Pacquiao at Cebuchon and Panciteria, 4th E. Tan golf, Wefix Auto-Edson volleyball, Gan Soo Do expansion, thank you Warren of Lube City

Pacquiao at Cebuchon and Panciteria, 4th E. Tan golf, Wefix Auto-Edson volleyball, Gan Soo Do expansion, thank you Warren of Lube City
Participants of the 4th Ernie Tan Invitational Golf pose with their trophies. (Contributed photo)

It looks like Panciteria de Manila and Cebuchon BBQ are the only Filipino-owned restaurants that are planning to hold a PPV for the July 20 fight of Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, a senator of the Philippines who just gave up his sports committee chairmanship in favor of another sportsman senator Bong Go, is fighting Keith Thurman for the WBA super welterweight title on July 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Thurman, defending his WBA (Super) welterweight title, is undefeated with a perfect 29-0 win-loss card, 22 of which via KOs and our Pambansang Kamao, the WBA (Regular) welterweight title holder, has a 61-7-2 win-loss-draw record, with 39 KOs.

To all Manny Pacquiao fans, see you at Cebuchon BBQ at 7451 Roper Road NW with telephone number (780) 717-1449 or at Panciteria de Manila at 12832 137 Ave.NW with telephone number (780) 425-5757 and call the owners for ticket reservations.

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Dante Ajero emerged as over-all champion in the 4th Ernie Tan Invitational Golf Tournament, June 29, at the JR golf course.

William Angala and Jun Rocha shared second place while in Group 1, Cesar Dauz and Marlon Pasatiempo were tied at first place and Clint Angala and Oliver de Jesus both finished third place. In Group 3, Joey Tobias took the first place honors and Danny Fajayan followed at second and Iggy Umali at third.

Nomer Raxon won the longest putt award and Joel Conception bagged the longest drive and closest to the pin awards.

Congratulations to all Pinoy golfers!

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Crosstown Auto Centre topped the women’s division of the 3rd Wefix Automotive Repair-Edson Volleyball Tournament by besting the Red Deer Warriors in five sets, 3-2.

Danica Rabago, the most valuable player, and Shaira Lina led the attacks in the final set to secure their third title. AMD Financial placed third.

Mythical Six awardees are Regine Oregas, Princess and Jhonalyn Tamundong of Red Deer, Lina, Chrisia dela Paz and Raine Cruz of Crosstown Auto.

Joy Reyes of Crosstown Auto won the best setter award and teammate Trixi Cabali bagged the best spiker title. Oliver dela Paz received the coach of the year award.

“We were down, 10-14 and wrapped up the fifth set with a 16-14 win,” said dela Paz who thanked organizer Rodel Gravides and his team for the successful tournament and Crosstown Auto Centre dealer-principal Joe Medina for backing their team.

In the men’s side, Super Friends ruled the division after beating Alpha Q. AMD Financial placed third.

Tristan Espartero, Austin dela Rosa, Dexter of Alpha Q, Donavan Tiujan, Keenan Valdez of Super Friends, Carlo Nieto of AMD were voted Mythical Six. Cito Ganzan of Super Friends received the best setter award while Marcos Carreon bagged the best spiker and MVP awards.

Congratulations to the organizers and Wefix Auto for supporting Pinoy volleyball!

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Gan Soo Do started at the UFC gym in Red Deer and I just learned that it has expanded in other Motion Fitness gyms in Lloydminster and Grande Prairie.

Master Steve Grandeza was able to bring in more Gan Soo Do blackbelt instructors through Motion Fitness to help spread the martial art to Albertans. Masters Aderlyn Rubante, 2nd Dan blackbelt, and Jerry Fornolles, 4th Dan blackbelt, are now part of the team of instructors.

Gan Soo Do, a martial art designed by Steve’s grandfather and grandmaster Casimiro “Chingi” Grandeza, is now on its second year and Master Steve with the assistance of his long-time student and fellow instructor Roman Cuison, who is based at the Motion Fitness in Saskatoon, were able to conduct the first Gan Soo Do examination last year.

And for this year, on June 29 at the Motion Fitness Red Deer, Rubante, Fornolles and Grandeza were able to hold another Gan Soo Do examination to their Canadian students.

We wish Gan Soo Do instructors success and keep spreading the martial art.

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I’d like to thank Warren Guillen, one of the supervisors at Lube City Express Oil Change, for giving me and my wife Marj, the chance to watch the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals at the Castrol Raceway.

I met Guillen many moons ago when he was still playing for the multi-titled University of Mindanao Maroons, renamed UM Wildcats, and covered their championship games for the community papers.

It was a pleasant experience watching those fast cars, although Marj was more interested on the RVs on display and that’s another story, hahahaha.

Thank you Warren and Lube City!

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Again, we are encouraging members of the Filipino sports community by keeping us posted of your events. Kindly email your sports photos, details to

Salamat po!

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