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Region 12 targetting 35 golds in 2018 Palaro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Region 12 or Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) is targeting to get at least 35 gold medals in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City. Magdaleno Duhilag, sports coordinator of the Department of Education-Region 12, said Friday their goal is nine more than the region’s 26 […] The post Region 12 targetting 35 golds in 2018 Palaro appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsApr 13th, 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

Still untouchable, NCR set to to bag overall Palaro crown for 14th straight year

  ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – With only a day left, the National Capital Region virtually bagged the overall championship for the 14th straight year in the Palarong Pambansa 2018.  The Metro Manila bets overwhelmed the field with 91 gold medals, as of 7 PM on Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Region 6 continues to bag medals on Day 4 of Palaro

STUDENT-athletes of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) continue to harvest medals on the fourth day of the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, April 19. The region’s secondary girls’ sepak takraw team remains undefeated after three games. Represented by Sagay City, Negros Occidental, the team hammered Bicol Region, 25-23 and 21-19 in […] The post Region 6 continues to bag medals on Day 4 of Palaro appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – It has turned into a race for the second spot between the regions of Western Visayas and Southern Tagalog as the National Capital Region continued to gather more gold medals and virtually seal the top spot in the Palarong Pambansa 2018. NCR added ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Negros lady dribblers eye 2018 Palaro comeback

THE secondary girl’s basketball team of Negros Occidental is eyeing to return to Palarong Pambansa and avenge their last year’s finals loss to defending champions National Capital Region (NCR) in San Jose, Antique. But the journey of the 2017 Palaro silver medalist to Vigan, Ilocos Sur, which will host the Palaro, will be a tough […] The post Negros lady dribblers eye 2018 Palaro comeback appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

NCR gymnasts open Palaro with six golds

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE , Philippines  – Powerhouse National Capital Region dominated the field early at the Binirayan Sports Complex here yesterday, racking up si.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2017

Anyare, mayor? 10 local execs to be probed for absence during ‘Ompong’

  Published: 5:17 p.m., Sept. 18. 2018 | Updated 12:39 a.m., Sept. 19, 2018 At least 10 mayors will be asked to explain their absence from their towns as their people suffered from the onslaught of Typhoon "Ompong," the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Tuesday. More than 10 mayors from two regions on Ompong's direct path -- Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region -- could face administrative cases if found absent and negligent of their duties at the height of the storm, according to Assistant Local Government Secretary Jonathan Malaya. Mandate "As mandated by the Local Government Code, the presence and support of mayors in the...Keep on reading: Anyare, mayor? 10 local execs to be probed for absence during ‘Ompong’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Facing the Guns versus Butter Dilemma: Kilo Class Submarines for the Philippine Navy?

The Philippine government, for the first time since 1946, released a national security strategy (NSS) doctrine in July 2018. Entitled “Security and Development for Transformational Change and Well-being for the Filipino People,” the 59-page NSS provides a realistic assessment of the Indo-Pacific region as marked by “increased uncertainty and unpredictability.” It identifies the rivalry of the major powers as the “most important (regional) strategic concern” and notes that the Philippines’ geography is both a source of strength and vulnerability as it provides a strong temptation to expansionist powers. Learning from the lesson of history, the NSS emphasizes the need to increase the size and capability of the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as quickly as possible. This is to enable these two armed services to be country’s external deterrence in the face of an uncertain and potentially dangerous Indo-Pacific region. The post Facing the Guns versus Butter Dilemma: Kilo Class Submarines for the Philippine Navy? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

PH rowers clinch 5 golds

GAINESVILLE, Georgia, United States — The Philippines accomplished a historic feat on the world stage after collecting five gold medals to seal the overall title in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships. The national paddlers from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation (PCKDF) capped their scintillating performance with a victory in the 10-seater […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

