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Why build P9.5-B New Clark when Rizal stadium upgrade costs P1.2B? – Drilon

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The New Clark facilities in Tarlac will host only sports: swimming and track and field

Senator Franklin Drilon interpellates the 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Commission. November 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

POC feud: 'I’m not interested in the presidency,' says Peping

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The former Philippine Olympic Committee chief dispels talks that he’s seeking to oust incumbent president Ricky Vargas

SPORTS POLITICS. Long-time sports leader Peping Cojuangco (right) claims he has been ‘very supportive’ of POC president Ricky Vargas. File photos

New target: Beef up athletics, aquatics for 2019 SEA Games

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM

After the centerpiece sports failed to produce a medal again in the Asian Games, POC president Ricky Vargas says it shouldn't be the case in next year's SEA Games

2019 COMEBACK. (from left to right) Filipino athletes swimmer Roxanne Yu, hurdler Eric Cray, long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang and pole vaulter EJ Obiena will better their Asiad performances in the Manila SEA Games. Photos by Adrian Portugal/Rappler and Asian Games media pool (Yu)

After Jordan Clarkson saga, ’bigger’ challenge ahead

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The men's basketball team kicks off the Philippines' campaign in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Thursday, August 16

ALL SET. Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson is set to lead the Philippine delegation as flag-bearer. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

POC: NBA 'broke the hearts of 100 million Filipinos'

Aug 12, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'We were one clearance away,' says POC official Patrick Gregorio after the NBA turned down the country's request to line up Jordan Clarkson in the Asian Games

NO GO. Philippine sports officials said they 'worked round the clock' to get Jordan Clarkson only to be denied by the NBA. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Karatedo group of the golden era wants end to 'fake karateka' reign in PH

May 08, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The Philippine Karatedo Federation 1987 denounces the decisions of the Romasanta-headed NSA and the POC

DETHRONEMENT. Joe Manansala (center) leads the PKF 1987 Inc in its mission to make Philippine karatedo great again. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

13 years of decline: PH sports nose-dives under Peping Cojuangco

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

As elections for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency draw near, Cojuangco aims to hold on to a 4th term despite the country's disappointing performances in international competitions

Court nullifies POC election result, Vargas to challenge Cojuangco for presidency

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Vargas is 'relieved by the court's decision' and will be allowed to challenge long-time POC president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco

JUSTICE. Ricky Vargas is now allowed to run for the POC president position in 2018. Photo from SBP Facebook

POC chair Cojuangco promises 5 Olympic golds in 2020

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Philippines has won just a single medal in the 13 years Peping Cojuangco has been chair of the POC. Now he's promising 5 in Tokyo.

BOLD PREDICTION. POC president Jose Cojuangco is talking big about the Philippines' chances in 2020, but wouldn't say who he thought would deliver those 5 gold medals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

POC opts for simple turnover in SEA Games closing ceremony

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Cojuangco says the country should save up for the 2019 hosting of the Games instead

SIMPLE TURNOVER. The POC will pass on an elaborate turnover ceremony, which was estimated to cost P8.1 million. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

POC appeals for Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The POC penned a letter dated July 27, 2017, appealing for President Duterte to support the hosting of the 30th SEA Games

APPEAL. The Philippine Olympic Committee is appealing to President Duterte to support the Philippines hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. File Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

PSC commish Fernandez files libel complaint vs POC president

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The complaint stems from POC president Jose Cojuangco s allegedly defamatory statements that PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez was involved in game fixing during his PBA days

LIBEL. Ramon Fernandez files libel charges against Peping Cojuangco in Cebu. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Cojuangco gets fourth POC presidency term

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Cojuangco 82 runs opposed after PH boxing head Ricky Vargas is disqualified

ANOTHER TERM. Jose Cojuangco Jr wins another term after his chief opposition is disqualified. File photo

Vargas camp awaits court decision on POC elections

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Ricky Vargas is hoping a temporary restraining order will be issued to prevent the Philippine Olympic Committee elections from pushing through

AWAITING DECISION. Ricky Vargas' camp is awaiting a court decision on a possible TRO of the POC elections. File photo from SBP Facebook

Lawmakers: Probe POC for 'alleged abuse of authority'

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Two lawmakers call for an investigation on the alleged mismanagement and abuse of authority of the current leaders of the Philippine Olympic Committee

PROBE. Two lawmakers are pushing for a probe on the Philippine Olympic Committee, which is headed by Peping Cojuangco. File Photo

As POC denies candidacy appeal, Vargas to go to court

Nov 08, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Ricky Vargas was disqualified by the committee from running for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency citing his inability to meet one of the active member requirements

GOING TO COURT. Ricky Vargas' camp will look at legal options as the POC Commission on Elections upholds its disqualification of Vargas to run for POC president. File photo from SBP Facebook

Vargas ‘contends’ DQ from running for POC top post

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Ricky Vargas isn t walking away from his bid to run for POC presidency just yet

