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Baguio landslide kills 2

TWO people were killed when the barracks they were staying in was buried in a landslide in Baguio City on Wednesday afternoon. Police identified the fatalities as Patrick Lachica, 23, of Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet and Hannah Jean Aragon, 22, a resident of Happy Homes. Both are employees of FCL Laranang Construction, the firm building […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJun 14th, 2018

Two dead in Baguio landslide

Two people were buried alive this afternoon, June 13 when a portion of Sandico Street, Barangay Salud Mitra collapsed into an area excavated for the construction of a building dragging along the makeshift office of FC Laranang Construction......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Eduard Folayang and his familiar path to glory

Eduard Folayang has been here before. Back in 2014, after racking up back-to-back wins in in a span of half a year, the Team Lakay star was slowly building a name for himself as a top-tier contender in ONE Championship’s lightweight division. A third straight win would have possibly put him in the title picture. And then, he ran into Russian Timofey Nastyukhin. A sequence that will forever be burned in the minds of Filipino MMA fans, Nasytukhin dropped Folayang with a well-timed flying knee to the jaw, and then finished it off with a crushing soccer kick, back when soccer kicks were allowed. While it wasn’t Folayang’s first stoppage loss, it was arguably his most violent to date. The Filipino MMA star lay motionless in front of a Filipino crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena. It took Folayang over a year before he made his return, a decision win over Tetsuya Yamada. That win would set Folayang on his path to the ONE Lightweight Word Championship, one of the most celebrated stories in MMA in the past couple of years. Roughly three years removed since his knockout loss to Nastyukhin at the Mall of Asia Arena, it would seem like a cruel repetition of history, as Folayang would once again find himself staring up at the MoA Arena lights in late 2017. Folayang, a single day away from celebrating his one-year anniversary of being a ONE world champion, saw his spot at the top of the lightweight division taken away with one, well-timed overhand right, courtesy of Martin Nguyen. Nguyen made history that night at the expense of Folayang, becoming ONE Championship’s first ever two-division world champion. For the Pinoy MMA hero, it was another setback, not unlike the many he’s faced through the course of his career.   The Road to Redemption No matter what other people said, those who knew him knew he’d be back, and one of those whose believe never wavered was that of ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, saying that this is just the start of Folayang's journey.  So finally, when it was announced that Folayang would indeed be coming back to the cage, it was a big deal. Immediately, it was clear that redemption was on the former champion’s mind. “Yun naman ang nagpapa-sarap sa isang life story, yung paano ka mag-rise after you fall, and it adds a lot of spices sa life if ganun ulit yung mangyayari, although syempre may different versions yung story ng bawat isa sa atin, and I’m still looking forward on my redemption in this upcoming fight.” Folayang said. Folayang’s return was set for May, in one of the most-stacked ONE cards of the year, and even with three world title bouts featuring the biggest ONE Championship stars also on the card, Filipino fight fans’ eyes were on Folayang’s highly-anticipated return.   Parallel Experiences With 25 professional bouts under his belt, Eduard Folayang isn’t new to the game, by any means. From fighting in front of small crowds to main eventing a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium for the world title, Folayang has seen it all and done it all, that’s why pre-fight jitters isn’t expected to be an issue for a fighter the caliber and experience of ‘The Landslide.’ And while it wasn’t so much as jitters, Folayang admits that he had a lot going through his head in the days leading up to his comeback fight. “Yung siguro sa akin lang, andaming pumapasok sa isipan ko, hindi mo maiiwasan yung mga ‘what ifs’ mga paano kung natalo ulit ako dito, ganun,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports. Having already been in this situation before, Folayang added that it was indeed a big help being able to look back at a parallel experience. “Oo naman, nakatulong, kasi looking back noong 2014, nung na-knockout din ako kay Timofey, tapos yung same feeling nung kakalabanin ko ulit nung 2016 si Tetsuya Yamada, andaming tumatakbo sa utak, mas lalo na since naging champion ako, syempre hindi mawawala yung expectations ng tao and andyan na yung mga bashers e, naka-ready na sila. So the best thing to do is dapat maging mentally strong and accurate sa pagpapatupad ng gameplan para manalo.” And implement a gameplan successfully, he did.   