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Davao City to host Palarong Pambansa 2019

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines (UPDATED) – Davao City, the stronghold of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the host of Palarong Pambansa 2019. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones announced this in a press conference held in Vigan City on Saturday, April 14. "The winner of the bidding process that the Palaro ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 14th, 2018

Davao City to host Palarong Pambansa 2019

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines (UPDATED) – Davao City, the stronghold of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the host of Palarong Pambansa 2019. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones announced this in a press conference held in Vigan City on Saturday, April 14. "The winner of the bidding process that the Palaro ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Records set, lessons learned as Palarong Pambansa 2018 ends

ILOCOS SUR -- Palarong Pambansa once again showcased the most promising Filipino youth sports talent, as it draws to a close after seven days at the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur last April 21. The 61st installment of the country's flagship sports program saw student-athletes break several records, and the event itself became an avenue for broader discussions on youth development and child protection. At the closing ceremony, Department of Education Undersecretary and Palarong Pambansa Secretary-General Tonisito Umali encouraged the youth to translate their on-court success to other facets of their lives. “Aking hinihikayat kayong lahat, samahan ninyo ang ating Ma’am Liling Briones at ang buong Kagawaran sa ating paglalakbay upang makabuo ng isang Filipino na kampeon, na hindi lamang kampeon sa palakasan kung hindi kampeon sa tunay na buhay," Umali said. After a week of intense competition, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson made sure to remind the young athletes to look beyond the results. “We have successfully completed the journey, and now we end it by celebrating victories and learned lessons of defeat. Remember, young athletes, that in winning or losing, there are always lessons one can get and these are far more important than any other awards,” the governor said during his opening message following the parade of delegates.   THREE TYPES OF EDUCATION Makati representative and former taekwondo champion “Monsour” Del Rosario recalled his earlier experiences and stressed the importance of sports' role in developing a sound athlete and a model citizen. “Kayo po ang future ng Philippine sports. Nakikita ko po ang sarili ko sa inyo noon – isang atleta, a faceless person in a crowd of 15,000 athletes. Itong sporting event na ito ay napakahalaga sa ating mga kabataan,” the congressman shared. He also continued by sharing his belief in three types of education: “Number one na education ay nanggagaling sa ating pamilya, sa ating parents at mga kapatid. Ang pangalawang education ay sa paaralan,nag-aaral tayo to become knowledgeable about many things in life. Ang third education ay ang sports education, ito minsan ay nakalilimutan ng ibang sector pero mahalaga din ito sa mga kabataan, dahil dito nade-develop ang character natin," he said. "Ang buhay natin ay parang sports din, sometimes we lose, sometimes we win, but if you have experienced competing in sports, you will know how to handle challenges in life." The National Capital Region (NCR) once again lorded over the weeklong sporting event, leading the medal tally by a huge margin, with Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region VI (Western Visayas) finishing second and third, respectively. The top winners received cash prize and trophy, and for the first time in the history of Palaro, winners in all the 21 regular sporting events were awarded with prizes by this year’s sponsors. the number of records set this year reached 40 (five in archery, 16 in athletics, and 19 in swimming), the most in Palarong Pambansa history. Aside from a gold medal and cash incentive, each of the record breakers received additional P3,000. “Aside from the additional incentive, these outstanding athletes will be seeded or given priority to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN School Games that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” Umali added.   CHAMPIONING THE SPIRIT, WELFARE OF FILIPINO ATHLETES Following an incident involving a DepEd personnel from Cebu City who was nabbed for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old student-athlete during the national meet, Umali announced the formation of a Child Protection Committee next year. “In the next Palaro in Davao, we will now have a Child Protection Committee to make sure that this sort of occurrence will never happen again. We will also conduct talks with officiating officials and coaches on how to avoid similar instances in the future,” Umali directed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Vigan City all set for Palarong Pambansa in April

