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Palace urges victims of Kapa investment scam to file charges PLAY LIST 01:39Palace urges victims of Kapa investment scam to file charges02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards03:16Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Bishop Seth Lagunda and Bishop Howard Sarkela, president and founder of Northwestern Christian University respectively, conferred the honorary degrees on Ouano and Cañete.Ouano said he was happy that a foreign educational institution recognized his achievements as a public servant.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealMost of his achievements cited were undertaken during his term as city mayor of Mandaue City from 1998 to 2007.Cañete was proud to receive the award. “It was a distinct privilege and honor for me,” he said. /CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew MOST READ MORE STORIESnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtMORE STORIESnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt View comments SMC bags Bulacan airport project TWO government and school officials from Cebu were conferred with honorary degrees by the Northwestern Christian University of Florida, USA last Sept. 2 at the Mandaue City College (MCC).Cebu Provincial Board Member Thadeo Ouano was conferred with Doctor of Philosophy in Transformational Leadership (Honoris Causa), while MCC president Dr. Paulus Marie Cañete was conferred with Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa).ADVERTISEMENT BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Read Next Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system
LATEST STORIES At that point, Cunan identified himself as policeman. The call center agent sustained minor injuries and went on to attend dawn Mass. She and the policeman were later brought to the traffic division of CCPO where they arrived at a settlement./CORRESPONDENT FE MARIE D. DUMABOCMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Tanod Alberto Mariposque said he and fellow tanods chased the driver when he didn’t stop after hitting the woman.PO2 Joel Cunan of the intelligence branch of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) was later released after reaching an amicable settlement with the victim.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeHe was driving a car with plate number GTJ-778 when he hit the woman.When tanods cornered the car, they asked the driver to disembark and found him reeking of alcohol. Tanods arrested a policeman who figured in a hit-and-run vehicular accident below the Mambaling flyover in Cebu City at dawn yesterday.The policemen who was driving a car hit Harschel Conception, a 29-year-old call center agent who was walking to church for the Misa de Gallo.The accident occured past 4 a.m. below the flyover.ADVERTISEMENT Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Read Next MOST READ PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Painters refuse to go quietly Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The fourth Sinulog Football Festival which will start today, will serve as a dry-run for Cebu Football Association’s (CFA) full implementation of FIFA standard rules and regulations which will be used in all football tournaments in Cebu.The two-day event which will be held at the Aboitiz Sports Field and San Roque Football field, attracted 168 teams featuring rival schools and commercial teams in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents LATEST STORIES PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension CHI’s Silver Run slated Feb 2 at Ayala MOST READ The 4th Sinulog Football Festival will also re-assess the need to rehabilitate the San Roque Football field which will be backed by the CFA.MORE STORIESnewsinfoGaza amputees tackle trauma with footballnewsinfoBall-for-arms: Raising future athletes in conflict-stricken MindanaonewsinfoLovin’ it: Trump fetes champion Clemson with burgers, friesMORE STORIESnewsinfoGaza amputees tackle trauma with footballnewsinfoBall-for-arms: Raising future athletes in conflict-stricken MindanaonewsinfoLovin’ it: Trump fetes champion Clemson with burgers, friesMeanwhile, the Under-18 division is expected to steal majority of the tournament’s spotlight since it is where four of Cebu’s top junior football teams namely the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC), PAREF-Springdale and Abellana National School (ANS) Pomeroy are competing.Aside from the four, Leylam FC will also join the tightly contested division while the under-18 girls top contending teams include the San Roque Football Club (SRFC), Saint Theresa’s College (STC) and SHS-AdC. DBTC, SHS-AdC, University of San Carlos (USC) and PAREF Springdale are the top contenders in the under-13 division.Games today at the Aboitiz Sports Field will be those for U7 Mixed, U9 Mixed, U11 Mixed, U15 Girls, and U18 Girls. Over at the San Roque Parish Field will be the games for U18 Boys, U15 Boys, and U13 Boys.Games will start at 7:30 a.m. on both venues on both days.ADVERTISEMENT NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration According to Rico Navarro, board member of CFA during yesterday’s launching at the Casino Español de Cebu, the CFA with the help of local accredited football coaches agreed to fully implement FIFA’s standard rules to prevent confusion among teams, players and even parents.