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Fire topples transmission tower at SLEX in Alabang - Philippine Star

Fire topples transmission tower at SLEX in Alabang - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsApr 19th, 2017

Fire topples transmission tower at SLEX in Alabang

MANILA, Philippines -  A transmission tower of the National Grid Corp......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

Fighting over power grid

A drone video of a toppling transmission tower in Alabang during a raging fire went viral on social media in April......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2017

Alabang fire fells Napocor tower, temporarily closes SLEx - Inquirer.net

Alabang fire fells Napocor tower, temporarily closes SLEx - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

Alabang fire fells Napocor tower, temporarily closes SLEx - Inquirer.net

Alabang fire fells Napocor tower, temporarily closes SLEx - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

Muntinlupa fire paralyzes traffic on SLEX - Philippine Star

Muntinlupa fire paralyzes traffic on SLEX - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

Arwind and his best 'Swakwords of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup

Arwind Santos is a lot of things. Champion basketball star, most valuable player, fashion icon, recording artist, Feng Shui believer, and self-proclaimed DJ, Arwind is a pretty impressive fellow. Arwind is also pretty articulate. His #Swakwords have become legendary on Twitter. His #Swakwords in person are just as great, if not even better. When scribes ask for "two minutes" from a certain player, it's for one specific topic most of the time. If you're lucky, you get two topics. But when it comes to Arwind, a two-minute interview can give birth to five separate stories. Sometimes you don't even have to ask. He'll tell you himself Whether it's funny, controversial, or both, Arwind will give you something. Sometimes they make perfect sense, sometimes you'll ask yourself, "Ano daw?" That's Arwind Santos for you. He's the gift that keeps on giving. And in the Philippine Cup, Santos was on fire all conference long. These are the very best of Arwind's #Swakwords in the 2018 All-Filipino.   "San Miguel Beermen, ang pinaka-masarap sa lahat." In an explanation that only begged for more questions instead of giving out answers, Arwind uttered this brilliant line after the San Miguel Beermen won a fourth straight Philippine Cup title. Clarifying his earlier statements regarding rubbing alcohol, Arwind just... he didn't exactly make sense here. "Siguro yung alcohol na yun, walang iba kundi San Miguel Beermen, ang pinaka-masarap sa lahat," he said. Speaking of that rubbing alcohol...   "Ang tagal na naming di nakakatikim ng alcohol. Rubbing alcohol." Up 3-1 in the Finals, Arwind really, really wanted to celebrate already that's why he wanted to finish things off by Game 5. He might have slipped in his comment, probably he wanted a more PG answer. However, rubbing alcohol? Really? He didn't exactly make sense here again. But it's Arwind, this counts as gold.   "Gusto na naming mag-puyat." In the most childish motivation ever, Arwind uttered this line before the rubbing alcohol comment. By the way, all of this happened in the same interview. Again, up 3-1 in the Finals, Santos really, really, wanted to finish things off by Game 5. Why? Because he wants to stay up all night already, that's why. "Kami, gusto na namin mag-celebrate ng Friday. Gusto na naming mag-puyat," Arwind said as the Beermen took a commanding 3-1 lead in the Finals against Magnolia.   "May mga shadow eh. Parang yung lima nagiging walo." Frustrated after losing a game to Ginebra in the semifinals, Arwind Santos post-game rant was equal parts creative and hilarious. Implying that the Gin Kings once again got the better of the calls.... actually, the only thing he didn't actually say was the the referees favored Ginebra. That's what he was trying to say and he got fined P25,000 for it. "May mga shadow eh. Parang may mga shadow yung mga players kanina eh. Parang yung lima nagiging walo," Arwind said, obviously referring to the officiating. "Parang ganun eh, kaya nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima yung kalaban pero nagiging walo. Ewan ko kung sobrang bilis kaya may shadow?" he added, wondering on the mysteries of life.   "Siguro yung brief ko na lang ang magiging green, at least hindi na bawal yun kasi hindi nakikita." Technically, he said this last season but this line came from Arwind's undying love for anything green. However, the San Miguel Beermen's uniform don't match with the color green so if the PBA, for some reason, implemented a rule regarding acceptable color combinations, Santos says he's going to follow it for sure. Well... "Kung sakaling mangyari yun, susunod ako sa rules. Siguro yung brief ko na lang ang magiging green, at least hindi na bawal yun kasi hindi nakikita. May mga paraan naman sa mga ganung bagay," Arwind said. Feng Shui says green is Arwind's lucky color so...   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Man, 67, killed in raging fire at Trump Tower in New York

NEW YORK --- A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause of Saturday's blaze is not yet known but the apartment was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived after 5:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m., Sunday, Philippine Time) "It was a very difficult fire, as you can imagine," Nigro told reporters outside the building in midtown Manhattan. "The apartment is quite large." Todd Brassner, 67, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital and died a short time later, the New York...Keep on reading: Man, 67, killed in raging fire at Trump Tower in New York.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

