4 Filipino Olympic medalists featured in latest PH stamps

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/18/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) on Saturday, September 18, 2021, has launched its latest set of stamps honoring four Filipinos athletes who made the country proud during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The featured…

LOOK: Tokyo Olympics heroes get Medals of Excellence 

09/07/2021

Filipino athletes who were medalists in the recent Tokyo Olympics were honored by the Philippine Senate on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio, and bronze medalist Eumir…

Diaz tours brand new house in Tagaytay

Glendale G. Rosal 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz is excited to move into her new house given to her by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as part of her prize. The women’s -55…

Diaz, other Tokyo medalists to meet Pres. Duterte on Monday

Glendale G. Rosal 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first Olympic gold medalist as well as the country’s other Tokyo Games medal winners will pay a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang Palace on Monday, August…

MVPSF releases P40.5M bonus for Tokyo Olympians, coaches

Glendale G. Rosal 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) has released a whopping P40.5-million in cash incentives for Filipino Olympic participants two days after the Tokyo Games drew its curtains. Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz already received…

Carlo Paalam settles for silver that will take his family out of poverty for good

Francis T.J. Ochoa 08/08/2021

Out of a patched-up shanty near a landfill, out of makeshift walls made out of flattened tin cans, Carlo Paalam emerged to hold a shiny medal whose polished silver he formed an instant affinity with. “It symbolizes…

Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam to receive a house and lot from Cebu Landmasters

PR 08/07/2021

Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) announced it is gifting Olympic Silver Medalist boxer Carlo Paalam a 3.6M house and lot (townhouse) in its subdivision project Velmiro Uptown CDO, located in the prime Upper Canitoan…

PSC thanks athletes, supporters for most productive Olympics ever

Glendale G. Rosal 08/07/2021

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…

Carlo Paalam gets Olympic boxing silver in PH’s best campaign yet

MARK GIONGCO 08/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Carlo Paalam used to pick up garbage with his father in Cagayan de Oro to make ends meet. A decade later, Paalam, now one of the best flyweight boxers in the world, collected his…

A former scavenger, Carlo Paalam steps into biggest fight of his life

Francis T.J. Ochoa 08/07/2021

As Carlo Paalam jokingly described how he turned groggy after a punch to the back of his head, boxing coach Don Abnett, his brow furrowed, stared intently at the silent television monitor behind a pack of journalists…

Boxer Paalam to Pinoys: I’ll do my best, pray for me

Glendale G. Rosal 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The country’s gold medal bet Carlo Paalam asks fellow Filipinos to pray for him as he fights British Galal Yafai in the men’s flyweight boxing finals of the Tokyo Olympics tomorrow, August 7…

From Coke as prize to aiming for Olympic gold: Carlo Paalam’s boxing journey

Bong Lozada 08/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines—It started with a bottle of Coke. Carlo Paalam was just a thin nine-year-old when he chanced upon a neighbor setting up boxing exercises. After hearing mass in Cagayan de Oro, Paalam was enticed to try…

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