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PAGASA: Rainy Seasons Already Starts in the Country

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Philippines – The local State Weather Bureau of the country, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announce yesterday,Tuesday, May 30, 2017 that the country will experience frequent rain and due to this the country is now officially under rainy season.

In a statement, PAGASA said that the rainfall recorded in the last five days shows an indication that the rainy season has begun, but still might experience a hot and humid weather for the whole day, while the occasional thunderstorm might experience in some portion of the country especially late afternoon or early evening.

PAGASA also expect that the country will experience more rain this year compared to the previous two years, which the country has experienced El Niño and since the El Niño phenomenon will not affect the country’s weather, the local weather bureau also expected that the country will be experiencing more or less 20 typhoons this year that will enter the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) and possibly much stronger typhoons compared with the last two years.

The public is advised to take precaution this rainy season, expect occasional rain from light to moderate to heavy rains, especially in the late afternoon, expect floods in some low lying areas, especially in the metro where tons of garbage blocks the drainage system that caused floods in major street.

For all students that are returning to their designated schools on Monday, June 5, 2017, whether public schools or private schools don’t forget to bring your umbrella and raincoats in case rain suddenly pours into your area.

Be safety this rainy season!

Cavs and Warriors Road to the 2017 NBA Finals

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NBA Playoffs – The defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2014 -2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors are once again facing one another in NBA Finals match for the 3rd straight year. 

Both teams are tied in their NBA Finals match with 1 Championship a piece and their 3rd meeting will be their rubber match that will break the tie and the winner will become the superior team over the loosing team.

The Warriors are the heavy favorite of winning the 2017 NBA Championship, they have been the best team in the NBA for the 3rd straight year setting an NBA record from last year for most win in a single season with 73 wins and 9 losses and this year with the addition of former MVP Kevin Durant joining the reigning 2 time MVP Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson forming a super team they top the 2016 - 2017 NBA Regular Season and owning the prediction of winning this year NBA Championship.

For the Cavaliers they have been the underdog over the Warriors in their previous Finals meeting, including this much awaited rubber match that will start on June 1 (US TIME), they have not been the favorite to win in this year NBA Championship just like in the first meeting where LeBron James almost single handedly carried the Cavs in 6 games in 2014 – 2015 NBA Finals while in 2015 -2016 James and the Cavs upset and stun the Warriors in Game 7 at Oracle Arena after capturing their 1st ever NBA Championship.

As expected by many sports analysts during the pre- season of last year, both the Cavaliers and the Warriors are predicted to dominate their conferences and meeting once again in the Finals.

How these two team reaches the 2017 NBA Finals?

The Warriors are the only unbeaten team in the 2017 NBA Playoffs setting an NBA record of 12 wins – 0 loss, they sweep the Portland Trailblazer in the 1st round, sweep the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round and also sweep the less Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.

While, the defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers with 12 wins and 1 loss in the post season has also swept their 1st round match over the Indiana Pacers, sweeping the Toronto Raptors In the 2nd round and beats the top seeded Boston Celtics in 5 games to crown as the Eastern Conference Finals.

The 2017 NBA Finals will be a another exciting Finals series, The Warriors looking for their revenge after a humiliating loss in last year Finals while for the Cavs, especially for LeBron James a win in this year Finals will furthermore solidify his case of being the greatest Player Of All Time?

LeBron James set an NBA Record as All-time Playoff Scoring Leader

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NBA Playoffs – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James set a new NBA records as the new all-time scoring leader in NBA Playoffs, he surpassed the alleged Greatest of All Time (GOAT) Michael Jordan in Game 5 of Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals best of seven series at TD Garden in Boston.

LeBron James came strong in Game 5 with a mission of finishing their series against Celtics and moves on the NBA Finals for another NBA Finals match with the unbeaten team in the 2017 NBA Playoffs the Golden State Warriors for the 3rd straight season. James who scored 35 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assist in only 3 quarters of playing lead all scorer and the Cavaliers in a 135 – 102 win over the Celtics.

The most awaited anticipation of LeBron James overtaking Michael Jordan for the record finally happen when James made a 3 point basket in the 3rd quarter with 2:40 to go in the quarter and gave him his 29th points of the game. At that time James now hold the all-time scoring leader in playoffs history with 5,989 points while Jordan moves down to solo second place with 5,987 career points in NBA Playoffs. James finished the game with a grand total of 5,995 points and expected to increase in their succeeding games that will happen in NBA Finals.

Meanwhile, Michael Jordan who set the NBA records just played only 179 NBA Playoffs games and hold it for 19 years while LeBron James has more games than Jordan with 212 playoffs games. While James add another milestone in his illustrious NBA records will this new milestone hold it for all time?

