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22 Mina villages will be declared ‘drug-cleared’

All 22 barangays of Mina town in Iloilo will be formally declared as drug-cleared on June 19, 2018. This, after the Regional Oversight Committee declared all barangays in Mina as illegal drug-free, according to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) assistant regional director Thessa Albano. The committee is comprised of the regional directors of PDEA, Philippine […] The post 22 Mina villages will be declared ‘drug-cleared’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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

Sanitary landfill is not a dumpsite – PENRO

THE Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Iloilo said the public should understand the importance of a sanitary landfill. Senior Environmental Management Specialist Mitzi Peñaflorida said a sanitary landfill is different from a dumping site. The PENRO officer made the statement in response to the adverse reaction of several residents in Mina, Iloilo […] The post Sanitary landfill is not a dumpsite – PENRO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 1st, 2018Related News

Dyke dominates UE as La Salle stays hot in Got Skills Summer Showcase

STANDINGS (Under-25) Arellano 4-2 Letran 4-2 NU 4-2 LPU 5-3 FEU 3-2 La Salle 3-2 UP 3-2 UE 4-3 MLQU 1-5 UA&P 0-8 Continuing to prove his worth, Mark Dyke led La Salle to its third win in a row in the 2018 Milcu Sports Basketball presented by Got Skills Adidas Summer Showcase at the expense of UE, 52-40, last Tuesday at the Trinity University Gym in Quezon City. The incoming second-year forward, who is back with the team after trying his luck in FEU late last year, imposed his will all throughout and outmuscled defenders Shannon Gagate and Reymark Acuno en route to a 17-point, 18-rebound double-double. La Salle took until the third quarter, however, to get going with transferee guard Jordan Bartlett providing the spark. With Bartlett setting the table and Dyke finishing things, the Green Archers outscored the Red Warriors, 28-11, in the second half to improve their standing to 3-2. Sparkplug guard Bartlett wound up with nine points while backcourt partner Donn Lim chipped in eight markers of his own. UE was paced by big man Acuno who collected 12 points and eight rebounds. They now stand at 4-3. Meanwhile, in a showdown between well-stocked programs, NU edged out Lyceum, 71-69. Former UAAP Juniors champion Karl Penano showed the way with 18 points and six rebounds as the Bulldogs rose to joint first-place at 4-2. Versatile wings Mike Malonzo and Robert Minerva flanked him with a combined 21 markers and 13 boards. The 5-3 Pirates had their three-game win run halted despite the best efforts of sweet-shooting forward Ralph Tansingco who had 16 points and five rebounds. In other results, Letran (4-2) also made its way onto a share of the top spot following a 67-65 victory versus Arellano (4-2) while FEU (3-2) dragged down UP (3-2) in the standings with a 56-53 win. The Adidas Summer Showcase resumes on Tuesday still at the Trinity University Gym featuring a duel between Letran and FEU. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME NU 71 – Penano 18, Malonzo 11, Minerva 10, Morido 10, Salim 6, Chatman 6, Flores 5, Atienza 3, Sistoza 2, Puray 0 LYCEUM 69 – Tansingco 16, Pretta 13, Navarro 10, Ibanes 9, Pericas 8, Japzon 3, Mahinay 2, Remulla 2, Serrano 2, Guinto 2, Valencia 2, Caduyac 0, Cinco 0, Longalong 0, Barbero 0 QUARTER SCORES: 15-18, 33-35, 51-54, 71-69 SECOND GAME LETRAN 67 – Mina 22, Cordero 12, Sangalang 10, Pascual 8, Solera 6, Pambid 4, Domingo 2, Favilla 2, Ular 1, Pamulaklakin 0, De Villa 0, Labrador 0 ARELLANO 55 – Baila 11, Meca 10, Chavez 7, Alban 6, Dela Cruz 4, Sacramento 4, Labarda 4, Alcoriza 3, Concepcion 2, Filart 2, Sera Josef 2, Abdurasab 0, Ongolo-Ongolo 0, Codinera 0, Abanes 0, Cahigas 0 QUARTER SCORES: 16-13, 33-32, 52-42, 67-55 THIRD GAME FEU 56 – Jopia 9, Tuffin 8, Tempra 7, Abarrientos 6, Casino 6, Gonzales 5, Alas 3, Roman 2, Tchuente 2, Laigo 2, Senining 2, Celzo 2, Gloria 2, Davis 0, Ferrer 0, Gabane 0 UP 53 – Longa 11, Gomez de Liano 10, Battad 9, Espanola 8, Tungcab 4, Santiago 2, Madrigal 0, Gozum 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-13, 27-19, 46-37, 50-50, 56-53 (OT) FOURTH GAME LA SALLE 52 – Dyke 17, Bartlett 9, Lim 8, Pastor 7, Manaytay 4, Corteza 2, Manuel 2, Tolentino 2, Bongay 1, Cu 0, Alcala 0, Escandor 0 UE 40 – Acuno 12, Sobrevega 8, Conner 5, Amora 5, Guion 4, Manalang 3, Strait 3, Gagate 0, Dimayuga 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-16, 24-29, 41-38, 52-40.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 1st, 2018Related News

