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Albayalde bids team NCRPO goodbye

TWO days before he officially assumes his new post as chief of the Philippine National Police, soon-to-be Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday bade farewell to officers and men of the National Capital Region Police Office and encouraged them to continue to be the ‘show window’ of the 190,000-strong….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalApr 16th, 2018

Aldin Ayo signs six-year deal with UST

Aldin Ayo has formalized his transfer to University of Santo Tomas and reportedly signed a long term deal. The Varsitarian, the school's official publication, broke the news early Friday, finally ending speculations on the mentor's next destination after he left La Salle. READ:Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling team Ayo is reportedly signing a six-year contract with UST, giving him ample time to turn around a basketball program which is in dire need of a reboot. EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitte...Keep on reading: Aldin Ayo signs six-year deal with UST.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling team

Aldin Ayo finally broke his silence surrounding his coaching situation and bid La Salle goodbye on social media late Tuesday. The fiery mentor, who is reportedly set to jump ship to University of Santo Tomas after a short stint with the Green Archers, thanked the school brass and its top supporters for the two-year stay. "Much gratitude to Boss ECJ (Eduardo Cojuangco), the Managers, School Heads, the De La Salle community, all of the Green Archers fans," said Ayo on Twitter. "The two years I have spent with the Archers are two well-spent years indeed." Much gratitude to Boss ECJ, the Managers, School Heads, the De La Salle community, all of the Green Archers fans. The two ye...Keep on reading: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling team.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Ateneo s Fab 5: The Fearless Underdogs of UAAP Volleyball

