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Sports Bytes Philippines was established in 2020, initially put up to host video interviews and transform them into creative presentations for the benefit of the sports-loving public. It has since expanded to provide sports buffs news and special articles for their reading pleasure.
The site was put up by Brian Yalung, a conservative writer who spent roughly nine years with a leading newspaper in the Philippines. He pioneered the online presence of two tabloids and helped boost the Sports section of the broadsheet. This included daily updates, establishing social media presence and creating graphics and videos.
Having resigned in 2018, he went on to contribute for the online sports site of a popular TV station until 2020. He is now focusing on Sports Bytes Philippines to bring all those experiences together and deliver quality and unique news straight from athletes and sports bodies in an effort to contribute to information needed in the Philippine sports industry.
THE EDITORIAL TEAM
Mr. Yalung is not the only one creating pieces for readers.
Mr. Levi Verora has been into the Philippine sports writing scene since 2013. He has covered national and international events like the the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers, Asia Cup, and 3×3, Asian Volleyball Championship, Southeast Asian Games, and AFF Suzuki Cup.
Mr. Henry Liao will be having his own column covering the NBA and other sports. He is a well-respected journalist who prides himself with years of covering sporting events. Mr.Liao will share regular writeups for his column “Courtside”.
Mr. Dennis Eroa is an active member and officer of the Philippine Sportswriters Association, Tabloids Organization in Philippines and the Sports Communicators Organization in the Philippines. An award-winning sportswriter, Dennis covered local and international sporting events, while working at Sports Flash, Malaya, Headline, Evening Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Libre and Bandera. He will have his regular column “Judgment Call”.
Mr. Vincent Juico works as Sports Marketing Lead for Mindshare Philippines. He’s also a Sports Columnist for the Business Mirror and Sports Commentary Writer for Pinoyliga.com.
Ms. Rica “Baby Dynamite” Aquino is a professional boxer, former Muay Thai and MMA fighter, professional violinist, teacher, and writer. She trained Muay Thai under National team coach Billy Alumno. She garnered a silver medal for Muay Thai at the Philippine National Games and a gold medal at the Women’s Festival National Games. She also trained MMA and Wushu at Team Lakay for 2 years under Coach Mark Sangiao. In 2017, she began training boxing under former National Team boxer Florence Ferrer and Brazilian Luta Livre or Catch Wrestling under Brazilian Black Belt, Afonso Cego. Baby Dynamite turned pro in boxing in 2017 and has her own boxing team, Team Baby Dynamite.
Mr. Andy Fiel has been involved in sports for the past forty years. He played in the streets as a young baller, became a two sport athlete, coached in multiple age levels, and headed the athletics department of different institutions. His rich experience shaped his written word.
Ms. Shaira Gelacio is a 25 year old registered pharmacist and a business woman. She also manage their own drug store in Bulacan, Philippines. She is an aspiring social media manager and a graphic designer. She like doing things that inspire and challenge her capabilities.
Slowly, Sports Bytes PH hopes to grow into a reliable information site to give readers accurate and valuable information in the world of sports. The site is also open to growing its family from hereon with affiliations to select media outlets.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Like most outlets, Sports Bytes PH is open to contributions. They can be reached at email@example.com for pitches or coverage requests.
Finally, Sports Bytes PH is opening its doors to people who may be interested in joining the team. For now, we are open to interns who may later become regular writers. The only thing we can promise is help build an individual’s brand and potentially give them due compensation in due time.
Individuals who are interested to join the Sports Bytes PH team as interns for now can send a formal letter of application, their latest resume and at least two sample articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.