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Pacquiao called living legend, people’s champ despite defeat

Pacquiao called living legend, people’s champ despite defeat

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Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who was defeated by Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas during their WBA welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, “will always be our people’s champ”, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Sunday, August 22. It was 42-year-old Pacquiao’s first fight after a two-year absence from the ring, against Ugas, 35, who won by unanimous decision. “Our good senator lost to the better boxer today. Obviously, the lapse of two years from his last fight has not helped him in this fight plus the fact that he has aged by another two years,” Lacson said. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leoardia said, “While we are stunned by the unexpected result of the fight of our adopted son, Senator Manny Pacquiao, in his WBA title… we saw that he put up a gallant fight worthy of...
Three Tokyo Olympic winners mentored by 2 Bago coaches

Three Tokyo Olympic winners mentored by 2 Bago coaches

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Two coaches from Bago City in Negros Occidental are behind the silver medal win of boxer Nesthy Petecio in the Tokyo Olympics and of two others who are assured of bronze medals. Bago City congratulates Petecio, who made history as the first Filipina to win in the Olympics, and her coaches Nolito “Boy” Velasco and Olympian Reynaldo Galido from Bago City, Mayor Nicholas Yulo said Wednesday, August 4. Yulo said Velasco was also instrumental in the successful Olympic boxing bids of his brothers. Roel Velasco won a bronze medal in Barcelona in 1992 and Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco won a Silver medal in Atlanta in 1996. Petecio said she had wanted to win the gold in Japan so she could dedicate it to Coach Boy. “Behind every great athlete is a masterful coach that inspires the ath...
Bacolod-based firm rewards Hidilyn with one year supply of liniment

Bacolod-based firm rewards Hidilyn with one year supply of liniment

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A Bacolod-based firm is rewarding Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz with one-year free supply of its liniment. The weightlifter made history Monday by becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics, which has led to her being heaped with numerous rewards. Diaz also set an Olympic record when she lifted a combined weight of 224 kilograms, to win the top spot in the women's 55-kg class in Tokyo. Aldrtz Corporation in a press release said it salutes all Filipino athletes and thanks Diaz for the hard work and perseverance to achieve her goal of winning the Olympic gold medal for the Philippines. “There will be year na ‘Walang Aww’ for Diaz as Aldrtz Corporation rewards her with one year supply of Pau Liniment, which is considered as the country’s ...
‘Hidilyn’s win proves Filipinos can rise above worst of times’

‘Hidilyn’s win proves Filipinos can rise above worst of times’

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Former Bacolod City mayor and representative Monico Puentevella, Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president, with Hidilyn Diaz as she wins the Philippines first Olympic gold in Tokyo, Japan, Monday night, July 26.*Contributed photo Hidilyn Diaz winning the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan, proves that Filipinos can rise above the worst of times, Monico Puentevella, Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) president, said Tuesday, July 27. “It is an inspiring story of a Pinay from humble beginnings who has overcome poverty and misery through hard work, faith in God and oneself,” said Puentevella, former Bacolod mayor and congressman. Diaz edged out world champion Liao Qiuyun of China in the women's 55kg weightlifting competition to win the gold. Pu...
Hidilyn’s Olympic gold medal inspiration to PH athletes: guv

Hidilyn’s Olympic gold medal inspiration to PH athletes: guv

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Hidilyn Diaz and a jubilant Monico Puentevella after she won the Olympic gold medal Monday night, July 26.* Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Hidilyn Diaz winning the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo Monday night, July 26, should be “an inspiration to future athletes, that we Filipinos can compete against the world’s best.” Diaz edged out world champion Liao Qiuyun of China in the women's 55kg weightlifting competition to win the gold. Former Bacolod mayor and representative Monico Puentevella, Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president, earlier expressed confidence that Diaz would bring home the gold. “Congratulations to Hidalyn Diaz on our very first Olympic Gold for the Philippines,” Lacson said. Lacson also congratulated Puentevella, ...
Negrense-led Philippine team wins Ironman Asia Pacific VR challenge

Negrense-led Philippine team wins Ironman Asia Pacific VR challenge

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Team Philippines led by Negrense Ines Lovina Santiago beat athletes from Japan and Australia to win the Ironman Asia Pacific Virtual Race Team Challenge Friday morning. The Philippine Team won $5,000, which they are donating to the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation, said Santiago, who grew up in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. “Our team raced for the benefit of the NVC Foundation's Mingo Feeding Program. This initiative has continued to feed and monitor malnourished children in impoverished parts of the Philippines while at the same time providing livelihood to local farmers”, she said. The $5,000 will provide 40,000 Mingo meals, a nutritious instant complementary food made of rice, mongo (mung beans), and malunggay (moringa), to malnurished children, she said. ...
7 ka mga Negrense na qualify sa national team sang Philippine National Volleyball Federation

7 ka mga Negrense na qualify sa national team sang Philippine National Volleyball Federation

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Pito ka mga Negrense ang napili-an nga mangin kabahin sang national team sang Philippine National Volleyball Federation. Isa ka virtual press conference ang ginhiwat sini nga hapon sang PNVF kun sa diin ila ginpagwa ang mga ngalan sang mga players nga mangin kabahin sang national team nga magatiglawas sa pungsod sa nagkalain-lain nga mga international tournaments sa hampang nga volleyball. Kabahin sang women’s beach volleyball nanday Alexa Polidario, Erjane Magdato kag Jennifer Cosas.Nalakip man sa juniors boys beach volleyball nanday Alexander Iraya kag Jayrack dela Noche.Nadala man si Leo Ordiales sa men’s volleyball team. Ginpatigayon ang tatlo ka adlaw nga try outs sa Subic Bay Freeport Zone sang nagligad nga Abril 28 tubtub 30. Ang national team ang magapaidalum sa li...
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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