Petron exacts sweet revenge

first_imgThe 6-foot-1 Stalzer first played on local shores as a reinforcement for Cignal in 2014, but in the next two years donned the colors of Foton and helped the Tornadoes win two consecutive Grand Prix titles. In 2015, she won her first MVP.Then she joined the Blaze Spikers in 2017, but lost the title to the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers. Coming back this year, Stalzer was playing with a mission, and she got even with the Cargo Movers after leading the Blaze Spikers to a 2-1 win in the title series.“I can’t describe it, the support is phenomenal unlike anywhere else I ever played in,” said Stalzer. “That’s what keeps me coming back. The true heart of the Filipino fans and teammates, the people here in general is what keeps me coming back.”Generous with her praises for Stalzer, Bell also paid tribute to Hurley who sustained an injury going into the crucial stretch of the conference.“These guys reached this point with Hillary’s help,” said Bell. “I was just too glad to be able to help the team. I was under great pressure to perform well and prove myself.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lindsay Stalzer was giving her post-match speech, talking about the Most Valuable Player award which she felt she didn’t deserve, when Katharine Bell butted in.“You earned it, girl,” Bell said as no one really objected.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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “Because what she does for the team is really [special], Bell explained. “Like [Friday] night, I was talking to our teammates and told them: ‘I don’t want Lindsay’s job because she has too much to manage and do for all of us.’”Bell, replacing Hillary Hurley in the semifinals and exploding for 42 points in Game 1 of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finals, added: “You’re not like just the MVP of the game, but MVP in life being in the Philippines.”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 crownStalzer was obviously trying to tone down the effects of her second MVP award, something no other import has ever done in the league.“Yeah, you have to mention I was the first import to play for five seasons,” added the 33-year-old Illinois native. Swashbuckling PVL debut for Creamline Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

PBA: No import, no problem as TNT clobbers Blackwater

first_imgThe TNT KaTropa played without an import but they didn’t need one anyway, at least on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 The KaTropa took control of the game in the third quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 25-12, before leading by as much as 20, 102-82, after a basket by Troy Rosario.TNT seven players in double-digit scoring with Rosario adding 17 points, Roger Pogoy registering 15 while Jayson Castro and Anthony Semerad having 14 points each. Terrence Romeo and Jericho Cruz chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.The Elite had an import in Jarrid Famous. The only problem was Famous didn’t play like one with only 11 points and 12 rebounds against a TNT team that lacks depth and size upfront.Famous was also a minus-19 as Blackwater, which was led by JP Erram’s near double-double effort of 16 points and nine rebounds, dropped to 0-6.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 MOST READ View comments A day after sending Jeremy Tyler home, TNT crushed Blackwater, 120-101, to gain a share of first place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The all-Filipino KaTropa were already without their injured big man Kelly Williams, but they made good use of what they have.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 crownVeteran guard Ryan Reyes led TNT’s potent shooting from the outside, hitting six out of his nine 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 18 points.“Everybody was ready to contribute, everybody helped us today,” said TNT coach Nash Racela, whose squad bounced back from a 110-100 loss to Alaska on Sunday and rose to 4-1 to tie the Aces at the helm. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ricci Rivero joins UP Maroonslast_img read more

Ginebra makes another move, acquires rookie Julian Sargent for Paolo Taha

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJust a day after trading for veteran swingman Jeff Chan, Barangay Ginebra made another move anew, this time acquiring rookie Julian Sargent from GlobalPort, the PBA announced on its Twitter account on Tuesday.The Gin Kings parted ways with Paolo Taha to get Sargent, who was a second round pick by the Purefoods franchise in the 2017 PBA Draft before he was sent to the Batang Pier in a draft day trade.ADVERTISEMENT Interestingly, Taha returns to the same team that drafted him late in the third round in 2014.Chan and Sargent are expected to make their Ginebra debut on Wednesday against Columbian.The Kings are fighting to make the playoffs. They are currently in ninth with a 3-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding All foreign players banned from NCAA starting Season 96 MOST READ READ: Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff pushThe 6-foot-1 Sargent averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds while playing close to 10 minutes a night in the seven games he’s played for GlobalPort this conference.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 crownTaha, on the other hand, only saw action in three games out of the possible eight this conference for the Gin Kings while logging just a little over three minutes per outing.READ: Ginebra signs big man Prince Caperal  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

