March, 2018


It’s a title shot or nothing for Donnie at super flyweight

A TITLE eliminator won’t be an option for Filipino star Donnie Nietes if ever he decides to move up to the stacked super flyweight division. If it’s not a world title fight then he would rather stay and defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title or unify belts in the flyweight division. Source: Local News

Tabal to test limits in return to Italy

OLYMPIAN Mary Joy Tabal is hoping to test her limits in her return to Italy to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The 28-year-old Cebuana arrived in Italy four days ago and wasted no time in starting a full training together with the international tracksters at the Tuscany Training Camp. “My motivation is to improve. I want to know where my limits would be. This is a great opportunity to train with different athletes coming from various countries,” Tabal told SunStar Cebu in an online interview yesterday. Source:Read More

Mendoza: Victolero wooing Cinderella

IS momentum with San Miguel Beer? Meaning, are the Beermen back as heavy favorites anew? Seemingly, yes, as SMB and Magnolia tangle in Game Three on Sunday, April 1, of their best-of-seven Finals for the PBA Philippine Cup. Magnolia had snatched a 105-103 squeaker from the so-called jaws of defeat after erasing a huge, 20-point, third-quarter deficit in Game One. But in Game 2 on March 25, San Miguel mended its ways, boldly blocked another brewing Magnolia rally and proudly produced a 92-77 rout to equalize the playoffs at 1-1.Read More

Quijano: Joshua unifies belts with Joseph Parker

TODAY, two undefeated heavyweight champions will clash in a stratospheric event that will unite all but one of the division titles. Joseph Parker of New Zealand who holds the WBO heavyweight title will try to test the mettle of Anthony Joshua who is the IBF/IBO/WBA king. The only other belt which is the WBC diadem is held by American Deontay Wilder. Here’s how they stack up: ANTHONY JOSHUA (20-0, 20KOs) Height: 6’6” Weight: 242 pounds for this fight. Strengths: Power, athleticism, Size. Source: Local News

Abaniko holds Jiu Jitsu exam

THE Abaniko Sports Club in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island has two new senseis. Jopeter Cabrera and Arnel Quinatadcan were recently promoted to black belt in Jiu Jitsu and ATS ( Anti Terror Street Fight) of WJJC World Jiu-Jitsu Center Germany. Ninth Dan Black Belt Grandmaster Domenico Capraro and his wife Fourth Dan Black Belt Sensei Joy Ellen Capraro conducted a practical belt examination at the Abaniko Sports Club in Sta. Fe last Feb. 24 and promoted both instructors Cabrera and Quinatadcan for six years of hard work and dedication toRead More

Holy Week busts yield P8.5M shabu

FOR Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), the observance of the Holy Week does not only mean securing the pilgrims and tourists. It also means preventing drug players from plying their wares. Anti-drug operatives of the Cebu City police force seized an estimated P8.5 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested nine persons during a series of anti-illegal drug operations from Holy Wednesday until Good Friday. “The drug pushers thought that our police officers were busy but our anti-drug operatives intensified their operations and were relentless in the drug busts,” saidRead More

Osmeña treats some CCPO officials to lunch

AS a way of showing the group his gratitude, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña treated some officials of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) to lunch yesterday after their successful anti-illegal drug operation over the past few days. “I don’t even have a schedule today. I just called them up and said I’ll treat the policemen to lunch as a way of saying thank you on behalf of the people of Cebu,” he said. The mayor said that what the police are doing is a real sacrifice, particularly the challenges theyRead More

Early security deployment, entertainment ban keep Holy Week observance peaceful

THE early deployment of personnel and the implementation of a temporary entertainment ban during the Holy Week have helped maintain peace and order, said top police officials and a Cebu City official. “Nakatulong ‘yung checkpoints at motor stops na ginawa ng police stations natin. ‘Yung Bisikleta Iglesia rin ay inikot lahat ng simbahan tsaka yung Swat natin may advance positioning sa mga areas (Checkpoints helped and the Bisikleta Iglesia checked all the churches. The Swat team was positioned in some areas),” said Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Joel Doria.Read More

Bargayo suffers severe bleeding, goes to hospital after crucifixion

INSTEAD of going to the sea to wash his wounded hands and feet after the crucifixion, Gilbert Bargayo went to a local hospital after reportedly suffering from severe bleeding. Bargayo, 58, who had himself crucified for the 25th time last Good Friday in Tuburan, Cebu, did not stay long on the cross and had to be taken to the Tuburan District Hospital after his right palm bled profusely. The man assigned to hammer the nails on Bargayo reportedly hit a bone in his right palm. Source: Local News

Syria's army vows to finish off last Ghouta rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria’s army on Saturday, March 31, promised to finish off rebels in a final holdout of the crumbling opposition bastion of Eastern Ghouta where talks on a possible evacuation deal have stalled. The army said it would press “fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of … Source: Politics