The Comeback Against an undefeated grappler in Russian Kharun Atlangeriev, Folayang was visibily patient and picked his shots while shrugging off takedown attempts to earn the unanimous decision win. “Yun yung isa sa mga nakita ko na parang naging cautious ako, siguro yung thinking na talagang parang masyadong worth yung game, as much as possible talaga, hindi mo na iniisip na maging fancy  yung fight, mas nananaig yung goal mo na manalo.” Folayang said of his performance against Atlangeriev. “Siguro yun yung isa sa mga pinaka-reason kung bakit medyo naging conservative yung approach ko sa fight, at saka napansin ko din, although gusto ko mag-all out, very passive yung kalaban eh, hindi mo alam kung ano yung iniisip niya, yun din yung isa sa mga naging reason.” Folayang went on record and gave himself a three out of five rating in his comeback fight. While ultimately he was happy with the result, the Baguio City native believes that he could have done way more, and that’s what he intends to do in the future. “Masaya, although sa akin I believe I can do much better, syempre ngayon comeback fight kasi kaya andyan palagi yung pressure, the more we learn a lot of lessons, the more na magiging maganda yung adjustment natin for the upcoming bouts na dadating.” Step one of the comeback was complete.   Second Shot at Glory And again, Eduard Folayang finds himself on the comeback trail. The 34-year old Team Lakay star has successfully bounced back from a loss, but arguably more important now is what lies ahead. With the win, Folayang is on his way, if not already back in the title picture, and if you ask him, he’ll be the first to tell you that he’s ready to get back what was once his. “Parang more na na-boost yung desire ulit para makabalik dun sa nawala sa atin, and hopefully this year, magkaroon ulit ng opportunity para maka-laban for the title.” Fueling the fire even more for Folayang is the fact that after seeing Nguyen’s last two bouts - a unanimous decision loss to ONE Bantamweight World champion Bibiano Fernandes and a split decision win over Christian Lee - he feels he can perform better if given a second go-around. “Especially after panoorin yung last two fights nung tumalo sa akin, parang nasasayangan ba. Feeling ko talaga, mas deserving na ako yung nakahawak, parang ganun yung pakiramdam ko.” Folayang shared. “Parang I could have done better kung hindi lang ako naging careless on one point, and kung na-oversee ko lang talaga na yung strength ko, dun ako papasukin.” While only time will tell whether or not Folayang does get a shot at the title again, whether a rematch or be it against someone else, the former champ is certain that he’s still in this, and he’s hungrier than ever for another taste of glory. “Malakas pa rin eh [yung hunger], it’s just a matter of paano natin alagaan yung career natin, yung health natin, iba kasi, yun din yung kagandahan ng mixed martial arts eh, the more na pumupunta yung age mo, the more na mas nagiging cautious ka, hindi na lang puro lakas yung ilalaban mo kundi parang nagiging wiser ka na din sa approach mo.” “I think yung hunger ko andun parin, I’m still hungry.” Folayang adds. When it’s all said and done, Folayang won’t be happy with just being at the top once and then crashing down after. For the Team Lakay star, there are still chapters to be written as he begins what is hopefully another run towards the pinnacle of the sport. “Yun naman yung gusto natin, hindi yung natapos na yung end ng chapter ng story natin, kundi may mga magaganda and exciting stories pa na maisusulat in that book.” After all, “multi-time world champion” Eduard Folayang has better ring to it, no? “Yun yung gusto natin, mas magandang pakinggan.” Eduard Folayang’s been here before, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that this is just the start of great things to come......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Grenade blast kills 2 PNP, injures 14 in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — An explosion rocked La Paz town at dawn on Thursday, January 25 killing two police officers and injuring 14 people including Abra Representative Joseph Bernos and his wife La Paz Mayor Menchie Bernos......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Former ONE champ Eduard Folayang is ready for a better 2018

