As pressure mounts, Tabora keeps her composure

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Actually, I feel that my victory helped me inspire others because when I won people were telling me that I was able to inspire them,” Tabora told INQUIRER.net in Filipino.“Some who had already quit bowling even told me that I inspired them to come back and play again.”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 crownShe was the first Filipino to win the prestigious event since CJ Suarez in 2003 and instantly became the future of Philippine bowling, which was in dire need of a spark in hopes for a resurgence until Tabora emerged.“I hope that it’s because I’ve inspired others that’s why bowling here in the country is now under a revival stage.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Krizziah Tabora. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMore than being a world champion bowler, Krizziah Tabora has also become a source of inspiration to her peers following her rise to prominence late last year.With little fanfare, Tabora defied the odds and made Philippine bowling history in ruling the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup in Mexico four months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ After the Philippines bagged one gold medal and one bronze in bowling courtesy of Biboy Rivera and Frederick Ong, respectively in the 2010 Asian Games, the country came up empty-handed in 2014.Riding high, Tabora, who will be competing in her third Asiad, isn’t tempering her expectations for this year.“We’re expecting to win a gold but it’s not going to be easy. The likes of Korea, Malaysia and Singapore will be our toughest competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Che’Lu-San Sebastian inches closer to D-League title, fends off Zark’s-Lyceum Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winning changes everything and Tabora’s recent success comes with a burden of expectations to sustain her relevance.“The pressure has always been there, it’s just that there’s added pressure now after winning the World Cup,” she said.“But it’s really how you deal with the pressure and you need a strong mental game to handle it.”The 27-year-old Tabora, whose first love wasn’t bowling but other sports like basketball, volleyball and table tennis, begins her campaign for this year on Saturday with the 2nd Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, where she aims to have a much better showing after a subpar performance in the previous edition.She’s looking forward to defending her World Cup title in November in Las Vegas but doesn’t want to get too ahead of herself with the 2018 Asian Games happening in four months.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 View commentslast_img read more

Ellen Urged to Repay Favor

first_imgUnity Party stalwart James M. Rogers has called upon President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to support the senatorial quest of Mike G. Mueller in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election in repayment for supporting her two-term electoral bid.At a news conference over the weekend in Monrovia, Rogers indicated that Mueller remains a strong supporter of Madam Sirleaf and has provided meaningful assistances on several occasions to the electoral struggle of the ruling Unity Party.As such, “the President should be able to reciprocate the good Mr. Mueller has done for the party and the President,” said Rogers, who contested for a Nimba County legislative seat on the party’s ticket in the 2011 elections.Mueller, a Liberian of part-Swiss descent, humanitarian and founder of Mike Mueller Charities, has declared his intention to contest Sinoe County’s vacant senatorial seat come October.According to Unity Party’s by-laws, however, one must be a member of the party two years before standing for an elected position in the primary. Mueller has no party at the moment and wants the Unity Party to refrain from putting up a candidate in Sinoe County for the upcoming election.”In the previous exercise of democracy in 2011’s Presidential and Legislative elections, he offered and rendered his support to the election of Madam Sirleaf, with respect to her ability to secure international support for stability and reconstruction. His service to his nation and people is remarkable and deserving of the support of every Liberian. It is in this vein that I commend my fellow guests here today, for their bold choice to similarly support the candidacy of Mr. Mueller,” Rogers said.“With respect to the commitment of President Sirleaf and the ruling party to further the era to progress,” he continued, “and in my capacity as former candidate for the Liberian legislature on the ticket of the Unity Party, I see it as a patriotic obligation to call upon President Sirleaf and her party to join in support of this great son of Sinoe County. I say to you, Madam President, even as he did support you in your bid, my humble advice is that for the same principles, your support is required in this instance.”Rogers maintained that Mueller has the academic, moral and financial credentials to lead Sinoe County’s legislative seat, adding; “Our nation needs people of high moral value in order to serve with transparency.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kwakwani Utilities Inc commissions new engines

first_imgResidents of Kwakwani are now benefiting from improved electricity supply thanks to the commissioning of two new engines by the Kwakwani Utilities Inc (KUI).A simple ceremony commissioning the two new 260-kilowatt engines was held at the power station. The new sets more than meet the demands of the community.This is according to KUI’s General Manager, Fitzhubert McPherson, who said that the new sets would allow for much improvement within Kwakwani. McPherson has been General Manager since January 2017.“When I took over, there were a lot of complaints and people were dissatisfied with the power they were having ‘cause it was on and off…and the thing is, you weren’t notified about the power outage. With that, I sat with the technical guy and I said we have to get this thing right and we started doing checks and tests,” he said.He foresees the new sets allowing residents to enjoy 24 hours of electricity, a marked difference from the irregular access they previously had. The old engine, he added, was in dire need of overhauling.“We had two CAT sets before; one engine was costing us a lot of money due to a leak it had that was throwing away most of the oil,” McPherson explained. He further said that the decision to purchase the new engines was taken following a July 2017 study by the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Meanwhile, McPherson emphasised that KUI was serious about ensuring the longevity of the new sets and, as a result, staff members have already been exposed to training in the use of the new engines.“We had a transition to get people knowledgeable of the new sets because we don’t want any mishaps. The representatives from Doosan [the engines reseller] are here doing on-the-job training, getting the guys them sensitised on how to put the engines on and off. There’s a special way to do it and deviating from that would cause a lot of problems,” McPherson further explained. He hopes to have at least two members of staff exposed to more training.Furthermore, McPherson anticipates a massive expansion project to get underway thanks to the new engines.While KUI currently serves approximately 1200 households, this number is expected to grow as the company turns its sights to lighting other areas such as West Bank Kwakwani, Jonestown, New Scheme, and Staff Hill.last_img read more