Flyweight title picture hangs in the balance for Danny Kingad in Macau

ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER in Macau, China on June 23 is one of the deepest cards from top to bottom offered by ONE Championship for its 24-event calendar this 2018.

From the preliminary portion to the main card of ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, there are plenty of bouts with championship and ranking implications, including the three-round flyweight encounter between former title contender Danny Kingad and Chinese prospect Ma Hao Bin.

The winner of the aforementioned 61.2-kilogram tussle could earn a shot at the ONE Flyweight World Championship, which will be on the line in the main event of ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER as Adriano Moraes is slated to duke it out with Geje Eustaquio in a much-awaited rematch and title unification contest.

Kingad is now trying to build some momentum towards a second crack at the ONE Flyweight World Championship, while Ma has aced six of his assignments since joining the promotion in 2016.

However, the 22-year-old Baguio City native finds himself in a peculiar position if he and his teammate Eustaquio will walk out of the Studio City Event Center with respective victories.

Kingad knows that he has to be relegated to a gatekeeping role if Eustaquio will be successful in unifying both titles against Moraes at ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER.

“I will be super happy for coach Geje if he wins the match in Macau. It’s an honor to be competing alongside him on June 23. I’ve learned a lot of things from him. For this training camp, I’ve spent more time with him. I want him to win the title,” he said.

Although he could be knocking on the door for a world title shot again with a decisive win over Ma, Kingad stressed that he will gladly play gatekeeper to Eustaquio.

“I don’t mind filling that role if ever he wins against Adriano Moraes. He is my senior, and we are teammates. He is like a brother to me,” he stated. “I am still young. I believe that my time will come.”

Kingad is not fond of the idea of squaring off with Eustaquio for the flyweight crown, pointing out that he would not trade his treasured friendship with his Team Lakay comrade for a shot at the world title.

“That’s not going to happen. We always go at it in practice anyway. I’m happy that I get to spar with him all the time because he pushes me to the limit. We push each other, and we push each other to the next level,” he shared.

“I will support coach Geje all the way. For now, I’ll just keep getting better as a competitor. I’ll wait for my time,” Kingad added.

Following an unsuccessful challenge for the ONE Flyweight World Championship this past November against Moraes, which ended in his first professional defeat, Kingad rebounded with an impressive triumph over a battle-tested veteran in Sotir Kichukov four months later.

Kingad seeks to sustain his winning groove in ONE Championship as he is set to take on Ma, a Chinese national freestyle wrestling champion with a mixed martial arts record of 11-2.

Diligently preparing under the tutelage of head coach Mark Sangiao at Team Lakay in Baguio City, Kingad is fully aware of his opponent’s capabilities.

“Training is, as usual, very tough. We are drilling very hard each and every day. I am still working on all areas, be it my striking or my grappling,” he mentioned.

“Knowing my opponent is a good wrestler, however, I am particularly working on my takedown defense for this match. I want to keep this fight standing, so I have worked very hard on my takedown defense,” Kingad explained further.

Despite the threat that Ma poses in the grappling department, Kingad assured that he is comfortable wherever the bout goes on June 23.

“I want to test his stand-up game. I believe I am stronger, faster, and more explosive than he is,” he disclosed. “I am definitely going for a knockout in this match. However, if he does take me to the ground, I will be ready for anything.”

Kingad believes that his in-ring meeting with Ma at ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER is a must-win clash as he embarks on a hazy road towards the organization’s flyweight championship.

“I must win this bout because honestly, I don’t know what the future holds. What if we don’t get the result that we want for coach Geje? I am ready to step up. I cannot wait to get right back in there and make another run at the title. I know things will be very different next time,” he ended.
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Filipino Pride Tanduay Ranked World’s No. 1 Rum

MANILA, Philippines, June 13, 2018 – For the first time, a Philippine-made liquor brand has been ranked the top-selling rum by global spirits think tank Drinks International. Tanduay has taken over the number one spot from a list of international rum brands that has long been dominated by Bacardi.

Drinks International has released the “definitive ranking of the world’s million-case rum brands”, citing Tanduay as the new industry leader followed by Bacardi and McDowell’s No. 1 Celebration.

“Our distinctly Filipino rum is now the world’s number one…We have a great product to offer the world and the world recognized it,” said Lucio “Bong” K. Tan, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Tanduay Distillers, Inc.

Tan Jr., who actively took the helm the as chief operating officer of the company in 2014, has been credited for the disruptive changes within the company that led to explorations of new markets abroad and new market approaches locally to bring the brand closer to younger product consumers.

“Only a visionary like my father, Dr. Lucio Tan, saw this when he acquired Tanduay from the Elizaldes in 1988. At a time considered very volatile for any business investment in the country, my father held on to the belief that someday the world will know Tanduay,” added Tan Jr.

Since the acquisition of the Tanduay brand by the Lucio Tan group 30 years ago, plant modernization and expansion projects tremendously increased the distillery’s production capacity. Today, Tanduay has an unmatched aging capability harvesting only the world’s finest from its aged rum reserve. All facilities operate based on ISO standards ensuring consumers of quality, efficiency, and food safety. Recently, its Cabuyao plant has completed its ISO-9001: 2015 certification.

