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Espinosa presses innocence

CONFESSED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa yesterday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to dismiss the drug complaint filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against him for lack of evidence. In his nine-page counter-affidavit, Espinosa said the PNP failed to prove that he had drugs in his possession at the….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 16th, 2018

Palace urges Lim to yield

Malacañang yesterday urged businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim to surrender to authorities and prove his innocence in court. Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 65 has ordered Lim’s arrest after she found probable cause to put him, self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa, and their….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

ICCC probe must observe due process, mayor says

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III advised the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to observe due process and fair play in investigating the alleged controversies hounding the Iloilo City Community College (ICCC). Espinosa, a lawyer by training, said all complaints should be validated and confirmed. “In dispensing justice, we have this rule on presumption of innocence. Everyone is presumed […] The post ICCC probe must observe due process, mayor says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

‘Smoking employees may not be promoted, hired’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MAYOR Jose Espinosa III is serious in maintaining the anti-smoking campaign of the city government even inside the Iloilo City Hall. During the regular flag ceremony on February 18, 2019, Espinosa expressed his support for the hiring and promotion of non-smoker personnel as proposed by the City Health Office and the Iloilo […] The post ‘Smoking employees may not be promoted, hired’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News16 hr. 39 min. ago

Joe raps Jerry on row with lady IDFI official

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE argument that transpired between Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas and Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) Vice president Marissa Segovia was uncalled for, especially for a congressman, according to Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “I have my representative sa economics, there were representatives man sang business sectors sa Iloilo. Everybody was shocked. It was something uncalled for a congressman. […] The post Joe raps Jerry on row with lady IDFI official appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News16 hr. 39 min. ago

Tamayo-Quiambao outduels Sotto-Chiu as NU gets Game 1

Never giving an inch to Kai Sotto and never allowing a breather for Forthsky Padrigao – that was Nazareth School of National University’s game plan in Game 1 of the Finals of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Perfectly executing that in the second half, the Bullpups re-asserted their mastery over Ateneo de Manila High School for a well-earned 70-58 win on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Carl Tamayo and Kevin Quiambao was at the forefront of that effort at both ends, with the former finishing with a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double and the latter ending with 14 markers and 13 boards of his own. Those two went toe-to-toe with the Blue Eaglets’ twin towers of Sotto and Geo Chiu. Gerry Abadiano and Terrence Fortea then took care of the backcourt for NU which has now won all three of its head-to-head matchups with Ateneo in the season. More importantly, they are now one win away from reclaimimg the championship they last won in 2016. That didn’t look like it was going to be the case in this one as in the earlygoing of the third quarter, it was the Blue Eagles who were ahead, 34-29. “First half, medyo nagmamadali kami sa execution,” head coach Goldwin Monteverde said post-game. It was at that point, however, that Tamayo and Quiambao engineered a 25-11 drive that, all of a sudden, thrust their team in front, 54-45, early in the final frame. “Good thing nakabawi naman sila sa second half,” their mentor saidz Still, the defending champions kept coming and pulled to within 58-63 inside the last two minutes only to see Fortea and Quiambao keep them at bay once and for all. Fortea wound up with 11 points while Abadiano also added 11 markers and eight rebounds. That total team effort was also in full effect at the defensive end where they limited Sotto to just, for his standards, 16 points and 15 rebounds to go along with five turnovers and frustrated Padrigao to four markers in 2-of-12 shooting as well as eight errors. NU brings out its brooms and looks to bring home the trophy in Game 2 on Friday still at the same venue. “We still have to be consistent. ‘Di pa tapos e,” coach Goldwin said. For Ateneo, Chiu showed up to backstop Sotto with a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double. For all his scoring struggles, Padrigao also had eight assists, six boards, and three steals. They get one more try to finally solve the Bullpups. BOX SCORES NU 70 – Tamayo 15, Quiambao 14, Abadiano 11, Fortea 11, Gonzales 9, Felicilda 9, Torres 1, Dayrit 0, Alarcon 0, Javillonar 0, Mailim 0 ATENEO 58 – Sotto 16, Chiu 12, Fetalvero 11, De Ayre 7, Diaz 5, Padrigao 4, Espinosa 2, David 1, Jaymalin 0 QUARTER SCORES; 14-11, 25-30, 53-45, 70-58 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

NU, Ateneo reignite rivalry for all the glory in UAAP 81 Jrs.

