Farmer’s remains found in mountain

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Remains of a farmer who went missing more than a year ago was found morning of Jan 11, 2018 in a mountainous area of Sitio Tablia, Brgy. Buri in Tapaz, Capiz. Relatives confirmed that the remains belonged to Joshua Camarig, 23, of Buri village. Police investigation indicated that a certain Botyok […] The post Farmer’s remains found in mountain appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 12th, 2018

League-leading UP reaping rewards of JB Borlongan’s breakout season

When University of the Philippines opened the men’s football tournament of UAAP Season 80, they did so by handing defending champions Ateneo de Manila their first and so far only un-avenged loss of the season. Third-year forward JB Borlongan was the difference-maker as he scored late to give UP the opening day win. As it turns out, that first match would be an indication of how Borlongan’s season would be going, as the Cagayan de Oro native has been having a breakout year in terms of offense, and the league-leading Fighting Maroons are enjoying every bit of it. While Borlongan has already been showing flashes of his goal scoring capabilities his first two seasons in the UAAP, he’s taken it to another level this year. With a team-high nine goals in nine matches, Borlongan is the league’s second-best striker, and with UP already clinching a seat in the Final Four, it’s highly likely that he isn’t done scoring. Along with fellow third-year striker King Miyagi, who’s netted eight goals of his own this season, Borlongan is on the forefront of UP’s attack, and the significant jump in terms of scoring output was the product of the need to step up, especially with the departure of key players, including former skipper Daniel Gadia. “Coach told King and I na since sila Gadia aren’t here anymore on the team, it should be us stepping up already, since we’re the seniors on the attacking line.” Borlongan told ABS-CBN Sports. “So that’s what we did, in training we made sure that we worked on our finshing drills so that we’ll be able to convert our goals.” With even more veterans set to call it a UAAP career at season’s end, Borlongan knows that it’s up to them to take the reins and make sure that UP remains competitive in the coming seasons. “That’s also what we’re trying to do, because after this season, next season, sila Ian Clarino, our captain, wala na. It’s gonna be our batch na, King’s batch and my batch that’s gonna lead the team.” So far, so good. “I think it’s a good sign naman, we’ve been scoring goals naman diba, so next season we hope we can do the same.” Borlongan added. His coach Anto Gonzales hopes so too. “I think with JB, he’s more focused this season, and he’s been working very hard. During our first four games, he was our best performer, medyo nag-dip after that, but he came back very strongly in the last two games. I hope he continues playing that way.” Ten matches into the season, the Fighting Maroons own the best record in the league at eight wins and two draws. They’re also the only team in the league that hasn’t suffered a loss. When asked what’s fueling this impressive Maroons run, Borlongan shares that it’s the same thing that helped fuel them to men’s and women’s titles two seasons ago. “Our fight. Every game, we make sure we really wanna win, and we wanna do it for Rogie and the UP community.” In 2016, Rogie Maglinas, a member of the UP men’s football team, passed away after a battle against a rare form of cancer. Maglinas’ passing became the emotional spark that helped UP claim men’s and women’s football titles back in UAAP Season 78. Two years later, UP hopes to once again find themselves at the top of the UAAP men’s football mountain, and Borlongan is helping lead the fight......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

June Mar’s miss paved the way for Marcio’s game-winner

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px} With the tally tied at 102-all with 15.8 seconds remaining in overtime, San Miguel head coach Leo Austria designed a play for four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Of course, the multi-titled mentor went to his most dominant player to try and win Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Semifinals. Why wouldn’t he as Fajardo remains, far and away, the biggest difference-maker on both teams. And so, in the game’s decisive play, Fajardo screened for Marcio Lassiter and then sliced through the lane. Lassiter then sent a well-targeted pass right to the chest of his 6-foot-10 center. Only, with no one to challenge him, Fajardo botched his layup. Good thing then that right after his pass, Lassiter also went right at the basket and tipped the ball in. 🎥 Lassiter tips it FOR THE WIN! #TatablaOMakakadalawa #GinebravsSMBonESPN5 — PBA (@pbaconnect) Marso 11, 2018 That proved to be the difference for the Beermen up against hot-starting Ginebra. As it turns out, Austria knew that his sweet-shooting guard was going to do what he was going to do. “Marcio talaga and kukuha ng bola and he executed it well. It happened lang na June Mar, na-miss niya yung layup,” the mentor said. He then continued, “But the presence of mind ni Marcio is always there and na-putback niya. Sabi ko nga, tsamba dahil instinct na ni Marcio yun.” Indeed, Lassiter himself knew that his responsibility didn’t end with setting up the play for their big man. “I found June Mar and I just knew I had to finish the play. If ever they did any switch, he might have gotten blocked or something so I just wanted to be there to tip it in,” he said. Of course, that mentality was established and reinforced by all the battles San Miguel has fought en route to three straight Philippine Cup championships. “We thought from the start na we’re losing this game, but because of the pride and the experience of the team, they didn’t want to lose because they knew the importance of this game,” Austria said. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Bodies of 2 workers retrieved from Bohol landslide