“We hope that our effort to implement these rules will be fully implemented before 2015. We really wanted this to happen because we want to set a standard in each football tournament here in Cebu kay kana man gud different rules nga ipang implement in different tournaments don’t just create confusion, majority sa mga gubot mahitabo sa mga duwa related ani nga errors,” Navarro said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionNavarro added that different tournaments here use different rules which, more often that not, create problems.“I think it’s the perfect time that CFA will implement this although it’s already implemented in several tournaments last year like the ongoing Aboitiz Football Cup,” Navarro said. Capital One Data Breach On Sunday, the Aboitiz Sports Field will host the Men’s Open with 25 teams competing while the San Roque Parish Field will host the Inter-BPO, Inter-Company, ladies Open, and the 38 and above category.Super Metro is the Sinulog Cup’s biggest sponsor this year.Read Next Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements View comments Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep
Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career It was an iconic moment of martial arts wizardry. Demetrius Johnson, in the fifth round of a fight he was dominating, was locked onto Ray Borg’s back, standing against the cage. He lifted Borg, as if to suplex him. Halfway through, he stepped aside, changing the motion to something akin to spiking a football in the endzone. With Ray in a controlled descent towards the floor, “Mighty Mouse” secured Borg’s left arm, wrapping it up with both of his. By the time Borg hit the canvas, Johnson had already flung his leg over Borg’s head, extending Borg’s arm out for an armbar. Borg didn’t want to go out like this. He bucked and fought and grimaced. But Johnson torqued the armbar, bending the arm deliberately to its breaking point. It was a battle where Johnson had all the leverage. Borg, his face a mask of pain, tapped Johnson’s ankle in submission. Demetrious Johnson crawled away from Borg like a crocodile that has just fed. He had just set a new record for consecutive UFC title defenses, at 11. Submission! Watch Demetrious Johnson tap Ray Borg for historic win at UFC 216 Apparel Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Accessories Jon Jones is the most relevant comparison. He is the contemporary fighter who most often gets compared to Mighty Mouse. Before his win over Cormier was overturned to a no-contest, we were widely hailing him as the GOAT. Leaving aside his two failed drug tests and their implications, how do their records compare?First, a couple caveats. This is one of those theoretical discussions that has no real-world meaning. The rules are made up and the prizes don’t matter. Secondly, it isn’t easy comparing fighters of different weight classes, who were presented with different opportunities based on their weight. Is Ali Bagautinov a better fighter than Rampage Jackson, for instance? That is not a question you can easily appeal to quantitative analysis to answer. Bagautinov never had the opportunity to earn belts in Pride, or the UFC prior to Johnson coming along, but he was a hard-hitting, skilled, and tough opponent on an 11-fight win streak when he met Demetrious. Jones’ notable wins are over Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Texeira, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Shogun Rua, Ryan Bader, and Rampage Jackson. Those are fighters with a lot of name value. They were former champions and talented athletes. However, where Johnson could be criticized for fighting men before their prime, Jones fought many of them after their prime. Rampage Jackson, Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida, and Rashad Evans had all peaked athletically before meeting Jones. Attempting to line up their respective best wins is perhaps not the most sophisticated way to do this, but here goes. Daniel Cormier was certainly a better opponent than Henry Cejudo. Joseph Benavidez is arguably a better, more technical foe than Alexander Gustafsson; if you don’t like that comparison, take Tim Elliot, for his size and awkward approach. Glover Texeira is not nearly the dynamic or athletic threat that is John Dodson. Rashad Evans’ skill set is roughly equivalent to John Moraga’s. Lyoto Machida might be equivalent to Kyoji Horiguchi. Shogun Rua is inconsistent like Ian McCall. Ryan Bader is probably better relative to his weight class than Wilson Reis. Rampage Jackson we have already compared to Ali Baugatinov. Diving into opponent comparisons too deeply is like zooming in on a fractal; it is an endless discussion. The