Huge field competes in PPS- Sultan Kudarat leg

Close to 200 entries from various provinces in the Soccsksargen region and nearby cities gear up for a fierce showdown for top honors and ranking points in the PPS-PEPP Sultan Kudarat regional age-group tennis tournament which got going yesterday at the Isulan Capitol Tennis Courts......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2018Related News

Ordnance teams foil roadside bombings in central Mindanao

Authorities foiled on Friday attempts by communist rebels and Islamic State-inspired militants to set off roadside bombs in Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato provinces......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Albert Pagara back to form, sets sights on world champion Dogboe

Fighting in his hometown of Maasin, Southern Leyte, ALA Boxing standout ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara took one forward on his redemption tour as he demolished Laryea Gabriel Odoi to the point that the Ghanaian’s cornermen were forced to throw in the towel in the third round of their main event bout at Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte, Saturday evening. With the win, Pagara reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship, the very same title that he lost to Cesar Juarez back in 2016. The loss to Juarez remains as the only notch in Pagara’s loss column. Since then, the 24-year old Pagara has racked up four straight victories, three straight have come by KO or TKO, including Saturday’s win over Odoi. After destroying Odoi, Pagara an emotional Pagara fought back tears as he basked in the cheers of his kababayans. For Pagara, reclaiming the belt that he lost nothing short of euphoric. “Sobrang happy ako na nabalik ko yung belt ko, naging champion ulit ako ngayon.” Pagara told ABS-CBN Sports. Looking more like the ‘Prince’ Albert of old that won his first 26 bouts, Pagara says that now more relaxed and has found the optimal walking weight so that once fight time comes, he’s lighter and more agile. “Yung katawan ko, parang magaan, hindi tulad nung dating mga laban ko na parang hindi ako makasuntok at gigil ako. Ngayon, yung timbang ko, paglalaban ako, 132 pounds, ten pounds lang yung over ko para magaan yung katawan ko, para confident ako pag 132-pounds, kasi lalaban ako dati, 138 o 139, mabigat yung katawan ko, ngayon, grabe, parang ang-liksi.” After having already reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental title, would a rematch against Juarez be the next step towards complete redemption for Pagara? Not necessarily. For Pagara, another go-around with Juarez isn’t too appealing anymore. “Ayaw ko na hamunin si Juarez kasi na-knockout na siya ni [Isaac] Dogboe, gusto ko sa level na yung kakalabanin ko. Parang wala na siya. Gusto ko pa-taas na.” “Kung gusto ng ALA Promotion na rematch kay Juarez, sige okay lang sa akin kung mag-rematch kami.” Pagara added. Speaking of Isaac Dogboe, Pagara has his sights set on the current reigning WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion. The unbeaten Ghanaian knocked out Juarez to become the interim champ, and then knocked out Jessie Magdaleno just three months later to snatch the world title. Quite the target for Pagara, but he says the prospect of a bout against Dogboe is keeping him motivated. “Si Dogboe, gusto ko kalabanin, kaya focused ako ngayon sa training, focused talaga sa training, ngayon na nakamit ko na yung belt.” With teammates like Donnie Nietes, Milan Melindo, Jonas Sultan, and Arthur Villanueva all having held or challenged for world titles, Pagara says that he’s working even harder so that one day, he too can reach the level that they have. “Gusto ko maabot yung pangarap ko na maging world champion kagaya nila, kaya pursige lang talaga, disiplina sa sarili.” “Masasabi ko na nakabalik na si Albert, kasi yung style ko dati, binabalik ko na yung mga galaw ko, yung pag-laban ko dati.” Pagara added......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 10th, 2018Related News

Murad says BBL versions passed are “very diluted” but hopes to regain what they lost during bicam meet

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (08 June) — The chair of the Moro Islamic LIberation Front (MILF) has acknowledged that the versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last week are “very diluted” and may create a Bangsamoro political entity that will be less autonomous than the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 9th, 2018Related News

Ex-NPA rebels help clean up schools in Sultan Kudarat

Reforming former New People’s Army guerillas helped soldiers clean school campuses this week in Bagumbayan town to show they are back in mainstream society......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2018Related News

Blatche slated to arrive this weekend

Gilas Pilipinas expects naturalized player Andray Blatche to arrive this weekend to reinforce the country’s preparation for the third window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Blatche slated to arrive this weekend by Jonas Terrado Gilas Pilipinas expects naturalized player Andray Blatche to arrive this weekend to reinforce the country’s preparation for the third… link: Blatche slated to arrive this weekend.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 8th, 2018Related News

Army lauds central Mindanao residents for vigilance vs IEDs

Gen. Cirilito Sobejana of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division said it was fortunate that residents were able to alert authorities against improvised explosive devices along highways in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat and in Maguindanao and North Cotabato......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2018Related News

