Month: November 2019

Perlas rebounds, routs Myanmar by 90 points

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Cindy Resultay of Perlas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas needed only the first few minutes of the game to put Myanmar away en route to a 123-33 win in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament Tuesday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos, who raced to a 33-8 lead at the end of the opening period, had six players in double-digit scoring with Clare Castro leading the way.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ The 6-foot-4 Castro out of Far Eastern University posted a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds with four blocks to boot.Cindy Resultay and Raiza Palmera-Dy added 16 points each for the Philippines, which got back on track after bowing to Indonesia, 78-68, Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerlas padded on to its lead as the game progressed as it widened the gap to 50, 64-14, by halftime.The Philippines, which is eyeing its first-ever gold medal in women’s hoops after finishing fourth in the 2015 SEA Games, improved to 2-1. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Consistent Ravena a steady force for Ateneo so far in Season 80

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES But Ravena’s production took a dip from there.“Last season, I’ll have a good game and the polar opposite will happen next,” said Ravena. “I’m just mentally focused coming into the season and that I need to be more consistent.” Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Blackwater secures last playoff spot, beats GlobalPort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena has been Ateneo’s most consistent player in its first three games in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.And he plans to stay that way after having an up-and-down year in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT “I need to stay more consistent because everyone’s been doing a really good job,” said Ravena after leading the Blue Eagles over Far Eastern University, 94-82, Sunday. Ravena finished with 18 points, on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds, and five assists to steer Ateneo to a 3-0 record. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe graduating guard is averaging 18 points, nine boards, and 2.3 assists per game.Ravena had just one occasion where he managed to score in double figures in back-to-back games, against La Salle and University of the Philippines when he had 22 and 11 points, respectively.  MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Jeron Teng declares for PBA Draft

first_imgJeron Teng. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOpening a new chapter in his basketball career, Jeron Teng has declared himself eligible for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The 23-year-old swingman submitted his application on Monday, three days before the deadline. He is expected to be a top five pick.ADVERTISEMENT Teng sees the draft as his chance to make his dream a reality and continue his proud family’s legacy of making it to the pro league.“It’s always been my dream to follow my father’s foot steps, to enter, play, and show my talent in the PBA,” said Teng, whose father Alvin achieved legend status and older brother Jeric was also made it to the pros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter a stellar collegiate career with La Salle, where he won two titles and was named Finals MVP twice, Teng made a splash in the PBA D-League.Picked first in the 2016 PBA D-League Draft, Teng established himself as one of the most lethal scorers in the amateur ranks, averaging 23.2 points on top of 8.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in his time with AMA Online Education in the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup. He continued to further complete his game, netting 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists with Flying V in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where he also set the league record for most triple-doubles with three.Teng also had international experience as he suited up for the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, as well as with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.With these international stints under his belt, the 6-foot-2 slasher believes he’s already prepared to make the jump to the PBA.“I think I’m ready. I’ve been working hard to improve everyday, working hard on my weaknesses, and improving on what I can improve on,” he said.“I can bring in energy inside the court. I think my biggest asset is that I’m always hungry to improve and add dimensions to my game to be an all-around hustle player. And I know I can only do this through hard work and perseverance.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Teng’s entry strengthens the draft pool that already includes Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, former Green Archer Jason Perkins, and NCAA studs Rey Nambatac and Sidney Onwubere. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. VP Pence exits NFL game after anthem protest MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Bong Ravena suprised with Kiefer’s all-out effort in Draft Combine

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Inquirer 7: Hopefuls who stood out in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine Still, Ravena said that he’d be fine whatever team picks his 23-year-old.“Any team, I’m OK with it. I just tell him to work harder, that’s it,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBong Ravena admitted that he’s glad that his eldest son Kiefer has finally decided to join the PBA.“As they say, it’s time to work now,” he said with a chuckle as he observed the action in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Though he’s well aware of his son’s capability, the elder Ravena was still shocked with how hard the former two-time UAAP MVP went in the pre-draft workouts where Kiefer topped three of the five performance tests on Monday.“I was actually very surprised that he topped three of the five tests. He’s really trained as a competitor and he did not take it slow. He was going at it hard,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpeaking from experience, the TNT assistant coach is confident that his son can be a game changer in the league, especially with mock drafts placing Kiefer at second with NLEX, which would spruce up the opportunity of a possible partnership with fiery coach Yeng Guiao.“I’ve been with coach Yeng since my amateur days and I know that coach Yeng can teach Kief a lot of things. That’s one good thing with Kief, he’s very coachable,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Brownlee stars as Ginebra stays alive

