Comment on Jalaur dam construction to start 1st quarter of 2018 – NIA by Roselio Palma

All hat is happening now on Iloilo Jalaur River Dam Project are picture taking which were taking place in several decades in the past! The Fairy Tale Stories has not die yet just like the beef bones the Batchoy people of ILOILO is constantly boiling the beef bones for several decades in serving their popular miki soups!.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 13th, 2018

Jalaur dam construction to start 1st quarter of 2018 – NIA

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) assured that the construction of the long overdue P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project II (JRMP II) will finally commence in the first quarter of 2018. NIR-6 regional manager Gerardo Corsiga said the post qualification process for the selection of a Korean contractor has already been concluded in South Korea. Corsiga […] The post Jalaur dam construction to start 1st quarter of 2018 – NIA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Hotshots take over solo first with close win over Elite

Magnolia with the great escape. The Hotshots barely kept their winning streak in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup going, scoring a close 78-72 victory over the Blackwater Elite Friday at the MOA Arena. Winning a fifth straight game, Magnolia took over solo first with a 6-1 record. Losing an 18-point lead, the Hotshots got lucky in the final minute to hold on for the win. After Mac Belo tied things up at 72 with a short jumper, Ian Sangalang responded almost immediately on the other end to regain the lead for Magnolia. The Hotshots then got two big breaks as Belo committed a backcourt violation with 41 seconds to go and after the Elite forced a Magnolia turnover, John Pinto missed a wide-open layup that would have tied the game again in the last 18 seconds. Magnolia simply took care of its free throws after that to seal the final tally. "It was a very tough game because we know Blackwater will come out very hard in this game. Ang worry ko lang talaga is going complacement eh," head coach Chito Victolero said. "So I'm just trying to motivate the players to go hard. Although we had some lapses in the end, siguro because of our chemistry, naka-lusot kami sa game na to," he added. The Hotshots went after the Elite right from the start, unloading a 16-0 run in the opening period for an early 16-4 advantage. Magnolia stretched that lead to as many as 18, 52-34, in the third quarter before Blackwater made its run behind Belo. Mark Barroca and Aldrech Ramos led the way for the Hotshots with 14 points apiece while Ian Sangalang and Justin Melton added eight points each. Belo tied his PBA career-high with 25 points, 14 in the fourth, but his two late mistakes didn't exactly help Blackwater, who dropped to 2-5 after losing a fourth straight game. Allein Maliksi, playing against his former team, added 17 points for the Elite.   The Scores: MAGNOLIA 78 — Barroca 14, Ramos 14, Melton 8, Sangalang 8, Pascual 7, Dela Rosa 6, Jalalon 6, Simon 6, Pingris 4, Herndon 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Gamalinda 0. BLACKWATER 72 — Belo 25, Maliksi 17, Cortez 8, Erram 6, Jose 4, Pinto 3, DiGregorio 2, Marcelo 2, Sena 2, Sumang 2, Palma 1, Cruz 0, Javier 0. Quarters: 23-13, 42-29, 61-54, 78-72.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Traffic to get even worse

Traffic in Metro Manila is bound to get worse before it gets better, as the government rolls out its infrastructure projects meant to ease road congestion in the third quarter of 2018. "There are many projects next year that are part of the 'Build, Build, Build' program ... that will simultaneously [start construction by this time] till the end of President Duterte's term. For us to have better infrastructure, we need to go through heavy traffic. So we have to keep our patience up," Transport Undersecretary for Roads Tim Orbos said on Tuesday. Among the big-ticket projects scheduled next year are the construction of several bridges, the rehabilitation of Guadalupe Bridge, and the c...Keep on reading: Traffic to get even worse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Manila subway project to start in 3rd quarter of 2018

CONSTRUCTION of the Metro Manila subway, the country's first ever mass underground transport system, is expected to start in the third quarter of 2018, the Department of Budget and Management (DB.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Construction of Mindanao railway to start Q3 of 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 7 December) – The construction of the segment of the Mindanao Railway project connecting three cities will start by third quarter of 2018, Mindanao Development Authority executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said. In an interview Tuesday, Montenegro said the government is still completing the detailed engineering of the first segment of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Construction of P46-B Davao-Panabo bypass project to start 1st quarter 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 Aug) &'8212; The construction of the P46 billion two-way bypass road project that will run from Toril in Davao City to Panabo City will start in the first quarter of 2018, the chief of the Davao City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) said. CPDO head Ivan Cortez said the 28-kilometer [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 5th, 2017