Aside from the record of surpassing the great Michael Jordan, the win against the Celtics also gave LeBron James his 7th straight NBA Finals appearance the most appearances of non-Celtics player in the new basketball era.

James and Irving Lift the Cavaliers in Game 4 Win Over Celtics

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NBA Playoffs – Cleveland Cavaliers will host the visiting Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their best of seven Eastern Conference Finals at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavs is currently leading on the series 2 – 1, and will try to extend their lead in Game 4 at home. While the Celtics will try to even the series before returning back in Boston for Game 5.

Early in the game the Boston Celtics continue their momentum from Game 3 win, having a terrific start in the early quarter of Game 4, posting their first double digit lead of the series with less than 3 minutes to go in the 1st quarter while holding the Cavaliers to their lowest points scored in the 1st quarter with 19 points.

In the 2nd quarter the Celtics try to blow the game away from the Cavs, holding double digit leads for most of the quarter taking advantage of LeBron James early foul trouble. Without James for most of the 2nd quarter Kyrie Irving lift the Cavs in a mini rally to cut the Celtics lead into single digit but eventually ends the 1st half down by 10 points as the Celtics takes their first halftime lead of the series 57 – 47.

At the half, Jay Crowder and Avery Bradley lead the Celtics in scoring with 13 points apiece. Kyrie Irving leads the Cavs with 18 points, Kevin Love added 10 points while LeBron James with much better performance from the last game added 10 points, but still struggle in the game after committing his 4th personal foul in the 2nd quarter.

In the 3rd quarter the Cavaliers shows some life after their franchise player LeBron James began to show his original form, they manage to erase the 10 points Celtics lead at the start of the 2nd half, and regain the lead for the 1st quarter with a two made free throws by LeBron James 73 – 72 with 3:15 to go in the 3rd. Kyrie Irving exploded for 21 points in the 3rd to lead Cavs winning the 3rd quarter 40 - 23 and takes a 7 point lead 87 – 80 at the end of the 3rd.

In the 4th quarter, LeBron James shift to attack mode to help the Cavs from posting their first double digit leads of the game. James scored 12 points in the final quarter with a total points of 34 points while Kyrie Irving posted his playoff career high in points with 42 points and lastly the last member of the Cavs big three Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Cavs win Game 4, 112 – 99 and now takes a commanding 3 – 1 lead in the series. Game 5 is scheduled at TD Garden in Boston.

Boston Celtics with less Isiah Thomas Stun the Cavaliers at Home, Wins Game 3

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NBA Playoffs – The Boston Celtics less Isiah Thomas who suffered a hip injury in Game 2, clearly pushed the defending champion to their limits after taking Game 3, in a stunning win 111- 108 at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers mostly leading for the entire game has also posted their biggest lead of the game with 21 points but blew it after the Celtics find their way to comeback in the 2nd half of the game.

Marcus Smart who replaced the injured Isiah Thomas in the starting lineup came up big in the game after leading the Celtics in offense scoring 27 points and a key assist to Aubrey Bradley that give the winning basket to stun the Cavaliers home crowd.

Aubrey Bradley scores 20 points including the 3 point basket that stun the defending champion, Al Horford added 16 points, Kelly Olynyk with 15 points, Brown and Jerebko with 12 points to help the Celtics overcome the Cavs domination over the first two games. The Celtics will try to tie the series in Game 4 and comeback even in Game 5 at TD Garden in Boston.

Meanwhile the Cleveland Cavaliers shows another meltdown in the 2nd half blowing big leads, blew their chances of taking a 3 -0 commanding lead of the series. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and 28 points respectively but not enough to lift the Cavaliers of winning Game 3. Their #1 player LeBron James was out of rhythm for the entire game not looking for his shot has only scored 11 points his lowest points scored of this 2017 playoffs.

Despite the loss the Cavaliers are still in the lead of the series 2 – 1. Game 4 is scheduled again at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Cavs Crush Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

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NBA Playoffs – The Boston Celtics will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Td Garden in Boston. The Celtics are looking to bounce back from a blown out game in Game 1 and hopefully tied the series 1-1 before going to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. While the defending champion will try to win Game 2 to take a 2 – 0 commanding lead in the series and hopefully ends the series at home at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Photo Credit to: NBA

In the 1st Half of Game 2, its all Cleveland Cavaliers show, posting an early double digit lead 21 -10 with 4:38 to go in the 1st quarter. Since then the Cavaliers completely dominated the game, especially in the 2nd quarter where they outscored the Celtics 40 -13. A complete domination lead by LeBron James, who lead all scorers at the half with 22 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assist, Kevin Love added 18 points in a another great game, and Kyrie Irving with 14 points.

The Cavaliers also registered the biggest deficit at the half in NBA Playoffs with 41 point deficit after JR Smith beat the Buzzer at the half with a half time score 72 – 31.

