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Witness says no gun pointed at US tankers

RIO DE JANEIRO – A man who helped translate conversations between Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, his teammates and armed security guards at a gas station says.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarAug 20th, 2016

Senate cites in contempt 4 linked to drug smuggling

  Sen. Richard Gordon cited in contempt four personalities being linked to "shabu" smuggling in the country for being no-shows at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the issue on Thursday.   Cited in contempt were former police official Eduardo Acierto, former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Deputy Director General Ismael Fajardo and two officials of trading company SMYD---Marina Signapan and Emily Laquingan.   Consignee   Former customs intelligence officer and now Senate witness Jimmy Guban had pointed to Acierto as the one who ordered him to look for a consignee for imported magnetic lifters later found in Cavite and belie...Keep on reading: Senate cites in contempt 4 linked to drug smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Towns, Timberwolves return home in big hole against Rockets

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the three-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5-for-18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series against the Rockets. Towns has found himself the subject of pointed criticism from analysts, fans and even his own team. The switch-heavy Rockets have double-teamed Towns to a stifling effect, and the Timberwolves sure haven’t helped their seven-footer out by getting him the ball in favorable situations in the post. “They’re coming to double. He knows that. He has to face up, be strong with the ball, make quick moves,” point guard Jeff Teague said. “But we have to figure out how to get him running, get him some easy buckets.” The team’s struggles have taken a little luster off Minnesota’s first postseason home game in 14 years, but the fans who remember the Timberwolves reaching the Western Conference finals in 2004 will surely be eager to witness the playoffs in person no matter the daunting challenge in this first round. “This organization, all of our fans, they deserve this moment,” Towns said. And they want a win. The Timberwolves host the Rockets on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) in Game 3. Earlier in the day, Miami takes on Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference and New Orleans hosts Portland, both in Game 4. Later, Utah visits Oklahoma City in Game 3. Towns tried his best to shrug off the bad vibes and stinging rebukes when speaking with reporters on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “You dwell too much on the past, you forget that you’ve got to take care of the present,” Towns said. The chatter on TV and Twitter, he said, has escaped him. “I live my life very Amish-like,” Towns said. “Other than video games, I don’t think I have a reason for electronics. It’s a life that I’ve always loved.” ___ 76ERS AT HEAT 76ers lead 2-1. Game 4, 2:30 p.m. EDT (2:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: It’s simple: The team that has imposed its will is 3-0 in this series. Philadelphia took the pace where it wanted it in Games 1 and 3. Miami out-toughed the 76ers in Game 2. The Heat have to find a way to keep Philadelphia’s 3-point shooting in check; the 76ers made 18 shots from beyond the arc in Game 3. Joel Embiid is back from a concussion and a broken bone around his eye, and an already-confident Philadelphia bunch seems to have even more swagger now. KEEP AN EYE ON: 76ers guard Marco Belinelli. The 76ers are 25-6 when he plays and 14-1 when he scores at least 15 points. In this series, he’s 13-for-27 on shots from 20 feet and deeper, and many of those makes have been daggers for Miami. PRESSURE IS ON: Heat center Hassan Whiteside . Backups Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo have played a combined 145 minutes in this series, while Whiteside has played only 41, with 11 points, nine fouls, seven turnovers and three field goals in the three games. There’s no room for error now for Miami, so either Whiteside will figure it out fast in Game 4 or the Heat will get someone else into his spot. HISTORY LESSON: This is the fourth time in Dwyane Wade’s career that the Heat have trailed an Eastern Conference opponent 2-1. In the three previous Game 4s in that scenario, Miami has won all three with Wade averaging 26.7 points in those second-round games against Indiana (2004 and 2012) and Toronto (2016). ___ TRAIL BLAZERS AT PELICANS Pelicans lead 3-0. Game 4, 5 p.m. EDT (5am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The sixth-seeded