MANSUETO "Onyok" Velasco was honored by the House of Representatives with its members also giving cash incentives to the Filipino boxer who got a silver medal in the 1996 Olympics.On Tuesday, Velasco received the Congressional Certificate of Recognition from House Speaker ...
Sep 7, 2021
THE New Clark City Sports Complex in Tarlac will house the Philippine Olympian Memorial which serves as fitting and permanent commemoration of the sacrifices rendered by Filipino athletes to represent the country in the Olympiad.House Bill 10096, otherwise known as the ...
Aug 31, 2021
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 Malacañang Palace ...
Aug 23, 2021
CHOOKS-TO-GO has given 1996 Summer Olympics silver medalist Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco Jr. a branch for his service to the country.It is public knowledge that Velasco, who won the country's second-ever silver Olympic medal was never able ...
Aug 14, 2021
ALMOST nine decades removed from the first time the Philippines ever bagged a medal in the Olympic boxing competitions, the country's hunt for its first ever gold medal in the sport continues.Team Philippines had two legitimate chances in the ...
Aug 8, 2021
DURING a Thursday afternoon briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque vowed to raise the concerns of 1996 Olympics silver medalist Onyok Velasco to the Office of the President.A few weeks ago, Velasco spoke out again on the claims that he has yet ...
Aug 5, 2021
FOR Nesthy Petecio to capture the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal in boxing, she can't just be good -- she has to be great.And being great means accomplishing what every boxer aspire for whenever they step inside the ...
Aug 2, 2021
THE top Filipino coach who worked the corners of Leopoldo Serrantes and brothers Roel and Mansueto Velasco when they won Olympic medals for the country is gone.Former national boxing coach Gregorio 'George' Caliwan suffered a heart attack and died at the ...
May 21, 2021
BASKETBALL living legend Robert Jaworski, Olympic hero Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco, and Barcelona icon Paulino Alcantara head the fourth of enshrinees to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) announced on Friday. After months of deliberation, the Hall of Fame Selection ...
Mar 12, 2021
ONE of the country's Olympic heroes is currently confined in a hospital due to serious illnesses.Boxer Leopoldo Serantes, who won a bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Philippine Veterans Hospital ...
Jan 20, 2021
RECAH Trinidad was on the broadcast panel with fellow veteran journalist Ron delos Reyes when Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco fought Bulgaria's Daniel Petrov Bojilov for the light-flyweight gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.That moment is marked ...
Sep 8, 2020
LEGENDS of Philippine sports have come together for a rare photo amid talk that they will have a major role to play in the opening ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday at the Philippine Arena.A photo of Akiko ...
Nov 28, 2019
MANSUETO 'Onyok' Velasco and Hidilyn Diaz were awarded with the Sports Idol plum in the 1st Phoenix-Petroleum Siklab Youth Sports Awards on Wednesday night at the Century Park Hotel.Velasco and Diaz were given the award by the PSC-POC Media ...
Jun 29, 2018
THE late Manila mayor and former boxing chief Mel Lopez served as the top benefactor of 1992 Atlanta Olympics bronze medalist Roel Velasco.He also happens to be the official photographer of the highly-decorated Filipino pug.Velasco recalled how the one- ...
Jan 3, 2017
IT'S a tough road ahead for Philippine boxers Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon, definitely not one paved in gold, when they start their campaign in the amateur boxing competition of the 2016 Rio Olympics with noticeable changes and familiar roadblocks ...
Aug 4, 2016
MANNY Pacquiao has won world championships in an unprecedented eight divisions, earned more money than he has ever imagined, and is one of the mosty recognized athletes in the world.Yet there are lingering questions on why an Olympic gold medal never ...
Apr 14, 2015
TWO Filipino boxers came close to engaging Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring way before he signed up for a fight with Manny Pacquiao in what is expected to be the richest bout ever in boxing history.But for one reason or ...
Apr 12, 2015
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