TAGBILARAN CITY---Rescuers foundon Wednesdaythe bodies of the two workers buried alive in a landslide at a quarry site at the foot of the mountain in Sitio San Isidro in Barangay Candabong in Anda town, Bohol province. Ariel Abac was first found at11 a.m.while Valeriano Galeyo was pulled out an hour later. The recovery of the bodies shattered the hope of KC, Abac's wife, of finding him alive. She remained hopeful that Abac, 32, was still alive because his phone was still ringing when she called his mobile phoneon Tuesday, more than 12 hours after the landslide occurredon Mondayafternoon. "I was still hoping that he was alive," said KC, 25. "His three children were waiting...Keep on reading: Bodies of 2 workers retrieved from Bohol landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Stupid article –– assange

Wikileaks founder assails Rappler SOCIAL media outfit Rappler has again found itself at the receiving end of harsh criticism, this time from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who slammed the online news site for producing what he said was “the stupidest article” he had ever read. Assange, who remains a political….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Archaeologists Find Deformed Dog Buried Near Ancient Child In The Philippines

By Kristina Killgrove/ – In several pre-Spanish Colonial period graves in Manila, archaeologists have found the remains of domesticated dogs dating to the 12th-15th centuries AD. One particular dog, found buried next to a child, showcased spinal deformities that suggest this was a cherished animal. In the 1960s, archaeological excavation Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

JUSTICE FOR BABY GIRL: Remains of Ilongga helper found in freezer return home

ALMOST four years after leaving Iloilo to work abroad, Joanna Daniela Demafelis has reunited with her family. But cries erupted at the cargo area of the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo as the remains of the 29-year old Joanna was brought out of Philippine Airlines flight PR 2139 flight from Manila. More or less […] The post JUSTICE FOR BABY GIRL: Remains of Ilongga helper found in freezer return home appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

OFW found in freezer comes home

THE remains of ill-fated overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Daniela Demafelis, whose body was found stored in a freezer in Kuwait, returned home yesterday. Her sister Jessica received the remains that arrived in a casket at 9:47 a.m. yesterday from Kuwait via Bahrain on board a Gulf Air flight. Foreign….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

LOOK: Remains of OFW found in freezer in Kuwait arrive in PH

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The remains of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Daniella Demafelis, whose corpse was found in a freezer in Kuwait, arrived in the country on Friday morning, February 16. Jessica Demafelis, Joanna's sister, broke down upon seeing the crate bearing her sister's remains at the cargo terminal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, February 12, adding that little was left of the victim's body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

If found guilty by ICC: I want to die like Jose Rizal — Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte remains unfazed by the move of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to conduct a preliminary examination of the crimes against humanity allegedly committed in pursuit of his #BeFullyInformed If found guilty by ICC: I want to die like Jose Rizal — Duterte President Rodrigo Duterte remains unfazed… link: If found guilty by ICC: I want to die like Jose Rizal — Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Pinay in freezer named

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday said the Filipina overseas Filipino worker (OFW) whose body was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait has been identified. Bello said a DNA test on the remains identified the victim as Joanna Daniela Dimapilis, 29, from Sara, Iloilo. According to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

More sightings of Panay’s 5 endangered species after protection program

ILOILO CITY — A three-year conservation program that will close next month has shown an increase in the overall population of five endangered species found in Panay Island. Residents of mountain communities in 19 towns from the provinces of Iloilo, Antique and Aklan, which serve as habitat of the five endemic species, were tapped as […] The post More sightings of Panay’s 5 endangered species after protection program appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Dozens of bodies found in Iraq mass grave

Kirkuk - A mass grave containing the remains of dozens of civilians and security personnel apparently executed by jihadists has been found in northern Iraq's Kirkuk province, its governor said on Frid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

