Game 5: San Miguel beat Magnolia, 108-99, bags 4th straight Philippine Cup title (Video Highlights)



The San Miguel Beermen cemented its place in PBA history, winning their fourth straight Philippine Cup title with a 108-99 double-overtime come-from-behind victory over the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 5 of their best-of-sever series at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday, April 6.

June Mar Fajardo’s monstrous 42-point, 20-rebound led the Beermen overcame and bagged the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup crown.

Arwind Santos had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks while Marcio Lassiter added 16 points.

Chris Ross tallied near quadruple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and eight steals.

Game 5 Highlights

The Hotshots, who had a strong start and had a lead 71-48 in the third period, was led by Paul Lee. He finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Rome Dela Rosa added 19 points and 11 boards in the loss.


The Scores:

San Miguel 108 – Fajardo 42, Santos 23, Lassiter 16, Ross 13, Cabagnot 7, Heruela 3, Rosser 2, Espinas 2.

Magnolia 99 – Lee 21, Dela Rosa 19, Reavis 13, Barroca 12, Sangalang 11, Ramos 8, Gamalinda 6, Jalalon 5, Pascual 2, Brondial 2.

Quarter Scores: 19-21, 37-53, 60-74, 86-86, 94-94, 108-99 (Complete Game Stats).

List of state universities, colleges with free tuition in 2018

Here is the complete list of universities and colleges nationwide, which will be covered by the free tuition and other school fees under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017 or RA 10931 starting SY 2018-2019.

On February 13, 2018, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) approved the additional list of 78 local universities and colleges (LUCs) established by local government units who were eligible to provide free higher education.


National Capital Region

  • Eulogio 'Amang' Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
  • Marikina Polytechnic College
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Philippine State College of Aeronautics
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Rizal Technological University
  • Technological University of the Philippines
  • University of the Philippines System
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa

Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
  • Apayao State College
  • Benguet State University
  • Ifugao State University
  • Kalinga State University
  • Mountain Province State University

Region I - Ilocos Region

  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
  • Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • North Luzon Philippines State College
  • Pangasinan State University
  • University of Northern Philippines
  • Ilocos Sur Community College
  • University of Eastern Pangasinan
  • Binalatongan Community College
  • Urdaneta City University

Region II - Cagayan Valley

  • Batanes State College
  • Cagayan State University
  • Isabela State University
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University
  • Quirino State University

Region III - Central Luzon

  • Aurora State College of Technology
  • Bataan Peninsula State University
  • Bulacan Agricultural State College
  • Bulacan State University
  • Central Luzon State University
  • Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
  • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
  • Pampanga State Agricultural University
  • Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
  • Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
  • Tarlac College of Agriculture
  • Tarlac State University
  • Mabalacat College
  • Baliuag Polytechnic College
  • Bulacan Polytechnic College
  • City College of Angeles
  • City College of San Fernando, Pampanga
  • Eduardo L. Joson Memorial College
  • Guagua Community College
  • Kolehiyo ng Guiguinto
  • Kolehiyo ng Subic
  • Limay Polytechnic College
  • Norzagaray College
  • Pambayang Dalubhasaan ng Marilao
  • Polytechnic College of Botolan
  • Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan

Region IV-A - CALABARZON

  • Batangas State University
  • Cavite State University
  • Laguna State Polytechnic University (Laguna State Polytechnic College)
  • Southern Luzon State University
  • University of Rizal System
  • Balian Community College
  • City College of Calamba
  • Colegio de Montalban
  • Colegio ng Lungsod ng Batangas
  • Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng Lucena
  • Kolehiyo ng Lungsod ng Lipa
  • Laguna University
  • Pambayang Kolehiyo ng Mauban
  • San Mateo Municipal College
  • Trece Martires City College
  • Antipolo Institute of Technology (AiTech)
  • Tanauan City College (TCC)
  • Pamantasan ng Cabuyao (PNC)
  • Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo
  • City College of Tagaytay (CCT)