Abueva cuts communication lines

The disappearance of Calvin Abueva from the Alaska Aces since the end of the PBA All-Star Week has left many wondering what’s wrong with one of the league’s most popular players. Abueva cuts communication lines by Jonas Terrado The disappearance of Calvin Abueva from the Alaska Aces since the end of the PBA All-Star Week… link: Abueva cuts communication lines.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 7th, 2018Related News

Two more Jerwin Ancajas fights this year

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas may stake his crown twice more this year with both optional defenses expected to take place in US cities where there is a high concentration of Filipino residents......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 6th, 2018Related News

PBA: Walker lifts Blackwater to victory

Henry Walker scored on a dunk off a foul with 3.4 seconds left and Blackwater finally scored its first victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after stunning Magnolia, 86-84, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. PBA: Walker lifts Blackwater to victory by Jonas Terrado Games Friday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. – Blackwater vs Rain or… link: PBA: Walker lifts Blackwater to victory.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 6th, 2018Related News

PBA: Beermen look to fuel winning run

Defending champion San Miguel hopes to take advantage of the struggles of the Columbian Dyip tonight when they shoot for a third straight win after a 0-3 start in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. PBA: Beermen look to fuel winning run by Jonas Terrado Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m.… link: PBA: Beermen look to fuel winning run.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 6th, 2018Related News

Nick and Priyanka s dates casual and flirtatious

The past few months saw singer Nick Jonas being spotted on dates with actress Priyanka Chopra: at a baseball game; in a boat ride with friends on Memorial Day; and at a staging of 'Beauty and.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2018Related News

Nick and Priyanka’s dates ‘casual’ and ‘flirtatious’

The past few months saw singer Nick Jonas being spotted on dates with actress Priyanka Chopra: at a baseball game; in a boat ride with friends on Memorial Day; and at a staging of "Beauty and the Beast, Live in Concert." "Are they dating?" observers asked. Yes, People magazine confirmed, but added that the relationship is still "very casual." "They're flirtatious and have been hanging out and texting all the time," the magazine's source was quoted as saying. US Weekly likewise confirmed the rumors: "They're dating, and it's brand new. It's a good match," it reported.---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: Nick and Priyanka’s dates ‘casual’ and ‘flirtatious’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 3rd, 2018Related News

LOOK: Fire razes homes in Paco

MANILA, Philippines – Forty-five families were left homeless after fire hit a residential area in Anakbayan Street in Paco, Manila. The fire started at 2:25 pm on Saturday inside a home made of light materials, which spread to neighboring homes, said Superintentent Jonas Silvano of the Manila Fire District. The ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 2nd, 2018Related News

Mr International Neil Perez rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident

MANILA, Philippines – Policeman and Mr International 2014 Neil Perez is now under observation in a hospital after figuring in a motorcycle accident Friday morning, June 1. According to a Facebook update from Jonas Gaffud, Neil, Mariano Perez Flormata Jr in real life, is recovering at the Metropolitan Medical Center ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 1st, 2018Related News

Not just any BBL

Many years ago as a reporter I covered a presidential visit to that no-man’s land straddling the borders of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2018Related News

Can t Ancajas become a national treasure?

Ancajas, who arrived at the fight venue with sirens blazing, however failed to deliver as billed. His face was puffed in the end. It was not exactly pretty, reported veteran boxing chronicler Ryan.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

Guns, explosives found from shop of BIFF in Sultan Kudarat

Authorities recovered firearms and explosives in a gunsmith shop of Islamic State-Inspired militants in President Qurino town on Tuesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

Boxing: World Champ Ancajas arrives in Manila after successful title defense

Reigning IBF Super Flyweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas made his way back home in the Philippines after a successful title defense in Fresno, California over the weekend.  IBF superflyweight champ Jerwin Ancajas arrives in Manila — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) May 29, 2018 Ancajas is happy that both him and Sultan are safe after an intense 12 round bout. Jerwin will be resting for a couple of weeks before going back to his usual training sched. — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) May 29, 2018 Ancajas, 26, arrived in Manila Tuesday evening, two days after defeating fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan via unanimous decision for his fifth consecutive successful title defense since winning the IBF's 115-pound title back in 2016.  The champ will get some time to rest before he returns to training.  For now, there's no official word yet on what's next for Ancajas, but Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum has talked about having Ancajas unify titles with WBA Super Flyweight champion Khalid Yafai.  Matchmaker Sean Gibbons on the other hand, talked about getting Ancajas ready for the likes of 115-pound stars Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2018Related News

Jerwin Ancajas denies holding back

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas said yesterday he didn’t pull his punches against countryman Jonas Sultan and settled for a win on points in retaining his crown at the Save Mart Center in Fresno over the weekend because going for a knockout was a risky proposition......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2018Related News