Philippines bags 20th gold, finishes fifth in Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR –  Paralympian Josephine Medina delivered Team Philippines its 20th and last gold, good for fifth overall  at the close of the ninth ASEAN Para.....»»

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Technical foul on coach energizes Tigresses to solo second

Sai Larosa was having for herself an off-game on Saturday at the MOA Arena to see University of Sto. Tomas fall behind to Far Eastern University. And then head coach Haydee Ong got was called for a technical foul at the most crucial of moments. Rallying around their head coach, the Tigresses came from behind to frustrate the Lady Tamaraws, 73-67, and claim solo second in the 80th Season of the UAAP Women’s Basketball Tournament. The ladies from Espana were trailing for majority of the matchup and still by eight, 57-65, inside the last four minutes. Things looked even worse as their mentor incurred a technical foul for continuous complaining. “I think nung na-technical ako, nabuhayan yung mga bata,” she said post-game. Indeed, taking the mantle of leadership right then and there, Larosa scored five of her 17 points in the last three minutes to spearhead her squad’s 16-2 fightback to end the game. “Si Larosa, the second half belonged to her and that turned the game over,” the head coach expressed. Larosa also collected 10 rebounds and three steals and was backstopped by Jhenn Angeles who scored 21 points. With the comeback win, UST now has sole possession of the second spot with a 3-1 record. This is already an improvement from a season ago where they only had two wins for all of the first round. For FEU, Valerie Mamaril topped the scoring column with 21 points. With ace scorer Precious Arellano held down to only nine points along with five turnovers, however, they dropped back onto a 2-2 standing. Meanwhile, De La Salle University has finally barged into the win column after downing University of the Philippines, 76-64. Riding the hot hands of Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan who had 17 and 16 points, respectively, the Lady Archers improved to 1-3. The Taft-based team also locked out of the win column the Lady Maroons who remain winless after four games. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME DLSU 76 – Torres 17, Dagdagan 16, Figueroa 9, Jimenez 8, Arciga 7, Del Campo 6, Castillo 5, Vergara 4, Paraiso 2, Nuñez 2, Javier. UP 64 – Esplana 19, Isip 10, Pesquera 8, Medina 7, Tan 7: Domingo 6, Bascon 4, Ordoveza 2, Gatpatan 1, Cruz, Rodas, Amar, Lapid, Viray, Ongsiako. QUARTER SCORES: 17-14, 41-26, 57-48, 76-64. SECOND GAME UST 73 – Angeles 21, Anies 18, Larosa 17, Isanan 8, Gandalla 6, Tortillo 2, Aujero 1, Rivera 0, Capilit 0, Penaflor 0, Jerez 0, Magat 0. FEU 67 – Mamaril 21, Quiapo 11, Arellado 9, Jumuad 9, Taguiam 7, Gerner 4, Balleser 4, Antiola 2, Bastatas 0, Payadon 0, Ouano 0, De Guzman 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-16, 35-32, 51-55, 73-67. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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Tamaraws book semis ticket

Far Eastern University continued with its winning ways and secured the second semifinals berth with a straight sets victory over the listless College of St. Benilde, 25-22, 27-25, 25-21, Monday in the men’s division of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Team captain Richard Solis led the way for the Tamaraws’ fourth win in a row in five outings with 17 points – all from attacks. FEU joined unbeaten and tournament-leading Ateneo de Manila University (5-0) in the best-of-three semifinals. John Paul Bugaoan scored 13 points while Redijohn Paler added 10 for the Morayta-based squad, who sent the reigning NCAA champion Blazers to their fourth loss in as many games. Mark Orian had 11 markers while Owen Bacani chipped in 10 for CSB, which was shown the exit door in the Final Four race. Meanwhile, National University snapped a two-game slump while adding more woes to University of Sto. Tomas, 25-21, 17-25, 27-25, 25-23, in the curtain-raiser. Fauzi Ismail scattered 19 spikes in the Bulldogs’ 60 attack points to finish with 21 markers. Bryan Bagunas had 15 points while James Natividad and Kim Malabunga scored 14 and 12, respectively, as NU evened its record to 2-2. The Bulldogs pulled the Tigers down to 2-3 slate and handed UST its third loss in a row. Arnold Bautista and Manuel Medina closed the match with 12 points each in a lost cause for the Espana-based squad, which failed to capitalize on NU’s 40 errors.           --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

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Medina eyes table tennis gold in KL Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR – Paralympics table tennis bronze medal winner Josephine Medina hopes to claim another medal in the ASEAN Para Games which begins tomorrow at th.....»»

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Paralympic table tennis bronze medal winner Josephine Medina is eyeing to continue her golden streak in the ASEAN Para Games as she.....»»

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – At least 400 people in Medina, Misamis Oriental have been affected with diarrhea since June 29......»»

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From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

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Hinuklog: Lenten tradition lives on in Medina town  

MEDINA, MIsamis Oriental (MindaNews/15 April) &'8212; Every Holy Week, everyone in this town from public officials, workers, professionals to student, don their costumes and become actors in the reenactment of the traditional Lenten presentation, “Hinuklog&'8221; (Reflection or Pagnilay-nilay). Even Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque comes home and dons his costume as a market vendor. “Eight years. [&'].....»»

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Residents and visitors watch the reenactment of Jesus Christ's last hours before he was nailed on the cross during the Hinoklog Lenten presentation in Medina, Misamis Oriental on Good Friday, 14 April 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

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