Pinoy fencers to compete in Dubai

MANILA — Southeast Asian Games medalist Samantha Kyle Catantan will spearhead the country’s campaign in the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships which will be held from February 24 to March 4 at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Catantan, 17, won the silver in the women’s individual foil event in Malaysia last … Read More

PH favored over Singapore in Fed Cup tiff

  MANILA — The Philippines hopes to advance to the next round when it faces Singapore on Thursday in the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group 2 tie at the Bahrain Tennis Federation hard courts. The Philippines and Singapore, which both defeated Kyrgyzstan in the Pool B round-robin, will square off at 10 a.m. (3 p.m. Manila … Read More

PH netters hopeful of Fed Cup campaign

  MANILA — The Philippine women’s tennis team hopes to return to the Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1 when it competes in the Federation Cup Group 2 event this week. The team bannered by 2017 Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Ana Clarice Patrimonio has arrived in Bahrain on Sunday, two days before the tournament formally … Read More

37 PH athletes to join Asian Games test events

MANILA — The Philippines is sending 37 athletes to the Asian Games test events in Jakarta, Indonesia starting Thursday. The test events are usually held by the host country to ensure the smooth conduct of the competition during the tournament proper. The Asian Games is scheduled from Aug. 18 to September 2. Indonesia will hold test … Read More

PH beats Indonesia, 4-1, in Davis Cup

MANILA — The Philippines outclassed Indonesia, 4-1, on Sunday in the first round of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone Group II competition at the Gelora Bung Karno Tennis Stadium Complex in Jakarta. Francis Casey Alcantara and Jurence Mendoza defeated Justin Barki and David Agung Susanto, 7-6, 6-3, in the doubles while Albert “AJ” Lim Jr. and … Read More

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