Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019 winners: Jakob Sablaya, Marco Ventinilla, Chino Hung

Chino Hung, Jakob Sablaya, Marco Ventinilla
Chino Hung, Jakob Sablaya, Marco Ventinilla

A tough yet challenging wet race welcomed the competing racers during the Round 4 of Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019 at the Clark International Speedway at the Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines from August 3-4, 2019. In the end, Alfred Jakob Sablaya, Carl James “Chino” Hung and Marco Ventinilla emerged as the winners.

Qualifying Round

Despite the downpour, the riders was able to cautiously make their best time using their CBR150R. Ventinilla (Rider #09) rose up and came back at the 3rd Place of the grid while Travhys Paralejas (Rider #05) in 4th with a 0.542 seconds difference with each other. Hung (Rider #06), on the other hand, secured  2nd Place on the grid as he failed to steal the Pole Position from Sablaya (Rider #01).

Race 1

At the start of the race, the riders at the front row dominated the round, but it was Travhys Paralejas (Rider #05) who managed to slice in the front pack and able to battle with Chino Hung (Rider #06)and Jakob Sablaya (Rider #01). At the peak of this race, an interesting result emerged as Travhys Paralejas (Rider #05) grabbed the 1st Place followed by Hung (Rider #06) from Jakob Sablaya (Rider #01), who slide off. Although Paralejas (Rider #05) was able to take the lead, but he was not able to maintain and slide off as well, making Hung (Rider #06) the victor of Race 1, despite a 10 sec. penalty due to a jumpstart at the beginning of the race.

Sablaya (Rider #01) came in 2nd place after regaining his composure inside the race track from a minor crash and able to manage to overtake 7 riders in the race. Ventinilla (Rider #09), meanwhile, maintained his post at the 3rd spot due to his consistency in his performance.

Race 2

A defining round urged Ventinilla (Rider #09) to give his best as he raced head-to-head with Kokoy Mangibin (Rider #09) to claim the 3rd spot on a 0.05-second difference.  Meanwhile, Hung (Rider #06)  challenged leading racer Sablaya (Rider #01) in the whole 6 lap round as he was trying to make his attack following Sablaya from behind, but his gap was not enough to take the win as he finished 2nd Place with a 0.039-second difference only from Sablaya (Rider #01).

To sum up the results of Round 4, a defined comeback win was established by Hung and Ventinilla as they finished 2nd Place and 3rd Place, while Sablaya remains the number one contender of the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup 2019.

Meanwhile, all riders exhibited an impressive race despite the wet race track. This situation also showcased how talented these young riders are, as well as their capability to make the race even more exciting.

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ONE Championship, Nielsen Sports’ What’s Next in Global Sports 2019 to feature Michael Phelps, ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

Nielsen Sports, ONE Championship

On April 24, 2019, Nielsen Sports and ONE Championship announced that “Nielsen Presents: What’s Next in Global Sports” will take place in Singapore on May 16-17, 2019. The second annual thought leadership event will feature retired Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, 33, as a closing keynote speaker and “ONE: Enter the Dragon” as the culminating event.

“Nielsen Presents: What’s Next in Global Sports” will bring together the world’s leading brands, sports rights holders, agencies and broadcasters to discuss the top trends driving the global sports market and explore how companies are leveraging data-driven decision making to monetize fan engagement. Executives from Google, PGL Sports, Holcim Philippines and Great Sports, among others, will hit the stage to identify new strategies for global expansion of sports properties, sustainable revenue opportunities in sports and share how they are using data to make smarter decisions around media rights and sponsorships.

At the event, subject matter experts from across the global sports ecosystem will take part in panel discussions including:

  • Dollars and Sense: Turning the Passion for Sports into Concrete Revenue-generating Opportunities
  • Thinking Global, Acting Local: Navigating the Local In’s and Out’s to Achieve Global Success and Relevance
  • Putting the ‘E’ in Sports: How Traditional Sports Entering the Esports Arena may be the Ultimate Opportunity for Brands
  • Making Big Bets: Why Sports in Asia is the New Hotbed for Investors

“A perfect example of the globalization of sports is what we’re now seeing with Asian brands and rights holders who are increasing investments to gain recognition on the world sporting stage,” Nielsen Sports Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East managing director Kelvin Watt stated. “This collaboration with ONE Championship is important to continue to spotlight the rise of Asia and help regional brands unlock and monetize global opportunities.”

On May 16, 2019, “Nielsen Presents: What’s Next in Global Sports” will kick off with a welcome gala dinner at the iconic Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. It will be followed by the “Sports Business Conference” at the world-renowned Marina Bay Sands on May 17, 2019.