In the 2nd half, after being down by 41 points the Celtics received another bad news after their #1 player Isiah Thomas was hurt and announce of not returning for the remainder of the game. The Cavs continue their domination posting their biggest lead of the game of 49 points, 102 – 53 after Kyle Korver hits a 3’s with 1:14 remaining in the 3rd. after 3 quarters of playing the Cavs enjoys a commanding 46 point lead 103 – 57.

In the 4th quarter, both teams starting five are already resting as their bench player comes up to play the garbage time and only awaits for the final score of the game. The Cavs bench player manages to up their biggest lead of the game with 51 points 113 – 62 with 9:16 to go in the final quarter.

LeBron James finished the game with 30 points his eight straight 30 plus points of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. While Isiah Thomas, who play only in the 1st half was held down to 2 points.

Cav's now lead the series 2 - 0 and will try to wrap the series at home for games 3 and 4.

Anti-Distracted Driving Act Law “Rules and Violations”

Philippines – On May 18, 2017 the law for Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Republic Act 10913 describes ‘distracted driving’) is now in effect for all motorists who will use any mobile communication devices, computing and electronic entertainment gadgets or devices while driving. The purpose of this law for all private and public motorist is to have a safety driving and to avoid accidents as much as possible.

According to the law all motorist are prohibited from using their mobile phones or any gadget while driving such as making or receiving calls, texting, playing games, watching movies, internet surfing, mobile navigations, using any gadgets while there is a stop light or temporary stop like traffic and other prohibited acts that could distract the motorist.

Aside from the public and private vehicles, the law also covered wheeled agricultural machineries, construction equipment, bicycles, pedicabs, trolleys, motorcycles, wagons, carriages and any similar vehicles that used in public and major roads.

While the law, exempt motorist from using their gadgets or mobile phone if there is an emergency calls such as reporting a crime from the law and enforcement, natural disaster, accidents and other emergency calls that need re-enforcement.

Any violators of the Anti-Distracted law will be penalized accordingly. For the first offense P5,000, second offense P10,000, third offense P15,000 and three months suspension of driver's license and for the fourth and final offense P20,000 and revocation of driver's license.

All motorist should follow the now in effect Anti-Distracted Driving Act Law to prevent any problems while driving or hassle from being caught violating by the law enforcer.
source: abante

Cavs Draw 1st Win of the Eastern Conference Finals

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NBA Playoffs – Boston Celtics will host the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics own the home court advantage after finishing the regular season as the top seeded team in the East. While the Cavaliers finished 2nd seed but own the Celtics 3-1 in their regular season match.

In Game 1, despite the defending champion has 9 days layoff shows no signs of rust particularly LeBron James who scores 15 points shooting 7/8 from the field, half of the total points scored by his team in the 1st quarter, since the start of the game the Cavs lead all the way, posting the 1st double digit lead of the game 20 – 9 with 4:41 to go in the quarter, 1st quarter ends 30 -19.

In the 2nd quarter, the Cavaliers continue their hot start and slowly pulling away from the struggling Celtics who seems tired in the game after going through a tough series against the Wizards. James scores 8 points of the quarter to lead all scorer with 23 points in 10/15 field goal shooting at the half. Kevin Love put 13 points and 9 rebounds, Tristan Thompson also added 11 point and 7 rebounds while Kyrie Irving has 7 points

For the Celtics Isiah Thomas scores only 8 points at the half with 3/11 shooting from the field, Aubrey Bradley leads the Celtics in scoring with 11 points. The Cavs end the 2nd quarter with 22 point lead 61 – 39.

In the 3rd quarter, Kevin Love draw two quick 3 point play to gives the Cavaliers biggest lead of the game of 28 points 67 -39 in the early minute of the quarter. Celtics shows some signs of life after hitting some series of 3’s but Kevin Love gets hot also hitting his own series of 3 points to keep the Celtics away from the game. As the quarter near it ends the Celtics shows some mini run to cut the Cavs lead to 17 points, 92 – 75.

In the 4th quarter, the Cavs maintain a double digit lead keeping the Celtics away from the game, LeBron James takes over in the final quarter after they loss the 3rd quarter in a mini run made by the Celtics. LeBron James finished the game with 38 points his 7th straight 30 plus points of the post season. Cavs win Game 1 of the ECF 117 - 104.

Celtics Beat Wizards in Game 7 to set a Conference Finals Match with the Cavaliers

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NBA – The #2 seed of the East and defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers will now face the #1 seed Boston Celtics after the later gone through a “do or die” Game 7 against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics and the Cavaliers is set to face their own best of seven series in the Eastern Conference Finals, fighting for the right to advance in the 2017 NBA Finals. 

The Cavaliers holds a 3 – 1 regular season match against the Celtics but the Celtics will have the home court advantage after having the best record in the East. Game 1 of the ECF will start at TD Garden in Boston.

