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Sacks of trash collected in Pasig clean-up drive

HUNDREDS of volunteers, including Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines John Holmes, joined hands Saturday to clean Pasig River, scooping up sacks of garbage. Various sectors joined the #Salikalikasan, a clean up drive hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA). Those who participated included Professional Women of AMCHAM (PWOA), a committee under the American Chambers [...] The post Sacks of trash collected in Pasig clean-up drive appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Espejo records 55 points, Ateneo forces decider

Marck Espejo is a monster. With the three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University’s back against the wall, Espejo rose to the occasion with a record-setting display of his offensive prowess, helping the Blue Eagles extend the Final Four series with a hard-earned 18-25, 25-13, 24-26, 25-23, 15-9, win over twice-to-beat Far Eastern University Saturday in the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.    The graduating four-time Most Valuable Player Espejo scored a jaw-dropping 55 points including 11 in the fifth set to break his previous high of 39 markers in a second round five-set loss to the Tamaraws, who swept the Katipunan-based squad in the elims.    Espejo had 47 attacks, six kill blocks and a pair of aces for Ateneo. John Rivera scored eight, Gian Glorioso got six while Chumason Njigha and Ron Medalla combined for 10 points for the Blue Eagles.  Game 2 is on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Espejo wreaked havoc in the fifth set and gave Ateneo an 8-5 lead. FEU closed the gap 8-9 before the Blue Eagles extended their advantage to 11-8 off an off the block kill by Espejo.  The Ateneo star finished off FEU with a thunderous spike to cap the Blue Eagles' closing 4-1 assault.  Espejo brought the Blue Eagles back into life in the fourth set with his powerful smashes as Ateneo overhauled an early 8-11 deficit. Ateneo went ahead 23-20 before FEU scored two straight to draw close, 23-22.  Espejo put the Blue Eagles at set point off a spike before the Tams saved a point but the Ateneo ace hammered an attack to put the match into a decider.       FEU took a 2-1 match lead after hanging tough late in the third frame. The Tams after a disappointing second set trailed early in the frame before making a run for a 20-20 deadlock. Redijohn Paler broke a 23-23 tie with a hit off a combination play before Espejo forced an extension with a kill of his own. Jude Garcia scored on an attack before Ateneo’s John Rivera sent his attack straight to the net as the Blue Eagles surrendered the third set.                        JP Bugaoan and Garcia each had 15 points while Paler had 12 markers for the Tams.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 21st, 2018Related News

Malabon, Valenzuela outplay MBT rivals

MALABON and Valenzuela took different paths before beating their respective rivals in the 2018 Metro Manila Sportsfest basketball tournament at the Oreta Sports Complex in Malabon last Thursday. Ren Cobie Tolentino fired 23 points on 11-of-17 shooting to lead Malabon to a 95-72 win over defending champion Marikina, while John….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 20th, 2018Related News

DAR to assess parts of Boracay that can be subjected to land reform

Patches of agricultural land in Boracay with an estimated total of four hectares will be assessed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ahead of the island closure. DAR secretary John R. Castriciones will hold an official investigation from April 24 to 25 to validate if the reported agricultural land can be subjected to land […] The post DAR to assess parts of Boracay that can be subjected to land reform appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 20th, 2018Related News

DAR to hold on-site evaluation of Boracay

AGRICULTURAL land in Boracay with an estimated total of four hectares will be assessed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ahead of the island closure, the agency said in a press briefing on Friday, April 20. Agrarian Reform Undersecretary David D. Erro said on Friday Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones will conduct an […] The post DAR to hold on-site evaluation of Boracay appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 20th, 2018Related News

Glue guys EJ Agbong, Jason Celis complete Letran’s retooling

Colegio de San Juan de Letran is now stepping outside the Walls of Intramuros to get new weapons for its arsenal. Chiang Kai Shek standouts EJ Agbong and Jason Celis are set to be the newest Knights, providing much more firepower for a crew that is nothing but ready to do battle in the looming NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The two players were key cogs in the Blue Dragons’ championship run in the 2018 Metro Manila Basketball League. There, alongside John Galinato, they bested powerhouse San Beda High School. Agbong is a 6-foot-2 forward who is the ultimate glue guy, doing whatever it is his team needs from him. He has also proven to be a terrific leader, never failing to vocal with his troops. Meanwhile, Celis is a 5-foot-9 guard who is more known for his scoring, but is also more than capable of doing the little things. Both of them will be given much-needed time to grow with the former backing up Bong Quinto and the latter backing up JP Calvo. Looking at the big picture, Agbong and Celis’ commitment is a welcome sign for Letran, a school which has traditionally not recruited talents fresh out of high school unless they come from its Juniors program. The Knights’ most recent prized prospects from high school were all once Squires – from Mark Cruz to Rey Nambatac and from Quinto to Jerrick Balanza. Now with the San Miguel Corporation behind their backs, though, change has seemingly come. Aside from solid recruits in Agbong and Celis, also already in Intramuros are talented transferees Bonbon Batiller, Christian Fajarito, Larry Muyang, and Fran Yu. They will round out a raring and ready core of Quinto, Balanza, Jeo Ambohot, and JP Calvo. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 19th, 2018Related News

