Johann’s Cuisine wowed Bishop Jumoad

Ozamiz City, Philippines – Spearheaded by Ozamiz City’s homegrown Chef, Johann Dagandara, Johann’s Cuisine delivered a sumptuous luncheon for the Bishops, lay ministers and guests at the historic Bishop installation of the 2nd Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ozamiz. The second to be installed at the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ozamiz, Bishop Jumoad and the rest of the guests was served by the Chef’s best dish and specialties.

Held at the Arts Center of La Salle University Ozamiz, more than one thousand attendees feast over patatim, Johanns’ lechon, humba, pata ham, chicken adobo, baked torta, buko pandan, beef with mushroom and many more.

Local executives from the province of Misamis Occidental headed by Mayor Aldong Parojinog were also in attendance along with the Mayor of Tangub city and other neighboring towns and municipalities.

Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto leads the multitude of bishops from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Johann’s Cuisine continues its promise to delivering the taste and flavor of Ozamiz and pride itself for serving the Bishops.

Ozamiz City, Philippines – Spearheaded by Ozamiz City’s homegrown Chef, Johann Dagandara, Johann’s Cuisine delivered a sumptuous luncheon for the Bishops, lay ministers and guests at the historic Bishop installation of the 2nd Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ozamiz. The second to be installed at the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ozamiz, Bishop Jumoad and the rest of the guests was served by the Chef’s best dish and specialties.

Held at the Arts Center of La Salle University Ozamiz, more than one thousand attendees feast over patatim, Johanns’ lechon, humba, pata ham, chicken adobo, baked torta, buko pandan, beef with mushroom and many more.

Local executives from the province of Misamis Occidental headed by Mayor Aldong Parojinog were also in attendance along with the Mayor of Tangub city and other neighboring towns and municipalities.

Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto leads the multitude of bishops from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Johann’s Cuisine continues its promise to delivering the taste and flavor of Ozamiz and pride itself for serving the Bishops.

Johann’s Cuisine Lam-An Hiway and Aguada branch now accepts orders for your celebration!

Book your Christmas parties now! We accept catering services: JOHANN’S CUISINE – Lam-An Highway, Ozamiz City 088-521-4351 ; 0920-9459139

 

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES BLOCKBUSTER 2017 SCHEDULE

06 December 2016 – SINGAPORE: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its blockbuster 2017 schedule.

This past year, ONE Championship delivered world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action to iconic Asian cities across the region, breaking into new Chinese markets while continuing to delight fans in key Asian destinations. The promotion also successfully held a live event at the Cotai Arena in glitzy Macau, and became the first-ever major MMA promotion to hold a live event in Bangkok, Thailand.

Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “2016 has been a phenomenal year for ONE Championship. It was absolutely historic for the promotion and 2017 promises to be even better.

“With the addition of key senior leaders to aid ONE with our growth plans, the promotion is in an unbelievable position to make some major waves in the global MMA industry. Together we aim to deliver fans a continuously unique experience that they will never forget.

“ONE Championship is coming out in full force to hold electric live events all over mainland China, with plans to break into new and exciting markets in Vietnam, South Korea and Japan. I know fans can’t wait for ONE to come to town. Get ready for one of the biggest years in MMA.”

In 2016, ONE Championship saw the birth of new world champions, sold out iconic stadiums and arenas all across the world, and entered exciting new markets. Growth has increased exponentially, attracting new major sponsorships and forging stronger business relationships with partners.

With groundbreaking new network television deals, ONE Championship is now broadcast to over one billion viewers in more than 118 countries worldwide, with a loyal and passionate fan base of supporters from nations all across the globe.

2017 promises to be even better in terms of viewership and popularity as ONE Championship lays out plans for new markets.

ONE Championship has announced plans for live shows in its usual major cities of Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, and Yangon. The promotion is also set to return to the Cotai Arena in Macau and the Impact Arena in Bangkok. New markets Vietnam and Japan are also in the works as well as multiple destinations in mainland China including Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing.

