The power of self-discipline

American football coach Ross Hjelseth writes a wonderful book entitled “Winning Words: Speaking Life to Influence Others.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 26th, 2021

Four champion martial artists who are also champion dads

Father’s Day comes but once a year, and is a time to celebrate the incredible patriarchs in our lives who have guided us through our toughest challenges. They are the foundation of every family, working tirelessly through day and night to make sure the people they love are happy and safe. This Father’s Day, let’s honor the men in our lives who embody strength, discipline, and loyalty. Great fathers provide their children with a feeling of security, both physically and emotionally, but aren’t afraid to let them stumble and fall in order for them to learn the lessons they need to make it through life.  These four men have given their children the gift of martial arts, but more importantly have also proven to be amazing dads. Ken Lee Brazilian jiu-jitsu and taekwondo black belt, Ken Lee, introduced martial arts to his children at a young age because he believes it can help develop them into great fighters, not just in competition, but also in life. Together with his wife Jewelz -- also a champion martial artist -- they’ve raised four incredible children, including reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, and ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee. Their two youngest children, Adrian and Victoria, are both on their way to following in their footsteps. Needless to say, martial arts is the family tradition. “Martial arts has always been a way of life for my family,” said Lee. But as much as he is the powerful voice in each of his children’s corners whenever they compete, Lee takes pride in being their father first and foremost. Guiding their careers, he says, is only his second priority. “I will always be their father first and coach second. As a father, the most important thing for me when it comes to my children is their safety and good health, that they are happy and able to live their dreams,” said Lee. Mark Sangiao Filipino martial arts icon Mark “The Machine” Sangiao is a well-known pioneer in the Philippines’ local martial arts community. He is a loving father to two boys, and a father-figure to his students in the famed Team Lakay. Many seek Sangiao out for his wisdom, not just in competing at the highest levels of martial arts, but also for his experience in traversing the hardships of life. The principles he imparts on his two sons, and many young Team Lakay athletes who could very well be considered his own children, have helped guide them down the right path. “As a father, what matters most for me when it comes to my children is providing them what they need,” said Sangiao.  “I’m not just referring to their material or financial needs, but most importantly giving enough attention to their emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. It is essential that I can provide these to my children, because these are the very core of their development and formation as good and responsible people.” Sangiao has cultivated and developed many world champions, including former titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Geje Eustaquio, and Kevin Belingon, as well as ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio. While his eldest son Jhanlo has decided to take after his father in becoming a martial artist, Sangiao says he would support his children regardless of their chosen profession. “I may end up raising a martial artist, a gardener, a businessman, a lawyer -- it doesn’t matter. I will raise them the exact same way. I will support whatever they want to be in life, and what they want for their future. I just want to raise my children to be good, strong, and responsible people,” said Sangiao. Eduard Folayang For two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion and Team Lakay veteran Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, being a father means imparting his wisdom to his children, and helping them become good members of society. Folayang is a proud father to two young girls, and hopes to instill in them the right values and principles. “I think we have to give our children the right principles to live by. They must be strong in both the body and the mind, but also kind and generous,” said Folayang. While he will support his children no matter what they decide to do when they get older, Folayang still plans on introducing them to martial arts, which is what helped turn his life around as a young man raised in hardship and poverty. “Being a father feels great. I do want my children to practice martial arts. It’s a great way of life and will teach them a lot of lessons. I just want them to find their own talents and help make the world a better place,” said Folayang. Danny Kingad Former ONE World Title challenger and ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Finalist Danny “The King” Kingad is relatively new to fatherhood, with his son Gleurdan Adrian becoming his pride and joy after being born just two years ago.  Being a father, Kingad says, is his single greatest purpose, and he vows to do everything in his power to give his son a good life. “I want to spend every day with my son. It’s important to me to be there for him. I want to help prepare him for the challenges life will bring,” said Kingad. Kingad grew up a troubled youth who fell into bad company and many vices. It wasn’t until he discovered martial arts that his life gained meaning and direction. He hopes to one day introduce martial arts to Gleurdan, when his son is ready. “Martial arts was a saving grace for me, and I learned a lot from training and competing. I would love for my son to learn the core values that martial arts instilled in me when I was younger. I think it will teach him a lot about respect and honor. But of course, I’m here to support my son in whatever he wants to be in life,” said Kingad. “What’s important to me is that he learns to be humble and respectful, and most especially strong, to be able to handle tough times. Having a strong mind is the best asset of a martial artist.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

La Jornada – Gallery in New York dedicated to Giles Cabrera, who carved a space for herself

It often happens that an artist of any discipline needs to succeed abroad in order to be recognized, remembered and appreciated in their home country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 25th, 2022

Bulatlat raises alarm against gov’t order to block sites of independent media, progressives

