Saturday, May 20, 2017

Join All the Action this Jam-packed June on Animax!

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Anime fans across Asia will enjoy what’s in store for the month of June, jam-packed with all the action and mixed with science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural as four of the highest-rated anime series from Japan make their debut on Animax.

Assassination Classroom

Students of Class 3-E at the Kunugigaoka Junior High School find themselves in an impossible mission as assassins to eliminate their homeroom teacher – a tentacled, smiley-faced creature responsible for destroying a part of the moon and threatens to destroy the earth within a year.

With the government offering a reward of 10 billion yen to whomever among the students succeeds in killing the monster, Nagisa Shiota and the class of academic underachievers take on the challenge to redeem themselves and finally earn the respect they deserve.

Despite the unattainable task before them, Nagisa and his band of social misfits must race against the clock, not only in time for their graduation, but also in time to save the world.

Assassination Classroom starts on 04 June, every Sunday at 9pm, with 4 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.

Hand Shakers

High school student Tazuna Takatsuki was just on his way to repair something as a mechanic when he finds himself in another world.

He meets Koyori Akutagawa, and the two become one as Hand Shakers – partners who can summon weapons called “Nimrods,” which are born from their deep psyche by joining hands.

With their newfound power, Tazuna and Koyori compete with other Hand Shakers for the chance to meet and challenge “God” and make their wish come true. But to do so, they should keep on holding hands at all times and not let go.

Hand Shakers premieres on 15 June, every Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.


Sixteen-year-old Mahiru Shirota lives a simple life and dislikes everything that is difficult. But when he rescues a black cat he named Kuro, his life suddenly becomes complicated.

Kuro turns out to be no ordinary feline but a Servamp – a servant vampire who happens to be in the middle of a sibling rivalry.

In an instant, Mahiru is dragged into a war among vampire brothers and pulled into a world completely unknown to him, realizing that his once simple life will never be simple again!

SERVAMP premieres on 15 June, from Monday to Friday at 6:30pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.

Terra Formars: Revenge

In 2620 A.D., the earth is being ravaged by a deadly pathogen called the Alien Engine Virus. In order to find a vaccine, Akari Hizamaru and his crew travel to Mars to get a sample of one of the giant humanoid cockroaches known as Terraformars.
But on the red planet, an unforeseen accident occurs, which forces them to engage in a fierce battle with the alien creatures.

Fighting for their survival, Akari is fully aware that he and his men should triumph against all odds to save humanity from the looming threat of extinction.

Terra Formars: Revenge premieres on 20 June, every Monday and Tuesday at 10pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.

Animax is available on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Channel 73, Dream Satellite TV Channel 07, Destiny Digital Channel 46 and G Sat Channel 24.

One Championship Partners with GoDaddy

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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), has announced a partnership with GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. Both companies will work closely together to bring mixed martial arts in Asia to greater heights. GoDaddy branding is set to be featured at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 26 May. The main event of the card will feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee as she defends her title against Brazil’s Istela Nunes. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren takes on rising young star Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I’m thrilled to be working with GoDaddy as our partnership signifies another monumental moment for the sport of mixed martial arts and for ONE Championship. GoDaddy has a great history of working with other sporting organizations and it is a privilege for ONE Championship to announce this collaboration. Singapore is set to witness the biggest mixed martial arts event in history on 26 May, and we are delighted to have GoDaddy on board with us in delivering world-class MMA action to fans all over the globe.”

Roger Chen, Vice President of Asia, GoDaddy, stated: “GoDaddy is committed to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs get online and grow their ventures. We have a successful track record of partnerships with global sporting bodies and we’re delighted to partner with one of Asia’s largest sports media properties, ONE Championship. ONE Championship provides a great opportunity for GoDaddy to build relationships with people across Asia and bring attention to the importance of having a strong online presence.”

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 17 million customers worldwide and more than 71 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.

ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES features the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent. The card is headlined by a tremendous matchup between ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee and Muay Thai champion Istela Nunes. Lee won the title in 2016 at just 19-years of age, becoming the youngest world champion in the history of mixed martial arts.