Through the hands-on leadership of Tan Jr., the company made a historic expansion in the world arena. Tanduay made a strategic alliance with companies in the United States to expand its distribution capacity.

According to Paul Lim, chief marketing officer of Tanduay, the company embarked on a brand refresh since the younger Tan took over.

“We were the first to implement a nationwide music marketing campaign that brought Tanduay to a younger market. We were also the first local liquor brand to sponsor an NBA Team – the Golden State Warriors. We continue to push further as we ride along an ever changing market landscape now dominated by health-conscious, athleisure-loving millennials with the launch of Tanduay Athletics and a sponsorship of the Century Tuna Superbods. Both projects contributing a premium to Tanduay’s brand equity,” he related, citing some of the marketing innovations that led to Tanduay becoming the world’s number one rum.

Tanduay Distillers Inc. is a member of the LT Group of Companies. Tanduay is the Philippines’ top rhum maker, which is also distributed in Asia and the United States, among other countries in the world. Likewise, the company produces spirits, wines, brandies, gins, and vodka. We are a registered company in the Philippine stock exchange as a subsidiary of Tanduay Holdings Inc.

 

 

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The Kind of Rum – World’s number 1.

 

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NIL. Wala. Pero meron talaga.

NILalaman ng pagtatanghal na ito ang ilang mga eksena ng kawalan―ng malay, ng katinuan, ng bait, ng karapatan, ng buhay. Nakagugulantang ang mga imahe pero hindi nakagugulat sa karamihan ang ipinapakita. Naging laman ng mga balita, isinuka para sa maralita, habang nagpaparaya ang mga may-kapangyarihang dapat talagang makakita.

Sa KamayNILaan nakunan o saan man, ang mga litrato rito ay sumasalamin sa realidad na may nagtutunggaling mga panig sa anumang usapin. Sa isang banda, ihahalintulad ng ilan ang mga larawang ito sa basura, na dapat idispatya at huwag nang ilantad kaninuman. Sa kabilang banda, hindi kaunti ang maghahalintulad ng mga ito sa mga bagay na pampagising ng diwa, dala ng pagpupukaw na maaaring maranasan kung pagmasdan at pag-isipan ang makikita rito.

Iba’t ibang buhay man ang panandaliang iNILalahad rito, nagkakaisa ang mga litratong ito sa pagpapakita ng katiwalian. Ngunit sino ang tunay na tiwali? Ang mga nasa larawan? O ang lipunan o sangkatauhan na kaNILang NILalarawan?

Ang mga tao na makikita―karamihan ay mga DaNILo (hindi tunay na pangalan), may ilang mga BeNILda (hindi tunay na pangalan)―ay NILason ng gutom, hirap, poot, pighati o kaya, oo, maling asal at hindi wastong diwa. NILabas ang anumang armas o nagtangkang tumakas. NILamon ng kabaliwan, kamunduhan, kasakiman, kahirapan. NILusob, ng sarili man o ibang pwersa, ang sana’y mapayapa NILang mga tahanan, barangay o kinatatayuan. NILamas, hindi NILinis, ang pagkatao. NILunok ang dangal, NILamangan ng mga mapang-api, NILapastangan ng mapanghusga, NILoko ng matatakaw na kapwa tao na halimaw ang kalooban. Binalot ng trahedya, sinaksak ng pulitika, NILaglag ng sistema.


Ang masuwerte sa kanila ay NILalamok, NILalanggam sa selda. Hindi man makapag-NILagang paborito o relyenong gusto, maaari pang magbago, maaari pang lumaya. Ang iba rito ay NILagutan ng hininga, ninakawan ng pag-asa kapalit ng paglaya mula sa pang-habangbuhay na rehas nitong malupit na mundo.

Ang malungkot pa rito, bagama’t ilang taon na ang nakalilipas nang makuha ang mga larawang ito―noon kapanahunang hindi pa NILalabas ang pinagsanib na kamera at telepono―hindi pa rin nawala sa ating bansa ang ganitong mga eksena. Kung hindi natin papansinin ang mga detalye sa ilalim o paligid ng bawat litrato, iisipin natin na kahapon lang o nung makalawa nakunan ang mga nakalarawan dito.

Sa pagsulyap sa mga litratong ito, marahil ay mapapatanong tayo: May pag-asa pa ba ang mga Pilipino, lalo na ang kagaya NILa na karamiha’y dukha? May pag-asa pa ba para sa lipunang marahas? May pag-asa pa ba para sa ating iisang bayan na, sa kabila ng lahat, ating sinisinta?

Marahil ang sagot ay oo kung tatanggapin natin, pagniNILay-NILayan at gagawan ng paraan ang katotohanang ito: Sila ay tayo. Tayo ay sila.