point is that Johnson’s record, when considering purely the skill of his opponents, does hold up. What about his own skill set? This is where his greatness is clear. He is fundamentally sound everywhere; he has consistently outstruck opponents, rarely being in any danger himself; and he has scored knockouts at range and in the clinch. His speed and his ringcraft make him almost untouchable. His is best weapon, though, is his grappling. Johnson is the definition of the phrase, “there are levels to this shit”. He looks like he is doing basic stuff, and he usually is, but he is so good at executing that no one can match him over five rounds. Just like Jon Jones, he makes good fighters look amateur and great fighters look ordinary. Unlike Jon, he has faced fighters larger than himself. While I would love to see a rematch down the line, watching Johnson get suplexed by Dominick Cruz, a weight class above, does color one’s perceptions. It shouldn’t. Weight classes exist for a reason, and losing to the greatest bantamweight of all time (unless/until Garbrandt catches up) is not a knock on Johnson.There is no absolute answer in a completely subjective discussion here. But there is a discussion to be had, and it is one in which ‘Mighty Mouse’ has a lot in his favor. Moreover, he isn’t done yet. Unless Garbrandt or Dillashaw make the cut to 125, it is difficult to see anyone taking Johnson’s place on the flyweight throne. Demetrious Johnson will likely never win the appreciation of a wider audience. He likely is, though, the greatest of all time, and we are lucky to watch him in the cage. More: Coach Mike Winkeljohn says four-year suspension could end Jon Jones’ career He has fans. But they aren’t as numerous or as collectively loud as fans of, say, Jon Jones, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, or Fedor Emelianenko. Demetrious Johnson isn’t a larger than life figure. These considerations can cloud people’s evaluations of his record, and claim to be the best ever in the sport of mixed martial arts.It is a young sport, less than thirty years old, still evolving and maturing. Can Johnson realistically claim to be the best ever, based on his record? His opponents never had the chance to achieve success in other divisions or accrue titles before he came along, so comparing how many champions he has fought doesn’t make sense. He has come closer than any fighter in history to cleaning out his own division. Ray Borg would never have a title shot at a higher weight class (with the possible exception of heavyweight or women’s bantamweight). Neither are Wilson Reis, Chris Cariaso, or John Moraga the most notable opponents. Those matchups occurred because there was no one else left to fight.Johnson’s quality wins are numerous as well though. In terms of fighting skill, beating Joseph Benavidez and John Dodson twice each, bettering Ian McCall, overcoming the awkward Tim Elliot and Kyoji Horiguchi, and destroying Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo, all stand with the best wins of champions in other divisions. Flyweights in MMA tend to be much more athletic and technical than higher weight classes. Name a light heavyweight who ran run up the cage into a backflip. You can’t. Neither can you claim that Joe Benavidez- who has only lost to Johnson at flyweight- is less well-rounded than, say, Josh Koscheck, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, or Chael Sonnen. The record for consecutive title defenses is a remarkable achievement for a reason. Johnson, since moving to flyweight, hasn’t made a fight-critical error once. Georges St. Pierre did. Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko eventually did. Jon Jones made his mistakes outside the cage. ProMax 440 BJJ GI UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson, John Moraga earn extra $50k for flyweight finishes Fight Motion! 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There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement The previous holder of that record, Anderson Silva, had widely been considered the Greatest of All Time, the GOAT, at the time he held it. Johnson’s status is far more disputed. He is the first and only king of a division no one much cares about, the flyweights. Men who weigh one hundred and twenty-five pounds don’t seem to matter as much to a wide audience as big men. To make things worse, Johnson, despite his mastery in the cage, utterly fails to draw people in to watch his fights. Perhaps it is the fact he does all things well, but wows us with such moments as a suplex-to-flying-armbar only rarely. More likely than any factors in the cage, though, is that fact that his personality seems… generic. He nonchalantly goes back to playing video games after his fights. The UFC could and should do a better job marketing him, but no one is saying better marketing could turn him into Conor McGregor, Georges St. Pierre, or even Robbie Lawler. For whatever reason, Johnson, despite being an interesting, honest, and funny interview, doesn’t get casuals to tune in.