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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_)


From bullying to budget cuts, wushu star Agatha Wong fights on

Sep 07, 2018 - 3:06 AM

The 2018 Asiad bronze medalist reveals that she overcame many challenges, including bullying and lack of financial support for her sport

Photo from Asian Games media pool

Divine Wally settles for Asiad wushu bronze

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:22 PM

The Filipina fails to advance to the title round of the wushu competitions in the 2018 Asian Games

PODIUM FINISH. Philippine wushu bet Divine Wally (right) surpasses her previous best finish. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH wushu star Parantac puts retirement on hold

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Daniel Parantac plans to retire from international duty after the 2019 SEA Games in Manila

LAST PUSH. Daniel Parantac will not quit until the 2019 SEA Games that will be hosted in the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Agatha Wong emerges as day's lone PH medalist

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:20 AM

The wushu star becomes the highlight of the Philippine delegation on Monday, August 20

DAY 2 HIGHLIGHT. Agatha Wong nabs the lone medal of the day. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Long journey for wushu wonder Wong

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Bronze medalist Agatha Wong overcomes challenges and injuries to compete in the 2018 Asian Games

ROAD BLOCKS. Agatha Wong's journey to the 2018 Asian Games photo didn't come easy. Photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler

Agatha Wong snatches wushu bronze in Asian Games debut

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The Philippine wushu bet proves she's one of Asia's best practitioners

THIRD BRONZE. Agatha Wong wins the Philippines' third medal in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Lindswell Kwok raih medali emas di Kejuaraan Dunia Wushu

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Lindswell mempersembahkan medali emas itu bagi Indonesia

MEDALI EMAS. Atlet wushu andalan Indonesia Lindswell Kwok berhasil meraih medali emas dalam Kejuaraan Dunia Wushu pada Minggu, 1 Oktober. Foto: istimewa

5 hal tentang Lindswell Kwok, ratu wushu Asia Tenggara

Aug 29, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Lindswell Kwok meraih medali emas cabang olahraga wushu nomor Taijijian jurus pedang di SEA Games 2017

Atlet wushu Indonesia Lindswell Kwok memegang medali ketika upacara penyerahan medali wushu nomor Taijijian putri di KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pada 21 Agustus 2017. Foto oleh Wahyu Putro A/Antara

Presiden Jokowi juluki Lindswell Kwok 'Ratu Wushu Asia Tenggara'

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Lindswell Kwok meraih medali emas dalam empat SEA Games berturut turut

Atlet wushu Indonesia Lindswell Kwok menggigit medali ketika upacara penyerahan medali wushu nomor Taijijian putri di KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Senin (21/8). FOTO oleh Wahyu Putro/ANTARA

Sumbang 3 emas, 8 dari 11 atlet wushu berstatus debutan

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:32 PM

“Alhamdulillah target yang dicanangkan sebelumnya 3 emas dapat tercapai

Ketua Umum Pengurus Besar Wushu Indonesia (PBWI) Airlangga Hartarto menyalami atlet wushu yang turun di SEA Games 2017. FOTO oleh Anung/ANTARA

SEA Games: Wushu rebut tiga emas, bonus segera cair

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Wushu memenuhi target 3 medali emas

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Wushu bet Wong earns PH’s 6th gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 22, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Agatha Wong scores a 9 66 to beat Brunei and Singapore in the Southeast Asian Games


MANILA, Philippines – After bagging a silver medal,

Wushu dan panahan sumbang emas lagi, Indonesia naik ke peringkat tiga

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Sampai Selasa pagi Indonesia mengoleksi 9 medali emas

Riau Ega Agata dan Diananda Choirunisa usai meraih medali emas nomor recurve beregu campuran SEA Games 2017, Selasa (22/8). Foto diambil dari @imam_nahrawi/Twitter

Tim Wushu Indonesia sumbang medali emas keenam

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Peringkat Indonesia langsung naik ke posisi keempat dan menggeser Thailand

GIGIT MEDALI. Atlet wushu Indonesia Lindswell Kwok menggigit medali ketika upacara penyerahan medali wushu nomor Taijijian putri di KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Senin, 21 Agustus. Foto oleh Wahyu Putro A/ANTARA

PH’s Wong snatches silver in women’s taijijian at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Agatha Wong s silver is the Philippines 13th medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games

IN PHOTOS: Daniel Parantac competes in wushu men's taijijian at SEA Games 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Check out photos of the medalists and other competitors as well

