BACOLODCity – Two volunteer rescue groups in this region have separately signed anagreement with the Office of Civil Defense in Western Visayas (OCD-6) for theuse of P300,000 cash incentive each received as among the winners of the 21stGawad Kalasag. Therecipient would also be needed to submit a project proposal, including otherpertinent documents needed for infrastructure projects or procurement ofvehicle or equipment, as well as maintain a separate book of accounts for thefund, issue an official receipt, and create a team responsible for the projectimplementation. The GawadKalasag (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan,SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan), organized by the Department of NationalDefense-OCD and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council,recognizes the exemplary efforts in empowering communities to be capacitatedand disaster-resilient.(With a reportfrom PNA/PN) The otherMOA inked by Nuñez was with Kami Sunoi Inc. forefounder Patrick Mabag at theNegros Occidental Provincial Capitol Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson acted as thewitness.The Amity group was named as the Western Visayas’ top winner and Hall of Fameawardee under the Volunteer Organization category, while the Kami Sunoi Inc.was the winner of the Best People’s Organization during the national awardingceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay Citylast December. “Therecipient shall utilize the incentive only for the implementation of programs,activities, and projects aligned with the National Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement Plan, Local Climate Action Plan, Philippine Development Plan, SendaiFramework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development Goals,” theMOA said. OCD-6regional director Jose Roberto Nuñez signed the MOA on behalf of the agencywith AVFB fire chief Mike Gorne in rites held at the Bacolod City GovernmentCenter, in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia on Feb18. A copy ofthe uniform memorandum of agreement (MOA) obtained by the Philippine NewsAgency from the OCD-6 on Feb. 20 showed the two groups as the Amity VolunteerFire Brigade (AVFB) of this city and the Kami Sunoi (Kami ang Mabulig sa Inyo Saligan Utod Ninyo sa Oras sang Ital-ItalInc.) from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.
SUPER SENIORS: Jacksonville has benefited heavily from its seniors. David Bell, Destin Barnes, Aamahne Santos and DeAnthony McCallum have combined to account for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 64 percent of all Dolphins points over the team’s last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Highlanders have given up only 64.8 points per game to Atlantic Sun opponents thus far, an improvement from the 74.3 per game they allowed to non-conference foes.CLUTCH COOKS: Zach Cooks has connected on 32.6 percent of the 132 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 24 over his last five games. He’s also converted 77.8 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 72: NJIT is 0-11 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 7-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Dolphins have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Highlanders. NJIT has 26 assists on 74 field goals (35.1 percent) over its previous three outings while Jacksonville has assists on 35 of 73 field goals (47.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: NJIT has committed a turnover on just 16.8 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all Atlantic Sun teams. The Highlanders have turned the ball over only 11.2 times per game this season. Jacksonville looks to sweep NJIT ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 7, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditJacksonville (11-14, 4-6) vs. NJIT (7-15, 4-5)Wellness and Events Center, Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: NJIT seeks revenge on Jacksonville after dropping the first matchup in Jacksonville. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 9, when the Dolphins shot 48.2 percent from the field while limiting NJIT’s shooters to just 34.5 percent on their way to a 16-point victory.