ARMM hires 75 new teachers for Maguindanao, more expected to get jobs

COTABATO CITY – Dozens of newly hired teachers for the province of Maguindanao were added to the roster of the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) on Monday, officials said. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman signed the appointment papers of 75 teachers and said  their profession is more of service and commitment than livelihood. “You chose this path because it is your passion — because you are committed and determined that you want our youth to learn. The regional government will not neglect your efforts and will provide what you deserve,” he said. Debunking the misconception that appointments in ARMM are tainted with corruption, Gov. Hataman said those appointed are qualified and do not have those so-called backers. A mechanism was made to ensure that appointees are well-distributed to schools that are in need. Along with the appointment order is a deployment order. In his first appearance as the newly appointed DepEd-ARMM Secretary, Atty. Rasol Mitmug, Jr. reminded the teachers that the region’s “youth is expecting to receive quality education.” “Sana maging daan kayong mga guro na matulungan ang mga batang magsumikap sa pag aaral dahil maraming kabataan ang umaasa na magkaroon ng maayos at dekalidad na edukasyon,” he told the teachers. One of the teachers, Elpigenia Apellido, a 41-year old single mother with two children, said: “Excited ako na may halong kaba.” Her appointment was 18 years in the making. Since her graduation in 1999, Apellido served as a factory worker in Luzon and also as a farmer in her hometown in Sultan Kudarat. During the past two years, she served as a volunteer teacher in Kulasi Elementary School where she did not receive compensation. Previously teaching in makeshift classrooms to underprivileged children, she is now eager to go back as a full-fledged teacher and help her students who usually go to school without basic supplies such as pens and notebooks.  “As a teacher and the second mother of my students, I play an important role in nurturing them for their future,” she said. “It’s never too late to reach for your dreams. I’m here now signing my papers, although long overdue, this serves as a message to everyone.” “Sacrifices have to be made along the way, but if you get the chance to go to school, do not miss it, since you never know when your break will come,” she said. Gov.  Hataman said the appointments comprised just the first batch of new teachers in the region. More appointees are expected to be made this year. “The process will be easier now. Our main goal is to finish all appointments, including senior high school, by first quarter of this year,” he said, adding, DepEd-ARMM will fill all teaching positions in nine schools divisions in the region in the first quarter of this year.   Newly hired teacher Sahira Kalipapa said the distance between her home and her school assignment may be challenging, but she is more excited to help her students. A 30-year-old resident of Datu Paglas North, she will be deployed to Darampua Elementary School in Sultan sa Barongis town, an hour away from her place. “Wala pong kaso sa akin ang layo, ang mahalaga po sa akin ay makatulong sa mga estudyante sa sarili kong probinsya,” Sahira said. Overwhelmed with joy as she signed her deployment order, she said: “It’s an answered prayer po. Sobrang saya po na finally teacher na po ako.” “Ang sarap po sa pakiramdam dahil alam namin na dumaan ito sa tamang proseso. Libu-libo ang applicants na kasabay ko dito at masaya ako na napabilang ako sa mga newly hired teachers,” she said.  Sahira said that she never thought of applying to other places outside the ARMM. “Mas pipiliin ko pa rin po ang lugar namin dahil mas kailangan po kami sa lugar namin,” she added. Applicants for teaching positions in the ARMM have to go through the Assessment and Competency Examination for Teachers that includes a panel interview and a teaching demonstration to evaluate their aptitude and proficiency for teaching. The process is meant to promote quality education in the region. Gov. Hataman said it helps guarantee that only qualified teachers will be hired. On January 4 this year, the appointment papers and deployment orders of the 192 public school teachers in Sulu were signed by the governor. “Our goal is to fill in all the teaching vacancies in the first quarter of the year,” he said. “Nandito kayo hindi dahil sa kung sino ang nag-recommend sayo, nandito kayo dahil dumaan kayo sa tamang proseso at alam namin na qualified kayo,” he said.  Another teacher, Johaira Ali, also thanked and praised Gov. Hataman for hiring them, saying, they waited for this for a long time. “I’m excited to be finally appointed by the ARMM Department of Education because I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” she said.   Musarafah Ebrahim, a teacher who shared her own excitement, said: “I’m happy to be here. I’ve always found joy in teaching, and I feel like this is truly the job for me.” Qualified, not endorsed   Gov. Hataman told the teachers “I made sure to meet all of you today because I wanted to tell you personally that you are here not because of anyone’s endorsement, but because you are qualified. Atty. Mitmug reminded the teachers of their crucial role as educators. “Many of the youth here in the ARMM are hoping to receive quality education in our public school system, and the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Haunting, affecting account of war is now in Filipino

The Bookmark, Inc. has launched "Pagbasag ng Katahimikan," a translation of Lourdes Montinola's "Breaking the Silence," which narrates the "most barbarous episode of the Pacific War." Book editor and literary translator Randy Bustamante found the war memoir worth telling because it teaches both history and creative writing. "I used the original memoir in my creative writing classes and it occurred to me that more people-including those for whom English remains a foreign language-need to read this," Bustamante explained. "Breaking the Silence" is one of the lesser known versions of the Japanese role in our history, written by Far Eastern University chair emeritus Dr. Lourdes Rey...Keep on reading: Haunting, affecting account of war is now in Filipino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Worry not, Perpetual, you have a homegrown hope in Jielo Razon

