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Knockouts to remember from ONE Championship’s stellar 2017

The world-class and talented athletes of ONE Championship pulled out all the stops in 2017, and the burgeoning martial arts scene in Asia has never been in a better position.

2017 saw a plethora of highlight-reel knockouts taking place within the ONE Championship cage, and to commemorate the most spectacular ones, here are the five best knockouts of the year in the organization.

#5) Anthony Engelen’s power right hook at ONE: QUEST FOR POWER

It has not been an easy run in ONE Championship for Dutch-Indonesian journeyman Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen as he has registered a handful of big wins as well as a couple of painful losses in five bouts under the organization’s banner.

However, his victory on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER on 14 January showcased tremendous promise moving forward.

Engelen electrified his adopted home crowd of Jakarta, Indonesia with a masterful display of striking, defeating his opponent with one strong blow and bringing everyone up to their feet.

Just two minutes into the very first round against Malaysian martial arts veteran AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor, Engelen put together a stunning boxing combination, punctuated by an emphatic right hook that connected right on the jaw of his cage counterpart, who was out cold before he even hit the ground.


#4) Christian Lee’s spectacular slam at ONE: WARRIORS OF THE WORLD

Throughout his young professional career, featherweight standout Christian “The Warrior” Lee has been billed as the future of martial arts, showing great talent and unlimited potential.

The 19-year-old martial arts sensation took another step in fulfilling all of those on 9 December as he concluded a masterful performance against former ONE Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu “No Face” Boku at ONE: WARRIORS OF THE WORLD in Bangkok, Thailand.

In perhaps his most impressive performance to date, Lee brought his best against a dangerous opponent in Boku as he employed the perfect strategy and completed a rapturous knockout triumph that undoubtedly signals his readiness to challenge the upper tier of talent in the promotion’s most stacked division.

Bringing the action right to Boku, Lee blasted the Japanese veteran with powerful strikes, takedowns and submission attempts.

Moreover, Lee unloaded his best offense on the former world champion, all while pushing him constantly back up against the cage.

Just past the three-minute mark, Lee quickly took Boku’s back and executed a textbook trip takedown with such incredible power that it knocked Japanese veteran out.

The impressive win over Boku was Lee’s seventh first-round stoppage victory and tied the promotional record for most finishes at eight.


#3) Zebaztian Kadestam’s comeback knockout win at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES

Going up against one of the most feared strikers in the division is not the most ideal scenario for a ONE Championship debutant, but Swede newcomer Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Receiving the opportunity to join ONE Championship and take on one of the biggest names in the division, Kadestam would put everything on the line.

It all worked out for Kadestam as he turned in one of the most exciting finishes in 2017 with a third-round knockout of Brazilian powerhouse Luis “Sapo” Santos at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES in Singapore on 26 May.

Accepting the challenge on short notice, Kadestam spent the first two rounds fending off a furious offense by Santos.

Unknown to the Brazilian, it was all a part of Kadestam’s plan as Swede was biding his time, waiting for the third round where Santos has been known to lose his steam.

It was precisely what happened to the Brazilian brute, giving Kadestam a great opening to capitalize with a series of hard knees that flattened Santos to complete a shocking comeback upset.


#2) Honorio Banario’s one-punch knockout at ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario does not believe his best days are behind him as after losing five bouts in a row from 2013 to 2015, there is no quit in the 28-year-old Baguio City native to bring back the glimmer in his professional career.

Banario has since won four straight matches, including two spectacular finishes in his last two outings.

On 21 April at ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, Banario showcased another epic performance, stopping ONE Championship debutant Jaroslav Jartim with a single left hook.

Countering a body kick with a punching combination, Honorio unleashed a left hook that landed square on Jartim’s jaw, turning the lights out immediately for his Czech opponent.

It was Banario’s first real knockout victory since he stopped compatriot Andrew Benibe at ONE: PRIDE OF A NATION in August 2012.


#1) Martin Nguyen’s history-making knockout at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD

Having just lifted the coveted ONE Featherweight World Championship from the previously-unbeaten Marat Gafurov via scintillating knockout just three months prior, Vietnamese-Australian dynamo Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen became an overnight sensation.

