By Nick Giongco John Riel Casimero scored a third-round KO of South African Zolani Tete Saturday night (early Sunday morning in Manila) to capture the WBO bantamweight title in Birmingham, England. Tete took the first two rounds but Casimero, fighting for the second time on British soil, sent Tete down with a right to the […]
By Jules Vivas Images by Noel Pabalate Video by Roc Verdera From the genteel atmosphere of the field, lunch in a beauteous marquee, to the auditory backdrop of galloping hooves and the crack of a mallet hitting a ball, polo is truly a sensuous sport. Widely known as the “Game of Kings,” men and women […]
Text by Sol Vanzi Photos by Noel Pabalate Video by Roc Verdera Jones Bridge, once the most beautiful bridge in Asia, could reclaim the title soon. Work to rehabilitate and beautify the city’s most historic bridge and fulfill Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s dream to give present and future generations a glimpse of the city’s rich history […]
By Kristofer Purnell When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap—born Allan Pineda Lindo—had just recently moved to the US permanently with lawyer Joe Ben Hudgens. Even thousands of miles away, the rapper knew about the devastations caused by lahar and ash fall to his native province of Pampanga. The massive changes and improvements that followed over […]
The Wong Chu King Foundation, Inc., headed by its president Nelia D. Wongchuking and executive director Alexander D. Wongchuking, in commemoration of its 30th anniversary, wishes to share the dream of the hopeful children in their ambition for good education and to take part in the spiritual growth among the youth. Last May 23, the […]
TAIPEI: aiwanese athletes Vincent Kuo and Ivy Huang each discovered an electric talent for wheelchair dancing on their own — but it was when they were paired up together that the sparks really flew. Part of the island’s last generation of polio survivors, they have spent years perfecting their dance routines. Currently ranked world number […]
LOS ANGELES: Giannis Antetokounmpo drained four clutch baskets down the stretch as the Milwaukee Bucks won their 10th consecutive game with a 119-110 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday (Saturday in Manila). Milwaukee led by as many as 22 points in the first half but Cleveland chipped away until they closed the gap to […]
Late evening one day, after the Philippines crowned itself the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, sportswriters gathered in their favorite water hole discussing who the best performers were that 23rd edition of the bi-annual conclave. Someone threw his choice: ”The national athletes, of course, from the winners to those who failed to win any medals and […]
Augustus Aguirre and the Philippine men’s polo team will shoot for the gold medal against Malaysia in the A Division 4-6 Goals polo competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at 3 p.m. today at the Iñigo Zobel Polo Facility in Calatagan, Batangas. Aguirre, 26, who has been playing professional polo in Australia for many […]
By Nick Giongco CLARKFIELD, Pampanga – Unless they step on a banana peel on the way to the finish, the country’s top bets in triathlon are earning the distinction of producing the host country’s first gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Defending champion Kim Mangrobang and John Rambo Chicano, are poised to rule […]
By MITZCHEL MERIN Christmas is everyone’s favorite holiday and it certainly is mine too. The holiday spirit keeps everyone giddy and excited. People are busy doing Christmas shopping. There are Christmas carols playing on the radio and every house is adorned with the symbols of festivities. And then this: On Christmas Eve, as the family […]
The Philippine men’s beach volleyball team registered its first win at the expense of Timor-Leste as beach volleyball competitions unfolded at the Subic Tennis Court in Subic Bay Freeport. The tandem of Edmar Bonono and Jude Garcia gave the Pinoy spikers their first victory after sweeping Timor-Leste S1, 21-16, 21-13 in the first match with […]
If you’re looking for an ideal place for your golf team-building event, consider playing at Caliraya Springs Golf Club in Cavinti, Laguna. It’s the only golf course in the Philippines with a mountain view and a lake as part of the course. The 18-hole course built around Caliraya Lake was designed by the great Arnold […]
LEGAZPI CITY: The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) convened the disaster officials in Bicol on Friday afternoon to brace for Typhoon “Tisoy.” Claudio Yucot, OCD regional director, called the briefing to discuss with disaster officials from various government agencies contingency measures before the typhoon hits the country, specifically the Bicol Region. Albay Gov. Al Francis […]
By Kristel Satumbaga & Waylon Galvez World champion Carlos Yulo starts his quest to win seven gold medals as the men’s artistic gymnastics of the 30th Southeast Asian Games fires off today at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The 19-year-old Yulo will take part in the qualification for the men’s individual all-around set 2 p.m. where he […]
Compiled by VIANCA GAMBOA and PAOLA NAVARETTE We try to celebrate Christmas and New Year simultaneously with our families back home, kahit five hours ang difference. We do online video call plus the usual Filipino food galore! Happy holidays! —Marilou Merca Reyes, Russia How do we celebrate Christmas overseas? With lots of Christmas lights, hanging […]
BOCAUE — In an opening ceremony like no other — awash in ever-changing shades of color and dark, dazzled with pomp and pageantry that fused together cultural heritage, Hollywood production and blistering rap, and held 50,000 people in rapt and suspense which reached its explosive climax when boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, peeling off a white hood to reveal his face and sprinting a few steps, set ablaze a 50-meter cauldron 87 kilometers away — the curtains to the 30th Southeast Asian Games were raised last night by one of the most powerful man in the region standing beside one of the wealthiest man in the world.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)has completed the final draft for the implementing rules of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Law which will reduce the minimum public ownership to 33 percent from 67 percent.
Quezon City authorities has batted for a massive information drive in a bid to reduce if not achieve “zero casualties’’ during calamities like typhoon “Tisoy’’.
Big banks’ outstanding loans expanded at a slower pace in October at 9.3 percent year-on-year compared to 10.5 percent in September, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported Friday.