Game on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 3:00 PM – NU vs Ateneo For the second season in a row, it will be Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School disputing the championship. Hostilities between the Bullpups and the Blue Eaglets erupt once more on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre as the bell rings on the title bout between the two heavyweights in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. NU, last year’s runners-up, and defending champion Ateneo go at it in Game 1 of the best-of-three series tipping off at 3:00 PM. All of the action will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE over on S+A and S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant as well as on streaming. The Bullpups have had the Blue Eaglets’ number this year. Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo have all taken turns to make sure the Jocson ballers swept their two meetings thus far. Still, it was just last year when Ateneo took home the title at NU’s expense. This time around, they will have Season MVP Kai Sotto as well as feisty playmakers Forthsky Padrigao and Ian Espinosa leading the way. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

UAAP: Sotto too much for FEU as Ateneo sets up Finals date with NU

As expected, Kai Sotto and Ateneo de Manila High School were pushed to the limit by Far Eastern University-Diliman. Only, Sotto and the Blue Eaglets did nothing but push back as they got the better of the Baby Tamaraws for a 90-82 decision on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The runaway Season MVP remained a force in this one, posting a 22 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. “Na-(mild) sprain ako nung first halk so nung time na wala akong ginagawa, nag-isip akong mabuti paano ako mag-bounce back sa second half,” he told reporters post-game. None of Cedrick Ona, Chiolo Anonuevo, and Mario Barasi had an answer for him, especially in the second half where he dropped 19 points. Right there with him was rookie playmaker Ian Espinosa who had 19 points, four assists, and three rebounds as well as second-year swingman Joaqs Jaymalin who had 17 markers of his own. The defending champions were in complete command for majority of the matchup, but FEU-Diliman didn’t quit and pulled to just within seven, 80-87, with 42.6 ticks to go. “With only five guys coming back from our championship team, kitang-kita naman sa endgame na kailangan pa namin ng experience,” coach Reggie said. It was at that point, though, that Sotto and Geo Chiu made good on three of four free throws to seal the deal for their team. And so, just as top-seed Nazareth School of National University took care of business earlier, so did Ateneo. With that, the Blue Eaglets will clash with the Bullpups once more for all the glory beginning on Monday. For the Baby Tamaraws, RR Tolentino topped the scoring column with 19 points to go along with 14 rebounds while main man RJ Abarrientos also added 17 markers, eight boards, and five assists. BOX SCORES ATENEO 90 – Sotto 22, Espinosa 19, Jaymalin 17, Chiu 11, David 7, Fetalvero 6, Padrigao 4, Diaz 4, De Ayre 0, Coo 0, Lechoncito 0. FEU-DILIMAN 82 – Tolentino 19, Abarrientos 17, Torres 14, Alforque 12, J. Bautista 7, Sajonia 6, Barasi 4, Anonuevo 3, Ona 0, Armendez 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-18, 39-29, 66-52, 90-82. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Filipinos in the UAE opposed to Philippines name change bid

Filipinos in the UAE opposed to Philippines name change bid The National Filipinos living in the UAE fear their country could be "forgotten" if Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte presses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