Former 2x Olympian and one of the best welterweights in the world pound-for-pound, Ben Askren, will grace the ONE Championship cage in the evening’s co-main event opposite the awe-inspiring Agilan Thani. Thani earned the right to challenge Askren after going unbeaten in his professional career, winning seven bouts in a row by spectacular finish.

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TECHtonic Premieres in July as the Philippines’ Largest Tech and Innovation Conference

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The vibrant startup scene in the country has encouraged more and more young entrepreneurs to venture into the world of business, risking the stability of corporate jobs for time freedom that entrepreneurship forebodes. Fortunately, access to capital and resources to start a business has never been easier, all thanks to the support of private venture capital groups and angel investors, business accelerators, and select government institutions. Mentorship opportunities are also very much abundant and readily available for young business owners to draw advantages from. In addition, corporations big and small alike are even more bullish in investing in tech and introducing innovative solutions to improve their business processes and capacity.

With a tech scene as energetic as ours here in the Philippines, one can say that business conferences that convene startups, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, corporate groups, and investors that have technology as focus are long overdue.

Having this in mind, PMCM Events Management leads the staging of TECHtonic 2017: Manila Tech Convention with theme, “Culture for the Future.” TECHtonic takes aim to be the country’s largest startup conference, inviting international startup groups and investors from all over the world in one big event that highlights new technologies and innovation in the space.

Startups that qualify to join are given the chance to pitch their business ideas to a group of renowned local and international investors in a pitching competition headlined as “Startup Arena.” Winning startups get to take home a guaranteed prize money and the opportunity to be mentored by the biggest names in the tech startup scene. Investors and corporate executives shall be treated to a private networking lunch and dinner hosted by the event organizers.

The event will also feature exhibits and activities from corporate partners and sponsors, talks and panels from key people in the tech startup scene, and – where the real fun is – an after-party city tour and pub crawl. Truly, this event is one that cannot be missed, especially for tech aficionados.

TECHtonic 2017: Manila Tech Convention takes place on July 29-30, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. For more information, visit TECHTonic’s website:

"REGISTER for FREE by visiting the #TECHtonicPh2017 Website at

Exhibitors are still welcome to join! CALL 505 3746 or 0995 281 3320"

PTCI to Deploy ERP with Campus Network for PNP

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Perl Tech Consulting International (PTCI) Inc. will be deploying a state-of-the-art wireless “campus network” with Fiber Optic redundancy for the Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of the PNP’s modernization program. The network will provide data and internet connectivity for the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame up to the Quezon City Police District Headquarters in Camp Karingal.

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is currently under development and will utilize the Campus Network. The ERP system will be used by the PNP to manage Human Resources, Financial and Management Accounting, Materials Management as well as Enterprise Asset Management.

The first stage in the development of the ERP system is the development of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) which will integrate fire critical information systems related to Human Resources and Logistics.

“The ERP and Campus Network will significantly help the PNP in its mandate and programs; we are looking forward to extending this network to other PNP sites nationwide,” PTCI President Roy Del Rosario said.  “The HRMIS is expected to accelerate recruitment of new police officers as well as provide convenience for PNP retired personnel, allowing them to process their documents and receive their benefits without going to several offices,” he added.

The PNP Campus Network will primarily be utilizing TV White Space (TVWS) Technologies to provide connectivity to the various nodes of the campus network.

TVWS refers to the unused television frequencies in the VHF and UHF bands.  In 2010, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the use of TVWS for data communications.  The PNP campus network to be installed by PTCI will be the first commercial deployment of TVWS in the Philippines.

Police Chief Superintendent Edwin Jose Nemenzo, the Director of the PNP Information Technology Management Service (ITMS) is looking forward to the network and ERP Solution deployment:
“I believe it was Sun Tzu who said that the line between disorder and order lies in logistics.”

“Operational effectiveness is dependent on logistics or the effective management of resources; we can expect the PNP to be more efficient with the deployment and implementation of the HRMIS.” Director Nemenzo added.

About PTCII, Perl Tech Consulting International, Inc. is an IT consulting firm that assists organizations to maximize the value of their information technology investments. With a team approach to most engagements, PTCI drives projects alongside its customer-partners to execute creative solutions for tactical and strategic IT initiatives.

Marriage and Property 101: Prenuptial Agreements

Wazzup Pilipinas! explains what is a prenuptial agreement and why couples about to get married should have one.

