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Elf closed van kills worker

STO. Tomas, Batangas -- A 54-year-old construction worker died after being hit by a van while walking along the highway in Bgy. Santiago, here, Wednesday night. Case investigators SPO1 Joel Banta and PO2 Karlo Castillo identified the fatality as Rudy Narezz, with live-in partner, a native of Ragay, Camarines Sur….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 31st, 2018

Hit-and-run driver kills teen in Benguet

BAGUIO, Philippines – Police are trying to zoom in on the jeepney driver who struck and killed a Grade 10 student, the brother of a press worker in this city. A jeepney collided with 4 cars and two motorcycles in the evening of November 12 at Marcos Highway along Marville Homes Subdivision, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 24 min. ago

PVL: Lady Eagles weather Lady Falcons upset scare for back-to-back wins

Ateneo-Motolite survived an upset scare from a very game Adamson-Akari, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12, on Sunday to score back-to-back wins in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Kat Tolentino stepped up big time in the deciding set, scoring six points in the frame to help the Lady Eagles improve to 4-1 win-loss record at second spot behind unbeaten BanKo (5-0). Tolentino scattered 28 points off 20 spikes, five kill blocks and three service aces while Jules Samonte added 11 markers off the bench for Ateneo-Motolite. Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston chipped in nine points each for the Lady Eagles' second win in back-to-back weekend schedule after taking down Iriga-Navy in straight sets Saturday.   The incoming third year hitter scored five of Ateneo-Motolite's first nine points as the Lady Eagles built a 9-3 advantage. Behind Bernadette Flora and Ceasa Pinar's heroics, Adamson-Akari closed the gap, 9-8.  Ateneo-Motolite again went ahead, 13-11, before Krich Macaslang scored a hit to push the Lady Falcons within one, 13-12. Tolentino put the Lady Eagles at match point before Vanessa Gandler sealed the win with a cross court hit.    “Every game this is our problem because siguro new system, we always start slow for the past few games we really start slow and we try to fix that problem,” said Ateneo-Motolite head coach Oliver Almadro, who commended the Lady Falcons’ floor defense. “I thank the Lord that we won today, we won yesterday,” he added. “But I’m not happy with what we’ve shown today. It’s because, I guess, we’re getting used to playing pa sa back-to-back (schedule) so siguro being a student and an athlete hindi pa sanay doon sa big games na magkasunod. But we have to be used to it and this is a learning experience for us and we really just have to maximize our strength and really believing kung ano ang ginagawa namin.” The Lady Falcons, who showed superb floor defense but were plagued with terrible errors, dropped their sixth game in as many outings tied with the Lady Oragons. Adamson was in control of the second set, 10-5, but committed 11 of the frame's 13 errors the rest of the way as the Lady Falcons giave Ateneo-Motolite a chance to steal the set and tie the match.  The Lady Eagles again came back from a 14-15 deficit with a 10-4 run capped by an attack error by Flora for a 24-19 lead. Ateneo-Motolite committed a net touch in the next play before Adamson-Akari surrendered the set on another miscue by Flora.         Flora finished with 25 points on 20 kills, three kill blocks and a pair of aces while adding 24 digs and eight excellent receptions. Chiara Permentilla and Gracelchen Ave scored 15 and 12 markers, respectively, for Adamson.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

AVC Asian Cup: PHI repeats over Kazakhstan for ninth place

Cha Cruz-Behag displayed veteran composure down the stretch to will the Philippines to a hard-fought, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-8 repeat win over Kazakhstan Saturday to salvage a ninth place finish in the AVC Asian Cup at the Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The F2 Logistics team captain scored five of the Filipinas last seven points including the match-clinching crosscourt kill in the PHI second straight win over the young Kazakhstan team. The Philippines closed the tournament at ninth spot to end their campaign on a high note despite being relegated into the Challenge Cup after falling short of advancing in the quarterfinals. Mylene Paat led the Nationals with 18 points built on 12 kills, four aces and two kill blocks, Alyssa Valdez had 17 markers while Cruz-Behag copped 16 markers highlighted by 14 spikes.    Mika Reyes sparked the PHI’s closing charge to push the country’s 8-7 lead into a seven-point gap. After Reyes attack, Cruz-Behag punched in four straight points before the Kazakhs committed an error to give the PHI a 14-7 lead. The Filipinas committed an error in the next play before Cruz-Behag  whipped a killer crosscourt to finish off Kazakhstan, which the Philippines defeated in the group stage in four sets. Overall, the PHI finished with a 2-3 win-loss record while Kazakhstan ended their stint without a single win in five outings. Diana Grokhotova and Dinara Syzdykova posted 16 points each to lead Kazakhstan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

