Thursday, March 26, 2020

Inspired by Manny Pacquiao, Lito Adiwang Is Following in the Footsteps of His Hero

 
Filipino rising star Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is one of the most explosive action heroes on the ONE Championship roster today. A ONE Warrior Series top product, Adiwang has captivated audiences each time he’s stepped through the ropes or entered the Circle.

The 26-year-old stalwart brings with him a unique adrenaline rush with his fan-friendly style, whenever he comes to compete. Under the guidance of legendary Filipino martial artist Mark Sangiao, and his brothers-in-arms at the famed Team Lakay, Adiwang is blazing a trail through ONE Championship’s strawweight division. 

 
 

But he wasn’t always a martial arts action hero. Growing up in Baguio City, Adiwang had a rough upbringing.

“I was born the youngest in a family of seven children. Life was tough and we had to get through a lot of trials. My parents used to plant crops in an open lot so we would have food to eat, but it wasn’t enough,” Adiwang recounted.

“It really taught me a lot about overcoming adversity in life. I wanted to help my family, but I felt powerless. Then I lost my fourth sibling in a mining accident. My parents separated when I was a teenager. I just felt hopeless.”

Just when things were progressively getting tougher for the young Adiwang, he found hope in a Philippine sporting icon.

 
 

Like many children growing up in the Philippines, Adiwang was captivated by legendary boxer, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. The young “Thunder Kid” drew strength and inspiration from Pacquiao’s incredible career.

Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight division world champion, is arguably the greatest boxer of his generation. He’s captured multiple world titles, defeated legends, and achieved worldwide fame and fortune.

It soon became Adiwang’s dream to be just like his idol.

“Growing up watching the rise of Manny Pacquiao, I was motivated to become a boxer just like him. I wanted to represent my country and make my people proud too. I wanted to help bring my family out of hardship and poverty,” said Adiwang.

“There used to be an old church on the streets where I grew up, where I initially started to learn how to box. I was 12 years old at the time. I would shadowbox and imagine I was Manny Pacquiao, fighting against legends like Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. I loved his relentless style. His opponents couldn’t handle him.” 

Today, there are similarities in Adiwang’s dynamite-laden strikes and Pacquiao’s ferociousness. Just like Pacquiao, Adiwang features a relentless attack. He throws punches with no caution, and everything he comes forward with is packed with bout-ending power.

The results have been absolutely stunning.

Adiwang is thus far unbeaten in his ONE Championship stint. Gaining his start on the uber popular ONE Warrior Series, Adiwang’s star has truly shined. He won his first three bouts under the watchful eye of mixed martial arts legend Rich Franklin.

Not long after, the 26-year-old earned a six-figure contract with ONE Championship, after Franklin saw immediate potential. He then strung together two incredible finishes as part of ONE’s main roster.

“I knew Lito [Adiwang] was something special the moment I saw him train, and eventually compete. He just has that finishing instinct that not everyone has. With some polish, I knew Lito would make a huge impact in ONE Championship,” said Franklin, ONE Warrior Series CEO.

“He’s a phenomenal athlete and I just see him powering through the division. He still has much to learn, but he’s also developing at such a rapid pace. I’m really proud of what he’s accomplished so far, and very excited for what the future holds for him.”

It’s still early in his career and the possibilities are endless. Whether Adiwang goes down the path of his idol, Manny Pacquiao, remains to be seen. But there’s no denying the “Thunder Kid” is traversing a similar road.

“To be even considered in the same breath as Manny, it’s such an honor. If I can accomplish even a fraction of what he has in his career, I can consider my career a success,” said Adiwang.

“Right now I’m just focused on being the best that I can be. I really want to prove myself against the best opponents, and I feel I am ready.”



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Solane continues delivery services amid lockdown


 
Solane has announced that it will carry on with its operations and address their customers’ LPG needs amid the directives of the government to put the entire Luzon under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
 
The country’s leading LPG brand said that its Hatid-Bahay Hotline is available during the ECQ period. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, Metro Manila residents can call 8887-5555 to request an LPG delivery to their homes. Aside from the Hatid-Bahay Hotline, other contact numbers per city have been posted on Solane’s Facebook page.
 
