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3 killed in fire near Mandaue City Hall

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 3 people were killed after a fire razed 15 houses on Zamora Street near Mandaue City hall early morning at around 2 am on Monday, February 17. Among those who were killed were retired judge Gerardo Gestopa, 65, and his wife Louella, 67. Responders believe the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News8 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

Brgy Tabok fire burns 150 homes

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Around 150 houses were razed by the fire that hit Barangay Tabok in Mandaue City this afternoon, February 17, 2020. Senior Fire Officer 2 Edgar Vergara of the Mandaue City Fire Department said narrow roads impeded them from quickly reaching the fire scene. “Ang gibuhat sa atong mga bombero is nag-hose […] The post Brgy Tabok fire burns 150 homes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News9 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

‘Keep the commandments, and they will save you’

If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live; he has set before you fire and water; to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand. Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him. Immense is […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Israel strikes Gaza, cancels easing of restrictions

JERUSALEM – The Israeli air force attacked Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, February 15, in retaliation to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave into Israel, a military statement said. The exchange of fire between both sides has escalated since last month after US President Donald Trump unveiled ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Tesla runs monster rally, crosses $600

Tesla stock has been on fire. Shares are up more than 190 percent from 2019 lows, leaving investors to wonder what’s next for the electric-vehicle pioneer......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on celibacy

In quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church. In his “apostolic exhortation” on the Amazon basin published Wednesday, Francis slammed the door on a progressive proposal offered by the region’s bishops during a […] The post Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on celibacy appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

KENSCOFF, Haiti – Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told Agence France-Presse on Friday, February 14, highlighting the severe shortcomings of the island nation's child welfare institutions. Two children died in the blaze and 13 others died at a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Balloon vendor suffers burns after prank

A balloon vendor in Pandacan, Manila suffered burns after a group of pranksters set his balloons on fire on Wednesday afternoon......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Bong Go visits Sulu to deliver assistance to fire victims

True to his promise to reach out to Filipinos anywhere in the country, Sen. Bong Go traveled to one of the southernmost parts of the country, Sulu province, on Thursday to deliver assistance to fire victims there......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

ONE Championship: Honorio Banario motivated to maintain Team Lakay s hot start

After witnessing his teammates nearly sweep their assignments at ONE: FIRE & FURY, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario is inspired to keep up.  The Team Lakay star returns to the featherweight division when he takes on Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai of Thailand at ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 28 February. “After the Manila card, I even got more motivated with the way the team performed. I want to follow it up with [more] good news – continue our winning ways this 2020,” Banario said.  “But aside from the win, I also want to maximize all the lessons that the team gained in Manila. I watched them closely, and I know that will help me achieve my goal in Singapore.” The outstanding result in Manila was a stark contrast to their team’s start in 2019, where they lost four World Titles in a span of three months.  Banario thinks the results in Manila is proof there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel, no matter the struggles.  “On that card, it proved that with focus and determination, good results will come. We are all training hard every day to reach our dreams as an athlete and as a person, and I know that it’s never too late to reach that,” Banario said. “I also understand that we won’t be winning all the time, but the most important thing is growth in each match.” Growth is something Banario needs to show to end his three-match skid.  The Mankayan, Benguet native is confident he has learned from all his previous setbacks, and with momentum on his team’s side, he has no plans of letting up.  “I am even more eager now to win because I want to continue the team’s winning ways. I also want to show how dedicated I am even during my struggles in the past,” Banario said. “It will be far from easy against Shannon, but I believe that if you are confident and prepared, a win is attainable.” Will Banario carry on his team’s winning ways? Find out at ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE on 28 February at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang assures fans he s staying put

Eduard "Landslide" Folayang’s last match left more questions than answers about the career of the three-time ONE Lightweight World Champion.  But when it comes to the question of retirement, Folayang has a definitive answer – he is not going anywhere. “Landslide” dropped his third match in four outings against Pieter "The Archangel" Buist at ONE: FIRE & FURY on 31 January at the Mall Of Asia Arena. However, it is not the end for the Team Lakay representative. “I’ll return. I’ll definitely return. I think there’s more to unleash,” Folayang said.  “It’s not like I was trashed in the Circle. I gave it my all and the difference between us wasn’t far. It was not a definitive loss at all.”  The 36-year-old even gave himself a passing mark after the match, noting that he was in the contest before the Dutchman stole the match in the third round.  Folayang does have a point.   Buist’s seven-inch height advantage over the Filipino was evident the moment they stood face-to-face in the Circle, but the Filipino legend was not intimidated.  For two rounds, Folayang bravely cut Buist down to size, mixing in his deadly striking with well-timed takedowns to frustrate “The Archangel.”  Things went south in the third round, but “Landslide” believes the final canto was not a representation of his overall performance. “I think I would give myself a seven. I thought I adjusted well in the first two rounds. It was only in the third round when I struggled,” Folayang said.  “I wasn’t expecting the head kick, I could have evaded it. I wish I had more time to spar against bigger opponents.” Things will not get easier for the pride of the highlands. To get to the reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion, Christian “The Warrior” Lee, Folayang has to go through big names such as Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev, Timofey Nastyukhin, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, and Iuri Lapicus – all of whom are hungry for gold.  It is a journey “Landslide” plans to take as he believes retirement – though a natural transition for athletes – will just have to wait.  “Retirement is not yet in our vocabulary because we’re still here. You cannot tell a fish to stop swimming. I am in the world of martial arts and if ever I retire, I am still going to be here,” Folayang said.  “But my mind is still in the competitive stage. I am not in the point where I want to focus on being a coach or a trainer. I know I’ll be headed there somewhere, so why rush?.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

