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JPS Zamboanga draws first blood

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The fifth-seeded JPS Zamboanga City took down the second-seed Clarin Sto. Niño, 70-68, in Game 1 of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg semifinals on Sunday evening, August 1, 2021, at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.  Mac Cardona played his best game in a Zamboanga […] The post JPS Zamboanga draws first blood appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 2nd, 2021

Roxas Vanguards outlast Pagadian Explorers in VisMin Super Cup semis

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards drew first blood versus the Pagadian Explorers,78-67, in game one of their best-of-three semifinal series in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg on Sunday, August 1 at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Jhong Bondoc led the Vanguards with 21 […] The post Roxas Vanguards outlast Pagadian Explorers in VisMin Super Cup semis appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Zamboanga draws up Hidilyn statue

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will have a statue of her built in the heart of Zamboanga City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Zamboanga draws feared veteran Seo in ONE Women& rsquo;s Atomweight World Grand Prix

Top women’s atomweight contender, Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga is one of the early favorites to win the upcoming ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Pampanga draws first blood vs La Union in NBL Finals

This marks the first official game back for the NBL in their third season after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) forced them into hiatus last March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

6 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed in bloody Sulu encounter

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Six members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and three soldiers in an encounter in Patikul, Sulu, at noon Friday, July 31. In a report released by the Armed Force of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) early Saturday, troops of the 32nd Infantry Battalion (32nd IB) were fired upon by undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members in Barangay Taong, Patikul, Sulu at 11 a.m. July 31. Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu Commander Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinluan said an exchange of gun fire ensued which resulted in the death of six ASG gunmen and three soldiers, and the wounding of three other soldiers. “It is with deep sadness to report that three of our brave soldiers succumbed to death while defending the people of Sulu,” Vinluan said. “We seek for prayers for the eternal repose of their souls and for the speedy recovery of the wounded soldiers,” Vinluan added. While scouring the encounter site, troops recovered the remains of three of the six slain enemies, and noticed blood stains all over the escape route of the enemy. The soldiers immediately pulled from the battle area the government casualties while the wounded soldiers were brought to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for treatment. Identities of the slain terrorists remained unidentified, while those of the military casualties were withheld pending notification to their next of kin. Armed Force of the Philippines- Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) Commander Lt Gen Cirilito Sobejana said: “The men and women of WestMinCom commiserates with the bereaved families of our fallen heroes who dedicated their life serving their beloved country.” “Our forces from the JTF Sulu are determined to pursue the fleeing enemies in honor of their fallen comrades,” Sobejana added. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Fil-Am UFC veteran Mark Muñoz shares his thoughts on the state of Filipino MMA

Apart from basketball and, as of recent years, volleyball, combat sports like boxing and mixed martial arts have been quite popular among Filipino sports fans.  A lot of credit for that goes to the likes of eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao, four-division boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr., Donnie Nietes, and those who came before them like Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, Pancho Villa, and Gerry Peñalosa, all of whom made it big on the world stage.  In recent years, a number of Filipinos are have also made a name for themselves in the global mixed martial arts arena, and one of the early big stars was none other than former UFC veteran Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz.  From 2009 to 2015, Muñoz was one of the UFC’s top middleweight contenders and proudly carried the Filipino flag with him each time he stepped inside the Octagon.  In May of 2015, on the UFC’s inaugural fight card in Manila, Muñoz retired in front of his kababayans after a unanimous decision win over Luke Barnatt.  (READ ALSO: Filipino-American MMA star Mark Muñoz recalls retirement bout in Manila) Muñoz’s run in the UFC came at a time when the North American promotion was easily accessible to fans in the Philippines, and he became a household name in terms of Filipino MMA.  Now, five years after Muñoz’s retirement, MMA in the Philippines has never been more popular, thanks in large part to promotions like the Asia-based ONE Championship, which holds around four events in Manila every year, and of course, the URCC, the Philippines’ first-ever MMA promotion.  Today, homegrown Filipino talents like Eduard Folayang, Joshua Pacio, Kevin Belingon, Denice Zamboanga, Chris Hoffman, an many others have also gotten their time to shine on the world stage, and Muñoz believes that it’s because Filipinos are natural fighters.  “I just feel Filipinos in general have that combat mentality. That’s already inside of them,” Muñoz said on The Hitlist vodcast. “I feel that Filipinos, from the days that we have to get our independence from the Spanish, Jose Rizal, he’s a hero in the nation, it’s just embedded in our culture, in our blood, so I just feel like Filipinos in general would be amazing fighters.” Munoz made special mention of guys like former ONE world champions Folayang and Belingon, as well as URCC champions Hoffman, and Ernesto Montilla Jr.  “I mean you just look at the…Filipinos now, it’s growing and getting better. I’ve been following Eduard Folayang. He’s an amazing representative of the Philippines, Kevin Belingon, he’s the man. I think there’s another one that was on the card when I fought, Mark Eddiva is good. I know I’m leaving out a lot of fighters, there’s Ernesto Montilla Jr., when I was there in training, a guy caught my eyes, Chris Hoffman trained with me and helped me out. I know he’s doing big things in the Philippines. I think he’s URCC champion.”  “There’s a lot of good fighters in the Philippines. I know I’m leaving out a lot and I don’t want to do that but there’s a lot of good talents in the Philippines and I wanna come, I wanna be there and help them in wrestling, in MMA wresting, in ground and pound, in everything that was my specialty in MMA,” he added.  While Filipinos have indeed excelled in mixed martial arts, one aspect continues to be perceived as the Filipino fighter’s weakness is the ground game, whether it be wrestling or grappling.  (READ ALSO: Mark Muñoz not ruling out MMA return) Today’s young stars, guys like Team Lakay’s Pacio and Danny Kingad have displayed some exceptional grappling in their past performances, but Muñoz, a former collegiate wrestler and current wrestling coach, made a living off taking guys down and keeping them grounded.  “I think the common thing that everyone says with MMA is wrestling. Wrestling is the ultimate neutralizer. If you don’t have a good understanding of wrestling, you’re gonna have a really hard time becoming one of the, being ranked in the world or even be a champion,” Muñoz explained. “If you look at all the champions now, or the ones that are ranked in the world. A lot of them have background in wrestling. I feel that that’s something that the Philippines needs.” Muñoz has always said that one of the things he would most like to do is to help develop wrestling in the Philippines and hopes to one day be able to finally fulfill that mission.  “I’m the guy to do that for them. I need to make sure I spend time in the Philippines to be able to help that,” he continued......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Zamboanga del Norte bettor wins P24.3 million lotto jackpot

