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Chinese New Year in Iloilo City kicks off

By: Jonas Raphael Chan and Shem Jethro Zamora THEMED “Solidarity in Culture and Progress”, the Filipino-Chinese community and the Iloilo City government officially launched the Lunar New Year celebration on Feb 12, 2018 at the North Point of SM City Iloilo. Known as the first and the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Binondo in […] The post Chinese New Year in Iloilo City kicks off appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianFeb 13th, 2018

ONE: Danny Kingad decisions Ma Hao Bin in Macau

Team Lakay flyweight contender Danny Kingad showcased his superior striking and much improved grappling skills as he grinded out a tough unanimous decision victory over Chinese contender Ma “The Southern Eagle” Hao Bin at ONE: Pinnacle of Power, Saturday evening at the Studio City Events Center in Macau. Kingad opened the bout with a thunderous body kick that reverberated throughout the stadium. It didn’t take long for Ma to go to his bread and butter, as the Chinese grappler shot in for a takedown and successfully got Kingad on the mat moments after. Throughout the bout, Kingad dictated the pace in the striking department, punishing Ma with kicks to the leg and kicks to the body. Ma found some success with his takedowns, but wasn’t able to threaten Kingad from the bottom. In the final frame, the two flyweight contenders went back and forth, trading submission attempts, with Kingad closing out the bout with a kneebar attempt. After three rounds, the Baguio City native did enough to earn the unanimous decision nod from all three judges. #ONEFightNight Danny Kingad does it! Kingad defeats Ma Hao Bin via Unanimous Decision after three rounds. Back to back wins for The King pic.twitter.com/buZMqArJeZ — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) June 23, 2018 Kingad improves to 9-1 in his professional career after picking up his second consecutive win since suffering his lone loss in a flyweight title contest to Adriano Moraes. The 22-year old is now once again knocking on the door in ONE Championship’s flyweight title picture. Ma, meanwhile, suffers only his second loss in ten bouts......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Mayor’s Cup basketball tourney kicks off

As part of the City Government’s sports program through City Sports Division, the Mayor Jose Espinosa Cup Iloilo City Invitational Basketball Tournament kicked off at La Paz Plaza Covered Gym on April 29, 2018. “I’m glad to know that this year, we were able to gather more than 30 teams from different categories. I can’t […] The post Mayor’s Cup basketball tourney kicks off appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Chinese New Year today

ILONGGOS can expect a rich cultural showcase today as Chinese-Filipinos in Iloilo City celebrates the Chinese New Year Festival. Originally scheduled on Feb. 15, the New Lunar Year celebration was moved to 20th due to bad weather caused by Tropical Storm Basyang as well as to the absence of an ordinance that would permit the […] The post Chinese New Year today appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Roads closed on Feb 15-17 for Paraw, Chinese New Year

COMMUTERS and motorists should brace themselves for another round of road closures on Feb. 15-17, 2018 for the Chinese New Year celebration and 46th Paraw Regatta Festival in Iloilo City. The Public Safety and Transportation Office-Traffic Management Division (PSTMO-TMD) headed by TMTRD-officer-in-charge Robert Bob Foerster gave the public a heads up of traffic rerouting and […] The post Roads closed on Feb 15-17 for Paraw, Chinese New Year appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Mayor creates Chinese New Year task force

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III created the 2018 Chinese New Year Task Force to coordinate Chinese New Year activities in the metro. Based on Executive Order No. 013 dated Feb. 2, 2018, the TF is tasked to coordinate the City Government with the Iloilo Chinese Community in the conduct of Chinese New Year activities from Feb. […] The post Mayor creates Chinese New Year task force appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Delarmino advances to AIMAG muay thai gold medal match

