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The capital of Batangas was once Taal. Then 1754 happened

Fearing for their lives, the surviving population came to abandon Taal which was compared to the biblical destruction of Sodom......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 15th, 2020

It turns out, not everyone needs face mask after Taal Volcano ashfall

MANILA, Philippines – A scientist from the University of the Philippines (UP) said consumers in Metro Manila might have unnecessarily panicked over the need for N95 masks after the Taal Volcano in Batangas started to  spew ash  on Sunday, January 12.  Despite the ashfall that spread from Batangas  to Calabarzon, the National Capital Region, the provinces of Tarlac ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

‘Contactless’ ticket sale eyed for PH ports

BATANGAS CITY — The government aims to upgrade the ticketing system across Philippine ports in a bid to modernize the cheapest and most accessible transportation between major islands in the country. Should the project materialize, boat passengers, normally traveling between islands and from the provinces to the country’s capital and who could not afford the […] The post ‘Contactless’ ticket sale eyed for PH ports appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

This is how a Batangas health, wellness resort is changing ‘hospitality’ landscape amid pandemic

After battling the tourism blow of the Taal volcano eruption last January, a health and wellness resort in Lipa, Batangas is now defying the odds of the COVID-19 pandemic with its continued medical service......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

COVID-19 cases climb past 224,000 as Metro Manila stays under GCQ

President Rodrigo Duterte kept partial restrictions in the capital region for a month starting Tuesday. Other areas under GCQ include Bulacan, Batangas, Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas and Bacolod City in Western Visayas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

20 quakes recorded at Taal Volcano

Twenty volcanic earthquakes were recorded at the Taal Volcano island in Batangas in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

WHAT IF Marck Espejo played for DLSU?

We all know what Marck Espejo brought to Ateneo when he donned the Blue Eagles jersey in the UAAP. He led the blue and white to three straight titles in five consecutive Finals appearances in indoor volleyball and captured Ateneo’s first and so far lone championship in beach volleyball. As a player, Espejo achieved a feat difficult to surpass if not replicate. A Rookie of the Year award, five straight Most Valuable Player honors aside from other individual accolades. The Marikina pride even registered the league’s most points in a game with 55 during his last tour of duty with the Blue Eagles in Season 80. Espejo’s impact left a lasting imprint not only to the Blue Eagles but also to the entire league. Arguably, his persona could even also be attributed to the renewed popularity of men’s volleyball in the country which for years failed to bask in the same limelight enjoyed by women’s play. Indeed, Ateneo found a precious gem in Espejo. But what if Espejo decided to take his talents to a different school? Let’s say, De La Salle University. After all the green and white was actually one of Espejo’s options heading into college. [Related story: DID YOU KNOW? Marck Espejo almost played for DLSU] If Espejo played for the Green Spikers, he would definitely be a game changer. The Ateneo-National University championship rivalry wouldn’t have happened. Instead, it would’ve been the Bulldogs and Green Spikers duking it out for the crown during Espejo’s UAAP stint.      “Kung sa amin siya naglaro panigurado malaki ‘yung impact sa team namin kasi alam naman natin si Marck malakas talaga siya kahit buong team kaya niyang dalhin,” former DLSU setter and now assistant coach Geuel Asia told ABS-CBN Sports. Asia, who played for the Green Spikers from Season 75 to Season 79, added that he’s very familiar with Espejo's game as they were teammates when the National Capital Region ruled the 2012 Palarong Pambansa in Lingayen, Pangasinan.       “So malakas ang impact niya sa DLSU kung sakali. Power and mind maglaro si Marck so malaki ang matutulong niya sa DLSU,” said the former national team playmaker and Espejo's Cignal HD Spikers teammate. "Fit din siya sa system. Kahit na anong sistema aayon sa kanya, magiging comfortable siya."  In fact, with him on board DLSU in Season 76, the Green Spikers might have even gotten a trip to the Final Four. The Green Spikers, who finished third n Season 75, were eliminated by Adamson University in the playoff for no. 4 spot the following season.  Imagine Espejo adding more firepower to DLSU, which already had Season 75 MVP Red Christensen, Raymark Woo, Aaron Calderon, Ralph Calasin and Philip Cerveza. “Sobrang lakas talaga kung nangyari ‘yung ganun. Kasi yun din time na yun malakas si Woo eh,” said Asia. With Espejo, who was second in scoring in his rookie year and was in the top 10 in spiking, blocking, service and digs, DLSU might not even need to go to the playoff for a semis spot. Heck, the Green Spikers might even land at no. 2 - just like how Espejo led Ateneo into the Finals in Season 76 to face NU – considering that Christensen, Woo and Cerveza that year were consistently producing big numbers and contributing well on defense.      Of course, that team would still find it difficult to surpass the powerhouse Peter Torres-led Bulldogs in the championship. But at least that would’ve given DLSU the much-needed championship experience. Let’s say Woo didn’t suffer a knee injury during the pre-season while playing in a ligang labas that forced him to sit out  year, then DLSU would have remained a solid contender in Season 77. There might even have been the possibility that the Green Spikers ended a decade-long title-drought that year as they would have been parading an experienced and solid lineup composed of Espejo, Woo, setters Brendon Santos and Asia, libero Jopet Movido, Calderon, Christensen, Mike Frey, Arjay Onia, Cris Dumago and Calasin. The possibility of DLSU winning another title or two in the next three seasons with Espejo at the helm might not be far from reality.    But then of course Season 80 would be a different story. That year the Green Spikers would’ve parted ways with most of its veterans leaving Espejo, Onia, Dumago and Frey leading a young team piloted by third year setter Wayne Marco.    Even if DLSU did manage to crawl its way back into the Finals in Espejo’s last year, it would be extremely difficult to hurdle the Bulldogs parading a tall and very talented crew led by ace hitter Bryan Bagunas, Kim Malabunga, Madzlan Gampong, James Natividad, Francis Saura, setter Kim Dayandante and libero Ricky Marcos.    But then again, a DLSU squad bannered by Espejo in the UAAP would have definitely been a sight to behold. Too bad we could only imagine the what ifs.   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Taal Volcano not acting up — Phivolcs

