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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Green Archers vs. Hercor Jaguars in Capiz caging tiff

UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball runner-up De La Salle University Green Archers will test the mettle of Hercor College Jaguars in an exhibition match 3 p.m. on April 14 at the Capiz Gym in Roxas City, Capiz.

Newly appointed Green Archers head coach Louie Gonzales said the tune-up game will help the team prepare for UAAP Season 81.

“This is part of our build-up for the upcoming UAAP season,” Gonzales said. “Gusto ko muna ibigay iyong full trust ko sa current players. We still have a competitive lineup pa naman.”

Among Gonzales’ key players in the exhibition match are Kib Montalbo, Andrei Caracut, Aljun Melecio, Leonard Santillan, Jose Go IV, and Justine Baltazar.

Also in the Green Archers’ roster are Gab Capacio, Ramil Tero, Justine Baltazar, Joshua Gonzales, rookie Brandon Bates, and returnees Mark Dyke and JBoy Gob, who both sat out last season.

Not in Green Archers’ lineup are the trio of Ricci Rivero, Rashleigh Rivero and Brent Paraiso, who were on leave as they are still finishing various off-court commitments.

Jaguars will be fielding its collegiate team, which is also gearing up for tournaments later this year.

Admission to the Green Archers-Jaguars exhibition match is free./PN

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Winners of Jovita Fuentes voice tilt feted in Roxas City, Capiz


Winners of the 4th Jovita Fuentes Voice Competition were named in formal ceremonies in Roxas City, Capiz, where National Artist for Music Jovita Fuentes was born.

In the female category, first placer was Mheco Joy Manlangit. Jasmin Salvo was second and Angelica Benipayo third.

In the male category, Radnel Ofalsa won first place. John Pitas took second place and Jose Mari Avato third.

Acclaimed tenor Arthur Espiritu was head of the jury with soprano Camille Lopez Molina, music writer Pablo Tariman, music teachers Bimbo Muyuela and Sr. Sr. Asuncion Evidente, D.C.

Competition collaborating artist was Dr. Michelle Nicolasora with baritone Joseleo C. Logdat as artistic director and Dr. Raul C. Navarro as competition chair.

In his welcome remarks, Navarro pointed out that the competition has allowed music lovers to know the greatness of the great Capizena in the person of Fuentes.

“Truly, talent knows no race as the Maestra transcended the limits of our geographical locus, and captured the world of music with the magnitude of her abilities as an opera singer and pedagogue. Through this competition, we in the organizing committee are discovering that the Filipinos are excellent musicians and artists to which this competition acts as a venue to highlight their vocal talents.”

Fuentes passed away on Aug. 7, 1978 at the age of 83.

The competition for singers at the collegiate level was initiated by the Santa Isabel College Manila in association with the Daughters of Charity, United CapizeƱos Foundation, Gerry Roxas Foundation, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Roxas City Museum, represented by Cheryl Anne del Rosario, who briefed jury and contestants about the arts activities in Roxas City.

Del Rosario told the Inquirer that Roxas City is the hometown not just of Fuentes but also of National Artist for Theater Daisy Hontiveros Avellana and noted piano pedagogue Rosario Picazo, the first teacher of pianist Cecile Licad. –CONTRIBUTED


Azarcon, Loy lead gold winners in PSL Capiz Leg

Philippine Swimming League president Susan Papa leads the awarding ceremonies with Provincial Sports and Business Affairs Consultant Carmen Andrade and Kiwanis Angel Wings president Ronald So. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Promising tankers Wilse Jude Azarcon of Capiz and Atilla Pia Isabela Loy of Poseidon Estancia bannered the gold medal winners in the 133rd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – Kiwanis Club of Kapis Angel Wings Swimming Challenge on Sunday at the Villareal Stadium Swimming Pool in Roxas City, Capiz.

Azarcon dominated the boys’ 12-year 50m butterfly in 30.35 seconds, beating Jennuel Booh De Leon of Aklan (31.25) and teammate Carl Joseph De Emoy (32.88), who settled for silver and bronze respectively.

For her part, Loy topped the girls’ 15-over 200m Individual Medley with a time of three minutes and 5.67 seconds to outclass silver medalist Maia Allana Ross Sumile (3:44.00) and bronze medalist Judi Segotier (3:57.39).

Also winning gold medals were Jade Ladrillo in girls’ 13-year 200m IM (2:53.50), Joan Perlas in girls’ 8-year 50m butterfly (48.75), Arabella Sumile in girls’ 10-year 50m butterfly (48.78) and James Michael Young in boys’ 15-over 100m butterfly (1:34.22).

Earning gold medals in their respective events were Melrose Aleligay (girls’ 14-year 200m IM), Remogenes Sobretodo (boys’ 13-year 200m IM), Lucio Cuying II (boys’ 14-year 200m IM), Samantha Jamelarin (girls’ 7-year 50m butterfly) and Kate Roberto (girls’ 9-year 50m butterfly).

The other gold medallists were Josh Lee Matorres, Keefe Yvange Alba, Lance Nathan Magno, Samantha Lachica, Arianne Minao, Joana Amor Cervas, Adrienne Aquillo, Michael Lozada and Alexia Lozada in the event supported by The Manila Times.

We really have a lot of talented swimmers in different parts of the country. We just need to go to the provinces to give them a chance to showcase their talent. And this competition is a good venue for them since we will be selecting swimmers for international competitions,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

Slots for the 2019 Summer World University Games in Naples, Italy are up for grabs as well as berths for international tournaments in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, US and United Arab Emirates.

