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TESDA 6 marks silver year, cites partners, stakeholders

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 11 (PIA6) - - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office in Western Visayas on Monday recognized the.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsSep 11th, 2019

TESDA 6 marks silver year, cites partners, stakeholders

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 11 (PIA6) - - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office in Western Visayas on Monday recognized the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

DSWD-7’s Home for Girls Celebrates Silver Anniversary, Recognizes Partners

The Home for Girls (HFG) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – 7 recently marked its 25th year of providing shelter and nurturing environment to girls who are survivors of violence and exploitation. The anniversary celebration of the HFG served as a venue for the department to recognize its partner stakeholders through […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

Pag-IBIG Fund reports record-breaking income, loan releases in 2019

Newly-appointed housing Department Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario took the stage ‪on Friday (Feb.7) to report Pag-IBIG Fund’s record-breaking earnings, housing loan releases, and cash loan releases to its members, partners, and other stakeholders in this year’s Chairman’s Report. “We are happy to report that Pag-IBIG Fund has again achieved an excellent year in 2019. We […] The post Pag-IBIG Fund reports record-breaking income, loan releases in 2019 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

SEA Games: Records fall as Team PHI continues hauling in gold medals

Athletics bets reset new marks in their respective events as Team Philippines scooped up more gold medals on different fronts to add to its growing collection on Saturday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Kristina Marie Knott won gold and shattered the 2001 meet record set by Supavedee Khawpeag of Thailand in the women’s 200m. dash, clocking 23.01 seconds in the final at the New Clark City Stadium in Tarlac. Knott, who also set the new local standard, broke the old record earlier during the heats with 23.07 seconds only to reset it once again hours later. Khawpeag’s old mark was 23.30 seconds. She surpassed Fil-Canadian teammate Zion Corrales Nelson (23.32 seconds), who broke “Asia’s fastest woman” Lydia De Vega-Mercado’s local record (23.35 seconds) earlier this year in a US NCAA meet. Tokyo Olympics-bound EJ Obiena erased 5.35m 2017 mark of Thai Porranot Purahong by clearing 5.45m to write a new gold standard in men’s pole vault.  Their feat added more glitter to Team Philippines’ total haul of 89 gold medals with 67 silver and 65 bronze. Indonesia is running second with 50-49-58 gold-silver-bronze followed by Vietnam (45-50-64). Poomsae at the Ninoy Aquino stadium accounted for four mints courtesy of Rodolfo Reyes (men’s recognized individual), Jeordan Dominguez (men’s freestyle), Jocel Lyn Ninobla (women’s recognized individual) while Reyes teamed up with Dustin Mella and Raphael Mella to rule the men’s recognized team event. Asian Games champion Margielyn Didal won her second gold medal in the meet with her conquest in women’s skateboarding street, Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa contributed a mint in rhythmic gymnastics (hoop) while Chezka Centeno ruled the 10-ball pool single. Rowers Cris Nievarez (men’s lightweight single scull), Hermie Macaranas (men’s singles 200m) and the pair Melcah Jen Caballero and Joanie Delgaco (women’s lightweight double sculls) added golds as well as the sailing tandem of Lester Tayong and Emerson Villena (men’s international 470). The duo of Francis Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon ruled men’s tennis doubles, Noelle Manalac was victorious in women’s soft tennis singles, Junna Tsukii won the -50kg kumite in karatedo while the PHI women’s fencing team reigned supreme in epee.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

GoWiFi caps milestone year with 2019 Partners Night

Globe marks another year of growing partnerships with fellow industry leaders and local government units through GoWiFi, the public WiFi hotspot service of the telco at the 2019 Partners Night in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Salt Lake City to host NBA All-Star 2023

