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US Olympic athletes detail anti-Asian racism

US Olympic athletes detail anti-Asian racism.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardApr 8th, 2021

POC to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Vietnam SEAG-bound athletes

The Philippine Olympic Committee will procure COVID-19 vaccines in its capacity as a private entity for members of Team Philippines to the Hanoi 31st Southeast Asian Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

OCA, POC ramp up athletes’ vaccination

National athletes will finally realize their dream of being inoculated before seeing action in the 31st Southeast Asian Games this November. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) treasurer Cynthia Carrion confirmed yesterday that the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has wired a $40,000 subsidy for the inoculation of athletes getting ready for the biennial meet in by […] The post OCA, POC ramp up athletes’ vaccination appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Panlilio named COVID-19 vaccine czar for SEAG-bound athletes

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino on Wednesday tasked his first vice-president Al Panlilio to head the group in charge of the vaccination of all the national team seeing action in the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games late this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Protesters march against anti-Asian racism in US

Thousands of Americans marched at rallies on Sunday to denounce anti-Asian racism following the mass shooting last week at Asian-owned spas in the state of Georgia......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Living Legend Jaworski banners Philippine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Olympic boxing bronze medalists Leopoldo Serrantes and Roel Velasco, basketball living legend Robert Jaworski and Southeast Asian Games’ long jump queen Elma Muros-Posadas will lead the 10 Filipino athletes who will be enshrined to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

POC eyes big Hanoi SEA Games delegation

A big delegation composed of more than 600 athletes will be deployed when the country sees action in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi this November. In a meeting Friday with Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino formally endorsed 626 athletes from 39 sports […] The post POC eyes big Hanoi SEA Games delegation appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Yulo gets additional P800K Olympic bid funding

Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo preparation for the Tokyo Olympics got an additional boost after the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) extended a much-needed financial help on Wednesday. MVPSF president Al Panlilio announced that they have granted an extra P800,000 funding for Yulo to cover his training expenses in Japan as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled July 23 to August 8 next year. "The MVPSF wants to make sure that our athletes still get the best training possible, even as we face the current COVID-19 pandemic," Panlilio said. The financial donation was coursed through the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. "Aside from the financial relief from the additional finding, we're hopeful that this also puts Caloy's mind at ease, because we want to show him that we're behind him all the way," said Panlilio. "His sole focus should be on his quest to win an Olympic medal, and we'll do our best to take care of the rest." The 20-year old gymnast is one of four Filipinos who have qualified for the Games, which was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno. Yulo earned his ticket to the Games after advancing to the final round of the men's all-around in the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He also won the gold in the men's floor exercise in the same tournament. The Manila pride also won two gold medals and five silvers in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines. With the financial help, Yulo got all-important shot in the arm as he vies for the elusive Olympics gold.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 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

CSB puts recruitment on hold; prioritizes 250 active student-athletes

There will be no new student-athletes coming College of St. Benilde's way. The Taft-based school has decided to do away with recruitment for the time being in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. However, the green and white institution has pledged its commitment to the 250 student-athletes who are already part of its varsity teams. "We made a commitment to our student-athletes and their families and we remain true to our mission of faith, service, and communion," Center for Sports Development Director Stephen Fernandez said. That means that their players in badminton, basketball, chess, football, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, and volleyball could rest assured that they would remain Blazers. Not only that, they also remain entitled to their Athletic Recruit Grants. CSB has been home to several national team athletes in Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting) as well as Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Agatha Wong (wushu) and silver winner Johnvic De Guzman (volleyball). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 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

Bach wants & lsquo;dignified& rsquo; protests

Lausanne, Switzerland—Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Wednesday (Thursday Philippine time) refused to be drawn on athletes taking a knee in protest against racism, insisting the body representing them must explore ways they can express themselves “in a dignified way”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

Olympic-bound athletes to get priority once COVID-19 vaccine is available -- POC president Tolentino