Vigan City is ready to roll out the red carpet for the more than 15,000 delegates from the country’s 17 regions expected to converge in the Ilocos Sur capital for this year’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa next month. Department of Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali made the pronouncement on behalf of the provincial government after personally inspecting the different venues where the various sports events for the April 15-21 meet will be held. “Vigan is definitely ready. The province hosted a regional qualifier of the Batang Pinoy last year and that shows its readiness to stage such big multi-sports event such as the Palaro,” said Umali during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Tapa King Restaurant at Farmers Market in Cubao on Tuesday. “We had our final technical conference meeting a couple of weeks ago para tingnan sa huling pagkakataon yung preparation ng lalawigan. And no doubt, the facilities are of international standards. Handang-handa na sila,” said the Deped official. “Overall, I would say Vigan, Ilocos Sur is definitely ready.” Umali said DepEd expects the official athlete-delegates to be at around 12,000 competing in 21 regular sports events featured in the secondary level and 15 in the elementary side of the event for student-athletes 18-year-old-and-below. Perennial champion National Capital Region is again favored to win the overall title this year, although Umali noted the emerging rivalry between Calabarzon/Southern Tagalog and Western Visayas regions, which engaged in a close-battle for runner-up finish in the 2017 edition of the annual event held in Antique. In addition, Negros Island Region, which placed fourth last year, has now been made part of Regions 6 (Negros Occidental - Western Visayas) and 7 (Negros Oriental - Central Visayas). “So we’ll have to see ano ang effect pag ibinalik ulit as Regions 6 and 7 yung Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental,” added Umali in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. DepEd will continue to hold the demo sports of pencak silat, aero gymnastics, and dance sports, the same thing with the special Para events in aquatics, track and field, bocce, and goal ball. Being summer season, Umali said the Palaro will observe the same practice of not holding games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “All games to be held during that time are indoor events,” said the government official. There will also be water dispensers stationed at the different sports venues for both athletes and officials, medical ambulances, doctors, and nurses are also on standby in both the playing court and billeting quarters, as well as police personnel. Umali also said the host province will be providing transportation unit for those coming from the Visayas and Mindanao regions which will carry them all the way to Vigan. “This is the first time the host LGU will shoulder transportation means or cost by providing buses to our athletes from Mindanao and the Visayas coming from a drop-off point lang. And lahat sila dadalhin sa Vigan, Ilocos Sur ng libre,” he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

City Sports chief bullish on Davao City hosting SEA Games

DAVAO CITY July 27 (PIA)- The newly-appointed City Sports Office chief is optimistic that the city can host the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. "We all know that through the leadership of sir Butch Ra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games in Manila or Davao - Ramirez

MANILA, Philippines Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair William Butch Ramirez confirmed to Rappler on Sunday, July 17, that the Philippines will host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games with Manila and Davao City as the top two choices to hold t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Mayor Sara sees more exciting Davao City in 2019

DAVAO CITY Oct. 10 (PIA)- Mayor Sara Duterte sees an exciting year for Davao City in 2019."I have to tell you 2019 will be an exciting year, not only it is an election year, but number one I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Mayor Sara sees more exciting Davao City in 2019

DAVAO CITY Oct. 10 (PIA)- Mayor Sara Duterte sees an exciting year for Davao City in 2019."I have to tell you 2019 will be an exciting year, not only it is an election year, but number one I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Championship triple-header highlights Pinoy Pride 45 in November

Filipino boxing fans are in for a treat this November as ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride returns with an exciting championship triple-header on deck for Pinoy Pride 45 in Cebu City.  Headlining the card will be a WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Championship bout between defending champion Jeo "Santino" Santisima of Masbate and Mexican Victor Uriel “Yuca” Lopez. Regared as one of ALA Promotions’ fastest rising stars, the 22-year old Santisima (16-2, 14 KO) is unbeaten since 2014 and is riding a remarkable 14-fight winning streak. Santisima captured his first championship back in June of 2018 with a third-round TKO victory over Likit Chane to claim the WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight title. Looking to make Santisima’s title reign a short one is Mexico City’s Lopez (13-6-1, 6 KO), who’s won six of his last seven contests. The current reigning WBC Latino Super Bantamweight Interim Champion, Lopez is looking to add the WBO Oriental title to his list of accolades. Also on the card, the blonde-haired bomber himself, “Prince” Albert Pagara of Maasin, Southern Leyte will be making his return to the ring to defend his WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship against Ghanaian George Krampah. The hard-hitting Pagara (30-1, 21 KO) is working his way back up to the top of the super bantamweight ranks, and is currently on a solid four-fight winning streak. In his last outing, the 24-year old reclaimed the WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight crown with a three-round destruction of Laryea Gabriel Odoi in his hometown of Maasin. Looking to avenge his fellow-Ghanaian is Krampah (14-3, 12 KO), who will be making his Philippine boxing debut. A former Ghanaian Featherweight Champion and WBO Africa Featherweight Championship contender, Krampah will try to bring the WBO Inter-Continental title back home to Accra. In a featured super flyweight contest, ALA Promotions star prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja gets his first shot at a championship when he meets Mexican Victor Hugo “Scarface” Reyes for the vacant WBO World Youth Super Flyweight Championship. One of the most promising young talents on the ALA Promotions roster of boxers, the 23-year old Cataraja (8-0-0, 7 KO) has the potential to be one of the promotion’s most exciting young fighters. A proven knockout artist with seven of his eight wins coming via KO or TKO, the former Palarong Pambansa and amateur standout gets his first shot at a professional championship. Standing in Cataraja’s way is a fellow young stud in Tijuana’s Reyes (9-1-1, 7 KO). Possessing an almost-equally impressive KO ratio as his Filipino counterpart, Reyes has won his last two contests, and is also looking for his first taste of boxing gold. Pinoy Pride 45 will emanate from the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on Saturday, November 24th. Catch the telecast on ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Modernization of Sasa Port in Davao starts in 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 Oct) – The modernization of the decades-old 8-hectare Sasa Port in Davao will start next year, Mayor Sara Duterte announced during her 2nd State of the City Address on Tuesday. Duterte said the national government allotted an initial budget of P2 billion to start the port upgrading, more than three years […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Paolo eyes congressional seat

Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has expressed his intention to run as a representative of the city’s first district in the 2019 mid-term elections, his sister Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said yesterday. Mayor Sara’s announcement finally ended speculations on Paolo’s political plans for the mid-term polls next year. “Congressman for the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Sara Duterte to seek reelection; brother Paolo running for House

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – City Mayor Sara Duterte maintained she will run for reelection in the 2019 midterm elections while her elder brother, resigned vice mayor Paolo Duterte, will run for representative of the city’s 1st District. The mayor said she has not changed her mind about running for the Senate despite making […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Dec. 7 to Jan. 19 is campaign period for Jan. 21, 2019 Bangsamoro plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sept) — December 7 to January 19 is the campaign period for the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Commission on Elections said. The designated campaign period is contained in Comelec’s Resolution 10425 on the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Slots for 2019 Ironman 70.3 in Davao fully booked

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 01 Oct) – It only took 15 minutes for all slots for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon race in Davao City scheduled on March 24 next year to be fully booked after registration opened at 8 a.m. on Monday. Princess Galura, general manager of Sunrise Events Inc., said in an interview at the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Last day

Thousands of residents in Davao City troop to the Commission on Elections office in Magsaysay Park to register on the last day of registration on Saturday, 29 September 2018 for the May 2019 elections. Some registrants said they started to queue as early as 3 a.m. MINDANEWS PHOTO  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Construction of 45.2km Davao bypass road project to start April 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sep) – The construction of the 45.2-kilometer Davao City Bypass Road Project that will improve transport logistics and mitigate congestion here will begin in April 2019, an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 11 said. In an interview, DPWH 11 public affairs and information officer Dean […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Sara Duterte, Pimentel still in Senate 12 in latest Pulse Asia survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sept) —  Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III are still within the ‘Magic 12’ in the senatorial race for the May 2019 elections, Duterte on the 5th to 6th statistical ranking, Pimentel on the 7th to 11th, but two more Mindanawons — Ronald dela Rosa and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Mayor Sara Duterte thanks supporters but hints at seeking reelection next year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Mayor Sara Duterte thanked her supporters for the trust and confidence as she maintained a high statistical ranking in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections but the presidential daughter reiterated she would like to seek reelection as the city’s chief executive in 2019. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Sara Durterte wants to stay as Davao City mayor

DAVAO CITY --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who ranked fifth in Pulse Asia's list of top senatorial preferences for the 2019 midterm elections, said she wants to stay as mayor of Davao City and has no plans of running for a Senate seat. Duterte-Carpio has shut down the possibility of a Senate bid, saying she prefers to be re-elected as the city's local chief executive. "I am overwhelmed by the trust and confidence. I think our fellow Filipinos are interested in the work that my administration, both now and in 2010, has done in Davao City," she said. She added, "If the Dabawenyos will re-elect me, I would like to continue working for Davao City as Mayor." The 2019 Pul...Keep on reading: Sara Durterte wants to stay as Davao City mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Sara Duterte could rival Grace Poe for top spot in senatorial polls – Pimentel

Only Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio could rival Sen. Grace Poe in the top spot for the upcoming May 2019 elections. Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III issued this statement following the recent Pulse Asia senatorial pre-election survey, which showed Poe in the top spot with Duterte-Carpio on fifth. Poe garnered 70.1 percent voter preference and Carpio got 39.5 percent. In between them were Cynthia Villar with 57.7 percent, Pia Cayetano with 54.4 percent, and Nancy Binay with 50.6 percent. READ:Poe tops Pulse Asia 2019 senatorial pre-election survey "Ako nga ang personal opinion ko si Sara lang ang pwedeng makalaban kay Grace sa number one eh," Pimentel said in a radio...Keep on reading: Sara Duterte could rival Grace Poe for top spot in senatorial polls – Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Hugpong, PDP-Laban fielding common Senate slate

The ruling PDP-Laban party, whose titular head is President Duterte, and Hugpong ng Pagbabago, led by his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, have agreed to field a common senatorial slate in the May 2019 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018