Nabong guarantees GlobalPort will make playoffs

first_imgKelly Nabong. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort hasn’t formally entered the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs yet but big man Kelly Nabong believes it’s only a matter of when than if.Nabong guaranteed that the Batang Pier will make the quarterfinals this conference after helping his team beat Kia, 108-91, on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES La Salle finds strength after NU loss Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “No, no, it’s not an if ever, we’re making to the playoffs. We’re making to the playoffs,” he stressed after posting 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.“I mean, we have a young, good team. We just gotta keep believing in the system, keep playing defense, and everybody has to come to play 100 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut it’s not as if Nabong is making a bold prediction with GlobalPort poised to make the playoffs after improving its record at 5-5 to climb to seventh place.And though, the Batang Pier aren’t assured of a quarterfinals slot yet, they have a relatively good quotient against potential teams that they could end up tied with at the end of the elimination round in the event of a tie. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed To avoid complications, however, GlobalPort has now set its sight on its crucial tiff against Phoenix on March 2 in the final day of the eliminations.A win over the Fuel Masters coupled with a Barangay Ginebra loss to Rain or Shine also on March 2 will assure the Batang Pier a spot in the top six.“We took care of business tonight but it doesn’t stop, eliminations are not over yet so we have one more game to get that spot in the best-of-3,” Nabong said. “We just have to lock down on defense, we have to move the ball, make our open shots. Phoenix is coming up and they’re a tough team, they’re very aggressive so we gotta be locked in.”“We’re focused on our game against Phoenix then, let’s see what the scenario will be. We’re hoping to beat Phoenix and get that number six spot to avoid playing the number one or two in the quarters because they’ll have twice-to-beat,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

NHA Begins A Health Worker ‘Owns a Home Campaign’ Today

first_imgThe National Housing Authority (NHA) will today (Monday July 20), launch the “Empower A Health Worker to Own A Home Campaign,” in appreciation of the dedicated services of health workers to Liberia during the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, and their continuous dedicated services to society.The disclosure was made by Mr. Prince A. Wreh, Deputy Managing Director of Administration during a media briefing in Monrovia. According to Mr. Wreh, NHA’s management team will pay the amount of US5, 000, representing 45% of the cost of a two bedroom housing unit, valued at U$11,000 at the Gobah Town Housing Estate, Brewerville, Monsterrado County and will be processed through a mortgage program with LBDI with a balance of US$6,000 over a period of 10 years.He said a qualified health worker through a vetting process will be awarded with the money as the first payment for the unit.Mr. Wreh further disclosed that health authorities in Monsterrado, Nimba, Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount counties were requested to submit the names of five dedicated health workers to the NHA for a raffle draw today at a local resort in Monrovia. Mr. Wreh appealed to line ministries and agencies of government as well as private institutions, donor partners, foreign missions, business community and individuals of good will to emulate the example of the NHA to ensure that more health workers can benefit from the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more