Mexican mayor tied to truck, dragged through street in protest

Angry farmers stormed a city hall in southern Mexico, seized the mayor and dragged him through town from the back of a pickup truck in protest, officials said Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday when dozens of members of the Tojolabal indigenous community armed with clubs broke into the mayor’s office in the town of Las […] The post Mexican mayor tied to truck, dragged through street in protest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 10th, 2019

Show of love for democracy : Groups hold Red Friday protest to support ABS-CBN

  MANILA, Philippines –  It was a different kind of Valentine’s Day for hundreds of journalists, artists, and civic leaders this year, as they wore red and took to the streets to protest government efforts to shut down media giant ABS-CBN. About 500 people gathered in Esguerra Street in Quezon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Maguindanao mayor gunned down in Manila

By MINKA TIANGCO A Maguindanao mayor was shot dead Monday night by a lone gunman while he was about to enter a hotel in Malate, Manila.  Police said Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Abdulwahab Sabal was shot thrice by an armed man at about 10 p.m. at the corner of Quirino Avenue and Leveriza Street. Sabal’s companions, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Man who was run over by trailer truck identified

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The man who was run over by a prime mover trailer truck along Arellano Street, Barangay San Roque, Cebu City, around 3:10 p.m. today, February 10, 2020, was identified by his brother. Police Corporal Jessie Olano, of the Waterfront Police, identified the victim as Judito Cumpayan, 38, from Barangay Looc, Mandaue […] The post Man who was run over by trailer truck identified appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Panagbenga 2020 parade, kinasela ng Baguio vs. 2019-nCoV ARD

  Baguio – Kinasela na ng pamunuan ng Baguio ang kanilang opening parade ng Panagbenga Festival ngayong paparating na weekend matapos makumpirma ang unang kaso ng 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease. “After due deliberation, I am canceling the Panagbenga street parade tomorrow,” pahayag ni Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong. Kasabay nito, iginiit din ng […] The post Panagbenga 2020 parade, kinasela ng Baguio vs. 2019-nCoV ARD appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Cebu City night market’s fate rests on Labella’s hand

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The last day of the Cebu City Night Bazaar in Colon Street or more commonly known as the night market is on Friday, January 31, 2020. But Mayor Edgardo Labella has yet to decide if the night market will continue or it will be stopped. The Market Authority Office affirmed its […] The post Cebu City night market’s fate rests on Labella’s hand appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Street in Tigaon named after ex-mayor Bentoy Manlagñit

Street in Tigaon named after ex-mayor Bentoy Manlagñit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Families of 2 persons killed in Mandaue City road mishap chose to settle

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The families of the two persons who were killed in a road accident involving a prime mover truck will no longer file charges and instead opted for an amicable settlement. The accident happened along M.C. Briones Street corner A.S. Fortuna Street, Barangay Guizo, Mandaue City, around 8:10 p.m. on January 21, […] The post Families of 2 persons killed in Mandaue City road mishap chose to settle appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

French road strike drags despite government compromise

Paris, France---A crippling French transport strike dragged into its 39th day on Sunday despite the government’s offer to withdraw the most contested measure of the pension reform plans that sparked the protest......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Lawyer now heads Cebu City’s DPS

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has appointed Lawyer John Jigo Dacua as new chief of the Department of Public Services (DPS). Dacua, who used to be assigned with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), will replace Engineer Joel Biton, who will now head the city’s street lighting division, one […] The post Lawyer now heads Cebu City’s DPS appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2020

No liquor, no street parties within 100 meters of Sinulog route — Labella

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 100-meter radius surrounding the Sinulog procession and parade routes are off-limits to liquor and street parties. This was emphasized by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on January 7, 2020, or eleven days before the Sinulog solemn procession on January 18, 2020, followed by the Sinulog grand parade on January 20, […] The post No liquor, no street parties within 100 meters of Sinulog route — Labella appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2020

