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BICOL MEET 2018 POSSIBILITIES Will Pacquiao VS McGregor fight happen?




01 BICOL MEET 2018 Young athletes from Bicol Region face-off in different sports events.


Odds that proves Pacquiao, Mcgregor fight will happen.


05 NBA ALL-STAR 2018 Its the time of the year again, the most entertaining weekend in NBA..

EDITOR IN CHIEF Michael Roy Abarro / NBA All-Star 2018


10 FOOTBALL World Cup qualifiers and teams to

John Francis Aspe / Bicol Meet 2018




Francis Russel Madrigal / Pacquiao VS McGregor


SPORTS Naga City Skate Scene

16 Boxing Golovkin, Alvarez rematch set on May 5

CONTRIBUTORS STAFFWRITTERS Josemaria Cezar Badiola / Soccer Kierhan Jude Boncodin / Boxing: Golovkin VS Alvarez rematch Charlize Jessem David / Naga City Skate Scene


BICOL MEET 2018 By: JF Aspe


t was an exciting day for the different athletes that visited the City of Naga for the much-anticipated event in the region, the Palarong Bicol 2018. The event officially began Saturday, February 3, in the Metro Naga Sports Complex, Brgy. Pacol, Naga City. It is a 6-day event which started February 3, 2018 and will end in February 10, 2018. Hundred of delegates from the different places in the Bicol region came to the city to play and represent their respective provinces and cities. Games like Badminton and Basketball were held in the Ateneo de Naga University Gymnasium and Covered Courts. The school was crowded with people from the different provinces to watch and support their very own respective representatives. It was an overwhelming experience for the delegates because they have the chance to showcase their talents to different people not just only in their place. The games were so spectacular and the crowds were amazed by these young talents.


n athlete has the dream of getting the gold medal. To obtain this, he/she must work hard for it by always practicing it. But, there are others who also want that gold medal, so competition will occur. By this competition, we can observe who will excel on their very own sports. Separation from the family and home, never-ending practice, audience pressure and just enough food are some challenges that they faced but they have to overcome it and do well in their sports. They also must practice sportsmanship where they should accept defeat and show humbleness when they win.

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“PACMAN VS NOTORIOUS” By: Francis Russel SA. Madrigal, Magazine Writer


fter the Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor boxing fight, people from aorund the world are predicting about another Conor Mcgregor boxing fight. But this time, it is against one of the greatest pound for pound in the world, 8 – Division World Champ Manny Pacquiao. For many boxing fans, this would be a great treat, that many boxing analyst are comparing the two when it comes to age and the experience. As we know, Pacman (Manny Pacquiao) has the experience, but surely because of age he will not be able to

Manny Pacquiao during training at Elorde Gym in Pasay City. He is preparing for a title defense against Jef Horn on July 2 in Australia.

catch up with the youth of The Notorious (Conor Mcgregor). Pacquiao will surely have the advantage it is because boxing has been his sport and compared to Mcgregor who has been known as a Mixed Martial Arts specialist. Conor Mcgregor has to adjust his training to more of a fist fight rather than the grappling and submissions if he is open to the challenge of fighting Pacquiao. His fight with Mayweather is already a preview of what’s more to come with Conor Mcgregor’s Boxing career. He just came up short and it resulted to a loss due to referee stopage.

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“Another Fantasy Match-up. Pacquiao, despite of being busy with politics in the Philippines always considers to step aside his duties as a politician to train when there is a fight coming. Conor Mcgregor meanwhile is always busying himself through the use of social media. With recent posts that feature his former opponent, Floyd Mayweather.

“If we can negotiate it, I have no problem. It is OK with both of us,” Pacquiao told news wire service AFP, via, when asked if he was seeking a fight with McGregor.

Conor Mcgregor training before his boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Though we cannot say that it will happen. It will surely earn a lot of money, both fighters have been a tested for fights in big stages. Just like the money Mcgregor earned in his fight with Mayweather, he has another opportunity at earning more once the fight will become official.

NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND by: Michael Roy S. Abarro


e all know that National Basketball three-day event which will be held Friday to Association or NBA is known all over Sunday in the specific place of the game. The

the world. One of the most favorite part of the all-star game was first held in 1950’s at the viewers of the NBA is the NBA ALL-STAR Boston Garden in the United States of GAME. NBA all star game is composed of 24 America. players, 12 chosen players from the Eastern Conference and 12 players from the Western Conference in the NBA teams. This game is a

One also of the most awaited part in NBA is The NBA All-Star Weekend. This all-star weekend will be held in Los Angeles California on the 16th day of February until the 18th day of February. The games included in the all-star weekend are Mountain Dew KickStart Rising Stars Challenge, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest and the 2018 NBA ALL-STAR.

In the first day of the all-star weekend on the 16th of February, Friday night, the NBA ALL-STAR Celebrity game at 7pm in Verizon Up Arena at Los Angeles Convention Center.

The next game will be the Rising Stars Challenge at 9PM. The players in Team USA are Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma from Los Angeles Lakers. Malcolm Brogdon from Milwaukee Bucks, but Brogdon is not going to play due to an injury. The replacement for Brogdon is Taurean Prince from Atlanta Hawks. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum from Boston Celtics, John Collins from Atlanta Hawks, Kris Dunn from Chicago Bulls, Donovan Mitchell from Utah Jazz and Dennis Smith Jr. from Dallas Mavericks. For the Team World, the players that will play are Bogdan Bogdanović and Buddy Hield from Sacramento Kings, Dillon Brooks from Memphis Grizzlies, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Šarić from Philadelphia 76ers, Lauri Markkanen from Chicago Bulls, Jamal Murray from Denver Nuggets, Frank Ntilikina from New York Knicks and Domantas Sabonis from Indiana Pacers.