Region IV-B - MIMAROPA

  • Marinduque State College
  • Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Occidental Mindoro State College
  • Palawan State University
  • Romblon State University
  • Western Philippines University
  • Baco Community College
  • MIMAROPA City College of Calapan

Region V - Bicol Region

  • Bicol University
  • Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Camarines Norte State College
  • Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
  • Catanduanes State University
  • Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
  • Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Partido State University
  • Sorsogon State College
  • Community College of Manito
  • Ligao Community College
  • Baao Community College
  • Calabanga Community College
  • Caramoan Community College
  • City College of Naga
  • Daraga Community College
  • Libon Community College
  • Oas Community College
  • Polangui Community College
  • Rapu-Rapu Community College
  • San Jose Community College
  • Sorsogon Community College
  • Donsol Community College (DCC)
  • San Pascual Polytechnic College (SPPC)
  • Aroroy Municipal College (AMC)
  • Governor Mariano E. Villafuerte Community Colleges

Region VI - Western Visayas

  • Aklan State University
  • Capiz State University
  • Carlos C. Hilado Memorial State College
  • Guimaras State College
  • Iloilo State College of Fisheries
  • Central Philippines State University
  • Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
  • Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
  • University of Antique
  • Iloilo Science and Technology University
  • West Visayas State University
  • Iloilo City Community College (ICCC)
  • Passi City College
  • Libacao College of Science and Technology
  • Bago City College

Region VII - Central Visayas

  • Bohol Island State University
  • Cebu Normal University
  • Cebu Technological University
  • Negros Oriental State University
  • Siquijor State College
  • Buenavista Community college
  • Carcar City College
  • Sibonga Community College
  • Trinidad Municipal College

Region VIII - Eastern Visayas

  • Eastern Samar State University
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • Leyte Normal University
  • Naval State University
  • Northwest Samar State University
  • Palompom Polytechnic State University
  • Samar State University
  • Southern Leyte State University
  • University of Eastern Philippines
  • Visayas State University
  • Maasin City College

Region IX - Zamboanga Peninsula

  • J.H Cerilles State College
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State University
  • Western Mindanao State University
  • Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College
  • Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology
  • Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Government College (ZdSPGC)

Region X - Northern Mindanao

  • Bukidnon State University
  • Camiguin Polytechnic State College
  • Central Mindanao University
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - Cagayan De Oro Campus
  • MSU - Iligan Institute of Technology
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - Claveria Campus
  • Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology
  • Pangantucan Bukidnon Community College (PBCC)
  • Magsaysay College
  • Initao College
  • Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College
  • Northern Bukidnon Community College
  • Opol Community College
  • Tagoloan Community College

Region XI - Davao Region

  • Compostela Valley State College
  • Davao Del Norte State College
  • Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
  • Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
  • University of Southern Philippines
  • Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (KCAST)
  • Governor Generoso College of Arts, Sciences and Technology (GGCAST)
  • Monkayo College of Arts, Sciences and Technology
  • Kolehiyo ng Pantukan (KNP)

Region XII - Main SOCCSKSARGEN

  • Cotabato State University
  • Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology
  • Sultan Kudarat State University
  • University of Southern Mindanao
  • Glan Institute of Technology
  • Makilala Insitute of Science and Technology
  • Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
  • Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College
  • Basilan State College
  • Mindanao State University
  • MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography
  • Sulu State College
  • Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College

Region XIII - Caraga Administrative Region

  • Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Caraga State University (Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Surigao del Sur State University
  • Surigao State College of Technology
  • Hinatuan Southern College

SOURCE: [Facebook account of CHED, CHED.gov.ph]

Game 4: San Miguel defeats Magnolia, 84-80 (Video Highlights)



The San Miguel Beermen defeated the Magnolia Hotshots 84-80 in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on April 4.

San Miguel takes a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series and is one win away from their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup title.

Game 4 Highlights

Alex Cabagnot led the Beermen in scoring with 27 points. June Mar Fajardo, who won a record 6th Best Player of the Conference award earlier, tallied 16 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.

Marcio Lassiter added 18 point while Arwin Santos contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.

For the Hotshots, Ian Sangalang delivered 22 points in the loss.

