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  1. CombinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Sun-Star

    BATANG Gilas skipper SJ Belangel of Bacolod City scored 18 points, grabbed seven boards, and dished out eight assists to anchor the Philippine team to a convincing 106-50 victory over Indonesia and retain its title in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association Under 16 Championship at Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City. The host-nation completed a clean 4-0 slate and qualified for the 2015 Fiba Asia U16 Championship in Bangalore, India this coming July.

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  2. First Palaro gold medal goes to discus thrower from VisayasRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- The coveted first gold medal of the ongoing 2015 Palarong Pambansa went to John Christian Capasao, a discus thrower of Western Visayas Region Athletic Association held Sunday morning here at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex. Capasao annexed the boys secondary discus throw event gold medal after recording his personal-best throw of 40.60 meters, prevailing over John Edric John Manalang of National Capital Region and Arellano Gideon of Southern Tagalong Calabarzon Athletic Association .

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  3. UC students start their 21-day International ChallengeRead the original story

    Saturday | Scoop

    Thirty students tomorrow start their 21-day International Challenge tomorrow, working with New Zealand business leaders to change the lives of a struggling community in the Philippines. The 21 Day Challenge is a new competition where 30 students in six teams join forces with 30 New Zealand industry leaders to help solve issues in a Filipino community.

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  4. Rising track starRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Sun-Star

    But the Toril-born Davao City runner hopes she will make the cut next year and represent the Davao Region Athletic Association to the country's biggest school-based sportsfest. Rose, 14, youngest among seven children of farmer Juanito and housewife Rosita, captured two gold medals in the 2015 National Prisaa Games held in Iloilo City last month.

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  5. Tam-Awan fest will show global cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Sun-Star

    Chanum Foundation, with its continued partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, offers the 6thTam-awan International Arts Festival themed: "Global Cordillera: Heroes, Legends and Treasures," slated May 6 to 10. Now on its 6th year, the TIAF presents cultures from all over the world with an international delegation led by Israel Embassy's Deputy Chief of Missions Adam Levene; Joyce Toh, senior curator of Singapore Arts Museum; and Park Hyung-Jun from the United Korean Association. Foreign dignitaries, as well as local cultural leaders, will impart their knowledge and master plan to highlight the Indigenous Peoples as well as their culture, arts and heritage to a global level.

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  6. Family planning org elects new officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Sun-Star

    THE Family Planning Organization of the Philippines -Iloilo chapter has elected a new set of officers last April 30 to implement voluntary services with the nongovernment organization devoted to health education and reproductive health services. Chapter program manager Mona Diones said the organization made its presence in Iloilo since 1969 as a voluntary service nongovernment entity that augments the government's efforts on good health, well being and family planning.

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  7. Fun vacay' overRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Sun-Star

    A MONTH after they went on a "summer vacation" in Western Visayas with their gay neighbor without their parents' knowledge, three teenagers returned home in Inayawan, Cebu City yesterday with the help of police. Their gay neighbor, Marlon "Carla" Martinez, was not with them when police of Nabas, Aklan went to get the boys in the boarding house where the four were staying.

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  8. PLDT Home brings biggest volleyball event in PHRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | ABS-CBN News

    After bringing the 2014 Asian Men's Volleyball Club Championship to the Philippines, PLDT HOME once again powers another international sporting event as 11 teams from across Asia descend upon the Philippines anew -- this time to take part in the 2015 Asian Women's Under-23 Volleyball Championship to be held from May 1-9 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The country's leading residential communications and multimedia services provider will once again be at the forefront as the local contingent vies to stamp its class against its Asian counterparts in its attempts to re-establish a firm foothold in the sport and regain lost glory.

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  9. City teams gear for Nestea eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Sun-Star

    THE Holy Cross of Davao College and University of Mindanao men's and women's beach volley teams are gearing up for top honors when they compete in the Nestea Beach Volley 2015 that opened Wednesday in Boracay. HCDC men's beach volley team is composed of Calvin Sarte and Edmar Flores while Francis Caunga and Vincent Pungay will form part of UM's men's team.

