Duterte to grace BOSS Ironman Challenge

President Duterte will lead the flag off ceremonies for 500 participants of the BOSS Ironman Challenge-Mindanao leg firing off June 22 at the SM Lanang Premier in Davao City......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

BOSS Ironman Challenge awaits PRD in Davao

President Rodrigo Duterte was invited to lead the opening ceremony of the 2018 BOSS Ironman Challenge-Mindanao edition on June 22 in Davao City. According to Lito Flores, 2018 Ironman Challenge organizing committee chairman, Duterte, a motorcycle enthusiast, had been informed about the event. “The Chief Executive expressed interest in leading the opening rites,” says Lito… link: BOSS Ironman Challenge awaits PRD in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

All set for 2018 BOSS Ironman Challenge

More than 600 participants are set to roll off from Clark, Pampanga on January 13 all eyeing to be declared “Finishers” of the 2018 BOSS Ironman Challenge XIII. Now on its 13th year, the 1,200-kilometer endurance motor sports event will now cover 10 scenic and historic provinces of the Northern Luzon Loop. Lito Flores, chairman [...] The post All set for 2018 BOSS Ironman Challenge appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

HPG, MMDA back BOSS Ironman Challenge

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group has thrown its full support to the 2018 BOSS Ironman Challenge, a 1,200-km enduranc.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Ironman Motorcycle Challenge fires off Jan 13

In keeping up with a time-honored tradition, participants of the BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge XIII will take off from Clark, Pampanga on January 13 and complete the 1,200 kms of the Northern Luzon Loop. The event is expected to draw some 500-700 riders and car drivers not only in pursuit of fun and adventure, but [...] The post Ironman Motorcycle Challenge fires off Jan 13 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Bong Go: I won’t run for Senate

President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide seems to be following in his boss' footsteps. Like President Rodrigo Duterte, who played coy for months before announcing his decision to seek the highest post in the land in the 2016 elections, Christopher "Bong" Go over the weekend took to social media to reiterate that he had no plans of running for senator in the 2019 midterm elections. Go, the special assistant to the President, made the remarks a day after the President teased an audience of newly elected barangay officials that Go wanted a seat in the Senate. In a Facebook post, Go said he simply wanted to do his job, which was to follow his boss' orders. "Do not worry, as ...Keep on reading: Bong Go: I won’t run for Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

In Nick of time: a historic first

Seychelles’ Nick Baldwin endured the ultimate challenge in endurance racing, ruling the elite men’s side in emphatic fashion to crown himself the first Century Tuna full Ironman champion from sun up to sun down here yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH

SUBIC --- The rain poured and it was just what Australian triathlete Brittany Campbell needed to fight off the unbearable heat and push through her first Ironman 70. 3 race in the Philippines. And it doesn't seem like it's going to be Campbell's last here after having a triumphant first try. "The rain was really nice. It definitely cooled things down," Campbell told shortly after crossing the finish line at Remy Field here. "It was a really tough course, beautiful and really solid." "The heat was definitely the biggest challenge. It really got hot towards the end of the ride." Campbell became the first female finisher after topping the 25-29 age group women in five...Keep on reading: Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Legends grace Century Tuna full Ironman

Local triathlon fans get a chance to see and mingle with Ironma legends Dave Scott of the US and Craig Alexander in a rare appearance of two of the sport’s most recognizable figures at the Shangri-La at The Fort tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

A decade of perseverance pays off as Philippines set to host full Ironman

After a decade of Ironman 70.3 Ironman races in the country, June 3rd marks a first for the Philippine triathlon community as the sport's toughest race distance will finally happen in Subic Bay.  Ironman Philippines 2018 is all set to challenge local and international athletes—all of whom will race for the right to call themselves Iron men and women. To get there, they will have to swim in open water for 3.8 km, bike for 180 km and then run 42 km before crossing the finish line.  The reward? Being hailed as an Ironman or Ironwoman in your home soil. Ahead of the event, Century Tuna, its main backer released a video to rally participants and to pique the interest of sports fans to watch and be part of this historic event.  “Staging the country’s inaugural full-distance triathlon race is a challenge we gladly accepted. We truly wanted to give serious Pinoy and international triathletes the opportunity to achieve their personal fitness goals and do a full Ironman on Philippine soil,” shares Greg Banzon, EVP and COO of Century Pacific Food Inc. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Rosario plays like an import when KaTropa needed one