NBA press release SALT LAKE CITY – The NBA announced today that Salt Lake City has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2023. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 (Feb. 20, PHL time). This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake City. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement today during a press conference at Vivint Smart Home Arena, where he was joined by Larry H. Miller (LHM) Group of Companies Owner and Chairman Gail Miller, LHM Group of Companies CEO Steve Starks, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “Along with a rich basketball tradition, Salt Lake City has proven to be a world-class destination for large-scale events and sports competitions,” said Silver. “I want to thank the Miller Family and the Utah Jazz organization for their commitment to hosting our All-Star festivities and to developing a program that will leave a lasting impact on the community.” “The return of the NBA All-Star Game to Salt Lake City is a tremendous honor and an opportunity for us to welcome back the NBA family for one of basketball’s biggest events,” said Miller. “The memory of John Stockton and Karl Malone sharing MVP honors 30 years ago remains strong. We are excited to create new memories for this generation of NBA fans in a place that loves to celebrate basketball.” “We are excited to bring NBA All-Star 2023 to Salt Lake City and Utah,” said Starks. “We have civic and community partners who are engaged and committed to making our celebration very special. Vivint Smart Home Arena is an ideal host venue after our recent $125 million renovation, which focused on enhancing the guest experience. With the close proximity of the Salt Palace Convention Center and Huntsman Center as facilities, NBA fans will enjoy a dynamic downtown atmosphere.” “I am very proud of our people and our state, and hosting NBA All-Star 2023 is a fitting tribute to the Miller Family and Utah Jazz organization,” said Herbert. “We look forward to showcasing our state in an unforgettable way. It’s true that nature played favorites with Utah. Visitors can hike or bike in red-rock Moab in the morning, ski at Park City in the afternoon, and attend NBA All-Star events at night for a robust Utah experience.” “Salt Lake City is a vibrant, diverse, and culturally-rich community that knows how to celebrate the experience of sport,” said Biskupski. “Our 2002 Olympic Winter Games remain the standard against which all other Games are measured. Our selection as the NBA All-Star 2023 host is a testament to Salt Lake City as a sought-after destination for major conventions, sports and entertainment events, and new business.” NBA All-Star oncourt events will tip off on Friday, Feb. 17 (Feb. 18, PHL time) at Vivint Smart Home Arena and will culminate with the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 (Feb. 20, PHL time). Additional programming for fans of all ages will take place at venues throughout the city, including the Salt Palace Convention Center and Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus. The league will also continue to celebrate its tradition and commitment to social responsibility with a full schedule of NBA Cares and Diversity & Inclusion events during NBA All-Star 2023. Through partnerships with schools, government, and local and national nonprofit organizations, the league will reach thousands of children and families in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas and provide critical resources to community-based programs. In 2023, TNT will be televising the All-Star Game in prime time for the 21st consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 38th year of All-Star coverage. The game will be broadcast worldwide in more than 200 countries and territories and more than 40 languages. NBA ALL-STAR HISTORY IN UTAH Salt Lake City previously hosted NBA All-Star at the Delta Center in 1993, when the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 135-132 in overtime in the 43rd All-Star Game. Karl Malone and John Stockton of the hometown Jazz became the first teammates to share the All-Star MVP award. Malone led the West with 28 points, while Stockton notched nine points and 15 assists.  The San Antonio Spurs’ David Robinson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the West, which overcame a game-high 30 points from the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan. This was the final All-Star Game for the Detroit Pistons’ Isiah Thomas and the first for Orlando Magic rookie Shaquille O’Neal. The Charlotte Hornets’ Larry Johnson became the first player in franchise history to appear in an All-Star Game. Mark Price of the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Three-Point Contest, ending a three-year reign by the Chicago Bulls’ Craig Hodges. Price would win it again in 1994. The Miami Heat’s Harold Miner won the first of his two Slam Dunk Contest titles. Salt Lake City was home for the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association from 1970-75 and hosted the 1973 ABA All-Star Game at The Salt Palace. The Eastern Conference team in the 1973 ABA All-Star Game included NBA legend Julius Erving and was coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

TESDA-Caraga orients partners, stakeholders on EO 70

BUTUAN CITY, May 28 -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga today orients partners and stakeholders on Executive Order 70 in one of the local convention centers h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019

