San Beda loss woke up Letran, says Quinto

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter three straight wins, Letran seems to be finally getting its groove  midway through the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Bong Quinto believes that the Knights’ disheartening 81-74 loss to San Beda two weeks back was the turning point for them as they took the defeat to their fierce rivals to heart.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 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 respite “This started from the game against San Beda. They woke us up so that we’ll get a chance to the Final Four,” he said.From a 1-3 record, Letran has nabbed wins over Arellano, St. Benilde, and the latest, a 63-61 squeaker over Perpetual on Friday to rise to solo third place.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’Through that stretch, the Knights have also unearthed valuable contributors from the bench like Jeremiah Taladua, King Caralipio, and Christian Balagasay.Quinto himself has found a way to be more effective as he let senior Rey Nambatac took much of the mantle. View comments “Maybe, the Lord really wanted those games for us,” he said.The Knights will next brace for contenders San Sebastian and Lyceum for their upcoming games next week. #KicksStalker: Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant collaborate for Kyrie 3 ‘Bruce Lee’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I saw that the defense of our opponents is really focusing on Rey, so I thought that I needed to help him and I do that on defense,” he said.The 20-year-old, though, isn’t letting up on his offense and on Friday, Quinto tallied 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, including the game-winning drive with 12.6 seconds left to push his side up by two.But Quinto still shared the credit to Nambatac, who trusted him the rock in the waning seconds of the game.“Maybe it just so happened that I got the ball. It wouldn’t have happened if Rey didn’t trust me enough, so I didn’t want to fail him,” he said.Quinto is optimistic that just like this game, chips will continue to fall on Letran’s way going forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

PROP 79 PRO: California would gain power in drug purchases

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The measure is competing on the ballot with Proposition 78, written by the pharmaceutical industry. If more than 50 percent of voters approve both measures, only the one with the most votes will take effect. “Prop. 78, which is sponsored by the drug companies, is a ploy to confuse people about Prop. 79, which would provide cheaper drugs that more Californians can count on,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access, the main group behind Proposition 79. Proposition 79, he said, forces drug companies to participate because the state could stop contracting for Medi-Cal with those that decline to provide the discounts. Proposition 79 also would apply to far more Californians and would offer steeper discounts than Proposition 78, he said. Consumer groups have raised less than $1 million in their support efforts, but are getting some assistance from the Alliance for a Better California and other groups that have raised tens of millions of dollars to fight several measures on the November ballot. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The consumer groups that authored the Proposition 79 discount-drug measure say it would provide greater savings for consumers and stronger incentives to persuade the pharmaceutical industry to participate. The measure would leverage the state’s purchasing power to ensure participation by the drug industry. If a company chooses not to participate, the state could decline to buy drugs for the Medi-Cal program from that company, if there are alternative drugs available from other companies. For a $10 application fee, the measure would provide drug discounts to uninsured and underinsured Californians who earn up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. That means it would apply to individuals earning about $38,000 a year, or a family of four earning $77,000 or less. Supporters estimate that would equate to as many as 10 million Californians. last_img read more