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ALT Philippines 2020: Filipino contemporary art reimagined

After a multitude of reimagined experiences it has brought to its customers, Smart Signature now dares consumers to reimagine the way they see local art. Introducing ALT Philippines 2020, a first-of-its-kind collaborative project among 10 galleries in Manila that aims to not only showcase contemporary Filipino art but also to reframe the notion of the art show itself......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 14th, 2020

Tabal is left with only one race to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippines first Filipino female long-distance runner in the Olympics, Mary Joy Tabal of Cebu, is left with only one race to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This after she was informed on Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2020, that her third race prospect for qualifying, the 2020 Seoul Marathon, has […] The post Tabal is left with only one race to qualify for Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 46 min. ago

EDSA Revolt remembered: Protests up

Various labor groups have called on the Filipino people to continue fighting for freedom and reject another dictatorship as the Philippines commemorates the EDSA People Power Revolution on Feb. 25, 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

PH tops ‘Women in Business’ global ranking

MANILA, Philippines — With 43 percent of Filipino women executives holding senior management positions, the Philippines ranked first among 32 countries surveyed in having the most number of women executives in top leadership roles, according to the Grant Thornton International’s 2020 Women in Business report. South Africa, Poland and Mexico followed the Philippine ranking in […] The post PH tops ‘Women in Business’ global ranking appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Brownlee re-ignites flame for Alab Pilipinas in ABL 10

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will enter the stretch run of the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League by adding a big-time weapon to its arsenal. The Filipino representatives in the regional league will be welcoming back with open arms Justin Brownlee, team owner Charlie Dy confirmed on Sunday. Brownlee will take the place of struggling Prince Williams and take the lead alongside 7-foot-5 Sam Deguara and scoring machine Nick King as the Philippines tries to improve on its 9-5 record. Two seasons ago, the American wing joined forces with Renaldo Balkman and Ray Parks Jr. in Alab's breakthrough championship. Now, he is expected to bring back his per game counts from that title run of 21.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.6 blocks. According to Dy, Brownlee will be in the country on Monday and will debut against the Kuala Lumpur Dragons on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Filipino shuttlers bow out in Badminton Asia quarters

  MANILA, Philippines – Reigning Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie made amends for his group phase defeat, sending top-ranked Indonesia into the semifinal after completing a 3-0 sweep of host Philippines in the 2020 SMART Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships, Friday, February 14 at Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Christie, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Filipino shuttlers succumb to Thais in 2020 Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships

Host Philippines absorbed a painful shutout at the hands of Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand at the start of the 2020 Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

LOOK: Millie Bobby Brown is the new face of Penshoppe

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Millie Bobby Brown is the new face of Penshoppe, the Filipino retailer announced on Tuesday, February 11. Millie will be launched as the face of the brand’s 2020 Spring/Summer Collection. The actress first rose to fame as “Eleven” of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. She has since ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Cebu City among top cities for online property seekers in 2019 — Lamudi

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is among the top cities preferred by online Filipino property seekers for the year 2019. Lamudi, one of the world’s leading digital real estate portal, revealed this in their Real Estate Market Review 2019 published on January 16, 2020. “2019 was a strong year for the real estate sector. […] The post Cebu City among top cities for online property seekers in 2019 — Lamudi appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

What went down at K-pop group Seventeen’s 2020 Manila stop

MANILA, Philippines – K-pop group Seventeen arrived in Manila late on Friday, February 7 ahead of their Manila stop on the Ode to You World Tour. As usual, the group was welcomed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by dedicated Filipino fans who posted videos of their arrival on Twitter. (READ: ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