Parantac's wushu gold medal hopes dashed by errors

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Daniel Parantac goes from gold medalist in 2015 to a disheartening fourth place finish in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

DEVASTATED. Daniel Parantac is devastated after finishing in fourth place in the wushu men's taijijian competition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Wushu bet Parantac misses out on podium finish at SEA Games 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Daniel Parantac a gold medalist from 2015 finishes in fourth place in the men s taijijian event

The wushu women of Kabul

Feb 02, 2017 - 5:00 PM

On a snow covered hill Afghan women set aside differences to practice martial arts

MARTIAL THERAPY. Sima Azimi (C), Afghanistan's first female wushu trainer, leads a group of 20 Afghan women, aged between 14 and 20. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

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

Solis, Parantac claim silvers for PH in wushu

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:35 PM

Asian Games veterans Francisco Solis and Daniel Parantac add silvers to PH s 6 medal wushu haul

Daniel Paratac added a silver medal to the gold he won the day before. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

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Jun 08, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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SEA Games: Wushu gives PH 3rd gold

Jun 07, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Incheon Asian Games veteran Daniel Parantac wins over the judges with his dynamic display of grace and precision

In this file photo, Daniel Parantac of the Philippines performs in the men's wushu taijijian round of the 2014 Asian Games. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Obscure sports should be axed from SEA Games, say Thais

Jun 05, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The SEA Games should be a venue for young athletes to hone their skills for bigger events like the Asian Games and the Olympics says the Thai SEA Games Federation councillor

Thailand and Myanmar compete in women's netball during the 28th SEA Games. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

PH eyeing to surpass 2007's 41 golds in 2015 SEA Games

May 31, 2015 - 5:06 AM

Filipino athletes may have more chances of winning medals not just with their huge number but also because they will be competing in 35 out of the 36 sports

PH wins 3 golds, 1 silver in wushu

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:54 AM

Four Filipino young athletes top different categories of wushu the sports event added by the Philippines in 6th ASEAN Schools Games

FIRST PLACE. Wushu player Agatha Chrystenzen Wong stands proud as she bags gold medal in women's group A Taijiquan & Taijijian all around in the Wushu event. Photo by Anthony Garcia/ Rappler

Mining for gold: Benguet-based wushu athlete tops demos

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Alieson Ken Omengan scores a combined 17 86 points in the Nan Quan and Nan Gun demonstrations of wushu

Alieson Omengan Photo by Adrian Portugal/ Rappler

Wushu builds PH athlete's character

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Young athlete Leslie Romero learns to set goals at an early age through Wushu

Leslie Romero practices her Wushu routine. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH to host 2014 ASEAN Schools Games

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:39 PM

The emphasis for the ASEAN Schools Games is on discipline solidarity and all the values we get [which are] inherent in all these sports

PHILIPPINE EAGLE. The national bird of the Philippines, the eagle, is the inspiration for the 2014 ASEAN Schools Games' mascot. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Malaysian wushu winner fails dope test at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Tai was tested after winning the Chinese martial art s women s nanquan and nandao all round event Malaysia s first gold medal of the Games

PED ROW. Tai Cheau Xuen (C) has been expelled for a positive dope test. File photo by AFP

Saclag takes wushu sanda silver for PH at Asiad; boxer Fernandez advances

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Jean Claude Saclag of the Philippines fell short of the country s first Asian Games gold medal losing to China s Kong Hongxing in the men s wushu sanda 60 kg final

Jean Claude Saclag lost to his Chinese foe but still earned the Philippines its third medal at the Asian Games. Photo from Saclag's Facebook

PH excels in wushu at Asian Games

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:06 AM

After several days of disappointments the wushu event produces two medals for the Philippines at the Asian Games with the potential for its first gold

Daniel Parantac of the Philippines performs in the men's wushu taijijian round of the 2014 Asian Games. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Daniel Parantac puts PH on Asian Games medal board with wushu silver

Sep 23, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Daniel Parantac of Baguio put the Philippines on the Asiad medal board by grabbing silver in the wushu men’s taijiquan event

Daniel Parantac of the Philippines performs in the men's wushu taijijian round of the 2014 Asian Games. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Catalan falls in ONE FC debut

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Rene Catalan had a few good moments against Alex Silva but could not overcome the arm bar finish by the Brazilian

One FC: Pinoy vs Pinoy for featherweight title


Jan 15, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Two Filipino born and bred fighters are set to face each other for the first ever One FC featherweight title

FILIPINO CHAMP. Pinoy Eric Kelly defeats USA's Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:42 minutes of Round 2.