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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

PVL: Cool Smashers crush Lady Eagles, rule Open Conference

BATANGAS CITY --- For coach Tai. Creamline gave outgoing head coach Tai Bundit a fitting farewell gift by capturing the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference title in a sweeping fashion Saturday at the Batangas City Coliseum here.      The Cool Smashers rallied from a six-point hole in the opening set and successfully quashed Ateneo-Motolite’s repeated comeback attempts to carve a masterful 25-20, 25-20, 25-15, Game 2 Finals win for the franchise’s second straight crown. Veterans Alyssa Valdez, who earlier earned the conference Most Valuable Player and 1st Best Outside Spiker honors, Jema Galanza, Michele Gumabao and setter Jia Morado spearheaded Creamline’s march back into the throne after annexing the Reinforced Conference crown months back. Valdez scored all of her 13 points off attacks with 12 digs and 11 excellent receptions, Gumabao had 12 markers with all but one coming off kills while Risa Sato had 10 points for the Cool Smashers, who punished the Lady Eagles with 49 attacks.   Top playmaker Jia Morado tallied 39 excellent sets on top of eight points including four from the service line for Creamline and was named Finals MVP. The 2nd Best Outside Spiker winner Galanza finished with eight markers. "I think we played today to win for coach Tai. He deserves a great exit, he deserves nothing but the best and to always win games so that's what we thought before we entered the court. Its really for coach Tai and we want to give this championship to him," said Valdez. Bundit will fly back to Thailand on Dec. 14, closing his colorful five-year coaching stint in Philippines which started back in 2013 with Ateneo where he steered the Lady Eagles to back-to-back UAAP titles in his first two seasons. He was replaced by Oliver Almadro after UAAP Season 80.     Then Cool Smashers took the fight away from the Lady Eagles with a masterful comeback in the opening set and a great escape in the second frame after Ateneo-Motolite attempted to mount a rally.   The third set was all Creamline as the Cool Smashers built a 16-6 lead. Ateneo-Motolite saved four match points before sealing the victory.  Coming off a straight sets loss, 17-25, 10-25, 15-25, in the series opener Wednesday, the young Lady Eagles showed determination to force a decider by playing aggressively in the opening frame. Behind middles Maddie Madayaga and Bea De Leon, Ateneo-Motolite buried the Cool Smashers to a 16-10 hole and looked poised to give Creamline a scare. But the seasoned Cool Smashers displayed composure and turned the tables around with a scorching 8-0 barrage to take the lead, 18-16. The Lady Eagles were able to close the gap, 19-18, but Creamline answered with a 5-1 burst capped by Morado’s back-to-back aces to put the Cool Smashers at set point. Ateneo-Motolite saved a set point before Valdez blasted a thunderous attack at the middle to seal the frame. Bea De Leon and Best Opposite Hitter Kat Tolentino finished with 10 markers each while 1st Best Middle Blocker Maddie Madayag got seven for the Lady Eagles.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

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

Marketplace by Rustan’s opens at Plazuela Dos

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres HOLIDAY shopping in Iloilo City is more fun as the renowned Marketplace by Rustan’s recently opened its second branch at Plazuela Dos in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The grand opening day was graced by Iloilo Province’s first lady Cossette Defensor, Iloilo City’s first lady Gina Sarabia Espinosa, and Iloilo City Councilor Candice […] The post Marketplace by Rustan’s opens at Plazuela Dos appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News2 hr. 40 min. ago

City councilors condemn failed ambush on colleague

BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) here condemned the failed ambush on one of their colleagues and called on the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and other law enforcement agencies to punish the perpetrators. Councilor Caesar Distrito said that he and Councilor Dindo Ramos will sponsor a resolution on the ambush staged by unidentified […] The post City councilors condemn failed ambush on colleague appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Bacolod councilor, wife survive slay try

By: Nanette Guadalquiver  BACOLOD CITY – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is investigating the attempt to kill Councilor Ricardo Tan and his wife, Anita here on Friday afternoon. The couple was on their way home from the family-owned Campuestohan Highland Resort at about 5:40 p.m. when at least three unidentified assailants fired on their Nissan […] The post Bacolod councilor, wife survive slay try appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Alderman, wife survive slay try

The police are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the motive behind the ambush of a councilor and his wife last Friday afternoon in Bacolod City. A massive manhunt was also launched against the three suspects who immediately fled on board their vehicle after the attack. Probers said the victims, Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

City councilor calls for creation of water council

THE creation of a water council is seen to address the need of Iloilo City for stable and safe water supply. The ordinance seeking the establishment of a Water Efficiency, Protection and Conservation Council was approved in 2016 but it remains inoperative. City councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda, author of the proposed ordinance, the need […] The post City councilor calls for creation of water council appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Bacolod City councilor and his wife survive ambush

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – A city councilor here and his wife survived an attack by unknown gunmen Friday evening, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

By Dave Skretta, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a pair of touchdowns in the final minutes, then hit Mike Williams for the go-ahead 2-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining to give Los Angeles a 29-28 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The Chargers (11-3) trailed 28-14 before Justin Jackson scored with 3:49 to go, then forced Patrick Mahomes and Co. into a quick punt. Rivers went right back to work, throwing a fourth-down dart to Travis Benjamin and getting some help from a questionable pass-interference penalty on their final drive. The flag on Kendall Fuller gave the Chargers first-and-goal at the 1 with 8 seconds to go, and Williams hauled in a juggling catch along the sideline. And faced with an extra-point for overtime, coach Anthony Lynn went for the win and Williams was all alone in the end zone. Not only did the Chargers clinch a playoff berth, they forged a first-place tie with the Chiefs (11-3) in the AFC West while ending a nine-game losing streak to their longtime division rivals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Councilor welcomes MIWD suit