Corporate News: MPTC planning to spend P153 billion on projects

METRO PACIFIC Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is spending about P153 billion this year up to the first quarter of 2018 to start construction of projects in its pipeline and expand its existing assets......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2017

Presidential Trump – CNN News

President Donald Trump reached for poetry and conjured a vision of common national purpose Tuesday during his first address to Congress, shifting his tone from the dark, searing approach of his previous big speeches to the nation. Trump adopted a statesmanlike cadence, hitting notes of inspiration. For once, this most unorthodox of politicians struck a conventional presidential posture as he sought to stabilize his administration after a tumultuous five weeks in office. Though his language was more lofty and unifying than normal, Trump gave little quarter on the substance of his policies on issues ranging from trade, defense, immigration and counterterrorism. The result was a populist, nationalistic prescription that he said would yield &'8220;a new chapter of American greatness.&'8221; &'8220;From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears, inspired by the future, not bound by failures of the past, and guided by a vision, not blinded by our doubts,&'8221; Trump said, from the Speaker's rostrum in the House of Representatives. During a vitriolic campaign and a raucous start to his term, Trump has done little to reach beyond his base of deeply committed voters who revile the kind of political elites that the President was staring down as he spoke on Tuesday. But, beset by the lowest approval ratings of any new commander-in-chief of modern times, Trump made a palpable effort to court voters who didn't support him with an offer to lay down the battles of the past. In fact, his address ticked almost all the boxes of a traditional State of the Union style appearance. &'8220;I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold, and daring things for our country,&'8221; Trump said. &'8220;I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment. Believe in yourselves. Believe in your future. And believe, once more, in America.&'8221; It was an uplifting and unifying message that many Americans have rarely heard from Trump, who argued &'8220;the time for trivial fights is behind us.&'8221; While Trump is not solely responsible for the coarsening of political life, his brash, Twitter-fueled approach has rocked the nation's politics. The question now is whether the President was previewing a new, more sober political persona or whether he will return to his old habits. The change in his tone was evident from the first moments of his speech when he condemned the recent spate of threats against Jewish community centers, vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas. He said the violence was a reminder that &'8220;while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its very ugly forms.&'8221; The comment followed heavy criticism of Trump for not addressing such violence. The new President entered the House chamber to thunderous applause and spoke of the &'8220;renewal of the American spirit.&'8221; A senior White House official said Trump wrote the speech himself with input from almost every member of his presidential team of advisers. In the emotional high point of the speech, Trump turned to the first lady's box and acknowledged Carryn Owens, the widow of a US Navy Special operator, William &'8220;Ryan&'8221; Owens, who was killed in an anti-terror raid in Yemen in the first major military engagement of the new administration. His less explosive presentation style was welcomed by many lawmakers. &'8220;Donald Trump did indeed become presidential tonight, and I think we'll see that reflected in a higher approval rating,&'8221; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said on CNN after the speech. &'8220;The Donald Trump I heard tonight was a lot more focused and disciplined and subdued, and it was a lot more uneventful in a good way,&'8221; moderate House Republican Charlie Dent told CNN's Tom LoBianco. &'8220;There were not a lot of distractions tonight, this speech was much better than the inaugural speech.&'8221; North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who is up for re-election next year in a state that Trump carried, said the President delivered a &'8220;very good speech.&'8221; &'8220;It was delivered with a sense of 'this is who I am, this is what I want to accomplish' and I think the goals are great,&'8221; she said. &'8220;How we get there is the $10,000 question.&'8221; Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on CNN that Trump's &'8220;speeches and the realities are very, very far apart.&'8221; &'8220;Until his reality catches up with his speeches, he's got big trouble,&'8221; Schumer said. The looks on lawmakers' faces during Trump's speech Though his rhetoric was soaring, Trump still struck hardline notes. He overruled national security adviser H.R. McMaster, according to a senior administration official, to warn of &'8220;radical Islamic terrorism.&'8221; Hitting themes familiar from his campaign, Trump vowed to restore &'8220;integrity and the rule of law to our borders.&'8221; &'8220;We will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border,&'8221; Trump said, drawing Republican cheers even as he didn't mention his earlier promise that Mexico would pay for construction. &'8220;As we speak tonight, we are removing gang members, drug dealers, and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our very innocent citizens. Bad ones are going out as I speak, and as I promised throughout the campaign&'8221; While such language could please conservatives, Trump sent shockwaves through Washington earlier Tuesday [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