Nguyen catapulted to superstardom through a series of impressive highlight-reel finishes, culminating with his knockout of Gafurov.

With an unstoppable weapon in his vaunted overhand right, Nguyen emerged as a legitimate knockout artist who is capable of toppling anyone with a single shot.

Nguyen proved that yet again on 10 November as he entered hostile territory to challenge beloved Filipino martial arts superstar Eduard “Landslide” Folayang for the ONE Lightweight World Championship before a hometown crowd in Manila at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD.

Although Folayang knew that Nguyen’s best weapon was the overhand right, there was little that the Filipino hero could do to stop it as “The Situ-Asian” waited for just the right moment to counter his opponent.

As Folayang telegraphed his patented spinning back kick, Nguyen uncorked his famed overhand grenade to shock the world once again.

The jaw-dropping knockout of Folayang earned Nguyen the ONE Lightweight World Championship and wrote his name in history books as the first man to hold two world titles simultaneously in ONE Championship.


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About ONE Championship™

ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts. 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 billion potential viewers across 128+ 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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2018 is truly opening doors of opportunities as ( is recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as a prime local group responsible for the tri-series events in the country.

Setting the tri-series event this March, May and June, the triathlon community is sure to expect a more energized set of events that will definitely rock this year. This year, the featured events of will start with a press conference that is set at the activity area of the Century City Mall. With Century City Mall as event location host for this year, will not only have its press con at the said area but also the Tripalooza and the Awards Night giving glamour and recognition that the growing community deserves. Gracing the said recognition night event is from the DOT to give talk and support for the said community. is a hobby based on passion that grew from an online shop of triathletes needs into an event group set for beginners and elite athletes alike. Carlos De Guzman, owner and the driving force of the said event and ecommerce group, started everything with simply passion in his heart for this sport. Now on its 8th year, he gets to team up with The Big Difference Communications – a PR-Marketing-Events Management group, making the usual simply more than the usual in its appeal.

The whole tri-series event shall take place at the following locations: Philippine Sports Plaza, Nuvali and Fontana. Each location shall set the place and pace for the Aquathlon-Aquaman, Duathlon-Duoman and Triathlon-Triman events. For registration and more information on the above mentioned events, log-in at Two events worth looking at is the triathlon feat for people with disability (PWD) and the kids category, which shall be made into reality in the succeeding months as stated by
Expect a more energized tri-series and more in 2018, showing why it is more fun in the Philippines with

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DYNAMO SBR.PH IN 2018 ( is all set to bring the home-grown triathlon community into the recognition it deserves this 2018. As enter its 8th year, new partnerships came to front all geared for the growing local community’s recognition and growth.

First into the partnership are The Big Difference Communications, a PR-Marketing and Events Management, responsible in promoting some of the sports –related events in the country such as the Ducati race. They are also responsible in promoting the Axe Black-Fabio, Hattendo, Samwon; to name a few. Next into the partnership is with Black Arrow Express, the ecommerce arm of Airlift Asia Incorporated. Black Arrow Express is all set in supporting the triathlon community – now focusing the home grown triathletes development.

Part of the new partnership is Century Properties – Century City Mall, acting as venue host for the upcoming press conference for the Tri-series, the TRIpalooza/SwimBikeRun Expo and Awards Night in January and February respectively. Showing recognition to the growing community and activities of is the Department of Tourism (DOT). With the focus attention on sports tourism this year, the DOT is showing recognition to the growing home breed of athletes in the triathlon field.

To give more excitement to the growing home-grown triathlon community is the creation of the triathlon activity for kids and people with disability (PWD). Everything is in the works for this 2018.

The tri-series event shall start this March and conclude in June, with a press launch this January and the home-grown community recognition night in February. The tri-series shall be held in the Philippine Sports Plaza, Nuvali and Fontana while the pre-events is at the activity center of the Century City Mall in Makati City. With the awards night, new set of awards are to be given out such as the Hall of Fame, Breakthrough Athlete as recognized by Black Arrow Express and a recognition coming from the DOT.

2018 is entering strong this year for the home-grown triathlon community as delivers things in style.