While 2017 wasn't all bad for famed Baguio-based MMA stable Team Lakay, it's pretty safe to say that coming from their banner 2016 campaign, last year wasn't as stellar.  Especially the final stretch, which saw Team Lakay go on a four-fight skid.  Arguably the biggest of those losses was Eduard Folayang's shocking knockout loss to Martin Nguyen in Manila.  2017 is over and done with, and for the former ONE lightweight world champion, the previous year wasn't a complete loss.  "Tapos na yung 2017, and may good and bad, pero ang importante, I think I’ve learned a lot," Folayang shared with ABS-CBN Sports. "I did not lose because of the lessons that I’ve learned." At 33 years old and over a decade in the game, Folayang has had his fair share of ups and downs. At this point, the former SEA Games Wushu gold medalist knows that it's no longer just about winning, but also learning.  "I think that’s one of the most important things as a martial artist, hindi lang yung mananalo ka palagi, kundi yung paano ka ulit babangon sa areas na nagkamali ka." While Folayang's loss to Nguyen was indeed brutal to watch, the Baguio City native revealed that it didn't keep him out of the gym at all.  "Actually after ng fight, balik agad ng gym, training ulit, kasi yung pagpapahinga, andiyan lang yan. Pero kung paano iinvest or bibigyan ng investment ng time yung mo para gumaling, yun ang pinaka-importante." And while 'The Landslide' hasn't been booked for a fight yet this year, the former lightweight king is itching to get back inside the cage.  Furthermore, Folayang is itching to prove that 2018 will be a better for him and for his Team Lakay family.  "Of course, always excited. Mas maganda I think ang 2018, ikine-claim ko magiging maganda kasi pinag-hahandaan ko naman." After Friday's ONE: Global Superheroes card at the Mall of Asia Arena, ONE Championship will be holding three more cards in Manila on April 20th, July 27th, and November 16th. It's highly likely that the return of 'The Landslide' could be on one of those upcoming Manila shows. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Christmas tragedy: Road collision kills 20 in La Union

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — A passenger bus bound for a northern city collided with a southbound jeepney in Agoo in La Union province early Monday, killing at.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Eduard Folayang will be defending more than just the lightweight championship come fight night

For the first time in ONE Championship history, two reigning titleholders will be going head-to-head in a champion-versus-champion superfight at ONE: Legends of the World in Manila.  The two divisional kings chosen for the history-making clash: lightweight champion Eduard 'the Landslide' Folayang and featherweight champion Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen.  And while both of them will be parading their belts when they walk down to the cage on fight night, only Folayang's belt will be on the line, meaning that he has more to lose. A lot more.  For the reigning lightweight king, this upcoming championship superfight isn't just about defending the lightweight title, rather it's also about defending the entire lightweight division.  Being the titleholder means that Folayang is the top guy in the division. The lightweight division 'is his kingdom', as he said, and it's his duty to defend it from a challenger from a different weight class.  "Papasukin yung division ko eh, so as much as possible, you are not only defending your own name, but also your division," Folayang said. "[Ako] yung champion doon eh." ("He's coming into my division, so I'm not only defending my name, but also my division. I'm the champion there.") The responsibility, so to say, has helped fuel the Baguio-based champion as he heads into this historic encounter against a very game challenger in the Vietnamese-Australian Nguyen.  "It’s a lot of motivation for me to do my part in my training camp and of course most especially during the fight." Aside from also defending his division, the Team Lakay superstar will also be defending his home turf, as he'll be fighting in front of what should be a partisan pro-Filipino crowd. "It’s always been a joy for me to represent my country and my hometown, and may kwento pa siya kasi champion-versus-champion, so it will give a lot of motivation for me." ("It's always been a joy for me to represent my country and my hometown, plus theres the champion-versus-champion backstory, so it will give a lot of motivation for me.")   Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reigning ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Eduard Folayang s ONE Championship title reign has been about inspiring others