High hopes for CSJP

COLLEGE of Saint John Paul, the back-to-back champion in the Rizal Technological Vocational Schools Association (RTVSA), is moving up. To be handled by former University of Manila standout Amante “Kiko” Flores, the CSJP Mighty Lions will bring their acts to the coming 2018 MBL Open basketball championship starting next week….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 18th, 2018Related News

DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

By Ian Harrison, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), taking a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Kyle Lowry had 13 points and a career playoff-high 12 assists as Toronto set team playoff records for points in a quarter, a half, and a game. C.J. Miles scored 18 points, Delon Wright had 11 and Serge Ibaka 10 for the Raptors, who snapped an NBA-worst 10-game  losing streak in Game 1's with a 114-106 win on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Toronto, which made a team playoff record 16 three-pointers Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), connected on 12-of-32 from long range in Game 2, making only one in the second half. John Wall scored 29 points, Mike Scott had 20 and Ty Lawson 14 for the Wizards, who host Game 3 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Wizards guard Bradley Beal missed 8-of-11 shots and finished with nine points. Beal had more fouls in the first half (three) than made baskets (two). Trailing 100-90 to begin the fourth quarter, the Wizards cut it to 108-103 with 7:52 left on back-to-back three-pointers by Scott and Lawson, and a pair of free throws from Wall. Miles stopped the run with a long three, Toronto's only one of the second half, and the Raptors put it away with a 17-4 spurt over the next four minutes. The sellout crowd roared when DeRozan forced a turnover and saved the ball from going out of bounds, then passed to Lowry who fed Wright for an alley-oop dunk with 3:38 left, putting Toronto up 125-107. Raptors guard Fred VanVleet returned after sitting out Game 1 because of a bruised right shoulder, but looked rusty in three minutes of action at the start of the second quarter, airballing a shot and mishandling a pass before being replaced by Lowry. VanVleet did not play in the second half. Toronto set a team playoff record with 44 points in the first quarter, including 13 from DeRozan, and led 44-27 after one. All five starters made at least one three-pointer as the Raptors shot 7-for-13 from long range. Washington coach Scott Brooks called two timeouts to try and slow Toronto, to little effect, while Wizards guards Wall and Beal each picked up two early fouls, forcing them to the bench. Miles made three three-pointers and scored 11 points in the second and DeRozan added seven as Toronto broke its playoff record for points in a half by taking a 76-58 lead at halftime. Wall scored 14 points in the third while Toronto shot 0-for-7 from three-point range, allowing the Wizards to cut it to 100-90 heading to the fourth. TIP-INS Wizards: Wall went 11-for-11 at the free throw line. ... Ian Mahinmi was called for a flagrant foul on a driving Ibaka in the second. ... Lawson made his Wizards debut in the first, replacing Wall. Raptors: DeRozan also had 37 against Cleveland in the second round last year. ... The Raptors used 13 players. ... Toronto's previous high for points in a quarter of a playoff game was 39, set against Orlando in 2008. Their previous high for points in a half was 63, set against Miami in 2016. ... The Raptors had 10 assists on 16 made baskets in the first. ... Valanciunas had eight rebounds in the opening quarter. ... The Raptors also took a double-digit lead in the first quarter of Game 1. ... Coach Dwane Casey celebrated his 61st birthday. UP NEXT Game 3 is Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Washington......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 18th, 2018Related News

Carpenter dies in Laguna grenade blast

A 57-year-old carpenter died when a MK2 fragmentation hand grenade exploded in his house in Bgy. Cabanbanan, Pagsanjan, Laguna, Monday night. Acting Laguna police director Senior Supt. Kirby John Kraft identified the victim as Nelson Romulo, alias Arnel Romulo, carpenter, of Ilayang Yuni, Bgy. Gapang San Francisco, Quezon, and presently….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 17th, 2018Related News

Valenzuela, ‘Manda’ outplay opponents

VALENZUELA rallied from a 14-point deficit to surprise Manila, 53-51, while Mandaluyong leaned on a hot start to crush Quezon City, 74-58, in the 2018 Metro Manila Sportsfest basketball tournament at the Caloocan Sports Complex. Ivan Railey Salinel finished with 17 points and 21 rebounds, John Cris Yambao added 10….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 17th, 2018Related News

Ex-SAF chief sacked as Ombudsman probe pushes forward

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Police Director Benjamin Lusad, former Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) chief has been sacked from his current post at the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations – Southern Luzon. This was announced by PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao on Tuesday, April 17 in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 17th, 2018Related News

In rap milestone, Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music

NEW YORK, United States --- Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African American experience. With the Pulitzer, the 30-year-old from the historically deprived Los Angeles community of Compton joins the leagues of celebrated American composers such as Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and John Adams. The Pulitzer board, which also awards literature and journalism, gave Lamar the prize for "DAMN.," an exploration of a classic hip-hop sound for an artist who has shifted gears musically with each album. In its announcement, the Pulitzer board described "DAMN." as "a virtuos...Keep on reading: In rap milestone, Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 17th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Top performers after the elims (men s)

