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Schedule of Team Philippines in London Olympics 2012

Schedule of Team Philippines in London Olympics 2012

Announcements, Corporate, Features, News, Sports
Do you want to cheer for the members of Team Philippines who are currently competing in the 2012 London Olympics? The Philippines' London Olympics 2012 contingent may be the leanest the country has ever fielded since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics but these fine Filipino Olympians are talented and they have the heart and they deserve our full support and prayers, don't they? :) The London Olympics 2012 Philippines athletic contingent a.k.a. Team Philippines will surely make all of us proud as they compete for God, country and glory in 9 out of the 26 sporting events in this year’s Games. Here's the list of our 11 Olympians: Mark Anthony Barriga (boxing-49kg) Marestella Torres (track-long jump) Rene Herrera (track-5000M) Jasmine Alkhaldi (swimming-100m freestyle) Jessie Khing Lacuna...

David Beckham, LA Galaxy in Manila Philippines

Announcements, Entertainment, Events, Features, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Sports
David Beckham in Manila, Philippines! Be still my heart! Twitter, Facebook, news websites and other social networking sites were abuzz with the news of the upcoming arrival of British football superstar David Beckham and the rest of his team Los Angeles Galaxy or LA Galaxy in the Philippines come December 3, 2011. David Beckham and LA Galaxy will be in Manila for a friendly match against the Philippine national football team Azkals. The news of David Beckham in Philippines was made by Azkals team coordinator Ace Bright via Twitter Saturday night. "LA Galaxy and Azkals, dec 4 rizal stadium :)," Bright wrote. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I absolutely want to watch this and of course, meet David Beckham! No, make that THE GREAT David Beckham! If this Filipino blogger does get to meet h...
Surigao del Norte to hold Lubi Lubi Dance Festival 2011 and skimboarding cup

Surigao del Norte to hold Lubi Lubi Dance Festival 2011 and skimboarding cup

Arts, Culture, Events, Festivals, Fiesta, Government, Mindanaoan Update, Sports, Surigao, Surigao del Norte
Following the successful Bonok Bonok Festival 2011, here's another event in Surigao that you guys might want to watch out for. The Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte and Bacuag Mayor Sheila Mae O. Cebedo, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and other government agencies, are holding the 2nd Lubi Lubi Dance Festival 2011. The 2011 Lubi Lubi Dance Festival will be held on October 7, 2011 at Bacuag, Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Meanwhile, from October 5 to 7, 2011, there will also be a skimboarding competition in Bacuag. The 5th National Skim Boarding Competition will be held at Z-Bay Wall, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte. Check out the event posters below:

Boxing coach Freddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is broke

Commentary, General Santos City, Headline, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, News, Opinion, Personalities, Politics, Sarangani, Society, SoSCksargen, Sports, Weird
Freddie Roach, the longtime coach of Filipino boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, shocked a lot of people when he allegedly said downright that the world boxing champion is broke. Yup, as in broke, wala nay kuwarta, no more money, wala nang pera. Freddie Roach's statement baffled a lot of people and not a few expressed their doubts. After all, didn't Manny Pacquiao just buy a multi-million mansion at Forbes Park? Doesn't he give millions away in his GMA 7 show "Manny Many Prizes"? Doesn't he and wife Jinkee Pacquiao have a lot of businesses not only in General Santos City, Sarangani, Davao City but even in Manila as well? Is it really possible that Manny Pacquiao, whose latest guaranteed purse from the bout with Shane Mosley last May 2011 was a staggering US 20 Million, i...

Sexy Neil Etheridge photos for Folded and Hung

Consumer, Fashion, Features, Gifts, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Society, Sports, Style
Great. Thanks to Folded and Hung, the images in my mind of Philippine National Football Team Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge will no longer be the same. LOL. Twenty year old Neil Etheridge, that 6'3" handsome goalkeeper of the Azkals, is the newest endorser of Folded and Hung. Neil Etheridge, who has a Briton for a father (Martin) and a Filipina from Tarlac for a mother (Merlinda), is also a goalkeeper in Fulham, England. Just a little over a month ago, I had the chance to witness firsthand the super exciting and super charged Azkals versus Sri Lanka game at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. You can read my blog posts and view the photos I took HERE and HERE. This is the Neil Etheridge I watched that day: He cried after the game: (he dedicated the game to his ...
Photos: Philippine football team Azkals vs Sri Lanka Brave Reds (PART 2)

Photos: Philippine football team Azkals vs Sri Lanka Brave Reds (PART 2)

Blogging, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Photos, Sports
Here's part two of the photos I took during the Azkals (Philippine football team) versus Sri Lanka Brave Reds game last July 3, 2011 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila, Philippines. If you want to take a peek of the photos included in Part 1, please visit this link. I was indeed one of the very lucky ones that day who got to watch the Azkals clobber Sri Lanka 4 - 0! Although it rained for several minutes, it still did not dampen everyone's spirits. All of the Azkals fans (including me, of course! :D) screamed their lungs out, participated in the "crowd wave," and had so much fun posing for the photographers who wanted to take photos of our happy, cheery faces :D By the way, I just learned that I was on TV that day haha :D Apparently, I was seated at the area where most ...

