October 29, 2011

David Beckham, LA Galaxy to play Azkals in Manila in December 3.

AKTV - The Los Angeles Galaxy, led by football glamor boy David Beckham, will visit Manila on December to play against the Philippine national men’s football team at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

The apparent announcement was made by Azkals team coordinator Patrick Ace Bright on his Twitter account on Saturday night.

The game is scheduled on December 3, with members of the Galaxy also looking to conduct a football clinic prior to the match.

The Galaxy squad had long been scheduled to play in Australia against the Melbourne Victory on December 6. An earlier report by Agence France-Presse said that the American side was in negotiations to book dates in Southeast Asia, with possible stops in Singapore and Indonesia.

If it pushes through, the Manila leg of the LA Galaxy tour would come as a pleasant surprise, as the Philippines has never been a priority for football clubs touring Southeast Asia. Earlier this year, Liverpool played a series of exhibition matches in Singapore and Malaysia.

Beckham figures to be the biggest draw for the Galaxy, which also features stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane. It could also be one of the last opportunities to see Beckham in an LA kit, as his contract with the club ends at the end of the season.

Ram Revilla killed in shooting and stabbing incident

YAHOO.PH - Ram Revilla, half-brother of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, was declared dead on arrival at the Paranaque Medical Center today past midnight after being shot and stabbed in his home in Paranaque City.

According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Bong told DZMM that his brother was shot and stabbed by a gunman who entered their house in BF Homes. Ram’s girlfriend, Janelle Manahan, sustained a gunshot wound and is under observation.

Ram, 22, is the son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. and Genelyn Magsaysay. He is also an actor and has appeared in ABS-CBN’s “Tonyong Bayawak” and GMA’s “Kamandag.”

Bong cited a police report saying that Ram was gunned with a 9 mm or a .45 caliber gun and was stabbed.

No enemy

“Wala akong alam na may kagalit ito. Ang alam ko, gusto niya...nagaambisyon siya na tumakbo na konsehal sa bayan ng Imus," he said.

According to his Facebook page, Ram plans to run as councilor in Imus, Cavite. Bong described Ram as a kind person.

“Mabait na tao ito, wala akong masabing masama. Paborito ng daddy ko 'to,” he said.

Bong said they don’t know how to break the news to their father, who is currently sick. Bong also noted that robbery is not the motive as nothing has been taken from the house.

"Sobra ang galit para gawin ito," Bong said. The Revilla family wants to seek justice for the heinous crime.