TNT sent Jeremy Tyler packing just days before its game against Blackwater on Friday night. And with replacement import Josh Smith failing to make it on time, the KaTropa had to make do with an all-Filipino lineup versus Jarrid Famous and the Elite. Turns out, TNT, even minus a reinforcement, was good enough after crushing Blackwater, 120-101. "It's nice that the locals were really up to the challenge. Boss Ricky Vargas gave us a good motivation at the start of the game. He told the players that even if they have a 6-10 import and we don't have a 6-10 import, all of you are imports," TNT coach Nash Racela said. Troy Rosario played like one, finishing with 17 points on 7-o...Keep on reading: Rosario plays like an import when KaTropa needed one.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Duterte to grace Philippine National Games rites

President Duterte will grace the opening ceremony of the Philippine National Games slated May 19-25 in Cebu, marking the second straight time the Chief Executive will serve as a keynote speaker of a national sporting event this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Leni blames Kuwait ‘crisis’ on Duterte admin moves

Vice President Leni Robredo has called out the Duterte administration for its recent actions that she said had "created a diplomatic challenge that could further jeopardize our workers" in Kuwait.   Robredo particularly cited the "deliberate release" of videos of the Department of Foreign Affairs' mission to rescue distressed housemaids in the Gulf state for causing the "crisis."   She said the DFA had a team of "professional, competent, and committed career diplomats who undoubtedly have skills, insight, and experience to help navigate this current diplomatic dilemma successfully" and help restore relations with Kuwait.   "There is no option except to fi...Keep on reading: Leni blames Kuwait ‘crisis’ on Duterte admin moves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Duterte: I’m no strongman

        President Rodrigo Duterte disputed on Friday the TIME magazine's depiction of himas a "Mob boss" in its May 14international edition.   "Sa TIME Magazine, isa raw ako sa strongmen. Hindi naman ako strongman [TIME Magazine says I was one of the strongmen. I am never a strongman]," Duterte said in a speech during the 37th Principals Training and Development and National Board Conference Program in Davao City.   The 72-year-old President questioned why he was branded as a strongman, saying he never sent anyone to jail.   "I have never sent anyone to jail," he said.   TIME described Duterte as "a former ma...Keep on reading: Duterte: I’m no strongman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Duterte to spend Labor Day in Cebu

CEBU CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte will spend Labor Day in Cebu and will make an "important" announcement. Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod said the President would, however, stay only for a few hours. "But we're just happy that the President has responded to our invitation," Maglungsod said. The President would grace the job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which reportedly has 17,000 jobs on offer in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. He would be accompanied by several Cabinet members, including Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Foreign ...Keep on reading: Duterte to spend Labor Day in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Sotto bares initial list of Senate bets NPC will endorse in 2019

      Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito' Sotto III bared on Thursday the initial list of possible senatorial candidates the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) would be endorsing in 2019.   Sotto said the list includes incumbent senators Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara, and former Senator and now Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano.   Senate President Aqulino "Koko" Pimentel III, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, were also part of the list.   Asked about Senator JV Ejercito and his half-brother, former Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada, ...Keep on reading: Sotto bares initial list of Senate bets NPC will endorse in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Popular Duterte, resource-rich PDP-Laban mean tough times for opposition in 2019

A recent survey on preferred senatorial candidates underscores the challenge the political opposition faces in 2019 as it squares off with a very popular leader and an administration party awash with campaign resources......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Duterte magic to be tested in 2019 Senate race

MANILA, Philippines – The more things change, the more they stay the same. A newly released Pulse Asia survey on the 2019 senatorial race showed old names dominating the race, suggesting that the voters are not keen on changing the composition of the powerful legislative chamber.  This is a challenge for President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Sara Duterte ranks 4th to 7th; 3 other Mindanawons in ‘Magic 12’ for Senate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) — The race to elect 12 senators in the May 13, 2019 elections is on and four Mindanawons are in the ‘Magic 12’ among 58 possible contenders topped by reelectionist Senator Grace Poe (70.8%), Pulse Asia’s Ulat ng Bayan survey on March 23 – 28 shows. Pulse Asia noted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Grace, Sara top senatorial poll

RE-ELECTIONIST and returning senators led the latest pre-election survey that also placed the President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, in the so-called “Magic 12” for the 2019 senatorial poll. Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar and former senator and now Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano topped the survey conducted by Pulse Asia from March 23 to [...] The post Grace, Sara top senatorial poll appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Grace Poe tops senatorial poll; Sara Duterte in

Sen. Grace Poe topped the list of probable winners or the “Magic 12” in the May 2019 elections that also included presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and former Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa, a recent survey by Pulse Asia revealed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018