Petron goes for closeout victory over F2

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Petron is hoping that a three-set victory in Game 1 will provide enough momentum for a title clincher in Thursday’s Game 2.“For sure they will come back,” said Delos Santos, who is looking to give Petron its second conference title this season. “We want to see how F2 will play in Game 2.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkF2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus said “we failed our test in Game 1,” right after the match and made it clear that “we need to give our 100 percent in Game 2. That’s it.”Delos Santos was understandably a bit more articulate, saying their game plan worked perfectly against the Cargo Movers, who tend to start slowly before steadily working their way into the match. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Can Petron turn Game 2 into a title celebration? —SHERWIN VARDELEONPetron coach Shaq delos Santos has already put the team’s Game 1 victory over F2 Logistics last Tuesday in the archives.The veteran mentor is very much aware that the Cargo Movers are highly capable of coming up with major adjustments for Game 2 of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finals at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Filipino sure to gain World 9-ball q’fnals MOST READ That was also a major key when the Blaze Spikers dominated the Cargo Movers for the All-Filipino Conference title early this year.“We know how they play, and tonight we showed just how much we prepared against them,” added Delos Santos, referring to the masterful 25-14, 25-21, 25-16 triumph in Game 1.With a full arsenal at his disposal, Delos Santos has managed to whip his team to strong starts behind heavy-hitting imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley and some deft setting by Rhea Dimaculangan, who tossed 25 excellent sets.F2 Logistics can hold its own in terms of talent—with Venezuelan star Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan in tow—but its ball distribution couldn’t keep up with that of Petron.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

We, the people, are not disheartened

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Court of Justice will on Tuesday make their intention known on ‘the third term issue’, and it is an almost foregone conclusion that they will rule in favour of the Attorney General of Guyana. Except a miracle occurs, their ruling would be in favour of the PNC.I deliberately said a ruling in the PNC’s favour, because that is what they (CCJ) are all about: keeping a political ally in power. They would like to see continuation of black domination, black dictatorship, at the helm in Guyana.They (CCJ) know fully well what the PNC is capable of, and they would return Guyana to the hard days of strict state controlled power base, poverty and destruction. And The PNC is already on that road with those unilateral appointments.They have struck a severe blow at the heart of our democracy and decision making, where the President could have arbitrarily appoint an Afro-Guyanese as the GECOM Chairman, and by filling up most of the other positions there with political and racial appointees.These are the vivid examples of the settling in of racial and political dictatorship in Guyana, and they (CCJ) are further lending credence to that.With that ruling, they are further reducing our ability to choose who governs us, as Mr Cedric Richardson has stated in his appeal to The Caribbean Court. Reducing our ability to choose who governs us is a return to the days of Burnhamism, when they chose for us, and not we ourselves; rigged elections and the rest of it.But this decision is not without warning. We saw this coming when the court freed those two murderers in the Lusignan massacre. The freeing of the two without a trial was another nail in the coffin of democracy and fairness where they (CCJ) are concerned, so their decision comes as nothing new.Horrible judgments are part and parcel of their politics that turn out for justice. When mass murderers could have walked free without a trial, there is nothing else left to one’s imagination as to what this court is capable of.So, taking that much time to make a decision that was public knowledge (Basil, the big mouth clown said it) is tantamount to a facade and a window dressing.But I here sounded an alarm that the CCJ must be careful of that decision, because they in essence are returning us to the days of PNC dictatorship — when our best and brightest, even our thieves and con artists would, like fleas, turn up for refuge at their ports of entry.As the brutal nature of the regime begins to bite, Guyanese would again seek refuge at Caribbean and foreign destinations. The United States has already shown a disdain for us in the reduction of the amount of immigrant visas it affords Guyanese; and sure enough, Caribbean States would soon follow.Be careful CCJ, be very careful with your decision; because you are fashioning our demise as a nation and as a people to make that conscious decision at a fair shot at the democratic process, and for peace and prosperity in our own country.Democracy lies with choice, and our choice is dampened with your decision, when all you are telling us is to have a tunnel vision and “unilaterally” choose a failed regime to further fashion a failed state. That is what your ruling is telling us; this is the message.Finally, we, the people, are never daunted by the many obstacles placed in our path. Troubled, I may say, but never disheartened; for we know what the future is all about. We know that we have that long, arduous road ahead of us to get back up into the freedoms of yesterday, but we labour on.For those of us who took the 23 years of peace and progress for granted, and are now blindsided by the harsh realities of today’s dictators, I say take courage, the dawn will soon come.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more