Texans roar past Bills for 22-19 win in OT

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s teammates talked all week about how they never feel as if they’re out of any game when No. 4 is on the field. On Saturday Watson showed why the Houston Texans have so much trust in him, when the quarterback’s dazzling performance late after a tough start led them to a playoff victory. Watson spun out of a would-be sack and coolly completed a pass that set up the winning field goal in overtime as the Texans rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit for a 22-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs. DeAndre Hopkins was asked to describe Watson’s play on Saturday to somebody who might have missed the game. “I hope everyone watched this today, but he's amazing,” Hopkins said. “You can't put too many words on it.” Both teams punted on their first possessions of overtime — the first extra period in an AFC wild-card game since January 2012. On Houston’s next drive, Watson evaded a sack by wriggling away from one defender and bouncing off another before rolling out to find Taiwan Jones for a 34-yard reception to set up first-and-goal. Watson flexed both arms as the crowd at NRG Stadium went wild — knowing their team was in position to pull off another comeback win to Houston's playoff history. “I told myself to stay up. I mean, it's do-or-die now. I just had to make the play,” Watson said. Ka'imi Fairbairn then kicked a 28-yard field goal to lift Houston to the victory. The Texans (11-6) advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs next weekend where they’ll face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Texans got a boost from the return of J.J. Watt, who had a sack that helped spark his team. Houston scored 19 straight points to take the lead before Stephen Hauschka’s 47-yard field goal tied it with 5 seconds left to force overtime. “We never quit, regardless,” Watson said. “Whatever it takes to get the win. I mean, we're going to keep fighting.” Watt was wowed by the play of Watson. “The play he made at the end of the game — nobody makes that play,” he said. “The guy’s unbelievable. I’m very thankful and lucky to have him as my quarterback. That’s why you play the whole game.” It was Watt's first game after sitting out since October with a torn pectoral muscle. “This is why you come back,” Watt said. “I don't know if I meant to come back for these many plays or this much extra time, but these feelings, these emotions, these fans, these players, Deshaun Watson and all the guys on this team, this is why you come back.” The win gives the Texans their first playoff victory since the 2016 season and extends Buffalo’s postseason losing streak to six games, with their most recent playoff win coming in 1995. It’s the first wild-card overtime game since the Broncos beat the Steelers 29-23 in the 2011 season. The game conjured memories of another huge comeback in a wild-card game. The last time teams from Houston and Buffalo met in the playoffs it was in a game that is known as “The Comeback.” The Bills set an NFL record for the largest comeback in NFL history by rallying from a 32-point deficit for a 41-38 overtime win against the Houston Oilers in a wild-card game in 1993. This time Josh Allen and the Bills (10-7) used a dominant first half to build a 13-point lead and were up 16-0 in the third quarter, before Allen began to struggle. “He was just trying to do too much and getting a little bit extreme with what he felt like we needed at the time,” coach Sean McDermott said. “But overall, we just didn’t make enough plays.” Watson had 247 yards passing and ran for 55 yards and Hopkins had 90 yards receiving. Watson led the Texans to the victory despite being sacked seven times, led by three from Jerry Hughes, and hit 12 other times. Allen threw for 264 yards, ran for 92 and caught a touchdown pass on a trick play in the first quarter, but often looked rattled late in his playoff debut. Houston couldn’t get anything going on offense before halftime and had 81 yards in a first half where Hopkins didn’t catch a pass for the first time since Week 16 of the 2017 season. They were finally able to sustain a drive on their second possession of the third quarter when Hopkins had receptions of 14 and 10 yards to help move the ball. The Texans cut the lead to 10 when Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone on a 20-yard touchdown run. Watson then dived into the end zone for a 2-point conversion that got Houston within 16-8 with about two minutes left in the third. The Bills were driving early in the fourth quarter when Allen was sacked by Whitney Mercilus and fumbled, and it was recovered by Jacob Martin at the Buffalo 47. Houston cashed in on the miscue with a 41-yard field goal that cut the lead to 16-11 with about 11 minutes to go. Watson connected with Carlos Hyde on a 5-yard touchdown pass and Hopkins on a 2-point conversion with about five minutes left to put the Texans on top 19-16. Hopkins had a 41-yard reception earlier in that drive. The Bills were in field-goal range on their next drive when Allen got a 14-yard penalty for intentional grounding and Buffalo lost a down to bring up fourth down. They went for it and Allen was sacked by Jacob Martin for a 19-yard loss to give Houston the ball back with 1:41 left. “We didn’t execute how we should have, and we didn’t make as many plays as we should have,” Allen said. “That’s what it really comes down to. They made one more play than us.” The Texans trailed 13-0 at halftime and Hopkins fumbled on their opening drive of the third quarter to give Buffalo the ball at the Houston 32. Watt sacked Allen for a loss of 8 yards on third down and the Bills settled for a 38-yard field goal to extend the lead to 16-0. Allen scrambled 42 yards for a first down on Buffalo’s first possession for its longest rush of the season. Two plays later, the Bills used some trickery to take the lead when John Brown threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Allen to make it 7-0. Brown’s pass was wobbly, but Allen was wide open despite having to slow down to grab it. It was early in the second quarter when Allen appeared to fumble, and it was recovered by Houston. But the play was reviewed and overturned, giving Buffalo the ball at the Houston 32. The Bills were unable to move the ball after that and made a 40-yard field goal to make it 10-0. The Bills added another 40-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter to push the lead to 13-0 at halftime. NOT SO FAST Houston’s DeAndre Carter looked to have made a major mistake when caught the opening kickoff of the second half in the end zone and tossed the ball toward a referee without taking a knee. The Bills scooped it up and thought they had scored a touchdown on the play. But the play was reviewed, and it was determined that Carter “gave himself up” so it was called a touchback and Houston kept the ball. WATT’S HEALTH Watt was pleasantly surprised with how good he felt on Saturday in his return from injury. But there was one moment where he was a bit worried that his surgically repaired pectoral muscle wouldn’t hold up. As he was about to dive to try and grab Allen, he wondered if that could be the moment where he was re-injured. “But I dove and landed right on it, popped up, checked it out and looked over at the doctor who was standing like 10 feet away,” he said. “And I was like: ‘It’s all right.’” UP NEXT Bills: Season over. Texans: Advance to divisional round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020

