Monday, July 30, 2018

Shopee’s Payday Sale! Up to 80% Discounts on Premium Items like Denon Turntable, Nintendo Switch, Sharp TV


Enjoy 72 Hours of Free Shipping and Up to 80% Discounts on Premium Items like Denon Turntable, Nintendo Switch, Sharp TV and many more on Shopee’s Payday Sale!


Manila, July 30, 2018 – For 72 hours from July 30 to August 1, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is back to help loyal users stretch their salaries with its monthly Payday Sale. This month, we are going bigger and better with 72 hours of free shipping, all-day vouchers, and up to 80% discounts across a wide range of categories ranging from electronics to fashion. 

To sweeten the Payday Sale, users can also look forward to lowest prices guaranteed on dozens of premium electronics at Shopee Gadget Zone,  a dedicated in-app portal for all things tech, which was newly launched this month. With up to 80% off some of 2018’s hottest electronic products such as the Nintendo Switch, Canon Inkjet Printer, and Harman JBL Soundbar. Furthermore, users can also expect up to P4,000 off products from top brands including Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi.



Jane Lim, Director of Shopee Philippines said, “This month’s Payday Sale will be bigger and better with our new Shopee Gadget Zone featuring premium electronics at unbeatable prices for our users. Shopee Gadget Zone has been well-received by users in the short time since its launch and together with the Payday Sale, we want to build on this early momentum and continue our goal to deliver top electronic products at attractive prices for all our users in the Philippines. Moving forward, we will continue to diversify our product assortments and engage users with even more exciting deals tailored for their needs and preferences. 

For more information on: 
Shopee’s Payday Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/paydaysalejuly. 
Shopee’s Gadget Zone, visit https://shopee.ph/m/gadgetzone. 

For more information on Shopee, visit https://shopee.ph 
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.


Click the link below to Get 100 Php Discount on your first purchase.


About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.


For more information, please contact:

Erin Tagudin
Public Relations Manager
Contact: 09178457508
Email: erin.tagudin@shopee.com

Thursday, July 26, 2018

AXA supports young athlete’s dream

AXA supports young athlete's dream

AXA, official insurance partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the Philippines, was one of the marketing partners of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp (NTC). The program attracted the most promising and aspiring basketball players aged 10-14 from different parts of the country. One of the participants, Jam Lachica, 12, made it to the NTC with support from AXA. The insurance company provided apparel and training to Lachica for the Manila Regional Selection Camp prior to the NTC.  For more information on AXA's partnership with the NBA, visit www.axa.com.ph.


Prices of second-hand commercial vehicles soar amid TRAIN


 
Prices of second-hand commercial vehicles have risen by as much as Php150,000, a result of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN). 
 
This was revealed by top buy-and-sell website OLX based on second-hand commercial vehicles ad postings on the portal, from January 2017 to April 2018. Speculations on the TRAIN Law fuelled the price increase on the 3rd quarter of 2017 and continue long after it was implemented early this year. 
 
The TRAIN Law has influenced the resale value of one to two-year old cars with an average increase of P90,000. Among these are units with original retail price of P1million and above such as Toyota Innova, Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero and Ford Everest.
 
The first tax reform package of the present administration, the TRAIN Law provides for the increase in take-home pay of Filipino workers by reducing income tax rates while increasing and rationalizing tax rates in other goods and services. For automobiles, TRAIN simplifies excise tax but lower-priced cars continue to be taxed at a lower rate while more expensive cars are taxed at a higher rate.
 
“The data we released is our way of guiding buyers in determining which second-hand vehicles have significantly increased in price. This will also help them evaluate the difference in buying pre-owned versus brand new cars. Despite talks about the TRAIN Law in the third quarter of 2017, the demand for second-hand cars continued to increase. ~Xervin Maulanin, OLX Head of Cars
 
Meanwhile, no significant effect can be seen on prices of entry level passenger cars like Toyota Vios, Honda City and Hyundai Accent.
 
Even with the price hike, OLX’s data indicates a steady market for pre-owned vehicles, from high-value to entry level, as the ad posting for second-hand vehicles continues to be on the upswing.
 
 


Myths and facts about weight-loss supplements


 
Losing weight requires a lot of dedication and hard work and may involve physical and emotional costs. It is hardly surprising that many prefer the easy route by taking weight-loss supplements. While almost all weight-loss supplements are marketed as beneficial for the body, some may actually be harmful to one’s health.

