The SHS-AdC Magi Eagles achieved a rare 5-peat in the Cebu MILO Best Passerelle tournament. The Magi Eagles beat Univesrsity of the Visayas, 73-44. The Magi Eagles were once again led by tournament MVP Hynric Ochea who scored 13 points. Paul Desiderio top scored for USC with 14.
The SBP team made it a double celebration for Sacred heart as they choked the USC North SBP Team in the 4th quarter to win 31-24 in their finals match. USC only managed to score 4 points in the payoff period. John Emmanuel Chen of SHS-AdC was adjudged as the SBP MVP.
The 2 SHS-AdC teams will fly to Roxas on October 22-23 to represent Cebu in the Milo BEST regional finals. The Passerelle team will target their 4th straight Visayas title while the SBP squad will try to go for a back-to-back. The winners of the regional championships will represent the Visayas region in the national finals where the SHS-AdC Magi Eagles are the defending Passerelle national champion. Last year’s team was backstopped by Philippine U-16 team member Jess Adven Diputado.
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Norman Black, the coach of the National Men’s basketball team for the Southeast Asian(SEA) Games, has included Filipino-American Greg Slaughter in the initial list of players he wants to participate in the Philippine’s defense of the SEA games basketball crown.
The other players in the short list are:
- Ateneo’s Nico Salva
- Ateneo’s Emman Monfort
- Naturalized Center Marcus Douthit
- Smart Gilas guard Chris Tiu
- Ateneo’s Keifer Ravena
- FEU’s RR Garcia
- SSC’s Roland Pascual
- NLEX’s Cliff Hodge
- NLEX’s Chris Ellis
- San Beda’s Garvo Lanete
- San Beda’s Jake Pascual
- FEU’s Aldrech Ramos
- SSC’s Calvin Abueva
- UST’s Jeric Fortuna
- Letran’s Kevin Alas
- NU’s Ray Parks
The final selection will be announced soon as they SEA games competitions will start on November 11. The Philippines is expected to dominate the competition but the SBP believes that there is a need to send a strong team owing to the improvement of skills of our Southeast Asian neighbors. The Asean Basketball League (ABL) has been instrumental in upgrading the level of competition in the region. In SEA games history though, the Philippines won all the gold medals except in 1989.
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A team composed of law students from the University of Cebu dominated the 2011 National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law. Sixteen other schools joined the competitions. University of Cebu won over the defending champions Silliman University in the finals.
Aside from winning the competition, the team’s oralists Virgil Vallecera and Manuel Elijah Sarausad were adjudged as the best and second best mooters of the competitions. UC also won in the role-play challenge and was awarded the best memorial award. It is the first time since the contest’s inception in 2005 that a school swept all major awards.
Vallecera and Sarausad were supported by 8 researchers and coach Atty. Cheryl Cabutihan. The research team was composed of Kara Mae Noveda, Gibran Abu Bakar, Kristine Monsanto, John Menguito, Joana de Suyo, Fellain Marquez, Merachelle Boraccho and Monique Paloma.
Associate Justice Lourdes Sereno, lawyers Harry Roque and Lorna Kapunan, Dr. Mario Aguja of Mindanao State University-General Santos and Fork Leong Yow, legal officer of the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) in Kuala Lumpur were the judges of championship round of the competition. With the win, Team UC will represent the country in the regional finals to be held in Hong Kong next year.
The contest was organized by the Philippine Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross in cooperation with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of Law Schools. The competition was hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. It was held last September 27-30,2011.
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Cebu City council amended some provisions City Ordinance (CO) 2241 or the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Cebu City. As proposed by councilor Richard Osmeña, the fines for violators of the ordinance has been increased.
The law was drafted to protect the non-smokers to the negative effects of smoke. The city ordinance prohibits smoking in schools and other places where children frequent to. the ban is also in effect in medical facilities, laboratories, food preparation areas, and locations that have fire hazards.