In line with ONE Championship’s growth strategy, building local homegrown Asian martial arts heroes from the grassroots, the promotion is set to take advantage of the potential of world-class MMA in Vietnam, South Korea and Japan with events to be announced at a later date.

ONE Championship 2017 Schedule

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta Convention Center

Saturday, January 14

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stadium Negara

Friday, February 10

Bangkok, Thailand

Impact Arena

Saturday, March 11

Manila, Philippines

Mall of Asia Arena

Friday, April 21

Singapore

Singapore Indoor Stadium

Friday, May 26

Beijing, China

Le Sports Center

Friday, June 30

Yangon, Myanmar

Thuwunna Indoor Stadium

Friday, July 14

Macau, China

Cotai Arena

Saturday, August 12

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stadium Negara

Friday, August 18

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta Convention Center

Saturday, September 16

Shenzhen, China

Bao An Stadium

Saturday, October 21

Da Nang, Vietnam

Tien Son Sport Center

Friday, October 27

Yangon, Myanmar

Thuwunna Indoor Stadium

Friday, November 3

Manila, Philippines

Mall of Asia Arena

Friday, November 10

Singapore

Singapore Indoor Stadium

Friday, November 24

Beijing, China

Le Sports Center

Saturday, December 2

Bangkok, Thailand

Impact Arena

Saturday, December 9

Shanghai, China

Mercedes Benz Center

Tuesday, December 12

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

About ONE Championship™

ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more.

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COLOR MANILA RETURNS TO CLARK FOR THE THIRD TIME

WITH A MASSIVE 6,000 PARTICIPANTS

COLOR MANILA ALL SET FOR ITS BIGGEST EVENT FOR COLOR MANILA RUN YEAR 5 IN JANUARY 8 TO BE HELD AT MOA WITH AN

ANTICIPATED 12,000 PARTICIPANTS

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR COLOR MANILA BLACK LIGHT RUN -DAGUPAN LEG FOR DECEMBER 10 AND

COLOR MANILA RUN – YEAR 5 FOR JANUARY 8, 2017

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December 4, 2016 – CLARK, PAMPANGA: COLOR MANILA, leading organizer of ‘concept-fun runs’, had a very successful return to Clark, Pampanga last December 3, 2016 for its CM Blacklight Run. They had a record number of 6,000 participants joining the said event, which is said to be the biggest event COLOR MANILA has had outside of Manila, to date.

The event was held at the Clark Parade Grounds and marked the third time that COLOR MANILA has held an event in Pampanga. Participants had various race finishes of 3K, 5K, and 10K to choose from.

“We had two other events brought to Clark this year, the last event was CM Blacklight as well, and because of the partnership we have with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), we have been able to grow our number of participants from 3,000 to 6,000 in just a span of three (3) months. The run has become a much-anticipated event for runners and first-time runners alike”, says Justine Cordero, Vice President of COLOR MANILA.

Thousands of participants from Pampanga, Manila and some nearby provinces such as La Union, Baguio, Tarlac, Pangasinan and Bulacan joined the event. Some foreigners also flew all the way from Indonesia, US, and other countries, just to be able to experience the night run.

According to Jay Em, President of COLOR MANILA, “What makes COLOR MANILA different is that, it is not about who finishes the race first, since everyone gets a medal. For most of the participants, it is about creating that venue wherein you can exercise and bond with your friends at the same time, as you all go through the various race challenges and experience having colored powder thrown at you.”

Resident DJ Marxx Monterola with MC Dino also entertained the participants after the event.

COLOR MANILA’s next Blacklight event will be held in Dagupan in partnership with CSI The City Mall on December 10, 2016, it will be their last event for 2016.

For 2017, COLOR MANILA will start the year with its biggest annual event, COLOR MANILA RUN – YEAR 5, which will be held on January 8, 2016 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Grounds. The organizers are anticipating 12,000 participants for this event.

COLOR MANILA also recently announced in its recent press conference at Kerry Sports at Shangri-La at the Fort, its plans to bring their events to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States.

