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American shot dead in Negros Occidental

An American man was gunned down in Silay, Negros Occidental on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

American man shot dead in Silay City

An American man was shot dead in Silay City in Negros Occidental by two men on Tuesday night, local police reported. In a spot report released Wednesday, the Silay City police identified the victim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

EYES ON YOU, KID: UAAP 81 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And we can’t wait for the second round to get started just so we could get even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: KAI SOTTO – Ateneo de Manila High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 25.3 points, 62.1 shooting, 12.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 2.7 assists For the first time in his three years in Ateneo, Kai Sotto is, bar none, the most dominant force in the UAAP. In his first year, he took a backseat to Juan Gomez de Liano and SJ Belangel then as a sophomore, he was overtaken by CJ Cansino. Now, however, there is no doubt that the 7-foot-1, 16-year-old is the best player in the league – tops in scoring, rebounding, and blocking. And for good measure, just as he is a sure shot inside the paint, he also has the soft touch to make jumpers. Don’t send him to the line either as he makes good on 70.8 percent of his shots from there. Yes, Sotto is an end-to-end force that nobody could match not only in the UAAP, but in all of high school. RJ ABARRIENTOS – Far Eastern University-Diliman ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.4 points, 5.0 assists, 4.1 rebounds RJ Abarrientos had already committed to FEU’s Seniors squad, but later backtracked to use up his last year of eligibility in the UAAP Juniors. Safe to say, FEU-Diliman only welcomed him back with open arms and then proceeded to provide him the stage to shine the brightest he has ever been. A complementary player to the likes of Kenji Roman and L-Jay Gonzales before him, the nephew of Philippine basketball legend Johnny now runs the show for the Baby Tamaraws to the tune of a scoring clip and an assist total both third-best in the league. And even as he is now the primary playmaker for the green and gold, Abarrientos remains a dead shot as the league’s top marksman from three. All in all, the 5-foot-11 stocky guard is the most college-ready player in high school (of course, we’re not counting Kai Sotto who’s not only looks like he's college-ready, but pro-ready as well). CARL TAMAYO – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.5 points, 54.3 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks Due to various injuries, Carl Tamayo has only seen action in four out of seven games NU has played thus far in the tournament. Each and every time he’s on the court, however, the 6-foot-7 only delivers the goods on offense as a paint presence as well as a threat from the perimeter. At the other end, Tamayo also stands strong inside and outside and is actually third-best in terms of blocks. The Cebuano has all the tools to go toe-to-toe with Kai Sotto, but will need to work on his strength and conditioning so that he may leave the injury bug that has been biting him far behind. MARK NONOY – University of Sto. Tomas ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 18.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals UST looked like it had hit the jackpot in unearthing CJ Cansino and then unveiling him as a dominant force in Season 80. Only, the Tiger Cubs look like they have hit the jackpot again in discovering Mark Nonoy out of Negros Occidental and then developing him into their new all-around shining star in Season 81. In just his first game in the UAAP Juniors, Nonoy dropped 31 points. Just two games later, he tallied a triple-double of 17 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 assists. Now, he is second-best in points and assists and third-best in steals in all of the league. More importantly, with their 5-foot-8 playmaker fronting the effort, UST has stayed in the conversation of playoff hopefuls in the ongoing season. GERRY ABADIANO – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 13.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists Nothing about Gerry Abadiano’s game will jump out at anybody. In fact, nobody will be able to find him in the top five of any statistical category. In the same light, however, he also does not have any weaknesses that will jump out at anybody. The 5-foot-9 lead guard just does whatever his team needs from him and he does it well. That is exactly why he has become to be heart and soul of a Bullpup side with championship aspirations. More than that, Abadiano’s biggest contribution will not be seen in any stat sheet as he has turned out to be the leader that the blue and gold deserves. JOEM SABANDAL – Adamson High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals Joem Sabandal can make difficult shots with the best of them – whether that be willing a layup through defenders or willing a jumper in the face of a contest. That ability has thrust him into the role of being the main man for upstart Adamson and into the recognition as the fifth-best scorer in the UAAP Juniors. Make no mistake, however, the 5-foot-11 guard is not a score-first, second, and third player as he also contributes in the rebounds, assists, and steals departments for the Baby Falcons. Just like any young player, shot selection is a point for improvement for Sabandal, but the fact of the matter is, he’s already well on his way into being a dynamic scorer. TERRENCE FORTEA – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists Looks like all Terrences have a scorer’s mentality as NU’s Fortea wants to get buckets just as much as San Miguel’s Romeo. The good news for the Bullpups is that Terrence Romeo is just one of the hopeful trajectories 18-year-old Terrence Fortea’s career can take. Like Romeo, Fortea is a sniper from deep (second-most triple total with 20) and an even better shot from the line (best free throw clip at 82.6 percent). He also has that handy floater that can frustrate defenses that close out on him. Best of all, though, the 5-foot-10 Batang Gilas stalwart is still learning the ropes on being more of a facilitator. And when he masters that, he may very well exceed his namesake. AP MANLAPAZ – Adamson High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 10.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals While Joem Sabandal is Adamson’s go-to-guy, it’s actually little-known teammate AP Manlapaz who is in the top five of the MVP race. And with a closer look, there’s every reason for him to be there as he, put simply, stuffs the stat sheet for the Baby Falcons – averaging a points-rebounds double-double to go along with marks from assists, blocks, and steals. Safe to say, long-limbed forward Manlapaz has been anonymous before the season, but without a doubt, will only keep making noise on both ends. BISMARCK LINA – University of Sto. Tomas ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist Bismarck Lina is one of only three players to be averaging a double-double in the UAAP Juniors. As their man in the middle, the cousin of school legend Kevin Ferrer sees to it that UST does not get bullied in the interior as whether it be offense or defense, he is a threat at the rim. Most of all, the 6-foot-6 Lina, the second-best rebounder in the league, is always at the right place, at the right time to complete defensive stops or to clean up a teammates’ miss with a rebound. JORDI GOMEZ DE LIAÑO – University of the Philippines Integrated School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist Jordi is the best-shooting Gomez de Liano – or so he says. Of course, numbers do back him up as at just 15-years-old, he already has the third-best triple total in all of the UAAP Juniors. At the same time, however, the younger brother of Javi and Juan has a long ways to go as while he already stands at 6-foot-5, he is also reed thin and can get muscled through by anybody and everybody. More than that, his team is winless in the season. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that both the shooting and the confidence, both GDL trademarks, are already there – and it’s just a matter of time before Jordi grows into his body. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Lawyer’s slay leaves Negros farmers in fear

