Mansueto Velasco
Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, Jr. (born January 10, 1974) is a Filipino boxer from Bago City
Bago City
Bago City is a second class city in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines. According to the August 1, 2007 census, it has a population of 159,933 people. The city is located 21 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Bacolod City....

, Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Bacolod City and it occupies the northwestern half of Negros Island; Negros Oriental is at the southeastern half...

. He competed in the Men's 48 kg (light-flyweight
Flyweight is a class in boxing which includes fighters weighing less than 112 lb but above 108 lb .-Professional boxing:...

) category at the 1996 Summer Olympics
1996 Summer Olympics
The 1996 Summer Olympics of Atlanta, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States....

 in Atlanta, and took home the silver medal, the Philippines' only medal of the games. He is the younger brother of Roel Velasco
Roel Velasco
Roel Velasco is a retired boxer from the Philippines. He competed in the light flyweight division during the late 1980s, early 1990s....

, winner of the Olympic bronze in the 1992 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, in 1992. The International Olympic Committee voted in 1986 to separate the Summer and Winter Games, which had been held in the same...

, who is also a light-flyweight. Before this, he was one of the three Filipino boxers who clinched gold medals in the 1994 Asian Games
1994 Asian Games
The 1994 Asian Games also known as XII Asiad were held from October 2 to October 16, 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan. The main theme of this edition was to promote peace and harmony among Asian nations. It was emphasized by the host because the venue was the site of the first atomic bomb attack in...

 held in Hiroshima
is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It became best known as the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M...

, Japan
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Olympic results

  • Defeated Chih-Hsiu Tsai (Taiwan) RSC 1 (2:27)
  • Defeated Yosvani Aguilera
    Yosvani Aguilera
    Yosvany Aguilera Zamora is a boxer from Cuba.He participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics for his native Caribbean country. There he was stopped in the second round of the light-flyweight division by Philippines' eventual runner-up Mansueto Velasco...

     (Cuba) 14-5
  • Defeated Hamid Berhili
    Hamid Berhili
    Hamid Berhili is a retired male boxer from Morocco, who twice competed for his North African country at the Summer Olympics: 1992 and 1996. He is best known for winning the bronze medal in the men's light flyweight division at the 1995 World Amateur Championships in Berlin, Germany.-References:*...

     (Morocco) 20-10
  • Defeated Rafael Lozano
    Rafael Lozano
    Rafael Lozano Muñoz is a former boxer from Spain.- Professional career :Known as "Balita", Lozano turned pro in 2001...

     (Spain) 22-10
  • Lost to Daniel Petrov
    Daniel Petrov
    Daniel Bozhilov Petrov is a Bulgarian boxer. He won a silver medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 in the category Light Flyweight....

     (Bulgaria) 6-19

Television career

He later had a successful career as a comedian, appearing in several ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 sitcoms. Now, he appears on the Sunday sitcom of Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion; having won six world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the...

, Show Me Da Manny
Show Me Da Manny
Show Me Da Manny is a Philippines situation comedy television series that premiered on GMA Network on August 23, 2009. It stars Manny Pacquiao and Marian Rivera. The show premiered on August 29, 2009, one week after its original premiere, on GMA Pinoy TV. The show is set to end on July 10, 2011 on...

on GMA 7

Onyok Velasco appeared on several TV shows in tandem with famous celebrities such as Bong Revilla
Bong Revilla
Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. , is a Filipino actor, politician and senator of the Republic of the Philippines. In 2009, he legally changed his last name to Bong Revilla....

, Richard Gomez
Richard Gomez
Richard Gomez is a Filipino actor, comedian, model, athlete, television presenter, and director. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine Cinema. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.-Biography and Career:Gomez was raised by his grandmother...

, and Inna Raymundo.

TV Shows

  • Tarajing Pot Pot (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Tropang Trumpo (TV5) - guest
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Richard Loves Lucy (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Ispup (TV5)
  • Da Body En Da Guard (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Da Pilya En Da Pilot (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Idok Ko Si Kap (GMA 7)
  • OK Fine Whatever (ABS-CBN 2)
  • OK Fine Oh Yes! (ABS-CBN 2)
  • OK Fine Ito Ang Gusto Niyo (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Magpakailanman (GMA 7)
  • Kamao: Matira't Matibay (ABS-CBN 2) - co host
  • Extra Challenge (GMA 7)
  • Sabi Ni Nanay (SOLAR TV)
  • Kemis: Kay Misis Umasa (SOLAR TV)
  • Maynila (GMA 7)
  • Baywalk (QTV 11)
  • Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - judge
  • Everybodi Hapi (TV5)
  • Pinoy Records Presents: Pinoy Extreme Talent (GMA 7) - judge
  • Show Me Da Manny (GMA 7)
  • Magic Palayok (GMA 7)
  • Manny Many Prizes (GMA 7)
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