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PSC chief on PH team’s heartbreaking setbacks in Olympics: It happens to the best of them

CEBU CIY, Philippines—– The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, who is in Tokyo, Japan, said on Sunday, July 25, that losing happens even to the best of them after the Philippine team encountered heartbreaking setbacks in the first two days of the Olympics.  Taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa and Fil-American swimmer Remedy Rule […] The post PSC chief on PH team’s heartbreaking setbacks in Olympics: It happens to the best of them appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 25th, 2021

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

Unfiltered Baldwin goes in on the PBA s 'big mistake' regarding format

Ateneo head coach and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin didn't hold back when he assessed the current landscape of basketball in the Philippines. Baldwin, the one-time Gilas coach who had the national team one win away from the Olympics, says that there is one glaring flaw with the way we do things here, particularly in the PBA. Coach Tab says that the PBA having only single-import conferences is a "big mistake." "We have one major flaw in the basketball landscape of the Philippines. It's a regulatory flaw and that is that in the PBA, we have three conferences with two of those are single-import conferences," Baldwin said. Coach Tab made the sizzling hot take on Coaches Unfiltered podcast. "This is a big mistake. We should never have a single import playing on a team," Baldwin added. The Ateneo mentor, who also serves as an assistant coach for the TNT KaTropa, says that imports here are given advantages by the league by way of officiating, which isn't the case for the very same imports should they play in other leagues. That inherently puts local players at a disadvantage. "So in other words, put it in layman's terms, a foul for a PBA player for a local player isn't a foul on an import, and the foul of an import, that same foul on a local player isn't a foul," Baldwin said. "So our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against the import players, and this is not the case in other countries," he added. Baldwin also went in on the PBA coaches, saying they're smart and doing the right thing by running their systems through the imports. However, Baldwin also said that PBA coaches can be way better if the import advantages are taken away and they're all forced to do more than just rely on one guy. "If you're a PBA coach, and you don't tactically run your systems through the import, you're pretty stupid because they are given all of the advantages. So the PBA coaches are smart lot. They're good basketball coaches," Baldwin said. "But they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more, I believe, I think then they would show their real talents. But I think that because of the way our imports are treated here, it's not sound thinking for a coach to not exploit what is obvious to every PBA coach, and that is to run your offensive systems through your import," he added. In the East Asian region, the PBA is the only major league that plays single-import tournaments. The CBA in China and the KBL in South Korea allows up to two imports per team. In the case of the CBA, teams can also employ Asian imports. The Japanese B.League allows up to three foreign players, not counting naturalized players that are considered as locals. For its 10th season, the ABL increased its import limit from two to three. The PBA likewise allowed up to two imports before, but has employed a single-import policy for a good two decades now. The 2016 Governors' Cup was the last conference when the PBA allowed teams to have two imports, with one having to be an Asian import. Not all 12 teams took the chance to employ one. Before that, the 2008 Fiesta Conference allowed the two lowest-ranked teams, then Welcoat and Coca-Cola, to have two imports but the second one had a height limit of 6'1". "I think that system it creates a false landscape for our basketball coaches and our basketball players," Baldwin said. "And I think it needs to be changed sooner rather than later," he added. Baldwin's comments on the podcast quickly drew the attention of the PBA, with Spin.ph chief Dodo Catacutan first reporting that PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial will issue a fine for Coach Tab for "statements detrimental to the league." A suspension for coach Tab is also being considered for his comments.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

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

How the Philippine boxing team KO d pressure in Tokyo Olympics

Hear from the team's sports psychologist Marcus Manalo on how "mindfulness" to led the team to a three-medal haul in Tokyo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Marcial still committed to national team, but eyes pro fight soon

Fresh from his bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Marcial hopes to continue representing Team Philippines, but is also looking to move forward in his professional career......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippine Paralympic Committee names flagbearers for Tokyo Paralympics

Philippine Tokyo Paralympics chef-de-mission Francis Diaz said the team is inspired to perform well after the country came through with its best effort in the Tokyo Olympics where it brought home a historic gold medal thanks to Hidilyn Diaz and two silver and a bronze courtesy of Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, respectively......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

PH Paralympians are ready and fully motivated

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Members of the Philippine Paralympic team are drawing inspiration from the historic showing of Team Philippine when they compete in the Tokyo Paralympics from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. Francis Diaz, the country’s chief of mission to the Paralympics, said they’re not pressured to deliver the same amount of success that the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

The man called Sugar

In boxing circles, coach Ting Ariosa is called Sugar. Not because he resembles Ray Leonard or Ray Robinson in any way. It’s more a term of endearment for a man who once coached the Philippine boxing team at the 1984 Olympics and has been involved in the fight game since his college days......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo

MANILA, Philippines – Inanunsiyo ng Milo, ang official choco milk drink ng Philippine Olympic Team, na tatanggap ang hometowns ng 19 Philippine Olympians na lumahok sa katatapos na Tokyo 2020+1 Olympics ng Nestlé products bilang pagkilala sa kanilang ipinakitang champion energy at pagbibigay ng pinakamagandang performance ng Pilipinas sa kasaysayan ng Summer Games. Matapos makuha […] The post Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Gilas still at No. 31 in FIBA rankings; US remains No. 1

By JONAS TERRADO The Philippines remained at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA following the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. With 322.8 points, Gilas Pilipinas also kept its hold on being the sixth-best team in Asia, behind world No. 3 and Olympic bronze medalist Australia (690.5), No. 22 Iran (43.8.3), No. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Mandaue to check on kids at city’s welfare center for COVID-19

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center will be visiting the city’s orphanage, the Hope of Mandaue (HOME) Children’s Center at the City’s Social Welfare Services building to check on the health status of the children there. Lawyer Julius Ceasar Entise, EOC deputy chief of the and head of Contact tracing team, […] The post Mandaue to check on kids at city’s welfare center for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Sangiao salutes PH Olympians, calls for continuous support for athletes

Legendary Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao is one with the nation in expressing his glee for the superb showing Team Philippines had in the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Philippine Olympic chief calls for budget increase

Thanks to the country’s success in the Tokyo Olympics, Philippine sports should receive more than what it has been getting the past years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Abnett credits team for surge

Don Abnett wouldn’t take any credit for the Philippine boxing team’s three-medal finish at the Olympics here and instead, applauded the efforts of the entire delegation in delivering a performance of the ages......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Triumphant boxers, POC chief fly home today

Boxers Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, along with the rest of the Philippine delegation, will fly home today and will be accorded a hero’s welcome following their feats in the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Paalam seeks PH& rsquo;s 1st boxing gold in Olympics

Tokyo---Carlo Paalam, the youngest and least-experienced member of the vaunted Philippine boxing team in the Summer Olympic Games, is one win away from the country’s first gold medal in the sport......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Best Olympics Ever : Team Philippines great moments in Tokyo

Team Philippines is leaving the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the best performance ever in history......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Filipino bets in Tokyo have reshaped history , says Philippine Olympic chief

The Tokyo 2020 Philippine team put on a performance for the ages, ushering in a new dawn and new day in Philippine sports......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Nesthy Petecio named flag bearer for Tokyo Olympics closing ceremonies

Petecio, who won silver in the women's featherweight division, will be joined by her three teammates in the Philippine boxing team: Irish Magno, fellow silver medalist Carlo Paalam, and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021