POLICE officials advised the public not to wear expensive jewelry or bring gadgets when going to church or mall during the holidays to avoid attracting the attention of robbers.
MANILA —Veteran Eduardo Buenavista and Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal emerged as the “King and Queen” of the 37th Milo National Marathon Finals on Sunday at the Mall of Asia (MOA) ground in Pasay City.
SAN Roque Rehab (SRR) and Avengers opened their campaigns on a strong note in the men’s open division of the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup on the Aboitiz Field.
SRR easily disposed of Magone, 5-1, while the Avengers needed a late push to walk away with a slim 1-0 win over CAFC.
THERE may be no men’s football team in the Southeast Asian Games but that doesn’t mean Philippine football isn’t represented in Myanmar.
Tomorrow, the women’s team, led by Coach Ernie Nierras of the Stallion, will be taking on the dangerous Myanmar side for their first game in Group B and saying the Malditas team will be in a tough campaign would be an understatement.
THE long and winding road to glory begins today for the Southern Island champions Southwestern University Cobras as they open their campaign in the 2013 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Round of 4 at the Ateneo Blue Eagles Gym today.
PHOENIX FC is off to a hot start in the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup after going unbeaten in the opening day of the biggest annual football tournament in Cebu City yesterday at the Aboitiz Field.
Both its squads in the Under-11 and Under-13 divisions clinched victories in their first match of the tournament. Phoenix FC convincingly beat Paref-Springdale, 3-0, in the Under-11 category and edged out Tabor Hill FC, 2-1.
AFTER missing out in the past two years, the Punta Princesa Elementary School baseball team is finally back in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association.
And as a bonus, the team of coach Jordan Bacarisas will be playing in front of their home fans as they face Central Visayas’ best baseball players in a bid to make it to the Palarong Pambansa next year.
THE Southwestern University’s teams went undefeated in the elimination round of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. beach volleyball competition at their own court.
The boys team defeated the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 21-19, 21-16, and Cebu Institute of Technology University (CIT-U) Wildcats, 21-8, 21-10.
No. 24 is here! Kobe Bean Bryant returns today.
On his heels, he’ll be wearing Nike’s latest footwear, “Kobe 9.” Like the man called “Black Mamba,” it’s color black stitched with plenty of neon orange and yellow.
BAGUIO CITY—As always, every tournament that you’ve been part of will teach you a lesson or two.
I’ve had a lot in the just-ended 43rd Fil-Am Golf Invitational just too many to mention here.
BACK in law school, a basic legal tenet hammered time and again ad nauseam in Taxation was that “taxes are the lifeblood of the nation.” Taxation is the rule and exemption is the exception.
When the Bar Exams came, I recall invoking it and citing jurisprudence in my answer to almost every question--with much trepidation though as I feared pissing off the examiner of that subject.
DEFENDING champions Sacred Heart-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles will play the tough University of San Carlos Baby Warriors in the Cebu City Leg of the 2013 NBTC-SeaOil Elite League at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Coliseum in Basak Campus at 4 p.m. game.
Meanwhile, the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers will also try to score their second win as they play the underrated Abellana National School at 2:30 p.m., while host team USJ-R Baby Jaguars will try to rebound as they play the Don Bosco Technological Center Greywolves in the opening game at 1 p.m.
HONORIO Banario failed to redeem himself in front of a hometown crowd after another knockout loss to ONE FC featherweight champion Koji Oishi last Friday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City in the main event of ONE FC – Moment of Truth.
CEBUANO chess Grand Master Joseph Sanchez stands strong in the ongoing 34 Trofeo E. Crespi Magistrale in Milan, Italy.
Sanchez, who was ranked No.2 at the start of the tournament, currently shares the second to the fifth places after scoring 5.0 points after 7-Rounds.
JERSON Mancio’s third trip to Japan wasn’t his charm as he was stopped by 20-year-old Japanese phenomenon Naoya Inoue last Friday night at the Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Naoya, a former amateur standout, stopped the 26-year-old Mancio in the 2:51 mark of the fourth.