Stern was a big-city guy and a friend to the small markets

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug it off, knowing he wouldn’t do anything illegal to help the Knicks, or any of the big boys. He did far more for the little guys. Cities like Sacramento and New Orleans needed Stern more, and his efforts helped them retain teams that might otherwise have been playing elsewhere. In New Orleans’ case, that even included running the organization at the same time as running a league. “I used to think that he just showed up on draft day and shook hands, but then I got to work with him when I was in New Orleans when the NBA took over the Pelicans. I was amazed how much he did,” said Phoenix coach Monty Williams, who was coaching the team when the league stepped in to run it until new ownership could be found. Tributes flowed for hours Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) after Stern died at 77, from grateful players and teams who benefited from his 30 years of leadership. Most focused on his vision that led to the NBA’s massive worldwide growth, but some had more personal stories to tell about closer to home. Like the Kings, who at times appeared ticketed for Seattle, Southern California, Las Vegas or some other city before Stern rejected the team’s plans to bolt and gave Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson the chance to put together plans for local ownership and a new arena that kept the team in California’s capital city. A street is named in Stern’s honor there. “David will always be remembered as Superman in Sacramento,” owner Vivek Ranadivé said, adding that Stern’s “fierce support of the team and this community is the reason why the Kings stayed in Sacramento. David’s enthusiasm for our city and belief in our fans will never be forgotten.” The Kings played a tribute video Thursday (Friday, PHL time) acknowledging Stern’s role in their revival before their home game against the Memphis Grizzlies, another team in a minor market that’s struggled at times to fill its building after the team relocated there from Vancouver. “David will always be remembered as Superman in Sacramento." In Memoriam - David J. Stern ???? — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 1, 2020 Business may have boomed better in other places, but one move for the franchise was hard enough. Stern had no interest in another. “Commissioner Stern’s support of Memphis as an NBA market and the resulting arrival of the Grizzlies franchise in 2001 forever changed the trajectory of our city,” the Grizzlies said. “His continued support in standing alongside the Grizzlies organization in its creation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Game in Memphis reflected his commitment to using the power of sport to transform lives.” The NBA loves its big stars and benefits from them being in the biggest markets, from Magic Johnson to Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, and now LeBron James being in Los Angeles, or Michael Jordan playing in Chicago. But Stern and the league admired the parity of the NFL, where small-market squads such as Green Bay, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis have thrived. A better chance of achieving that was a driving force that led to the 2011 lockout, with the league hoping a more favorable salary structure and improved sharing of revenues would give any well-managed team a chance to compete, no matter its location. Teams such as Oklahoma City, Portland and Utah have since been relatively consistent winners, and Milwaukee currently sports the NBA’s best record. Occasionally, it took a larger effort from the league, especially in New Orleans. The NBA has never proven over the long term it will flourish in the city after moving from Charlotte, with Chris Paul and Anthony Davis both eventually seeking to be traded. But even though the Hornets were well-supported in Oklahoma City after playing home games there following Hurricane Katrina, Stern felt it was important to return the team to New Orleans when it was ready to host games again, then sent the 2008 All-Star Game soon after. Later, he had the league take ownership of the franchise from George Shinn until it could find an owner who would keep the team in the city. That situation became uncomfortable when Stern had to make the heavily criticized decision to kill a trade that would’ve sent Paul to the Lakers, but the Pelicans are still there nearly two decades after arriving. “Mr. Stern was a catalyst in professional basketball returning to New Orleans in 2002,” the team said. “His commitment to the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region was further shown when he guided the franchise through an ownership transition to Tom Benson in 2012.” Stern couldn’t win all the fights, failing to convince local leadership to approve arena funding that could have kept the SuperSonics in Seattle, a city whose fans were strong supporters. They moved to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder have been a small-market success. Just the kind Stern liked. ___ AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2020

