LATEST STORIES MOST READ Guiao comes back, Fonacier returns to form in NLEX win CLUTCH. Sean Manganti delivers the win for Adamson Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat looked to be a moment of despair turned into a flash of brilliance for Adamson University’s Sean Manganti.The Soaring Falcons were locked in a fiery duel against University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament and it needed a couple of heroic plays from both teams to settle the match.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown And although the shot looked like it was borne of pure luck, Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren said it wasn‘t so.“I have to give respect to my skills coach because we practice that shot and these players can attest to that,” said Pumaren, who joked that Sarr should treat Manganti for not blocking out Akhuetie underneath.“The play wasn’t really for Papi but we were able to attack. I think Sean at that time was being too generous when he dropped the pass to Papi,” said Pumaren whose team improved to 4-0. “I was telling Papi during our huddle that he should treat Sean because that was his fault for not blocking out Akhuetie.”Manganti’s game-winner not only maintained the Soaring Falcons’ perfect record but it also exorcised the demons from his past game against University of Santo Tomas when he went scoreless in their 79-71 win.“I just tried to be consistent,” said Manganti who led Adamson with 18 points. “The bottom line is we got the win but individually I just want to be consistent.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It was a scramble at that point and I was telling myself that I will never quit until the final buzzer sounded,” said Manganti who nailed the Soaring Falcons’ game-winner with just 0.7 seconds left.With 5.7 seconds left on the clock, Manganti got the inbounds pass from near the left elbow then proceeded to drive the lane and hand the ball off to Papi Sarr for a layup.READ: UAAP: Manganti game-winner lifts Adamson past UP UP center Bright Akhuetie, who gave the Maroons a 68-67 lead in the previous possession, blocked Sarr and got his hand on Manganti’s pass.Akhuetie, though, couldn’t get possession and Manganti’s quick wits allowed him to recover the ball fast enough to get a shot up.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments But it was Manganti who turned a spark of near defeat into an outburst of magic as the Soaring Falcons stunned University of the Philippines, 69-68, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Manganti with the winner! Ahanmisi with the steal! Adamson pulls off the comeback! 69-68. #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/C57bF41fsrFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) September 26, 2018 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Every year, GEPAN provides stationery and school supplies to children as part of the organisation’s commitment to enhancing access to education. These items are given to children whose families are financially challenged and who subsequently find it difficult to attend school owing to limited resources.This year, school bags containing two rulers, two pencils, two sharpeners, two erasers, five notebooks, 12 crayons for kiddies/five pencils and four pens for older children were distributed to 200 children in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and 160 in Region One (Barima-Waini). Another 24 back-packs with stationery were donated to children in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) while aRecipients of stationery and hampers from GEPANnumber of children from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are scheduled to benefit by the end of December 2018.The decision to focus the majority of the organisation’s activities in the hinterland this year was not an easy one, as distribution was rendered difficult owing to logistics, the remoteness of communities and poor infrastructure which delayed access to remote areas, especially in Region Nine. However, given the hardships faced by Indigenous children in the hinterland with regard to attending school, GEPAN was determined to assist families in alleviating school expenses.Indigenous children are among those who face tremendous challenges associated with harsh geographic, climatic and infrastructural setbacks. Shortages of trained teachers, as well as financial difficulties owing to unemployment or struggling village economies, increase the burden of families who struggle to send their children to school.Some families are unable to purchase uniforms and shoes, and sometimes, cannot afford more than a meal a day for their children. It is, therefore, not uncommon to see schoolchildren attending school bare footed with worn-out uniforms in the deep hinterland.
A sting operation aired by India Today Television today showed crores of rupees being “offered” to independent lawmakers in Karnataka to vote for Congress or JD-S nominees in the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections for four seats.The legislators, mostly from smaller parties, were seen talking about exchange of money in lieu of their support in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.The sting concerned two legislators from Janata Dal-Secular, one from the Karnataka Janata Paksha and an Independent.The sting showed assembly members and their associates talking about money. One of them is shown asking to be paid over Rs 5 crore. In another case, a relative of a lawmaker is shown talking about money with the team that did the sting. Two other members of the assembly were also shown talking about money in their conversations.THE NUMBER GAME The Rajya Sabha elections for 57 seats in different states are scheduled for June 11.In view of its comfortable majority (123) in the 225-member legislative assembly, the Congress has fielded three candidates, including two former central ministers Oscar Fernandes and Jairam Ramesh and Ramamurthy, a former IPS officer, who joined the party over a decade ago.Though election of Fernandes and Ramesh is certain, Ramamurthy needs 12 more votes in addition to 33 surplus votes of his own party to secure 45 votes, required to win the seat.Similarly, JD-S, which has 40 members in the assembly, requires five more votes to ensure Farooq’s victory.With five JD-S ‘rebel’ lawmakers threatening to vote for Ramamurthy in defiance of the party’s decree, Farooq’s chances appear grim unless he gets the required votes from independents or surplus votes of Congress members.advertisementAs the main opposition party, the BJP is sitting pretty, with 44 members and its twin regional allies BSR-C and KJP, assuring it of their five members support for its candidate – Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.ALSO READ: Why the next Rajya Sabha will make great TV