19 Jan

Belo’s return bodes well for Blackwater in crucial stretch

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Arellano withstands San Beda, moves one win away from title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles03:19PBA Season 43 Preview: Blackwater Elite02:14Carpio 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Fortunately, these last two outings have delivered nothing but good news for Blackwater, with huge victories over San Miguel and Kia giving it a much-needed shot in the arm going into its final two games against NLEX and Phoenix.“Those wins were huge because we gained confidence. We’ve been playing well, our teamwork is there, we’re getting balanced scoring, and everyone is contributing,” he said. “We’ll just give our all in our final games.”The Elite take on the Road Warriors on Sunday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMac Belo allayed fears of  another long-term injury, saying that he no longer feels any discomfort on his left knee.“I no longer feel any pain. I don’t feel much tightness anymore,” said Belo, who is recovering from an ITB injury which caused him to miss Blackwater’s last game against San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Belo didn’t show any signs of unease when he suited up in the Elite’s 95-76 win over Kia on Friday.The sophomore forward poured eight points, three rebounds, and two steals in his 15 minutes on the floor, efforts which helped to boost his side’s belated run to the playoffs in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith Blackwater at 4-5, Belo knows how crucial these last few games are for them as they seek to claim those last spots in the quarterfinals.“Every game is a must-win for us. That’s our mindset because we have an opportunity if we win our last games, we have a chance to get to the playoffs,” he said.last_img read more

11 Jan

District might reinstate busing

first_imgEAST WHITTIER – East Whittier City School District could resume busing students to and from school, possibly as early as next month, officials said Thursday. Officials were forced to discontinue the district’s busing program several years ago in the face of funding cutbacks by the state. But the recent death of a boy while riding his bike home from his middle school prompted officials to seek out ways to provide transportation, district administrators said. Superintendent Joe Gillentine said free bus transportation to and from three middle schools will be provided from five bus stops. The selected stops will eliminate the need for students to walk or bike across busy major streets, he said. For East Whittier Middle, the bus stop would be at Danbrook Drive and Greenleaf Avenue; for Granada Middle, two stops would be at the Bright Medical parking lot and Ceres Elementary School; and for Hillview Middle, two stops would be at Tarryton Avenue and Mulberry Drive, and Calmada Avenue and Mystic Street. “I wanted to do this when I got here last year because of our unique situation,” Gillentine said, referring to the fact that the district is not eligible to receive state money for busing. “We’re just doing this minimal transportation program now. But we plan next year to have a more comprehensive transportation package,” he added. The district’s lack of busing returned to the forefront last month, after an East Whittier Middle School student was hit by a truck and killed as he rode home on his bike. “The death of the boy was shocking for everyone. But his death prompted City Council members to ask if there was anything they could do, and we said, `Yes, we’ve been working on this transportation package, and if you can come up with a way to help us, that would be great,”‘ Gillentine said. For now, the district plans to use about $60,000 of its own money to fund the busing program. However, if more parents than expected request busing for their children, the district might turn to the city for financial help, Gillentine said. City officials, meanwhile, are looking at other bus companies to see if they could provide the service cheaper than the company already identified by the district, said City Manager Steve Helvey. Strict rules on how cities can use public transportation dollars prohibit Whittier from funding a school bus program, he added. “But we’re willing to do what we can,” said Helvey. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img