PHI rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships here by winning the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200-meter races held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Led by veteran paddlers Hermie Macaranas and Mark Jhon Frias, the Filipinos sprinted to the finish with a sudden burst of speed in the final 50 meters for a 50.46-second clocking in the small boat that drew admiration from their world-class rivals. France settled for the silver medal in 53.056 seconds and towed third-placer Hungary (53.158), host United States (53.463), Italy (53.9) and Germany (54.437). "On a shorter course such as the 200m, you need produce faster and powerful strokes to become successful,’’ said coach Diomedes Manalo after the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation paddlers surpassed their medal tally in 2016 Moscow, Russia. The Pinoy paddlers followed exactly the game plan in capturing their fourth gold in the big boat, clocking 43.481 seconds to subdue Czech Republic (46.082) and United States (46.146).  Hungary placed fourth (46.791) followed by Germany (48.040) and Canada (50.242). Besides the four gold medals, the national team supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold has also pocketed two silvers in the small boat senior men’s 500m and big boat senior mixed 2000m race, respectively. "Congratulations to our dragon boat athletes for improving on their medal tally from their last world championship,’’ said Go For Gold top honcho Jeremy Go. "Despite all the struggle and adversity, our team has come out on top and continues to impress.’’ They defended the 20-seater senior mixed 500m title with aplomb after kicking off their world championship campaign with a convincing win in the 10-seater senior mixed 500m event. The Pinoy paddlers remain on track to secure another gold medal in the 10-seater senior men 200m on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Jordan De Guia, John Paul Selencio, Lee Robin Santos, Jonathan Ruz, Daniel Ortega, Reymart Nevado, John Lester Delos Santos will join hands with Christine Mae Talledo, Sharmaine Mangilit, Apple Jane Abitona, Raquel Almencion and Lealyn Baligasa in the big boat senior mixed 200m. Maribeth Caranto has been designated steersman and Patricia Ann Bustamante as drummer. During their world championship campaign two years ago, the Filipinos brought home three gold medals, one silver and a pair of bronzes. In the master division, the Philippines pocketed a pair of bronze medals in the small boat men’s and mixed 200m races.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

PH rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

    GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships here by winning the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200-meter races held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Led by veteran paddlers Hermie Macaranas and Mark Jhon Frias, the Filipinos sprinted to the finish with a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

ADB Releases 2018 Flagship Statistical Report for Asia and the Pacific

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (10 September 2018)- Asia and the Pacific accounts for a growing share of global gross domestic product (GDP), while the region continues to make progress to reach the Sustainab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

ADB Releases 2018 Flagship Statistical Report for Asia and the Pacific

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (10 September 2018)- Asia and the Pacific accounts for a growing share of global gross domestic product (GDP), while the region continues to make progress to reach the Sustainab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Cebu s longest-running football league coming to Luzon