“No matter who is in power, we have remained fearless in our truth-telling. We will continue our work while we also consider all legal remedies available to question, and stop yet another state-sponsored repression." The post Bulatlat raises alarm against gov’t order to block sites of independent media, progressives appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2022

What’s in it for Leyte? Stakeholders question second SMC LNG plant in Visayas

Questions were raised as SMC subsidiary Prestige Power Resources Inc. (PPRI) held a public scoping for the 600 MW project in Brgy. Tugas in Tabango – the second SMC is holding in Visayas......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2022

DILG looks forward to smooth transition of power

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Antique provincial office has reminded outgoing officials to cooperate for a smooth transition of power as May 9 polls winners in the province prepare for their inaugurations.DILG Antique provincial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2022

Future gen wins in SC ruling on FDA power over tobacco products

MANILA - Senator Pia Cayetano called it a victory for the future generation as she commended on Sunday the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that upheld the validity of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Act of 2009 and recognized the conti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2022

Martial law archives may be in danger

But this week, international attention has turned to the Philippines as Ferdinand Marcos Jr. prepares to become the country’s next president. Instead of stamping out reminders of tyranny, will there be a restoration? With an ousted dictator’s son taking power, will historical documents be destroyed? Will the memories of victims be forcibly erased? The post Martial law archives may be in danger appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 11th, 2022


Alam ninyo, bayan, nagbabadya ang panibagong yugto ng karimlang naranasan ng sambayanang Pilipino mahigit tatlong dekada na ang nakakalipas,bunsod ng nakaambang krisis sa enerhiyang inaasahang madarama sa 2023. Pag-amin ni dating Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla kay Department of Energy Usec. Benito Ranque sa isang pulong,hindi nagawang madagdagan ng pamahalaan ang mga power plant sa kabila […] The post ENERGY CRISIS NAKAAMBA SA 2023 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 11th, 2022

PSALM, NGCP to delay power cut off in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY - The state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) have agreed to defer turning off the power supply to the Maguindanao Electric Cooperative (Magelco).Lawyer Cyrus Torrena, lead counsel of Ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2022

Solar power for public schools eyed in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY - Ilocos Norte is looking forward to reducing its carbon footprint and improving its air quality by powering its public schools with solar energy.The solar panels will be initially installed at the rooftop building of the relatively new College of Medicine at the Batac campus of t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2022

Power consumers in central Negros to get P11-M monthly refund

BACOLOD CITY - Power consumers under the coverage area of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will receive a monthly refund of PHP11 million in the next two years starting this June.This was the commitment of the distribution utility (DU) in compliance with the Energy Regulatory.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 4th, 2022

600kW solar project in Tawi-Tawi operational by November: MinDA

DAVAO CITY - The 600-kilowatt (kW) solar project in Tawi-Tawi is set to operate by November this year, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said Wednesday.MinDA Chairperson Maria Belen Sunga-Acosta said the solar power project in the municipality of Sibuto, Tawi-Tawi, aims to strength.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2022

Commemorating EDSA 1, the lessons we must learn

NCCP statement for the 36th year commemoration of EDSA People Power Uprising......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

In 2022 poll, party-lists still ‘backdoor’ for political dynasties

Instead of providing genuine representation for marginalized sectors, the party-list system has become a tool for political clans to remain in power. The post In 2022 poll, party-lists still ‘backdoor’ for political dynasties appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Group asks for ERC transparency on action against 17 gencos

Consumer rights and energy advocacy group Power for People Coalition is asking the Energy Regulatory Commission to be transparent in its action on the 17 generating companies that already exceeded their maximum allowable unplanned outage days......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Legacies and lessons for the next government

It’s been 38 years since that fateful day on August 21, 1983, when Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was assassinated by his military captors at the tarmac of what was then the Manila International Airport. This tragic moment in history awakened the nation in what was globally branded as the peaceful “People Power” revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Taliban inherit untapped $1T minerals trove

The Taliban now hold the keys to an untouched trillion-dollar trove of minerals including some that could power the world’s transition to renewable energies, but Afghanistan has long struggled to tap its vast deposits......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Contract more reserves, NGCP told

The Department of Energy (DoE) has tasked the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) anew to contract sufficient ancillary reserves to avoid power blackouts in case of unforeseen power plant outages. Energy Secretary Alfonso. Cusi said Saturday the NGCP should always be accountable for every power plant outage throughout the country. “We are asking […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Power demand fell 6.2% in August as gov& rsquo;t applied ECQ

The average power demand fell 6.2 percent in August to 12,272 megawatts from 13,082 MW in July following the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila to stem the increase in COVID-19 infections, the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines said Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Amid Myanmar crisis, Ayalas opt to dance with the devil

We've been following events in Myanmar, one of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ever since the military there mounted a coup d'etat on February 1 this year and seized power from the legitimately elected National League for Democracy led by Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021