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  • Rough times for the tuna industry

    By Aug 30, 2008

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    Rough times for the tuna industry

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 29) – Local tuna producers here are not yet in the panic mode but they are already raising the flags of alarm as rising fuel costs, dwindling tuna catches and constricting fishing grounds are beginning to worry industry players here. “We are raising this alarm because the volume of landed catch

  • Tuna fishers seek P5/liter discount in fuel products

    By Aug 29, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 29) – Big tuna producers and small fisher folks here are asking the government to extend a P5 per liter discount on petroleum products to keep the tuna industry from collapsing. Jerry Damalerio of the Damalerio Fishing said this will enable fisher folks to cope up with rising costs of catching

  • Mepranum offered undercard stint in Dela Hoya-Pacquiao megabout

    By Aug 29, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 29) – Reigning World Boxing Organization Oriental flyweight king Richie Mepranum could get a taste of how it is to fight before an international audience after he was offered an undercard bout by World Boxing Council lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao. The offer was made to Maasim mayor Anecito Lopez Jr. on

  • PACQUIAO WATCH: Golden Boy blinks

    By Aug 28, 2008

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    IT seems a Dela Hoya-Pacquiao match is already a done deal except for the formalities and fine prints of the contract. Oscar dela Hoya should have known better. Reigning World Boxing Council lightweight champ Manny Pacquiao and his lawyer confidante are dyed-in-the-wool betting men, with both of them passionate about their cockfighting hobbies. Never call

  • Ex-TF Davao chief is new 1002nd Brigade commander

    By Aug 28, 2008

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    Ex-TF Davao chief is new 1002nd Brigade commander

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 28) – The Philippine Army’s 1002nd Brigade welcomed its new commander Thursday following the relief and transfer of Brig. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan to the 10th Infantry Division based in Davao City. Replacing Brig. Gen. Pangilinan is Col. Rainer Cruz, former head of the Philippine Army’s intelligence unit (G2). Cruz was head

  • PACQUIAO WATCH: If it’s not Oscar, it’s on to Vancouver

    By Aug 27, 2008

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    WITH Thursday (Friday, Manila time) now set by Oscar dela Hoya as his self-imposed deadline to name his next opponent, Team Pacquiao are biting their nails. For sure, if it is Manny Pacquiao as the “chosen one,” Golden Boy Promotion will have to improve its 70-30 split on PPV proceeds for the fight to materialize.

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