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Bacolod to host PBA All-Star Games 2024 

Bacolod to host PBA All-Star Games 2024 

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Get ready to meet your favourite ballers as the City of Smiles hosts the PBA All Star Games 2024 at the University of  Saint La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, March 23 to 24.  They are expecting over 60 players from four teams who will start coming in on March 21 and will have several events for fans to meet their idols, a press release from the  Bacolod Yuhum Foundation said Friday, March 8.  On March 23, Team Greats vs. Team Stalwarts will see action with a Skills Challenge starting at 3 p.m., while the actual game between the two teams will start at 6:15  p.m. The skills challenge will be a 3-points shootout among the players.  Team Japhet vs. Team Barroca will have a face off on March 24 starting at 5 p.m. with Shooting Stars, followed by the Dance Sh...
LS, SOP ink partnership pact to promote water safety

LS, SOP ink partnership pact to promote water safety

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Philippine Life Saving (PLS) and Special Olympics Pilipinas (SOP) signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding at the La Herencia Clubhouse in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Friday, October 17. Present at the MOU signing were Engineer Jose Arne Navarra, PLS chairman and chief executive officer, and Akiko Thompson- Guevarra, SOP chairperson and national president. The MOU was signed for the two organizations to work together towards the promotion of water safety and drowning prevention, and for the empowerment of individuals with intellectual disabilities, a press release said. Navarra said their organization's engagement with SOP is with drowning prevention. "We engaged with SOP through sports because we believe that sports can make a difference and can make the hor...
Aklanon wins billiard tournament

Aklanon wins billiard tournament

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Councilor Pao Sy, (second from left) awarded the winners of the 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball tournament that ended yesterday with Aklanon Ronel Nalaunan (4th from left) hailed as champion. Ronel Nalaunan of Kalibo, Aklan, romped off with P350,000 in cash to win the 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball billiard tournament, besting 122 others in the 5-day elimination round that ended at SM City Bacolod Thursday, October 13. Nalaunan faced off in the race to 9 final game against Bonnie Pentacasi of Bohol with a score of 9-7, leaving Pentacasi holding the runner-up bag with P100,000 in cash prize. In the Best of 4 elimination round, Nalaunan beat Edwin Gamas of Pasig City while Pentacasi eliminated Meynard Tipawan of Bago City. Gamas and Tipawan went home with P50,000 in cash prize ...
Meralco vs Rain or Shine in PBA Pasiklaban sa Supercity

Meralco vs Rain or Shine in PBA Pasiklaban sa Supercity

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Basketball fans in Bacolod will have an opportunity to cheer and meet their idols as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will bring in the Meralco Bolts and Rain or Shine as part of the highlights of the MassKara Festival 2023 at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City on October 19. The match, entitled PBA Pasiklaban sa Supercity, is expected to be exciting as both teams have seen close matches in the past, among which was the final games in the PBA Governors’ Cup where Meralco won against Rain or Shine but was defeated by the latter in late last year’s match in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, a press release from the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation said. Following the recent win of Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games, basketball enthusiasts in the City of Smiles ar...
10 sports events in MassKaralympics, beach volleyball kicks off Thursday

10 sports events in MassKaralympics, beach volleyball kicks off Thursday

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Billiards champ,Efren “Bata” Reyes will be at this year’s 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball Billiards Tournament as a guest.* This year’s MassKaralympics will feature ten sporting events that will bring national and international players to face off with local sports groups. It will kick-off Thursday, October 5, with the 4-day 1st MassKara Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Bacolod Baywalk and is expected to bring in over a thousand enthusiasts and spectators. Nine other sports events will be on their second year, including the much awaited 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball Billiards Tournament that will open on October 8 at the Main Atrium of SM City Bacolod, a press release from the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation said Wednesday. This will be graced by renowned billiards champs Efren “...
450 join Sidlak Victorias obstacle race challenge

