TAIPEI – In his warm up pants and a Gilas Pilipinas shirt, RR Pogoy was one interested man in a place he really doesn’t belong: inside the press room.ADVERTISEMENT After sitting out his first game in the Jones Cup Invitational, Pogoy went with Almond Vosotros and Von Pessumal and coach Chot Reyes for the interview, filming his teammates after a job well done that saw the Filipinos manhandle India, 101-70 on Saturday afternoon at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.Pessumal and Vosotros made not only Pogoy, but the entire team proud after shooting 14 points each and delivering when called upon for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m just so happy for them,” Pogoy said in Filipino while shooting Vosotros during the interview. “They both played very well.”Bitter rivals in the UAAP with La Salle and Ateneo, Vosotros and Pessumal made sure that Reyes wouldn’t miss Pogoy’s outside sniping after hitting four triples each in a combined 17 attempts that helped the Filipinos break away. View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Tolomia played 25 minutes and finished with eight points and five assists, ably taking the place of Kiefer Ravena and Jio Jalalon as both played just a combined 21 minutes at the point.“We have very able players to step in.”It turned out that one of the reasons why Pogoy made his way to the press room was to find out whom between Pessumal and Vosotros was going to talk longer during the interview.Reyes himself bared that Pogoy won the bet, having put a wager on Pessumal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the fifth win in eight games for Gilas, which closes it out against Iran Sunday at 5 p.m., a game which Reyes said that team will be taking very seriously.“We wanted to give a lot of minutes to the guys (young players),” Reyes said. “One of our objectives for participating here was to prepare our SEAG (Southeast Asian Games lineup) and Von and Almond are integral parts of that lineup.”“We’re just thankful for the opportunity to play,” Pessumal, the former Eagle in the UAAP, said. “We knew our teammates were tired after seven straight games and we had the mindset of helping the team. We just stayed ready while waiting for the opportunity.”Mike Tolomia, Ed Daquioag and Fonzo Gotladera also saw major minutes, with Carl Cruz giving out his usual contributions. All of them will be in Kuala Lumpur eyeing the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.“It was just a great testament to our players that they are ready despite not getting the minutes (in the past games),” Reyes said with pride. “That’s why we brought the kind of players we brought here – for depth.”ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Gilas Pilipinas whips India by 31 points FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
This was done through exhibitors from tourism entities as well as career presentations and workshops, which allowed students to immerse themselves in the sector and be exposed to a range of career options.Executive Director of TPDCo, Dr. Andrew Spencer, who delivered the keynote address, said the expo was one of several interventions with the objective of increasing the awareness of the youth.“They (students) are going to leave here and be clear in their minds about how they can contribute to this growing industry, because we can’t have tourism growing at the rate it is without our people,” Dr. Spencer said.He outlined that with the local tourism economy expecting five million visitors and earnings of $5 billion over the next two years, the country will require young bright minds to be prepared for the further incoming growth of the sector.“One of the things that we are doing is a lot training. So, we are just equipping the human capacity in order to receive what we will get,” Dr. Spencer said.“If we get people to buy into this very valuable industry, then we are sure that is going to be in safe hands for the future. So, we are trying to expose them to careers in the industry today and get them to recognise that tourism is a worthwhile industry,” he added.Presentations were made on the culinary careers, tour-guiding, health tourism, heritage opportunities in tourism and destination marketing. Story Highlights The students, from Rusea’s High School, Belmont Academy, Merlene Ottey High School, Petersfield High School, Rhodes Hall High School and Theodora Skills Training Centre, were able to gain information on tourism and its potential for professional advancement. More than 140 high-school students from western Jamaica were exposed to the importance and impact of local tourism during the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) ‘Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair 2019’. The event was held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Tuesday, February 26, and falls in line with the Ministry of Tourism’s fifth pillar of tourism growth – Renewal of Human Capital. More than 140 high-school students from western Jamaica were exposed to the importance and impact of local tourism during the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) ‘Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair 2019’.The event was held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Tuesday, February 26, and falls in line with the Ministry of Tourism’s fifth pillar of tourism growth – Renewal of Human Capital.The students, from Rusea’s High School, Belmont Academy, Merlene Ottey High School, Petersfield High School, Rhodes Hall High School and Theodora Skills Training Centre, were able to gain information on tourism and its potential for professional advancement.Rusea’s High School student, Alexia Dell, queries about career choices in tourism at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), ‘Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair 2019’, held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Tuesday, February 26.