On August 5, 2012, Cebu will host the biggest Ironman event in Philippine history. The 2012 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines will start at the famed Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort in Lapu-Lapu City where the participants will swim a 1.9 kilometer open water course to start the race. The swim course will be from Shangri-La to Movenpick to Portofino Beach Resort and back to Shangri-La. The race will be scheduled to start at 6:15 am.
After the long swim, the Ironmen and Ironwomen will then have a 90 km bike ride to Talisay City and back. The course will pass through the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu International Convention Center, Plaza Independencia, and the South Road Properties.
The final stage which will be the 21 Km run in Punta Engano, Mactan. The run will pass through 2 Robinsons Land projects in Cebu, the Blue Coast Residences and the Amisa Private Residences.
Cebuanos are encouraged to watch and support the event.
The winners and finishers will get medals and trophies designed by internationally renowned Cebuano designer Kenneth Cobonpue.
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Lapu-Lapu City‘s Hoops Dome has once again successfully hosted a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) game. This time it is between the Barangay Ginebra Kings and the Meralco Bolts in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup match. With both teams coming off loses, Barangay Ginebra came out with more fire and desire to win as they coasted to a 100-73 victory by pulling away in the 2nd half.
The trio of Mark Caguioa, Alein Maliksi and import Cedric Bozeman combined for 65 points to tow the Siot Tanquingcen-coached squad to a 27 point massacre. Ginebra limited Champ Oguchi to 16 and Mac Cardona to a mere 2 points. Sol Mercado led the Bolts with 23 points. With the win, Ginerba moves to 2-1 and it is just a game behind the undefeated Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Meralco fell to 1-2,
Ginebra (100) – Bozeman 27, Caguioa 22, Maliksi 16, Raymundo 13, Cortez 8, Maierhofer 7, Ababou 4, Hatfield 2, Mamaril 2, Labagala 2, Wilson 2, Helterbrand 0.
Meralco (73) – Mercado 23, Hugnatan 18, Oguchi 16, Taulava 4, Artadi 4, Macapagal 4, Cardona 2, Daa 2, Reyes 0, Ross 0.
Quarterscores: 25-13, 41-39, 67-57, 100-73
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Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu- Defending Champions Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters hit two birds in one stone as they clinched an outright semifinal berth and eliminated the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Tropang Texters relied on its long range bombers to carve a 102-90 out of town win over the Elasto Painters.
The game was tied at 24 after the first 12 minutes of play. The Texters pulled away in the middle of the second quarter behind the 3-point shooting of Jimmy Alapag and Larry Fonacier. The half-time score was 52-42. TNT extended its lead to 18 going to the final quarter. They doused several attempted rallies by the Painters and cruised to a double digit win.
Import Donnell Harvey dominated the shaded lane for the Texters who missed the services of burly Center Ali Peek and head coach Chot Reyes. He finished with 32 points and 16 caroms. Coach Nash Racela was the acting head coach for Texters in the match.
With the win, Talk ‘N Text is now 6-2 and is assured with a top 2 ranking going to the playoffs. They will complete their elimination round schedule on Wednesday against rivals Petron Blaze Boosters (3-5). Rain or Shine exits the Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-6 record. It is a disappointing tournament for the Yeng Guiao-mentored Philippine Cup semifinalist.
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu- 76 year old Bella Veloso and 32 year old Jewel Veloso died when the second floor of their house in Camella Homes subdivison in Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City was gutter by fire. The older Veloso was supposed to have survived the fire if she did not come back for her child upstairs. The neighbors tried to douse water before the firemen arrived but it was not enough to help the victims. The incident happened around 6:30 in the morning. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City – Dodie Peñalosa got his first taste of the canvass in his pro boxing career as he got knocked down in his bout against Donriel Marcos in the first round. He was able to recover and he fired some good punches before the opening round ended. In the second round, the son of ex-World champ Dodie Boy got decked again after a low blow. Outside the stumbles, Dodie Jr. dominated the fight and ended up winning by TKO in the 3rd round. He now has 7 KO wins in all of his 7 matches. Marcos drops to 10-14.
Dodie Jr.’s younger brother, Dave, won his professional debut as eked out a unanimous decision win over John Edu Torbiso.