Many couples who are into their nth year (even month) of being together decide to get married because they feel, in all aspects, that they’re ready for the responsibility. Mentally, they believe it’s the most logical next step once they’ve reached a certain point in their relationship. 

Twitter Offers New Data Controls and Updates Privacy Policy

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Today, Twitter announced a suite of industry-leading tools to give people more access to their information and greater, more granular control over how it’s used. The company has also updated the Privacy Policy to reflect the improvements that they’ve made to Twitter.

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Below are the most important updates rolling out in the coming days:


Increased transparency: Twitter is expanding Your Twitter Data to give people the most transparent access to their Twitter information to date, including demographic and interest data, and advertisers that have included them in their tailored audiences on Twitter. Each category of data will be clearly marked, and they will be able to view or modify this data directly.

New controls: Twitter is also launching new Personalization and Data settings that offer even more granular control over how the company use users’ data, including how the company personalizes people’s experience on Twitter and user option to share information through certain partnerships. People can use these controls to better personalize their experience on Twitter and opt out of various types of data usage and sharing with a single switch.

Personalization across your devices: When people log in, Twitter will associate their device with their account for purposes such as authentication and personalization. The company may also personalize your experience based on information from other devices besides the ones they use to log into Twitter - this can be turned off in the Personalization and Data settings. For example, if people visit websites with sports content on their laptop, they can use this setting to help control whether Twitter show them sports-related ads on Twitter for Android or iOS.

NBA Launches First Official Online Store in the Philippines

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and International Athletic Trading Company, Inc. (IATC) announced today the launch of, the first official online NBA Store in the Philippines.  The online destination will provide fans across the Philippines with access to official NBA merchandise on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.

Managed by IATC, the mobile-optimized will offer a wide assortment of authentic NBA merchandise from all 30 teams, including jerseys, footwear, headwear, accessories, and collectibles from brands such as adidas, Mitchell & Ness, New Era, Nike, Spalding, Stance, Under Armour, and Upper Deck.   

“The launch of strengthens our efforts to extend our reach further across the Philippine archipelago,” said IATC President and CEO Melvin Lloyd Lim.  “We are committed to bringing the NBA closer to the fans by outfitting them with the latest authentic NBA merchandise.”

“With the combined presence of our four brick and mortar NBA Stores in the country and, we now can provide authentic NBA merchandise to our fans in the Philippines wherever they are,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “ us an exciting new platform to engage our fans and provides them with another touchpoint to our players and teams.” will offer payment options including credit card, cash-on-delivery, online banking, as well as over-the-counter bank deposits and non-bank partner outlets. marks the league’s 14th branded international online store, with the league generating a third of its merchandise sales from outside the United States.  The other 13 branded international sites are: (Australia), (New Zealand), (Brazil) and NBA Store WeChat (China), (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), (India), (Indonesia), (Taiwan), and (Hong Kong).

For all the latest news and updates on the NBA and NBA Store Philippines, visit and follow the NBA on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (@nbastoreph).

DOE Turns Over Energy-Efficient Cars to Gov't Agencies

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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi and Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa today turned over 24 units of advanced hybrid vehicles to various national government agencies (NGAs).
During the ceremonial turnover held at the DOE’s headquarters on Friday (19 May), Cusi said: “We give distinct focus to the promotion and mainstreaming of efficient, emerging and advanced energy solutions to manage our energy utilization and consumption levels—from the households all the way to the energy-intensive sectors.”

“This program aims to promote the local use and patronage of efficient and environment-friendly alternative fuel vehicles, by deploying demo units and consequently developing familiarity with their operation, maintenance and service,” Cusi pointed out.
The Energy Secretary said the donation of alternative fuel vehicles to different government agencies nationwide "would help trigger a paradigm shift in the mindset of the public so that we would be able to witness a dramatic reduction in both our fuel consumption and carbon emissions."

Underscoring the responsibility of recipients, Cusi said, “We entrust the 24 units of highly fuel-efficient 2017 model Hybrid Toyota Prius to our partner agencies, which are fortunate to act as government’s veritable endorsers of clean technology and harbingers of the future of passenger transport.”