Isabela diversion road project to start by end-March

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Friday that work on the 4.95-kilometer alternative road to the busy Santiago-Tuguegarao Road in Isabela will start “before the end of the first quarter.” In a statement, DPWH said it is ready to begin construction following consultative meetings with affected stakeholders. The Roxas Bypass Road […] The post Isabela diversion road project to start by end-March appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 43 min. ago

Marcio Lassiter, San Miguel steal semis Game 2 from Ginebra

Just like head coach Time Cone said, Ginebra indeed played better in Game 2 of the semifinals in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. It still wasn’t enough as June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, and Marcio Lassiter had all the answers from San Miguel in a gutsy 104-102 come-from-behind win in overtime on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Behind the inspired play of Prince Caperal, the Gin Kings got off to a blazing start, using a 14-4 burst to turn a four-point cushion late in the first into a 42-29 edge in the second. They kept giving their faithful many more reasons to cheer as their advantage blew up to as much as 15 in the third. Caperal’s short stab put up the crowd favorites up by nine inside the last five minutes until Fajardo’s free throws and Santos’ big-time three willed the Beermen into tying the tally at 95-all with 13.4 ticks to go in regulation. Joe Devance missed his layup to send the game into overtime and there, Caperal’s short stab fronted a 7-3 run for a 102-98 advantage with 61 seconds remaining. It was at that point that Lassiter was just always at the right place at the right time and got two free throws, an inside basket, and a lucky tip-in that proved to be the game-winner. "I think yung panalo namin is tsamba. We thought from the start na we're losing this game, but maybe because of the pride and the experience of the team, they didn't want to lose because they know the importance of this game," head coach Leo Austria said. Ginebra still had three seconds to make something happen, but Scottie Thompson lost control of the ball to preserve the win and the 2-0 series lead for San Miguel. Lassiter wound up with 25 points, six coming in the last 53 seconds, on top of eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Fajardo was brilliant all throughout with a 33-point, 19-rebound double-double. The win wouldn't have been possible, however, if not for Santos' fearless triple, part of his 11 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. "If not for Arwind, this could have been 1-1 na e," Austria said Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross also added 11 points apiece to help the Beermen win the first two games of the race-to-four semifinals series. Japeth Aguilar paced the Gin Kings with 28 points and was backstopped by Caperal's career-high 26 markers. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL 104 – Fajardo 33, Lassiter 25, Ross 13, Cabagnot 13, Santos 11, Ganuelas-Rosser 7, Heruela 2, Pessumal 0, Espinas 0, De Ocampo 0 GINEBRA 102 – Aguilar J. 28, Caperal 26, Devance 11, Thompson 10, Cruz 10, Tenorio 8, Mercado 7, Mariano 2. QUARTER SCORES: 25-30; 42-55; 70-73; 95-95 (Reg); 104-102 (OT). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

DMCI nets P14.8B

Consunji-led engineering conglomerate DMCI Holdings grew its net profit last year by 16 percent to P14.8 billion on higher earnings from its coal energy, real estate, construction and nickel mining businesses. DMCI was also able to meet its double-digit profit increase goal despite what was deemed as a "challenging year." "For 2018, our financial performance will likely be more modest because of tapering electricity rates and the unresolved issues in our nickel mining and water businesses. But we see strong growth from our coal production and real estate segments," DMCI chair and president Isidro Consunji said. For the fourth quarter of 2017 alone, DMCI's net profit rose by ...Keep on reading: DMCI nets P14.8B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Winning contractor readies for JRMP II construction

DAEWOO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., the winning contractor of the long-delayed P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project (JRMP) Stage II, has received the notice of award from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Park Seon Won, representative of Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., visited Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. at the Capitol on March 7, 2018 […] The post Winning contractor readies for JRMP II construction appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