Lyceum sails to third straight win in Got Skills Summer Showcase

STANDINGS (Under-25) Arellano 4-1 UP 3-1 LPU 5-2 UE 4-2 Letran 3-2 NU 3-2 FEU 2-2 La Salle 2-2 MLQU 1-5 UA&P 0-8 Following back-to-back convincing victories versus tough foes, Lyceum is first to five wins in the 2018 Milcu Sports Basketball presented by Got Skills Adidas Summer Showcase. The Pirates dealt the first defeat to the University of the Philippines, 63-58, a week ago at the FEU Gym in Morayta, Manila before outlasting Letran, 91-87, in double-overtime last Friday at the same venue. With key cogs CJ Perez, MJ Ayaay, and Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee still sidelined, Lyceum showed off its depth in both games en route to a 5-2 standing in the tournament. Against the erstwhile unbeaten Fighting Maroons, it was spitfire guard Casper Pericas who showed the way with a team-high 10 points on top of six rebounds and three assists. Wing players Yang Remulla and Ian Japzon also added nine markers apiece. Carl Lumbao and Spencer Pretta then took charge against the Knights as the Pirates battled back from 11 points down to begin the final frame. Sweet-shooting forward Lumbao scored 21 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, and three assists while Pretta also had 20 markers to his name all while fronting the charge in the extra periods. With back-to-back wins, Lyceum now finds itself at solo third in the standings. Meanwhile, Arellano U bounced back from its first loss in the tournament by routing University of Asia & the Pacific by 43 points, 81-37. Gunslinger Rence Alcoriza led the scoring parade with 17 points while forwards Maui Serajosef and Harry Dumagan merged for 25 markers and 10 rebounds as the Chiefs registered its league-leading fourth win in five games. In other results, UE powered through Manuel L. Quezon University, 51-43, to improve to 4-2. NU then added to the woes of the Stallions with a big-time 81-39 win that hikes its record to 3-2. With their respective losses, UP slipped to 3-1, Letran fell to 3-2, MLQU dropped to 1-5, and UA&P remained winless in eight games. The Summer Showcase resumes on Tuesday at the Trinity University Gym with showdowns between 3-1 UP and 2-2 FEU, 5-2 Lyceum and 3-2 NU, as well as 4-2 UE and 2-2 La Salle. BOX SCORES MAY 25 GAMES FIRST GAME LPU 91 – Lumbao 21, Pretta 20, Ibanez 10, Caduyac 10, Tansingco 10, Mahinay 8, Japzon 7, Longalong 3, Guinto 2, Barbero 0, Valencia 0 LETRAN 87 – Pambid 22, Mina 20, Caralipio 13, Solera 11, Domingo 6, Pascual 6, Decapia 5, Gonzales 2, Ular 2, Pamulaklakin 0, Labrador 0 QUARTER SCORES: 8-16, 25-29, 40-51, 68-68, 78-78 (1OT), 91-87 (2OT) SECOND GAME ARELLANO 81 – Alcoriza 17, Dumagan 14, Serajosef 11, Cahigas 8, Concepcion 8, Abdurasab 6, Baila 6, Santos 5, Codinera 4, Labarta 2, Filart 0, Sacramento 0 UA&P 38 – Navarro 10, Gutierrez 8, Real 8, Levy 6, Bautista 3, Panteleon 2, Santiago 1, Chotrani 0, Mallero 0 QUARTER SCORES: 28-10, 42-16, 59-26, 81-38 MAY 24 GAME NU 81 – Malonzo 14, Diputado 11, Flores 11, Minerva 10, Yu 7, Penano 6, Abatayo 6, Atienza 5, Rangel 4, Oczon 3, Puray 2, Cauilan 2, Salim 0, Sistoza 0 MLQU 39 – Sual 17, Peralta 7, Gula 6, Pastor 4, Fabila 2, Jamila 2, Alimasa 1, Hermoso 0, Zulueta 0, Teobengco 0, Yutuc 0, Nicolas 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-6, 35-19, 55-33, 81-39 MAY 20 GAMES FIRST GAME LPU 63 – Pericas 10, Remulla 9, Japzon 9, Navarro 8, Mahinay 8, Longalong 7, Ibanez 6, Liwag 4, Guinto 2, Valencia 0 UP 58 – Longa 12, Tungcab 11, Kamga 9, Gomez de Liano 8, Espanola 6, Santiago 4, Battad 3, Madrigal 3, Malingin 2, Ong 0, Ollano 0 QUARTER SCORES:11-16, 37-27, 48-48, 63-58 SECOND GAME UE 51 – Amora 12, Dimayuga 7, Antiporda 7, Bartolome 5, Baliao 5, Torribo 4, Manalang 3, Beltran 3, Callejo 3, Gallardo 2, Guion 0, Abella 0, David 0, Encelan 0, Tanedo 0 MLQU 43 – Sual 13, Zulueta 9, Pastor 6, Gula 5, Jamila 4, Teobengco 3, Peralta 2, Fabila 1, Alimasa 0, Hermoso 0 QUARTER SCORES: 6-8, 17-24, 40-31, 51-43.....»»

