Alapag confident of Gilas’ chances in another PH-Korea duel

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “When you think of Korea, it’s their perimeter shooting. So it’s gonna be important for us to try to limit their perimeter game because all of them can shoot from outside,” he said. “At the same time, we have to be solid defensively and we’re gonna have to make our shots as well because in the past, Korea loves playing zone, and the only way to get them out of the zone is to make shots,” said former Gilas veteran Jimmy Alapag.READ: Gilas five needs pluckFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Alapag has had his fair share of wars with the Koreans as a former member of the national team since 2002, suffering a number of heartbreaks at the hands of the Philippines’ fierce rivals.His dagger three from way downtown punctured the bottom of the net to lift Gilas past Korea in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship here and, in the process, book a ticket to the 2014 Fiba World Cup. Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino, punches D-League Finals ticket Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings READ: Great Fiba Asia start for long shot Gilas“I’m confident with the guys. We’ve all seen their performance so far. The guys have been playing great,” he said. “I think if they can continue with the way they’ve been playing, we’ll have a good chance to advance to the semifinals, but we all know Korea. The important thing is we come out and play well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Alapag had his last joust with Korea in the 2015 Jones Cup, where the Nationals bowed, 82-70.READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreThe 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player expects a lot of emotion to come up in the game, saying the Philippines is going to be in an uphill battle in the quarterfinals.“It’s gonna be a big game. If you look at the quarterfinals in Lebanon, each quarterfinal game is a tough game,” said the Gilas assistant coach.But Alapag is confident that the Philippines can pull the win off against the Koreans, especially with the way the team has been playing in the group stages.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas set to face Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup on Wednesday, Filipinos are immediately reminded of bitter memories against their fierce rival.But after countless battles in the Asian stage, the Filipinos are already familiar with the Korea’s deadly style of play and it’s just a matter of sticking to the system if they want to advance further in the continental tilt.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

County may have little say in air park operations

first_img The county Planning Commission in March considered revoking the airport’s permit after a slew of complaints from nearby residents about noise and stunts. But the panel backed off as officials attempt to define allowable uses. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AGUA DULCE – The county released a supplemental report Thursday that includes reactions to plans to upgrade the Agua Dulce Air Park, a small airstrip that has been an ongoing source of conflict in this rural town between the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. The airport’s owners continued to press expansion allowed under an existing permit; plans include an extended runway, 55 aircraft storage hangars and four service hangars. Meanwhile, opponents who fear that the expansion will bring more planes and noise to the hamlet of roughly 4,000 announced their concerns, a county planner said. The new material comes after a Nov. 30 county counsel memo to the county Department of Regional Planning, which cautioned that the panel may have little power to limit aircraft operation at the airstrip. The Regional Planning Commission is scheduled to reopen permit hearings Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s a memo from us to the commission that there are these additional comments,” said Sam Dea, a county planner. “(For the) opponents, obviously, they’re not happy with what we have.” The letter from Principal Deputy County Counsel Lawrence Hafetz said flight curfews, flight bans over residential areas or any direct changes of aircraft operation fall under Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction, and outside the county’s authority. This would ground several proposed permit conditions that expansion opponents believe would minimize impacts to surrounding residents; they include a ban on acrobatic flying and limiting the airstrip to twin-propeller or smaller planes. Mark Armbruster, a land-use attorney representing airport owner Wayne Spears, said his client has no intention of bringing more air traffic to the area, which opponents dispute. Spears, a local PVC pipe tycoon and owner of Sylmar-based Spears Manufacturing, took control of the air park in September. Past owners and pilots want the airport to expand, allowing more planes, helicopters, film crews and community playing fields. Others, including the Agua Dulce Civic Association and the Concerned Citizens of Agua Dulce, want the facility to remain as it is – a rural pit stop for small planes. last_img read more