Demetillo vs Dapudong in WBF Asia-Pacific superflyweight title bout

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 December) — World Boxing Federation Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Kenny Demecillo will defend his title Saturday against former world champion Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong in the “Boxing… »

Run for orphans in Surigao City set on July 28

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) –Lending support to abandoned kids, the Surigao Runners’ Club and fast-food chain McDonald’s will be hosting a run-for-a-cause this Sunday. The run will benefit Charisma Bethel… »

PACQUIAO WATCH: Avoid the ambush

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 17 November)–As usual, I will keep tab of my round-by-round scoring when Manny Pacquiao meets Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time. But I will also… »

PACQUIAO WATCH: Speed, speed and speed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – Many have said it before. Speed kills. In a game that is dictated by power, speed is one great equalizer. Eight-division world… »

FIFA builds Mindanao football center in Valencia City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 Oct) – The International Football Federation (FIFA), the highest governing body of football around the world, is constructing a P21.7-million (US$500,000) football field and training… »

Butuan schools hope to make city dragon boat race capital of Mindanao

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – After the first dragon boat race here, the heads of the three teams that raced in Agusan River over the weekend expressed optimism they could… »

Pacquiao OKs 4th bout with Marquez

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 Sept) – Manny Pacquiao will leave for the United States on Friday (September 14)  to sign a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez in December, according… »

Bad weather spoils 1st GenSan tuna game fishing tourney

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – Gale and gusty winds on the second day of the 2012 Tuna Game Fishing Tournament forced tournament director Commodore Marfenio Tan (AFP, res) to… »

CDO to host qualifying leg of youth games

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – Cagayan de Oro City will host the Mindanao qualifying leg of this year’s Philippine Youth Games – Batang Pinoy on November 7 to 11. Thousands… »

Davao Norte wants to host 2013 Palaro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – Davao del Norte intends to host the Palarong Pambansa next year with the expected completion of its multi-million sports complex project in December, Gov. Rodolfo… »

Nat’l cycling race to start in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – The organizers of Ronda Pilipinas 2013, a nationwide bicycle race, has chosen this city to be the starting point of the competition. Ronda Pilipinas 2013,… »

Malaybalay refocuses sports to grassroots program

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 Aug) – This city’s sports program will turn to the grassroots with more up for the youth in barangays. Christopher Soria, the new city sports coordinator, told… »

City wide grassroots football tournament set

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/9 Aug) – Following the successful third leg of the Kasibulan Football Grassroots Festival here, the Butuan-Agusan del Norte Football Association (BANFA) is now planning to bring the… »

PH pins Olympic hopes on Davao lad Barriga

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/3 Aug) – Ending a 16-year medal drought at the quadrennial sports event now lies heavily on the shoulders of boxer Mark Anthony Barriga, the tiniest in… »

Dragon boat race slated to help save Agusan River

BUTUAN CITY(MindaNews/20 July)— Academic leaders here are spearheading a dragon boat race to promote awareness on the preservation of Agusan River, the country’s third largest water basin. Father Saturnino Urios… »

70 Mindanao teams expected at Butuan’s Football Festival

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – Some 70 teams or at least 700 hundred players from all over Mindanao are expected to see action in the two day 2nd Balanghai Football… »

Sabal brothers win int’l Mt. Apo challenge

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/29 April) — Brothers Cresenciano and Gerald Sabal of Team Bebang from Manila outpaced defending champion Jonathan Pido of Team Carmen (Davao del Norte) and… »

44 teams vie for top prize in 2nd Intl Boulder Face Challenge

STA CRUZ, Davao delSur (MindaNews/28 April)  — Forty four teams are currently navigating through rugged terrain to scale  Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, as the 2ndInternational Boulder Face Challenge… »

Siargao to host Asian Women Surfing Championship

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/23 April) – Forty professional women surfers from Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and other parts of Asia and the world are expected to compete in the famous surf of… »

PACQUIAO WATCH: Shot in the arm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 March) – With retirement from boxing now a very distinct possibility, probably no later than 2013, Manny Pacquiao needs to close out his illustrious and phenomenal… »

Mindanao to host 2012 BIMP-EAGA friendship games

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – The tourism potentials of Southwestern Mindanao or Region 12 in the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) circuit is getting a boost after it… »

PACQUIAO WATCH: All things considered, fear is the factor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 Nov) – For awhile, Manny Pacquiao used to wear “No Fear” apparel, being one of its then budding product endorser. Pacquiao now wears the universally recognizable… »

PACQUIAO WATCH: ‘Tres’ passing Marquez

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 June) – Juan Manuel Marquez finally gets the third and, safe to say, last fight he has been moving heaven and earth to have before he… »

S. Cotabato to offer scholarships to athletes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/2 June) – In a bid to develop more top athletes, the provincial government of South Cotabato will launch next month a new scholarship scheme for “poor… »

Watching the Pacquiao-Mosley fight in the land of Pacman

ALABEL, Sarangani (MindaNews/8 May) – While Sunday’s boxing match was trending in Twitter and sports analyses and predictions went viral elsewhere in the Internet, folks in Manny Pacquiao’s hometown didn’t… »

