Author Archives: Conan Altatis

About Conan Altatis

I am a journalist, scriptwriter, filmmaker and actor who loves to tell stories about show business and mixed martial arts and anything in between.

Cannes winner Brillante Mendoza holds exclusive Cinemansanas Masterclass

Cannes Film Festival Best Director Brillante Mendoza began the first round of Masterclass sessions for Pixelworx: Cinemansanas 2017 last August 12 and 13. The 23 selected filmmakers embarked on a journey with the award-winning director who lent his expertise on acting, directing, … Continue reading

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Robin Catalan unfazed of Thai opponent’s caliber, vows to pick up second-straight win

Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan may not have gotten the best start under the ONE Championship banner, but after snagging his first promotional win last April, he is hungry for more. However, a tough test awaits Catalan as he is slated … Continue reading

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ONE Championship announces full bout card for inaugural event in Shanghai; ONE welterweight world champion Ben Askren to defend title against Zebaztian Kadestam in main event

17 August 2017 – Shanghai, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its inaugural event in Shanghai, China, which is set to take place on 2 September, at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. … Continue reading

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Why Drew Arellano, Iya Villania can’t forget Baguio City’s Café by the Ruins

As a mixed martial arts fan, I was happy to learn that TV host Drew Arellano was into sports. He is a triathlete who owns an online store called Vamos, which sells sports attire and paraphernalia. Along with his friends, … Continue reading

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Despite shouldering double duty, Rene Catalan keeps himself laser-focused for upcoming bout

Filipino martial artist Rene “The Challenger” Catalan has a unique predicament on Friday, 18 August as he will be dividing his time between being a cage competitor and acting as a chief cornerman. Catalan will be sharing the ONE Championship … Continue reading

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Is Baguio man Caesar Dulay outperforming Kim Henares as BIR Commissioner?

Hailing from Baguio City, Caesar “Billy” R. Dulay is a lawyer appointed as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner in June 2016 by Rodrigo “Digong” Roa Duterte, the 16th President of the Philippines. The two have known each other … Continue reading

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‘URCC: XXX’ photos: Mark ‘Mugen’ Striegl vs Andrew Benibe

“URCC: XXX” took place on Aug. 12, Saturday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Among the winners of the MMA event was Filipino-American fighter Mark “Mugen” Striegl, who defeated Andrew Benibe via Kimura submission. Here are … Continue reading

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