Ateneo rout a ‘wakeup call’ for UP early in UAAP Season 80

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled “What happened to us was like a wakeup call. We need to recover quickly,” said Desiderio in Filipino after his team slipped to 1-1. “It was really a struggle, we were scouted very well and almost all of our plays were countered.”UP head coach Bo Perasol called it a “rude awakening” but it was also something that his Fighting Maroons were eager to move past.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We had to move on immediately,” said Perasol in Filipino. “There’s really nothing left to do, we lost badly but it happens. We move on to Sunday and hope that we have a better game.”Against the hot shooting Blue Eagles, the Maroons were dismal on the floor, going 25-of-67 from the field. They also got sorely outrebounded, 51-38. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES 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 Tyler Tio makes up for lost time, debuts with a splash for Ateneo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled For Desiderio’s part, he finished with just nine points on 4-of-18 shooting after scoring 17 points against the Growling Tigers.“I think we were complacent and we weren’t focused because of that,” said Desiderio. “I wasn’t able to adjust, I was too focused on scoring.”UP has a chance to bounce back on Sunday against University of the East, which has yet to win in two matches so far.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines was on a high after a dramatic 74-73 opening win over University of Santo Tomas after wingman Paul Desiderio hit a dagger of a three-pointer on Sunday.Come Wednesday, the Fighting Maroons were sent crashing back to reality after Ateneo put on a display for the convincing 92-71 win as the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament continued.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new groundlast_img read more

Have Health Workers’ Leaders Been Reinstated?

first_imgDespite a stern order issued Acting Minister of Health & Social Welfare, Matthew K. Flomo, by the plenary of the Liberian Senate instructing his Ministry to reinstate dismissed leaders of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NHWAL), credible information received by this paper indicates that the two are still out of jobs.NHWAL President Joseph Tamba and Secretary General George Williams were among 22 health workers declared dismissed by Health & Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, during a nation-wide go slow by health workers.hrough the intervention of the Senate and the Liberian Council of Churches and other national institutions, an agreement was reached during which Minister Gwenigale agreed after hours of meeting with some Senators at the John F. Kennedy Hospital, to reinstate all those dismissed, including the two leaders.The Minister reinstated 20 health workers, leaving out the leadership, a decision which prompted the Senate to invite him to appear before the plenary. But due to the absence of the Minister out of in the country, Acting Minister Flomo was invited to the Senate, and in a strong-worded mandate he was given 72 hours to reinstate the two leaders. The Senate further mandated the Ministry to ensure that the two leaders be given all benefits enjoyed prior to their dismissal.During that hearing last Tuesday, Deputy Minister Flomo informed the Senators that the decision by Minister Gwenigale to reinstate 20 of the 22 dismissed health workers and leaving out the president and his secretary general was as a result of their role in the health workers go slow.“The Minister of Health formally wrote the two individuals informing them of their permanent dismissal from the Ministry; a copy of that communication was served the Civil Service Agency (CSA). As I stand here now I may not be in the position to tell you exactly the reason why the Minister has not been able to reinstate the two persons in question,” Acting Minister Flomo stated.Meanwhile, responding to a query on Tuesday from a Senator as to whether the health workers had been reinstated as Health Ministry was mandated by plenary, Senate Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley promised to address the plenary concerning that issue. Up to press time Tuesday, it was not known whether Senator Findley updated his colleagues during their executive session which followed immediately after Tuesday’s plenary session.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more