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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

3 journalists return to Spain after Syria kidnapping

May 08, 2016 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED Antonio Pampliega Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre are welcomed at the Torrejon air base

epa05294416 A handout photo released by Spanish Prime Ministry press office Spanish journalists Angel Sastre (R), Jose Manuel Lopez (C) and Antonio Pampliega (2-L hugging a relative) upon their arrival at Spanish air base in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain, 08 May 2016. The three journalists, who had been kidnapped in July 2015 while working as freelancers in the Syrian city of Alepo, were freed on 06 May. EPA/DIEGO CRESPO / SPANISH PRIME MINISTRY OFFICE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Cebu City presents grassroots sports blueprint to PSC

Mar 19, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The Cebu City Sports Commission outlined their format for grassroots sports development to the Philippine Sports Commission as a blueprint for cultivating talent nationwide

Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez (in yellow) receives the template of the Cebu City Grassroots Sports Development Program from Cebu City Sports Commission chairman Edward Hayco. Also in the photo are members of the Dagupan City Sports Commission and PSC coaches. Photo By Marsante G. Alison

In Cebu City, a grassroots sports program for a nation to follow

Mar 08, 2015 - 3:33 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission wants to make Cebu City s grassroots sports programs which are free to the public the template for the rest of the country

Archers take aim in setting the Guinness World Record at the Cebu City Sports Center Gym in October 2014. The previous record - set in the U.S. with 9,426 - was smashed with a tally of 13,102. Guinness has yet to confirm the record, however. Photo from the Cebu City Sports Commission

PSC claims it isn't hindering Wesley So's US transfer

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:05 PM

As Filipino chess Grandmaster Wesley seeks his release to transfer to the US team a confidante says National Chess Federation of the Philippines officials have grown combative and hostile

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. Top-rated Filipino chess player Wesley So remains in limbo as he tries to gain his release to join the US chess team. Photo from So's Facebook

Two Spanish journalists freed in Syria: employer

Mar 30, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Espinosa and Vilanova were seized on September 2013 at Syria s border with Turkey the latest of scores of journalists captured while covering Syria s civil war

Praise for Martinez after historic stint

Feb 15, 2014 - 2:16 AM

Even after bowing out of the medal position in the men s figure skating finals lone Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez has dazzled and wowed the world

A STAR IS BORN. Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez drew praises following his free skate performance Friday night at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Senators lash out at POC over poor state of PH sports

Feb 06, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Senators Sonny Angara and Antonio Trillanes IV blamed the Philippine Olympic Committee POC for the sad state of the country’s sports program

PEPING IN HOT WATER. Sonny Angara and Antonio Trillanes IV took the POC chief Jose”Peping” Cojuangco to task for the poor state of Philippine Sports

Asian Games track and field athletes set to be selected

Jan 21, 2014 - 8:04 PM

Track and field athletes are among the first to be scrutinized by the joint POC PSC Task Force holds a general assembly meeting on Thursday to start choosing the composition of the country’s delegation to the 2014 Asian Games

READY SET. Track and field athletes will be the first to be scrutinized at the next POC/PSC general assembly. Photo courtesy Shuttershock.com

Coming soon: High schools for athletes?

Sep 20, 2013 - 7:00 AM

You need to take young people with what their passion is and with that passion lead them in academics DepEd consultant Fr Carmelo Caluag tells senators

SUPPORT YOUNG ATHLETES. Sen Pia Cayetano and Sen Sonny Angara asks whether a sports academy system will be better than the proposed Philippine High School for Sports. Photo from Pia Cayetano's office