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava said he welcomes any case that would be filed against him and the rest of the city government following the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s approval of franchise application two private water firms that seek to distribute water in the city. “Gina-welcome ko na para once and for all, there […] The post Councilor welcomes MIWD suit appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

SPLIT BUDGET: City Council approves P2.3-B budget for 2019

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Sangguniang Panlungsod approved on Dec 12, 2018 the P2.318-billion executive budget for 2019 but not before scrapping the allocation for the Local Youth and Development Office (LYDO). The original budget proposal was P2.319 billion but it was reduced to P2.318 billion after the committee on appropriations led by Councilor Plaridel Nava […] The post SPLIT BUDGET: City Council approves P2.3-B budget for 2019 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Councilor asks mayor to okay proposed SK Youth Congress

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo SANGGUNIANG Kabataan (SK) Federation president and ex-officio Iloilo City Councilor Leila Luntao appealed to Mayor Jose Espinosa III during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on December 11, 2018 to stop politicking and approve the projects proposed by the SK. “Ang amon ya tani wala na di ya pulitika kay open […] The post Councilor asks mayor to okay proposed SK Youth Congress appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

‘City Hall held hostage by vendors’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government is being held hostage by vendors at the Iloilo Central Market, according to Councilor Plaridel Nava. Nava said the city government is constantly under attack because of the proposed rehabilitation of the Central Market. Nava pointed out during the session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on December 7, 2018 […] The post ‘City Hall held hostage by vendors’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

La Paz declared ‘Batchoy Capital’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo LA PAZ district in Iloilo City can now official claim the distinction as the capital of the world-famous batchoy. This, after the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution declaring the district as “La Paz Batchoy Capital” during its session on December 7, 2018. Councilor Candace Tupas, proponent of the resolution, said that […] The post La Paz declared ‘Batchoy Capital’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Youth leaders trade brickbats over duties

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE rift between the two youth leaders in Iloilo City continues as Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president and City Councilor Leila Luntao slammed the statements of the chairman of the Local Youth and Development Office (LYDO). According to Luntao, LYDO chair Jason Gregorio does not communicate with her and fails to attend […] The post Youth leaders trade brickbats over duties appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Paul George game-winner caps Thunder rally vs. Nets

Paul George hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds remaining and finished with a season-high 47 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 114-112 road victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The Thunder overcame a 23-point deficit to notch their largest comeback in franchise history. Russell Westbrook added 21 points, 17 […] The post Paul George game-winner caps Thunder rally vs. Nets appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

No overlapping of duties with SK, youth office head says

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Local Youth and Development Office chairman Jason Gregorio debunked claims that his office overlaps with the duties the head of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation. According to Gregorio, he communicates with SK Federation president and City Councilor Leila Luntao regarding the projects that they undertake. “Sa madumduman ko, wala man kami sang […] The post No overlapping of duties with SK, youth office head says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Bacolod City council okays P2.52-B budget for 2019

BACOLOD City – The city council here approved on Monday the city government’s PHP2.52-billion budget for 2019. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said 11 of the 14 councilors voted for the appropriation ordinance during the council’s regular session Monday morning. Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. abstained, while Councilors Claudio Jesus Puentevella and Ricardo Tan were on […] The post Bacolod City council okays P2.52-B budget for 2019 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

PVL: It will be a hard series -- Almadro

Ateneo-Motolite head coach Oliver Almadro expects nothing but an all-out war when the young and energetic Lady Eagles march into battle against veteran-laden, powerhouse team Creamline Wednesday in Game 1 of the best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. "The Finals series will be tough for us. We are a collegiate team learning towards the UAAP. It will be hard series," said Almadro, whose wards collide with the Cool Smashers at 6:00 p.m. in the match that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Lady Eagles took then long route to advance into the Finals, needing to complete a comeback from a 0-1 semis series deficit against seasoned but luckless BanKo. Ateneo-Motolite dropped a five-set series opener before shocking the Perlas Spikers with a dominating sweep in Game 2 last Saturday to force a decider. Just a night after their big win, the Lady Eagles went down to a 0-2 match hole before recovering in the third. Ateneo-Motolite survived an extended fourth set and needed to save six match points in the decider to punch the last championship seat ticket. Almadro said that his team, which he considers as a ‘guest team’ in the season-ending conference for clubs has already overachieved with a Finals stint. The mentor knows that they are facing a tough team composed of established stars in Alyssa Valdez, Jema Galanza, Michele Gumabao, Pau Soriano, a very skilled setter in Jia Morado and libero Mel Gohing, but he wants to treat this series as a learning experience for his team.      "We are just happy that we are here and we will give our best. Creamline is a very disciplined and experienced team. So we will learn from them," said Almadro, who will lean on solid middle blockers Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon, hitter Kat Tolentino, Ponggay Gaston, playmaker Deanna Wong and rookie Vanessa Gandler. The two teams split their series head-to-head with Creamline sweeping the undermanned Ateneo-Motolite, which played without Gaston, Madayag and Tolentino because of academic requirements, in the first round. The Lady Eagles were able to get payback in the second round in Batangas in five sets with the Cool Smashers missing the services of Risa Sato. Game 2 of the series is on Saturday at Batangas City Coliseum while Game 3, if needed, is at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Sunday.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill Zamboanga del Sur town councilor

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Motorcycle-riding men on Tuesday, December 4, gunned down a town councilor in Zamboanga del Sur, police said. In a spot report, Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) identified the victim as Councilor Romeo Mainar Sr of Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur. PRO-9 said Mainar was shot dead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018