Ex-city councilor poised for comeback

MEMBERS of Iloilo City Council want their former colleague Lyndon Acap to fill in the vacancy left by former councilor now Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon. During their regular session on Nov 28, 2017, the councilors unanimously voted in favor of the resolution sponsored by Councilor R Leone Gerochi endorsing Acap as Ganzon’s replacement. Gerochi said […] The post Ex-city councilor poised for comeback appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 28th, 2017

Vice mayor’s brod resigns as ABC head

BACOLOD City – The younger brother of Vice Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo of Moises Padilla, Negros Occ. resigned as president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) of the municipality. ABC president and ex-officio Councilor Mark Garcia confirmed his resignation in a radio interview on Jan 15, 2018. Garcia said he also resigned as barangay […] The post Vice mayor’s brod resigns as ABC head appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

Davao councilor proposes law penalizing visitors bringing contraband inside jail facilities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – Davao City’s 1st District councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta will propose a measure on Tuesday that seeks to prohibit and penalize visitors who “sneak, use and carry any forms of contraband inside the jail and detention facilities” in the city. A five-page copy of the proposed ordinance released to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News22 hr. 25 min. ago

Sinulog 2018 Goes High-tech with Mobile App

Sinulog 2018 is reaching out to digital-savvy millennials and the younger Generation Z with the launch of a mobile companion for devotees and revelers. “Just search and download ‘Sinulog 2018’ in Google Play or the App Store and install the app in your smartphones,” said Cebu City Councilor and Sinulog 2018 Executive Committee chairman Dave […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Iloilo town councilor’s son dead in freak accident

BACOLOD CITY – A son of a municipal council member of Pototan, Iloilo died in a freak accident at Barangay Granada here afternoon of Jan 13, 2018. A century-old tree fell on the Toyota Fortuner vehicle of Pototan town councilor Kent Roger Peñaflorida at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Ten members of the Peñaflorida family, including […] The post Iloilo town councilor’s son dead in freak accident appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Councilor’s son dies, wife injured in falling tree incident in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- What was supposed to be a fun outing for the family of a councilor from Pototan town, in a resort in Negros Occidental ended up in a tragedy on Saturday. A seven-year-old boy was killed and his mother was wounded when a centuries-old mahogany tree, toppled by strong winds, hit the windshield of their sports utility vehicle in Bacolod City. Ken Marion Peaflorida died of head wounds while his mother, Maureen, was injured in the right eye. Councilor Kent Roger Peaflorida of Pototan town in Iloilo was driving the Toyota Fortuner to Campuestohan Highland Resort in Talisay City. There were 10 people aboard the vehicle -- five children and five adults, including ...Keep on reading: Councilor’s son dies, wife injured in falling tree incident in Bacolod.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Two things, among many, have been consistent for the Patriots the past decade: Tom Brady at quarterback and New England in the AFC championship game. Brady will try to lead his team to its seventh straight conference title game Saturday when it hosts the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round. It has been a challenging week off the field for the Patriots following reports of turmoil involving Brady, coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft. But Brady says he's never doubted his team's ability to compartmentalize potential distractions. "I think we have a job to do and we know what our job is and that's to go out and play football at a high level and play well," he said. "Nothing really should get in the way of that." Tennessee hasn't been to a conference championship game since the 2002 season, but has been invigorated coming off its first playoff win in 14 years. The Titans enter as 13-point underdog, but linebacker Derrick Morgan said it's a role they happily embrace. "Nobody respects us. Nobody really expects a lot from us. That's fine," he said. "We haven't been a very successful team in the last 10 years. So it's easy for people to overlook us. So we've got to take care of business and start winning games like this to get the respect that we desire." To get it, they'll have to stop a quarterback that has been nearly unbeatable in this round of the postseason. Brady is 11-2 in 13 divisional-round games since 2002 , passing for 3,700 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also has a 6-1 career record against the Titans with 13 touchdowns and just one interception. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was mostly unflappable in leading his team back from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat Kansas City — the largest comeback on road in Super Bowl era. But since 2001, quarterbacks making their first or second career playoff start are 0-7 against New England. "When it comes down to it, it's all about us," Mariota said. "I think that's kind of been the mindset through this entire season. Ups and downs come and go, you just want to try and make the most of this opportunity." Some things to watch on Saturday: MOVING ON UP: It will be Bill Belichick's 37th career playoff game as a head coach, breaking a tie with Tom Landry and Don Shula for the most in NFL history. HEISMAN BROTHERS: Mariota, the 2014 Heisman winner, and Derrick Henry, the 2015 Heisman winner, combined to turn in the best rushing performance in franchise history in the wild-card round. Henry ran for a career-high 156 yards, and Mariota added 46 yards. Henry will be starting his third straight game with DeMarco Murray already out (right knee). PRESSURE: The Titans ranked fifth in the league with 43 sacks during the season and added four more against the Chiefs last week. Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey had six from his interior spot, while Morgan led the Titans with 7 ½ sacks. Linebackers Brian Orakpo (seven) and Wesley Woodyard (five) give the Titans a variety of options to attack Brady, not counting backup linebacker Erik Walden (four). EXPERIENCE GAP: New England has 41 players with postseason experience, most of 2017 playoff teams. Fourteen Patriots players have played at least 10 playoff games. That's more such players than 11 other playoff teams combined (13). Before the start of this postseason, the Titans had 18 players who had appeared in a playoff game. BELICHICK AND LEBEAU: There aren't too many current NFL coaches that have been around the game longer than Belichick and Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau . LeBeau has an NFL-record 45 consecutive seasons as a coach, with Belichick at 43. Yet, with Belichick as head coach, he and LeBeau have faced off in the playoffs only once: the 2004 AFC championship game that New England won in Pittsburgh 41-27. The respect between the two is mutual. "Not very many coaches have the record coach Belichick's gotten. In fact he's probably closing in on the best ever," LeBeau said. Said Belichick: "Coach LeBeau is as good as there is, as good a defensive coach as there is." ___ AP Football Writer Teresa Walker in Nashville contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Security Preparations for 2018 Sinulog ‘85% Ready’

