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Folayang optimistic about Team Lakay's next generation

Jul 05, 2020 - 3:31 PM

For former ONE Championship lightweight titlist Eduard Folayang, the focus is now on the next batch of Igorot warriors

PROUD TEAMMATE. Eduard Folayang says seeing the potential of rising Team Lakay stars excites him. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE Championship returns to action in July with No Surrender

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:57 PM

It has been 5 months since ONE Championship last held a flagship event

PHILIPPINES' OWN. Filipina Denice Zamboanga could be one of the mixed martial artists who will fight in ONE: No Surrender. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE Championship cuts staff as MMA shows halted by virus

Jun 15, 2020 - 3:49 PM

ONE Championship boss Chatri Sityodtong says it is unclear when fights can resume due to various reasons

SHUT DOWN. It has been months since ONE Championship last held an event. Photo from ONE Championship

Oscars to draw up diversity rules for nominees

Jun 14, 2020 - 11:19 AM

The move comes after years of criticism over a lack of diversity among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' members, and among the Oscar nominees and winners they select

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Oscar statue at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on February 04, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

'Greatest of all-time': Nunes makes history in UFC 250

Jun 07, 2020 - 6:13 PM

Amanda Nunes retains her featherweight title, making her the first fighter in UFC history to defend two titles in different weight classes

UNMATCHED. Amanda Nunes showcases her striking superiority against Canadian challenger Felicia Spencer. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC superstar Conor McGregor retires yet again

Jun 07, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Conor McGregor, the controversial but most bankable star in UFC, suddenly decides again to leave the sport

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 25, 2017 MMA figher Connor Mcgregor poses during a weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by John GURZINSKI / AFP)

Spencer remains unfazed ahead of UFC 250

Jun 06, 2020 - 1:44 PM

Felicia Spencer may be the underdog, but she’s far from intimidated going up against two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes

SPOILER. Felicia Spencer plans to upset Amanda Nunes’ bid to become the first female UFC fighter to defend titles in two weight divisions. Photo from Spencer's Twitter

Nunes ready to make history in UFC 250

Jun 05, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Amanda Nunes looks to become the first female UFC fighter to defend titles in two divisions

ALL-TIME GREAT. Amanda Nunes hopes to make more MMA history. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

MMA's Angela Lee slams online bullying after TV star's death

Jun 02, 2020 - 6:29 PM

'I don't understand why people feel the need to spread negativity and ill wishes to another person, whom they have never even met,' says Lee

STOP CYBERBULLYING. Angela Lee shares her thoughts on cyberbullying that became the reason for Hana Kimura's death. Photo from Angela Lee's Instagram

[Science Solitaire] Avatars and the performing arts

May 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What if your favorite performing artist showed up in your house through some abracadabra of digital technology? How will that change the quality of your day?'

Italian woman wins $1.1 million Picasso in charity draw

May 21, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The Spanish master's geometric composition representing a piece of newspaper and a glass of absinthe had been valued at 1 million euros

NCCA sets aside P76.8M to assist freelance artists during lockdown

May 21, 2020 - 3:30 PM

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts says it is exploring other ways to help artists and cultural workers, like setting up an 'online market' for their work

Filipino dancers in colorful costumes dance along the streets for the ‘Sinulog’ Grand Parade marking the feast of the Child Jesus in Cebu City, Philippines on January 19, 2020. The Sinulog Festival is one of the grandest festivals in the Philippines honoring the Santo Niño, who used to be the patron saint of the province of Cebu. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Met museum in New York aims to open in mid-August after lockdown

May 20, 2020 - 8:18 PM

The Met is the first museum in the city to announce a date for reopening

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 4, 2020 a man wearing a facemask walks past the Metropolitan Museum of Art "The Met" in New York City. - New York's Metropolitan Museum plans to reopen in mid-August, "or maybe a few weeks later," with reduced hours and no tours to maintain social distancing, the museum said on May 19, 2020. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Brandon Vera deems Arjan Bhullar a worthy challenger

May 11, 2020 - 5:22 PM

The ONE Championship heavyweight king will dangle the belt he has been holding since 2015 against Arjan Bhullar

DIVISION KING. Brandon Vera will defend his ONE Championship heavyweight belt for the third time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Gaethje dominates in UFC's return as Trump congratulates promoters

May 10, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Justin Gaethje pummels top contender Tony Ferguson in an empty 15,000-seat arena as US takes the first step toward sports normalcy