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There is a lot of mystery and stories associated to the appearance of the black christ since the 17th century but, what remains undisputable is that since it’s arrival, it has been causing great transformations in the lives of the Filipino devotees that follow him.

His presence as a Nazareno, or the “black” Jesus of Nazareth also represents blackness attributed to other black saints of the many colonised and marginalised indigenous peoples around the world. Same goes for the Philippines.

In the Philippines, the mythology has a special appeal with the working class masses. The Nazareno drawn hundreds of thousands of people to Quiapo in a pilgrimage on January 9 every year to cleanse their sins, and return the wayward to the straight path. In the end, the penitents gain first hand experience of not only the metaphysical but also transformative value of devotion.

It’s also considered to be a very “masa” icon. It is commented that that the elites of the Philippines don’t pray to the Black Nazarene.

Visual and artist performance Ian Madrigal uses the Nazareno as a touchpoint for his performance, “The Nazareno de McKinley”. He appropriates the Nazareno as a metaphor of the division of Manila’s social classes. McKinley Road is chosen as the location for this contemporary art intervention. The purpose is to bring attention to Manila’s traffic problems by legally making a procession on the pedestrian paths of McKinley Road from BGC to Ayala Avenue. A serene and poignant reflection on who really causes traffic in this city.

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Does Filipino really cleanse their since by doing so?  I witnessed a lot of Filipino devoty doing the black Nazarene procession and while walking barefoot some are smoking at the end of the line and you can even hear then saying bad words to each other And worse after the black Nazarene procession tons and tons of garbage needs to deal with.

At the end of the black Nazarene procession medical statistics data declared more than one thousand injuries and one died. All these years more and more people are being hurt and yet we still continue of doing this kind of event.




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Cleveland and Golden State to Meet on Christmas for Third Straight Year as Part of Five-Game Schedule

– Boston to Play First Christmas Home Game; ABC to Air Three Games for First Time –

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2017 The 70th edition of the NBA on Christmas Day will tip off in six days.  The league’s Dec. 25 schedule (see below), which features five games for the 10th straight season, will be seen in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Showcasing a record three games on ABC and one each on ESPN and TNT, Christmas Day will include a Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors as the teams meet on the holiday for the third consecutive year.

The Cleveland-Golden State game is one of next Monday’s three rematches from the NBA Playoffs 2017, along with the Boston Celtics playing host to the Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Additionally, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers – the NBA’s two winningest franchises on Christmas Day – will play home games against the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves, respectively.  In all five games, the teams will be meeting for the first time this season. 

Here are some numbers highlighting the NBA on Christmas Day, which will mark the start of Week 11 of the 2017-18 season:     

395/16 Kobe Bryant is the NBA’s career Christmas Day leader in points (395) and games played (16).

301/76 Cleveland’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have each recorded 301 points and 76 assists on Christmas Day, the third-highest all-time totals for both categories.

60        Hall of Fame forward Bernard King scored a Christmas Day-record 60 points for New York against the New Jersey Nets in 1984.

52        New York will play on Christmas Day for an NBA-high 52nd time.

50        The three players who have scored at least 50 points in a game this season will be in action: Washington’s Bradley Beal, Houston’s James Harden and Cleveland’s LeBron James.

44        Golden State’s Kevin Durant owns the highest-scoring game on Christmas Day among active players, recording 44 points for Oklahoma City against the Denver Nuggets in 2010.

37 Thirty-seven players from outside the U.S. representing 23 countries and six continents are on the rosters of teams playing on Christmas Day.  The Celtics have the most international players with six.

33.2     Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony has averaged 33.2 points in five Christmas Day games, the highest mark among all players with at least four appearances.

29        Houston’s Eric Gordon, the 2016-17 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award winner, will celebrate his 29th birthday on Christmas Day.

22        The Knicks and Lakers share the record for most wins on Christmas Day with 22 each.

16        Philadelphia will make its first appearance on Christmas Day in 16 years.

13        Boston, Cleveland and Houston have each had winning streaks of at least 13 games this season – the first time three teams have done this in their first 30 games of the same season.  The Rockets extended their current winning streak to 14 games with a 120-99 victory over the Utah Jazz on Dec. 18. 