Firecrackers a no-go, warns Go; Taguig sets big NY party

Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano on Friday urged the people to join the biggest New Year street party to be hosted by the City of Taguig on Dec. 31 at the Bonifacio Global City......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 27th, 2019

Pinoy Basketball in 2019: High, low, and then High again

Another year, another time when basketball literally did not stop in the Philippines. There was a lot to see when it came to Pinoy hoops in 2019, as if everyone was trying to make sure to end the decade on a bang. It was definitely a pretty hectic year for Philippine basketball, proving time and again that ball truly is life.   SPIDER-MEN, GRAND SLAMS, AND EPIC TRILOGIES The PBA is technically still not over, with the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup stretching all the way to mid January 2020. The country’s top league for sure had a lot happening, perhaps most infamously being in the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals when a random fan dressed as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man stormed the court late in Game 5 between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia. Safe to say, things got crazy. The other PBA Spider-Man, Arwind Santos, saw his signature dunk banned by the league. He also got fined P200k for hurling racial gestures against an opposing import and is now indefinitely suspended by his own team for fighting against his own import. All that with Peter Parker having his identity revealed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (*spoiler alert*) and it’s just been a pretty wacky year for Spider-Men. San Miguel also tried to win a Grand Slam this year, it looked great too as the Beermen won their second title despite being a no. 7 seed and were undefeated almost halfway through the third conference. But just like this current batch of Beermen’s first Grand Slam attempt, they never really got close as Barangay Ginebra ended the bid in round 1 of the Governors’ Cup. Oh and speaking of the Gin Kings, they’re back in the Governors’ Cup Finals... against Meralco. Oh yes, we’re getting a Trilogy. If that’s not the way to start a whole new decade then we don’t know what is.   HIGH, LOW, AND THEN HIGH AGAIN Switching over to Gilas Pilipinas, the national team was pretty busy this year, which is one of the way reasons why the current PBA season is getting dragged all the way to the next decade. After a gloomy ending in 2018, Gilas showed us where the lights shine brightest by booking a trip to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. Gilas overcome freezing weather in Kazakhstan to advance, making sure that the Philippines will be stringing together three straight World Cup appearances. Once Gilas got to China though, it appeared that the national team got blinded by said bright lights. Loss after loss after loss after loss after loss, the Philippines ended up finishing in 32nd place out of 32 teams, setting the Gilas program back a couple of notches. But 2019 will not be a lost year though, as Gilas put together an incredible loaded team to put on a show in the Southeast Asian Games in Manila. Win after win after win after win after win, the Philippines ended up with a 13th straight gold medal in the SEA Games.   FLAMING OUT Fresh from a first ABL title in 2018, San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas was off to a sizzling start for the 2019 season, opening with eight straight wins. The team returned most of its title-winning core from the season prior and added behemoth PJ Ramos as a second import. Even with losses here and there, Alab maintained its number one ranking for most of the year... that is until injuries caught up to the team. Alab flamed out it its title defense, first losing the no. 1 seed to Formosa and then getting swept out of the opening round of the playoffs by Hong Kong Eastern, the team they swept in the semis the year before. Ultimately, Alab lost six straight games on its way to giving up its title. Fortunately, Alab has ended the decade with a four-game run and Jimmy Alapag’s crew is currently tied for first place in the new 2019-2020 season.   BRAND NEW KNIGHTS After a banner first conference, the MPBL quickly expanded to an incredible 26 teams. Following a crazy season with 364 games played, and old MBA dynasty in the San Juan Knights emerged as champions, taking down Davao Occidental in a classic five-game series for the title. The Knights’ title conquest came in the middle of the year and the MPBL is back in action, with 31 teams battling it out in the ongoing Lakan Cup. 2019 saw a ton of basketball games to be played, and 2020 looks like there’s no slowing down in terms of hoops action. Let’s get to it.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019

