Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 “They deserve it and congratulations to coach Lucky,” said del Rosario at Mall of Asia Arena after the competition.Despite the loss, del Rosario felt their school’s community was still proud of their semifinal finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Even though we still lost, we gave the Perpetualites the happiness and I felt that they still accepted us, champions or not,” said del Rosario. “They really accepted us and they kept on cheering.”The Chiefs Squad’s win put them as the only team, besides the Perps Squad, to win the cheerleading title in at least two occasions. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerpetual Help Perp Squad coach Ruf del Rosario said he had no hard feelings after losing the cheerleading title to “best friend” and Arellano head coach Lucky San Juan on Thursday.The Perps squad was gunning for a record 10th title in the competition but its 199.5 points paled in comparison to the Chiefs Squad’s 218.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident NLEX sets out to accomplish ‘humble objectives’ MOST READ 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Newsome and Cliff Hodge, though had other plans as they teamed up to bring Meralco’s lead back up to nine, 91-82, in the final minute to secure the win.White topped Mahindra with 33 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks, while Alex Mallari came off the bench and tallied 21 markers, seven assists, and five boards.The Scores:MERALCO 94 – Amer 19, Newsome 17, Stepheson 11, Caram 10, Hodge 9, Chua 8, Dillinger 8, Uyloan 6, Hugnatan 4, Nabong 2, Daquioag 0, Faundo 0.MAHINDRA 86 – White 33, Mallari 21, Celda 9, Galanza 9, Arana 5, Salva 3, Ballesteros 2, Nimes 2, Deutchman 2, Paniamogan 0, Revilla 0, Caperal 0, David 0, Yee 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We needed it. We worked very hard in the offseason to try to improve our game,” said coach Norman Black.Alex Stepheson was also a stable force down low, finishing with 11 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks in his debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We tried to recruit an import who can fill our needs in the middle, but we still need to give Alex time to get in shape. He needs to work on his conditioning, but in terms of him controlling the defensive boards, he really helps us in that area,” said Black of his new reinforcement.The Bolts were in control for the majority of the game, holding a 78-67 lead midway in the fourth quarter before James White closed the Floodbuster within four, 86-82, with 1:52 remaining. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco started its 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign on the right track, outlasting Mahindra, 94-86, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Baser Amer topped the Bolts with 19 points on a 3-of-7 shooting from three, to go with three rebounds, and three assists, while Chris Newsome added 17 markers, seven boards, and seven dimes.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Quarters: 22-18, 44-33, 66-58, 94-86. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Arado eager to prove worth in national team pool Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments
SIX-furlong specialist SHINING LIGHT has only speedy POLLY B to fear in this afternoon’s third race, a $1 million claiming event with a spread down to $850,000, which has attracted no-hopers such as Oneil Markland’s VIJEETA and YOLOVE, horses who haven’t raced since May and can be written off without batting an eyelid. Rounding out the six rivals SHINING LIGHT will face are two other pairs of stablemates from the barns of Richard Azan and Rowan Mathie, whose POLLY B is the quickest in the line-up and is expected to try making all as the lone speed with hopes of getting six furlongs, a distance at which he weakened the last two times he attempted the trip. POLLY B has been really consistent, second in his last two races and no worse than fourth in his last six – all behind good horses, and won on an $850,000 claiming tag on July 21 at five furlongs straight. However, SHINING LIGHT is somewhat of a specialist at six furlongs, the distance at which he closed fast in January to overhaul POLLY B and LOOSE CANNON, winning in a time of 1:12.0. He returned in February to again post 1:12.0 but was narrowly beaten by top three-year-old MONEY MAGNET, who won in 1:11.4, franking her rival’s form. Having shown signs of regaining fitness in his last two races, the first too short, five and a half furlongs behind LOOSE CANNON, and six and a half, a shade too long when outfinished by PHINEAS, SHINING LIGHT now gets his pet trip. He was cut down by out-of-class PHINEAS’ finishing speed a month ago in the Emancipation Day Trophy, finishing almost heads-on with second-place WINTER IS COMING at six and a half furlongs. However, jockey tactics will be crucial in what could amount to a match race with POLLY B. Apprentice Oneil Beckford’s game plan is simple, try using POLLY B’s speed to steal the race from the start whereas Devon A Thomas will have to keep SHINING LIGHT in touch down the backstretch without using up his mount too much.
