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Coach Yeng Guiao bids for a Seat in the House of Representatives


Apart from being Team Pilipinas (Gilas) and NLEX Road Warriors‘ coach, Yeng Guiao already ran as Pampanga’s vice governor for three terms. Guiao proved his commitment to serve in sports and politics alike. On April 1, NLEX Road Warriors showed their support for his Congressional bid and continue to serve the first district of Pampanga.

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Guiao is running for a Congressional seat in Pampanga’s first district. Photograph courtesy of John Michael Bueno.

According to him, Pampanga’s economic growth will benefit from his efforts.

His being a sports enthusiast, he wants to make every sport (especially the ones the country has excelled at).

“We want to promote sports with weight categories because we have a lot of talent for that. I am one of the main authors to give bigger rewards for sports winners,” he said.

Right now, 2.5% is set into law, while the remaining half goes to the President’s office and he’s the only one who challenged it.

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Both basketball players for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Kiefer Isaac Crisologo Ravena and Pauliasi Taulava showed support to Guiao. Photograph courtesy of John Michael Bueno.

Also, he is pushing for the continuous improvement of the Clark Airport which is in his district. These are just some of the things he wants to focus on when he gets elected.

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Filipino versus Korean at Tonight’s ‘Colossal’ Fight!


After a tension-filled press conference on Wednesday, September 26, the featherweight showdown between two equally strong fighters—top Filipino pick Mark ‘Mugen’ Striegl versus South Korean’s defending URCC Global Featherweight Champion Do Gyeom Lee is happening tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, 7pm.

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The ‘colossal’ fight between two gorgeous and fierce men is the main event of the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) Global Featherweight Championship Bout. Both Striegl and Lee are of the same height, weight and age as  well. They are perfect for the said match.

Also, this year, the URCC marks its foray towards global domination in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene with the creation of URCC Global. Arnold Vegafria stand as the new chairman and said sports competition was founded by Filipino-Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Alvin Aguilar; with an inaugural event at the Casino Filipino Amphitheater in Parañaque City in November 2002.

The event will also feature some of the country’s best MMA fighters, including four female competition and a three-on-three match-up.

URCC’s ‘Colossal’ is presented by Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) with sponsors like Phoenix Petroleum, Bench, Red Horse Beer, Cobra Energy Drink and SEDA Hotel. Tickets are available at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and TicketNet with telephone number (632) 911-5555.

The 4th Partakan Festival is back on April 14-15!


Then clear, pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand; enclosed by lush, verdant mountains of Anguib Beach, Santa Ana, in Cagayan plays host to the fourth Partakan Festival set is on April 14-15 and is again supported by Ropali Motorcycles and Honda Philippines Incorporated along with other major partners for the said annual event.

The yearly celebration that began in 2014 and is dubbed as the first-ever as well as the only ride-and-rock event have attracted local motorbike enthusiasts and their respective families. Apart from the two major stakeholders; it also gained the support of companies like Kawasaki Motors Incorporated, Yamaha Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines to help mount the 2017 exciting event.

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Jose represented Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative.

The Amazing Ride Moto-Tourism Challenge is one of the most exciting and anticipated part of the festival. It is sponsored by Shell Philippines and is patterned after the Amazing Race TV series and the competition aims to promote not just tourism, but camaraderie and family bonding of those who will be participating. It will feature teams with six members each and will go through the challenges at various Shell gasoline stations.

Winners will have the chance to bring home up to Php20,000 cash and other lovely prizes. Other challenges in the festival are Auto-Moto Speed Challenge and Bail Out Challenge.

During the press launch of the said festival on March 30 at Ropali Plaza in Pasig, the brother-and-sister entrepreneurs—Aldus Alingog and Ariane Arabel Alingog—the general manager and president of Ropali Motorcyles led the panel during the Q and A portion. Also present in that evening was Iñaki Jose, DOT Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative takes pride in this event because it has created a micro-economy for the local residents in that area.

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