TESDA-Caraga orients partners, stakeholders on EO 70

BUTUAN CITY, May 28 -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga today orients partners and stakeholders on Executive Order 70 in one of the local convention centers h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer br /> ZURICH (AP) — Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday. The double European champion with Portugal and Real Madrid beat great rival Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual awards. 'It was a year that was magnificent at a personal level and at a sporting level,' the 31-year-old Ronaldo said in Portuguese in his acceptance speech, which he began by exclaiming 'Wow, wow, wow.' Ronaldo's fourth career FIFA award closed the gap on five-time winner Messi, who has been the runner-up to each Ronaldo victory. His 34.54 percent of total voting points in a 23-candidate ballot was clearly better than Messi's 26.42 percent. Griezmann got 7.53 percent. Voting was by national team captains and coaches, selected media, and fans online. Messi did not attend after being pulled out hours before the ceremony by his club Barcelona to prepare for a cup match on Wednesday. 'Of course, I wish that they (Barcelona players) had been here tonight like in the other years. We have to respect the decision,' Ronaldo said. Yet again, Ronaldo and Messi snubbed each other on ballot papers they got as captains of Portugal and Argentina. Ronaldo selected three Real Madrid teammates headed by Gareth Bale, and Messi picked Luis Suarez atop an all-Barcelona ballot. Ronaldo's 2016 trophy haul included the European Championship, Champions League, and Club World Cup, plus individual best player awards from UEFA and France Football magazine. 'I won a lot trophies, collective and individual, so I am proud,' said Ronaldo, adding he would send the inaugural silver FIFA Best trophy to the museum dedicated to his career on his home island, Madeira. Messi's Barcelona won the Spanish league and cup double in 2016, though Argentina lost another Copa America final. Griezmann's France and Atletico Madrid lost their finals to Ronaldo's teams. Ronaldo's mentors for club and country were beaten to the coaching award by Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, who earned the prize for a stunning English Premier League title. 'What happened last year was something strange. The God of football said Leicester must win,' said Ranieri, who was in his first season at the unfashionable provincial club widely tipped for relegation. Ranieri rose from his seat and politely shook hands with his two opponents, Madrid's Zinedine Zidane and Portugal's Fernando Santos, plus their partners before heading to the stage. The 65-year-old Italian collected his trophy from Diego Maradona, who earlier Monday played in an exhibition match with other retired greats at FIFA headquarters. Carli Lloyd of the United States won a FIFA player prize for the second straight year, despite a quarterfinals exit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. With gold-medal winner Melanie Behringer of Germany in third place, Lloyd got more than 20 percent of the vote and five-time winner Marta of Brazil was runner-up with 16.6 percent. Behringer got 12.34 percent. 'I honestly was not expecting this,' Lloyd said. 'I know Melanie did fantastic in the Olympics.' Germany did win the women's coaching prize as Silvia Neid earned her second FIFA prize, after also winning the 2010 award. Neid beat two previous winners: last year's winner, Jill Ellis of the United States, and Pia Sundhage of Sweden, the Olympic silver medalist. The Puskas Award for best goal was won in an online poll by Mohd Faiz Subri, who scored with a wildly swerving long-range free kick for Malaysian club Penang. A players' vote organized by international union FIFPro gave a World XI of: Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich); Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona/Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid); Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona), Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid); Messi, Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona), Ronaldo. The First FIFA fan award was chosen by fans and was made to supporters of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, who joined in singing the English club's anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before a Europa League quarterfinal. The other nominees were Iceland fans at Euro 2016, and Dutch club ADO Den Haag, whose fans brought soft toys to children supporting rival team Feyenoord. FIFA made its Fair Play Award to Atletico Nacional, the Colombian club which was scheduled to host Chapecoense in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final on Nov. 30. After most of the Brazilian team died in a plane crash flying to the match, Atletico Nacional asked the South American soccer confederation to present the title and trophy to Chapecoense. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Filipino-owned JoyRide unveils plan to enter food delivery service

Motorcycle hailing app JoyRide has revealed its plans to have its own Filipino-owned food delivery service this year to generate economic opportunities for merchants and delivery-partners in the country. The Filipino-owned company said they wanted to help not only restaurants to skip costs for food delivery, like buying motorcycles and salary and for delivery crew […] The post Filipino-owned JoyRide unveils plan to enter food delivery service appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 17 min. ago