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards “Game 7” 

In the 1st half of Game 7, both team are not allowing to pull away from each other, keeping the scores close as no team established a double digit lead but the Celtics established the biggest lead of the game with 6 points and mostly leading in the 1st half. While, the Wizards taste their first lead of the game in the dying minutes of the 2nd quarter ending the quarter leading by 2 points 55 – 53.

In the 3rd quarter the game was in tight contention the Wizards mostly leading in the quarter but the Celtics made a 13 – 3 run where 2 back to back 3’s made in the last minute of the quarter to give Celtics a 6 point lead at the end of the 3rd 85 – 79.

In the 4th quarter, the Celtics is now starting to pull away in the game posting the first double digit lead of the game 91 -81 of a free two free throw made by Kelly Olynyk. Isiah Thomas made a 3 point basket to give Celtics their biggest lead of 13 points, 94 – 81 with 10:00 minutes to go in the 4th.

Off a time the Wizards made a 7 – 0 run to cut Celtics lead to 6 points 94 – 88, since then it was exchanging basket for both teams but the Celtics gain the advantage after Kelly Olynyk the hero for Celtics has been hot scoring 26 points from the bench keeping the Wizards away from coming back in the game.

Bradley Beal scores 37 points the only Wizards that keeping their hopes alive while John Wall has been silent missing all his 10 last attempt in the game where it all matters.

The Celtics regain a double digit advantages with 3:25 to go after Olynyk made a 3’s.The Wizards failed to find a way to comeback in the game as the Celtic wins Game 7, 115 – 105.

Kawhi Leonard Injury Caused the Spurs to Lose Game 1 over Warriors

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NBA – Spurs all-star forward Kawhi Leonard suffered a sprained left ankle injury in Game 5 against their semis match Houston Rockets. Kawhi did not play on the pivotal Game 6 where they blow out the Rockets to advance to the Western Conference Finals and set a series matchup against the well rest 2-time Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors.

Before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Kawhi Leonard condition of playing Game 1 was question but cleared by the Spurs organization announcing Leonard is good to go in the series opener in Oracle.

In Game 1, Kawhi was part of the Spurs starting line-up, he seems okay and not bothered by his injury, he was amazing together with his team mates dominating the 1st and 2nd quarter of the game posting their biggest lead of 25 points and eventually end the quarter by a big 20 point lead. 62 -42. The Spurs are looking in Game 1 on their way of upsetting the home crowd team.

In the 3rd quarter the Spurs is still in much control of the game until Kawhi Leonard suffered the unavoidable injury that’s about to happen, Kawhi landed his foot to Zaza Pachulia foot who is guarding him at that time after a 3 point attempt that leads to a foul of Pachulia with more than 7 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter. That time the Spurs are still leading by 20 points when the injury happen.

Kawhi Leonard aggravated his left ankle injury and was forced to leave the game, and what seems a dirty play for Zaza Pachulia it was called by the referee as an ordinary foul.

Since then the Warriors took advantage of Leonard’s being out of the game, the Spurs was plus 23 points before Leonard injury happen and then after the injury the Spurs was minus 25 points

That leads to a 2 point win by the Warriors 113 -111.

Despite Leonard’s injury the Spurs had their chance to tie the game and went to overtime but LaMarcus Aldridge failed after missing a good view of 3 point shot.

Warriors Escape Game 1 Victory over the Spurs 113 – 111

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NBA Playoffs – The 2017 best of seven Western Conference Finals between the #1 seed Golden State Warriors and the #2 seed San Antonio Spurs has already started on Sunday, May 14, 2017 (US TIME) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

The Warriors are in their 3rd consecutive Western Conference Finals appearance holding the best record of the 2016 – 2017 regular season and remains unbeaten in the post season after sweeping their 1st and 2nd round matches before facing the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of their conference finals.

The Spurs recently come up a tough series against the Houston Rockets that went to six games of their own semis match, but completely dominated Game 6 despite despite Kawhi Leonard is not available to play due to injury that lead the team to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

In Game 1, the Spurs came out strong in the early quarter dominating the game after outscoring the warriors 30 -16 in the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter seems a continued domination of the Spurs over the Warriors as they posted their biggest lead, 25 points with 7:41 remaining in the quarter. Spurs eventually end the 1st half leading by 20 points 62 – 42.

In the 3rd quarter, Kawhi Leonard tweaked his feet twice, first he accidentally step on his team mate foot David Lee, who is sitting on the bench and the second one that put him out of the game was when he landed on the foot of Zaza Pachulia, who was guarding him with 7:55 to go in the 3rd. the referee calls the foul a regular foul despite the plays looks like a dirty play for Pachulia.

