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Valenzuela starts to vaccinate seniors

The Valenzuela government targets to inoculate 5,909 senior citizens with AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines this week......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 18th, 2021

LOOK: Vaccine rollout for seniors in Consolacion town starts this Wednesday

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The municipality of Consolacion in northern Cebu started on Wednesday morning, April 21, its vaccine rollout for senior citizens. Vaccination was held at the town’s basketball court. “Interested senior citizen, inform your BHW for the Pre-Registration,” the municipal government’s advisory reads. On Monday, the Cebu City government also started with its […] The post LOOK: Vaccine rollout for seniors in Consolacion town starts this Wednesday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

Vaccination of seniors starts in San Juan, Mandaluyong

The cities of San Juan, Mandaluyong and Caloocan yesterday started vaccinating the elderly and residents with comorbities against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Stick to priority list& mdash;WHO

The Philippines must stick to the agreed priority to vaccinate medical front-liners, seniors and those with co-morbidities first to ensure the unhampered supply of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

When We Were Volleyball Queens (Part 1)

(This story was originally published on March 23, 2015) "Pinays down Thais, bag Southeast Asian Games gold medal." This headline or anything close to it made the sports section of newspapers as one of our contingent’s shining moment in the 1993 biennial regional meet held in Singapore from June 12 to 20. Though given smaller treatment than the meteoric romp of the then Asian sprint queen Lydia De Vega in the century and 200 meter dash events, it gave pride to local volleyball.  Days before the birth of this generation’s most popular volleyball player, our national women’s team stood tall and proud as they wore their gold medals around their necks. Stepping on a platform higher than the region’s powerhouse team. It has been 22 long years since, and three months before the 28th SEA Games starts its fourth staging in the tiny island in the southern tip of the Malayan peninsula on June 5, Rosemarie Prochina recalled the campaign that brought Philippine volleyball to its highest peak. Talking with the Mane ‘N Tail coach during the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference launch, ABS-CBN Sports was taken back in time when the likes of Thelma Barina-Rojas, Zenaida Ybanez, Arlene Apostol and Leonora Escolante were the darlings of volleyball much like what Alyssa Valdez, Ara Galang, and the Santiago sisters, Dindin and Jaja, Denden Lazaro of today.    She said that their road to the SEA Games gold started when she and five other tall players from Cebu were brought to Manila for the national pool of the Philippine Amateur Volleyball Association headed by Victorico Chavez and Secretary-General Ramon “Tats” Suzara. “Ano kasi yun e, 1991 kinuha kami from Cebu. Mga tall players, tall na kami dati, may 6-foot-2, may 5-foot-10,” said the 5-foot-10 Prochina, who was recruited as a middle blocker from Southwestern University. “Pagdating namin sa Maynila parang ano, total makeover kasi galing kaming probinsiya ganyan,” she added. “Anim kaming dumating sa Maynila.” “Pagdating namin ang program nina Sir Tats hindi kami magtsa-champion agad kasi magte-train pa kami tapos may mga (nauna) sa amin sa Maynila na mga seniors na. May kasama kaming taga-FEU, at UST kasi sila yung mga darling dati,” said Prochina.     Sharpening the saw  Once under the program of PAVA, Prochina said they went through rigorous training under the tutelage of Stanislav Lyugaylo, who was part of the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republic national team that won gold in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and was tapped to handle the team in 1993.  “That time training kami ng training. Nagkaroon kami ng Russian coach tapos nu’ng SEA Games ng 1991 nag-bronze medal kami,” she further explained. “Yun lang ang aim nu’n dati ganoon lang muna kasi bago lang kami e. So yun itinulu’y-tuloy lang yung programa.” The national team was given the much needed support and were even sent overseas for international exposure.  “Marami kaming pinuntahan para mag-training. Nag-Japan kami. Noong 1992 yun maraming competitions abroad, yun tulu’y-tuloy kahit maraming nag-tryout-tryouts na ganyan still yung team dinadagdagan lang,” Prochina continued. “Noong 1993 yun na yun may Russian coach kami tapos nag-training kami for one month sa Japan.” Prochina said that their Japan stint was through the initiative of Chavez and Suzara. The Filipinas were pitted against the best squads from the land of the rising suns.  “Sila yung instrumental sa team namin na pinadala kami sa Japan for one month,” she said. “Umikot kami sa mga club teams sa Japan. One month yun, rigid training yun kaya pagdating namin ng Maynila mapuputi kami na payat, as in talagang (fit).”    Adversities at home and in Singapore Prochina recollected that the team had a share of doubters and haters.    “Sa laro namin sa Singapore, dito pa lang sa Manila may mga (nagi-expect) na baka mag-champion or baka ma-disappoint lang,” she said. Some believed that it’s improbable that a group of girls can topple the Thais, who that time were aiming for a three-peat.   “Kasi nga alam mo naman, siyempre may mga detractors din kami talaga,” according to Prochina. The team proceed with their mission armed with optimism that they are ready and more prepared than in 1991. “Pagdating namin dun (sa Singapore) ang (gusto) ko lang sa team namin ay sobra kaming mag-teamwork. Kasi kaming mga baguhan tapos half naman ng team mga seniors, sina Thelma Barina, ganyan,” she said. “Magaling silang magdala ng juniors. So kaming mga bago talagang sumusunod sa kanila.” But they had a rude awakening. “Pagdating sa laro doon, actually sa first na laban namin sa Thailand talo kami e. Under four sets yata or something basta ganoon, parang marami kaming naging (pagkukulang),” she recalled. Though suffering an opening game loss, the coaching staff were solid in their faith with the team. “Pero ang coaches namin very positive sila,” Prochina said. The team got up to their feet running over their next opponents to take a finals berth. “Pero after (ng talo), panalo na kami nu’n against Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam kasi hindi rin sila ganoon kalakas,” she added.   Shopping, seriously? Prochina said that though the team racked up victories, they still felt the sting of their loss against the Thais. They were even demoralized going to the championship with Thailand, who was then lording over the competition. “Bago kami mag-champion hindi kami ganoon kapursigido, yung nag-eensayo kami pero ensayo lang,” she said. Sensing his team’s low morale, Lyugaylo asked his wards something that nobody expected.   “The day before the championship sinabihan kami ng Russian coach namin na “O you go shopping”, Prochina continued. “Kami naman “Ah, shopping lang. Bakit ganito ‘to?” she said. The day of the finals, there were no pre-game preparations, the Russian mentor asked them to go in deep meditation and after that just dance. “So nung umaga ng championship, kasi hapon yung championship against Thailand, ang sabi niya, “You go into one room and then you dance. Be happy,”” Prochina recalled. “Pero before noon pala may mga meditation na rin kami. Malaking bagay yun,” she said. “Yun yung isang nakakatulong sa team naming talaga. Yung relaxation sa mind kasi nga fit na (ang katawan namin).” And dance they did. “That morning pinasayaw niya lang kami. So kami naman walang KJ (kill joy) sa team namin kahit may mga edad na yung iba,” Prochina further related. “Sayaw-sayaw kami.” After that as they say the rest is history. “Tapos nu’ng hapon nangyari na yung nag-champion kami,” the PSL rookie mentor said. “Four sets yun at ang Thailand nun malakas, as in sobrang lakas.”   (to be continued)  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Valenzuela starts mass testing

