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Council authorizes Duterte to sign MOU with UP Mindanao for sports complex project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 April) -- The City Council passed on third reading Tuesday an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign on behalf...

US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – The 8th Women International Surfing competition is expected to be the biggest to date as top seeded...

Underdog from Surigao wins in Butuan triathlon

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/21 April) -- An unheralded triathlete from Surigao City pulled out a come-from-behind victory to dethrone the defending champion of the Mazaua...

Construction of sports complex in UP Mindanao campus begins

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The construdction of the first phase of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines...

All systems go for Paragliding World Cup in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – It’s all systems go for the first leg of the 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC)...
Paragliding in Saragani province. Photo courtesy of Cocoy Sexcion / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE

DOT-XII steps up preparations for world paragliding cup

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 February) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 12 has stepped up their preparations for the first leg of...

World paragliding tilt chosen as Region 12’s tourism banner event

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 February) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) has adopted the first leg of the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) slated...

200 paragliding experts from 15 countries joining Sarangani World Cup

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Around 200 top paragliding pilots and crew from 15 countries are expected to join the first...

Tabacon, Kramer win 1st Surigao Duathlon challenge

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 Dec) – Sunday’s inclement weather as typhoon Ruby left Mindanao did not stop at least duathletes from participating in the 1st Surigao Duathlon...
A paraglider prepares to touch down at the landing site in SAFI Ranch 1 in barangay Seguil in Maasim town after flying over Sarangani Bay. File Photo courtesy of Cocoy Sexicon / Saragani PIO

Sarangani bags hosting of 2015 paragliding world cup

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – Sarangani province bagged the right to host one of the legs of the Paragliding Accuracy World...

4th ‘Padyak para kay Boyd’ set for December 14

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) -– It's all systems go for the 4th Gene Boyd R. Lumawag Cycling Fundraising event -- Padyak Para...

Palace hails ‘Pacman’ as role model

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/23 November)-Malacanang lauded boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao for his convincing victory over American Chris Algieri in their fight...

Surigao prepares for 1st duathlon challenge

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – Duathletes in Northern Mindanao are now gearing up for the first ever duathlon event in this city...

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...

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