The 2015 General and Regional Elections were held about a year and a half earlier than constitutional due. The reasons for that should be revisited and in doing so it would present a particular context of the current political situation facing the country. Donald Ramotar was President at that time, having come to office in 2011 with a minority government; the first and only Executive President thus far to be in that unenviable position.The Opposition, comprising A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), had a combined majority of 33 seats and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government, 32. Being at the disadvantage of the Opposition combined one-seat majority, it was virtually impossible for Ramotar to implement any major policy or programme that needed parliamentary approval.As a matter of fact, the then Opposition used its one-seat advantage to slash budgetary allocations to a meagre dollar for some agencies, including the Government Information Agency (GINA) and the National Communications Network (NCN), both of which were accused of spreading Government propaganda with taxpayers ’money.Funding was also deprived for transformative projects, such as the Amaila Falls Hydro, the Specialty Hospital and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion. Other critical physical and social infrastructural development programmes met the same fate. Workers and their family suffered and development was curtailed as the Opposition exploited their combined one-seat advantage at the expense of the welfare of the people and country.From all analyses, the reasons the Opposition offered for its actions were generally not valid. Many believed that the APNU/AFC Opposition did not want Guyana’s rapid and unprecedented development to continue while it held the parliamentary majority. One thought was had the funding being approved, the PPP Government would have benefited politically and, in simple terms, looked good despite being a minority. In other words, suffer the people and country for political gratification.Not stopping at denying funds, the then Opposition also made strong demands. Citing what it believed to be unacceptable financial transactions through sole-sourcing, it clamoured for the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) so as to bring an end to it. It accused the PPP Government of preferential treatment of contractors with regard to the supply of necessary materials. In addition, it demanded Local Government Elections (LGE) despite the belief that the desired framework had not been derived.Those two particular demands were used as the Sword of Damocles over Ramotar’s head for him to either give in or face a no-confidence motion in Parliament. Knowing fully well that they could have toppled his government, given their combined one-seat majority, the Opposition pressed their demands and filed the no-confidence motion as an ultimatum. Ramotar prorogued Parliament, as allowed by the Constitution, and eventually was forced to set an election date – May 11, 2015.Interestingly, it wasn’t the only ultimatum he got. A leading lawyer and executive of the AFC gave his own in demanding the government resign within a given timeframe. In the end, APNU and the AFC formed a coalition and was declared the winner of the elections with 33 seats; a government majority of one. That was used to pass budgets, parliamentary Acts and other motions it favoured.On December 21, 2018, it suffered a humiliating defeat in a no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition PPP/C. The motion was carried as a Government Member of Parliament voted with the PPP/C. That once again showed the impact and advantage of one parliamentary seat. Now, on the losing end, the Government ran to the courts seeking protection on the grounds that the one- seat majority, which it exploited up to December 21 of last year, is now suddenly not valid.A plethora of excuses, including absurd Mathematics, are used to support its case despite the unambiguity of the Constitution on a no-confidence motion and its ensuing process. Maybe it is not a coincidence that the author of the straw-clutching Mathematics theory is the same Attorney who gave Ramotar an ultimatum just prior to the 2015 elections.That aside, if Ramotar had not prorogued Parliament and the then APNU/AFC Opposition had brought the no-confidence motion as threatened, it would have been carried given its one-seat majority. What if the PPP/C then had refused to abide by the Constitution and used absurd Mathematics as an excuse? What if the PPP/C had accepted the results of the no-confidence motion, but, subsequently changed its position? What if the PPP/C had rushed to the court to buy time? What if the PPP/C, some 40 days after the motion was carried, acted as if the no-confidence vote never happened? What if the PPP/C had refused to call the election and tried to influence GECOM in support?Given the country’s political history, almost certainly, the PPP/C would not have been allowed to disregard a successful no-confidence vote or the constitutional requirements it mandates. If history were to provide guidance, any refusal by the PPP/C in such circumstances would not have gone down well. The answers to the questions would more than likely unveil that missing context of the Government’s argument today. If the question of, had it been the other way around, were to be posed, it appears that the context is conveniently absent.
