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Diaz remembers journey, hopes to inspire fellow Filipinos

The Philippines’ first gold medal and Olympic record were the product of all the hard work Hidilyn Diaz and ‘Team HD’ put together that past two years before the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 4th, 2021

Paalam hopes to inspire; 3 boxers to get house and lot from POC chief

Carlo Paalam, who fell short of winning the Philippines’ first Olympic boxing gold medal last Saturday, hopes that his struggles and journey for greatness will serve as an inspiration to a younger generation athletes, who are seeking to overcome difficult situations......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Majoy Baron in FIVB website feature article: Enjoying both volleyball and fashion worlds

Filipino volleyball stars continue to make headlines in the FIVB website. Majoy Baron’s humble volleyball journey to her slaying it on the catwalk and her incredible story of striving to be at her best in both worlds is the latest Filipino volleyball  feature article on the site. The F2 Logistics middle blocker shared the news on her Instagram post on Sunday.               View this post on Instagram                   Thank you FIVB for the feature. I am humbled to be able to share my journey not only as a volleyball player but also as a model. I hope to inspire others to go beyond their limitations. Pursue your passions and don’t be afraid to do the things you love. You are limitless ?? Click full article on my bio! A post shared by Majoy Baron (@majoybaron) on Jun 6, 2020 at 6:20pm PDT “Thank you FIVB for the feature,” she posted. “I am humbled to be able to share my journey not only as a volleyball player but also as a model. I hope to inspire others to go beyond their limitations. Pursue your passions and don’t be afraid to do the things you love. You are limitless.” Baron, who is a mainstay in the national team since 2018, told the website that she fell in love with beauty pageants growing up. It was her first love. “Before I became a volleyball player, I used to enjoy joining beauty pageants,” the 5-foot-10 stunner on and off the court told the website. “In the Philippines, beauty pageants are very popular. Miss Universe is our Super Bowl and is one of the major events the Filipinos look forward to every year. Growing up with that energy and enthusiasm, pageants and modelling easily became my first love.” Baron added that walking on the ramp puts her on a different high. “There was a rush every time I would put on a beautiful designer garment and walk down an elevated ramp in front of an audience,” she said. “What I enjoyed the most was transforming into a different person that was totally removed from my real self even just for a few minutes.” Her modelling career had to take a backseat when the Concepcion, Tarlac native was recruited to play for the Ramil De Jesus-mentored De La Salle University Lady Spikers in the UAAP. “My skills in high school weren't sufficient to make me stand out, I was tall and that was it. After a national tournament, only two schools scouted me for college. I was very grateful to even receive an offer from two schools with well-known and established volleyball programmes,” she said. “Going to DLSU for college turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made,” Baron continued. “It still gives me goose bumps remembering the time I was playing for the them. Those championships, trophies and individual awards we got were the fruits of our unending hard work and dedication to the sport.” Her first two years with the green and white were disappointing with DLSU losing to archrival Ateneo de Manila University in Season 76 and 77. Baron became a UAAP champion in 2016 in her third year and in her fourth year with the squad, she bagged Season 79 Most Valuable Player award as well as leading the Lady Spikers to a back-to-back. She left a winning legacy after closing her collegiate career as a three-peat champion. Baron also enjoyed a flourishing career in the commercial league, helping the Cargo Movers collect titles in the Philippine Superliga. Her talents and skills also landed her a spot in the national team. Baron saw action in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and was named Best Middle Blocker twice in the two-leg 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix. She returned to modelling after college, squeezing in photo shoots for magazines, product endorsements and fashion shows, in between her commitments with her club and national squad. “It was not hard juggling volleyball and modelling duties, but the determination and discipline that I honed while playing volleyball took over. Know your priorities, pursue excellence, and push to be better than before,” said Baron, who was the fourth Filipino featured in the website after Jaja Santiago, Sisi Rondina and Bryan Bagunas.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

Diaz receives housing incentive; boxers& rsquo; units completed by X& rsquo;mas

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is ready to move in to her brand new house-and-lot, while fellow Olympic medalists Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial will be spending Christmas this year as neighbors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

TV Patrol anchors poke fun at Karen Davila s viral reaction

Henry Omaga-Diaz made fun of his fellow broadcaster Karen Davila at the end of "TV Patrol" last Monday. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Every baller s dream : Pinay teen relishes NBA Academy experience