Since the injury of Leonard the Warriors begins to cut the Spurs lead, the reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant lead the warriors run in the 3rd to end the quarter just down by 9 pts. 81 - 90 Spurs.

At the start of the 4th quarter, the Spurs are still leading by 9 pts. But the Warriors continued they come back and finally regain the lead with less than 5 minutes to go, it was an exciting and thrilling end game since then where the Spurs take their final lead with less than 2 minutes to go 106 – 103. The Spurs had their chance to extend the game to overtime, but Aldridge failed to hit a 3 point that might tie the game, but eventually missed even though Mills made 1 free throws the game end 113 – 111 warriors takes Game 1.

Warriors Stephen Curry leads all scorers with 40 pts., Kevin Durant added 36 pts. While LaMarcus Aldridge put 28 points and Kawhji Leonard added 26 points for the Spurs.

Wizards/Celtics Semis Series Extended to “Do or Die” Game 7

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NBA – The Washington Wizards has extended their series and keep their hopes alive of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals after winning a down to wire finish in Game 6 against the Boston Celtics with the final scores 92 – 91 at the Verizon Center in D.C. 

The Wizards and Celtics semi conference final is now extended to Game 7 and it is scheduled to happen at TD Garden in Boston. The winner will face the well rest defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in a best of seven series of ECF.

If the Boston Celtics win Game 7, Cavs/Boston series will start in Boston TD Garden but if the Wizards win Game 7, Cavs/Wizards series starts in Cleveland at Quickens Loans Arena. Either way the defending champion are the expected winner of ECF series whomever comes the winner of the Boston/Wizards series.

The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards semis series is the second series that exceeded into Game 7 of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Both team are almost evenly match where their regular season match are dead even winning both 2 wins and 2 loss while in the post season both teams are also successfully defended their home court. The Celtics won Game1, 2 and 5 at home while the Wizards won Game 3, 4 and 6. If the trend continues it seems that the Celtics is favoring to win Game 7.

John Wall who hits the game winning 3 points shots that extend the series to Game 7 promise to give all he can do in Game 7 to win the series together with Bradley Beal the leading scorer of the Wizards in Game 6.

Meanwhile, Isiah Thomas who missed the game winner in Game 6, will have another chance in Game 7 to finally end the series along with the help of his team mates him Al Horford, Jae Crowder and others.

Game 7 is scheduled on Monday May 15, 2017 (US TIME) TD Garden in Boston.

Ray Allen Criticized On TV Shows “Area 21” for Leaving Boston Celtics

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TV host Kevin Garnet of “Area 21” invited four other members of the 2008 NBA world champion Boston Celtics, the players that was invited on the show are the recently retired Paul Pierce, retired Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Kendrick Perkins and the Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo and obviously Ray Allen who was part of the Celtic’s “Big Three” was not invited.

The five ex-Celtics player reminisced their bonding and their brotherhood during their era in Boston and their relationships with their former teammates Ray Allen who left Boston Celtics during the 2012 free agency to join LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

Ray Allen was highly criticized by his former team mates, especially Kevin Garnet who felt disrespected after Ray Allen’s way of handling his exit out of the Celtics organization. Garnet and Pierce felt betrayed after Allen leaves Boston without informing them or giving them a heads up that he already decided to leave the team. Ignoring the brotherhood they built inside and out of the Celtic’s organization and furthermore worsened when he joins their arch rival team LeBron James Miami Heat that eliminated them in the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals and in a seven-game war in the 2012 Eastern Conference finals.

During the shows Garnet said that his situation with Ray is very sensitive. When he joined the Heat Garnet felt that Allen moved on and went to pursue another ring turning a more a more lucrative offer to stay in Boston.

It’s been five years that have passed when the decision of Ray Allen leaving Boston Celtics, but it seems that Kevin Garnet and Paul Pierce still live today holding a grudge in their heart over what Ray Allen did to them? Is it this is the time that they forgive one another after all their career is already over.

Coincidentally, former Celtic’s Big Three ended their NBA Career with a different team, Garnet retired in Timberwolves uniform, Pierce retired in LA Clippers uniform while Ray Allen retired during his free agency his last team was with the Miami Heat.

Students Preparations for the Upcoming 2017 – 2018 School Year

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Philippines – The 2017 – 2018 School Year is past approaching as the Department of Education (DepEd) already announced yesterday May 9, 2017 that the upcoming Classes in all public elementary and high schools in the country will start on Monday, June 5, 2017.

According to Education Secretary Leonor Briones, the new school year 2017-18 will have 204 school days, including the five days service training of all teachers and the four-day parent-teacher meeting for every three months. Thus substantially according to the agency the students are expected to attend school days for 195 days.

Students that already enrolled especially in Public high schools where students has given an early enrollment during the first week of this month of May, will only have to prepare their things like Bags, notebooks and uniforms while awaiting the June 5 returns to school. While, public elementary students will have to wait until May 15 before they can start to enroll.

