Jai Reyes for Laguna Heroes. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueJai Reyes took over in the fourth quarter to lift Laguna past Pasig, 83-75, for its first win in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup late Tuesday night at Pasig Sports Center.Reyes, the former Ateneo Blue Eagle, scored nine of his game-high 21 points in the final frame to silence the home crowd and hold off the Pirates.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re relieved to get this win because we’ve been preparing for so long in the preseason and we lost our first game at home,” said Reyes during a TV interview shortly after the game.“Finally, we can now play more relaxed,” he added.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 crownReyes was steady as the Pirates threatened. He accounted for the Heroes’ first nine points in the fourth period, where they rebuilt a double-digit lead, 73-63, with 7:21 left.Former pro Denok Miranda added 15 points while a pair of ex-University of the East players Ralf Olivares and Lord Casajeros also gave Laguna a lift. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Olivares had nine points and eight rebounds while Casajeros tallied 14 points and four rebounds in only less than 12 minutes off the bench.Marlon Monte paced the Pirates, who dropped to 0-2, with 17 pointsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MPBL: Davao Occidental picks up 2nd win, routs Quezon City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday tapped Riverside County Superintendent of Schools David Long as his new education secretary. Long, a classroom teacher before he became an administrator, is “a great educator who understands education inside and out,” Schwarzenegger said at a Capitol news conference. Schwarzenegger hopes to make 2008 the year of education, much as he is spotlighting health care this year. In that event, Long, a Republican, could be a key adviser. He will help Schwarzenegger translate into policy proposals the results of a recently released comprehensive education survey that called for overhauling funding and policies. California will spend more than $40 billion on schools next year, but this will still be below the national average per student. Student performance remains lackluster despite various federal and state accountability programs. Long, 67, said he is excited about the job and impressed by Schwarzenegger’s passion for education reform. His new post pays $175,000 a year. Jack O’Connell, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, lauded the selection of Long. “I know that Dave shares my deep concern about the need to close the achievement gap in California,” O’Connell said in a written statement, “and I look forward to working with him on this critical issue.” Long has spent 40 years in education, starting as a teacher and coach in Iowa and moving up the ranks to serve as Riverside County’s elected schools chief since 1999. As Riverside County superintendent of schools, Long had some oversight over 23 districts serving 400,000 students. He chairs a safe schools committee for U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. Long succeeds Alan Bersin, who returned to his home in San Diego to chair the board of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 441-4602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!