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – Filipino Muay Thai fighter Phillip Delarmino advanced to the finals after he scored a 30-27 win over Rusdem Bayramdurdyyew of Turkmenistan in their -57kg semifinals match in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) Wednesday in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Delarmino, a silver medalist in the Asian Beach Games in 2014 and second placer during the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, was the more dominant fighter in the rings, throwing a deluge of punches and kicks that overwhelmed his Turkman opponent and the highly partisan crowd at the Martial Arts Arena here. The 26-year-old Delarmino from Iloilo City won in all three rounds, which secured him a spot in the finals against Thailand's Chotichanin Kokkrachai, who entered the championship match by scoring a similar 30-27 victory over Almaz Sarsembekov of Kazakhstan. The gold medal game is scheduled Thursday evening at the Muay Thai Arena. “Nahirapan din ako sa kalaban ko, pero effective naman yung game plan namin ni coach (Billy Alumno),” said Delarmino “Napag-aralan namin (Turmen) dahil sa last two fights ko ganun lang plano ko… clear na kunin namin every round. Mahirap kasi kung dumikit ang laban tapos ang kalaban host country pa,” Delarmino added. Delarmino said they have studied the moved of his Thai, and hopes that their strategy would be effective for him to finally secure a gold medal in the sport that Thailand invented. “Nakita na namin mga laban nya (Kokkrachai), meron kaming gameplan para sa kanya. Kaya naman, Sana makuha natin yung gold sa finals,” said Delarmino, who reached the quarterfinals in last August’s Muay World Games in Poland. The Philippines is running 13th overall with a medal count of 2 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals. The fighters from taekwondo and belt wrestling settled for a bronze each after Francis Aaron Agojo lost to Jang Jun of South Korea (34-9) in the -58kg semifinals, while Jefferson Manatad fell to Kazakhstan’s Aldos Kulmanbetov (5-0) in the -80kg Classic Style final four. Kurash grappler Al Rolan Llamas also settled for a bronze medal after losing in the semifinals against Erkin Omurzakow of Turkmenistan, 10-0, in the men’s -60kg weight class. Wrestlers Noemi Tener (women’s classic style -60kg), Grace Loberanes (-50kg), Michael Vijay Cater (men’s classic style -55kg), Christof Hofmann Jr. (-90kg) and Jonathan Maquilan (-65kg) didn’t make it to the medal rounds. Dessa Delos Santos wound up fifth in the women’s weightlifting following a combined lift of 184kg in the women’s 58kg division. Luo Xiaomin of China (222kg) won the gold medal followed by second-placer Muattar Nabieva of Uzbekistan (212kg) and bronze performer Acchedya Jagaddhita of Indonesia (204kg). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Teen ‘dope peddlers’ hurt in drug buy-bust

TWO 18-year-old lads were wounded in a police anti-narcotics operation early morning of Nov. 14, 2018 at Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Jesseje Fama of Barangay Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City, and Daniel Balmes of Zarraga, Iloilo allegedly put up a fight with police operatives who were about to arrest them. Fama suffered a gunshot injury on the […] The post Teen ‘dope peddlers’ hurt in drug buy-bust appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

LOOK: Vera, Folayang lead Pinoy cast at ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila

Reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang will be leading a strong Filipino continget to the the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City for ONE: Conquest of Champions on November 23rd.  Vera will be making his long-awaited return to the ONE cage when he defends his title against Italian Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion Mauro "The Hammer" Cerilli.  Undefeated in three fights under the ONE Championship banner, Vera is coming off a two-year layoff, with his last fight happening back in December of 2016. Cerilli on the other hand is riding a five-fight winning streak.  In the co-main event, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Folayang tries to become a two-time champion when he battles Amir Khan for the vacant title.  Folayang is coming off back-to-back victories against a pair of tough Russian grapplers, while Khan is also on a two-fight winning streak of his own, with the latest being a submission victory over Folayang's Team Lakay teammate Honorio Banario.  Speaking of Banario, the former ONE Featherweight World Champion makes a quick return to the cage to face Korea's Dae Sung Park.  A top contender in the lightweight division, Banario has won five of his last six bouts. Park on the other hand, is on an equally impressive run of his own, winning seven of his last eight contests including a pair of wins under the ONE banner.  Also on the card, Jeremy Miado meets China's Peng Xue Wen, while Rockie Bactol kicks off the card against Japan's Akihiro Fujisawa.  Conquest of Champions will be ONE's fourth and Final event in Manila for 2018.    Catch ONE: Conquest of Champions on Friday, November 23rd LIVE at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Drug peddler with P160K worth of shabu nabbed

A 21-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in a police anti-drug operation in Jaro Iloilo City, late evening of Nov 8, 2018. Jean Lloyd Michael Demaisip of Brgy. Sinilway, Lapuz, allegedly sold P5,000 worth of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer at Jalandoni-Commission Civil Streets in Barangay Our Lady of Fatima, Jaro. Members of the Iloilo City […] The post Drug peddler with P160K worth of shabu nabbed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Man hangs self

A 22-YEAR-OLD man died in an apparent suicide case inside his boarding house in City Proper district, Iloilo City late evening of Nov. 6, 2018. Police identified the fatality as Dennis Lequip, a resident of Barangay San Gregorio, Lambunao, Iloilo, but was temporary staying at Flamingo Boarding House in Barangay Inday, City Proper. Before his […] The post Man hangs self appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

UPV to hold 4th Int’l Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

THE University of the Philippines Visayas is organizing the International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2018 (ICFAS 2018) at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City on November 15-16, 2018. Now on its fourth year, ICFAS 2018 with the UPV College of Management as host will bring together researchers, professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs, […] The post UPV to hold 4th Int’l Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Abducted Chinese man found alive in Bulacan

CAMP GEN ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan – A 33-year-old Chinese national was found dazed but alive in Bustos town on Wednesday (Nov. 7), three days after he was allegedly kidnapped outside the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City on Sunday (Nov. 4). Lou Hao was found alone about 12:30 a.m. by residents of Sitio (sub-village)… link: Abducted Chinese man found alive in Bulacan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