For public local student elementary and high school, that have not yet enroll, they only have to bring their card or form 137 to enroll in their respective school that they attended from last school year while local transferee will have to complete or bring the requirements needed by the school before or after they enrolled.

Here is the list of requirements for Transferee Student:

1. Barangay Clearance – get a clearance from the barangay to validate the student residency and good moral character.

2. Birth Certificates - bring a Xerox copy of the PSA birth certificate formerly known as NSO birth certificates, if not available, just tell the designated enrollment teacher that you will just follow the requirements after enrollment.

3. Form 138 – this is also can be brought before or after enrollment, you can apply for this form in the school that the student last attended.

4. Picture – bring a 1x1 or 2x2 picture, this picture should be attached to the students enrollment form.

CAVS Backs Again in ECF for the 3rd Consecutive Time

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The Cleveland Cavaliers fought a tough and perhaps the most competitive Game of the series to sweep the do or die Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the 2nd Round of 2017 Conference Semi-finals. The home team gave the defending champion a hard time in their final Game, fighting for their season to stay alive despite one of their all-star player Kyle Lowry did not play due to injury that he suffered in Game 2.

Despite the good fight gave by the Raptors, it was the Cavaliers, who are more determined to win the game as they are the first team in the East to book their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals and awaits the winner of the series between the #1 seed Boston Celtics and #4 seed Washington Wizards.

In the 1st quarter, the Raptors taste their biggest lead of the series with 12 points, but failed to hang on to their lead and ends the quarter tied with the defending champ 28 – 28.

In the 2nd quarter, the Cavaliers started to pull away lead by their leader LeBron James, who finish the half with16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assist while Kyle Korver, who has the hot hands in the quarter also ends the half with 16 points, shooting 4 out of 6 in 3PM. The Cavs lead 61 – 49 at the half.

In the 3rd quarter, the Raptors show some life by coming back lead by Serge Ibaka and PJ Tucker the Raptors cut the Cavs lead into single digit to end the quarter 80 -85 Cavs by 5 point lead.

In the final quarter, the Raptors regain their final lead of the game after a made 2 point jump shot by Ibaka and a foul from Kevin Love to give them 93 – 92 edge with 6:38 remaining in regulation. But Kyrie Irving carried the team scoring his 10 straight points to give the champion a 10 -2 run to regain the lead 103 – 95. Since that run it has been all over for the Raptors seasons. Finals score Cavs 109 – Raptors 102.

The Cavaliers win gave them their 3rd straight appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals and their 2nd sweep of the 2017 post season and for LeBron James this will be his 7 straight Eastern Conference appearance since in a Miami Heat uniform. James, ended the game with 35 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assist. All four games in the series James average a 30 plus points a game.

How to Lose Belly Fats with Proper Diets and Exercise

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Are you one of many people who are having a big problem of having big belly fats despite the all-out effort of exercising? Maybe your effort is not enough or there might be something wrong with your diet plans and the method of how you exercise?

Belly fats are commonly seen on chubby or fat people, it doesn’t choose age to have this kind of fats, but it will always defend on the lifestyle they choose in their everyday life. For kids belly fats is not a problem as they grow older and having a strong metabolism and active lifestyle they can easily eliminate fats.

But for mature or adult people who slowly weakens their metabolism and spending their entire time at work? Having belly fats is a serious problem that can cause uncomfortable feeling, like feeling heavy, clotting problems, losing self-confidence, bad odor after sweating and even health problems.

There are two types of Belly Fats:

Subcutaneous fat - are belly fats that can be easily squeezed by your fingertips and it can be easily removed by proper diet and exercise, these fats lies in the stomach area under beneath the skin and it doesn’t give any hazardous to your health.

Visceral Fats – is a hard and rounded stomach fats found in the stomach area. These fats are dangerous it stored within the internal organs that lead to possibly heart problems, diabetes and other dangerous health problems.

So, what to do to lose belly fats and to avoid future health problems?

1. Avoid crash diet – eat as much as possible every 3 hours to sustain the energy consumption of your body and helps boost metabolism.

2. Increase the intensity of work out or exercise – push your body to the limit to burn more calories or fats as much as possible.

3. Discipline – the result of your diet and exercise will manifest on your discipline of losing weight and belly fats.

4. Meal Plan – to have an effective diet, you must have a balance meal plan for food intake like to eat foods rich in fiber, protein and carbohydrates.

5. Exercise regularly - as much as possible to sustain of eliminating belly fats to your body and avoid health problems always make time for exercise.