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though TNT roared back with a 12-0 blast to cut the deficit to nine, 56-47, late in the first half, the Gin Kings continued to press on the gas pedal in the ensuing periods, leading by as high 32, 125-93, on a Paolo Taha jumper with 1:37 left.The KaTropa failed to complete the series sweep as import Joshua Smith played subpar on his nine minutes on the floor.The burly reinforcement complained pain on his right foot which was earlier reported as an injured right pinkie caused by his shoe, prompting him to leave the game with the fourth quarter still yet to be played. He finished with four points and seven rebounds in the game.TNT gets another shot to close out the best-of-five series on Saturday with Game 4 set at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.The Ginebra defense also shut down the other TNT leaders, with Jayson Castro limited to just seven points, three assists, and two rebounds, and Game 2 hero Anthony Semerad being held to a measly three markers.RR Garcia paced the KaTropa with 16 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while Mo Tautuaa tallied 15 markers and five boards.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Justin Brownlee. PBA IMAGESGinebra kept its flickering hopes in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals alive with a rousing 125-101 blowout of TNT in Game 3 Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee anchored the Gin Kings rescue mission as he scattered 31 points, on a 4-of-8 shooting from threes, alongside 11 rebounds, four blocks, three steals, and two assists for the top-seed.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pocari drops Bali Pure to win another PVL title LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson added 17 markers, five boards, and four dimes, while Japeth Aguilar corralled 15 points, four rebounds, three rejections, and two assists in the dominant win.Sol Mercado chimed in 12 markers and five assists, while Joe Devance had 10 points, five boards, and three dimes for Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It helps a lot when you make shots. And we made shots today. When we can make shots, our offense is a lot different and it spills on our defense,” said coach Tim Cone, as Ginebra went 54-percent from the field in the survival game.Brownlee commandeered the 22-2 rampage for Ginebra in the second quarter as it took a commanding 56-35 lead. The Scores:GINEBRA 125 – Brownlee 31, Thompson 17, Aguilar 15, Mercado 12, Devance 10, Ellis 9, Cruz 9, Tenorio 8, Ferrer 5, Mariano 5, Taha 2, Jamito 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0.TNT 101 – Garcia 16, Tautuaa 15, Carey 11, Reyes 9, Rosario 8, Castro 7, Rosales 7, Hernandez 6, Nuyles 6, Smith 4, Pogoy 4, Semerad 3, De Ocampo 3, Golla 0, Tamsi 0.Quarters: 34-28, 61-47, 96-74, 125-101. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Six schools to host NCAA on Tour 1st round

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pacquiao fight to air on free TV for first time in 12 years WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Chiefs will  first host San Sebastian’s juniors and seniors teams on July 13, while the Cardinals will follow suit on July 20 as they play Perpetual.The Golden Stags will bring the action to their Cavite campus on July 27 when they battle JRU; the Knights will host St. Benilde on August 3 in Intramuros; the Generals renew their rivalry against Lyceum on August 10; and the Altas take on the reigning champions San Beda in Las Piñas on August 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOther teams are scheduled to host games in their respective campuses in the second round.“The idea is to reignite the student’s passion for the NCAA by bringing the games straight to them,” said NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, of San Sebastian. “Also, it will be part of our celebration of our 100th year anniversary a few years from now.” Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The NCAA Season 93 tips off on July 8, Saturday, at Mall of Asia Arena, with the opening ceremonies set at 12 noon.Host San Sebastian will clash against San Beda in the curtain-raiser at 2 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. tiff between runner-up Arellano and last season’s Final Four contender Mapua.The Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan will still serve as the main venue for the NCAA, with triple-headers being held on Tuesdays and Fridays.ADVERTISEMENT Aspiring to bring the games closer to the students, six campuses will host games on their homefloor in the first round of the NCAA Season 93 basketball tournaments.Letran, Arellano, Mapua, San Sebastian, Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Perpetual will serve as venues in the first round of NCAA on Tour, which are scheduled on Thursdays.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on bridge

