PSC intervenes, starts dialogues with Patafa, Obiena

Dale Rosal 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said it already started a series of separate dialogues between bemedalled pole vaulter EJ Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). In a statement released on Wednesday,…

POC, MVPSF rewards non-medalists in Tokyo with P.5M each in incentives

PR 08/05/2021

TOKYO—Not one of the 19 Filipino athletes who competed in the pandemic Tokyo Olympics will be left behind, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino. “The non-medalists in the Tokyo Olympics will receive…

Vietnam mulls postponing SEAG opening due to recent rise in COVID-19 cases

Glendale G. Rosal 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam, the host country of the 31st Southeast Asian Games, is mulling to move the Games’ opening from November this year to July next year. Philippine Olympic Committee…

Battle brewing over SEAG budget audit

June Navarro 10/09/2020

Seven members of the 13-man Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) executive board on Thursday pressed the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) for the immediate submission of its audited financial statements for expenses incurred during the country’s…

PSC, POC to seek IATF ok for Olympic hopefuls

June Navarro 07/09/2020

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, they will now move to seek the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases…

Amateur sports now await IATF green light

June Navarro 07/06/2020

After professional sports got the green light to resume trai­ning, amateur sports are now eagerly waiting for the go signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to troop back to…

POC looking to host Asian indoor and beach games

June Navarro 06/12/2020

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said the Philippines will bid to host the Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games (Aimag) and Asian Beach Games on local turf after missing the deadline to submit a bid…

POC chief welcomes possible Tokyo Olympics delay, says 2021 sched ‘ideal’

June Navarro 03/24/2020

Instead of being consumed by regret, Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol”’ Tolentino sees a silver lining on the possible postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. “More Filipinos will have more chances to qualify. A postponement would mean…

POC athletes commission eyes more projects for the youth

June Navarro 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines–Filipino athletes will collectively go out of their way to get more children into sports. Olympian swimmer Jessie Lacuna announced on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, that the athletes’ commission of the Philippine Olympic Committee would engage…

Philippines clinches SEA Games overall championship

Marc Anthony Reyes - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/08/2019

NEW CLARK CITY — Team Philippines’ top officials have already called it: Team Philippines is the 30th Southeast Asian Games overall champion once again. Philippine Olympic Committee chair Steve Hontiveros said that with 88 golds early Sunday,…

Renovation of old facilities seen as rebirth of PH sports

June Navarro 11/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — There are several promising athletes that remain untapped to this day due to the lack of sports facilities. With the renovation of facilities inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Philsports in…

Independent body for POC polls formed

Inquirer.net 07/09/2019

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has appointed former Commission on Elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento to lead the independent elections committee in the coming POC polls. POC board member Robert Mananquil made the announcement on Monday, July 8,…

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