CONRAD M. CARIÑO

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The recent fight of Nonito Donaire Jr. against Ruben Garcia Hernandez almost went unnoticed among fight fans, as if it was never meant to be hyped up as the Filipino’s way of demonstrating that he still has what it takes to win another world championship. Donaire (38-4 with 24 knockouts)…

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Of the many divisions in boxing, perhaps the cruiserweight division can be considered the least prominent. Or even maligned. Some boxing experts still consider the cruiserweight division, with a limit of 200 pounds, as a “revolving door” because top boxers in the division eventually aspire to fight at heavyweight, supposedly…

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Taiwanese companies specializing in aquaculture technology using fish cages will prospect for partners in the Philippines who can market their technology or partner with them in fish production. Philip Huang, deputy executive director of the Master Development Department of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, told The Manila Times that…

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No, I am not suggesting a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight between Conor McGregor and Jon Jones unless the Irish fighter decides to climb to light heavyweight and the American didn’t get suspended over his recent failed drug test. But it is worth reflecting on the future fortunes of these…

Conrad M. Cariño

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I followed the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady “GGG” Golovkin superbout over the weekend via livestream and videos that were immediately available after the fight, and my take is Golovkin deserved at least a close decision win. While Alvarez has his moments and proved a hard nut to crack, Golovkin was more in…

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AWD, FWD, RWD, 4WD, full-time 4WD. So what do all those acronyms really mean? Knowing what type of drive system a vehicle is can allow a motorist to drive safely (and even faster) when taking those turns and straightaways. But with car makers following their own “acronyming” can sometimes confuse…

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The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) sees native corn’s continued cultivation in the Philippines despite the growing popularity of higher-yielding hybrid varieties. BAR, an agency under the Department of Agriculture, is cooperating with the Institute of Plant Breeding of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (IPB-UPLB) and DA regional…

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The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) sees cutflower cultivation as profitable venture that entrepreneurs and farmers can undertake. Also, cutflower production can be a stress-relieving activity. “It [flower arrangement] is truly a form of stress reliever. We can do it both as leisure and business,” 64-year-old Zenaida Bugaring of Quezon City…

Conrad M. Cariño

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While I stated in my column last week that the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight would be hard to predict, some possible outcomes can still be hypothesized. The problems in predicting the bout is both fighters do not have a common opponent, which is very rare, because Alvarez…

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Prior to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight, many friends asked me how the fight would unfold, and my answer would usually be “Floyd but Conor has the chance for an upset than many people may think.” And we all know now how the fight unfolded. But ask me who…

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