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said they are 85% ready in terms of security preparations for this year’s Sinulog Festival. “All are in place in terms of security,” said Tumulak who sits as chairperson of the Sinulog Executive Committee, during a presscon held Monday at the Cebu City Mayor’s Office. Although he did not divulge […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Security preparations for 2018 Sinulog 85% ready

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena (center) with Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak discussing the security preparations for Sinulog 2018 during a presscon held Jan. 8 at the Cebu City Hall. (Ver Verzonilla/P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Foot-in-mouth disease

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III should take the opportunity to make a stronger and more viable stand on issues hounding Panay Electric Co. like the alleged erroneous overbilling. That opportunity came with the adoption of a report from the City Council’s committee on public utilities chaired by Councilor R Leone Gerochi. With the inclusion […] The post Foot-in-mouth disease appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Claudine Barretto asks fans to give ex Mark Anthony Fernandez a ‘second chance’

The actor is poised for another comeback after his release from jail and acquittal for illegal possession of drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Duterte’s party mate is new Davao City vice mayor

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The position vacated by presidential son Paolo Duterte will now be occupied by Councilor Bernard Echavez Al-ag.  Al-ag took his oath Wednesday afternoon, January 10, as vice mayor of the city. He was sworn into office by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio at around 4:50 pm Wednesday. He was accompanied by his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

‘Dok Bernie’ now Davao City vice mayor

Councilor Bernard Al-ag formally assumed as Davao City vice mayor on Wednesday, January 10, replacing Presidential son Paolo Duterte who resigned in December last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Al-ag presides over Davao council, but no official oath yet

          DAVAO CITY--Third district Councilor Bernard Al-ag has presided over the Sangguniang Panlungsod's first session for the year but said he had not officially assumed, or officially took his oath of office yet, to function as the city's vice mayor.   Al-ag's ascension to the vice mayoral post was brought about by the resignation of Presidential son Paolo Duterte on Dec. 25.   READ: Paolo Duterte quits as Davao City vice mayor   President Duterte on Friday accepted Paolo's resignation.   Al-ag said he was still awaiting his formal assumption -- being the most senior SP member -- and that he had ...Keep on reading: Al-ag presides over Davao council, but no official oath yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Libel raps filed vs top cop, 6 others

