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    ONE lightweight king Folayang, world wushu champ Wally given heroes welcome in Baguio

    Dec 14, 2016
    Eduard Folayang greets fans during the motorcade.

    NEW ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang and three-time world wushu champion Divine Wally were given a heroes welcome by Baguio City officials last week in honor of their accomplishments.

    Folayang, wearing the traditional bahag, and his cousin Wally were feted in a parade around the country's summer capital that began in Luneta Hill at SM Baguio and ended at the Baguio City Hall.

    Folayang recently won the ONE title via a third round referee stoppage over Shinya Aoki of Japan in a stunning upset in ONE: Defending Honor in Singapore.

    Meanwhile, Wally captured a gold medal in the Asian Wushu Championship last September.

    A float with a mock ONE lightweight title belt attached to it travelled around the city where Folayang and Wally were warmly received by their fellow Baguio City natives.

    A short program followed inside the City Hall where Baguio City mayor Mauricio Domogan formally welcomed thanked Folayang and Wally for bringing honor to their hometown.

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    Eduard Folayang greets fans during the motorcade.
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