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Training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, Danny "The King" Kingad will face Reece "Lightning" McLaren, 27, of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semi-finals at "ONE: Dawn of Heroes." The Igorot mixed martial artist was originally set to face former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat "The Kazakh" Akhmetov, 31, of Taldykorgan, Almaty Kazakhstan.

Akhmetov who had to withdraw from the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semi-finals due to injury. He was replaced by McLaren, who was originally set to fight Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu, 24, Kagoshima, Japan at "ONE: Dawn of Heroes."

On March 31, 2019, Akhtemov defeated McLaren in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals at "ONE: A New Era" at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. In another quarter-final bout in the tournament on the same fight card, Kingad defeated Senzo Ikeda, 36, of Tokyo.

Originally from Sadanga, Mountain Province, Philippines, Kingad went to school in Baguio City. He began training in wushu at Team Lakay in 2012 and went on to win gold medals in several local tournaments.

Inspired by the success of esteemed Team Lakay fighter as former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang, 34, Kingad then turned his attention to the cage. In 2014, Kingad made a successful start to his professional career, debuting with ONE Championship on the way to an impressive record of 8 wins and 0 loss.

This earned Kingad a shot at the ONE Flyweight World Championship against Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes, 31, of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil. However, the Team Lakay fighter failed in his first bid at world title glory.

Currently, Kingad has 10 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, McLaren has 12 wins and 6 losses.

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, McLaren claimed the Eternal MMA and XFL Bantamweight Championships before making his ONE Championship debut. In 2016, he challenged ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes, 39, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil but lost via split decision.

ONE Championship will hold "ONE: Dawn of Heroes" at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on August 2, 2019. It will feature kickboxing, Muay Thai and mixed martial arts matches.

Meanwhile, here is Kingad, Folayang and their Team Lakay brothers in a ONE Championship press conference in 2018:

#MMA #SPORTS #DannyKingad #ONEChampionship #ONE:DawnOfHeroes #ReeceMcLaren #TeamLakay

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HERO: Igorot Medic Succumbed to COVID-19


Medical frontliner Dr. Sukil-ap, only 42 years old, from Benguet, succumbed Tuesday, September 22, after a hard battle against COVID-19. He could be the first COVID casualty in the AFP's Medical Corps.

He was also a Marawi hero and had been deployed may times in Jolo as flight surgeon, ensuring that the wounded and sick were properly transported to a definitive treatment facility.

His colleagues describe him as a "most sought after" medical officer "because hindi siya tumatangging tumingin ng pasyente anytime of the day" and "is well loved by young and old patients alike because he was a kindhearted medical officer." He was also described as very health conscious.

His last assignment was at Headquarters, PAF in Pasay City, although he still accommodated patients at the Air Force General Hospital as an Internal Medicine specialist.

Major Sukil-ap's remains lie in state at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and loved ones, especially to his wife, Major Sheila Pineda Sukil-ap, also from the Medical Corps.

Thank you for your great service to the nation, Sir.

Via The Supply Sergeant PH

#Sukilap #hero #Marawi #frontiner #doctor #PHAirForce #Benguet

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Bishop Victor Bendico of the Diocese of Baguio on Saturday assailed the cutting of 53 pine trees and one Norfolk fir by a real estate developer, which also caused an uproar among officials and city residents.

The property developer on June 20 began clearing the trees on the heavily forested hills of Barangay Outlook Drive for a 12-story residential condominium.

Bendico said the diocese "strongly opposes and considers as unacceptable the continuing mass killing of full grown and healthy trees."

He said in a statement that the developer's move "gravely rejects the moral principle of the social doctrine of the Church on safeguarding the environment."

#Baguio #treeCutting #Villar

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TWO New COVID-19 Deaths reported in the Cordillera

COVID-19 Cases Regional Update as of 5:00pm of August 1, 2020

Twenty (20) new Recoveries, five (5) new Cases and two (2) new Deaths Reported in the Region:
- 5 in Abra
- 4 in Apayao
- 5 in Baguio City
- 3 in Ifugao
- 2 in Kalinga
- 1 in Mt. Province

- 3 in Baguio City
- 1 in Benguet
- 1 in Kailinga

- 1 in Abra
- 1 in Baguio City

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• Some data may change as new information occur based on further validation and investigation.

#BeatCOVID19 #covid19 #Cordillera

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