Artinformal presents NIL, an exhibition curated by Erwin Romulo and Neil Daza at the gallery’s Greenhills location opening on June 9, 2018, 6PM. The exhibition will be on view until July 14, 2018.

Taking their cue from Daza’s Blacksoup exhibition in 2006, Romulo and Daza are mounting a new show of crime scene photographs taken between the years 1987 to 2002. Also included in the exhibition are video works by Cinema Regla.


Raw and at times graphic, the show asks: “Is there really such a thing as ‘the good old days’?

Editor, writer, producer, and composer Erwin Romulo curated Everyday Impunity: Ang Mga Walang Pangalan, an exhibition based on the work of photographer Carlo Gabuco at Art Fair Philippines 2018 as well as an exhibition of sound art and multi-media art during the fair’s 2017 and 2015 edition, respectively. He was also one of the curators of Wasak! Filipino Art Today, shown in Berlin in 2015.

Filmmaker and photographer Neil Daza is known for his work in films like Bwaya, Emir, and Dekada ‘70, among others. In 2017, he marked his 25 years in the film industry with an exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 25 Times: Images From Behind The Camera. He has curated several shows of photography for arts space Blacksoup in Cubao, including KAMBYO, an exhibition of cellphone images, and Detritus, featuring photographs from which this current exhibition is based.

Filmmaker collective and guerrilla media outfit Cinema Regla is an online magazine and channel run by documentary filmmakers Rico Ibarra, Blair Camilo and Jun Sabayton. Founded by visual artist, animator and director Roxlee, it is dedicated to covering Filipino culture, with a focus on (in no particular order) art, photography, music, literature, science, politics, history, environment, crime, violence, truth, sex, drugs, and budotz.



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After viewng those photo display at Art Informal, Connecticut Greenhills, San Juan City-Killing and suicide are all around the country and those EJK myth are baseless, non of those were proven and true. If EJK is true why do keep on criticizing of human rights, were infact killers have no mercy to inocent human-but money they praise.

MPD Press Photogapher commit their job to be at their best.

 

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CEBU AND ILOILO, GET READY FOR COLORMANILA’S
CM CHALLENGE CEBU ON JUNE 17, AND CM PARADISE ILOILO ON JUNE 24.

REGISTRATION STILL ONGOING AT COLORMANILA.COM
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Photo Caption: Cebu and Iloilo get ready for ColorManila’s CM Challenge Run and CM Paradise Run

12 June 2018 – MANILA – ColorManila, the country’s number one fun-run organizer, is bringing both the more exciting CM Challenge Run and the CM Paradise Run to Cebu and Iloilo, respectively, for two weekends this month of June, 2018.

CM Challenge Cebu, co-presented by Honda, is scheduled on June 17, 2018, and will be held at the Cebu Business Park, located at Ayala Center Cebu.  While CM Paradise Run Iloilo, co-presented by Camella, will be held at the Vista Mall Iloilo, at Camella Savannah, located at Otoh, Iloilo City, on June 24, 2018. 
ColorManila VP Justine Cordero says, “Our CM Challenge Cebu participants can look forward to the updated CM Challenge Run, which is a perfect mix of both a ‘fun-run’ and an ‘obstacle course run’.  And yes, it is still capped by our CM Festival.  But this time, it will be continuous, there will be a CM Festival which would take place every hour, so if you’ve joined the first wave, there’s no need to wait until the final wave to finish…Our followers will surely enjoy this newly updated version of the CM Challenge Run.”

Participants of CM Challenge Cebu can look forward to 15 obstacles while running the 5k route; such as an inflatable slide, inflatable tire skip, military crawl obstacles, among others.  Apart from which, runners can listen to the latest music while going through the various challenges.

Runners can choose between the Single Kit category and the Squad Category.  The Single Kit, which is priced at P850, includes the event shirt, race bib, single entry tag, finisher’s medal, sunglasses, baller ID, and the color packet.

While the Squad Category, good for 5 people, and priced at P3,500, includes the event shirt, race bib, single entry tag, finisher’s medal, sunglasses, baller ID, and passes good for 5 people.

After Cebu, ColorManila followers in Visayas can head to Iloilo on June 24, 2018, for the CM Paradise Run Iloilo, co-presented by Camella.  The event will be held at the Vista Mall Iloilo, at Camella Savannah, located at Oton, Iloilo City.

ColorManila’s VP Justine Cordero says, “It will be the first time that the popular CM Paradise Run franchise will be brought to Iloilo City.  Runners can expect CM Paradise Run to take them through various color stations with palm trees, garlands and hammocks in the race route, serving as backdrop to the paradise atmosphere.  This will be capped off with the CM Color Festival, where runners will get to groove and dance to the fresh music of the DJ, as everyone simultaneously throws colored powder in the air.”

For CM Paradise Run Iloilo, runners can choose between 3 race finishes -  3K, 5K and 10K, there are also 3 types of race kits to choose from.

The Deluxe Kit, which is priced at P750, includes a drifit shirt, sunglasses, race bib, color packet, and a finisher’s medal.

