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PSC boosts morale of Philippine Para athletes

The Philippine Sports Commission has increased the Filipino Para athletes’ allowance for the Tokyo Paralympics from $1,000 (P50,000) to $3,000 (P150,000) with hopes of motivating them to perform well......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarAug 12th, 2021

Para athletes hope to deliver historic performance in Tokyo

The Philippine Para team will try to accomplish in the Tokyo Paralympics what their able-bodied counterparts achieved in the Tokyo Olympics — deliver a historic performance......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Duterte to attend virtual send-off of PH Paralympians tomorrow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The six Filipino para-athletes who will carry the country’s flag in the Tokyo Paralympics will be feted with a virtual send-off ceremony tomorrow, August 19 by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). The country’s representatives are wheelchair athlete Jerrold Mangliwan, para discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda, swimmers Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino, Achelle […] The post Duterte to attend virtual send-off of PH Paralympians tomorrow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philracom lends helping hand

The Ayuda sa Atleta, a campaign to raise funds for both regular and para national athletes, got a big boost from the Philippine Racing Commission, headed by Chairman Reli de Leon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Brod Pete boosts boxers’ morale

When ABAP president Ricky Vargas and secretary-general Ed Picson opened the Zoom meeting with the Philippine boxing team about an hour before the Tokyo Olympics inaugural ceremony last Friday, a blank screen with MVP as ID appeared on everyone’s monitor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Olympic-bound para-athletes suportado ng PSC

MANILA, Philippines – Iginiit ni Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Arnold Agustin at In-Charge sa Para athletes na bahagi ng programa ng ahensiya ang mga magigiting na para-athletes na nakatatanggap ng suportang pinansiyal na kapantay ng mga regular na miyembro ng Philippine Team. Ibinida sa TOPS Usapang Sports on Air ni  Agustin na nagkakaisa umano  […] The post Olympic-bound para-athletes suportado ng PSC appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Athletes thankful for full salary recovery

Marcial and Magno were in high morale following the announcement of Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino that their monthly stipend, which was cut to half last July, will be returned fully starting this month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

Congress promises PSC funding for Tokyo Olympics

Lawmakers promised to heed the Philippine Sports Commission’s call for financial support for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Congressmen who are members of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development gave a positive response when the government’s sports arm lobbied for Tokyo 2021 budget in the House of Representatives.   "Rest assured that we will do our part to get the funding for this Olympics. All hands are in. Dapat lahat tayo dito. This is the best chance we have," said committee head Rep. Eric Martinez. He added that they would discuss the matter with the Department of Budget and Management and schedule it the soonest time possible because the athletes "need that budget for the Olympics." PSC Chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez during the regular committee meeting on Wednesday bared the sports agency's need for its slashed funds to continue supporting the training and competitions of Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers and hopefuls vying for slots.   "We were one of those government offices who also contributed to the Bayanihan Act. The DBM deducted from us. Para sa amin malaking bagay 'yun kasi kasama doon 'yung Olympic budget namin. Hanggang ngayon po bakante 'yan. It's an opportunity for us to ask, we need your help," expressed Ramirez. After presenting the Olympic budget request of more than P182 Million for Tokyo-bound athletes and hopefuls made by Chef de Mission (CDM) Mariano Araneta to the PSC, the sports agency chief highlighted the push Congress can give to the country's Olympic dream.     "Rep. Bambol Tolentino has initially supported ‘yung P180 million na allowances ng atleta which was approved by the bicam, and to be approved by the President. Thank you sa lahat ng congressman na sumuporta. Pero 'yung Olympic budget namin, we are hoping again for your support," said Ramirez. The PSC chief informed the body that "the Philippine Sports Commission is operating on the savings coming from PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation)" and that "when we talk about the elite athletes of the national team, the budget being used is the NSDF (National Sports Development Fund)” prompting PSC to lessen grassroots sports program related to local government units. "Dito kami naka-focus sa elite athletes. We still have some budget just enough for us to reach December," admitted Ramirez in his response to Committee Vice-Chair Jericho Nograles' inquiry on the PSC's funds. To aid in the government’s effort to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, P596 million from the National Sports Development Fund and another P773 million from the General Appropriations Act by the DBM was slashed from the PSC’s budget. Gymnast Caloy Yulo, pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial already qualified for the Summer Games. Eighty-two more hopefuls are training to earn spots in the Tokyo Olympics.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