  The killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos has appalled farmers whom the military has tagged as members or sympathizers of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), according to a group promoting sustainable agriculture.   Ramos, 56, was gunned down on Tuesday night by two men on a motorcycle in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental province, less than a month after he helped families of nine farmers who were shot dead by unknown attackers in the province.   Months before the killing of Ramos, his name and photo appeared with those of others on leaflets that identified "CNN personalities."   CNN is an acronym used by the military in ...Keep on reading: Lawyer’s slay leaves Negros farmers in fear.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill Bacolod rights lawyer

A human rights lawyer who responded to the massacre of Sagay farmers was shot dead in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental on Monday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead

  Lawyers and human rights groups are crying out for justice over the killing of activist-lawyer Benjamin Ramos less than a month after helping families of nine farmers who were shot dead by unknown attackers in Negros Occidental province.   Ramos, 56, a founding member of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), had just bought cigarettes and was standing in front a store in his hometown of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when one of two men on a motorcycle shot him three times.   "We decry this latest incident in a quick succession of violent attacks against lawyers, who are now enveloped in fear as they seek to ...Keep on reading: Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Human rights lawyer shot dead

A human rights lawyer and founding member of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) was was gunned down on Tuesday night in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, by unidentified assailants. A...READ MORE The post Human rights lawyer shot dead appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Negros Occidental human rights lawyer shot dead

A human rights lawyer who assisted the families of the victims of a massacre in Sagay, Negros Occidental last month was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on Tuesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Negros Occidental human rights lawyer shot dead

A human rights lawyer who assisted the families of the victims of a massacre in Sagay, Negros Occidental last month was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on Tuesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

IBP urges gov’t to quickly solve killing of rights lawyer

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) called on the government on Tuesday to immediately solve the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos. Ramos was killed Tuesday evening after being shot by a gunmen riding in tandem on a motorcycle. READ:Human rights lawyer shot dead in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental He was handling the case of the so-called Mabinay 6 -- six young activitists arrested in Negros Oriental last April for allegedly being communist rebels. He was also part of the team that provided assistance to peasants in Sagay in Negros Occidental, where nine sugar farmers were shot dead last October. "We decry this latest incident in a quick succession of viol...Keep on reading: IBP urges gov’t to quickly solve killing of rights lawyer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Another civil security head of Peña shot dead

BACOLOD City – Suspected  New People’s Army (NPA) members allegedly gunned down the head of the Civil Security Force of Moises Padilla town Mayor Magdaleno Peña afternoon of Oct 27, 2018. The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) identified the victim as Rusty Caminade, 32, of Barangay Quintin, an upland village of Moises Padilla. Police […] The post Another civil security head of Peña shot dead appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

9 sugarcane workers murdered in Negros

Nine sugarcane workers, including minors, were shot dead by some 40 armed men in what authorities described as a “massacre” in a plantation in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on Saturday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

9 farmers shot dead in Negros Occidental

NINE farmers were shot dead on Saturday night in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Sunday, saying the motive may be over a land conflict....READ MORE The post 9 farmers shot dead in Negros Occidental appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Negros Occidental cop gunned down

A police officer was shot dead by a suspect in a shooting incident in Victorias, Negros Occidental on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Radio Reporter Shot Dead in Negros Occidental

CMFR/ PHILIPPINES - A volunteer radio reporter was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on 27 June 2018. Negros Occidental is 783 kilometers south of Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Radio Reporter Shot Dead in Negros Occidental

CMFR/ PHILIPPINES - A volunteer radio reporter was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on 27 June 2018. Negros Occidental is 783 kilometers south of Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Ex-radioman shot dead in Negros Occidental

Julius Barellano, 36, former reporter of Brigada News FM in San Carlos. Benjie Talisic / Inquirer Visayas CEBU CITY - A former radio reporter was shot and killed by two unidentified men aboard a mo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Suspected NPA assassin shot dead

BACOLOD City – A suspected member of the Special Partisan Unit (SParU) of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) was shot dead by government forces in a hot-pursuit operation on April 7, 2018. A police report from Cauayan, Negros Occidental indicated that George […] The post Suspected NPA assassin shot dead appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Rape suspect slain by NPA rebels

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — A man was shot dead by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels  in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, police reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Councilor shot dead

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — A town councilor and his two companions were killed in a gun attack in Barangay Lopez Jaena, Murcia, Negros Occidental on Thursda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

2 foreigners found dead

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Two men – a German and an American ­– have been found dead in separate incidents in Negros Occidental......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2017