HISTORY WATCH: Mariano Velez, Jr. – Cagayan de Oro’s 1st Olympian

Did you know that Mariano Velez Jr. was the first athlete from Cagayan de Oro to participate in the Olympics? Velez was a national amateur welterweight boxing champion and represented the Philippines as a welterweight boxer in the 1948 London World Olympics. He is shown below beside the flag bearer (facing the camera) during the … Continue reading HISTORY WATCH: Mariano Velez, Jr. – Cagayan de Oro’s 1st Olympian