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Igorot martial artists honored in recent "Oscars of Philippine sports" Awards

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Cordillera - Team Lakay members were recognized anew in the recently concluded 2020 SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association awards last Friday, March 6, 2020 in Manila. 

Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua "The Passion" Pacio including his Lakay team mates ONE Championship Women's atomweight Gina "Conviction" Iniong, and ONE Warrior Series rising star Jerry "The Bokodian Warrior" Olsim have received the citations for their contributions to Philippine sports for the past year.

For Pacio, this was his second straight year that the PSA has awarded him after successfully claiming his belt from Yosuke "The Ninja" Saruta and defending it against Rene "The Challenger" Catalan.

In a statement, Pacio said that he was honored to be awarded for the second straight year. 

"It's an honor to be a part of this again. I am grateful to be recognized and I hope that I can continue to inspire many others with awards like this," Pacio said.

"Founded in 1949, the Philippine Sportswriters Association dubbed as the "Oscar of PH sports" is the oldest media organization in the Philippines. The member of the selection committee is comprised of editors, veteran reporters, and columnists from various print publications and online outlets. 



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