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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

Game 2 win puts Jazz in position for upset anew

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com HOUSTON — They’ve already sprung one upset this postseason. Do the Utah Jazz have another one in them? There’s no reason to doubt the fearless, short-handed Jazz after they toppled the Houston Rockets in Toyota Center Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) with a 116-108 win in Game 2 over the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, evening up this second-round series at 1-1. The Jazz led by 19 before halftime, surrendered that advantage and trailed by five in the third quarter before re-taking control with a decisive 16-2 run late to shock the Jazz and snatch home court advantage with Games 3 and 4 this weekend in Salt Lake City. “That to me was maybe the most important thing in the game,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of his team’s resilience. “To get off to a good start and play well and then you know they’re going to come back. It’s just a question of how far and how quickly, and I thought they cut the gap and not only made it a game, but basically took control of the game. "I think we could feel that. At that point, for our guys to keep their focus on what we’re trying to do, and continue to run and continue to shoot and try to defend says a lot about the team and how they function together and that they didn’t break at that point.” Playing into May wasn’t supposed to be in the cards for this Jazz team that lost All-Star Gordon Hayward to Boston in free agency. Only six players returned from the fifth-seeded squad that knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round last season and got swept by the eventual champion Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals. There weren't necessarily any playoff expectations for this team at the start of training camp. But no one told rookie guard Donovan Mitchell, who has led the Jazz all season and in their upset of Oklahoma City in six games in their first-round series. Mitchell shot just 6-for-21 from the floor, filling in for injured starting point guard Ricky Rubio, but showed up every time the Jazz needed him. He registered five assists in the first six minutes as the Jazz took control, finishing with 17 points, a career-high 11 assists, five rebounds and a jaw-dropping dunk on his own missed floater in the fourth quarter that helped ignited his team’s game-closing run. “Just being poised and staying under control was the biggest thing,” Mitchell said. “Understand how they were going to guard me and when you have the big fella [Rudy Gobert] rolling as fas he did, making the right plays to kind of predict what the defense was going to do next.” Clearly no one mentioned it to Joe Ingles, one of those six veteran holdovers from last season. The veteran forward smoked the Rockets for a career-high 27 points, drained 10 of his 13 shots, including 7-of-9 from beyond the three-point line, two huge ones in the final five minute to help hold the Rockets off. “Just sticking together and just keep executing,” Ingles said about what carried the Jazz down the stretch. “We knew they were going to make runs. So just sticking together, I think we did a really good job of that and we were able to make our runs when it was our turn.” It was the sort of group effort that has been the trademark of this Jazz team all season. Mitchell and Ingles served as the catalysts for an inspired bunch that jumped on the Rockets early, took the home team’s best retaliatory shots, and then pounced at the finish. Their confidence in each other and the rest of their teammates was obvious after two full days to study and digest how they wanted to attack the Rockets after getting drilled in the series opener. The Jazz bench nearly doubled up their Rockets counterparts in scoring (41-22) and got a career night from Alec Burks (17 points, six assists), a double-double from Jae Crowder (15 points and 10 rebounds) and quality work on both ends of the floor from Dante Exum, whose drive-and-dunk with 55.3 seconds to play closed the door on any hopes the Rockets had of a last-minute comeback of their own. “I thought Dante’s dunk was better than mine,” Mitchell said. The Jazz hit a franchise playoff-high 15 three-pointers and finally beat a Rockets team that had owned them in the five games (wins all by 11 or more points) they played leading up to Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) dramatic momentum shifter. It was the game Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni had been dreading as his team eased its way into this postseason. They played three outstanding quarters in five games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round. They led the Jazz by 27 points in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) opener but watched that lead dwindle to just 11 points after halftime, as the Jazz found some cracks in the Rockets’ improved defense down the stretch. He warned his team about thinking they could flip the switch in the postseason just because they’d won a league-best 65 games during the regular season. The real wake-up call didn’t come until now. “Yeah, we flipped it,” D’Antoni said. “We came back from 19 down. We flipped it and then they flipped it back on us. You've got to give them credit, they played great down the stretch. They hit shots, they did what they were supposed to do.” The Jazz did exactly what they did to the Thunder in the first round. They studied the film from their Game 1 loss, made the necessary adjustments and finished that series in six games, never allowing the Thunder to enjoy the home-court advantage they earned for that series. Duplicating that feat against these Rockets should prove to be a much tougher task, especially without Rubio, who was one of the most animated individuals on the Jazz bench all night while rocking Mitchell’s signature rookie sweatshirt. His hamstring injury might force Mitchell to continue working at the point for the remainder of the series. It remains to be seen, though, if that’s an advantage for the Rockets. For all the work Kia MVP frontrunner James Harden (32 points, 11 assists and six rebounds) and Chris Paul (23 points, five rebounds and three assists) did in Game 2, neither one of them could will their team to the win the way the rookie did the Jazz. “They were just too comfortable,” Paul said. “They were getting layups, dunks, free throws, a little bit of everything. We fought back hard. But give them a lot of credit, they did what they were supposed to do. They came in here and got a win.” The pressure is on the Rockets now to do the same in Utah. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. 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 NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Councilor wants additional privilege for solo parents

