MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jazul, Fuel Masters confident of smooth transition under Alas “I’m so happy because coach Eric has been a mentor to me. I’ve learned a lot from him since high school and I’m glad that we could continue our partnership here in Alaska,” the 23-year-old said.Teng has had a fruitful past with Altamirano dating back to their days in the Philippine under-18 national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIt is also under the veteran mentor’s guidance that the former La Salle stalwart showcased his full potential, averaging 22.15 points, 6.85 rebounds, and 5.77 assists for Flying V in the 2017 Foundation Cup, while also setting the league record for most triple-doubles at three.But Teng is aware that the PBA is a whole different ballgame, and he just feels lucky to have someone like Altamirano to guide him through the nuances of the pro game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Coach Eric has been giving me tips on how to play here in the PBA. But I know that it’s not gonna be easy and I have to earn my playing minutes. I really have to work hard for it,” he said.Still, Teng couldn’t help but feel positive with what the future holds for the Aces this upcoming 2018 PBA season.“I’m very optimistic for our team. The coaching staff is very experienced in the PBA and Alaska is one of those top-notch organizations in this league. I expect I can really learn a lot of things here,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jeron Teng. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netJeron Teng wasn’t the lone Flying V Thunder who found his way in Alaska, as coach Eric Altamirano followed suit as an assistant coach for coach Alex Compton.And the fifth overall pick in the 2017 PBA couldn’t be more thankful to have a familiar face by his side as he begins this new journey in the pro league.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
CONCACAF U-20 men’s championshipWith the CONCACAF U-20 Men’s Championship looming on the horizon, the National U-20 squad is being prepped in all areas for their travel and participation.One such area is drug awareness and the team was treated to an informative and interactive session, coordinated by the Guyana Football Federation.CANU’s Deputy Head Leslie Ramlall interacts with the National U-20 team in the presence of their legal officer Konya SandifordThe session, which was themed “Benefits of Dissing Illicit Narcotics”, was facilitated by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on October 13 at the National Library’s conference room.Leading the discussion were CANU’s Legal Officer Konya Sandiford and Senior Manager Rayon Samuels, who explained key aspects of the law highlighting the concepts of “possession” and “trafficking,” and the corresponding penalties.The interactive session also saw the CANU officials sharing tactics used by traffickers to lure potential mules, methods of concealment and the benefits of “dissing” the narcotic trade. Press stories and practical examples were used to further enhance the quality of the session for the very eager participants.Prior to the CANU’s presentation, GFF President Wayne Forde and First Vice President Brigadier (Retired) Bruce Lovell offered words of encouragement to the group. Forde urged the youth to embrace a positive lifestyle and be good ambassadors of the sport while Lovell’s presentation titled, “Understanding Your D.A.D (Discipline, Attitude and Dedication)” went into detail about the three areas of focus and their impact on the positive development of the person. One thought that he zeroed in on and used as a means of encouragement for them was: “If It Is To Be, It Starts with Me.”In wrapping up, Team Manager Daniel Thomas expressed appreciation to the speakers for their presentations and urged the national team members to activate the positive messages conveyed during the meeting in every aspect of their life. Also, present at the event was CANU’s Deputy Head Leslie Ramlall and members of the technical staff.The National U-20 team have a packed schedule ahead which essentially leads up to their first match against Guatemala on November 2 at 10:30h. They will return to the playing field four days later for their second match against Cayman Islands on November 6 at 10:30h. Next they will face off with Curaçao on November 8 at 12:45h, and their final first-round match will be against El Salvador on November 10 at 19:45h.