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Filipino surfer foils Japanese sweep at inaugural international pro finals

SABANG BEACH, Baler, Quezon—World-ranked Filipino surfer Rogelio Esquivel Jr. ruled the thrilling longboard men’s finals of the weeklong first staging of the World Surf League’s (WSL) Baler International Pro tournament here on Tuesday. With his victory, Esquivel, 26, a member of the national team from San Juan, La Union, topped the Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS)...


PARAW Back on the high seas

ILOILO CITY—On the eve of the 50th Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta Festival on March 18, artists were hard at work on the colorful sails that would power the native double-outrigger boats in competition.  The Philippines’ biggest traditional boat sailing event—the oldest in Asia—returned after a three-year hiatus imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The 30-kilometer race on...