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SUNDAYS WITH PAPA: More Than Words

FOREST LAKE CEMETERY, General Santos City (MindaNews / 13 October) — I have been down with a flu since Wednesday and how I miss you, Pa. This is the first time that I am sick since you passed away and I must admit I cried my eyes out last Friday. One of my friends is […].....»»

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PBA: Brownlee triple-double overcomes Wells’ 52 as Ginebra beats SMB

Barangay Ginebra just barely avoided another meltdown in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. The Gin Kings ended San Miguel’s undefeated streak, picking up a huge 129-124 win Sunday at the Big Dome. Ginebra saw its once 18-point lead fade away in the fourth quarter as the Beermen pushed back led by super import Dez Wells. Unlike the NLEX loss in Dubai however, the Gin Kings stood tough in the endgame, relying on their own super import in Justin Brownlee to pull through. Brownlee finished with a second straight triple-double, dropping 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists. JB had big local help as Stanley Pringle added 27 points, LA Tenorio had 19, and Japeth Aguilar scoring 17. Jeff Chan was also good for 15 points as Ginebra arrested a two-game slide for a 2-2 mark. The Beermen dropped to 4-1 for a share of second place with idle NLEX. In a sensational performance, Dez Wells put up 52 points for San Miguel in a losing effort.   The Scores: Ginebra 129 - Brownlee 28, Pringle 27, Tenorio 19, Aguilar 17, Chan 15, Dela Cruz 11, Slaughter 8, Mariano 4, Thompson 0. San Miguel 124 - Wells 52, Fajardo 16, Lassiter 16, Cabagnot 13, Ross 10, Pessumal 9, Santos 7, Standhardinger 2, Nabong 0. Quarterscores: 35-32, 71-59, 96-85, 129-124.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2019Related News

PhilHealth suspends, withdraws accreditation of 3 South Cotabato hospitals

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 October) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has suspended and withdrawn the accreditation of three major hospitals in Region 12 due to alleged fraud. Dr. Antoniette Ladio, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, said on Saturday that they issued a writ of execution of suspension to the General Santos Doctors Hospital […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2019Related News

Any new ideas for EDSA  welcome, says MMDA

    THE five-minute drive from Ayala in Makati to Cubao, Quezon City, which President Duterte hoped would be possible by December was premised on the completion of public works projects that would absorb much of the present traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). It does not look like it will be achieved, […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2019Related News

20 SouthCot barangays to have ‘zero open defecation’ communities by yearend

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Health personnel in South Cotabato province are pushing for the declaration before yearend of at least 20 barangays as “zero open defecation” or ZOD communities. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., head of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said the selected barangays have passed the initial assessment conducted […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2019Related News

PRC to open 4th Mindanao regional office in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) will finally open in Koronadal City next year its fourth regional office in Mindanao. Eddie Amir, head of the Department of Public Works and Highways-South Cotabato II engineering district, said Friday the construction of the three-story regional office building is currently underway […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2019Related News

NCA hosts blockbuster derby

Derby hosts Arman and Manny Santos, Eric dela Rosa, Edwin Tose and Niño have announced the holding of another blockbuster event on Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2019Related News

