MANSUETO "Onyok" Velasco formally received the P500,000 from the Office of the President along with the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kamagi for his silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Velasco paid a courtesy call at MalacaƱang Palace ...
Aug 23, 2021
TWENTY five years after, Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco at least gets a piece of what was due him as an Olympic silver medal winner.The Office of the President is now processing the provision of financial assistance amounting to P500,000 for the ...
Aug 11, 2021
FILIPINO vs. Cuban will be underscored in boxing for the next two weeks.As Yordenis Ugas steps up to the plate to face the legendary Manny Pacquiao, they become the second Pinoy-Cuban pair to battle in a world title fight in ...
Aug 11, 2021
WHO is best to inspire and give pep talk to Filipino boxers as they seek to give glory to the country in the Tokyo Olympics?No less than Atlanta Games silver medal winner Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco himself.Velasco, 47, said he's ...
Aug 2, 2021
BOCAUE, Bulacan - Eight Filipino sports legends made a sentimental trip down memory lane by participating in the 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday night.A huge crowd at the Philippine Arena broke into wild cheers as soon as they started ...
Dec 1, 2019
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte hinted he will take action on claims by Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco that he has yet to receive his incentives for winning a silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Velasco's supposedly undelivered incentive was once again brought ...
Aug 13, 2016
THE chances look good on paper, but the Filipino boxers are still hoping for some luck in the draw as they look to give the country its first Olympic medal in 20 years.Rogen Ladon got to as high as third in ...
Jul 31, 2016
LONG before Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco was 'robbed' of the gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Anthony Villanueva had himself already been deprived of Olympic glory.It happened on the night of October 23, 1964 during the featherweight final of ...
May 17, 2014
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