Balkman, Blatche were guiding light in Mighty s Dubai title run

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas gathered many of the top young talent in the Philippines and got them to the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament. With Isaac Go, Dave Ildefonso, Jamie Malonzo, Thirdy Ravena, and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan, the Filipino side, indeed, gave a glimpse of the future of the national team. Still, that young yet talented core wouldn't have gone anywhere without the push of NBA veterans Renaldo Balkman and Andray Blatche. "We're very honored to win this tournament. It was a tough tournament that I think was tougher than last year," head coach Charles Tiu said, referring to the 2019 iteration of the invitational tourney where they settled for third. He then continued, "The players did a great job. Andray and Renaldo, they showed us why they're NBA players." In particular, Coach Charles said that Blatche, long a source of scrutiny from the time he was naturalized, showed the way and his teammates only followed suit. As he put it, "Andray surprised me a lot. When he was playing for the national team, you hear a lot of things about Andray Blatche - some positive, some negative, but he was a good guy, no attitude." He then continued, "Whatever he had to do, he was there. That just rubbed off on the team. You're supposed to be the best player on the team and he had no excuses so how could anybody make excuses." For his part, Balkman further added to his personal tale of redemption. "Balkman, again, before getting him, I was very apprehensive, very worried about his history, but after that, I was like, 'Wow! This guy is just a pro,'" the Mighty mentor said. In the end, Balkman and Blatche were both the engine and the fuel that boosted the Filipinos, with its young yet talented core, to a breakthrough championship. "These two guys really set the tone for the team. Without them, we would not win this tournament," Coach Charles said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso wraps up legendary UAAP career

Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso announced that he will be foregoing his fifth and final playing year in the UAAP to prepare for a professional club stint overseas.  In a lengthy, heartfelt post on Instagram, Gayoso announced that he would not be returning to the Ateneo Men's Football Team this year, just days before the start of the UAAP Football tournaments.  "After much thought and deliberation, and with the guidance of Ateneo de Manila University and the AMFT, I have decided not to return to the UAAP this year," Gayoso wrote. " Although this was a tough decision to make, ultimately I had to choose what I believe would be what’s best for me and my future." The opportunity, Gayoso detailed, came following his most recent National Team call-up during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here in the Philippines.  "After my stint at this year’s South East Asian games, God blessed me with an opportunity to play professional football overseas. Thus, in preparation for this huge task, I have made the decision to join a local professional team." The 22-year old added that he will continue to finish schooling in the Ateneo, as this was a 'lifelong dream.'          View this post on Instagram                   After much thought and deliberation, and with the guidance of Ateneo de Manila University and the AMFT, I have decided not to return to the UAAP this year. Although this was a tough decision to make, ultimately I had to choose what I believe would be what’s best for me and my future. After my stint at this year’s South East Asian games, God blessed me with an opportunity to play professional football overseas. Thus, in preparation for this huge task, I have made the decision to join a local professional team. I will, however, continue to pursue my college degree at the Ateneo, as this has also been a lifelong goal. I have played my heart out for the Ateneo for 8 wonderful years. 8 years that have brought me trials, triumph, and memories I will keep with me forever. As a student, my biggest task was to balance my academics and my love for the sport and along with this, came setbacks that tested my ambition. Being an athlete, I was given the opportunity to compete in football and track and field which strengthened my athleticism and versatility. As a football player, I have suffered devastating losses which helped build my character. And taking on the responsibility of representing my country and my alma mater showed my heart and my passion for the beautiful game. So to my dear Ateneo, I’d like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to strive for an Ateneo education, while proudly representing the blue and white. Playing for the Ateneo has improved every aspect of my life and opened numerous doors for me and I could never thank you enough. Choosing the Ateneo was and will always be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. To the 12th men, thank you for your continuous support and love for the game and for cheering us on through every minute. Thank you for all your sacrifices - for coming to watch our games under the heat of the sun, taking the time off your busy schedules to watch us do what we’re most passionate about, and for crying, celebrating, and fighting with us. (1/2) A post shared by Jarvey Gayoso (@jarveygayoso) on Feb 5, 2020 at 7:11am PST           View this post on Instagram                   To my teammates, thank you for being a part of my journey as a player. You have all taught me many important things in football and constantly pushed me to be the best that I can be for the team. Thank you all for giving your one big fight whenever we’d face the most difficult situations. We have gone through painful losses, celebrated championship highs, some players have been with me since high school, while others were new faces, but one thing was constant throughout, we were a brotherhood, a wolf pack. It has been an honor playing alongside each and every one of you. To the coaching staff, managers and coach JP Merida, thank you for guiding me to become who I am today. Thank you for pushing me to work my hardest and trusting me to give my all for the team. You have always been like a father to me, coach. I’m thankful that we were able to achieve championships together. I believed in your system and coaching style and it has led, not only me, but the entire football program to greater heights. I know I carry a big part of your legacy and I will continue to keep it as my inspiration wherever my passion takes me. To my family, I thank you for your undying support. Thank you for keeping me grounded and guiding me through situations I couldn’t deal with on my own. I stand proud representing the Ocampo-Gayoso name across my jersey knowing I have such wonderful people in my life cheering me on. You’ve all inspired me to continue carrying the torch Lolo Ed and Lolo Poch once carried. It’s a scary step I’m about to take but knowing that you will all be there for me makes this journey a whole lot more exciting. The Ateneo and the Ateneo Men’s football team have prepared me well enough for my next step. I know the team will continue to represent the Ateneo name with the highest honor. As I continue on with my journey, know that my heart will ALWAYS BLEED BLUE. I will continuously strive to leave a legacy in this beloved school and I will always carry the Jesuit values instilled in me. You have all been a blessing in my journey and I hope to continue to make all of you proud. This is Jarvey Ocampo Gayoso, number 11 signing off! (2/2) A post shared by Jarvey Gayoso (@jarveygayoso) on Feb 5, 2020 at 7:11am PST A third-generation sports star, Jarvey is the son of PBA veteran Jayvee Gayoso and the grandson of Filipino sporting great Ed Ocampo, and the nephew of De La Salle coach and former National Team member Alvin Ocampo.  In his four seasons in the UAAP, Gayoso was nothing but impressive as he was able to lead the Blue Eagles to two UAAP Men's Football Championships (Season 79, Season 81) and a Runner-Up finish in Season 78, while also claiming two Most Valuable Player Honors and a remarkable four Best Striker nods. During his time in the UAAP, the Blue Eagles never missed a final four appearance. Gayoso will likely go down in UAAP and Ateneo history as one of the best to ever lace up a pair of football cleats. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

