THE Philippines is considered one of the global epicenters of the "live-stream sexual abuse trade", according to UNICEF. In 2017, it was identified as one of the top sources of child pornography worldwide, and in 2018, at least 600,000 images ...
Apr 6, 2020
THE FIGHT will never end for Southeast Asian Games Women's jiu-jitsu (-45 kg) queen Margarita "Meggie" Ochoa.A vocal advocate for the protection of children against violence, Ochoa is dead set on turning kids into survivors through Fight To Protect, ...
Feb 5, 2020
Not all athletes are created equal. While some have the opportunity to devote themselves full-time to their athletic pursuits, others have to juggle that with making a living, especially if their chosen sport isn't that popular or amply funded yet. ...
Nov 29, 2019
JAKARTA-Meggie Ochoa lost in her quarterfinal match in the opening day of jiu-jitsu action on Friday in the 18th Asian Games at the Jakarta Convention Center.The 28-year-old Ochoa bowed to Duong Thi Thanh Minh of Vietnam in ...
Aug 24, 2018
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THE Philippines collected one gold medal courtesy of Meggie Ochoa in the 3rd Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) Asian Championship in Aqtau, Kazakhstan.Ochoa beat compatriot Kaila Napolis for the gold in the Ne-Waza women's senior -49kg division.Ochoa is ...
Jul 16, 2018
MEGGIE Ochoa hopes her recent success in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour would culminate into something big six months from now - a coveted gold medal in the Asian Games.The 27-year-old Ochoa will be seeing action in her ...
Mar 22, 2018
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MEGGIE Ochoa and Annie Ramirez won another Asian gold on Tuesday when they ruled the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games jiu-jitsu to give the Philippines its first two gold medals in the multisports event in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Ochoa beat Dao ...
Sep 19, 2017
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COBRINHA, one of the world's best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu artists is in the Philippines to teach.Ruben Charles Maciel aka "Cobrinha (Little Snake)" shared his knowledge and experience to a selected group of jiu jitsu practitioners belonging to some of the ...
Oct 29, 2016
MMA
MEGGIE Ochoa has tried out several sports in her life, but it was in jiu-jitsu where she found her niche and, in the process, brought glory to the Philippines.The 26-year-old Ochoa had a year to remember after winning ...
Oct 12, 2016
MMA
JIU-JITSU has a lot of potential to make it big in the country and become a source of medals in more international competitions.That was the assessment made by the Philippine jiu-jitsu team following its successful campaign in the 2016 ...
Sep 30, 2016
THE Philippines secured another gold medal from jiu-jitsu courtesy of Annie Ramirez in the Asian Beach Games.Ramirez defeated Deepudsa Siramol, 10-0, to rule the women's -55kg division for her second jiu-jitsu gold medal in the biennial meet. ...
Sep 27, 2016
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ERIC Kelly kept his end of the bargain but fellow headliner Eduard Folayang went down in defeat during the Universal Realty Combat Championship fight card at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday night.Featherweight champ Kelly found a way to beat ...
Dec 3, 2012
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