Lopena wins Mr. Sandugo 2015 Muscle Showdown

Mr. June Lopena wins the Mr. Sandugo 2015 Muscle Showdown held on July 18, 2015 at the Island City Mall activity center. Lopena represented Bakbons Gym and showed the best form among eleven other contestants.

The showdown was organized by the K of C Recreation and Fitness Gym headed by gym instructor Lloyd Vergara and was presented by Roy and Maita Thomas, Friends from Hawaii and Hon. Jose Antonio S. Veloso. Production was planned by the Blue Grass Project.

The participants of the showdown represent the various gyms and fitness centers in the city led by the K of C Recreation and Fitness Center. The other participating centers are Wild Card Fitness Gym, Fitness World Gym, Bakbons and Fit Stop.

Mr. Bohol Sandugo 2015 Muscle Showdown winner June Lopena (#8)

Mr. Bohol Sandugo 2015 Muscle Showdown winner June Lopena (#8)

ANDA 140th FOUNDATION DAY IS ALL ABOUT FULFILLING A DREAM -Mayor Amper

ANDA 140th FOUNDATION DAY IS ALL ABOUT FULFILLING A DREAM -Mayor Amper
Thanks Gov. Chatto For Making It Happen

“The 140th founding anniversary of the Municipality of Anda is all about fulfilling a long time dream of every Andahanon”, says Mayor Metodio “Dodong” Amper as he leads the founding anniversary celebration of Anda.

Amper thanks Gov. Edgar Chatto for making this dream come into reality particularly in the strengthening of its tourism development goal during the groundbreaking rites for the concreting of Guindulman-Anda-Badiang Cogtong Road.

The 7.5 kilometer provincial road section, which covers the barangays of Suba, Talisay, Linawan, and Badiang, all leading to several beach and dive resorts in the municipality, is among 5 provincial road projects included in the convergence program of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Domingo Ramon “Chicoy” Enerio, who represented Department of Tourism (DOT) Sec. Ramon Jimenez, reiterated the support of national government for economic growth through tourism in Bohol, and for Anda in particular.

In his message during the program, Enerio revealed 46% increase in foreign tourist arrival in Bohol in 2014, emphasizing preparations Anda needs in order to gain its share of these tourists in terms of attraction, culture, adventure, and facilities as it competes with other destinations.

Gov. Edgar Chatto, who almost did not make it to the activities due to car trouble, assured Anda, as strongly as his resolve to attend the foundation day activities, of the continued support of the Provincial Government in efforts to make its mark as a prime tourism destination.

The governor said Bohol as a province is bent on making sure tourism recovers after bearing the brunt of calamities in the past year and Anda and its undiscovered treasures are a very welcome addition to what the province has to offer.

Anda gears up for more development as it implements various projects to support tourism goals such as the P32M KALAHI CIDSS program, P6M from Bottom Up Budgeting, P3.2M for waterworks, P5M for skills and livelihood, and P5M for its municipal hall and the development of the Lamanoc Island tour.

P160M has also been reserved in the 2016 budget for the circumferential roads of Anda, said 3rd District Representative Art Yap, who also affirmed tourism potential of Anda, bringing in investors during the foundation day celebration.

DOT Region 7 Dir. Rowena Lu Montecillo, DPWH Region 7 Dir. Ador Canlas, and DENR Regional Executive Director Isabelo Montejo also graced the groundbreaking rites.

The DOT-DWPH Convergence also includes the following provincial road projects: 1. improvement of Abatan -Agahay – Busao-Toril-Aghao Rd.(Cabawan), 2. Improvement of Jct. (TER) La Union – Mabini -Cabulao -Ubay Rd., 3. Concreting of Cabulao -Ondol (Mabini) – Union ( Ubay) Rd. (Access Rd. To Nautical Highway), and 4. Concreting of Catigbian – Canmano Rd.

While in Anda, Chatto also visited Brgy. Tanod to inspect the ongoing 8-km road rehabilitation project that traverses through the hinterland barangays of Almaria, Katipunan, Tanod, Buenasuerte, and Tawid.

For the people of Anda, the road rehab project is a long overdue aspiration of the hinterland folks which there “elders” have longed to witness. (Leah/EDCOM)

Pacquiao may not need Mayweather anymore

Arlington (AP) – Pacquiao cemented his claim as boxing’s best last Sunday by giving Antonio Margarito a beating that resulted in a broken eye socket and a surgery. The only problem for Pacquiao on that day was him not being able to sign autographs because his hands were swollen and he couldn’t handle a pen properly.