Nutrition experts debunk certain claims about weight-loss supplements and reveal possible health risks.
Myth #1: Weight-loss supplements are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Truth: The US FDA does not have the authority to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. It only steps in when a “dietary supplement” is found to contain harmful substances.

Myth #2: Weight-loss supplements alone are enough to lose pounds.
Truth: Weight-loss supplements cannot substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise. Many weight-loss supplements’ labels include a disclaimer that they do not guarantee a specific weight-loss benefit, that individual results may vary and, to get the most benefit, they must be combined with proper diet and exercise.

Myth #3: Supplements like Hoodia, green tea and bitter orange aid in weight loss.
Truth: Green tea, bitter orange and the African herb hoodia have not been scientifically proven to burn fat. In fact, hoodia has not been studied in humans. It is also unclear if it curbs appetite. Green tea contains a fair amount of caffeine, which may result in some weight loss initially, but it will not burn fat. Too much caffeine can affect the heart rhythm and disturb sleep. Bitter orange has synephrine, an alkaloid found in plants, that can be dangerous to health as it increases heart rate and blood pressure.

Myth #4: “Natural” is safe.
Truth: Some weight-loss supplements containing “natural” ingredients like herbs comfrey or kava may be harmful to the liver. Claims that “natural is safe” is not always true.
 
Safety depends on the supplement’s chemical makeup and what it does to the body, how it is prepared and the dosage used. Also, while an individual supplement may be safe, the combination of several products may be risky. If you are under medication, it is best to consult your doctor first before taking any weight-loss supplements as they may affect the efficacy of your medicines.
 
While some supplements may result in weight loss in the short term, they may have long-term adverse effects on the body, which may not be able to handle the stress of dramatic weight loss or process artificial food and supplements. They may be unsafe for those with existing medical conditions or those who need to lose a lot of weight.
 
If you feed your body the right kinds of food, avoid unhealthy snacks and adopt other healthy habits, you should be able to rebalance and reboot your metabolism naturally. Nothing beats fresh and good food to improve health and promote healthy weight loss.
 
 

Cardless ATM withdrawals now possible with Citi


 
Citibank, the country’s leading global bank, continues to pursue innovation in order to enhance the banking experience of their customers. Cardless ATM withdrawals from debit accounts are now possible in all Citibank ATMs.
 
You don’t have to visit a Citibank branch and do tedious over-the-counter withdrawals when you forget your Citibank Debit Card and are in immediate need of cash. With the cardless cash withdrawal facility, you may simply set up a cardless cash withdrawal in Citibank Online or your Citi Mobile App, with a One-Time PIN (OTP) sent via SMS. Then, proceed to the nearest Citibank ATM, where you will receive a second OTP which you need to input before you get your cash.  This new feature of Citibank ATMs is free of charge and can also minimize fraud and ATM skimming.
 
Experience secure cardless cash withdrawals with the latest ATM feature from Citi.
 
For more information, log on to www.citibank.com.ph.
 


Legacy of Living Well The Asset Master Launch - AXA


July 25, 2018 @ Shangri-la The Fort - AXA the leading global insurer presents the newest member of its growing product portfolio – Asset Master. 

 For those who want to leave behind a lasting gift for generations to come,   Designed as a single-pay, investment-linked insurance plan, Asset Master allows you to build a diversified investment portfolio of local and global investments — a solid foundation on which to build your financial legacy.


Through AXA Asset Master, you gain access to a variety of investment opportunities from different markets across the globe via a comprehensive selection of highly curated Philippine and offshore funds.

The all-new US Dollar-denominated Global Dynamic Allocation Funds, exclusively offered under Asset Master, are AXA’s first volatility-managed funds designed to provide the broadest global diversification and optimized returns, with a choice of Stable, Multi-Asset, or Growth funds, depending on your risk appetite.

In fact, the Global Dynamic Allocation Funds are invested in five major markets around the world – Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, Europe, US, and the emerging markets including Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East with over one thousand underlying securities for unparalleled access and diversification to the global markets. 

Furthermore, these funds have a built-in, automatic rebalancing feature that auto-adjusts to the ever-changing market conditions to actively seek investment opportunities and to protect you from extreme market drops. 