While the Rockstar Kit, priced at P1,050, includes a drifit shirt, sunglasses, race bib, color packet, finisher’s medal, headwear, and a drawstring bag.

The Superstar Kit on the other hand, which is priced at P1,500, includes a drifit shirt, sunglasses, race bib, color packet, finisher’s medal, drawstring bag, headwear, and a finisher’s singlet.

CM Paradise Run Iloilo, co-presented by Camella, is also supported by Black Arrow Express, Crystal Clear Iloilo, All Home, All Day Supermarket, Coffee Project and Vista Mall Iloilo.

Registration is still ongoing, for more information, visit

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ABOUT COLORMANILA:

ColorManila 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!

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12 June 2018, Manila – Prepare your stomachs to get full as Max’s Group, Inc. shower us with an abundant selection of delectable food from eight (8) of its brands, all of which, have earned its way to become household brands in the country.

Taking the lead in a restaurant and bar setting is Dencio’s and when we speak of Dencio’s, it is always equivalent to the most wanted "Krispy Sisig". People flock into Dencio’s to chill and bond with friends over mouthwatering Pinoy dishes and refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

A serving of sizzling Krispy Sisig is certainly a satisfying delight; just imagine if it is unlimited! It would definitely be one great food adventure, which Dencio’s always aim to provide to its diners. Everyone, especially all Krispy Sisig fanatics, can devour on this meaty sumptuous signature dish during the Max’s Group All You Can Wednesdays promo!

Bloggers of Dencio’s take the challenge of the #UnliSisig…

For Php349, you can savor the goodness of unlimited Krispy Sisig within the allotted two hours. It also comes with a refillable Iced Tea, which you will certainly need to quench the thirst. Invite your barkada, colleagues and family members and feast together on this historic Krispy Sisig All-You-Can! For only Php 1,099, the entire group can avail 3 sets of All-You-Can Krispy Sisig (Regular) and Iced Tea with a bonus of 1 order of Hot and Spicy Tofulutan, bringing in balance and extra delicious taste. This irresistible promo is available in all 14 branches of Dencio’s.

Wednesdays of the month of June will certainly be something to look forward to. Everyone is in for a grandiose treat for the All-You-Can Wednesdays Promo not just from Dencio’s but to other 7 powerhouse brands of Max’s Group. Mark June 6, 13, 20 and 27 in your calendars and visit the following restaurants to indulge so much goodness of the following featured products for only Php 349:

a. Max’s All-You-Can Fried Chicken with 1 glass of Sago’t Gulaman

b. Yellow Cab’s All-You-Can Pizza in Hawaiian or #4 Cheese and Mountain Dew with 1 order of regular Salt & Pepper Hustlers

c. Pancake House’s All-You-Can Best Taco in Town and Iced Tea

d. Krispy Kreme All-You-Can Original Glazed® Doughnut and Signature Coffee

e. Teriyaki Boy’s All-You-Can Ebi Tempura and Iced Tea with 1 cup of Steamed Gohan

f. Sizzlin’ Steak’s All-You-Can Beef Belly Strips with 1 glass of Iced Tea and 1 cup of Plain Rice

g. Jamba Juice’s All-You-Can Banana Berry Smoothie with 1 Reusable Metal Straw

Take advantage of this record-breaking synergy! Rush to the branches near you!

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About Dencio’s

For more than 25 years, Dencio’s, continues to evolve as the perfect venue for Filipinos fond of bonding over food and drinks with families, friends and colleagues. With its well-known signature Krispy Sisig as the anchor, the dining concept conveniently converts into a restaurant and bar category. Today, Dencio’s has 15branches located nationwide. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, kindly visit <dencios.com.ph> and like https://www.facebook.com/denciosph

About Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI)

Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), a company that takes pride in its passion to delight its customers and genuine love for its brands, is the Philippines’ largest operator in the casual dining segment. MGI is committed to building loved Filipino brands and it is currently growing its network of over 500 stores in the country and more than 30 international stores in the USA, Canada, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Its family of restaurants include Max’s Restaurant, Max’s Corner Bakery, Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice Teriyaki Boy, Dencio’s, Kabisera, Sizzlin’ Steak, Le Coeur de France, Maple and Singkit. The company also operates Meranti Hotel, its maiden venture into the hospitality industry. To know more about Max’s Group, please visit www.maxsgroupinc.com.

 

 

 

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 Foodpanda delivers great deals with the second edition of Hot ‘n Hungry!

clip_image004MANILA, Philippines – June is the hot season of celebrations for the Philippines: Independence Day, Father’s Day, back-to-school and June-bride weddings. In celebration, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery platform, has announced the second run of its biggest food sale event: Hot ‘n Hungry!

The second edition of Hot ‘n Hungry will run for the whole month of June, from June 1 to June 30, 2018. These delicious deals are available to foodpanda customers in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao. Customers can expect the same jaw-dropping offers, huge discounts and exclusive bundles from over 50 amazing restaurants, including popular restaurants such as Greenwich, Sunnie’s Cafe, Rackshack, Tim Ho Wan.

