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Rey Danseco


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Full Name
Reynante N. Danseco

January 20, 1973 (age 51) Calauag, Quezon, Philippines (

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Rey Danseco is a Filipino sports editor, journalist, television commentator-host for boxing events and the foremost international boxing judge from Asia. His full name is Reynante Noscal Danseco.


He is the World Boxing Council's top judge of 2012 as the recipient of Judge of the Year award. Concurrently, Boxing Judge of the Years 2010, 2011 and 2012 in his native Philippines through the prestigious annual awarding body, the Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of champions.

Danseco is former sports editor of the Philippines leading daily called Bagong Tiktik (The New Spy) from 2002 until he moved to other country in 2013.

He was a boxing writer/contributor for Philippine Daily Inquirer from 2003 to 2004 and Manila Times from 2004 to 2006. He was also connected with other dailies, such as Bulgar (Expose), Saksi (Witness), and Balita (News) as reporter and served as sports editor of Init sa Balita and Arangkada newspapers from 1999 to 2000.

He was the boxing host/commentator/analyst of Elorde boxing programs that aired over RPN 9, IBC 13, and PTV Channel 4 from 1999 and the solo host of Elorde TV Boxing of ABC 5 (TV5) in 2006. He's back in television. His had TV program titled ELORDE BOXING TOUR over PTV Channel 4, aired every 3-4 pm Saturday. The program was under Elorde International Productions of Gabriel "Bebot" Elorde Jr, eldest son of the former WBC and World Boxing Association super featherweight champion Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as anchorman at Sports Radio (918 kHz) for "Sports Columnist on Air" program.

He worked as judge in significant international boxing championships in the Philippines, United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Mexico. He judged the fight of world champions Executioner, Jean Pascal, Saul Alvarez, Austin Trout, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Katsunari Takayama, Yota Sato, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, Gerry Penalosa, Sonny Boy Jaro, Gretchen Abaniel, Naomi Togashi, Momo Koseki, Itsuko Tada, Toshiaki Nishioka, Takahiro Aoh, Edgar Sosa, Omar Nino Romero, Adrian Hernandez, Eric Ortiz, Humberto Mauro Gutierrez, Oscar Ceviche Ibarra, Juan Jose Montes, Julio Cesar Miranda, Oleydong Sithsamerchai, Terdsak Jandaeng, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Usanakorn Kokietgym, and Galina Koleva Ivanova.

His first world title fight assignment was in 2004 when Gerry Penalosa captured the vacant WBF super flyweight championship in Manila while he took the break in international boxingscene in 2007 in the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation light flyweight title bout between Filipino champion Juanito Rubillar and Japanese challenger Ken Nakajima at Nishinari Ward in Osaka, Japan.

On June 14, 2008, he made history to become the first Filipino boxing judge to work in Mexico. Manila Standard Today from the Philippines reported "World Boxing Council (WBC) president José Sulaimán has commended Filipino journalist/judge Rey Danseco for his performance in the title eliminator between Juanito Rubilllar and former world champion Omar Niño" and the North American Boxing Federation super flyweight title fight between unbeaten Adrian Hernandez and Eric Ortiz at the Palacio de los Deportes.

Columnist Ronnie Nathanielz wrote in his column June 18 "...But like we said, you win some and you lose some and we were personally elated that journalist/judge Rey Danseco, despite the shared misgivings of WBC president Don José Sulaimán and myself, performed admirably and fairly despite being a close friend of both manager/promoter Bebot Elorde and Rubillar.

Don Jose himself spoke to us from his home in Mexico City saying Danseco did "a very good job as a judge in two fights. I was happily surprised." So are we. And while the Rubillar-Omar Nino fight was not very exciting we congratulate Rubillar on his win in Mexico and Danseco for his performance as a judge because he earned our respect – if it means anything to him – and the respect of fight fans even in Mexico and most of all our esteemed friend Don José Sulaimán."

Like the commendations and praises on reports and columns about Danseco's performance in the two fights in Mexico City, Yahoo and Philippine Star reported a positive note. Columnist/reporter Juaquin "Quinito" Henson interviewed Danseco on board the Philippine Airlines from Los Angeles, California on June 30 prior to his arrival in Manila on July 2 (Philippine time). On July 4, the story on Danseco's arrival in his native country was on newspaper and internet website Yahoo.

