CONRAD M. CARIÑO

CONRAD M. CARIÑO

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The other weekend, Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas successfully made the first defense of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight (115 pounds) championship after his opponent Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico quit at the start of the eighth round from a shoulder injury. Ancajas (25-1-1 with 17 knockouts) put up…

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Of the many segments in the vehicle market today, it is the sub-compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is continuously evolving. And that is good for car buyers. Also called the crossover segment, the sub-compact SUV segment is filled with entrants that are hard to tell from the other, because…

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When I heard Manny Pacquiao would possibly be fighting Jeff Horn, I did not mind writing a column about it. I mean, who has Horn fought so far except no-name opponents who like him have not seen action in the international arena? Also, Pacquiao squaring off with mixed martial arts…

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On July 30 last year, the bout between then World Boxing Association featherweight (126 pounds) champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1 with 18 knockouts) of Mexico and Carl Frampton (23-0 with 14 KOs) of Northern Ireland, then the WBA and International Boxing Federation super bantamweight (122 pounds) champion, turned out to…

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If you want to end up getting mauled or killed in Mexico, just shout out loud any invective against Julio Cesar Chavez, who is revered in his country almost the same way Filipinos treasure Manny Pacquiao. But if you shout invectives about the son of Chavez, Julio Cesar Jr., in…

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When it comes to mid-sized SUVs in the Philippines, the contender of Chevrolet is no other than the Trailblazer, which is a pick-up based brute that has a 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine that packs a whopping 500 Newton-meter of torque, the leader in its class. But in the United States,…

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Philippines has been recognized as the “Most Outstanding Country” by the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI), primarily due to the research and development (R&D) and extension efforts of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) in cassava production. AFACI recognized the Philippines for its remarkable contribution…

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Boxing fans better not miss this fight! I am talking about the clash on March 4 between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, who are both undefeated and mean hitters. The 28-year old Thurman (27-0 with 22 knockouts) has held the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight (147 pounds) title since July…

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The upcoming bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko has gotten the boxing world somehow excited, even if the Ukrainian fighter is coming off a defeat by Tyson Fury in October 2015. I actually expected much from the Klitschko-Fury fight from punches landed and furious exchanges. But the fight was…

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In my last column for 2015, I discussed a wish list for the succeeding year of which only two – the clash between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev taking place and Floyd Mayweather Jr. staying retired – coming to fruition in 2016. The rest, like Manny Pacquiao winning his last…

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