Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines started things off on a positive note and grounded Adamson University, 25-11,25-18, 25-11, in its opening game in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Marian Buitre scored the Lady Maroons’ winner with a simple drop ball that landed on the Lady Falcon’s left side of the field.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Maroons also enjoyed a well-distributed offense with Kathy Bersola and Diana Carlos scoring game-highs of 11 points apiece and Isa Molde finishing with 10.Team captain Nicol Tiamzon finished with nine points, four coming from the service line.Bernadette Flora led Adamson with nine points.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Despite winning convincingly in straight sets, Lady Maroons head coach Jerry Yee said his team still has much to improve on especially in closing games quicker.UP was at match point but allowed the Lady Falcons to score two more points before Buitre made the final play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We still had lapses and in this case was we relaxed and that can’t happen against veteran teams,” said Yee. “We still have miscues.”UP practically dominated Adamson in every major scoring category with distinct advantages in spikes, 27-20, blocks, 8-4, and service aces, 15-5. NBA: Another milestone for James as Cavs down Knicks Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments
August 1 in Guyana marks a day of celebration of the attainment of freedom and the end of slavery. It is also imperative that we spend time reflecting on the life of tribulation and servitude that our foreparents were forced to endure for centuries under brutish colonial rule.Even as we engage in the festivities of Emancipation Day 2017, the Alliance For Change urges the nation to reflect on the oppression and brutality of slavery and bondage, in all its forms, including its modern incarnations, and renew our national commitment never to return to the dark days of oppression, servitude and submission when basic individual freedoms were deprived and a ‘Massa’ mentality pervaded.As we engage in prayer, culinary delicacies, socialising and fraternising, we must never forget the sacrifices of our forefathers who suffered and paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we now enjoy. As the heirs of Emancipation fought for by Cuffy, Accra, Damon and other heroes, we have a sacred duty to ensure that their struggles and sacrifices are never forgotten or eroded. It is our duty to celebrate their lives and sacrifices and recognise their contribution to the human and social upliftment of our beloved nation.The beat of the drums in celebration should forever remind us that we are called upon to ensure the protection of those rights and freedoms which were fought for and won at Emancipation time.Order and individual freedoms have been restored in Guyana as have been the rights of freedom of speech, expression and association and the access to information, which continues to expand each day. Guyanese must guard against the forces who wish to return our nation to a state in which Guyanese are treated as property for political, economic and other purposes. This is the solemn duty of every citizen. Happy Emancipation to all Guyanese.