The two-day extravaganza will culminate with the ONE Championship event “ONE: Enter the Dragon” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It will be headlined by reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan and his challenger Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore.

“The greatest minds in sports and business will converge at the What’s Next in Global Sports conference in Singapore, and it is my honor to have ONE Championship work closely with Nielsen in making this annual gathering a possibility,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said. “Together we will revolutionize the way business and sports seamlessly integrate and how one can leverage the other to move forward in a fast-paced and evolving landscape.”

Athletes, industry leaders, media executives and sponsors must register for the invite-only event by May 3, 2019. If interested in attending, email your inquiry to Debbie Soon at

Additional details about What’s Next in Global Sports 2019 may be found at

How to score the best deals on street bike helmet

bike helmet
bike helmet

Riding a street bike is a thrilling experience. There is nothing quite like cruising the open road on your motorcycle. While it is tempting to let the wind blow through your hair, wearing the right street bike helmet is important. Finding the right one to protect your head could literally be a life and death decision.

However, it is no secret that top-quality street bike helmets can come at a price. So, this likely leaves you wondering how to find great deals on the best street motorcycle helmets.

Finding the Right Helmet

The starting point on finding the best deals should be finding the right street bike helmet for you. The best street motorcycle helmets offer excellent protection to keep you safe. Check out the Department of Transportation’s ratings on helmets to learn more about finding a safe option.

Of course, if you are like most riders, you also want to look cool and be comfortable while riding. Fortunately, there are plenty of great-quality helmets on the market. So, you can search for one that fits your style and offers the coverage and comfort to fit the way you ride.

Stay Up-To-Date On Deals

Try joining the Bike Bandit Insider mailing list. This useful tool will let you know about special offers and blowouts as well as reviews on the latest street bike helmets and other motorcycle gear. It is one of the easiest ways to stay on the lookout for great deals on the riding gear you’ve been coveting. If you time your purchase right, you can get the perfect helmet for your needs at a great discount.

Keeping your ear to the ground is the best way to score the best deals. Of course, many of the deepest discounts come during seasonal sales such as Black Friday. So, make sure to check in on your favorite gear retailers around those times.

Jessie Khing Lacuna, Bea Grabador to teach at Santé Lacuna Swim School

Jessie Khing Lacuna, Bea Grabador, Joey Marcelo (3rd-5th from left)
Jessie Khing Lacuna, Bea Grabador, Joey Marcelo (3rd-5th from left)

Santé Fitness Lab and Santé Lacuna Swim School announced their partnership at Relish Luxe Café in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines on February 20, 2019 in a bid to strengthen their drive in sports development particularly in swimming. Present during the contract signing were Santé CEO Joey Marcelo and professional swimmers Bea Grabador and Jessie Khing Lacuna.

It is the goal of Santé Fitness Lab to create champions in sports particularly in the field of swimming as well as being a global leader in providing holistic and innovative fitness programs and sports rehabilitation. Marcelo believes that the Santé Lacuna Swim Class is a step towards the fulfillment of this vision.

“Finally, we are pleased to announce that Santé Fitness Lab will now offer swimming classes through Santé Lacuna Swim School,” Marcelo stated. “We consider this as a milestone for us, especially that this can help level up our offerings and hone champions.”

A premier one-stop fitness center, Santé Fitness Lab serves not only as a gym but also as a hub that offers comprehensive training programs from professional and everyday athletes. The fitness center, which has Sports Development programs, will start offering swimming lessons through Santé Lacuna Swim School.

Grabador and Lacuna will be spearheading the Santé Lacuna Swim School. They are both prominent figures in the field of swimming in and outside of the Philippines.

“The partnership between Santé Fitness Lab and Santé Lacuna Swim School really comes from passion,” Grabador said. “I owe it to Sir Joey, who was my student in swimming, for giving me one shot.”

“Through this partnership, Filipino athletes will have access to world class facility and training,” Grabador added. “We’re happy to go on with our mission to produce the next champions and future Olympians through the grass root level.”

Having represented the Philippines in Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games, Lacuna said he shares the same vision in building the swimming community so he was extremely excited about the partnership. He stated, “We’re really thankful to Sir Joey and Santé for giving us a chance and opportunity to have a platform where we can share our skills.”

Meanwhile, here is Lacuna making a new record in men’s 100m butterfly at UAAP 81 Swimming Championship:

To know more about the Santé Fitness Lab, check out their Facebook page