PSL Finals: Petron razes F2 Logistics in Game 1

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia F2 found a bit of hope when Mary Joy Baron denied Remy Palma to cut Petron’s lead to six, 23-17.Aduke Ogunsanya, however, put the Blaze Spikers into the 24-17 match point after her service error and Palma answered back with a service ace to finish things off.Rondina finished with 12 points to lead all scorers while Bernadeth Pons added 10 points for Petron.Palma and Mika Reyes also had solid contributions for the Blaze Spikers with nine and seven points, respectively.Ara Galang had nine points to lead the Cargo Movers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium View comments Petron shrugged off a slow first set and started to gain offensive power in the second and third periods thanks to large part to substitute Cherry Rondina.Rondina gave the Blaze Spikers a 16-11 lead in the third set with an earth-shattering kill then followed it up with another emphatic spike for Petron’s 20-11 lead.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 ChrissPetron head coach Shaq Delos Santos said he had to remind his team to stop adjusting to F2’s pace since they’ve met each other in the finals of the PSL, regardless of the conference, for the fifth straight time.“We had a slow start in the first set and it’s a good thing that we were able to recover,” said Delos Santos in Filipino. “I told them that this was a championship game and that they didn’t need to adjust to our opponents and we just have to stick to our game plan.” 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Petron moved one step closer to a title repeat after dismantling rival F2 Logistics in straight sets, 25-23, 25-11, 25-17, in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blaze Spikers also hiked their perfect record in the conference to 13 games with one more giving them the their fourth championship, the most in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Teen placed in psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide

first_img…says conditions inhumane, NGOs outragedReports that a 15-year-old girl who attempted to take her own life has been placed in the National Psychiatric Hospital at Canje, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), has sparked outrage from several agencies.National Psychiatric Hospital at CanjeThe teenager has since said that she cannot live under those conditions and is pleading for assistance.She was reportedly placed there with only a piece of sponge to sleep on, which she said is smelly and the surroundings are unsanitary and inhumane.Only recently British High Commissioner Greg Quinn renewed calls in support of the decriminalisation of attempted suicide. In Guyana, suicide or attempted suicide is considered a criminal offence with punishment ranging from five to ten years’ imprisonment.It was in July that the British High Commissioner made the call as he noted that suicide was removed from the list of criminal offences in England and Wales since 1961 and such actions should follow through for Guyana as well because it eliminates the stigma for surviving family members. In Guyana, there is a holding centre for criminal juvenile offenders but none for juveniles who have issues in association with suicide attempts.Meanwhile, following several attempts at suicide, Police took the teenager to the National Psychiatric Hospital where she was admitted.According to a source close to the institution, it is the protocol to have persons on suicide watch placed in a ward without anything but a mattress to sleep on. In this case, the mattress is just a piece of sponge.According to the teenager, she attempted to take her own life on numerous occasions because she was sexually molested but relatives did nothing to help her.“I am not going to be able to live here. I can’t live under these conditions,” she said.The Caribbean Voice, an NGO which focuses on anti-violence with a specific focus on mental health issues inclusive of suicide and social justice, has expressed outrage.Managing Director Bibi Ahmad told this publication that the teenager would have been diagnosed by a medical person at the National Psychiatric Hospital.“They had to do an assessment of her before they put her into that facility and her mother would have signed a consent form before she could have been placed there.”However, Ahmad said that if there are reports of sexual assault, the psychiatric hospital should investigate further and get the Child Care and Protection Agency involved.“The Child Care and Protection Agency should be involved because it is a minor,” Ahmad explained.Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency, Ann Green when contacted told this publication that she was unaware of the situation but promised to investigate.Meanwhile, weighing in on the issue, head of the Humanitarian Mission Guyana Inc, Suresh Sugrim noted that there are no centres for underage persons who need special attention, noting that there is a huge stigma attached to the National Psychiatric Hospital.“These are teenagers who are in need, should be handled and taken care of differently from adults. The human rights activists need to be called in to remove that child from that institution immediately. I was offering the Mission’s facility at Port Mourant for full-time counselling for adolescents, and because of politicians in the region and their self-interests, it was shut down,” Sugrim said.The Mission, two years ago, had given a section of the building at Port Mourant to the Public Health Ministry for that purpose.“Without proper sleep, attention and professional medical help, nothing is going to change in the mental state of these adolescents! Isn’t a mental institution partly medical? Why is this place dirty and smelling? Why is it lacking the proper necessities a mental institution should have?” he questioned while noting that such situations could be one of the contributory factors of the region having such a high suicide rate.Efforts to get a comment from the National Psychiatric Hospital were futile. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more