Marco Torres gets 2nd top votes for Olympics torch relay

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Filipino Marco Antonio Torres landed second on the most popular expat list vying for the once-in-a-lifetime slot to carry the Olympic torch in the upcoming Beijing Games in August 2008.

Marco Torres Olympic torch Bearer

Marco garnered 13,342 votes when the online voting concluded last October 14. Marco was able to gather votes through the concerted efforts of several bloggers and media outfits who have featured his bid and rallied support.

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6 comments on “Marco Torres gets 2nd top votes for Olympics torch relay
  1. alfred says:

    ang kailangan natin mga medal winners! hindi mga torch bearers! focus nga kayo sa hulugan ng olympics! mga feeling! nakakahiya kayo!

  2. solomon yuyitung says:

    anyone have any photo of Marco Torres carrying the torch or knows where to contact him?

    we are doing a photo exhibition of the Beijing Olympic starting July 24 to 30 at the SM Mall of Asia

    Chinese Commercial News

  3. Claudine says:

    Congrats Marco! Mabuhay ang pinoy! This just came out today on china daily website.
    Where’s the video?? :)

  4. Marco Torres says:

    Before another day passes by, I want to thank you all for the support you have given me in our quest to have a Pinoy carry the Olympic torch once again after 4 decades of waiting. Thanks to your help, we landed in no. 2 making us one of the 100 finalists.

    You can see the tally in the attached link:

    Another link leads you to the top 100 from whom they will choose 8:

    5 Filipinos have made it: me, Noel, Jimmy, Michelle and Jeremy, giving the Philippines a 5% chance. All are very deserving. That is celebration enough. In the end, let’s just pray any 5 of us makes it for our dear country.

    For me, having united all Filipinos for a positive cause is victory in itself. Carrying the torch now will just be icing on the cake.
    Thanks for the support! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

    Always proudly Pinoy,

  5. beijingers says:

    congrats Marco…buti nman may nangyari tlga sa pag vote namin….kitakita sa Olympics! magpapapicture ako..hehehe!

  6. Gloria says:

    almost 1t votes na lang pra manalo ang pambato natin. hmmmmmmmmm…di kc namin alam ang site for votings….

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