by Marlon Bernardino
Filipino pool sharks Marlon "Marvelous Captain" Manalo will head to United States with hopes of improving his world ranking aside from bringing again honor for the country.
INTERNATIONAL snooker/billiards champion Marlon "Marvelous Captain" Manalo will showcase his talent in the money-rich 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship on April 21 to 26, 2019 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
He will make his return to the pool world after a long hiatus when he competes in this year’s $300,000 total pot prize tournament, the US Open 9-ball, the longest-running pool tournament in the United States.
2016 Olympic super heavyweight silver medalist Joe Joyce (7-0, 7 KOs) has been elevated to #7 in the World Boxing Association’sheavyweight rankings following his recent first round knockout victory over Joe Hanks (23-3, 15 KOs) on December 1 on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The victory over Hanks has Joyce sitting in a strong spot #5, within striking distance of a title shot against WBA Super World champion Anthony Joshua, and in position to go after the eventual winner of the vacant WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight title.
MANILA, Philippines---Veteran campaigner Marlon Manalo has all the opportunities to be the world’s best.
But for now, he is determined to follow the footsteps of Filipino world champions in the likes of Efren "Bata" Reyes (WPA World 9-ball and 8-ball champion), Ronato "Volcano" Alcano (WPA World 9-ball and 8-ball champion), Francisco "Django" Bustamante (WPA World 9-ball champion), Alex "The Lion" Pagulayan (WPA World 9-ball champion), Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo (WPA World 8-ball champion), Carlo Biado (WPA World 9-Ball champion) and Rubilen "Bingkay" Amit (WPA Women's World 10-ball champion).
JAMES LIM bested Jiro Alvero in a duel of fancied bets in the finals to capture the Elite Class (Class A/O) crown while Ronald Allan Oca ruled Advanced Class (Class B/C) division in the Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) Christmas 10-Ball Cup 2018 at the AMF-Puyat Superbowl in Makati Cinema Square, Makati City last Saturday.
DEFENDING champion engineer Vergel Recaido and six other cue artists made it to the next round of the 7th annual J&P 10-Ball Cup Championships late Friday (October 26, 2018) at the Superbowl Makati Cinema Square in Makati City.
Recaido, president of the Copper Electronics Expertise, Inc., defeated Nelson Torres, 7-4, to advance into the round-of-16.
“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII
NEW YORK CITY – Carmen’s search for her biological father began when she was eight years old.
“That was the age when my life started to become hell,” Carmen, who turned 65 last October 27, hissed.
Carmen was eight when her mother, Diosdada, married Arnulfo in Jamindan, Capiz.Read more ...
EVER heard of the apocryphal story of how a frog reacts when dumped into a pot of boiling water vs dumped in a pot of simmering water that is slowly brought to a boil?
This story is often told to demonstrate how change that slowly creeps around us (the simmering water brought to a boil) could catch us unawares and end up turning us into cooked frogs.Read more ...
Jakarta—For Ernest John Obiena, the seven-month rehabilitation period and the intense training that came after, all come down to this — the Asian Games.
Obiena, fully healed from a torn ACL injury he sustained prior to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, will be hoping to duplicate or surpass his 5.6 meters in the pole vault competitions of the Asian Games here today (Wednesday).Read more ...
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”
NEW YORK CITY -- From the Iloilo Provincial Capitol where the trial courts were located before the construction of the Iloilo Hall of Justice on Bonifacio Drive, City Proper sometime in August 1990, a human rights lawyer from San Joaquin, Iloilo requested me to escort him to his office located in the YMCA building on Iznart St. which is five minutes away by walk.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ITS second game against Australia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers does not come until after its match against Chinese Taipei on Friday but Gilas Pilipinas has its sights on the Boomers, vowing to give the latter a better showing when they next meet.Read more ...