FACES OF CEBU: Khalil Sanchez, 17, rising cycling star 

Dale Rosal 04/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Although Khalil Sanchez has been reaping titles left and right, the 17-year-old cycling phenom still considers himself a newbie. Also known as the “Chamba Prince,” Sanchez has indeed come a very long way from his…

9-year-old kid from NegOr shows off skills in MTB Downhill Nationals 

11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Nine-year-old Christian Pallant Lorico from Negros Oriental is making waves online after his photo during the recently concluded PhilCycling Mountain Bike National Trials for Downhill in Danao City, Cebu went viral. Lorico, who competed in…

Promising cyclist Khalil Sanchez victorious in first MTB downhill race

Dale Rosal 11/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—There is no stopping Cebuano cycling phenom Khalil Sanchez. Sanchez, who just turned 17,  logged his 30th first place win this year by claiming the overall title of the Casili Downhill Fun Race in Consolacion…

Grateful viral delivery rider enrols as a computer programming student

Immae Lachica 06/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The viral delivery rider, who biked from Talisay City to Lapu-Lapu City, talks about how being a delivery rider has paved the way for him to achieve his dream to finish college.  Reybert Lacio,…

Cycling is booming – Philcycling exec on number of cyclists at MTB race in Danao

Glendale G. Rosal 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The record number of cyclists participating on June 13’s national mountain bike championships in Danao City shows the booming popularity of cycling in Cebu and the country today. A surprised PhilCycling Vice President…

Surban, Dormitorio top mountain bike races in Danao

Glendale G. Rosal 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As expected, Cebuano cycling sensation Niño Surban and Ilongga Ariana Dormitorio emerged as the top cyclists during last weekend’s 2021 Philippine National MTB XCO (Cross country) Championships held in Danao City, north Cebu. …

Minglanilla cyclist eyes Vietnam SEAG ticket

Glendale G. Rosal 05/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jonel Carcueva, one of Cebu’s top cyclists and a mainstay of Team Go For Gold, is rigorously training as he guns for a slot in the national cycling team for this November’s 31st…

Cyclists of national mountain bike team may train in Danao

Glendale G. Rosal 05/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Danao City in northern Cebu, which is known for its unforgiving mountain terrains in mountain bike, will likely become the home for the cyclists of the national team for mountain bike in the coming…

Danao to host 2 national mountain bike races

Glendale G. Rosal 05/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Danao City in northern Cebu will become the proving grounds for aspiring cyclists who want to represent the country’s tricolors as the 2021 Philippine National MTB XCO (Cross country) and Downhill Championships will be…

Surban, Yaoyao rule Danao MTB race

Glendale G. Rosal 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Niño Surban and Shagne Yaoyao completed their domination of the three-leg “Race Against Drugs & Bike To Stay Healthy Against Covid” by ruling the final leg of the mountain bike (MTB) race last Sunday, March…

Surban tops second leg of Danao MTB race

Glendale G. Rosal 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY Philippines—Niño Surban flexed his might in the second leg of the “Race Against Drugs & Bike To Stay Healthy Against Covid” held last February 28, 2021 in  Danao City, northern Cebu.  Surban, a silver medalist…

Elderly man with wooden bike receives brand new mountain bike from Cordova couple

Immae Lachica 07/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Tatay Renerio Colita, who went viral for riding his wooden bike, is getting an upgrade for free, thanks to a couple from Cordova town in Cebu. The couple, Liove and Rodel Zonio, owners of…

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