Simone Biles wins 5th all-around title at gymnastics worlds

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic. Biles marked her fifth all-around world title by ending her floor routine with a mic-drop gesture — a nod to her social-media following. Biles said the idea came from Twitter, and it was certainly fitting on a day when no rival came close. "It wasn't my best routine but we just thought it would be fun," she said. It may not have been her best, but the routine still earned her the highest floor score of the day. One of the few blemishes was skidding out of bounds on the landing of a triple-double, a skill no other female gymnast performs. Biles' fifth world all-around title, two more than any other female gymnast has ever managed, was won by a full 2.1 points. The margin of victory was bigger than any of her four previous victories at worlds and matched her 2016 Olympic win. With another Olympic Games less than a year away, Biles feels on top of the world. "I feel like right now actually I'm pretty confident in my gymnastics and myself and the performances I put out there, so I feel like I'm probably more confident going in today than I was at the Olympics," she said. Biles' score of 58.999 was far out of reach for China's Tang Xijing, a late stand-in for a teammate who ended up in second after other medal contenders stumbled. Angelina Melnikova of Russia was third on 56.399. Biles now has a total 22 world championship medals across all events, the most by any woman and one shy of Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo's men's record. Biles' victory makes it seven wins in a row for the United States in the women's all-around, matching the Soviet Union's record streak at world championships in the 1970s and 1980s. Tang wasn't even meant to be competing Thursday but became China's first all-around medalist in eight years. She'd qualified third-best of China's gymnasts, with only two per country allowed in the final. However, Tang was drafted in to replace teammate Liu Tingting, who fell on two routines in Tuesday's team final. Tang said she didn't know she was contending for a medal until after finishing her final routine. "I hoped to do what I'm like in training, and didn't really think too much about the results," she said through a translator. "I didn't even watch the results myself, so it was really surprising." Bronze medalist Melnikova said she was "really happy" with making the podium after missing out last year by 0.034 points. It was her first medal in an individual event after team silver at the 2016 Olympics and the last two world championships. Biles' U.S. teammate Sunisa Lee placed second in qualifying, but her hopes of a medal were dashed when she came off the uneven bars. She finished eighth. "I feel like I kind of let the nerves get to me a little bit, but it's all part of the learning experience," Lee said. "There's going to be a lot more meets to come before the Olympics, so hopefully I can kind of get myself back together for that." France's Melanie de Jesus dos Santos had qualified third-best but fell twice on uneven bars and placed 20th. Ellie Black of Canada was on crutches after a painful landing on the vault, and the 2017 all-around silver medalist faces a race to recover for Saturday's vault and Sunday's beam finals. Biles has won the all-around title at every world championships she's competed in, starting in 2013. She skipped the 2017 season, when Morgan Hurd won the gold. In a sign of the U.S. team's depth, Hurd wasn't named to the team for this year's worlds despite also winning bronze last year......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2019Related News

Molina harbors no ill-feelings toward bashers, critics

Ces Molina’s love for her country and volleyball is bigger than the amount of criticisms and bashing that she has been receiving since her inclusion to the women’s national team two years ago. The open spiker has been the target of hurtful and mean remarks and even slanderous accusations online to the extent that Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. had to seek legal actions. But the disrespect Molina received didn’t dampen the Petron standout’s dedication to serve the country through the sport.   “Nu’ng una talaga hindi maiwasang hindi pansinin kasi medyo masasakit din ‘yung mga sinasabi nila,” said the San Beda University product. The 25-year old player once again made it to the national team roster for the 30th Southeast Asian Games that the country will host next month and critics again followed Molina like a shadow. Learning to ignore her detractors, Molina is taking everything thrown at her as a challenge and motivation to be better.     “Marami ring sumusuporta at marami ring positive na nagsasabi sa akin at nagme-message na parang i-turn mo na lang into positive lahat ng sinasabi nila,” said Molina, who debuted with the Nationals back in 2017 in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. “Dahil dapat maging mas motivation mo yung mga ganun and to improve. Hindi yung i-take mo yun as negative na ganu’n ka naglalaro.” Molina made it to the selection for the ASEAN Grand Prix where she joined the squad for a two-week training camp in Bangkok, Thailand before marching into the first leg of the four-nation tournament. The hitter, despite the barrage of criticisms, averaged 14.3 points per game in the inaugural leg where the Philippines finished with a bronze medal.          When the tournament made its stop in Sta. Rosa, Laguna last weekend, Molina normed 9.3 points per outing as the host country again captured a third place finish.   Her hard work earned her the nod of head coach Shaq Delos Santos to join the 14-woman Philippine lineup for the biennial meet, where the country targets to end a 14-year podium finish-drought. “Ako naging motivation ko yun [criticisms], kahit maraming basher, kahit maraming may ayaw sa akin, mahal na mahal ko pa rin yung mga taong hindi sumusuporta at sumusuporta pa rin,” Molina said. Love her or hate her, Molina will serve her country to the best of her ability.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 10th, 2019Related News

20 addicts first beneficiaries of new Sarangani rehab center

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Oct) – The Department of Health (DOH) has enlisted at least 20 drug offenders from parts of Region 12 for the first batch of beneficiaries of the newly-opened Soccsksargen Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center based in Sarangani province. Dr. Sharir Dulduco, DOH provincial officer for Sarangani and this […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2019Related News

TESDA allots P2M scholarship for training center in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Oct) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has allocated an initial P2 million in scholarship grant for the newly opened Provincial Training Center in Malapatan town, Sarangani province. Rafael Abrogar II, TESDA-Region 12 director, said Thursday said such funding was committed by their central office to […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2019Related News