China’s Sun Yang launches Asian Games charm offensive

first_img“That was just a very safe swim,” the Australian told AFP. “He was slow off the blocks and just did what he had to do. “He’s got a long programme so it’s early days,” added Cotterell. “We’ll know more about where he’s at at the end of the meet.”Hagino, who won Olympic gold in the 400m individual medley in Rio two years ago, failed to qualify for the 200m freestyle at this year’s Asian Games.Jordan’s Khader Baqlah, who has trained alongside American stars Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Lochte at the University of Florida, posted the second quickest time behind Sun in 1:47.60.Defending champion Daiya Seto qualified fastest for the men’s 200m butterfly final in 1:57.23 from fellow Japanese Nao Horomura, who also won his his heat in 1:58.06, edging out India’s Sajan Prakash.ADVERTISEMENT Furious after being ambushed by Hagino in the 200m free in Incheon, Sun branded Japan’s national anthem “ugly” — not the first time the three-time Olympic gold medallist has become involved in a war of words.“Look, I think Hagino is a good guy,” Sun told reporters. “The way he swims the individual medley is an inspiration to me. We should be working together to raise the level of Asian swimming.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Today was a good first swim, very satisfied. The Asian Games isn’t the biggest competition perhaps but it’s an important stepping stone towards the world championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”His part-time coach Denis Cotterell said the giant Chinese was pacing himself with further individual races to come in the 400m, 800m and 1,500m free. Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds “I can definitely go quicker,” said Seto, who also won Pan Pacific gold in Tokyo earlier this month.“It was about conserving energy. The key tonight will be to be brave and go for it.”China’s Xu Jiayu went quickest in the men’s 100m backstroke heats, clocking 53.60 seconds with title-holder Ryosuke Irie of Japan winning his heat in 53.85.China claimed the top two spots in qualifying for the women’s 200m backstroke final, with Liu Yaxin storming through to win her heat in 2:09.52, almost two seconds faster than Peng Xuwei.Japan went one-two in the women’s 100m breaststroke heats with Satomi Suzuki quickest in 1:06.92 from Reona Aoki (1:07.24).China dominated the swimming competition at the 2014 Asian Games, winning 22 gold medals to 12 for closest rivals Japan. RELATED VIDEO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal China’s Sun Yang competes in a heat of the men’s 200m freestyle swimming event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADChina’s Olympic champion Sun Yang showed a softer side to his gnarly public image on Sunday by lavishing compliments on rival Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino at the Asian Games.The towering Chinese topped the time sheets in the morning’s 200 metres freestyle heats in Jakarta in a leisurely one minute, 47.58 seconds before being reminded about an unseemly diplomatic row he sparked at the last Asian Games in 2014.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Adrien Broner arrested, released ahead of Manny Pacquiao fight

first_imgMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 18: Adrien Broner gets taped up prior to his workout for the media at the 5th Street Gym on December 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Broner is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on January 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPAdrien Broner was arrested in Broward County, Florida days before Christmas and was then released, as per TMZ Sports.Broner had an outstanding warrant after failing to appear in court earlier this month and face a driving-related case in which he was arrested for speeding, not having a driver’s license and no registration.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ONE: Eduard Folayang shows off Igorot roots through locally-made formal wear Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 29-year-old Broner is scheduled to challenge Manny Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweight champion, next month in Las Vegas.Pacquiao is already in Los Angeles to continue his training camp. He is coming off a seventh-round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia five months ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large14:41Andal Ampatuan Jr., kin guilty for Maguindanao massacre of 57 people02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Pacquiao camp devises KO plans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Women achievers earn PSA’s Athlete of the Year award View comments LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The website said the 29-year-old Broner, preparing for the biggest fight of his career where he will reportedly get paid $10 million, may choose to send a lawyer in Ohio where he is accused of forcing a woman to kiss him in a nightclub.In Atlanta, he was charged with assaulting a woman in a shopping mall. In both cases, he was reportedly facing a total of five charges that carry the penalty of imprisonment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThose are aside from traffic violations he incurred in Florida where he got arrested last month for not attending court hearings.In Hollywood, Pacquiao’s chief trainer, Buboy Fernandez, told philboxing.com they were already in the late phase of their preparations for the senator’s Las Vegas comeback. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? As Adrien Broner’s troubled past continued to haunt him, Manny Pacquiao has reached optimum shape and is taking a hands-on approach on flight plan specifics, two weeks away from their WBA welterweight championship fight.Broner, aptly nicknamed “The Problem,” has been reportedly summoned to appear in courts in Atlanta and Ohio for sexual assault charges. Both were scheduled for Monday, according to TMZ Sports.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ But Broner has not been knocked out before and was only down on the floor twice in his career, both at the hands of heavy-hitter Marcos Maidana in 2013, eventually losing by unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Pacquiao has started tapering off his sparring and is personally devising a plan against Broner, a former world champ who has lost his last two fights.“Even he (Pacquiao) gives his input, with things we need to add on and things we need to cut,” Fernandez was quoted as saying.Team Pacquiao is expected on Saturday to ride into Sin City where he last fought more than two years ago.He scored a unanimous decision win in November 2016 over Jessie Vargas, whom Broner fought to a draw following a loss to Mikey Garcia.Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s come-backing tactician, had earlier hinted at breaking down the American’s body and taking advantage of Broner’s penchant for throwing few punches.Pacquiao said he would look for a knockout win, the better to follow up his sensational triumph over Lucas Matthysse last July in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Stein Bock Liberia: Potential Stakeholder in Oil, Gas Sector

