Category: Sports

Pinoy-Kiwi Fighter Mark Fairtex Abelardo Looking to Break Down Emilio Urrutia

Hard-hitting Mark “Tyson Fairtex” Abelardo has his sights set on a decisive victory this Friday night.  The 29-year-old Filipino by way of New Zealand, currently living and training at the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand is confident he can take care of business against American opponent Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia when the two […]

Meng Bo Calls Out Denice Zamboanga, Wants Her Spot in Rankings

Fresh off a hard-earned unanimous decision victory over Samara Santos at ONE: UNBREAKABLE on 22 January, #2-ranked women’s atomweight mixed martial arts contender Meng Bo already has her sights set on a possible next opponent. The 24-year-old fighter from Changsha, China — currently unbeaten in the ONE Circle — is calling for a showdown with […]

Gina Iniong Vows to Return to Circle Stronger, Wiser, and More Dangerous

Top ONE women’s atomweight contender Gina “Conviction” Iniong of the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines has been out of action since her January 2020 victory over India’s Asha Roka. She has since spent months in isolation, dealing with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, just like everyone else. However, things have been quite […]

New Sport Complex

Baguio City administrator Bonifacio dela Peña shows off the materials for the flooring of the soon to rise youth convergence and sports complex at the Baguio athletic bowl. The engineer on Thursday (Sept. 24, 2020) said the city is building the PHP434-million youth and sports center with help from Senator Vicente Sotto III who committed […]

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 […]

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