The Valenzuela City government started its first batch of mass testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 yesterday, the first local government unit to do so during the lockdown......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2020

WATCH: No thermal scanners at northern Metro Manila checkpoints as lockdown starts

MANILA, Philippines – Checkpoints at the northern borders of Metro Manila lacked thermal scanners on Sunday, March 15, the first day of the lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus. At the border separating Malanday in Valenzuela City from Meycauayan City in Bulacan, soldiers manning the checkpoint ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

Luisita starts defense of PAL seniors crown

Bacolod City—Luisita starts defense of its title when the 34th Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub golf team championships kick off today at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club (NOGCC) and the Bacolod Golf Club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

Govt starts subway clearing operations

The construction of the Metro Manila Subway Project formally began with the clearing works and fencing activities in parts of Valenzuela City and Quezon City representing the partial operability section of the P355-billion project......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019

LSGH top gun RC Calimag ascends to NBTC NCAA 24 pole position anew

There's no question this season who the top dog is for La Salle Greenhills. After bidding his time behind his seniors last year, RC Calimag has unleashed his full potential for the Greenies this NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball tournament, as seen through his high-scoring explosions. But the former Gilas Youth member took it to another level in the past two games, averaging 31 points, six rebounds, and two assists for LSGH. Thus, he once again rose to the top spot of the Phenom/NBTC NCAA 24. Though Calimag's 33-point explosion fell short in a shock loss to San Sebastian, he responded with an all-around performance in the Greenies' big win over fellow contender Lyceum to stay at second place with a 7-4 win-loss card. Closely behind is San Beda's do-it-all forward Rhayyan Amsali as he leads three Red Cubs in this week's top five. Also earning their places were Tony Ynot at fourth and Yukien Andrada at fifth. Lyceum's main man Mac Guadana, meanwhile, held firm at no. 3. Rounding out the top 10 are John Barba of Lyceum, Jonnel Policarpio of Mapua, Joshua Ramirez of Letran, Kobe Palencia of LSGH, and last week's no. 1 Justine Sanchez of San Beda. Here is the complete list of the fifth Phenom NBTC/ NCAA 24 rankings: 1. RC Calimag (LSGH) (10) 2. Rhayyan Amsali (SBU) (4) 3. Mac Guadana (LPU) (2) 4. Tony Ynot (SBU) (3) 5. Yukien Andrada (SBU) (6) 6. John Barba (LPU) (7) 7. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (8) 8. Joshua Ramirez (CSJL) (9) 9. Kobe Palencia (LSGH) (5) 10. Justine Sanchez (SBU) (1) 11. Lennox Valenzuela (LSGH) (N/A) 12. Shawn Umali (CSJL) (19) 13. Emman Galman (UPHSD) (12) 14. Nikko Aguilar (SSCR) (N/A) 15. Edzel Galoy (UPHSD) (N/A) 16. Milo Janao (SSCR) (17) 17. Gyle Montano (LPU) (16) 18. Lenard Santiago (CSJL) (18) 19. Jonathan Medina (JRU) (N/A) 20. CJ Saure (CSJL) (N/A) 21. Angelo Gelsano (UPHSD) (N/A) 22. Condrad Famaranco (JRU) (N/A) 23. Marc Cuenco (AU) (N/A) 24. Megan Galang (MU) (14) This year, there will be four separate editions of the NBTC 24 - one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, one for the CESAFI, and one for all the other venues where the most promising prospects in the country also get to showcase their skills. After all four editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