New era, new challenges emerge for Warriors

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst "It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest." -- Muhammad Ali Ali defended his heavyweight championship 20 times, during two eras: when he was young and unstoppable, after beating Sonny Liston in Miami in 1964, and when he was old and vulnerable, after beating George Foreman in Zaire in 1974. He was the fastest heavyweight ever in the first era; he was smart and could take a punch in the second. A generation later, the Golden State Warriors are defending their NBA title for a second time, in three years. But they, too, are doing so in two eras. In 2014, no one had seen anything like what Golden State did on a basketball court, and how Stephen Curry’s and Klay Thompson’s shooting range changed the geometry of NBA defenses. They stretched to the breaking point trying to get out to Curry and Thompson. They couldn’t figure out how to handle the Warriors’ five-man switching defenses. They couldn’t stand up under Golden State’s withering pace. There is no need to hold a telethon yet for the Warriors, three years later. They are 49-14 today, with four All-Stars among their five starters, including Kia MVP candidate Kevin Durant, in the prime of his career, who wasn’t there when the Warriors first beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 Finals. They are still first in the league in Offensive Rating, first in True Shooting Percentage, first in Effective Field Goal Percentage. They still are unsolvable to most opponents. But maybe not all, not anymore. The margin of separation between Golden State and the rest of the league is still there, most of the time. But there are tiny signs of slippage. Tiny. You recall what Warriors assistant coach Bruce Frasier said in the preseason, when no one is injured and everyone thinks they’re going 82-0. “Teams are starting to figure us out a little bit,” he said then. “We’re talented, so that sometimes overrides strategy. But I feel like teams are figuring certain things out to do to counter what they’ve seen. Year one, it was really hard, because it was all new. The pieces have changed a little bit, but I feel like our challenge will be to see if we can layer on some of the offense, our fluid movement, and counters, and change things up, and execute better. Defense is always big, too, so I wouldn’t go into the complacent (problem). I think it’s going to be more execution, and how smart can we really be, and can we keep that energy up through this year?” In each of their previous three seasons, the Warriors led the league in margin of victory -- 10.1 points in 2014-15, 10.8 points in 2015-16 and 11.6 points last season. This year, though, they’ve fallen to third, behind the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors -- and their win margin is down to 8.5 points per game. Two years ago, the Warriors were fourth in the league in Defensive Rating (100.9). Last season, Golden State was second (101.1). This season, the Warriors are fifth, at 103.4. In 2014-15, they were 14th in the league in points allowed in the paint; this year, they’re 24th (to be fair, they were 23rd last year, when they won it all anyway). Are they bored? Tired? Aging? Is their bench inconsistency this year the result of vets saving themselves for the playoffs, or guys just getting old? And will it matter against anyone other than Houston? “Once you start getting a little older, it’s harder and harder,” guard Shaun Livingston said last week. “We definitely need the youth, we definitely need the health. We’ve got to be healthy. We’ve got to be healthy. Sometimes you see teams that maybe are over the hill -- they have the experience, but maybe not (the ability). It’s human nature. Obviously, I don’t think we’re there yet. We’ve got guys that are still in their prime. It’s mental now.” In the Jean-Pierre Coopman phase of their latest title defense (oh, how one misses spectacles like Ali fighting Coopman, the “Lion of Flanders” -- with Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier on the call!), the Warriors came to Washington last week. There was no White House visit on the docket, only time with D.C. area kids and a trip to the African-American History Museum, with owner Joe Lacob and GM Bob Myers on the trip as well. They have been in the public eye for five years now, back to Mark Jackson’s last season as coach, when the Splash Brothers exploded into the national consciousness. That’s a long time for one NBA team to have all that light and heat on it. For a minute, the Warriors tried to convince themselves that there was a backlash building against them nationally, that people had grown tired of their 3-pointers and video game point totals. It was, of course, a ridiculous posit -- Golden State and its players are more popular than ever, the love for Curry such that he felt perfectly comfortable posting a photo of the glass table he accidentally smashed in his hotel room on Instagram, any criticism surely to be muted amid America’s love for the two-time MVP.   when you feel like you’re on the @pgatour so you gotta get some swings going in the hotel room 😂😂😂 #idiot A post shared by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on Mar 1, 2018 at 1:33pm PST “There was a little guy who was probably eight years old, and he came up and introduced himself,” Steve Kerr said. “His name was Ryan, and I’m talking to him, and he goes ’oh, my God, there’s Quinn Cook!’ And he ran over to Quinn Cook. Not Steph, not me -- he loved Quinn Cook. That was cool.” Throughout the Warriors’ run, they’ve faced down different challengers in the Western Conference -- the first iteration of the Rockets with Harden, a hybrid inside-out attack where Houston unhappily and unsuccessfully tried to meld Harden and Dwight Howard in the post. The Durant/Russell Westbrook one-two combo in Oklahoma City. The Spurs, morphing from the Tim Duncan/Tony Parker-led team to the Kawhi Leonard-dominant one. The “Lob City” Clippers, followed by the Chris Paul/Blake Griffin halfcourt version. But this season’s Rockets, with Paul at the point, may be the most unique and dangerous threat to the Warriors. They are much more than a team that just rains 3-pointers on you -- though they most certainly do that, and do it historically well. They’re also an outstanding defensive team, with the additions of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute giving them a grit they haven’t had in past seasons to pair with the shot blocking and rim presence of Clint Capela. The numbers are stark: Houston is 32-1 this season when Paul, Harden and Capela all play, including two wins over the Warriors The Rockets have no obvious weakness. They have no fear of Golden State, either, having won two of the three meetings with the Warriors this season. It’s not just that they’re good, it’s how they’re good that makes them look like the greatest challenge yet to Golden State’s hegemony in the West. “I mean, yes, because they do it a different way, I guess,” Curry said last week. “They adopted the power of the three ball and try to use it as a main weapon, and obviously with James and CP together. Honestly, we know that they’re playing well. We’re chasing that number one seed and keeping tabs on how they’re playing and whatnot. But at the end of the day, we’ve got a lot of time left before we have to face them again. We know they’re serious. But so are we.” The Warriors have had to deal with great adversity during their run, to be sure. The biggest challenge came about this time last year, when a collision between teammates -- Zaza Pachulia and Durant, in D.C., ironically -- culminated in a Grade 2 MCL sprain and bone bruise for Durant, taking him out of the lineup at the worst possible part of the season. Golden State had just ripped off wins in 23 of its previous 27 games since a lamentable Christmas Day loss to the Cavs. Curry had started to figure out how to play with KD, and vice versa. They were in the middle of a brutal stretch of seven road games in eight overall, with the one brief return home to play the Celtics. When Durant went down, the initial fear was that he’d torn his ACL and would be out for the season. The Warriors’ locker room was funeral after the Wizards game. “Obviously, we were trying to figure out if he was like ’done-done’ for the year, or whether or not there was going to be a chance he’d return,” forward David West said. “We were, at the time he got hurt, we were just starting to figure out the sort of roles, everybody was getting comfortable with roles. We basically had to reset., change some of the functions we were doing. We lost a few games  trying to literaly just figure out and recalibrate and re-balance. That was one of those periods where we were just looking at each other, trying to start this thing -- we lost this huge, huge piece.” Yet the Warriors figured it out on the fly. And how they responded then provides a big clue to how they might respond to the challenge the Rockets present to them now. “It took us, I think we needed to get home before we were able to stablize,” Kerr said. “I want to say we lost three of the last four on the trip or something  (they did lose three of four, but one of the three losses was at Oracle in that one home game with the Celtics). We got home and righted the ship and got going. But sometimes (an injury is) a galvanizing force when a guy gets hurt, and you have to do certain things. Like, for us, when Kevin got hurt, we talked about it and we said we have to be the best defensive team in the league. We don’t have that luxury of throwing the ball to Kevin and saying ’get us 30 points tonight.'” During that stretch without Durant (March 2, 2017 to April 5, 2017), who returned just before the start of the playoffs, the Warriors led the league in the league in Defensive Rating (100.0, just head of San Antonio’s 100.2), first in opponent field goal percentage (.429), tied for second in opponent 3-point percentage (.316) and fourth in opponent points allowed per game (100.9). And once Durant returned for good, the Warriors again flexed. They tore through the West, winning all but one game en route to a third straight NBA Finals. And they took the Cavaliers apart in five games for their second title in three years. “You could see Draymond, Klay, Andre, Shaun, those guys, even Loon (Kevin Looney), were like, ’we didn’t have KD last year,’ ” West said. “For someone like myself, I just followed their lead. Klay got a little more aggressive. Draymond sort of settled everybody defensively. And we started winning.” That muscle memory will come in handy this year. Durant and Curry have missed time with injuries, and Golden State hasn’t figured out things at center just yet. (Would it shock me if rookie Jordan Bell played a big role there down the stretch? No, it would not.) But the Warriors still are smoking people in the second halves of games; per, the Warriors lead the lead in third-quarter scoring margin at 5.3 points per game, more than double the margin of the second-place Denver Nuggets. Whether it’s adjustments or something else (“mainly, fiery halftime speeches, Knute Rockne style,” Kerr opines), they have again put a lot of opponents away with 12 minutes to spare. Since the All-Star break, they’re fourth in the league in opponent field goal percentage (.433) and Defensive Rating (100.3). “This year, obviously, knock on wood, we want to stay healthy,” Curry said. “We want to continue to push in the right direction. Every year’s different. That’s the fun part about this league. No matter how much success you’ve had and what your expectations are, it’s a different journey every year. We’re right in the middle of that right now. We have an amazing record, considering how we’ve played. I think we’d all say we haven’t lived up to our own expectations. That’s okay. We have an opportunity to build the right habits and the right momentum going into the playoffs this year and do it, all 15 guys.” Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Capitol-Run Drug Rehab Center Soon to Rise in Pinamungajan Town