GenSan city gov’t allots P300T for live telecast of Pacquiao-Mosley bout

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 May) – The city government has allotted some P300,000 for the pay-per-view subscription to the May 8 showdown between world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and American… »

Tight security in place for Dapitan Palaro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 May) – If you are going to Dapitan City for the 2011 Palarong Pambansa, prepare for tightened security. The city government of Dapitan has intensified its security… »

Ronda Pilipinas Mindanao elims on May 15 in Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 May) – Good news for Mindanaoan cycling enthusiasts. The LBC Ronda Pilipinas will hold a Mindanao elimination on May 15 in Malaybalay City with top cyclists from… »

Davao, Dipolog booters to represent Mindanao in the PFF-Suzuki U23 quarterfinals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 April) — The Davao and Dipolog football teams will represent Mindanao in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) – Suzuki Under 23 (U23) National Cup in Bacolod and Laguna next month.

Davao blanks Dipolog, Cotabato and Cagayan draw in PFF-Suzuki football tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Apr) – The Davao Football Association’s team blanked visiting Dipolog squad in the opening game of the Philippine Football Federation-Suzuki Under 23 (U23) National Cup All Mindanao… »

Davao eyed to become a sports hub

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The local government aims to make the city one of the country’s sports hubs despite the lack of facilities by teaming up with the private… »

Davao Region settles for 2nd in PRISAA games

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 April) – Stung by setbacks in two crucial ballgame championship matches and its failure to snatch a single gold in swimming, the Davao Region bowed to Central… »

Hundreds seen to join Davao 6K run for Japan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 April) – Between 500 and 1,000 running enthusiasts and fitness buffs here are expected to give their share of relief to the already mounting loads of international… »

4 Mindanao schools receive Asian Football aid

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Apr) – The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has donated television sets to four Mindanao schools in an effort to give students across Southeast Asia opportunity to learn… »

Davao boxers honored

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Apr) – A sports award giving body here has feted the region’s finest professional and amateur boxers, including three champions who were conferred with a Hall of… »

PRISAA 2011 reels off sans NCR delegation

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 April) — The Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) 2011 kicked off Saturday afternoon without the delegation from the National Capital Region, PRISAA’s reigning champion. Aside from the… »

All 17 regions to compete in Zambo PRISAA Games amid boycott issue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 April) – All 17 regions in the country have confirmed participation in the upcoming 2011 Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National Collegiate Games which is set to… »

Phoenix Petroleum to join PBA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 March) ¬– Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PPPI) is now in the process of joining the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), on the way to buying the franchise of… »

PACQUIAO WATCH: Redefining priorities by Edwin G. Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 February) — Of the many promises Rep. Manny Pacquiao made during the 2010 election campaign, one particular project resonated most to his supporters – building a… »

Tagum City to host national bowlfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 Feb) – After hosting an international musical event, Tagum City will play host to the 34th Annual Federation of Duckpin Bowlers of the Philippines (FEDBOP) National Bowling… »

PSC has yet to discuss plans to revive Mindanao Friendship Games

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Feb) — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has no plans to revive the ill-fated Mindanao Friendship Games, a sports for peace program aimed to help secure peace… »

Mt. Everest’s Bukidnon climber joins 1st Int’l Rugged Mountain Race in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 February) — Seven Kenyans, an Australian national and Bukidnon’s Mt. Everest climber Carina Dayondon will be joining 191 other participants in the 1st Kitanglad International Rugged Mountain… »

Film on Bukidnon-Talaandig culture premiers during Kaamulan 2011

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 Feb) – An independent documentary film on the Bukidnon-Talaandig culture will premier on March 1 during the Kaamulan Festival in a yet unannounced venue, contemporary Talaandig visual… »

Western Mindanao hosting 2 national sport events

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 February) – It would be a busy year for sports in Mindanao as Western Mindanao will host two national multi-sport competitions this summer. Zamboanga City will host… »

Tribal Olympics is new feature of Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 January) — Instead of just playing indigenous sports as it has been the tradition in the annual Kaamulan Festival, Bukidnon’s indigenous peoples and communities will hold the… »

1st Kitanglad Int’l Rugged Mountain Race slated next month

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 January) — In response to the declaration of the Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park as an ASEAN Heritage Site, local trail run enthusiasts will hold next month… »

Kidapawan chess tourney opens Feb. 12

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Jan) – The 3rd Kidapawan Open Chess Championship gets underway on February 12 to 13 at the Kidapawan Convention Center. International Master Oliver Barbosa is expected to… »

Pacman, the book, now available

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 December) – Pacman, a book written by Gary Andrew Poole, is now available in all National Bookstore outlets nationwide. The 251-page book is a crafty chronicle… »

Pacquiao Watch: Bringing home the bacon

ALABEL, Sarangani (MindaNews/25 November) — Eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrived in his adopted province amid a rousing welcome and several bonuses to boot for his fellow Sarangans. In… »

NEWS ANALYSIS: How can Pacquiao Both Serve as Boxer and Congressman?

ARLINGTON, Texas (MindaNews/14 November) – Manny Pacquiao is bringing home to the Philippines his eighth world boxing title, the WBC super welterweight championship. He said he will continue fighting in… »

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