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MRT operations temporarily stopped after seat catches fire

MRT operations temporarily stopped after seat catches fire.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 18th, 2017

‘Fire Mocha? Good name for my coffee shop’

MANILA, Philippines — A youth group is seeking the dismissal of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Delay in case filed vs Icon Clinic worries victim’s kin

Over a year later, the prosecutor in charge of the case of Shiryl Saturnino, a 29-year-old woman who died after undergoing three cosmetic operations one after the other at a clinic in Mandaluyong City, has yet to determine probable cause, leaving her family and their lawyer chafing at the delay. Saturnino, a businesswoman, was declared dead at 3:31 a.m. on March 26 last year after she underwent liposuction, breast revision and a butt lift at Icon Clinic, according to police reports. The victim was about to be wheeled to the recovery room when her heart stopped beating at 2:40 a.m., investigators said. Clinic doctors, staff charged Her death prompted the Mandaluyong police...Keep on reading: Delay in case filed vs Icon Clinic worries victim’s kin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Pasig River ferry service to have Lenten break

Pasig River ferry service. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Pasig River ferry service will temporarily suspend its operations for the Holy Week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

‘Peryahan is economic sabotage,’ says PCSO as it padlocks Albay illegal outlets

Calling it "economic sabotage," the chief of the Nationwide Inter-Branch Security Monitoring of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has stopped operations of the “Peryahan ng Bayan” of Globaltech Mobile Online Corp. in Albay......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Boat registration commences in Tagum

Tagum City, March 23 -- Tagumenyo fisherfolks temporarily stopped fishing for a day to attend a free seacraft registration sanctioned by the local government unit of Tagum city. On March 20, 2018, as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Boat registration commences in Tagum

Tagum City, March 23 -- Tagumenyo fisherfolks temporarily stopped fishing for a day to attend a free seacraft registration sanctioned by the local government unit of Tagum city. On March 20, 2018, as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

D-League: Akari-Adamson a win away from outright semis seat

Akari-Adamson moved a win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup with a 101-83 victory over Perpetual Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The Falcons caught fire in the fourth quarter behind Egie Boy Mojica as they put the game beyond doubt with a 31-point finishing kick. "We became aggressive. We we're to lax early on," remarked coach Franz Pumaren on that fourth period turnaround. Mojica went 5-of-6 from downtown, three of those coming in the payoff period to finish with 15 points and three rebounds. Also helping Akari-Adamson in the takeover was its overall shooting from beyond the arc at 10-of-20. Papi Sarr le...Keep on reading: D-League: Akari-Adamson a win away from outright semis seat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Fourth fatality found in Manila Pavilion fire

A FOURTH fatality from the fire that hit the Manila Pavilion Hotel was found during clearing operations by firemen on Monday, a police official said. Supt. Erwin Margarejo, Manila Police District (MPD) spokesman, identified the victim as John Mark Subido, one of two closed circuit television (CCTV) operators. Joe Crus Banang, the other CCTV operator, [...] The post Fourth fatality found in Manila Pavilion fire appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Magnolia catches fire late to beat NLEX in Game 5 for 3-2 semis lead

ANTIPOLO, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Magnolia Hotshots used a fiery 4th-quarter surge to subdue the NLEX Road Warriors, 87-78, and clinch Game 5 of their best-of-7 semifinals series at the Ynares Center here on Sunday, March 18.  Magnolia avenged its 79-91 Game 4 loss last Friday, March 16, taking a 3-2 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Ravena catches fire late as NLEX evens semis with Game 4 win over Magnolia

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Kiefer Ravena waxed hot in the 4th quarter and the NLEX Road Warriors equalized their best-of-7 semifinals series against the Magnolia Hotshots in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup with a 91-79 Game 4 triumph at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday, March 16.  Ravena scored 11 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

UAAP Softball Finals: Adamson overpowers UST to force do-or-die

Seven-time defending champions Adamson Lady Falcons showed why they have the vise grip over the tournament with an 8-5 victory over the UST Tigresses in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 Softball Finals at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium Friday morning. With the win, they force a do-or-die Game 3 against UST, whom they have faced for the third straight season. The Lady Falcons used an explosive sixth inning, scoring five runs with two outs, to break the tie against a UST team that drew first blood. Krisha Cantor broke the deadlock as she was sent by Leslie Benabaye with an RBI single. Riezel Calumbres and Benabaye then both completed the diamond courtesy of a Delyrose Covarrubias 2-RBI-double. Covarrubias and Edna Severino then added fuel to the fire that was Adamson's offense, from an 2-RBI-double by Flor Pabiania to extend the lead to five runs, 8-5, a far cry from their five hits in Game 1. Blu Girls and Adamson head coach Ana Santiago knew that the sixth inning was to be their biggest possession, and encouraged her wards to score, no matter the circumstance. "Yun yung sinasabi ko sa kanila, pag naka-score tayo sa six innings, panalo tayo. Naging inspiration nila yung sinabi ko. Si Rusia kanina, back-to-back strikeout. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'kailan ka lalaban?' Sinagot niya, 'Ngayon na, coach'. Inasahan ko yun at nag-deliver siya." UST actually was in the driver seat in the opening moments of the game, with CJ Roa nailing a 3-run homer that put UST ahead in the bottom of the first inning, 3-0. The defending champions then were able to slowly chip off the Tigresses' lead, with runs from Jeanette Rusia and Cantor, sent home by Calumbres and Benabaye, respectively. UST then tried to trim the lead with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it was all but over for them. Santiago admits that her team was rattled after the home run, but motivated her players by using their minds and focus on the bigger picture. "Isipin mo sa ganitong level ng play papaluan ka ng ganun tapos yung kalaban namin yung pitcher na hindi namin mapaluan. Pero yung mga bata hindi pumayag na hindi kami lalaban. Gusto talaga nila na mag-square one kami," the multi-titled coach said. "Nung naramdaman ko yun, kahit mag-score sila ng three runs, naniwala sila na kanila ito. Walang imposible, yun yung power of mind." Game 3 for all the marbles will be on Tuesday, 9 a.m., at the same venue. Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th R H E Adamson 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 8 11 2 UST 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 1 -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed yeste Source link link: Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Harden catches fire in 3rd quarter Rockets torch Spurs

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter to allow the Houston Rockets to build a huge lead and sail to an easy 109-93 victory o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Passenger plane crashes, catches fire at Kathmandu airport

Passenger plane crashes, catches fire at Kathmandu airport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed yeste.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland

The essentials for the Metropolitan Basketball Association to function were in place. ABS-CBN was ready to give it a shot and Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez believed in the idea and was on board as the MBA's first-ever Commissioner. But for the MBA to start as an actual league, it needed teams. And picking teams is not as easy as it sounds. NORTH VS. SOUTH With the way how things work in the Philippines, it made sense for the MBA to go for the North vs. South route. This pattern was still heavily-influenced by the American leagues as MetroBall CEO Ramon Tuason had a first-hand experience of the home-and-away format when he was living in the States at the height of Martial Law. "I did [North vs. South] because I grew up in the States, we were used to the football, baseball, and basketball leagues always having the regions come in, and then Finals it was always North vs. South or East vs. West," Tuason told ABS-CBN Sports in an exclusive one-on-one interview about the origins of the MBA. "We thought in the Philippines it would be perfect, North vs. South no?" he added. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER While the idea of North vs. South was fun and intriguing, Tuason still had to make an informed decision which cities or provinces he wanted to hit for the MBA. So he read some books because with books, you gain knowledge. And knowledge is power. "I thought at that time, after reading books about franchising and all that, we had to choose the most popular and more populated cities also," Tuason said when discussing the reasoning behind the original 12 teams that formed the MBA. "Of course in the North, we chose all the way from Pangasinan down. Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, then down to Manila. And then further south, Batangas, Laguna, that thing right? Tarlac was not able to come in but we were able to get the six teams from here that included Pasig. Pasig came to our doorstep, na-tsambahan namin yung Pasig but we lost Tarlac. In the south, almost all the teams we wanted," he added. The first 12 teams that competed in the MBA's first season were Pangasinan, Manila, Batangas, Pampanga, Laguna, Pasig-Rizal, Cebu, Negros, Socsargen, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo. Pampanga ended up being the inaugural champions of the Metropolitan Basketball League. FINDING THE OWNERS While the cities and provinces were already located, the next step for the MBA was to find people to finance these teams. For some, like Cebu, it was easy to find a team owner. "What's interesting is we got team owners to match those teams. Like Cebu, we thought of who could we approach in Cebu and there's two or three names actually. And most of them are sports backers already. Lhuillier picked it up immediately," Tuason said. For other teams, Tuason approached with a different strategy. It varied depending on the place and the people he was dealing with. "With Davao with Anthony Del Rosario, he wanted to get into politics and it was a venue for him be well known and they could afford it. So each city had one or two families that we wanted to approach and we got them most," he added. "In Batangas we were looking for a family, we were looking at the Recto family but at that time it was a bit controversial. The Araneta family came to us and deciced, 'let's do Batangas.' I said okay, no problem. In other words we didn't need the family to have a big business or a footing in the city but we wanted the family to at least have something in the city. A residence, people that work there, or a branch and we got that through LBC. Something like that," Tuason added. WHAT'S IN A NAME? So the team locations, along with matching owners, were finally identified. Now the fun part comes. Naming the teams. Of the original 12 MBA teams, Tuason says that he recommended a monicker for about eigth of them, which were to be approved by the team owners. "As a matter of fact, out of the first 12 teams, I recommended eight names," Tuason said. For some of the teams, it was just clever ideas that made sense. For others, the team had to have that name. "Lhuillier got into Cebu right? And they were into the jewelry business so obviously Gems," Tuason said of the Cebu Gems. "Iloilo, Robert Puckett was in solar (energy) so I said why don't you put Volts? He said 'oh I love it.' Batangas has to be Blades, so things like that. The owner had the final choice but we gave recommendations and they picked it up. Davao of course, had to be the Eagles," he added. TROUBLE FROM LAKERLAND Not all MBA teams faced smooth transition with regards to naming their respective squads. It wasn't because the home fans rejected them though, it was more than that. Laguna in particular, who went by the name of the Lakers, got the attention of the NBA. Oh yes it's true. "The NBA, [Commissioner] David Stern, sued the MBA here because we were using Laguna Lakers," Tuason said, recounting that one time the MBA, barely into the start of its operations, already got in trouble with the most powerful professional basketball league on Earth. "I went over to Bert Lina, the owner of the Laguna Lakers. He said 'Ramon don't worry about that,' but I said 'sir we're gonna get sued,' he answered 'where are they gonna sue us? They have to sue us in our courts and we're gonna have it moved to Laguna. Who do you think is gonna go against us in Laguna?'" Tuason added. The NBA stopped bothering the MBA after one letter. And so the MBA was ready to rock. It was fun and it was crazy. Speaking of crazy... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more!   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

UP Diliman shopping center catches fire

MANILA, Philippines — The Shopping Center at the University of the Philippines Diliman caught fire Thursday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Fire destroys 35-ha of grassland in Quezon mountain

LUCENA CITY--A forest fire destroyed more than 35 hectares of grassland atop Mount Masalukot in Candelaria town in Quezon provinceon Tuesday, an official of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. Fire Insp. Jonathan Malundas, chief of the Candelaria fire station, said that according to the village chieftain of Barangay Masalukot 3, the forest fire stopped spreading beforemidnightTuesday. "There were drizzles last night that helped put out the blaze," Malundas said in a phone interview. The forest fire that razed a "cogonan" area started early afternoon from the boundary of Dolores and Candelaria towns. Senior Fire Officer 1 Susana Pedernal, Dolores fire station chief, said str...Keep on reading: Fire destroys 35-ha of grassland in Quezon mountain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Manila CCTV catches cop shooting street attacker

        A man was shot dead in front of his mother by a police officer he had stabbed early Saturday morning in Manila.   Reynaldo Lee Jr., 34, died at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital at around1:24 p.m.after being shot at least eight times by PO1 Gester Versoza, member of the Station 7 Jose Abad Santos intelligence unit.   Reports said Lee allegedly attacked Versoza and repeatedly stabbed him in the chest while the policeman was on his way home on board his motorcycle along Fajardo Street in Sampaloc at around12:15 a.m.   The attack prompted the police officer to draw his firearm and fire at the victim.  ...Keep on reading: Manila CCTV catches cop shooting street attacker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Jerry West: This game is going to overtake all the other sports

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com LOS ANGELES – Jerry West’s longevity is surpassed only by his excellence, which is surpassed only by his credibility, which is surpassed only by his legacy, which is surpassed only by his continued relevancy, which is surpassed only by his humility, which is surpassed only by his longevity... Aw, you get the idea. The man known as “Zeke From Cabin Creek” early in his NBA playing days, as “Mr. Clutch” by the time he was putting the finishing touches on a Hall of Fame career and as “The Logo” for much of the league’s past half century got credit for only 81 steals in the 14 seasons he played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960-1974. The reason: that stat only got tracked starting in West’s farewell season. But he racked up No. 82 by stealing the show with his acceptance speech of the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the annual All-Star “Legends Brunch” at the L.A. Convention Center. West’s appreciation of NBA history, gratitude for his place in it, optimism for the game’s future and competitive fire all shone through when he stood before the audience filled with both his peers – some of the greatest players ever – and fans sampling for the first time one of All-Star Weekend’s most reliable highlights. Three months shy of his 80th birthday, West – who won one NBA title as a player, eight more as an executive with L.A. and Golden State, and as a consultant now to the Clippers, had input into that team’s blockbuster trade of star Blake Griffin – was one of four former Lakers honored per the brunch program’s tradition of recognizing men who associated with the host city. James Worthy received the Global Ambassador Award, Bill Walton was presented with the Hometown Hero Award and Magic Johnson was named the 2018 Legend of the Year. In introducing West, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said: “One thing people know about Jerry is, he pulls no punches. And so, Jerry is someone I know I can count on. When there’s things happening in the league, Jerry will tell me exactly what I should know about today’s game and what’s happening with today’s players.” West used some of his time on stage, though, to acknowledge and thank a fifth Los Angeles legend: HOFer Elgin Baylor. In fact, he got emotional, pausing to collect himself while praising his former teammate and dear friend, long considered one of the most underrated players in NBA history. Baylor got to the Lakers two years before West, before they left Minneapolis, and was an 11-time All-Star from 1958 to 1971 who still ranks third all-time at 27.4 points per game. “Elgin, I won’t ever forget the way you treated me when I came here,” he said to Baylor, who was seated at a nearby table. “Amazing player but more amazing man. I remember when I was in college, never being able to watch the game, no TV, and of course we didn’t have one in my house. But I used to hear about this guy and I thought ‘Oh my God, I’m going to have a chance to play with him.’ “He’s my hero. I used to watch him practice, I’d watch him out of the corner of my eye. Just the way he conducted himself with people. Just one classy man.” West talked up others in the room whose lives he touched, and both lauded and encouraged current NBA players in their performances and in their commitments off the court. “You can be leaders because you have a voice. Don’t ever pass that up. Don’t ever lose your voice,” he said. “I really believe in humility. I also believe in civility.” After talking about the NBA’s astounding growth over the run of his equally astounding career, West’s competitiveness flickered through once more. “I’m going to say this – and I don’t like to say things that are controversial – but this game is going to overtake all the other sports,” he said. Comedian Billy Crystal, a long-suffering Clippers fan, opened the program with a hoops-themed monologue. “When I first started going to Clippers games, there was me, [broadcaster] Ralph Lawler and the players,” Crystal said. “A triple-double meant there were three couples in the stands. ... Watching all of this talent, I was glued to my seat – because that’s the way the Clippers would keep you from leaving.” Crystal provided some imagery when he likened pro basketball’s legendary stars to great musicians. “Wilt in jazz terms was a big band. He was powerful, huge, big brass section,” Crystal said. “Then Elgin came into the league and his style changed the way the game was played. ... He was cool, improvisational jazz. Then came the Big O [Oscar Robertson], who was the Dave Brubeck of basketball – easy but powerful and complex rhythms all at the same time. “That led the way to Dr. J [Julius Erving] and Kareem – Doc was [John] Coltrane, Kareem was Thelonious Monk with a little bit of Duke Ellington. ... Magic was unbelievable [and] brought us to Motown. Also, the country sounds of Mr. Larry Bird. Then came Michael – I can’t remember his last name but he played for the White Sox. He played to the beat of his own drummer. “Tim Duncan was not jazz; Tim Duncan was Beethoven. Then came the rappers, Shaq and [Allen] Iverson. And other virtuosos like Kobe [Bryant], LeBron [James] and Steph [Curry] and KD [Kevin Durant], [Russell] Westbrook. And the best goes on and on and on.” Silver, though, might have had the morning’s best line. In a shout-out to Magic Johnson – who has been fined $550,000 in the past six months for violating league tampering rules in talking publicly about Oklahoma City’s Paul George and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo – the commissioner said: “Magic, thank you for paying for the brunch today.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 NewsFeb 19th, 2018