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

Bagong isyu kay Ara, parang script ng pelikula

Rebelasyon ang isa sa recent posts sa Instagram ng columnist/talent manager na si Lolit Solis tungkol kay Ara Mina. Diumano, nabuking ng kaibigan na nakikipag-text siya sa mister nito. Ayon sa post ni ’Nay Lolit, invited si Ara sa isang affair at kumuha sa audience ng makakasamang kumanta. Normal na….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2018Related News

Filipino nurse stabbed while on duty in Saudi Arabia

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia was stabbed by a local there while on duty, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Sunday night, May 20. According to the DFA, 29-year-old emergency room nurse Rolando Mina sustained multiple stab wounds on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Saudi man stabs Filipino nurse on duty in private hospital

A Filipino nurse working in Saudi Arabia is now in stable condition after being stabbed several times by a Saudi national, according to a statement issued on Sunday by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Emergency room nurse Rolando Mina, 29, was on duty in a private hospital when he was attacked by a 22-year old Saudi man for a still unknown reason. The attack was recorded by the hospital's closed circuit television system. The attacker, whom the DFA statement did not identify, was immediately arrested. The Philippine Consulate in Jeddah dispatched case officers to assist Mina and coordinate with Saudi authorities who are handling the case. Consul General Edgar Bada...Keep on reading: Saudi man stabs Filipino nurse on duty in private hospital.....»»

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

Letran, Sky Cable Iloilo win Gov’s Cup openers

LETRAN Knights and Sky Cable Iloilo made emphatic debuts in the opening day of the Iloilo Governor’s Cup National Invitational Basketball Championships as they blasted their respective opponents at the Mina covered gym, May 17, 2018. The visiting Letran Knights easily disposed of Mapua Cardinals in the first game, 91-74. Jerrick Balanza provided the sparks […] The post Letran, Sky Cable Iloilo win Gov’s Cup openers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2018Related News

35 killed, 27 wounded in ‘peaceful’ elections

Despite incidents of violence before and during the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, officials said voting was 'relatively peaceful.' As of Monday afternoon, the Philippine National Police had received reports of 47 violent incidents since the election period began on April 14. Thirty-five persons were killed and 27 wounded. In Sultan Kudarat province, a reelectionist village chair in the coastal town of Palimbang was shot dead on Sunday. Mustre Aguib, 51, of Barangay Mina, was driving his motorbike on his way home when gunmen flagged him down and shot him dead, according to Senior Insp. Carl Jayson Baynosa, police chief of Palimbang. In Opol town, M...Keep on reading: 35 killed, 27 wounded in ‘peaceful’ elections.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 15th, 2018Related News