“No Pinoy holiday, small celebration and fiesta is complete without food. We at foodpanda wanted to be part of these celebrations not only by delivering food Filipinos love but also by offering great deals perfect for families and gathering through the second edition of Hot ‘n Hungry.” says Iacopo Rovere, CEO at foodpanda Philippines.

For more information and updates about the second edition of the Hot ‘n Hungry food sale, visit foodpanda’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@foodpanda_ph) account or look out for the pink tags on the foodpanda website: http://www.foodpanda.ph.

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About foodpanda:

foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 27,000 partner restaurants in more than 190 cities across 12 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit www.foodpanda.ph.

How it works:

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BOUTS FOR ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR SET FOR YANGON ON 29 JUNE

AUNG LA N SANG TO DEFEND ONE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST KEN HASEGAWA

June 2018 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR, which is set for 29 June at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. In the main event, reigning two-division world champion, Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang of Myanmar, will defend his ONE Middleweight World Championship against Ken Hasegawa of Japan.

Ticket information for ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR is available at www.onefc.com.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I can’t wait to go back to Myanmar for a star-studded event in Yangon. In anticipation of the extreme passion that Myanmar fans demonstrate, we have prepared the best card that will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark in martial arts history. Their hero, Aung La N Sang, will face a talented and tough challenger from Japan, Ken Hasegawa, in the main event. Aside from the thrilling headliner, we have included the biggest names from the world of martial arts in the lineup. Whether you are in Myanmar or in any part of the world, this will be an event that you can’t afford to miss.”

33-year-old Aung La N Sang is Myanmar’s most successful athlete in history, whose impressive submission skills have earned him the moniker of ”The Burmese Python”. Born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin. Aung La N Sang captured the ONE Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Vitaly Bigdash in June 2017. In his most recent bout, he defeated Brazil’s Alexandre Machado to be crowned the new ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion. Next up, Aung La N Sang will defend his middleweight title against Ken Hasegawa.

31-year-old Ken Hasegawa of Kanagawa, Japan is a martial arts veteran set to make his ONE Championship debut. The middleweight contender has stopped four of his last five opponents, showcasing the undeniable submission skills and thunderous knockout power that he has become known for competing in Japanese martial arts promotions Deep and Rizin. With a professional record of 16-2, which includes four submissions and six scintillating knockouts, Hasegawa will step into the ONE Championship cage for the first time at ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR. He is set to challenge Aung La N Sang for the ONE Middleweight World Championship.

Leandro “Brodinho” Issa is a 34-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion black belt from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who trains and competes out of the world-renowned Evolve Fight Team in Singapore. With a record of 15 wins and six losses, including nine wins by submission and two by knockout, Issa has proven to be an exciting competitor with a penchant for spectacular victories. A pioneer of ONE Championship’s bantamweight division, Issa will take on Guamanian prospect Roman Alvarez in his next assignment.

Hailing from the island of Guam and representing the highly-acclaimed Spike 22 camp, Roman “Sonic Boom” Alvarez is one of the most sought-after bantamweights in the Asia-Pacific region, holding an impressive professional record of eight wins and one loss. Five of his eight career wins have come by way of finish. Alvarez will make his first ONE Championship appearance on 29 June against Brazilian mainstay Leandro Issa.

31-year-old Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai is a Muay Thai specialist and a four-time Lumpinee Stadium champion who has won every major title in Muay Thai. Voted by Thai media as one of the greatest Muay Thai practitioners in history, Sagetdao is known for his highly technical knowledge in all of Muay Thai’s varied techniques. Concluding his Muay Thai career with a record of 162-62-1, Sagetdao transitioned to mixed martial arts in 2017, acing his first three bouts with flying colors. In his next outing, Sagetdao will be taking on China’s Ma Jia Wen.

Freestyle wrestling standout Ma Jia Wen is a 21-year old martial artist from Tianjin, China with a 5-2 record. He is part of a rapidly rising contingent of talented Chinese fighters who have shown great promise in combining the various aspects of striking and grappling. In his last outing, he notched a second-round submission win over Pakistan’s Ahmed Mujtaba. Ma has another tall order in front of him in his next bout, as he goes head-to-head with Muay Thai legend Sagetdao Petpayathai.

30-year-old Rafael Nunes is a martial artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil with an 11-1 record. He is the former Premier FC Lightweight Champion and has steamrolled through the competition in his home country with a knack for winning by exciting finish. All but one of Nunes’ 11 wins have ended within the distance. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, Nunes is equally comfortable finishing his opponents by submission or by strikes. Nunes made a triumphant return to ONE Championship this past January, defeating Filipino veteran Eric Kelly via second-round submission. He looks to showcase his multi-faceted skill set in his next bout, squaring off with grizzled Japanese combatant Tetsuya Yamada.