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena What followed were chaotic moments of panic, fear and ultimately, grace.“I couldn’t tell you how long we were waiting for everyone else to get in place,” Tumpane said. ‘Obviously another power comes into be when you’re hanging on and you know what the alternative is of you letting go and not having other people to help you.”Tumpane, Weinman and the third volunteer clung to the unidentified woman until emergency responders arrived. A police boat raced up the river to the iconic yellow bridge named for the Pirates Hall of Famer who died on Dec. 31, 1972, when a plane making humanitarian deliveries to earthquake victims in Nicaragua crashed. Now, 45 years later a crowd thrust together by fate brought a complete stranger back from the brink. Together.“Once they were able to secure her, we were able to talk her back to help us out and we got her back on this side,” Tumpane said. “After that I went up to her, she said, ‘You’ll just forget me after this’ and I said, ‘No, I’ll never forget you.’ This was an unbelievable day and I’m glad to say she can have another day with us …”Tumpane, who grew up in the Chicago suburbs, got into umpiring as a teenager, made his major-league debut in 2012 and received his full-time MLB commission in 2016, stressed he’s no hero.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers coach Rivers on Chris Paul trade: ‘I hate the way it ended’ MOST READ So the 34-year-old Tumpane reached for the woman even as she urged him to let her go.“It was just pure instinct,” Tumpane said . “You hear kind of stories of this all the time, different scenarios, people aiding and situation where I was lucky enough to be there to help and try to think of everything I could do, hanging on to her. At times she wanted to go the other way. I was like, ‘not on my watch, please.’ We were just hanging on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd saving a life.Tumpane secured one of her arms. A bystander walked up and grabbed the other while another — Mike Weinman, an employee for the Rays — clutched her legs and pinned them to the railing while Tumpane mouthed to someone in the crowd to call emergency line 911. What ‘missteps’? “I just happened to be there,” he said. “I think I’ve been a caring person in my life. I saw somebody in need, and it looked like a situation to obviously insert myself and help out.”The aftermath was a bit surreal. After the woman was taken away, Tumpane called his wife, his arms still shaking.“Not too many times you call your wife and say you helped save somebody’s life,” he said. “A really special moment.”One that stayed with him even as he prepared to call balls and strikes behind home plate Wednesday night. During breaks in the action his eyes would drift to the bridge just a few hundred feet behind the center field wall at PNC Park.“It’s also hard when you stand back behind home plate and look and you see the bridge in the distance, In between innings and whatnot, just thinking of how things could have maybe been,” he said. “Glad it was this way.”Tumpane has no experience in crisis management or suicide prevention. He’s spent 16 years living the nomadic life of an umpire. Asked what was going through his head while he tried to coax the woman back to safety, Tumpane just shrugged his shoulders. How do you explain the unexplainable?“I happened to be in the right spot at the right time,” he said. “Tried to be as comforting as I could and talk her through it. Thankfully that was the outcome.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIEScenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Major league umpire John Tumpane consoles a woman he had seen hop over a railing along the Roberto Clemente Bridge over the Allegheny River, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)PITTSBURGH—John Tumpane can’t explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Team India unhappy with West Indies pitches

first_imgA controversy erupted ahead of the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies on Monday with the visitors unhappy over the substandard practice pitches provided to them at the Sabina Park in Kingston.India, already hit hard by injuries, were grumpy over the practice facilities as they found out that two of the three pitches provided to them were dangerous for batsmen as it had variable bounce.Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys could not have a proper work out on Saturday at the nets as two of the three pitches provided were found to be two-paced.The two pitches not used on Saturday had become powdery and the top surface had loosened up considerably after the Indians had an intense work-out on Friday. Consequently, a few deliveries kept low while others reared up disconcertingly.Opener Murali Vijay was hit on his right forefinger by a local fast bowler on the nets on Friday and after viewing the two practice pitches, the Indian team decided not to use local net bowlers at all on Saturday.Only one batting net was used on Saturday and the other two were only availed for throw-downs by members of the Indian squad, notably by bowling coach Eric Simmons and computer analyst Digvijay.Even these throw-downs were not without inherent danger as the other opener designated for the Test, Abhinav Mukund was twice hit on shoulders by deliveries which reared up dangerously.Even the Indian fast bowlers lounged around and did not bowl in order to protect their own men. Only the three spinners, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra and Pragyan Ojha bowled on the one strip deemed fit for batting sessions.advertisementIndeed, the spinners bowled long and even alone at the stumps after the rest of the team had retired to the dressing room.Interestingly though, West Indies have had no problems with the same nets and had a full-blown session on Saturday.The first Test begins in Kingston on Monday while the second and third will be played at Barbados (June 28-July 2) and at Dominica (July 6-10).India had clinched the ODI series, which preceded the Tests, 3-2.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Rape cases: Human Rights Commission seeks reply from UP govt, police

first_imgTaking suo motu cognisance of rape cases in different districts of Uttar Pradesh, the State Human Rights Commission has sought a reply from the government and the police.SHRC member Justice Vishnu Sahai has issued notice to the chief secretary, principal secretary, home, director general of police and SP and SSPs of districts where rape cases have taken place in the last few days, official sources said here today.Observing that these incidents have resulted in violation of fundamental right to life, the SHRC has sought a detailed action taken report from the government and the police, they said.The Commission has asked them to submit the report by June 28.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

CWG: PM asks sports ministry for ‘relevant details’ on Aiyar’s letters

first_imgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the Sports Ministry for “relevant details” regarding the letters written by former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on last year’s Commonwealth Games.”The letters written by Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar referred to in a news item….are in the public domain….The Prime Minister has asked the Sports Ministry to provide relevant details in this regard,” a statement from the PMO said on Saturday.The statement also made a reference to Singh’s remarks on the subject during his interaction with the editors recently.”…Mani Shankar Aiyar wrote to me, but he wrote to me on purely ideological grounds–he was opposed to spending that much money on hosting the CWG,” Singh had said during the interaction.To a query from the Editors about the bloating budget for the sporting event, the Prime Minister had said “That is the job of his Ministry–to tell us because all the budgets were the responsibility of the Sports Ministry– they had to come to the Cabinet. I have no mechanism in the Prime Minister’s Office to look at all the minute details of the Budget. Mani Shankar Aiyar wrote many letters to me. These letters were all on ideological opposition to spend so much money on the Commonwealth Games, we should be doing more in other sectors. He did not bring to me anything wrong that was being done.”Saturday’s statement also said that the public may like to draw appropriate conclusions after going through these papers.- With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more