A bettor from Zamboanga del Norte won the P24.3-million jackpot of the 6/45 Megalotto drawn on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Anime fan Yung Bae draws music inspiration from Japanese city pop

No, he is not South Korean or of Asian descent......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

HMDF also draws red flag over car plan

The Commission on Audit has flagged Pag-IBIG Fund’s Home Mutual Development Fund for the procurement of 21 cars for its officers last year without the approval from the Office of the President......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Lee picks Seo to beat Zamboanga in Atomweight World GP 1st round

Reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee will be keeping a close eye on next month’s action, with a vested interest in the upcoming ONE: EMPOWER event on  September 3......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Partial closure of China port to affect Philippines

Further setbacks face the country’s shipments as peak holiday season draws near following the partial closure of China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port, the world’s third busiest cargo port......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Bong Go aids Sibugay town flood victims

Sen. Bong Go has extended assistance to flood victims in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Basilan trips KCS, stays a win away from VisMin Grand Finals crown

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders is one victory away from hoisting the South Finals trophy of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup after escaping the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City, 96-91, in Game Two of their best-of-five finals series on Thursday evening, at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Zamboanga del Sur. […] The post Basilan trips KCS, stays a win away from VisMin Grand Finals crown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Pope names Zamboanga’s apostolic administrator

Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Moises Cuevas as the apostolic administrator sede plena of the archdiocese of Zamboanga......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Eumir Marcial hopes to see boxing in collegiate leagues

Including it in leagues like the NCAA, and the UAAP, the Zamboanga native says, will help aspiring boxers get the attention they deserve......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Basilan clobbers Computer Specialists, takes 1-0 lead in VisMin Cup Grand Finals

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders manhandled the Visayas leg champions, KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City, 94-67, to take Game One of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup best-of-five Grand Finals, Wednesday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium in Zamboanga del Sur. The Computer Specialists converted the first basket of the game which also […] The post Basilan clobbers Computer Specialists, takes 1-0 lead in VisMin Cup Grand Finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Angels draw first blood vs Flying Titans in battle for 3rd as Madayag hurt

The Flying Titans were on their way to rallying from two sets down as they took the third set and was up, 15-14, in the fourth before Maddie Madayag landed badly and hurt her left knee after her spike was blocked by Ria Meneses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Computer Specialists, Peace Riders start VisMin Grand Finals battle tomorrow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mike Reyes, the veteran and multi-titled head coach of the reigning Visayas leg champions, the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City is upbeat about their title chances in the grand finals of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. The Specialists already proved that they can topple […] The post Computer Specialists, Peace Riders start VisMin Grand Finals battle tomorrow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

VisMin Cup Southern Finals Game 1 blasts off Wednesday

Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur—Mindanao Leg champion Jumbo-Plastic Basilan aims to continue its unbeaten run when the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Southern Finals kicks off today. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Basilan shifts focus to overall VisMin Super Cup title vs Mandaue

Newly crowned Mindanao Leg champion Jumbo Plastic-Basilan plunges back to action right away, setting its sights on the overall Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup crown against Visayas Leg titlist KCS-Mandaue at the Pagadian City Gym in Zamboanga del Sur......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021