19 Jan

Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Giving its shooters a long leash, the Elasto Painters bested the Texters, 106-102, earlier in the day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team PH caps Aimag stint with 2 silvers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Gin Kings debunked that in a big way Wednesday night.Playing strong out of the gates, Ginebra thrashed San Miguel Beer, 104-84, crushing the Beermen’s dreams of scoring another Grand Slam while securing a slot in the Governors Cup semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We kinda hammered it down tonight,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We are great rivals, San Miguel and us.”And as rivals, the Beermen weren’t going to get help from Cone, who has authored two of the five Grand Slam feats in the league—with Alaska in 1996 and San Mig Coffee in 2014. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up There is an age-old, hardly-discussed urban myth going around the PBA that whenever sister teams San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra clash, one would give way to serve the need of the other.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Before a big crowd at Mall of Asia Arena expecting action and drama, Ginebra proved that it would not hold its punches to help San Miguel achieve their own double triple-crown dream.In case anyone forgot, the Kings are the defending champions of the tournament and want to keep their crown.“I’ve said before that you can’t win a championship without facing San Miguel,” said Cone. “And the best way to beat them is when you have a twice to beat advantage.”“You can’t imagine how relieved I am right now,” added the classy, eloquent mentor. “It would be very hard to face San Miguel in a do-or-die playoff.”Ginebra will now await the winner of the Rain or Shine-TNT quarterfinal showdown, which went into sudden death.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

12 Jan

Financial arrangement with students, parents are private – Harmon

first_imgMae’s 42% fee hike…parents to protest on MondayIn light of the recent 42 per cent hike in fees by Mae’s Schools, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the matter has not engaged the attention of Cabinet but did note that the arrangement between the private institution and the parents of students attending same is one that is private; hence he cannot make a definitive statement on it.“The Ministry of Education would have to have a look at this to see whether it is in fact an unreasonable impost on citizens. But certainly the private schools, the arrangement with students and parents I believe is a private arrangement and is something which maybe it will have an impact on so much people in societyMae’s Schools at Third Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetownmaybe the MoE would have to have a look at it,” Harmon said.“During last year when the Government introduced some fees on the private schools, there was a big hue and a cry from the same citizens that are complaining that the private schools are charging them as much as 42 per cent increase,” he added. When asked about the status of the Education Bill, Harmon noted that he cannot speak to the status of that and efforts to contact Education Minister Nicolette Henry to determine the status proved futile. Additionally, the parents of students attending Mae’s Schools have indicated that they will be hosting a picketing exercise on Monday between the hours of 11:30h and 13:00h.According to the parents, they received notice of the increase just before school closed for Easter, indicating school fees for the Christmas Term will be increased by up to 42 per cent depending on the Grade.For playgroup, fees were raised from $35,000 per term to $50,000; nursery $45,000 to $60,000; primary Grades One to Four – $60,000 to $75,000; Grade Five, $70,000 ($60,000 + $10,000 lessons fee); Grade Six from $70,000 (60,000 + 10,000 lessons fee) to $80,000 ($60,000 + $20,000 lessons fee). Additionally, this publication was told that fees for the secondary department was also raised from $80,000 to $90,000.According to the School’s Administrator, Stacey French, the increase is due to the fact that the school’s costs to do business have increased, as well as the challenge of hiring teachers who are both motivated and experienced, in addition to overall operational costs.In 2014, then Education Minister Priya Manickchand tabled the Education Bill of 2014, which was read in Parliament. Then in 2017, the Ministry of Education said the regularisation of all private education institutions will be provided for under the new Education Act.last_img read more