PVL: High Flyers survive feisty Water Defenders

Tess Rountree plucked 27 points to lead semifinals-bound PayMaya to a hard-earned 13-25, 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 15-9, win over BaliPure-National University Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The American import finished with 25 kills and two aces for the High Flyers, who closed the preliminary round with a 5-2 win-loss record. Jorelle Singh added 11 points, Grethcel Soltones had 11 markers while Jamsine Nabor tallied 23 excellent sets against their former team, which they helped win the inaugural Open Conference crown last year. The Final Four no. 2 seed PayMaya won its second straight match to build its momentum heading into the best-of-three semis. The High Flyers will have almost a month-long break and will wait for their semis rival. But head coach Roger Gorayeb was far from satisfied with his team’s performance. “Ang sama ng nilaro ng team ko,” he said. “Ang sama ng nilaro ng team sa first set, masyadong kampante.” “Yung first set worst yun. Kailan kami naglaro ng ganoon? Nagdadasal ako tumawid sana sa 10 (ang score),” he added. The Water Defenders dropped their third straight match for a 3-4 slate tied with Petro Gazz and defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force. American Janisa Johnson had 27 points anchored on 20 spikes, four aces and three kill blocks while Alexis Matthews and Roselyn Doria chipped in with 16 and 12 markers, respectively, in a lost cause for BaliPure. The Water Defenders, Pocari Sweat, Petro Gazz, BanKo, Iriga-Navy and Tacloban will battle in a round robin quarterfinals for the last two Final Four berths.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

PVL: Fighting Warays close prelims with back-to-back wins

Tacloban built its momentum heading into the quarterfinals with back-to-back wins at the expense of the defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-17, 17-25, 25-20, 16-25, 15-10, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Fighting Warays closed the preliminary round with a 4-3 win-loss record. Thai import Hyapha Amporn finished with 19 points with all but one coming off attacks while Jovielyn Prado added 18 markers anchored on 17 kills including the match-clinching through the block hit to cap the victory for Tacloban, which will play in the round robin quarterfinals starting Saturday where the last two best-of-three Final Four seats are at stake. League-leading Creamline (5-1) and PayMaya (4-2) clinched the two outright semis seats. Thai reinforcement Patcharee Saengmuang finished with 15 points and 14 digs for the Fighting Warays.    “Unang-una medyo high morale ‘yung mga players, ang ina-ano ko lang kasi, ‘di ba nagpalit kami ng player, so ‘yung adjustment and teamwork mabuo ulit,” said Tacloban head coach Nes Pamilar. The Fighting Warays raced to an early 4-1 lead only to see the Lady Warriors tie it at 4-4. Tacloban answered with a scoring spurt of its own to take a 9-4 advantage. Pocari Sweat threatened again as they chipped away their deficit, 10-12, before the Fighting Warays closed the match with three straight points.   “Kanina sa second set and fourth set niremind ko sila na bakit ganoon kapag nananalo ng isang set nagre-relax,” said Pamilar. “Kaya noong fifth set sabi ko kaiangan mabago natin, kailangan itong fifth set all out tayo.” Myla Pablo led the Lady Warriors with 20 points and 11 excellent receptions while American imports Ari Love and Maddie Palmer posted 16 and 15 markers, respectively. Jeanette Panaga had 11 points for Pocari Sweat, which ended the prelims with back-to-back losses and a 3-4 mark tied with Petro Gazz and BanKo.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers keep hold of the top spot

BATANGAS CITY -- Alyssa Valdez scored from almost everywhere and in every way. The Creamline star was sharp from the service line. When the Cool Smashers needed clutch points in second set, Valdez was there. Heck, Valdez even scored off a blocked spike attempt that bounced of her head, grazed the top of the net before falling on an unguarded spot in the third frame. Playing with skill, grit and a drizzle of luck, Valdez led Creamline to a 25-14, 27-25, 26-24, win over Tacloban on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum here. The Cool Smashers snatched their second straight win for a 4-1 win-loss record and a hold of the solo lead. Valdez led the way with 22 points highlighted by eight aces to go with her 14 kills for Creamline, which landed a total of 14 service winners and 44 attack points. Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin scored 16 markers while Serbian Nina Asceric chipped in with nine points including the match-clinching kill block for  the Cool Smashers.   Just like in their second set fightback, Creamline recovered from an 18-22 deficit in the third with Valdez nailing three straight aces to put the Cool Smashers at match point, 24-23. Jovielyn Prado saved a match point for Tacloban. Creamline Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin pushed the Cool Smashers at match point advantage before Serbian Nina Asceric closed the game with a kill block on Prado.      The Fighting Warays dropped their second match in a row to slide back to 2-3 card. Thai reinforcement Hyapha Amporn had 11 points while Prado and another Thai reinforcement Sasiwimol Sangpan scored 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for Tacloban.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