Community opposes planned sanitary landfill

A GROUP of residents in Barangay Janipa-an West in Mina, Iloilo have expressed opposition to the planned sanitary landfill in their village. In a petition letter, they have asked Gov. Arthur D. Defensor Sr. to step in and evaluate the project, which they claim “will bring harm more than benefits.” They said while the landfill […] The post Community opposes planned sanitary landfill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 13th, 2018Related News

Residents nix sanitary landfill in Mina village

SEVERAL residents of Brgy. Janipa-an West in Mina, Iloilo oppose the establishment of a sanitary landfill in their village. In a petition letter addressed to Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., the residents appealed to the provincial government to take a look at the project which they claim “will bring harm more than benefits.” They expressed concern […] The post Residents nix sanitary landfill in Mina village appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2018Related News

2018 WORLD CUP: Since 2014 highs, a struggle for Colombia, James

By Jairo Anchique, Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has a lot to live up to in Russia after providing one of the standout moments of the last World Cup. James Rodriguez was catapulted to football stardom when he took the ball on his chest and swiveled before smashing a volley in off the underside of the bar in the Maracana against Uruguay. It helped to secure Colombia's spot in the quarterfinals in 2014 — and ultimately a move to Real Madrid. But James has struggled to live up to the highs of Brazil, where he scored a tournament-leading six goals. He struggled to make an impact in Spain and has been trying to regain form ahead of this World Cup at Bayern Munich. It was a struggle, too, for Colombia to even qualify for a second straight World Cup with a spot only sealed in the last match. It enables Radamel Falcao to finally appear at football's biggest event after missing the trip to Brazil with a left knee injury. Here's a closer look at the Colombia team: COACH Jose Pekerman has spent six years in charge of Colombia, following successes with his native Argentina. He guided Argentina to under-20 world titles in 1995, 1997 and 2001 and then guided the senior squad to the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, where it lost to host Germany in a penalty shootout. Pekerman has long had close ties to Colombia: He played with Independiente Medellin in the 1970s and Vanessa, his eldest daughter, was born in the capital in 1975. GOALKEEPERS David Ospina is the undisputed choice to top the team sheet, despite being restricted to playing in cup competitions for Arsenal while Petr Cech starts English Premier League matches. Camilo Vargas, who plays for Deportivo Cali in Colombia, is Ospina's understudy, just like at the 2014 World Cup. Jose Fernando Cuadrado, who also plays at home for Once Caldas, is also set to make the cut. DEFENDERS Pekerman has been forced to reshape the defense due to the retirement of Mario Alberto Yepes and the trio of Pablo Armero, Camilo Zuniga and Carlos Valdes losing form and fitness. But quality center backs have broken through: Yerry Mina of Barcelona, Oscar Murillo of Mexican side Pachuca and Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham. Cristian Zapata is set for a second World Cup, along with right back Santiago Arias. Frank Fabra has taken the place of Armero on the left. MIDFIELD James, Juan Cuadrado of Juventus and Carlos Sanchez of Fiorentina are set for a second World Cup. Edwin Cardona, Mateus Uribe, Wilmar Barrios, Giovanni Moreno and Juan Fernando Quintero are other options. The goals of the flyers were vital when the attackers spent about a year without converting. FOWARDS Falcao is the only striker who looks certain of a starting spot while Duvan Zapata, Luis Fernando Muriel, Carlos Bacca, Miguel Angel Borja, Duvan Zapata and Yimmi Chara are competing for the remaining places. Pekerman tends to go for a lone strike either in 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1 formations. GROUP GAMES Colombia opens Group H on June 19 against Japan, plays the second game near its Kazan base against Poland on June 24, and concludes against Senegal on June 28......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 2nd, 2018Related News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Resorts lost P6.5M due to Boracay row (1997)

[Published on BusinessWorld, August 7, 1997] By Eduardo L. Jalbuna ILOILO — Boracay resort operators had incurred losses amounting to P6.5 million as a result of reports of unsafe water in and around the island. In a report dated last July 25 to Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor, Department of Tourism Region 6 director Edwin Trompeta […] The post FROM THE ARCHIVES: Resorts lost P6.5M due to Boracay row (1997) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceApr 26th, 2018Related News

JM De Guzman, Barbie Imperial team up in PHR presents ‘Araw Gabi’

