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

2 in Jail over Minister Sandolo’s ‘Assassination Plot’

first_imgTwo of the five persons arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Mr. Patrick Sandolo, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy (LME) at his Todee farm are yet to appear in court. The two are currently in detention at the Monrovia Central Prison, nearly three months after they were charged by the Liberia National Police (LNP).Police charged the defendants based on a complaint from one Alvin Nelson, who is believed to be the caretaker of the Minister’s farm, a court document in the possession of the Daily Observer said.Though Minister Sandolo was not at the farm when the incident took place on July 24, the defendants are being charged with multiple crimes, including criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, theft of property, burglary, criminal mischief and criminal attempt to commit murder, which under the law is a non bailable offence.Defendants Anthony Mulbah along with Arthur Gono, Alex Gbato, Kpannah Tosh and Abraham Kollie were arrested by police due to a writ of arrest issued by Francis K. Fayiah, stipendiary magistrate of the Careysburg Magisterial Court, in Montserrado County, where the alleged offenses were committed.Alex Gbato and Abraham Kollie are the two persons currently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting trial, while the other three have been released.Mr. Dominic Kollie, the father of one of the defendants, Abraham Kollie, who spoke with journalists at the Temple of Justice, tearfully explained, “My son has been in jail since July 26 on multiple crimes and he still has not had a court date set. I have talked to the Magisterial Court and still have not had a court date set.“Is there any length of time that he can be held without a court date?“I am afraid that he is lost in the system. I tried calling Minister Sandolo, (but he) referred me to the court. I am getting nowhere fast. And they are still behind bars at the Central Prison.”He also used the occasion to appeal for government’s intervention to have them go to court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more