PVL: Angels soar for second straight win

Petro Gazz came out smoking on all cylinders as the Angels welcomed their new import Olena Lymareva-Flink with an emphatic 25-22, 30-28, 25-13, win Saturday over skidding Iriga-Navy in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels, who played depleted after injuries on locals Rachel Austero (shin fracture) and Wensh Tiu (right ankle), improved to 2-3 win-loss record. Lymareva-Flink, who replaced injured Estonian Kadi Kullerkann (knee), debuted with a bang as the Ukranian reinforcement unloaded 16 points off 12 kills and four service aces while adding 14 digs for Petro Gazz.     “Happy with the win but more practice,” said Angels head coach Jerry Yee. "May bagong import and may receive, may depensa. Hopefully maayos pa natin.” Cherry Nunag, who earned a spot in the team after Austero was ruled out of the conference, added nine points while Anastasiia Trach of Ukraine scored eight for the Angels, which arrested a three-game skid last week with a come-from-behind five-set win over BanKo in Batangas. After easily taking the opening frame, Petro Gazz faced tough resistance from the Lady Oragons in the second set. Iriga-Navy saved five set points before Lymareva-Flink closed the frame with a push and an ace. It was all Angels in the third set.       The Lady Oragons, who gave away 31 points off errors, absorbed their straight loss in four outings. American import Lauren Whyte and Macy Ubben were the only Iriga-Navy players in double figures with 17 and 14 points, respectively.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Semirara mine bog down kills 1 worker in Antique

ILOILO City -- A worker at the Molave Mining Pit of the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation in Caluya, Antique was killed on Sunday allegedly due to the 'bog down' of a portion of the M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Tree kills worker in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY --- A 65-year-old worker was killed on Thursday (May 3) by a tree that fell on him at Calasiao town in Pangasinan province, police said on Friday (May 4). Co-workers found Rogelio Surat unconscious in the sidecar of a pedicab that was pinned by the tree at 12 p.m. in Barangay (Village) Nagsaing. He was immediately taken to a hospital in San Carlos City but a doctor there declared him dead on arrival. Police said Surat was among the workers hired to fence a private lot in the village. Earlier, Surat cut the roots of the tree he was excavating, which toppled as he rested beneath it. Surat suffered an abrasion on his right shoulder, an indication, police said, that ...Keep on reading: Tree kills worker in Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bernadeth Pons of FEU

Bernadeth Pons is making the most out of her final year with the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament. The graduating hitter towed the Morayta-based squad to a second spot finish after the eliminations and helped the Lady Tamaraws clinch the much-needed twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four. Her heroics in the last two matches of FEU gave her the thumbs up to claim her second straight UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week honor. Like what she promised last week, Pons was at the helm of FEU’s successful run to bag the semis incentive – the Lady Tams’ first since Season 71. The 21-year old spiker, who hails from Talisay, Negros Occidental, stepped up when it mattered most as FEU closed the elims with a 10-4 win-loss record and most importantly the Lady Tams armed themselves with a twice-to-beat edge over third running Ateneo de Manila University in the semis next week. The do-it-all outside hitter delivered 13 points and added 13 digs and as many as excellent receptions in making a quick work of University of the East, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, last Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. She followed it up with a 17-point, 16-reception performance in beating National University, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, to clinch the No.2 spot on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. “Masaya kami na natapos namin yung second round, na naipanalo namin ang last three games namin,” said Pons. “Ang pressure palagi namang nand'yan, palagi naman naming nire-remind ang bawat isa na hindi namin siya dapat i-take as pressure, kasi lalo lang kaming mawawala sa kung ano ang dapat naming gawin.” “So tsina-challenge namin palagi nag sarili namin, kung ano 'yung mga dapat naming gawin, kung ano ang role namin sa team, 'yun,” she added. Pons bested De La Salle’s Kianna Dy and Michelle Cobb, Adamson’s graduating players Mylene Paat and Jema Galanza as well as Tots Carlos of University of the Philippines for the last weekly honor given by sportswriters from broadsheets, tabloids and online websites covering the beat. Pons’ performance in the elims also gave her a good chance to vie for the coveted Most Valuable Player plum. She finished fourth in the scoring race with a total of 215 points, eighth in attacjs with 198 kills on 30.6 percent success rate and third both in digs (208 digs) and receptions (170 receptions on 45.2 % efficiency rate. But Pons is looking at the bigger picture than individual accolades. “‘Yung mga individual awards naman bonus na lang ‘yun. Ako palagi lang akong nagfofocus kung ano ‘yung dapat kong ibigay na maitutulong ko sa team, kung ano ‘yung kailangan ko ma-perform as a team captain and as a senior,” said Pons, who is hoping help end a decade-long title drought of FEU and deliver the school’s 30th crown. “‘Yung target naman namin is ‘yung trophy ng champion. ‘Yun ang pinakagusto naming makuha.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU earns twice-to-beat advantage