450 join Sidlak Victorias obstacle race challenge

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The first-ever Ultimate Obstacle Course Race challenge in Negros Occidental, Sidlak Victorias Obstacle Race, gathered more than 450 racers from various municipalities and cities on Saturday, September 30. Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez welcomed the participants and guests coming from Manila, Cebu, Capiz, Iloilo, and other neighboring provinces, cities, and municipalities. He also shared that the activity came as a result of the LGU's commitment to providing more inclusive sports activities for Victoriahanons and to elevate the sports tourism of the city. OCR participants competed in 16 categories which hailed a total of 62 winners, a press release from Victorias City said. Elite and age category racers completed 24 obstacles, while the adult open category had 2...
E. B. Magalona boxer wins WBC Asia silver bantamweight title

E. B. Magalona boxer wins WBC Asia silver bantamweight title

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Saraviahanon boxer Herlan Gomez with his two championship belts - WBC Asia silver bantamweight and ABF bantamweight - after winning the WBC Asia match in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday night.*Spaceplus Bangkok photo E. B. Magalona native Herlan Gomez (11-1, 8 KOs) now has two Asian boxing championship belts. This, after the 24-year-old Saraviahanon pride earned a new belt in the WBC Asia (World Boxing Council - Asian Boxing Council) silver bantamweight championship in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday night, September 28. Gomez, who is also the reigning Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) bantamweight champion, crushed the more experienced 40-fight veteran and former IBF Asia champion Komgrich Nantapech of Udon Thani, Thailand, in round one via KO (knockout) of their main featured match on "Highl...
Bago softbelles make history as Junior World Series champs

Bago softbelles make history as Junior World Series champs

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Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo with the Bago City Junior League Softball team after winning the 2023 Junior League World Series championship held in Kirkland, Washington, USA over the weekend.*contributed photo The Bago Junior League Softball team defeated seven other regions and made history for their city by winning the 2023 Junior League World Series championship held in Kirkland, Washington, USA, on Saturday, August 5. The Philippines' team composed of the Ramon Torres National High School (RTNHS) softbelles lifted Asia Pacific Region to a 3-0 victory over Eastern Region during the finals match. Mayor Nicholas Yulo, who was also with the team during the competition, said this was a historic day for Bago City. The Bagonhon team for the first time was able to clinch the Junio...
Bacolod, Manila team stop beach volley tilt

Bacolod, Manila team stop beach volley tilt

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Bacolod City-based Team Burgas A and Manila-based National University-ACR Shell spikers garnered top honors in the Men’s Category and Women’s Category, respectively, during the Volleyball Association of Negros Island (VANI) Beach Volleyball Open Tournament at the Resorts Negrense, Bacolod City, recently. Angel Canino, the Bacolodnon volleybelle sensation who played for De La Salle in Manila and bagged the rare Most Valuable Player Award and Rookie of the Year Award in Women’s Volleyball of the UAAP Season 85, attended the opening day. Twenty-two teams from the cities of Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, Cadiz, Bago, La Carlota and Sipalay and the Municipality of EB Magalona, spiced up by a teams from Guilhulngan City, Negros Occidental and Manila, blasted the sands of Resorts Negrense in...
Victoriahanon claims trophy in W25 Yecla finals in Spain

Victoriahanon claims trophy in W25 Yecla finals in Spain

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Alexandra “Alex” Eala at the at US Open Tennis Championships in 2022.*Alex Eala FB page photo Victoriahanon tennis prodigy Alexandra “Alex” Eala bested Valentina Ryser of Switzerland and ruled the W25 Yecla Final held in Murcia, Spain, Sunday, June 4. This is her third professional International Tennis Federation (ITF) title following the W15 Manacor in January 2021 and the W25 Chiang Rai in April 2022. The 18-year-old tennis champion is also the first Filipino to win a junior Grand Slam singles title. Eala has her roots in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, through her father, Mike Eala. In October last year, Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez congratulated Eala for qualifying in the semi-finals of the W80 Poitiers in France and for winning against Ana Konjuh of Cr...
Bago City soft belles to represent PH in PONY Texas World Series

