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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Undefeated Ifugao boxer Carl Jammes Martin knocks out Thai foe in 3rd round.

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Cordillera - Promising young boxer from Ifugao  proved once again that he has the power punch of a champion after defeating his Thai opponent just before the end of the 3rd round. 

The 19-year old Martin didn't give any chances for the veteran Thai champion to dominate the fight as he scored two knockdowns in the first round and in the third round before finally ending the fight with TKO near the end of the third round.

Martin has now improved his undefeated record with 12 wins with all 11 wins coming by way of TKO.

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The young boxer is a native of Lagawe, Ifugao and had been training under his new coach Gerry Penalosa who is giving him a push in his career after his brother Abel asked help from Gerry to allow him to train in his gym after the gym where Martin used to train were destroyed by Typhoon Rosita. 

Peñalosa  donated three pairs of boxing shoes and two heavy bags to Martin  for his training. 

According to Peñalosa, Martin's explosiveness and left-handed punch reminds him of Manny Pacquiao's power. 

"The kid has charisma. He's not hard to talk to. Carl is explosive and left-handed. He reminds me of Manny and has tremendous power. What he lacks is experience. We won't rush him. We'll test him and bring him up slowly. By next year, he could be ready for a world title shot." Peñalosa said. 

At a young age, Martin revealed that Manny, Penalosa, and Z Gorres are his idols. Since he was a kid, he loves boxing and he hopes that one day, he'll make a name for himself in the ring as a champion as well. 

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Like his cousin Stephen Loman, who is now a famous MMA fighter under Brave Combat Federation and his town mate Kevin Belingon under ONE Championship, Martin will soon become a new Cordilleran champion. 


Monday, December 3, 2018

Rescued NPA fighter in Kiangan, Ifugao reunited with his mother after 5 years of separation

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Cordillera - A former NPA fighter was rescued and reunited to her mother at the Battalion Headquarters 54IB, 5ID, PA, Tiger Hill, Sitio, Ibulao, Kiangan, Ifugao last November 30, 2018. 

The mother emotionally embraced and cried after seeing his long lost son. She couldn't believe that she can see her son alive after 5 years of hiding in the mountains. 

"The mother emotionally embraced her long lost son with tears of joy and happiness that she personally touched her son physically, while Ka-Iyong comforted his mother and expressed his feelings by asking sorry for what he has done while emotionally crying," according to

Troops of 54th Infantry (Magilas) Battalion (54IB) successfully facilitated the reunion of the mother and son. 

Ms. Analyn, the mother thanked the soldiers for rescuing his son and giving him care during the battle between the soldier and the rebels lately. 

"Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat at taos pusong nagagalak sa mga kasundaluhan ng makita ko na buhay ang aking anak sapagkat ako ay alalang-alala sa nangyaring enkwentro, bagkus siya ay inaruga ng mga sundalo," Analyn said.

Meanwhile Ka-Iyong, comforted her mother saying not to worry because the soldiers didn't harm him instead they took care of him during the encounter. 

"Huwag ka nang mag-alala sapagkat nasa mabuti na akong kalagayan, hindi nila ako sinaktan bagkus ako ay inalagaan ng maayos ng mga sundalo mula noong ako ay nahuli sa lugar ng engkwentro," Ka-Iyong said to his mother. 

Ka-Iyong was very happy that he was rescued and given a second change to change his life and comeback to the society. 

LTC Narciso B Nabulneg Jr, Commander of 54IB said that "the men and women of 54IB were very glad that a former NPA fighter was rescued and reunited to his mother after 5 long years of separation. 

"This would be a wonderful gift filled with joy this Christmas season," Nabulneg said.

Nabulneg also issued a call to NPA members to lay down their arms and go back to the folds of the law and enjoy the Christmas with peace and joy in their hearts and minds and celebrate New Year with a new life and a bright future like Ka-Iyong. 
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