PSC conducts webinars for para-athletes, coaches

The Philippine Sports Commission hosted a week-long webinar for national para-athletes and coaches, in celebration of the National Council on Disability Affairs’ 42nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

PHI men s volleyball team members stay fit through cycling

National men’s volleyball team members are riding the new craze to stay fit while leagues and activities of the sport are still banned because of the health crisis. Team captain John Vic De Guzman, Bryan Bagunas and Jau Umandal as well as other members of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medal-winning squad are hitting the road with their newfound love for cycling.  “Ginagawa ko na siyang alternative sa endurance training ko. Cross-training ko na rin siya. Para maiba lang kaysa sa palaging takbo lang,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. Last Thursday, the trio in their first time together since the lockdown pedaled for around 40 kilometers from CCP complex to MOA around Okada and back.   “‘Yung dalawa matagal na rin silang nagba-bike. Tapos na nag-chat ako kay Bry na baka makakuha na ako ng bike. Tapos ayun natauloy din kami,” said De Guzman, who for months stayed in Isabela with his good buddy Ricci Rivero with Luzon put under an enhanced community quarantine because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Iba yung papawis kasi kahit papaano nagi-enjoy ka,” he added. “Kahit papaano nakaka-bonding mo rin sila.” (Photo from Bryan Bagunas' Instagram account: bryanbagunas01) Learning about each other’s interest in biking through their social media posts, Bagunas and Umandal, who rides a road bike, were actually the ones who planned their meeting.    “Nakita ko siyang nag-post ng picture na nagba-bike tapos nakita rin niya ako na nag-post hanggang sa magkayayaan na,” shared Bagunas, who owns a mountain bike. “Itong si John Vic naman nasa Isabela pa kasi siya nung last week pero nagtsa-chat na siya na sama raw siya pag nakabalik na siya. Nagka-schedule na magkasama-sama.” Last Saturday, the trio joined other former national team members including coach Emil Lontoc, Kungfu Reyes and Ottie Camangian in a get-together bike run which kicked off in Las Pinas. Meanwhile, libero Ricky Marcos is hitting two birds with one on his bike. The Bulldogs standout is not only using his bike to stay fit, it also serves as his delivery ride for his online business. Marcos himself delivers samgyupsal to his customers on his bike. Marcos is one of the first national athletes to avail of the free bicycles given by the Philippine Olympic Committee through the initiative of its President Cong. Bambol Tolentino. Rhea Dimaculangan of the women’s volleyball team is also a first batch recipient of POC’s free bikes. Bagunas said that other national team members are actually looking to join them in their cycling runs. “Pati ‘yung iba may plano nang bumili ng bike. Sigurado sa susunod ‘yung iba mapapasama na,” he said. “‘Yung iba nagsa-cycling na rin sila pero di pa namin nakakasama pa.” With their usual training activities still prohibited, volleyball athletes are finding ways to stay in shape and remain in tip-top condition.   “Mahirap na rin magpabaya eh,” said Bagunas. “Kasi siyempre baka biglang magkalaro na nga. Siyempre buhay na natin 'yang volleyball.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

