January 19

Sports groups hold own rallies

first_imgAnd the group seeking his ouster is bracing itself for a tough fight.“We will now shift gear and pressure the government to file charges against Peping and those who are found to be guilty in mismanaging people’s money,” Mequi said.Aside from calling for Cojuangco’s resignation, Fernandez said the rally in Cebu was also to call for a more equitable means for provincial athletes to make the national team.“What we are doing here is for the athletes, especially the ones from the provinces,” said Fernandez.“We feel like we are always victims of favoritism and prejudice,” added the PBA legend, who cited the problems of Mary Joy Tabal with the athletics association.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide PSC Commissioner Mon Fernandez leads demonstrators in Cebu for the ouster of POC president Peping Cojuangco. Contributed photo. A group composed of concerned sports officials, coaches, athletes and sports aficionados held separate peace rallies in Manila and Cebu Thursday in an effort to pressure the Philippine Olympic Committee into a change of leadership.And with the target of the rallies, POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco reportedly unmoved by calls for his resignation, it looks like things are just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Navarro catches fire late as San Sebastian forces three-way tie for 4th Hundreds showed up in the Cebu rally, which was a bit larger than the one that gathered at Rizal Memorial. But Mequi said the important thing was to get the call for change going.“The presence of the old and the children, and a very apparent absence of those in-between, reflects the state of Philippine sports,” Mequi said. “The in-between who were not there constitute those who are involved in sports as leaders or managers of sports who tolerate the current practice of [not caring], who are satisfied with mediocrity.” How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What will follow will be worth watching,” said former Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Perry Mequi, who led a small group that assembled at Rizal Memorial Coliseum for the Manila rally.In Cebu City, PSC commissioner Mon Fernandez led a bigger group that gathered at Fuente Osmeña circle and exhorted the athletes to distance themselves from the politicking and focus on their training.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“Just keep practicing and let us do the fight for you,” Fernandez told the athletes.Cojuangco, who arrived from Turkmenistan, where he watched the campaign of the Philippine delegation in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, could not be reached for comment but sources say he will not give in to calls for his resignation. View commentslast_img read more

December 29


first_imgThanks to all of you who entered last week’s quiz which was won by Eugene Perry from Ballyshannon. Eugene won a two-night break at Jurys Hotel in Belfast.And this week we have another great weekend break to give away at one of Donegal’s best hotels – the Mill Park in Donegal Town.The winner will enjoy bed and breakfast on two night at the luxury hotel and use of all the hotel’s superb leisure facilities. To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is answer our questions below and send your entry by email to info@donegaldaily.com by next Monday, December 20, at 6pm. You must include your name, contact telephone number and town/townland where you are from. (You’d be amazed at how many people enter and DON’T do this!)The winner will be the first correct entry drawn by the editor. The competition is free to enter and there is no cash alternative. Editor’s decision is final. Good luck! 1What is the hardest material in the human body?2What name is given to a female peacock?3Who was Britain’s first million pound footballer?4What is the only mammal that can fly?5How much are Briquettes on  the Watson Hire website ?6In cockney rhyming slang, what is a tea-leaf?7Which actor played tv detective Columbo?8In the phonetic alphabet, what words represents the letter S?9What is the collective noun for a group of owls?10What is prepared in a tannery?11What is Carpet Interiors Mountain Top famous sales slogan12How much is the Gold Standard Service at Inishowen Motors13At what type of shop did the Great Fire of London start?14In the body, which organ secretes bile?15Good ol Boys’ was the theme tune to which tv series?16Which broadcasting corporation is known as Auntie?17What is dried in an oast house?18What actor was born Maurice Micklewhite?19What is the only bird that can fly backwards?20Which Australian city stands near the mouth of the Yarra River?21What year was the Eglinton Flying Club established22How Much is Sunday Lunch in The Station House Hotel Letterkenny23What is the common name for the clavicle?24What numeric term describes perfect eyesight and a form of cricket?25How many black keys are there on a standard piano?WIN A WEEKEND AWAY WITH THE DONEGALDAILY.COM QUIZ was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Townmill park hotelwin a weekend awaylast_img read more