CONRAD M. CARIÑO

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The Agricultural Training Institute is supporting the initiative of Rural Improvement Clubs to help get more women involved in agriculture and fisheries, believing that women have the capacity to initiate change in the countryside. “You [women] belong to the RIC to inspire, to help more women gain self-confidence and skills,…

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Before Christmas day last year, living legend Sugar Ray Leonard and Floyd Mayweather Jr., perhaps the best fighter of his era, had an exchange of words that set a bad example for both active and retired fighters. Leonard, a five-division world champion, recalled the time Mayweather called him the greatest…

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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), an agency under the Department of Agriculture, now has a new Executive Director in Baldwin Jallorina, a licensed agricultural engineer. His predecessor, Dionisio Alvindia (Scientist III), will concentrate on advancing his career as a scientist in the Philippines, and will continue…

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Conor McGregor is one of the wisest businessmen in the fight game. And that was clearly demonstrated when he hyped his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and pocketed $100 million despite losing via 10th round stoppage. Actually, McGregor can step into the ring anew and make up to $50…

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Researchers from the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine (CVSM) of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) have developed a technology that can provide an alternative method for detecting the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV). The method is more affordable, simple yet sensitive and more robust for surveillance and control of…

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It’s been about five years and two weeks since the day Manny Pacquiao got knocked out by archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, in what was their pivotal fourth showdown. After Pacquiao took a wicked right from Marquez who looked like he was losing, the Filipino boxing great lay…

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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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