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Batang Pinoy, other sports events postponed amid coronavirus threat

Feb 06, 2020 - 6:11 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission postpones several national sporting events as a 'safety measure' against the novel coronavirus

PREVENTIVE MEASURE. The PSC has canceled all sports gatherings and activities exceeding 40 people. File photo

PH karate coach Arpa probe starts after Tsukii 'bullying' incident

Jan 26, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Karate officials hope to fix the 'estranged' relationship between top talent Junna Tsukii and national team coach Okay Arpa

BULLIED. Junna Tsukii reveals that she was bullied by Turkish head coach Okay Arpa after she won a SEA Games gold. Photo from Junna Tsukii's Facebook

Duterte commits P100M to PH's Tokyo 2020 Olympics budget

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'This will greatly help our national athletes who are both qualified and have potential Olympic entry,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

BEST BET. Carlos Yulo is the country's best bet for an Olympics gold. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

PSC to support karateka Junna Tsukii's Olympic dream

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:33 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii joins the list of Filipino Tokyo 2020 Olympics hopefuls

TOKYO 2020. Junna Tsukii gets serious on her road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from IG/junnatsukiiv888

Multi-billion SEA Games 2019 fund follows Cayetano where he goes

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The money trail shows SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano has control over the budget regardless of which agency the money is lodged under

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, chairman of the organizing committee of the 30th SEA Games, delivers his speech before foreign dignitaries, sponsors, and Filipino athletes during their site visit on October 16, 2019 at New Clark City. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate plenary deliberations on the PSC 2020 budget

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Senate Minority Franklin Drilon has raised questions on the proposed budget of the agency responsible for the hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Watch the Senate deliberations live on Rappler.

PSC spends P1.7 million for PH women's volleyball Japan camp

Oct 24, 2019 - 1:10 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team ramps up its 2019 SEA Games buildup in Japan

INTENSIFYING TRAINING. The Philippine women's volleyball team tests its mettle against Japanese teams in a 12-day training camp. ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix event

[EDITORIAL] Isang bagsak para sa mga atleta, isang batok sa mga opisyal

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:25 PM

With only 3 golds on the world stage, we can't be proud of our sports programs

Ramirez wants more buzz as 2019 SEA Games nears

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says there's a lack of promotion on the country's hosting of the SEA Games less than 4 months before the regional meet unfolds

PROMOTION. PSC chairman William Ramirez wants to spread awareness on the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PSC sets protocols to safeguard 2019 SEA Games funds

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Chairman Butch Ramirez explains the process of approving funds requested by the SEA Games organizing committee, which is under fire for alleged corruption

TRANSPARENCY. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez assures the public that there is check and balance in the process of disbursing funds for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

PSC chairman Ramirez: 2019 SEA Games to push through

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:10 PM

'It’s of national interest to proceed with the November 30 Southeast Asian Games,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

STILL A GO. The Philippines continues its preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz, PSC reconcile in support of Olympic gold dream

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:31 PM

'We have pledged our support before, and we will continue to do so,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

RESOLVED. The Philippine Sports Commission pledges its support for Hidilyn Diaz' Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid. Photo from release

PSC chairman Ramirez accepts role as 2019 SEA Games chef de mission

May 29, 2019 - 11:53 AM

After reconsidering the offer, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez commits to the big role of Philippine chef de mission to the SEA Games

DUAL ROLE. (from left to right) ASEC under the Office of the Executive Secretary Kim Raissa Uy, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez, POC president Ricky Vargas, POC communications director Ed Picson and POC deputy secretary-general Karen Caballero are present in Ramirez' announcement to accept the Philippines' 2019 SEA Games chef de mission role. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

'In shambles:' PSC chairman Ramirez declines SEA Games chef de mission offer

May 28, 2019 - 11:31 AM

'Today, we wake up to a Philippine sports world in shambles,' says Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in a statement

CALL FOR UNITY. PSC chairman Butch Ramirez offers to mediate the matters concerning the POC. Photo from Rappler's Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery

SEA Games 2019 suffers 33% budget cut

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Only P5 billion of the proposed P7.5 billion budget for the country's hosting of the regional sporting event has been approved

9 MONTHS. The 30th Southeast Asian Games to be hosted in the Philippines will take place on November 30 to December 11. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Lydia De Vega, Paeng Nepomuceno lead Hall of Fame class

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Asia's sprint queen and the four-time World Cup bowling champion banner the 10 Filipino sporting legends who will be enshrined in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame

PSC tackles Hidilyn's weightlifting woes

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission makes sure that weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz will get enough support for her 2020 Tokyo Olympics bid

OLYMPIC BID. Hidilyn Diaz is working to nab the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold with her core team. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Young athlete's death gives PSC more reason to fast-track facilities rehab

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says the agency will increase dormitory attendants and security personnel and add a doctor and nurse in their facilities

GONE TOO SOON. Philippine Sports Commission chief Butch Ramirez (right) and Wushu Federation of the Philippines secretary-general Julian Camacho express their grief regarding the death of 11-year-old wushu athlete Rasta Daraliay. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission


11-year-old PH wushu athlete dead after falling from bunk bed

Sep 30, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Junior wushu fighter Rastafari Daraliay died after a freak accident in the athletes’ dorm at the Rizal Memorial Complex

TOO YOUNG. Rastafari Daraliay was a promising wushu athlete. Photo from Instagram (@rastoogi_)


Batang Pinoy postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 12, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission and host Baguio have moved the 2018 Batang Pinoy opening to September 17

Asian Games gold medalists get additional P1M bonus

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Double gold medalist Yuka Saso is set to receive the biggest cash windfall of P9.33 million in total incentives

GOLDEN GIRLS. Filipino female athletes (clockwise from top left) Yuka Saso of golf, Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal of skateboarding deliver the gold for the Philippines. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Ricky Vargas denies PSC threat to withhold Asian Games fund

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The POC president claims that Asian Games chef de mission Richard Gomez has already received funding from the Philippine Sports Commission

FEEDING MANY. The Philippine Olympic Committee has received the 2018 Asian Games fund that is set to cover 272 athletes.

PSC to recognize Jiu-jitsu Federation of the Philippines

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:52 PM

The national federation will need PSC's recognition for financial assistance in the upcoming Kazakhstan tournament

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

Philippine karatekas find refuge in POC as world body suspends local federation

Apr 26, 2018 - 9:36 AM

(UPDATED) The local Olympic committee will take charge of the national karatedo team’s training for the 2018 Asian Games

ASIAN GAMES PREPARATION. John Paul Bejar of the Philippines competes against Iwan Bidu Sirait of Indonesia in the finals of men's -55kg kumite in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competition. File photo by PSC-POC Media Group

DepEd, PSC to train campus journalists for Palarong Pambansa 2018 coverage

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:21 PM

This is the second time campus journalists have been invited to cover the annual schools-based sports event

LOOK: List of PSC's 10 priority sports in 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 3:31 PM

These are the top 10 sports that will receive a bigger share of the government's allocated budget

BANNERING. (from left to right) weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, judoka Kiyomi Watanable and gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo. Photo by presidential photo (Diaz), PSC-POC Media Group (Watanabe), Munehiro Kugimiya's Facebook page (Yulo)

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Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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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

Mini-grandmaster? Meet this 3-year-old Pinoy chess prodigy

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Alvin Roma and Jollibee Sedaya dream an endgame where their son, Magnus, becomes a grandmaster at a very young age.

CHESS PRODIGY. At 3 years of age, Magnus Roma starts joining and winning at chess tournaments for his age group. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Ex-Bacolod lawmaker indicted for graft over P21.56-M SEA Games fund

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:08 AM

The Ombudsman says the unliquidated SEA Games fund was deposited to the personal account of then Bacolod Representative Monico Puentevella in 2005

MONICO PUENTEVELLA. Photo from Monico Puentevella's Facebook page.

