Tuesday, May 30th, 2017


U.S. successfully tests ICBM defense system

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US military said Tuesday, May 30, it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea’s weapons program. A ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California “successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic … Source: Politics

Russia's Lavrov says 'no facts' on Chechnya gay persecution

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, May 30, insisted there were “no facts” in reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, as he batted away criticism leveled by French leader Emmanuel Macron.  “We don’t see one concrete fact either about hackers or about some … Source: Politics

Achieving goals, reaching dreams

THE three graduates of the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R), who made it to top 10 of May 2017 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board exam, shared their success stories. Harold Panerio Pacaña, who placed sixth in the exam with a rating of 91 percent, only dreamed of passing the board exam to help his parents who look to him as their only hope. He never expected to land in the top 10. Source: Local News

Cebuano karatekas dominate

HAYASHI-HA Shitoryukai Cebu had a dominant performance in the 1st Dumaguete Karatedo Championship with a 19-medal haul and was named the tournament’s overall champion last weekend at the Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria (COSCA) in Dumaguete City. Hayashi-ha Shitoryukai Cebu’s 10-member team bagged 15 gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes in the weekend competition. Source: Local News

Pads Dragonboat set to compete in Hong Kong

THE Philippine Acceptable Disability Services Inc. (Pads) Dragonboat Team is all set for the 2017 International Para Dragonboat Championships in Hong Kong this Sunday. The 36-man squad will leave for Hong Kong tomorrow and will be competing in the 500-meter Mixed Standard Boat category on June 4. “The Pads team has 36 members including the coaching and support staff. We’re hoping to win the gold medal in our category,” Pads chief executive officer John Paul “JP” Ecarma Maunes told SunStar Cebu yesterday. Source: Local News

Bulldogs take lead in USC NABC caging

THE 1994 Bulldogs took the solo leadership of Division 1, while the 1999ers and the 2007 Waybus also moved up to the top spot of their divisions following wins last weekend in the University of San Carlos (USC) NABC Summer League 2 powered by Common Ground at the USC North Campus Gym. The 1994 Bulldogs logged its third straight win with a 72-51 beating of the 1986 Waveriders. Sigmund Cabrera spearheaded the Bulldogs’ offense with 17 points, six rebounds and a steal. The 1993 Dragons also remained unbeaten with aRead More

Quijano: Why the Cavs are not the underdogs

THE air of excitement for this year’s NBA finals seems so palpably thick you can almost slice through it with a knife. Already, I have heard arguments from both sides on which team is better and the betting lines have been drawn. But first things first. When you talk about betting, I think the odds-makers have it all wrong when they pegged the Golden State Warriors as the prohibitive favorite. Golden State at a -260 favorite compared to Cleveland at +220, which is quite a significant gap. Source: Local News

Limpag: The agony of being Joy

IN any country, being the best marathoner in the land would make one a shoo-in for the national team. But then again, the Philippines is not just any country—as the whole world learned in May last year—and being the best in your field doesn’t even guarantee you a spot in the national pool. Running is big business in the Philippines—for organizers, sponsors and shoe companies—and in Philippine running, no runner is more famous than Cebu’s very own Olympian, Mary Joy Tabal. Source: Local News

23 in the PFF list

THE Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has released the 23-man roster for the Philippine Men’s National Team that is seeing action against Tajikistan in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on June 13 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Azkals will be composed of a majority of players that are playing locally in the Philippines Football League. Players from Global Cebu FC and Ceres Negros FC, which are both competing in the AFC Cup, comprise mostly of the roster with six each. Source: Local News

Twin towers lift Mandaue in Guv Cup

ALJIE Mendoza and Raul Jancork Cabahug matched Tuburan’s firepower to help Mandaue City survive with a 117-110 overtime win in the North Division the North Division Quarterfinal round of the 2017 Cebu Governor’s Cup 21-Under Inter-Cities/Municipalities Basketball Tournament at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex Monday night. Mendez scored 15 and Cabahug fired 14 in the second half, to help Mandaue regroup after trailing by 15 points at the half. Source: Local News