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No regional eliminations for Batang Pinoy in 2020

KIDAPAWAN CITY - After huge expenditures in the 30th South East Asian Games PH 2019 the the Philippines hosted in December, there will be no regional qualifying meet for Batang Pinoy due to lack of funds of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), a PSC officials today said. 

Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games will directly have finals and be staged at once at the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila and Philippine Sports Complex, Pasig City.

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Isabela City’s SEA Games medalist hailed

COTABATO CITY --- He was honored for having brought home fame and honor.

Who is he? Joel Villanueva Delos Reyes, who won a silver medal in a duathlon event in the recent South East Asian (SEA) Games.

He was lauded by local officials and honored with cash gifts from Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman of Isabela City in Basilan and the lone congressional representative in the island province, Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman during a big gathering this week.

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Pacquiao: "Out of nothing, God made me into something"

(I wrote this article many years ago and I decided to post this again as Manny Pacquiao, the Senator, the Greatest Boxer Ever and a Servant of God celebrates his 41st birthday, Dec. 17, 2019)

 

Popular American TV personality Katie Couric was very straightforward in asking Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao the question: “Do you plan to become President of your country?”

It was a question easily answerable by “Yes” or “No.”

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PH men's volleyball team demolished Thailand, faces Indonesia for gold on Dec. 10

MANILA - The Philippine men's volleyball team today demolished defending SEA Games champion Thailand in five sets and earned the slot for gold against Indonesia.

Thailand was up in the first four sets until the Philippines, led by  team stars Marck Espejo, Bryan Bagunas and the fast-rising Joshua Retamar turned the tide against the defending champion through tough defense and fluid offense to earned the right to fight the Indons.

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City chief exec leading Isabela's ZamPen meet contingent

COTABATO CITY --- This is something another first again.

The 1st termer mayor of Isabela City, Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman, again set a precedent Sunday when by leading their delegation to the launching in Dipolog City of the Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Meet.

The gesture was meant to manifest her solidarity with athletes from the city’s more than 40 barangays, according to city administrator Joel Zanoria.

It was something former local officials in Isabela City never did.

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No security threats on SEA Games: AFP spox

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Thursday it has yet to detect any security threats that might possibly mar the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from November 30 to December 11.

"So far, there are no monitor threats (on the SEA Games)," AFP spokesperson, Marine Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said in Filipino during interview over Radyo Pilipinas 1's "Operation Lokal".

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P6.5 M budget for Isabela City contingent to ZamPen meet

COTABATO CITY --- The Isabela City government has allocated a bigger budget for its contingent to the 2019 Zamboanga Peninsula (ZamPen) Regional Athletic Meet.

The amount, P6.5 million, almost doubled the yearly allocations in preceding years.

Isabela City is in Basilan province that also covers Lamitan City, its capital, and 11 municipalities that are now markedly rising fast from underdevelopment due to armed conflicts.

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Basilan hosting MPBL basketball matches

COTABATO CITY --- All is set for the November 16 commencement of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) matches in Basilan, meant to show that there is peace now in the island province.

The basketball games will involve teams from different regions in the country.

In a statement Wednesday, the office of Gov. Jim Salliman said security measures are now in place to ensure the safety of the event.

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MinDA to revive MINSUPALA games

DAVAO CITY  - Badjao Sama swimmers, Maguindanao sprinters, Manobo long distance runners and Tausug spikers will be among the indigenous sports talents who will see action in the first ever Mindanao-Sulu-Palawan (MINSUPALA) Games set to be held next year in Davao City.

A brainchild of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), the MINSUPALA Games aim to relive the glorious sports era of the Southern Philippines produced sports stars like Maguindanao sprinter Mona Sulaiman and Sulu and Tawitawi swimmers Jairula Jaitulla and Parsons Nabiula.

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San Miguel completes tough journey back to the top

San Miguel Beer sustained the fire of its winning fourth-quarter rally in Game Five, outplaying, outworking and outfoxing TNT KaTropa to capture the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown via a 102-90 win Friday before a big crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

What they did well the last time they did even better as the Beermen put the KaTropa away and pulled one of the sweetest championships in franchise history. 

The Beermen made it back-to-back from their Philippine Cup title conquest. And the grand slam now beckons.

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