ONE: Eduard Folayang shows off Igorot roots through locally-made formal wear

first_imgWith ONE title defense coming up, Joshua Pacio not taking a holiday breather Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 35-year-old Baguio City native is making a conscious effort to don locally-made garments to show that he is proud to be Filipino.“I represent the Philippines and my ethnicity by wearing a Barong. I am proud to wear it each and every time. I also use a Barong for awardings and speaking engagements,” said the Team Lakay bet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think it sends a message that you do not have to imitate other nation’s style to look good. We have to be proud of your own identity.”Folayang, who ended his year in a bang by recapturing the lightweight crown with a unanimous decision over Amir Khan last November, gets his Barong Tagalog from Easter Weaving, a store in Baguio City which sells products that highlight Philippine heritage and contemporary culture. Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo from ONE ChampionshipONE lightweight world Champion Eduard Folayang has been representing the Philippines in any way that he can.Aside from his exploits in mixed martial arts that have brought pride to the country, Folayang has also showcased Filipino culture by wearing a traditional Barong Tagalog with  Igorot weaving patterns for festivities outside the cage.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Our Barong is unique, which is why I like wearing it so much. I want to show how unique Filipinos are. I am very proud of where I came from,” he said.Folayang’s proud representation of his heritage has managed to catch the attention of spectators, including ONE CEO International Victor Cui, who also has Filipino roots.“Victor Cui likes my formal attire so much,” Folayang recalled with a smile. “In fact he likes it so much, I had to buy one for him. He was very happy when he got it.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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