national athletes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on national athletes


NAASCU player dead week after shooting

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:31 PM

University of Pasay guard Rutger Acidre and his girlfriend died after getting shot by an unknown assailant

GONE TOO SOON. Rutger Acidre was 24. Photo from Acidre's Facebook account

Why Gilas should apologize

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:15 AM

As national team athletes, part of wearing our colors means caring for what their countrymen think, how they represent the Philippines, what image they uphold. Not just caring for their Gilas teammates. The whole Philippines is their team.

HIGHER STANDARD. Gilas Pilipinas should have shown restraint, dignity, and class when it matters most. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NAASCU wants to make an impact as major college league

Oct 11, 2016 - 7:26 PM

After receiving national exposure on Solar Sports the NAASCU aims to provide spotlight for players whose schools aren t in the NCAA or UAAP

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT. Players from Our Lady of Fatima and St. Claire meet at a pre-finals press conference in Pasig City. Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

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

Congressman Monsour Del Rosario to push for laws supporting athletes

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Makati City 1st District Representative Monsour Del Rosario also says he wants to address bullying and provide livelihood opportunities

MAKATI CONGRESSMAN. From councilor, Monsour del Rosario is now the representative for Makati City's first district. Photo from Facebook/Monsour del Rosario page