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  • PACQUIAO WATCH: Is Manny ‘lightweight’?

    By Jun 24, 2008

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    OUTSIDE of boxing world parlance, a lightweight means – well – a lightweight. One that is not to be taken seriously. Pales in comparison with the biggies. But when you go by the name of Manny Pacquiao, nobody will take you lightly. Pacquiao owns one of the meanest left straights in the boxing world today.

  • Xstrata fails bid to corner Indophil shares in SMI

    By Jun 24, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (June 24) – Reports coming from Australia indicated that Xstrata Copper has apparently failed to acquire substantial shares of Lions Selection in Indophil Resources NL in a costly takeover war between two partners that own the multi-billion dollar gold and copper project of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated. In a heated shareholders meeting of

  • Bidding war threatens future of SMI copper-gold project

    By Jun 23, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (June 23) – A full scale intra-corporate dispute has erupted at Sagittarius Mines Inc. following a bitter and what is shaping up as a costly bid to wrest control of the shares held by Indophil Resources NL, of one of its major partners. Two weeks ago, Xstrata Copper, through its subsidiary in

  • SMI won’t start full operation until 2014

    By Jun 23, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (June 23) – Full excavation of ore deposits in the Tampakan Copper and Gold Project of Xstrata-Sagittarius Mines Incorporated may not commence until 2014, a document from the world’s fourth largest mining firm last week revealed. The disclosure was contained in a bidder’s statement issued by Xstrata Copper following a bid to

  • Mepranum outclasses Tanzanian

    By Jun 15, 2008

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    MAASIM, Sarangani (June 14) – Richie Mepranum peppered his Tanzanian foe with lead lefts to the head and powerful hooks to the body over twelve rounds to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization oriental championship crown before his hometown folks here Saturday evening. There were no knockdowns during the fight but Mepranum repeatedly staggered the

  • Those who did not make it

    By Jun 13, 2008

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    MANNY Pacquiao’s rise to pinnacle of boxing success has been well-chronicled. Yet, the lives and saga of more than a handful of would-have-been champion boxers from General Santos City are also now worth mentioning if only because they fought when live and satellite TV was as rare as the coming of Haley’s Comet and internet