Game 5 is on Friday, April 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena.


The Scores:

SAN MIGUEL 84 – Cabagnot 27, Lassiter 18, Fajardo 16, Santos 13, Ganuelas-Rosser 5, Ross 4, Espinas 1, Heruela 0, Pessumal 0.

MAGNOLIA 80 – Sangalang 22, Dela Rosa 15, Barroca 14, Lee 9, Reavis 6, Simon 5, Jalalon 4, Ramos 3, Pascual 2, Gamalinda 0.

Quarters: 14-20; 45-46; 69-64; 84-80 (Complete Game Stats).

Game 3: San Miguel dominates Magnolia, 111-87 (Video Highlights)



The San Miguel Beermen dominated the Magnolia Hotshots to win Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on April 1.

The Beermen outscored the Hotshots 36-19 in the fourth quarter en route to a 111-87 win and took the lead in the series, 2-1.

The Hotshots only trailed by seven points, 75-68, at the end of the third period but the defending champion unloaded a 17-3 run to start final quarter led by Marcio Lassiter and Brian Heruela.

Game 3 Highlights

Lassiter led San Miguel well-balanced attack with game-high 24 points on a 5-of-9 from the three-point area.

June Mar Fajardo tallied another double-double with 21 points and 17 rebounds despite sitting out the final canto.

Arwind Santos and Chriss Ross added 14 apiece while Brian Heruela contributed 11 markers off the bench.

Mark Barroca paced the Hotshots with 22 points. Paul Lee delivered 15 points and seven assists in the loss.

Magnolia will look to tie things up in Game 4 on Wednesday, April 4.


The scores:

San Miguel 111 – Lassiter 24, Fajardo 21, Ross 14, Santos 14, Heruela 11, Espinas 9, Cabagnot 5, Rosser 5, Pessumal 4, Semerad 2, Vigil 2, Mamaril 0, Lanete 0.

Magnolia 87 – Barroca 22, Lee 15, Ramos 12, Simon 10, Sangalang 6, Dela Rosa 6, Jalalon 6, Gamalinda 6, Reavis 4, Pascual 0, Mendoza 0, Brondial 0, Herndon 0.

Quarterscores: 29-22, 50-49, 75-68, 111-87 (Complete Game Stats).

Game 2: San Miguel defeats Magnolia to level the series at 1-1 (Video Highlights)



The San Miguel Beermen defeated the Magnolia Hotshots 92-77 in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals to level the series at 1-1 on March 25.

Arwind Santos led the Beermen with 24 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Marcio Lassiter added 16 markers on 4-of-7 from threes.

Alex Cabagnot scored 15 points while June Mar Fajardo tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Mark Barroca led the Hotshots with 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort.

Game 2 Highlights

Game 3 will be on Easter Sunday, April 1.


The Scores:

SAN MIGUEL 92 — Santos 24, Lassiter 16, Cabagnot 15, Fajardo 12, Heruela 10, Ganuelas-Rosser 6, Ross 5, Mamaril 4, De Ocampo 0, Vigil 0.

MAGNOLIA 77 — Barroca 18, Lee 13, Sangalang 11, Dela Rosa 7, Ramos 7, Jalalon 6, Pascual 4, Reavis 4, Brondial 3, Herndon 2, Simon 2, Mendoza 0.

Quarters: 19-17, 48-35, 75-57, 92-77 (Complete Game Stats).

Game 1: Magnolia overcomes 20-point deficit to beat San Miguel (Video Highlights)



The Magnolia Hotshots overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the San Miguel Beermen 105-103 in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

Hotshots came out firing in the fourth quarter, going on a 13-0 run to start the period led by Ian Sangalang and rookie Rob Herndon, to cut the deficit to 89-88 with 7:20 left to go in the game.

Paul Lee, who struggled with only four points but had eight rebounds, tied the game at 97-97 with 3:25 left. Raffy Reavis, Mark Barroca and Sangalang combined for eight points in the end game to steal the game.

