Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sonny Barrios, executive director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, said aside from Sotto, six other players in the team are above six feet, including the 6-foot-8 Chiu and 6-foot-7 Cortez.The team’s mettle will be tested right away being in Group B along with heavyweight Australia and Malaysia.The host country is in Group A with New Zealand and Hong Kong, Iran, Chinese Taipei and Macau are in Group C, while Korea, Japan, Lebanon and India comprise Group D.The top four finishers will represent Asia in the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina next year.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Expected to lead Batang Gilas’ campaign is 7-foot-1 center Kai Sotto, who is coming off a dominating season in the UAAP where he led the Ateneo Blue Eaglets to the championship.“We have a combination of height and speed. At least, we’re not going to look pitiful inside unlike before,” said Batang Gilas coach Michael Oliver during the PSA Forum on Tuesday at Tapa King Restaurant at Araneta Center in Cubao. “We’re not going to be undersized against our opponents.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJoining Sotto are Rafael Go, Raven Cortez, McLaude Guadana, Terrence Fortea, Recaredo Christian Calimag, Rence Padrigao, and Shaun Geofrrey Chiu, who helped the team win the Southeast Asian Basketball Association juniors championship in Manila last year.Rounding out the squad are newcomers Jerick Kyle Bautista, Joshua Rafael Lazaro, Yukien Andrada, and King Balaga. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery JR Quiñahan ejected in Game 6 after Jio Jalalon hit Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Philippine youth team is primed to present a different kind of challenge against the competition in the Fiba U16 Asian Championships in Foshan, China next month.Unlike in past editions of the tournament where undersized Philippine teams had to primarily bank on quickness, the latest version of Batang Gilas will have a man in the middle who can look eye-to-eye with the opposition’s big men.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255, [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – The residents in a new upscale town-house development in Plum Canyon anticipated epicurean kitchens and handcrafted stairs but not the continually overflowing trash bins in plain view outdoors whose contents routinely spill beyond the brick enclosures. A waste hauler collects trash three times a week, but some residents say the bins fill up pronto when the overflow is dumped inside, spawning a vicious cycle. “I spent $400,000 on my house,” said Elizabeth Mitchell-James who moved Nov. 30 with her husband and 21-month-old son into a three-bedroom home in D.R. Horton’s Mariposa development. “We didn’t even go out through the front door when the weather was more mild. It was disgusting.” Mitchell-James has seen diapers, broken glass and other trash near the trash bin just beyond her front door, she said. Moving boxes discarded by an influx of new residents account for some of the trash, residents say, adding that piles of everyday trash are substantial. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Matt Sawyer, whose second-story balcony overlooks a trash bin, said odors from the overflowing trash bother him. He has donned rubber gloves to help trash crews pick up the garbage. Several residents said wind blows refuse around the development. James Brent, a resident since June, said he plucks trash from his bushes and front yard every day. One of his neighbors said she has stashed trash in the garage temporarily. Waste Management, Inc., which services the community, has a protocol dealing with such situations. Drivers who discover overflowing enclosures shoot date-stamped pictures, which are sent to the management company to indicate a possible need for increased services. Pictures have been taken in Mariposa for six months – since July – said Chris Fall, the hauler’s public sector services manager. The number of bins has been increased, but Fall said more bins or more frequent service is necessary. The residents said they do not fault Waste Management for the problem, they blame Horton and Lordon Management, which manages the homeowners association. Horton did not return calls Monday. Lordon Management said the problem stems from new residents who fail to crush their moving boxes. Donna Bauer, a representative of the company, said a janitorial crew has been helping to pick up trash since mid-December, often dumping it off-site. Lordon has met with the hauler twice on the site to make sure the “bins are collected,” she said. “We have had a report from a resident and the developer is working with them,” Bauer said. “We do anticipate that when everybody moves in the problem will alleviate itself.” A rolling trash bin is being considered for when large numbers of buyers move in all at once, she said. Homes in the two-story town-house community range from the high $200,000s to the low $400,000s. The Mariposa development is one of several projects along a booming stretch of Plum Canyon Road. Mitchell-James has reported the matter to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.