A weak steam emission was observed from Taal Volcano in Batangas yesterday, but it was not showing an increased level of activity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Aetas displaced by Taal eruption to continue lessons through hand-delivered modules

Despite the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, learning will continue for dozens of students of the Aeta community in San Luis, Batangas this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Golf clubs impose stricter measures

Splendido Taal Golf Club and Calatagan Golf Club, both in Batangas, are requiring guest players to accomplish a travel history form and will have to send a copy of their passports and/or ID cards indicating the date of birth, residence/address to prevent the risk of possible virus transmission......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

PCG: Fire hits cargo vessel off Batangas

THE Philippine Coast Guard reported on Monday that a fire hit a cargo vessel off Maricaban Island in Batangas. The incident happened at 4:53 a.m. The PCG said it received a distress call from BRP Tubbataha (MRRV 4001) that a fire incident was happening on M/V Moreta Venture. All officers and crew on board are […] The post PCG: Fire hits cargo vessel off Batangas appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

Netizens mistake lightning for Taal Volcano activity

A thunderstorm in Batangas caused some nearby residents to fear that lightning might be originating from Taal Volcano......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Batangas City named Philippine winner of WWF challenge

The capital city of Batangas province has been named the Philippine winner in the latest edition of the World Wide Fund for Nature One Planet City Challenge, joining national winners from 22 countries worldwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020

Heinous crimes

The crimes committed in these cases happened when death as a capital punishment was not yet abolished......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Volcano-tectonic quakes jolt Batangas

Mild earthquakes shook parts of Batangas near Taal Volcano yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

1,700 matitigok sa NCR pag inalis agad ECQ – UP team

Inirekomenda ng isang team mula sa University of the Philippines na palawigin pa ang enhanced community quarantine sa National Capital Region, Batangas, Cebu, Zamboanga del Sur at Davao City para maiwasan ang malawakang hawaan ng COVID19 at huwag masayang ang mga nagawa na sa paglockdown ng maraming lugar......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Huwag mag-panic

Hindi pa man tuluyang nawawala ang naging epekto ng pagputok ng Bulkang Taal sa Batangas noong Enero, heto’t nahaharap na naman tayo sa isang kalamidad. Pero hindi gaya ng sa Batangas, lubhang malaki ang sakop ng nagbabadyang panganib, pandaigdig......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

PH Golf Tour cuts short Q-School

The Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc., acting on President Duterte’s directive raising the Code Alert System for COVID-19 to Code Red Sublevel 2 and placing the National Capital Region under “community quarantine” Thursday night, yesterday called off the final round of its 72-hole Qualifying School for local and foreign bidders at Splendido Taal Golf Club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Morilla, Lee seize control in Q-School

Francis Morilla banged in a late birdie at the front to save a 73 in tough conditions and wrest the halfway lead in the Philippine Golf Tour Qualifying School (local) at Splendido Taal Golf Club in Batangas yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Morilla, Lee ahead in PGT Q-School

Francis Morilla banged in a late birdie at the front to salvage a 73 in tough conditions and wrest the halfway lead in the Philippine Golf Tour Qualifying School at Splendido Taal Golf Club in Batangas yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Morilla, Lee seize control in PGT Q-School

Francis Morilla banged in a late birdie at the front to save a 73 in tough conditions and wrest the halfway lead in the Philippine Golf Tour Qualifying School (local) at Splendido Taal Golf Club in Batangas Wednesday. Morilla, who carded an eagle-spiked 70 in Tuesday’s opener of the 72-hole elims, appeared headed for a fumbling […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020