Newly-appointed head coach Roger Gorayeb looked at his line-up heading into UAAP Season 71. A champion mentor of NCAA powerhouse San Sebastian College - Recoletos, Gorayeb had in his hands a gargantuan task of rebuilding Ateneo de Manila University women’s volleyball program. Just a few months before, Ronald Dulay, the mentor before him landed a trio of blue chip recruits who were fresh from a successful stint in the Palarong Pambansa. Angeline "Dzi" Gervacio, Fille Saint Cainglet and Jamenea "Jem" Ferrer just joined the Katipunan-based squad. Gervacio and Cainglet were products of St. Scholastica's College in Manila while Ferrer was a gem from Hope Christian School under girl’s volleyball guru Jerry Yee. Looking at his 15-woman line-up with the season just a few months ahead, Gorayeb knew he needed to do something drastic. The roster just won’t do. Talking to then athletic director Ricky Palou and team manager Tony Boy Liao, the mentor told the team officials that he intended to cut five players from the list. One could just imagine the shock in their faces. “Nakita ko may line-up pero player-playeran lang yung ganoon bang tipo, 15 ata yun. Sabi ko ‘Magtatanggal ako ng lima then magre-recruit ako,’” he said. The three rookies were in. Middle Bea Pascual, Kara Acevedo and libero Steph Gabriel retained their spots. He needed more. “Sa mga tinira kong players, si Kara Acevedo sabi niya, ‘Coach mayroong player ang ICA (Immaculate Conception Academy) na gumraduate naka-exam na rito pasado.’ Sabi ko, ‘Sige papuntahin mo,’” said Gorayeb. It was Gretchen Ho. “Sa akin kasi ang talagang nagyaya sa akin si coach Ron Dulay. Si Kara Acevedo teammate ko and she’s been recruited by Ateneo. So one summer wala akong magawa naki-train lang ako noon tapos nagustuhan nila ang laro ko and then fourth year noong graduate na ako I passed the ACET then niyayaya na nila ako,” she said. “Then nagbago ng coach na si Coach Roger and dun niya ako nakita.”   “Pagdating ko ng March (sa Ateneo) wala na akong way para maka-recruit pa. Ang nangyari yung tatlo accepted na kaagad. Si Gretchen tinanong ko sabi ko, ‘ano ba ang laro mo?’ Sabi niya the usual panggitna, tres,” Gorayeb recalled. “So sinubukan ko pero ang laro niya tres hindi quick. Siya panggitna pero hindi quicker na gusto ko saka yung height niya (maliit). Kaya lang si Gretchen takbo ng takbo, mahilig magtatakbo so sabi ko sige pwede na yan. Wala namang player na during that time. So kinuha ko si Gretchen.” Gorayeb just needed just one more. “Ngayon nagkaroon ng STCAA (Southern Tagalog Calabarzon athletic association) eh kulang pa ako ng isa, wala akong panggitna. Ang gitna ko during that time si Bea lang tapos si Gretchen so wala akong pamalit. So naisipan ko may nakita ako sa STCAA,” he said. He spotted a lanky player from Canossa Academy-Lipa, Aillysse Nacachi. “Sabi ko kay Sir Tony pagtyagaan ko na lang ito kahit hindi naman kalakasan at wala naman na rin akong choice na makapili kasi rush ang pagdating ko dyan. Nakiusap lang sila sa akin na magbuo ako ng team kasi si Ronald nag-resign,” said Gorayeb. Another freshman could’ve had ended up with Ateneo, Hope’s libero Melissa Gohing. But a few obstacles prevented her from fulfilling her promise to join Ferrer in Ateneo. She instead chose to join the ladies in green and white in Taft.    SOMETHING PROMISING December 7, 2008. Far Eastern University Gym. Excitement filled the air. Fans, mostly volleyball purists and some who just came to support their classmates or were just curious to see a new spectacle after the basketball season ended, slowly settled in their seats for the women’s division’s second game. It was Adamson University, the previous year’s runner-up, which just visited the turf of their arch nemesis and defending champion FEU, which was led by that era’s finest and most popular volleybelle Rachel Anne Daquis. Fans wanted to see if the Lady Falcons still had the same firepower they had the previous season with the loss of top setter Janet Serafica and power hitter Sang Laguilles. A rookie-laden Ateneo squad should be easy pickings with Angela Benting, rookie Pau Soriano and libero Lizlee Anne Gata in the roster. Besides the Lady Falcons got the Lady Eagles’ number. Or so they thought. “Naalala ko nu’ng time namin sinasabi sa amin ng seniors namin na, ‘Hay naku ang lakas ng Adamson, never kami nanalo dyan,’” Cainglet, now happily married to film director Lino Cayetano and with three beautiful children, recalled.  But the Lady Eagles stunned Adamson in the opening set. The Lady Falcons took the next two frames. Ateneo stole the fourth.  “Ako naalala ko ano eh, parang alam namin na lahat kasi kami palaban. Nasa amin yun. Tapos binigyan kaming lahat ng chance to be in the first six so parang dream come true,” said Ho, now an ABS-CBN host. “Naalala ko rin na palaban kaming lahat kumbaga nothing to lose eh so ang ano namin, sumasabay kami sa laro and nu’ng nakita na namin na ‘Ay kaya pala natin ‘to guys. Kaya pala naming lumaban.’” Still, Adamson had the upper hand in experience. The Lady Falcons, used to pressure and were steady at crunch time, outlasted Ateneo.           The young Katipunan-based squad fell short, 25-22, 22-25, 15-25, 25-15, 8-15. But for the Fab 5, it was a loss that felt like a resounding victory. “Parang sobrang natutuwa kami and everybody in the crowd, kaya siguro kami natawag na Fab 5 kasi rookies kami pero kahit ganoon palaban kami,” said Ho. “Saka close game. Five sets yun.” However, it was the first of five five-set matches that Ateneo will drop that season including one in the second round against the Manilla Santos-bannered De La Salle University. “Pero ang problema di kami nananalo ng five sets. Parang ilan lang ang naipanalo namin na ganoon. Feeling ko na-overwhelm kami na ‘Uy nananalo tayo.’ May ganoong disbelief ng konti pero alam namin na may ibubuga kami,” said Ho. “Definitely, our rookie season was full of five-set matches. It was tough, we felt like we were so close, but still so far away. At some point, it gave us frustration also. We just couldn't figure out that time what is it that's still lacking because we couldn't win the five-set matches,” according to Nacachi. “People said, it was because the team was still so inexperienced. We still didn't have the tenacity unlike of those more matured teams. But we didn't take it as bad, it was a learning experience for us all at the end. We had to learn how to develop that finishing will to be able to win games like that in the future.” The Fab 5 finished their rookie season with a 6-8 slate at fifth spot.   ‘MAY MEDAL NA TAYO’ Gorayeb remembered on their second year the look on Pascual’s face in their last elimination game match against Adamson. Already wrapping up their first win over the Lady Falcons, Pascual was giddy. “Natatawa nga ako dyan kay Bea kasi papanalo na kami nu’n tapos sumesenyas na siya ng tres. Sabi ko, ‘Hoy anong ginagawa mo?’ Yun pala sobrang saya na niya kasi for the first time in 30 years magkaka-medal na sila,” he said. It was the most important match of the season for the Lady Eagles. With the Fab 5 already in their sophomore year, Ateneo was already making great strides. The Lady Eagles closed that season’s elims with five straight wins capped with a victory over Adamson. Ateneo posted a 10-4 win-loss mark to enter the Final Four legitimately. “Ang nangyari kasi nu’ng time nila Charo (Soriano) kaya sila nakapasok sa semis kasi may nag-squeal na si (Jacq) Alarca di pala naka-enroll nu’n kaya na-forfeit mga laro ng La Salle,” said Gorayeb. The Fab 5 proved that they were not just a bunch of much-hyped up pretty faces. They backed it up with their skills on court. It didn’t matter that Ateneo were swept by eventual champion University of Sto. Tomas in the Final Four.      But the podium finish of Season 72 was short-lived. Adamson got its revenge in the last game of Season 73 elims, bumping off the Lady Eagles in the podium finish. The loss put Ateneo in a collision course with the twice-to-beat DLSU, who could’ve completed an elims sweep if not only for a forfeited match against University of the East after UAAP found out that Carmela Garbin and Clarisse Yeung participated in a ‘ligang labas’ while the season was onoing, in the Final Four. Ateneo gave the Lady Spikers a scare before succumbing in another heartbreaking five-set match. The Lady Eagles finished fourth but that lone semis game gave Ateneo and its maturing Fab 5 enough experience to dream for something big – A ticket into the Finals.      ‘HINOG NA KAYO’ The first three years saw the gradual improvement for Ateneo. But Season 74 proved to be the turning point for the Fab 5. A fresh new recruit from University of Sto. Tomas high school, who just completed a year of residency, came into picture and with the Fab 5 armed with years of experience, the Lady Eagles’ fate will forever be changed. Alyssa Valdez, a highly recruited open spiker just like Gervacio, Cainglet-Cayetano and Ferrer years back, gave renewed excitement for the Ateneo faithful. “Alyssa's joining with Ateneo was a great turning point for us. We needed as much support we can get, and Alyssa's entrance to the team was a great boost to the team's morale,” said Nacachi. “The girl is a powerhouse and we felt like with her presence, the team finally became solid.” “We were able to play around with the positions and the rotations, since we had different versatile open players who can also greatly play other roles,” she added. “We were also able to formulate a lot of plays and attacks because Alyssa can generally do all kinds; open, running, quick, name it all. She gave the team the power and the versatility that we previously lacked from the past seasons.” Social media was just gaining traction then but the Lady Eagles were already on the radar of volleyball purists through online forums. For the first time, Ateneo was considered a legitimate contender.   