Congressman and Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino promised to lobby for the Tokyo Olympics-bound Filipino athletes to be in the priority list of recipients once the vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available. “Definitely mayroong allocation diyan. Ilalaban natin yun na i-priority natin ‘yung sports because of the Olympics,” said Tolentino in Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “Sa ngayon wala pang guidelines (on priority) dun but we can lobby for that because of this Olympics.” The representative of the eighth district of Cavite said that once a vaccine is produced those who have already qualified for the Games next year will get their shots. “Actually, kung ibe-base lang natin ‘yan sa number of delegates iilan lang ‘yun. ‘Yung mga nag-qualify, officials at kung sino ang delagates from media (na pupunta),” he said. “Hindi naman natin pababayaaan ang mga atleta natin. Pupunta tayo doon kung mayroon nang vaccine,” he added. “Sigurado ako na mapa-priority ang mga athletes natin going to the Olympics.” Four athletes have already qualified for the Games, which was pushed back to July 23 to August 8 2021 from its original schedule of July 24-August 9 this year because of the pandemic. Pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno have earned their tickets to the Games. Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting and Kiyomi Watanabe of judo are expected to qualify once the qualifying tournaments resume early next year.   Tolentino is also looking at inclusion the athletes heading to the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games in November next year. “Mai-extend ‘yan up to Vietnam SEA Games,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

ONE Championship superstars, Asian celebrities denounce escalation of Anti-Asian racism amidst COVID-19

The world is reeling from a COVID-19 pandemic that has overwhelmed healthcare systems, forced people indoors, and caused economies to crash. Unfortunately, this terrible virus has also prompted an escalation in hate crimes against Asian people, especially against Asian-Americans in the United States......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Catch the most memorable SEA Games matches on S+A

Relive the glorious triumphs and historic feats of the Filipino athletes this May as ABS-CBN S+A and sports.abs-cbn.com bring back the most memorable moments and marquee matchups from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Replays will air at 11:00 a.m. and are available on S+A Channel 23 and via streaming. Revisit the historic run of the Philippine men’s volleyball team to capture the silver medal 42 years in the making starting May 4. See how Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo and rookie sensation Owa Retamar lead the Nationals into its first championship appearance with its group stage match against Vietnam. On May 5 is the PHI’s clash with Indonesia while on May 6 is the thrilling semifinal showdown between the host team and powerhouse Thailand. The championship game between the PHI and Indonesia is on May 11. See how Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz lift her way to the top podium in women’s 55kg. weightlifting competition on May 13. Women’s volleyball action replays begin on May 12 with the Filipinas taking on Vietnam. On May 13, the Pinay spikers face regional powerhouse Thailand and on May 18 is the Nationals’ match against Indonesia. The battle for bronze showdown is on May 19.   On May 25, watch the women’s basketball team’ historic gold medal win over Thailand. Lastly, revisit Gilas Pilipinas' basketball dominance in the SEA Games with their semifinal victory over Indonesia on May 26 and gold medal win over Thailand on May 27.  Host Team PHI dominated the 30th edition of the biennial meet with 387 medals including 149 gold in the country’s second overall championship since winning the honors in the 2005 SEA Games which was also held in the Philippines.     Watch more 2019 SEA Games highlights, unforgettable 2019 SEA Games moments, and interviews with our 2019 SEA GAMES heroes on the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel and sports.abs-cbn.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Catch the most memorable SEA Games matches on S+A

Relive the glorious triumphs and historic feats of the Filipino athletes this May as ABS-CBN S+A and sports.abs-cbn.com bring back the most memorable moments and marquee matchups from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Replays will air at 11:00 a.m. and are available on S+A Channel 23 and via streaming. Revisit the historic run of the Philippine men’s volleyball team to capture the silver medal 42 years in the making starting May 4. See how Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo and rookie sensation Owa Retamar lead the Nationals into its first championship appearance with its group stage match against Vietnam. On May 5 is the PHI’s clash with Indonesia while on May 6 is the thrilling semifinal showdown between the host team and powerhouse Thailand. The championship game between the PHI and Indonesia is on May 11. See how Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz lift her way to the top podium in women’s 55kg. weightlifting competition on May 13. Women’s volleyball action replays begin on May 12 with the Filipinas taking on Vietnam. On May 13, the Pinay spikers face regional powerhouse Thailand and on May 18 is the Nationals’ match against Indonesia. The battle for bronze showdown is on May 19.   On May 25, watch the women’s basketball team’ historic gold medal win over Thailand. Lastly, revisit Gilas Pilipinas' basketball dominance in the SEA Games with their semifinal victory over Indonesia on May 26 and gold medal win over Thailand on May 27.  Host Team PHI dominated the 30th edition of the biennial meet with 387 medals including 149 gold in the country’s second overall championship since winning the honors in the 2005 SEA Games which was also held in the Philippines.     Watch more 2019 SEA Games highlights, unforgettable 2019 SEA Games moments, and interviews with our 2019 SEA GAMES heroes on the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel and sports.abs-cbn.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

