Double J (Jiar Castillo and Jodi Sta. Maria) Bare Inspiring Stories on "Sports U"

For most of the stories featured by yours truly Runner Rocky here in this blog, it was proven that disability is not a hindrance to achieve your goals. Many athletes have already conquered their respective sports even though their have impairs or physical disabilities.

This week in the Kapamilya network's sports and fitness oriented show, are your ready to get inspire by another athlete with special condition? And at the same time, are you curious on how our current teleserye icon Amor Powers achieved her ageless beauty?!

Jiar Castillo Pursued his MMA Passion Despite Having a Handicap and He shares his Lifestory to Sports U

Jodi Sta. Maria Shares Her Fitness Secrets in Sports U's New Episode

Can a person with a disability excel in one of the toughest sports in the world? 

On Thursday (September 8), “Sports U” bares the story of Jiar Castillo, a mixed martial arts fighter who was blinded in one eye at a young age due to an accident. Dyan Castillejo got a chance to talk to Castillo, who currently competes in “Fight Farm,” the first amateur reality MMA show in the country. 

Castillo shares how a problem in his eyesight did not stop him from earning an education, finding work as a graphic artist, and eventually heeding the call to fight in his blood. 

Meanwhile, Castillejo will also visit actress Jodi Sta. Maria, of “Be Careful with my Heart” and “Pangako Sa’yo” fame, who will share her fitness secrets and exercises. 

The veteran sports journalist will also bring viewers a behind-the-scene look at the trending opening ceremony of UAAP Season 79 last Saturday at the Quadripavilion of host school, University of Santo Tomas. 

“Sports U” aims to promote athletes who have inspiring stories to share and may possibly become future sports stars of the country. It also promotes fitness and healthy lifestyle by looking into how celebrities stay in shape. 

Watch Jiar Castillo’s inspiring story, Jodi Sta. Maria's fitness routine, and the UAAP season opening this Thursday (September 8) after "Bandila" on ABS-CBN and on Sunday (September 11) on ABS-CBN Sports+Action ch. 23

Follow the show's Facebook page at and official Twitter account (@SportsUTV) for more updates. (Runner Rocky) 

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Rocky Chua Batara a.k.a. Aki Chua is a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger by hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrity, entertainment, personal, and fitness specifically running making blogging as his major interest. Rocky is also active in Social Media specially in Instagram since he loves to take photos of different things and loves to pose for photos and pictorials. He even loves taking selfies. Rocky is also a fitness enthusiast. Running turns to be his major sports. He is also a regular gym goer to maintain his toned and sexy body. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky.

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