The Government of Japan gave the Philippines a grant amounting to JPY500 million for the procurement and delivery of next generation vehicles (i.e., hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles) under the Japan Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) with the DOE as its implementing agency.

For this tranche, recipients of the Japan-made hybrid cars are the Office of the President, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Finance, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Transportation, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Economic Development Authority, Department of Science and Technology, and the Philippine National Police.

As agreed upon, the NGA beneficiaries will be assisting the DOE in its conduct of research, performance testing and promotion for the local adoption of alternative fuel vehicles.

On the other hand, another 8 units will be distributed to the Region 8 offices of national government agencies involved in emergency response operations and rehabilitation, such as the Philippine Information Agency, Office of Civil Defense, Department of Transportation – Land Transportation Office, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Interior and Local Government – Bureau of Fire Protection, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Trade and Industry. 

The turnover ceremony of the vehicles for Region 8 is scheduled on 25 May 2017. Another 45 units of 2017 model of Toyota Prius will be used as patrol cars by PNP Region 8, particularly in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.


RECIPIENT OF HYBRID CARS: Through a ceremonial car key, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa turned over 24 units of the Toyota Prius (2017 Model) to the representatives of various national government agencies under Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) which funded the acquisition of the next generation vehicles (i.e., hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles) that releases lower carbon emission. In photo, receiving a hybrid car in behalf of their government agencies during this morning's turn over by DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi and the Japanese Ambassador (center) are (L-R) PNP PCSupt. Philip Gil Philips, DILG Asec. Ricojudge Echiverri, NEDA OIC-Usec. Greg L. Pineda, DBM Usec. Agnes Joy Bailen, DTI Usec. Rowel S. Barba, Deputy Executive Secretary Michael P. Ong, DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Kazuhide Ishikawa, DOST Usec. Carol M. Yorobe, DFA Usec. Linglingay F. Lacanlale, DOT Usec.  Benito Bengson, DOTR Usec. Anneli R. Lontoc, DENR Asec. Jesus Enrico Moises Salazar, PIA Deputy Director General Gregorio Angelo Villar.         

HYBRID CAR TEST DRIVE: Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa as his passenger, had a test drive of one of the 24 units of the donated Toyota Prius (2017 Model) received by various national government agencies for the promotion of fuel-efficient and hybrid vehicles in the country. The hybrid car is part of the Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA), which funded the acquisition of the next generation vehicles (i.e., hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles), which releases lower carbon emission.

Angela Lee Still Enjoys Life of Being Champion, Looks to Extend Winning Roll in ONE Championship

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As ONE Championship returns to its home-base of Singapore on 26 May, Asia’s largest sports media property has prepared one of its biggest cards yet for 2017.
ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee is set to square off with Brazil’s Istela Nunes in the main event of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, which takes place at the 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Considered as the face of women’s mixed martial arts in Asia, Lee is one of ONE Championship’s most outstanding athletes regardless of gender or weight class.
The 20-year-old MMA sensation made history in May 2016 by capturing the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship belt with an awe-inspiring victory over Mei Yamaguchi.
Lee’s beautiful combination of elite striking and grappling skills has proven to be a potent formula for success as she has remained unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage.

Yahoo Philippines Homepage Gets a New Look!

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Refresh offers a more unified experience across Yahoo News and Yahoo Homepage
Yahoo today announced the new Yahoo Homepage, along with updates to Yahoo News for users in the Philippines. These changes, hosted on a dedicated Philippines domain -, will provide a more unified experience across the Yahoo homepage and core properties, offering a better way to consume, engage, and discover the quality content users have come to expect.

With cleaner, more modern designs and a focus on increased personalization, the new sites deliver a continuous stream of articles tailored to each user (including original content) and create a more consistent experience on Yahoo properties across devices.

Here are some highlights:

Yahoo Homepage

The new Yahoo homepage is designed keeping user behavior in mind. Yahoo has made it easier for users to get all the latest news and content, in less time. People no longer need to open individual articles in multiple browser tabs; instead, they can simply scroll through related stories inline. They can also engage in conversations, share what they are passionate about with a tap, and like their favorite articles by clicking on the heart icon.

Up top, Yahoo’s editors pick some of the most important stories people need to know, alongside content most relevant to them. Over time, as users click on more content, the Yahoo stream becomes more tailored to their interests. The more people use homepage, the better their experience will be.