Start building your legacy with a minimum one-time investment of P100,000 and enjoy 125% guaranteed life insurance coverage for added peace of mind. Moreover, you can avail of added protection such as cash benefits in case of critical illness and accident protection to better prepare for life’s uncertainties. Lastly, by investing more, you also get reduced fees and higher guaranteed bonuses every 10th and 20th year.

“At AXA, we want to help you start planning for an enduring financial legacy you can leave to your loved ones,” said Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president, and CEO. “With Asset Master, you can build a global portfolio of investments that will help your family keep on living well.”

With the global leadership and financial strength of AXA, secure your financial legacy by planning for it today. To know more about AXA Asset Master, talk to an AXA Financial Partner today by visiting the nearest Metrobank, PSBank or AXA Branch, or email customer.service@axa.com.ph

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MONSTERS LURKING IN THE DEEP



The marine world continues to be a source of folklore given that a whopping 95 percent of the planet’s oceans remain unexplored, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Unsurprisingly then, many creatures living beneath the waves have inspired monstrous fantasies, from the kraken mentioned in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick, to the Leviathan of biblical scripture.
The most famous of these aquatic myths is the mermaid, thanks to stories such as Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid made famous by the animated film of the same name, as well as other pop cultural gems such as the 1984 movie Splash. These half-fish, half-human hybrids, unfortunately, weren’t always the demure creatures often depicted in today’s fiction.
In British folklore, mermaids were associated with doomed ships and stormy seas, which was why seafarers in the past avoided sailing in areas where they thought they saw these creatures. The English pirate Blackbeard once recorded an encounter in his logbook, which described how he and his crew had sighted these demi-humans in so-called “enchanted” waters.


While not fearsome-looking, mermaids might have conjured fear from sailors because of their association with another mythical beast, the siren. In Homer’s The Odyssey, sirens were winged women that sang hypnotic songs to lure sailors to their deaths. Over time, these attributes were passed down to mermaids, becoming part of their threat as much as their charm.
Speaking of charm, not all sailors believed mermaids were pretty. One of them was Christopher Columbus. The Italian explorer claimed to have witnessed these creatures while exploring the Caribbean and described them to be half as beautiful as the ones in paintings. That might have sounded mean, but only because what he and sailors at the time had been seeing were the gentle manatee or its cousin, the dugong. Both possess broad, mermaid-like tails as well as upper-body features that make these marine mammals easily mistaken for lumbering humanoids from afar—not quite the slender merfolk of fantasy.
The enchanting mermaid remains in our imagination reflecting our innate fear and desire for the unknown. In the American drama series Siren, this fear and desire come to life when mermaids suddenly surface to cause chaos in the fictional coastal town of Bristol Cove. Ever wondered how the world would react today if folklore turned out to be real? Catch the popular American drama series Siren every Monday at 9:45PM first and exclusive on Blue Ant Entertainment.
 
Other than mermaids, many popular nautical beasts also have their origins in real animals. One is the mighty kraken, which may have been based on sightings of the giant squid or the much larger colossal squid—both of which have been caught in video when they suddenly appeared off the coast of Japan and Antarctica, respectively. Another is the slithering sea serpent. Whether it’s the World Serpent of Norse mythology or the Ancient Greek monster Cetus, these creatures may have been inspired by sightings of the largest bony fish alive today, the oarfish.
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AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2018 at SMX Covention Center July 27 to 29




July 25, 2018   - before it makes history, a Media Presscon for the upcoming AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2018 was held at Conrad Lounge C along with the different media organizations.

The biggest gathering of our favorite heroes will come alive and bring an unforgettable encounter over the personality of well-known Cosplayers.

Comicon Manila 2018 brings in the noise to the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on July 27 to 29 for a weekend of unforgettable sights, sounds, and experiences for fans from all over.

The first convention in Asia to have an exclusive showcase from Disney, Marvel, and Netflix attracting fans from all over the region

It's all systems go for the biggest pop-culture event in the country as AsiaPOP Ready at the vanguard is the event's lineup of special celebrity guests, starting with Finn Jones (Marvel's Iron Fist, Game of Thrones), Mike Colter (Marvel's Luke Cage), Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Ready Player One), and Osric Chau {Supernatural).