In an effort to expand its reach in developing football nationwide at the grassroots level, AboitizLand is bringing Cebu’s longest running football league, Aboitiz Football Cup (AFC), for the first time in Luzon with the Aboitiz Pitch in The Outlets at Lipa as its main venue. Simultaneous with the 20th season of the Visayas leg, the Aboitiz Football Cup in Luzon will have 15 categories ranging from Mixed-U7 to Men’s Open. Partnering with  RSA1Group (RSA Una Group, Inc.), a sports marketing and management agency based in Luzon, it is  expected to host more than 100 teams composed of approximately 3,000 players, coaching staff, technical team, partners, and spectators  from all over Luzon. “Last year, we promised to bring the Aboitiz Football Cup to the national football scene and we’re just happy to accomplish that. Now, we envision to make AFC as the country’s premier football league as we continue to provide education through sports and provide a venue for local players to compete and exhibit their skills,” said Dudes Aboitiz, AboitizLand Commercial Business Unit Head. With the Aboitiz Pitch as its home venue, AFC - Luzon will kick off on October 13, 2018 at The Outlets at Lipa inside the Lima Estate located in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas. Games will be held every Saturday and Sunday and will run until mid-December.  The opening of Aboitiz Pitch alongside the expansion of AFC in Luzon reinforces the Aboitiz group’s objective to support the country’s grassroots football development, as well as in promoting  continuing education for football practitioners such as coaches and referees in the province and the region. Ultimately, The Outlets hopes to to host a Batangas-wide football club in the future and be the venue in developing homegrown athletes from the region.   About the Aboitiz Pitch Considered to be the largest artificial turf in Luzon, Aboitiz Pitch opened last June 2018 to complement global and local brands coming to The Outlets at Lipa. A 90-minute drive from Manila, The Outlets at Lipa is a 9.3-hectare property located inside Lima Estate located at Lipa - Malvar, Batangas. It will feature family-friendly open spaces with wide pathways, alongside an extensive variety of restaurants and food stops, positioning this shopping destination as one of AboitizLand’s biggest commercial developments.   For more information about the AFC-Luzon tournament, please contact the Secretariat at: Email: aboitizcup-luzon@rsa1group.com Mobile: +63 917 629 3599   For more information about the Aboitiz Pitch, please contact the admin at: Email: aboitizpitch@rsa1group.com Mobile: +63 917 858 0077   Registration for the 1st AFC Luzon is ongoing until September 20, 2018. Visit the Aboitiz Football Cup official Facebook page for the latest news and updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

BSP honors its stakeholders in Region 6

MONETARY Board Member Antonio S. Abacan, Jr. led the awards ceremony for the stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Region 6 during the annual awards and appreciation ceremony held at the Diversion 21 Hotel, Diversion Road Mandurriao, Iloilo City on Sept 11, 2018. Waffle Time, Inc. was the recipient of the Outstanding […] The post BSP honors its stakeholders in Region 6 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Asean military spending not really about China

H NI -- Although Southeast Asia countries are spending more on military defense equipment, it doesn't mean they are increasing the risk of conflict in the region, according to Tim Huxley, Executive Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.   Speaking at a session on understanding Asia's new balance of power, one of the activities as part of the 2018 World Economic Forum on Asean in H Ni, Huxley revealed some surprising numbers on regional arms spending.   In 2017, Southeast Asian countries spend more than US$39 billion on defense. According to Felix Heiduk from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, total defense spendi...Keep on reading: Asean military spending not really about China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Foreign investments in Davao Region reach P381.5B from Jan-Jun 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 September) – Davao Region registered a total of P381.5 billion in approved foreign investments for the first half of 2018, 44% higher compared to P265 billion reported in the same period last year, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. National Economic Development Authority 11 director Maria Lourdes Lim said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

NFA says rice supply in Region 11 good until December 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 September) – The National Food Authority (NFA) here assured consumers of sufficient rice supply until December this year as 740,000 bags or 36,000 metric tons of rice would be distributed in the markets around Davao Region and parts of Region 12. NFA 11 director Lester Romeo E. Malana told a press briefing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Tough battle ahead as Meralco reps PH in FIBA Champions Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts are in for a tough ride in the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.  Meralco head coach Norman Black believes it's going to be "very, very difficult" as the Bolts see action in the annual tournament that will gather the region's best teams in Thailand ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Bicol workers to get P30 wage hike

LEGAZPI CITY - Workers based in the Bicol region will receive an increase in their salaries effectiveSeptember 21. Lawyer Alvin Villamor, Department of Labor and Employment Bicol director, said the wage hike which ranges from P20 to P30 would be given in two tranches. "The first P15 is set to be given onSeptember 21, 2018, for all establishments regardless of the number of workers and another increase of P5 and P15 onMay 1, 2019, for those employing 10 workers and above and those employing one to nine workers, respectively," he said. With this increase of the minimum wage, P290 will become P310 for establishments with 10 workers and above. For those employing one to nine workers...Keep on reading: Bicol workers to get P30 wage hike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018