first_imgStein Bock Liberia, a company mining barite in Liberia, maybe a potential stakeholder in the oil and gas industry, while maintaining that it is developing resources to supply barite to a number of its clients in Africa.The company’s Africa Project Manager, William Voaden, said it has the full potential to produce the end product in Liberia for Chevron and others to take straight to the drilling rig. By doing so, it would be employing people.From what has been gathered by this paper, hundreds of dollars have been infused in the company’s investment package in setting up Stein Bock Liberia.“To date,” Voaden said, “the company is in full preparedness to hold talks with relevant authorities in the government, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to follow up on her visit to Chevron rig to explain about the barite and Stein Bock expertise in the trade of barite on the international market.”“We know the barite business and we would like to contribute to supplying barite to the drilling rigs and if circumstances are favorable we could look to see whether we could put in a mill in the Buchanan area so that we could produce the end product for Chevron to take straight to the drilling rig and employ more people,” Voaden said.According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, some 77 percent worldwide is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration. Other uses are in added-value applications which include the car, electronics, TV screen, rubber and glass ceramics and paint industry, radiation shielding and medical application.Voaden explained that barite in Liberia is of good quality but is expensive to extract because it is in small vein underneath the surface and therefore it needs a lot of exploration and mining to get the barite out from the clay. “Part of the challenge for us today is to try to find the reserve and also be able to fit into the community and we are very pleased with the progress thus far,” Voaden told this paper.With 97 percent of the company entire workforce Liberians, Stein Bock Liberia currently maintained two working sites—Salala and the other one just across the rubber plantation, site 4—where a 15 kilometer road was constructed and is currently being used by residents in the area as well.Similarly, in an attempt to improve the learning environment in which the company currently operates, citizens from Dorkor Town and parts adjacent are currently constructing a school building from funds being provided by the company as part of its social contribution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US$30m USAID Rural Water Projects for 3 Rural Counties

