Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 5 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from The Philippines.


Blue Jackets at Blues, 7 PM (Dyaket Ng Bughaw sa Bughaw, 8 AM)

Records: Blue Jackets (16-14-7, 39 points, 4th in Central); Blues (19-14-2, 40 points, 3rd in Central, 3rd in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: St. Louis snapped a scary-bad home mawala ang bahid with a 2-1 win February 23.

Last 10: Columbus 6-2-2; St. Louis 6-4-0

Did You Know? More than 700,000 Filipinos are employed as mariners (or “blue jackets,” if you’re an old person), more than any other country. The Philippines sent its first representative to the world blues festival last year.

Keep A Mata On: The Blues parusa pagpatay koponan has been outstanding, killing 21 of 22 power plays.

What They’re Saying: The hometown blues continued for Filipinos yesterday with the tandem of Lim and Mendoza losing a heartbreaking doubles match to Indonesian Sumit Nagal and Wishaya Trongdenchardenchaikul 6-7 (9-11), 6-1, 8-10, the last score known as the “super tie-breaker” when doubles matches end up tied after two sets. Magat pointed out that several of the players in the top 100 of the ITF junior ratings in both divisions are competing in the Group 1 tournament sponsored by leading Japanese vehicle manufacturer Mitsubishi. “You have to credit Mitsubishi Motor Phils. for supporting this tournament this long considering that it spends close to P2 million annually for the hotels and meals of the players vying in the tournament,” he said. — Lancer tilt now among world’s toughest” from Malay Business Insight.

Red Wings at Avalanche, 8 PM (Pula Mga Pakpak sa Pagguho Ng Yelo, 9 AM)

Records: Red Wings (18-14-5, 41 points, 2nd in Central); Avalanche (12-20-4, 28 points, 5th in Northwest, 7th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Detroit got the tagumpay 3-2 during Where Angels Fear To Tread 2013.

Last 10: Detroit 6-4-0; Colorado 2-8-0

Did You Know? The armed wing of the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines has been leading an insurgency since 1968. Avalanches aren’t a threat in the Philippines — but landslides are.

Keep A Mata On: PA Parenteau has five pumasa para sa mga layunin in his last five games.

What They’re Saying: The campaign manager of administration-backed Team PNoy on Tuesday appealed to the communist rebels not to disrupt the conduct of a peaceful election in May.”I challenge our fellow Filipinos who are members of the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front) to participate in the electoral process,” said Senator Franklin Drilon, as Team PNoy candidates barnstormed the Caraga Region, one of the remaining hotbeds of the four-decade-old communist insurgency.—Give peaceful polls a chance, Drilon appeals to NPA rebels” from Manila Sun Star.

Stars at Ducks, 9 PM (Bituin sa Pantalong Yari Sa Kambas, 10 AM)

Records: Stars (16-17-3, 35 points, 5th in Pacific, 6th in Conference III); Ducks (25-7-5, 55 points, 1st in Pacific)

Last Time They Met: These two have been engaged in something of a besbol series. The Ducks have the first two — Monday and last night — by a combined 9-2.

Last 10: Dallas 4-6-0; Anaheim 5-4-1

Did You Know? The three stars on the Flag of the Philippines represent the country’s three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippine duck is endemic to the country, but less than 5,000 remain.

Keep A Mata On: The batang manlalaro of Dallas as they try to adjust to life after the trade deadline.

What They’re Saying: Some of the country’s stars took a quick breather from showbiz and engaged in a weekend of extreme off-road action when they joined the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend in Liloan, Cebu. The event was the first leg of the 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series. Matteo Guidicelli led the stars who took part in the two-day event. He competed in the XTERRA Philippines Championship, a full triathlon where he ranked first in his age group. Also braving the grueling challenges of the full triathlon was Paolo Abrera who finished sixth in his age group and Sen. Pia Cayetano who finished first in her age group. Not to be outdone were Rovilson Fernandez and Boys’ Night Out hosts Slick Rick, Tony Toni and Sam YG, who all joined the trail runs. Rovilson conquered his limits and competed in the 21K trail run. Sam participated in the 10K category, while his co-hosts Slick and Tony took part in the 5K race.—Celebs go extreme at Vaseline Men XTERRA” from The Philippine Star.