CAVS One Win Away of Getting Back to Eastern Conference Finals

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NBA – Defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers is trying to get their 3rd straight win over the Toronto Raptors in their 3rd meeting of their semis match at Air Canada in Toronto. While The Raptors will have their home crowd to back them up and try to win Game 3, to get back in the series despite their point guard Kyle Lowry is questionable to play the game?

In Game 3, for the very first time in the series the Cavaliers missed to put a double digit lead in the early quarter compared to Game 1 and Game 2. The Raptors show signs of urgency preventing their opponent from pulling away as the held the defending champion with only 28 points but still manage to win the quarter 28 – 24. Kevin Love leads the Cavs in scoring in the 1st quarter with 10 points while Kyle Lowry sit the whole quarter due to injury he suffered in Game 2.

In the 2nd quarter, the Raptors manage to close the Gap and even take their first lead of the quarter 48 - 46 with 2:08 remaining in the quarter and eventually end the 1st half by leading by 3 points 52 – 49. Demar DeRozan leads the Raptors in scoring at the half with 21 points while Kyle Lowry is still sitting on the bench.

LeBron James leads the Cavs in scoring with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assist but finds his team down at the half, the lowest point scored on the half since the semis series start. Kyrie Irving added 10 points while Kevin Love who scores 10 points in the 1st quarter did not score in the 2nd quarter.

In the early minutes of the 3rd quarter, The Raptors put their largest lead of the series of 5 points 54 – 49, which for most of the time in the 3rd, it was exchanging basket for both teams that only separates 1 possession ball game. DeRozan leads the Raptors in the 3rd but the Cavaliers managed to regain the lead after Kyle Korver hits two crucial back to back 3 points to end the 3rd quarter 79 – 77.

In the final quarter, Kyle Korver hits his 3rd straight 3 points to up their lead to 5 points and then started a complete domination of the Cavaliers over the Raptors. Cavs posted their first double digit of the game 90 – 80 with 8:01 to go in the final quarter. Cavs slowly pull away in the game that leads to another blown out game. Kyle Korver and LeBron James lead the Cavs in the final quarter to earn their 3rd straight wins and one win away fromg etting back into the Eastern Conference Finals.

James sit out with 3 minutes to go in regulation with game high scores of 35 points 7 rebounds and 7 assist. His third straight 30 plus points of the series. Cavs wins Game 3, 115 - 94.

Pres. Duterte’s Reactions on Gina Lopez Denied Appointment as Environment Secretary

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Philippines – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte express his sentiments over his appointed Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez after the Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected her confirmation as secretary of Environment just last May 3, 2017 on a vote of 8 -16 favoring the No votes.

The President mention Gina Lopez in one of his speeches during the celebration of the 27th Philippine Orthopedic Association Mid-Year Convention in Davao, the President said that he felt sorry for Gina and he really likes the persons passion, but he cannot change the decision of Commissions on Audit where the former secretary  must undergo to the scrutiny of the Commission on Appointments.

The President also emphasized that he could do nothing with the decision of the CA members because they have their own democracy and alleged “lobby money talks” or the money that spent with this kind of process and eventually influence the decision of the member of the CA.

The President also added that the CA decision should be recognized and respected by the existing principle of checks and balances of the Legislature and outside the Executive.

On May 3, Gina Lopez confirmation was rejected by the CA on a vote of 8 -16, the 8 members that voted for Gina Lopez are all Liberal Party (LP) senators while the supposed allies of the administration are the one who rejected the President appointee’s. The opposition senators from the Liberal Party (LP) was embarrassed after they unanimity vote in favor of Lopez.

The members of the Liberal Party that voted in favor of Secretary Lopez believes that the secretary matches their aspirations and advocacy in the protection, development and equitable use of natural resources for the benefit of all Filipinos.

Meanwhile, the President has not released any announcement on who will replace Gina Lopez as Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources.

CAVS Dominated Raptors in Game 2, Take 2 – 0 Lead in their Semis Match

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors square once again for Game 2 of their own semi-finals match best of seven series at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavaliers dominated Game 1 from start to finish that lead to a blown out game and now looking to take an early 2 – 0 lead of the series while the Raptors looking to bounce back from a humiliating loss and hopefully tie the series before coming home in Toronto.

In Game 2, the Cavaliers shows the more aggressive and more focus team taking an early double digit of the game 19 – 9 with 5:54 to go in the 1st quarter, Cavs up their lead to 13 points and ends up the quarter leading by 12 points, 34 – 22.

At the start of the 2nd quarter Channing Frye hits a 3 point basket of a pass by LeBron James to give Cavs biggest lead of 15 points 37 – 22, Cavs keep their distance to Raptors as they maintain their double digit lead and duplicate their biggest lead of the half with less than a minute to go in the 2nd quarter. Cavs end the 1st half with a commanding 14 point lead 62 – 48. Cavs is also having a very good shooting night in three point area with 10 out of 15 in the 1st half.