Filipino swimmers bag 18 medals in Tokyo

The Philippines’ Behrouz Elite Swim Team Junior Squad made a splash at the 2020 Tokyo Swimming Winter Championships, winning 18 medals, including eight golds recently at the St. Mary’s International School in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Get ready for an exciting new Sports Series that aims to promote an active lifestyle

MANILA, Philippines – Following its support for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) kicked off its “aminoVITAL® Sports Series” on Thursday, January 30th, 2020, at Pretty Huge Obstacles in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Powered by aminoVITAL®, Ajinomoto aims to promote different sports activities and active lifestyle among Filipinos through the Sports Series which will highlight endurance sports. Starting with Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), the members of the Philippine National Obstacles Course Racing (OCR) Team, who collected 10 medals (6 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze) at the 30th SEA Games, showcased their skills and strengths in a relay race. “OCR is a unique sport because you need to be good at everything. It requires you not to only hone your running skills, but to also test your endurance and discipline as you undergo high intensity training,” said Glorien Merisco. Despite the mental, emotional and physical demands of OCR, Merisco reminded that no one should feel intimated by it as she herself had no athletic background when she started.   Even after her successful performance in the 30th SEAG, she never stops training hard, “I personally like challenging myself to be better every day…I may not be the strongest athlete, but I am one of the those who works the hardest.” aminoVITAL® is one with the OCR community in inspiring and encouraging people to get out of their comfort zones and give them the push needed to really make it too the next level. APC executives and officers led by its President Tsutomu Nara welcomed the media guests and social media influencers. The 30th SEA Games karate gold medalist Junna Tsukii, Will Devaughn and Christiana Dimaunahan also graced the event and shared how aminoVITAL® helped them recover from muscle breakdown and fatigue that they commonly encounter in their line of sports. All participants took aminoVITAL® before hitting the obstacle course guided by OCR coaches.   What is aminoVITAL®? aminoVITAL® is Ajinomoto’s newest sports nutrition brand. It is a jelly-based drink that contains 3,000mg of amino acids, including BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acid). It helps reduce fatigue and muscle loss during high-intensity training and strenuous physical activity. aminoVITAL® is convenient and portable. Simply consume aminoVITAL® 30-minutes before any activity and allow yourself to reach heights of physical accomplishments. Recognizing the increasing demand and consumer interest in sports nutrition and wellness, Ajinomoto introduced aminoVITAL® to the Philippine Market in November, 2019. aminoVITAL® Sports Series is Ajinomoto’s advocacy to promote wellness, nutrition, and active lifestyles for all sectors of Filipino society. “Proper nutrition and supplement is just as important as training and rest in sports as well as in cultivating an active lifestyle,” says Roann Co, Marketing Department Head of Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation. “We want to be able to support our esteemed athletes to attain optimum performance and reach greater heights and for more Filipinos to stay active and be fit and healthy.” aminoVITAL® is now available on LazMart, an online store on LazMall, and selected Chris Sports branches at just PHP 100.00 per pack. For more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.   About Ajinomoto The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies. Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society. The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2018, sales were 1.1274 trillion yen (10.1 billion U.S. dollars). To learn more, visit www.ajinomoto.com.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2020

