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Torres on Ishige: ‘I can easily take her punches’

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MACAU—Filipino MMA fighter Jomary Torres looked like a nervous wreck in her first press conference, but it was a different story come fight night. In the biggest fight of her young MMA career, Torres unleashed a monster hidden within her 5-foot-1 frame.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 4 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Torres (2-0) fought for the first time in ONE Championship Saturday and the Zamboanga native put on a show the beautiful Rika Ishige had no chance of shining in.READ: PH bet Torres chokes out Ishige for debut win in ONEFEATURED 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’Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPAnd Torres, after stuttering in her first media exposure, exuded the confidence of a fighter, who just made her dominant arrival. “Rika’s strikes weren’t that strong and I can easily take her punches,” said Torres in Filipino. “Though, I was surprised when I hit her with my hook and she was still standing.”  End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Torres found her golden moment early in the second round when she caught Ishige’s kick and launched a booming right hand that put “Tiny Doll” on the mat. The 21-year-old then proceeded to pummel Ishige’s picturesque face before choking her out 1:58 into the round. “I saw that she didn’t smile much when I had her and when I felt that she got scared of my striking, I knew then that I had her so I just pushed it,” said Torres. ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

GAC to Audit US$5M, Other Ebola Funds

first_imgThe Senate plenary Tuesday, September 30, unanimously voted to authorize the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to conduct an audit on funds disbursed to both local and national Task Forces set up  for the fight against the Ebola epidemic.The Senate accepted suggestions that while the GAC works on the details of the audit, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), that is responsible for all public accounts be given the responsibility with a specified time frame of two weeks to be able to bring a report to the Senate in terms of the expenditure of the allotments that were made to the various institutions.The Senate’s decision Tuesday came days after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf submitted a disbursement report from the National Task Force on the US$5 million approved for the fight against the spread of Ebola virus.President Sirleaf in her report noted that the implementing agencies have made a budget request of US$34,820.98 for three months.Of the amount of US$5 million, according to President Sirleaf’s report that now goes under the GAC, approximately US$4.7 million was disbursed to the various implementing agencies against their respective budgets submitted, leaving an undisbursed balance of approximately US$1,069,094.91.The GAC is also mandated to conduct audit on Social Development Funds that were used by some of the counties for the fight against Ebola, and an earlier amount of US$250,000 approved for the purpose of fighting the epidemic at its early stage.Bong County Senior Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, who is one of the advocates for transparency, thanked President Sirleaf for submitting the report.At a critical period when the country is dealing with Ebola, Senator Taylor said the intent of the Senate is not to be unduly critical, but to make sure that funding given to this process is done in an equitable way so that each county gets its fair share to fight Ebola. She suggested that the Committee on Ways, Means and Finance that is responsible for Expenditure and Revenue write all of the line Ministries and other spending entities that received money to ask them for their full report.During Tuesday’s debate, the Senate’s representative on the National Task Force, Grand Kru County Senator, Dr. Peter Coleman, made several attempts to caution the Senate that the call for audit may be interpreted by the international donors that the government is corrupt.  But this was thrashed out by his colleagues, causing him to short land his argument.Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morais, who is a strong advocate for the audit, in a strong words to counter his colleague’s intervention, argued that the issue at bar was not corruption, but an audit which will be accepted by the plenary.  “So to insinuate otherwise than what the plenary had agreed is unfortunate.”Meanwhile, Senator John Ballout warned that while the audit goes on, the Senate must maintain allotment of funding that may be requested for the fight against Ebola, until it is proven otherwise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more