PSC OIC Fernandez, national boxers undergo COVID-19 swab tests

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner and newly appointed Officer-In-Charge Ramon Fernandez led the coronavirus (COVID-19) swab testing on Thursday at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City. Fernandez was accompanied by his wife Karla Kintanar-Fernandez and is expected to complete the 14-day quarantine while doing his OIC functions until July 17. “We will comply with the standard procedures to ensure that we are helping in curbing the spread of the virus,” shared Fernandez. Aside from Fernandez, national boxers from Baguio City, including 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifier Irish Magno and 2019 AIBA Women’s World Champion Nesthy Petecio with 10 more boxers - six males and four females - and one coach, also went through swab testing. Athletes residing in Philsports from boxing and fencing, and para-athletes from athletics, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, table tennis, and chess also underwent swab tests.  The boxers who are coming off a training camp in Baguio City are on a 14-day quarantine and are under observation until their test results are out. They will be provided with food, shelter, and necessary assistance from the PSC staff. “Hindi muna sila pinalalabas ng assigned rooms nila. Until lumabas swab test results nila, hinahatiran sila food,” shared Philsports Dormitory manager Roselle Destura. “Kung may ipapabili, ipapa-withdraw, at ipapadala sa pamilya, pinapaiwan namin sila ng note sa harap ng room nila and then kami na gagawa for them,” she added. The PSC will also assist the athletes in securing their travel passes going back to their hometowns once their results turn out clear and flights become available......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Cong. Tolentino to lobby return of slashed 2020 PSC budget

Philippine Olympic Committee president and congressman Bambol Tolentino will lobby in the House of Representatives the return of the funds slashed from the national sports agency brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippine Sports Commission was among the government agencies instructed by the Department of Budget and Management to slice its 2020 budget by more than half. The PSC returned P700 million out of its P900 million budget to be used in the fight against the deadly virus.    PSC’s other source of fund was also severely hit by the health crisis with the dwindling remittance from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation as most of the country put under community quarantine, forcing the agency to do belt-tightening measures including slashing the national athletes’ allowances in half. Tolentino told reporters on Monday via Zoom press conference that PAGCOR has resumed its remittance. “Nag-remit na ang PAGCOR ulit. I don’t know kung mako-cover na ‘yung portion ng month na nabawasan na ang allowances,” he said. However, anticipating that the remittance won’t be enough, Tolentino announced that he will lobby in Congress the return of the diverted PSC budget. “Pero kung ‘di man ma-cover (ng PAGCOR remittance), my announcement is, not as POC president, but as a member of the House of representative, we will try to give back the amount that was taken from the PSC national development fund na ibinalik sa national treasury for the COVID-19 use. Amounting to P700 million,” said the representative of the eighth district of Cavite. Athletes are set to have their allowances cut in half starting July. “So kung ‘yun lang ang kailangan para maibalik o ma-sustain ang mawawala we will try in the House of Representatives I will lobby for it. We will try to return it in this coming second Bayanihan extension act to return the amount given to the national treasury because of the COVID-19,” said Tolentino. “Para lang ‘wag mabasawan o maibalik, para lang complete ang allowances again ng mga athletes.” The lawmaker added the athletes who brought honor and pride to the country including copping the overall championship in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games held in the country deserve to receive full financial support from the government even amid this crisis. “Ang point ko rito kasi baka di alam ni Pangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte na tinamaan ‘yung mga national athletes, ‘yung mga allowances. Baka kapag nalaman niya, ‘Huh? After giving pride and glory being overall champion sa SEA Games tapos tatamaan din sila, yung mga frontliners natin sa sports,’” he said. “Pipilitin naming ibalik ang amount na ‘yun,” added Tolentino.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

