Brooks submits Adiwang in dominant ONE debut
Nov. 27, 2021 11:30 p.m.
SINGAPORE — ONE Championship™ (ONE) returned with ONE: NEXTGEN III, a previously recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium that aired via tape delay on Friday, 26 November. The card featured three all-striking ONE Super Series contests and three mixed martial arts bouts, including a pivotal showdown between top strawweights.
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In the main event, promotional newcomer Jarred Brooks stunned #5-ranked strawweight contender Lito Adiwang via arm triangle submission after controlling the bout from start to finish.
Brooks shot for a takedown almost immediately when the fight began, successfully bringing the action to the mat with a double-leg. With his back on the canvas, Adiwang tried his best to defend against the American’s top pressure as Brooks advanced his position. In the second round, Brooks landed two more takedowns, including an emphatic slam, before swiftly transitioning to the fight-ending choke. With his arm trapped and nowhere to go, Adiwang had no choice but to tap out.
In the co-main event, former ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Alaverdi Ramazanov returned to Muay Thai and made quick work of Pongsiri PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym, landing a beautiful uppercut toward the end of the first round to score a stoppage victory. Ramazanov used his reach advantage early, keeping Pongsiri at the end of his striking range. As the Thai tried to close the distance, Ramazanov caught him coming in with the right hand, ending the bout abruptly.
Former ONE Strawweight World Champion and current #4-ranked strawweight contender Alex Silva tapped out veteran Rene Catalan via armbar in the first round of their highly anticipated rematch. Silva brought Catalan down to the mat after the Filipino star missed with a combination. Once on the ground, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt cleverly worked his way into the perfect position to secure the bout-ending submission.
Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Panpayak Jitmuangnon scored a unanimous decision victory over promotional newcomer Daniel Puertas in a three-round ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. Panpayak showcased his precision and power early, connecting on a laser-like left hand down the middle to knock Puertas down in round one. Puertas survived and tried to increase the pressure in rounds two and three, but Panpayak continued his solid counterstriking to dominate the rest of the way.
Rising star Ruslan Emilbek Uulu took care of business against Dutch lightweight Pieter Buist to win by unanimous decision after three grueling rounds. Uulu wasted no time at the sound of the opening bell, immediately landing a takedown that brought the action to the ground. The Kyrgyzstani fighter utilized superior wrestling to keep Buist’s back glued to the mat, scoring major points with the judges. Buist tried to come back, using his length to keep his opponent at bay, but Uulu would not be denied and applied consistent pressure as the fight progressed.
Brazilian striker Felipe Lobo kicked off a fantastic card with a resounding victory over highly regarded Thai fighter Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. Lobo was fast and powerful with his precise punching from the first round to the last, while Rodlek was unable to make the necessary adjustments. Featuring a consistent left hook to the body and a terrific right uppercut, Lobo blew past Rodlek on the judges’ scorecards to take home a surprising unanimous decision after three rounds.
Official Results for ONE: NEXTGEN III
Mixed Martial Arts – Strawweight: Jarred Brooks def. Lito Adiwang via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:07 of R2
Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Alaverdi Ramazanov def. Pongsiri PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym via KO at 2:39 of R1
Mixed Martial Arts – Strawweight: Alex Silva def. Rene Catalan via Submission (Armbar) at 3:35 of R1
Kickboxing – Flyweight: Panpayak Jitmuangnon def. Daniel Puertas via Unanimous Decision
Mixed Martial Arts – Lightweight: Ruslan Emilbek Uulu def. Pieter Buist via Unanimous Decision
Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Felipe Lobo def. Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym via Unanimous Decision
Atayde bats for moratorium on student loan payments during emergencies, calamities
March 17, 2023 9:00 p.m.
STUDENTS won’t have to worry paying their loans during times of calamities and emergencies, as Quezon City first district Congressman Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde has introduced a moratorium on the payment of student loans administered by higher educational institutions (HEIs).
The House Bill 7279, which Atayde filed last Feb. 21, headed into its first reading six days later in the Committee on Higher and Technical Education, chaired by Baguio City Rep. Mark O. Go.
He said the bill — once it turns to a law — will halt the payment of all the fees, charges, and costs relating to student loans and technical-vocational training institutions (TVIs) or by the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNIFAST) during emergencies.
It will cover all students residing in areas declared to be under a state of calamity or emergency — those who are enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges (LUCs), private HEIs, and public and private TVIs.
“We have to find a way to help our students and their families, when natural or even these man-made calamities hit them hard. We just have to make everything easy for them including a moratorium on the payment of student loans,” Atayde said. “It is a burden on a student and their family especially in difficult times like aftermath of typhoon, fire and earthquakes, among other disasters.”
