Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The French football league then told The Associated Press the ITC was submitted by the federation, and Neymar’s transfer would be ratified later Friday, clearing the way for him to play at Guingamp on Sunday.The hold-up prevented Neymar from making his PSG debut last Saturday against Amiens after completing his world-record 222 million euros ($262 million) transfer.FEATURED 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’PSG wanted Neymar to start the season at its Parc des Princes home but his debut was delayed because of the paperwork issues. Neymar was unveiled to the PSG fans on Saturday but could only watch from the stands as his new team started its league campaign with a 2-0 win.Barcelona said there was nothing strange about the situation and the wait was due to the banks. Just a few hours before the French federation said it had received the ITC, the 222 million euros was made available in Barcelona’s accounts. Kevin Durant apologizes for India comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Barcelona denied speculation that slowed down the process in retaliation for PSG luring one of its biggest stars out of the Camp Nou. Barcelona said it had been waiting on the banks to complete the transaction for the massive amount of money.PSG coach Unai Emery has yet to announce his squad for the trip to Guingamp, but wants Neymar to be playing.“We all want him to start playing,” Emery told a news conference on Friday. “We want him in the squad, and in the starting 11. He has trained well, and we have also worked on tactical aspects and set-pieces. He is ready.”ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Brazilian soccer star Neymar speaks during a press conference in Paris Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Neymar arrived in Paris on Friday the day after he became the most expensive player in soccer history when completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million).(AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Neymar is expected to make his much-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday in the small Brittany town of Guingamp after French football authorities finally received his international transfer certificate.The French Football Federation received the document from its Spanish counterpart on Friday, more than a week after PSG signed the Brazilian from Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments
Churches gave sanctuary Wednesday to two men from Mexico and Guatemala to protect them from deportation and launch a nationwide effort to pressure lawmakers to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. More than 30 priests, pastors, imams and rabbis blessed the men during a raucous ceremony attended by 300 people at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in downtown Los Angeles. “We are here to raise our voices for those who can’t raise their own,” said Cesar Arroyo, pastor of San Pablo’s Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, which will house the man from Guatemala. The immigrants each had two children in tow as they sat in front of the altar. The Guatemalan, a gardener who gave his name only as Juan, said he worried about what might happen to his young daughters if he was deported. Both girls are U.S. citizens because they were born in this country. “I want to ask the politicians to see the suffering of the immigrant families,” he said. The 44-year-old Mexican, who gave his name only as Jose, will live at the downtown church. He sat next to his two teenage sons who wore the latest American fashion and spoke more English than Spanish. They are also U.S. citizens. Jose said he had been in the country 17 years, working as a cook at Los Angeles International Airport until he was injured and his immigration status was revealed. After the ceremony, he went to his room in the church, which has a single bed, a sink and a toaster oven. “I’m going to stay here until this is resolved,” he said, referring to his deportation order. Organizers don’t believe immigration agents will make arrests inside the churches.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!