POC nais iurong ang iskedyul ng Vietnam SEA Games

HINDI lang ang Tokyo Olympic Games, na nabago ang orihinal na iskedyul, ang multisport event na paghahandaan ng mga Filipino athletes sa taong 2021. Nakatakda rin kasing ganapin ang 31st Southeast Asian Games sa susunod na taon at nais ni Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino na ang biennial meet ay gawin tatlong […] The post POC nais iurong ang iskedyul ng Vietnam SEA Games appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2020

A look at the status of Olympic qualifying events

By The Associated Press As the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or canceled. Here is the status of U.S. or world qualifying in many of the Olympic disciplines: ATHLETICS The U.S. Olympic track and field trials are still scheduled for June 19-28 in Eugene, Oregon. Other countries use a variety of methods, including trials, world rankings, and appointment based on results. BASEBALL Four countries — Israel, Mexico, South Korea and host Japan — are in the six-team field. The final two spots are to be determined by tournaments that were postponed: An Americas qualifier in Arizona has been indefinitely postponed, and a last-chance qualifying tournament in Taiwan slated for April is now scheduled for June 17-21. BASKETBALL Men: Eight teams, including the United States, have already qualified. The remaining spots in the 12-nation field will be determined in four winner-take-all, six-team tournaments scheduled from June 23-28 in Serbia, Canada, Croatia and Lithuania. Women: The 12-team field was filled in February with four tournaments. Although defending world champion United States and the host Japanese were already guaranteed spots, both finished in position to qualify anyway. 3x3: FIBA has postponed the qualifying tournament scheduled for March 18-22 in India. A second qualifying tournament scheduled for April in Hungary is in limbo. Four women’s teams and four men’s teams have already qualified for the eight-country fields. BEACH VOLLEYBALL Most Olympic spots are earned over a two-year points race on the international tour. At least three of the final 10 events have been canceled or postponed, and the final event is scheduled for Rome on June 9-14. BOXING Two of the four regional Olympic qualification tournaments have already taken place, and the third for European fighters began Saturday in London. The Americas qualifier scheduled for March 26 in Buenos Aires has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and organizers haven’t set a plan for the final steps in qualification, including the last-chance World Olympic Qualifying Tournament scheduled for May 13 in Paris. CYCLING The selection criteria is different for each discipline: BMX freestyle and racing, mountain biking, track cycling, and the road race and time trials. Each discipline has a series of automatic qualification standards, and a committee will choose athletes to fill out the U.S. team. The world championships May 30-31 in Houston is crucial for BMX, and at this point is still scheduled. The last Olympic qualification event in freestyle BMX, the World Series in Hiroshima April 3-5, has been postponed. Final rosters for each discipline are announced in June. DIVING Dozens of divers have already qualified based on their performances at last summer's world championships or other major meets over the last eight months. The last big qualifier is the Diving World Cup, set for the new Olympic aquatics venue in Tokyo on April 21-26; FINA is still considering whether to proceed. U.S. divers also must get through the national trials in Indianapolis on June 13-21 to confirm their Olympic spots. No decision has been announced on the Canadian trials scheduled for March 30-April 5 in Toronto. EQUESTRIAN All of the equestrian qualifying events have been completed in every discipline. None of the events was affected by the virus. FENCING Qualification was to be based on rankings set to be released on April 4, with some additional slots to be determined in zonal events from April 15-26. But the International Fencing Federation suspended all international competitions for 30 days, delaying five major competitions that must be completed before zonal qualifying. The FIE is requesting an extension of the qualification period. FIELD HOCKEY Tournaments to fill the 12-team men's and women's fields were completed in 2019. Ten countries qualified for both: Australia, Argentina, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands and Britain. GOLF Sixty golfers are determined by the world