NEW YORK – Canelo Alvarez threw a Garden party Saturday night. Coming off his close decision against Gennady Golovkin three months ago to take the WBA and WBC middleweight titles, Alvarez could hear chants of “Canelo! Canelo!” long before he entered the Madison Square Garden ring for the first time. “That was the plan in the gym, to hit the body and then move up, and that’s the result,” Alvarez said through an interpreter. If this was a one-off at 168 pounds, it was quite a show in his debut at Madison Square Garden.
Foreman’s record was 17-3, with 12 KOs, after turning 40. He registered a record of 18-7, with 9 KOs, after turning 40 and wound up with an overall slate of 103-16, with 70 KOs. Larry Holmes posted a record of 21-3, with 10 KOs, after turning 40 and retired at 52 in 2002. Time management is what he applies in juggling his responsibilities in the Senate and as a world boxing champion. As he celebrates his 40th birthday today, Pacquiao is the oldest active world champion and looking forward to more productive years in making a positive impact on humanity.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Gerald Anderson returned to General Santos City amidst the warm welcome from the local folks here as the celebrity baller played solid in helping the Marikina Shoemasters to a 76-62 win over the Mandaluyong El Tigre in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Lagao Gymnasium here. Anderson, who hails from Doña Soledad, played in the Tuna Capital of the Philippines for the first time and came up with a solid effort, scoring nine points, pulling down six rebounds and hitting a three-point shot right before the end of the match, a fitting way to close the Shoemasters’ first back-to-back victories in the fastest growing regional amateur basketball league put up by Sen.Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. With the win, the Shoemasters improved their win-loss record to 6-10, climbing into a tie for 10th to 11th spots in the southern division with Zamboanga. Marikina was led by JR Ng Sang, who went a rebound short of a double-double performance.
1 draft selection by Columbian Dyip in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at Robinsons Place Manila last night. 4, but the Road Warriors landed the former La Salle forward just the same at No. With the bright move, the Road Warriors have become younger, fresher at point guard and forward spots. Desiderio is likely to get playing minutes right away as the Road Warriors are still waiting for the return of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. The rest of the draft hopefuls came in their Sunday best in the first PBA draft under league commissioner Willie Marcial.
The 24-year-old Fronda, an Olympiad veteran and former UAAP athlete of the year, had 3.5 points at 11th in a seven-player logjam that included Woman Grandmaster Nguyen Thi Thanh An of Vietnam, her seventh-round foe. It was the third straight win for Fronda, who bested New Zealand’s Wang Ying and countrywoman Christy Lamiel Bernales in the previous two rounds, after starting the tournament with just half a point to show after three rounds. Fronda overtook the 17-year-old Doroy as the highest scoring Phl bet in the division so far after the latter lost to WIM Gu Tianlu of China. The loss dropped Doroy from joint 10th to a six-chesser tie at 18th with three points. In the men’s division, GMs John Paul Gomez and Joey Antonio, IM Ricky de Guzman and FM Mari Joseph Turqueza were the highest Filipino scorers with three points apiece.
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao moved his camp from Manila to General Santos City with very little left to lose in terms of excess pounds. His strength coach, Justin Fortune, has assured that weight, as usual, won’t be a problem for Pacquiao. “There’s never a problem with his weight,” Fortune told The STAR. Pacquiao has resumed sparring in General Santos City after weeks of training in Manila on top of playing basketball. Fortune said Pacquiao will have no problem making weight for this fight that he can tip the scales with a Big Mac in his hand.
Another gold-medal bet in the SEA Games, Morte topped the 65kg category at the expense of fellow Go For Gold grappler Jonathan Maquilan in a thrilling all-Filipino finale. “This is a good result for the wrestling team and I believe with continued support, they can bring us gold medals in the coming SEA Games,” said Go For Gold godfather Jeremy Go. “It’s too early to tell if we are ready for the SEA Games. Go For Gold is also supporting the SEAG preparation of the national teams in triathlon, sepak takraw, cycling, dragonboat and skateboarding, among others. “We have already identified the athletes whom we should focus on for them to deliver a gold medal,” said Hualda.
When push comes to shove, embattled Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno showed he is no pushover. The designated hitters led by House majority leader Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya and House minority leader Quezon Province Rep. Danilo Suarez ganged up on Diokno. Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez and Education Secretary Leonor Briones individually wrote a letter to President Duterte to vouch for Diokno. I doubt if you can say the same of those who want me to resign,” Diokno riposted to his House bashers. It ain’t no joke coming from DiokNo.
