CONRAD M. CARIÑO

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With most children of farmers choosing to go to the urban areas to seek work, a shortage in laborers to work in farms is getting more pronounced in some regions of the country. The choice of some farmers or businessmen is to give up farming or to mechanize. For Edgardo…

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One of the most prominent eras in the heavyweight division was when the late Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, and George Foreman decked it out along with a number of ferocious contenders. The three fighters were different in many aspects, with Ali being the technical boxer who had a deadly…

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Conor McGregor squaring off against Paulie Malignaggi, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming out of retirement to fight Gennady Golovkin? Why not? In the past week or two, there have been rumors of those two fights possibly materializing, although not much noise has been made yet. But then, McGregor-Mayweather started off…

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While news that mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Jones failed another drug test spread like wildfire, the case of top heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz also failing another drug test looks like a footnote in the boxing scene. Up to now. Ortiz (27-0 with 23 knockouts) was supposed to meet…

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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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