Registration is still open for COLOR MANILA Blacklight Run Dagupan at G/F CSI The City Mall-Dagupan. For COLOR MANILA RUN – YEAR 5 and other events, you may visit www.colormanilarun.com or FB/ColorManilaRun for more information.

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ABOUT COLOR MANILA:

COLOR MANILA encourages everyone to run, and to illustrate to non-runners how enjoyable the sport is, we bring out the real fun in the ‘fun’ run, through a color festival. We are the paintbrushes, and you are the paint. We carry the palette but you make your own strokes. You become the human canvas, as we literally bring out your most energetic and happiest hue.

You are the color, the human canvas. You are the bits and pieces of this kaleidoscope. Because life is not a competition. Rather, it is a race where you run at your own pace, where you throw high-fives to people, where you carry all the colors of your experiences. We make this as the most exciting fun run ever, that you’d want to do it over and over again. We want to give you that unique kaleidoscope experience every time!

Visit www.colormanilarun.com for more information.

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Chooks-to-Go honors MVP, Smart in new Gilas Pilipinas partnership

Basketball plays an essential part in Filipino culture. Being more than just a game and a sport, it has become the country’s source of pride and has exuded incredible power to unite people.

Gilas Pilipinas, the country’s national basketball squad, has become famous for its unique brand of basketball, as it turns a collective heartbeat each time the team steps on the hardcourt. In recent years, the team was able to own the term “puso” when they put up a tough fight against more fancied opponents in the global basketball arena.

The solid support from Manuel V. Pangilinan and Smart Communications united the entire country in one hope that Gilas Pilipinas will finally triumph.

For 2017, as the team suits up for its renewed quest, Chooks-to-Go joins Smart to reinforce Gilas’ campaign in its quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

The new partnership was launched during the “#ManokNgBayan” event, which Chooks-to-Go hosted for MVP, Smart and Gilas Pilipinas.

“It is only right for the entire country to recognize the selfless and overwhelming support of MVP and Smart of Gilas Pilipinas. The journey united the country and gave Filipinos hope that we can compete with the best in the world” said Ronald Mascariñas, president of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc., the company that operates Chooks-to-Go. “We are extremely honored to be given the chance to participate in this glorious quest of MVP and Smart to regain Philippine basketball supremacy in Asia. We are optimistic that Gilas Pilipinas will qualify in the 2020 Olympics, wow the world with the Filipino brand of basketball and instill pride among the Filipino people.”

#ManokNgBayan set the stage for another momentous event where three unmatched Filipino favorites team-up for the sole purpose of making a stronger impact on the global basketball arena. Attendees also witnessed the return of national team head coach Chot Reyes, the man behind the electrifying moments during the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships.

With this stronger alliance comes a renewed hope. And as Filipinos once more, shout “puso” to cheer for their squad, the country’s bet, they’ll be now rooting for ang mga manok ng bayan.

 

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“By Air, Land and Sea”

Philippines: Lost in the Lion City, Eric roars in frustration!

PHILIPPINES (November 28, 2016) – It’s time to visit the Lion City! Leg seven starts with the teams leaving Vigan City and heading to Singapore. At Changi Airport, the teams must travel immediately to Resorts World Sentosa and find the Sea Aquarium.

At the Sea Aquarium, teams receive their Roadblock task – ‘Who’s ready for an underwater show?’ – One team member must dive into the open ocean habitat, pick a card from the chest showing the name of an exotic marine creature. Their partner from the other side of the glass must match the name with the correct photo of the marine creature. Teams are only allowed three tries or risk getting back to the line.

Eric, Maggie, Yvonne, Mike and Louisa will be diving into this challenge.

Yvonne picks Unicofish and Chloe is able to identify it easily, making them the first team to finish this task. Treasuri guesses Harlequin Filefish, Black Blotched Fantail Ray and Yellowfin Tuna wrongly and they head back to line. Parul and JK identify their marine creature correctly. It’s down to just Eric & Rona and Treasuri & Louisa. Eric experiences some difficulties getting his diving gear to stay.