Dear Editor,I wish to bring to your attention a matter that involves corruption at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. I have been responsible for some claims held by Cyril Francis and Joseph Isidore (my father), both deceased who were both residents of Mahdia. Since after my father’s death, I’ve tried to get the claims verified with much difficulty.The first issue I had with the Commission was in 2010 when I attempted to verify eight claims at Konawak, Mining District #2. Another claim holder, who I would consider a “big fish” came up with a strategy to take those claims away from me. So I was told that the said claims were null and void due to late payments. However, in 2012 – upon my lawyer’s request for information of the claims, I received a response stating that only two of the eight claims were null and void.It was very interesting to note that the two gold claims with excellent potential were made null and void by the corrupt GGMC official to benefit a Pomeroon “big fish” gold miner.In 2015, I commenced verification of another 10 claims in Pamela, Mining District #2. This process has prolonged until now whereby another “big fish” is trying to attack again. I must let you know, however, that these individuals are being aided by officials in the GGMC. Not the ordinary officials, by the way, it’s the ones at the top level who are facilitating these culprits to get whatever they want from the small miners.The particular claim that this “big fish” is trying to grab is Gift #1, which is situated on the left bank of the Potaro River about 2500’ from Pamela Landing. The coordinates read: A- 59.201831, 5.334111; B- 59.202110, 5.334850; C- 59.204050, 5.33850; D- 59.204180, 5.337720. Location date: 15th September, 1993, all payments were made on time, boundary lines clear and boards intact.With no authentic reason, this individual has been able to have a cease order placed on our operations there. He has no grounds for dispute, but still continues to attract the attention of the officials to even adhere to his plea.I think it is time to expose the things that have been going on at the GGMC, as these people fail to realise that we all have to live. They have been continually robbing the small miners and this has to stop.Sincerely,Mary Isidore
Dear Editor,Fundamental to our constitutional democracy is the doctrine of Separation of Powers. Under that doctrine, the Judiciary is that branch of the Government vested with the sole and exclusive responsibility to pronounce conclusively on legal matters. Additionally, the Judiciary is the guardian of our Constitution and only the Judiciary can pronounce conclusively on the Constitution, its interpretation and effect.Against this backdrop, the statements attributed in the press to the President on acting Chief Justice Roxane George’s recent ruling on the Marcel Gaskin matter are nothing short of an aggravated assault on the doctrine of Separation of Powers, the Constitution itself and on the Chief Justice of this country.There are the most intemperate and contumacious utterances emanating from a Head of State and directed to a Chief Justice in the English-speaking Caribbean in recent memory.The President must understand that in the face of a pronouncement from the Judiciary on legal and constitutional matters, his obdurate and obstinate personal perceptions of what the Constitution says or means fade into oblivion and must yield in deference to those judicial pronouncements, whether he agrees with them or not. That is the unconditional and unqualified duty of every citizen of this land, without exception.Unfortunately, the President’s remarks are not isolated. To understand the gravity of this situation, it is necessary to examine the President’s remarks against a larger mosaic of similar conduct from other functionaries in his Administration.The Attorney General, the Chief Legal Advisor of the Government, is on record of unleashing a most scandalising attack on the former Chancellor of the Judiciary, as a result of a recent decision delivered by the Court of Appeals of which the Chancellor was the President.This was followed by the very Attorney General launching another contemptuous tirade against a High Court judge in open court causing that Judge to unceremoniously walk off the bench and lodge a letter of complaint with his superiors.Then you have a series of well-documented policies and actions designed to undermine similarly independent constitutional oversight bodies.In this admixture, one must add the fact that the President dithered and dilated for one and a half years on recommendations from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to appoint Judges, when the Constitution mandates him to act promptly.Lastly, the nation is also aware of the President’s belief that he can determine the legality of important documents such as 99-year-old leases and eject from the leasehold premises the occupants within 48 hours, without any resort to the Judiciary.The above are by no means exhaustive. But they all support a contention which I have consistently advanced over the last two years that there is a rise of authoritarianism in Guyana and that the authoritarian perceives democratic and constitutional institutions as nothing but obstacles. This recent incident has again vindicated my contentions.It is the duty of every citizen to protect and preserve the independence of our Judiciary and similar independent institutions. For it is only the Judiciary and those institutions, which will restrain this Administration from continuing to violate the rule of law, our Constitution and the civil liberties of our citizens. We need them now more than ever.Sincerely,Mohabir AnilNandlall,MP
