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Perpetual Help, CSB guard NCAA spots

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00 Published in Sports

University of Perpetual Help and College of St. Benilde seek to remain at third place as the two tackle dangerous Letran and Lyceum, respectively, today in the 90th National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
Currently in a three-way logjam with the idle Jose Rizal Bombers at No. 3 with 6-4 (win-loss) records, the Altas battle the resurgent Knights at 2 p.m. while the Blazers clash with Pirates at 4 p.m.
Perpetual Help is coming off a 65-60 victory over Lyceum last Saturday while St. Benilde turned back Emilio Aguinaldo, 83-77, Friday and a victory will keep them inside the magic four while boosting their bids in the tightly fought Final Four race.
The Altas won over the Knights, 85-82, on Aug. 8 and the Blazers over the Pirates, 86-77, on Aug. 2 of the first round.


Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00 Published in page one

Radioman in Dagupan wounded in shooting

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00 Published in Nation

A station manager of a local radio station in Dagupan City, Pangasinan was shot and wounded before dawn yesterday.
Orly Navarro, station manager of dwIZ 89.3 FM News, was hit in the lung after being shot by an unidentified man at around 1 a.m.
Aliw Broadcasting Corp., which runs dwIZ, condemned the shooting of Navarro, who it said is now at the intensive care unit of the Pangasinan Medical Center.
“We denounce and condemn in the strongest terms possible the cowardly shooting and wounding of DWIZ Dagupan station manager Orly Navarro early this morning,” said lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, legal counsel for former Amb. Antonio Cabangon-Chua, head of the Cabangon-Chua Goup of Companies that owna dwIZ under Aliw Broadcasting Corp.
“Mr. Navarro is an ardent advocate of press freedom in Dagupan City, and is at the forefront of exposing and attacking official abuses of those in the local government of Dagupan. Lately, dwIZ has been very vocal on exposes corruption in the ranks of those in power in Dagupan City,” Topacio added.
“We call on the law enforcement officers in Dagupan to immediately conduct a full and impartial investigation of this matter. We also call on Navarro’s colleagues in media to be extra-vigilant about this issue, and to be careful of themselves, knowing the capacity of those in Dagupan who would seek to sow terror among the local press,” he said.
The National Press Club (NPC) also condemned the incident, which “Like any other previous attacks on members of the press, we consider the incident as an affront to press freedom, especially since Mr. Navarro of dwIZ 89.3 FM News is known as a hard-hitting broadcast journalist.”
“He may have escaped the attempt on his life but the bullet wound on Navarro’s chest will serve as an indelible reminder of this grim chapter in the history of press freedom. A chilling memento of how journalists are shot, maimed or killed with impunity as authorities stood idly by,” the NPC, in a statement, said.
“We call on all law enforcement agencies, particularly the Philippine National Police, to leave no stone unturned in finding out the perpetrators and mastermind behind the attack on Mr. Navarro. Chances are, these enemies of press freedom may just be around the corner waiting for the next opportunity to pounce on their next victim,” it added.


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