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  10. P4B allocation for ESA in Western VisayasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Sun-Star

    THE National Government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development , is allocating some P4 billion as emergency shelter assistance to victims of calamities, especially those affected by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. Some 50 percent or P2,064,860,000 of the total allocation was released and distributed to the listed beneficiaries in 20 towns in Western Visayas.

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  11. CombinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Sun-Star

    THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints partnered with the Cebu Provincial Government to give out free wheelchairs to persons with disabilities . Elder Dennis Smith met with Gov. Hilario Davide III yesterday to talk about the project.

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  12. Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in 16 barangaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Sun-Star

    THE boxing fight of the century between people's champ Manny Pacquiao and American pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be shown free of charge to the people of Iloilo City. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that preparations are being readied in 12 barangay covered gyms and four more courtesy of Representative Jerry Trenas in showing the fight slated on Sunday direct from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada, USA.

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  13. Fresh StartRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | CNN

    A bird's eye view captured during my flight from Iloilo, Philippines to Davao City, Philippines. A nerve-keeling sight of vast ocean and paper-like town.

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  14. ILLAM batters dominate PH SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | ABS-CBN News

    ILLAM stamped its class in the centerpiece Little League Baseball and Softball divisions and annexed the Big League Baseball diadem as well to lead the champions in the Philippine Series that ended over the weekend in Iloilo City. The ILLAM boys routed holder Tanauan, 11-1, to wrest the majors crown and earn the right to represent the Phl to the LLB Asia Pacific Series.

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  15. New Western Visayas tourism circuits introducedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Sun-Star

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has declared 2015 as Visit the Philippines Year through Proclamation 991 issued last March 30. The President enjoined closer collaboration between the public and private sectors to initiate programs, projects, and events that are geared toward promoting tourism in the country. In Western Visayas, the Department of Tourism is introducing new tourism circuits this Visit Philippines Year 2015 to cater to different types of tourists, both domestic and international.

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  16. GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Sun-Star

    FRESH from winning the secondary boys basketball gold medal in the 2015 National Prisaa Games in Iloilo City, some members of the Southern Mindanao Prisaa tream will try to double the feat when they compete in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa slated May 3 to 9 in Davao del Norte. Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines High School graduate Archie Escalante , who was hailed most valuable player and best off guard in Iloilo, said: "Hindi importante sa akin ang awards basta nanalo kami.

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  17. Valmayor's hat-trick gives NegOcc 5-3 win over IloiloRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Sun-Star

    SAN Carlos City native and Pachanga FC forward Gerardo "Jinggoy" Valmayor displayed a hat trick to anchor Negros Occidental Football Association's 5-3 triumph over regional archrival Iloilo Football Association in the Western Visayas Classic: Iloilo-Negros Occidental All-Star Football Match held Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Eventual co-Most Valuable Player Valmayor gave Negrenses the lead early in the seventh minute, beating his defenders in transition.

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  18. GMA 7 retrenchments a 'callous move' - NUJPRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Sun-Star

    The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines , the country's largest group of media practitioners, has criticized the "callous way" in which the television network GMA-7 retrenched workers in its regional stations Friday last week. Sensing this move as part of the process leading to the entry of businessman Ramon Ang into the media giant, the NUJP cautioned Ang against "team up with a company that does not think twice of letting its people go for the sake of revenues alone..." "Mr. Ang has always prided himself as putting a premium on the welfare of his employees.

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  19. GMA 7 stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Sun-Star

    The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines -Davao chapter condemned on Monday the GMA Network's move to terminate around 200 employees in its regional stations. "GMA's move only shows the shocking truth about media organizations controlled by capitalists who consider journalism more of a business enterprise than a public service.

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  20. Not closing downRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Sun-Star

    GMA Network is not closing down any of its regional station, but admitted to have been undertaking a "strategic streamlining" in its efforts to increase ratings and revenues in all of regional stations from more efficient operations." An official statement from the giant broadcast network also pointed out this company decision has nothing to do with impending buy-in talks with San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang.

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