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Bernabe Concepcion eyeing title fight after Juma Fundi bout

After two failed attempts to win a world title fight, featherweight challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines aims to be a title contender again if he wins over Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City

Op-Ed: Rematch with Juan Estrada is best option for Brian Viloria

After dispatching Omar Soto in two rounds via knockout last Saturday at the Florentine Garden in Hollywood, Brian Viloria has set his sight on a lucrative fight against unbeaten WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzales.

Op-Ed: Why Nonito Donaire needs one more tune up bout before title fight

There are indications that five-division world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire may not be ready for another shot at a major world title because of the relatively easy fights he had following his loss against Nicholas Walters last year

Azkals targets third win in qualifying round of World Cup Finals

The Philippine national football team Azkals is gearing up for its third straight win in the qualifying round of the World Cup finals against Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan, Philippines.

Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch likely to happen next year

There are indications that the record-breaking fight popularly known as the "Fight of the Century" between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada early next year.

Philippines' Aquino insists successor's reforms key to resurgence

Manila - President Benigno Aquino urged the Philippines on Monday to elect a new leader with the zeal to pursue reforms which he said had led to high growth in a country impoverished by rampant corruption.

Op-Ed: Viloria-Gonzalez fight could land in Golovkin-Lemieux bout

Brian Viloria's sterling performance against Omar Soto last Saturday could land him and potential foe Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux title fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 17.

Brian Viloria knocks out Omar Soto in opening round

Former WBO and WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria earned his fourth straight comeback win Saturday against Omar Soto at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, Calif.

Philippines' Aquino struggles with legacy as clout fades

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino addresses parliament for the last time on Monday, racing to secure fragile legacies of peace in the war-torn south and a stronger economy.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather's next hand-picked foe has slim chance of winning

It could have been fair and equitable if Floyd Mayweather gave his potential opponent at least eight weeks to train before they collide on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, but he has yet to name his foe with only a little over four weeks left until fight night.

Protesters condemn China's aggression in West Philippine Sea Special

The West Philippine Sea Coalition has condemned China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea in a protest rally held along Roxas Boulevard (fronting the West Philippine Sea) in Manila Saturday morning.

Chris Brown cleared to leave Philippines after bizarre appeals

Manila - Grammy-winning hip-hop star Chris Brown was cleared to leave the Philippines late Friday, an official said, after he was temporarily barred from exiting the country over a row with a powerful religious sect.

Family feud shakes influential century-old Iglesia ni Cristo

Philippine-based Christian-denomination religion Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) or INC founded by Felix Y. Manalo 100 years ago in Manila is being shaken by allegation of corruption following the disclosure by some members of the church.

Op-Ed: Why Nonito Donaire should pick Scott Quigg for next fight

After his stunning knockout loss to Nicholas Walters of Jamaica last year, Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire has quickly recovered to be in contention again for another lucrative title fight which could happen before the end of the year.

Retired General wants China to take Ayungin Shoal by force

A retired Chinese general has called on Beijing to take Ayungin Shoal by force if the Philippines continues to do repair work on a dilapidated vessel anchored on the shoal and used as a security station by Philippine Navy.

West Philippine Sea Coalition to hold protest rally against China Special

Former Secretary of the Department of Interiors and Local Government of the Philippines and Lead Convenor of the West Philippine Sea Coalition Rafael Alunan will lead the 3rd Annual Day of Protest against China's bullying in the West Philippine Sea

Philippines in record defence spending plan amid China tensions

Manila - The Philippines is planning a 25 percent hike in its defence budget next year, mainly to bolster its claims in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Tuesday.

Manila to base jets, frigates near China-claimed waters

Manila - The Philippines plans to station fighter jets and frigates on a former US naval base facing the South China Sea, where it is engaged in a maritime row with China, a defence official said Monday.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao-Arum ties showing signs of breaking apart

Top Rank Pomotions owner Bob Arum has never criticized Manny Pacquiao in public since 2005 when the Filipino boxing star first inked a contract to fight under Top Rank. But late last week Arum castigated Pacquiao for failing to see his orthopedic doctor.

Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

Manila - The Philippines on Sunday hailed what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China's claims to most of the South China Sea.
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