Saturday, March 11, 2017


Cebu Daily Newspaper
James Savellon, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Editor
March 11, 2017 Saturday issue

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Ica Maximo of YKKBikes-Forza is unlikely to defend her Women Open title due to conflict with her academic obligations at Sacred Heart School–Hijas de Jesus.

“The race this year is very tough. It has three stages in two days. You need to prepare for this. School always comes first. There will be some other time,” shared Maximo.

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The Freeman Newspaper
CEBU, Philippines - Over a hundred pedal pushers are all raring to plunge into action in the bigger and better 15th Tour Ni Frank, which will roll off today starting at the JY Square Mall grounds in Barangay Lahug and ending at Tops in Barangay Busay, Cebu City.
The categories to be contested are the men’s under-23, 39-under, 40-above and 50-above and the women’s open where the decorated Cebuano junior cyclist Ica Maximo is the defending champion.
The 17-year-old Maximo of YKK Bikes-Forza, however, is unlikely to defend her title due to conflict with her academic obligations.
"I cannot train. We have our mid-term exams this week and I need to study. I almost missed the SAC Awarding last Tuesday due to the school exams. I have to hurry back home, thus, I was not able to finish the awarding and participate in the group photo with my fellow athletes," shares the former Batang Pinoy champion who received her third award from the Sportswriters Association of Cebu.

"The race this year is very tough. It has three stages in two days. Last year, it has only two stages. You need to prepare for this. School always comes first. There will be some other time," shared the Grade 11 student of Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus... Read more

Friday, March 10, 2017


“So how do we take what we learned as athletes and transform that into an endeavor that is meaningful? Some can become coaches and help the next generation of athletes to become better. Some go on to business. Some even pursue politics. Sadly, some have not prepared for that next chapter in life.

“What I want to leave everyone here with is that through sports, the lessons of teamwork, hard work, sportsmanship, discipline, motivation and sacrifice are amongst the greatest life lessons we can ever learn. Take these lessons to heart while you are an athlete competing but also remember these lessons and attributes when it is time for your journey to change...

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WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE LIKE MY SPORTS IDOL. Cycling awardee 17-yo student-athlete Ica Maximo with Sportsman of the Year Fred Uytengsu during the 35th SMB-SAC Cebu Sports Awards, March 7, 2017 held in SM City Cebu.

Friday, March 03, 2017


Sun Star Newspaper
Match Point
by John Pages
March 2, 2017 issue

THIS Tuesday (March 7) from 2 to 5 p.m. will be “The Oscars” of Cebu sports. And while the Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, ours will be at the North Wing of the SM City Cebu. It’s that once-a-year gathering of Cebu’s best… and you’re invited!...

Other citation awardees are Lianne Maning, Jisha Zhyra Azur, Justin Ayra Azur, Dino Singson Jr., Janine Narboada, Jeremy Nopre, Gerald Baclaan, Felix Calipusan Jr, Precious Avegail Belicario, DJ Mae Dente, Nicholas Avila, Joseph Casquejo, Aubrey Codilla, ER Khimlord Labura, Kim Andrei Makiling, Ken Caniga, Noel Tillor, Lady Dragons, Atty. Ingemar Macarine, Andrew Kim Remolino, Karen Mae Andaya, Johann Matthew Tubesa, Jawad Cup organizers, Henze Dominique Lucero, Mary Daniese Adolfo Saether, Jan Godfrey Seno, Team Cebu City boys and girls tennis teams, Zethley Mae Alferez, Alyssa Mae Bornia, Jana Pages, Katherine Yu, Moira Frances Erediano, Karen Andrea Manayon, Jorry Ycong, Isa Molde, Fernando Agad Jr, Evangelito Dale Ceniza, Jeofrey Frasco Jr., Dino Singson, John Vincent Villa, Elwin Retanal, John Renee Mier, Ica Maximo...

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