy of his/her Certificate of Registration (CR), Official Receipt (OR) and temporary plate prescribed with different dealership.

Failure to comply will lead to penalty as prescribed in the memorandum, motorized vehicle that failed to comply will be penalized amounting to PHP 10,000 while the dealership will be penalized amounting to PHP 100,000 if vehicle under the dealership name has violated five consecutive times.

The public, especially motorists was enraged of the new law imposed by the LTO, where they shared their sentiments and confusement over social media, attacking the credibility and capability of the agency where up to now the problem of issuing Driver’s license card, Vehicle plates and now the releasing of OR/CR is still a major problem of the said agency.

The public concern is instead of imposing another law, why fixed first the problem inside LTO? Focusing on how they will be able to give the public's need? Because of this commotion between the public and LTO, Senator Cayetano, conduct a series of hearings together with the LTO officials at the senate and finally headed a solution yesterday February 23, to suspend its 'No Plate, No Travel' policy!

The senator also said that LTO’s should consult first the public before they implemented the policy, the huge problem won’t exist if properly handled.

Barangay Ginebra Outclassed Star Hotshots in Game 7! San Miguel and Ginebra in the Finals

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PBA – Barangay Ginebra need to beat twice the Star Hotshots in order to advance into the PBA Philippine Cup Finals and they did it in another dominating passion. Just like in Game 6, Ginebra outclassed the Hotshots in “Do or Die” Game 7 leading by Sol Mercado, who lead all scorers for both teams with 23 points, LA Tenorio added 21 points and Japeth Aguilar scores 19 points.

For the Hotshots they rely on their star player Marc Pingris who scores 17 points and Allen Maliksi with 22 points while their new acquisition and the new franchise player Paul Lee “The Lethal Weapon” was once again limited in a single digit point scoring only 4 points in a game where superstar are made?

Ginebra starts Game 7 strong outscoring the Hotshots 26 – 16 in the 1st quarter, while the 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter belong to the Hotshots as they cut the lead of the Kings in just 4 points at the end of the 3rd quarter 65 – 61. The 4th quarter is a complete domination of the Kings outscoring the Star 24 -15 to post a double digit lead that eventually lead to the Kings victory in Game 7, 89 – 76 in a jam pack Mall of Asia.

Barangay Ginebra is now on their 2nd consecutive Finals appearance, they won the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup Championship last conference and now it would give them another chance to win the most elusive and important title the "PBA Philippine Cup Championship".

Meanwhile the Hotshots chance of getting back to the finals seems not the right time for now, the team has shown a great improvement this year at least they made in the semi-finals and had the chance twice to beat Ginebra and advance into the finals. Maybe next conference would be their time? And could bring back the glory days of the Purefoods Franchise?

The PBA Philippine Cup Finals will feature sister team Barangay Ginebra and defending Champion San Miguel Beer, the Beermen are also looking for their 3rd consecutive Philippine Cup Title and it will be a great series which will start on Friday February 24 at 7pm in Mall of Asia Arena.

Ginebra Beat Star Hotshots Extending Their Series into a “Do or Die” Game 7

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PBA - Barangay Ginebra survives their first “Do or Die Game” of the Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinal series yesterday night after defeating the Star Hotshots in a blown out Game 6, 91 -67. The “Never Say Die” attitude of Ginebra proven once again in a must win situation in-front of over 18,000 crowd inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

The Game 6 win of Barangay Ginebra tied the series 3-3 and will go into Game 7 that will decide who will be the second team to advance to the Philippine Cup Finals, facing the winner of today’s game between the San Miguel and TNT Ka Tropa in their own “Do or Die” Game 7 at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Star Hotshots ended the 1st Half with a 1 point lead in a closed and low scoring Game 6 39 -38. In the 2nd Half Ginebra started to full away in the 3rd Quarter and eventually continue to the 4th Quarter that sealed the game in a blown out win for the Kings.

Sol Mercado leads Ginebra in scoring with 21 points in 8 out of 10 shootings in the field while LA Tenorio added 19 points, Japeth Aguilar 11 and former Star Hotshots Joe Devance with 14 points. For the Hotshots, Marc Pingris lead in scoring with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double performance, Marc Barroca also added 13 points while the lethal weapon Paul Lee was once again cut into single scoring game with only 8 points in another not so good shooting game.