By: Perla Lena SINGLE or solo parents residing in Iloilo City will enjoy additional privileges once the proposed “Single Parent Ordinance” is approved. On June 11, 2018, Councilor Lyndon Acap got the support of his colleagues at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in passing the proposed legislation on first reading. In an interview, Acap said, “privileges must […] The post Councilor wants additional privilege for solo parents appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Councilor blames politics for ‘smear campaign’

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS City, Capiz – A member of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of President Roxas, Capiz blamed politics for the anonymous letter sent to the Office of the Deputy of the Ombudsman for the Visayas accusing of usurping another office and misusing government property. The letter accused SB member Edvil John Alfaro of […] The post Councilor blames politics for ‘smear campaign’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Village councilor shot dead in DavNor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – Two unidentified gunmen shot dead a barangay (village) councilor in Davao del Norte on Thursday morning. A report released by the Police Regional Officer (PRO) 11 identified the victim as Santos S. Samoranos, of Barangay Lapaz in Carmen town. It said the 65-year old victim, who was riding his motorcycle from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

QC pushes for anti-drugs education program in schools

The Quezon City Council has passed a resolution urging the Quezon City Anti-Drug Abuse Advisory Council (QCADAAC) and the Quezon City Council Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs to conduct anti-illegal drugs education program for parents and teachers association in public elementary and high schools in Quezon City. A Resolution by Councilor Allan Butch Francisco states that… link: QC pushes for anti-drugs education program in schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Village councilor shot dead in Davao del Norte  

DAVAO CITY -- Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a village official in Carmen, Davao del Norteon Thursday, police said. Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, the spokesperson of the Southern Mindanao police, said the gunmen fired at Santos Samoranos in Barangay Sto. Nio around10:50 a.m. The 65-year-old village councilor was aboard his motorcyle and on his way to Barangay Poblacion from his home in Barangay Lapaz. Driz said investigation showed there were two assailants. Samoranos was seriously wounded and was rushed to the Carmen District Hospital by responders, but he died along the way from multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body. Investigation is ongoing to determine the ide...Keep on reading: Village councilor shot dead in Davao del Norte  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Cult behind siblings’ slays?

BACOLOD City – The municipal government of Calatrava, Negros Occ. has joined in the ongoing police investigation in the grisly killings of three children at Barangay Marcelo after reports surfaced that the suspect, 21-year-old John Mark Melibo, was a member of a local cult. Calatrava town Councilor Honeyboy Goc-ong confirmed in a radio interview that […] The post Cult behind siblings’ slays? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Albayalde: Parojinog wants NBI to take over his case

FUGITIVE Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo ‘Ardot’ Parojinog wants the National Bureau of Investigation to take over his case once he is returned to the country from Taiwan, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday. “He (Parojinog) wrote a letter asking that his case be transferred to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Parojinog wants NBI to take over his case

FUGITIVE Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo ‘Ardot’ Parojinog wants the National Bureau of Investigation to take over his case once he is returned to the country from Taiwan, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday. “He (Parojinog) wrote a letter asking that his case be transferred to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Where To Next: Formerly Low-Key Iloilo City Now Poised To Become A Sparky Lifestyle Hub

Just a few minutes away from the city, the thriving Iloilo Business Park redefines ‘fun’.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