rankings, two per country with a maximum of four if they are among the top 15. The PGA Tour and European Tour, which offer the most ranking points, have canceled or postponed all events at least through April 12. GYMNASTICS The team fields for both men’s and women’s gymnastics were set at last year's world championships. The remaining individual all-around and single apparatus spots are determined at World Cup events. The International Gymnastics Federation has cancelled an all-around World Cup event in Germany and postponed an apparatus World Cup event in Qatar from March until early June. HANDBALL The International Handball Federation has postponed the final qualifying tournaments until June. The host nations were Spain, Hungary and Montenegro for the women and Norway, France and Germany for the men. Six of 12 spots remain open for each field. JUDO The International Judo Federation has canceled all Olympic qualifiers through April 30, including a Grand Slam and two Grand Prix. Another Grand Prix last weekend, in Morocco, was canceled earlier. Qualifying ends on May 25. ROWING World Rowing has canceled a European Olympic qualifying regatta that was scheduled for April 27-29 in Varese, Italy, and relocation is being considered. US Rowing said Olympic trials in Sarasota, Florida, from March 16-21 and April 13-18 have been postponed and the organization will not hold a national team event for at least 30 days. SAILING Many spots in the 10 classes have been clinched. An Asian Olympic qualifier in Abu Dhabi has been postponed until mid-April, and a World Cup Series regatta in Genoa, Italy, that would have been a qualifier for African, Asian and European countries, has been canceled. The IOC has granted World Sailing an extension of the qualification period to June 30. SOCCER Men: Fourteen of 16 teams have already qualified. The tournament to produce the two teams from the North and Central American and Caribbean region was scheduled for March 20 to April 1 in Guadalajara, Mexico, but was indefinitely postponed. Women: Ten of 12 teams have already qualified, including the reigning World Cup champion United States. China and South Korea were scheduled to play in a two-legged playoff that has been pushed back to early June. Cameroon is set to play Chile in a two-legged playoff in early April but no announcement on those matches has been made. SOFTBALL The field for the six-nation competition was set in four qualifying tournaments in 2018 and 2019. SWIMMING Most Olympic berths will be determined at national trials. The U.S. meet is scheduled for Omaha, Nebraska, on June 21-28; Australia's is scheduled for June 14-19 in Adelaide; Japan's national championship is in Tokyo on April 1-8. The final two events on the TYR Pro Swim Series, a big part of pre-Olympic training, are scheduled for April 16-19 in Mission Viejo, California, and May 6-9 in Indianapolis. TABLE TENNIS The U.S. already wrapped up qualifying, with three men and three women earning spots in Tokyo. Qualifying elsewhere was still in progress and scheduled to continue through May. But the International Table Tennis Federation suspended all activities until the end of April and recommended that continental associations follow that decision. An emergency meeting of the ITTF executive committee is scheduled for Monday. TENNIS The International Tennis Federation says Olympic eligibility still will be based on the WTA and ATP rankings of June 8, even though more than a month of the tours' schedules in March and April have been scrapped. Requirements related to minimum participation in Fed Cup or Davis Cup remain in place — as does an appeal process for players who do not meet those standards. VOLLEYBALL The qualification was completed in January with the 12 teams for both the men’s and women’s competitions already set. WATER POLO Men's and women's qualification tournaments scheduled for this month have been postponed until May. At stake are the final three spots for the 12-team men's field and the last two openings in the 10-team women's competition. The U.S. men and women have already qualified. WEIGHTLIFTING Spots are decided by the world ranking. The continental championships next month were meant to be the last gold-level events offering extra qualifying points. However, the European, Asian and African championships have all been postponed along with another gold-level event, junior worlds. WRESTLING The U.S. trials that had been scheduled for April 4-5 in State College, Pennsylvania, have been postponed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

