Friday, March 11, 2011


ROXAS CITY'S SPORTS SUMMIT...City Mayor Angel Alan Celino is planning to hold a "Sports Summit" to be attended by different sports associations, enthusiasts and stakeholders in Roxas City.

This after Mayor Celino is apparently "dissatisfied" on the results of the sports development in the City for the past few years.

The City Mayor is pushing for a "Sports Summit " with the involvement of private sports organizations and sports patrons  in order to formulate the comprehensive sports program of his administration for the next three years.

"We have funds from the Local School Board for sports development but it's useless that it will only be used during the WVRAA meet.", Mayor Celino said.

Mayor Celino added that, "we have to establish concrete parameters and basis for the release of our sports funds so that good results could be achieved by our potential athletes for the next two or three years."

The City Mayor also wanted to have a regular local sports tournament for the athletes, have them join on various , high level sports competition in the region , support them financially and in their studies so that they will not be "pirated" by  other provinces.

On a related development, the city government has no commitment yet for its "financial contribution"  to the delegation of Capiz in the forthcoming WVRAA Meet to be held in Iloilo City.

According to Coun.  Junjun Billones, the City is ready to contribute two hundred thousand pesos for the Capiz Delegation but he wanted to clarify first with the provincial government why the municipalities are allowed to contribute only P 10,000.00.
Coun Billones also pointed out that the provincial government should fund the Capiz delegation for the WVRAA Meet.

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WVRAA MEET UPDATE ...The ten (10) day "housing and training" of the Capiz delegation for the 2011 WVRAA Meet started last Monday.
Many are apprehensive of the supposed ten days training period of our athletes because it's "too short" compared to the all year-round training of other provinces like Iloilo and Negros Occidental, and month long "housing and training" period of Aklan delegation.

In other words, how can we expect good results for Capiz in this year's WVRAA Meet , considering the length of training of  our athletic delegation, and not to mention the quality of their training.

Previous "housing and training" period for Capiz athletic delegation lasted at least thirty (30) days.

According to Mr. Ronilo Tu, the Dep Ed's Sports Coordinator, the athletes that will represent Capiz in WVRAA Meet already started their training , upon joining on their respective local sports competitions such as the City Division Meet, CAPRISA Meet and the Provincial Meet.

Other than short training period, we received a reliable information that the Capiz Division is "problematic" in terms of funds to be used by the delegation. This is one of the reasons, according to the source why some Trainers were "eased out " from their respective teams.
Expect more problems in the preparation of our delegation for the 2011 WVRAA Meet.

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EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN AND THE "SUPERMOON"...After the  devastating Magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan that triggered a 10-meter high tsunami and killed  hundreds of people, and maybe thousands, sent ships crashing in the shore and toppled buildings, many are wondering if this natural disaster is connected to a lunar perigee called, "Supermoon". 

Recently, the web was awash with apocalyptic warning  that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and even strong earthquakes next week. 

The conspiracy theorists claim that on March 19, the moon will be closer to Earth than at any time since 1992 - just 221,567 miles away - and that its gravitational pull will bring chaos and damage to Earth.

The moon's orbit around Earth is not a circle, but an eclipse. At its closest approach - the perigee - the moon appears brighter and larger in the sky. When it is furthest away - the apogee - it is smaller and dimmer.

A noted astrologer Richard Nolle has termed the upcoming full moon at lunar perigee, an "extreme supermoon".

A lunar perigee occurs once a month. However, next week's perigee coincides with a full moon - a combination of events that happen just once every two or three years, according to Nolle.

The moon's gravity can even cause small but measurable ebbs and flows in the continents, called "land tides" or "solid Earth tides," too. The tides are greatest during full and new moons, when the sun and moon are aligned either on the same or opposite sides of the Earth.

According to Seismologists, the dramatic land and ocean tides do trigger earthquakes. Both  the moon and sun do stress the Earth a tiny bit and very small increase in tectonic activity is observed when they're aligned. 

The moon's gravitational pull at lunar perigee, scientists say, is not different enough from its pull at other times to significantly change the height of the tides and thus the likelihood of natural disasters

Previous supermoons took place in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 - all years that had extreme weather events, the conspiracy theorists say.

The tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia happened two weeks before the January 2005 supermoon. And on Christmas Day 1974, Cyclone Tracy laid waste to Darwin, Australia.

On February 22, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, and killed more than 160 people.

But some people greeted warnings of an impending apocalypse due to the "Supermoon" with scepticism, because earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tidal waves do happen anyway.

So on March 19, prepare your cameras and watch the "Supermoon" but of course let's pray hard that these apocalyptic theories will not happen.

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SEPARATE SHOOTING INCIDENT KILLED TWO PERSONS... Two men died in a separate shooting incidents  in Roxas City, on Thursday. 

Around 12:30 in the afternoon at Atila Balgos Avenue , Brgy Banica, two unidentified men riding on a motorcycle shot dead Arnold Agonias, 37 years old , married and a resident of the same barangay, while standing beside a shanty and having conversation with Vicente Besana of Pta Tabuc.

One of the suspects alighted from the motorcycle with a long firearm, approached and shot the victim twice and afterwards, suspects hurriedly fled on board their get-away vehicle towards the direction of Brgy Tiza.
The victim was rushed to RMPH for medical treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician due to multiple gunshot wounds he sustained on the different parts of his body.

Recovered at the crime scene were two (2) pcs of fired 12 gauge shotgun cartridges and the case is now under investigation.

Meanwhile,  at the corner of Bangbang and San Jose Streets, Brgy Inzo Arnaldo, Ronald Apruebo, 47 years old and a resident of Brgy Rizal , died on the spot after two unidentified male persons also riding in tandem on a hooper motorcyle, shot the victim.

According to the police, that while the victim together with his companions were having their drinking session in front of sari-sari store along San Jose Street, when the suspects riding in tandem on board a motorcycle suddenly arrived, stopped from behind the victim and simultaneously the back rider armed with unknown caliber of short firearm at gunpoint, shot the victim several times.

The suspects then fled on board their getaway vehicle towards Arellano St while the victim was rushed to RMPH but was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) by Dr. Caro,  due to the two (2) fatal gunshot wounds on his head.

Recovered at the crime scene were four (4) pcs fired cartridges apparently of .45 caliber, two (2) pcs of slugs and two (2) pcs of deformed slugs .

Police are now investigating the motives of the crime and if the two shooting incidents were related .

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