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Adiwang, Loman test positive for COVID-19, to sit out ONE bouts

COVID-19 cases in the country have spiked recently, and strong fighters like Adiwang and Loman were not spared......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 8th, 2021

Lito Adiwang talks training at Team Lakay, dream match with Demetrious Johnson

Team Lakay strawweight Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang has been on fire since coming up to the main roster of ONE Championship.  Adiwang, who earned a ONE contract after three wins on Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, scored back-to-back submission wins on the big show, first against Japanese contender Senzo Ikeda and then against Thai star Pongsiri Mitsatit.  Adiwang’s immediate success however, should not come as a surprise, considering that he’s got some really good teammates around him over at the La Trinidad-based gym.  On a daily basis (at least before the COVID-19 pandemic), Adiwang sharpened his tools alongside world champions like Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, Stephen Loman, and of course, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio.  Being around all those winners, Adiwang admits that training can sometimes get a bit intense, which is expected since everyone is working towards a common goal and everyone is looking to push each other.  “Training at Team Lakay is intense. I’m very fortunate to be working with a great group of guys who are not just talented and highly-skilled, but also close like family,” Adiwang shared in an interview with ONE Championship. “There are instances when we are really deep in training, and we let loose and forget to hold back. There’s the occasional heavy shot we land here and there, or sometimes we put each other in some painful submissions.” “But we’re all professionals, and we know it’s part of the game. We just say sorry and continue with no hard feelings. After all, we’re like brothers here,” he continued.  Adiwang is just two fights into his ONE Championship career, but by the looks of it, he’s primed for an upward trajectory.  In the same light, his teammate Pacio, who has handily defeated some of the division’s top contenders and former champions, also appears to be at the top of the heap for a while.  It appears as though their paths could inevitably cross.  “My personal goal is to be known as one of the best fighters in the division. Of course, I want to eventually compete for a World Title. It’s every athlete’s dream to become a World Champion,” Adiwang stated.  As has been the case with former Team Lakay champions and their teammates in the same division however, Adiwang would rather not fight his family. “While it will ultimately depend on ONE Championship, I still prefer not to face Joshua Pacio as much as possible. I want to avoid that. Instead, I want the top guys in the division,” Adiwang expressed.  Fortunately for the 27-year old, the strawweight division presents a number of possibilities for him to raise his stock.  “Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Yoshitaka Naito, Alex Silva, Yosuke Saruta -- these are all great matchups for me and challenges I’m willing to face. I just want to face the best and prove myself. My plan is to keep taking on anyone they put in front of me and beat them. I’ll take any fight, no matter how short the notice. I’m always ready, always training, and always ready for action,” he continued.  If Pacio’s reign at the top of the strawweight division continues, Adiwang says he’s open to jumping up to the flyweight division to test himself there.  “If Joshua still has the belt in the next couple of years, I have no issues moving up to flyweight to take on challenges there. There’s a lot of great talent in that division that I wouldn’t mind testing myself against. But we’ll cross the bridge when we get there.”  A move to flyweight will move Adiwang a step closer to a potential matchup with ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix champion and MMA legend Demetrious Johnson, a bout that he’s longed for.  “That would be a dream come true for me,” Adiwang said. “Demetrious Johnson is the best in the world right now, in my opinion. And I’ve dreamed of facing him since I started my career. Before, that was just an impossible dream. But now that he’s with ONE Championship, it’s closer to reality.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in BuCor down to 14, but over 100 inmates, personnel test positive on antigen kits

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Bureau of Corrections are down to 14, but the agency is seeking donation of more antigen test kits as more than a hundred inmates and personnel test positive on these test kits and remain in isolation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Parallel virus case reporting system pushed

Rep. Stella Quimbao is urging the DoH to indicate whether a person who tested positive for Covid-19 used an antigen test or an RT-PCR test. The post Parallel virus case reporting system pushed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

Nueva Vizcaya vice governor tests positive for COVID-19

By LIEZLE BASA INIGO  NUEVA VIZCAYA — Vice Governor Jose “Tam-An” Tomas, Sr. bared Thursday that he was admitted to hospital for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “Today (Thursday), I received my swab test results and I tested positive for COVID-19,” he said in his Facebook page. He said he was admitted to hospital while his relatives and staff he […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Andanar latest gov’t official hit by COVID-19

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has tested positive for Covid-19.   Andanar, 46, said he has been in self-isolation in his home in Metro Manila since his test results came out on Saturday. He is asymptomatic.   The official said he had his swab test at an airport after he returned to Manila […] The post Andanar latest gov’t official hit by COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

Raffy Tulfo, sasailalim sa 14 days quarantine, personal driver COVID-19 positive!