Far Eastern University claimed the first twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four after edging De La Salle University, 23-25, 25-16, 28-26, 25-20, Sunday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. The Tamaraws closed the elimination round with a 12-2 win-loss record  and booted out the Green Spikers in the race for the last semis seat. FEU landed at the top two after the elims for the first time since a runner-up finish in Season 75.  JP Bugaoan led the way for the Morayta-based squad with 15 points highlighted by nailing five of FEU’s 14 kill blocks. Skipper Richard Solis got 13 markers while Jude Garcia and Redijohn Paler added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Tams. FEU will have to wait for the result of the ongoing Ateneo-National University match to determine its final placing and opponent in the semis. Battling for the no. 4 seed are University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. On his last game donning the green and white, Arjay Onia scored 16 points off 14 kills and two aces while another graduating player Raymark Woo ended his collegiate career with 11 markers. Kieffer Reyes chipped in with 12 points for the Green Spikers, which finished their season with 5-9 slate. Aside from Onia and Woo, other DLSU players who played their last collegiate match were Mike Frey, libero Jopet Movido and Levin Dimayuga.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 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

Generika-Ayala, SLR clobber foes

Games Saturday: (Gen. Trias Sports Center) 4:00 pm – F2 Logistics vs Smart 6:00 pm – Petron vs Generika-Ayala   Generika-Ayala pounced hard on a crippled Cignal squad to essay a masterful 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 victory to close the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix preliminary round Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Imports Darlene Ramdin and Symone Hayden carried the fight for the Lifesavers, who went on to seal the seventh spot in the quarterfinals. With that, Generika-Ayala has to beat Petron twice in the next round to advance to the best-of-three semifinals. In the second match, Sta. Lucia Realty closed the classification round on a high note as it clobbered Smart, 25-22, 18-25, 25-17, 25-18. Bohdana Anisova and Marisa Field were impressive on both ends to frustrate the Giga Hitters and their super import in Gyselle Silva, who just came from a league-record 56-point explosion. Anisova chalked 17 attacks to finish with 22 points while Field added 10 kills for 17 markers for Sta. Lucia, which booked a duel with Foton in the quarterfinals next week. The two imports combined for nine of the Lady Realtors’ 12 total blocks to withstand another 33-point performance by Silva. The Giga Hitters, who will face reigning champion F2 Logistics in the next round, closed their classification-round campaign without a win in 10 matches. Meanwhile, third seed Cocolife will tackle sixth seed Cignal; and fourth seed Foton will face fifth seed Sta. Lucia Realty armed with a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals starting Saturday at the Gen. Trias Sports Center in Gen. Trias City in Cavite. A member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team, Ramdin delivered 16 of her team-high 17 points from kills while Hayden chipped in 13 attacks and a block to finish with 14 points for the Lifesavers, who took advantage of the HD Spikers’ erratic attacks after Bosnian import Sonja Milanovic crashed with a right ankle sprain half of the first set. With Milanovic out, American import Jeane Horton picked up the scoring cudgel for the HD Spikers, who faltered in the third set and allowed Ramdin and the Lifesavers to turn a 16-all count into a 23-18 gap. Horton tallied 16 kills, two aces and a block to finish with 19 points while Rachel Ann Daquis had six while Milanovic chipped in five markers before hitting sitting out for good.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Stalzer saves Petron in close match against Cocolife