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Once they complete their Roadblock challenge, they must head to Gardens by the Bay East and find the marked lookout station along the Skyline Promenade. At Gardens by the Bay East, teams realize that there are only two pairs of binoculars. Once the team finds the marked lookout, they must head to that building immediately for their next clue. Since JK & Mike and Yvonne & Chloe are there first, they strike up a temporary alliance to search for the marked lookout together.

Teamwork proves to come in handy as both teams quickly find the marked lookout at OUE building. Parul & Maggie and Treasuri & Louisa manage to find the marked lookout without much difficulty, leaving Eric & Rona struggling at this task. Rona thinks she saw a flag at Standard Chartered building and they immediately make a rush there.

At OUE building, they receive another clue to head to Singapore Turf Club for their Detour task. In this Detour, teams must choose between “Skate Rat” and “Drone Hat”. In “Skate Rat”, one team member must skate a slalom course on an electric skateboard controlled by the other team member, while balancing two trays. In “Drone Hat”, one team member must skillfully navigate a flying drone 10 meters away and land it on a helipad attached to the other team member’s head.

Yvonne & Chloe go for “Skate Rat” and JK & Mike choose “Drone Hat”. The beauty queens find that swerving through the obstacles is not as easy as it looks. JK & Mike face some trouble in the beginning but once JK gets the hang of controlling the drone, he manages to land it in no time.

Once teams complete the Detour, they must make their way to the moving Pit Stop located in three areas at Marina Bayshore.

Parul & Maggie decide to choose “Drone Hat” as neither one of them can skate. Parul gets increasingly frustrated as she struggles to control the drone. After a few failed attempts, they decide to change task and go for “Skate Rat” instead. Treasuri & Louisa are equally frustrated at “Drone Hat” but they manage to land the drone at the last minute.

While the four teams are doing their Detour, Eric & Rona are lost in the city district trying to look for the marked lookout.

“And then what are you gonna do, what are you gonna do, what you gonna do?” Eric yells in frustration.

JK & Mike, making up for time with their quick success at the Detour challenge, manage to reach the Pit Stop first. They are immensely proud of themselves to come in first in their own country. Yvonne & Chloe reach the Pit Stop at second place while Treasuri & Chloe are third.

“So we are on our way to the Pit Stop and we gotta see Allan. Parul’s gotta look good for Allan and his dimples.” Maggie says, while doing her make-up in the taxi.

Maggie & Parul are fourth at the Pit Stop.

Eric & Rona finally find the marked lookout and they rush to Singapore Turf Club for their Detour challenge, choosing “Drone Hat”. Despite finishing the task relatively quick, they are still the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop.

Fortunately, this is a predetermined non-elimination leg and Eric & Rona are still in the Race.

“I just couldn’t believe the feeling. What a miracle!” Eric proclaims in relief.

Coming up in next episode, the gloves come off when Treasuri and Louisa decide to step up the pace of the game. Yvonne and Chloe struggle at Prambanan Temple, which leads to one of the closest races to the Pit Stop ever.

The Amazing Race Asia airs every Thursday at 9pm on AXN. The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is supported by presenting sponsor Wonderful Indonesia, and partners Garuda Indonesia, Grab and Great Eastern.

Join the action and connect with Allan, Tara and the 22 racers via: #AXNTARA and @TheAmazingRaceAsia

Team

Relationship

Country

Social Media Handle

Rach and Vicky (eliminated)

Travel Hosts

Indonesia

#TARAVickRach

Treasuri and Louisa

Childhood Friends

Indonesia

#TARATrezLou

Chloe and Yvonne

Beauty Queens

Malaysia

#TARAChloeYvonne

Alex and Will (eliminated)

Brothers

Malaysia

#TARAAlexWill

Brandon and Alphaeus (eliminated)

Old School Mates

Malaysia

#TARABrandonAlph

Eric and Rona

Married

Philippines

#TARAEricRona

Parul and Maggie

Beauty Queens

Philippines

#TARAMagParul

JK and Mike

Radio DJs

Singapore

#TARAJKMike

Rei and Kenji (eliminated)

Siblings

Singapore

#TARAReiKeiji

Tom and Anita (eliminated)

Dating

Thailand

#TARATomAnita

Lisa and Nicole (eliminated)

Life Partners

Vietnam

#TARANicLisa

Check out www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA for all the latest news on The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

AXN is seen on Sky Cable Channel 49, Cable Link Channel 38, Cignal Digital TV Channel 61, Global Destiny Cable Channel 61, Dream Channel 20, and GSat Channel 51. AXN HD is seen on SkyCable Channel 247.

