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Iloilo to host 2018 WVRAA Meet

The province of Iloilo will host the Western Visayas Regional Athletics Association (WVRAA) Meet this year. According to Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., the province is “very much ready” to host the 2018 WVRAA Meet, which is tentatively set to start on Feb. 18. “Ang Iloilo ya basta hosting sang sports meet, ready gid ta ya. […]

Apelo gifts self with Empire City chess crown

NEW YORK CITY — When David Asuncion Apelo copped the 31st Empire City Open (Under 2200) in 2012, the Filipino chesser shared the title with two others. In the 36th edition held on December 28-30, 2017 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Asuncion, 59, made sure he was the lone captain in the Empire City Open (Under […]

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Espinosa urges Ilonggos to join ‘Laro’t Saya sa Parke’

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Espinosa urges Ilonggos to join ‘Laro’t Saya sa Parke’

Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III urged the public to play and learn sports for free by joining “Laro’t Saya sa Parke,” a morning sports program every Saturday at La Paz Plaza. “Students, adults, and senior citizens are encouraged to try several healthy lifestyle activities. This on-going activity is open for all. This will be […]

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Team Iloilo City wins 15 golds in Batang Pinoy Visayas

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Team Iloilo City wins  15 golds in Batang Pinoy Visayas

Mayor Jose Espinosa III congratulated Team Iloilo City for winning 15 gold, 15 silver, 17 bronze medals in the Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg held in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Nov. 10-16. “We commend our outstanding athletes for bringing pride and honor in representing Iloilo City against the best of the Visayas. You are all winners […]

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Leyte typhoon victim conquers Connecticut Chess Open

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Leyte typhoon victim conquers Connecticut Chess Open

NEW YORK CITY — Two months after winning the 17th Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park on September 16, Filipino National Master (NM) Mario Lawsin Rebano brought home another chess title by topping the 11th Annual Fairfield County Open (U2200 division) in Norwalk, Connecticut November 18. The 52-year-old Rebano (2094), a […]

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Umayan clinches Long Island blitz chessfest

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Umayan clinches Long Island blitz chessfest

NEW YORK CITY — Davao City pride Vincent Umayan dominated the Team Albano I Victory Party chess tournament in Long Island November 12 edging two Filipino grand masters by half point to clinch the title. “This victory is for my kids (Gabriel John and Samantha),” declared the 41-year-old Umayan, most valuable player (MVP) of the […]

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Thousands join 41st Milo Marathon in Iloilo City

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Thousands join 41st Milo Marathon in Iloilo City

Iloilo City successfully hosted the 11th leg of the 41st Milo Marathon. More than 18,500 runners joined the biggest marathon event in the country held in Mandurriao district on October 8. Acting City Mayor Joe Espino III thanked all those who joined and extended his warm congratulations to the winners. Here’s the list of top […]

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‘Despite GM So’s fall, Britton World Chess Cup will go on’

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‘Despite GM So’s fall, Britton World Chess Cup will go on’

“In chess, knowledge is a very transient thing. It changes so fast that even a single mouse-slip sometimes changes the evaluation.” — Viswanathan Anand NEW YORK CITY — Mansion World Chess Cup Blitz Championship organizer and chief arbiter Rainier M. Labay vowed to continue holding the five-round tournament despite the elimination of Filipino Grand Master […]

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Pacquiao’s protege vies for Jakarta 10-Ball Open

NEW YORK CITY — The protege of Sen. Manny Pacquiao is one of the 128 players from all over the world invited to participate in the 2017 Ketua DPRD DKI 10-Ball Open Tournament on September 24-October 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Michael Angelo Feliciano, 32, will attempt to bring home the championship trophy in the absence […]

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Pinoy NM captures New York Rapid Open title

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Pinoy NM captures New York Rapid Open title

The long drought is finally over for Mario Lawsin Rebano, a Philippine national master (NM), who captured the 17th Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park September 16. Rebano, 52, who has been playing in US tournaments since 2014, finally nailed his first major win by trouncing FIDE Master Igor Shneider in […]

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