GSIS to face DOH on Sunday at UNTV Cup

UNTV News   •   November 11, 2017   •   5202

FILE PHOTO: GSIS Furies team defense during the game against the COA Enablers. On Sunday, the GSIS Furies will face the DOH Health Achievers on the 1st game (2pm) of the triple-header at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

The GSIS Furies is set to face the DOH Health Achievers in the first game on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center in the league of public servants, UNTV Cup.
Both teams have one win – two lost record.
Aside from the game this Sunday, both teams have two remaining games which they must win in order to advance to the second-round eliminations which begin on December 14.
Meanwhile, the DOJ Justice Boosters is adamant to bounce back and claim its second win after losing from two-time champion Judiciary Magis through a double overtime on October 29.
Despite the loss, DOJ head coach John Agbayani Jr. is satisfied with his cubs’ dedication and performance.
“Ang ganda ng laro eh… happy rin kami sa ipinakita ng DOJ team kasi lumaban kami hanggang dulo… so were happy ngayon na ang DOJ ngayon ay lumalaban,” Coach Agbayani said.
(The game was great… we’re also happy with the performance of the DOJ team because we really fought hard until the end… so we are really happy now that DOJ is really fighting.)
The DOJ team now beefs up training ahead of future games, with eyes on the quarter-finals.
“Every team naman ngayon sobrang hirap kalaban, eh. So every practice namin, we consider it talagang importante kasi ang hirap ng mga schedule ng players ko. So every time na nagpa-practice kami isinusulit talaga namin yung practice.”
(Every team now is too tough to beat. So in every practice session, we consider it very important because it’s hard to find time in their respected schedules. So when we’re in practice, we make sure that we make the most out of it.)
“Mahaba pa naman yung season so, hopefully makapag-adjust yung team… maka abot kami sa quarter finals.”
(The UNTV Cup Season 6 still has long way to go, hopefully we could still make some adjustments and qualify to the quarterfinals.)
The Justice Boosters will battle against PDEA Drug Busters on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

The DOJ has a 1-2 win-loss standing, while PDEA has not won any of its three games in the season. —  Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

Games Sunday (November 12)
 
Game 1: 2pm – DOH vs GSIS
Game 2: 3:30pm – PDEA vs DOJ
Game 3: 5pm – BFP vs AFP 
 
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

DOJ to charge Albayalde, ninja cops over 2013 drug raid in Pampanga

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 17, 2020

Former Philippine National Police chief, General Oscar Albayalde

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of charges against former Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde and 12 so-called ninja cops over the 2013 drug raid in Pampanga.

The DOJ has found probable cause to indict Albayalde and 12 others for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

In a statement on Thursday (January 16), the DOJ maintained that the said personalities are in “violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for persuading, inducing or influencing another public officer to perform an act constituting a violation of rules and regulations in connection with the official duties of the latter, and for causing any undue injury to any party, including the government.”

Albayalde, however, has been cleared of other charges, such as misappropriating confiscated drugs, falsifying public documents, and failure to prosecute police officers.

The 12 cops, on the other hand, will also be indicted for other charges including bribery, planting of evidence, as well as delay and bungling in the prosecution of drug cases.

The 12 police officers are Police Lt. Col. Rodney Raymundo Louie Juico Baloyo IV, Police Lt. Joven Bagnot De Guzman, Jr., Police Master Sgts. Jules Lacap Maniago, Donald Castro Roque, Ronald Bayas Santos, Rommel Muñoz Vital, Alcindor Mangiduyos Tinio, Eligio Dayos Valeroso, Dante Mercado Dizon; Police Staff Sgts. Dindo Singian Dizon, Gilbert Angeles De Vera, and Romeo Encarnacio Guerrero Jr.

The said officers were allegedly involved in seizing 200 kilos of illegal drugs during an anti-drug operation in Mexico, Pampanga in 2013.

In a statement, Albayalde welcomed the development and is confident that the truth will still prevail.

“I welcome this development as the chance to once and for all clear my name in the proper forum. Finally, I will have my day in court,” he said. “My conscience remains clear, and I am confident that the truth will bear me out in the end.”—AAC

BFP records zero firecracker-related fires in 2020 revelry

Maris Federez   •   January 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has recorded a zero firecracker-related fire in the country during the New Year revelry.

This is contrary to the period December 31, 2018 to January 1, 2019, wherein the BFP recorded four firecracker-related blazes.

Based on BFP data, from Dec. 31, 2019 to around six in the morning of January 1, 2020, a total of 13 fire incidents were logged down although these were not due to the use of firecrackers.

BFP Spokesperson F/SSupt. Geranndie Agonos, the low fire-incidence is due to the public adherence to the advisories and warnings on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

“Kyung mayroon man pong firecracker-related sa kabuuan ng taon, makikita po na lalo po itong bumababa. Naitala po sa taong 2018, mayroon pong 22 sunog na bunga ng firecracker. Pero ngayon pong taong 2019 ay 13 na lamang po. So, higit pong bumaba ang bilang ng sunog bunga ng firecracker,” Agonos said. — (with details from Asher Cadapan, Jr.) /mbmf

Fire reduces around 100 houses in Quezon City to ashes

Maris Federez   •   January 1, 2020

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Around 100 houses were reduced to ashes as fire razed Barangay Vasra in Quezon City an hour before the turning of the new year.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire immediately reached task force alpha on Palanas street at around 11 in the evening on Tuesday (Dec. 31) which left residents scurrying to leave the place with whatever household items they can bring.

Most of the households in the area were busy preparing for the new year festivities when the fire broke out.

The BFP firefighters declared fire out at past 1 in the morning.

Investigation on the cause of the fire is now in place said the BFP. — (with details from Nel Maribojoc) /mbmf

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