Lindsay Stalzer used her experience to deliver the crucial blows that lifted Petron to a 25-14, 23-25, 15-25, 25-14, 15-13 victory over Cocolife Tuesday night in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Stalzer shattered the 13-all deadlock with back-to-back hits in the deciding set en route to this impressive win in the penultimate day of the classification round. Petron shut down the classification round with a 9-1 win-loss mark and captured a handsome chance of regaining the top spot. The Blaze Spikers, however, have to wait for the result of another crucial battle between erstwhile leader F2 Logistics and Foton. The Cargo Movers and the Tornadoes are still playing at press time. “We’re not concerned if we end up No. 1 or No. 2,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos, noting that they have to be at their best either against eighth-seed Smart or seventh-seed Generika-Ayala in the quarterfinals where they will be coming in with a twice-to-beat advantage. “We can’t be complacent, especially with what happened in our last game (against Sta. Lucia). It was a lesson learned and we would carry that as we go along (in our journey),” he said. Stalzer, the former Most Valuable Player who is on her fifth year of duty, delivered 21 kills for 22 points while Hillary Hurley chipped in 13 attacks to finish with 15 points for the Blaze Spikers, who spoiled the debut of FIVB World Grand Prix veteran Marta Drpa for Cocolife. Also shining for the Blaze Spikers were Mika Reyes and Frances Molina as well as Aiza Maizo-Pontillas. Reyes had three blocks and two aces to finish with 13 points while Molina and Maizo-Pontillas added 12 and five points, respectively. But Delos Santos stressed that it was Stalzer’s veteran presence that helped them capture the win. Powered by the Serbian tandem of Drpa and Sara Klisura, the Asset Managers threatened to pull off a massive upset as they erected a 2-1 set lead. Petron restored order in the fourth set, setting the stage for the deciding set where Delos Santos instructed setter Rhea Dimaculangan to give Stalzer a lot of open looks so she would heat up and unleash her might in the crucial stretch. With Cocolife tying the count at 13, Stalzer unloaded a sharp kill from the open spot for the set point followed by another kill for the win in the match that lasted for a little more than two hours. Klisura finished with 23 hits while Drpa added 20 for the Asset Managers, who closed their classification round assignment with six wins in 10 outings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

OFW hacks wife to death, kills self

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines — An overseas contract worker who arrived from Taiwan allegedly killed his wife in a knife attack then stabbed himself.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

NBI gets Demafelis case probe rolling

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has started investigating the murder of Joanna Daniela Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was found dead inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. NBI National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Director Cesar Bacani invited two former staffers of the now closed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Arellano U moves closer to back-to-back titles

Defending champion Arellano University went through the wringer before eking out a thrilling 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, win over upset-conscious San Beda University in Game 1 of the best-of-three 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition Finals series Friday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Chiefs woke up just in time after squandering a two-set lead, blasting a 9-0 run to break a 6-6 deadlock in the fifth set capped by a heady drop by Sarah Verutiao towards an unmarked spot in the Lady Spikers’ front row for the win. Regine Arocha finished with 14 points with 10 coming off kills including the hit that pushed the Lady Chiefs at match point. Jovielyn Prado had an all-around game with 13 markers and a good defensive effort of 13 digs and eight excellent receptions for Arellano U, which closed in on claiming its third title in the last four years. Andrea Marzan had 11 points while Rookie of the Year Necole Ebuen and skipper Mary Anne Esguerra chipped in with 10 markers each for the Lady Chiefs.      Game 2 is on Monday. After struggling to get its rhythm going in the first two sets, San Beda breathed new life in their rematch against the same squad that swept them in the elims in the third. The Lady Red Spikers controlled the frame to extend the match. San Beda forced a decider after Season 92 Rookie of the Year Cesca Racraquin sparked the Lady Spikers’ 3-point blitz to break a 21-21 tie in the fourth frame off a service ace. Nieza Viray committed an error on the next play before San Beda put the match into a sudden death. Racraquin got 21 points on 16 attacks, four aces and a kill block while adding 23 excellent receptions and 21 digs for the Mendiola-based squad, who are on its first finals appearance.  Viray and Trisha Paras registered 14 and 11 markers, respectively, for the Lady Red Spikers.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Petron survives scare, advances to semis

