Sunday, November 18, 2012

Viloria TKOs Marquez, unifies WBO, WBA

Viloria TKOs Marquez, unifies WBO, WBA

MANILA, Philippines — Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria scored a 10th round TKO victory over HernĂ¡n “Tyson” Marquez to unify the WBO and WBA flyweight belts Sunday in an exciting fight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Viloria (32-3, 19KOs) connected on a vicious left hook that put down his Mexican foe.
Marquez, now the former WBA champion, (33-3, 25KOs) was able to get back on his feet but was visibly wobbly as Viloria went for the finish, prompting the Mexican’s corner to throw in the towel.

The back-and-forth battle ended at the 1:01 mark.

It was an action-packed fight as promised by the two fighters.

Round five saw Viloria in trouble after taking a blow from Marquez.

Marquez pummeled Viloria and seemed as if the Mexican was going for the finish. Viloria though, battled through it and somehow was able to answer back with a combination that dropped Marquez.

Marquez remained aggressive despite feeling Viloria’s power but the Filipino held his own, escaping the attacking Mexican with his footwork and timely punches.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Meralco hikes electricity rates by 24.5¢/kWh

Meralco hikes electricity rates by 24.5¢/kWh

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will raise power rates by 24.5 centavos per kilowatt-hour this month to reflect the increases in the generation, transmission and system loss charges.

If you consume 100 kWh every month expect an increase of P17.77 in your monthly power bills while those using up 200 kWh and 300 kWh will have to pay an additional P47.40 and P71.10, respectively, according to Lawrence S. Fernandez, assistant vice president and head of utility economics of Meralco.

If you consume 400 kWh monthly you will have to pay another P94.80 for your November power bills, Fernandez said on Friday.

The hike in the generation charge to P5.63 per kWh can be attributed to the increases in the cost of electricity bought from the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM), whose rates rose by P2.30 per kWh, and from state-run National Power Corp. (Napocor), which registered a 15-centavo-per-kWh rise in its rates.

source Inquirer

Saturday, November 3, 2012

7 injured in Saudi tanker explosion discharged from hospital — DFA

Of the 14 Filipinos who were injured following a truck explosion in Saudi Arabia Thursday, seven have been discharged from the hospital according to Department of Foreign Affairs.

"Of the 14 Filipinos who got injured in the Riyadh fuel truck blast, seven have already been discharged as of today," DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez Twitter account.

On Thursday, Hernandez had cited initial reports indicating at least nine Filipinos were hospitalized and three had been discharged.

At least one Filipino, Florentino Santiago, was confirmed killed in the explosion. The Philippine embassy had promised to facilitate the repatriation of his remains.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration assured Santiago's family of death benefits, scholarship for one of his children, and livelihood assistance for his widow Jocelyn.