MORE than P400,000 was raised as the Cebu City Government Inter-department Sports fest 2013 opened yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
According to Cebu City Sports Commission executive director Mark Aliño this year’s sportsfest, with the theme of “Facing together the challenges through wellness for better public service,” required the employees to contribute P100 each for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda that hit the northern part of Cebu as well as Samar and Leyte.
AFTER a couple of natural disasters that hit the Visayas pushed back its opening, the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup finally kicks off this weekend at the Aboitiz Football pitch.
A total of 155 teams are competing in 14 divisions in Cebu’s biggest annual football tournament.
I MAY BE biased, but for me, one of the best bunch of national athletes was that 2010 Philippine men’s national team that played in the Suzuki Cup. Before the tournament, they got the same amount of compensation as the attention given them, which was next to nothing.
BAGUIO CITY— The 43rd Fil-Am Invitational Golf Championship will end today and the 1,000 or so participants will go home with a wealth of memories once more, mostly fond—as always.
It’s been that way since this event had its baptism of fire in 1949.
AFTER getting postponed due to the recent super typhoon, the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation (Cesafi) beach volley tournament will finally kick-off this morning at the Southwestern University (SWU) beach volleyball sand court.
MORE than 1,000 runners are expected to join the Alphan’s Run II, the run for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda set on Dec. 15, at the Ayala Terraces.
THE initial talks are done, and the alumni basketball associations in Cebu will be looking forward to a more exciting inter-alumni basketball tournament set next month.
Representatives from different alumni basketball associations met yesterday to talk about the possibility of pitting their teams against those from other alumni organizations.
DUE to some technical problems, the cash-rich 1st Mayor Democrito "Aljun" Diamante Inter-Town and Cities Chess Team Tournament was rescheduled to Dec. 28 and 29 from Dec. 21 and 22 in Tuburan Town Plaza in Tuburan, Cebu.
Tournament organizer and chief arbiter FA Marvin Ruelan told Sun.Star Cebu they have decided to move the tournament a week later due to the inability of the tournament sponsor, Mayor Diamante, who is expected to award the winners.
MANILA — Amid the legal woe over Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s supposed unpaid taxes, one of the boxing icon’s colleagues in Congress has proposed a law granting a lifetime tax exemption on Pacquiao.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) had earlier issued a warrant of garnishment on Pacquiao’s bank accounts for the boxer’s alleged failure to pay taxes worth P2.2 billion in 2008 and 2009.
HONORIO Banario seeks redemption tonight as he faces off again with Japanese veteran Koji Oishi in a rematch for the One FC featherweight crown in the main event of One FC – “Moment of Truth” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
MOST of the sports news this past week has been about chess and boxing.
In a match that was viewed by over 200 million live and online daily, Magnus Carlsen easily overwhelmed the reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand in Chennai.
MANILA—Rain or Shine seeks to take solo ownership of the second spot in the 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup overall ranking when it faces San Mig Coffee at 8 p.m. in the main game of tonight’s double header at the Araneta Coliseum.
Meanwhile, the Meralco Bolts and Globalport tangle in the opening game at 5:45 p.m.
THE Billiards Congress of America ranked Filipino Carlo Biado No.2 player around thw world.
With only few days left before the turn of another year, BCA, America’s billiard regulating body, gave Biado, the 2012 Sun.Star Superbalita 9-Ball Challenge Champion, scored a total of 405 points, 95 points behind the No.1 player Shane Van Boening of the USA.
THE Four Central Squares Chess Club will host two separate tournaments this month.
Four Central Squares, an affiliate club of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines will once again hold an NCFP-rated tournaments – the 2nd and 3rd Strike Open Chess Tournament on separate dates at the Robinson’s Fuente and Robinson’s Cybergate Event Center.
HOW do you remind a team the motivation for playing?
Make them write an essay.