        Award-winning Kapamilya actor JM De Guzman is poised for a major television comeback opposite newest Kapamilya leading lady Barbie Imperial via upcoming Precious Hearts Romances series "Araw Gabi."   "Araw Gabi" unveils yet another compelling love story packed with love, sensuality, mystery and suspense.   The cast is a stellar ensemble of seasoned actors including Rita Avila, Ara Mina, Vina Morales, Candy Pangilinan, Dennis Padilla, Jane Oineza, Ysabel Ortega, Paulo Angeles, Joshua Colet, Victor Silayan and many others.   Imperial plays the role of Michelle, the girl with a bright, sunny and very positive dispo...Keep on reading: JM De Guzman, Barbie Imperial team up in PHR presents ‘Araw Gabi’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 24th, 2018Related News

Pimentel berates EU for ‘micromanaging’ Philippine affairs

A disappointed Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III berated the European Union (EU) again for meddling in Philippine affairs. In a interview aired over AM radio dwIZ on Satuday, Pimentel said the EU was "micromanaging" the Philippines. "Masyado naman tayong mina-micro manage ng mga Europeans," he said. "Gusto nila sila pa magpatakbo sa atin. Gusto nila sila pa mag-implement ng ating laws against illegal drugs. Pati pa yung mga Department of Justice natin kung sino gustong file-an na terrorists, sila pa rin magdedecide." [The Europeans are micromanaging us too much. They want to be the ones to run our country. They even want to implement our laws against illegal drug...Keep on reading: Pimentel berates EU for ‘micromanaging’ Philippine affairs.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 21st, 2018Related News

Perpetual, EAC forge NCAA men s beach volleyball title showdown

University of Perpetual Help duo Rey Taneo and Joebert Almodiel trounced Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede twice in the Final Four to clinch a return trip to the championship round against Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Joshua Mina and Paolo Cezar Lim in the 93rd NCAA men’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. Needing two wins to advance, Almodiel and Taneo pulled off 21-12, 21-14 and 23-21, 21-9 victories over Badua and Presnede to clinch the last slot to the knockout Final against Mina and Lim, who downed Letran’s Bobby Gatdula and Christopher Cistina, 21-9, 22-20, Saturday. The win thus gave the Las Pinas-based school a chance to claim a second straight title after Taneo and brother Relan won it all a season ago. “We hope to make my last season at Perpetual Help memorable with another championship,” said Taneo, the Finals MVP and one of the vital cogs in the Altas’ title run in NCAA indoor volleyball two weeks ago. For Mina and Lim, they hope to give EAC its very first men’s crown. In the women’s division, San Beda twins Maria Jeziela and Maria Nieza Viray turned back St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres, 21-18, 21-15, and EAC’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Medina dumped Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli, 21-18, 21-10, to arrange a title clash. The Virays will be looking at finally winning the title after two straight runner-up finishes while Lumbo and Medina aim to deny the former and win the championship themselves......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 3rd, 2018Related News

Viray twins power San Beda in elims sweep

San Beda University’s Jiezela and Nieza Viray routed Letran’s Miracle Mhae Mendoza and Charm Simborio, 21-15, 21-8, Friday to complete a nine-game elimination round sweep in the 93rd NCAA women’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. The Viray twins clinched a twice-to-beat advantage against St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres in the Final Four needing just a win to advance to the one-game championship match. Daguil and Torres made it through by beating San Sebastian’s Alyssa Eroa and Daurene Santos and Jose Rizal’s Shola Alvarez and Dolly Grace Versoza via tiebreak. Tied with 5-4 records, Daguil and Torres garnered 1.227 quotient points as against the 0.990 by Eroa and Santos and 0.817 by Alvarez and Verzosa. Emilio Aguinaldo’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Mariz Medina sealed the No. 2 seed and the other twice-to-beat edge with an 8-1 card and will play No. 3 University of Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli, who wound up with a 6-3 slate. The league has done away with the rule of a team advancing straight to the finals with an elims sweep. Paulo Cezar Lim and Joshua Mina of Emilio Aguinaldo College also swept the men’s side with nine wins and will play Letran’s Christopher Cistina and Bobby Gatdula, who edged CSB’s Isah Arda and Ruvince Arbot for the last spot to the Final Four. No. 2 and twice-to-beat Perpetual Help’s Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo tangle with Lyceum of the Philippines University tandem Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 2nd, 2018Related News

