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2015 Sports Industry Awards Asia finalist named

Philippine Sports Commission executive director Guillermo Iroy Jr. (center) and Philippine Olympic Committee sec-gen Steve Hontiveros (second from right) hold one of the trophies to be handed out to recipients of the 2015 Sports Industry Awards Asia on Oct. 2 at the New World Makati Hotel. With them are SPIA Asia partners (from left) Farid Schoucair, general manager of New World Makati Hotel, Mark Jan Kar, Sport360 director, and Eric Gottschalk, CEO of MMZ Sportz. JOEY MENDOZA JR. via The Philippine Star
Philippine Sports Commission executive director Guillermo Iroy Jr. (center) and Philippine Olympic Committee sec-gen Steve Hontiveros (second from right) hold one of the trophies to be handed out to recipients of the 2015 Sports Industry Awards Asia on Oct. 2 at the New World Makati Hotel. With them are SPIA Asia partners (from left) Farid Schoucair, general manager of New World Makati Hotel, Mark Jan Kar, Sport360 director, and Eric Gottschalk, CEO of MMZ Sportz. JOEY MENDOZA JR. via The Philippine Star
According to the Philstar report, “More than 40 groups, events, and initiatives from the Philippines made it to the shortlist of 101 finalists vying for accolades” in 10 categories, at the upcoming 2015 Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia to be held on October 2 at the New World Makati Hotel.
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Rizal Coliseum may soon be  just a memory

Rizal Memorial Coliseum | Photo by Mike Ochosa via rappler.com
Rizal Memorial Coliseum | Photo by Mike Ochosa via rappler.com
“Many of the legendary sporting events of Philippine history took place at the complex on Vito Cruz St., but years of indifference have left its future in doubt.” Mike Ochosa writes in the Rappler article.
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Former boxing champion Tunacao hacked by bolo

Former WBC flyweight champion Marlon Tunacao | Photo from Tunacao's Facebook via interaksyon.com
Former WBC flyweight champion Marlon Tunacao | Photo from Tunacao’s Facebook via interaksyon.com
The Cebuano ex world boxing champion Malcolm Tuñacao is in a hospital after being hit by a bolo several times by his partner Jessica Grace Tiu last Wednesday.
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