560 Pinoys to compete in Hanoi SEAG

A total of 560 athletes may make up the Philippine team that will compete in this year’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi. Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino said the athletes would compete in 520 events in 38 sports


Marañon, Kouame near naturalization

The House of Representatives unanimously approved separate bills filed for the naturalization of two foreign players, who could bolster the Philippine men’s football and basketball teams in the near future. The House on Tuesday approved the grant of Filipino citizenship


Djokovic wary of Karatsev

Novak Djokovic has won eight Australian Open titles but will step into unknown territory today when he faces a Russian qualifier “with nothing to lose” in the first men’s semi-final. The world number one, who has been hampered by an


Nadal closes on Slams record

Rafael Nadal outclassed Fabio Fognini to close in on the all-time Grand Slam titles record on yesterday as Ashleigh Barty ramped up hopes of becoming the Australian Open’s first home winner in 43 years. Nadal said his lower-back stiffness was


Cainglet WNBL Draft top pick

Fille Claudine Cainglet was named the first overall pick of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Draft. Incoming squad Glutagence took the 32-year-old guard to headline the team following the draft proceedings that took place online on Saturday night. Cainglet’s


PH to host FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers anew

The Philippines is once again a bubble host for the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers (ACQ). FIBA executive director for Asia, Hagop Khajirian, announced in a letter sent to various national federations, including the Samahang Basketbol ng


Osaka, Williams survive in Australian Open

US Open champion Dominic Thiem became the first major men’s casualty of the Australian Open yesterday, as Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams survived scares to reach the quarter-finals. A fatigued-looking Thiem, coming off a five-set win over Australia’s Nick Kyrgios,


FIBA ACQ Doha bubble cancelled

The Qatar Basketball Federation (QBF) has decided to cancel its supposed bubble hosting of the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers (ACQ). Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio confirmed the development yesterday. “The SBP is saddened by


Do better, activists slam Mori’s successor choice

Equality activists called for more radical reform by Tokyo Olympics organizers yesterday, as Games chiefs prepared to replace one octogenarian male president with another after a sexism row. Saburo Kawabuchi, 84, is expected to take over as head of the

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Laborer hacked to death

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A laborer was hacked to death by his colleague after a brief altercation at about 12:15 a.m. yesterday in Brgy. Cabug, Bacolod City. The victim was identified by Station 9 commander, P/Lt. Lanie Deriada, as

Sea trips resume

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The operations of fastcraft and roll-on, roll off vessels resumed yesterday in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, and Cebu after Tropical Storm Auring weakened into a tropical depression. The tropical clone and wind signal (TWCS) was also

‘CCTVs still functional’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Most of the 39 closed circuit television cameras in strategic locations in Bacolod are still functional, city executive assistant Joemarie Vargas said yesterday. Vargas, who is the cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction

DILG junks resumption of peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday that it will vigorously pursue localized peace engagements, rather than support any move to resume the failed peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New

NegOr farmers trained on cocoa production

The Department of Agriculture in Negros Oriental provided local farmers with the latest technology on the growing of cacao to steer them towards generating high income. In support of the Plant, Plant, Plant Program (4Ps), the DA provided cacao farmers

Duterte: No vaccine rollout, no MGCQ

President Rodrigo Duterte has refused to place the entire Philippines under the least restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until after the government kicks off its vaccination drive, Malacañang said last night. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President’s preference