PSC awards P43M to AIMAG, ASEAN Para Games medalists

MANILA — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has distributed a total of PHP43 million to the medalists and coaches of the 9th ASEAN Para Games and 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). The cash incentives were awarded by PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco Jr. in a simple … Read More

PSC to hold collegiate sports meeting Oct. 17-18

MANILA — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will hold a national consultative meeting for collegiate sports on Oct. 17-18 at the Philsports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City. In a statement released to the media on Saturday, the PSC said the purpose of the meeting is to help bolster university sports. The PSC said representatives of about … Read More

Ilocos Sur to host 2018 Palarong Pambansa

MANILA — Ilocos Sur will host next year’s Palarong Pambansa, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced Saturday. In a press statement, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said that after assessing the capability of the bidders of the national tournament, Ilocos Sur emerged as the winner, besting Marikina City, Baguio City, Benguet, Bulacan and Ilagan City, Isabela. The … Read More

Powerlifter Dumapong-Ancheta eyes more medals

MANILA — There is no stopping powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta from giving honor to the country. The 43-year-old athlete, who contracted polio at the age of three, has collected her seventh gold medal in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week. “I am so blessed,” said Dumapong-Ancheta, a native of Kiangan, Ifugao, … Read More

Powerlifter Kitan wins bronze in ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR — Paralympian Agustin Kitan contributed a bronze to the country’s medal tally after finishing third in the 9th ASEAN Para Games powerlifting competition held at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) Hall 3 in Jalan Duta here Tuesday. Kitan, who saw action in the 2012 London Paralympics, registered a best lift of … Read More

Pinoy cyclist wins silver in 9th ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines won its first medal at the 9th ASEAN Para Games on Sunday courtesy of cyclist Arthus Bucay in the men’s C5 1-kilometer Individual Time Trial event at the National Velodrome in Nilai. The 36-year-old athlete from Marikina clocked one minute and 15.43 seconds to finish second behind Malaysian Ahmad Tarmizi Zuhaire, … Read More

PH netter Eala competes in Japan

MANILA — Filipino netter Michael Francis Eala will be up against fifth seed Japanese Shunsuke Mitsui in the second leg of the Hyogo International Junior Tennis Championships, which kicks off in Japan on Wednesday. Eala is the only Filipino taking part in the competition, according to the tournament drawsheet in the International Tennis Federation Juniors website. … Read More

5 PH weightlifters to compete in Turkmenistan

MANILA — Five weightlifters, led by 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, are joining the Philippine delegation who will take part in the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Seasoned coach Elbert Atilano will serve as leader of the weightlifting team, composed of Diaz, Ma. Dessa delos Santos, Kristel … Read More

Syquia delivers equestrian gold in SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR  — The Philippines won another gold, two silvers and one bronze on Monday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here. Colin John Syquia won the men’s individual event in the equestrian showjumping competition at the 3Q Equestrian Centre in Rawang. Rhezie Aragon took the silver medal in the women’s under 53kg after losing to Indonesian … Read More