CEU, La Salle-Zobel dribblers try to extend WNCAA reign

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Futsal competition starts on Sept. 10 at University of Asia and the Pacific gym.“We balance the rigors of education and sports and try to excel in both,” said Poveda president Dr. Azucena Camagan, who led the season launch yesterday at Poveda Quezon City.CEU also ruled taekwondo, table tennis, badminton, swimming and cheerleading last season to bag the seniors overall crown. DLSZ was overall midgets and juniors winner.Poveda will defend the midgets cheerdance crown. Angelicum College, Assumption College, Chiang Kai Shek College, La Salle College Antipolo, Miriam College, St. Scholastica’s College and St. Stephen’s High School are the other member schools.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Move on? Not so fast WNCAA secretary general Ma. Angelica Dela Cruz, vice president Juanito Alamillo of CEU and executive director Maria Vivian Manila; Poveda academic support head Charisse Marie Raagas and Basic Education principal Annabelle Sanchez; commissioners Bryan Tabanag of basketball and Adrian Tabanag of volleyball; and representatives of the members schools joined Camagan in the press conference. ROMINA S. AUSTRIACentro Escolar University seeks a seventh straight senior basketball title while De La Salle Zobel, despite the graduation of four players to the junior ranks, is confident of nailing an unprecedented eighth consecutive midgets championship as the 48th Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association unfurls this Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig.CEU will open its bid against league rookie University of Makati at 3 p.m. after the 12 noon junior clash between Poveda and Saint Jude Catholic School and the 1:30 p.m. midgets match pitting DLSZ and St. Paul College Pasig. ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal First-time host Poveda College will lead 15 other schools in the opening ceremony which starts 10 a.m. at Philsports Arena in Pasig. Poveda alumnae who have excelled in their sports careers will be among the special guests. This season’s theme is “Audacia Sin Limites” (Courage without limits).UMAK will see action in all seniors sports–badminton, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, futsal, swimming, taekwondo and table tennis, according to athletic director Dominador Lera, Jr. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Other events are cheerdance (midgets division only) and softball (juniors only) and demonstration sports poomsae and mini cheerdance (for Preparatory to third grade students).Volleyball defending champion San Beda College Alabang jumpstarts its bid on Sunday against Philippine Women’s University in the 2 p.m. main game at Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 respitelast_img read more

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Former GO-Invest CEO ready to accept responsibility

first_imgForensic auditIn the wake of a forensic audit into Guyana Office of Investment (GO-Invest), former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Keith Burrowes has expressed his readiness to accept full responsibility for any actions that he took.Former Go-Invest CEO, Keith BurrowesBurrowes, who strongly denied accusations appearing in the public domain that he had emigrated from Guyana, revealed that he is overseas in order to receive medical treatment and that he would be returning once he has recovered.While reluctant to speak publicly due to the sensitive nature of investment in Guyana, the former CEO has spoken out for the first time in order to clear his name.Regarding the audit report, Burrowes stressed that he had no problem with the overall premise of the audit. He stated that while he was prepared to accept responsibility for his actions, there was no subterfuge involved.“I’m prepared to take full responsibility for the decisions that were taken and the basis for those decisions will be explained at the appropriate time. Because I know that whatever actions I took was up front. No investor can come and accuse me of (bribery). But I made decisions and I stand by them.”However, Burrowes questioned the credibility of the final audit report, as the report omitted all positive decisions he made as CEO. He also expressed surprise at the amount of media reports published, which laid blame solely on his shoulder.Go-Invest’s main branchThe former presidential advisor said that an observer could arrive at the impression that the audits and subsequent publications targeted specific people.“I’ve seen elements of the report and I was surprised that a number of actions have been taken during my stay (of) two years, all that has happened and existing, has been placed on my shoulder.”Touching on the report, which had spoken of an ad hoc procurement system and lack of a charter, Burrowes stated that when he took office an internal policy for this system was not yet written and implemented. He stated that this was a work in progress.According to the former CEO, under his watch Go-Invest had begun documenting financial and procurement systems, which were already coming on board. He stated that he had refused to recommend any further agreement extension to investors unless they honoured their obligations.“But generally, some of the things that the auditor said were not being done, if you are not getting the resources how do you expect these things to be put in place? If (the auditor) had done an analysis of the budget, he would have noticed that we did not have the capacity to do things. Talk about putting procurement systems in place, monitoring reports. We had about 5,000 investors. We were not getting the resources.”Go-Invest is a statutory body which functions as the facilitator of local and foreign investments in Guyana. Burrowes was appointed CEO in April of 2014, after serving as the Executive Chairman of the board. He resigned in 2015.The audit report, which was released on February 3 last, had mentioned a number of findings. According to the report, Go-Invest does not have an Internal Audit Department or Audit Charter.The report had also spoken of the entity having a procurement system that had not been transparent. It had stated that the Procurement Act of 2003 had not been followed, something which the former CEO was adamant is not true as he stated that the government procurement system was used.According to the report, there were instances where no quotes for purchases above $250,000 were requested, as is required by the law.The Go-Invest audit is one of several audits undertaken in 2015 by the coalition Government.last_img read more

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