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ButtonBacoleño to represent RP in 2011 Special Olympics
ButtonBadminton finals in Boscolympics today
ButtonPacquiao named ‘Sportsman of the Year’
ButtonNegrenses to witness PBA’s top two teams

Bacoleño to represent RP
in 2011 Special Olympics

A 17-year-old Bacoleño diagnosed with Autism Syndrome Disability will represent the Philippines in weight lifting at the 2011 Special Olympics at Athens, Greece from June 25-July 4, 2011.

Earl John Sarabia Lanaria had won four silver medals in the demolift, benchpress and squat categories during the National Power Lifting Competition in Manila held last Oct. 24, 2010.

He also won fifth place in weight lifting during the 12th National Games in Lingayen, Pangasinan in March 2-4, 2009.

Badminton finals in
Boscolympics today

It will be judgment day for shuttlers from Pampanga, Tarlac, Cebu and Makati as the four teams scramble for the top two seats in the badminton competition of the 2011 National Boscolympics held at the Jomabo Badminton Court in Silay City.

Pampanga, with a 7-0 win-loss card, will face Tarlac while Cebu will clash against Makati in separate semifinals match-up to determine the finalists.

Mentored by Orlando Maniti Jr., the Pampanga shuttlers displayed their outstanding skills and beat their opponents en route to clinching the No. 1 spot in the team standings after the eliminations.

Pacquiao named
‘Sportsman of the Year’

Filipino legislator and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has been voted “Sportsman of the Year” for year 2010 by an online poll service conducted by the Abu Dhabi-based Sport360, which claims to be the world’s only English-language sports daily.

A dispatch from the United Arab Emirates said Pacquiao, dubbed the "Fighting Pride of the Philippines," beat world-class athletes, including legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, getting 57 percent of the total votes.

Tendulkar and Vettel, tailed at second and third places respectively.

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