In the 2nd day of the all-star game, February 17, 2018, Saturday night 8pm at Staples Center in Los Angeles California. The first game is the Taco Bell Skills challenge, the players that will play are Spencer Dinwiddie from Brooklyn Nets, Kristaps Porzingis, last year’s winner from New York Knicks, Lou Williams from Los Angeles Clippers, Al Horford from Boston Celtics, Joel Embiid from Philadelphia 76ers, Donovan Mitchell from Utah Jazz, Jamal Murray from Denver Nuggets, and Lauri Markkaken from Chicago Bulls. The 2nd game will be the three-point contest. The participants that will play will be Devin Booker from Phoenix Suns, Wayne Ellington from Miami Heat, Paul George from Oklahoma City Thunders, Bradley Beal from Washington Wizards, Thobias Harris from Los Angeles Clippers, Kyle Lowry from Toronto Raptors, Eric Gordon from Houston Rockets, and the 2 nd time three-point contest champion, Klay Thompson from Golden State Warriors. In the 3rd game, Slam Dunk Contest, the players that will show off their dunking skills will be Aaron Gordon from Orlando Magic, Larry Nance Jr. from Los Angeles Lakers, Victor Oladipo from Indiana Pacers and Dennis Smith Jr. from Dallas Mavericks. In the 3rd day on February 18, 2018 Sunday Night, the most awaited game on the All-Star Weekend, the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

The 2018 NBA ALL-STAR GAME will be held in Staples Center in Los Angeles California, the home of Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. The game will be played this coming February 18, 2018, Sunday night at 8pm. But before we arrive to the game of the all-stars, let us first find out the changes that will happen this 2018 NBA ALL-STAR GAME. In October 2017, the NBA announced that the format would change from the traditional Eastern and Western Conference format to a draft style format this 2018, where two team captains will be determined by the high number of votes receive in their conference. The allstar rosters will be revealed through a voting procedure. In the result of the voting, two Team Captains from East and West Conference were chosen, they are LeBron James and Stephen Curry. In Team Lebron James, the starters are Lebron James from Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant from Golden States Warriors, Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins from New Orleans Pelicans. But Cousins is out due to an Achilles Injury, so he was replaced by Paul George from Oklahoma City Thunders and Kyrie Irving from Boston Celtics. The reserve players

are Bradley Beal and John Wall from Washington Wizards. But Wall also is out due to knee injury, so he was also replaced by Andre Drummond from Detroit Pistons. Kevin Love from Cleveland Cavaliers, but due to a hand injury, Love will not be playing, so he was replaced by Goran Dragic to play in the all-star game. Russel Westbrook from Oklahoma City Thunders, Lamarcus Aldrige from San Antonio Spurs, Victor Oladipo from Indiana Pacers and last, Kristaps Porzingis from New York Knicks. In Team Stephen Curry the starters will be Stephen Curry from Golden States Warriors, James Harden from Houston Rockets Demar DeRozan from Toronto Raptors, Giannis Anntetokounmpo from Milwaukee Bucks, and Joel Embiid from Philadephia 76ers. The reserve players are Damian Lillard from Portland Trail Blazers, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns from Minnesota Timberwolves. Kyle Lowry from Toronto Raptors, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson from Golden States Warriors lastly, Al Horford from Boston Celtics. Watching the all-star weekend can make basketball fans to relax in watching the games that they are fun of. I hope that most of you will enjoy and relax watching the 2018 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND.

Manchester United remorse for the 60th anniversary of a tragic plane crash By: Josemaria Cezar Badiola

Nicknamed "the Red Devils", the club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.Manchester Unite have won a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields.

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The Manchester United team who perished in the plane crash.

Manchester United pay tribute to 23 players staff and journalist who had lost their lives in a tragic plane crash 60 years ago. People might remember very well the 8 players who died but perhaps not as clearly as the 8 journalists that also perished during the said devastating event. A 3 minute tribute silence will be observed at 3:04 pm Feb 6,2018

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Skat eboar di ng i n Naga Ci t y, phi l l i pi nes By: Char l i z e Jes s em R. Davi d

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kateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using skateboard. This is extraordinary sport because riders need to risk life just to fulfill their needs. People treat skateboarding as a lifestyle, some commit their selves for this sport because they love what skateboarding does to them. One thing that makes skateboarding unique is the brotherhood they made after they play and share stoke to each other. This sport is one of the trending sport in our own. Hundreds of skaters gathered in Naga city to show the love and devotion to its culture during the feast of

Peùafrancia. Every year Peùafrancia Skate Fest is held at Naga City civic center. Skaters from another place visit the town for the competetion and the feast. Lokal peole help the guest to familiarize the environment. Also, they support everything needed in the competition. The contest is divided to 4 parts. First part is the Game of S.K.A.T.E. next is the highest ollie followed by break or lunch. Then, kickflip challenge and last is the best trick. The event took almost 15 hours and that’s very tiring but entertaining. After the event the organizers make sure that all the participants are safe to go home so they can come back again.


Golovkin vs. Alvarez rematch set on May 5, 2018

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he current number 1 ranked pound for pound ,Gennady Golovkin, and The number 4 ranked pound for pound, Saul “Canelo� Alvarez, will square off again against each other in the ring on May 5, 2018 after their first fight which ended in a controversial draw last September 16, 2017.

Boxing fans were unhappy of the result with the majority saying that Golovkin should have won the first fight against Alvarez led a controversial decision. With both of them saying that each of them thought that they have won the fight, this second fight is to prove themselves of who really is the king of the boxing world. The venue of the fight is still not announced but this fight will be another classic for the fans and history of boxing. sssPhoto by: sources:

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