10        Cleveland’s Dwyane Wade has won 10 games on Christmas Day, the most in NBA history.

8          ESPN’s Doris Burke will be a Christmas Day game analyst for the eighth time when she calls Wizards-Celtics on ABC.  Burke is the first woman to serve as a regular national NBA game analyst.

4          TNT’s four-person Inside the NBA team – Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will call the Lakers-Timberwolves game from Staples Center, joined by reporter Kristen Ledlow.  This will be the first live game that all four Inside crew members have called together.

3          Cleveland and Golden State will become the first teams to face each other three consecutive years on Christmas Day since the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat from 2004-06.

2          NBA TV will offer two full days of original programming on Dec. 24-25, including the premiere of Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters, a documentary spotlighting basketball’s impact on society and the development of the sport on the African continent (Dec. 24, 1:30 p.m. ET).

1          Boston will play a home game on Christmas Day for the first time.  Of the Celtics’ 30 previous games on Christmas, 28 were on the road and two were at a neutral site.


Game                                                 Time (ET)                      Network                       

Philadelphia at New York                         12:00 p.m.                               ESPN                                        

Cleveland at Golden State                       3:00 p.m.                                  ABC (ESPN Radio)           

Washington at Boston                               5:30 p.m.                                  ABC (ESPN Radio)           

Houston at Oklahoma City                      8:00 p.m.                                  ABC                                            

Minnesota at Los Angeles Lakers        10:30 p.m.                                TNT


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– Lakers to Retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 Jerseys During Halftime of Tonight’s Matchup Against Warriors on ABS-CBN S+A and NBA Premium TV –

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2017 – Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant will have his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys retired by the Los Angeles Lakers tonight during halftime of their matchup against the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. The game, which will be televised on ABS-CBN S+A and NBA Premium TV, tips off at 11:30 a.m. PHT.

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Below are facts and figures about Bryant’s historic career.

  • 48,637: Minutes played, the seventh most in NBA history

  • 33,643: Career points, third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928)
  • 5,640: Points scored in the NBA Playoffs, fourth most in NBA history behind LeBron James (6,163), Michael Jordan (5,987) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762)
  • 81: Points in a 122-104 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006, the second-highest total in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962
  • 60: Points in a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016, the most points in a player’s final game in NBA history. At 37, Bryant became the oldest player in league history with a 60-point game
  • 50: Twenty-five career 50-point games, third most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (118) and Michael Jordan (31)
  • 37: In his last season, he became the first player age 37 or older to score at least 25 points in three straight games since Michael Jordan at 40 in 2003
  • 24: Jersey number beginning in the 2006-07 season after switching from No. 8
  • 20: Seasons with the Lakers, tied with Dirk Nowitzki for the most with one team in NBA history

  • 18: Consecutive All-Star Game selections (the longest streak in NBA history) and All-Star Game selections overall (the second most all time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 19)
  • 16: Appearances on Christmas Day, the most in NBA history
  • 15: All-Star Game starts, the most in NBA history
  • 13: Overall selection by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft
  • 11: All-NBA First Team selections, tied with Karl Malone and LeBron James for the most in NBA history
  • 9: NBA All-Defensive First Team selections, tied with Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the most in NBA history
  • 6: Six career 60-point games, second most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (32)

  • 5: NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
  • 4: All-Star MVP Awards (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011), tied with Bob Pettit for the most in NBA history
  • 2: Finals MVP Awards (2009, 2010)
  • 1: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2007-08)




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AXN Launches New Year with Hit Series this January

PHILIPPINES (December 19, 2017) – This January, AXN starts the new year with the all new seasons of two hit series – the action drama Hawaii Five-0 and the horror fantasy Supernatural.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 8

Lt. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his Five-0 Task Force are back to safeguard the Aloha state from criminality as they investigate new cases and encounter more dangerous villains along the way.

This time around, Hawaii’s elite unit is joined by new recruits Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath), a hotel pool lifeguard who used to be a top candidate at the police academy; Junior Reigns (Beulah Koale), a former Navy SEAL; and Adam Noshimura (Ian Anthony Dale), Kono’s husband who has been a longtime confidant and resource for the team.

