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‘DON’T INSULT US’: Board members slam Defensor’s ‘scare tactic, finger-pointing’

By: Gail T. Momblan and Francis Allan L. Angelo THE vice chairpersons of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s committee on appropriations scolded officials from the executive department for blaming them for the delay in the approval of the P3.7-billion budget for 2019. During a hearing on the proposed annual budget on Dec 12, 2018, Board Members Marcelo Valentin […] The post ‘DON’T INSULT US’: Board members slam Defensor’s ‘scare tactic, finger-pointing’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

CHAMPIONS AT LONG LAST: Reliving UP’s successful 1986 UAAP revolt

It was the year of People Power, a revolution like no other. And, who would think that such an “uprising” has spilled onto collegiate basketball the same year as the stronghold of the UE Red Warriors was overran? What other ball club can best depict this EDSA Spirit than the 1986 UP Fighting Maroons? Its putsch in the UAAP was carefully plotted since legendary coach Joe Lipa took over the coaching reigns in 1981. This began fierce onslaught only a year later when the Maroons made a rare march into the UAAP Finals against the UE, which boasted a fearsome shooter named Allan Caidic. Title contender Led by the high leaper, Vincent Albino, the Maroons made that shocking feat, yet succumbed to the Warriors’ fiery offensive and lost. But, UP showed nevertheless they had what it takes to be a title contender. And the rebuilding continued in 1983 when UP successfully recruited two big names in the NCAA--Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, stalwarts of the 1982 juniors champs San Beda Red Cubs. With Magsanoc directing plays and Altamirano scorching hot from all angles, UP further advanced in its ferocious plan of taking over the UAAP. But Glenn Capacio and Harmon Codinera of FEU frustrated the upstarts and dealt UP a painful loss in the Finals after being so close to winning the championship. Missing link Their frustration became deeply rooted as the Maroons stumbled the next couple of years finding that “missing link” to glory. And months after a dictatorship was toppled, UP’s powerful missing piece to its years of rebuilding came walking into the Maroon bench—the sensational 6’4” center Benjie Paras, also a hotshot alumnus of San Beda. Paras became the answered prayer since the Maroons had players with an average height of 6’1” at the time, surely a no-match against the burly inside operators of other UAAP teams. Now with a dominating center manning the paint, UP was set to finally chase that dream. And also they had an answer to the best big man of that era, Jerry Codinera, who had puzzled opponents with his shiftiness, defensive prowess (called the Defense Minister in the PBA), exceptional perimeter shooting, and versatility. Best starting five Also, UP has the best starting five in the league, all of them from that sensational Red Cubs basketball program concocted by coach Ato Badolato—Paras, Magsanoc, Altamirano, Joey Mendoza and Duane Salvatierra—with the sweet-shooting sixth man Joey Guanio, a rookie from La Salle Greenhills, providing added artillery and standout Ramil Cruz bringing in his outstanding all-around play. Despite this, however, their title shot wasn’t smooth sailing. Codinera and the Warriors defeated them twice in the eliminations and UE came close to a sweep that would automatically serve them the trophy. But a loss to rival FEU in the last game in the eliminations paved the way for UP, who landed second place after winning a knockout match against the Tamaraws, for that hard-earned slot in the finals. They were however saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Title hungry This didn’t matter to the Maroons, as their hunger for the title brought out the best in them. With thousands of UP supporters trooping to the ULTRA in October 1986, the Maroons were unstoppable. Using a merciless zone, the Maroons were able to stifle Codinera from doing his thing in the paint. This led to UP’s emphatic decisive win in Game 1, 86-75, that arranged a winner take-all championship match three days later. And, in that rubber match, with the whole venue filled with UP students and alumni, from students, faculty, administrators to virtually the entire political spectrum to even former Diliman Commune leaders in the 1970s all coming in droves to cheer them on, how can the Maroons fail them? Altamirano’s true worth From the first time the buzzer sounded, the Maroons never allowed the Warriors to even move an inch, with its prolific scorer Altamirano showing his true worth. After subbing for a fouled out Magsanoc with a good four minutes left to play in the match, Altamirano shone with his playmaking skills and blazing marksmanship with his 27 points leaving the Warriors with no room to breathe. He ended up the tournament MVP that year. Paras likewise prevailed in his giant duel with Codinera with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With an insurmountable lead going into the final seconds, and coach Lipa reaching to the sky in triumph, the buzzer sounded with UP winning by nine points, 98-89. More than a dream come true And their first UAAP title in 47 years is now in their hands, more than a dream come true for the national cage mentor and the UP community he served. It brought a startling “revolution” into fruition, with UP taking over the reigns of the UAAP. Unfortunately, however, the celebration was short-lived, with the Ateneo, La Salle, and UST dynastic runs succeeding their memorable feat. Now 32 seasons later, UP has a chance to finally taste that sweet, scintillating victory again......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 29th, 2018Related News

PCG to increase personnel for maritime security

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo AS part of its strategy to ensure maritime security, the Philippine Coast Guard will be increasing its personnel within the coastlines. Capt. Allan Victor Dela Vega, PCG commander of Western Visayas, said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has already approved the continuous recruitment of coast guard. “As of now […] The post PCG to increase personnel for maritime security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

City Council hears MORE plans

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo and Emme Rose Santiagudo MEMBERS of the Iloilo City Council will officially hear and see today a detailed presentation of the plans and programs of MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE.) MORE is in the process of being granted a legislative franchise that would allow the company to own, develop, operate […] The post City Council hears MORE plans appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Did BM Defensor take a swipe at colleague?

