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Asian youth basketball championship opens

THE 22nd Fiba Asian Championship Under-18 raised its curtain in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia on Thursday last week. A total of 16 teams including China, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, will compete at the 11-day events which is scheduled to be concluded on Aug. 26. The 16 …

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Pacquiao wants creation of boxing commission

BOXING icon Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao (Lone District, Sarangani) is proposing the creation of a Philippine Boxing Commission to provide and implement all necessary welfare incentives and benefits for professional boxers. Pacquiao, author of House Bill 6409, said the agency’s main objective is to focus on professional boxing and steer the …

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ETrike Program to help local auto parts makers

WITH the local auto industry reeling from the impact of the departure of some local auto assemblers and lesser value-added parts and labor in most vehicles being sold today, the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (Evap) sees the Department of Energy’s Electric Tricycle Program as filling in the vacuum …

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Fireman killed, volunteer critical in fire drill accident

A GOVERNMENT rescuer was killed while a civilian volunteer is currently in critical condition after they accidentally fell off the city hall building of nearby Koronadal City during a rescue drill Thursday afternoon last week. Senior Insp. Milo Manlabao, Koronadal City fire marshall, said Fire Officer 2 Elwin Capalla and …

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Two Gensan youth leaders to join Ship for Southeast Asia program

TWO youth leaders from General Santos City were chosen by the National Youth Commission (NYP) as among the country’s 28 “youth ambassadors of goodwill” who will join this year’s Ship for Southeast Asia Youth Program (SSEAYP). Avelmar Manansala, city media affairs officer, said young professionals Meikko Jay Forones and Mae …

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