3 key takeaways from ONE: FIRE & FURY

It was another explosive night for ONE Championship as it opened 2020 in the Philippines in the most exciting way possible. On Friday, 31 January, ONE: FIRE & FURY went down in Manila, Philippines with a bang, and the martial arts world was left begging for more action. With another event in the bag, here are three key takeaways from the Mall Of Asia Arena.    Joshua Pacio’s Skills Are Growing At A Blistering Pace Any strawweight who watched Joshua “The Passion” Pacio defend his World Title against Alex “Little Rock” Silva should be concerned, especially with the 24-year-old Filipino closing all the holes in his game.  Pacio looked crisp on the feet as always, but it was his ground game that turned out to be the difference in this match.  The Baguio City native was confident to roll with one of the best grapplers in the organization and, at times, he was even on the offensive, attempting a guillotine choke and a heel hook in the bout.  “Yes I was surprised. We all know the level of Silva’s grappling, so Joshua really surprised me with the confidence that he showed in the bout – he was even the one attacking at times,” Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao said.  With Pacio picking up confidence on the ground game to compliment his world class striking, the rest of the division looks in trouble.    “Thunder Kid” May Be The Next Big Strawweight Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang said in the past that entertaining fans is just as important as winning.  On Friday, he proved it was not just lip-service.  Adiwang was a burning ball of energy and then some as he needed just one round to dispatch Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit in the lead card of the night.  The 26-year-old rocked his Thai counterpart early on before raining down heavy ground and pound from the mount. Though Mitsatit survived the initial onslaught, Adiwang still finished the bout in style as he locked on a kimura and forced the submission.    The Lightweight Division Keeps Getting Deeper  Eduard “Landslide” Folayang found out firsthand how difficult his climb back to the pinnacle of the ONE Lightweight division will be after absorbing a razor-thin split decision loss to Pieter “The Archangel” Buist in the co-main event of the evening.  At age 36, Folayang has been adamant in saying he still wants to regain his World Title, and for two rounds he looked good against the bigger Dutchman.  All it took, though, was one well-timed head kick from Buist early in the third to change the direction of the match for good as the Combat Brothers standout turned the bout to his favor and later stole the victory.  Aside from Buist, who targets a showdown with ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee, the division also boasts top talent like Saygid Guseyn “Dagi”  Arslanaliev, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, Lowen Tynanes, and Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki for starters. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2020

Alab Pilipinas lights up brand new winning streak in ABL 10

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has gotten going for a brand new winning streak in the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League after coming out on top of Singapore, 86-77, in overtime, Sunday at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna. Nick King topped the scoring column with 20 points and was flanked by Filipino-Americans Jason Brickman, Miah Gray, and Lo Domingo in their back-to-back wins that raises their record to 8-4. It was Brickman who actually came through when it mattered most, firing five of his 16 points in the extra period to shoot the Philippines over the very game visitors. The primetime playmaker had five assists, four rebounds, and two steals as well while Gray contributed 10 markers, four dimes, three boards, three steals, and two blocks. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 86 - King 20, Brickman 16, Gray 10, Domingo 9, Deguara 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 7, Caracut 6, Williams 5, Heading 3, Vigil 2. SINGAPORE SLINGERS 77 - Elliott 18, Kwek 17, Goh 12, Alexander 11, McClain 11, Ng 6, J. Lim 0, K. Lim 0, Oh 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-19, 42-31, 54-55, 71-71, 86-77 (OT).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2020