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo and Gail T. Momblan ILOILO third district Board Member Lorenz Defensor was befuddled when his colleague Nielo Tupas voted in favor of committee reorganization during their regular session on Nov 13, 2018. In voting for the revamp, Tupas did not mind losing the chairmanship of the powerful committee on appropriations which […] The post Did BM Defensor take a swipe at colleague? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

DEFENSOR LOSES BOARD MAJORITY: 9 board members vote for revamp

By: Gail T. Momblan and Francis Allan L. Angelo ILOILO Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. got a dose of his own “practical politics philosophy” as he lost his grip on the majority bloc at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan after all committee chairmanships were declared vacant during the regular session on Nov 13, 2018. The revamp is an omen […] The post DEFENSOR LOSES BOARD MAJORITY: 9 board members vote for revamp appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

NO SHOW: PECO snubs smooth transition meeting, says it will not sell assets

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo and Francis Allan L. Angelo THE power franchise tug-of-war in Iloilo City is not yet over. Panay Electric Co. (PECO) did not show up at the meeting of a technical working group (TWG) that will handle the transition works between PECO and MORE Electric and Power Co. which is poised to take […] The post NO SHOW: PECO snubs smooth transition meeting, says it will not sell assets appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Scores Affected by Flooding in Davao City

A river that overflowed caused flooding and affected more than a hundred families in Barangay Lasang here Tuesday. The Fatima River overflowed at about 4:30 a.m., inundating at least two sub-villages and displacing some 150 families, Lasang Barangay Chairman Allan Simu-ag said. Simu-ag said the residents were caught by surprise as the river has not […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Dutertes call Marinduque rep as next House Speaker | ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio endorsed Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as the next House Speaker......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Dutertes call Lord Allan Velasco as next House Speaker | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, called reelectionist Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. Vice President Leni Robredo says militarization of government is 'not the solution' to corruption in agencies such as the Bureau of Customs. Private messages from at least ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Paolo Contis admits not talking to daughters yet about their baby sister

As Paolo Contis and LJ Reyes are expecting a baby girl, some cannot help but wonder how his daughters with ex-wife Lian Paz could possibly feel about it. Contis admitted that he has not talked to his two girls about their soon-to-be sister, this he shared with reporters in a press conference for his new movie "Through Night and Day". The interview was posted by entertainment reporter Allan Diones on Youtube Tuesday, Oct. 30. "To be honest, I haven't talked to them personally," Contis admitted. He added that he is "hoping" he could see them soon. "Lahat naman'yan (All of that will come), in time. In God's time, magigingmaayos'yan (it will work out)," he remarked. Meanwhile, h...Keep on reading: Paolo Contis admits not talking to daughters yet about their baby sister.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 31st, 2018Related News

MPBL quartet to represent Philippines in 3x3 tourney in China

Big Boss Idol defeated Dasma Ballers 2, 21-16, to capture the 3x3 Golden League Manila 2018 crown last Sunday at the Ayala Circuit Mall in Makati City. The team of Cedrick Ablaza, Rhoy Cayanan, Jhapz Bautista, and Bhabap Sta. Maria took home USD $3,000 for winning the championship while also earning the right to represent the Philippines in the SINA 3x3 International Elite League slated November 13 to 17 in Beijing, China. Ablaza, Cayanan, Bautistam and Sta. Maria are also playing for the Makati Skyscrapers in the ongoing 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup. The Dasma Ballers went home with USD $2,000 for finishing first runner-up while Metro Star Realty took second runner-up honors for a USD $1,000 cash prize in the tournament with Allan Caidic as commissioner and Mediapro Asia and SINA as organizers. Big Boss Idol reached the finals after beating guest team Aba Prefecture of Tibet, 21-13, to arrange a championship match against Dasma Ballers 2, which defeated Metro Star Realty, 20-11, in the other semifinal bracket. League organizers are now looking forward to staging another edition of the tournament with plans to also bring the event in major cities outside Manila......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Mbappe stars again as PSG wins 2-0 at Marseille for 11th win