BADMINTON IS FOR ALL AGES: Ilonggo smashers thank TDG Cup for breaks

“I PLAYED badminton late already, but because of The Daily Guardian (TDG) Badminton Cup, I find myself loving this sport and continue to improve my play each day.” This is how 51-year-old Toto Tanagon of Jaro, Iloilo City described his forays with badminton 10 years ago. Playing for the 40 and Upmen’s doubles along with […] The post BADMINTON IS FOR ALL AGES: Ilonggo smashers thank TDG Cup for breaks appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

74-year-old grandma, two grandkids die in city fire

A FAMILY of three died in an early morning fire in Brgy M.H. del Pilar, Jaro, Iloilo City. The 74-year-old Natividad Fanunciano and her two grandchildren, Iman Apongol and Ivan Apongol, failed to get out of their locked home after the fire erupted around 3:20 a.m. of Nov. 2, 2018. The parents of Iman and […] The post 74-year-old grandma, two grandkids die in city fire appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Chinese airline to open direct Davao-Jinjiang flights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 Oct) – XiamenAir will launch thrice-weekly direct flights between Davao City and Jinjiang in Fujian province of China starting December 18 this year, Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag said on Sunday. In an interview during the inauguration of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China on Sunday, Al-ag said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Former England manager set to coach Philippine Azkals in Suzuki Cup

The Philippine Azkals make a major adjustment with just a couple of weeks to go before the start of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.  Team Manager Dan Palami announced during Saturday's  AFF Suzuki Cup Trophy Tour in Manila that legendary coach and manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will be coming on board as the Philippine Men's National Football team as coach.  "He will be a great addition to the team and I'm sure that the players will learn a lot from him," said Palami. "He will be working together with interim coach Scott Cooper." The announcement comes months after the surprising exit of former English football great Terry Butcher, who was initially tapped to take over the head coaching duties.  Eriksson's tenure will last at least six months. "This is one of the moves that we've done in order for us to do better in this edition of the Suzuki Cup," Palami continued.  A native of Sunne, Sweden, the 70-year old Eriksson began his managerial career back in 1977 and has handled club teams such as Roma, Manchester City, and Leicester City, as well as national squads such as England, Mexico, and the Ivory Coast.  Eriksson is best known for leading England to the two World Cup stints in 2002 and 2006.  He is coming off a stint with Chinese football club Shenzen FC.  "Fortunately, I was able to sell to Sven the dream of Philippine football," Palami said further, "He’s been there, he’s done it. I think it's beyond any financial relation, he’s not about that." "He believes in the legacy the can leave behind in the Philippines and in Asia. The Philippines is a very good bed for his time and effort. I’m glad that he agreed after several exchanges of emails. We also met in Qatar. We’re looking forward to him coming over to the team," Palami added.  Eriksson is expected to join the team when they begin training camp on November 3rd.  The Azkals fly to Bacolod on November0 7th, six days before they begin their AFF Suzuki Cup campaign on November 13th against Singapore at the Panaad Park and Stadium......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

A Chinese farmer couldn’t fly a plane, so he built one

PEKIN, China--When a Chinese garlic farmer's dream of flying an airplane didn't pan out, he decided to build one instead. The full-scale replica of the Airbus A320 built by farmer Zhu Yue is now nearly finished, permanently taxied on a short piece of tarmac surrounded by wheat fields in northeast China. Zhu didn't finish middle school, and started out farming onions and garlic before moving on to welding work in a factory in the small city of Kaiyuan. Last year he realized he may never be able to fly a plane. "I hit midlife and realized I couldn't buy one, but I could build one," he told AFP. He has invested his savings of more than 2.6 million yuan ($374,000) into the...Keep on reading: A Chinese farmer couldn’t fly a plane, so he built one.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

MedTech falls in drug sting

A 32-YEAR-OLD medical technologist of a government hospital was arrested in an anti-narcotics operation, afternoon of Oct. 22, 2018. Jonathan Lobriza of Burgos St., La Paz, Iloilo City, allegedly sold a “bulto” of suspected shabu to police operatives inside his vehicle parked outside the Western Visayas Medical Center at Barangay Q. Abeto, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. […] The post MedTech falls in drug sting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

PECO’s franchise under a cloud

ONE of the reasons why the Senate Committee on Public Services chaired by Senator Grace Poe approved the application of MORE Electric and Power Co. (MORE Power) for a franchise to distribute power in Iloilo City is the existing franchise of Panay Electric Co. (PECO). PECO’s 25-year franchise is supposed to expire in January 2019 […] The post PECO’s franchise under a cloud appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PECO NO MORE?: Senate panel okays MORE Power’s franchise application to supply power to Iloilo City

PANAY Electric Co. (PECO) is poised to lose its 95-year control of the power distribution business in Iloilo City after the Senate Committee on Public Services on Oct 22, 2018 “approved in principle” the franchise application of rival firm, MORE Electric and Power Co. The committee chaired by Senator Grace Poe decided to grant MORE […] The post PECO NO MORE?: Senate panel okays MORE Power’s franchise application to supply power to Iloilo City appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018