Nearly a full year removed from his shocking upset win over Shinya Aoki to win the ONE Championship lightweight world title in Singapore, Eduard Folayang has simply been on top of the world.  The Baguio City native has established himself as the face of Philippine MMA and has often been identified by ONE Championship CEO and chairman Chatri Sityodtong as a prime example of a hero.  (READ ALSO: ONE CEO Cui: 'Folayang is gonna be a fantastic champion') Surely, life has changed for 'The Landslide' since becoming a world champion, but if you ask him what stands out, he says it's about how he has impacted others.  " p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} Madami [magbago], as a world champion, yung kwento ng buhay mo, maraming naiinspire," Folayang shared with the media. (A lot has changed. As a world champion, your life story inspires a lot of people.") Folayang's inspiring story of triumph has been told time and time again. From humble beginnings, Folayang fought through adversity - be it in life or inside the cage - and persevered until eventually he became a world champion.  Now that he's at the top, he hopes that his journey can inspire others who are looking to reach certain goals and aspirations.  "Nakakabigay ka ng kaunting motivation for them not to give up, but to persist and follow the dreams that they have deep within them." ("You're able to give them a bit of motivation for them not to give up, but to persist and follow the dreams that they have deep within them.") Right now, Folayang is indeed living his own dream of being a world champion, and on Friday, November 10th, he hopes to keep the dream going as he defends his title against Martin Nguyen at ONE: Legends of the World at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.    Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

The Journey So Far: Eduard Folayang

From humble beginnings in Baguio city, to world champion status, Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang has had quite the journey, and it's far from over. The champ's next stop: Mall of Asia Arena on November 10, as he puts his ONE Championship lightweight world title on the line against reigning ONE Championship featherweight king Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen in ONE's first-ever champion-versus-champion superfight.  Before that goes down however, take a quick look at the timeline of 'The Landslide's" career so far.    Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Team Lakay stars headline stacked ONE Championship card in Manila

The Philippines' top mixed-martial arts stable will be represented well when ONE Championship returns to Manila for ONE: Legends of the World this November 10th.  Headlining the card will be a superfight for the ONE lightweight world championship, as Team Lakay superstar Eduard 'The Landslide' Folayang puts his title on the line against reigning ONE featherweight world champion Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen.  In the co-main event, unbeaten Team Lakay rising star Danny 'The King' Kingad will be getting his first shot at a world championship when he challenges reigning titleholder Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes for the ONE flyweight world championship.  Also on the card, a couple of former world championship contenders from the Baguio-based stable step back into the ONE Championship cage, as bantamweight contender Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon meets undefeated Kevin 'Oldboy' Chung of the United States, while strawweight contender Joshua 'The Passion' Pacio looks to bounce back against fellow Pinoy Roy Doliguez.   ONE: Legends of the World Fight Card Lightweight Championship: Eduard Folayang vs. Martin Nguyen Flyweight Championship: Adriano Moraes vs. Danny Kingad Kevin Belingon vs. Kevin Chung Alex Silva vs. Hayato Suzuki Gina Iniong vs. Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol Anatpong 'Mak' Bunrad vs. Reece McLaren Zhao Zhi Kang vs. Yohan Mulia Legowo Joshua Pacio vs. Roy Doliguez Xie Chao vs. Kelvin Ong Peng Xue vs. Phat Soda   ONE Championship: Legends of the World happens on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.  Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

'Landslide' vs. 'The Situ-Asian': Folayang vs. Nguyen is a battle of unique MMA monickers