LeBron James lead his team in scoring at the half, with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assist, Kyrie Irving added 7 points and 7 assist while Kevin Love posted 9 points and 5 rebounds. For the Raptors, surprisingly their center Jonas Valanciunas lead in scoring with 19 points, Kyle Lowry put 15 points while Demar DeRpzan only put 1 points.

At the start of the 3rd quarter Cavs made a 4 straight points to increased their lead to 18 points keeping away the Raptors from coming back in the game and with 3:13 to go in the 3rd the Cavaliers posted their biggest lead of 24 points 97 – 73 after made free throws by LeBron James. James scores 15 points in the 3rd with a total points of 36 points in only 3 quarters surpassing his grand total points in Game 1 with 35 points.

In the 4th quarter, Cavaliers posted their biggest lead of the game of 30 points after Frye hits a three of the side with 9:27 to go and with 6:07 to go in the last quarter James sit down after scoring 39 points, shooting 10 out 0f 14 from the field and 15 of 21 in the free throws. Raptors superstar Demar DeRozan held only into 5 points while Lowry added 20 point but suffered injury due to accidental collision with his team mates both stars did not return in the last quarter.

Cavaliers now takes 2 – 0 lead winning Game 2, 125 – 103.

Meanwhile. LeBron James added another milestone of his career surpassing Kareem Abdul Jabbar for most point scores in Playoffs history, James is now chasing Michael Jordan for the number 1 spot for all time Playoff career points.

CAVS Dominated the Raptors in their Own Semis Opener

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers host the visiting Toronto Raptors to start their own 2nd round semis match of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quickens Loans Arena. The Cavs sweep the Pacers to advance to the next round while the Raptors need 6 games to beat the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs and Raptors end the regular season tied at 51 wins and 31 loss, but due to superior quotient the Cavaliers take the 2nd seed and Raptors take the 3rd seed in the East Standings.

In Game 1, the Cavaliers starts the game strong posting early double digit lead in the 1st quarter while their biggest lead was established in the 2nd quarter with 16 points advantages. The Raptors manage to come back in the game after starting a 14 – 0, run to cut the Cavaliers lead into 2 points with more than half a quarter to go, but the Cavaliers manage to hang on to their lead as they ended the 2nd quarter with a 14 point lead 62 – 48 coming at the half.

Cavs “Big three” lead their team in scoring at the half with Kyrie Irving posting 16 points, 5 assist, LeBron James with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assist and Kevin Love with 11 points and 8 rebounds. While the Raptors lead by Kyle Lowry with 15 points, Demar DeRozan with 10 points and the newly recruited Serge Ibaka with 12 points.

In the 2nd half, the Cavs scored the first two points of the 3rd quarter coming from a two made free throws of Kevin Love to equal their biggest lead at the half, but Raptors immediately brought down the Cavs leads into single digit 65 – 56 with 9:25 to go of the said quarter, but again the Cavaliers retaliates posting their biggest lead of the game with a 25 point lead with only 38.2 seconds to go 96 – 71 in the 3rd.

In the 4th quarter, the Cavaliers is having a comfortable lead of 22 points, but through their regular season history, especially in the later part of the season the Cavaliers cannot hold on to their big lead that many sports analyst question their Cavs ability to end a game.

But this time the Cavaliers will not be denied as they hang on their big lead for most of the entire 4th quarter. LeBron James was taken out of the game with 3:18 to go due to already win the game. James finished the game with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assist to lead the Cavs in Game 1, blown out victory against the Raptors 116 – 105.

Labor Day Scheduled Activities and Free Rides in the Metro

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Philippines – On Monday, May 1, 2017, the country will be having a nationwide, regular holiday to commemorate the annual celebration of “Labor Day”. Labor Day is the day where all workers are being recognized from all their hard works, loyalty and patients with their different jobs in the country and at the same it is also the day where the demonstrations and rallies send their sentiments to the government when it comes to labor sector.

And due to this special day some government, transportation like Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT), will be conducting a free ride in a scheduled time where all workers who can show a valid ID that can identify them as workers can have a free ride from the said transit from 7 am to 9 am in the morning and again 5 pm to 7 pm in the afternoon.

Hundreds of workers will be having the benefits of free rides from MRT and LRT by showing their valid working ID’s and save their money for paying their transportations on Labor Day only and just remembered the time issued where they can avail the free ride.

Meanwhile, some 1,600 policemen will be deployed in different areas in Manila where the center of labor protest today is scheduled. According to Manila Police District (MPD) Director PC Supt. Joel Coronel, they will focus on areas like Chino Roces Bridge in Mendiola, Liwasang Bonifacio in front of the Manila Central Office, Plaza Miranda in Quiapo and also at the US Embassy in Roxas Boulevard.
source: abante