A drug rehabilitation center will soon rise in Pinamungajan town, southwest Cebu. Located within the Jose Ma. V. Borromeo Memorial District Hospital, the facility will take about six months of construction through funding from Globe Telecom. It will be completed by the last quarter of 2018 and will be turned over to the Provincial Government, who […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Mindanao rail construction due to start in 3rd quarter

CONSTRUCTION of the Mindanao Rail Project (MRP) is expected to start by the third quarter this year. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) said in a statement that Phase 1, expected to reduce travel time from Davao del Norte to Davao del Sur from 3.5 hours to just 1.3 hours, is targeted for completion by 2021. […] The post Mindanao rail construction due to start in 3rd quarter appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Westbrook s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Thunder past Kings

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Russell Westbrook made a three-pointer as time expired, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). The Thunder blew a 23-point lead and trailed 105-102 with 4.5 minutes remaining before closing the game on an 8-2 run. "Westbrook for the win...GOT IT!" Russell Westbook nails the @TISSOT Buzzer-Beater to lift the @okcthunder to victory! #ThisIsYourTime — NBA (@NBA) February 23, 2018 Westbrook, who notched his 18th triple-double of the season, made three free throws sandwiched around a bucket in the paint by Steven Adams to put Oklahoma City up 107-105. Justin Jackson's six-foot jumper off an offensive rebound tied the game. After a timeout, the Thunder got the ball in front of Sacramento's bench and Carmelo Anthony found Westbrook atop the three-point line for the winner. Westbrook lifted the Thunder from what would have been a devastating loss after a fast start in their first game since the All-Star break. They set a season high with 44 points in the first quarter and made 12 three-pointers but still had to rally in the final minutes to win. Anthony matched his season-high of seven three-pointers and Paul George had three from beyond the arc, ending his five-game streak with five or more triples. It was the second-longest streak in NBA history behind George McCloud's six-game streak in 1996. The Thunder shot nearly 70 percent in the first quarter and made seven three's, including three straight by Anthony. George had two of them and added a three-point play and two free throws to put Oklahoma City up 44-21. It was the complete opposite for Billy Donovan's club after that. Sacramento went on a pair of big runs early in the second quarter and got within 64-60 before Anthony's fifth triple of the first half briefly halted the onslaught and put Oklahoma City up by seven at halftime. The Thunder led 85-74 midway through the third before the Kings made another surge. Vince Carter, the 41-year-old former dunk champion, had a three-point play and three-pointer and Sacramento scored the final 16 points of the period to go up 90-85. TIP-INS Kings: Frank Mason scored six points in his first game since Dec. 31 (Jan. 1, PHL time). Mason had been sidelined with a partially torn right facscia. ... De'Aaron Fox (conjunctiveitis) and Kosta Koufos (ill) were held out. Thunder: After scoring 44 points in the first quarter, the Thunder totaled just 41 over the next two periods. UP NEXT Thunder: At Golden State on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Kings: Host the Lakers on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

