La Salle puts UP loss behind with thumping of UST

first_imgThe Green Archers just took their biggest victory in Season 80 of the UAAP with a 115-86 degrading of University of Santo Tomas to improve to 4-1.READ: UP stuns La Salle behind Desiderio’s outburstFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMbala said they just wanted to get back to their winning ways after losing to University of the Philippines 98-87 a week ago.“We were very eager coming from a disappointing loss against UP, we had to find a way to get back and play our game,” said Mbala Saturday. “The last game, we were not able to play one-on-one defense and we didn’t execute our stops. Things went well today and we got some stops.” How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene La Salle allowed UP to light the scoreboards to the tune of 16 three-pointers, and that seemed to have left a bad collective memory on the Green Archers as they limited the Growling Tigers to just a couple of triples in their bounce back win.READ: La Salle bounces back, clobbers USTMbala, who finished with 29 points, said their defense was the biggest factor against the hapless UST side.“I feel like we played better defense, we were able to execute our Mayhem defense and we were able to force them into turnovers and that led to easy fastbreak baskets,” said Mbala.La Salle forced UST to turn the ball over 35 times and this led to 37 points for the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Green Archers also found open scorers that resulted to 16 uncontested field goals.“We were also able to pass the ball better,” said Mbala as his team tacked 26 assists. “Overall, we just played better.” Castro ends debate: It was an air ball, not a pass 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReigning MVP Ben Mbala didn’t have the usual smile he usually flashes when talking to practically anyone.As the La Salle center took his seat in the small stage inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, Mbala exuded a stern and kingly aura.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

Catholic Hospital Re-opens with ‘8 Beds’ for ‘Stay-in Patients’

first_imgThe St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, which was rocked by the Ebola crisis, officially reopened yesterday after about three months of closure, restricting its health care delivery to pregnant women and children.The Acting Administrator of the Roman Catholic-run institution, Dr. Bernard I. Benda, told newsmen yesterday that the hospital opened its doors with only eight beds for inpatients in the maternity ward, amidst their assessment of the health crisis in the fight of the world’s deadliest virus, Ebola.Dr. Benda said the remaining 16-bed capacity and the pediatric ward will be opened to its full pre-Ebola capacity over a period of time, details of which will be subsequently announced, along with the relevant fees and procedures that may be required.“A skeletal staff has been put into place, and maybe after a while of assurance of support, the hospital may return to its status quo in continuous service to the Liberian people and all those who are need of health care,” Dr. Benda said.Pundits believed the reopening of the Catholic Hospital was because of an appeal from the Liberian Government to treat common illnesses and in exchange of logistical and financial support. It may be recalled that the St.  Joseph Catholic Hospital shut its doors in July when a total of nine staff, including four missionaries and five Liberians, died.They included Rev. Fr. Miguel Pajares, Rev. Bro. Patrick Nshamdze, Rev. Br. George Combey and Rev. Sr. Chantal Mutuameme.Others were Layson Wilson, Mrs. Tetee Dogba, Ms. Lanrene Togba, Mr. Dominic Wesseh and Mr. Richard Kellie.However, the reopening of the St. Joseph Hospital to treat  only pregnant women has made the hospital to join the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville and other health centers amidst fear of the lack of support from the government as it relates to Personal Protective Equipment and other logistics.In its official statement on the reopening of the hospital, the Catholic Archdiocese highlighted key points in the Hospital’s existence in Liberia:In 1956, President William V.S. Tubman solicited from Pope Pius XII that the Catholic Church establishes a hospital and medical school in Liberia.Mrs. M. Eva Hilton generously donated 33 and a half acre plot of land to the Church through Pro-Nuncio Francis Carroll for said purpose.On January 24, 1967, President Tubman inaugurated the Catholic Hospital.During the Liberian civil war, according to the Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital was the only functioning hospital in Monrovia, which at a given time was temporarily closed, although the hospital remained open in spite of many challenges.However, the Hospital experienced its worst tragedy in recent times and was forced to close its doors to the public in July this year. “We all know the raging impact of what is referred to as the Ebola virus,” the Church said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more