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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, June 17, 2013

ButtonPacquiao launches nat’l boxing tourney
ButtonSoftball exec hits DECS Bacolod
ButtonNew Balance Run set July 14

Pacquiao launches
nat’l boxing tourney

COTABATO CITY - Convinced that there are Filipinos who have boxing skills that are untapped, Filipino sports icon Manny Pacquiao is launching a nationwide professional boxing tournament.

The “Manny Pacquiao National Boxing Championships,”  a monthly boxing tournament that will feature eight boxing teams from all over the country where each will field eight boxers in eight weight categories who will fight from 6 to 8 rounds in a double round robin format  is aimed at discovering new talents in boxing.

The fights that will  be held in a venue in Metro Manila, are scheduled to be aired weekly in a major television network with Manny Pacquiao himself hosting the show,  to be known as “Manny Pacquiao Presents."

V'belles spank Myanmar
for first win in Vietnam

MANILA - The POC-PSC Sports V-Belles Team late Saturday evening starred towering sisters Dindin and Jaja Santiago of National University who scored 16 and 12 hits, respectively, for the Filipinas' first victory at the Asian Southeastern Zone Women's Volleyball qualifier in Quang Tri, Vietnam.

The Philipine team won in its second outing versus Myanmar, 20-25,25-14, 25-10,25-17 after a painful first day 9-25,11-25, 1825 loss to host Vietnam last Friday.

The Santiago sisters were ably backed up by Friday's top hitter, Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo with booming 15 points, while La Salle-Dasmarinas'Iari Yongco had 10 hits.

New Balance Run set July 14

Organizers of the “Excellent Races Through Bacolod” running event are now accepting registration for its July 14 running event organized by the New Balance.

The event is a national 5k and 10K run series that will kick off in Talisay City on July 14, a press release from organizers said.

The District North Point, Talisay City will be the starting point.

The New Balance 5k and 10k run series is a nationwide race that will hit major cities in the country and is considered one of the biggest running event in Metro Bacolod, the press release said.

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