Nancy Navalta in her element.
7. NANCY NAVALTA
Gender issues cut short Navalta's once promising athletic career. In a December 25, 1994 article publihed in The Filipino Express, Lily O. Ramos wrote: "Sprint champion Nancy Navalta might be the most important talent discovery of the first-ever Philippine National Games (PNG), a 23 event, 11-day sports conclave held here recently. But the dusky 17-year-old is still precariously waiting for the results of a series of sex tests confirming her gender." Ramos further added: "The pony-tailed, androgynous, low-pitch voiced Navalta underwent psychiatric, gynecological, and ultrasound tests to verify her gender at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, University of the Philippines General Hospital and two other hospitals." Shortly after that, according to the same report, Navalta decided to "decline participating in track and field competitions to stop the insinuations about her gender."
Rolando Navarette in his prime.
8. ROLANDO NAVARETTE
After an illustrious professional boxing career, Rolando Navarette, who was once the a World Boxing Council Super Featherweight champ, still lived up to his nickname as the —Bad Boy from Dadiangas— when he out of the ring. Sometime in the mid-'80s, he was charged with sexual assault and served three years in a prison in Hawaii. From 2005 to 2008,he survived fights where he was hit with a steel pipe, clubbed by a shotgun, and stabbed in the neck. Perhaps, the only good news for Navarette is that his son, Rolando Jr., is following his footsteps and training to be a professional boxer.