The Football Coach who escaped Marawi

May 30, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Ake Pastoral goes to Marawi to teach the Beautiful Game He ends up in a war zone

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

PSC to launch Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The launching of the council will also lay the grounds for the setting up of Regional Training Centers

EL PRESIDENTE. "Our grassroots athletes will now be getting a lot of help because let’s face it, the athletes, they belong to barangays, towns and provinces," says PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH Sports Institute brings high hopes for grassroots development

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The Philippine Sports Institute will open 12 regional training centers around the country to develop athletes at the grassroots level

A NEW HOPE. Dennis Uy, Leoncio B. Evasco Jr. , Roel Velasco and Hidilyn Diaz take the Oath of Support for the PSI. Photo by Alain Canto

Razon group plans to renovate Rizal Memorial Coliseum, add malls

Dec 06, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Within the walls and facade of Rizal stadium will rise contemporary buildings that will house modern offices and commercial areas run by smart technologies the group s proposal says

DERELICT. Destroyed during World War II, the Rizal stadium was reconstructed in 1953, and renovated in 2011. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler.com

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

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz's P5 million check for earning Olympic silver

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz won t have to wait long to receive her bonus after ending the country s 20 year medal drought

INCENTIVE. Hidilyn Diaz's P5 million check for earning a silver medal in Rio is ready and waiting for her. Photo from Charles Maxey's Facebook

Hidilyn Diaz to get P5M, other benefits required by law

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao chairman of the Senate sports committee is set to conduct an inquiry into the government s failure to give incentives to winning athletes as mandated by law

SILVER. Hidilyn Diaz makes history as a silver medalist for the Philippines at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Incoming PSC commissioner Fernandez proposes 3-point plan to 'change the game'

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:49 PM

In an 11 page proposal basketball great Ramon Fernandez identifies 3 key issues that hound Philippine sports

'El Presidente' looks out into the crowd on stage at the Gabi ng Pagpupugay event in June. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ramirez to return as PSC chairman - report

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:39 AM

William Butch Ramirez tells dzSR he will return to the post he held from 2005 to 2009

Inside Bilibid, sports means life. And hope.

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:14 PM

It’s rather unusual that Cebu native Marlon Cabullon loves tennis more than basketball

DepEd, Albay prepare for Palaro 2016

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:56 AM

This year 18 regions will be competing including the recently established Negros Island Region

PALARO 2016. Albay will host the 2016 Palarong Pambansa. File photos from the official website and Facebook page of Albay Palarong Pambansa 2016

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippine Army wins gold at Japan Dragon Boat Championships

Jul 19, 2015 - 8:38 PM

The Philippine Army outlasts 17 crews including a stiff challenge from the Japanese national team to win the men s 250 meter gold in Osaka

Photo by Philippine Army Dragon Boat team

Philippines finishes 2015 SEA Games in sixth place

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

PH officials had predicted 50 gold medals and a top 5 finish but end up with the same tally as 2013

The Philippines topped the men's basketball event once again. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PSC demands answers after botched dives at SEA Games

Jun 11, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia is reportedly seeking an explanation after two divers scored zero points in the men s 3m springboard

JD Pahoyo (pictured) and John Elmerson Fabriga have gone viral after scoring zero points in dives. Screenshot from YouTube

Tough climb to top of SEA Games remains for Philippines

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:26 AM

The Philippines celebrated 5 gold medal wins on Sunday but a difficult road remains to improve on their 7th place finish in 2013

HEAVY MEDAL. Claire Adorna (R) and Kim Mangrobang (L) added a gold and silver to the Philippines' tally in the SEA Games women’s triathlon event. Photo by Reuters

PH to go on all-out assault for SEA Games gold

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia says he s hoping for a “trigger” that could spark the country’s gold medal drive

Justin Coveney and the Philippine Volcanoes rugby team will begin their SEA Games campaign on Saturday, seeking to improve off their runner-up finish in 2007

Filipina athletes take center stage at SEA Games

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines female athletes who will compete at the Southeast Asian Games are among the most popular – and successful – that the country has to offer

SEA STARS. The Philippine women's volleyball team, which includes flag-bearer Alyssa Valdez (Front row, third from right), will be one of the star attractions of the 2015 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda