OFW center to be established in 5th district

ILOILO Rep. Raul Tupas is pushing for the establishment of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Center in the 5th district. Tupas said he will formalize the proposal with Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac as well as Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Silvestre Bello when the House of Representatives resumes […] The post OFW center to be established in 5th district appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMar 6th, 2018

Treñas questions City Hall’s P16.5M ‘walkway’ project

AND the mudslinging begins Iloilo City Lone district Rep. Jerry P. Treñas mulls filing a criminal charge for technical malversation against those involved in the proposed P16.5-million walkway project of the city government along the Sunburst Park. Dubbed the Development of Park in the City Civic Center, the project is funded by the Department of […] The post Treñas questions City Hall’s P16.5M ‘walkway’ project appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

La Union town mayor, along with driver and cop, killed in ambush

Mayor Alexander Buquing of Sudipen town in La Union died after being shot on Monday while traveling in Bangar town with his wife, Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, who was wounded The couple's driver, Boni Depdepen, and security officer, PO2 Rolando Juanbe. also died in the incident. According to the Bangar Municipal Police Station, the group was in a vehicle traveling along Bangar Castro Provincial Road in Barangay Cadapli when unknown assailants shot at them at around 6:40 p.m. The mayor and the police officer were taken to the Ilocos Sur District Hospital in Tagudin, where they were declared dead on arrival. The vice mayor and the driver were taken to Lorma Medical Center in S...Keep on reading: La Union town mayor, along with driver and cop, killed in ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Mandaluyong City for 7,400,000 – Web reference 113216215 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Govt pushes for development in Quezon – Go

CATANAUAN, Quezon: Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday said the government will help build facilities for the Quezon Coconut Research and Extension Center to address the challenges to the coconut industry in the province. “The Quezon Coconut Research and Extension Center was established to expand the coconut industry in… link: Govt pushes for development in Quezon – Go.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Reshaping the skyline of the bustling Ortigas Center

Within the joint boundaries of the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong and Quezon is a bustling central business district, much-admired for its eclectic mix of towering behemoths and mind-boggling profusion of offices, residences and commercial institutions. Its busy streets, filled with vivid colors of yellow and red from taxi cabs and cars going to and fro […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Pusher nagpanggap na pulis patay sa buy-bust

NAGBUNYI ang mga residente sa pagkamatay ng isang drug pusher na nagpapanggap na pulis at extortion ang lakad, matapos na manlaban sa mga tauhan ng Manila Police District (MPD) sa isinagawang buy-bust operation kahapon nang mada­ling-araw sa rooftop ng kanyang bahay sa Tondo, Maynila. Isinugod pa sa Tondo Medical Center ang suspek na si Benjo… link: Pusher nagpanggap na pulis patay sa buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Mark Cuban donates $10M after Mavericks workplace probe

NBA press release The NBA today issued the following statement about the report by independent investigators regarding workplace conditions at the Dallas Mavericks, following allegations made in a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article: Upon learning of the allegations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban notified the NBA and an independent investigation was launched with oversight from the league office. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, and currently Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and Evan Krutoy, who spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and currently heads Krutoy Law, P.C., led the seven-month investigation. The league’s oversight function was led by David Anders, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The report was based on information gathered from 215 interviews with current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and from the evaluation of more than 1.6 million documents, including emails and other electronic documents. Following the launch of the independent investigation, the Mavericks, under Mr. Cuban’s direction, hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T senior executive, who has since implemented a massive overhaul to improve the organization’s workplace culture. While the investigation was ongoing, Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall took a series of steps to enhance the team’s workplace policies and procedures. Under Ms. Marshall’s direction, the Mavericks have replaced or added several new leadership positions in the organization, including a new head of Human Resources, a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a head of Diversity & Inclusion and a new General Counsel. The Mavericks also instituted mandatory “Respect in the Workplace” training for all employees and ownership; created a confidential hotline for employees to share concerns, issues or allegations of misconduct; and established employee resource teams and an external advisory council to ensure a more diverse and collaborative work environment. Ms. Milgram’s and Mr. Krutoy’s extensive investigation, with full cooperation from Mr. Cuban and the Mavericks organization, resulted in a detailed understanding of the scope and substance of the issues. Among the investigation’s key findings: - The investigation substantiated numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years. - Among other things, the investigation found:     - Improper workplace conduct toward fifteen female employees by the Mavericks’ former President and CEO Terdema Ussery, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing;     - Improper workplace conduct by former Mavericks ticket sales employee Chris Hyde, including inappropriate comments to women of a sexual nature, the viewing and sharing of pornographic images and videos, unsolicited and unwanted sexual advances, and violent and threatening outbursts toward co-workers; and     - Two acts of domestic violence perpetrated by former reporter Earl Sneed, including one against a team employee. - The investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.  In particular, the investigators found:         - The Mavericks executive leadership team failed to respond adequately and committed a significant error in judgment by retaining Mr. Sneed following his domestic violence incidents; and         - The Mavericks’ executive leadership team was responsible for allowing Mr. Hyde to remain employed with the organization despite his inappropriate and problematic behavior, and failed adequately to address his various acts of misconduct.         - The investigators found no evidence that Mr. Cuban was aware of Mr. Ussery’s misconduct.  None of the 215 witnesses who were interviewed stated that they informed Mr. Cuban of Mr. Ussery’s actions, the investigators found no documentary evidence of such a communication, and Mr. Cuban stated that he did not know about the conduct.   The investigation report also contains a series of recommendations for changes to the Mavericks’ organization, including:     - Increasing the number of women on staff, including in leadership positions;     - Enhancing formal reporting processes for victims of misconduct;     - Implementing regular anonymous employee surveys to evaluate workplace culture; and     - Expanding and improving the Mavericks’ Human Resources department and instituting clear protocols for investigating workplace misconduct. The report confirms that several of these steps have already been taken, including the hiring of Ms. Marshall and other new senior female leaders, and notes that “we heard from employees of a sea change in the professional environment at the Mavericks that began almost immediately following” the publication of the Sports Illustrated article. In recognition of the institutional and other failures set forth in the report, Mr. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.  These organizations will be selected by an advisory council of leaders from the Mavericks, including Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall, and the NBA, including President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, President of Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer Amy Brooks, and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart. Additionally, the NBA is requiring the Mavericks to:         - Provide the league office with quarterly reports regarding the recommendations set forth in the report and their implementation;         - Immediately report to the league office any instances or allegations of significant misconduct by any employee;         - Continually enhance and update annual “Respect in the Workplace” training for all staff, including ownership; and         - Implement a program to train all staff, including ownership, on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated – including the immediate hiring of Cynthia Marshall as CEO to effect change, but as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees. While nothing will undo the harm caused by a select few former employees of the Mavericks, the workplace reforms and the $10 million that Mark has agreed to contribute are important steps toward rectifying this past behavior and shining a light on a pervasive societal failing -- the inability of too many organizations to provide a safe and welcoming workplace for women.” Following the allegations made in the Sports Illustrated article, the NBA conducted a thorough review of its existing policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. In addition, the league established a confidential leaguewide hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  While many of the recommendations contained in the investigation report are already part of established practice at the league office, any that are not will shortly be adopted. The report of the independent investigation is available here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

MPD probes death of Manila City Jail inmate

    An inmate of the Manila City Jail died shortly after being rushed to the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Manila, according to a police spot.   Initial information from the Manila Police District (MPD) identified the victim as Ramon Guevarra, 58, from Tondo Manila. Manila City Jail's Medical Infirmary said the victim was seen gasping for breath before losing consciousness.   Despite being given first aid by the attending infirmary nurse, Guevarra remained unresponsive, prompting them to rush him to the hospital. Guevarra was declared dead on arrival by hospital physicians.   An initial examination of the victim's body s...Keep on reading: MPD probes death of Manila City Jail inmate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Fire hits branch of Davao City mall destroyed last December

Published @ 12:20 p.m., Sept. 16, 2018 | Updated @ 11:45 p.m., Sept. 16, 2018 DAVAO CITY --- A branch of the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall in Buhangin District here was damaged by fire early on Sunday, only a day after its formal opening with much fanfare and nearly nine months after its mall in the village of Ma-a was razed by what could be the city's deadliest fire, killing 38 people. The mall has been operating since July but its formal opening was held just last Saturday. Authorities were investigating what caused the fire that gutted a portion of the cinema section on the fourth level of the mall past midnight, according to Fire Chief Insp. Virnalita Silagan, Davao...Keep on reading: Fire hits branch of Davao City mall destroyed last December.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

My ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Sunday in a hospital—on wheels

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail With the highly anticipated release of season 15 of "Grey's Anatomy" just around the corner, I felt like getting some sort of advanced screening, and perhaps even playing a Dr. Meredith Grey in a real operating room. This was last August in the Hospital on Wheels Philippines (HOW) surgical mission at District 3780 Rotary Center parking grounds in Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City. I am a certified Red Cross first aid and lay rescuer, which I believe is pretty cool in itself. But it is totally something else getting to don a real scrub suit and surgical gloves in an operating room to assist a do...Keep on reading: My ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Sunday in a hospital—on wheels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Roxas Boulevard flooded

Typhoon Ompong flooded Roxas Boulevard in Manila, making it impassable to light vehicles, the Manila Police District Tactical Operations Center said on Saturday. The police said the water has started receding as the rain has stopped. However, the city continues to be lashed by strong winds, whipping up big waves in Manila Bay. Authorities said [...] The post Roxas Boulevard flooded appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Judge certifies Filipino nurses as a class in trafficking suit vs. NY nursing homes

NEW YORK--A federal judge certified as a class Filipino nurses who worked for New York'slargest network of nursing homes, which is being sued for human trafficking.   This means any nurses recruited since Dec. 23, 2008, by the Philippines-based staffing agency Sentosa Services to work for Golden Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on Staten Island and Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Brooklyn, are part of a class action and do not have to file individual lawsuits against the nursing care network. U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon of the Eastern District of New York approved the certified class, reported The care facilities are part of co-defe...Keep on reading: Judge certifies Filipino nurses as a class in trafficking suit vs. NY nursing homes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

‘WE’RE FOR FERJ’: Biron bags Garin clan’s support

“We’re with Ferj Biron.” Mayor Oscar Garin of Guimbal, Iloilo announced Saturday evening the decision of their family to support the candidacy of Iloilo fourth district Rep. Ferjenel Biron for governor in May 2019. The announcement was made during the mass oath-taking of Nacionalista Party members in Iloilo and Antique at the Iloilo Convention Center […] The post ‘WE’RE FOR FERJ’: Biron bags Garin clan’s support appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

On survey results: I am humbled–Aris

  By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) is the people’s choice. This, after Aumentado clinched a 92% satisfaction rating from respondents in his district of the latest round of Bohol Polls conducted by the Holy Name University (HNU) –Tagbilaran’s Center for Research and Publications – with an unprecedented zero dissatisfaction rating. Aumentado […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

P36M evacuation center opens in Pangasinan town

CALASIAO, PANGASINAN -- A P36-million regional evacuation center was opened hereon Friday, the firstfor Pangasinan province which has been plagued by floods. The center is composed of eight buildings that sit on a 3.7-square-meter elevated lot donated by the Calasiao government. It can accommodate 500 individuals seeking refuge from rising water that inundates this agricultural town during the monsoon season. Calasiao is a catch basin for runoff water from upland provinces. Most of the villages here, including the business district, were under water in July and August. The launching ceremony was led by Ricardo Jalad, administrator of the Office of Civil Defense. Another re...Keep on reading: P36M evacuation center opens in Pangasinan town.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

UBE Express expands route to include Araneta Center

AIRPORT bus service provider UBE Express has expanded its route to include Quezon City’s commercial district. The route expansion was made possible through an agreement between UBE Express and Araneta Center. Starting Tuesday, flyers can opt to go to the four terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Araneta Center, and vice versa. This transportation [...] The post UBE Express expands route to include Araneta Center appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

PDP-Laban to field local bets – Treñas

THE Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will field official candidates for local positions for the 2019 midterm elections. This was agreed during the PDP-Laban leadership assembly at the GSIS Financial Center on Roxas Boulevard on Aug 31, 2018, according to Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas. In an interview with The Daily Guardian […] The post PDP-Laban to field local bets – Treñas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

LOOK: Who should rep NBA teams in 3X competition?

With the NBA 3X Philippines Playoffs kicking off this weekend at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, the mind inevitably drifts off to imagining how actual NBA players would do in a three-on-three competition. To aid that musing, here are our picks to represent the 30 NBA franchises, should the league decide to have such a tournament. Of course, this was easier for some teams, compared to others, and perhaps that challenge is what makes the mental exercise so intriguing. Disagree with our four-man selections? Let us know in the comments! Atlanta Hawks - John Collins, Taurean Prince, Trae Young, Vince Carter The Hawks go young with their squad, and could have even gone younger, plugging in rookies Kevin Huerter or Omari Spellman into their fourth spot. However, the very chance of 41-year-old Vince Carter dunking on people in a 3X game is too tantalizing to pass up. Boston Celtics - Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown The deep, deep Celtics have plenty of ways to go. You could field a defense-oriented squad with Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes leading the way, or go guns-blazing with Jayson Tatum. However, we're opting for a middle-of-the-road approach here, with the established superstars leading the way, plus the ultra-versatile Jaylen Brown filling the fourth seat. Brooklyn Nets - Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Joe Harris The Nets have acquired plenty of veterans in exchange for draft picks over their rebuilding process, and a Jared Dudley-Kenneth Faried-Allen Crabbe-Ed Davis quartet has some appeal. We're opting for some of their younger stars though, and you could definitely make the argument that D'Angelo Russell should be somewhere in the mix too. Charlotte Hornets - Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller, Nic Batum A pretty obvious selection for Buzz City here. We will possibly revise this if Malik Monk makes a second-year leap. Chicago Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen Sure Denzel Valentine and Jabari Parker have claims to a spot, but the above four are definitely the pieces Chicago seems to be building around long-term. Cleveland Cavaliers - Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman, Collin Sexton We'll pretend that Jordan Clarkson is off at Gilas practice and unavailable. Also, JR Smith not knowing the score might be more problematic in a 3-on-3 game, so he'll sit this one out. Dallas Mavericks - Dirk Nowitzki, Luka Doncic, Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan The Mavericks' two super-kids in Doncic and DSJ are obvious shoo-ins, as is the venerable Dirk. The fourth spot is a bit up for grabs, but I'm opting here for their offseason acquisition Jordan. Harrison Barnes though would be deserving of the spot too. Denver Nuggets - Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic This is Denver's core and boy is it a powerful one, though Millsap will probably have to take on the bulk of the defensive chores. It's also tempting to figure out a way to add Isaiah Thomas, who has the potential to go off in such a tournament. Detroit Pistons - Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson, Stanley Johnson Detroit's 'Big Three' of Drummond, Griffin, and Jackson are obvious shoo-ins. The question mark is the fourth guy. Henry Ellenson for a little jack-of-all-trades? Luke Kennard for shooting? In the end, I'm going with Stanley Johnson, crossing fingers that under new coach Dwane Casey, his stats will take a leap forward. Golden State Warriors - Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant With DeMarcus Cousins still iffy with his achilles tear, we'll have to "settle" for GSW's All-Star quartet. Also, we may have found the thing to start a little in-fighting among the Dubs - figuring out who of the four starts on the bench. Houston Rockets - Chris Paul, James Harden, Clint Capela, Carmelo Anthony Maybe there's a possibility that PJ Tucker would be a better fit than Melo, but Chris Paul says Anthony's in, and who am I to argue? Indiana Pacers - Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Bojan Bogdanovic The Pacers surprised many last season, and this quartet was at the center of their uprising. One extremely hard cut? New signing Tyreke Evans, though he would duplicate a lot of what Oladipo brings to the table. Los Angeles Clippers - Avery Bradley, Danilo Gallinari, Tobias Harris, Patrick Beverley, Injuries aside, this is a very potent four-some from the Clips. The Bradley + Beverley combo should put the clamps on anyone, while freeing up Gallo or Harris from downtown. Los Angeles Lakers - LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma I was tempted to go with a Meme Team lineup of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee, along with LBJ (and apologies to Michael Beasley), but let's go with the Lakers kids instead. The mix of youth and James' experience ought to be a potent combo.   Memphis Grizzlies - Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Chandler Parsons, Jaren Jackson Jr. Once upon a time, a Grit 'N Grind four of Conley, Gasol, Tony Allen, and Zach Randolph probably could have run away with this. Instead, we're hoping Parsons is healthy enough to spread the floor, and that Jackson Jr. is as impressive as he was in Summer League. Miami Heat - Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, James Johnson, Josh Richardson There are plenty of ways to go with the Heat. Kelly Olynyk was a great addition last offseason. Hassan Whiteside, despite his clashes with the coaching staff, could still submit a dominant performance. A healthy Dion Waiters is a very 3x3-esque player. Oh, and if the Heat bring back Dwyane Wade, he's got to be a shoo-in. All of that said, I like this mix of players, but you can certainly change my mind. Milwaukee Bucks - Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Thon Maker The Greek Freak is the centerpiece of any squad you form out of the Bucks. With the way the court is shrunk, you can be sure Antetokounmpo will be everywhere, on both offense and defense. The challenge is finding guys to complement him. Middleton is the obvious pick, while Bledsoe versus Malcolm Brogdon is a bit of a toss-up. To round out the team, I can't help but give the nod to Maker, you know, just in case we need someone to unleash a Mortal Kombat-esque flying kick. Minnesota Timberwolves - Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague Coach Thibodeau wouldn't reallllly consider a Butler-Taj Gibson-Derrick Rose trio right? *pause* Let's move on. New Orleans Pelicans - Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle This is as jumbo a line-up as you can get here, with Holiday being the only real guard, and that's what makes this Pelicans team so intriguing. New York Knicks - Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox, Tim Hardaway Jr. The Knicks go young with Zinger, Frank and the rookie Knox. The only real question is the fourth player. You could make the case for Enes Kanter, or even the resurgent Trey Burke, but my pick here is for THJ for more perimeter scoring. Oklahoma City Thunder - Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Steven Adams, Andre Roberson When this four-some were on the court last season, the Thunder slapped opposing teams into straitjackets and tossed them away into some dark cell. If Roberson's healthy again, this group will probably do the same in 3X. Orlando Magic - Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, Mohamed Bamba It's all about the wingspan for the Magic. Philadelphia 76ers - Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington, Dario Saric We're going to trust the process here, and roll out the 76ers' core group. Sure you might want JJ Redick to address the lack of a true knockdown shooter, or roll the dice on the possibility of Markelle Fultz looking like a number one overall pick, but it's hard to argue with the skillset of this four. Phoenix Suns - DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, Trevor Ariza The first three in the desert are all young and unpolished to varying degrees. That's why we're rounding out Phoenix's squad with veteran Trevor Ariza, in order to show this group how to notch W's. Portland Trail Blazers - Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins Obviously you go with the Dame-CJ one-two punch. Nurkic, after signing his extension, is a lock too. The question comes with the fourth chair. Evan Turner? Seth Curry? Mo Harkless? Ultimately, my pick is second-year player Zach Collins, as the team could use his hustle, and a guy who doesn't really need a whole lot of touches. Sacramento Kings - De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III We're going young again here, and it's hard to argue with this Kings quartet. However, don't sleep on Harry Giles, who red-shirted what would have been his rookie season last year. He is primed to break out, based on his Summer League performance. San Antonio Spurs - LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Dejounte Murray The Spurs throw out a veteran squad, with the exception of the long-armed, defensively-stout Murray. Patty Mills might be a better option if you're worried about the team's lack of shooting, and you could certainly debate slotting in Pau Gasol for Rudy Gay as well. Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby In the regular season, the Raptors thrived thanks to a deep bench, but that's not an option in 3X. Instead, we'll make defense their calling card, as highlighted by new get Kawhi Leonard. Pairing "The Klaw" with Siakam and Anunoby turns any game into a defensive slugfest, and of course, Lowry is there to run the show. Utah Jazz - Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Ricky Rubio You could very well make the argument that this is the second-best squad in this field. Washington Wizards - John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Dwight Howard Guys, when even John Oliver is making fun of Dwight Howard, you know we've all gone too far. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

