January, 2018


Nietes starts sparring at Wild Card Gym

INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Donnie Nietes kicked off his training camp in the US yesterday in Freddie Roach’s famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood and will start sparring today. Nietes has two quality sparring partners already lined up for him; one is fellow Filipino Brian Viloria, while the other is Mexican Ricardo Rodriguez. “We have Viloria and Rodriguez,” Nietes’ coach Edmund Villamor told SunStar Cebu. “They are very good quality sparring partners. Viloria has skills, while Rodriguez is a fighter who wants to come in.” Source: Local News

P10M allotted for Province jocks

CEBU Province will allocate P10 million for its delegation to the 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (Cviraa) set on Feb. 24 to March 2 in the island of Bohol. Atty. Ramil Abing, executive director of the Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC), said that to prepare the athletes for the sporting meet, the athletes will take part in the unified training program in Carmen, Cebu. Source: Local News

UST Alumni head resigns following reaction to award given to Mocha

MANILA, Philippines – UST Alumni Association Inc (USTAAI) President Henry Tenedero tendered his resignation on Tuesday, January 23, following  the reaction  from an award  given to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson  on January 21, The Varsitarian reported.  USTAAI, however, said it will not rescind the award given to Uson.   The USTAAI gave Uson the  Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service  on Sunday. {source} <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p … Source: Politics

Frigate deal controversy a 'destab plot?' Palace is 'desperate' – Alejano

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker and former Navy officer dismissed as “desperate” the Palace’s allegations that the controversy surrounding a P15.5 billion Philippine Navy frigate deal is part of a supposed “ destabilization ” plot against the government. In a statement Tuesday evening, January 23, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano said … Source: Politics

Egypt military accuses presidential hopeful of committing crimes

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt’s military on Tuesday, January 23, accused a former armed forces chief of staff who plans to stand in presidential elections in March of forgery and other crimes linked to his candidacy announcement. The general command of the Egyptian armed forces made the allegations against General Sami Anan … Source: Politics

MMDA suspends number coding due to transport protests on January 24

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended the number coding scheme for all vehicles this coming Wednesday, January 24, except in Makati and Las Piñas . In an advisory released Tuesday night, January 23, the MMDA said the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) will be suspended due to the protests … Source: Politics

‘Morality, uprightness’ not considered for Mocha Uson’s award, says UST alumni head

  MANILA, Philippines – The president of the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc (USTAAI) said the association did not consider morality nor uprightness when it gave a controversial award to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. USTAAI president Henry Tenedero stood by their decision to give Uson … Source: Politics

Malacanang on Charter Change, Mayon Volcano eruption, Roque on Navy frigate deal | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says Congress must craft transitory provisions in the new Constitution that will ensure President Rodrigo Duterte steps down in 2022.   The Albay provincial government expands the the danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 9 kilometers.  Solicitor General Jose Calida asks the Court of Appeals to reverse … Source: Politics

Philippines losing over P220 billion a year due to child undernutrition – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines loses over P220 billion yearly due to the  high prevalence of child undernutrition , according to a report launched Tuesday, January 23. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the Department of Health, the National Nutrition Council (NNC), and the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development launched … Source: Politics

Marañon, Nazari propel Ceres to stunner over Brisbane Roar

MANILA, Philippines – Ceres Negros FC upsets Brisbane Roar, 3-2, on Tuesday, January 23 at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Center in Brisbane, Australia.  The win sends Ceres to a play-off with Tianjin Quanjian FC on Tuesday, January 30 in Tianjin, China. The winner of the final play-off will compete … Source: Politics