28-year-old Tetsuya Yamada of Kanagawa, Japan, is an established martial artist with a distinct ability to seek out highlight-reel stoppages. He made his ONE Championship debut in January 2016, in an extremely high-level wrestling showdown against Eduard Folayang of the Philippines. A seasoned grappler, over half of Yamada’s 25 career victories have come by spectacular finish, with the ability to end bouts either by submission or knockout. In his most recent bout, Yamada made quick work of Eric Kelly to win by first-round rear-naked choke. On 29 June, Yamada will take on Rafael Nunes.

28-year-old Ahmad Qais Jasoor is an unbeaten bantamweight competitor from Kabul, Afghanistan, owning a spotless record of 3-0. The former HFC Bantamweight Champion has only gone the distance once in his career, finishing his first two professional bouts by way of submission. Jasoor joins the promotion’s stacked bantamweight division, leading him to his debut bout against Chen Lei at ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR.

Unbeaten Chinese martial artist “Rock Man” Chen Lei of Changsha is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and the Shanghai Open BJJ Champion. His submission prowess has led Chen to seven-straight victories as a professional. In his last bout, Chen continued his spectacular winning streak with a third-round stoppage of Filipino stalwart Burn Soriano. Chen now moves on to his next contest, a tough assignment against Afghanistan’s Ahmad Qais Jasoor.

30-year-old Tukkatatong Petpayathai is one of the most revered kickboxers in the world of Muay Thai, capturing numerous titles throughout his career such as the Channel 7 Muay Thai Championship, the North East Thailand Championship, and the Andaman League Tournament Championship. Competing since the age of 10, Tukkatatong has over 200 professional Muay Thai bouts, and has been highly-ranked at both the Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadiums. He is known for his versatility in the ring, being able to switch between a technical and an aggressive style. Tukkatatong is set make his ONE Super Series debut against Panicos Yusuf.

Panicos Yusuf is one of the biggest names in British Muay Thai. Born in Limassol, Cyprus, he discovered Muay Thai in his homeland, and continued to train after migrating to the United Kingdom at the age of 20. Under the tutelage of striking coach Paul Tite, the two-time Muay Thai World Champion is regarded by many to be one of the very best kickboxers of his generation, continuing to amaze the global Muay Thai scene with his intelligence and skill in the ring. Aiming to bolster his growing repertoire as an international Muay Thai star, Yusuf directs his career path to ONE Championship. He is scheduled to have his maiden ONE Super Series appearance against Tukkatatong Petpayathai.

Strawweight contender Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado of Manila, Philippines is a martial artist with a 7-2 professional record, and a former Blaze FC Strawweight Champion. He is a Muay Thai and boxing practitioner who owns a Muay Thai record of 76-7. In his most recent bout, Miado shocked the world by knocking out former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in the first round last March. Miado seeks to continue his winning ways, locking horns with Thailand’s Kritsada Kongsrichai.

Strawweight contender Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai of Thailand is a talented martial artist and one of the most promising young athletes in ONE Championship. He won two of his last three outings, scoring first-round stoppage victories over the likes of Adrian Mattheis and Rabin Catalan. Kongsrichai aims to place himself back on the winning track, as he is slated to take on the Philippines’ Jeremy Miado.

Competing out of Brisbane, Australia, Elliot Compton is a four-time World Cage Muay Thai Champion. Having a professional record of 76-7, Compton is known for his fan-friendly style that puts fans on the edge of their seats. He made his ONE Super Series debut last April, facing Cosmo Alexandre in a dazzling striking contest. Compton seeks to redeem himself by capturing his first win under the ONE Championship banner, as he is slated to duke it out with the debuting Matthew Semper.

A fixture at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp in Phuket, Thailand, Matthew Semper is one of the top draws in Thailand’s local kickboxing scene, exhibiting a striking prowess that is virtually unmatched in his division. The 30-year-old American has earned several accolades in his professional career, including the PK1 Super Heavyweight and AMCO Cruiserweight Championship titles. All eyes will be on Semper at ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR, as he collides with Elliot Compton in his ONE Super Series debut.

ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR

Friday, 29 June

Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar

Main Event

ONE Middleweight World Championship

Aung La N Sang vs Ken Hasegawa

Mixed Martial Arts: 93.0kg

Leandro Issa vs Roman Alvarez

Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Sagetdao Petpayathai vs Ma Jia Wen

Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Rafael Nunes vs Tetsuya Yamada

Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Ahmad Qais Jasoor vs Chen Lei

Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Tukkatatong Petpayathai vs Panicos Yusuf

ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Jeremy Miado vs Kritsada Kongsrichai

Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Elliot Compton vs Matthew Semper

ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 77.1kg

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ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts and is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. The world’s most exciting martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world’s best martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Bandsports, Startimes, Premier Sports, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, OSN, and more.

 

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Extremely Rare and Historically Important Wood

Sculpture by Jose Rizal to be Auctioned

An oval bas-relief wood sculpture 39 inches long, 18 and a half inches wide and 2 and a half inches high, carved from a single piece of heavy wood, possibly narra, with a dark varnish or stain and made by Philippine National Hero Jose P. Rizal in Dapitan. This extremely rare and historically important artwork will be auctioned at the Leon Gallery on June 9, 2018.