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided US$30m to support rural water restoration projects in Grand Cape Mount, Lofa and Nimba Counties.A year ago the Robertsport City water extension project was implemented by the Liberia Municipal Water (LMWP/Tetratech) with USAID’s support.According to the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), USAID has earmarked US$30m for the restoration of pipe-borne water to the capital cities of Voinjama, Sanniquellie and Robertsport. In a statement Wednesday at the commissioning ceremony of Phase Two of the LMWP water extension project held in Robertsport Vice President Joseph N. Boakai underscored the need for the sustainable maintenance of the facilities.He also intimated that one sure way to show appreciation and gratitude is to take ownership of initiatives that show that a nation and its people are responsible and exemplary.He pointed out that Liberians went through the Ebola virus crisis in which water played a crucial role.  Without water we could not have conquered that deadly disease.“Everyone should consider such an initiative as this water plant as a genuine manifestation of our health delivery endeavor in our country,” VP Boakai stressed.He extended thanks and appreciation to the US government for being patient with Liberians, and urged Liberians not to allow t the gains they have achieved to be rolled  back anymore.He further stressed the need for Liberians to move all processes ahead as community leaders, citizens and residents for the overall development and progress of the country.As part of the agenda for the transformation of Liberia, VP Boakai underscored the need for Liberians in all the major cities and other communities to have access to pipe-borne water.“Let it be made clear that all systems that are being put in place in all parts of the country should also move at incremental levels in order to see genuine results and impacts on the lives of Liberians,” VP Boakai pleaded.In a brief statement, American Ambassador Deborah Malac pledged the US Government’s support for the development and progress of Liberia.Amb. Malac added that the Embassy and its staff were delighted that the Local Steering Committee’s staff were working with the implementing partner, LMWP, to ensure the project’s successful completion.“Local ownership of community projects and other development initiatives supported by bilateral and multilateral partners are genuine indicators of consolidated and solid partnership,” Amb. Malac asserted.In an over view statement, LWSC Managing Director Charles B. Allen Jr. pointed out that besides the USAID funded water projects for Robertsport, Voinjama and Sanniquellie, other partners are working with the LWSC for the provision of pipe-borne water in Liberia.Director Allen disclosed that financial support to the tone US$40m is being provided by the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the provision of pipe-borne water for the cities of Kakata, Zwedru and Buchanan in Margibi, Grand Gedeh and Grand Bassa Counties, respectively.The LWSC head further explained that under the AfDB’s financial assistance package, capacity building initiatives are also included and several Liberians have left the country to pursue post graduate degrees in various areas of water, sanitation and management specializations.He intimated that Liberians are grateful for the invaluable assistance of all major partners for the provision of quality pipe-borne water around the country.In closing, Director Allen disclosed that three quality kiosks (Special hand pumps) were constructed in the premises of the Grass Field Community, Robertsport City in Grand Cape Mount County.Earlier, Grand Cape Mount County Superintendent Mohammed Paasewee noted that phase two of the Robertsport pipe-borne water extension was another significant stride by the LWSC and LMWP officials in only one year of work.Supt. Paasewee extended thanks to the LMWP and LWSC officials for their level of tolerance in responding to questions that were pitched during the water project implementation event in Robertsport City.  He also extended thanks and appreciation to USAID and the American government for funding the project which, he pledged, will make a big difference in the lives of Cape Mountainians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cartoon October 17, 2014

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Ebola-Affected Children Face Uncertain Future

first_imgThe children affected by the deadly Ebola Virus appeared to be facing a uncertain future,  due lack of support from unwilling relatives to adopt them.Presently there are about eight children who are said to have  been abandoned or become orphans owing to the death of either their mother or father—or both—from the hands of Ebola virus.The children, most of them below 10 years of age, are said to be sheltering in a building provided by the Ganta Methodist Hospital situated close to the ETU and they are being cared for by the ETU administration.Onenkeh Kokeh, a volunteer, who is heading those that caring for the kids, said beside the food provided from the ETU, there is no other assistance coming to the children.Some of the children are so terrified whenever they see an ambulance coming toward their hostel.“We are three here caring for these children; we are  scheduled by night to sleep here with them,” she added.She explained that some of the children parents died from the deadly Ebola Virus, while still undergoing treatment from Ebola at the ETU either in Nimba or elsewhere in Liberia.Some of the children were seem playing rubber ball and dashing on ground.  As this  reporter entered the compound, they appeared  healthy, but without any good clothing. “This two-year old boy lost his mother and father and is currently infected and undergoing treatment, but whenever, he sees ambulance or the dead body car coming, he will run indoors and stay inside for the rest of the day,” she said.The issue pertaining to Ebola- affected children is creating concern among the Ganta Ebola Task Force and they are appealing to relatives to accept their lost relatives’ children.On Wednesday, October 15th 2014, the Ganta Task Force resettled four children with  their relatives in the town called Sehwee around the Seclapea region after they had spent over a month in a home where their mother was killed by Ebola.President Sirleaf, during her tour of Nimba recently,  appealed to the citizens to accept the children who lost their parents whenever they go through the medical proceeding successfully. “They are our children; we cannot neglect them,” she told the local leaders in Sanniquellie.Because of abandonment or neglect, nobody was willing to adopt them, despite graduating from their 21-day successful completion of quarantine. They were resettled with other relatives after some frantic negotiations.Although, the ETU in Ganta is said to be fully operating, yet  unconfirmed reports reaching the Daily Observer say there is still shortages of PPEs and needed supplies for the running of the facility.Complaints of attractive incentives could be heard among health workers at the center.However, the Medical Doctor at the ETU Dr. Paye N. Gbanmie, is appealing to the public not to underestimate the disease and come to the center whenever they observe and sign or symptom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more