DEFENDING champion Iloilo leads the ongoing 2017 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet after snatching 33 gold, 20 silver, and 19 bronze medals in Day 3 of the week-long sporting events at Binirayan Stadium, Antique, Feb. 8. Jenny Medina gave Iloilo its first gold medal after finishing atop the secondary girls’ shot put event. […]
TWO Filipino homegrown talents will don the Philippine colors on the undercard of One: Throne of Tigers on February 10 at the 12,000-capacity Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Burn “The Hitman” Soriano locks horns with Malaysian stalwart Saiful “The Vampire” Merican in a three-round bantamweight contest, while former Philippine boxing champion Roy Doliguez faces […]
IT TOOK more than seven hours for rescuers to pull out the body of a driver who got pinned inside his driven vehicle after it plunged into a 10-foot ravine in Lambunao, Iloilo early morning of Feb. 8, 2017. But rescuers and the medical personnel failed to save the life of Raymond Tejada, 24, of […]
BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Aklan Jetty Port Administrator Niven Maquirang cited the need to strengthen foreign language education in Aklan schools. Noting the increasing number of tourists from Korea and China in the island, Maquirang said Aklanons must learn foreign language, especially Korean and Chinese. “We have to strengthen our foreign language education, especially among […]
THE ILOILO City Government’s Task Force on Anti-Drug Abuse and Education (TFADAE) and the Iloilo City Local Youth Development Office kicked off this year’s advocacy campaign against illegal drugs for city public schools at Judith Lazarraga (JL) Tiongco Memorial Elementary School Tuesday. “One important step in the fight against illegal drugs is prevention, and we […]
HIS WAS a different kind of hospitality. After inviting a fish vendor to drinks at his house, a man later shot his visitor at Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo. Senior Inspector Bonifacio Alabe Jr., Pototan police chief, said the incident happened 8 p.m. of Feb. 17, 2017 inside the house of the suspect, 28-year old Erol […]
THE PHILIPPINE Fisheries Development Authority-Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) continues to improve its facilities to accommodate more fish processors. Port Manager Elmer Figuracion said that for 2017, they identified 11 projects worth P5.2 million including the repair and rehabilitation of post-harvest facilities such as refrigeration and cold storage. Figuracion said these facilities are being leased […]
MANILA – Communist rebels and the military on Feb. 8, 2017 traded accusations of sabotaging peace negotiations, which collapsed despite encouraging developments in three rounds of formal talks. Netherlands-based negotiators do not have full control of Maoist rebels, who include a faction of the Communist Party of the Philippines rejecting a negotiated peace, said military […]
“NORMAL” weather condition will be experienced for the whole year, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Association (PAGASA). PAGASA Visayas officer-in-charge Oscar Tabada said that unlike last year where severe El Niño was experienced and the onset of rainy season was delayed, this year’s weather will be neutral. “La Niña lasted until […]
THE PROVINCE of Guimaras opened the 2017 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet by bagging one gold, three silver, and two bronze medals in various games at the Binirayan Stadium in Antique, Feb. 7. Kirby Jun Brizal, Sheen Vagas, and Jeanebel Epelipsia won the first medals for the island province in shot-put and athletics […]
By: Tim Reynolds
MIAMI (AP) – A week ago, the Boston Celtics were too old.
Three games later, they’re one win away from the NBA finals.
And Miami – the team that was constructed with hopes of supplanting Boston as the power in the Eastern Conference – is suddenly in big trouble.
Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Piercescored 19 – including a huge 3-pointer over LeBron James’ outstretched arm with 52.9 seconds left – and the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the East finals that now shift to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday night.
THE Philippine Azkals slipped in the latest FIFA men’s rankings following their successive draws against Malaysia and Indonesia. From 148, the country’s national football team is now at 149 according to FIFA’s website. The Azkals had a scoreless draw against Malaysia during their friendly in Kuala Lumpur. The Filipino squad also salvaged a 2-2 draw […]