Manila, Philippines – Hindi nakaligtas ang personal driver ng broadcast journalist na si Raffy Tulfo sa nakamamatay na sakit na COVID-19. Napansin ni Tulfo na sunod-sunod na bumahing at nilagnat ang kanyang personal driver. Dahil dito ay minabuti ni Tulfo na ipa-swab test ang kanyang driver na nag-resulta ng positive. Nagpa-swab test na rin si […] The post Raffy Tulfo, sasailalim sa 14 days quarantine, personal driver COVID-19 positive! appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Sagada mayor contracts COVID-19

BAGUIO CITY – Sagada, Mountain Province Mayor James Pooten Jr. on Saturday disclosed he is now on isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. Pooten’s swab test results came out on 26 March and was immediately advised by the Sagada Municipal Health Office to isolate himself to ensure he does not infect others.   […] The post Sagada mayor contracts COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

NKTI now in full capacity for COVID-19 patients as workers test positive

The National Kidney Transplant Institute has reached full capacity for its COVID-19 patients, with more of its health workers also contracting the virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

2 nurses with Sinovac jabs test positive for COVID-19

BY GLAZYL MASCULINO BACOLOD CITY – Two nurses here tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), weeks after they were inoculated with Sinovac vaccines. Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF), said the two nurses were assigned at the operating and emergency room of Corazon Locsin Montelibano […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Cagayan mayor, 3 vice mayors test positive for COVID-19

A mayor and three vice mayors in three towns in Cagayan have tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

17 Manila cops test positive

A total of 17 cops from Police Station 11 (PS11) of Manila Police District (MPD) have tested positive for Covid-19 based on the results of their latest swab tests. MPD Director P/Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco said this was based on the swab tests of 45 police officers conducted on 11 March 2021. It was learned […] The post 17 Manila cops test positive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Presidential Spokesman Roque tests positive for COVID-19

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque on Monday confirmed he tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a virtual briefing, Roque added that he received his test at 11:29 a.m. minutes before he goes on air for his regular news conference. “Magandang tanghali, talagang tumataas ang mga aktibong kaso ng COVID, may report na 4,899 na […] The post Presidential Spokesman Roque tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

MPBL awaits Basilan re-test

After a slight delay due to a positive COVID-19 case, the national finals of the MPBL Chooks-to-Go Lakan Season will be played next week pitting North division titlist San Juan against either Davao Occidental or Basilan from the South......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

4 Manila City Hall employees test positive for COVID

CALOOCAN CITY, March 8 (PIA) -- Four employees of the Manila City Hall tested positive for COVID-19 following swab tests conducted by the city government.This was announced by Mayor Francisc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

San Juan City Mayor Zamora tests positive for Covid-19

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora on Monday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “I would like to announce that I have tested positive with Covid-19. My results came out today after a routine swab test yesterday evening, 28 February 2021. A confirmatory test was done today and the results […] The post San Juan City Mayor Zamora tests positive for Covid-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Dalaguete mayor tests positive for COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another local chief executive in Cebu province tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dalaguete Mayor Jeffrey Belciña disclosed, in a statement published on their town’s official Facebook page on Monday evening, February 22, that he has COVID-19. Belciña said he received on Monday information on his test results, which […] The post Dalaguete mayor tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Lapu-Lapu City administrator has COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Danilo Almendras, the Lapu-Lapu City Administrator, has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan during a press briefing on Friday, February 19, 2021. Chan said that Almendras underwent an RT-PRC test after he manifested a symptom of the virus, such […] The post Lapu-Lapu City administrator has COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Pasay City mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is now undergoing self-isolation. “I have received the result of my swab test on 8 February, and it confirmed that I tested positive for the coronavirus,” she announced in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning. As she was exposed to a city […] The post Pasay City mayor tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

DOH: Covid-19 variant patient from Cebu was staying in Parañaque

MANILA, Philippines — The 35-year-old man originally from Liloan, Cebu who tested positive for the Covid-19 variant was staying in Parañaque City since November until the time he went through a swab test, the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas said Monday. DOH-Central Visayas spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said the patient has not […] The post DOH: Covid-19 variant patient from Cebu was staying in Parañaque appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

After falsifying RT-PCR test, 3 Boracay tourists test positive for COVID-19

The Department of Tourism on Wednesday confirmed that three tourists who entered Boracay island with counterfeit RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test results tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021