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August 29, 2015, Saturday
  • Reward money for the arrest of the killer of Philippine eagle ‘Pamana’ rises to P 600K. 6 minutes ago |
  • PAGASA monitors a low pressure area (LPA) 175 km. east of Borongan, Samar. 7 minutes ago |
  • Traffic slow moving from Ortigas Avenue until Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 8 minutes ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas & Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin Abalos hold meeting in Camp Crame to discuss the INC rally at EDSA. 29 minutes ago |
  • Mandaluyong city gov’t PIO Jimmy Isidro says a permit was issued for INC’s rally to ‘contain’ the protest at Crossing & ease traffic. 30 minutes ago |
  • Mandaluyong city government gives INC permission to hold their rally at EDSA-Shaw until Sunday. 30 minutes ago |
  • INC Spokesman Edwil Zabala expects the crowd at EDSA will surge on Sunday afternoon. about 1 hour ago |
  • EDSA-Shaw underpass open to motorists on Saturday morning although traffic along the southbound lane is slow. about 1 hour ago |
  • INC members plan to stay at EDSA until Monday although they need to secure permit to do this. about 1 hour ago |
  • Both northbound and southbound service roads of EDSA-Shaw Boulevard are impassable on Saturday morning due to INC’s rally. about 1 hour ago |
  • Classes at U.P. Manila’s College of Arts and Sciences cancelled on Friday afternoon due to INC rally along Padre Faura St. 18 hours ago |
  • Rains in the area of Padre Faura St. in Manila fail to dampen the spirit of INC members who are protesting at DOJ. 18 hours ago |
  • CBCP says government should not underestimate the message of ‘no remittance day.’ 18 hours ago |
  • Construction of LRT 2 Masinag Extension to begin on Sept. 26. 18 hours ago |
  • Body of a missing seaman found in Tagaytay. 18 hours ago |
  • Palace calls for sobriety as more INC members troop to Padre Faura in Manila to join vigil in front of DOJ. 18 hours ago |
  • PNP’s estimate of INC members gathered in front of DOJ in Padre Faura St. in Manila is 4,000. 18 hours ago |
  • Justice Secretary Leila de Lima not yet seen at DOJ premises as of Friday afternoon. 20 hours ago |
  • Schedule of hearing on libel case filed by Makati Mayor Binay vs. Sen. Trillanes among those postponed on Friday due to INC rally at DOJ. 20 hours ago |
  • INC rally in front of DOJ has prompted the postponement of some hearings in the department. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says he is ready to face any complaint at Senate Ethics Cmte. with regard to his hiring of over 40 consultants. 20 hours ago |
  • 10 members of the Philippine Marines injured in a battle with about 300 ASG bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Friday morning. 20 hours ago |
  • Radio broadcaster Cosme Diez Maestrado killed in an ambush in Misamis Occidental. 20 hours ago |
  • Anthony Taberna’s wife Rossel says it is ‘business as usual’ in their QC coffee shop after it was fired upon by gunmen. 20 hours ago |
  • Anthony Taberna’s wife Rossel thanks those who are concerned for them after the shooting incident in their QC coffee shop. 20 hours ago |
  • Migrante International says OFWs in Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia & Italy are joining the ‘zero remittance day’ on Friday. 20 hours ago |
  • Migrante International leads a rally at Mendiola in Manila as part of their ‘zero remittance day’ protest. 20 hours ago |
  • OFW Amie Emuslan who has been in comatose in UAE for 4 years finally brought back home. 20 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino tells visiting Thai PM that Filipinos are offering their condolences to the Thai people who are Filipinos’ brothers. 20 hours ago |
  • Thai PM Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha expresses sympathy for the Filipino who sustained injury in her hearing during the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast. 20 hours ago |
  • Thai PM who is visiting PH says situation in Thailand now under control since the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast that killed 20 persons. 20 hours ago |
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Metro Turf opens Feb. 19

By MST Sports | Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:01am
A whole day of racing extravaganza commemorating the “Araw Ng Mandaluyong” and two major Philracom Stakes races will serve as the highlights of the week-long horseracing celebration for the official opening of the Metro Turf, the country’s third and Asia’s newest racing facility, on Feb. 19 to 24 in Malvar, Batangas.

Jockeys test the world-class Metro Turf, the Philippines’ third and Asia’s newest racing facility.


The racing festival in this world-class horse racetrack will be the final set of weekly racing before the Philippine Racing Commission implements the new “two-day-a-week” schedule for the three racetracks in the country.

Metro Turf hosts the exciting “Araw Ng Mandaluyong” Special Cup Races on Feb. 24, the same day that the Philippine Racing Commission is sponsoring two major stakes races—the Leo Prieto II Stakes and the Leo Prieto III Stakes.

The “Araw Ng Mandaluyong” Special Cup Races are the culminating events of the founding of the City of Mandaluyong under the stewardship of Mayor Benhur Abalos Jr., who is also a true-blue horseowner-breeder.

The Philracom also put up a total of P1 million for its two major sponsorship Stakes races, which are open to all local 3-year-old fillies and colts, respectively.

Night racing will start on Tuesday (Feb. 19) up to Friday (Feb. 22), while the weekend racing will be on Saturday (Feb. 23) and Sunday (Feb. 24).

Thousands of racing aficionados from Manila and even from the outlying towns of Batangas are expected to troop to the newly constructed racetrack, which is at the boundary of Malvar and Tanauan. It is just only an hour trip from Manila.

“I would like to invite all the major players of the industry and all the racing aficionados to visit our place and join us in celebrating the launch of our new racetrack, which is a big boost not only to the racing industry, but also the tourism industry here in Batangas and to the whole country as well,” MetroTurf chairman and president Dr. Norberto Quisumbing Jr. said.

Dr. Quisumbing also said that he is also very thankful to the all-out support extended by Atty. Boy Reyno, chairman of the Manila Jockey Club.
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