Meggie Ochoa clinches Philippines’ second gold in Jiu-Jitsu World Championship

Rommel Fuertes Jr. - @inquirerdotnet 11/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Meggie Ochoa swept the competition in women’s adult -48kg category en route to the gold in the 2022 JJIF Jiu-Jitsu World Championship at United Arab Emirates on Friday (Philippine time). Ochoa captured gold by beating Canada’s…

Fall mars Yulo’s golden campaign but PH star rises to challenge

June Navarro 09/26/2022

Doing a series of 360-degree revolutions, Carlos Edriel Yulo released the bar and somersaulted into the air only to lose grip of the horizontal rod on his way down, hitting the deck hard in the process. The…

EJ Obiena wins another gold in Golden Fly Liechtenstein

Glendale G. Rosal 09/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena flexed his winning form anew by winning the gold medal in the Golden Fly Series Liechtenstein leg on Sunday, September 11, 2022 ( September 12, Manila…

Carlos Yulo becomes first Filipino to win three gold medals in Hanoi

Marc Anthony Reyes 05/16/2022

Carlos Edriel Yulo slumped behind one of the monitor screens strewn around the Quan Ngua Sports Palace, hiding himself from public view as he awaited his turn to hit the rings. But when his time came to…

SEA Games: Carlos Yulo wins gymnastics gold; Philippine men’s team gets silver

Marc Anthony Reyes 05/13/2022

World champion Carlos Edriel Yulo bagged the gold medal in the men’s individual all-around and towed along Team Philippines to silver medal in men’s team event Friday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Quan Ngura Sports…

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…

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