BACOLOD City – Libel charges were filed with the Office the Ombudsman against the police chief of Moises Padilla, Negros Occ. and six of his subordinates for linking a councilor of the neighboring La Castellana town to the illegal drug trade. Facing libel charges are Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla police chief, and six […] The post Libel raps filed vs top cop, 6 others appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Abducted college girl found in Liloan in Cebu

CEBU CITY --- A female college student who was reportedly abducted in Cebu City earlyon Mondaymorning was found in Barangay Jubay in Liloan town in northern Cebu, at least 15 hours after she went missing. READ:College girl abducted in Cebu Jubay Barangay Councilor Avil Goc-ong said the woman claimed to have escaped from her abductors and sought help from one of the residents in their barangay past8 p.m. Goc-ong said the woman's hands were tied with the cord of a cellphone charger and that she appeared to have bruises on the body when found. Jubay barangay officials already turned over the student to the Liloan Police Station for custody. /atm...Keep on reading: Abducted college girl found in Liloan in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Erring village kagawad may face admin raps

THE barangay councilor who violated the order mandating firecracker zones in Iloilo City may face administrative liabilities, according to lawyer Ferdinand Panes, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Iloilo City director. Panes explained that barangay kagawads are under the control and supervision of the executive department, specifically the Office of the President and the City […] The post Erring village kagawad may face admin raps appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Tagumenyos commemorate Rizal Day

IN PHOTO: (left-right) Tagum City Councilor Agripino G. Coquilla, Jr., CE, Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon, DPA, Ph.D., National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Executive Director Rico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

‘Probe city councilor in towing transaction’

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales ordered a fact-finding investigation on Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava for his role and participation in the 3L Towing Services deal in February 2015. Morales directed the Field Investigation Office of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to conduct the probe immediately. This, after she issued another dismissal order […] The post ‘Probe city councilor in towing transaction’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Paul George questions controversial end to Thunder vs Bucks staff report Giannis Antetokounmpo arguably possesses the longest reach and stride in the NBA. Oklahoma City's Paul George thought the latter should have twice disqualified his game-winning basket on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Milwaukee's young star forward drove baseline in the final seconds, squeezed past Thunder swingman Josh Huestis and dunked over Russell Westbrook with 0.9 seconds remaining to put the Bucks up 97-95. Later on Twitter, George rose a social media eyebrow over two potential non-calls, wondering aloud if Antetokounmpo had stepped out of bounds or traveled en route to the points that proved the difference. Wow?! No travel OR out of bounds huh? 🤔 — Paul George (@Yg_Trece) December 30, 2017 Westbrook was less direct, telling reporters "it's over now, so it don't matter." Westbrook on if Giannis was out of bounds: “I couldn’t see that...You’ve seen it. So it’s over now. It don’t matter.” — Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 30, 2017 In the pool reporter interview after the game, NBA Crew Chief Derrick Stafford explained why Antetokounmpo's drive was not reviewable despite the possible non-calls. "In any reviewable matter, there has to be a whistle called on the floor," Stafford said. "There was no whistle blown for the play, so we couldn't review it." The following is a transcript of the pool reporter interview following the Bucks/Thunder game with NBA Crew Chief Derrick Stafford by Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman: — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) December 30, 2017 This would be the third high-profile questioning of late-game officiating in the past week. LeBron James complained of two late-game fouls by Kevin Durant that went uncalled in Cleveland's Christmas day (Dec. 26, PHL time) loss to the defending champion Warriors. James Harden was displeased with consecutive offensive fouls that helped Boston cap off a 26-point comeback victory over the Rockets on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

San Beda pips Chiang Kai Shek for crown

JM Lagumen drilled in the game-winning triple with five-tenths of a second left to help San Beda beat Chiang Kai Shek College, 66-65, on Thursday and rule the 6th PSSBC Dickies Underwear Cup at SGS Stadium in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. After trailing by as many as 11 points in the third canto, the Red Cubs rallied to go toe-to-toe with the Blue Dragons before Lagumen sealed the comeback win. "You can see in my players how they really wanted to win this one. We were down by double figures in the third but they just kept on coming back," said San Beda coach JB Sison. The Red Cubs took home P80,000 in cash plus a trophy and became the first team to win two titles. They also ruled...Keep on reading: San Beda pips Chiang Kai Shek for crown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017