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PP30 D-DAY: Nietes TKOs Parra in 9th; Donaire, Pagara Finish Rivals Via Early KO

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Reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (35, 21KOs-1-4) continued his knockout wins as he stopped Mexican challenger Gilberto Parra (19, 17KOs-3-0) at the end of 9th round in the main card of Pinoy Pride 30 D-Day: Donnie and Donaire at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Saturday.

The Murcia - born Nietes came out aggressive in the opening round forcing Parra on defensive position as the Mexican tried to control the momentum in the second round.

Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano joins Donnie Nietes for a souvenir photo with his SB member Ader Olimpo and sports coordinator Elro Villarosa.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB/SCOOP-Bacolod)

Where Does Graft Start?’

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

“Where does graft start?”

That is the question Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano asked the Ombudsman after he filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) before the graft body that dismissed the case against former Murcia Mayor Esteban Coscolluela.

The Ombudsman dismissed the case involving a P16M computerization program package under the then administration of Coscolluela in 2009, stating that there was no graft because no payment was made.

Man, Woman Found Dead

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A man and a woman were found dead in Murcia town and Bacolod City Sunday.

Librado Anonas Gernalin, 32, of Barangay Minoyan, Murcia was found dead by police authorities in a secluded place in the barangay with gunshot wounds caused by 12-gauge shotgun.

He was believed waylaid by unidentified suspect and shot dead.

Murcia PNP is still investigating the killing.

Nietes-ALA Gym Open for Training in Murcia

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The Donnie Nietes-ALA Boxing gym officially opened to enhance the boxing skills of future Filipino champions at Murcia last Saturday.

The simple opening ceremony turned outstanding with no less than the reigning WBO junior flyweight titlist and longest Filipino boxing champion Nietes gracing the event.

CEREMONIAL CUTTING OF RIBBON OF THE DONNIE NIETES-ALA BOXING GYM IN MURCIA. In photo: (from left) SB Ruel Villarosa, Elro Villarosa, SB Adrian Olimpo, SB Norberto de los Reyes, and reigning WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes with father Josua.* (contributed photo)

Media Practitioners, Green Alert Visit Disputed Murcia Quarry Area

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Media practitioners and Green Alert representatives visited yesterday the disputed quarry area in the Municipality of Murcia to see for themselves the severe degradation of the ecology and environment in the area.