UAAP Season 82: NU to unleash new warrior Camposano

Two years removed from UAAP action, Edward Camposano is eagerly waiting to get back on the court and reintroduce himself in Season 82 men’s volleyball tournament. Although his expected return got pushed back a couple of weeks following the suspension of all second semester events following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it didn’t diminish the fire inside the 23-year old hitter. Coming in as a new member of the three-peat-seeking National University Bulldogs after transferring from University of the East, Camposano vows to bring the same if not better game and intensity he had during his three years with the Red Warriors. “Excited na excited po lalo na’t first and last ko sa NU na maglalaro so all-out po talaga,” said Camposano, who had to wait two years to suit up for the Bulldogs. “Lahat ng paghihirap at excitement na makapaglaro pong muli ako [ilalabas ko sa laro].” Camposano made immediate impact in his first year with UE and even bagged the Season 77 Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, the open hitter had little support from the cellar-dwelling Red Warriors. The former national team member parted ways with UE after Season 79 where he averaged 12.9 points per game with 43.10% success rate on attacks and had 0.24 aces per set. Camposano transferred to NU and completed his one-year residency but chose to sit out Season 81 with just one year left to play. His decision turned out to be a good one as the Bulldogs will need his scoring prowess to fill in the big shoes left by already graduate reigning Most Valuable Player Bryan Bagunas.    “Pressure po kasi gawa po nang iniwan nila na champion so kailangan din po naming mag-trabaho para makuha ang three-peat,” he said. Playing under national team coach Dante Alinsunurin, who steered the country to a silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games last December, and alongside PHI squad members setter Owa Retamar and libero Ricky Marcos, Camposano knows the weight of playing for NU. And he is ready to do his part in his first and last stint with the Bulldogs. “Mayroon pong pressure lalo na po’t professional and national coach ang coach namin. Nakaka-pressure lang din po talaga. Basta kung ano ang gustong mangyari nina coach, susunod lang po,” he said. Come game time, expect nothing less from returning Camposano.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News22 hr. 17 min. ago

Thin crowd marks 34th People Power anniversary 

A thin crowd gathered on Tuesday at the People Power monument along EDSA to mark the 34th anniversary of the peaceful revolution that ended the rule of president Ferdinand Marcos. Around 1,000 participants attended this year’s commemoration, the police said. National Capital Region Police Office Chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas said there were fewer participants […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Top NCAA men s volleyball MVP candidate eyes national team spot

University of Perpetual Help sophomore Louie Ramirez is playing on top of his game this NCAA Season 95. He sees it as a chance not only to help the Altas keep their grasp of the crown but also as an opportunity to be noticed and fulfill his ultimate goal of serving the country. The Pangasinense is very vocal in his interest to land a spot in the Philippine men’s volleyball team just like former Altas libero Jack Kalingking, who helped the PHI squad capture the historic silver medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games last December. “Pangarap ko rin talaga maging part ng national team kasi 'yun nga, parang pumunta ako sa Perps kasi 'yun talaga ang pangarap ko,” said Ramirez, who was recruited by Perpetual mentor and former national team coach Sammy Acaylar. “Kumbaga parang 'yun 'yung susi ba para makalaro sa National team.” Ramirez had a decent debut with the Altas last year, helping Perpetual finish a perfect season. Unfortunately, he was barely noticed playing a less glamorous position at the middle and behind the shadows of Season 95 1st Best Middle Blocker Ronniel Rosales. But when Altas star Joebert Almodiel, the two-time reigning MVP, decided to part ways with Perpetual, Ramirez seized the chance to break out of his shell.  Converted to open spiker to fill the void left by Almodiel, Ramirez did not disappoint. The Hotel and Restaurant Management student averaged 17.7 points per game in the Las Pinas-based squad’s nine-game sweep of the eliminations that propelled Perpetual straight to the Finals for the second straight year. Acaylar admits that Ramirez did struggle during the early part of the season with his new role which he got just a few weeks before the start of the tournament. “You know, to tell you frankly, before nag opening ang NCAA, nagkaroon pa kami ng medyo struggles because nawalan kami ng player,” said Acaylar. “Nagkaroon kami ng struggles din, at least noong cinonvert ko si Louie sa pagiging open spiker, 'yun pala ang nasa puso niya talagang gusto niya mag-open spiker kaya nakuha niya 'yung gusto kong mangyari,” he added. “Nag-adjust siya pero ngayon malinis na siyang gumalaw sa loob.” Now thriving at his new spot, Ramirez is tipped to win the highest individual award. But the Altas scorer just wants to look at the bigger picture. “'Di ko pa iniisip kasi kumbaga lagi naman sinasabi ni coach Sam na, ‘Maglaro para sa team hindi 'yung maglaro para sa sarili. Kumbaga wag niyo isipin 'yung mga award kasi kumbaga 'yung championship talaga. 'Yung mga award parang bonus nalang 'yan para sa aming mga player,’” said Ramirez. Perpetual will wait for its best-of-three Finals opponent as the elimination round resumes on March 16 after a month of halt following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Detained De Lima marks third year in jail as delayed case wears on