As expected four-time Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo’s stellar play the whole UAAP Season 80 reflected on the statistics. The three-time champion Ateneo de Manila University hitter dominated three offensive skill categories strengthening his bid for an unprecedented fifth top individual award in the sport. Espejo’s explosiveness on offense was in full display the whole elimination round as he led the scoring department with 317 points or an average of 22.6 markers per outing. He accumulated his total points off 268 attacks, 27 kill blocks and 22 service aces. Espejo was 57 points clear of closest rival National University star Bryan Bagunas, who had 260 points (213 kills, 28 kill blocks, 19 aces). Behind Bagunas were De La Salle University teammates Arjay Onia, who posted 245 points (217 kills, 16 kill blocks, 12 aces), and Raymark Woo, who collected 216 points (179 kills, 20 kill blocks, 17 aces) followed by Adamson star Paolo Pablico’s 215 points (190 kills, 18 kill blocks, 17 aces). Espejo also led the league in attack efficiency with an impressive 50.09% success rate ahead of Far Eastern University’s JP Bugaoan (48.57%), Bagunas (45.71%), NU’s James Natividad (44.16%) and Onia (40.94%). It was Espejo again who landed on top of the ranking in service aces as he averaged 0.44 service winner per set followed by Bagunas (0.37), Woo (0.33), Wendel Miguel of University of the Philippines (0.25) and Timothy James Tajanlangit (0.24) of University of Sto. Tomas. UST’s Jayvee Sumagaysay topped the blocking department with an average of 0.78 per set ahead of Buagaoan (0.75), NU’s Kim Malabunga (0.73), Ateneo’s Gian Glorioso (0.62) and Adamson’s Royce Bello (0.60). Blue Eagles setter Ish Polvorosa led all playmakers with an average of 10.74 excellent sets per frame. Behind him were La Salle’s Wayne Marcos (8.96), Kim Dayandante of NU (8.69), Tajanlangit (8.00) and Jerahmeel Baldelovar (7.75). Lording over the digs department was Jopet Movido with an average of 4.27 digs per set. Adamson’s Rence Melgar was at second with 4.18 digs per frame followed by John Miguel Nasol of UP (3.73), Manuel Sumanguid of Ateneo (3.56) and Ricy Marcos of NU (3.24). Tamaraws libero Rikko Mamerto topped the reception efficiency with a 68.80% rate to edge Melgar (60.40%), UST’s Lester Sawal (60.21%), Espejo (59.12%) and Sumanguid (58.59%).     ---       Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Woman killed over debt

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — A woman on Saturday was stabbed dead over a debt. Naneth Lianos Rodriguez, 46, of Bgy. Majada-In, Calamba City, Laguna died on the spot from multiple stab wounds. Suspect, John Eric Villanueva, 37, a native of Mataas na Lupa, Taysan, Batangas, escaped after the knife attack.….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia --- A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwestern Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his legs, an official and a witness said. Alejandro Travaglini was surfing at Gracetown around 8 a.m. when he was attacked, St. John Ambulance spokesman Dennis Bertoldo said. The Argentinian-born 37-year-old was treated on the beach by paramedics before he was flown by helicopter 250 kilometers (160 miles) to a hospital in the city of Perth, Bertoldo said. The hospital described the victim's condition as stable. The attack prompted the World Surf League to postpone the nearby Margaret River Pro international surfing contest for abo...Keep on reading: Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 16th, 2018Related News

Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up

NEW YORK --- John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say "I do." BellatweetedSunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy. The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling match. They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews. Cena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting, appearing in movies like "Trainwreck" and the new R-rated comedy "Blockers." Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called "Total Bellas" with her twin sister, Brie. Us Weekly was first to report the breakup....Keep on reading: Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 16th, 2018Related News

Sapian has new vice mayor

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The town of Sapian, Capiz has new vice mayor following the untimely death of Vice Mayor Cris Marcelino Obordo due to cardiac arrest in Iloilo City on April 6, 2018. On April 10, Sapian Mayor Arthur John Binas administered the oath of senior Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member […] The post Sapian has new vice mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

VJ Suba bags Super Karting first leg title

VJ Suba pipped prodigious female karter Bianca Bustamante and fierce rival John Dizon in the final race to top the ROK GP Senior Petron Blaze 100 class in the first leg of the 2018 Petron Super Karting Series at Carmona Race Track in Cavite recently......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Shootings mar start of poll season

Shootings and violations of the gun ban marred the first day of the election season, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The police said two shooting incidents were reported in the provinces of Cavite and Romblon. PNP spokesman Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said Leonilo Arbonido, 59, chairman of Barangay Julugan 6 in Tanza, Cavite, [...] The post Shootings mar start of poll season appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Apr 15th, 2018Related News

SP cites ‘math wonder twins’

BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod has commended the Grade 6 twins from St. John Institute (SJI) for bagging the championship medal in a national mathematics competition. Christian Jacob Yap and Christopher James Yap were honored by the SP during its regular session April 11 for being the first placers in the […] The post SP cites ‘math wonder twins’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsApr 15th, 2018Related News