New Bohol airport to open in August

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said a new international airport serving Bohol Island was on track for completion by June this year. In a statement, the DOTr said construction activities at the P7.8-billion New Bohol International Airport in Panglao was over 70 percent finished. Commercial operations will start on Aug. 2018. The terminal will span over 13,300 hectares and is expected to handle two million passengers on its opening year. The existing Tagbilaran Airport handles about 800,000 passengers yearly. The New Bohol International Airport in Panglao will have a 2,500-meter runway. It will later be extended to 2,800 meters. The runway was engineered to accommodate...Keep on reading: New Bohol airport to open in August.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Revellers get back-to-back wins at expense of Scratchers

Che-Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College-Recoletos whipped Go for Gold, 87-65 to gain its first back-to-back victories in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at the Marikina Sports Center. Michael Calisaan was once again the rock for the Revellers, tallying a double-double to the tune of his 13 points and 10 rebounds as they moved up to fifth place at 4-3. Allyn Bulanadi led the squad in scoring with 15 markers and three boards while Samboy de Leon shot 3-of-4 from threes to garner 14. “Mas prepared kami ngayon,” remarked coach Stevenson Tiu. “Yun ang sabi ko sa mga bata, na we try to make a statement in this game para yung momentum, madala namin sa mga susunod naming laro.” Che’Lu-San Sebastian didn’t waste time asserting control of the game, taking a 15-2 start before keeping Go for Gold at bay all game long, en route to grabbing a 27-point lead, 87-60 late. It also helped that the Scratchers continued to waste their opportunities, turning the ball over 25 times which led to 33 points for the Revellers. Justin Gutang topped Go for Gold (2-3) with 12 points and six rebounds in the defeat.   BOX SCORES CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 87 — Bulanadi 15, De Leon 14, Calisaan 13, Collado 11, Ilagan 8, Batino 6, Faundo 4, Capobres 3, Jeruta 3, Siruma 3, Santos 2, Costelo 0, Lao 0. GO FOR GOLD 65 — Gutang 12, Salem 11, Haruna 9, Domingo 8, Alejandro 5, Ocampo 3, Pasturan 3, Young 3, Gaco 2, Leutcheu 2, Naboa 1, Casiño 0, Pili 0. QUARTER OF SCORES: 17-12, 39-29, 58-42, 87-65......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Elite smash Kia to bolster All-Filipino playoff bid

Blackwater's own playoff chase got a timely boost Friday at the Big Dome. The Elite used a second-half surge to smash Kia, 95-76, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, making thinggs interesting in the race for the last quarterfinal slots of the season-opening joust. Blackwater improved to 4-5 with the win, good for joint 8th place with Phoenix. Meanwhile, the Picanto were formally eliminated from contention after losing for the eighth time in nine games. "We would want to keep our hopes alive and that could only happen if we could continue our winning ways," head coach Leo Isaac said. "That win against San Miguel was like a shot in the arm and with this convincing win against Kia, maybe we can go on and move up to the next level," he added. Up by only six at the break, Blackwater slowrly pulled away in the second half behind Mike Digregorio, who scored 14 points in the third period alone. The Elite led by as many as 26 points, 94-68, after they almost completely shut down Kia in the fourth quarter. Digregorio led the way for Blackwater with 21 points while JP Erram had another double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds. Allein Maliksi added 14 points for the Elite. For the Picanto, it was Ronald Tubid that carried the offense, going for a game-high 22 points. Reden Celda was right behind him with 21.   The Scores: BLACKWATER 95 — DiGregorio 21, Erram 17, Maliksi 14, Sena 9, Belo 8, Marcelo 8, Cruz 5, Pinto 5, Jose 4, Javier 3, Banal 1, Cortez 0, Neypes 0, Palma 0. KIA 76 — Tubid 22, Celda 21, Corpuz 9, Lastimosa 8, McCarthy 6, Reyes 5, Camson 3, Khobuntin 2, Escoto 0, Galanza 0, Sara 0, Yee 0. Quarters: 25-21, 47-41, 77-65, 95-76.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Earthquake drill set today

SM City in Mandurriao, Iloilo will be the Western Visayas venue for the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) under the government’s #BidaAngHanda campaign today, Feb 15, 2018. The activity will start at 2 p.m. and is expected to last for about 30 minutes. The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) and […] The post Earthquake drill set today appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018