Ando, Ceniza vow to train hard for Paris Olympics after cash windfall 

Glendale G. Rosal 04/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Elreen Ando and John Febuar Ceniza vowed to do their best to bring honor not just to the Philippines and Cebu, but to their ever-supportive alma mater — the University of Cebu (UC)…

Ando and Ceniza receive P200,000 each from UC for qualifying in Paris Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 04/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu City’s very own John Febuar Ceniza and Elreen Ando got extra motivation after receiving a whopping P200,000 cash incentives from their alma mater, University of Cebu (UC) or qualifying for the Paris Olympics…

UC prepares hero’s welcome for Ando, Ceniza

Glendale G. Rosal 04/10/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The University of Cebu (UC) will roll its red carpet for two of its finest weightlifters – Elreen Ando and John Febuar Ceniza – who are expected to return home on April 15.…

Ando, Ceniza gun for Olympic slots in IWF World Cup in Thailand

Glendale G. Rosal 03/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s now or never for two of Cebu’s top weightlifting bets in Elreen Ando and John Febuar Ceniza as they compete in the last remaining Olympic qualifiers, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World…

PHL’s slim weightlifting contingent starts Olympic qualifying meet in Uzbekistan on Sunday

Glendale G. Rosal 02/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lovely Inan and Rosegie Ramos will be the first two Filipina weightlifters from the Samahang Weightlifters ng Pilipinas (SWP) to take centerstage in the 2024 Asian Senior Weightlifting Championships-Olympic Qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan…

Ando, Diaz fell short in Qatar Grand Prix

Glendale G. Rosal 12/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The country’s top weightlifting bets, Hidilyn Diaz and Elreen Ando, came up short in their International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix II campaign in Doha, Qatar on Saturday, December 9, 2023.  Diaz failed…

Ando bronze finish in Asiad: UC exec says it felt like a gold medal win

Glendale G. Rosal 10/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters Athletic Director Jessica Honoridez calls Elreen Ando’s bronze medal win in the 19th Asian Games’ weightlifting competition as nothing short of amazing and felt like a gold…

Cebu’s Elreen Ando scores bronze in Asian Games

Glendale G. Rosal 10/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A day after fellow Cebuano John Februar Ceniza missed a kilogram for a podium finish, Cebu finally has a medalist in the Asian Games, thanks to Olympian weightlifter Elreen Ando who earned a…

Elreen Ando wins gold in SWP National Championships; earns slot in 2023 Asian Games

Glendale G. Rosal 07/15/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Cebuana Olympian Elreen Ando easily bagged the gold medal in the women’s 64 kilogram division in the Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) National Championships in Bacolod City on Friday, July 14, 2023. Ando, who…

Hidilyn Diaz, Ando on collision course at National Weightlifting Championship

Glendale G. Rosal 07/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano national weightlifting coaches Ramon Solis and Christopher Bureros are bracing for a possible showdown between Elreen Ando and Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo in the upcoming 2023 National Weightlifting Championships from July 10 to 16,…

Noted Cebu weightlifters share tips to becoming successful

Brian J. Ochoa 07/01/2023

CEBU, Philippines—If weightlifting is your thing, then remember these tips from some of Cebu’s top weightlifters in Elreen Ando, John Dexter Tabique, and rising lifter Eron Borres. One tip these top Cebuano weightlifters share is that hard…

A historic lift: Ando ends Cebu’s 32-year SEAG weightlifting gold medal drought

Glendale G. Rosal 05/16/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The record-setting gold medal lift of Elreen Ando in the women’s -59-kilogram division of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) was the first gold medal for someone who came from Cebu since 1991.…

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