Yahoo News

Yahoo News provides content relevant to Filipinos, ranging from international and local politics to sports and entertainment to viral videos. For example, users can read articles – or watch videos – about the latest government pronouncements, get updates on NBA games, or find out what local artistas or Hollywood celebrities are up to.

The new upgraded design for Yahoo Philippines will provide users with a new experience which includes considerably faster page load, more seamless surfacing of slideshows, videos and original content and a more conformed platform.  

Yahoo will continue to provide the same quality content their audiences all over the world have come to expect. This major redesign of the homepage and core properties lays the foundation for many upcoming new features across platforms, harnessing the full power of Yahoo to create a unified experience across desktop and mobile web.

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Yahoo is a guide to digital information discovery, focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining users through its search, communications, and digital content products. By creating highly personalized experiences, Yahoo helps users discover the information that matters most to them around the world -- on mobile or desktop. Yahoo drives value for advertisers by helping them engage with consumers online through the combination of data, content and technology. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom ( or the Company's blog (

Davaoenos Unite! Catch Davao Aguilas FC as they go Against

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Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC), which drew a record-breaking crowd of 4,384 when they played their first match in Tagum, Davao del Norte, is calling out to all its fans in Metro Manila, as they go up against Kaya FC Makati in their match this Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7p.m., to be held at the University of Makati (UMAK).

“We would like to invite DavaoeƱos and fans of Davao Aguilas FC to come over and support the team as they go up against Kaya FC Makati this Saturday.  It would be a big boost for the team if they had their fans screaming for them.  I’m sure the fans would love to see how this team fights to the finish,” says DAFC CEO Chito Manuel.
Among the players to watch out for in DAFC is 19-year old Fil-Belgian Dylan de Bruycker, who has scored 3 goals for the team in its last 2 matches, and  is also part of the Philippines Men’s U22 national team.

In a recent article, Dylan was described as “Very composed and tricky,…he is dangerous when he gets momentum, and in front of goal he can finish with either his left or right.” 

Homegrown Davao footballers such as Alexis Cabistante, John Philip Delos Santos and Roeder Ignacio are also part of the team. 

Match against Kaya FC Makati has been adjusted to May 20, 2017, 7 p.m. and will be held at the University of Makati (UMAK).

Tickets are available at the stadium.  

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Ben Askren Predicts an Easy Night Against Agilan Thani

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American mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Ben “Funky” Askren is set to make his much-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage on 26 May as he stakes his undefeated record and the coveted ONE Welterweight World Championship title against fellow unbeaten fighter Agilan “The Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.

Both men are scheduled to collide in the co-headliner of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, which takes place at the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium.

When the champion known as “Funky” enters the sold-out showground for the scheduled five-round championship clash with Thani, it will have been over a year since he last made the walk to the cage.

However, his Malaysian opponent has competed three times since then and still has the enthusiasm and drive to seek improvements in his game every day at the tender age of 21.

Thani's rise in MMA after just a few years in the sport has been spectacular, but Askren believes there is nothing his foe can do that will prepare him for what is about to come.

"It does not matter what my opponent's strengths and weaknesses are, because at the end of the day, I have got the trump card. He cannot stop my wrestling, which he cannot, then he is going to be on his back, and he is going to get beaten up," he said.

Askren’s claim is not erroneous as he is highly regarded for his outstanding wrestling background that earned him two NCAA Division I national championship trophies and the privilege to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In addition, Askren is universally recognized as one of the best welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA) today and one of the best fighters in the world pound-for-pound.

The 32-year-old grappling expert from Milwaukee, Wisconsin holds an unblemished professional MMA record of 15-0 with four knockout victories and four submission wins.

“Usually, it is just not enough, and by usually, I mean it always is never enough,” Askren quipped.

Although Askren acknowledges Thani’s inspirational story of coming from Malaysia’s lower level development scene all the way to a ONE Championship title contest, he is confident of keeping the gold-plated strap around his waist and his unscathed win-loss MMA slate intact.

“He's young and he's coming up and he might be great someday, but I keep telling people May 26 is not going to be his day. May 26 is going to be a very tough day in the life of Agilan Thani,” he ended.

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