Solane has also arranged more options to order Solane LPG. Customers can send an SMS with their names, delivery address, nearby landmarks, and amount of payment to 0918-887-5555. They can also send the same information to Solane’s Facebook Messenger. Another delivery option is ordering via Solane’s mobile app which can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play.
 
 
 


Thursday, March 19, 2020

SM Supermalls to waive tenant rentals nationwide


 
The SM Supermalls announced it will waive rentals to all tenants nationwide from March 16 to April 14, 2020. This is to offer tenants some relief during this trying time, so that they can in turn lend more assistance to their employees during the period of Community Quarantine.
“We share our tenants partners’ concerns at the unfortunate situation and will waive rental charges for those affected and unable to operate during this period.”  ~Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls President
 
This support forms part of SM’s commitment to fight the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in addition to its recent announcement that it has allocated PhP100M to provide protective equipment and supplies towards hospitals for the safety of medical front liners, as they actively fight the spread of COVID-19.
For more information about SM, visit www.smsupermalls.com.
 


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Does Your Health Insurance Policy Cover COVID-19 Treatment, Hospitalization?

 
 With the spread of the corona virus disease (COVID-19), it’s important to ensure that you ob-serve all the necessary preventive measures such as observing proper hygiene and sanitation.
 
It also helps to make sure that your health plan covers you and your family’s treatment or hospitalization in the event that you contract the disease that has already affected thou-sands here and abroad. In the Philippines, a State of Public Health Emergency has al-ready been declared.
“While the COVID-19 is a recently-discovered disease, there are health insurance policies that can cover its treatment and a plan holder’s hospitalization. Don’t hesitate to ask your insurance agent about it. It’s important to stay informed nowadays. Follow reliable sources and don’t pass on unverified information. More importantly, don’t be afraid to seek medical advice. ~Gae Martinez, Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer 
Allianz Well!, one of Allianz PNB Life’s health insurance solutions, offers full medical treatment, hospitalization, and even evacuation to the nearest medical facility to those who have confirmed diagnosis of the disease.
 
With an annual plan limit of up to PhP100 million, it gives access to an accredited healthcare network and the option to choose your preferred medical facility. It also covers health screening, vaccination, dental services, physical activity programs, and nutrition counseling.
 
Allianz Well plan holders likewise have access to expert medical advice, with its 24/7 tele-consultation and expert medical opinion service.
 
To learn more about Allianz Well!, you can visit www.allianzpnblife.ph or send an inquiry to yourhealthmatters@allianzpnblife.ph.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Mayor Isko Moreno Goes Green


 
 
Bold and fearless, Mayor ISKO MORENO more popularly known to Filipinos as Yorme, the elected City Mayor of Manila, Yorme puts his heart and mind in anything he does - “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.” He never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory.
 
 
 

Yorme recently signed Ordinance 8607 declaring the permanence of Arroceros Forest Park dubbed as the “Last lung of the City”, home to 61 tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants. The new ordinance forbids the cutting of trees and dumping of waste within the park. Part of his plan is to allocate P1 million solely for its preservation and maintenance away from urbanization and all these efforts stem from his greater plan to make Manila a “Green City”.
 
 
Yorme firmly believes in the power of nature. It’s no secret that he advocates on using natural products. No wonder, early this year Yorme became the newest brand ambassador of NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss.
 
 

Want to try NOVUHAIR?
 
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In line with our 10th Anniversary celebration, here’s the chance to win a NOVUHAIR VIP Gift Box! Find out what’s inside the box. 10 VIP winners will be randomly chosen via electronic raffle per week for 1 month. NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!
 


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 Let’s GO GREEN!
 
 
 


Friday, March 13, 2020

Grand Launched of Hotel Sogo's 41st Branch

 
 
Hotel Sogo launches its 41st branch in the North filled with energetic and exciting vibes forefront by its modernized and new room designs.
 

