Mikee’s shining Olympic achievement

I met Mikee Cojuangco in 1991 when she was only 17 years old. I was working as the ad and promo manager of Gift Gate. Virgie Ramos (VSR) owned Gift Gate back then, and she was looking for a fresh new endorser to launch the famous Swiss watch brand, Swatch......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarAug 22nd, 2021

Romero gives incentives to Olympic boxing medalists

House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1-Pacman Partylist) on Saturday delivered his promise to the Tokyo Olympics boxing medalists, while making an appeal to one of them......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Olympic boxing medalists receive cash incentives from Mikee Romero

In a turnover ceremony Saturday, Romero handed out Php 5 million in total to the three boxers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Thanksgiving mass for PH& rsquo;s Olympic achievement

The Philippines’ Olympic success surges on as gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz leads the three other medalists in Tokyo for a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Out of quarantine, Diaz begins reaping rewards of Olympic gold

Just before she left Sofitel Hotel when her one week quarantine ended on Thursday, Diaz became millions richer courtesy of Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Diaz personally receives P3M Olympic reward from Romero

Weightlifting superstar Hidilyn Diaz on Thursday received her P3 million check from Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1-Pacman Partylist) as her financial reward for winning the country’s first Olympic gold medal in the Tokyo Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Cash windfall for Olympians, Paralympians

On the day of the opening of the Summer Olympic Games, Malacañang Palace announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P100,000 allowance to all 19 Tokyo Olympians and 6 Paralympians “as token and to celebrate the achievement of the athletes qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Naomi Osaka just had her greatest athletic achievement

Osaka, the first tennis player to have lit the Olympic cauldron in the history of the Games, spoke about the experience on social media shortly after......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Mike Romero adds P3M to Olympic gold medal pot

Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero sweetened the pot for Filipino athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics unfolding on Friday after pledging P3 million, P2 million and P1 million for a gold, silver and bronze medal, respectively, in the quadrennial event......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

Congressional medal for Yuka Saso pushed

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has sponsored a legislation awarding the Congressional Medal of Achievement to Filipino golfer Yuka Saso following her historic win at the 76th Women’s US Open Championship held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California earlier this month......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

Unresolved Olympic controversies

The Olympics is the gleaming zenith of human athletic achievement......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Polo asam kilalanin ng POC

Optimistiko si House Deputy Speaker at 1-Pacman Partylist Representative Mikee Romero na tuluyan nang mapapabilang sa mga regular at opisyal na voting member ang pinamumunuan nito na national sports association sa Polo sa ilalim ng Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). The post Polo asam kilalanin ng POC first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

Mikee to sports execs: Back Bambol, stop & lsquo;sports politics& rsquo;

With next year’s Tokyo Games being trumpeted as the country’s best chance to win its first-ever Olympic gold, Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1Pacman Partylist) on Monday called on all sports leaders and major stakeholders to give newly-elected Philippine Olympic Committee President Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino all the support he needs to realize that long-cherished Olympic dream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Mikee to NSAs: Support Bambol, avoid ‘politics’

With next year’s Tokyo Olympics considered as the country’s best chance to win its first Olympic gold, House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1Pacman Partylist) has called on sports stakeholders and all national sports associations to provide newly-elected Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino all the support he needs to realize that long-cherished dream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Pinoy surfer Casugay receives international Fair Play award

Surfer Roger Casugay was honored with the Pierre de Coubertin Act of Fair Play Award by the Comitee International du Fair-Play (International Fair Play Committee) for his heroic deed during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The men’s longboard gold medalist in the 30th edition of the biennial meet hosted by the country became the first Filipino to receive the prestigious sportsmanship award named after the father of the international Olympic movement. International Surfing Association (ISA) Membership and Development Manager Alex Reynolds informed the United Philippine Surfing Association of Casugay’s achievement Tuesday. The award will be officially handed to Casugay on October 27. He is expected to fly to Monaco to personally receive the award, should the crisis permit. Casugay also has an option to receive the award virtually. The 26-year old Casugay, a native of San Fernando, La Union drew headlines for his heroic act of saving Indonesian competitor Arip Nurhidayat, who broke his ankle leash and was swept by giant waves. Organizers of the surfing event decided to rerun the competition as Casugay went on to win the gold medal. “We are very proud of Roger because he has truly exemplified the true meaning of being a Filipino and a sportsman,” said Philippine Sports Commission Chairman and 30th SEAG Chef de Mission William ‘Butch’ Ramirez in a statement. “Above all, it is a more fulfilling achievement to be recognized for character than skills and achievements. It shows who we are as people and as a nation,” added the PSC Chief. UPSA President Dr. Jose Raul Canlas also expressed pride on Casugay’s recognition. “It is nice to recognize an athlete not only for his athletic skills but also for his humanity. Holding surfing during the Southeast Asian Games is a milestone event. It paved the way for the ISA to recognize the region and allowed Roger to be also recognized,” he said. Casugay was the flag bearer and recipient of the “Fair Play” award during the SEA Games closing ceremonies held in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. Filipino surfers finished as overall champions in the sports’ SEA Games debut with two gold, two silver and three bronze medals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

Mikee: IOC knows what’s going on

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is here to make sure that the International Olympic Committee is abreast with the developments in the Philippine Olympic Committee......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

IOC keeps a close eye on latest POC development

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to abide by its constitution and push through with its elections before the end of the year. IOC representative to the Philippines Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski said in her appearance in Tuesday’s online version of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum that POC will hold its elections this year even if the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was delayed to July next year due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “That’s in our by-laws. In other countries, it’s only stated that they will have elections on the Olympic year so naturally that’s 2020. But Olympics was postponed,” said Cojuangco-Jaworski. “But there are countries where the constitution says that whether or not the Olympics pushes through or not there will be elections and we are one of those countries. That is specified. Of course, the IOC expects that we adhere to our own constitution,” she added. Cojuangco-Jaworski, the 2002 Asian Games gold medalist in equestrian, also shared that the IOC is very much aware of what’s happening within the POC. “We at the IOC are regularly in touch,” said Cojuangg-Jaworski, a newly-elected member of the powerful IOC executive committee. The POC was in the news recently because of a heated debate regarding proposed amendments in its constitution and by-laws. But the move to amend the constitution, particularly those concerning a proposed age limit of 70 years old on those seeking elective positions in the POC, was met by a strong opposition. The other key amendments include disallowing persons to hold the position of president in more than one NSA (national sports association), the withdrawal of recognition on NSAs that are no longer affiliated with their IFs (international federations). After two meetings among members of the executive committee, nothing was finalized, and it’s all back to square one. Cojuangco-Jaworski said the IOC has been pushing for amendments in the constitutions of the different NOC (National Olympic Committee). “There are many developments in the Olympic movement and we want to keep up. The IOC wants the amendments to take effect before the different NOCs hold their elections,” said Cojuangco-Jaworski in the session presented by San Miguel Corp. Go For Gold, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart, with Upstream Medias as official webcast partner......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

PSA holds 2-part session of Forum

It's going to be a special two-part session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday (July 28) as newly-elected International Olympic Committee Executive Board member Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and Southeast Asian Games gold medal winner Jamie Lim join the webcast edition of the weekly program......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Mikee to make sure Tokyo games push through in & lsquo;21

Making sure that the Tokyo Olympics will push through is among Asian Games’ champion Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski’s responsibilities in the International Olympic Committee......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020

Mikee elected IOC Executive Board member

Asian Games champion Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski will have a new responsibility in the International Olympic Committe......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Mikee earns seat in IOC executive board

The Philippines will have a stronger voice in the International Olympic Committee......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020