Already through with six weeks of the prgoram, Nolasco says she has picked up a lot of lessons to develop herself as an athlete — lessons that she hopes to share with her fellow Filipino ballers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Hidilyn: Aaminin ko nabuhay ako with doubts, takot at anxiety sa puso ko…

Hidilyn Diaz INAMIN ng Filipina weightlifting champion na si Hidilyn Diaz na totoong nagkaroon siya ng agam-agam, takot at pagdududa sa buhay mula noong magkaroon ng pandemya. Sa pagtatapos ng Tokyo 2020 Olympics last Sunday, binalikan ng kauna-unahang Filipino Olympic gold medalist ang naging journey niya sa pakikipaglaban para sa Pilipinas. Ayon kay Hidilyn, tulad ng karamihan talagang […] The post Hidilyn: Aaminin ko nabuhay ako with doubts, takot at anxiety sa puso ko… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

realme C11 2021, now only P4,590!

As the nation marks a historic milestone with its first multiple medal finish in the Olympics since 1932---Hidilyn Diaz completing the near century-long quest for the Philippines’ first gold---realme, the country’s number 1 smartphone brand for Q1 2021, gives Filipinos another reason to celebrate with a winning offer for its real value champ: the realme C11 2021.   .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Julius Naranjo, the man behind our golden girl Hidilyn Diaz

Julius to Hidilyn: I am so proud of your achievements and everything you’ve accomplished. This journey has been long but ultimately a successful one. You deserve it all, including my unconditional love......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

From his sickbed, Olympic medalist Serantes commends Diaz

Weakened and thinned by his long bout with multiple illnesses, Olympic boxing medalist Leopoldo Serantes still found the strength to join millions of Filipinos in congratulating Hidilyn Diaz for her historic gold medal in the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Hidilyn

At this time, most Filipinos have heard about the glorious triumph of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz the first citizen from the Philippines to win an Olympic gold medal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Ann Colis tries luck in showbiz

One thing that excites Ann about building a career here is the passionate Filipino crowd. ‘The audience itself. It’s kind of the same like in pageantry. The support of Filipinos is really different. They are able to push you, inspire you to your arts and career paths you want to take. Basically, it’s really the Pinoy (fans), plus my family is here as well.’.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz back in Manila after making history in Tokyo

Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and fellow athletes who had ended their bid at the Tokyo Olympics have returned home......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Ann Colis tries luckin showbiz

One thing that excites Ann about building a career here is the passionate Filipino crowd. ‘The audience itself. It’s kind of the same like in pageantry. The support of Filipinos is really different. They are able to push you, inspire you to your arts and career paths you want to take. Basically, it’s really the Pinoy (fans), plus my family is here as well.’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Fellow Olympians, sports personalities hail golden girl Hidilyn Diaz

After Diaz broke the Philippines’ 94-year-old gold medal drought in the Olympics on Monday, the whole country became jubilant......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Lift of Faith : How Hidilyn Diaz bore the hopes of an entire nation

More than another line in Diaz's already impressive list of career accolades, it was a feat that will forever be remembered......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Olympic medal quest ends for Filipino taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa

Filipino taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa ended his Tokyo Olympics journey as he did not get a favorable result from a match on which his medal hopes depended......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

DiskarTech: Filipinos& rsquo; journey towards financial inclusion

Jev dela Cruz, 21, was one of an estimated 51.2 million adult Filipinos nationwide who are considered unbanked by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Then came Diskartech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) financial inclusion super-app that allowed him to open a basic savings account sans the complicated process of opening one......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Sotto begs off from Gilas’ next journey

Kai Sotto won’t be joining his fellow Gilas Pilipinas young guns in their next journey......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

How Kapamilya Forever fans inspire ABS-CBN stars

As one family, ABS-CBN artists got together last July 11 in ASAP Natin ‘To to express their gratitude to Filipinos for their continued trust and love for the company despite the huge challenges it faced in the past year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

FACES OF CEBU: Rochelle May Francisco, 22, volleybelle, model, and entrepreneur

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A pocket full of hopes and dreams. This is how Cebu-based volleyball player Rochelle May Francisco, who is also a model and entrepreneur, would describe her life’s journey. Francisco is a student varsity player at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) who juggles her dream and hobby while the country has yet to […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Rochelle May Francisco, 22, volleybelle, model, and entrepreneur appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021