1 dead, 2 wounded in a hostage-taking in Davao City

DAVAO CITY --- A hostage-taker was killed and two others were wounded when a man barged into a house and held hostage its occupants hereon Wednesday, police said. Harland Garvida, 40, died upon arrival at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) after being shot by police for attacking businessman Allen de Vera and holding his family at knife-point, Senior Insp. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, Davao City Police Office spokesperson, said. Gaspan said Garvida, a single parent, and a resident of NHA Bangkal, forced his way into De Vera's house at Acacia Lane, Woodridge Park Subdivision, in Talomo district around9:45 a.m. Garvida allegedly took a butcher knife and attacked De Vera, promp...Keep on reading: 1 dead, 2 wounded in a hostage-taking in Davao City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

FDA shuts down Tarlac pharmacy for selling unregistered products

  VICTORIA, Tarlac---A well-established pharmacy and medical center in Tarlac province was closed downon Friday(Aug. 17) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a court-approved search revealed it had been selling unregistered health products. The Dr. Farrah Agustin Bunch Natural Medical Center at Barangay (village) Maluid may also be penalized with a P1-million fine for selling various items bearing the "Dr. Farrah" label, the FDA said. Boxes of the products were seized in the manufacturing section of the facility during the6 conducted by the police and the FDA. The owner, Dr. Farrah Bunch, and her American husband Jack, were not at the premises dur...Keep on reading: FDA shuts down Tarlac pharmacy for selling unregistered products.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018