Pascua: Pons deserves to win UAAP MVP

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Bernadeth Pons, who silently crept into the MVP conversation of Season 79, became a legitimate superstar under Pascua as the Lady Tamaraw featured in the top five of three major categories after the eliminations.And Pascua believes it’s high time for Pons to become the queen of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“She deserves to win the MVP,” said Pascua in a chat with Inquirer. “You know how she works, you really can’t measure her heart and her dedication.”After the 14 games of eliminations, Pons averaged 15.38 points to become the fourth-best scorer of the league behind Cherry Rondina, Jaja Santiago, and Diana Carlos. ‘Underdog’ Dasmariñas surprised at early KO win over Frenchman SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Pons was also the third-best digger on 3.71 excellent digs per set and the third-best receiver with an efficiency rating of 45.16 percent.Ahead of Pons in the defensive areas are the UAAP’s best liberos in Kath Arado and Dawn Macandili.Pons, though, doesn’t look at the MVP plum as the high prize for her this season as the title is the all-important piece of hardware she wants to take home.“That’s just a bonus for me,” said Pons. “My focus is what I will do every game, do my job as the team captain, my job as a senior because I’m one of the people that my teammates rely on.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast George Pascua returned to his alma mater with a Far Eastern University team already stacked with experience and talent that emanated from a quiet star who needs just enough push to get to the main spotlight.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

What about the children?

first_imgDear Editor,Over the past weeks, we have seen an increasingly alarming trend in Guyana. What started out as a violent threat on social media directed at The School of The Nations, quickly escalated into the shooting and wounding of Principal of the said school Dr O’Toole, forcing the school to close for one week. Subsequently, came shooting threats at Queen’s College, Bishops’ High and Mae’s. There were also two bomb threats to The University of Guyana in two days, leading to suspended classes for both days, and another bomb threat at the Office of the Ombudsman.Against this background, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is somewhat concerned that the Guyana Police Force sees “no significant threat from warnings to various educational institutions”. What about the children? Surely the police are not simply dismissing the mental health fallout?For one, a sense of security is lost. School is the second home for our children and they no longer feel safe. The trauma is real and widespread because students are not psychologically prepared. They are fearful. They are confused. Some are discouraged and have become demotivated. Many have had sleepless nights and those that sleep have nightmares. Parents and students are of the view that not enough has been done since then to assist them to return to a sense of normalcy. TCV is aware of all of this because we have been talking to parents and students.A holistic approach is required to ensure that students not only heal but also that schools are prepared to proactively deal with issues of this nature. The Caribbean Voice is happy that the Mobile Mental Health Unit of the Education Ministry was deployed but was the services offered to all the schools affected? Will there be follow-ups to ensure that individual students who remain traumatic are offered counselling therapy? Going forward, will entire student bodies be provided with coping skills and mechanisms? Will schools nationwide be trained to respond to such threats through regular drills that focus on strategies like soft and hard lockdowns and evacuation procedures? Will Police be armed with the capacity for rapid response nationwide?For years TCV has been calling for counsellors in schools to assist students to better cope with whatever challenges they face on a daily basis in and out of school. Such placement has become even more urgent now. Also, The Caribbean Voice again offers our youth and student workshop to the Education Ministry. At previous meetings with Ministry officials, promises were made to integrate our workshop into the Health and Family Life Curriculum. We are still awaiting fulfilment of this promise.Finally, the Education Ministry should mandate all schools to set up threat response teams comprising parents, staff and other related personnel that should be trained to quickly act in such eventualities. At least one school affected by the recent threats has already done so. The global village has now encompassed Guyana in its unsavoury fold and our nation must not find itself wanting in its responsibility to protect our children every which way.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Gooners happy with ‘announcement’ but one thing makes them happier

first_img— #MyManagerIsSexierThanYours (@LukeStaversAFC) June 19, 2018— William Sundelius (@williamsunne) June 19, 2018Revealed: How Arsenal and the other ‘big six’ could line up on the first day of the season. When David Ornstein tweeted news of Bernd Leno’s impending Arsenal arrival, subject to a medical, it could only mean one thing: hilarious meme replies.While there’s no doubting the fact Gooners were happy to hear a deal for the goalkeeper is almost over the line, the fact they heard it first from the BBC Sport correspondent meant they could pay tribute to the ‘meme lord’ in their own way.Even if you’re not an Arsenal fan, it’s fun just have a look at the responses. Gooners have a strong presence online and they love it when this man tweets about their club.Leno, the 26-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany ace, helped his club into fifth place in the Bundesliga last season where he made what was voted as the ‘save of the season’ by supporters.He joined Leverkusen from Stuttgart in 2011, with then head coach Robin Dutt believing the club had picked up someone in the same league as current Arsenal goalie, Petr Cech.Have a look at the tweets below.— BD (@BuzDunworth) June 19, 2018 We got Ornstein, David Ornstein!Just don’t think you’d understandddddHe’s every Gooner’s manHe’s better than ZidaneeeWe got David Ornstein !— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) June 19, 2018— Ayanda (@Magiclammy) June 19, 2018— 𝔑𝔦𝔠𝔨 𝔎𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔡𝔬𝔲𝔩𝔩𝔬𝔲 🥊⚽ (@Kourdoullou) June 19, 2018 I’m happy with the signing, but I’m just here for the memes.— Reilly (@reilly389) June 19, 2018— Abhiram Patankar (@abhirampatankar) June 19, 2018 I get high on: ⚪ life⚪ drugs🔘 Orny tweeting about Arsenal— Dammit Arsenal🤦 (@DammitArsenal) June 19, 2018— Error 404 (@markthg) June 19, 2018 Ornyyyyy— Matty (@matty19910) June 19, 2018 ORNNNSTEINNNNN N— treize khushrenada (@projectksl) June 19, 2018— Daniel McLaughlin (@dan_mcl95) June 19, 2018 It has paid off!— Tesla (@Ramoo_Sg) June 19, 2018last_img read more