Mighty-Pilipinas takes down Al-Riyadi to take home first Dubai title

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas has finished the job on one of the most dominant campaigns in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament. The Filipinos imposed their will on Al Riyadi, 92-81, Sunday (Philippine time) at the Shabab Al-Ahli Club to resoundingly register their name as the champions of the 2020 iteration of the invitational tourney. Of course, reinforcements Renaldo Balkman and Andray Blatche showed the way with the former finishing with 25 points and the latter ending with 21 markers. Filipino-American Mikey Williams did his part as well with 13 points while two-time UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena contributed six markers. All of that was more than enough for the Philippines to be able to bring home its first trophy from Dubai. A year ago, Mighty-Pilipinas had to settle for third-place - still their best showing in the tournament. That was until now when it became the first team outside of West Asia to be crowned champion. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-PILIPINAS 92 - Balkman 25, Blatche 21, Williams 13, Moore 11, Kendrick 10, Ravena 6, Malonzo 4, Go 2, Ju. Gomez de Liano 0, Belga 0. AL RIYADI 81 - Efevberha 26, Jackson 20, Haidar 14, Arakji 10, Bawji 6, Saoud 3, Mneimneh 2, Townes 0, Akl 0, Gyokchyan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 24-20, 46-42, 74-57, 92-81. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

Shorthanded Ceres Negros FC s AFC Champions League bid ends in Tokyo

Filipino football club Ceres Negros FC's bid for a historic spot in the 2020 AFC Champions League came to an end Tuesday evening following a 0-2 loss to FC Tokyo at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.  Playing without Stephan Schrock due to suspension and Mike Ott and Sean Kane due to injuries, the multiple-time Philippine club football champions hung tough and was able to hold FC Tokyo to a 0-0 score at halftime.  Things began to turn for the home side however after a Sei Muroya goal in the 48th minute.  Ceres Negros FC had a lot of time to come up with an equalizer, but a timely goal from Adailton in the 89th minute prevented any possible comeback and secured the win for FC Tokyo.  Ceres Negros FC came close to being the first Filipino side to participate in the AFC Champions League after defeating Shan United and upsetting Port FC in the first two preliminary rounds, setting up a playoff against FC Tokyo.  The two-time J.League champions secure just their third appearance in the prestigious Asian football tournament.  As for Ceres Negros FC, the Pinoy champions won't need to wait too long to return to action as they prepare for the upcoming AFC Cup, which begins on February 11th. The Busmen play in Group G along with Vietnam's Than Quang Ninh, Indonesia's Bali United, and either Cambodia's Svay Rieng or Laos' Master 7.  Also representing the Philippines in the 2020 AFC Cup will be Kaya FC-Iloilo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