NU tower Carl Tamayo rises to number one in NBTC UAAP 24

Carl Tamayo hasn't had the best of years this UAAP Season 81 Juniors' Basketball Tournament. The NU slotman has been on-and-off all season long, which hampered his candidacy to stake his case among the league's elite. But on the final week of the eliminations, Tamayo showed his true colors and dropped 11 points and nine rebounds, showing the way for the Bullpups as they swept the second round with a big 81-75 victory over FEU-Diliman. And thus, at long last, the 6-foot-8 former Batang Gilas stud has snared the pole position in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC UAAP 24 high school rankings as NU finished the eliminations on top at 13-1. Tamayo put an end to Kai Sotto's three-week run at the top of the standings, forcing the runaway MVP from Ateneo to settle for no. 2 this week despite his 17-point, 15-rebound, and 2-block effort over Adamson. UST senior guard Mark Nonoy finished at third after ending his high school career with a solid win over De La Salle Zobel, as NU guard Gerry Abadiano earned the no. 4 spot. FEU-Diliman sniper RJ Abarrientos completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 are Ateneo's Geo Chiu, NU's Terrence Fortea, Ateneo's Forthsky Padrigao, Adamson's Joem Sabandal, and UST's Bismarck Lina. Here are the complete Week 11 rankings of the Chooks-to-GoNBTC UAAP 24: 1.            Carl Tamayo (NU) (10) 2.            Kai Sotto (ADMU) (1) 3.            Mark Nonoy (UST) (2) 4.            Gerry Abadiano (NU) (5) 5.            RJ Abarrientos (FEU) (9) 6.            Geo Chiu (ADMU) (12) 7.            Terrence Fortea (NU) (3) 8.            Forthsky Padrigao (ADMU) (7) 9.            Joem Sabandal (AdU) (6) 10.          Bismarck Lina (UST) (4) 11.          Adam Doria (AdU) (23) 12.          Ian Espinosa (ADMU) (15) 13.          Royce Alforque (FEU) (11) 14.          Andrey Doria (AdU) (16) 15.          Jesse Sullano (UE) (24) 16.          Bryan Sajonia (FEU) (N/A) 17.          Jomar Amador (UST) (18) 18.          Jacob Estrera (UPIS) (N/A) 19.          Xyrus Torres (FEU) (13) 20.          Mike Flores (UE) (N/A) 21.          Shane Dichoso (UE) (21) 22.          Joshua Barcelona (AdU) (N/A) 23.          Nat Sevilla (DLSZ) (N/A) 24.          AP Manlapaz (AdU) (N/A) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Ghosn shakes up legal team from Japanese cell

TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn Wednesday, February 13, shook up his top legal team as he vowed to prove his innocence and defend himself with vigor against charges of financial misconduct. In the latest twist to a saga that has gripped Japan and the business world since ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Mayor willing to remove his political posters if…

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III assured that he would follow the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) rules on political posters. Espinosa emphasized he is willing to remove his own political poster, particularly the posters highlighting his campaign against illegal drugs with President Rodrigo Duterte. “Nakasulat na ang Comelec but we will follow-up pa kon bala […] The post Mayor willing to remove his political posters if… appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

21 couples to marry Feb. 14

TWENTY-ONE couples will tie the knot in a mass wedding to be officiated by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III during the Valentine’s Day celebration on Feb 14 at Brgy. Concepcion, City Proper. “This is the City Government’s way of legalizing the relationship of these couples and at the same time encouraging them who are […] The post 21 couples to marry Feb. 14 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Twin towers Chiu, Sotto lift Ateneo to UAAP 81 Jrs. twice-to-beat