It’s provenance stems from the family of Narcisa Rizal (1852 – 1939), the third sibling of the hero’s family. Narcisa and her daughter Angelica would be frequent visitors to Dapitan and, in fact, they would accompany him when he embarked to Manila at the end of his exile from that distant port.

By the end of the 19th century, “physical culture” or the need for exercise had become a European obsession, beginning first in Germany where it became not just an expression of the highest individual development but also as a symbol for nationalism. A nation was only as strong as its citizens’ health and as beautiful as their well-developed bodies.

Jose Rizal was an avid follower of all things Continental, his stay in Europe—in the shadow of the newly-built Eiffel Tower, for example, while in Paris—and its capitals made sure of that. He absorbed not only precepts of liberty, fraternity and equality but also their representations and methods employed to represent these.

Gaspar Vibal, publisher of rare Filipininanas “The Life, Times and Art of Damian Domingo” and “Flora Filipina”, theorizes that Rizal’s fascinating sculptures represents the national hero’s deliberate contradiction of the Filipino colonial archetypes.

Prior to this sculpture by Jose Rizal, Filipins had been represented as either indolent savages of prettified, emasculated townsfolk. Watercolors of these representations of half-naked tribesmen or ineffectual, over-dressed supernumeraries would circulate in Europe beginning in the latter half of the 19th century, culminating in the humiliating “Expocision General de las Yslas Filipinas de Madrid in 1887. It featured transplanted northern hillsmen dancing daily around carabaos in a backdrop of thatch huts. (Two or three of these Filipinos would, in fact perish, from pneumonia as a result.

It was the anti-thesis of everything Jose Rizal—or for that matter Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo—stood for. A proud Filipino equal to anybody in the world.

In 1890, he would write the incendiary essay “Sobre la Indolencia de los Filipinos” (On the Indolence of the Filipinos)—laziness as a result of the hot Philippine climate being a favorite put-down of the Spanish. It breathed fire and brimstone, and along with his novels, would account for his exile in Dapitan in 1892 for four long years until his execution.

Therefore, sometime during his exile between 1892 and 1896, Jose Rizal would create this unique and first prototype of the Filipino: virile, muscular and engaged in a highly civilized, European display of strength. The bas relief (or basso-relieve or low-relief) depicts a young man, half-dressed in fashionable gym clothes of the time, knee length pantaloons with a drawstring at the waist; holding aloft a barbell in a typical exercise stance. The figure’s legs are long and well-proportioned with strong calves; his arm muscles as well are well-defined. His upper torso shows off a tight abdomen and a solid chest.

In fact, a case may be made that this could be a self-portrait of the hero himself, as truly, the ‘First Filipino’, not only gifted and mentally acute but also an outstanding physical specimen. Jose Rizal, in profile, bears a striking resemblance to the athlete in the sculpture.

 

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Leon Gallery has set the date for its much-awaited, scintillating Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2018 on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at its Eurovilla I showrooms on the corner of Rufino Street and Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village in Makati.

Headlining the must-have masterpieces are an exquisite Lorenzo Guerrero of life along the Pasig River. Guerrero, who became most famous as the mentor of the brilliant and internationally-celebrated Juan Luna, was also a wonderful painter in his own right. He was educated by the foremost Spanish instructors at the Manila academia : Manuel de la Cortina, who was himself a graduate of the Madrid art academy and his successor Nicolas Valdez. Guerrero, in fact, was to become the teacher of Manila’s finest artists, from Simon de la Rosa Flores and his nephew Fabian de la Rosa, Felix Martinez and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Telesforo Sucgang, Felix Pardo de Tavera, and Jorge Pineda to name a few stellar painters who passed through the portals of the legendary art school.

A 1917 work by one of Guerrero’s star pupils, Fabian de la Rosa, of a charming pair of ponies in a stableyard, provides an interesting behind-the-scenes look of a Manila home, at a time when horses were more common than automobiles.

Fernando Amorsolo — who happened to be Fabian de la Rosa’s nephew — is also in the spotlight with several riveting and early works : A post-war procession outside the ruins of the Antipolo church; works from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, from an orange-streaked sunset scene by the water to glorious country scenes “Under the Mango Tree” and by a waterfall. The works are all the collections of several distinguished Manila families. A rare urban scene of the massive Ynchausti Rope Factory is a unique view of Manila in the 1920s.

Scintillating Jose Joyas, one ante-dating his historic participation in the Venice Biennale (the Philippines’ first in that august art fair); others from his halcyon years in the 1970s. Other mid-century moderns include Vicente Manansala with a superb work dated 1949 that speaks allegorical almost in a style more typical of Carlos “Botong” Francisco : a trio of women pound rice, in a variety of Filipino costumes, while men pile grain in tall mountains. In the background, a sunlit landscape which suggests the Benguet rice terraces and in the foreground, a large carabao. Another work, datelined Paris, portrays a grieving mother at a child’s bier. Arturo Luz, Ang Kiukok, and Romeo Tabuena are likewise represented, as are Juvenal Sanso, Oscar Zalameda, Lao Lianben, Malang, and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz.