About The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

In this latest season, 11 teams of socially savvy, fearless racers from all over Asia will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, traversing the globe and proving their mettle on a quest to be crowned the all-out champion.

Travelling to multiple countries in the shortest amount of time, each team will arrive at a new destination where they must compete in a series of physical and mental – and often emotional – challenges. Only when the tasks are completed will the teams learn of their next exotic location. Teams who fall the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the race progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning The Amazing Race Asia and the USD$100,000 cash prize.

The 11 chosen

www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA

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About AXN

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and groundbreaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, and all delivered close to the U.S telecasts. From critically acclaimed series, The Blacklist and Quantico, to award-winning reality shows, The Voice and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action.

First launched in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, AXN is enjoyed in 85 million households across 20 territories.

AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates leading channels Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM.

www.AXN-Asia.com

 

For further information, please contact:

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Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

AXN Networks Philippines, Inc.

Email: AnaTrisha_Ilarde@spe.sony.com

Mobile: +63917 8494742

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Bimmerfest 2016 Media Publicity Write Up November 29, 2016

The longest running all BMW car show in the Philippines now on its 13th year.

Bimmerfest XIII!

The BMW Car Club of the Philippines – 2016 International BMW Club of the Year Awardee.

The only official BMW Car Club in the country recognized and a member of the International Council of BMW Clubs AG, an umbrella group under BMW Clubs Asia will hold its 13th annual car show and shine event dubbed as Bimmerfest XIII on December 10, 2016 at Capitol Commons in Pasig City.

This whole-day event provides the opportunity for club members to display their pride and passion for the appreciation not only by fellow club members, but the general public as well.

This event will showcase the rich automotive heritage of BMW as it features models from the earliest and current range of BMW series to the special M cars.

Show Categories are as follows:

1. Best in Interior

2. Best in Exterior

3. Best in Modern Display

4. Best in Special Display

5. Best in Heritage

6. Best in Show

7. People’s Choice Award

8. Hall of Fame

9. Best Guest Display

10. Best Newbie Display

11. Bimmerfest Fanatic Award

The 13th edition of “Bimmerfest” is brought to you by the BMW Car Club of the Philippines, Shell V Power Nitro, Shell Helix Ultra, Bilstein, H&R, Standard Insurance, Dynalab and Hillsborough Car Spa.

Co-Presented by Ortigas & Company / Capitol Commons.

Our Event Partners : Michelin Philippines, Citibank, Johann’s Cuisine, The Village Sports Club, Motolite, Aguila Glass, Eurovision Car Accessories and Decals, Philgraphics, Philippine Red Cross, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics, Meguiars, Aqua Best and I Flick Photo Booth.

Our Media Partners : Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Motion Cars, WhenInManila.Com, AutoIndustriya, Carmudi.com.ph, 97.9 Home Radio, Kinse Trenta Radyo, DWDD Katropa Radyo, Creative Voices, Page One, Astig.PH, World Executives Digest, My Space Radio Show, Executive Chronicles, Voice Master, Psst.PH, Nego Sentro, Explore, Larawan at Kape, Aksyon Sports, Auto Review, Motortech.ph and Travel Life Magazine.

 

* Special Thanks To : Linea Fiori Events, PMCM Events Management, The Big Difference Communications, Index and LFI Photoworks.

 

This event is open to the public.

Please register for a chance to win in the hourly raffle.

For further inquiries, please call the numbers below.

PMCM Events – 0917 834 4978 Linea Fiori Events – 0949 759 7216

This event is open to the public!
Free Entrance! Registration is required.

