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Pacquiao wins again; wife Jinkee hopes he retires now

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 icon Manny Pacquiao to floor Timothy Bradley but it ...

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

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 the invitational volleyball t ...

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Pacman leaves Saturday for training in LA

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 undergo more rigid training for his ...

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Zamboanga City regains regional athletic championship

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 ...

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

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 Pilipinas Akyathlon/3 ...

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Sec. Luistro to attend SRAA Meet opening

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 12 or Soccsks ...

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Pacman nearing peak form for Macau bout

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 with Mexican-American brawl ...

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

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 Cloud 9 here on Sat ...

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Indonesian conquers Siargao int’l surfing cup

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 Championships (ASC ...

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Simultaneous surfing competitions kick off in Siargao

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 surfing events take place in t ...

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Run for orphans in Surigao City set on July 28

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 ru ...

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Int’l girls surf tilt in Siargao postponed

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 move the eve ...

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Bukidnon boy makes it to RP football team competing in Myanmar

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 Championship 2014 Qualifiers in ...

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

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 history of Sarangani Bay Festi ...

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Sarangani Olympeace: IMT beats MILF in basketball finals

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) tea ...

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FSUU paddlers gear for Bohol race

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 Dragon Boat Federation ...

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Siargao to host int’l game fishing tourney

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 also hos ...

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Siargao to host int’l game fishing tourney

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 a ...

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Caraga ranks 4th in SCUAA National Olympics

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 Olym ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Time to reflect

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 an early return to the ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Long climb back to the top

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 last of which was an emphatic knock ...

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Ronda Pilipinas 2013 starting in Zamboanga City

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 kick-off on Saturday (Januar ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Post Mortem

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 on December 29. Expectedly, our conversation ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Sacrificing speed for power

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 now more into weights to add power to his lethal ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Avoid the ambush

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 ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Speed, speed and speed

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 boxing cha ...

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Lanuza holds Surfing Festival Nov. 12-17

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 Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, on November 12 to 17. The ann ...

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Bukidnon Highland Games set in November

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 promote Bukidnon as ...

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FIFA builds Mindanao football center in Valencia City

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$5 ...

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

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 coul ...

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Pacquiao OKs 4th bout with Marquez

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, ac ...

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Bad weather spoils 1st GenSan tuna game fishing tourney

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 (A ...

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CDO to host qualifying leg of youth games

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 of y ...

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Davao Norte wants to host 2013 Palaro

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 D ...

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Nat’l cycling race to start in Zamboanga

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. Rond ...

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Malaybalay refocuses sports to grassroots program

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 coordin ...

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City wide grassroots football tournament set

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 ...

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PH pins Olympic hopes on Davao lad Barriga

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 ...

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Dragon boat race slated to help save Agusan River

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 wat ...

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70 Mindanao teams expected at Butuan’s Football Festival

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 Festival sta ...

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Sabal brothers win int’l Mt. Apo challenge

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 d ...

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

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 2ndInternati ...

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Siargao to host Asian Women Surfing Championship

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 su ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Shot in the arm

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 illustri ...

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Mindanao to host 2012 BIMP-EAGA friendship games

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 ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: All things considered, fear is the factor

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 universal ...

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PACQUIAO WATCH: ‘Tres’ passing Marquez

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 retreats t ...

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S. Cotabato to offer scholarships to athletes

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 “po ...

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Watching the Pacquiao-Mosley fight in the land of Pacman

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 ...

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

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 Pac ...

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