The Hotshots won Games 1, 2 and 5 while the Ginebra Kings won Games 3, 4 and 6. Game 7 is scheduled on Tuesday, February 21, 7pm at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Which team that you think will win in Game 7 “Do or Die”? Will the Hotshots returns back in the Finals with their new emerging superstars? Or will the Barangay manage a back to back Finals appearance?

Hotshots One Win Away of Getting Back To the PBA Finals

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PBA – The Star Hotshots has defeated the crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra in Game 5, 89 -80. The win gives the Hotshots a 3-2 advantage in their own PBA Philippine Cup Semi-final series against Ginebra San Miguel,

The Hotshots are now one win away from getting back to the PBA Finals since the 2013 – 2014 Grand Slam Championship under the name of San Mig Super Coffee Mixers and coincidentally coached by now Ginebra coach Tim Cone.

Game 5, was witnessed by thousands of fans inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Raffy Reavis leads the Hotshots in scoring and rebounds with 17 points and 13 boards, Barroca, Lee and Maliksi scores 12 points, 10 points and 10 points respectively to help the Hotshots of taking Game 5.

Third Quarter is the turning point of the game where the Hotshots scores 22 points compared to Ginebra’s only 10 points to end the quarter 67 – 55 Hotshots by 12. Ginebra rally’s back in the 4th quarter cutting the Hotshots lead into 7 but unable to stop the most eager team Star Hotshots.

Game 1, 2 and 5 was taken by the Hotshots, while Ginebra took’s Game 3 and 4. Game 6 is scheduled for Sunday Feb. 19 at Smart Araneta Coliseum 6:30 pm. Will the Hotshots returns back the glory days of returning back in the Finals? Or will the Ginebra's "Never Say Die" extends the series into decisive Game 7?

The rivalry between the Hotshots and Ginebra was dated back in Patrimonio/Jaworski era, James Yap/ Mark Caguioa era and now Paul Lee/ LA Tenorio era. Every time these two team meet fans are never hesitating to witness these two power house team and two of the most popular teams in PBA’s History. The match between Star Hotshots and Barangay Ginebra was dubbed today as “Manila Classico”.

Kevin Love Out for 6 to 8 weeks Due to Knee Injury

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The Cleveland Cavaliers management announce on Tuesday that forward Kevin Love part of the Cavs Big Three will be missing for 6 to 8 weeks due to knee injury. According to report Love will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

The condition of Love will greatly affect the rotation of the team’s and momentum. It means LeBron James will have no time to rest, to lead his team, more minutes to play despite at age 32 James is the second NBA player with most minutes this season.

Kevin Love absence might affect his performance after getting back to his original form when he was still in Minnesota Timberwolves, this season was Love best season as part of the cavaliers averaging a double-double with 20 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. Love will also miss his 4th appearances in an All-Star Game, he will not be able to join teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the East Team in the 2017 NBA All-star Game.

Aside from Kevin Love’s injury JR Smith has also been out for quite some time now after suffering a broken thumb and was reportedly out for about 4 months. Love and Smith are part of the cavaliers starting five from the opening of this season.

Both Love and Smith are scheduled to return to the Cavs lineup before the NBA Regular Season ends, there is still have some time for both players to regain their original form and getting back to shape to help their team in defending their NBA Title for the upcoming post season.

For now Iman Shumpert replaced JR Smith in the starting lineup while Channing Frye starts in their last game against Minnesota in Love's absence.

How To Add Subtitle on a Foreign Movies

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The subtitle is a caption or small text words that are seen or displayed at the bottom of a movie or television screen that translate or transcribe the dialogue of a foreign language that could be easily understood by the viewers.

Nowadays, with the help of latest technology subtitle can be easily input in a movie, which translate in different languages, while English subtitle is still the major subtitle used in many foreign languages.

Now, how to put subtitles in a foreign movie on our own desired subtitle? There are many tutorials that you can find online, but I will share a tutorials that I think is the easiest way of putting subtitle in a movie.

Here’s How To Do It:

1. Download a movie player. I suggest to download VLC player.

2. Download a subtitle file or srt file. Go to – where you can download different subtitle of the languages of your choice.

