CONRAD M. CARIÑO

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Because I was too busy over the weekend, I failed to follow through live streaming over social media the supposed marquee fight between Vasil Lomachenko of Ukraine and Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba. Well, good thing I never devoted a single minute following the fight, because that would have been a…

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) held a one-day training for more than 2,800 farmers, agricultural extension workers, students and other stakeholders early this week, with the aim of helping the yield per hectare of the country’s rice farms that is currently pegged at 4 to 5 metric tons per…

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Perhaps some Filipino boxing fans will simply look at Miguel Cotto as one of the top boxers who lost to Manny Pacquiao via 12th round stoppage in November 2009. But to Puerto Rican fight fans, Cotto (41-6 with 33 knockouts) is a boxing icon alongside compatriots Felix Trinidad, Wilfredo Gomez,…

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I can still remember the circus surrounding the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor gigafight from the time it was merely an idea that created so much noise in social media, to the actual bout itself where the American stopped his opponent in the 10 round. When the dust settled, it was…

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In 2013, Veterinarian Leonilo Dela Cruz founded the Golden Beans and Grains Producers Cooperative that consolidated lands of its farmers-members and eventually ventured into producing soybean-based products. Today, Golden Beans can boast of being one of the top cooperatives when it comes to processing soybean, and its success story started…

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The use of a web-based geographic information system (GIS) can greatly help concerned government agencies in agriculture to map out their development programs, projects and strategies, according to the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech). PhilMech, an agency under the Department of Agriculture (DA), is developing a web-based…

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What do Mark Magsayo, Jack Tepora and Jerwin Ancajas have in common? Besides having the potential to be the next Manny Pacquiao or Nonito Donaire Jr., these three outstanding Filipino boxers, and perhaps more who are just waiting to be recognized, them have a big chance of bringing home the…

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The cacao industry in Mindanao is aiming to become the country’s top producer of quality cacao products that can be exported to other countries, with the effort being spearheaded by the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao (CIDAMi) In a presentation made during the recent Asean Agricultural Summit 2017, Dante…

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Partnering with foreign agencies will help the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) develop the country’s carabao industry, the head of the agency Arnel del Barrio, said in a recent international conference in Munoz, Nueva Ecija. During the International Conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development (CBED) held at the PCC National Headquarters on…

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A few weeks back, mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor said he would like to see a boxer get into the octagon, which made me start to think of possible names from boxing who can excel in MMA. From what I have observed since its infancy years, the best MMA…

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