PUNCH OUT. Justin Gaethje (left) punches Tony Ferguson in their UFC interim lightweight title fight. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFP

UFC 249: Gaethje calls Ferguson his toughest opponent yet

May 10, 2020 - 9:39 AM

Justin Gaethje says he’s ready for 'quirky dude' and top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson

ALL SET. Justin Gaethje (left) has taken on several tough opponents including Eddie Alvarez in 2018. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

UFC 249: 'I have the real belt,' says Tony Ferguson

May 08, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Top contender Tony Ferguson trash talks UFC stars Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

ON A ROLL. Tony Ferguson (right) looks to extend his winning streak. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Lito Adiwang believes he would fare well vs Demetrious Johnson

May 04, 2020 - 10:26 PM

Becoming a ONE Championship titleholder has always been the end goal for Lito Adiwang, but he also wants the chance to challenge someone he looks up to

TALL ORDER. Lito Adiwang is keen on giving Demetrious Johnson his first loss in ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship

How wushu pushed local ONE Championship athletes to stardom

Apr 27, 2020 - 3:49 PM

Eduard Folayang and Rene Catalan both have successful careers in ONE Championship thanks to their wushu background

EASE THE TRANSITION. Eduard Folayang says his wushu background proved crucial in his transition to mixed martial arts. Photo from ONE Championship

Life under lockdown: Pineapple Lab Part 2

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

In part 2 of our conversation with Pineapple Lab co-founders Andrei Pamintuan and Jodinand "Jodee" Villaflores Aguillon, we talk about, collaboration, and where they find hope

Life under lockdown: Pineapple Lab Part 1

Apr 25, 2020 - 8:00 PM

As the lockdown in Metro Manila is extended once more, we converse with artists and Pineapple Lab co-founders Andrei Pamintuan and Jodinand "Jodee" Villaflores Aguillon

UFC books May 9 return in Florida with no spectators

Apr 25, 2020 - 12:16 PM

MMA returns to action next month as UFC 249 plans to stage a ‘safe and sensible’ event in Jacksonville

IT’S ON. Tony Ferguson (right)headlines an interim lightweight title bout versus Justin Gaethje. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Sylvia Sanchez recovers from coronavirus

Apr 16, 2020 - 6:19 PM

Sylvia's husband Art Atayde is still in the hospital waiting for another test before being discharged

MMA legend Eric Kelly continues fight outside cage

Apr 13, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Despite a string of losses that ended his tenure in ONE Championship, Eric Kelly does not want to throw in the towel just yet

FITTING END. Eric Kelly seeks to fight again for his MMA swan song. Photo from ONE Championship

Rocker Aurelio Castro III creates portraits of 19 frontliner heroes

Apr 13, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The rocker and painter pays tribute to the fallen medical frontliners in his art

Pinoy MMA fighters look for ways to survive

Apr 12, 2020 - 1:02 PM

As fights remain on hold, Filipino MMA athletes find themselves facing a different battle

SURVIVAL MODE. Rene Catalan (top) admits that Filipino fighters need to look for other ways to earn money. Photo from ONE Championship

Artists auction pieces to raise funds for frontliners in Cebu

Apr 10, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Part of the sales will be donated to Courage Cebu's fund drive for coronavirus frontliners

Danny Kingad anticipating Johnson-Moraes ONE showdown

Apr 10, 2020 - 6:44 PM

ONE Championship rising star Danny Kingad aims to be next in line for the winner between the Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson match

ASPIRING CHAMP. Danny Kingad looks forward to having a crack at the flyweight title. File photo from ONE Championship

'Don't forget us!' – Europe's museums respond to virus

Apr 10, 2020 - 10:23 AM

Europes famous museums turn to the internet to reach out to audiences in imaginative ways during an almost continent-wide lockdown

UFC to beat virus lockdown with event on tribal land

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:05 AM

Organizers remain determined to stage UFC fight cards, insisting that the circuit can continue safely without spectators

STILL FIGHTING. Tony Ferguson (right) is set to face a new opponent in Justin Gaethje in the UFC 249 main event after MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov begged off. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Like father, like son: Sangiaos share same MMA passion

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:14 AM

Jhanlo Sangiao is treading the same path as his father and mixed martial artist Mark Sangiao, the coach of the famed Team Lakay

BONDED. Mark Sangiao and son Jhanlo share the same passion for mixed martial arts. Photo from Facebook/mark.sangiao