The Fab 5 proved it by winning 11 games in the elimination round, losing only to UST once and dropping two against the Lady Spikers. Valdez’s arrival gave Ferrer an even broader option on offense. It eased the scoring load off the shoulders of Cainglet and Gervacio, who was then moved to an opposite position. “I guess sakto lang din yung dating niya because by that time Kara Acevedo graduated so someone had to fill in her spot so coach Roger decided for me to move to utility or opposite,” said Gervacio. “And then sakto Alyssa naman could fill in the spot na other open spiker.” “So timing din na we had all the pieces put together at the right time,” she added. With a good performance in the elims despite missing a legit middle in Bea Pascual and the entry of Aerieal Patnongon barred by academic problems, Ateneo finished second and for the first-time was armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals. The Lady Eagles faced an experienced Tigresses side in the last stepladder semis stage. UST just came from a hard-fought four-set do-or-die match against FEU and were banking on their four-set win over Ateneo in the second round to force another sudden death. Ateneo’s date with destiny was sealed with a four-set win over the Tigresses, who then bid goodbye to Maika Ortiz and Judy Anne Caballejo. “Pinu-push na rin kami ni Coach Roger noon eh, ‘Hinog na kayo ngayon. Kasi dalawang taon na lang, kailangan makapasok na kayo sa Finals,’” said Ho. “Somehow senior na rin kami,” added Cainglet.  “Season 74 was really the target season for us to be in the finals and target even to win the championship,” according to Nacachi. “During this time, we were already thinking we could not afford to not go in the finals.” “So it was with our mindset and our level of commitment that we were able to finally reach our goal of reaching the finals,” she added. “We had enough experience that time already, and it was really time for us to show the level of game maturity the team had obtained from the past seasons.” But then they had to face an unbeaten team. Unscathed in 14 games, De La Salle University was poised to complete a perfect season. The Lady Eagles spoiled it. Ferrer outplayed DLSU setter Mika Esperanza, 57-42, in excellent sets as Ateneo handed the Lady Spikers its first loss after 25 straight victories in a come-from-behind 23-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-17, Finals opener win. Witnessed by 3,002 spectators inside the then The Arena in San Juan, all of the Fab 5 produced points. Cainglet had 19 behind Valdez’s 24, Gervacio scored 12, Ho had 10, Nacachi finished with five while Ferrer had one. Gorayeb made a big gambit and it worked. “Dahil sa wala kong panggitna, yung laro namin ng La Salle, ginawa kong quicker si Alyssa. Kasi si Alyssa nakakapalo. Nagulat si Ramil (de Jesus) dun.” It was a big win. A huge upset. Unfortunately, Ateneo needed to win two more.  DLSU held a thrice-to-beat advantage.   THAT SWAG After Ateneo made a miracle in Game One, fans began to feel a new rivalry born. The attendance spiked. From just 3,000 spectators, the gate attendance more than doubled its size. The interest was there. Fans of traditional powers began to notice the Lady Eagles as a rising team. For the first time, a squad with no previous championship experience except for a title during the Marcos era in a different collegiate league, made a giant jolt. Everybody wanted to see what these girls would do next.    The Lady Eagles, still high on adrenaline after their Game 1 upset, took the opening set in Game 2. But just like in their opener, a well-experienced DLSU squad adjusted to take the next three frames to move a step closer to a repeat crown. With then Rookie of the Year Ara Galang, Season Most Valuable Player Aby Marano, an intimidating Michele Gumabao and a very efficient Finals MVP Cha Cruz teaming up for the kill, the Lady Spikers ripped Ateneo apart in Game 3 in straight sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-13. “Sabi nga ni Dzi na nadyan na lahat eh. So I guess noong Season 74 nandoon na pero may kulang pa rin,” said Ho. “I guess we we’re able to make it to the Finals pero wala pa kaming championship experience.” Ferrer agreed. "Siguro ang kulang yung championship experience kasi nasa La Salle na ‘yun eh. Ilang years na silang nagpa-finals, nag-champion and for Ateneo doon pa lang namin sinimulan," said the three-time Best Setter. Lacking championship experience is one thing, but Ateneo during that time wasn’t ready for DLSU’s most feared weapon: the Lady Spikers’ swag.  “They have that swag,” said Gervacio. “Everyone knows about it naman. It’s really coach Ramil’s style talaga kasi as I remember when we were first year, four out of six of the players inside the court were rookies and even if we go against the powerhouses UST, FEU, Adamson, hindi sila yung nakikita nyo na kapag championship na rivalry, na swag, angas, stare down. Pero La Salle talaga kahit sino ang kalaban nila they’ll bring that attitude inside the court.” That Finals series cemented a new rivalry that will become one of the most celebrated in the sport. “I think it also helped that Ateneo-La Salle basketball didn’t face also,” said Gervacio. “Siyempre nandoon ang hunger for the rivalry eh and timely din na its been Ateneo-La Salle na rin sa volleyball.”   CLOSING A CHAPTER The Fab 5 were now in their fifth and last year. They wanted to leave a winning legacy. The pieces were already there. Gorayeb had at his disposal five seniors, a rising star in Valdez, a sophomore middle in Amy Ahomiro, a versatile Ella De Jesus, a steady libero in Denden Lazaro and a new kind of weapon – a massive crowd that can turn any venue into a sea of blue.              As expected, the second installment of the Ateneo-DLSU rivalry was set into place. Both sweeping their semis opponents. The Lady Spikers crushed National University while the Lady Eagles shot down Adamson. Game One was a shocker. DLSU heading into the Finals are on a 14-game roll but were stunned in the first two sets with Ateneo stepping on the gas. But a string of miscues, mostly from the service line, did the Lady Eagles in as they allowed the Lady Spikers to force a decider. DLSU, smelling blood, punished Ateneo to eke out a 20-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-6, victory inside the Big Dome witnesses by 17,342-strong gate attendance. Then the series transferred to a newly-built, state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena that drew a crowd of 18,799. The first two frames were frustrating for the Lady Eagles.   Ateneo came back to life in the third set to gain a 9-5 lead. But DLSU easily erased it with Ateneo crumbling under pressure. The Lady Spikers were on an onslaught. Sophomore Galang pushed DLSU at matchpoint with a cold-blooded ace that went in a few inches from the baseline. The score, 24-16. It was a tense moment for the Fab 5. A long rally ensued in the next play. Gervacio, with all her might pounded a kill. Her hand making a great contact on the ball off Ferrer’s backset.     Smack! The ball ricocheted off the hands of DLSU’s Wensh Tiu before falling on the same landing area of Gervacio, who tried to dive for a dig together with Lazaro. DLSU swept Ateneo, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16. Game over.          “Kahit hindi kami nanalo alam naming ibinigay namin ang lahat namin, all-out talaga kaya wala kaming pagsisisi,” said Ho. It was the end of the Fab 5 era, but they left more than what any of them could have imagined. "I remember so many people or fans telling me that they started really watching UAAP Volleyball because of our batch. And that is really touching and fulfilling to know. Knowing that you were able to leave an impact like that to people. We were not able to bring even a single championship to our school, Ateneo, but we were able to touch a lot of people's hearts despite that," Nacachi shared. The Fab 5 closed a colorful chapter of Ateneo volleyball in tears. They were there during the Lady Eagles’ birth pains. They labored. They shed tears, blood and sweat. They laid the foundation for something big. The Fab 5 planted the seeds that would eventually bear fruit and would change the course of Ateneo women’s volleyball program forever. Glory didn’t happen during their time. It started in theirs.    Amidst the roar of the crowd, the falling confetti, banging of drums and the echoing chant of ‘Animo La Salle’ from the sea of green, the Fab 5 hugged each other tight. They found comfort in each other. It was their time to say goodbye. For those who remained – Valdez, Lazaro, Ahomiro, De Jesus – the defeat added fuel to their already blazing desire to bring glory for the blue and white. They were the next in line, heirs to unfinished business. WATCH: FAB 5 Reunion Part 1 and Part 2 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

