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…

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…

Nesthy Petecio to go for boxing gold tomorrow

Glendale G. Rosal 08/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio guns for the gold medal tomorrow in the women’s featherweight division of the Tokyo Olympics against hometown favorite Sena Irie at the Kokugikan Arena.  The 29-year-old Santa Cruz, Davao…

Diaz, Chinese coach part ways

Glendale G. Rosal 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez believes that they may have a hard time getting the services again of Chinese weightlifting coach Gao Kaiwen, the head coach of Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn…

Diaz gets P5M more from PSC

Dale Rosal 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) provided an additional P5-million cash incentive for the country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.  Diaz, who bagged the country’s historic gold medal in the women’s -55 kilogram category of…

After Olympic win, PAF promotes Hidilyn Diaz to staff sergeant

Frances Mangosing 07/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — For bringing pride and honor to the nation after winning the country’s first Olympic gold medal, Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will be promoted one notch higher from her current rank in the Philippine Air…

Golden girl gets bust in Zambo

June Navarro 07/28/2021

The cash will come in and accolades will do, too, but there won’t be a better way to pay tribute—and immortalize—Hidilyn Diaz’s golden lift in the Tokyo Olympics than what her hometown of Zamboanga and the government…

Diaz: I still could not believe I won gold

Glendale G. Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep nowadays. Especially if you are Hidilyn Diaz. Diaz who on Monday evening, July 26, gave the country its first-ever Olympic gold medal in almost a…

Hidilyn Diaz’s gold medal prize to reach more than P35M

MARK GIONGCO 07/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Hidilyn Diaz is expected to pocket a cash windfall of more than P35 million for her historic gold medal performance in the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics. As per Republic Act No. 10699…

Boholana Sarno bags two gold medals in Asian Weightlifting Championships

Glendale G. Rosal 04/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Boholana weightlifter Vanessa Sarno made waves in the international scene, winning two gold medals for the Philippines in the ongoing Asian Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The 17-year old Tagbilaran City native finished her…

Who dethroned Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal?

Mars G. Alison 12/06/2019

New Clark City—Another petite runner won the gold for the Philippines in women’s marathon in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.  But it isn’t Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal. Christine Hallasgo, a 27-year-old runner from Malaybalay, Bukidnon, pulled off…

Cebuano athletes’ medal haul on Day 1 of SEA Games: 6 gold, 3 silver medals

Mars G. Alison 12/02/2019

  CLARK CITY, Philippines — The Cebuano athletes contributed six gold medals and three silver medals to the overall medal tally of the Philippine Team on the official first day of hostilities of the 30th Southeast Asian…

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