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    Pambato ng Pilipinas sa 2013 SEA Games, puspusan na ang trainings

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013

    Ang official website ng 2013 South East Asian Games (

    Ang official website ng 2013 South East Asian Games (

    MANILA, Philippines – Puspusan na ang ginagawang pageensayo ng national diving team ng Pilipinas sa paglahok sa 2013 Southeast Asian Games sa Myanmar sa Disyembre.

    Nitong nakaraang lingo, lumahok ang Philippine Diving team sa 2nd Club Punta Fuego Cliff Diving Invitational Challenge sa Nasugbo, Batangas.

    Tinanghal na kampeon sa senior men’s category si 2003 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Rexel Ryan Fabriga.

    Ayon kay Rexel, bahagi pa rin ito ng kanilang ginagawang paghahanda para sa Myanmar SEA Games.

    “Nag-practice lang po kami ng maigi, bale pinaghandaan po talaga namin, kasama yung bago kung coach na si Coach Brian. Nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng tumulong sa Philippine diving team,” pasasalamat ni Rexel.

    Ayon sa beteranong diver, pinag-aaralan nila ngayon ang ilang mahihirap na skills na kanilang gagamitin sa nalalapit na biennial sporting event sa Mayanmar.

    Asahan umano na ibibigay ng pambansang koponan ang lahat ng kanilang makakaya sa nasabing kompetisyon.

    “Wala naman nagagawang maayos kung pa-relax-relax lang. Kailangan pagpursigihan kung ano yung gusto mong makamit. Gagawin po namin ang lahat ng makakaya namin ngayong darating na SEA Games sa Myanmar. Asahan nyo po na ibibigay po namin yung pinaka the best namin.”

    Noong 2011 SEA Games, nakapag-uwi ang Philippine diving team ng isang gold medal at dalawang silver. (Ryan Ramos & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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    Chicken samples tested in Australia, positive of H5N6 strain which is communicable to humans – DA

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 25th, 2017

    PAMPANGA, Philippines —  The sample of bird flu-affected chicken that the Department of Agriculture (DA) sent to an Australian laboratory from San Luis, Pampanga, tested positive of H5N6 virus.

    According to the focal person of the National Avian Influenza Dr. Arlene Vytiaco, there were less than 20 recorded deaths due to the strain in 2013, most of them were from China whose jobs were directly handling poultry animals.

    “Ang morbidity is yung infection niya sa tao, yung transmission nya sa tao. Very low yan tapos yung mortality rate pa nya is even lower (The morbidity is its transmission to humans. It’s very low. The mortality rate is even lower),” Dr. Vytiaco said.

    She added that there was also presence of N6 strain in Southeast Asia particularly in Myanmar, Lao and Vietnam but there was no recorded human transmission.

    Two farm workers from ground zero of bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga tested negative of the virus by the Department of Health (DOH).

    The Department of Agriculture (DA), meanwhile, is confident that the virus is contained in the 7-km radius controlled zone in San Luis, Pampanga, in Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija.

    “The fact that the farm workers have been there since April and none of them got sick is an assurance that it’s not that serious,” DA Sec. Manny Piñol said.

    Bird flu can be transmitted to humans thru the dust from the bird’s feather.

    “So if nadikit yan sa body mo or halimbawa sa hand mo tapos nagganyan ka di ba o kinamot mo ang mata mo so may port of entry na,” Dr. Vytiaco said.

    (So if it had contact with your body or for example you moved your hand like this or you scratched your eyes so there are points of entry.)

    Some of the symptoms of infection in humans are fatigue, loss of appetite and cough and colds.

    But Dr. Vytiaco said, N6 is a weaker strain as compared to N1 which can lead to more deaths.

    “Ang N1 yan ang talagang nung kasagsagan nya 2003-2004 talagang medyo mataas ang mortality nya it reached 58% if I’m not mistaken among human,” Dr. Vytiaco added.

    (The N1 during its peak in 2003-2004 the mortality is higher it reached 58% if I’m not mistaken among humans.)

    The department assured the public that the chickens being sold in markets are safe to eat.

    And as proof, President Rodrigo Duterte will go to Pampanga on Monday to try a variety of chicken dishes. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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    Jessie Lacuna advances in the 200-meter individual medley

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 25th, 2017

    Filipino Olympian swimmer Jessie Khing Lacuna. Screenshot from PTV video

    MANILA, Philippines — Olympian Jessie Lacuna has advanced to the finals of the 200-meter individual medley in the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

    This is after the Bulakenyo ranked fifth in the semifinals with a record of 2 minutes and 7 seconds.

    The representative of Singapore led the said category with a record of 1 minute and 57 seconds.

    Gilas Pilipinas dumped the SEA Games host Malaysia with a score of 32 ahead of the said team. This is the 3rd win of the Philippine team with a score of 98-99.

    And since Gilas Cadets has no defeat yet, it tops the basketball category and thus enters the semifinals.

    The knockout game of Gilas Cadets will begin on Friday and will face the number 2 team in Group B.

    Meanwhile, the Philippine National Women’s Volleyball Team also entered the semifinals after defeating Malaysia.

    The Philippine team’s advantage has been the height and talents of its players, who defeated the host country in 3 sets, in scores of 25-18, 25-11, 25-16.

    Filipino athletes also bagged the gold medal in the National Men’s Lawn Bowl.

    The team of Emmanuel Portacio, Ronald Lising, Leoncio Carreon Jr. and Curte Robert Guari defeated Malaysia in the score of 16-14, for the men’s four category.

    Filipino players also bagged medals in the athletics and decathlon categories Wednesday.

    Anthony Beram led the 200-meters run with a record of 20.84 seconds, which was followed by the surprising come-from-behind win of Aris Toledo in the decathlon category.

    The first eight gold medals of the Philippines in the two week-games are in the categories of marathon, triathlon, wushu and gymnastics.

    As of now, the Philippines has 11 golds, 15 silvers, and 22 bronzes.

    Malacañang is happy with  the Filipino athletes’ continuous bagging of medals in the Southeast Asian Games. – UNTV News and Rescue


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    Philippine team clinches two gold medals in gymnastics, one in wushu

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

    TEAM PHILIPPINES: (left) Wushu Gold Medalist: Agatha Chrystenzen | Gymnastics gold medalists: (center) Reyland Capellan & (right) Kaitlin de Guzman

    Two Filipino gymnasts on Tuesday clinched two gold medals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

    Kaitlin de Guzman bagged a

    gold after scoring 12.875 points in the women’s gymnastics – uneven bars category.

    Reyland Capellan also got gold after defending his title in gymnastics, in the artistic floor category.

    Another gold was added to the Philippines from Agatha Wong who bested 10 competitors in the wushu-women’s taijiquan category

    Meanwhile, pool maestros Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco dela Cruz failed to make it to the English billiards quarterfinals.

    Reyes said they already expected this to happen as they are not used to playing this type of billiards.

    As of this Tuesday evening the Philippines already has 22 medals consisting of 7 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals, for a total of 22 medals and still ranks sixth based on the official medal tally. — UNTV News &b Rescue

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