Set to follow close behind is a stellar roster of artists, consisting of Brian Muir(Star Wars, Alien, Indiana Jones), Simone Legno (tokidoki), Stanley Lau (Imaginary Friends Studios), Alex Sinclair (Batman, Astro City, WildCATs), Lan Medina (Fables, Punisher, Deadpool), Whilce Portacio (X-Men, X-Factor), Mike McKone (Exi/es, Teen Titans, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four), Phil Noto (X-Force, Birds of Prey, BioShock), and the dynamic duo of Amanda Visell, and Michelle Valigura (Elf, The Simpsons, Kidrobot, Disneyland, Switcheroo).

Joining them is a lineup of CAGE cosplayers including Canvas Cosplay, Leon Chiro, Vera Chimera, and Yugana Senshi Uon.

Anime fans are in for a treat with producers Adi Shankar and Takashi
Yoshizawa of Castlevania and Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, respectively, doing a special panel to discuss more the said shows.

Go as well to some amazing exclusive Hollywood studio showcases with never-seen-before footages and screenings, while interacting with talents and celebrities. 

"Undoubtedly APCC Manila 2018 is turning out to be the biggest of all the APCC editions so far as we have raised the bar with a great mix of talent from different fields and Asia's first ever combined exclusive content showcase from Marvel, Disney, and

Netflix. We are living up to our promise to Filipino fans of delivering more with every passing year," said Abdulla Mahmood, Director Marketing & International Business Development, At Ahli Holding Group.

For the first time ever in Asia

APCC Manila is the first and only pop-culture convention in Asia to have exclusive content showcase by Marvel, Disney, and Netflix. During APCC Manila 2016, Hall M, a Marvel showcase, was launched to an overwhelming response; while last year, Hall N bowled the fans over, after being introduced as an exclusive Netflix content offering. This year Hall D, from entertainment giant Disney, will be launched to excite the fans and offer a more once-in-a-lifetime experience for thousands of fans across the region.

Netflix will be hosting a special Marvel Panel with Mike Colter and series creator

Cheo Hodari Coker and Mustafa Shakir aka Bushmaster! Additionally, Finn Jones and show creator M. Raven Metzer will be teasing season two of Iron Fist during the Hall N

To top the excitement off, the immersive Netflix booth will feature realistic sets of

Iron Fist, Riverdale, and Stranger Things as part of its #NetflixAPCC experience.

Assemble for the legendary Hall M, which has been responsible for bombarding our geek palates with amazing content from Marvel's lineup of movies, television series, games, and more—including world-exclusive previews of blockbusters such as Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange'. No less than Marvel's Vice President for Creative Development, Stephen Wacker, will host the showcase!

Not to be left behind is the world's first-ever Hall D, a showcase by entertainment giant Disney, which promises a visual and auditory feast-from exclusive looks into upcoming features on Disney Animation Studios' slate to a session with Disney legend Mark Henn, and much more at #DisneyAtAPCC!

Panel Session

For more pop culture experience, APCC Manila 2018 is bringing two special panel sessions to the main stage. Catch voice actors Apollo Abraham, Benjie Dorango, Bernie Malejana, and Jeff Utanes, as they talk about how they brought our childhood favorites to life in a special, nostalgic panel session. They're the people who lent their voices to Pinoy favorite characters growing up.

Want to tell a story about all yourAPCC adventure? Learn how to tell yours in a way that resonates with the rest of cyberspace, with this informative panel featuring

David Guison, Man Jasmine, and Donny Pangilinan—three prominent storytellers fn the online sphere!

With all these in store for everyone, #APCCPH2018 is definitely ready to give fans an awesome pop culture-filled weekend. Are you?

APCC Manila 2018 tickets are now available via SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, and at all SM Tickets outlets, with ticket prices PhP650 (one-day pass), PhP950 (two-day pass), and PhP1,150 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticket holder access to stage activities, performances, and the main exhibition floor. The event is free for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes before entering the show floor.

For more information and event updates, visit asiapopcomicon.com/manila, or follow their official Facebook Page www.fb.com/apccmanila, Twitter account @AsiaPOPComicon, and Instagram account @asiapopcomicon. Official hashtags of APCC Manila 2018 are #APCCPH2018 #AsiaPOPComicon.