 "Duterte and his merry band of trolls may continue their vile narrative towards me, but the country and the world are seeing through the smoke and mirrors regarding my situation," De Lima said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Ronaldo marks 1,000th game with record-equaling goal

  ROME, Italy – Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a record-equaling 11th consecutive Serie A game in his 1,000th professional match as Juventus extended their league lead with a 2-1 win over basement club SPAL on Saturday, February 22 (Sunday, February 23, Philippine time). The 35-year-old tapped in 6 minutes before the break ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

De Lima marks 3rd year in unjust detention

MANILA, Philippines – Monday, February 24, marks the 3rd year of Senator Leila de Lima's detention over alleged drug charges. (READ:  From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family ) In a statement on Sunday, February 23, the detained senator said, "I don't know for how long I will remain unjustly detained, but I do know one ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

De Lima marks third year in jail

De Lima marks third year in jail.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Diaz, Petecio lead PSA major awards honor roll

A boxing world champion and an Olympic silver medalist are among those to be rendered with major awards in next month’s annual SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Nesthy Petecio and Hidilyn Diaz lead the 12 personalities who are the recipients of major awards from the country’s oldest media organization in the March 6 gala night presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and Air Asia. The two lady athletes are also members of Team Philippines which will be honored with the coveted Athlete of the Year award on account of its successful regaining of the Southeast Asian Games overall championship. Petecio, 27, won the featherweight gold in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, while Diaz, 29, and silver medal winner in the 2016 Rio Olympics, bagged a silver in the Asian Championships and a pair of bronze in the World Weightlifting Championships. The country’s first qualifier in the Tokyo Olympics in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena is also a major awardee for topping the qualifying meet in Chiara, Italy. He also won golds in the Asian Athletics Championship and the Summer Universiade. Two other world boxing champions are also in the honor roll list in reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title holder Jerwin Ancajas and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero. Not to be left out are major awardees in basketball composed of the undefeated, sixth-time UAAP women’s champion National University, five-time PBA Philippine Cup winner San Miguel Beermen, and five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Completing the list of major awardees are golfers Juvic Pagunsan, Aidric Chan, and Princess Superal, and Horse of the Year Union Bell. Still to be named are recipients of special citation, the MILO Junior Athletes of the Year, the regular Tony Siddayao .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Cusi assures stable power supply ahead

The Energy Department and other energy stakeholders on Friday assured the public of concerted efforts to ensure the stable supply of power throughout the year, especially during dry months when demand is high......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

PSA to honor ABAP as NSA of the Year

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) punched its way to the honor roll list of the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night, claiming the title National Sports Association of the Year. Led by Nesthy Petecio, the Filipino pugs stamped their class everywhere in 2019 which saw them winning golds from the Asian to the world levels. The feat earned for ABAP yet another NSA of the Year award from the country’s oldest media organization, which will honor and recognize the top sports personalities and entities from last year during its annual gala night on March 6 at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Team Philippines is going to be accorded with the coveted Athlete of the Year honor in the event presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, the Philippine Basketball Association, AirAsia, and Rain or Shine. Petecio, 27, was at the forefront of ABAP’s successful campaign, finally scoring a breakthrough gold medal in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia after beating hometown bet Liudmila Vorontsova by split decision in ruling the featherweight division. Eumir Felix Marcial just fell short of matching Petecio’s gold medal feat as he settled for the silver in the same world tournament for men held in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old native of Lunzuran, Zamboanga City became just the third Filipino who finished runner-up in the prestigious award after light-flyweight Roel Velasco (1997) and Harry Tañamor (2007). Not to be left out was former world champion Josie Gabuco. The 32-year-old veteran fighter went home with the gold in the ASBC (Asian Boxing Confederation) Elite Boxing Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand, defeating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the finals of the women’s light-flyweight category. Before Petecio, Gabuco was an AIBA world women’s champion back in 2012. The three would later banner the Filipinos’ productive stint in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in which the Philippine boxing team emerged overall champion. Petecio, Gabuco, and Marcial made up part of the seven gold medals the national team won to beat perennial rival Thailand for the sport’s overall title. Incidentally, the Philippine team failed to win a medal in just one of the 13 boxing events competed in the SEA Games. Like in the world meet, the gold Petecio won was his first ever in the biennial meet after previously ending up with just a silver medal from 2011 to 2015. For Marcial, it was his third SEA Games gold medal, while Gabuco now has a record five gold medals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020