Thursday, October 30, 2014

ONE Fighting Championship returns to Manila in December! ONE FC: WARROR'S WAY

In "ONE FC: Warrior's Way", BIBIANO FERNANDES is set to defend his ONE FC BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP belt against undefeated Dae Hwan Kim.

ONE FC Warrior's Way poster

Also, Brandon "The Truth" Vera is on the card to make his debut against Ukrain's sambo enthusiast Igor Subora.

ONE FC: Warrior's Way is slated to happen on December 5 at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines.

"ONE Fighting Championship will hold nothing back as it returns for another night to remember..", said CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™, Victor Cui.

Moreover, one of the most 'decorated' mixed martial artists in the world, Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes is in to defend his title from an undefeated top Korean mixed martial artist, Dae Hwan Kim.

Fernandes is currently holding an eight-winning streak, and is so far unbeaten inside the ONE FC cage. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt-er.

Meanwhile, Dae Hwan Kim is maintaining an 'unblemished' 10 wins with no losses record, wherein five of the said wins came by submission. Will this be a huge factor against Fernandes' BJJ?

That we will know comes December 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena (MoA).

ONE FC: Warrior's Way Trailer:

Here is the official press material from ONE FC:
MAIN EVENT SET FOR ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY

BIBIANO FERNANDES DEFENDS ONE FC BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST UNDEFEATED DAE HWAN KIM

BRANDON VERA MAKES HIS DEBUT AGAINST IGOR SUBORA

30 October 2014 – Manila: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), will return to Manila with its largest fight card to date on 5 December. ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY is set to take place at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in Manila. The main event will feature ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion, Bibiano Fernandes, who will defend his title against the undefeated Korean superstar, Dae Hwan Kim.  ONE FC: WARRIOR’s WAY will also feature the highly anticipated ONE FC debut of Brandon “The Truth” Vera as he takes on Igor Subora of Ukraine. 
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™, Victor Cui, stated, “ONE Fighting Championship will hold nothing back as it returns for another night to remember at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Brandon Vera is a global Filipino mixed martial arts superstar, and ONE FC will finally give fans in the Philippines the opportunity to see him in action live for the first time! He’ll be tested against heavyweight standout Igor Subora. Also, bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes will have his hands full against the unbeaten and dangerous Dae Hwan Kim. We have some awesome fights lined up for fans in Manila as Warrior’s Way promises to be the biggest fight card of 2014!” 
Tickets for ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY on 5 December in Manila are on sale now at SM Tickets (http://www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220.  Prices include ticketing fee. Pre-sale packages are currently available.

Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes is arguably the most decorated mixed martial artist in the world today. He is the reigning ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with multiple world Jiu-Jitsu tournament wins. He is currently on an eight fight winning streak and is unbeaten inside the ONE FC cage. Fernandes will take his dominance to the next level when he faces top Korean mixed martial artist, the undefeated Dae Hwan Kim. 
Dae Hwan Kim is one of the best bantamweights to come out of South Korea and currently holds an unblemished record of 10 wins with no losses, with five of his wins coming by submission. The agile and crafty Kim defeated highly-touted Filipino contender Kevin Belingon in his last appearance inside the ONE FC cage to earn the opportunity to face the ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion, Bibiano Fernandes.  
New ONE FC acquisition Brandon “The Truth” Vera will make his promotional debut and promises to wow fans in Manila as he competes in the Philippines for the first time in his career. Vera is an American mixed martial arts superstar with Filipino ancestry. He has an impressive mixed martial arts record of 12 wins and 7 losses. Vera has faced some of the top light heavyweights and heavyweights in the world. He is also a multiple-time grappling champion, a wrestler in the Air Force and high school. He also possesses excellent Muay Thai skills and some of the most powerful kicks in the business.

Former URCC heavyweight champion Igor Subora is currently riding a five fight win streak, with all of his wins coming by either submission or TKO/KO. He has never heard the final bell and looks to finish off his opponents within the distance. The Ukrainian is trained in Sambo and aims to demonstrate his elite grappling skills when he steps into the cage against Brandon Vera.
Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on FOX Sports 3. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at http://www.onefc.com/livestream. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com and follow on Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA and Weibo at http://www.weibo.com/onefc.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sri Lanka mudslide kills 10 people, 250 missing

In a still developing news, a monsoon-rains-triggered mudslide took place in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing 10 people while 250 were reportedly missing, Miami Herald wrote.

Colombo Sri Lanka mudslide

The mudslide happened at 7:30 AM at the east of the capital, Colombo, Disaster Management Center official Lal Sarath Kumara told reporters.

The rescue teams were able to recover at least 10 dead bodies at the site. As per estimates, around 250 people were missing.

Heavy rains have been sweeping Sri Lanka in the past weeks. Although "Disaster Management Center had issued warnings for mudslides and falling rocks", some residents still succumbed to an unfortunate fate.

"The current monsoon season in the Indian Ocean island nation runs from October through December.", Miami Herald added.

Military troops are now set to continue the rescue operations in the mudslide affected areas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CAUGHT: Traffic enforcer accepting bribe from motorist caught on video

A traffic enforcer accepting monetary bribe from a motorist was caught on video and uploaded on Facebook on October 6, courtesy of AChi Parientes.

Traffic enforcer accepting bribe from motorist
Traffic enforcer accepting bribe from motorist
The post titled "Kupal na Traffic Enforcer - Supervisor ka?" has gotten about 750 likes and 5,453 shares as of writing this article.

Based on the conversation going on inside the vehicle where the video was recorded, the incident happened within the vicinity of SM City Calamba.

The name of the traffic enforcer was not mentioned in the video but one of the vehicle passengers pointed out that he is not wearing an official uniform.

Traffic enforcer accepting bribe from motorist
Traffic enforcer accepting bribe from motorist
The bribe given by the guy in yellow shirt was P1,000, as mentioned by one of the passengers.

Watch: Traffic enforcer accepting bribe from motorist video:



Thanks to AChi Parientes for the video material / upload.

WATCH: Best kulintang and agong performance from Maguindanao

To bring to you two of the best traditional musical instruments that are popular in Southeast Asia, we got here 'Kulintang' and 'Agong'.

Kulintang ang Agong ensemble

'Kulintang' is actually the modern term referring to an ancient musical instrument, that is composed of horizontally laid down small gongs (Agongs). In such a way, they produce melodious tunes, and are usually accompanied by its bigger  version - 'Agong'.

While the kulintangs are arranged horizontally, the agongs are suspended vertically.

Together, the two sets of instruments may comprise a music ensemble. It has been a huge part of the gong-chime culture of Southeast Asia.

For many centuries already, these instruments or ensemble has been played in Eastern Malay Archipelago - the Southern Philippines, Eastern Indonesia, Eastern Malaysia, Brunei and Timor.

In the Philippines, provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat for example, kulintang and agongs are still grand parts of many occasions and festivities, specially weddings.

Traditionally, a day or night before a scheduled feast, relatives and friends from the neighboring barangays would flock to the venue to witness a small show, wherein known enthusiasts of the kulintang and agong would sort of show off their skills in playing the instrument.

So much for the background, we are featuring below a local conduct of a small ensemble in Tambunan, Guindulungan, province of Maguindanao, wherein old women folks do a beautiful musical round.

Watch and be amazed! Old women in Maguindanao show off their skills in playing kulintang and agong video:



Thanks to Facebook user Gred Chelse for the video upload.