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UP grads dominate CPA licensure exam, Wesleyan alumnus tops board

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines emerged as the top performing school in the October 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

'WalangPasok: Hulyo 31, 2019, Miyerkoles

Manila, Philippines – Nagkansela ng klase ang ilang lokal na gobyerno ngayong Miyerkoles, July 31, 2019 dahil sa masamang lagay ng panahon. Zambales Olongapo City – preschool to senior high school, public and private Sta. Cruz – elementary Remate News Team The post #WalangPasok: Hulyo 31, 2019, Miyerkoles appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 31st, 2019

Villanueva ‘keen’ to look into Duterte’s call in passing law on teachers’ salary hike

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday said that he and his office is “very keen” to look into President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to pass a new law regarding a pay hike for public school teachers. “We are keen to look into the President’s proposal to include teachers in the next salary standardization law […] The post Villanueva ‘keen’ to look into Duterte’s call in passing law on teachers’ salary hike appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2019

Team Lakay s Gina Iniong and Joshua Pacio: Two paths, one goal

Lakay. It is the Ilocano word for old man.   But when you go up to Baguio, it has an altogether different meaning. You cannot miss that word when you drive down Benguet road, on a nifty sign attached to a normal-looking office building: Team Lakay.   The home of the best Philippine mixed martial arts team in history. Almost all of the big names local fight fans have come to cheer and love as our modern-day heroes trace their roots to the relatively small, packed training room down Benguet road, where mats are soaked with the sweat of the fighters.   Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, Rey Docyogen, Roldan Sangcha-an, and Mark Eddiva are all hallowed names in the annals of Philippine mixed martial arts, disciples of Mark “The Machine” Sangiao, who established, and groomed Team Lakay to the fearsome fighting factory that it is today.   While all the names above have ensconced themselves on pedestals, Team Lakay’s pipeline includes two more who have been fighting for recognition in recent fights: lone female fighter Gina Iniong, and ONE’s current Strawweight lynchpin and youngest champion, Joshua Pacio.   Both fighters may have started their professional fighting careers for different reasons, but Iniong and Pacio still have a lot to offer and prove for mixed martial arts in the country and in the international stage, such as being prominent fighters in the prestigious cage of ONE Championship.   CHANCE OF A LIFETIME   Gina, the first female Filipino mixed martial artist to fight and win abroad, started boxing back in high school as part of her after-school activities. When she was about to graduate, she actively sought scholarships in order to finish her education. One such opportunity presented itself in the form of an athletic scholarship, concentrating on the martial art of Wushu, which has a huge following in her hometown of Baguio City, with the University of the Cordilleras having a team of its own.   “Our former boxing coach, who was a former student of Coach Mark (Sangiao), approached me one day, telling me to join the upcoming wushu competition then for the college scholarship. So I joined it, and took a chance,” Iniong shared, recounting how she got into the world of combat sports as a young lady.   However, it was too good to be true, as she had to hurdle quite a huge problem if she wants that scholarship: a fight record. Sangiao told the young Iniong it would be difficult to get her a scholarship if she does not have a record to show in active combat in Wushu.   “I was lucky because there was a Wushu National Games here in Manila and we immediately went down and made our way there. Thankfully, I got the gold after the competition, and that paved the way for my scholarship,” said Iniong.   From there, the “Conviction” was born. After competing in numerous Wushu tournaments, Iniong finally caught the eye of Sangiao, who decided to take her under his wings and train her to be his female version inside the MMA cage.   After debuting in the Universal Reality Combat Championship in 2010, Iniong hasn’t looked back in the 12 bouts she has figured in, compiling a professional record of 8-4.  As the lone female representative of the most-successful mixed martial arts team in the Philippines, she has displayed that trademark fearsome striking prowess of fighters coming from the Lakay camp.   When asked about the fact that she is one of the only five Filipinas making the country proud inside the ONE cage, the 29-year old’s face lit up, in disbelief, in honor, in humility, for she cannot believe it herself.   “I’m very proud, and humbled, of the fact that I am the lone female fighter representing Team Lakay in ONE Championship. Many very skilled female fighters dream of being part of ONE Championship, and fight under Team Lakay, yet I am the one that Coach Mark has seen with the most potential to carry the flag inside the cage,” she said.   However, what drives Gina to fight, and it has been a well-known fact, is her mother, diagnosed with a stage 5 chronic kidney disease. In her fight against Jihin Radzuan last February, Iniong dedicated the fight to her mother, who to this day, is scared of seeing her daughter mix it up in the ring.   “To this day, she hasn’t watched me fight live, not even on TV because she is quite the nervous person, and she would only watch if she knew I won, during replays. She is very unlike my dad, who has fully supported my life as an athlete, after being a boxer himself in his younger days,” she shared.   CHALLENGE ACCEPTED   Joshua “The Passion” Pacio never intended to make mixed martial arts fighting a career growing up. The 23-year old fighter deemed it impossible back then, to reach a stage as huge as ONE Championship, due to the excellence of the fighters that he used to watch with his uncle through videos.   Add to the fact that Pacio was overweight. Obese, specifically. It made it all the more difficult for the kid to follow his dream and passion to be a fighter.   