Sangiao salutes PH Olympians, calls for continuous support for athletes

Legendary Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao is one with the nation in expressing his glee for the superb showing Team Philippines had in the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 10th, 2021

‘Back PH para athletes’

Caloocan Congressman Along Malapitan calls for support for Filipino Paralympic athletes as the opening of 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games nears. According to Malapitan, who personally visited the training of Para Taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin to extend financial support for his trip to Japan, the Philippines’ bets in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games need the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Four champion martial artists who are also champion dads

Father’s Day comes but once a year, and is a time to celebrate the incredible patriarchs in our lives who have guided us through our toughest challenges. They are the foundation of every family, working tirelessly through day and night to make sure the people they love are happy and safe. This Father’s Day, let’s honor the men in our lives who embody strength, discipline, and loyalty. Great fathers provide their children with a feeling of security, both physically and emotionally, but aren’t afraid to let them stumble and fall in order for them to learn the lessons they need to make it through life.  These four men have given their children the gift of martial arts, but more importantly have also proven to be amazing dads. Ken Lee Brazilian jiu-jitsu and taekwondo black belt, Ken Lee, introduced martial arts to his children at a young age because he believes it can help develop them into great fighters, not just in competition, but also in life. Together with his wife Jewelz -- also a champion martial artist -- they’ve raised four incredible children, including reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, and ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee. Their two youngest children, Adrian and Victoria, are both on their way to following in their footsteps. Needless to say, martial arts is the family tradition. “Martial arts has always been a way of life for my family,” said Lee. But as much as he is the powerful voice in each of his children’s corners whenever they compete, Lee takes pride in being their father first and foremost. Guiding their careers, he says, is only his second priority. “I will always be their father first and coach second. As a father, the most important thing for me when it comes to my children is their safety and good health, that they are happy and able to live their dreams,” said Lee. Mark Sangiao Filipino martial arts icon Mark “The Machine” Sangiao is a well-known pioneer in the Philippines’ local martial arts community. He is a loving father to two boys, and a father-figure to his students in the famed Team Lakay. Many seek Sangiao out for his wisdom, not just in competing at the highest levels of martial arts, but also for his experience in traversing the hardships of life. The principles he imparts on his two sons, and many young Team Lakay athletes who could very well be considered his own children, have helped guide them down the right path. “As a father, what matters most for me when it comes to my children is providing them what they need,” said Sangiao.  “I’m not just referring to their material or financial needs, but most importantly giving enough attention to their emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. It is essential that I can provide these to my children, because these are the very core of their development and formation as good and responsible people.” Sangiao has cultivated and developed many world champions, including former titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Geje Eustaquio, and Kevin Belingon, as well as ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio. While his eldest son Jhanlo has decided to take after his father in becoming a martial artist, Sangiao says he would support his children regardless of their chosen profession. “I may end up raising a martial artist, a gardener, a businessman, a lawyer -- it doesn’t matter. I will raise them the exact same way. I will support whatever they want to be in life, and what they want for their future. I just want to raise my children to be good, strong, and responsible people,” said Sangiao. Eduard Folayang For two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion and Team Lakay veteran Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, being a father means imparting his wisdom to his children, and helping them become good members of society. Folayang is a proud father to two young girls, and hopes to instill in them the right values and principles. “I think we have to give our children the right principles to live by. They must be strong in both the body and the mind, but also kind and generous,” said Folayang. While he will support his children no matter what they decide to do when they get older, Folayang still plans on introducing them to martial arts, which is what helped turn his life around as a young man raised in hardship and poverty. “Being a father feels great. I do want my children to practice martial arts. It’s a great way of life and will teach them a lot of lessons. I just want them to find their own talents and help make the world a better place,” said Folayang. Danny Kingad Former ONE World Title challenger and ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Finalist Danny “The King” Kingad is relatively new to fatherhood, with his son Gleurdan Adrian becoming his pride and joy after being born just two years ago.  Being a father, Kingad says, is his single greatest purpose, and he vows to do everything in his power to give his son a good life. “I want to spend every day with my son. It’s important to me to be there for him. I want to help prepare him for the challenges life will bring,” said Kingad. Kingad grew up a troubled youth who fell into bad company and many vices. It wasn’t until he discovered martial arts that his life gained meaning and direction. He hopes to one day introduce martial arts to Gleurdan, when his son is ready. “Martial arts was a saving grace for me, and I learned a lot from training and competing. I would love for my son to learn the core values that martial arts instilled in me when I was younger. I think it will teach him a lot about respect and honor. But of course, I’m here to support my son in whatever he wants to be in life,” said Kingad. “What’s important to me is that he learns to be humble and respectful, and most especially strong, to be able to handle tough times. Having a strong mind is the best asset of a martial artist.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Workers’ group calls for public transport support, not air purifiers

The Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA Sugbo-KMU) on Sunday stressed that air purifiers will not solve the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province. According to AMA Sugbo-KMU Chairperson Jaime Paglinawan, people clamor for financial assistance, faster distribution of free vaccines, free mass testing, and free treatment for individuals in the […] The post Workers’ group calls for public transport support, not air purifiers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Following strong Olympics finish, support for Filipino athletes sought

"Many of these athletes have also experienced financial constraints brought by the lack of sufficient support from the public and private sectors, which made their training even harder." The post Following strong Olympics finish, support for Filipino athletes sought appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Support teams crucial in athletes& rsquo; development

It takes a well-oiled team of experts to deliver a winning performance in international tournaments like the Olympic Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Cash windfall for Olympians, Paralympians

On the day of the opening of the Summer Olympic Games, Malacañang Palace announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P100,000 allowance to all 19 Tokyo Olympians and 6 Paralympians “as token and to celebrate the achievement of the athletes qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Duterte adds P100K on Olympian’s games allowance

While the whole world prepares for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, Malacañang Palace announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P100,000 games allowance to all 19 Tokyo Olympians “as a token and to celebrate the achievement” of the athletes qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Butch Ramirez is […] The post Duterte adds P100K on Olympian’s games allowance appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Philippine athletes on weight

Discipline comes hand-in-hand with maintaining the proper weight for high performance in sports and licensed nutritionist Jeaneth Aro, who looks after seven of the country’s 19 Olympians in Tokyo, said yesterday everyone under her care is on track......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Private schools hope Duterte will support bills vs tax rate hike in last SONA

"We hope the President calls on Congress to put [these] on high priority," COCOPEA said on measures to remedy an impending tax rate hike on private schools......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

PSC to closely monitor 5 PH-based Olympians

Sports officials will be closely monitoring the departure of five of the 19 Filipino athletes heading for the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Philippine Olympians form own database

The efforts and achievements of the country’s rare breed of athletes who carried the national colors in the Olympics will now be immortalized in digital form......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Support Team PH: Join virtual audience in Tokyo

Filipino athletes have joined organizers in calling for fans all over the world to be part of the virtual audience in the coming Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

VP Robredo joins calls for increased vaccine supply outside of Metro Manila

“Our request right now, is not just at Metro Manila, but also for areas of concern all over the Philippines to be given support,” Robredo said in mixed English and Filipino. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Traffic enforcer/father in Mandaue City gets netizens’ support

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A traffic enforcer in Mandaue City is on the spotlight for his simple side hustle, selling sweets at the back of the Mandaue City Hall. Netizen Glenell Mendoza Sevilla spotted the enforcer Joseph Angtud, who she calls “Kuya Joseph,” and shared on her Facebook account last June 11, 2021, a photo of […] The post Traffic enforcer/father in Mandaue City gets netizens’ support appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Ayuda sa Atleta gets boost from Athletes& rsquo; Commission

The Athletes’ Commission of the Philippine Olympic Committee has thrown its support to the “Ayuda sa Atleta”, a campaign by a private sector group to extend a helping hand to national athletes during this time of the pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Bayanihan 3: Why the ‘ayuda for all’ bill must advance

With practically all House members – except Duterte’s son and a few die-hard Duterte lawmakers – co-authoring the measure, Bayanihan 3 brags the unprecedented and massive support of different lawmakers who crossed party lines. The political reasons are obvious, but on one hand, such a move in the House sans Palace nod says a lot about Duterte’s deliberate neglect of calls for cash aid. The post Bayanihan 3: Why the ‘ayuda for all’ bill must advance appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Olympic-bound rower Cris Nievarez leads over 700 athletes in getting COVID-19 jabs

Nievarez, who received his jab at the Manila Prince Hotel in Ermita, thus joined boxer Eumir Marcial and 2016 weightlifting Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz as among Olympians who already got inoculated......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Embattled boxer Marcial finds solid ally in Chooks-to-Go

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Embattled Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial has found a solid ally in his fight against the lack of financial support extended to boxers and other national athletes. Renowned sports patron Ronald Mascariñas, the president of Chooks-to-Go Philippines came to Marcial’s aid after pledging to support the boxer who will represent the country […] The post Embattled boxer Marcial finds solid ally in Chooks-to-Go appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

India turns to ex-army medics as COVID surge sparks calls for lockdown

MUMBAI  -India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide lockdown. Some 400 medical officers are expected to serve on contract for a maximum of 11 months, the […] The post India turns to ex-army medics as COVID surge sparks calls for lockdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Ramirez: Sponsors must coordinate with PSC

Sponsors and organizations, who wish to support Filipino athletes in the Tokyo Olympics and future international meets, will need to discuss their roles with the Philippine Sports Commission......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021