Petron survived a scare put up by an upset-conscious Generika-Ayala side, coming back from a set down to eke out a 19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 15-11, win Tuesday in the knockout quarterfinals of the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.    The Blazer Spikers needed a huge explosion from American import Lindsay Stalzer in the closing stretch of the fifth frame including the last two points of the match to clinch a semifinals spot against the winner between back-to-back defending champion Foton and Sta. Lucia Realty. Stalzer broke a 9-9 deadlock with consecutive hits followed by a huge block by Mika Reyes on Lifesaver’s Ukrainian import Katarina Pilepic for a 12-9 lead. Generika-Ayala made a final push as Pilepic scored on block against Stalzer following a net touch violation by Petron to close the gap, 12-11. But Blaze Spikers American reinforcement Hillary Hurley doused cold water on the Lifesavers fightback with an attack from the backrow that went off the hands of Angelica Legacion. Stalzer took matters on her own hands, scoring a monster block kill on Pilepic before sealing the victory with an off the block hit.         “Para kaming dumaan sa butas ng karayom. Sobra,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos as he breathed a sigh of relief after dodging an upset in game where his wards gave away 31 points off errors. “Honestly speaking hindi talaga yun ang laro namin.”  Stalzer pounded 24 kills and had three kill blocks for 27 points while Hurley had 18 attacks in her 21-point output for the Blaze Spikers. Mika Reyes had 13 markers while Ces Molina and Ria Meneses combined for 17 points for Petron in the two-hour, 42-minute encounter.   Generika-Ayala erased a 2-5 deficit in the fifth set with five straight points to take a 7-5 lead. Petron answered with a run of their own to take the helm, 9-8, only to see Pilepic knot the frame at 9. Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago hammered 33 attacks with a couple of blocks for game-high 33 points in a lost cause for Generika-Ayala. Pilepic scored 22 while Acy Masangkay and Gen Casugod combined for eight for the Lifesavers, who closed the preliminary round with a 3-5 card.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Cignal closes elims campaign on a high note, faces Cocolife in the quarters

Cignal played with a crippled roster, but it hardly mattered as import Alexis Matthews asserted her dominance at the middle en route to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-14 victory over Victoria Sports-UST in the 2017 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Matthews was a solid force to be reckoned with as she single-handedly towed the HD Spikers to a morale-boosting victory. With the win, the HD Spikers formally closed their eliminations campaign at the fourth spot with a 4-4 win-loss card to book a quarterfinal duel with fifth-seed Cocolife on Thursday. F2 Logistics, meanwhile, is set to take the top spot provided that it prevails by at least four sets against newcomer Iriga City. If that happens, Petron will take the second seed while two-time champion Foton will fall to third. Matthews, the 6-foot-3 American middle blocker from Michigan State, did most of the damage at the middle as she knocked down 13 kills and six blocks for 19 points while winger Honey Royse Tubino chipped in eight markers for the HD Spikers, who missed the services of national team member Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis. Gonzaga crashed with a knee injury last week while Daquis is still in the hospital after being diagnosed with dengue. Cignal coach George Pascua said while the victory boosts their confidence for the next round, local players such as Janine Marciano, Mylene Paat, Paneng Mercado and Tubino must all step up and deliver the numbers they will miss if and when Gonzaga and Daquis sit out anew. “I’m happy with our performance, but the locals must step up,” said Pascua, adding that over-confidence nearly doomed their chances in the first set where the Tigresses erected a 20-15 lead before Matthews buckled down to work. “Everybody is performing well and meets our expectations during training. But we should apply what we train and play a notch higher during actual games because things will start to get tough as we enter the quarterfinals.” From a 15-20 disadvantage, Matthews imposed her will at the middle, allowing Mercado to convert a strong kill and Saet to knock down back-to-back aces for a 22-21 lead. Shannen Palec tried to put the Tigresses back into the set with a successful attack, but Mylene Paat and Mathews delivered a pair of hits, giving the HD Spikers the set point, 24-22, and the confidence in the second and third sets. “She (Matthews) played really great,” said Pascua, noting that his other import Beth Carey of Australia was simply out of rythmn. “I just hope she maintains that form in the quarterfinals.” Carla Sandoval and Dimdim Pacres tallied 10 and nine markers, respectively, for the Tigresses, who kissed the tournament goodbye without a single victory in eight matches. They, however, still emerge as biggest winners as they will carry all the lessons they gained in this high-level tourney to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) wars starting February......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Tabloid worker kills co-employee

MANILA, Philippines — An employee of the People's Journal tabloid died after his co-worker stabbed him in their office in Manila Saturday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017