Defending champ La Salle tops Ateneo to open UAAP Season 81 campaign

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers “I think it was an advantage because they didn’t know who my starters were going to be and what our set plays are,” said De Jesus in Filipino.La Salle did not join any preseason tournaments before the start of the UAAP while the Lady Eagles were exposed as early as November of 2018 after they participated in the Premier Volleyball League.This unfamiliarity allowed last year’s substitute May Luna and the rookie Dela Cruz to blossom for the Lady Spikers with 11 points apiece.Cheng, though, was still La Salle’s main threat with 13 points while Aduke Ogunsanya added 10 points.Kat Tolentino put up 16 points for the Lady Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Blue Eagles roll past Green Spikers; Falcons outlast Tigers View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES After a minor hiccup in the third set, the defending champions immediately went back to work in the fourth set showing Ateneo who the boss of the playing field is.From leading by just two points, 12-10, early in the set, La Salle made a run for it and took a 19-13 lead after Jolina Dela Cruz’ hammering kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDesiree Cheng then finished things off with two straight points, the final one an ace to end things and seal the victory for the Lady Spikers.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said his team being kept from the limelight during the offseason proved to be beneficial since they were essentially an enigma come the tournament. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle’s four-peat bid started off in the right footing after the defending champion dismantled Ateneo, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, in the opening weekend of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Spikers are aiming to become the first team since University of Santo Tomas, which won seven straight from 1985 to 1991, to win four straight titles.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

He should think of his political future

first_imgDear Editor,The AFC, from all indications, is operating as a separate dictatorship faction within the Coalition Government. This gets into the realm of promoting corruption when the current situation is analyzed.The reinstatement of an NCN Berbice branch official is a glowing tribute to cronyism and corruption in the AFC, and its intolerance of transparency and accountability. This person was sent on administrative leave for 10 months, and was paid full salary with all benefits. Now the person is back on the job despite evidence surfacing during the investigation to warrant this person’s dismissal. According to statements given by the staff who were dismissed, this official instructed them to prepare ‘fake invoices’ and to make ‘fake log’ entries.The reason for this person’s reinstatement would have been because of a ‘good relationship’ with the same AFC Minister who is in charge of NCN.The CEO of NCN was apparently instructed by this high ranking Minister to reinstate this person.The recent firing of Chronicle columnists David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis was allegedly done at the behest of this high ranking AFC Minister. In a letter to the press, Mr Hinds stated that, ‘a senior AFC Minister has, over time, been raising at the Cabinet level the issue of Hinds’ and Lewis’s columns. It was that same minister who gave instructions to the Editor-in-Chief to axe the columns’.He added that, ‘the Chronicle and the rest of the State media are controlled by the AFC as part of the distribution of spoils after the election. The Prime Minister has direct oversight of this sector’. Even two top AFC members who are members of the Board allegedly rubber-stamped the decision to fire the columnists, according to Hinds’s letter.It can be seen from the two examples that the same Senior Minister gave instructions to reinstate the person spoken about at NCN, and to fire the reputable and independent columnists.These two actions will not improve the already poor image of the AFC and its disappearing supporters. Apart from being silent on many important issues, what is clearly manifested is the AFC’s promotion of corruption and its dictatorship tendencies.I also have compelling evidence to support the allegation that AFC’s most prominent and well-respected member in Berbice, Mr Gobin Harbhajan, is extremely disgruntled and disappointed with some of his AFC colleagues. This gentleman has been the only face of the AFC in Berbice, and has been doing a fantastic job in the resolution of many problems facing Berbicians.Berbice is vitally important for the survival of the AFC, but it seems that the AFC leaders are quite content with their ‘good life,’ and no longer care about continued existence of the AFC. At this point, there is only one person who is keeping the AFC alive in Region 6, and that is Mr Gobin Harbhajan, a man who is not corrupt, and is dedicating his energies to assist persons in various communities. I am sure he has a large following, and should he decide to walk away from the AFC, then a lot of supporters will follow him.Mr Harbhajan should seriously think about his political future and the need to be of continued service to his fellowmen.Yours sincerely,Doodnauth Jagmohanlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai have discovered a body washed up on rocks at Bundoran.The body has been discovered in recent hours in an area known as the Roughey Rocks at the popular resort.The body is believed to be that of a 64 year old local woman. Gardai have cordoned off the area and a full investigation has ben launched.It is not known how long the body has been in the waterGardai are making no comment on the matter at present.The woman’s body has not been moved yet but it is believed it may be moved shortly. We will bring you more information as this story develops. GARDAI DISCOVER BODY WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: November 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beachbodybundoranGardailast_img read more