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Who is John Melo? | John Melo is a recording artist with a heartfelt voice. Literally, his baritone voice is too unique that was influenced by his idols. He is also multi awarded in Awit Awards. Most noticeably is his Best New Male Performance award in the 1993 Awit Awards.

However, he did not concentrated in music alone because he expanded his brand into businesses in California plus a blogger and U.S. Correspondent.

He ventured in the world of social media with his JMelo Sports, News and Entertainment YouTube Channel that are now close to reaching 50,000 subscribers. Melo is a hard-core fan of boxing in which he is also an international correspondent in the Philippines.

He is using this platform to deliver updated news on boxing and even in the NBA. He even have his own sports website, John Melo Sports News. He experienced first-hand coverage on big events like the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II, Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev mega-fight and all Manny Pacquiao fights.

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His passion for music never died. As a matter of fact, he is still recording annually for Christmas. His Malapit Na Ang Pasko with over 1 million views as of 2021 is one of the most successful song he recorded.

John Melo inherited his love for music from his mother Leticia Cortes, who took up Bachelor of Music Major in Piano in the University of Sto. Tomas.

As a child, Melo looked up to Anthony Castelo [tl] (known for hits like “Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig” and “Balat kayo”). His admiration for the singer later led him on to revive two Castelo songs for his “Magtiwala Ka” album namely “Ibig Kong Ibigin Ka” and “Nang Dahil Sa Pag-ibig”.

He has also tributed many songs for others such as Manny Pacquiao, with the song “Laban Mo, Laban Ko.

“Malapit Na Ang Pasko” and “Christmas Tree is Blue”[7] are John Melo’s newest Christmas songs dedicated to all OFWs as sense of gratitude being an OFW himself. Currently hands-on with his dental business offices in San Jose and Newark, California,[5] Melo managed to render songs for OFWs even if preoccupied with his passion in business.

John Melo expressed that his life as an OFW away from his loved ones in the Philippines is encapsulated in the song Malapit Na Ang Pasko being in California for more than a decade.

While there are plans that his English Christmas song “Christmas Tree is Blue” will be released in 2018.

John Melo pursued a sports news writing career under Manila Standard and international correspondent of Bombo Radyo Philippines. Some of his articles [8]are covering NBA, Manny Pacquiao and other sports news.[9] Boxing [10]and NBA news[11] are his biggest contribution to Filipinos worldwide.

1993 John Melo won the title as Best New Male Recording Artist in the 1993 Awit Awards with “Hanap Hanap Kita”. He bested other up-and-coming names in the music scene for the plum such as Chad Borja, Willie Garte and Calvin Millado

Right now, John Melo is in the United States of California. He is residing in San Ramon California with his family. Yes, aside from being a recording artist, businessman, he is also a father.

He has so many things to achieve that is why he used to delegate some of his daily tasks thru a virtual staff.

He is like a millennial that has know-how in technology. Just enough to run all his responsibilities, he needed to delegate with the latest innovations to make his life easier.

He still loves music and it his life for him.

Furthermore, he is now vlogger with his famous channel JMELO Entertainment

Well, he is just enjoying his life right now. He is already in the golden age and still enjoying the fruits of his labor in US.

There is no exact destination but most likely he can reach million subscribers or followers in the right time.

He just want to share his journey in U.S. to others.


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NBA stars call out NBA to player its players from disrespectful fans



By Ponciano Melo – In an intense game, talking trash is normal. It\’s given that the emotions will be high, but it will always be a fine line of the limit on the interaction between the audience and the player, especially in the NBA.

A more exact scenario, especially in the NBA playoffs. Basketball is on a whole new level comes to the playoffs, expecting players to go all out every day to keep their championship dream alive.

However, last year\’s playoffs were different, with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus. A year later, the NBA, with all of its effort, was able to bring fans to the arena.

Everything is slowly getting back to normal, and they love it except for one thing, the disrespectful fans.

Over the years, cases of fans cursing, bad-mouthing and even throwing things at players have risen and it is very alarming for the league, especially for the players\’ safety.

Russell Westbrook was the latest victim of it. In video footage of his exit due to an injury, a fan upstairs poured popcorn on his head. Westbrook was outraged by the action and was held back by the officials from chasing the one who did it.

Westbrook was upset about it and LeBron James backed him up.

Several players and personalities also reacted to the incident which was labeled rude and disrespectful. No matter how much you hate a player, you\’re just a fan. No one has the right to disrespect them because they play to bring entertainment to the people in attendance.

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Why LeBron James escapes suspension for breaking NBA\’s health and safety protocol?



By Ponciano Melo – LeBron James was again the talk of the town recently, not because of superb NBA highlights nor another milestone but due to his violation of the NBA\’s health and safety protocols.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar broke the protocols by attending a promotional event on one of his investments, Lobos 1797 Tequila. He was with rapper Drake and actor Michael B. Jordan.

Despite the violation, James could escape the mandatory quarantine because the attendees should be vaccinated and undergo tests with negative results.

The NBA also backed their decision not to put James into quarantine:

\”To clarify any remaining misconception, LeBron James briefly attended an outdoor event last week where participants were required to be vaccinated or return a negative test result,\” according to NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass.

\”Under these circumstances and in consultation with medical experts, it was determined that his attendance did not create risks related to the spread of COVID-19, and therefore no quarantine was necessary. Throughout this season, there have been numerous similar violations of the league\’s Health and Safety Protocols, which were addressed with the player\’s team similarly.\”

\”Under current NBA rules, vaccinated players are permitted to engage in outside activities,\” said Bass, \”including their commercial arrangements, such as sponsor appearances or ad shoots.\”

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Fury-Joshua undisputed heavyweight match set on August 14



By Ponciano Melo – WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury said his hotly anticipated world heavyweight title unification session against Anthony Joshua would occur in Saudi Arabia on August 14.

\”Massive announcement FURY VS JOSHUA IS ON AUGUST 14 in The kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The world\’s (sic) biggest sporting event all eyes on us,\” Fury tweeted.

Between them, the two British boxers hold all four major versions of the heavyweight title.

Saudi Arabia staged the 31-year-old Joshua\’s rematch against Andy Ruiz when the Briton regained his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Organisation titles in December 2019. Putting him on a collision course with Fury became the World Boxing Council champion shortly afterward.

In a video posted on Twitter, Fury said: \”I have got some massive news. I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100 percent on August 14.\”

A year older than Joshua, Fury added: \”All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

\”I cannot wait, I repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time.

\”This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it.\”

What is broadly anticipated to be the most extravagant battle in British confining history began to linger to see when Fury halted Deontay Wilder to win the WBC title in February a year ago after Joshua had retaliated for the lone loss of his expert profession by crushing Ruiz.

Joshua held his three belts in December with a 10th round knockout of compulsory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

The third battle among Fury and Wilder has neglected to occur in the interim, which means the \”lineal boss\” has been idle in over a year since halting Wilder in Las Vegas.

As of late, rage\’s co-advertiser Bob Arum said a battle in July or August was \”dead in the water.\”

In any case, recently, Eddie Hearn, who advances Joshua, said the two camps were near getting a date just as a setting.

\”August 7, August 14,\” Hearn told Sky Sports when asked about a date for Joshua-Fury. \”It\’s a terrible secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. I don\’t mind giving that information; Bob Arum\’s already done it.\”

Hearn added: \”It\’s the same people we did the deal with for Andy Ruiz. That event was spectacular. As partners, they were fantastic as well, so we\’re very comfortable.

\”We\’re very comfortable. Anthony\’s comfortable. He knows those people. They delivered on every one of their promises last time – we\’re ready to go.\”

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