‘Bato’ ‘bothered’ over VFA scrapping notice

first_imgDela Rosa whose US visa was recentlycancelled said in a media interview that he feels bothered with the militarypact’s cancellation as he is being blamed by those who do not understand theissue. Dela Rosa explained that thecancellation of his US visa was only the “final straw” that triggeredDuterte to scrap the VFA as Washington’s frequent meddling in the country’sdomestic issues is what really angers the President. “Sabinga nila, it’s better to have a Philippines be run like hell by Filipinosthan run like heaven by Americans,” he added. “’Di ko sinasabi na nagkakalat tayo ngayon. Basta tayo, we take careof our future. We take charge of our own destiny. Let us not depend on them.” “’Dimasabi na knee-jerk reaction kasimatagal na niya pinag-isipan. So, mahirap na mabago ang desisyon pag matagal nanya pinag-isipan,” Dela Rosa said. “It was an accumulation of mga disrespect na ginawa ng kabila dito sa atin. So, ‘yun na ang nangyari.” added the senator who was the first nationalpolice chief appointee of Duterte. On Tuesday, the Department of ForeignAffairs sent formal notice to the US embassy in Manila on the Philippines’intent to terminate the VFA, which was signed in 1998 to govern the conduct ofAmerican troops in the country. Under the VFA, the termination will onlytake effect 180 days after a party has notified the other of its intent./PN “Medyo bothered din ako kahit papaano dahil parang lumalabas na I am the reason of it all,” says Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. MANILA – Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosaadmitted he is “bothered” for being the “laststraw” on the termination of United States-Philippines Visiting ForcesAgreement (VFA). “Medyobothered din ako kahit papaano dahilparang lumalabas na I am the reason of it all, lalo na sa mga tao na di makaintindi. They are there to crucifyyou,” said the neophyte senator.last_img read more

Cross Country Semi-States This Weekend At Carmel

first_imgThe Boys & Girls Cross Country Semi-States will be taking place on Saturday (10-25) at Carmel starting at 11:15 AM.Batesville and Greensburg Girls Teams will be participating. Individually in The Semi-States include Megan Hoover- North Decatur, Ashley Sedler-Oldenburg Academy, and Abby Bittner-East Central.Oldenburg Academy and South Dearborn Boys Teams will be participating.  Individually in The Semi-States include Justyn Clark-South Deactur and Connor Bell, Caleb Moster, & Cole Nuhring-All of Batesville.The best of luck to all our runners at The Semi-States!last_img

Trojans finish season on the road at BYU

first_imgThe men’s volleyball team (7-17, 5-15 MPSF) will conclude their regular season this Friday and Saturday as they head to Utah to face No. 1 BYU (21-3, 17-3 MPSF), which is coming off two wins over then-No. 1 UCLA on the road last Friday and Saturday.The Trojans are coming off of a split weekend at home. Last Friday night, USC swept UC San Diego (25-20, 25-17, 25-13) but lost to No. 15 UC Irvine in straight sets (21-25, 15-25, 23-25).Junior outside hitter Lucas Yoder led the Trojans with 17 kills on the weekend. Senior middle blocker Josh Kirchner was second on the team with 13 kills.Going to BYU is always unpredictable for the Trojans. When the two schools meet, just like with USC and Hawaii, the teams play back-to-back matches.“[Traveling is] a learning experience for the younger guys,” head coach Jeff Nygaard said. “It’s a great chance to educate them on what it takes to go on that trip and play in that environment.”Playing at BYU is a challenge all of its own. Provo, Utah is just above 4,500 feet in elevation. Los Angeles is just over 200 feet in elevation. The difference in elevation alone is a difficult adjustment for teams to make, not to mention the fact that BYU is a mecca for men’s volleyball.“It’s hostile in that it’s an extremely favorable BYU crowd,” Nygaard said.“Favorable” would be an understatement. In their 10 home matches this season, BYU has averaged about 4,000 fans in attendance. In USC’s 13 home matches this season, they’ve averaged about 400 fans.BYU has a home record of 8-2 this season. Their losses were courtesy of No. 3 Stanford in mid-January and No. 6 Pepperdine in mid-March. USC has an opposite away record of 2-8. They’ve struggled this season, but especially on the road.Despite the daunting conditions, Nygaard isn’t afraid of the challenge ahead of the Trojans.“I would expect them to win,” Nygaard said. “I don’t see any reason otherwise.”Nygaard, a former UCLA men’s volleyball standout, has experience playing in BYU and knows what it’s like to head into that “hostile environment.”“I think it’s a great environment for volleyball,” Nygaard said. “I love going there and I love competing there.”As the season is drawing to a close, Nygaard shared his belief that all of the ups and downs of the season will help transition the team for next year.“Everything we’ve done this year is helping us transition for next year,” Nygaard said. “Regardless of what happens, it’s always going to transition to the next year.”The adversities of this season will aid the Trojans in becoming a more weathered, toughened team. Pair that with a longer time under Nygaard’s direction and plan, and the Trojans look to come out firing for next season.But before they can move on to any of that, they’ll have to take on the Cougars.last_img read more