Pelicans are on the cusp of a surprising sweep of the third-seeded Blazers, and their margin of victory has grown in each game. They dominated Game 3, leading by as many as 20 points in the first half and 33 in the second. Veteran guard Rajon Rondo has masterfully run the offense, and the Pelicans have played unselfishly with a different scoring leader in each game: Anthony Davis with 35 in Game 1, Jrue Holiday with 33 in Game 2 and Nikola Mirotic with 30 in Game 3. KEEP AN EYE ON: Portland’s body language, intensity and aggressiveness. Guard Damian Lillard challenged the Blazers to ramp up those aspects of their game, stressing that the Pelicans were “a lot more aggressive than we were and we didn’t dish it back out. I think in the playoffs and in a situation like this, when a team is coming for you like that, you’ve got to maybe go out of your way to do it back, even if that means foul trouble or some altercations happen out there.” PRESSURE IS ON: Lillard. The Pelicans have sold out to stop the Portland star, who missed 9-of-14 shots in Game 3. “It’s either going to be a tough shot, or I’ve got to give the ball up,” Lillard said. “I’ve got to trust making the right play, and when it comes time I’ve got to take my chances and I’ve got to take those tough shots.” INJURY UPDATE: Blazers starting forward Evan Turner missed Game 3 because of a toe injury in Game 2. The team did not update his status on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ___ ROCKETS AT TIMBERWOLVES Rockets lead 2-0. Game 3, 7:30 p.m. EDT (7:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The Rockets cruised to a 20-point victory in Game 2 despite only 12 points on a staggering 2-for-18 shooting performance by James Harden. After squandering their chance to steal Game 1 on the road in a three-point loss, the Wolves are back home in a big hole against the team with the best record in the NBA. They’ll need a big boost from a home crowd celebrating the team’s return to the postseason to send the series back to Houston for a Game 5. KEEP AN EYE ON: Gerald Green. The 32-year-old journeyman, once acquired by the Wolves in the franchise-altering 2007 trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, made five three-pointers in Game 2 for postseason career-high 21 points. PRESSURE IS ON: Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Though cornerstones Towns and Andrew Wiggins are getting their first taste of postseason, Thibodeau and veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Teague he brought in last summer have plenty of playoff experience. The Wolves have been largely directionless on offense against the Rockets and their underrated defense. INJURY UPDATE: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who has sat out the first two games with a sprained ankle, is likely to play in Game 3. Forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who dislocated his shoulder in the second-to-last game of the regular season, said this week he wouldn’t rule out a return in this series. ___ THUNDER AT JAZZ Series tied 1-1. Game 3, 10 p.m. EDT (10:00am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: In the first two games, the higher-rebounding team has been the winning team, with Game 1 going to Oklahoma City and Utah taking Game 2. A critical part of this trend will be Thunder center Steven Adams and his presence on the floor. He played just 22 minutes in Game 2 before fouling out. The Thunder will have to do better against Utah center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors, who combined for 31 rebounds in Game 2. KEEP AN EYE ON: Russell Westbrook. He has taken a secondary role at times in this series, but that might change. With Oklahoma City’s inability to close in Game 2 after leading in the fourth quarter, Westbrook could look to be more of a scorer in Game 3. He’ll need more help from Carmelo Anthony, who has made just 11 of 31 field goals in the series. PRESSURE IS ON: George. The man who called himself “Playoff P” before the series began came out with 36 points and eight three-pointers in the opener. He followed that with a dud, just 18 points on 6-for-21 shooting. INTRIGUING MATCHUP: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell vs. Thunder guard Corey Brewer. Mitchell used his speed to slice through the Thunder defense for 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter of Game 2 . He was essentially unstoppable once he decided to stop shooting three-pointers. The Thunder could be forced to put George on him more if Brewer struggles defensively again. ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami and AP Sports Writers Cliff Brunt in Oklahoma City and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Sandigan court denies Napoles transfer to WPP custody