 
Located in one of the busiest roads of Quezon City and focus of booming industries, Hotel Sogo Mindanao Avenue branch officially opens its doors to the public highlighting its vibrant atmosphere and a more sophisticated place to stay in the metro.
 


 


“At Hotel Sogo, our task is to continuously provide our guests with the best first-class hotel experience they can get from a very affordable price. With pride in authentic Filipino hospitality and innovation in our services, we believe that we can keep up with what our guest wants – a home away from home. Our newest branch focuses on serving passion-oriented people within the economic hub of Quezon City. This won’t be like any other hotel, just from the look of our facade, lobby, modernized rooms, and with top-notch customer service, there’s more reason to enjoy staying with us here at Hotel Sogo Mindanao Ave. As cliché as it may be the ‘New year, new me’ also apply with us - New Year, opportunities and a bright future awaits the company. With Hotel Sogo Mindanao Ave. opening the year 2020, there will be more branches to open. In the pipe is the one in Davao.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Marketing Manager of Hotel Sogo
 

From deluxe to the regency, all rooms are perfectly designed for couples, families, or solo-stay who want the comfort of staying at home while having the leisure to easily access shopping malls, restaurants, and even fitness centers.


 
ROOMS
 

 
Hotel Sogo’s continuous innovation on its amenities and masterful craft on its clean and sanitized room summarizes its “so clean…so good” experience in all of its branches. Truly, Hotel Sogo’s strength lies in its services by creating first-rate quality and affordable stay fit for young professionals, digital natives, travelers, and families.



For more details, visit www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow Hotel Sogo on Facebook (facebook.com/hotelsogo), Twitter (twitter.com/hotelsogo), and Instagram (instagram.com/hotelsogo).


Book your stay now at Hotel Sogo Mindanao Avenue’s sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

ONE ESPORTS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL MOBILE LEGENDS: BANG BANG EVENT


 
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational To Take Place From 2 May - 5 July, 2020
 
 
ONE Esports, a subsidiary of  ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, announced today the inaugural ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational, which will take place from 2 May to 5 July. Top players and teams from all over the world will compete for a total prize pool of US $150,000.
 
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game for mobile phones and tablets. The game launched in mid-2016 for Android and iOS and is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game in the world (outside of China) with over 500 million installs and 80 million Monthly Active Users. It is a MOBA played in Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, Middle East, and India. In total, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has reached 139 countries and regions, has been localized in 25 languages and operates on over 1,200 servers to ensure the game runs smoothly. MLBB is also the first title announced as a medal game at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games’ inaugural esports event.
 
The ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational will bring together the world’s best MLBB players and teams. It will be the first of two Mobile Legends: Bang Bang competition series promoted jointly with MLBB developer Moonton. The competitions will develop the best MLBB teams, share and celebrate the stories of esports heroes, and inspire MLBB fans all around the world.
Country online qualifiers will be held from 2 May to 17 May, and the Main Event will take place from 1 July to 5 July. The schedule is as follows:
 
2-3 May
Indonesia
Singapore
 
9-10 May
Philippines
Malaysia
 
16-17 May
Thailand and Laos (Combined)
Myanmar
 
1-5 July
ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational
 
Overall winners of the competition will take home a total of US $50,000, followed by US $25,000 for 2nd place, US $20,000 for 3rd place, and US $15,000 for 4th place. 5th and 6th place get US $8,000 each, 7th and 8th place get US $6,000 each, 9th and 10th place get US $4,000 each, and 11th and 12th place get US $2,000 each.
 
More information on the event can be found at this link: oneesports.gg/ONE-MLI
 
Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports, stated: “ONE Esports is proud to partner with Moonton to deliver the ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational Series. Southeast Asia is at the vanguard of mobile esports, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has nurtured and grown one of the healthiest esports communities in the world. We will not only provide the community with opportunities to compete against the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams, but also execute a world-class competition series that engages and wows esports fans.”
 
Lucas Mao, Director of Operations of Moonton, stated: “Over at Moonton, we are really excited about this collaboration with ONE Esports. Their track record in producing story-driven sports production gives us the confidence to go into a longer collaboration where we will feature not one but two regional invitational tournaments in 2020. We wholly believe that this partnership with ONE Esports will further expedite our long term goal of building a sustainable and dynamic esports ecosystem.”
 