Albayalde: From Team Metro Manila to Team PNP

POLICE Director General Oscar Albayalde on Thursday formally assumed his new position as the new Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief during the turnover ceremony at the Camp Crame national headquarters in Quezon City. Albayalde succeeded retired PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa, who was the commander of 185,000-strong police force for almost two years. De la [...] The post Albayalde: From Team Metro Manila to Team PNP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Bato chokes back tears, bids police officers farewell

Outgoing Philippine National Police Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Monday choked back tears as he bade policemen goodbye during his final flag-raising ceremony at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. Dela Rosa thanked his men for working closely with the Duterte administration's war on drugs and apologized to them if they thought he fell short of expectations. "The commitment of the PNP in the illegal drugs campaign does not end with the retirement of Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa. Rather, we can expect more results-oriented operations ... under a new leadership that would infuse new blood into the campaign," he said in a brief speech. Dela Rosa was the chief implement...Keep on reading: Bato chokes back tears, bids police officers farewell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

F2 Logistics, Petron clinch semis seats

Games Tuesday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. --- Cocolife vs Cignal 7:00 p.m. --- Foton vs Sta. Lucia    GEN. TRIAS CITY --- F2 Logistics survived some scary moments down the stretch to complete a masterful 25-18, 25-18, 27-25 victory over Smart in the quarterfinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Gen Trias Sports Center here.  Despite playing in a humid venue, imports Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan were still impressive as they delivered the crucial blows that broke the hearts of the Giga Hitters. With the win, F2 Logistics would face the survivor between Foton and Sta. Lucia Realty in a best-of-three semifinal series starting next week.  In the second game, Petron clobbered Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22, to punch the second semifinal ticket.  American imports Hillary Hurley and Lindsay Stalzer were again impressive as they carried bulk of the offensive load for the Blaze Spikers, who will march to the next round beaming with confidence.  Petron will face the winner between Cocolife and Cignal in the best-of-three semifinals. Hurley talloed 18 hits while Stalzer chipped in 17 markers for Petron, which is gunning for its first Grand Prix crown since winning it in 2014.  Darlene Ramdin delivered 12 points, but she drew very limited support from the rest of the Lifesavers, who kissed the tournament goodbye with three wins in 11 outings. Perez, the reigning Most Valuable Player, delivered 17 hits while Bryan notched 15 kills and a block to finish with 16 points for the Cargo Movers, who effectively stopped Cuban sensation Gyselle Silva despite the absence of ace blocker Aby Marano. Silva, who erupted for a record-breaking 56 points last week, was held to only 25 points while drawing very limited support from Serbian spiker Sanja Trivunovic as well as local hitters like Genie Sabas and LaRainne Fabay. Trivunovic, Sabas and Fabay combined for only 16 hits for the Giga Hitters, who committed 20 turnovers in this match that lasted for one hour and 20 minutes. But it wasn’t an easy victory for the Cargo Movers. Despite erecting an 8-1 lead after the first technical timeout of the third set, the Giga Hitters caught fire to steal the lead, 18-17, thanks to a powerful backrow attack from Silva. Smart managed to hang on in the crucial stretch, 25-25, before veteran Cha Cruz delivered a sharp kill from the open position followed by a service ace that sealed the victory for the defending champion. “The most challenging part of this win was the weather. I find it too hot so I have to save energy all throughout the game. Every time we have an intense rally, we have to breathe and save our energy because it was too hot here,” said Perez, referring to the hot weather that soared up to 36 to 37 degrees. She added that Smart pushed them to the limit, especially in the third set where Silva waxed hot and single-handedly towed the Giga Hitters back in the thick of things. "Smart never gave up,” she said. “They always pushed us whenever we try to take the game away. And I think that’s a good thing for us.” F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog, however, said the job isn’t done.  “It’s still far from over,” said Laniog, who will be part of the coaching staff of the national team under the leadership of multi-titled head coach Ramil de Jesus. “We still have to work hard to improve our performance because things will get tougher in the semifinals.” Smart, which was formed only two weeks before the opening ceremonies, closed its campaign without a win in 11 matches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Retired cop in Chinese workers bribery case surrenders

RETIRED SENIOR Superintendent Wenceslao A. Sombero, Jr., the alleged middleman in a multi-million bribery scandal involving illegal Chinese workers in Pampanga, surrendered Wednesday morning at Camp Crame. In presenting Mr. Sombero before the media ahead of escorting him to the Sandiganbayan, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director Oscar D. Albayalde said two senior […] The post Retired cop in Chinese workers bribery case surrenders appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

More cops, public execs watched for entering, playing in casinos -- Albayalde

MORE public officials, including members of the Philippine National Police, are on the radar of the National Capital Region Police Office amid reports of their frequent visits to different casinos in Metro Manila, prompting NCRPO chief and incoming PNP chief Director Oscar D. Albayalde to say that more arrests are….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

190,000-strong PNP supports Albayalde as next top cop

        The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde and declared full support for the country's next PNP chief.   PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said the 190,000-strong PNP will be fully supporting Albayalde's leadership.   "The PNP welcomes the appointment of PDIR Oscar Albayalde as incoming CPNP, as announced by the President in his speech in Malacaang during the awarding of Gawad Saka 2017," Bulalacao said in a statement.   "The 190,000-strong PNP uniformed and non-uniformed personnel will give its f...Keep on reading: 190,000-strong PNP supports Albayalde as next top cop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

PBA: Romeo bids farewell to the team that drafted him

Terrence Romeo is moving on. Hours after his trade to TNT was made official, the former Globalport star has said his goodbyes on the Batang Pier. In a lengthy Instagram post, the four-time Scoring Champion expressed his gratitude to the team that drafted him 5th overall in 2013. But after a rocky stint with the one and only neon green team in the PBA, resulting in only one semifinals appearance, Romeo is ready to take the next step with TNT. "Maraming salamat, Globaport and sa Neon Nation! God bless us all... on the the next," Romeo said.   First of all, I would like to thank God dahil binigyan nya ko ng magandang simula sa PBA thru GlobalPort. Kay Boss Mikee, salamat po sa suporta mula ng mag umpisa ako. Sa mga naging team managers namin salamat sa pag uunawa at magandang pakitungo sakin at sa lahat ng naging coach ko, lalo na kay Coach Franz and Coach Riche Ticzon and Coach Eric Gonzales, andame ko po natutunan sainyo. Sa iba pang mga coaching staff at mga ballboys na naghihirap para gumaan ang practice at laro namin, salamat sa lahat. To all the fans of GPBP na walang sawang nanunuod at sumusuporta. Kung di dahil sainyo, wala rin ako sa kinatatayuan ko. It has been truly an era and I am grateful sa lahat ng experience at lessons na natutunan ko. Maraming Salamat, GlobalPort and sa Neon Nation! God bless us all... On to the next! 👊🙏 A post shared by Terrence Bill Romeo (@tbvrome07) on Apr 3, 2018 at 3:02am PDT Ironically, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Romeo should make his TNT debut in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup against the Batang Pier later this month.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