Bago City soft belles to represent PH in PONY Texas World Series

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The launching of the PONY Baseball and Softball Visayas Region Chapter led by Mayor Nicholas Yulo, PONY International Asia Pacific head Takeharu Nasu, and PONY Philippines president Rodolfo Tingzon Jr. at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center in Bago City on Monday*Bago Citybridge photo Bago City in Negros Occidental will send two teams to the PONY (Protect Our Nation's Youth) International Girls Softball World Series in McAllen, Texas, United States, on July 19-23. The 16 Under and 12 Under squads of Bago City will be the first from the Visayas to represent the Philippines in the tournament. On Monday afternoon, June 5, the teams were introduced during the launching of the PONY Baseball and Softball Visayas Region Chapter led by Mayor Nicholas Yulo, PONY Int...
Negros-Sagay football team gears up for PFF U19 nat’l finals

Negros-Sagay football team gears up for PFF U19 nat’l finals

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It’s another hectic season for football athletes in Negros Occidental as the Negros-Sagay Football Team prepares for the PFF U19 Boys National Finals in Carmona, Cavite, June 21 to 29. The team is currently conducting its training program at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium, a press release from the Capitol said Tuesday, May 30. The Negros-Sagay Football team is set to defend its title after they were hailed as the champion in the PFF Under-19 Boys National Championship – First Division at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite in June of last year. They defeated the National Capital Region FA after a gripping 1-0 extra-time victory. The Negros-Sagay Football Team Training Program is made possible through the collaboration of Negros Occidental Football Association (N...
EBM boxer successfully defends Asian BF bantamweight title

EBM boxer successfully defends Asian BF bantamweight title

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Herlan Sixto Gomez being declared the winner in Bangkok, Thailand.* Herlan Sixto Gomez, a 23-year-old boxer from Barangay Madalag, E. B. Magalona in Negros Occidental successfully defended his Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) bantamweight title in the recently concluded Knockout Blows in Bangkok, Thailand. Gomez defeated Jakpan Sangtong of Thailand via KO/TKO in round two of their main card game at RCA Plaza in Spaceplus Bangkok on May 25, a press release from EB Magalona said Tuesday, May 30. In a video message, Gomez relayed the news to his fellow Saraviahanons, and thanked Mayor Marvin Malacon for the financial support for his fight in Thailand. His father, Herman Gomez Sr., also wrote to Malacon: “With heartfelt gratitude, thank you very much Mayor for your full support to ou...
Guv not happy Negros beaten at WVRAA meet

Guv not happy Negros beaten at WVRAA meet

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“If you ask me if I’m happy, I’m not, we got beaten.” That was the reaction of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on Tuesday, May 2, to Negros Occidental’s failure to win the championship in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet in Aklan that ended Sunday. In the last regional meet Negros Occidental was the champion in the elementary level and Iloilo won in the secondary level, Lacson said. “I don’t have to sugarcoat …we were beaten, we will have to accept that and I hope that will pose a challenge to us for 2024”, he said. “I hope that is the challenge to all of us, all people concerned, that for 2024 we really have to do better, really have to catch up with Iloilo,” Lacson said. Lacson, at the same time, thanked and congratulated “all our athletes who r...
Neg. Occ. 1st runner up in 2023 WVRAA meet

Neg. Occ. 1st runner up in 2023 WVRAA meet

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The Negros Occidental delegation with Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Sports Coordinator Anthony Agustin (4th and 3rd from left, front row) * Negros Occidental was first runner up in the elementary, secondary and para games of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet in Aklan that ended Sunday, April 30. Iloilo was declared the champion and Aklan was second runner up, the Department of Education 6 announced. Special Awards went to Capiz for Most Disciplined Delegation and to Guimaras for Best in Uniform, Best in Saludo and Most Festive Delegation. Negros Occidental won 59 gold, 52 silver and 40 bronze medals in the elementary level, and 88 gold, 85 silver and 69 bronze medals in the secondary level, Provincial Sports Coordinator Anthony Agustin sa...
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