ONE Championship brings competition outside the cage

Apr 04, 2020 - 9:54 PM

Team Lakay founder and coach Mark Sangiao may just be the perfect candidate for The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

WINNING WAYS. Coach Mark Sangiao (third from left) has  produced a stable o champions. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Meet the men who helped Joshua Pacio's transformation

Apr 03, 2020 - 9:23 PM

Initially pursuing martial arts to lose weight, Joshua Pacio develops into the most dominant strawweight champion in ONE Championship history

TITLEHOLDER. Some see Joshua Pacio as the best athlete from Team Lakay. Photo from ONE Championship

Belingon targets UFC vet in return fight, continues to train amid Luzon lockdown

Mar 31, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Kevin Belingon aims for a redemption as he targets to return on May 29 against UFC veteran John Lineker

LAST BOUT. Kevin Belingon faces Bibiano Fernandes last October 13, 2019. Photo from ONE Championship

Sylvia Sanchez, Art Atayde test positive for coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 7:26 PM

The actress says that they are ‘getting better each day’

GETTING BETTER. Sylvia Sanchez and Art Atayde test positive for the coronavirus but are slowly recovering. Screenshot from

Work out with MMA world champions at home for free

Mar 31, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Evolve MMA is streaming 5 classes a day for free!

CHAMPION. Angela Lee retains the ONE women's atomweight world championship in October 2019. Photo from ONE press release

What makes Danny Kingad special?

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Expectations are high that Danny Kingad will eventually get crowned a world champion in ONE Championship

CHASING GREATNESS. Danny Kingad is just beginning to reach his peak, given that he is only 24 years old. File photo from ONE Championship

McGregor gives 1 million euros for protective hospital equipment

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:23 PM

MMA star Conor McGregor donates personal protective equipment to Ireland hospitals

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 25, 2017 MMA figher Connor Mcgregor poses during a weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by John GURZINSKI / AFP)

Danny Kingad set to conquer another milestone

Mar 23, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Rising star Danny Kingad prepares for life after ONE Championship as he finishes his degree in secondary education

BACK TO SCHOOL. Danny Kingad returns to school after putting his studies on hold to focus on his career in ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship

WATCH: Defend yourself with Kali Eskrima

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:32 PM

Get a glimpse of how Filipino martial art Kali Eskrima can save your life!

How Denice Zamboanga ended up in Thailand

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Training away from home has paid dividends for the Philippines' Denice Zamboanga as she gains a shot at a ONE Championship world title

PROMISING. In just a short time, Denice Zamboanga has risen to title contender status in ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship

Art in the Park 2020 postponed amid coronavirus spread

Mar 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

They hope to reschedule the event at a latter time in 2020

POSTPONED. The annual event is postponed as novel coronavirus cases in the Philippines rise. Photo from Art in the Park's Facebook page

'Body art' pioneer and performance artist Ulay dies at 76

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:51 PM

German conceptual artist Ulay was known for experimenting with Polaroid pictures in the early 70s and collaborating with his then partner Marina Abramovic for 12 years

How timely sacrifices drew Lito Adiwang closer to his dreams

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:27 PM

After putting his dreams on hold to make ends meet, Lito Adiwang works his way to becoming one of the most exciting strawweights in ONE Championship

SPOTLESS. Lito Adiwang has not lost in ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship

WATCH: Zamboanga stays undefeated, Banario ends ONE slump

Feb 29, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Check out how Denice Zamboanga and Honorio Banario grab decision victories in ONE: King of the Jungle

ON TARGET. Honorio Banario (left) lands a clean kick on Thai Shannon Wiratchai. Photo from ONE Championship

[OPINION] Closing ABS-CBN is a blow to Philippine film heritage

Feb 29, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'The threat to shut down ABS-CBN jeopardizes a critical bridge to the past that grounds us as a people'

Art Fair Philippines 2020: Exhibits, installations, pieces to check out

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Art Fair Philippines returns with new sections – and selections from its various participating galleries, auctioneers, and more.

Former ONE champ Geje Eustaquio eager for another busy year

Feb 15, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Despite the highs and lows of 2019, Team Lakay stalwart Geje Eustaquio doesn't mind doing it all over again

[OPINION] Why art fairs matter even to non-artists and non-collectors

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Attendance, however, is not the be-all and end-all of art fairs

WATCH: Catriona Gray revisits Intramuros two years after Miss Universe video

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:03 PM

The beauty queen is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts ambassador for Arts Month 2020