Category: Sports

Boxers get aid from Thai boxing promoter, philanthropist

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Professional boxers here who were denied of livelihood in the past six months got a reprieve from a boxing aficionado, promoter cum philanthropist from Thailand. Some 37 professional boxers from the Highland Boxing Gym here received bags of goodies that include five kilos of rice, two dozens eggs, and grocery items as assistance […]


One of the better known young Baguio artists Venazir Martinez returns to her alma mater and got blown off when she saw the newly built gym – both the court and the fitness center. With her is human kinetics director Fernando Florendo, the 2018 – 2019 Baguio- Benguet Educational Athletic League over-all commissioner. PML /ABN

Adiwang in crucial match

The highly-anticipated ONE: A NEW BREED II pre-recorded broadcast is set to air this Friday night, 11 September, and there is a host of compelling martial arts matchups on hand to be excited about. One person who will be watching the show closely, especially the dramatic main event between 4-time Muay Thai World Champion Pongsiri […]

Athletes hopeful stipends to return to normal

National athletes here are hopeful that their monthly stipends will return to full after lawmakers inserted P180 million in the budget of the Philippine Sports Commission from the Bayanihan Act 2 law. Rep. Abraham Tolentino, who is also the incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee (poc) president, included the PSC budget in the Bayanihan act in consideration […]

Sangiao’s wish for his aces

Philippine martial arts pioneer Mark Sangiao isn’t just the head coach and founder of the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines. He’s also the team’s spiritual leader, a father-figure to many of its younger members, and a guide through the often-convoluted world of mixed martial arts. Known as one of the most prolific martial […]


University of Baguio student athletes and members of the Philippine arnis team Abegail Abad (r), Elmer Manlapas (2nd r) and Eza Rai Galang (2nd l) and Philippine kickboxing team member Jerry Olsim pose with UB athletic director Alan Elegado during a recent local sports awards. The four have now received their monthly stipend from the […]

Cordillera athletes finally get delayed stipends

National athletes here are more than happy to receive their delayed allowance from the Philippine Sports Commission even if it is only half of what they used to get monthly due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). “I’ve got mine today,” said a jubilant arnisador Eza Rai Yalong as she got her monthly stipend for this […]

Pacio joins Lakay passion for mountain biking

Team Lakay is hands down the most prolific martial arts team in the Philippines. With well-known and established stars such as former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, and former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon leading the pack, Team Lakay is the absolute elite in Asian martial arts. But because of the effect the […]

Week 2 of Fil-Am begins

BAGUIO CITY (12 Dec) – Actions resume in the 70th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament after the ceremonial tee were fired at the Camp John Hay and Baguio Country Club golf courses today (Dec. 12). Fil-Am co-chair Tim Allen of John Hay and Anthony de Leon of BCC look at a good playing week for the […]

Baguio Youth Olympics set June 22

BAGUIO CITY – The city’s Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation headed by its president, councilor Levy Lloyd Orcales, conducted the Baguio Youth Olympics on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl with Philippine Sports Commission chair William Ramirez as guest of honor and speaker. Participants assembled at the City Hall grounds in the morning, […]

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