PUMA Socials at Ayala Center Cebu

Announcements, Cebu City, Consumer, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Sports, Style
Good news to my friends in Cebu City! PUMA, one of the world’s leading ‘sportlifestyle’ companies, has a fun event in Cebu City today, April 30, 2011 and tomorrow, May 1, 2011! PUMA Social is a new campaign that brings together after-hours athletes --- just like YOU! ;) Do you love foosball? Are you a master at darts? Can you do those smash serves in pingpong? Do you manage to come up with a lot of strikes in bowling? And can you do either of these with a beer in one hand? If yes, then you're the ideal PUMA Social athlete! PUMA Philippines marketing head Teresa Liwanag put it this way: "PUMA Social is a global campaign that celebrates the after-hours athlete – those unsung heroes of the night who, after work or any undertaking takes time to relax, grab a pingpong paddle, dart pin or bow...

Pacquiao vs Margarito fight on November 13, 2010

Bisaya, Blogging, Events, General Santos City, Headline, Mindanaoan Artists, News, Personalities, Sarangani, SoSCksargen, Sports
Fellow Mindanaoan, Sarangani Congressman and the world's best pound-for-pound boxer, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, is set to face Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito on November 13, 2010 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the World Light Middleweight Championship belt. As expected, this will be another day when Filipinos all around the world will root for our very own Pacman. I bet all Mindanaoans will again feel so proud of Manny Pacquiao, who was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon but who has lived in both General Santos City and Sarangani for several years. For sure, this Pacquiao vs Margarito boxing bout will be another blockbuster! I must admit, I have a few reservations about this Pacquio versus Margarito fight. (more…)

Surigao: Siargao International Surfing Cup on

Announcements, Events, Mindanaoan Update, News, Sports, Surigao, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Tourism
Despite the alleged pull-out of Billabong as sponsor, the Siargao International Surfing Competition is still a go. The said surfing cup, Siargao, Surigao del Norte's biggest annual event, will start on September 24, 2010 at Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao, Mindanao. The Siargao International Surfing Cup will take place for 6 days and will reportedly see the participation of at least 32 international surfers. There will also be 12 Pinoy surfers who will join the said international surfing competition. Siargao is, as we all know, largely considered as the surfing capital of the Philippines. Philippine Surfing Federation Secretary General Zeny Pallugna said that the competition will follow the invitational format. “This invitational format, along with the allure of the wave at C...

NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant in Mindanao

Advocacy, Commentary, Events, General Santos City, Humor, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Sarangani, SoSCksargen, South Cotabato, Sports
NBA MVP and Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is coming back to Manila! Nike has made an official announcement that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will be in Manila, Philippines on July 21, 2009 (this actually falls on a Tuesday so I'm guessing there will be many students who will cut classes so that they can keep up with the Kobe Bryant in Manila schedule). Kobe's much-awaited Asia Tour 2009 will kick off in Manila then the LA Lakers player will be off to Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Cheng Du. During this Asia Tour, Kobe Bryant will also promote the new Nike Dream Season sneakers exclusively released for Asia. I'm sure Kobe will be a busy bee while he's here in the Philippines. Actually, by the time he comes over, he has most probably finished filming a Nike comm...

Mindanao pride Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant in Nike commercial

Announcements, Corporate, General Santos City, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Sarangani, Society, SoSCksargen, South Cotabato, Sports, Videos
Mindanaoan Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will again star in a major Nike commercial --- but this time, he will be joined by two other sports giants - NBA star Kobe Bryant and golf sensation Tiger Woods. I may be wrong...but I think that while this isn't Pacquiao's first time to do a Nike commercial, this is the first time that he will film a commercial with Woods and Bryant. As expected, this will be one very explosive commercial...one that Pinoys, most especially Mindanaoans, will look forward to. This much-awaited Nike commercial featuring Manny Pacquiao, Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods will reportedly be shot in Los Angeles on July 8, 2009. Meanwhile, check out this cool Nike superstars commercial featuring Pacman, Kobe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Maria Sharapova and others: (this one's for Nike...

Senate commends Mindanaoan junior tennis champ Francis “Nino” Belderol Alcantara

Arts, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, News, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Sports
The Philippine Senate recently formally commended Mindanaoan Francis Casey "Niño" Alcantara, the first Filipino Australian Open champ, via a resolution. Just this week, the senators unanimously adopted Senate Resolution Number 860 authored by Senator Pia Cayetano commending the country's newest sports phenomenon. Alcantara recently nabbed the Junior Boys Doubles crown of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Alcantara played alongside partner Cheng-Peng Hsiehtoi of Taiwan. Alcantara, 17 years old, is a student of Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan University) in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. The son of a Bukidnon native (his mother Sarah is from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Mindanao), this young Mindanaoan is the very first Filipino to win a "Grand Slam" tennis tournament. * Nin...

Pacman’s win should not mask true state of RP sports

Mindanaoan Update, Opinion, Personal, Personalities, Sports
I absolutely agree with Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero's statement that Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's win over Oscar "Golden Boy" De La Hoya recently should not mask the real, true state of Philippine sports. While we're all happy and proud of Pacquiao's win in the recently concluded "Dream Match," (congratulations, Manny!) we should not forget that there's still so much to be done in order to really make the Filipino truly excel in different sporting fronts (and not just in boxing). It's true that Pacquiao, a certified Mindanaoan by the way (he was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon and grew up in General Santos City, Mindanao), is a genuine sports hero not only among Filipinos but among boxing aficionados all over the world. What he displayed last weekend was exemplary sportsmanship, skill and ded...