Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Still, Garcia was happy to see the way his players battled down low as the Elasto Painters took care of the boards and outrebounded the Bolts, 64-54.“I liked the effort of the boys in the second half. We battled the boards, we’re able to come back, and we even nearly take the lead, but I think Meralco just executed better,” he said. “We had lapses, but I keep on telling the players that there’s no such thing as perfect defense for four quarters. I like the players’ efforts in the second half and hopefully, we can bring that to our next game.”Rain or Shine battles unbeaten Alaska on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palma laying everything on the line in last year with FEU Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia shrugged off his team’s first defeat in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup in a game where the the Elasto Painters fired blanks en route to an 89-93 loss to Meralco.“We knew that they won’t going to give us any three-point shot, but I told the players at halftime we just have to keep on taking it. And once we keep on making it, it might change the tempo of the game. Unfortunately, we only made four threes,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot The Elasto Painters’ 4-of-32 clip from beyond the arc is just the tip of the iceberg. The team shot a paltry 30-percent from the field and failed to share the rock as the Bolts dominated the assists category, 18-9.READ: Meralco averts meltdown, holds off Rain or ShineFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGarcia believes that had if Rain or Shine made at least two more threes, it would still be toting an undefeated card.“We had our open looks. If we had made two or three more three-pointers, we could have probably won the game. Maybe that’s the game plan of Meralco — to make us take those kind of shots,” he said. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments
Farms in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) are being affected by flies which destroy the fruits on the Carambola/five finger trees.Over 3600 baits were placed on the fruit trees in Mahdia and surrounding communities as the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) takes steps to eliminate the Carambola Fruit Flay.NAREI officers placing bait on the Carambola trees in TumatumariBaits were also placed in Mahdia, Microbie, Tumatumari, Campbelltown, 47 Miles Mabura, and 58 Miles Mabura.A team responsible for providing plant protection and quarantine services conducted a four-day exercise of baiting and servicing traps in the district as part of a control strategy for quarantine pest.During a routine surveillance earlier this year it was observed that there was a large population of Fruit Fly in the targeted communities.The adult fruit fly lives for a few weeks so it is important that they reproduce rapidly for their survival. The fruit flies lay eggs in the flesh of ripening and ripe fruits and vegetables. Once the eggs are hatched, the larvae begin to feed within the fruit. This causes the fruit to prematurely ripen, rot and drop.The NAREI team also serviced Jackson traps (detectors) that were installed at Rockstone and Mabura outposts. While the traps at Rockstone were empty, two Carambola Fruit Flies were found in a trap at Mabura outpost. This is an indication that the pest is moving closer to Lethem, an area yet unaffected.Even at this stage residents and farmers can assist in eliminating the pest through practices such as placing fallen fruits inside plastic bags and leaving them exposed to sun light; using fruits as livestock feed; and spraying insecticide on the soil around the tree.NAREI is reminding persons to avoid transporting fruits from the affected areas to other parts of the country.