NCAA: Chiefs wallop Generals

Kent Salado played a monster game to tow Arellano University out of the cellar with an 86-77 victory over Emilio Aguinaldo College on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Salado exploded for 24 points coming off 9-of-14 field goal shooting and dished out 11 assists with four rebounds for the Chiefs’ first win in four starts. “Medyo nabawasan ng konti (yung tinik sa dibdib). It's still a long way, we can still improve and I've been teling them that if we want something, we have to work hard. Di pwede mag-give up kami,” said Arellano coach Cholo Martin. Archie Concepcion scored 14 points and grabbed nine boards while Dariel Bayla had a double-double with 11 markers and 13 rebounds for the Chiefs. Raymart Sablan added 10 points for Arellano, which nailed 11 triples. Arellano U controlled the match early with graduating Salado, who is back in the fold after sustaining a knee injury that sidelined him late in the second round of Season 93, fueling the Chiefs’ pull away with 18 points in the first half. Arellano U entered halftime with a 47-36 lead and held on to hand the Generals their fourth loss in five games. JP Maguliano fired 26 points and pulled down 14 rebounds while Adrian De Guzman got 12 markers in a lost cause for EAC.   The Scores: ARELLANO (86) -- Salado 24, Concepcion 14, Bayla 11, Sablan 10, Espiritu 8, Arana 5, Oliva 5, Alcoriza 3, Santos 2, Gayosa 2, Talampas 2, Segura 0, Sunga 0, De Guzman 0. EAC (77) -- Maguliano 26, De Guzman 12, Mendoza 9, Taywan 8, Gonzales 8, Gurtiza 6, Luciano 6, Corilla 2, Martin 0, Tampoc 0, Dayrit 0, Cadua 0, Boffa 0. Quarters: 29-15, 47-36, 59-50, 86-77.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

Meralco unit starts operations of Bulacan solar power plant

Meralco Powergen Corp. has renamed its first solar investment to BulacanSol as it commenced commercial operations to provide the Luzon grid with clean and renewable power......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 17 min. ago

Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes before Games

TOKYO —Japan plans to vaccinate its Olympic athletes before the Tokyo Games, domestic media reported Wednesday, a move that would place them ahead of the general population as the government faces pressure over a slow rollout......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

San Juan starts inoculating citizens with Pfizer vaccine

This is the first batch of Pfizer vaccines from the World Health Organization's COVAX Facility that was distributed to COVID-19 high-risk areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Reluctant to vaccinate against low COVID in the US

Fewer Americans are reluctant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine than a few months ago, but doubts about the side effects and how the injection test.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Go: Vaccinate national athletes

Sen. Bong Go, who chairs the Senate Committee on Sports, has renewed his appeal to the national government to ensure that members of Team Philippines are inoculated for them to properly train and participate in the Tokyo Olympics in July and the Hanoi SEA Games in November......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Japan starts 1st joint military drill with US, France

Japanese, US and French troops kicked off their first-ever joint military drill Tuesday in southwestern Japan, as concerns rise over China’s growing assertiveness in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Remain in My love

Loving one’s neighbor involves a righteous indignation against injustice that causes suffering to its direct victims. It is alarming when humanity starts to be numb and indifferent to the situation of poverty, joblessness, no access to clean water, and basic and social services. The post Balik-Tanaw | Remain in My love appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021

TRB’s 3-strike policy starts May 15

The Toll Regulatory Board will penalize RFID users who insist on using tollways’ cashless lanes despite insufficient load starting on May 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Petecio opens Olympic drive

AIBA world featherweight champion Nesthy Petecio of Davao del Sur starts the ball rolling in the Philippine boxing team’s Olympic campaign by taking the first step among three other qualifiers in the Round of 32 at the Tokyo Summer Games on July 24......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

More seniors get vaccinated in Mandaue City

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Another 320 senior citizens here received their first dose of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine as the city government resumed this Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the vaccination for its elderly residents. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, chairman of the city’s COVID-19 vaccine board said 320 seniors and 10 medical frontliners were vaccinated today. […] The post More seniors get vaccinated in Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021