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Left out by his coach for disciplinary reasons, Kylian Mbappe watched his teammates struggle in the first half and then came off the bench to score as French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at rival Marseille on Sunday. Angel Di Maria, who grabbed PSG's injury-time equalizer on Wednesday in a 2-2 home draw with Napoli in the Champions League, set up Mbappe with a threaded pass behind the defense in the 65th minute. The France World Cup star sprinted clear before drilling a low shot into the bottom left corner for his 10th league goal in seven games. He found the net just four minutes after coming on, justifying his importance in an attack which has plundered 39 goals in 11 games. "A big team needs leaders and they need to make the difference," said Mbappe defiantly, after being dropped by coach Thomas Tuchel because he was late for the pre-match team talk. "I think I can fulfill that role." Tuchel stood by his decision to bench Mbappe and midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who was also late for the talk. "(It was) a disciplinary situation," the German coach said on Canal Plus television, confirming what happened. "We needed to do that." Mbappe helped create the second goal by finding Neymar with a pass behind the defense, and the Brazil forward's scuffed shot landed perfectly for Julian Draxler to slide home at the back post five minutes into injury time. It was defending champion PSG's 11th straight league win — matching English side Tottenham's run from the start of the 1960-61 season — and kept the team eight points ahead of second-place Lille. Marseille is 14 points behind in fifth spot. Marseille strangely played without a recognized center forward, yet had the better of the first-half chances at Stade Velodrome as PSG looked tame in attack without Mbappe. "They are very strong at home and they had several phases of play where we were in trouble," Mbappe said. "Credit to them. But we were able to respond." Still, PSG almost scored just before halftime when Di Maria's shot was cleared off the line by midfielder Kevin Strootman. At the start of the second half, some Marseille fans threw objects at Neymar when he took a corner from the left, but he did not seem worried and took it anyway as some stewards formed a shield around him. PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola made a good save to keep out midfielder Dimitri Payet's free kick early in the second half, and saved again from left back Jordan Amavi's dipping shot from the edge of the penalty area shortly after Mbappe's goal. ___ OTHER MATCHES Midfielder Wylan Cyprien's first goal of the season helped Patrick Vieira's Nice to a much-needed 1-0 win at Bordeaux. Cyprien scored in the 54th minute after being set up by pacey winger Allan Saint-Maximin. Bordeaux then hit the crossbar and Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez made a brilliant injury-time save to keep out a header from forward Andreas Cornelius. Vieira, a standout midfielder for France and Arsenal during his playing days, took charge this summer. His team has been inconsistent, with striker Mario Balotelli lacking match fitness and yet to find the net this season after scoring 18 league goals last season and 15 the season before. The win moved Nice up to 10th place after 11 matches, behind Reims on goal difference. Forward Remi Oudin also netted his first goal of the campaign as Reims won 2-0 at Rennes......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 28th, 2018Related News

Hair-raising experience for Glenda Garcia, Edgar Allan Guzman in Wish Ko Lang’s Halloween episode

Wish Ko Lang’s Halloween Special this Saturday (October 27) gave veteran actress Glenda Garcia quite a scare. To portray her character in the said special, Glenda had to lay down inside a real coffin. Her co-star, Kapuso actor Edgar Allan Guzman, meanwhile, showcased another facet of his acting skills as a spiritually-possessed son. The story […] The post Hair-raising experience for Glenda Garcia, Edgar Allan Guzman in Wish Ko Lang’s Halloween episode appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 26th, 2018Related News

Jollibee opens at GT Town Center

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres JOLIBEE recently opened its newest branch at the GT Town Center Pavia, Iloilo. The grand inaugural and blessing rites led by Rev. Fr. Boy Celis gathered stellar guests like Mayor Michael Gorriceta of Pavia. Franchisee Allan Ryan Tan and wife Maisie Tan with parents Don Alfonso and Helen Tan warmly welcomed […] The post Jollibee opens at GT Town Center appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2018Related News

Council claims victory in franchise tug-of-war

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo and Emme Rose Santiagudo “WE succeeded.” This was the claim of Iloilo City Councilor Joshua Alim in his privilege speech during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on Tuesday. Alim was alluding to the power franchise tug-of-war between Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Co. (MORE Power) […] The post Council claims victory in franchise tug-of-war appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2018Related News

Ecija town’s council bet shot dead

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija: A Sangguniang Bayan (municipal council) candidate in this town was killed by a lone gunman riding a motorcycle a few meters from his house on Friday afternoon. Allan Joson, 42, died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds, police reported. In 2016, Joson also ran but lost in the vice mayoral… link: Ecija town’s council bet shot dead.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

Nueva Ecija town council candidate gunned down

  CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---A candidate for councilor of San Antonio town in Nueva Ecija was shot dead near his house on Friday afternoon (Oct. 19), police said on Saturday (Oct. 20).   Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police chief said victim Allan Joson was shot dead by the still unidentified assassin in Barangay (village) Julo.     Corpus said the gunman fled aboard motorcycle following the shooting.   Corpus did not say if politics was behind Joson's murder. /muf      ...Keep on reading: Nueva Ecija town council candidate gunned down.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Edgar Allan Guzman, Kim Rodriguez: defend their love from engkanto in Wagas

Edgar Allan Guzman and Kim Rodriguez banner a mysterious love story in Wagas this Saturday (October 13). Trying to win the heart of someone you love is difficult enough when you have competition. But the playing field becomes more challenging when your rival turns out to be an engkanto—or a mythical environmental spirit. For Daniela […] The post Edgar Allan Guzman, Kim Rodriguez: defend their love from engkanto in Wagas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Edgar Allan and Kim defend their love from & lsquo;engkanto& rsquo; in Wagas

Edgar Allan and Kim defend their love from & lsquo;engkanto& rsquo; in Wagas.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesOct 12th, 2018Related News