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Local surfers rule int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/29 September) -- Local surfers overcame stiff competition from their foreign counterparts for an all-Filipino finals cast in...

Local surfers lead Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/27 September) -- Locals posted the highest scores in the opening round of the 20th Siargao International Surfing...

Small swells stall int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD 9, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/25 September) -- Small swells forced organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition to delay the contest...

Local surfers target crown in int’l surfing contest in Siargao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) -- Filipino surfers will have their hands full when they ride the waves along with foreign contenders Thursday in the...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: Brazil mourns

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – Had the stadium collapsed, the Brazilian fans who watched the home team lose the semi-final match of...

Another first for Surigaonon triathlete-lawyer: swim from Visayas to Mindanao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – Will he make it? A triathlete-lawyer will try on Wednesday (May 21) what no other human being had done...

CDO Rugby Football Club to compete in national games

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 May) – A newly formed rugby team here is hoping to create ripples when in competes in the Philippine...

Mindanao dragon boat teams seen to shine

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May)—The newly-formed Mindanao dragon boat teams competing here in the first Mindanao dragon boat festival show a lot of promise, event...
Kids perform warmup exercise during a football clinic in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur on Friday, 25 April. The football clinic is part of the Sports Social School of ANAKK-Sta Cruz, an NGO supported by Fundacion Realmadrid and Fundacion Mapfre. Mindanews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

From streets to football fields: transforming gang members into productive citizens

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur (MindaNews / 27 April)  --  High school buddies Bonifacio Fuentes and Junrey Midagat were often seen running the streets of...

Siargao fishers grounded as game fishing tourney starts

PILAR, Siargao Island (MindaNews/23 April) – Local fishermen have to stop going out to sea for the duration of the 7th International Game Fishing...

PBA Legends bow to Maguindanao team; urge sincere implementation of CAB

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/14 April) – Surprising even themselves, a local team beat retired veterans of the Philippine Basketball Association, 89-81, in a friendship game...

Pacquiao wins again; wife Jinkee hopes he retires now

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) -- Fans at the gym in Baragay Nazareth here waited for the killer punch from boxing...

CDO’s Guibone Xprez, Davao’s JMC champs in Malaybalay volley tourney

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) – Guibone Xprez proved too strong for the University of Mindanao (UM) in their championship showdown Sunday at...

Pacman leaves Saturday for training in LA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and his team are set to leave for Los Angeles, California on Saturday to...

Zamboanga City regains regional athletic championship

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/02 March) - The city’s delegation to the 2014 Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) Meet has regained the championship crown despite...

Bukidnon skyrunners in Top 5 of Mt. Ugo Asian circuit race

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 Feb) -- Two skyrunners (high-altitude runners) from Bukidnon made it to the top five in their respective categories in the 2014...

Sec. Luistro to attend SRAA Meet opening

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 February) -- Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro will grace the scheduled opening on Monday, February 10, of the five-day Region...

Pacman nearing peak form for Macau bout

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 Oct.) -- Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is now almost in peak form for his upcoming welterweight fight...

Sisters battle in 19th Siargao int’l surfing tilt finals

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/30 Sept.) – Sibling rivalry added color to the finals of the 19th Siargao International Surfing Cup women’s division at...

Indonesian conquers Siargao int’l surfing cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island  (MindaNews/28 September)– An Indonesian surfer won over a homegrown heavy favorite in the men’s open division of the Asian Surfing...

Simultaneous surfing competitions kick off in Siargao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – The Surfing Capital of the Philippines will be busy this week as two simultaneous international...

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...

Int’l girls surf tilt in Siargao postponed

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/05 June) -- Lack of preparations has forced the organizers of the annual Siargao Girls International Surfing Competition to...

Bukidnon boy makes it to RP football team competing in Myanmar

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – One of the members of the Philippine team competing in the 42-country Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14...

Who can swim across Sarangani Bay in less than 3 hours?

MAASIM, Sarangani (MindaNews/21 May)– The open ocean swimming race from Maasim to Glan remains to be the much-awaited sports event in the eight-year...

Sarangani Olympeace: IMT beats MILF in basketball finals

ALABEL, Sarangani (MindaNews/26 April) – The International and Local Monitoring Team (IMT/LMT) dominated by four points its close opponent Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)...

FSUU paddlers gear for Bohol race

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/06 April) – Members of the Father Saturnino Urios University dragon boat team are upbeat on their chances in the 2nd Cobra-Philippine...

Siargao to host int’l game fishing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 25March) – Siargao Island is living up to its reputation as Mindanao's outdoor sports competition mecca. Other than its renowned surfing,...

Siargao to host int’l game fishing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 25March) – Siargao Island is living up to its reputation as Mindanao's outdoor sports competition mecca.   Other than its renowned surfing,...

Caraga ranks 4th in SCUAA National Olympics

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/02 March)--- Athletes from Caraga region ranked fourth in the recently concluded State Colleges and Universities Athletics Association (SCUAA) National Olympics 2013...

PACQUIAO WATCH: Time to reflect

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 January) -- With the exception of promoter Bob Arum, Team Pacquiao – including Rep. Manny Pacquiao – is doggedly pursuing...

PACQUIAO WATCH: Long climb back to the top

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) – Manny Pacquiao is in a hurry. He wants to immediately redeem himself from two successive losses, the...

Ronda Pilipinas 2013 starting in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 January) – All is set for the holding of the biggest nationwide cycling race dubbed as “Ronda Pilipinas 2013,” which will...

PACQUIAO WATCH: Post Mortem

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Jan) – Lawyer Franklin “Jeng” Gacal Jr. and I chanced upon each other during our joint 35th Reunion...

PACQUIAO WATCH: Sacrificing speed for power

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Reports from the training camp of Juan Manuel Marquez say the Mexican is bulking up and...

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...

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...

Lanuza holds Surfing Festival Nov. 12-17

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – All is set for the Lanuza Surfing Festival and Agri-Aqua Tourism Trade Fair in the town of...

Bukidnon Highland Games set in November

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – The City Tourism Board launched last week the private sector-led Bukidnon Highland Games (BHG) 2012, which aims set to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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