PSC ready to assist athletes returning from abroad

Philippine Sports Commission chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez assured athletes returning from abroad that the agency has the means to assist them. Ramirez reminded all athletes who wish to fly back to the country to notify the PSC’s National Sports Association Affairs Office of their return itinerary so that they can be assisted with the quarantine process once they arrive. In his appearance in the online edition of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum, Ramirez pointed out that if only men’s volleyball player Bryan Bagunas had contacted them upon his arrival, the agency could’ve immediately addressed his needs.     The 30th Southeast Asian Games silver medalist flew in from Japan last May 15 and took the required swab test in NAIA Terminal 1 upon his arrival. Bagunas, who returned to the country after the tournament in Japan that his team Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler was supposed to join got cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, tweeted his concerns with the long wait for his test result while holed up in a hotel in Quezon City on May 20. Netizens as well as the media took notice of his tweet with ABS-CBN Sports reporter Dyan Castillejo informing Ramirez of Bagunas’ situation.     “Wala naman kasi kaming communication doon. Ang nag-communicate lang sa amin si Miss (Dyan) Castillejo,” said Ramirez. “Dapat pag may problema sila kausapin din nila ang NSA Affairs,” the PSC chief added. “Nalaman lang natin sa mga kaibigan nating sportswriters na may problema na sila. Sana tumakbo kaagad sila sa amin para masagot namin ang kanilang mga problema.” Ramirez immediately acted upon learning about the athlete’s situation and on May 21, six days after his arrival, Bagunas’ test result was released. Testing negative for the virus, the volleyball star was cleared to go home.   Going forward, Ramirez said that the PSC has three ambulances on standby and ready to pick up and bring athletes arriving from abroad to designated quarantine facilities while waiting for their swab test results.   Ramirez reiterated that the PSC is always open to attend to the national athletes’ needs especially in this time of crisis. All they have to do is inform the agency. “The NSA Affairs together with MSAS (medical scientific athlete services) can work together and assist them,” he said. “Matagal na namin itong na-prepare pero kung di nila kami tatawagan di namin alam ang problema nila.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Kinaltas na sweldo ng PH athletes gamitin nang tama

KAMAKAILAN lang ay inanunsyo ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) na babawasan nila ang mga sahod ng mga national athletes ng 50 porsiyento ngayong darating na Hulyo para masiguro na ang ahensya ay may sapat na pondo hanggang Disyembre. At kabilang ang professional tennis player na si Francis Casey Alcantara sa mga atletang maapektuhan ng pagkaltas […] The post Kinaltas na sweldo ng PH athletes gamitin nang tama appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Philippine Paralympic team hit by COVID-19

The Philippine team to the Tokyo Paralympics has suffered a blow even before the start of the Games, with a number of delegation members, including a para-athlete, testing positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Members of Philippine Paralympic delegation positive for COVID-19

In a statement released Sunday, the PPC said that "some officials, coaches, and a para-athlete" from the Philippine delegation caught the malady and are now in isolation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

‘Back PH para athletes’

Caloocan Congressman Along Malapitan calls for support for Filipino Paralympic athletes as the opening of 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games nears. According to Malapitan, who personally visited the training of Para Taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin to extend financial support for his trip to Japan, the Philippines’ bets in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games need the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

PSC playbook good for 4 Olympic cycles

The playbook being prepared by the Philippine Sports Commission on the future of the 19 Filipino athletes in the Tokyo Olympics can be used for the next two decades or four Olympiads......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Athletes are people first : Sports psychologist reminds fans, officials

Marcus Manalo, sports psychologist for the Philippine boxing team wants to give reminders to those outside of the athletes' circles — like fans, and even sports officials — to not get carried away and bring unnecessary pressure and unpleasant emotions to our national athletes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Para athletes get allowance increase as Tokyo Parlaympics loom

From $1,000 (P50,000), PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez Thursday tripled it to $3,000 (P150,000) with hopes of adding to their motivation and give it their best......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

PSC thanks athletes, supporters for most productive Olympics ever

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the Philippines closes its historic Tokyo Olympics campaign with four medals, the most in recent memory, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) released a statement of gratitude. All-in-all, the Philippines bagged its first gold medal in the Olympics courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, two silver medals from boxers Nesthy Petecio and […] The post PSC thanks athletes, supporters for most productive Olympics ever appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021