Dear Editor,A few persons contacted me assuming the Muhammed Mustapha who signed a letter appearing in sections of the media was me. To clear up any misunderstanding, I felt it necessary that I share my position on the matters raised in the letter in order for the public to know my views.The letter appearing under the title “Still a chance for APNU/AFC regime to come good” made interesting reading and had me wondering from which story book it came. It seems, from the letter, that the ‘author’ is living in a fool’s paradise completely disconnected from the realities of our times.He begins arguing that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was not able to convince 51 per cent of the electorate to vote for that party. But the letter writer seems to forget that the 2015 elections results were disputed and currently action by the PPP/C has been stymied in the Judiciary. One has to wonder why this is so. Certainly, if the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) were so confident of itself and its victory, it would join the calls for the Elections Petition matter to be heard in a speedy manner. Clearly, it’s not far-fetched to imagine that the Administration does not want the Guyanese people to know about how it truly won the polls. Many persons were deceived by the propaganda and the APNU/AFC promises of the moon and stars. But today, two and half years down the road, what have Guyanese gotten? Many promises have been dashed, heavier tax burdens placed on our backs, we see a contracting economy and face all-round hardship.Mr Mustapha then says the PPP/C Councillors are engaged in corrupt practices at the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) level. But wasn’t it just a few weeks ago, two AFC leaders in the region came to blows over the payment for contracts which from media reports were not free of corruption. Moreover, the RDC and the Tender Board are bi-partisan and, therefore, awarding of contracts and decision-making involve all the political parties. Thus in this respect, if there are indeed corrupt practices, it could very well involve a cross-section of Councillors. It seems the letter writer is merely huffing and puffing and serving propaganda ends.The author also says that the PPP/C was aware that the PetroCaribe rice deal would have come to an end in 2015. This is a matter that former Agriculture Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy has conclusively and effectively debunked. The fact that the lucrative contract was ended was in no small part due to the aggressive posture adopted by the APNU/AFC towards Venezuela. But Mr Mustapha, a persistent question is: what happened to the promised 00 per bag of paddy? Also, what happened to the highly-touted Mexican rice market? Weren’t those to make the farmers lives better? Today, the stark reality is there for all to see, farmers are hard-pressed to meet their obligations, if at all, and rice production has contracted significantly eroding the nation’s foreign exchange earnings and placing the lives of thousands connected to the rice industry to face an uncertain future.While Mr Mustapha decries about putting our eggs in one basket, he did not go on to indicate that this is exactly what the APNU/AFC is seeking to do. Today, our traditional industries which provided and still provide employment, helped us to weather the storms in rough times, and made no small contribution to development and progress are being deemed as curses. And all we hear is oil, oil and more oil. The fact remains there are many unanswered questions surrounding oil and assumptions being made seem far-fetched. Remember Mr Mustapha, all that a glitter is not gold.We continue to see blunder after blunder committed by the Administration which have reversed years of progress and in that process made our people’s life worse off. All the talk about a ‘Good Life’ has all but vanished and replaced with a sense of hopelessness, despair and uncertainty.Sincerely,Zulfikar Mustapha(real me)PPP/C Member ofParliament
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks defends Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors during the first half in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.Boston’s Marcus Smart and Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Thurman says ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Gobert finished with 97 first-team points and 196 points, giving the Utah center his third straight first-team selection. George had 96 first-team votes and 195 points, followed by Antetokounmpo (94, 193).Smart and Bledsoe both earned their first All-Defensive team selections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe second team included Golden State’s Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, who earned his first selection. They were joined by Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and New Orleans guard Jrue Holiday.The teams were selected by a panel of 100 writers and broadcasters. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Gilas women’s team advances to Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup main draw after sweet sweep SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Wendell Comboy and Joseph Nunag added 13 and 12 points, respectively, to the Tamaraws’ offense.“One of our goals is to make it to the playoffs and now we got it,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFEU held a 69-58 lead midway through the fourth quarter but saw it dissipate when Judel Fuentes and Maodo Malick Diouf rallied the Scorpions on an 11-0 run to get to a 69-all with 2:08 left.Branrey Bienes answered the Scorpions’ late-game run with a three, which Patrick Tchuente followed up with a putback slam to give the Tamaraws the final basket of the match. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Chadao-FEU vs CEU in PBA D-League. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Chadao-Far Eastern University became the last team from the Foundation Group to advance to the playoffs after holding off Centro Escolar University, 74-69, in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at JCSGO Gym.L-Jay Gonzales led the Tamaraws with 15 points, five assists, and three steals as the Tamaraws ended the eliminations on a four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN The Tamaraws improved to a 6-3 record and in the process eliminated Marinerong Pilipino, which finished the eliminations at 5-4.FEU will face Aspirants Group top seed Ateneo (8-1), which owns a twice-to-beat advantage, in the crossover quarterfinals on Monday.Fuentes put up 24 points while Diouf had an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double for CEU.Despite the loss, the Scorpions still hold a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View comments