Driver of military truck that toppled a school service van apologizes

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The driver of the military truck that hit a school service van at the intersection of R. Cabahug street and M. Logarta Avenue in Cebu City on Friday morning, December 20, 2019, apologized to the passengers who were injured in the vehicular accident. Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) Staff Sergeant Andres […] The post Driver of military truck that toppled a school service van apologizes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2019

Street-dancing competition winners

Manila, Philippines – Iniabot ni Sen. Cynthia Villar, director din ng Villar SIPAG, kasama sina Las Pinas Mayor Imelda Aguilar at Vice Mayor April Aguilar, ang cash reward sa mga nagwagi sa street-dancing competition na ginanap newly-inaugurated  Tent sa Vista Global South. Ang mga nagwagi at ang kanilang mga premyo ay ang sumusunod: Grand Winner- CAA Elementary […] The post Street-dancing competition winners appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Mayor Isko Moreno: ‘I Will Not Stop!’

MANILA Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso vowed he would not stop implementing reforms to rebuild Manila during the Christmas celebration of the Bulong Pulungan media forum at Hotel Sofitel on December 3. Instead of “Mayor Domagoso,” he is now called Yorme— street slang for the word mayor, with the syllables reversed, popularized by the Mayor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Sinulog Street Parties Allowed, But…

People from all over the world will visit Cebu to witness the amazing activities of Sinulog Festival, especially the Sinulog Grand Parade. Sinulog 2020 is on January 19, 2020. Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella revealed that he will allow street parties during the said event. Even before, the issue on “street parties” have become a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Cebu City government allots P500K for ‘Pasko sa V. Rama’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect a grander “Pasko sa V. Rama” this December 9, 2019 as the Cebu City government has allotted P500,000 for the annual celebration in the city’s famous Christmas street. Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama said Mayor Edgardo Labella showed his support for the project that was already in its 24th year […] The post Cebu City government allots P500K for ‘Pasko sa V. Rama’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Nakaprotestang mga balota nawawala… Kampo ni Lino Cayetano magnanakaw ng boto?

PINAIIMBESTIGAHAN sa Com­mission on Elections (COMELEC) ang pagkawala ng mga balota na nakalagak sa Taguig City Hall auditorium na sakop ng isang election protest laban kay Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano. Ang ilegal na paglili­pat ng nakaprotestang balota ay pinaniniwalang isang desperadong hak­bang ng kampo nina Caye­tano dahil sa lumu­tang na ebi­densiyang magpapatunay sa naga­nap na ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019