Michael Fareñas (33-3-3 26 KOs) captured the Philippines Games and Amusement Board featherweight title with unanimous decision win over Edgar Gabejan.
Eden Sonsona (28-6-0 8KOs) TKOed Goodwin Tubigon in the 7th Round.
Rodel Wenceslao decisions Soony Katiangdagho.
The other winners of the night were Virgilio Silvano, Jimmy Paypa, Raymond Empic, Jhaleel Payao, and Jerome Casas.
The main matches will be televised via GMA TV.
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After a successful hosting of the Philippines vs. Japan Davis Cup Group 1 tie last march, the Plantation Bay Resort and Spa will once against host a Davis Cup next month. On September 16,17, and 18, the Philippine Davis Cup team will face Chinese-Taipei in a knockout tie. The winner will stay on group 1 while the loser will be relegated to group 2.
The signing of the memorandum of agreement was held yesterday with presence of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) president Randy Villanueva, Lapu-Lcapu City councilor Harry Radaza, Plantation Bay GM Efren Belarmino, Cebuana Lhullier regional manager Anton Arieta, and Davis Cup Cebu chairman John Pages.
Tickets are sold at 200 pesos per day or 500 for all three days. VIP tickets are selling at 5,000.
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Lapu Lapu City – AJ “Bazooka” Banal won the battle of the southpaws in last nights Pinoy Pride 7: Battle in Mactan held at the newly built and fully air-conditioned Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City. Banal won a match were he spent most of the time chasing the Canadian boxer or hitting the canvass caused by being wrestled by his opponent. Tyson Cave was more bark than bite as his fight plan seem to be just run and make Banal miss with no minimal offense. He was supposed to give a good show but last nights performance was not spectacular.
In the 5th round, there was an accidental clash of head causing a gash in Banal’s right eyebrow. Blood came out from it in the next couple of rounds and eventually ring physician Dr. Jose Unabia decided to end the match in the 8th round. Sine it ended in the latter rounds, the match went to the scorecards that read 79-73, 78-74 and 78-74 all for AJ Banal of the ALA Boxing Stable. He retains his WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight belt.
The crowd did not enjoy much the main event since they were expecting more out of the flamboyant Tyson Cave. The visitor was quiet boastful in his media interviews hyping the fight. He was a disappointment but it did not that the night lacked action. Well, the undercards were slam-bang affairs.
Lapu-Lapu Citywill host its first major professional boxing card in Pinoy Pride 7, a major boxing event presented by ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports . The boxing extravaganza is scheduled on Saturday, July 30 at the fully-air conditioned Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.
Here are the new officials of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) in the cities of Mandaue, Cebu , and Lapu-Lapu.
President: Michael Ralota
Vice-President: Manuel Guanzon
Auditor: Lorenzo Basamot
Board of Directors:
Vicente Ramos, Jr.
President: Ernie Manatad
Vice-President: Carmilino Del Mar Jr.
Auditor: Felix Suico
Board of Directors:
President: Leo Mercado
Vice-President: Elias Berdin
Auditor: Mario Inot
Board of Directors:
Tranquilino Onolon, Jr.
Barangay Election Winners
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The Cebu Integrated Transport Services Cooperative (Citrasco) and the Alyansa sa Nagkahiusang Drayber-Operator Alang sa Reporma (Andar) want the minimum fare for a jeepney ride be raised to 8 pesos. The groups cited the increase of diesel prices are the main basis for the increase. Diesel prices in the city has hovered over 40 pesos per liter this week.
Jeepney is the main transportation of commuters in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Talisay. A jeepney strike typically paralyzes the city. The current minimum fare is 6.50 pesos but drivers charge passengers with 7 pesos because of the lack 25 centavo coins.
caloycomment: The public should be consulted on this issue. While the claims of the transport groups are legitimate, it also should be balanced to the sentiment of the riding public. The increase can affect several sectors and it is also critical to note about the timeliness of an increase. Why not move the minimum to 7 pesos since it is what the drivers have been collecting for quite some time.
- Jeepney (bethparkerart.wordpress.com)
- Cebu transport groups seeks fare hike (inquirer via cebu daily news)