PH bet Romero Duno scores tough split decision for NABO lightweight crown

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Both fighters started out strong, landing heavy shots from the opening bell but it was Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) who connected better.The fourth round saw Rodriguez (30-8 26 KOs) get bloodied after an accidental headbutt while the fifth round featured Duno losing a point for hitting his opponent with a low blow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDuno sent Rodriguez to the mat with a solid body shot in the final minute of the eighth round but was unable to follow it up with no time left on the clock.Rodriguez then suffered a cut on his cheek after another accidental headbutt prompting referee Raul Caiz Sr. to send the fight to the scorecards. FILE – Romero Duno of the Philippines looks on after defeating Juan Sanchez of Mexico during their lightweight bout at The Forum on September 23, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxer Romero Duno scored a tight split decision victory over Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez in nine-round slugfest to claim the North American Boxing Organization lightweight title at Fantasy Springs Casino in California Thursday.The judges scored  85-84 ,86-83 for Duno, and 85-84 for Rodriguez.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu This was Duno’s 11th straight win while Rodriguez his second of his last three fights with his last victory coming against Filipino Mercito Gesta, who is a good friend of Duno’s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan votingcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Arming City Police would be an effective deterrent to crime

first_imgDear Editor,With a La Penitence Market vendor nursing injuries after being shot to his head on Easter Monday, reportedly while trying to ward off four bandits from robbing his wife as stated in the press, whilst a company of unarmed and hapless City Constables screamed for help, speaks volumes of the profound mismanagement of the Georgetown Municipality.What is the use of deploying unarmed City Constables in a crime ridden city? It shows a clear lack of trust and respect for their officers that they are not allowed to carry a firearm. What is the City Police Department doing with the firearms in their possession? Only making them available to the bodyguards and residential security that protect the King and Queen of the City.Just look at the City Constabulary training complex on Water Street which is in total ruins, but which was supposed to be rehabilitated since 2016, with a promise that emphasis would have been placed on recruitment and training. One could have only hoped that this facility would have been used to provide Police self-defence training to their recruits as a vital component of The Basic Recruitment Course. As a matter of fact, in order to be prepared for today’s dangerous and unpredictable world, City Constables need to learn self-defence for both armed and unarmed encounters. And what about the promise that they would have been sending batches of ranks for overseas training? Was this just another pie in the sky pipe dream by the Town Clerk?Arming the City Police would be an effective deterrent to criminal behaviour in the markets and around Georgetown; most cities in Europe and North America routinely arm their Police Officers, in part to deter criminal acts. Armed criminals operate in many wards in our capital. Given this, a failure to routinely arm the City Police gives armed criminals a strong advantage in terms of their ability to threaten and commit violence without any corresponding risk to themselves.Is it not time for the City Council’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee to make this rag tag disrespected poorly trained, poorly uniformed outfit into a professional, effective and esteemed Police force?Sincerely,Modi Sankarlast_img read more