A finely-proportioned ‘comoda’ with original marquetry in a floral design, an imposing Sheraton sideboard, and a ‘Mariposa’ butterfly sofa are just some of the impressive furniture to be included in the June sale.

Among the collectible memorabilia, the country’s most iconic heroes are represented. There is a bread-and-butter note (dated 1891) from the Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal to the Scottish millionaire Don Alejandro S. Macleod who had thrived in Manila. Letters from various historical personalities to Teodora Alonso are also available in a single lot, including a Rizal family recipe, and more piquantly, the court documents of the suit brought against Rizal’s mother and her brother. Her unjust persecution greatly influenced Rizal’s nationalism.

Most explosive is the narration of Gregoria de Jesus of the last days of Andres Bonifacio as well as a dagger bearing the markings of the Katipunan. This document, while having been featured in works on the Philippine Revolution has never been revealed in full previously and is certainly one of a kind. A rare autographed photograph of the Lakambini of the KKK (dedicated to the journalist Jose P. Santos) and a letter to Emilio Jacinto complete the historical offerings that will fascinate the collector and every patriot.

 

Apropos, a BenCab of Rizal’s last days in Fort Santiago — and featuring excerpts of his “Ultimo Adios” is also a highlight, alongside an appealing work from his “Larawan” series, inspired by turn-of-the-century Philippine photographs. From the contemporary artists, exciting works by Ronald Ventura, Marcel Antonio, Jon Jaylo, Danilo Dalena, Emmanuel Garibay, Edwin Wilwayco, Manuel Ocampo (with a grim Christmas work) and Jose John Santos III are also featured. The Santos work echoes the themes in the rest of the auction of women of the Philippine Revolution : The painting juxtaposes ladies in traditional Filipino wear with Cretan friezes, a view of a bahay na bato through an archway, and a fragment of an antique door.

 

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Selected blogger are invited to this event of Leon Gallery to preview the items for auction on this coming saturday 9th of June 2018. 

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May 29, 2018, Quezon City –  Alay-Buhay Party List, held a press conference to introduce its chosen representative in the image of Mr. Michael C. Fermin, for the upcoming election in 2019.

Held at Max’s Restaurant along Sct. Tuazon in Quezon City, the party list had chosen a pride of Bulacan to be their primary representative in Congress and serve as the voice for Micro-Small-Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the years to come.  Alay-Buhay is a firm believer that its new voice will do well in and out of the legislative halls and pursue the very core of the party list and that is to empower and help develop those categorized as MSME.

A pride of the province of Bulacan, Michael C. Fermin, has been in the public service for 20 years which started in his hometown of Calumpit and continued onto his provincial area (1st District of Bulacan).  A father of two children, he spends his time with those he loves and values the most.  At present, he is a director for the Poro Point Management Corporation – responsible in developing an evacuated military base into a dynamic economic zone in La Union.

With the thrust of the party list now officially on his hand, Michael C. Fermin, is to serve as the Voice of Thriving Businesses and be a level that is competitive and dynamic to those who are considered big in the business world.  He believes that giving the people what they need in terms of skills and financial support is not enough to truly give them a push in the right direction. 
What the people need is the right knowledge in management and venues to pursue their desired growth for their own business.  They have to be educated with what the government can give them, not just the private sectors and skills formation giving bodies, and take advantage of those assistance and benefits to fully give them a chance in the competitive world of business.
“Proper education is the key to everything. Those who dream big must not only know the basic skills to manifest and improve their craft but also what possible benefits and business advantage he may have when availing the various entrepreneurship program of the government.” – Michael C. Fermin’s thoughts on the present status of MSME in the country. 
“We already have a good number of those in the private sector giving assistance to those starting-up businesses.  Skill development is both offered by private and public groups also. This time around, Alay-Buhay will not only give support in the usual way of giving skills and finance to MSME but give them solutions and guides to programs that government groups have for some years now. 
MSME’s are not taking advantage of this opportunities and it is about time that they do.  I help them, they help the government, and the local and national scene of economy will definitely improve in the coming years.”

With the skills gained from training and experience, Alay-Buhay is sure to expect more interaction and coordination to come; a result from their new Voice Michael C. Fermin.

 

 

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Alay Buhay…

One of the Major project of each city representative or LGU is to help those depressed people in need, primarily food, clothes, and shelter. The purposed is to bewitched these people to vote you on the next level of being public servant, but then again to some of these promises are in good will when released to the public and question is how many from the promises are ACCOMPLISHED.

Alay Buhay Representative Mike Fermin commit himself of infinite help to his people, Mike Fermin is a simple man who lives in a province of Bulacan who’s aim is to level up his position to help more people to where he stands. In good heart and willingness fermin stand is to help his people to be more productive which I think is one of the good quality that we need, and god fearing heart.

Looking forward to load up your infinite willingness to help your people in good heart without bewitch of kindness.      

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