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Paalam says goodbye to Tokyo Olympic’s gold, settles for silver

Pinoy boxer Carlo Paalam bows out of the medal contest in Tokyo Olympics and settles for silver medal, his most prized possession as of yet.

Paalam clearly gave out his best and fought his heart out but a split decision favors Great Britain’s Galal Yafai in the men’s flyweight final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

He suffered a knockdown in the first round.

The Phillippine boxig team will bring home three medals and a gold medal courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.

Other silver medalist is Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial won bronze medal.

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Hidilyn Diaz reveals story behind success in Olympics

Hidilyn Diaz made history on Monday after becoming the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist, breaking the country’s 97-year drought.

Diaz credited her historic win in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to God and to the intercession of the Blessed Mother.

The 30-year-old topped the women’s 55-kilogram weightlifting competition after an overall lift of 224 kilograms — an olympic record.

After winning, the four-time Olympian praised God and lifted up Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal she wore around her neck while shouting “Thank You, Lord” repeatedly.

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Petecio gets shot for Olympic gold; Paalam nears medal, too

MANILA – Nesthy Petecio is now one win away from giving the Philippines another Tokyo Olympic gold after beating Irma Testa of Italy in the semifinals of the women's featherweight boxing tournament at the Kokugikan Arena in the Japanese capital on Saturday.

Petecio turned things around in the final six minutes to turn back her taller opponent.

Testa used her reach advantage pretty well in Round 1, tagging Petecio with solid jabs, and despite some activity from Petecio late into the round, all the five judges had it for the Italian.

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Pacman prepares for unnamed opponent

Humahaba ang listahan ng mga boksingerong gustong makaharap si eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Kabi-kabila ang humahamon kay Pacquiao na itinuturing na legend sa mundo ng boksing.

Kabilang sa nais makaharap ang Pinoy boxing icon sina unified light welterweight champion Josh Taylor, dating two-division world champions Robert Guerrero at Marcos Maidana.

Wala pang tiyak kalian ang laban uli ni Pacman pero panay na ang kanyang pagpakondisyon na tila may pinaghahandaan.

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GAB chair seeks DOLE, DSWD help for pro-athletes

MANILA – Officials of Games and Amusement Board (GAB) have assured Pinoy boxers, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Muay Thai professional fighters, and their trainers that the Agency will look after their welfare and interest amid the threat and looming impact of COVID-19 or Wuhan Virus in the country.

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NDMC basketball club keeps title as PRISAA-Soccsksargen champions

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato - Notre Dame of Midsayap College (NDMC) basketball team, representing Cotabato province defeated STI-Koronadal, representing South Cotabato, in a dominant fashion, 95-53, in the championship match Sunday morning, February 23, 2020 at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center.

With that, “NDMC Rams” kept its position as the premier college basketball team in the whole Region 12.

The NDMC Rams, the provincial college team of now PBA Star and Philippine National Team player Marc Belo, have been keeping the title for five straight years.

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Iqbal declares 1st Palarong BARMMAA a success

UPI, Maguindanao - Minister Mohager Iqbal of the Bangsamoro Government's Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE) declared the region's 1st athletic event a success and said it was an addition to the Bangsamoro's list of milestones and achievements.

On Tuesday, January 21, Iqbal led the closing ceremony of the 1st annual Palarong Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletics Association (BARMMAA) at the Nuro Central Elementary School in Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao.

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No regional eliminations for Batang Pinoy in 2020

KIDAPAWAN CITY - After huge expenditures in the 30th South East Asian Games PH 2019 the the Philippines hosted in December, there will be no regional qualifying meet for Batang Pinoy due to lack of funds of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), a PSC officials today said. 

Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games will directly have finals and be staged at once at the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila and Philippine Sports Complex, Pasig City.

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Isabela City’s SEA Games medalist hailed

COTABATO CITY --- He was honored for having brought home fame and honor.

Who is he? Joel Villanueva Delos Reyes, who won a silver medal in a duathlon event in the recent South East Asian (SEA) Games.

He was lauded by local officials and honored with cash gifts from Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman of Isabela City in Basilan and the lone congressional representative in the island province, Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman during a big gathering this week.

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Pacquiao: "Out of nothing, God made me into something"

(I wrote this article many years ago and I decided to post this again as Manny Pacquiao, the Senator, the Greatest Boxer Ever and a Servant of God celebrates his 41st birthday, Dec. 17, 2019)

 

Popular American TV personality Katie Couric was very straightforward in asking Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao the question: “Do you plan to become President of your country?”

It was a question easily answerable by “Yes” or “No.”

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