For media inquiries, contact:
Mikey de Quiros or Abi Matsuzawa
Full Circle Communications, Inc. (637-1116)

Responsible Traffic Enforcer!

 

Roger Go and Jenriel Cheng  

These traffic enforcers that even on a super intensity of the heat of the day and even heavy rains still do their job for the little salary that they got,  yet other drivers used to scold them due to a messy traffic encountered every day.

 
The  two responsible traffic enforcers was headed by  Mr Jesan  Idquila  -  Sector  Com mander  of   Barangay Muzon and  Roberto “ Bobby”  P. Esquivel – Executive Assistant IV Head Of  CTM-SCOG  of  The Rising City  Of  San Jose  Del  Monte Bulacan and under the local government of  Mayor  Arthur  B. Robes, Vice Mayor Efren Bartolome  Jr.  and Congresswoman  Florida  “Rida”   P.  Robes. Keep up your good work!
 


KEVIN BELINGON VS. MARTIN NGUYEN AT ONE: REIGN OF KINGS

Can Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon silence the power of Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen and take revenge over "Team Lakay" for a great loss of Eduard “Landslide” Folayang?

I was there watching the fight and the Filipino fans yelling all over the Mall of Asia Arena supporting Eduard for the fight against Martin. Suddenly, the crowd stops and Eduard fell down. Our eyes couldn't see what happen until the replays showed the exact moment. With one devastating punch of Martin, Eduard was not able to recover. 

Everyone is shocked at what happens and all supporters are very sad. I hope Kevin was able to prepare for this match and he has a great plan to counter  Martins power.

ONE Championship, in conjunction with Globe Telecom, the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, is launched as the exclusive ONE Championship Super App launch sponsor in the Philippines at the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS Official Kick-Off Press Conference.

Gracing the press conference with their presence were ONE Championship Chairman and CEO, Mr. Chatri Sityodtong, as well as a handful of ONE Championship superstars ready to ignite the Mall of Asia Arena with action and excitement.

In attendance are Globe CCO Mr. Albert de Larrazabal, Globe SVP - Content Business Group Mr. Nikko Z. Acosta, City of Dreams Manila SVP and COO Mr. Kevin Benning, Games and Amusements Board Chairman Mr. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra.

Top bantamweight contender Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon (18-5) of Baguio City, Philippines will go head-to-head with reigning ONE Featherweight & Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen (11-2) of Sydney, Australia in a highly-anticipated showdown for the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship. The two superstars both pack incredible power in each of their fists and will look to put on a show in Manila.

Also on the card are co-main event participants, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan”  Aoki (40-8, 1NC) of Tokyo, Japan and Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai (9-2) of Bangkok, Thailand, who will do battle for lightweight supremacy.

In addition, the legendary Renzo Gracie (13-7-1, 1NC) of Brazil will face Yuki Kondo (60-34-9) of Japan in a historic bout between legends of the cage.

Lastly, hometown hero and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang (19-6) of Baguio City, Philippines and opponent Aziz Pahrudinov (20-0-1) of Dagestan, Russia were present. Both will compete in a much-anticipated three-round lightweight contest.


Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship
“ONE Championship is going all-out in the second half of 2018, and we always have something special planned for Manila. In what is perhaps the biggest martial arts spectacle ever held in the Philippines, we have an amazing evening planned for everyone this Friday night. The Mall of Asia Arena will be rocking with action and excitement, delivered by the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.”

“Kevin Belingon and Martin Nguyen are ready to put on a show. This matchup gives me goosebumps and I know everyone is excited to see how it unfolds. When you put two aggressive and explosive strikers in the cage together, it is sure to produce fireworks. You literally cannot blink when these two guys finally meet at the center of the ONE cage. Given how both are incredible finishers, I don’t expect this bout to go the distance. Bibiano Fernandes is lying in wait, and the winner of this bout goes on to unify the bantamweight world titles!”

“In addition, we have a special treat for all the fans in Manila, as world-famous and legendary martial arts icon Renzo Gracie will be showcasing his talent for the final time in his career against Japanese veteran Yuki Kondo. I have known Renzo for a long time and it is an absolute honor and privilege to give them the stage for which he can perform once again and do what he loves to do in front of the entire world. We are ready to make history once again this Friday night at ONE: REIGN OF KINGS. See you all there!”