EAC clinches a Final Four spot, seizes solo lead

Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Paulo Cezar Lim and Joshua Mina turned back Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo of the defending champion Perpetual Help, 21-19, 21-17, Thursday to seize the solo lead and clinch the first Final Four spot in the 93rd NCAA men’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. It was the seventh straight win for Lim and Mina, who could advance straight to the best-of-three finals if they could sweep their last two outings against Lyceum of the Phl U, which was being played at press time, and Letran today. “We’re just focused on the game. We watched how they played and we already knew how we will beat them,” said Lim. Almodiel and Taneo, for their part, fell at joint second with the Pirates on 6-1 (win-loss) records in this event backed by Chigo Airconditioning, MTC & Infoworks, Crab & Belly, SBHATSVB, Subic Park Hotel, Bayfront Hotel, Terrace Hotel, SBMA, Balipure, Mikasa and Smart and sanctioned by Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. LPU’s Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede likewise absorbed their first defeat after falling to Isaah O’neal Arda and Ruvince Abrot, 21-12, 19-21, 15-17. In the women’s division, San Beda twins Maria Jeziela and Maria Nieza Viray overpowered EAC’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Mariz Medina, 21-6, 21-11, in a duel between unbeaten teams to zoom to the top with a perfect 6-0 mark. Lumbo and Medina skidded to 6-1 ahead of Jose Rizal’s Shola Alvarez and Mary Grace Rivera, who trounced LPU’s Bien Elaine Juanillo and Christine Miralles, 21-10, 21-15, and Perpetual Help’s Bianca Tripoli and Marijo Medalla, who bested St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres, 21-16, 21-15, with a 4-2 slate apiece......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 1st, 2018Related News

Sobrang hindi ko ma-explain, euphoric ang feeling -- Cesca Racraquin on San Beda earning first Finals trip

San Beda University skipper Cesca Racraquin rehearsed in her mind Thursday how she would react if the Lady Red Spikers booked a historic first Finals ticket in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition. The Season 92 Rookie of the Year could only bellow a loud shout, shed tears, and cover her face as teammate Joycee Baluarte ran towards her for a tight hug after University of Perpetual Help hitter Jowie Albert Verzosa sent her attack straight to the net. The Mendiola-based squad wrote history Friday when it booted the Lady Altas out of the Final Four in dominating fashion, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.  The best-of-three Finals series between San Beda and defending champions Arellano will begin on February 16. “Ecstatic, ecstatic talaga. Kagabi pa lang iniisip ko na anong magigig reaction ko kapag nanalo kami parang kagabi pa lang, actually buong araw kahapon, mina-mindset ko talaga ang game today,” said Racraquin, who scored all but one of her points off attacks while adding 12 excellent receptions. “Sobrang hindi ko ma-explain, euphoric ang feeling sobrang ‘Ahhh, di ako makapaniwala!’ Naiyak nga ako kanina,” added Racraquin, who led San Beda to its first championship stint since its volleyball program started back in 2007. Racraquin proved her leadership inside the court when she rallied her team from a 16-19 deficit to tie the frame at 21.  Nieza Viray, who finished with 16 points, put San Beda up with a through-the-block kill followed by an error by Perpetual that pushed the Lady Red Spikers’ lead to 23-21. The Lady Altas tied the frame at 23 before Satrianni Espiritu scored on a quick kill to put San Beda at match point. The Lady Red Spikers claimed the first championship seat when Verzosa’s attack went low. “Sa amin naman sa loob ng court, hindi na kami bago sa mga crucial na situations kapag naglalaro. So thankful ako na lumabas lahat ng maturity naming, lahat kami,” said Racraquin. “Ang sabi ko lang sa kanila, ‘Guys one at a time lang, kailangan aggressive pa rin tayo hindi porket nanalo tayo sa two sets ibibigay na natin sa kanila ang third,” she added. “Kailangan receive pa rin tayo and depensa, block, lahat. Kailangan maging aggressive pa rin tayo sa lahat ng gagawin natin, hindi pa to tapos meron pa tayong isa pang set."   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2018Related News

Ex-Edralins drummer dies in motorcycle crash

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Arthur "Buddah" Mina Jr, the former drummer of leading Baguio band The Edralins, died in a motorcycle crash last Thursday, January 25 in Phuket, Thailand. Mina, 35, was negotiating a curve aboard his motorcycle on Patak Road when he crashed into an incoming motorcycle driven by a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2018Related News