Archive for November, 2009

ALLEN IVERSON RETIRES

After 14 seasons of playing in the NBA, Memphis Grizzlies’ Allen Iverson has proven himself through thick and thin.

Now 34, he recently hung up his jersey after having a string of controversies especially about trading and his star status. According to him, he still wanted to be a starter even in this stage, but lately, his career is dwindling. The former 2001 NBA MVP and former first overall pick, he has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, and Detroit Pistons, he has already showed who he is as he was one of the players who changed the image of the game.

And without a doubt, he’s one of the greatest.

BERNARD BONNIN SUCCUMBS TO STROKE

Action star Bernard Bonnin died Saturday night in his home due to stroke. He was 70 years old.

Born on Sept. 8, 1939, he was a former contract star of LVN Pictures. Also, he was best known for his role as “Palos” and being the father of showbiz personalities like Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach and Richard Bonnin. He is also the uncle of another showbiz personality JC Bonnin, who now serves at the church. He also sired a son with his former loveteam Lourdes Medel, and another two children with his non-showbiz wife.

The actor’s remains are at The Heritage Park in Taguig City.

PINOY WINS CNN HERO OF THE YEAR

From CNN.com. Copyright CNN 2009

Last Saturday night (US time), another Filipino has created history as Efren Peñaflorida won the CNN Hero of the Year during the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California. He got 2.75 million votes in 7 weeks.

Peñaflorida, 28, once had a miserable life, saying that he was betrayed by his fellow kids and even elders while fighting poverty, but luckily, he finished his studied before organizing the Kareton Classroom, in which he’ll teach the poor people on how to count, write, and read. For this victory, he is expected to recieve $25,000 or approximately P1 million. According to an interview before the said night in DZMM, he insisted that if ever he’ll win (which happened), he’ll expand the Kareton Classroom.

In his victory speech, he said that everyone has a hero within. And to Mr. Peñaflorida, congratulations! as Pinoys has beaten the odds again!

VETERAN ACTOR JOHNNY DELGADO DIES AT THE AGE OF 62

JOHNNY DELGADO

Veteran actor Johnny Delgado has already joined our creator last Thursday at 1:20 in the afternoon in his house. He died due to the lymphatic cancer, in which he lost his battle after 2 years of enduring hardwork to beat the said disease.

Delgado, whose real name is Juan Marasigan Feleo was born on February 29, 1948 to film director Ben Feleo and educator Victorina Marasigan. He is survived by wife film maker and actress Laurice Guillen along with his 2 daughters:actress Ina Feleo and theater actress Ana Feleo.

He started in the showbiz in the late 60’s before revolving as one of the greatest showbiz actors in the Philippines, with award-winning performances from movies like Tanging Yaman. He was also a member of the “Bad Bananas” which dominated the TV sets in the 1980s via the show “Goin’ Bananas” which was aired on ABS-CBN.

He will be remembered by everyone as his acting prowess will never be forgotten.

LEBRON TO USE #6 NEXT SEASON?

LBJ-6

by JAC

Yes, it will be true, but people will begin doubting about it. Next season, the defenind NBA MVP LeBron James is about to wear #6, as he wanted everyone not to wear #23 again next season, despite seeing the greatest Basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, and here’s his take:

“I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon. There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade if there wasn’t Michael Jordan first. He can’t get the logo, and if he can’t, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I’m starting a petition, and I’ve got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”

-LeBron James

And yeah, he wanted to petition this just because he saw Michael Jordan because he really wanted to honor Jordan, in a simple way. Another thing is that he wanted to choose #6 as his number for the next few seasons because it means a few things to his life, first, he used this during the time the US men’s basketball team won the Gold Medal during the Beijing Olympics last year, wherein he is a member. Second, his first kid was born on the 6th day while his second child was born on the sixth month, June.And lastly, he idolized Julius Erving, who according to him is his second greatest player ever seen, next to MJ.

So far, the current NBA players who wear #23 are the following: Stephen Graham (Bobcats), CJ Watson (Warriors), Marcus Camby (Clippers), Jodie Meeks (Bucks), Devin Brown (Hornets), Toney Douglas (Knicks), BJ Mullens (Thunder), Lou WIlliams (76ers), Jason Richardson (Suns), Martell Webster (Trailblazers), Kevin Martin (Kings), and Wes Matthews (Jazz).

So expect this to happen.

MANNY KOs COTTO IN 12TH ROUND

Panalo ang Pinoy! Manny Pacquiao has won the WBO Welterweight Championship over Miguel Cotto just moments ago at the MGM Grand Hall at the Las Vegas, NV. He knocked out Cotto (via TKO) midway in the 12th round, who despite having a bleeding face, didn’t stop, and has even managed to run.

With more than a thousand of fans  attending the fight, the La Divas of GMA-7’s SOP, composes of Jonalyn Viray, Maricris Garcia, and Aicelle Santos sang the national anthem of the Philippines. The fight started like both fighters showing all their heart, but it was the Pacman who was greater.  And for this, Pacquiao is about to win his 7th consecutive Boxing world title, and it is a rare feat for every boxer, historical as it is. Congratulations Manny at ang Sarap maging Pinoy!

 

-JAC

NBA GREAT ABDUL-JABBAR HAS LEUKEMIA

One of Basketball’s greats has been in another stage of battle, and this time, this is very serious, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the newly-resigned assistant coach of Lakers has been suffering Leukemia for a year now.

He has not revealed this to everyone, but according to him, this is the right time to tell them. He insists that he is regularly having a medical check-up with a doctor and is about to change his lifestyle.

The 6-time NBA MVP had only suffered a broken wrist as his only serious injury in time, but this one might even be worse. Let’s pray for him instead.