It all changed when his uncle started training him in Muay Thai, the art of the eight limbs that originated from Thailand, and considered one of the deadliest forms of combat striking. It started out as training just for fitness, but as if seeing a tiny ray of light in a dark tunnel, Pacio wanted more.   “At first, it was only for fitness, with my uncle training me, and watching videos of various MMA fights, which really inspired me to push myself harder. I really wanted to test myself, compete with the best, and it all seemed impossible when I was out of shape. My uncle really pushed me starting with Muay Thai. I started competing a few months after that, but I suffered defeat after defeat in amateur competitions. I questioned myself why I still trained afterwards. But at the same time, that’s when I realized that this is really my passion, that even if I lost my last fight,” shared the ONE Championship Strawweight king, who has not looked back since then.   “The goal for me has ever been to prove to myself that I have improved in skills, and be the best fighter I can be,” Pacio added.   He made his ONE debut three years ago, finally fulfilling his lifelong dream of professional mixed martial arts, facing a more experienced Filipino fighter in Robin Catalan at the age of 20, one of the youngest to enter ONE’s cage.   “Before I got to represent Team Lakay in ONE Championship, the roster spot was actually up for grabs. Fighters of the team figured in a Team Lakay Championship, a grand-prix style tournament within the team, for the ONE Championship contract. I fought twice victoriously in one night to get it. Two weeks later, with a ONE Championship event in Manila, that’s when I found out I am making my professional debut,” said an astounded Pacio.   Everything about the man they call “The Passion” has been hard earned. He finally tasted gold last 2018 when he decisioned the famed Yoshitaka Naito, a Japanese ground and wrestling master that forced Pacio to tap via a rear-naked choke when they first met. Facing, and losing to Naito, according to Pacio, was a revelation that he has to improve his overall skills, especially his ground game in order to play with the big boys of the cage.   Striking will definitely get you somewhere, as is with Pacio’s base as a martial artist, but one has to have more tricks up his sleeve when they aspire for the pinnacle of the competition. Joshua came back with a vengeance in 2018 to show “Nobita” that “The Passion” is no longer the young kid who will be submitted easily.   However, 2019 did not start of great for Pacio and Team Lakay, after he lost the belt in January to Naito’s contemporary in Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta in a questionable split decision. But that did not deter the young man, who has made it his personal goal to continue improving and treat each loss as a lesson, in ONE Championship’s “Roots of Honor” fight card, where he faced Saruta once more.   This time, in front of a racous Filipino crowd inside the Mall of Asia Arena, Pacio did not let the judges’ cards decide as he detonated a right knee to the side of Saruta’s head late in the fourth round to reclaim his throne. The dreaded Team Lakay striking power knocked the lights out from the Japanese fighter as Baguio’s young lion let out a furious roar to celebrate his redemption.   TWO PATHS, ONE GOAL   One did it for education, the other for health. Nowadays, however, MMA means more to Iniong and Pacio than just a stepping stone to something else. It is their passion, their advocacy, their bread and butter.   They continue to grind each day, waiting for another opportunity to show what they got and get the win, not just for personal glory, but also for the country and their family.   Inspired by her ailing mother, the “Conviction” promises to keep her current winning streak up despite being up against a formidable foe in her next match. After tasting defeat from Brazilian Istela Nunes, Iniong bounced back with a split decision over Radzuan last February to get herself back on track. Right now, Gina has one thing in mind with their goal: chase that ONE Women’s Atomweight division title, currently held by Angela Lee, and become the Philippines’ very first female ONE world champion.   However, Iniong acknowledges that the path towards the gold may not be easy, as she is currently eyeing a rematch with Japanese tormentor Mei Yamaguchi, the number one-ranked Atomweight fighter whom she has fought with twice, in order to settle who the rightful challenger to Lee’s belt is.   “Everyone has gotten belts. My big brothers in the team have tasted championship. I felt jealous because I do not have a belt, and lost my fight that would have given me a title shot. This time, I will make sure that I will do my best to secure a title fight,” rued Iniong in a previous interview with ONE Championship prior to fighting Radzuan.   While Iniong wants hit paydirt, it’s all about keeping the belt on his waist for Pacio, the reigning ONE Strawweight champion. His most probable foe is his nemesis Yoshitaka Naito who he does not have a problem with facing for the third time.   “I really want to prove I am the champion, and if it’s by facing him (Naito), so be it. I also want to prove that I have greatly improved as well from the last time we fought,” he shared.   While Iniong and Pacio await their next fighting assignment, their teammates are in the thick of training for the upcoming “Dawn of Heroes” megafight card happening on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena. It features Team Lakay members, led by Edward “Landslide” Folayang, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, and Danny “The King” Kingad, who will face the best of the world as represented by Eddie Alvarez, Reece McLaren, and Yuya Wakamatsu.   The entire country will be cheering on them as the whole world watches. And maybe somehow, somewhere there will be new blood encouraged and inspired by them to take on the challenge of continuing the legacy of the nation’s best fighting team alongside Iniong and Pacio.   After all, Sangiao did not establish Team Lakay just to be some Bagiuo-based fitness gym down Benguet road. He made Team Lakay to provide a home, a family, for young Filipinos who have the heart to fight for their dream, their family, and the country.     Watch “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena, to be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD with livestreaming on iWant for all the Pinoy fight fans to see. For more stories and news one ONE Championship, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