We would like to thank Provincial Sports and Business Affairs Consultant Carmen Andrade and Kiwanis Angel Wings President Ronald So for hosting this competition,” added Papa.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Barangay Service Workers receive PhilHealth IDs

A TOTAL of 481 Barangay Service Workers in Roxas City, Capiz are covered by the state-run health insurance program and received their PhilHealth IDs as a passport to quality health care services afforded by the state-run health insurer.

In a Memorandum of Agreement forged between PhilHealth and the Provincial Government of Capiz, barangay service workers (BSW) are given access to health care services and are protected against financial burden of hospitalization or medical cost.

Capiz Governor Antonio A. Del Rosario said that the coverage of BSWs is a demonstration the province’s love and concern for the volunteers who provide services to the barangay adding that the province has annually allocated a budget to ensure continuous coverage of these barangay workers.

PhilHealth head for Western Visayas Lourdes F. Diocson commended the province’s strong support to the programs of PhilHealth through enrollment of its constituents which contributed to the 94% coverage rate in the region.

“The goal of Universal Health Care goes beyond upkeeping the health and well-being of its members. It also contributes to building a more progressive, fair and suitable society. That is why we have been working doubly-hard to make PhilHealth services and benefits relevant to the lives of every Filipino family,” Diocson said.

Enrolled barangay service workers are entitled to PhilHealth In-Patient, Out-Patient, Special Benefit and Z benefits and even avail of the preventive services under the Primary Care Benefits (PCB) which include consultation and free diagnostic examinations like CBC, fecalysis, sputum microscopy, chest x-ray among others in their respective Rural Health Units or Health Centers.

“The Primary Care Benefit package is part of the holistic medical services of the Corporation which will be expanded soon to cover Formal Economy members or those who are working in private and government institutions, Senior Citizens and Lifetime members,” Diocson said.

She also reminded PhilHealth members to update their records to the nearest PhilHealth Office to avoid problems in availment.

PhilHealth VI will also be releasing the IDs and Member Data Records of more than 1.5 Million Indigent members who are automatically renewed for CY 2018 coverage. (Public Affairs Unit – PhilHealth 6)

Negros, Capiz, Aklan arnis teams dominate reg’l meet

NEGROS Occidental, Capiz and Aklan arnis teams earned their tickets to the upcoming 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City after dominating this year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet in Iloilo City.

Negrense Christian James Magbanua won the gold medal in the elementary boys’ individual single weapon and silver in the individual sword and dagger event. Teammate Juliana Marie Oberes won the gold in the elementary girls’ individual single weapon and silver in the individual double weapon.

Jhouanalou Micoyco ruled the secondary girls’ individual single weapon while John Michael Escleto settled for two bronze medals in individual double weapon and individual sword and dagger.

Capiz’s Princess Kim Cereneo won the gold in elementary girls’ individual double weapon as Fritz Den Marc Bartanico captured the title in the secondary boys’ individual sword and dagger event and silver in the single weapon. Jessie Mae Beso won the gold medal in the individual double event and bronze in the individual single weapon.

John Paulo Boral also contributed a silver medal in the elementary boys’ individual double weapon and a bronze in the individual single weapon while John Athaliah Okpara got a bronze in the elementary girls’ individual sword and dagger.

Aklan’s John Lorenz Armenio ruled the elementary boys’ double weapon while silver in the individual single weapon as Adrian Arca added two gold medals in the secondary boys’ individual double weapon and individual single weapon, and bronze in the individual sword and dagger event. Iloilo tallied one gold, two silvers and three bronze medals. (HGD)


Monday, January 15, 2018

Production of native chicken pushed in Capiz

ROXAS City – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) will introduce native chicken production this year to identified island and hinterland residents in Capiz.

According to the PVO, native chicken production will provide alternative livelihood opportunities to them.

Gov. Antonio del Rosario said the introduction of chicken production to the residents is also one of the provincial government’s initiative to secure food supply in Capiz.

Del Rosario added that poultry production is less prone to be affected during calamities, like typhoons.

The governor was hinting the effects of tropical depression “Agaton” in the province.

PVO chief Dr. Leonel Abordo said a supplier is being contracted for the livelihood project that will initially supply about a thousand heads of two-month old chicks to beneficiaries.

“We opted for native chicken because of its resistance to diseases and possibility of being raised organically,” Abordo said.

The Philippine Rural Development Project earlier identified Capiz as suitable for chicken production.

The livelihood project will be rolled out to about 300 farmers. They will each receive a set of two young hens and a rooster, said Abordo. (PIA/PN)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

‘Agaton’ floods force hundreds to evacuate in Capiz, Aklan

Flooding in Sigma, Capiz. (Photo of SigmaPNP PCR)
Flooding due to rain brought by Tropical Depression “Agaton” prompted the evacuation of at least 1,571 persons in Capiz and Aklan provinces.

At least 301 families, or 976 persons, remain in evacuation centers or in private houses in Capiz as of 7 p.m., Monday, according to a report of the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Pre-emptive evacuations were also enforced in seven towns in Aklan including the capital town of Kalibo, according to Galo Ibardolaza, executive officer of the Aklan PDRRMO.

Ibardolaza said the flooded areas were mostly along the Aklan River.

Aside from Kalibo, the towns affected by flooding were Libacao, Madalag, Lezo, Numancia, Banga and Malinao.

In Kalibo alone, 144 families or 595 persons were evacuated to the ABL Sports Complex and the Magsaysay Park as of 9 p.m.

At least 120 villages in 10 towns in Capiz were also flooded. These included the towns of Maayon, Sigma, Cuartero, Mambusao, Dumalag, Dao, Panitan, Pontevedra, Dumarao and Panay. ~ Nestor P. Burgos, Jr./cbb


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