Joshua Pacio and Alex Silva face off at ONE: FIRE & FURY Open Workouts

ONE Championship returns to the Philippines for the first time in 2020 with ONE: FIRE & FURY this coming Friday, January 31st at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Before 'The Home of Martial Arts' puts on yet another exciting show for its loyal Pinoy fans however, some of the athletes seeing action on Friday's must-see card gave the media a taste of what to expect on fight night during the official ONE: FIRE & FURY Open Workouts, Tuesday afternoon at One Esplanade.  Headlining Friday's card will be an intriguing ONE Strawweight World Championship bout between the Philippines' very own reigning titlist Joshua "The Passion" Pacio and former champion Alex "Little Rock" Silva of Brazil.  The champ is here! ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio will be defending his title against Alex Silva this Friday. Pacio will look for his second successful title defense | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/9IPuy5IVlk — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 The 24-year old Pacio, a member of the famed Team Lakay stable up in Benguet, will be looking to defend his ONE Strawweight World Championship for a second time, as he's coming off a successful title defense against compatriot Rene "D' Challenger" Catalan also in Manila last November.  Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex Silva of Brazil will try to regain his title against reigning champ Joshua Pacio this Friday | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/ZZ9AjY7hHk — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Standing opposite Pacio will be a dangerous test in former ONE Strawweight World Champion Silva, who captured the title back in 2017 with a decision win over Yoshitaka Naito. Silva's reign would not be a long one however, as Naito would reclaim the title the following year. Silva has managed to bounce back successfully and has racked off two straight wins over Stefer Rahardian and Peng Xuewen to earn another shot at gold.    Two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion @efolayang returns to action against Pietr Buist. He’s looking to kick off another run to the top of the division | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/3pT963fEbi — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 In the co-main event, Filipino mixed martial arts icon and two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang of Team Lakay returns to action to face Dutch up-and-comer Pietr "The Archangel" Buist.  Coming off his technical decision win over Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu in Manila back in Noveber, Folayang looks to score back-to-back wins and work his way back to the top of the ONE Championship lightweight title picture. Buist on the other hand, is looking to make a big impact on short notice, as he meets a big name in the Pinoy star. The Dutchman is currently 2-0 under the ONE banner.    ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finalist Danny Kingad of Team Lakay returns to action against Xie Wei. He’s coming off a great performance in a loss against Demetrious Johnson | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/qSVTtg2Igq — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Fresh off his ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finals bout against Demetrious Johnson, Danny "The King" Kingad steps back into the circle to face China's "The Hunter" Xie Wei. In spite of falling to Johnson in the flyweight tournament finale, the young Kingad, also a member of Team Lakay, drew praise from the American MMA star, and now looks to use his experience as fuel to return to the upper echelon of the flyweight division. With a five-fight winning streak in tow, Xie will look to score the biggest win of his career against a proven contender in Kingad.    ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito Adiwang of Team Lakay does some shadow boxing before hitting the mitts. He faces Pongsiri Mitsatit on Friday. | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/hPwePNnOAt — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Looking to build off his explosive debut, strawweight Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang makes his way back to the Circle to face Thai veteran Pongsiri "The Smiling Assassin" Mitsatit.  Team Lakay's Adiwang, a ONE Warrior Series contract winner, announced his arrival with quick submission win over Senzo Ikeda in Tokyo back in October. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he faces another tough test in the form of Mitsatit.  With four losses in his last five bouts, Mitsatit is definitely hungry for a victory, and he hopes to finally return to the winners column at the expense of Team Lakay's newest soldier in the ONE ranks.    Women’s Atomweight contender and #SEAGames2019 Kickboxing Gold Medalist Gina Iniong of Team Lakay out next. She faces Asha Roka on Friday | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/X5hVVAUOzt — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 After dominating the field in kickboxing during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, gold medalist Gina "Conviction" Iniong returns to MMA and the ONE Circle to face India's Asha "Knockout Queen" Roka.  Team Lakay's Iniong is coming off an impressive split decision win over Jihin Radzuan back in 2019, and look to keep her momentum going as she faces one of the division's newest faces.  Losing to Stamp Fairtex in her maiden ONE appearance, Roka finds herself against an even more experienced opponent in perennial contender Iniong.    Filipina Jomary Torres of Catalan Fighting System first out. She trains with former title contender Rene Catalan. She faces Jenny Huang on Friday | #ONEChampionship #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/hJTCNemV1J — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Kicking things off on Friday will be Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres of Catalan Fighting System taking on former title contender Jenny "Lady GoGo" Huang of Chinese Taipei.  After a scorching start in ONE which saw her win her first three outings, Torres has cooled down drastically, losing her last four bouts. She hopes to finally arrest her losing skid against someone on the same boat in Huang.  Much like Torres, Huang was impressive to begin her ONE career, winning her first four assignments to earn a shot at Angela Lee and the ONE Women's Atomweight World Championship. Huang would lose to Lee and then drop her next four bouts to make it an excruciating five-fight losing streak.    Catch ONE: FIRE & FURY on Friday, January 31st at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

Kai Sotto now 68th in ESPN Top 100 US high school prospects

MANILA, Philippines – Kai Sotto has come a long way since moving to the US to improve his game. Sotto, the Filipino teen sensation, has been making his case as one of the best high school big men in the class of 2020 and the US basketball scene has taken notice. The 17-year-old Sotto, who is […] The post Kai Sotto now 68th in ESPN Top 100 US high school prospects appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Alex Eala seeded 4th in 2020 Australian Open juniors

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teen tennis star Alex Eala will begin her 2020 Australian Open juniors campaign at 4th seed on Sunday, January 26.  Eala, who gained a berth to the main draw via wildcard, will be facing 18-year-old Shavit Kimchi of Israel in the third match to be held ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020