PHI 3x3 basketball to receive PSA special citation

Proof that 3x3 basketball is fast gaining popularity in the country, the Philippine men’s team which earned a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics qualifier is set to receive a special honor in the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night this Friday at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Bannered by the dynamic duo of Alvin Pasaol and Joshua Munzon, the team is the 2019 Chooks-To-Go Fan Favorite awardee in the March 6 event presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, AirAsia, and Rain or Shine. Ranked 59th at the start of 2019, the Filipinos grinded their way to make the top 20 list by the end of the year to earn consideration for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament slated from March 18-22 in Bengaluru, India. Previous choices as Mr. Fan Favorite ‘Manok ng Bayan’ awardee presented by Chooks To Go headed by Bounty Agro Ventures Inc.’s Ronald Mascarinas, were three-time PBA scoring champion Terrence Romeo and future NBA prospect Kai Sotto. Earning world ranking points for the PH team was made possible with the holding of the pioneering 3x3 league Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas, while at the same time, hosting two major international meets here in the country, both of which had level-eight ratings and above. Santi Santillan and other top notch Filipino players alternated to see action alongside Munzon and Pasaol during the course of the year-long campaign. Also part of the top 10 were Karl Dehesa and Chris de Chavez of Balanga, Troy Rike of Pasig, Franky Johnson of Basilan, Ryan Monteclaro of Porac, Gab Banal of Bacoor, and Jaypee Belencion of Pasay. The Philippines has been bracketed in Pool C along with Slovenia, France, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic in the 20-team qualifier, which is divided into a four-group competition. Only the top three countries at the end of the meet will gain berth in the Tokyo Olympics, where the 3x3 event will be making its debut. The PH 3x3 men’s team is just one out of the close to 200 athletes, personalities, and entities who made up the year’s PSA honor roll list. On top of the awardees is 30th Southeast Asian Games overall champion Team Philippines, which will be bestowed with the coveted Athlete of the Year honor. Also getting a chunk of the spotlight in the two-hour program is world gymnastics champion Carlos Yulo (President’s award), PH team SEA Games Chef De Mission and PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez (Executive of the Year), and the legendary Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes (Lifetime Achievement Award), who will also serve as the special guest of honor and speaker for the night.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

SEA Games gold medalists banner PSA citations list

The gold medal winners of the 30th Southeast Asian Games banner the long list of citations to be handed out during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night slated next week at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel.   The Filipino contingent led by world champions Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio along with Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, bagged a total record of 149 golds when the country hosted and regained the overall title of the biennial meet after 14 years.   On account of the remarkable finish that Team Philippines will be accorded with the prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the March 6 event presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, the Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and AirAsia.   Arnis produced the most number of golds won during the SEA Games with a total of 14, followed by athletics with 11, and dancesport with 10.   Apart from the SEA Games gold winners – 139 in all including the others who won one or two golds – 18 personalities and entities are also going to be cited by the country’s oldest media organizations for their achievements and support to Philippine sports in the year that was.   The list includes boxers Eumir Marcial, Josie Gabuco, and Pedro Taduran, undefeated UAAP men’s basketball champion Ateneo and NCAA counterpart Letran, Jones Cup winner Mighty Sports, bowler Merwin Tan, mixed martial arts star Joshua Pacio, fencer Samantha Catantan, grandmaster John Paul Gomez, darts player Lourence Ilagan, and Estafano Rivera of motorsports.   Congressman Michael ‘Mikee’ Romero, Philippine Obstacle Sports Federation, Go for Gold, Standard Insurance, Amelie Hotel, MVP Sports Foundation complete the list of the year’s PSA citations.   Other awardees still to be named are the MILO Junior Athletes of the Year, the Chooks-To-Go Fan Favorite, and the Tony Siddayao awards.   There will also be a posthumous recognition to be given to sports personalities who passed away in 2019......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

Diaz, Petecio lead PSA major awards honor roll

A boxing world champion and an Olympic silver medalist are among those to be rendered with major awards in next month’s annual SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Nesthy Petecio and Hidilyn Diaz lead the 12 personalities who are the recipients of major awards from the country’s oldest media organization in the March 6 gala night presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and Air Asia. The two lady athletes are also members of Team Philippines which will be honored with the coveted Athlete of the Year award on account of its successful regaining of the Southeast Asian Games overall championship. Petecio, 27, won the featherweight gold in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, while Diaz, 29, and silver medal winner in the 2016 Rio Olympics, bagged a silver in the Asian Championships and a pair of bronze in the World Weightlifting Championships. The country’s first qualifier in the Tokyo Olympics in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena is also a major awardee for topping the qualifying meet in Chiara, Italy. He also won golds in the Asian Athletics Championship and the Summer Universiade. Two other world boxing champions are also in the honor roll list in reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title holder Jerwin Ancajas and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero. Not to be left out are major awardees in basketball composed of the undefeated, sixth-time UAAP women’s champion National University, five-time PBA Philippine Cup winner San Miguel Beermen, and five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Completing the list of major awardees are golfers Juvic Pagunsan, Aidric Chan, and Princess Superal, and Horse of the Year Union Bell. Still to be named are recipients of special citation, the MILO Junior Athletes of the Year, the regular Tony Siddayao .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020