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

Can someone help these people?

first_imgDear Editor,Only recently, I penned a letter about the vendors’ (mainly water, juice and drinks) plight and asked that some sort of leniency or agreement be made with the vendors and the City Council. Not a word was uttered, except about the skullduggery being committed by Royston King, and that City Police (market constables) continue to ‘shake down’ the vendors daily.On Wednesday, October 9, the City Police collected three vendors who were about to start plying their trade. They handcuffed them and forced them to walk to Regent Street Constabulary office. According to one of the vendors, they told him they were arresting him for “obstruction of traffic”.I find disgusting, and also amusing, the treatment meted out against these people who are trying to make an honest living.One of the vendors ply his trade between the Routes 45 (Lamaha/Hosp) and 41 (Norton Street/South) parks, and his cart would be stationed besides a light post, which is not a hindrance to any traffic from any of the routes’ vehicles. Meanwhile, all the routes have buses parking in all sorts of manner, causing traffic congestion all over, and this cannot be dealt with.At the Constabulary, Editor, the three vendors where given a very meticulous search, and the order to post an eight-thousand-dollar bail. At no time was any charge written out, or were they asked to give any statement, or told anything, except being ordered to sign the bail receipt and told they have to attend court on the 18th. Immediately upon hearing this, I assume some sort of dishonesty had been involved, because why would they assign a date so far away and not same, next, or a closer date? I hope someone shows a little interest into this matter, because only recently the Chief Constable was blubbering about the glorious plans for the Stabroek area, and instead I am seeing serious ‘shakedowns’ and robberies being committed, among other crimes.Finally Editor, I’ve always supported utilising local products, and this particular season, there’s a wide variety of fruits available; and through strong determination and creativity of many young people, all the fruits are being used to produce local fruit drinks, some even blended/mixed together, and they are even making lime juice (swank) and adding green colouring to it, and it is selling.Admirably, the various vendors could be seen with their white hats and clothes vending. They are worth praising, because many people are supporting them, even tourists. I’ve had over eight juice for the week, and they vary between the cherries, sorrel, guava and passion fruit.Why are they given a fight down instead of being helped? Had this sort of fight down occurred under the PPP/C, we would have been hearing of discrimination, but now we are seeing brothers fighting down brothers. Such is ‘A GOOD LIFE FOR ALL’.Take a walk at Stabroek area, spend time, and you will see drugs being utilised openly; touts cursing, tugging, pushing and abusing passengers; people being robbed in bright daylight, and vendors crying because their honest hustle is too much for the City Constable, even though many of these constables bumming vendors for passage to go home when they finish working.Yours respectfully,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more