In the season premiere, Steve, Danny and the rest of the task force find their hands full after a diabolical hacker named Aaron Wright helps escape a dangerous arsonist from prison.

Hawaii Five-O Season 8 premieres on January 8, every Monday at 10pm. First & Exclusive on AXN.

Supernatural Season 13

The terrifying adventures of the Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), continue as they fight more supernatural threats and are faced with the most destructive enemy they have ever seen.

Season thirteen begins with Sam and Dean left picking up the pieces after the loss of their mother, the demise of Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and the heartbreaking death of Castiel (Misha Collins). The birth of Lucifer’s son, Jack (Alexander Calvert), leaves them with differing opinions on how to deal with a Nephilim. After being dragged into the breach, Mary (Samantha Smith) must learn to survive Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and an apocalyptic world.

Supernatural Season 13 premieres on January 19, every Friday at 9:45 pm. First & Exclusive on AXN.

AXN is available on Cablelink Channel 38, Cignal Channel 121, Destiny Cable Channel 49, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247.

About AXN

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

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 126 million households across 19 territories and is available in both SD and HD.

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


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NOVUHAIR turns favor with Holiday bash promo

So you’ve got your festive outfit set and the fancy gift wrapped for your “monito” or “monita”. All
that’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle.

The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it to tropical climate, it
can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity
brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it
more fragile.

Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand.
From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your
liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.

Watsons NOVUHAIR Christmas & Year End Promo ad

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must
have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become
shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts
are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also
what you feed your ‘do.
Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should
avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it
easy, let your hair down and party all night long.

In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday “a good hair day” for its valued patrons
like you with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo
200 ml. worth P1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in- 1 pack at participating
WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).

Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-
factor nutrients—NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall
malady, but also aids in stimulating hair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve
overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven
safe and effective.

Opt for the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it’s a luxury gift for your
loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep
you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.

For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit or
Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official. 


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AXN Embarks on an Epic Journey in
New Travel Show “Adventure Your Way” 

Brand new original series hosted by TV personality Atom Araullo

where viewers shape his experience via social media 

PHILIPPINES (December 15, 2017) – AXN has added a fresh new reality series to its roster of top-rated original productions: Adventure Your Way, a weekly 30-minute travel show that explores new adventures in exciting destinations in the Philippines.

Unlike any other travel show, Adventure Your Way invites Pinoy viewers to shape the travel experience of popular host Atom Araullo by sharing their bucket lists via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#AXNAdventureYourWay). From these crowdsourced ideas, Atom will embark on a one-of-a-kind mission around the country equipped with only his phone and social media to guide him. From sampling the local delicacies and meeting with the locals to discovering the most thrilling activities, Atom is completely in the hands of AXN fans.

Adventurous ideas for Atom, which could be crazy, cultural, epic or daring, can be submitted from today via AXN’s social platforms: AXN or Adventure Your Way Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Atom Araullo is an award-winning TV personality and is regarded as one of the top program hosts in the industry. His most notable work is the documentary Warmer (Climate Change), which won the Bronze Medal in the World’s Best TV and Films category of the 2017 New York Festivals. Today, Atom continues to pursue his interest in documentary filmmaking.

Adventure Your Way will premiere in February 2018 first and exclusively on AXN.

Adventure Your Way is co-presented by Vivo Smart Phone, BDO, and Cherifer; and co-sponsored by Petron, Chevrolet, and Cebu Pacific.

AXN is available on Cablelink Channel 38, Cignal Channel 121, Destiny Cable Channel 49, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247.

About AXN

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From SEAL Team and MacGyver, to The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Got Talent, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action. 

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 126 million households across 19 territories and is available in both SD and HD.

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


About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features the biggest and best titles from Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the screen, SPT Networks immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations. In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 19 territories and in over 42 million homes.


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Robert Dexter Ding is a dutiful son. In December 2014, he started a small business, hopped on a motorcycle to deliver Cebu lechon porchetta to pork lovers in Metro Manila in order to help pay for the hospital bills of his father who had been confined for almost a year.

