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Marlon Tapales aims to duplicate KO win against Shohei Omori

WBO Bantamweight Champion Marlon Tapales of the Philippines aims to duplicate his last knockout win against previously unbeaten Japanese boxer Shohei Omori when he defends his title for the first time on Sunday at the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan.

Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines

Manila - An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time.

Op-Ed: Why Klitschko would prevail over Joshua on April 29 at Wembley

Longest-reigning world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko would likely regain his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles when he squares off with unbeaten IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Philippines, US to hold annual 'Balikatan' military drills

Manila - The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Fil-Am grandmaster Wesley So wins 2017 US Chess Championship

Filipino-American chess player Wesley So has won the 2017 US Chess Championship title in a tightly-fought match held at the The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Pacquiao targets first KO win in 8 years against Jeff Horn

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is determined to end his eight-year knockout holiday by advancing his training schedule to prepare for his showdown against Australian challenger Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Op-Ed: Why Lomachengko can't help Jeff Horn beat Manny Pacquiao

Trainer Glenn Rushton, who is training unbeaten Australian boxer Jeff Horn is reportedly hiring Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachengko to act as Horn's sparring partner for his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Militants flee after foiled Philippine resort kidnap raid: army

Manila - Islamic militants who landed on a Philippine tourist island triggering deadly clashes with security forces had planned to stage a mass kidnapping, the military said Wednesday as it pursued five fighters still on the loose.

Philippines says militants on the run on tourist island

Manila - The Philippines military said Wednesday it was on the trail of five Islamic militants who are on the run after landing on a tourist island, triggering clashes with security forces that claimed 10 lives.

Nine dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Manila - Nine people including four Philippine security officials were killed Tuesday during clashes with suspected Islamic militants on a popular resort island as millions prepare to travel for the Easter holiday.

US Marine's conviction for killing transgender Filipina upheld

Manila - The conviction of a US Marine for killing a transgender Filipina in a case that reignited long-simmering anti-American sentiment in the Philippines was upheld by a court Monday.

Op-Ed: Lomachenko likely to replace Pacquiao as Arum's next cash cow

Ukrainian boxing sensation Vasyl Lomachenko is emerging as Bob Arum's new cash cow after putting up a show before close to 3,000 fans who watched him systematically dismantled Jason Sosa to retain his WBO Junior Lightweight title Saturday night.

Op-Ed: Why Jeff Horn won't last six rounds against Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout since he floored Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009. His long knockout holiday could be attributed to his advancing age and declining speed and power.

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

Manila - A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital on Saturday, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Philippine military to upgrade island facilities, not launch land grab

Manila - The Philippines' military said Friday that it plans to upgrade and improve facilities on islands it already occupies in the disputed South China Sea, not embark on a new land grab.

Two suspected IS members arrested in Philippines

Manila - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had foiled a possible terror attack after arresting a Kuwaiti man and his Syrian wife, both alleged members of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Duterte orders Philippine troops to South China Sea reefs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered troops to deploy on unoccupied South China Sea islands, boosting the military presence on remote reefs claimed by Manila in a move that could provoke rival claimants including Beijing.

Duterte orders Philippine troops to South China Sea reefs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered Filipino troops to deploy on unoccupied South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by Manila, in a move that could provoke rival claimants including Beijing.

Michael Koncz confirms Pacquiao-Horn bout for July 2 in Brisbane

After a failed attempt to bag a lucrative fight against England's Amir Khan, WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao has agreed officially to face Jeff Horn of Australia on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Philippines' Duterte fires minister after 'corruption' row

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he had fired his interior minister for corruption as signs of infighting rocked his government.
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