July, 2017


Elite Pinoys renew rivalry in Cobra

<p>AN EXCITING battle among the country’s top triathletes is on the horizon as they renew their rivalry in the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.</p> <p>On top of the chain is August Benedicto of Alaska Tri Team who has won all but one of the five editions of Cebu’s half-Ironman race. Benedicto topped the first edition in Cebu last 2012, lost the title in 2013 before racking up three straight wins in the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90K bike and 21KRead More

Velarde wins silver medal

<p>LAPU-LAPU City prodigy Jerish John Velarde earned the silver medal in the U11 Blitz Competition of the 13th Asian Schools Chess Championships in Panjin, China.</p> <p>Velarde failed to win a medal in the rapid tournament and the Standard Chess competition but proved to be more resilient in the Blitz game to salvage the silver medal. He won all but one match in the nine-round Swiss System format. The event had 897 players from 22 countries in Asia.</p> Source: Local News

Team Gullas routs Aspa in Emil's Cup

<p>DEFENDING champions Team Samsam Gullas leaned on their veterans as they opened a title retention bid with a 129-93 victory over Aspa Scaffoldings in 10th Emil’s Fresh Chicken Invitational Basketball tournament last Saturday at the Minglanilla Sports Complex. </p> <p>Burly center Jessie Collado teamed up with Jovannie Aguilar, brothers Dino and Dennis Daa and upstart point guard Geliant Delator to log the first win of the league. </p> <p>Collado scored 20 points, Aguilar added 18, the Daa brothers combined for 25 pints and Delator made 12. </p> Source: Local News

Three teams stay perfect in San Roque Cup

<p>RISING Sun, Vantage FC and San Jose Nawanao stayed unbeaten in the men’s tournament of the San Roque Football Cup at the San Roque football field. </p> <p>Rising Sun outclassed NDT, 16-2, in Group B, while San Jose Nawanao thrashed Inter Cebu, 8-0, in the same group. </p> <p>Vantage FC handed Ateneo its first defeat with a 3-1 win, while University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) didn’t break a sweat with 3-0 default win over Lola Arit in Group A. </p> <p>Vantage FC leads Group A with six points, followedRead More

Mendoza: The quiet man behind Sotto, Belangel

<p>HUMANS, by nature, are liars?</p> <p>The great writer Norman Mailer delighted in saying Truman Capote was “the greatest liar” in history.</p> <p>No surprise there—Mailer’s tirade, I mean.</p> <p>And even Capote admits to telling lies if only to make a conversation interesting.</p> <p>In their time, they were the fiercest of enemies.</p> <p>Mailer would immediately leave a bar the moment Capote arrived.</p> <p>But one can’t detract from the fact that Capote, like Mailer, was also—still is—one of the greatest writers of his era.</p> Source: Local News

Pages: Ironman swim

<p>TWO Augusts ago, I joined the individual category of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 race. In years past, I joined the relay: pedaling the Vellum bike in 2012 and running in 2014. But in 2015, I decided to do the full event: a 1.9K swim, a 90K bike and 21K run. </p> <p>I have been running and biking all my life. I’m a land-based creature. The swim? I know the freestyle stroke but I’m no fish; it took me months to get comfortable. On our open-water sessions in Mactan, I gotRead More

Siblings win gold

<p>SIBLINGS Shairah and Kathlyn Gabisay, both playing for Danao Table Tennis Team, won their categories in the 1st Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Central Visayas Table Tennis Invitation Tournament last Sunday in SM City Consolacion.</p> <p>Shairah defeated teammate Trishamae Ramoneda to win the U13 Girls Singles title. </p> <p>Kathlyn bested Aizel Mae Rom, also her teammate at the Beatriz Durano Memorial National High School (BDMNHS) of Danao City in the U17 Girls Singles finals.</p> Source: Local News

4 Cebu teams join CDO dragonboat

<p>CEBUANO paddlers are ready to invade the 2nd Kagayhaan Gold Cup-Dragonboat Competition slated on Aug. 12 at the Cagayan River, Liceo Portside in Cagayan de Oro City.</p> <p>Four teams from Cebu—the Philippine Accessible Disability Services (Pads) Adaptive Dragonboat Racing Team, Pink Paddlers, Cebu Fireblade and Gruppo Habagat—will gear up for the event.</p> <p>The Pads are on a high heading to the race after its confidence-boosting win in the 2017 International Para Dragonboat Championships in Hongkong last June.</p> Source: Local News

Aguelo fights Mexican prospect in US

<p>JOURNEYMAN Adones Aguelo leaves for the US today for his eight-round fight against unbeaten Mexican prospect Erick de Leon this weekend at the Microsoft Theater in LA. </p> <p>Aguelo will be accompanied by Rex Wakee Salud (RWS) International matchmaker Willy Flores.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Aguelo will have his third fight on American soil. </p> <p>He previously fought in Las Vegas in 2015 in a unanimous decision defeat to Casey Ramos. </p> <p>The following year, he dropped another unanimous decision defeat, this time in Burbank, California against Miguel Marriaga. </p> Source: LocalRead More

Yap stops masuda in fourth round, keeps belt

<p>FORMER ALA pug Mark John Yap continues his amazing run in Japan after a fourth-round knockout of Kentaro Masuda last Sunday at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center in Osaka. </p> <p>Yap was dropped three times in the opening round. </p> <p>However, he staged a spirited comeback to drop Masuda in the fourth and finished him up for good with a flurry of punches that forced the referee to wave the fight off. </p> <p>The 28-year-old Yap successfully defended his Oriental and PacificBoxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight belt and won his seventh straightRead More