PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY

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DAVAO CITY: The Elorde International Productions is staging a double championship fight in the World Boxing Council Asian Boxing Council (WBC ABCO) on October 1 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City. Promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde said the main event would feature two former WBC Asian Boxing Council…

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Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta failed to give the Philippines another medal at the Rio Paralympics. Dumapong-Ancheta’s best effort in the women’s +86kg competition on Wednesday at the Riocentro Pavilion 2 was not good enough. “I lifted as best as I could but it wasn’t good enough for a good lift,” said…

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Filipino tennis player Francis Casey Alcantara ended his campaign at the Canada Futures after losing to American Raleigh Smith, 4-6, 4-6, in the second round on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) at the Aviva Center in Ontario. Smith’s victory set him up against second seed Canadian Filip Peliwo, who scored a…

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DAVAO CITY: The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) filed on Wednesday multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder cases against one identified suspect, five John Does and three Jane Does over the Sept. 2 bombing in Davao that left 15 dead and 69 wounded. CIDG regional director Leonardo Edilberto, Davao…

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MANILA: The Philippines is starting to gain the interest of British companies as they are willing to increase their investments in infrastructure projects. Nine British companies specializing in the development, implementation and operations of transportation projects participated in a UK Transport Seminar held at the Discovery Suites in Mandaluyong City…

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MANILA: The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) is optimistic about the result of a government audit on the industry, as it expects the findings to be “fair and objective”. “We expect the findings to be fair, anchored on the promise of President Rodrigo Duterte of giving us a…

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JEJU ISLAND, South Korea: Annual power capacity from wind is expected to more than double by 2025 in the Asia Pacific region as more developing countries, including the Philippines, are making use of the power resource. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of…

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After weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, another Filipino athlete is set to receive a cash incentive under the new athletes incentives law or Republic Act 10699, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said Wednesday. This after Angara filed a resolution commending Filipino Class 8 table tennis Paralympian Josephine Medina, 46, who won a…

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TACLOBAN CITY: The Leyte provincial government has congratulated a young power lifter who bagged silver and bronze medals in the recent powerlifting competition held in Szczyrk, Poland. Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla extended his felicitation to Rowella Andrea Abrea, a Leyte Sports Academy (LSA) athlete, for bringing pride to the province.…

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