Nikko Z. Acosta, SVP - Content Business Group of Globe

"As purveyor of digital lifestyle, we have redefined how Filipinos can enjoy their entertainment whether in music, movies, esports and live shows. We have partnered with global content brands to bring world-class content to every device be it through mobile or at home. Today, we are redefining sports entertainment by partnering with ONE Championship, not only for Filipinos to enjoy professional mixed martial arts, but to also cheer for our Filipino fighters competing for the flag."

Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon

“This is without a doubt the biggest bout of my career. Everything that I have worked on to this point, all the countless nights spent in the gym, endless rolls with my teammates at Team Lakay, all the wins and the sacrifices, it all comes down to this. I took this challenge against Martin Nguyen, despite having a guaranteed shot at Bibiano Fernandes already, because I wanted to prove that I never back down from any challenge no matter how big or small. Beating Martin will be huge for my career. He is a two-division world champion at both featherweight and lightweight. If I defeat him, I just beat a two-division world champion. Think about that for a second. I am excited to get into the cage this Friday night and do what I do best.”

Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, ONE Featherweight & Lightweight World Champion
“Mad respect to Kevin Belingon for accepting this challenge. He didn’t have to, but he did. And that just speaks volume of the kind of warrior this guy is. I have complete and total respect for a martial artist with his values and principles. In a huge way, I see a lot of similarities between us. We are both hungry, and we are both determined for victory. I have worked extremely hard for this matchup and I am set on my goal, which is the ONE Bantamweight World Championship and to become a three-division world champion and make history. Nothing can stop me from achieving that goal. I feel that this is my time.”

Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki

“I live to compete, it is my life’s passion. Being able to test my skills against the very best in the world, it’s what I was born to do. I can see myself doing this until I am old. Shannon Wiratchai is a good fighter, he has very good striking skills. But I have faced every kind of fighter in my career, and I have seen everything there is to see inside the cage. When I step back in there, I expect to impose my will on my opponent and get the victory that I have trained very hard for.”

Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai

“Shinya Aoki is a great legend and he is my idol. I have watched and followed his career for the past 15 years. He is the reason I got into mixed martial arts and started to become an athlete in the first place. To be able to share the cage with him is a huge privilege for me. As such, he deserves nothing but my best. I am prepared to give him the greatest performance of my life. I hope one day I can inspire other people with my performance, just as he inspired me. Can’t wait for this Friday night when I am able to live my dream of competing against Shinya.”

Renzo Gracie

“To be able to come back after all these years and do this again, it seems surreal to me. But I have been preparing a long time for this. I would like to thank Chatri Sityodtong and ONE Championship for the opportunity, for giving me the global stage once again, and for allowing me to satisfy my craving for competition. This one is for the fans.”

Yuki Kondo

“This bout has been brewing for a long time. All I can say is that I have much respect for Renzo Gracie and what he has brought to martial arts. I am fully prepared to win this bout however, and I am completely focused on giving a great performance this Friday night. Fans can expect an action-packed bout between us two. Thank you for the opportunity, ONE Championship.”

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang
“The ONE lightweight division is incredibly deep and with lots of talent. Getting to the top is very hard, but once you are there, it’s a great feeling. I am determined to get back to the top. I can face every opponent, whether they are undefeated or not. I am willing to go in there and go to work. I am working very hard on improving all aspects of my game with my teammates at Team Lakay. Every victory brings me closer to the title again. This time is no different. I will defeat Aziz Pahrudinov and make my way back to the top.”

Aziz Pahrudinov

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be making my ONE Championship debut this Friday night. ONE Championship is the best in Asian martial arts, and I am excited to be a part of it. I am sure this will do wonderful things for my career. Facing a veteran and a former champion in Eduard Folayang in my debut is a tough challenge, but I have prepared very well for this bout and I will leave the arena as the winner.”

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONECh ampionship.

About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts and 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. The world’s most exciting martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Bandsports, Startimes, Premier Sports, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, OSN, and more.

About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

ONE Championship:
Loren Mack
Vice President of PR & Communications, ONE Championship

@LorenONEFC

Live a Plant-based lifestyle with The First-Ever Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019

In its mission to improve others’ quality of life, Maxicare encourages members and non-members alike to incorporate a variety of frui...