It was a superb performance, although not terribly surprising since it was expected of Pacquiao already. His mother, famously known as Aling Dionisia, was so caught up in the excitement that she fainted for a while as the fight ended. Everyone else stayed upright, watching in delight as Pacquiao finished off a night’s work by kneeling down in a neutral corner and saying a prayer of thanks.

The lopsided win gave Pacquiao his eighth title in as many weight classes in a remarkable career that began with him fighting at 107 pounds as a teenager in the Philippines. He was in charge the entire way, battering Margarito so badly that Pacquiao was pleading with the referee to stop the fight in the 11th round so his opponent wouldn’t have to take any more punishment.

“I told the referee, ‘Look at his eyes, look at his cuts,'” Pacquiao said. “I did not want to damage him permanently. That’s not what boxing is about.”

Pacquiao was also asked about Mayweather and answered that he was tired of the politics of boxing and that if there was to be a fight, he’ll take it to Bob Arum. If Mayweather spent $65 to watch the pay-per-view he may be even more reluctant to fight Pacquiao than before. He also has legal problems stemming from an altercation with the mother of his children that could interfere with a possible fight in the spring, but Arum believes that if Mayweather really wants to fight then the bout could be made.

Back home, where even crime stops when Pacquiao fights, the end touched off celebrations across the country. President Benigno Aquino III, who is attending the APEC summit in Japan, rushed back to his hotel room to catch the bout and sent his congratulations.
Boxing has never seen anything like Pacquiao, whose string of recent performances has reinvigorated the sport. His latest win earned him at least $15 million.

Pacquiao flew to Lake Tahoe for a Tuesday concert before preparing to return to the Philippines. Once home, he’ll get back to more mundane concerns, like making sure schools in his congressional district are functioning and getting funding for a new hospital that is badly needed.

Mayweather may be in his future, but there may be a point where Pacquiao doesn’t need Mayweather anymore. He certainly didn’t need him Saturday night to draw a huge crowd to Cowboys Stadium, where he now has one more win this year than the Cowboys themselves.

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Outboxed, outclassed – Pacquiao fans want Mayweather next

Arlington, Texas — Manny Pacquiao Sunday, dominated before a large crowd, a strangely gun-shy Clottey, outpunching him from bell to bell. Pacquiao has indeed successfully defended his crown with ease. Last Sunday’s fight has left fans and experts hankering for a once-in-a-lifetime fight between him and the undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“I want that fight, the world wants that fight, but it’s up to him,” Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao exuded confidence in last Sunday’s fight. The New York times said that two hours before stepping into the ring, the man who had captured a record seven world titles in seven weight divisions watched NBA basketball on television.

Pacquiao, who was recently named Fighter of the Decade, ran his win streak to 12 straight fights.

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Clottey still overweight; Pacquiao ready at 146

Grapevine, Texas — Ghanaian challenger Joshua Clottey is still overweight.

The suspicion that Clottey was still overweight two days before the fight was confirmed when the Ghanaian fighter was spotted by Team Pacquiao member Roger Fernandez jogging at the convention hall while wearing a thermal suit for 45 minutes and then skipping rope.

Clottey was at that time accompanied by four other team mates. Roger narrated, “Masama ang tingin nila sa akin, pero hindi ako umalis (They threw dagger looks at me, but i didn’t leave.)”.

However, at the final press conference Wednesday, Clottey’s Chief trainer Lenny DeJesus claimed that Clottey had made the weight in his bid for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.

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Pacquiao warned of Clottey’s dirty tactics

JOSHUA Clottey a far more dangerous arsenal than his gloved hands, and it seems Manny Pacquiao will have put up against an unpredictability dirty fighter.

The Filipino boxer and his team however have been forewarned, reports indicate.

Clottey has been in trouble in his fights with low blows, head-butting, holding and lacing and for Pacquiao who had difficulty handling rule-breakers in the past, Clottey may be a major concern papers reported recently.

Clottey has been noted to use his head to bang his way to a win

Liasted under Clottey’s dirty fights are Argentina’s Carlos Baldomer in 1999, Steve Martinez in 2005 and Shamone Alvarez in 2007.

Miguel Cotto earned a cut that took 200 stitches to close from Clottey in 2009, courtesy of a headbutt, says Ring Magazine.

It also added, “The most dangerous weapon in Clottey’s arsenal and what Pacquiao will have to be Mosat aware of, is undoubtedly Clottey’s haed,” wrote Don Stradley of Ring Magazine.