Valdez, Laure lead 2019 SEA Games PH women s volleyball lineup

MANILA, Philippines – Alyssa Valdez will see action for the third straight Southeast Asian Games, while University of Santo Tomas star Eya Laure will also debut in the seniors squad.  After the national pool clinched back-to-back bronze medals in the ASEAN Grand Prix, head coach Shaq delos Santos finalized ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2019Related News

Tampakan’s 100ft Christmas tree made of waste materials glitters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The town center of Tampakan in South Cotabato practically glittered on Tuesday night as the municipality formally unveiled its 100-foot Christmas tree made of recyclable waste materials. Mayor Leonardo Escobillo Jr., who is on his first term, led the ceremonial lighting of the “giant” Christmas tree past […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2019Related News

Valdez banners SEA Games women’s volleyball roster

Alyssa Valdez is set to make her third straight Southeast Asian Games stint as she banners the Philippine national women’s volleyball team in the biennial meet that the country will host next month. The power-hitter and crowd-drawer will carry the nation’s pride alongside a good mix of new and returning players with the mission of ending a 14-year podium drought. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. bared the lineup Wednesday. Aside from Valdez, skipper Aby Marano, setter Rhea Dimaculangan, who skipped last year's Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games,  and Jovelyn Gonzaga are also suiting up for the tricolors for the third time since the country’s return in the regional sports meet in 2015 in Singapore. The Philippines’ last podium finish was back in 2005 Manila edition when the Filipinas led by Tina Salak and Ging Balse finished third. Also making it to the 14-woman roster of head coach Shaq delos Santos are setter Jia Morado, middle blockers Mika Reyes, Majoy Baron, who won back-to-back Best Middle Blockers in the ASEAN Grand Prix, Maddie Madayag, wingers Ces Molina, Eya Laure, Mylene Paat and Fil-American Kalei Mau and liberos Dawn Macandili, the ASEAN GP second leg Best Libero, and Kath Arado. Cut from the team are middle Roselyn Doria, setter Jasmin Nabor and open spiker Grethcel Soltones, who all played in the ASEAN GP second leg last weekend in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.   Action in the volleyball competition will begin on Nov. 28 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.     ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 9th, 2019Related News

NCAA 95: San Sebastian s furious fightback from 19 points down frustrates LPU

An unlikely hero came up big for San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre, as it battled back from 19 points down before breaking the heart Lyceum of the Philippines University, 73-71, for its biggest win in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Rookie Rommel Calahat hit the inside basket that proved to be the difference between the two teams and also hauled in the steal at the other end that cemented the comeback that improves the Golden Stags' standing to 9-6. "First of all, glory to God. Pangit yung start namin, but the boys showed character," head coach Egay Macaraya said post-game. With the rally, Baste put more separation between it and both fifth-running and 7-8 College of St. Benilde and Mapua University. "Malaking bagay ito sa amin dahil we are fighting for our lives," he said. At the same time, San Sebastian made sure the second-seed - as well as the twice-to-beat advantage it entails - remains up for grabs as a Pirate win would have locked that down for them. Calahat made the big plays in the endgame, but he wouldn't have had the chance to do so if not for Allyn Bulanadi who fronted their fightback and totaled 28 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. It was also Bulanadi who made the no-look inbound pass past an unaware Mike Nzeusseu to their unlikely hero for the game-winner with 21.6 ticks to go on the clock. "Nakita ko kasi, yung attention nila, na kay RK [Ilagan] at Capo [Alvin Capobres] so nag-eye-to-eye contact kami (ni Calahat) na parang sinabihan ko siyang gawan niya ng paraan," the lefty forward said. LPU still had time to tie the tally, or even win the game outright, but JM Calma stood strong in the face of Reymar Caduyac's drive and the former forced the latter into losing the ball. Calahat was at the right place at the right time again and claimed possession for his side and, not long after, they were celebrating back-to-back wins that are nothing but a big boost for their playoff push. In the end, he had seven points and eight rebounds while RK Ilagan had 11 markers of his own. Jaycee Marcelino showed the way for LPU with 21 points and six rebounds while Nzeusseu posted a 16-marker, 12-rebound double-double. Failing to quell the Golden Stags' uprising, though, they fell to 12-4 and have been forced to wait until next game to clinch the second-seed. BOX SCORES SAN SEBASTIAN 73 - Bulanadi 28, Ilagan 11, Capobres 9, Calma 7, Villapando 7, Calahat 7, Tero 2, Loristo 2, Sumoda 0, Desoyo 0, Altamirano 0, Isidro 0. LPU 71 - Jc. Marcelino 21, Nzeusseu 16, Santos 9, Caduyac 7, Jv. Marcelino 5, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 3, Navarro 3, Valdez 2, David 0, Yong 0, Pretta 0, Guinto 0. QUARTER SCORES: 11-26, 33-43, 50-53, 73-71. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 8th, 2019Related News

