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Ilonggo U-16 Booters to compete in the Singa-Cup Invitational 2016

Ilonggo U-16 Booters to compete in the Singa-Cup Invitational 2016

Eight young Ilonggo football players from the Ilonggo Young Booters Football Club beefed up by eight outstanding U-16 national players are set to compete in the 2016 Singa-cup to be held in Singapore from November 7-11, 2016. Venue for the said event is at Sportscage Park, Singapore. The team is now being trained by national […]

Pacquiao vs Vargas: Experience vs Age

Age and experience may play a major factor when seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao attempts to collect the WBO welterweight belt of reigning champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. Vargas, 27, has silenced seven undefeated fighters leading into their respective bouts with wins over Anton Novikov, Khabib Allakhverdiev, Wale Omotoso, and most […]

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Iloilo pulls out of hosting 2017 Palarong Pambansa

The province of Iloilo has pulled out of hosting the 2017 Palarong Pambansa, an annual multi-sporting event of the Department of Education (DepEd). Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. announced the decision to withdraw the province’s bid to host next year’s Palarong Pambansa in his recent press conference. But he clarified that the withdrawal does not mean […]

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CPU, Ateneo Jins Grab Fame in Nat’l Taekwondo Tilt

The Central Philippine University  (CPU) and Ateneo de Iloilo Jins landed the Iloilo Team on the limelight in the National Taekwondo Inter-School Championship held at SM Seaside Cebu last October 1-2, 2016 as it bagged four trophies which include the over all champion for tertiary men represented by Jim Simpas (gold), first runner-up tertiary women […]

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Experts pick Pacquiao to topple WBO titlist Vargas

Former World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has been lopsidedly installed as a solid pick by boxing experts and sports analysts to grab the WBO tiara from Jessie Vargas as the two protagonists faced the media in Los Angeles September 8 to kick off their 12-round November 5 pay-per-view duel in Las Vegas. Pacquiao […]

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Grandson of Iloilo village chief wins gold in US Jui-Jitsu tilt

NEW YORK CITY — Ray G. Rico, chief of Phhc 22 Mandurriao, Iloilo City in the Philippines admitted he was teary-eyed upon his recent release from hospital not because he was treated for kidney infection and diabetes during confinement. “It was tears of joy,” Rico sighed. “My ailment had nothing to do with my tears.” […]

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Ilongga and group capture silver in World Taekwondo

Another Ilongga recently brought home honors after her group won 2nd place in the 2016 World Taekwondo Hanmadang held last August 2 to 6, 2016 at Kukkiwon Headquarters Gangnam Seoul South Korea. A native of Iloilo City, Flora Navales of A. Diasnes Taekwondo Gym took an important role in a 9-member Philippine team which won […]

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Miss Dinagyang 2004 Wins in World Jui-Jitsu Tilt

Unknown to many, an Ilongga beauty bagged a silver medal in the World Jui-Jitsu Federation World Championship held in Long Beach, California recently. Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2004, Kimberly Custodio, gained the moniker “Armbar Queen” from her teammates since 90 percent of her victories were finished with an arm bar submission. Kimberly, who is a native […]

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Olympic aspirant breaks own record

A three-time Palarong Pambansa qualifier, Celine Ann Delotavo, broke her own record during the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet in the province of Iloilo recently. Delotavo of St. Mary’s Academy in Capiz set new record after posting a time of 1:04.41, faster by 19 nanoseconds compared to her previous record in 100m Freestyle, […]

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2016 WVRAA meet ‘very successful’

The staging of this year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletics Association (WVRAA) meet in the province of Iloilo was “very successful”, according to Dr. Myrna Castillo, Department of Education (DepEd-Iloilo) superintendent. In an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan Times, Castillo thanked all the people and groups who exerted efforts to make the recently-concluded sports meet a success. […]

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