3. Now open the foreign movies through VLC player and click subtitle, look at the srt file you downloaded from mvsubtitles and click the subtitles that you choose. add the subtitle by clicking add subtitles in the screen shows below.

4. Open the srt file that you downloaded

5. If everything was followed correctly it will now show a subtitle of your choice below the screen of your Television.

There are a lot of good foreign movies in the world. But due to different languages we used sometimes we neglect of watching it. With the help of subtitle and any movie player that can help to translate the languages of a foreign movie? Now we can understand the movie itself and enjoy the beauty of some foreign movies all over the world.

List of NBA Players that are Receiving Salary of more than $30 Million in a Single Season

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In the NBA there are lots of NBA Player that is receiving millions of money in their payroll and if the player is a superstar on a certain team, this player might be receiving the maximum contract of his life which means millions of money.

But did you know that there are only three players in NBA History that has the highest paid or salary of more than $ 30 million in a single NBA Season? If your guess is Michael Jordan? Then, you are right! Who else could be in the NBA that could surpass the greatest player of all time? Michael Jordan currently holds the record for the highest paid as NBA Player with $ 33 Million.

In the 1997 - 98 NBA Season, the last year that Michael Jordan played as the Chicago Bulls, He became the first player ever to earn $33,000,000, the highest paid player in History that until now no NBA player has broken his record that stands for almost two decades.

The second highest paid is the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. James is the third NBA player to reach the milestone after signing a three year contract with the Cavaliers before the 2016 -17 season start, it was his very first time to be named as the highest paid player through his career and expected to earn $ 31 million in the 2017 –18 season and an estimated to earn more than $33 million in 2018-19, which will make him the highest-paid player in league history.

The third highest paid is the retired future Hall of Famers Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant has become just the second player to reach this milestone during 2012 - 13 season with $30,453,805, he retained his salary the next season. In the 2014 - 15 Bryant falls down to $23,500,000 salary per season, but remains the highest paid player through the 2015 - 16 season on his final years as NBA Player.

Are you in Favor of Bringing Back the Mandatory ROTC?

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The Philippine Government is trying to bring back the controversial restoration of Mandatory ROTC for Senior High Students and according to CNN Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has already approved the restoration of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12 in all public and private schools across the country.

According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol on a Facebook post on Tuesday, the revival of ROTC in private and public schools was discussed at the Cabinet meeting where the President approved it and submitted to the Congress and the Senate to immediately certification.

Meanwhile, Filipino people shared their different opinion about the restoration of Mandatory ROTC, most of them agreed that ROTC is only a burden for all students where they are only placed under the extreme heat of the sun, while some of them are afraid of repeating the dark images of hazing? Where it was one of the major problem of the said military education that eventually caused of its revocation.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a military education and training program that mobilize students into the preparedness of defending our country in case of sudden War. Its specific objectives include preparation of college students for service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the event of an emergency and their training to become reservists and potential commissioned officers of the AFP.

The return of Mandatory ROTC is to restore the youth for moral and spiritual values, love for their country, respect for human rights and adherence to the Constitution

Government May Impose 12% VAT for OFWs Remittances

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Philippines - The government plans to charge or impose a 12 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on remittances or money sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Philippines.

OFW’s are dubbed as the “Bagong Bayani” (New Hero) of the country will surely explode in anger together with their families if the plans of the Government succeed.

And because there is no any cost or any contribution for the welfare of OFWs, legislators in the House of Representatives are ready to ward off the said Government plans of taxing the money sent by OFWs in different parts of the world.

According to Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin the Government has no right to reduce or have a share in the money of all OFWs where they shared their blood and tears. The Government is not spending money related to remittances, there is no expenditure for this. You do not even built a road, a building, a bridge too why charge OFWs VAT? Said Gardin.

As of now OFWs remittances are exempted from VAT, but the government wants to put this tax under the Tax Reform Packages filed in Congress. Should the new impose taxes pass in the Congress it will reduce the income of OFWs that came from their blood and sweat and hard-earned money abroad.

