UAAP: UP stops skid, slips past La Salle

first_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I think we all know that our end game but there’s much to be desired with how we ended the game, we can’t forget the fact that we won it, but we would’ve wanted to be better in the end game,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.“We need these kinds of wins, though, so that we’ll know how to get better.”Bright Akhuetie put up a 19-point, 19-rebound double-double for the Fighting Maroons while Gomez de Liaño had 17 points and six asssits.Paul Desiderio also finished in double figures in scoring with 12 points, on 4-of-14 shooting, with seven rebounds and four steals.Justine Baltazar led the 2-2 Green Archers with 13 points and 10 boards while frontcourt partner Santi Santillan had 12 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES After trailing for much of the first half, UP started to heat up early in the third going on a 14-2 run to take a 43-37 lead off of Juan Gomez de Liaño’s transition layup.The Fighting Maroons started the fourth on a 10-2 run that Diego Dario capped off with a jumper for their 61-47 lead, but but La Salle didn’t go down with the fight, cutting UP’s lead to one after a 13-0 blast.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGomez de Liaño, though, took over and delivered the big shots down the stretch to save the Fighting Maroons.Season 80’s Rookie of the Year scored four of UP’s last six points but it was his dagger of a layup with 44.3 seconds left, giving the Fighting Maroons a 65-60 lead, that became the game’s biggest shot. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the Philippines put a stop to its downward spiral after a 67-61 victory over De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Fighting Maroons were on a three-game slide prior to facing the Green Archers but their win bumped to a 2-3 card for the fifth spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Gaballo stays unbeaten with quick stoppagelast_img read more

‘Liberia is not Independent without Food Sufficiency’

first_imgA 2017 Presidential hopeful, Dr. Jeremiah Z. Whapoe, has said that Liberia is not independent when the citizens are still sleeping with hunger and experiencing poverty.Dr. Whapoe was speaking last Sunday when Friends of Dr. Whapoe of District #14 in Montserrado County welcomed him to address some of their challenges, including building of bridges.Dr. Whapoe promised the people of Doe Community that he would build two bridges to end the perennial flooding which the community experiences every rainy season.He said “Our mission is to declare war on poverty using agriculture, when elected. We will be using machines and not hoes to make farms. My dream is to see a Liberia that can feed itself and support other countries in the region.”Dr. Whapoe said his plan for Liberia is to use farming not just for eating purposes but also for business that would make many of the people in Liberia rich and independent to handle their domestic problems.“Farmers can also be decision makers and our plan is to make Liberian farmers decision makers to make good laws that will promote food sufficiency for the people. It is time for us to come to together and ensure that we achieve this goal,” Dr. Whapoe said. He stressed that there is no great nation in the world that has declared itself independent, when it cannot handle the citizens’ food problem.“Independence is not given to cows but to people who demand it. Freedom is living the kind of life you want to live without obstruction. If you cannot afford to send your children to school, you are not free,” he said. Dr. Whapoe said it is time to change Liberian politics but said he would not promise the people of Liberia that he would build skyscrapers, mansions or electrify the country but that he will eradicate the long existence of the disease, poverty. He said, “Many believe that Liberia’s problems are lack of roads, health care, infrastructure, development or electricity, but Liberia’s first problem is poverty.”Dr. Whapoe, the people of Doe Community, including pem pem riders, women’s groups, elders, and leaders inspected damaged bridges and drainages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more