& apos;Fire Mocha? Good name for my coffee shop& apos; - Philippine Star

'Fire Mocha? Good name for my coffee shop' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

3 dead in hotel fire - Philippine Star

3 dead in hotel fire - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

KAI-vals Series: Arellano s all grown up Aaron Fermin

It has become some sort of a cliché now that Kai Sotto is not yet done growing. Indeed, Ateneo de Manila High School’s 7-foot-1, 15-year-old still has three more years to tower over the competition in high school. That doesn’t mean, however, that the rest of the competition will just take that lying down. Here, we take a look at the players who are more than capable of challenging Sotto’s dominance – now and even onto the future. --- Coach Marvin Bienvenida bypassed Kai Sotto as the top overall pick in the first-ever NBTC All-Star Game Draft. Instead, the NCAA Juniors champion coach went with his prized ward in La Salle Greenhills in Joel Cagulangan. After all, in his eyes, Cagulangan’s heart is as big as Sotto’s physique. More than that, Bienvenida also already had it all plotted out how to match up with Sotto. The first step of his plan was to use his second selection on Aaron Fermin – all 6-foot-5 and 99 kg of him. Fermin was the pillar of Arellano High School and would have been the NCAA Juniors MVP if only his team had made the Final Four. Now, the NCAA’s arguable best big man will finally be matched up against the UAAP’s undisputed best big man. And when the NBTC All-Star Game rolls along, Sotto should expect not only a physically stronger Fermin, but a mentally stronger one as well. That comes from all he has learned from the Braves’ missed playoff bid. “Ang naging kulang ko po siguro (last season), kung lamang na ang kalaban, ako na ang unang pinanghihinaan ng loob,” he said. From that, Fermin and the rest of his teammates are already hard at work, gearing up for their mighty rebound next season. “Sabi nga po ni coach [Tylon Darjuan], ‘Dalawang taon na tayong malakas, bakit ganito nangyayari sa atin. Kailangan pa ba kayong pahirapan sa ensayo para palabasin character niyo,’” he shared. He then continued, “Ngayon, pinu-push niya kami na mag-ensayo nang mag-ensayo. Training namin, ‘di na tulad nang dati, sobrang pinapahirapan talaga kami ngayon.” And Fermin, long a player who has taken a backseat to the likes of Carlo Abadeza, Guilmer Dela Torre, and Marlon Espiritu, is all ready and raring to lead the way. “Handang-handa na po ako (maging leader). Sinabihan na talaga kami ni coach na kami na ang beterano, kami na ang aasahan,” he said. --- Fermin and Sotto will go head-to-head first in the SLAM Rising Stars on March 18 and then on the NBTC All-Star Game on March 23. The future of Philippine basketball will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Petron survives Klisura s 38-point explosion, keeps unbeaten slate

Games Saturday: (Muntinlupa Sports Center) 1:45 p.m. -- Foton vs F2 Logistics 4:10 p.m. -- Cignal vs Smart   Petron continued with its winning ways to keep its pristine record intact while defending champion F2 Logistics kept its hold of the second spot in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Blaze Spikers collected its seventh straight win in as many outings after snapping Cocolife’s four-game winning streak with a 26-24, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, decision. Ces Molina stepped up in the absence of injured American import Hilary Hurley (right foot sprain) as the former San Beda University star dropped 21 points while American reinforcement Lindsay Stalzer had 22 markers for Petron, which survived the 38-point explosion of the Asset Managers’ Serbian sensation Sara Klisura.   Aiza Maizao-Pontillas got 13 points while Mika Reyes had nine for the Blaze Spikers.   “Cocolife, expect namin na lalaban talaga rin kasi ang ganda ng performance nila eh so para sa amin parang naisip ko nga kanina na wala pa ang isang import naming. Pero excited naman si Ces para doon sa posisyon niya na outside hitter hindi naman ako binigo, na-maximize namin ang strength niya so para sa amin malaking bagay,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos. Cocolife dropped to 4-3. Meanwhile, the Cargo Movers cruise to an easy 25-21, 25-17, 25-14 victory over Cignal. With Venezuelan import Maria Jose Perez and Kim Fajardo at the helm, the Cargo Movers asserted their dominance early on before going for the kill en route to this impressive victory. Perez, the reigning Most Valuable Player awardee, delivered 15 kills to finish with game-high 16 points while Fajardo uncorked five aces on top of 18 excellent sets to help the Cargo Movers solidify their hold at the second spot with a 4-1 card. Kennedy Bryan and Aby Marano were also on fire as they knocked down nine points apiece while playing solid defense at the net, leaving HD Spikers’ prolific imports Jeane Horton of United States and Sonja Milanovic struggling for form. Milanovic finished with 12 points while Horton had only 10 markers for the HD Spikers, who suffered their third loss in five matches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

