LATEST STORIES MOST READ The younger Peñalosa, whose father Dodie Boy is also an ex-world champion like his uncle, faces Twalib Tuwa of Tanzania (25-5-2, 14 KOs) in Sunday’s headliner with three other main bouts promoted by Gerry’s GerryPens Promotions, Inc.Fighting in the main undercards are Reymart Gaballo, Carlo Peñalosa and the returning former bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales in a Philippines-Tanzania showdown.Gaballo takes on Julias Kisarawe, Tapales faces Goodluck Mrame while Carlo Peñalosa clashes with James Kibazange.The event, which will be held at SM North Edsa SkyDome, will be shown live at 1 p.m. on ESPN 5.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Peñalosa is currently undefeated with 13 wins, nine coming by knockouts. He still has a lot of work ahead of him before getting on the same level as Ancajas, but his uncle Gerry, who is a former two-division world champion, believes his nephew is bound for greatness.“He really has a bright future in boxing,” the former super flyweight and bantamweight titleholder told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Saturday during the official weigh-in at TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe two may share the same name and pedigree but that’s as far as their similarities go inside the ring.“Dave is different. What’s nice about him is his killer instinct. He fights like he’s going to kill a snake that’s why his fights are worth watching,” said Gerry, who made a name for himself as a technical fighter. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The boxing main event was on and Filipino prospect Dave Peñalosa couldn’t take his eyes off the TV showing compatriot Jerwin Ancajas defending his IBF super flyweight belt against Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Troy Rike admits immigration arrest still hard to shake off Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
– Public Security Minister dodges transparency questionMembers of the media were on Monday barred from hearing the testimonies of members of the Prison Service at the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the deadly Camp Street Prison fire. This decision followed aPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan speaking with the media at the Guyana Fire Service on Mondaymeeting with Commissioners which delayed the start of Monday’s session.Sometime after 10:30h, Chairman of the CoI, retired Justice James Patterson advised that the testimonies would be done “in-camera”. Before the public was ushered out of the proceeding, Justice Patterson had stated that he would inform the media as to when they would be allowed to return.One of the key witnesses expected to testify at Monday’s session was Prison Officer Lyken (only name given). Lyken, who was reportedly ordered by his superiors to take video footage of the prison riots, was poised to give his version of the events which led to the deaths of 17 inmates. Notably, this publication witnessed equipment being set up to present the video footage taken as evidence.In the past weeks, controversy had ensued when the Attorney representing the Joint Services, Selwyn Pieters had made constant references to the footage in grilling his witnesses despite the said footage not being tendered as evidence. When upbraided by the CoI Chairman, Pieters threatened to resign from the CoI.Justice Patterson had raised concerns over the way in which the video footage was released to the public. In the footage, which was shown to the media operatives on April 4, prisoner Collis Collison and members of riot forces were shown to be engaged in an altercation.Attorneys representing the Guyana Bar Association had later raised concerns over the lack of transparency regarding the non-disclosure of the Standard Operating Procedures which govern the Joint Services operations at the Camp Street Prison.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was on Monday questioned by the media over the closed-door setting and concerns about lack of transparency with the process. Ramjattan whilst evading the question of transparency posited that it was within the authority of the Chairman to allow such a move.“The CoI is controlled by the CoI members…he has authority to do that I suppose under the Terms of Reference and if he thinks it is a matter for security reasons, why not?” the Minister posited.Notably, Station Officer at the Guyana Fire Service, Andrew Holder was last week allowed to disclose what inmates related to him when he carried out his investigation as to the cause of the deadly fire. Holder had concluded that the fire emanated from inside the Camp Street facilities and that inmates were indeed responsible.“It is my conclusion that this fire occurred as a result of a prisoner or more than one prisoner setting fire to mattress or mattresses within the prison walls,” Holder had noted.