Sangalang scored 14 points of his career-high 29 markers in the payoff period to go with nine boards. Aldrech Ramos added 15 off the bench. Mark Barroca and Rome Dela Rosa chipped in 14 and 11 points, respectively. Herndon contributed all his eight points in the last quarter.

Jio Jalalon tallied seven points, four rebounds and four assists. Reavis, who blocked Arwind Santos' game-tying attempt, finished with 6 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Game 1 Highlights

The San Miguel was limited to 14 points in the final period after scoring 33, 30, and 26 points in the first three quarters and build a 20-point lead, 72-52, in the third period.

June Mar Fajardo led the Beerwen with 31 points and 18 boards but committed 11 turnovers. Alex Cabagnot had a near-triple-double of 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Marcio Lassiter and Santos had 21 and 19 points, respectively.

Magnolia's second unit outscored the Beermen's bench, 47-1. The Hotshots controlled the offensive boards, 23-14, and had a 33-14 advantage in second chance points.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The scores:

Magnolia 105 – Sangalang 29, Ramos 15, Barroca 14, Dela Rosa 11, Herndon 8, Jalalon 7, Reavis 6, Pascual 5, Lee 4, Melton 0, Simon 0, Brondial 0.

San Miguel 103 103 – Fajardo 31, Cabagnot 27, Lassiter 21, Santos 19, Rosser 4, Ross 1, Pessumal 0, Espinas 0, De Ocampo 0.

Quarterscores: 25-33, 47-63, 75-89, 105-103 (Complete Game Stats).

Schedule: MRT-3, LRT 1 and LRT 2 operations this Holy Week 2018



The Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT 1), Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT 2) and Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) have released their operation schedules for the Holy Week 2018.


MRT-3 Schedule

MRT-3, stations from North Avenue to Taft Avenue, will be closed on March 28 to April 1 in the observance of the Holy Week and to give way to maintenance works. Normal operations will resume on April 2.



LRT 1 Schedule

LRT 1 will not operate from Maundy Thursday, March 29, to Easter Sunday, April 1. Normal operations will resume on Monday, April 2, at 4:30 am.



LRT 2 Schedule

The LRT 2, will also stop operating from Maundy Thursday, March 29, to Easter Sunday, April 1, and will resume operations on Monday, April 2.




Results: Medical Technologist March 2018 Board Exam (List of Passers, Topnotchers, Performance of Schools)



Medical Technologist March 2018 Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the official results of March 2018 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination on Tuesday, March 21, 2018.

The examination was conducted by the PRC on March 14 and 15 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

A total of 2,648 out of 3,644 examinees passed the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam, according to PRC (via PRC Website).

Topnotchers: March 2018 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

ALVIN AURELIA BAHIN, a graduate of REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION, ranked first in the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam with a rating of 90.50 percent.

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam are the following:

RANK NAME SCHOOL RATING
1 ALVIN AURELIA BAHIN REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION 90.50 %
2 AMABELLE SON MARQUEZ SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 90.40 %
3 CHELSEAH DENISE HERNANDEZ TORRES UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA 90.30 %
4 MARJIE SARMIENTO INTERNO FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-MANILA 90.20 %
5 JAY GABRIEL CHICO DIESTO ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES 90.10 %
6 HERVAE ARENAS ORDOÑO SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY 89.60 %
7 JOSHUA MIGUEL ACORDA CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY-ANDREWS CAMPUS(TUG) 89.50 %
8 XENIA CAÑETE PLAZA REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION 89.40 %
9 SHANE MARIE REYES PIAMONTE SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY 89.20 %
10 IMEE ROSE MACABASAG CUNANAN REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION 89.10 %

To download the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam Topnotchers, click here.


List of Passers: March 2018 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

The complete list of passers of the Medical Technologist March 2018 Board Exam:

To download the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam List of Passers, click here.

Performance of Schools in March 2018 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

To download the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam Performance of Schools, click here or here.

With 50 or more examinees and with at least 80% passing percentage, ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES and CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY-ANDREWS CAMPUS(TUG) emerged as the top performing schools in the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010, with 100% passing percentage.

The top 10 performing schools in the March 2018 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination:

RANK SCHOOL TOTAL NO. OF EXAM. TOTAL NO. PASSED PERCENTAGE PASSED
1 ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES 81 81 100.00 %
2 CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY-ANDREWS CAMPUS(TUG) 59 59 100.00 %
3 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY 301 299 99.34 %
4 UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO 78 76 97.44 %
5 SAN PEDRO COLLEGE-DAVAO CITY 103 97 94.17 %
6 OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-ANTIPOLO CITY 57 51 89.47 %
7 OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-QC 77 67 87.01 %
8 CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA 58 49 84.48 %
9 CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MAKATI 60 50 83.33%
10 REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION 63 52 82.54 %

The Board of Medical Technology who administered the March 2018 Medical Technologist Board Exam are Dr. Marilyn A. Cabal-Barza, Chairman; Ms. Marilyn R. Atienza and Ms. Marian M. Tantingco, Members.

From March 26 to April 20, 2018, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • Notice of admission
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • 2 pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • 2 sets of metered documentary stamps
  • 1 piece short brown envelope

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the mass oathtaking of the successful examinees in the March 2018 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC said.

Here's the full copy of program for Medical Technologist March 2018 Board Exam:

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During the last examination conducted last August 2017, a total of 4,821 out of 5,661 examinees passed the Medical Technologist board exam, PRC announced.

MARIANNE ROSS BACIA SOLDEVILLA topped the August 2017 Medical Technologist Board Exam with a rating of 90.90%.

#WalangPasok | March 20, 2018 - Suspension of classes due to transport strike threat



Malacañang Palace suspended classes at all levels in Metro Manila for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 due to the transport strike threat.

Read below the announcement posted on Facebook page of Office of the Presidential Spokesperson.

On the March 20 suspension of classes

In view of actual and / or imminent threats posed by some groups, we are suspending classes at all levels in Metro Manila effective today, March 20, to safeguard the safety of students.

Meanwhile, for those outside Metro Manila, we leave the decision to suspend classes to the sound discretion of local government units (LGUs).

The President has instructed that he will suspend classes even with the slightest threat of a strike to ensure the protection and well-being of students.

We reiterate that the government remains steadfast to modernize our public utility vehicles and will not be bullied or held hostage by some transport groups.



PUPCET Results List of Passers: Qualified Applicants and Waiting List for AY 2018-2019 (PUP College Entrance Test)



Polytechnic University of the Philippines released the results of the entrance examination taken by the incoming freshmen for the First Semester of Academic Year 2018-2019.

A total of 12,162 qualified applicants passed the PUPCET and 1,533 fall on the waiting list, according to PUP (via PUP Website).

PUPCET was administered on October 14, 2017 (Saturday), December 9, 2017 (Saturday) and February 24, 2018 (Saturday).


List of Passers and Applicants on Waiting List

Check below the list of passers and applicants on waiting list for admission in PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila for the First Semester, Academic Year 2018-2019.


Reminders
  • Confirmation will be done online through this link https://www.pup.edu.ph/iapply/results/pupcet2018.aspx:
    • March 16 to 23, 2018 - Confirmation of qualifiers (selecting of preferred Academic Program and NSTP).
    • April 6 to 20, 2018 - Downloading of confirmation documents.
      • Your Student Admission Record - Form 1 (SAR-Form 1) must be printed and presented to the PUP Admission Services when you report for the processing of your credentials and interview on the date indicated in your SAR-Form 1.
  • If you fail to confirm online, your slot will be given to those in the waiting list.
  • PUPCET passers of PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila who will take-up Architecture or Interior Design, please bring Oslo papers, pencil (any type), colored pencils, eraser, sharpener, and brown envelope (Long) for the Drawing Aptitude Test on your scheduled date of interview.

FOr PUPCET passers qualified for admission in other branches and campuses, visit this link https://www.pup.edu.ph/iapply/results/pupcetbc.aspx to search the results.