Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments 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 WITH THE ageless Glenn Aguilar opting to compete in another prestigious race in Quirino Province, Davao-pride Bornok Mangosong of Team UA Mindanao emerged as the top favorite to rule the third leg of the action-filled Diamond Motor Supercross Series.Mangosong of Yamaha finished second to Aguilar of KTM in the first two legs but is expected to put himself back in contention for the prestigious overall title when he competes in the elite Pro Open April 29, Saturday at the Mx Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.‘‘I expect an all out effort for the riders, especially the non-winners yet, to win and be able to position themselves in contention for the overall championship,’’ said Sam Tamayo of Generation Congregation and organizing Xtreme Adrenaline Sports.‘‘Feeling excited for this Saturday! It’s going to be a great day! Thank you Lord for reminding me today what it’s all about, why we organize these events…it’s not about us so as if we should do things our way. You alone are God and we dedicate the race this Saturday to you.’’The 42-year-old Aguilar, the country’s leading rider, will defend his title in the Motorismo sa Quirino which is fully supported by Governor Junie Fua.The overall champion in the five-leg series will earn P50,000.Spicing up the leg is the Diamond Autotune Battle of the Bands. Firefalldown with lead singer Jon Blaylock will also thrill the fans.Expected to compete in the various categories are JR Tulawie, Jason Sarmiento, Benjo Leyva, Raniel Resuello, Vicent Jimenez, RJ de Leon, Maynard Mercado, Joolee Mendoza, Christopher Oberio, Randy Santandee, Joshua Tamayo, Matt Leyva, Caleb Tamayo, Christopher Mercado, Shana Tamayo, Joshua Tamayo, Roman LLorente, Jojo Sayas, Jerry Sumilalao, Darnel Francisco, Cristopher Mercado, Prince Bucag, Jing Leongson, Jonjon Antonio, Rowell Castellano, Wenson Reyes, Nathaniel Morales, Jethro Tamayo, Asher Tamayo, Jason Serrano, Mac Sta Ana, Allan Palma, Neil Quirong, Jasmin Jao, Quiana Reyes, Khim Yumul, Wenson Reyes, Czaldy Alindayo, Bryan Morales, Rhon Mangosong, Bornok Mangosong, Jerick Mitra, JC Rellosa, Ralph Ramento, Ompong Gabriel, Buboy Antonio, Jerich Farr, Christian Ramento, Enzo Rellosa and Patrick Orbe.The series is supported by Dunlop Tires, Tireshakk, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Go Pro Philippines, PTT Philippines Corporation, DC Shoes Philippines, Coffee Grounds Taytay and Xtreme Adrenaline Sports Entertainment Co. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR ‘Excited’ Blatche to join Gilas training next week Action in the kids division. Photo by August dela Cruz. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer FEATURED 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 return Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead
Fourteen years after aspiring model Kimberly Pandelios left her husband and year-old son at their Northridge home to go on a photo shoot, a registered sex offender was convicted Wednesday of killing her. “This is justice,” her mother, Magaly Spector, said by phone from work in New Jersey. David Rademaker, 41, of Burbank showed no reaction as the verdicts were read finding him guilty of capital murder with the special circumstance of kidnapping. Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty, and the jury of eight men and four women, which deliberated a little more than three days, will hear the penalty phase of Rademaker’s trial beginning Friday, then decide whether he deserves to die for what he did. During Rademaker’s three-week trial, prosecutors argued that he was the man who had posed as “Paul,” a freelance photographer, and lured Pandelios to her death. The main witness against Rademaker was Manya Ksendov, with whom Rademaker began a sexual relationship when she was 14 and he was 29. He was sentenced in 1998 to 12 years in prison after pleading no contest to procuring her to engage in sex and providing her with drugs. He was paroled in 2004 and arrested shortly after in connection with Pandelios’ death. “Their sole case is an ex-girlfriend who has tremendous animosity toward Mr. Rademaker,” Calabria said. Ksendov testified earlier that Rademaker had said he attacked Pandelios after the model refused to have sex with him. She pleaded for her life, Ksendov said, and promised not to tell a soul if he let her go home to her son, Nicholas. The defense relied on the testimony of Bradley Leon of Nevada, who said he saw a woman who fit Pandelios’ description at the Monte Cristo Campground three days after she was reported missing. Calabria said there was another witness who saw her after Feb. 27, but that that man died before the trial. Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The burned-out remains of her car were found Feb. 28, 1992, the day after she disappeared, near the Monte Cristo Campground in the Angeles National Forest. Her body was discovered nearby about 13 months later. Rademaker admitted in a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend that he had set fire to the victim’s car but denied killing her. Overall, the prosecution’s evidence was weak, Rademaker’s defense attorneys said after the verdict. “It’s all speculation and conjecture,” said Chad Calabria, one of the attorneys. Prosecutor John Monaghan declined to comment.