It was read "...Elorde and sportswriter Rey Danseco, who was a judge in the Rubillar-Romero fight, flew back to Manila the other day.... Danseco scored it, 116-114, and American judge Steve Morrow, 114-113, both for Rubillar. Mexican judge Herminio Cuevas Collazo saw it, 118-111, for Romero. Danseco, who was a judge in Gerry Peñalosa's seventh round knockout over Bangsaen Sithpraprom for the WBF superflyweight title in Manila in 2004, said there was no doubt in anyone's mind, except perhaps Collazo's, that Rubillar deserved to win. Danseco was paid a $1,300 fee to judge the Rubillar-Romero fight and another bout on the card, the North American Boxing Federation flyweight title bout between Eric Ortiz and Adrian Hernandez that ended in a fifth round technical draw. WBC president José Sulaimán assigned Danseco to be a judge in both fights."

From Mexico, Danseco spent a two-week vacation in Northern California, particularly in Hollywood, Glendale, Rowland Heights, Cerritos, and La Hambra, Stockton, San Francisco and Daly City. Then, he was the only Manila-based Sports Editor that covered at ringside Manny Pacquiao's destruction of defending champion David Diaz for the WBC lightweight title at the posh Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Straight from Top Rank's president Bob Arum instruction to Scott Ghertner, the Director o Sports and Promotions of MGM-Mirage, Danseco exceptionally took his accreditation to cover the Pacquiao-Diaz collision after the official weigh-in or on the day before the fight despite the line-up of mediamen was already on its final lists.


Danseco was born in the municipality of Calauag in the province of Quezon, Philippines. Third of four siblings of Renato Olviga Danseco and Amada Fernandez Noscal, a retired high school teacher at Calauag Central College (CCC) and eldest daughter of educator Juan Requina Noscal of Lopez, Quezon and Glecilda Fernandez of Calauag. Married Anna Paraiso on March 08 , 2013 . Has two daughters from a previous relationship.

His late father, known as Ato and/or Totoy to his friends, kin and townmates was the eldest of the 10 siblings of Vice Mayor Lope Caña Danseco and Francisca "Iska" Olviga Danseco both of Calauag. Renato served as Municipal Secretary of Calauag under three Mayors, such as Edgardo Cabangon, Julio Lim, and Roger Regala from 1970s to mid 1980s.

Rey attended pre-school at St. Peter's Kindergarten in Calauag, Primary School with honors (1980–1986) and secondary at with "Loyalty Award" in CCC (1990).

He was an active participant in extra curricular activities. He was a member of CCC Sinag Lahi Dance Troupe from Elementary until High School that is why he along with his few fellow dancers received the Terpsichorean Arts Award.

He represented CCC in various sports events in several competitions. He was an undefeated table tennis bet of CCC during his time in High school and member of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) champion team in table tennis competition of 1997 National Capital Region Athletic Association. A boy scout, he was also a drill commander and Company Commander in the Citizen's Army Training and Staffer of the CCC's official organ, The Torch.

He took up vocational course at Systems Technology Institute before earning Mass Communications, Major in Journalism degree at PUP in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Collegiate Experience

  • Served as Junior Council Officer of PUP College of Languages and Mass Communications as freshman student.
  • Elected No. 1 Councilor of PUP College of Languages and Mass Communications when he was a freshman student.
  • Elected No. 2 councilor of PUP Central Student Council and worked as treasurer and Secretary General.
  • Editor-in-chief, Student Review, official newslater of PUP central student council.
  • Appointed Chairman, Sports Committee of Earth Savers Movement.
  • Elected Vice President, Unified Quezonians – an academic-socio-civic student organization that composes of students from Quezon province.
  • Appointed Chairman, Public Relations Committee of Movement for the Advancement of Student Power-PUP
  • Table Tennis Varsity player who played at State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) and National Capital Region Athletic Association where he won silver medal in doubles event and part of overall championship team in 1997.
  • Full scholar of Kapatiran ng Talino at Galing (Kataga)-PUP from 2nd semester in his first year until graduation in college.
  • Filmography

    He appeared in "Pacquiao: The Movie", a true to life story of World Boxing Council lightweigt champion Manny Pacquiao, as the live TV commentator during Pacquiao's (played by Filipino actor Jericho Rosales fights in the movie. ABS-CBN and FLT Films co-produced the movie.

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