Last month’s net inflow reversed the $440.3 million and $67.83 million net outflows booked in September and October. Foreign portfolio investments are also called hot or speculative money because of its flighty nature. The BSP data showed hot money inflows soared by 80.5 percent to $2.04 billion in November from $1.13 billion in the same month last year. The central bank said transactions in PSE-listed securities yielded net inflows of $332 million in November, while that of peso government securities booked higher net inflows amounting to $510 million. Foreign portfolio investments inflow was steady at $14.45 billion in the first 11 months, while outflows declined by 11.2 percent to $13.53 billion from $15.23 billion.
December 16, 2018 15:56 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — It’s Alaska whose back is against the wall entering Game 6 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Wednesday but Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said yesterday he’s treating the potential clincher as a do-or-die battle for the Hotshots. The Hotshots won Game 1, 100-84, and Game 2, 77-71 but the Aces roared back to even the count by thrashing Magnolia in Game 3, 100-71 and Game 4, 90-76. Lee, named Best Player of the Conference before Game 4, hadn’t been particularly impactful in the series until he buried the winning shot. Victolero, chasing his first PBA crown like Alaska coach Alex Compton, said it was God’s will that Lee converted. “It’s like we’re up 1-0 in a best-of-three but I’m treating Game 6 like a do-or-die,” he said.
December 16, 2018 15:56 UTC
DBP lends P1.6 B to CamSur projects 121 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Lee C. ChipongianState-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) released P1.6 billion worth of loans to Camarines Sur for infrastructure, public facilities and social services projects. “These projects have helped boost the local economy and generate jobs by energizing the tourism sector in the province,” said Borromeo. The local economy is dependent on agriculture, fishery, and tourism. “This is the first loan dealing of DBP with the municipality, which is considered as the summer capital of Camarines Sur,” said Borromeo.
December 16, 2018 13:52 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Makabayan senatorial bet Neri Colmenares tags as “unfair” efforts of people to associate him with a distant relative who was caught with illegal drugs in Cebu City. ADVERTISEMENTHe was referring to a certain Teri Colmenares, who was arrested for selling party drugs and high-grade marijuana, to malign him comes as “unfair.”He admitted, though, that there was a possibility of her being a distant relative. “As with many Filipinos who do not know their larger extended families, I do not know Teri Colmenares personally, although I suspect she is a distant relative as she hails from the Visayas,” he said. The drug suspect was arrested on Saturday after it was believed that the drugs she was selling were used in date-rape cases. Teri Colmenares was a former beauty queen who participated in the 2018 Binibining Cebu pageant.
December 16, 2018 12:11 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang Palace is investigating an incident that took place on Saturday during the turnover of historic church bells in Balangiga in Easter Samar, in which a presidential staff member allegedly asked priests and bishops to leave the town plaza before the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte. “If it indeed happened, then the same is not authorized and such unethical conduct can not be sanctioned by [the President]. Panelo said that Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, and Archbishop Romulo Valles, the CBCP president among others, sat in the front row. They even exchanged pleasantries with the President, Panelo said. “He [Duterte] likewise acknowledged their presence in his brief remarks,” he added.
December 16, 2018 11:48 UTC
Customs bureau’s Port of Cebu exceeds 2018 revenue target 149 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Raymund AntonioBefore the year ends, the government’s second biggest revenue-generating agency has announced that its collection district in Cebu was able to exceed its 2018 revenue target. According to the Bureau of Customs, the Port of Cebu collected P26.761 billion as against its P24.902-billion revenue goal as of November. Cruz set her sight to also surpass the December target even as her port already exceeded the 2018 target by P370.78 million as of Dec. 12. Cruz said the subports of Mactan and Dumaguete were the major contributors to the Cebu port’s positive revenue performance in 2018.
December 16, 2018 11:37 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — A police officer who has been absent without leave for three years was shot dead Sunday afternoon at Barangay Paang Bundok in Quezon City. The La Loma Police Station identified the victim as Arthur Cordero, a resident of 1487 Quirino St., Tondo, Manila. ADVERTISEMENTAuthorities noted that Cordero, a rank of police officer 2, has AWOL from the Manila Police District since 2015. The back rider pulled out a still unknown firearm and fired several times at Cordero, who was then standing in front of a lechon store. The suspects shot Cordero in “different parts of his body more particularly on his head causing his instantaneous death.”/atmRead Next
December 16, 2018 10:52 UTC