WVRAA MEET 2017 UPDATES – Iloilo leads medal tally, Aklan rules Demo Sports

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. […]

Soriano, Doliguez target clean sweep at One: Throne of Tigers

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 […]

MOST TOUR GUIDES ARE FOREIGNERS – Foreign language program needed in Aklan schools

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 […]

Iloilo fish port continues repair, rehab

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 […]

‘Neutral’ weather for the whole year – PAGASA

“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 […]

Celtics take control of East, beat Heat 94-90

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.

Azkals down in latest FIFA rankings

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 […]