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Manuel Monsour T. del Rosario III Born May 11, 1965 known as Monsour del Rosario.
Filipino taekwondo Olympian champion who has also starred in several Filipino and international action films. A member of the Nacionalista Party, he currently serves as the member of the Makati City council for the first legislative district since June 30, 2010.
HIS mother -a Filipina with Arab descent.He first learned martial arts under Joe Lopez-Vito, a Moo Duk Kwan-Tang Soo Do practitioner. After he returned to Manila for his high school education, del Rosario shifted to taekwondo in 1977 as a student of Hong Sung-Chon. Under Master Hong, del Rosario has attained a Korean 8th Dan taekwondo black belt. Del Rosario is also a graduate of the De La Salle University-Manila.
Monsour became a member of the Philippine National Taekwondo Team in 1982, and remained on the team until 1989, serving as the team's captain his last four years on the team. He was ranked first in the Philippines in the Lightweight Division while he was on the team, and was an eight-time National Lightweight champion. From 1982 to 1989, del Rosario competed in several international competitions, including the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the Southeast Asian Games, the Asian Games, the World Games, the World Taekwondo Championships and the Asian Taekwondo Championships. He earned a gold medal in the 14th and 15th Southeast Asian Games, a bronze medal in the 10th Asian Games, and reached the quarterfinal round during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
Among his more notable starring roles was in Bangis (1995), Buhawi Jack (1998) and Pintado (2000). Del Rosario has also appeared in several international film productions, such as Demonstone (1989), Bloodfist 2 (1990), When Eagles Strike (2003), Bloodfist 2050 (2005), and The Hunt for Eagle One(2006).
Del Rosario did action films with Phillip Salvador, Aurora Sevilla and Willie Revillame in Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 in (1990) Produced by: Four n Films, Lito Lapid, Monica Herrera, and Johnny Delgado in Medal of Valor: Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang in (1991) Was Produced by: Four n Films.
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