6 suspects in Masbate shooting face murder raps

LEGAZPI CITY --- Masbate police filedSundaywith the provincial prosecutor's office a case against six suspects in the shooting in Aroroy town in Masbate province where five people, including a Sangguniang Kabataan councilor, died. One of the suspects, Nelson Asada is now under police custody, while the other five were still at large, police saidMonday. Last Friday, three people died on the spot at the house of Nabongsoran village chief Leo Cabarles after gunmen fired at a group of men having a drinking session. Another victim died on the way to the hospital, and the last died while recovering at the hospital. The death toll included Cabarles' 21-year-old son Jeo, a Sangguniang K...Keep on reading: 6 suspects in Masbate shooting face murder raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Teng comeback to take longer

Jeron Teng’s Philippine Basketball Association comeback is still a question as he recovers from the stab wounds he suffered during a night brawl last week at the posh Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The 24-year old rookie was discharged from the St. Luke’s Medical Center after a week of confinement for three deep cuts he […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

SK councilor, 4 others dead in Masbate shooting

LEGAZPI CITY --- An unidentified number of gunmen shot and killed four persons, including a Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) councilor, Friday night in Aroroy town in Masbate province, police said. Police Officer 2 Haidelyn Arevalo of Aroroy town told the Inquirer that the victims were having a drinking session at 9:15 p.m. at the house of Nabongsoran village chief Leo Cabarles when the shooting happened. Village watchman Ariel Madrilejos, 30; SK councilor John Paul Cristobal, 19; and Dijie Cabarles were all dead on the spot, while Leo's 21-year-old son Jeo died on the way to the hospital. Ricky Alejo, 29, also a village watchman, died at the Masbate Provincial Hospital in Masbate City...Keep on reading: SK councilor, 4 others dead in Masbate shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Village councilor nabbed in Oriental Mindoro buy-bust

CITY OF CALAPAN - A village councilor was arrested in a buy-bust operation Saturday morning in Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro province. Modesto Leynes, 50, councilor at Barangay (village) San Vicente South, was arrested by members of the Oriental Mindoro police and drug enforcement agencies of Calapan and Mimaropa around 9:30 a.m. during a buy-bust operation, a police report said. Police, who considered Leynes a high-value target, confiscated four pieces of plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be "shabu" (crystal meth) and P1,000 marked money. Records show that the suspect had previously surrendered in the government's anti-drug drive but returne...Keep on reading: Village councilor nabbed in Oriental Mindoro buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Incumbent Liga head faces three contenders

BACOLOD City – Three barangay captains here will challenge incumbent Liga ng mga Barangay president Councilor Noli Villarosa of Tangub village during their election on July 16, 2018. Villarosa is a member of the opposition while the three challengers are identified with the administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia. The challengers are Barangay Captains Rosinie Distrito […] The post Incumbent Liga head faces three contenders appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Blockchain Tech Seen to Boost ICT

The just concluded Bacolod Blockchain Initiative (B2CI) held at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) is projected to step up the value chain of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry especially in the countryside. Bacolod City Councilor and ICT focal person Em Ang shared, “the activity introduces blockchain technology which has been in mainstream […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Fugitive Parojinog’s partner arrested

Police have arrested a former provincial board member, the partner of fugitive Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog, who allegedly coddled him while he was on the run for 10 months, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Parojinog’s gf nabbed

AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group on Sunday arrested a live-in partner of Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo ‘Ardot’ Parojinog on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde announced yesterday. Mena Luansing, 34, provincial board member of Misamis Occidental who resigned….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Ombudsman prosecutor stabbed to death in Quezon City

An assistant special prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman was killed in a stabbing incident in Quezon City on Monday, police said. Atty. Madona Joy. Ednaco-Tayag was stabbed by still-unidentified suspect in front of a lottery outlet along Visayas Avenue in Barangay Vasra, Quezon City at around 11:20 a.m. According to a spot report, Ednaco-Tayag was immediately rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center by village councilor Oliver Pascacio and Segundo Antenor. She died at 12:04 p.m. while undergoing treatment. The motive behind the incident has yet to be determined by authorities. /vvp...Keep on reading: Ombudsman prosecutor stabbed to death in Quezon City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018