University of Perpetual Help will be undergoing some sort of rebuild. Following five straight winning seasons from 2012 to 2016, the Altas posted their first losing record in recent history a year ago. With a standing of just 4-14, they found themselves ninth out of 10 teams. The Las Pinas-based squad wasted no time in taking action by bringing in multi-titled mentor Frankie Lim as consultant. However, the cupboard remains bare in terms of talent with all of AJ Coronel, Gab Dagangon, and GJ Ylagan having graduated. That means that only Nigerian Prince Eze and court general Keith Pido remain from that core. Good thing then that Perpetual just so happens to have a promising prospect coming out of its high school. And it’s an even better thing that said promising prospect has committed to remain an Alta. “Sa Perpetual pa rin po ako mag-Seniors,” Jielo Razon told ABS-CBN Sports, adding that he has already been practicing with the team since January 4. In Razon, Lim is getting a confident player who can score from all over the floor while seemingly not getting tired. The five-foot-11 guard averaged 17.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals. He was the second-leading scorer in the NCAA 93 Juniors Basketball Tournament. While none of his three years in Las Pinas ended up in the playoffs, his talent alone kept his team competitive. It doesn’t hurt either that he is the definition of homegrown – having been born and then having grown up in Las Pinas. “Kaya nga po ‘di na rin ako aalis dito. Dito ako nagsimula kaya gusto ko, dito na rin ako ga-graduate,” he said. He then continued, “Kung ‘di naman po ako nila kinuha, wala pong mangyayari sa akin kaya malaki po ang utang na loob ko sa school.” Razon’s commitment marks the first time a well-regarded Junior Alta will become an Alta as former stars Gelo Alolino and Joseph Eriobu bolted for National University and Mapua University, respectively. While he is a Perpetualite through and through, the 18-year-old said his basketball idols are Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano University and Rey Nambatac and Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Don’t make the mistake of thinking, though, that he has forgotten about Alta legend Scottie Thompson. “Sana po, magawa ko yung nagawa ni kuya Scottie,” he expressed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Meneses returns to Generika-Ayala

Generika-Ayala tapped the services of middle blocker Ria Meneses and veteran setter April Hingpit as part of the Lifesavers' build up for the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix starting next month. Meneses will make a comeback for the Lifesavers, who have yet to name a replacement for head coach Francis Vicente, after her stint with Petron last year. The former University of Sto. Tomas player donned the Generika jersey back in 2016 before jumping to the Lady Blazers side the following season and helped Petron rule the All-Filipino Conference crown and runner-up finish behind F2 Logistics in the Grand Prix. “Riri (Meneses) is one of the league’s strongest middle blockers,” said Generika Drug Store COO Jay Ferrer in a statement. “At her young age, she has shown a lot of potential at her position and yet she can get even better,” Ferrer added. “She will surely help in providing stronger net defense to the team as well as produce the necessary points from the middle.” Meneses decided to forego her last UAAP playing year with University of Sto. Tomas. Hingpit, also released by Petron after the 2017 season, also found a new home in Generika-Ayala. The two are just some of the recruits the Lifesavers tapped to beef up their roster for the tournament that will open on February 17. Reinforcements Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago and Croatian Katarina Pilepic inked a brand-new deal while Generika-Ayala remains on the hunt for a foreign libero to fill the void that would be created by the absence of Bia General and Kath Arado, who will be making a return to the UAAP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Remaining body inside NCCC Mall Davao found

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Authorities recovered the remains of Alexandra Moreno on Thursday, the last of the 38 missing workers, 12 days after the four-story NCCC Mall Davao caught fire last December 23. Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team leader and spokesperson Fire Supt. Jerry Candido told MindaNews on Friday that the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Farmer, 7 kin dead in mortar shell blast

A farmer and seven other people were killed in an explosion in the southern Philippines after he brought home a mortar shell he had found at work, police said yesterday. The explosion occurred Wednesday at a rubber plantation in Sirawai, a town about 800 kilometers south of Manila that was….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Betel nut chokes man dead in Apayao

BAGUIO CITY -- A 23-year-old man died on Tuesday after choking on betel nut in Apayao province, the Cordillera police reported.   Jomarie David Chica was found slumped on the floor unconscious with the nut in his mouth around 10 a.m. at Capagaypayan village in Luna town.   Chica was pronounced dead on arrival at the Far North Luzon General Hospital & Training Center.   Initial medical findings showed that the nut obstructed Chica's airway. Betel nut, when chewed, produces the same stimulants provided by coffee or tobacco.   Chica's remains were subsequently taken to the RPV Funeral Homes in Cagayan province. /kga  ...Keep on reading: Betel nut chokes man dead in Apayao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018