Cheng foregoes graduation ceremony for La Salle victory

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “I’m taking my Master’s right now so it’s okay for me to miss the march, I’ll just look forward to the ceremony for this one. I’ll just march in the graduation rites for my Master’s.”Though Cheng missed the chance to don a toga, the 21-year-old got to experience a hard-fought win over University of the Philippines.The defending champions trudged in three sets against the Lady Maroons for the 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 victory.La Salle trailed 24-23 in the payoff moments of the third set when sophomore setter Michelle Cobb worked her magic and scored three straight service aces to push the Lady Spikers to their second straight win.“I’m fine because we won and it’s a double celebration for me because we won and it was my graduation,” said Cheng who had 10 points against the Lady Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track A new star rises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Desiree Cheng has hit a fork in the road in her life as a student-athlete.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On one path is the ceremonial graduation ceremonies, and on the other a preliminary game in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Cheng, who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, chose the latter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Well, priorities,” said Cheng in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “This is my priority right now, which is volleyball, and it’s the UAAP. If it was any other league I would’ve skipped the game and marched.”Cheng, though, is not missing much because she still has another chance to do the graduation march—when she finishes her Marketing course for her Master’s Degree. LATEST STORIES 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 commentslast_img read more

Probe deepens into murder of overseas-based Guyanese

first_imgPolice in Berbice on Thursday questioned a neighbour in connection with the murder of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) ex-manager, Godfrey Branch, whose body was found at his Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice home.Dead: Godfrey BranchWhen the body of the 74-year-old man was discovered, his feet were bound and there were stab wounds to his neck, chest and abdomen. He was also bleeding from the head.Investigators initially stated that Branch had reportedly withdrawn $500,000 from his bank account one day prior to his demise, and it was suspected that the motive for the man’s murder was robbery. It is believed Branch knew his attackers.The surveillance recordings were also removed from the building when the body was discovered. Police later arrested a suspect but he was subsequently released.There are reports that Branch had reported to the Regional Office of the Prime Minister that someone had made threats against him.When contacted, the PM’s Representative, Gobin Harbhajan, confirmed that Branch visited his office several times and made the accusation.Guyana Times understands that Branch visited the office in March 2017 complaining that someone had coveted two feet of land on his property and had threatened to kill him if he took the matter further.Harbhajan said he advised him to make a report to the Police while noting that he had assisted Branch in getting a land surveyor.Branch later took his concerns to the President after not receiving the response he was expecting from the Police and the Prime Minister’s Office.According to Harbhajan, he has advised that the former NIS Manager to speak with the officer in-charge of the Sub-division at Whim if he was not satisfied with the response he was getting from the Springlands Police Station.Last year, according to Harbhajan, Branch had expressed fear of going to his home where he lived alone. Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more