STANDINGS NU 12-1 (twice-to-beat) Ateneo 11-3 (twice-to-beat) FEU-Diliman 9-4 (Final Four) Adamson 9-5 (Final Four) UST 7-7 DLSZ 4-10 UE 2-12 UPIS 1-13 Kai Sotto wanted no complications as Ateneo de Manila High School enters the next round of UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. And so, the towering teen put up another double-double and partnered with Geo Chiu as the Blue Eaglets put away Adamson High School, 72-59, on Sunday at the FIloil Flying V Centre. Just at halftime, Sotto already had 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists and also powered the defending champions to a strong surge in the second quarter. “I’d like to give credit to our bigs. They were fighting for it the whole time,” head coach Reggie Varilla said. The 7-foot-1, 16-year-old and five other teammates got together for a 17-3 tear that turned a two-point edge early in the second quarter to a 42-26 lead at halftime. The Blue Eaglets would only keep their foot on the gas pedal for the remainder of the game en route to their 11th win in 14 games. In the end, Sotto had 17 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while Chiu had his best game yet with 18 markers, 10 boards, and four rejections. Forthsky Padrigao also added six points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and three steals as they clinched the second-seed and the remaining twice-to-beat advantage for the playoffs. The win also crystallized the Final Four matchups to be twice-to-beat Nazareth School of National University against twice-to-beat Adamson and Ateneo against Far Eartern University-Diliman. For the 9-5 Baby Falcons, Joshua Barcelona was the lone bright spot with 14 points and eight rebounds. Main man Joem Sabandal was limited to just eight markers, six boards, and five assists. BOX SCORES ATENEO 72 – Chiu 18, Sotto 17, Diaz 10, Padrigao 6, Jaymalin 6, Fetalvero 6, David 5, Espinosa 2, De Ayre 2, Narciso 0, Salandanan 0. ADAMSON 59 – Barcelona 14, Engbino 12, An. Doria 9, Sabandal 8, Ad. Doria 6, Hanapi 5, Prodigo 2, Tulabut 2, Capulong 1, Santos 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 42-26, 58-42, 72-59. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Pacesetting Phoenix wary of motivated NLEX squad

Pacesetting Phoenix Pulse presses its drive with caution tonight versus the NLEX squad tipped to fight all out in an effort dedicated to fallen player Kevin Alas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

47th Paraw Regatta on Feb. 9-17

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III is inviting the public to witness the activities lined-up for the 47th Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta from Feb. 9-17. “I am inviting everyone to witness the events for the celebration of Paraw Regatta which is considered as the oldest sailing event in Asia and promotes the city as sports tourism […] The post 47th Paraw Regatta on Feb. 9-17 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Tri-bikes for beautification

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III turned over two tri-bikes to City Agriculturist’s Office during City Hall flag raising ceremony on Feb 4, 2019. Espinosa said the vehicles will serve as monitoring units to maintain the cleanliness and beauty of city as a complimentary support for operational system of beautification program. “We want to make […] The post Tri-bikes for beautification appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Espinosa ‘plays safe’ on Treñas’ graft case

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III refrained from dishing acerbic words at his brother-in-law-turned- political rival, lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas, after the Sandiganbayan junked the latter’s plea to dismiss a graft case against him. Espinosa, instead, made general statements on the matter. “Dali na lang eleksyon atubangon niya lang ina. That is […] The post Espinosa ‘plays safe’ on Treñas’ graft case appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Joe willing to take blame on late pays, job orders

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he is willing to be held responsible by any delays in the salaries of workers and other transactions if there is proof. “Kon diri sa akon ang delay then I will accept the responsibility,” Espinosa said. This was the stand of Espinosa following the recent streamlining […] The post Joe willing to take blame on late pays, job orders appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

‘Hire non-smokers only’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City Health Office is pushing for the hiring of non-smoking City Hall personnel. In his letter to Mayor Jose Espinosa III, CHO head Dr. Bernard Caspe requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass a resolution for the hiring non-smoking personnel and for workers who smoke to undergo the cessation program to […] The post ‘Hire non-smokers only’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Iloilo City Hall deploys 500 personnel to secure Jaro Fiesta

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MORE than 500 personnel will secure the thousands of Marian devotees for the Feast of the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria in Jaro, Iloilo City today, Feb 2, 2019. Mayor Jose Espinosa III, who led the command conference on Friday, said that the city government including the partner agencies and stakeholders are […] The post Iloilo City Hall deploys 500 personnel to secure Jaro Fiesta appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019