As much a part of an athlete's persona is the nickname given to him or her, if any.  'King' James. 'Air' Jordan. 'Pacman' Pacquiao.  These monickers have been synonymous with sports excellence. While nicknames aren't as prevalent in basketball or football, or other team sports, it's a staple in combat sports such as mixed martial arts and boxing.  Top stars, past and present, all have had catchy aliases, from 'Iron' Mike Tyson to Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, Georges 'Rush' St-Pierre to 'Funky' Ben Askren, and everyone in between.  On November 10th in Manila, two reigning world champions will collide, when ONE Championship lightweight king Eduard Folayang puts his belt on the line against ONE Championship featherweight titleholder Martin Nguyen in the promotion's first-ever champion-versus-champion superfight.  Beyond the magnitude of this historic showdown however, is that this will also be a battle of two of the most unconventional monickers in MMA history.  'The Landslide' versus 'The Situ-Asian'.  You can't get more unique and more specific than that.  Folayang explains that his monicker came from sheer dominance and geographic influence.  em>'Nanggaling yung nung nasa URCC pa ako, kasi nanalo ako by a landslide,' /em>Folayang explained em>. 'And siguro dahil din dun sa Baguio, pag tag-ulan, laging nag-lalandslide, so siguro hindi lang dahil sa landslide na panalo, pati na din sa place namin, sa environment.' /em> em>(That came from when I was fighting in the URCC, I won by a landslide, and maybe because in Baguio, there's always a landslide when it's raining, so maybe it's not just because of the landslide win, but also the place where I'm from, the environment.) /em> As for Nguyen, the Aussie's ultra-unique monicker was born from a tweaked pop-culture reference.  em>'It was a joke, I was a 77-kilo fighter back when I first started my MMA career. I won two tournaments, and my coaches decided that I had to cut weight down to 70 kilos. When I cut down to 70-kilos, I started showing a bit of abs, more flabs but a bit of abs.' /em> Nguyen explained. em>'At the time, there was this American TV show called Jersey Shore, and there was this guy on the show called ‘The Situation’, he was obsessed about his abs, so they called me ‘The Situation’, and then when I dropped down to featherweight, that’s when I actually had abs and they were calling me ‘The Situation’ /em> While Nguyen was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, his roots are very much Asian. He was born to Vietnamese parents.  em>'I was like no, I don’t want to be called ‘The Situation’, if you’re gonna call me ‘The Situation’, at least call me ‘The Situ-Asian’, and it just went on from there, and everyone stuck with it.' /em>Nguyen added.  A couple of one-of-a-kind nicknames for a pair of one-of-a-kind warriors.  Come fight night however, monickers and nicknames won't matter inside the cage.  The only title they'll be concerned with on November 10th will be 'ONE Lightweight World Champion'.    strong>Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  /strong> strong>Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23!  /strong> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

"It's my kingdom in the lightwieght division" - Eduard Folayang

On November 10th, Manila will play host to a historic meeting of champions, as ONE Championship lightweight king Eduard Folayang of the Philippines puts his title on the line against reigning ONE Championship featherweight champion Martin Nguyen of Australia.  This will be the first time that ONE Championship has set up a champion-versus-champion superfight, and given that both Folayang and Nguyen are a pair of hard-hitting warriors, this November 10th main event is sure to produce fireworks.  After successfully defending his championship against Ev Ting back in April, Folayang cemented his place as the top guy in ONE Championship's lightweight division.  Now, the top guy from a division down wants to come up and challenge the king, and during the media faceoffs in Manila, 'The Landslide' said that he wants to teach Nguyen a lesson.  em>' /em> em>Siguro ang gusto ko ituro sa kanya, it’s my kingdom in the lightweight division. (I want to teach him that it's my kingdom in the lightweight division)' /em> Folayang told the media Tuesday afternoon. em> 'It will be a good lesson for him to try my division.' /em> em>'Dito sa division ko, of course it’s bigger, mas malalaki yung mga nasa lightweight as compared sa mga nasa featherweight (In my division, it's bigger, the fighters in the lightweight division are bigger than those in featherweight)' /em> Folayang continued. em> 'As a champion, I want my division to be respected, and gagawin ko yung best ko para ma-defend yung lightweight belt na nakataya dito. (As a champion I want by division to be respected, and I'm going to do my best to defend the lightweight belt that's at stake.)' /em> The Baguio-native however said that in taking a fight against a bigger champion, Nguyen took a gamble, a gamble that could pay-off big should things go the Aussie's way.  em>'Mas mataas yung risk na itinaya niya, and syempre kung naging maganda naman yung resulta for him, it will be a good return for him. (He took a big risk, but if he gets a good result, it will be a good return for him.)'  /em> For his part, Nguyen believes that while the smaller weight classes have their own upside as well.  em>'The lightweight division is a strong division, but I still think that the potential experience that comes from the bantamweight and the featherweight division still rules over the lightweight and welterweight divisions, but we’ll see come fight night!' /em>   strong>Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  /strong> strong>Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23!  /strong> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2017

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