Chito Victolero, Magnolia ‘stay positive’ ahead of Game 7

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen hold off Hotshots to force Game 7 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES “They dominated us in second chance points and offensive rebounds,” Victolero said.The Beermen hauled down 53 rebounds as compared to the Hotshots’ 40 while also scoring 31 second chance points.“We just try to stay positive. The Xs and Os will be secondary [come Game 7]. I told my players let’s just enjoy the game.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “It boils down to one game. Do-or-die game on Wednesday. We’re still positive,” he said after a 98-86 loss to the Beermen at Araneta Coliseum. “We know that it’s not going to be easy. Good thing is we have another opportunity.”“I love our effort we were down by 18 and trimmed it down to six. It’s just that the lead was too big and it’s hard for us to win like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsVictolero attributed the loss to his team’s inability to control the boards a crucial department of the game that San Miguel dominated thanks to its reigning five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo dominated the paint, finishing with 23 points and 18 rebounds, 11 of which came on the offensive glass. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero stayed upbeat despite the Hotshots’ loss to San Miguel Beer on Sunday that paved way for a Game 7 in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Victolero said he still liked what he saw from his team when it came back from 21 points down in the first half that threatened San Miguel Beer entering the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Hijacked Metrobus Kills Pedestrian in DCs Deanwood Area

first_imgA Washington, D.C., Metrobus drops off passengers in Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)On May 2, a Metrobus driver was allegedly stabbed with a pair of pliers by a male as the vehicle was coming to the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Nannie Helen Burroughs., N.E. The driver managed to get out of the bus and passengers exited the vehicle through the back door, according to published reports.It has been reported that the suspect then drove the Metrobus to a Crown gas station that is located at the intersection and struck a pedestrian. It was later revealed that the pedestrian was killed.Police identified 40-year-old Anthony Payne of Northwest, as the victim. On May 3 Keith Loving, of Northeast, was arrested and charged with Murder Two, according to a statement from the police.D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier made a comment that was picked up by numerous media outlets labeling the situation as “a bizarre incident.”Earlier reports of the incident reported that juveniles attacked the Metrobus driver but that version of the story was corrected by Lanier during a press conference.Antawan Holmes, chairman of advisory neighborhood commission 7C in Ward 7, the area where the incident took place, said he learned about the incident not from the media but from District government officials.“I received an email from the mayor’s office in the form of an alert while I was at work,” Holmes told the {AFRO}. “I don’t have a clear picture of what went on there.”Holmes said that the incident raises larger concerns. Two teens have been killed at the Deanwood Metro Station within the past two months and Holmes can’t help but to think that this incident increases concerns about safety in the far Northeast section of Washington.“Let me say that the Metrobus incident doesn’t reflect what goes on in Deanwood,” he said. “It seems a lot of incidents happen around the edges of the city and I wonder if we are getting publicity for things that are happening here that may also take place in Georgetown or Anacostia.”The Federal Transit Administration released a report on June 17, 2015, stating that Metrobus drivers were assaulted by passengers 175 times. The assaults ranged from arguments with drivers over refusing to pay fare to criminal activity.As a result of the report, some Metrobuses have cameras and shields installed to protect the drivers.David Smith, president of the Deanwood Citizens Association, agreed with Holmes that the Metrobus incident isn’t a reflection of Deanwood but argued that it is a result of unfair public policy.“These types of incidents take place when poor people are being pushed to the vulnerable sections of the city,” Smith told the {AFRO}. He said he didn’t know the specifics of the case, but he understands that some District residents will have a wary eye on Deanwood and that’s not fair.“The two teens that were killed [at the Metro Station] weren’t from Deanwood,” he said. “One was from Maryland and the other lives in Kenilworth and yet Deanwood is blamed.”Smith said that Metrobus-like incidents won’t take place if District leaders would invest in the section economically and work to improve the schools and help young people get along in life.last_img read more