NU’s Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career with MVP award

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Ateneo star Marck Espejo wins 5th straight UAAP MVP Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The other awardees for this season are La Salle’s Desiree Cheng (Best Server), University of the East’s Kath Arado (Best Digger, Best Receiver), Far Eastern University’s Celine Domingo (Best Blocker) and Ateneo’s Deanna Wong (Best Setter).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Despite the disappointing finish, Santiago still racked up the numbers to win the plum.Cherry Rondina’s brilliance also didn’t go unnoticed after the explosive University of Santo Tomas spiker bagged the Best Scorer award.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 crownRondina single-handedly won games for the Golden Tigresses, who dealt with injuries to key players that hampered their chances to make the Final Four.The future, though, looks promising for UST after Fil-Italian hitter Milena Alessandrini was named Rookie of the Year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJaja Santiago may have failed to lead National University to the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball Finals, but the towering spiker was able to win the MVP award as consolation.The 6-foot-5 Santiago, who was also named Best Spiker, led the Lady Bulldogs to a 5-0 start, making their case as the favorites to win the title but the team faltered and went on to drop eight of their last 10 games including a Final Four loss to defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Survey Americans Still Want to Own Homes

first_img A recent national survey finds that approximately three in every four Americans regard home ownership as an important investment and want to own homes.[IMAGE]The survey, conducted by “”Lake Research Partners””:http://www.lakeresearch.com/ and “”Public Opinion Strategies””:http://pos.org/, polled 2,000 likely 2012 voters in May. Participants included homeowners, renters, and young adults living at home with their parents.The findings “”[speak] pretty clearly about the enduring value of home ownership among Americans,”” said Neil Newhouse, partner and founder at Public Opinion Strategies, over a conference call organized by the “”National Association of Home Builders””:http://www.nahb.com/.””Despite the ups and downs of the housing market, homeowners consider owning a home to be a central part of the American dream,”” Newhouse added.””Americans still see owning a home as one of the best investments they can make,”” said Bob Nielsen, “”NAHB’s””:http://www.nahb.com/ chairman. [COLUMN_BREAK]In response to a question that asked participants to rank their priorities, 74 percent of respondents rated home ownership just below paying off their debt, saving enough for retirement, and being successful at work. Despite the recent housing crisis and perceptions of risk in housing markets, 75 percent of the participants agreed that owning a home is worth the risk.When asked what they considered to be their best investment, 36 percent of survey participants identified their homes as the most important. Sixty-seven percent of participants who identified themselves as renters “”strongly agreed”” that owning a home is the best long-term investment.Participants from all age groups also agreed that owing a home is the best long-term investment, with 79 percent of those aged 18-34 “”agreeing”” with 79 percent of those aged 65 and above.Ninety-five percent of participants who identified themselves as homeowners said they were “”happy”” with their decisions to own a home, the survey finds. The survey found that 2 in 1 Americans who owe more on their homes agreed that home ownership is worth the risk, despite the perception of risk in the housing market.Nearly three-fourths, or 74 percent, of those who do not own a home also said that it is a goal of theirs to buy one.””There’s a reason for that ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô Americans are optimists,”” said Celinda Lake, president of “”Lake Research Partners””:http://www.lakeresearch.com/. “”By a 2-to-1 margin, they say it’s worth a risk despite the ups and downs of the housing market.””Thirty-one percent of participants reported that saving for a down payment and closing costs presented the biggest obstacles to home ownership. Agents & Brokers Lenders & Servicers 2011-06-07 Ryan Schuette June 7, 2011 483 Views Survey: Americans Still Want to Own Homescenter_img in Data Sharelast_img read more