May jueteng sa Southern Metro Manila

BILIB tayo sa kakayahan, galing, husay, tapang, talino at maayos na liderato ni Director Oscar Albayalde, hepe ng National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). Hindi na mabilang ang malalaking ‘event’ na nangyari sa Metro Manila, pero nairaraos natin ang mga kaganapang ito nang walang anumang mabibigat na sinalubong na trahedya….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Police generals won t be spared in Albayalde s sacking spree

MANILA, Philippines – No one will be safe from the sacking spree of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde, who said that even one-star police generals under his supervision will be relieved of their posts if they fail to curb crime in their respective areas. "We ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

NCRPO chief backs proposed bill to return military-style ranks for PNP

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde has expressed support for the proposed bill in the House of Representatives seeking to modify the ranks of uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) through adopting its military equivalent. Source link link: NCRPO chief backs proposed bill to return military-style ranks for PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Over 5,000 cops to secure Metro Manila during Holy Week

THE National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will field over 5,000 personnel to ensure peace and order during the observance of the Holy Week, NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde said Wednesday, March 7. Albayalde said, however, that they have not received any terror threats. “Ayaw nating merong mangyari kahit anong insidente of terrorism dito sa… link: Over 5,000 cops to secure Metro Manila during Holy Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

70 NCRPO personnel placed on watch list, says Albayalde

About 70 personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) allegedly involved in various illegal activities have been placed on a watch list, NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde said on Wednesday. Albayalde said the watchlisted NCRPO personnel, whose ranks were PO1 to SPO1, were involved in illegal drugs, kidnap for ransom and extortion, among others. While Albayalde did not provide the specifics of their assignments, he said that most of the personnel were assigned to the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Quezon City Police District (QCPD). The NCRPO chief said that the watchlisted personnel made it to the police force as there may have been lapses in the background...Keep on reading: 70 NCRPO personnel placed on watch list, says Albayalde.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

PAGCOR backs PNP-NCRPO drive to make Metro streets safer

THE Philippine National Police-National Capital Region Police Office (PNP-NCRPO) recently got a big boost in its anti-criminality efforts in Metro Manila as it received a P3.6 million financial aid from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to purchase patrol motorcycles. PNP-NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde personally accepted PAGCOR’s donation from….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

NCRPO chief wants police to improve service to match 100% salary hike

Local police troops should improve their service to match the 100-percent increase in their base pay, NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde said Sunday. Source link link: NCRPO chief wants police to improve service to match 100% salary hike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

LeBron James approves of Cleveland Cavaliers roster revamp

LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James on Friday, February 10, welcomed the wave of new players brought into the Cleveland Cavaliers on deadline day as the team bids to reignite their season. The Cavs dominated the headlines on Thursday, February 9, with a sweeping restructure of their roster, bringing in four ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

2 cops sacked for sleeping while on duty

MANILA, Philippines – Two policemen were sacked on Friday, February 9, following a surprise inspection of police stations led by National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde. Police Officer 2 Roland Tiburcio and Police Officer 2 Atoz Robinson Monroyo were caught sleeping on duty when Albayalde inspected the Police ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: NU taking road to Final Four one step at a time

    Head coach: Babes Castillo Last season: 7-7 Key holdovers: Jaja Santiago, Jasmine Nabor, Risa Sato For all the talent that's within National University, it's quite surprising that the girls in navy-and-gold have just featured in the Final Four just twice in the last four years. The team's two leaders, though, are determined to get the Lady Bulldogs past the semifinals, especially with Jaja Santiago bidding the school goodbye at the end of the season. "We have to take it step-by-step, first round then the second round," said Santiago, who has won several MVP plums in the club level, in Filipino. READ:Championship or bust for Jaja Santiago in her final...Keep on reading: UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: NU taking road to Final Four one step at a time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018