“In the order of spending, student loans will be their least priority since spending will go mostly to basic necessities for survival,” Atayde added.
The moratorium shall be effective for the duration of the state of calamity or emergency and for 30 days after its lifting. No penalties shall be collected on the deferred payments.
“To provide adequate relief and protection to our students in times of calamities and emergencies, this measure shall allow the deferral of student loan collections for a reasonable period during and after the onset of disasters.”
The Quezon City lawmaker cited also the availability of the moratorium, which shall not adversely affect the status of the students concerned with regard to their eligibility for re-enrollment on the succeeding semesters or terms, or their eligibility for graduation.
“The proposed legislation doesn’t prevent public and private HEIs from implementing more favorable forms of payment relief or assistance to students affected by disasters, prohibiting students from voluntarily waiving the moratorium on student loan payments, or availing subsidies and assistance from the government,” Atayde concluded.
ShopeePay now available as a payment method for App Store, other Apple services in PH
March 16, 2023 1:59 p.m.
Beginning today, ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, is now available as a payment method for Apple services in the Philippines. Customers can use their ShopeePay account to pay for App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, and iTunes Store purchases, iCloud storage and more.
The addition of ShopeePay as an Apple ID payment method offers a new way to pay for Apple services without needing a credit card and still allows for easy, secure one-tap purchasing from Apple products including iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Customers can manage their Apple ID payment information in Settings on iPhone and iPad, or on their Mac or PC.
Agatha Soh, Director at ShopeePay commented, “ShopeePay is committed to meeting the needs of users who are increasingly expecting seamless payments across all platforms. We are excited to offer ShopeePay as a convenient payment option for our customers, and expand access to digital payments, benefitting more users.”
For more information on how to add ShopeePay as a payment method, please visit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201266 or https://shopee.ph/m/ShopeePay-Apple-ID-PH.
Be bolder, braver, more confident at SM Supermalls’ Women’s Month celebration!
March 8, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
Ladies, take center stage as SM celebrates Women Power throughout the month of March. Lots of activities both online and on-ground are in store to empower women and girls all over the country.
Join the Future of Women Global Summit
SM Supermalls will be joining UN Women in kicking off the IWD 2023 celebration through a women’s summit on March 8, at the SM Aura Premier Samsung Hall. Focusing on the future of women in ICT, the two-part event will gather young women, country leaders, policy makers, and advocates together to share perspectives and affirm their commitment to supporting digital equality for women and girls.
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Support your local Womenpreneurs
Great finds for ladies are on sale at the SM Womenpreneur Market! This pop-up of small and medium businesses owned by women for women will give you everything you need from food and beauty to wellness and fashion!
Wednesdays are for women!
Shopping on Wednesdays has become even more tempting because the Women’s Wednesday Sale is back! Achieve the glow-up you deserve with special discounts, deals, and promos on fashion, beauty, and fitness exclusively for women every Wednesday of March. So don’t hold back on your shopping; you deserve all these and more!
A beautiful treat of wellness all for you
Forda glow-up and pampering sesh tayo this month because lots of self-care deals are available at the Women’s Wellness Sale. Avail of great deals from wellness salons on facials, hair and body treatments, nail care, and massage from March 1 to March 31.
And more deals online!
Special deals are up for women via the SM Malls Online app. Get the best brand offerings every Wednesday from shoes and beauty and wellness to home and hobbies. Use the code WOMEN and get an extra 10% off, capped at 250. What’s great is that there’s no minimum purchase required!
Also, a collection of brand vouchers will be sent to all women SM Malls Online shoppers valid all month. Wait for your Beauty Pass and give yourself the retail therapy you deserve with tons of discounts, GWP deals, samplers, in-store pick up bonuses, and mystery boxes!
Plus, the SM Malls Online app will be hosting self-care sessions online. Follow SM Supermalls on social media to get a dose of starter packages, Get-Ready-With-Me routines, and beauty products that your favorite beauty experts swear by.
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Celebrate Women Power on IG!
Capture the beauty and power of women at the beautiful spots and installations all over SM. Be free to express your own uniqueness and creativity in the specially-designed selfie spaces in partnership with Selfie Studio. Don’t forget to tag us on IG!
We don’t know about you but exciting days await every SM woman. So be bolder, braver, and more confident! With these activities, you can confidently step forward in fashion, beauty, wellness, and express yourselves to make a positive impact.
Stay updated on all things women this IWD 2023 by visiting www.smsupermalls.com and following @smsupermalls on social media.