New clashes in Libya despite U.N. ceasefire call

TRIPOLI, Libya – Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, February 13, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire." Flights were again suspended at Mitiga, Tripoli's sole functioning airport , following rocket fire, as ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Crime group leader killed in police raid

Police killed an ex-convict who allegedly formed a ragtag bandit group after his release at the New Bilbid Prisons (NBP) during a raid on his safehouse in Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental. Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, director of the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG), said suspect Ricar Loberas opened fire at the policemen during the serving of […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2020Related News

Bezos’ $165M home most expensive purchase in California

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly purchased a Beverly Hills mansion for $165 million, setting the record for the most expensive home sold in California. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Bezos bought the home of the media tycoon David Geffen, a sprawling estate that was originally built for Warner Bros. executive Jack […] The post Bezos’ $165M home most expensive purchase in California appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2020Related News

Duterte, Go push for BFP modernization

President Duterte and Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go pushed for the continued modernization of the Bureau of Fire Protection during the turnover ceremonies of fire trucks to local government units in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2020Related News

3 potential clashes for Kingad before world title shot

Danny “The King” Kingad reminded everyone why he is still one of the best flyweights in ONE Championship after a victorious return to Manila, Philippines at ONE: FIRE & FURY. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

UAAP Season 82: UST Tigresses keeping the fire burning post-Sisi Rondina era

Sisi Rondina is incomparable. However, University of Sto. Tomas is not looking for the next Rondina. What Tigresses head coach Kungfu Reyes wants this UAAP Season 82 is a new leader who will step up to bear the torch left by the reigning Most Valuable Player. “Wala namang pwedeng pumalit kay Sisi,” said Reyes of the heart and soul of UST’s runner-up run last year. “Pero yung spot na pwedeng mag-take over, kung sino namang maga-act as a leader [ang hanap namin].” This is the challenge of Reyes to his wards as they prepare for another shot at the throne that has been elusive to the Espana-based squad since the Tigresses won it all a decade ago. But the mentor is confident that the holdovers and even the incoming Tigresses share the same ferocity, passion and dedication of Rondina. So it won’t be hard finding the next UST leader.       “‘Yung team namin last year is very young ngayon yung naiwan ni Sisi, nahawaan niya yung mga bata ganun din ‘yung mga seniors namin ngayon,” said Reyes, who is also the national women’s volleyball team assistant coach. Ready to prove that they can sustain if not surpass their achievements last year are key holdovers Season 81 Rookie of the Year and go-to-player Eya Laure, team captain Alina Bicar, Caitlyn Viray, Kecelyn Galdones and Ysa Jimenez. Eya Laure, who suited up for the national team in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, will reunite with sister EJ, who is back after a two-year hiatus. The elder Laure’s presence added another scoring option for the Tigresses with 6-foot-2 Fil-Italian Milena Alessandrini still recovering from a knee injury she sustained last year.    Also a welcome addition for UST is rookie Imee Hernandez, who showed a lot of promise in the Tigresses’ runner-up finish in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference. As part of their preparation, UST held training camps in Baguio and Taiwan that yielded favorable results. But having experienced what it was to play in the biggest stage of the tournament, according to Reyes, is their biggest advantage this year and he is confident that this time UST is fully equipped for another shot at the championship. “Hindi namin kaya ituro ‘yung nangyari last year in front of 21,000 spectators, [yung] spotlight, camera sa training,” he said. “’Yung experience na ‘yung madadala namin as a motivation.” “Isang malaking bagay para sa mga bata towards [Season] 82 medyo naka-experience na kahit papaano,” added Reyes.   EYES ON YOU: After a stellar rookie season that saw her average 16.4 points per game and become the most efficient hitter with 35.90% success rate in attacks, Eya Laure’s second run for the black and gold puts her on the spotlight as the face of UST. Her resume which include valuable experience playing for the tricolors in different international tournaments and work on improving her craft will be her biggest advantage – and pressure – as she tries to lead the Tigresses to follow to their impressive run last season. “Ang mindset ko this coming season ay matulangan ang teammates ko, matulungan ang team na ilabas nila ang best performance nila every game,” said Laure. “Maglalaro ako ng best ko.” But Eya stresses that this season is not just about her but about how the Tigresses will work as one to complete an unfinished business last season.          “Naniniwala kasi kami sa team effort. Hindi kakayanin ng isa, dalawa o kahit tatlo nga eh. Yung nagdala sa amin sa Finals is yung team effort,” said Laure.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

DILG: Arming of firemen to boost drive vs crimes

Giving personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection firearms will help boost the government’s campaign against drugs, terrorism and other crimes, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Pope ‘outraged’ over Amazon exploitation

Pope Francis on Wednesday pleaded for social justice and environmental respect for the Amazon basin, but failed to recommend the controversial idea of married priests. In a highly anticipated text, Francis exhorted the faithful to “feel outrage” over exploitation of the indigenous and destruction of land devastated by illegal mining and deforestation. Notably absent in […] The post Pope ‘outraged’ over Amazon exploitation appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Outbreak enters new phase; death toll breaks 1k

The death toll from a new coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned infected people who have not travelled to China could be the spark for a “bigger fire.”.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News