For more information, please contact the following numbers below;
0917 502 7268
0917 810 1763
0917 676 4735

For concerns regarding car display ingress please contact the numbers below;
0917 831 5930
0917 247 2491
0917 996 0107
0908 888 6928

This event is open to the public!

Free Entrance! Registration is required.

For more information, please contact the following numbers below;
0917 502 7268
0917 810 1763
0917 676 4735

For concerns regarding dsiplay cars ingress pleas contact the numbers below;
0917 831 5930
0917 247 2491
0917 996 0107
0908 888 6928

 

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PhilBike Expo 2016 Wraps with Incredible Finish

November 28, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – The PhilBike Expo, the only international-standard trade and consumer cycling show in the Philippines, closed its three-day weekend with an incredible demo from international powerhouses, Kenny Belaey, The Super Kids, and Viki Gómez held last November 25-27, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.

Mutliple-World Championship rider, Kenny Belaey marveled audiences with a demonstration of “Balance” atop various obstacles inside the convention. He was followed by Japanese protégés, The Super Kids (14-year-old Yu Shoji and Takumi Isogai), who showed off their incredible flatland skills before a tremendous crowd. They were joined by their mentor, Flatland innovator & 3x flatland world champion, Viki Gómez. 2016 marks the Spaniard’s second trip to the Philippine islands where he returned to welcoming crowds who could not get enough of his gravity-defying skills.

In addition to its star-studded line-up featuring world-champion cyclists, the PhilBike-Expo was pleased to announce the arrival of Canadian Geoff Gulevich who began his career at the age of thirteen and rose to prominence as one of the best Mountain Bikers in the world. He is a highly-decorated risk-taker, known for his versatility and passion for the sport.

Also present in the expo was Alessandro Colnago, the grandson of cycling-pioneer, Ernesto Colnago and current marketing manager of the Colnago bikes brand. For over sixty years, Colnago has established itself as one of the premier cycling brands in the world. It is the brand of choice for many top athletes in the industry such as Luigi Arienti, who won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

Over 100 brands were on hand, showcasing a diverse range of bikes and accessories for riders of all skill levels and disciplines. For enthusiasts and first-timers alike, there was something for everybody at the 2016 PhilBike-Expo.

It was no surprise that the number of attendees increased this year as thousands packed the SMX Convention Center for the PhilBike-Expo’s third anniversary. Inspired by the incredible feats from the stellar line-up of international athletes, expo-goers had the chance to try their hand at the interactive simulations all across the venue. Not to mention the group of bikers who attended with their bikes to freestyle with the athletes at an impromptu BMX Street Jam on the final day.

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About PhilBike Expo

The PhilBike Expo is the country’s first and largest trade and consumer show dedicated to the promotion and development of cycling and related industries. Organized and produced by Phil-Bike Convention, Inc. (PBCI), PhilBike is now on its 3rd year of bringing together different cycling categories under one fun and interactive event.

For more information on PhilBike Expo, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: facebook.com/philbikeexpo I twitter.com/philbikeexpo Iinstagram.com/philbikeexpo1.

 

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Folayang victory an inspiration for Team Lakay teammates ahead of fights

Five superb athletes from Baguio City’s famed Team Lakay are set to make the familiar trek from the mountains of the Cordilleras down to the glitzy, urban jungle of Manila. Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, Edward Kelly, Danny Kingad and April Osenio are all set to see action on the main card of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION, which takes place at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, 2 December.

While the fighters are all highly-motivated and focused on winning their upcoming bouts, inspiration it seems can come not just from personal success but also from the success of a teammate.

Two weeks ago, senior Team Lakay fighter Eduard Folayang made ONE Championship history by becoming the first man to defeat Japanese MMA legend Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki since the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace signed on to the promotion in 2012. The victory earned Folayang the ONE Lightweight World Championship. It was Aoki’s first loss in four years.

“It was such a joy to watch my friend and brother win the title. I am happy for him. It is an amazing feeling because I know I was able to help him achieve his goals,” said Honorio Banario. “We always try to help each other in training, and we have improved a lot together.”