NCAA 95: Red-hot Peralta shoots Altas over Heavy Bombers

Tonton Peralta razed the nets inside the Filoil Flying V Centre, Tuesday and registered a new career-high as University of Perpetual Help rallied around the early ejection of Kim Aurin for a much-welcome 77-66 win against Jose Rizal University. Both teams have already been eliminated from contention in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament, but their first back-to-back wins are nonetheless much welcome for the Altas. Peralta was a big part of that, going online from the get-go and getting for himself 25 points to go along with nine rebounds. "He deserves the career-high with the way he played," head coach Frankie Lim said post-game. With the second-year-swingman leading the charge, Perps overcame the loss of Aurin who was slapped with a disqualifying foul in the first quarter. Still, they persevered all throughout for a wire-to-wire win that raises their record to 5-10. "We want to win all three games pa rin. We want to develop a winning attitude - it's the most we can do," coach Frankie said, talking about their remaining assignments in the tournament. Edgar Charcos and Ben Adamos also did their part in this one with the former finishing with 13 points, nine assists, five steals, and four rebounds and the latter ending with 11 markers, 12 boards, three dimes, and four pilfers. For the Heavy Bombers, Agem Miranda topped the scoring column with 16 points. JL Delos Santos and Marwin Dionisio then chipped in 12 and 10 markers, respectively, but still saw their side fall to 4-11. BOX SCORES PERPETUAL 77 - Peralta 25, Charcos 13, Adamos 11, Giussani 9, Razon 6, Aurin 6, Labarda 4, Sese 3, Tamayo 0, Martel 0, Sevilla 0, Cuevas 0. JRU 66 - Miranda 16, Delos Santos 12, Dionisio 10, Vasquez 7, Dela Rosa 6, Jungco 5, Arenal 4, Amores 4, Aguilar 2, Abaoag 0, Macatangay 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-16, 40-33, 61-51, 77-66. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 8th, 2019Related News

Detainee’s wife nabbed for trying to sneak in 100K peso drugs in ail

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) — Authorities arrested an alleged “drug mule” while attempting to sneak in around P100,000 worth of suspected shabu into the South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center or provincial jail in Koronadal City on Sunday. Kath Abad, public information officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Region 12, said […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2019Related News

140,000 migratory birds seek temporary refuge in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) — Environment personnel in Sarangani province have documented nearly 140,000 migratory raptors taking temporary refuge in the last three weeks in a bird sanctuary in the mountainous areas of Glan town. Dr. Roy Mejorada, in-house veterinarian of the Sarangani Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), said Monday the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2019Related News

100 fights in NCA derby at Ynares

Prominent cockers Tirso “ Jepoy” Judan, Gaddiel “Bumbay” Malinay, E. Santos have lined up more than 100 fights in the National Cockers Alliance derby today at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 7th, 2019Related News

It s Pampanga vs Taguig in NBL Season 2 Finals

Pampanga and Taguig arranged a titular showdown after winning over separate foes in Game 3 of the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 semifinals last Sunday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. The Pampanga Delta beat the Laguna Pistons, 95-80, and the Taguig Generals won last season’s champion Parañaque Aces, 87-80, to set up a best-of-three clash for the crown of the league for homegrown talents. Bryan Santos had 18 points, five rebounds, and five assists in front of a packed crowd on their homecourt as the top-seed Delta reached the finals in only their first season in the league. Gilbert Ocampo scored 17 points and Mark Tamayo added 15 points, all of which on three-point shots, in the win by the Alan Trinidad-coached Pampanga over No. 4 Laguna. Helino Francisco came away with a big game after making 17 points and 19 rebounds as the Generals, who came into the playoffs as the third-ranked team, advanced to the NBL finals for the first time by dethroning the second-seed Aces. LJ Mayo and Rickson Gerero also contributed in Taguig’s win, adding 11 and 10 points respectively in the rubber match for a spot in the finals......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 7th, 2019Related News