ROUNDUP in and around Metro Manila (July 10, 2019)

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (July 10, 2019) Manila Bulletin Notorious drug pusher killed in Valenzuela bust. An alleged notorious drug pusher was killed in a shootout following a buy-bus.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

ROUNDUP in and around Metro Manila (July 8, 2019)

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (July 8, 2019) Manila Bulletin Policeman who allegedly mauled an eight-year-old boy nabbed. A policeman who allegedly mauled an eight-year-old boy was apprehe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

ROUNDUP in and around Metro Manila (July 9, 2019)

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (July 9, 2019) Manila Bulletin Girl's body found in Navotas seashore. The body of an unidentified girl was found at a seashore in Barangay North Bay Boule.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

House bill seeks to ban classes set for earlier than 8:30 a.m.

  MANILA, Philippines — Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya has filed a bill banning classes scheduled to start earlier than 8:30 a.m. in schools under the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education. In filing House Bill No. 569 Monday, Gasataya said school hours should start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. due to the […] The post House bill seeks to ban classes set for earlier than 8:30 a.m. appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2019

6 Filipino HS students to compete in UK Math Olympiad - Philippine News Agency

6 Filipino HS students to compete in UK Math Olympiad MANILA - Six Filipino high school students will be competing at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in the United Kingd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Shooters surround Sotto-Edu twin towers in Gilas Youth s final lineup

As expected, Gilas Pilipinas Youth will be led into battle by twin towers Kai Sotto and AJ Edu for the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. The even better news, however, is that they will be flanked by several snipers for the world meet from June 29 to July 7 in Greece. Of course, 7-foot-2, 17-year-old Sotto and 6-foot-10, 19-year-old Edu bannered the Philippine national youth team's final lineup revealed on Friday. Surrounding them are Far Eastern University's Xyrus Torres, the University of the Philippines' James Spencer, and National University's Terrence Fortea and Migs Oczon - all knockdown shooters who will grant Sotto and Edu more room to operate. Not to be left open from the outside as well are NU's Dave Ildefonso, San Beda University's Rhayyan Amsali, and Rome-based Filipino playmaker Dalph Panopio. Rounding out the 12-man roster are Geo Chiu of Ateneo de Manila High School and NU's veteran pair of Gerry Abadiano and Carl Tamayo. Gilas Youth is already in Greece following a training camp in Doha, Qatar. In the World Cup, they will see action in Group C alongside world no. 9 Argentina, no. 15 Greece, and no. 19 Russia. Calling the shots for the Philippine national youth team is Sandy Arespacochaga who will then be aided by Ryan Betia, JB Sison, and Charles Tiu. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2019

Matteo Guidicelli completes scout ranger training

MANILA, Philippines – Matteo Guidicelli graduated from his Scout Ranger Orientation and Leadership Development Course on June 27, receiving special awards for his performance during the 30-day Scout Ranger Orientation Course at the Scout Ranger School (SRS).  According to ABS-CBN News , Matteo received a military commendation medal for initiating clean ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

Nurse Licensure exams A-D

Seq. No. N a m e 1 ABABA, MARIA NIÑA VEGA 2 ABABAO, MA AGNES THERESA QUILILAN 3 ABADEZA, KLARENZ HALLEY ACUÑA 4 ABAIN, JERSA LAYONG 5 ABALANZA, JANINE DELOS…READ The post Nurse Licensure exams A-D appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Nurse Licensure exams E-J

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Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Nurse Licensure exams K-N

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Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Nurse Licensure exams O-Z

Seq. No. N a m e 3473 OASAN, ERHEANE PILANTE 3474 OBA-OB, SHIRYL DAWN CASTRO 3475 OBIETA, GLAD MICHAEL YAKIT 3476 OBISPO, AIBREN ATCHUELA 3477 OBUSAN, MARTY MAGTIZA 3478 OBUT,…READ The post Nurse Licensure exams O-Z appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

5,059 examiness pass the the Nurse Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 5,059 out of 9,691 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de…READ The post 5,059 examiness pass the the Nurse Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

ROUNDUP in and around Metro Manila (June 20, 2019) - Manila Bulletin

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (June 20, 2019) Manila Bulletin 3-year-old dies after hit by van in Caloocan. A three-year-old girl died after being hit by a van in Caloocan City Wednesday a.....»»

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ROUNDUP in and around Metro Manila (June 17, 2019) - Manila Bulletin

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ROUNDUP in and around Metro Manila (June 15, 2019)

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (June 15, 2019) Manila Bulletin Minor caught after stealing a motorcycle in Caloocan. A minor was rescued after allegedly stealing a motorcycle in Caloocan Ci.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

19 examinees pass the Dental Hygienist Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 19 out of 29 passed the Dental Hygienist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this June 2019. Seq. No….READ The post 19 examinees pass the Dental Hygienist Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019