Folayang stepped inside the ONE Championship cage with Aoki a little close to midnight, November 11, miles away from home where his teammates watched from different places. Some were at the Team Lakay gym, celebrating in a frenzied environment while others were in their homes.

One thing was common however,  no matter where they were, none of them were in left their seats when referee Yuji Shimada waved the bout off a minute into round three.

“I was watching the fight online. The moment that we observed Aoki’s spirit was subdued, we screamed at the referee to stop the fight. Then when he stopped the fight, it was all crazy from there,” said bantamweight contender Geje Eustaquio.

“Everybody was jumping. It was so hard to contain our happiness at that time. We all went to bed past two in the morning, celebrating. We just couldn’t contain ourselves. We know Eduard deserves that title. He has been in ONE Championship since the beginning until now. He really deserves that belt. It’s the best feeling in the world, when you reap what you sow. Now is the time for him. It’s harvest period.”

Featherweight standout Edward Kelly, prospect Danny Kingad and women’s atomweight fighter April Osenio also shared a similar experience from the gym.

“Aoki’s game plan just didn’t work out. Eduard really deserved the win, he has been preparing for this moment his entire career. When he had Aoki cornered against the fence, every punch Eduard landed with that right drew cheers from everyone watching. It was awesome,” said Kelly.

“In the first round, When Shinya [Aoki] took Eduard’s back, I was scared for him. That wasn’t a good position to be in. So when coach Eduard was able to get out of that, to defend against that, and escape, that’s when a great feeling came over me,” said Kingad. “ I knew then that Eduard can handle Aoki’s grappling. I can’t describe the feeling that I felt when he won. I was so happy. Nobody watching with me was sitting down. Everyone was going wild.”

Osenio said the win even inspired her to train harder the next day.

“The next day, I felt so inspired. I trained three times the next day. I had so much energy,” she said.

After the victory, Folayang spent a few days in Singapore with his wife and family, taking in the sights and adjusting to his new life as champion. He then boarded a flight to Los Angeles where he spent a week with fellow ONE Championship athletes Martin Nguyen and Peter Davis in a promotional event.

The reception Folayang received overseas from Filipinos and even from the local MMA fans in Los Angeles, Folayang says, was absolutely astounding.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet that I am a world champion. It’s overwhelming. A lot of people have seen the fight. They didn’t expect that I would win. It’s really a life-changing experience. Now there’s a lot of people interested in me. It’s fun,” said Folayang.

“It’s really a great feeling. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since I won the title. It’s been a life-changing experience. I give thanks to everyone for their support.”

Folayang will be in attendance next Friday at MOA Arena for “Age of Domination”, where it will be his turn to give support to his teammates. As Team Lakay surges forward into becoming one of the premiere MMA camps in Asia, Folayang’s presence will continue do well to serve as a motivational boost to the fighters competing inside the cage.

 

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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOSEPH SCHOOLING TRAINS MMA WITH CHRISTIAN AND ANGELA LEE

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24 November 2016 – SINGAPORE: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held a meet and greet session with world champion swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling today at the Evolve Far East Square in Singapore. Schooling stepped inside the mixed martial arts (MMA) cage today and worked on some drills with ONE Championship athlete Christian “The Warrior” Lee and older sister, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee.

Earlier today at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts Far East Square, world champion swimmer 21-year-old Joseph Schooling took to the MMA cage to showcase a different set of skills. Assisting Schooling in his first experience training in MMA were ONE superstars Christian and Angela Lee. Schooling was guided in a few striking and grappling drills, as well as taught the basic mechanics of self-defense.

Schooling, who is no stranger to tough workout regimens, said it was interesting to try mixed martial arts.

“It’s really great cardio,” Schooling said about the MMA drills. “I just did it for 20 minutes and I’m already out of breath.”

Joseph Schooling was born and raised in Singapore and is a third generation Singaporean. During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he became the country’s first Olympic gold medalist in nearly 51 years. On 12 August 2016, Schooling set an Olympic world record in the Men’s 100m Butterfly event with an official time of 50.39 seconds, defeating the United States’ Michael Phelps who came in at 2nd place with a time of 51.14 seconds.

