Negrense players join this eekend’s PBA draft

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December 7, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co Four Negrense hopefuls will be participating in this weekend’s 2019 PBA Rookie Draft, which kicks off on Sunday, December 8, at Robinsons Place Manila. Three Bacolodnon players are expected for this weekend’s event, including former De La Salle University guard Kib Montalbo; former San Beda University point guard Jeramer Cabanag; and …

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Hallasgo wins the women’s marathon

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December 7, 2019
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Christine Hallasgo captured gold in the women’s marathon at the ongoing Southeast Asian Games yesterday at New Clark City in Capaz, Tarlac. The Bukidnon native clocked in with a time of 2:56:56 and beat 2017 gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal, who finished at 2:58:49. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa Panginoon kasi nakuha ko ng last one lap, …

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Gasataya promises cash incentives for medal winners

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December 7, 2019
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Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya pledged to distribute cash incentives for Bacolodnon athletes who earn medals at the ongoing Southeast Asian Games. The congressman said he will gather data on those who won medals after the games, which are scheduled to conclude on December 11. However, he has yet to confirm an amount. …

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Philippines beats Indonesia in women’s basketball

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December 7, 2019
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The Philippine national women’s basketball team scored a come-from-behind 63-56 win over Indonesia in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games last Thursday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Philippines leaned on the towering presence of Jack Animam, who was still wearing a protective mask after suffering an orbital fracture during …

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Vietnam boots the Philippines in women’s football

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December 7, 2019
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The Philippine women’s national football team, the Malditas, were booted from the Southeast Asian Games women’s football semifinals after losing 2-0 to Vietnam last Thursday at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna. After a scoreless first half, Vietnamese striker Thai Thi Thao scored in the 60th minute. Philippine forward Eva Madarag nearly found an equalizer …

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2019 SEA Games

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December 7, 2019
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Bago City boxer advances to the semifinals Negrense boxer Rogen Ladon advanced in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games boxing event, qualifying for the semifinals of the flyweight division after defeating Indonesian fighter Suguro Aldoms via majority decision last Thursday at the Philippine International Convention Center Forum in Manila. Ladon got to a slow start as …

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Thailand beats the Philippines in women’s volleyball

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December 7, 2019
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The Philippines women’s national volleyball team suffered a 25-16, 25-22, 34-32 straight-set loss to Thailand last Thursday in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The loss puts the host squad out of gold medal contention. “Kung matatalo ka nakakalungkot pero ‘yung pakiramdam namin na nakapag-perform kami ng napakaganda, especially …

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Ilonggo fighter vows to take home gold

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December 6, 2019
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  Ilonggo fighter Rene Catalan promised to win the Southeast Asian Games sambo event and gave himself a “99.9 percent” chance of taking home the gold medal. Sambo is a combat sport developed by the Soviet military. “I have to be ready because I’ll be carrying the Philippine flag,” he said. “I told myself there’s …

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2019 SEA Games

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December 6, 2019
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Philippines medals in skateboarding By Adrian Stewart Co Margielyn Didal and Daniel Ledermann secured gold medals for the Philippines yesterday in the Southeast Asian Games skateboarding competition at Sigtuna Hall in Tagaytay City with Didal winning the women’s street division and Ledermann sweeping the men’s event. Meanwhile, Samuel German and Princess Arbillon captured gold in …

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