Smoking is also not allowed in public places like airports, bus and ship terminals, restaurants, and conference halls. These type of establishment swould need to designate areas for smokers to be exempted from the prohibition.
The fines would be as follows:
First offenders – 3,000 pesos
2nd offenders – 4,000 pesos
3rd offenders – 5,000 pesos plus 1 year imprisonment
The compromise penalty for first time offenders will be 2,000 pesos if the offender settles the violation within 7 days and before a case is filed in court. 2,500 pesos will be the compromise fee if the case has been filed and no judgment has been made.
An article from Sunstar Daily reports a group of foreigners complained to the Housing Land Use and Regulatory Board (HLURB) that a condo developer delivered to them a condominium building of low quality and substandard materials.
caloycomment: Many of the foreigners I know are keeping track on what will happen with this complaint. There is a condo boom in Cebu right now and a lot of foreigners are buying condominium units. Many buy condos because it is the only property that foreigners are allowed to own in this country. If they want to buy land, the property will only be under their spouse’s name. The influx of foreigners (who are not married to Filipinos) in our country made the condo market here in Cebu robust. The article of Sunstar will definitely have some effect in the growing condominium market in Cebu City. Some might discount the complaint but these kind of news spreads so fast in the expat community.
A lot of foreigner really do not want to live in condominiums but some of them have no choice. They usually complain about our standards (more of lack of) in construction. The sizes of some condominiums are too small for their liking and the prices in Cebu is a bit exaggerated for some. There are actually many condos in Metro Manila that are way affordable than the ones being sold here.
There so many condominiums that are being introduced to the market lately that some observers think that the condo bubble might burst soon. With news like this, there could be a risk that the “bubble” might burst sooner than expected. The City government should at least study these developments. It is important that standards and timetables should be monitored. The government should also check if developers and contractors are maintaining the right standards. They also have to check the impact to traffic, pollution, and congestion of each application of condominium development. While the city leaders are debating on flyovers, they did not realize that many condos will be rising up on busy thoroughfares and small side streets of the city in the next 3-5 years. Condominiums are now being marketed as investments to foreigners and OFWs. The city should make sure that these are truly valuable investments rather than mere promises by developers and sales agents. A lot is at stake here even the reputation of Cebu is at risk if we continue to read about complaints by buyers on the quality of the properties that are delivered.
Hopefully, the complaints will be sorted out or fixed. Condominiums dwellers will soon be a big part of the Cebu City population and the City and Provincial Governments should start including them in their future plans.
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Cebu City Sports Center – Over 19,000 runners joined the biggest running event held in Cebu yesterday. 32 out of the 19,000 runners qualified for the 35th Milo Marathon in Manila. 8 qualifiers were given all-expense paid trip by Milo.
The Cebu leg of the country’s longest-running marathon competition was dominated by Kenyans and Ethiopians. The local field was surprised by the presence of the fast foreigners causing the changes of game plans of the leading local runners.
The premier 21K event for men was ruled by Mikael Tesfaye of Ehtiopia (1:09:33). He was closely followed by compatriot Mailemariam Kansay (1:09:37). The Ethiopians were then followed by 3 Kenyans; Josphat Kiptanji (1:09:45), Abraham Missos (1:12:58), and Francis Kakaui (1:14:14). The best local finisher was Adonis Singson at 6th (1:15:56). He topped the leg last year. Singson earned a free-ticket to the National finals as his time was below the cut-off.
The female 21K race was ruled by Ethiopian Genet Agtew (1:24:12). Last year’s Cebu leg winner Mary Joy Tabal finished second with a time of 1:27: 23. The two runners will have an all-expense paid trip to the 35th Milo Marathon in Manila.
The winners of the other events were:
10K men’s : Reiz Enriquez 36:01
10K women’s: Jojielyn Mae Pepito
12-under boys: Jeniucel Amamangpang 11:38
12-under girls: Lovely Fe Andrin 11:54
File Photo: Adonis Singson (6th Place 21K) and Riez Enriquez (10 K winner)
File Photo: Abraham Missos (4th Place, 21K)