Angela Lee is a mixed martial artist competing in ONE Championship’s women’s atomweight division. She currently holds the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship, which she acquired via hard-fought unanimous decision in a grueling five-round battle opposite Japanese MMA veteran Mei Yamaguchi this past May. Christian is Angela’s younger brother and is himself a highly-regarded MMA prospect. Both of their parents are decorated martial artists with black belts in multiple fighting disciplines.

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Honorio Banario Stronger As Lightweight, Ready for Another Spectacular Performance

Baguio City’s veteran striker Honorio “The Rock” Banario (10-6) is ready to return to the ONE Championship cage next Friday, 2 December at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION. The 27-year-old lightweight standout is scheduled to face Indian boxer Rajinder “Knockout” Singh Meena (8-2) in a three-round undercard bout.

Banario, a winner of his last two fights, says he is wrapping up training and ready to make the trip down to Manila for fight night.

“I’m a hundred percent ready to go back in there again. In victory or in defeat, I will never stop doing what I love to do,” said Banario.

“I never stop training. I train all year round. Whether I have an upcoming fight or not, I’m always prepared. True martial artists are always in search of perfection of their craft. I can’t wait to go back inside the cage and show the world how much better I have gotten.”

Banario’s opponent, Singh Meena, is expected to give him another stiff challenge. Singh Meena has eight victories on his fight resume, but more impressively, all of his victories have come by exciting finish which includes five submissions and three knockouts.

Because both fighters do not know how to back down and will most likely engage in a fan-friendly affair, Banario fully expects fireworks for however long the fight will last.

“I know this fight against Rajinder will be really exciting. He is a good fighter. I respect what he has been able to do inside the cage. It’s not easy,” said Banario.

“We’re both really good in striking and grappling. It should be interesting. I’m a hundred percent prepared. I trained and sparred with Eduard [Folayang] for this fight, and I think I’m in great condition.”

Folayang, of course, won the ONE Championship world lightweight title just a couple of weeks ago in Singapore. The SEA Games wushu gold medalist dethroned Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki, stopping the now former champion in three rounds.

Banario says the win has inspired him to train harder.

“It was such a joy to watch my friend and brother win the title. I am happy for him. It is an amazing feeling because I know I was able to help him achieve his goals,” said Banario. “We always try to help each other in training, and we have improved a lot together.”

The former ONE Featherweight World Champion himself, Banario is no stranger to adversity. Banario won the featherweight strap back in 2013 only to lose it in his first defense against Japanese foe Koji Oishi who needed just one punch to knock Banario out cold.

It was a forgettable experience for Banario, who blamed a weakened state for the loss.

“When I was a featherweight, I had such a hard time making the featherweight limit. It’s so hard to cut weight, it’s the hardest thing about being a fighter,” said Banario. “Back then, I had to cut 12-15 kilos every single time. I was always drained for fights. When Koji [Oishi] hit me then, I wasn’t really that hurt. But because of the massive weight cut, I felt very weak.”

ONE Championship has since imposed new weight management policies, which discourages drastic weight cuts and instead allows fighters to compete at their natural “walking weights”. Banario credits the move up for his most recent success.

“Ever since I moved up to lightweight, I feel so much stronger. This is my natural fighting weight, I am a lightweight fighter,” said Banario. “I just feel reinvigorated. My punches and kicks are powerful, my body is sturdy, my mind is strong.”

Banario is a victor of his two most recent bouts — comprehensive decision victories over highly-regarded opponents Vaughn Donayre and Eddie Ng. The performances have showcased Banario’s improved grappling skills and overall well-roundedness.

It’s the best Banario has looked since he became a professional mixed martial artist six years ago.

“Manila, get ready for me! I cannot wait to perform once again in front of the Filipino people. It is always an honor. I would like to say thank you for all the support,” said Banario. “I cannot wait to show how much I have improved as a fighter in the last few months.”

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