Category Archives: Sports

What sport teaches us: “We are peacebuilders, not warriors”

“A proud Bangsamoro.” That’s how Jana Pugoy Isla, 19, describes herself. And sport is the platform she’s chosen to express that pride. Through sports she tries to advocate peace to youth in her native Maguindanao. She’s doing her part in developing future leaders who understand the differences but focus on the commonalities, in bringing forth […]

Winning for peace: “We need a new perspective on unity in Mindanao”

Sports first captured Nanii’s imagination when her father let her tag along to his tennis matches. She was still in kindergarten at the time. Watching her dad compete and enjoy his time out on the court sparked in her a fire for sports that is still burning today. Fast forward fifteen years, the 20-year old […]

Winning for peace: “We need a new perspective on unity in Mindanao”

Sports first captured Nanii’s imagination when her father let her tag along to his tennis matches. She was still in kindergarten at the time. Watching her dad compete and enjoy his time out on the court sparked in her a fire for sports that is still burning today. Fast forward fifteen years, the 20-year old […]

BODY AND SOLE: Go, Gilas

The Philippines’ 80-82 loss to China on Tuesday in the men’s basketball of the Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia was the closest the national team could get against the continent’s powerhouse. Had our boys sustained their mostly excellent defense in the second half, the outcome would have been in their favor. The last minute […]

Pacquiao wants a rematch with Mayweather Jr.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Just two days after scoring a knockout victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao reiterated his desire for a rematch with undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao aired on Tuesday his wish to have another fight with the now retired Mayweather, who defeated him via unanimous […]

Duterte on Pacquiao: “not just a public servant but one of the greatest boxers of all time”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 July) -– Boxing icon and public servant Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao won Sunday’s “Fight of the Champions” in Kuala Lumpur, with President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the ringside. In a statement, Duterte said the Filipino boxer and politician gave the country pride and brought the Filipino nation […]

Duterte at Pacquiao fight ringside; Mahathir invited

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 15 July) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the very important personalities who will be at the ringside when Manny Pacquiao, a senator in his home country, tries to wrest the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown from Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday. Fight time is around 11:15 a.m. […]

PACQUIAO WATCH: Manny in the company of many

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – A few months back, I wrote about the three great athletes that broke into the sporting world at about the same time. That was in 1996. Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter. Soon thereafter, they became iconic figures in their respective pro sports disciplines. Kobe would […]

BODY AND SOLE: Mind games

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors could have gone either way had Cleveland’s George Hill made his second free throw with just 4.7 seconds left and with the score tied. Teammate J.R. Smith got the rebound after the missed free throw, […]

BODY AND SOLE: Faded glory

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) – In years past when he took the sporting world by storm by defeating boxing greats, including Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao always kept the Filipinos glued to their TV screens every time he went up the ring. Waiting for his fight was like anticipating the […]

BODY AND SOLE: Run for your life

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 April) – A multiple fracture in my left shin caused by a road mishap in 1996 forced me to stop playing basketball, my favorite sport since high school. For a long while, it left me feeling useless and longing for the good old times on the hard court. I tried badminton, but […]

Region 12 targetting 35 golds in 2018 Palaro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Region 12 or Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) is targeting to get at least 35 gold medals in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City. Magdaleno Duhilag, sports coordinator of the Department of Education-Region 12, said Friday their goal is nine more than the region’s 26 […]

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Japanese diplomat joins Davao triathlon to foster PH-Japan friendship

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – A Japanese diplomat joined the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Davao City for the last time on Sunday, five days before retiring from his job, to foster Philippines-Japan friendship. Consul Tomoko Dodo, who called herself a senior, joined the race consisting of a 1.9-km swim, 90-km bike and 21.1-km […]

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Senate adopts resolution congratulating Mindanawon boxer Ancajas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 February) —  The Senate on Wednesday adopted Senate Resolution 606  commending and congratulating Mindanawon boxer Jerwin Ancajas for retaining his International Boxing Federation Junior Bantamweight title at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States last Sunday. Born and raised in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, the 26-year […]

“Pinoy Aquaman” finishes 17.83-km Bohol swim

PANGLAO, Bohol (MindaNews/13 November) – Environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine bucked strong currents on Sunday to complete his swim from Pamilacan Island (not Balicasag Island as reported earlier) to Panglao Island in this province. He finished the swim despite suffering a sore shoulder after being in the water for almost two hours. “All […]

Pinoy Aquaman’ to swim from Balicasag Island to Panglao in Bohol

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) — Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure another record-setting 15-kilometer open water swim in Bohol Sea on Sunday, November 12. Macarine will kick off from the fish-rich island of Balicasag to the tourist haven of Panglao island in Bohol. He is gunning for his […]

Pinoy Aquaman’ to swim from Balicasag Island to Panglao in Bohol

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) — Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure another record-setting 15-kilometer open water swim in Bohol Sea on Sunday, November 12. Macarine will kick off from the fish-rich island of Balicasag to the tourist haven of Panglao island in Bohol. He is gunning for his […]

Foreign surfers boot out 2 Filipino ex-champs

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 27 Sept) – Two former Filipino surfing champions fell short in their bid in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup here Wednesday morning. John Mark “Marama” Tokong, who was highly expected to pull through after making waves in the earlier elimination rounds, lost in the hands of […]

2 Pinoy surfers remain unbeaten in Siargao int’l surfing tilt

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/26 September) — Two of the country’s surfing stars on Tuesday continued to shine in the 23rd edition of the Siargao International Surfing Competition by eking out convincing wins against foreign rivals. The Filipino duo of John Mark “Marama” Tokong and Edito “Piso” Alcala continued their dominant run on day three of the competition, both […]

Champ from Siargao, other Pinoy surfers fall in int’l surfing tilt

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/25 September) — Dismay greeted local spectators when a strong hometown bet failed to advance against foreign competitors in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup on Monday afternoon. Philmar Alipayo, 25, who bagged the championship in the 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup last Saturday, bowed to Kiron Jabour of Hawaii and Raoni Montereiro of Brazil. “I […]

My Awesome New York Yankee Stadium Delta Sky360 Suite Experience

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I may not be a huge baseball fan but I do understand the game and I am familiar with some of the previous and current baseball stars. I think it’s a thrilling game to watch and it’s an easy, fun way to spend several hours. So imagine my joy when…

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Filipino surfers draw first blood in 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews) – Filipino surfers vying for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup have drawn first blood in the series of elimination rounds while some foreign surfers from different countries have managed to advance for the next rounds here at the surfing capital of the country. The opening day Sunday […]

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) — A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really glad to win this competition. My preparation and training helped me a lot to capture the championship crown,” Philmar Alipayo told MindaNews Friday. “I have an injury in my lower back. It’s […]

1st Tandag Triathlon champ collapses at finish line

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The overall champion in last Sunday’s 1st Tandag Triathlon competition collapsed just as he crossed the finish line of the grueling race, but got back on his feet shortly after when the rescue team immediately administered medical care. The 25-year-old Juanito “Jongjong” Mahinay, an elite triathlete from Tagum City in […]

Bad weather bars ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ from crossing English Channel

LONDON, United Kingdom (MindaNews/18 August) — For the second time around, environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will return to the Philippines empty-handed this weekend after failing to cross the English Channel due to bad weather. Last Sunday, Macarine was determined to complete the 21-mile (33.8 kilometers) swim across the channel, dubbed the “Mt. Everest” for swimmers, from […]