Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio, 30, of the Philippines is one of the Team Lakay warriors set to compete at "ONE: Dawn of Heroes." He will face Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu, 24, of Japan.
Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on August 2, 2019, "ONE: Dawn of Heroes" will feature kickboxing, Muay Thai and mixed martial arts matches. Eustaquio and Wakamatsu will compete in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix alternate bout.
Originally, Wakamatsu was set to face Reece "Lightning" McLaren, 27, of Australia at "ONE: Dawn of Heroes." However, the Australian fighter, who is of Filipino descent, replaced former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat "The Kazakh" Akhmetov, 31, of Kazakhstan as the opponent of Danny "The King" Kingad, 23, of the Philippines the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semi-finals on the same card.
Akhtemov had to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. In the quarter-finalds, he defeated McLaren at "ONE: A New Era" on March 31, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
Also at at "ONE: A New Era," Kingad defeated Senzo Ikeda, 36, of Tokyo in another quarter-final bout. Like Eustaquio, Kingad is training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines.
Eustaquio is one of the top flyweights in ONE Championship who has faced the creme of the crop in the division. In his most recent outing, he outpointed promotional debutante Kyu Sung Kim, 26, of South Korea to win by unanimous decision.
Currently, Eustaquio holds a professional record of 12 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Wakamatsu has 10 wins and 4 losses.
Wakamatsu is an aggressive knockout artist with shocking power with nine of his 10 victories coming by way of knockout. He is a force to be reckoned with at flyweight.
"ONE: Dawn of Heroes" gives Wakamatsu a chance to earn his first ONE Championship victory. When he made his promotional debut on September 22, 2018 at "ONE: Conquest of Heroes" in Jakarta, Indonesia, he lost to Kingad.
At "ONE: A New Era," Wakamatsu lost to former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Jackson, 32, of Kirkland, Washington, United States. Meanwhile, get to know more about Eustaquio here:
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MARAWI VETERAN, FLIGHT SURGEON, COVID 19 WARRIOR and SOLDIER... Rest in Peace, MAJOR ALDRIN C. SUKIL-AP, Medical Corps, Philippine Air Force.
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
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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."
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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
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- 2 in Kalinga
- 1 in Mt. Province
- 3 in Baguio City
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- 1 in Abra
- 1 in Baguio City
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