 
For more updates on ONE Esports, please visit oneesports.gg, follow us on Instagram @oneesportsgg and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/oneesports.
 
For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ONEChampionship.
 
For more updates on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, check out @mobilelegendsgame on Instagram,
Facebook at: bit.ly/2wrUDU5, and YouTube at: bit.ly/2HBeG50.
 
 
 
 
 
 
About ONE Esports
ONE Esports is the esports arm of ONE Championship, Asia's largest global sports media property, and is formed via a joint venture with Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising agency in Japan and one of the largest in the world. As the Home of Esports, we celebrate and share with the world the stories and values of esports heroes, who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration. ONE Esports is a combination of oneesports.gg and a live experiential business. Oneesports.gg is a Top 5 global esports site that reaches millions of visitors each month, and delivers to its community the latest esports news, reviews, features, how-to guides, and in-depth stories on esports athletes, teams, and fans. The site is currently localized in Bahasa Indonesia, English, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese. Oneesports.gg is complemented by ONE Esports’ live experiential business, which creates and executes world-class esports competitions and experiences that amaze fans and feature the world’s best esports talent. ONE Esports uniquely provides partners with an always-on, 360-degree, turnkey solution to access and connect with the esports ecosystem.
 
About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE 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. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia's largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world. With a focus on both martial arts and esports, ONE Championship is currently the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.6 billion potential viewers across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.
 
About MOONTON
MOONTON is a company founded in 2014 with headquarters in Shanghai, China. Currently, MOONTON has more than 300 employees from China, Turkey, Russia, the United States, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. MOONTON focuses on the global mobile game market, developing and publishing games themselves. One of the fastest-growing companies in China, MOONTON is also the No. 1 Chinese company with the most players outside China. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide.
 
 
 


IT’S A HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS 2020 AT CENTURY PARK HOTEL MANILA!


 
The blasting new decade has arrived and Century Park Hotel Manila (CPH), one of the finest hotels in the Metro, extends the guests’ holistay with a surprising deal.
 
Situated at the heart of Metro Manila, CPH is a place to indulge in gastronomic delights that will satisfy your taste buds.

Celebrate your birthday with our 2+1 Birthday Promo from January 2 to December 30, 2020. With two full paying adult guests, celebrants can enjoy our free Seafood and Prime Rib lunch or dinner buffet.
 
The birthday promo can be availed on the day itself, 7 days prior or 7 days after the birthday. A complimentary birthday cake also awaits the celebrant. The promo is not in conjunction with other discount cards, promotional cards and discounts.
“With the start of a fresh decade, we want our guests to experience hospitality from no other than their home away from home and indulge in boundless pleasures that we offer.” ~Anthony Tan, CPH General Manager

Café in the Park features a new gastronomic feast with best-tasting prime ribs and a flavorful variety of fresh seafood for your lunch and dinner for only P1,695 net for adults and P847.50 net for children from 6 to 10 years old. Kids ages 5 years and below can are free-of-charge.
 
Assorted cold cuts and other best-selling dishes will also be served at your disposal. Be sure to wrap up your platter with heavenly cakes and desserts made exclusively by our Deli Snack pastry chefs.
For your table reservations, call Café in the Park at (+632) 8528-5827 or send an email to foodbev@centurypark.com.ph.
 
To know more about Century Park Hotel, visit www.centurypark.com or contact information@centurypark.com.ph and telephone number: (+632) 8528-8888.

For more information and updates, follow us on our official pages:www.facebook.com/centuryparkhotelmanila.officialpage
www.instagram.com/centuryparkhotelmanila
 
 
 
 
 
Launched in 1976, the Century Park Hotel remains as one of the finest hotels in Manila. It is owned and operated by Maranaw Hotels and Resort Corporation and enjoys a mix of local and international patrons. The renowned establishment has over 500 rooms in varied types and facilities for a complete dining and leisure experience.
 
 
 
 
 

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