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Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office holds first ever shootfest

Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office holds first ever shootfest

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Marty Go photos Lawyers, law enforcement agents, and gun enthusiasts in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental showed off their shooting skills in the first ever Shooters Invitational Shooting Competition organized by the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office. The opening ceremony of the two-day shootfest this morning, February 27, at the Negros Sports Exchange Gun Club firing rage along Circumferential Road in Barangay Mandalagan was attended by members of the Office of the City Prosecutor of Bacolod, different gun club members with Don Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen De La Cruz and Bacolod City Legal Officer Atty. Joselito Bayatan as guests of honor. Bacolod Chief City Prosecutor Ma. Theresa Ditching said they organized the shootfest even in the middle of the pandemic to provide a venu...
Negros volleyball team to join Subic challenge

Negros volleyball team to join Subic challenge

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Capitol photo The Volleyball Association of Negros Island Inc. team will be playing in the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2021 in Subic Bay, Zambales, on February 26-28, which is the first bubble tournament for volleyball this year. The players are Alexa Polidario, Erjane Magdato, Jennifer Cosas, Gelimae Villanueva and their coach is Coach Jason Delmo, a press release from the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol said. The team led by the their team manager, Carmela Gamboa, paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, Friday. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz and Provincial Sports Coordinator Tony Agustin also welcomed the team.*
Marañon inching closer to becoming naturalized Filipino

Marañon inching closer to becoming naturalized Filipino

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AFC photo Former Negros-Ceres Football Club topscorer Bienvenido Morejon Marañon is inching closer to his bid to become a naturalized Filipino citizen following the approval on third and final reading by the House of Representatives of House Bill 8631 late Tuesday night, February 16. The lower chamber’s approval of HB 8631, which was defended by House Justice Committee chairman, Rep. Vicente Veloso III during the plenary, was confirmed by Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, one of the original authors of the Spanish football ace's bid for Filipino citizenship. "The concurrence of the House to grant Marañon's naturalization is a recognition of his invaluable contributions to Philippine football since he donned the national colors in multiple international outings during the last five year...
Alex Eala wins first pro title

Alex Eala wins first pro title

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Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy Facebook Filipino tennis prodigy and Globe Ambassador Alex Eala defeated Adithya Karunaratne of Hong Kong in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 to enter the finals of the Rafael Nadal Academy World Tennis Tour in Manacor, Spain. The win catapulted the 15-year-old Filipino to her first-ever title match in the main draw of an International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) women’s tournament. Eala was in control in the match as she defeated Karunaratne, a 19-year-old player who reached a career-high ranking of 785th in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Eala took the first set, 6-3, by relying and holding her serve. In the second set, Eala sustained her momentum jumping to a 2-0 lead. The Globe Ambassador broke Karunaratne in the 5th frame to go up 4-1 and mov...
Rolando Dy is BRAVE CF’s Fighter of the Year

Rolando Dy is BRAVE CF’s Fighter of the Year

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The year 2020 may have been challenging for almost everyone in the world, but for Filipino mixed martial artist Rolando Dy, it is a year where his prizefighting career has benefited the most. Living up to his moniker "The Incredible" with a career-defining 12 months, in which he claimed two noteworthy victories to inch him closer to a chance of vying for a world title shot in the lightweight division, BRAVE Combat Federation has bestowed upon Dy the 2020 Fighter of the Year award. "It's truly an honor to have this award. This trophy is a testament to my dedication, hard work, and sacrifice to be one of the best fighters in the world. It is a very proud moment for myself, my family, and my beloved country—hopefully, this is the first of many," Dy said in a press release. Even ...
San Carlos opens 1st Mayor’s badminton tourney

San Carlos opens 1st Mayor’s badminton tourney

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City PIO photo San Carlos City through its City Sports Office kicked off its 1st Mayor's Cup Badminton Tournament at the City Sports Complex on December 3. The tournament includes varsity (men’s doubles), 30-up (women’s and men’s doubles), 50-up, and city officials (men’s doubles) categories. Gilberto Repetillo, badminton in-charge, said that the tournament was supposed to last for two days but with the pandemic, they plan to extend it to have a manageable number of players in every session and to strictly apply social distancing.*
NVF out, VANI in

NVF out, VANI in

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Cristina Tabuada, Jelly Perez, Janus Dumaran, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Carmela Gamboa, and Jimmy Dequilla (l-r). Negros Volleyball Federation (NVF) Inc. has officially signed off as the leading volleyball federation in Negros Occidental. It was replaced by the Volleyball Association of Negros Island (VANI) Inc. following the grant and the release of their Certificate of Incorporation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July this year. The NVF had been serving the volleyball community in the province since 2018 by organizing numerous developmental leagues, age-group tournaments, beach volleyball leagues, club tournaments, and even facilitated some professional club leagues in the Philippines. It is also developing the fast-growing sport in the province by ...
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