Team Philippines wants to be bracketed with the likes of China, South Korea and Japan when the draw happens in the coming weeks.“Let’s bring on the strongest teams right away, so we know where we stand,” Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) acting president Peter Cayco said on Thursday night after revealing the country’s Fighting 12 for the Games set Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Indonesia.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“We are not scared of Korea or China, they should be scared of us,” Cayco added after naming the popular Alyssa Valdez, Ces Molina, Cha Cruz-Behag, Dindin Manabat, Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron, Mika Reyes, Jaja Santiago, Kim Kianna Dy, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado and Dawn Macandili to the team.The volleyball event starts a day after the opening ceremonies and the Filipinos will be seeking to improve on a fifth place finish in 1982 before the country took a long hiatus. 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Meralco surges to QF Back in the Asian Games for the first time in 36 years, the Philippine Women’s volleyball team is itching to take on all of the region’s heavyweights early to see exactly where it stands.ADVERTISEMENT A two-week training camp in Japan is up for the Nationals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cayco made the announcement of the final lineup along with LVPI head Joey Romasanta and head coach Shaq delos Santos.The LVPI started with a 20-player pool before coming up with the final roster and named Rhea Dimaculangan and Denden Lazaro as reserves.Completing the pool are Myla Pablo, Myleen Paat, Maika Ortiz, CJ Rosario, Rebecca Rivera and Mar-Jana Phillips.Clashing with the best teams in Asia, Cayco believes, will also give the team an idea on how the country will fare next year when it hosts the Southeast Asian Games.Romasanta bared a busy schedule for the team, which will campaign in the Asian Cup in Thailand immediately after the Games in Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments
Pearse Doherty TDSinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has strongly criticised the Government’s plan for an inquiry into the GSOC controversy but said it is not too late for it to establish one that is truly independent.The Donegal South-West TD made the comments while speaking in the Dáil tonight during the debate on a Sinn Féin PMB motion calling for a fully independent inquiry into the matter.Deputy Doherty said: “Every TD and political party should be screaming for a full and independent investigation into this incident.“The government’s plan smacks of a desperate attempt at damage limitation and does and will not address the concerns of the public.“It was wrong of Minister Shatter to try to turn this incident on its head and put GSOC in the dock. Entrusting the Minister to set the terms of reference means that the enquiry will do nothing to restore public confidence.“This crisis could be an opportunity to make a break from past bad habits and to move our society and police force into a more modern transparent era. Instead the conservative instinct of this government has won out and no questions are to be asked without prior approval. “It is not too late for this government to bring about a truly independent enquiry that will be about getting to the truth and not about getting over this weeks’ political crisis for them. The public are not going to settle for a cop-out- they demand an independent inquiry into the affair.Deputy Doherty also argued strongly for increased powers for GSOC stating:“The GSOC was established following the Morris tribunal in my home county of Donegal. This is the context in which the Garda Síochána Act, the GSOC and the Garda Síochána Inspectorate were introduced.“Sinn Fein argued very strongly that the GSOC did not have the requisite powers to do its job. GSOC must have oversight of the Commissioner and access to the PULSE system.” ‘WE NEED INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO GOSC’ – DOHERTY was last modified: February 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOSCinquiryPearse Doherty
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Greuel, who had initially opposed the project before negotiating the open-space component, acknowledged that community concerns made it one of the most challenging issues she has faced. Project opponents said after the vote that they will discuss their remaining options, including a possible lawsuit, with neighborhood groups. “You can’t do a lawsuit without a lot of public support and a lot of money, so we have to listen to what people say,” said Steve Crouch, a representative of the grass-roots Canyon Area Preservation. Critics voiced concern that their input had not been adequately considered by the city, and that the agreement could be changed in the future to allow more houses to be built. “These actions erode our community’s character,” said Julianne Maurseth of the Foothill Area League of Conservation Organizations & Neighbors. But some area residents spoke in favor of the project, including Fritz Bronner of Lake View Terrace. “This is a unique opportunity to preserve open space,” he said. — Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles City Council approved a Verdugo Hills housing development today, deciding that a compromise to preserve hundreds of acres of open space outweighed neighbors’ concerns. The unanimous council vote followed years of controversy and revisions to the Canyon Hills project, which calls for 221 houses on the north side of the 210 freeway in Sunland. A plan to dedicate an additional 608 acres as public space appeared to win over councilmembers. “The community demanded that this precious space be preserved and I believe that this is the best possible way to guarantee that result,” said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who represents the area.