Bai’s Boneless Lechon is slowly becoming a Christmas staple.
Robert Dexter Ding is a dutiful son. In December 2014, he started a small business, hopped on a motorcycle to deliver Cebu lechon porchetta to pork lovers in Metro Manila in order to help pay for the hospital bills of his father who had been confined for almost a year.

Dexter coined the name Bai’s Lechon as a reference to the Cebuano term for friend or pare—“bai.”
Only three days after the business opened, however, his father passed away. Regrettably, the inspiration for Bai’s Lechon did not live long enough to see its success. (I am inclined to believe, though, that it may have been through the guiding light of Dexter’s father’s spirit that the business has grown with incredible success. Business booms when you have a silent partner in heaven.)
“I was inspired to start Bai’s because I missed our lechon in Cebu. Eating Cebu lechon was like bonding for me and my dad,” Dexter recalls. “We lived in the city center but our favorite was always going to Carcar. It was lechon heaven.”

So with just P50,000 as investment, one brick oven, a second-hand scooter and a few printed delivery boxes, Dexter started Bai’s Boneless Cebu Lechon.

Cebu lechon porchetta Instead of delivering a whole lechon, Bai’s delivers boxes of lechon porchetta with all the aromas and flavors of Cebu lechon, utilizing his favorite part—the belly.

He chose to deliver just porchetta because, by experience, he always felt shortchanged whenever he had to buy a whole pig just to enjoy the belly.

The business started with an offering of just three sizes: family, which could feed 4-5 persons; barkada, good for 10-15; and party, good for 20-25.

Dexter would sometimes personally deliver the lechon to customers. He even recalls one Christmas when he was on his way to a formal dinner and had to fulfill an order. He got on the motorcycle and delivered the lechon in a tuxedo.

Bai’s lechon stores

In October 2015, business was good enough for another investment. The company bought its first industrial oven. The Christmas that same year, they churned out a ton’s worth, or around 1,000 kilos of packed boneless lechon.

Soon, from offering primarily in the south/Alabang area, they started also delivering to Quezon City, Cavite, Laguna, East Pasig up to Marikina for a flat delivery charge.

By December 2016, just two years from operating with just one little brick oven in Alabang and a secondhand motorcycle, Bai’s opened two stores: one in Pasig and one in Biñan, Laguna (now closed). Today, Bai’s has three fully functioning stores in Alabang, Pasig and Pampanga.

Carving stations
They now also offer carving stations, a big hit in corporate parties. (See details below on how to order.)
Bai has also been doing pop-ups recently. “We open pop-ups during the holidays to make the lechon accessible to our patrons who stay in areas where we usually deliver but can’t because of the Christmas season. This year, we have pop-ups in Tanauan, Batangas; Otis-Manila; Bacoor, Cavite; and in the Alex & Claude store in the F1 Hotel in BGC,” Dexter shares. By Christmas and New Year’s Eve, however, expect they are already sold out.

Besides the porchetta, Bai’s now also offers all-meat sisig and roast chicken infused with tamarind.
Affordable Best of all, Bai’s lechon is very affordable. The Boneless Lechon Cebu is only P720 for the family size, P1,800 for the barkada size and P2,850 for the party size.

I also like that you don’t need to buy a whole lechon or even a cochinillo to get your lechon fix.
Inspired What keeps Dexter inspired to expand the business, though, is the fulfillment it brings as well as the memory of his dad.

“It’s very fulfilling, doing something that can be bigger than yourself,” he reflects. “Some say it brings them back to their Cebu hometown. Others appreciate that we deliver as early as 5:00 a.m. It’s the smiles and the simple thank yous that mean a lot.”

Of his father, Dexter says, “I hope he is happy. I hope he is proud and loves what we do.”
Without a doubt, he is.

For orders, call 0917-5825333 (covers most areas in the South); for Pasig, call 0917-8341010 (covers Pasig, BGC, Ortigas, Marikina and Quezon City); for Pampanga, call 0925-7076483 (covers all towns in Pampanga). Visit pop-up stores in Batangas, BGC, Otis and Bacoor, Cavite (call 0917-5825333). For orders using credit card, go online at Orders require a three-day notice.



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