MANILA, Philippines – Three Philippine hotels received the Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star award! Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide. Nüwa, previously known as Crown Towers, was launched in January ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Fire razes Quezon City& apos;s famous bakery - Philippine Star

Fire razes Quezon City's famous bakery - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

'Angkas' saves Kelly Williams from traffic on his way to the PBA

In one of the most random things to happen this season, ride-hailing app "Angkas" came through in the clutch for veteran TNT forward Kelly Williams. Coming from his home in Alabang, Williams got caught in heavy traffic along C5 and was acutally late for TNT's Philippine Cup matchup against the Blackwater Elite Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Already in panic, Kelly had to go the unconventional route and got help from the "Uber for motorcycles." "Yeah, oh my God. I was having a panic attack in my car. Coming from the south, I got to Taguig and about two and a half hours, I heard there was a fire in C5 and I was just like 'oh my God what am I gonna do.'" Williams said, detailing the entire incident. "So my driver said check Angkas so I was like okay, Uber for motorcycles. I got out of the car in the middle of C5, in the middle of traffic, and found this guy under the overpass. He was surprised to see me, I put my helmet on, jumped on the motorcycle and we got here. We were on the road for about 40 minutes," he added. Williams, who didn't play in the first half but still managed to get six points, six rebounds, and four blocks, said that it was a fun experience overall. However, that was the first and last time for him. "It was fun, it was actually pretty fun but, gosh, never again. Plan ahead guys," the 2008 PBA MVP said. "Initially I was scared, because he was swerving pretty well. But I got used to it, we got to the open air and it was fun. I was more worried about what coach would say," Williams added. "Coach said 'don't do it again.'" Overall, the entire thing can be charged to experience Kelly said. More importantly, he added that he tipped his driver pretty well for coming through in the clutch. "I considered running, I considered jogging. Whatever you gotta do. It was a good experience though, thank you to the cyclist. I think his name was Richard. He was a life saver," Kelly said. "I tipped him very handsomely. it was about a hundred [fee] but I'm sure I paid whatever was in my pocket because I was very grateful," Williams added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Let NU Tower of Power Jaja Santiago s Top 10 Plays get you hyped for UAAP 80

National University star Jaja Santiago dominated three major categories last season, but ultimately fell short of the MVP plum, as the Lady Bulldogs failed to reach the Final Four. After the setback, the 6'5" middle blocker's return for her fifth and final year for NU was up in the air. A tour of duty for the Philippine national women's volleyball team may have helped her reach a decision to stay home, as she's set to suit up for the Lady Bulldogs in the upcoming UAAP season. After dominating against international competition, Jaja is now poised to become even scarier as she hopes to carry NU back to the Final Four in her swan song. Less than a month before the UAAP season 80 volleyball tournament tips off on February 3, let's revisit Santiago's awesome highlight reel from season 79. Tower. Of. Power. Check out Jaja Santiago's TOP 10 attacking plays from #UAAPSeason79! pic.twitter.com/Ed9LfWt4RJ — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) April 19, 2017.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

WATCH: No fire exits? Criminal probes into deadly Davao mall fire launched - Philippine Star

WATCH: No fire exits? Criminal probes into deadly Davao mall fire launched - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Lee nets 30 as Magnolia opens PH Cup campaign with win vs Alaska

Paul Lee caught fire, scattering 30 points and Magnolia beat Alaska, 108-95, for a rousing start to its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Lee may not be 100 percent to open the season he but showed that he's more than ready to step up to the plate once again for the Hotshots, hitting the crucial baskets to fend off the late rally from the Aces. The star guard had a very efficient 11-of-14 clip from the field, and collected seven rebounds and six assists off the bench. Bambam Gamalinda got 15 markers, while Ian Sangalang tallied a double-double of 13 points, 10 boards with four blocks in the victory. Rookie Robbie Herndon als...Keep on reading: Lee nets 30 as Magnolia opens PH Cup campaign with win vs Alaska.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Bus catches fire on SLEX

A BUS caught fire at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) on Tuesday, a spokesman for SLEX said in a phone patch interview. No casualties were reported from the fire that hit a JAC Liner bus at about 10 a.m. near the Asian Hospital in Alabang. As of posting time, firemen are trying to put out… link: Bus catches fire on SLEX.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

A piece of the Eiffel Tower comes to Manila – Philippine Star

A piece of the Eiffel Tower comes to Manila – Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

PNP topples BFP in UNTV Cup opener

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police kicked off its title-retention campaign in the sixth UNTV Cup on a high note, trouncing Bureau of Fire Prote.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017