Sacrifices yield gold medal for Filipina arnis champ

first_imgLATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Perfect Gilas goes for SEA Games gold, sweep in 3×3 men’s basketball Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Jezebel Morcillo contributes gold to Philippines’ growing number of medals from arnis. Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERNEW CLARK CITY — Volume of hits and an in-out assault.Jezebel Morcillo employed that strategy in fashioning out her gold-medal performance late Sunday in arnis competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations “I sacrificed a lot, my work and personal life because I had to train for five months (in Manila),” added Morcillo.She picked up the fifth gold for Team Philippines in Day 1 of arnis competitions at Angeles University Foundation.“I just hope Filipino youth pick up the sport because this is our very own martial art,” Morcillo added.ADVERTISEMENT “I should throw more hits, be aggressive. Then go in-out to confuse the opponent,” said Morcillo in Filipino.As soon as she was able to do the game plan, things went better and better, according to Morcillo, who overwhelmed Vietnam’s Thi Hoang Nguyen in the -50 kilogram final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I don’t know what to say, I feel very blessed,” said Morcillo in between sobs.She left her job as an airline ticketing agent back in her hometown of Davao City to train in Manila. And it was well worth it.last_img read more

Industry man wanted for Cummings Lodge murder

first_imgAlmost one month after the gruesome murder of Anita Mohan, whose battered body was found in her Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown home, the Police have issued a wanted bulletin for the second suspect.Damion Hopkinson, 27, of Lot 55 Industry, East Coast Demerara, is wanted by the Police in connection with the murder, which occurred on September 5.Murder accused: Kevin MohanSo far, the dead woman’s nephew, Kevin Mohan, also called Azad Ally and “Chucky”, 22, was charged for the murder, but the Police have since been on the hunt for the second suspect.Wanted: Damion HopkinsonSlain: Anita MohanUpon his arrest, the nephew allegedly told detectives that his now dead aunt sold drugs at home apart from selling greens and vegetables during the day. He claimed that on the day in question, a friend had purchased some drugs from the woman and left.The friend later returned and requested another package but on credit since he did not have money. He further stated that his now dead aunt refused to give credit which led to an argument.It was during the argument that the suspect and his accomplice dealt the woman several blows to the head.In an attempt to authenticate the statement, detectives revisited the scene to conduct an additional search but no illegal substance was found on the premises.The body of the 48-year-old greens vendor was discovered by her son lying in a pool of blood after he returned home from work. He immediately raised an alarm and the Police were summoned. The woman’s head was bashed in, with a single stab wound to her chest.A bloody rolling pin, suspected to be one of the murder weapons, was found in close proximity to her body, as well as a broken beer bottle.A pair of wet three-quarter pants was found in the washing area which led investigators to believe that after committing the murder, the main suspect might have washed off the blood.However, when contacted on Wednesday, Rosita Sarabjeet refuted the story given to the Police by Ally, claiming that her sister was a greens vendor and was never involved in any illegal activities.Meanwhile, an autopsy performed on the body of Mohan revealed that she sustained a chop to her head and one near her temple, along with a stab wound to her chin and one to her mouth. The perpetrators also cut off a portion of her tongue before strangling her.Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the wanted man is asked to contact the Police on 229-2289, 229-2557, 229-2750, 225-2227, 225-0575, 911 or at the nearest Police Station.last_img read more