  A Sandiganbayan division has denied the plea of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to be released from detention and transferred to the custody of the government's witness protection program.   In a four-page resolution, the court's First Division pointed out that Napoles is "presently under detention for a lawful cause" as it already denied her bail petition in connection with the P224.5-million plunder case of former Senator Bong Revilla.   Her protective custody under the witness protection program would be "contrary to the clear and express import" of Article XI, Section 1 of the 2012 implementing rules and regulations of the Wit...Keep on reading: Sandigan court denies Napoles transfer to WPP custody.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Gunman in slay of Surigao del Sur broadcaster identified

  The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFOMS) has identified the gunman in the murder of Surigao del Sur broadcaster Christopher Iban Lozada.   PTFOMS Executive Director Usec. Joel Sy Egco said a witness had pointed to Rolly Mahilum, former driver and aide of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro, as the gunman.   Egco said the witness positively identified the suspect on February 25 when the latter was going through photos of Lozada on a laptop of the slain broadcaster's staffer.   "It turned out, that the photo is that of Rolly Mahilum. So our next step is that, we are going to file appropriate charges against Rolly Mahilum. We cannot giv...Keep on reading: Gunman in slay of Surigao del Sur broadcaster identified.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Witness identifies 2 cops in Kian slay

MANILA, Philippines — A witness pointed toward two members of the Philippine National Police when asked to identify those who were with 17-year-old Kian Loyd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2017

What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas – CNN News

When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new charter to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha. It was no surprise that Hamas chose Qatar. It's the home of outgoing Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, and much of his senior leadership. &'8220;Qatar is quite important for Hamas,&'8221; said H.A. Hellyer, a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. &'8220;Qatar provides strong financial aid to the occupied Palestinian territories and is a safe haven for a number of Hamas leaders.&'8221; The recent crisis in the Persian Gulf region is putting that relationship in jeopardy. Earlier this month, nine countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed financial embargoes of varying severity. The announcement was the culmination of a feud that had been simmering for years. The nine countries accused Doha of assisting terrorist organizations, providing support for the Muslim Brotherhood and of being far too cozy with Iran. Ironically perhaps, Qatar's relationship with Hamas had not been among the biggest issues dividing the region. Unlike the US, Britain, and Europe, all of which designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, Arab states &'8212; including Qatar &'8212; do not. This was something Qatar's Foreign Minister sought to remind people in an interview with Russia's RT, in response to a call from his Saudi counterpart that Qatar stop supporting Hamas. &'8220;The US views Hamas as a terror organization. But to the rest of the Arab nations, it is a legitimate resistance movement. We do not support Hamas, we support the Palestinian people,&'8221; Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said. &'8220;Hamas' presence [in Doha] is coordinated with the US and the countries in the region, and it's part of our effort to mediate between the Palestinian factions to reach reconciliation.&'8221; For its part, Hamas says it is being squeezed unreasonably. &'8220;The Gulf Countries are pressuring Qatar to cut relations with resistance organizations. This is unacceptable and we refuse this pressure,&'8221; Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoom said in a statement to CNN. &'8220;We are a resistance movement and the whole world is a witness to this.&'8221; Hamas is seen as having been under a series of pressures for the last few years, reflected in some significant internal changes. Last month, a new leader was announced &'8212; Ismail Haniya taking over from long-time leader Meshaal &'8212; at the same time as the militant group issued its new charter. While Israel pointed to the fact the new document continued to espouse violent resistance, and a commitment to the &'8220;rejection of the Zionist entity,&'8221; others observers said the document's description of a Palestinian state with the borders existing on the eve of the Six Day War in 1967 provided evidence of a new moderation. As Hamas rank and file were digesting those changes, so the leadership was suddenly forced to pay careful attention to diplomatic developments. Hellyer sees two main reasons the nine regional allies are turning their attention towards Hamas. &'8220;First, Hamas has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood organization, which puts it in the firing line of Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia,&'8221; Hellyer says. &'8220;But I think this has more to do with a western audience. The Saudi rulers took advantage of Trump's recognition of them as a powerful actor in the region and that might have encouraged them.&'8221; Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, has been a thorn in the side of regional autocrats for years. Qatar's regional influence also comes from support for Islamists, whether it is the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas at one end of the spectrum, or Al Qaeda at the other. Doha has used this sway to negotiate with various groups including the Taliban, as well as to help negotiate ceasefires between Israel and Hamas. In late 2010 and into 2011, Qatar saw its influence throughout the Middle East rise sharply. Al Jazeera, already a thorn in the side of Arab autocrats, reported extensively on the Arab Spring. The Al Jazeera Arabic channel grew additional roots in Egypt after the uprising and election of Mohamed Morsy who hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood. The international community praised the new Egyptian president for bringing a swift end to a war between Gaza militants and Israel that same year. In the long run, though, as it unraveled across the region, the Arab Spring proved to be disastrous for Hamas, which saw the number of countries it could call a friend whittled away. &'8220;Hamas had very strong relations with Syria, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Iran,&'8221; says Mustafa Barghouti, an independent Palestinian politician. &'8220;Things have changed over time so they had to diversify relations.&'8221; Before 2012, the Hamas leadership was based out of Damascus. Tensions grew between the militants and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad as revolution gripped the country. Eventually, Hamas sided with the rebels and cut ties to some extent with Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran. &'8220;Hamas lost a lot in the uprisings,&'8221; says Hellyer. &'8220;This is one of the reasons why Qatar stepped in.&'8221; Qatar, a strong supporter of both the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Hamas, took advantage of the situation. In the fall of 2012, the head of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, visited the Gaza Strip becoming the first world leader to do so under Hamas control. The emir inaugurated projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In the vacuum left [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017

ONE Championship: Surrounded by champions, Edward Kelly looking to get gold of his own

Filipino featherweight Edward "The Ferocious" Kelly is looking to begin his own path to gold this 2019.  After all, the 34-year old striker was witness to four of his Team Lakay teammates winning ONE World Championship gold in 2018, and he says that it's been nothing but a source of inspiration and motivation.  More so that at featherweight, Kelly is the lone warrior representing the La Trinidad, Benguet-based stable.  "Talagang nasa akin yun, kasi pine-pressure na nila ako na [featherweight na lang yung kulang]," Kelly shared with a chuckle.  "Tine-take ko as inspiration yun, talagang well-motivated ako na sige, ipapakita ko, gusto kong patunayan sa sarili ko, hoping na maipapakita ko lahat sa laban ko sa Sabado," he added.  Kelly's first challenge on the journey is none other than former title contender Christian Lee, who's hungry to get a win over Kelly after getting disqualified in their first encounter back in 2018. The Filipino believes that a win over Lee, one of the division's top contenders, would definitely put him in the conversation as well.  Adding even more motivation will be the fact that reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen is expected to be at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta to catch the Kelly-Lee rematch in person.  "Sumagi na rin yun sa isip ko, kasi pagkaka-alam ko, manonood si Martin Nguyen ng live sa laban namin, and if i win over Christian Lee, alam naman natin na siya yung bini-build up para lumaban sa championship," Kelly explained. "Kung matalo ko [siya], andun na rin ako, mga one to two fights, si Nguyen na." Before thinking about a title shot however, Kelly will need to get past Lee first, and it won't be an easy task.  While Lee has stated publicly that he's gunning for a knockout in the first round, Kelly maintains that it won't be as simple as the 20-year old Singaporean makes it out to be.  "Siyempre yun yung opinion niya as a fighter, pero siyempre hindi naman yun basta-basta. Tayo rin naman nag-ensayo, and willing akong ipakita kung ano yung pinag-ensayuhan ko." Kelly adds that he sees the fight going the distance, unless he can find a way to finish it earlier.  "Basa ko, aabot ng three rounds, kung hindi ko siya ma-knockout, kung hindi ko siya ma-tiempohan," he stated.    Edward Kelly and Christian Lee face off in a highly-anticipated rematch at ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday, January 19th, 11:00 PM LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News13 hr. 38 min. ago

Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

    LONDON --- Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle.   An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday of Britain's tabloids. The Daily Mirror's headline read: "Philip, 97, cheats death in crash."   Buckingham Palace said Philip received a "precautionary checkup" at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn on Friday and was found to have "no injuries of concern."   Witness Roy Warne told the BBC he was driving home from work Thurs...Keep on reading: Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com The De La Salle University swimming team finished UAAP Season 81 last November on a high note. The women's swimming team (Lady Tankers) won third place, while the men's swimming team (Green Tankers) came in second. Among the members in the team is Green Tanker Rochmond Santos, 20, a third year sports studies major. Santos started swimming lessons when he was around nine years old. He didn't want to take the lessons, but his mother insisted. She told him that swimming was a "clean sport." He eventually fell in love with it. He wakes up at 5 a.m. daily, starts training at 6 a.m., attends c...Keep on reading: ‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

Jesus Falcis: Jover Laurio played ‘major role’ in drama brought by Kris Aquino

Jesus Falcis pointed at blogger Jover Lauriofor escalating the drama further between his brother Nicko and Kris Aquino. The lawyer penned a message to the founder of the Pinoy Ako Blog, including screenshots of his conversation with her, on a Facebook post Friday---the day before Lauriogets married. Previously, the Queen of All Mediaadmitted funding Laurio'santi-Duterte government blog to boost some articles. Meanwhile, Nicko said that the funds were properly used for boosting, maintaining his innocence that he never stole from her, adding that he has proper Facebook documentation. "Before you betrayed me and when I thought we were friends, you invited me to your wedding," h...Keep on reading: Jesus Falcis: Jover Laurio played ‘major role’ in drama brought by Kris Aquino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

Rodel Batocabe slay whistle-blower gets P20 million

The witness who blew the whistle in the murder of Ako Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe last month is now P20 million richer, courtesy of the bounty President Duterte offered for anybody who could provide leads for the immediate arrest of the assailants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

6,000 warm bodies to secure Dinagyang

MORE than 6,000 security personnel will be deployed starting Jan. 24 around the metropolis to ensure the safety of revelers of Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. They include 2,347 police officers, and the rest are from Armed Forces of the Philippines, volunteers, colleges and universities, and non-government organizations. Backpacks, big luggage, bladed weapons, pointed sticks, buckled knives, […] The post 6,000 warm bodies to secure Dinagyang appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Witness the World Welterweight Championship of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien ”The …

Witness the World Welterweight Championship of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien ”The Problem” Broner LIVE via Pay per View on Sunday, January 20, 8 AM at these venues: Bar 360 · Passion · Newport Cinemas · Genting Club For more details, visit: bit.ly/RWMPacBroner Source link: Witness the World Welterweight Championship of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien ”The ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Pope to attend all sessions of high-stakes abuse prevention summit

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. The Vatican said Wednesday that the organizers of the Feb. 21 to 24 meeting met last week in Rome and briefed the Pope on their preparations. Francis tasked the former Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, to moderate the plenary sessions of the meeting. Francis announced in September that he was inviting presidents of bishops' conferences around the world to attend the summit amid a crisis in his papacy over his own botched handling of abuse cases and a new exp...Keep on reading: Pope to attend all sessions of high-stakes abuse prevention summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Celebrate 'SMoments at SM Supermalls

We are witness to your milestones in life—big and small, trials and celebrations, setbacks and successes. Your moments are the memories we keep. #EverythingsHereAtSM, even your most treasured #SMoments. Music: We & Us by Moira Dela Torre Source link: Celebrate #SMoments at SM Supermalls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Enjoy the finer things in life with a glitzy weekend escape amid best views of t…

Enjoy the finer things in life with a glitzy weekend escape amid best views of the stunning fireworks display and exquisite cocktails at the hotel’s luxurious Presidential Suite. Witness the much-awaited 10th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at the Suite’s expansive outdoor terrace with friends and family while indulging in a well-curated cocktail spread inclusive of… link: Enjoy the finer things in life with a glitzy weekend escape amid best views of t….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Enough for Diokno: No House probes, but open to Senate

MANILA, Philippines – He's had enough with the House of Representatives. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said he will no longer appear in budget probes initiated by the House. In an interview with  CNN Philippines' The Source  on Tuesday, January 15, Diokno pointed out that he has appeared in several briefings at the House ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Fanboy Coach O reunites with former ward Marck Espejo in Japan

Just like old times. Coach Oliver Almadro took some time off from the Ateneo Lady Eagles' Japan training camp to watch his former ace and five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo, who is currently playing for Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler in the Japan V. Premier League. Almadro, now the mentor of the Lady Eagles, took a break from preparations for the upcoming women's volleyball wars in the UAAP to witness Espejo fly among international foes firsthand. The mentor, who steered the Ateneo men's volleyball team to a three-peat in the UAAP alongside Espejo, was like a proud 'fanboy' as he excitedly posed for this photo with the Pinoy import in Japan:          View this post on Instagram                 @marckespejooo with the #fanboys hahaha!!!😊💙🙏🏼 #obf #amdg #amvt #oitamiyoshiweisseadler A post shared by Oliver Almadro (@kowcho) on Jan 12, 2019 at 4:05am PST Espejo himself had nothing but gratitude for his former mentor:  Espejo has been a steady presence for the ninth-place Oita Miyoshi and is soaking up as much as he can, playing in the top tier league in one of Asia’s volleyball giants. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

No pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines —DOH

By Margaret Claire Layug/GMA News – The Department of Health (DOH) said there is no pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines. Health Undersecretary Erik Domingo made the clarification on Friday, shooting down reports that appear to be circulating on social media. He also pointed out that the number of cases Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

3 hurt after car rams tricycle in Quezon City

  MANILA, Philippines -- Three people were injured after a car hit a tricycle in Quezon City on Thursday night. A witness, who requested not to be named for security reasons, toldINQUIRER.netthe incident happened along Sto. Domingo Street corner Calamba Street around 9 p.m. The witness said a silver sedan with license plate number NLI 820, crashed on a tricycle and wounded the three persons, who were consequently given medical aid. According to the witness, the car's driver, who was allegedly drunk, even tried to flee from the scene and was only cornered by concerned citizens at Amoranto corner Don Jose Streets minutes after the incident.   Nam...Keep on reading: 3 hurt after car rams tricycle in Quezon City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019