Vargas disqualified from running for POC president - report

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Both Vargas and Abraham Tolentino are reportedly unable to meet one of the requirements for running

Ricky Vargas running for POC top post - reports

Oct 23, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Vargas is aiming to unseat Cojuangco who is running for his fourth straight term

POC president confident taekwondo jin Alora can earn medal

Aug 19, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The last Filipino athlete remaining to compete at Rio is boosted by the arrival of her parents

Pacquiao tells PSC Chairman Ramirez: Clean up corruption in sports

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao urges PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez to make sure corruption in sports is addressed during his term

MEETING. The Senate committee for sports, with Manny Pacquiao as chairman, meets with sports agencies PSC, POC, and PAGCOR. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

POC president Cojuangco: We have a fighting chance in Rio

Jul 19, 2016 - 7:07 PM

I am genuinely excited about this Olympics says Cojuangco

FIGHTING CHANCE. The POC president reflects on the positivity from the Philippine President's send-off and the 'good athletes' the country will be sending to Rio. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

Donaire Sr brings 'flash' to PH boxing team as consultant

May 23, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Nonito Donaire Sr is observing the Philippine boxing team s preparations for the final Olympic qualifier but clarifies that he is not their head coach

CONSULTANT LANG. Nonito Donaire Sr (L) wraps his champion son's hands during a 2014 training session at Elorde Boxing Gym. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

POC monitoring Zika outbreak in lead-up to Rio Olympics

Feb 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

It is a potential health problem not only for our athletes but for everyone else should they get infected

DISINFECTION. Local workers disinfect the famous Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 26 January 2016, ahead of the beginning of Rio's Carnival parades, on next 05 February, to fight against the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads the Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna viruses. Photo by Marcelo Sayao / EPA

Aquino's orders on PH Orthopedic: 'No displacement of workers'

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin says President Benigno Aquino III also directed the department to make sure that the hospital will continue to cater to its patients – around 500 to date

Philippine Orthopedic Center file photo from Wikipedia

Orthopedic Center for modernization, not privatization

Mar 23, 2015 - 12:42 PM

A modernized Philippine Orthopedic Center will be returned to the government after 25 years but poor patients will continue to have access to ‘world class’ trauma and orthopedic care there the PPP Center says

PH Wrestling Association to stop recognition of new leadership

May 30, 2014 - 6:21 PM

We’re surprised that the POC recognized the current leadership despite the fact that the association did not call for any special election said Wrestling Association of the Philippines chairman Aries Supremo

SC to Palace: Explain orthopedic center's privatization

Feb 19, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Indigent patients hospital workers militant lawmakers say privatization violates constitutionally guaranteed equitable access to health services


Nov 09, 2013 - 7:15 PM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals friendly match vs the United Arab Emirates

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kick Off: Family bonding through football

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:00 PM

This facility is the first of its kind in the country

FERRARI OF ALL TURFS. Kick Off houses a 36' by 18' indoor Limonta Infinity Turf covered field for football enthusiasts. Photo courtesy of Jojo de Luzuriaga

Cojuangco-Jaworski returns to PH after IOC election

Sep 13, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Mikee Cojuangco returns to the country after getting elected to the IOC

No Azkals, Malditas in SEA Games

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Philippines will not be sending delegates to the football and futsal competitions of the 2013 SEA Games

File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Peping and full slate win POC elections

Dec 01, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee POC President Peping Cojuangco and every candidate on his ticket won the POC elections Friday November 30

The POC elections: Peping, TROs and a sudden decision

Nov 30, 2012 - 2:55 AM

The Philippine Olympic Committee POC will continue to be headed by current President Peping Cojuangco for another four years after the lone challenger for the POC presidency athletics chief Go Teng Kok backed out of the presidential race

POC panel: Go can't run until we receive copy of SC ruling

Nov 05, 2012 - 6:06 PM

The election committee of the Philippine Olympic Committee POC decided not to disqualify Go Teng Kok from running for president of the POC against incumbent Jose Peping Cojuangco Jr but he must first submit the Supreme Court decision backing his candidacy

Reform-focused group challenges Cojuangco in POC elections

Oct 25, 2012 - 11:51 PM

A group led by Philippine Olympic Committee POC first vice president Manny Lopez is set to challenge the ticket of incumbent POC President Jose “Peping” Cojuangco in the upcoming committee elections set for November 30

Will MVP run for POC President?

Oct 23, 2012 - 6:55 PM

With the deadline for the filing of candidacy approaching the sports community awaits businessman Manny V Pangilinan s decision to run for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency

Rappler Newscast | August 29, 2012

Aug 29, 2012 - 9:01 PM

TOP STORY: Senator Sotto hits back at critics accusing him of plagiarism

Trillanes slams Cojuangco for dismal state of PH sports

Aug 29, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV blamed the lack of vision of the Philippine Olympic Committee for the failure of sports development in the country