Bataan, Manila on collision course

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Top seed Bataan sustained its fiery form by whipping Caloocan, 91-71, on Tuesday night to move within a victory of reaching the second round of the MPBL Datu Cup playoffs at Bataan People’s Center in Balanga City.Unrelenting after a strong start, the Risers used a balanced offensive to overwhelm the Supremos, who came into the game riding high on a three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ 4 athletes to carry PH flag? Byron Villarias, the former NLEX reserve, fired 18 points to lead five other players in twin digits for coach Jojo Lastimosa’s team, which has lost only twice so far this season.Earlier, Manila also closed in on a second-round berth—and a possible duel with Bataan—after a narrow 69-65 triumph over the Bulacan Kuyas in Game 1 of their own best-of-three series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDragged into a defensive battle, the Stars flexed their muscles, holding the Kuyas’ top guns Jerick Canada and James Martinez scoreless.“Our shots weren’t falling so we really had to rely on our defense,” said Manila coach Philip Cezar in Filipino. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Stars can wrap up the series at San Andres Sports Complex on Tuesday. Game 2 of the Bataan-Caloocan series is also slated on Tuesday. —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Dialysis patient forced to take water taxi

first_img…after promised emergency vessel no-showAlthough emergency vessels were promised to remain on standby at the Georgetown and Vreed-en-Hoop Stellings to transport ailing persons, a furious caretaker vented her frustration as a dialysis patient was made to use the regular boat service.The dialysis patient being assisted into the speed boatIn a brief interview with this publication on Tuesday morning, the frustrated woman, who gave her name only as Sandra, explained that she travelled from Hague, West Coast Demerara to the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling with the sickly 64-year-old man, who usually gets treatment at a private city hospital.Unaware of what she was about to encounter, the caretaker said she was greeted by a group of Police officers at the Vreed-en-Hoop junction, who allowed the taxi to pass into the stelling. However, employees at the stelling were insisting that they pay a fee before entering the facility with the patient. The elderly woman said they were harassed and treated very unfairly by the staff at the stelling.In the meantime, the ailing man was seen wearisomely making his way into the boat. He took quite a while to enter and get off the speed boat, with the assistance of a few other passengers. The visibly uncomfortable man was observed sweating profusely as he groaned in pain throughout the journey.The sick man, as well as other passengers, were forced to use the boat service to cross the Demerara River after a barge and a tug slammed into the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) in the wee hours of Monday.Whilst the boat service would usually commence operations at 06:00h every morning, provisions were made for the commuters to cross earlier.Preliminary investigations revealed that the barge was beyond its anchorage location. After the vessel started drifting, a distress call was sent out, but no one on-board spoke English. The crew members have since been detained as investigations continued.Meanwhile, General Manager of the Bridge Corporation, Rawlston Adams said that the barge came into contact with the bridge at two locations, and the structure was shifted from its aligned position between the high and retractor spans.The bridge is the main thoroughfare for commuters to drive across to the capital city. An estimated 11,000 persons would use the structure in the morning hours, but the DHB management was expecting maximum traffic Monday morning, since it was the beginning of a new academic year. The bridge has since opened to light traffic.last_img read more