Tycoons’ successors: In their fathers’ footsteps

In 2012, when the late San Miguel Corp. (SMC) chairman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. gave this writer an exclusive interview, I asked: “What was the worst crisis in your life losing your dad, your exile after the 1986 EDSA uprising or others? And why?”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 20th, 2020

4 female weightlifters may become Diaz& rsquo;s successors

After delivering the Philippines’ first gold medal in the Olympic Games courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz, the Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas said on Tuesday that four young female lifters are being groomed to follow in her footsteps in the succeeding Olympiads, starting in Paris three years from now......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 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

Zach Ignacio credits rocker dad for pursuing music career

When the parent has made his mark in music, expect that one of the offsprings will follow in the footsteps and embark on a musical career, too......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

HD gets hero& rsquo;s welcome

Hidilyn Diaz, who delivered the country’s first Olympic gold medal, returned home Wednesday with the hope that other athletes who follow in her footsteps will succeed as well......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

For history to repeat itself

The founding fathers of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan might be turning in their graves in extreme anger, disfavor, or regret even......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

LOOK: Bb. Pilipinas reigning queens slay in swimsuits ahead of coronation night

Seven of the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queens looked sultry and stunning as they donned black swimsuits for a photo shoot ahead of the coronation of their successors today, July 11. “Once a Binibini, always a Binibini. To say that I’m grateful to have my queen sisters is an understatement!” Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2019 Gazini Ganados […] The post LOOK: Bb. Pilipinas reigning queens slay in swimsuits ahead of coronation night appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Jollibee, DoubleDragon create largest REIT in Philippines

Tycoons Tony Tan Caktiong and Edgar “Injap” Sia II have partnered once again to create the largest real estate investment trust in the country, the CentralHub Industrial Centers Inc. which plans to list in the market in 2022......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Javi joins Ibaraki in Japan league Division II

Javi Gomez de Liano followed in his brother’s footsteps, Juan Gomez De Liano, as he joined Ibaraki Robots in the Japan B.League Division II......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

Why did Ramon Ang attend PNoy s wake?

Of the country’s tycoons, Ramon “RSA” Ang, president and CEO of San Miguel Corp., would perhaps be the last person you would expect to see at the wake of former president Benigno Aquino III......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Why did Ramon Ang attend PNoy’s wake?

Of the country’s tycoons, Ramon “RSA” Ang, president and CEO of San Miguel Corp., would perhaps be the last person you would expect to see at the wake of former president Benigno Aquino III......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Jimmy Alapag raves about Gilas young guns

Speaking in Smart Sports' Hoops Life, Alapag commended the achievements of his successors in the national team......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Lorenzana to soldiers’ children: Be good

As the nation celebrated Father’s Day, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reminded the children of soldiers to always be good as their fathers remain stationed at the frontlines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Jayda’s parents advise her to be patient in love, career

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Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

From hilarious lines to relatable responses. How well do we know our Pinoy Dads?

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” –Clarence Budington Kelland Daddy, Papa, Tatay, Dad, Pops — whatever we call them, our fathers play an important role in our life to guide us, teach us and provide for us. As a role model, they try their […] The post From hilarious lines to relatable responses. How well do we know our Pinoy Dads? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Find dad’s great reward at Waterfront Cebu

Every year, one special day is specifically dedicated to parental figures around the world in commemoration of their existence, role and importance in the family and the community. After a successful yet meaningful celebration of all outstanding mothers last May, Waterfront Cebu now puts the spotlight on all the fathers, dads, daddies, and tatay’s this […] The post Find dad’s great reward at Waterfront Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Duterte eyes possible successors, prefers Sara not to run

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering five possible successors—his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Senators Christopher Go and Manny Pacquiao, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno -- the Palace said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

SB19 champions Filipino values with song honoring mothers, fathers

Just a few days before the much-anticipated Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) where they are nominated at Top Social Artist category, the proudly Filipino group SB19 has released an apt tribute for mothers and fathers in the form of a heartwarming song......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

Tycoons push Nayong Pilipino vaccination center

The proposed mega vaccination center at the Nayong Pilipino property in Parañaque’s Entertainment City would help the Philippines achieve herd immunity, tycoon Enrique Razon Jr. said in a television interview on Tuesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Following in Alden’s footsteps

By RONALD CONSTANTINO There is no doubt that Alden Richards is GMA’s top actor and host. In fact, he is one of showbiz’s most important figures. Who will follow in Alden’s footsteps as GMA’s top actor? Several names come to mind. Derrick Monasterio, Jak Roberto, Ken Chan, Khalil Ramos, Paul Salas, David Licauco, Miguel Tanfelix, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Kris Aquino takes brave questions from Bimby about ex James Yap

It looks like "Queen of All Media" Kris Aquino is training her son Bimby to follow her footsteps as TV host after Kris uploaded a video of Bimby interviewing her......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021