It will be greatly affected and a big impact for the family of Filipino workers since all major commodities, including medicines will not be free from VAT.
source: Abante

LeBron James Reach the 28,000 Career Points, Youngest in NBA History

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Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James made another milestone as he became the youngest NBA Player in History to reach the 28,000 career points. James is now the eight players in NBA to reach the milestone, joining seven other past and present NBA Superstar with the likes of Shaquille O’neal, Dirk Nowitzki, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

LeBron James entered the game 12 points shy of reaching the milestone in their game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. In the second quarter James finally reached the milestone, ending the first half of the game with 19 points and 6 assist to lead all scorers for both teams.

The Cavaliers won the game after blowing a 27 point lead and manage to escape the rally of the Knicks after cutting down the Cavs lead into 5 with only less than a minute in the game. The Cavaliers hang on to win the game in thrilling end game 111 – 104, the Cavs has already beaten the Knicks 3-0 this season.

Meanwhile the Cavs improves their NBA Standing and maintain their solo lead in the Eastern Conference with 34 wins and 15 loss while the Knicks falls to 22 wins and 30 losses. LeBron James finished the game with another monster game at Madison Square Garden with 32 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds in 12 of 20 shooting from the field. James is also improving his career points to 28,020 career points which currently at No.8 ranking in NBA All-Time Career points.

CAVS wants “Melo” But Refuses to give up Kevin Love

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NBA – The latest news about Carmelo Anthony’s trade rumor is that the Cleveland Cavaliers is now showing interest of acquiring the New York Knicks superstar after declining the first offer of trade or swap between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love.

According to the latest NBA Trade and Rumors, the Cavaliers and the Knicks are back in touch again of a possible deal that might send Carmelo Anthony to the Cleveland Cavaliers, to join his closest friend on and off the court, the Cavs superstar LeBron James and to form a super team that will match or even surpass the very own version of Golden State Warriors super team.

But the problem is will the Knicks agree to Cavs deal without dealing Kevin Love in exchange for Melo? If somehow the Knicks agrees or not involving Love in a trade? The Cavs will now have a “Big Four” LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony, which counterpart the Warriors own “Big Four” Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

The defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing their team to defend their title in a possible rematch against the Warriors which is more likely to happen? The acquisition of Carmelo Anthony in Cavs team will be a great addition to stand the Warriors super team.

While the New York Knicks wants to rebuild their team to form a young team that will surround their future superstar of the Latvian nationality Kristaps Porziņģis.

Will the Cavaliers and Knicks finally agree into something that both teams make happy? The deadline of NBA Trade is fast approaching until February 23, will Carmelo Anthony join LeBron James and the Cavs? Or will Kevin Love leaves the Land? Let’s wait and see in the days that will come before the trade deadlines end?

Know When to Register Your Motor Vehicle According to their Designated Digit Number

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Philippines – Motor vehicle registration is an important thing that all vehicle owners must be liable in the registration of their vehicle at the nearest branches of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in their area.

The purpose of this registration is to add additional taxation that can be used by the government, it can also use for crime detection purposes, especially for a vehicle that is being used in wrongful doing like crimes and to establish a link between a vehicle and the owner or user of the vehicle.

LTO gives vehicle owners enough time to renew their vehicle registration where the owner can renew their vehicle registration 1 month before the actual date of expiration. But when is the exact date that vehicle owners can still register their vehicle to avoid penalties if failure to advance their registration 1 month before the expiration?

The table below shows the registration month and the middle digit indicates the weekly deadline of vehicle registration:

Last Digit of Plate Number (Monthly Schedule)
Middle Digit
of Plate Number
Weekly Deadline 
(On Working Days of the Month)
1 - January

2 - February

3 - March

4 - April

5 - May

6 - June

7 - July

8 - August

9 - September

0 - October
1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8

9 0

For motorcycle plate, use the 3rd digit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 up to the last day of the month
Source: LTO

For all vehicle owner whether it’s a motorcycle or a car just always remember to update your motor vehicle registration and always bring a Xerox copy of Original Registration Receipt (OR) and Certificate of Registration (CR) whenever you are using the vehicle so you can avoid the hassle and problems that may encounter when there is a PNP/LTO traffic enforcer checkpoint? Failure to do so might lead to penalties or worst the vehicles might be confiscated or impound.