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4 more sports targeted for 2020 ASEAN Para Games

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:49 PM

If things go as planned, a record 18 sports will be played in the biennial meet to be hosted by the Philippines

WIN AS ONE. The Philippines will host the 10th ASEAN Para Games in January 2020. Contributed photo


Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Rooms tailor-made for persons with disabilities will be built in the Athletes' Village for the 10th ASEAN Para Games

MONTHS TO GO. The athletic stadium in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is slated to be finished on August 31. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


WATCH: Team Philippines pulls off 2018 Asian Games surprise

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Philippine delegation pockets 4 gold medals in the Asiad and cops a historic 10-gold haul in the Asian Para Games

GOLDEN BOY. Ernie Gawilan emerges as the most bemedalled athlete of 2018 after bagging 3 golds and 2 silvers from the Asian Para Games. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio

PH para swim star Ernie Gawilan to get over P4 million bonus

Oct 19, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The Paralympic swimmer emerges as the most bemedalled Filipino in the 2018 Asian Para Games

HISTORIC. Ernie Gawilan sets an Asian Para Games swimming record. Photo by Janet Tenorio/PSC

PH on course for top 3 2020 ASEAN Para Games finish

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Team Para Philippines is now at 4th place behind Southeast Asian powerhouses Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia

GOLDEN MAN. Ernie Gawilan bags 3 golds and 2 silvers to emerge as the most bemedalled athlete from the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio/ Philippine Sports Commission

Zero to hero: PH achieves historic 10-gold haul in Asian Para Games

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan and chess player Sander Severino banner the Philippine para team's golden breakthrough

PH caps Asian Para Games campaign with golden spree

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The country hikes its gold medal haul to 10 – a major turnaround from its zero-gold finish in previous editions

CHAMP. Arthus Bucay races his way to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission


Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picks up Asian Para Games bronze

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Paralympic powerlifter garners the Philippines' lone medal in Day 5 of the 2018 Asian Para Games

7TH BRONZE. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta brings home the Philippines' 7th bronze medal. Photo by Jat Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission

Ernie Gawilan cops 2nd gold in Asian Para Games

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The bemedalled para swimmer continues to make history for the Philippines

GOLDEN MAN. Paralympian Ernie Gawilan adds another gold to the country's medal tally. Photo courtesy of Para Team Philippines chef de mission Kiko Diaz

PH chess hauls in 3 gold medals in Asian Para Games

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Sander Severino bags two golds as the Filipino chessers collect a total of 6 medals in the continental games

Josephine Medina bags Asian Para Games table tennis silver

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Two-time Paralympian Josephine Medina, as expected, delivers a medal for PH in the 2018 Asian Para Games

SILVER. Josephine Medina brings home the country's second silver medal from the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from ITTF.com

PH hauls in another gold, bronze in Asian Para Games

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:21 PM

After ending its gold-medal drought in the quadrennial showcase, the Philippines adds another one for a total of 6 medals after Day 2

MEDAL HAUL. The Philippines now has two gold, two silver and two bronze medals heading into Day 3 of the 2018 Asian Para Games.


Ernie Gawilan clinches 1st PH gold in Asian Para Games history

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Filipino para swimmer immediately opens the country's campaign with a historic gold

FIRST GOLD. Ernie Gawilan clinches the country's first ever gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from Ernie Gawilan's Facebook

PH sets sights on first gold in Asian Para Games 2018

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and table tennis player Josephine Medina lead the Filipino para athletes' campaign



HOPEFUL. Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta is one of the Philippines' gold medal bets in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from the Philippine Sports for the Differently Abled Facebook page


Sports bits: PH Para bets get boost, GAB issues licenses to pro 3-point shooters

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Here's some good news from the Philippine Paralympic Committee and other roundup of local sports events

 NEW ALLY. Mighty Sports officials (from left) Gen. Melito Mabilin (ret.), Caesar Angelo Wongchuking, and Dr. John Edwin Sy are shown with PPC executive director Dennis Esta, para athletes Edwin Villanueva, Roland Sabido and RufoTablang during the turnover of cash donation.

Para athletes seek financial support for ASEAN buildup

Jun 10, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The Philippine Paralympic Committee hopes the differently abled athletes set to compete in the 10th ASEAN Para Games will get ample aid

FOR A CAUSE. Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) head Michael Barredo encourages Filipinos to donate to the mobile donation drive “Alay Para Atleta.” PHOTO BY JR Isaga/Rappler

'Alay PARA Atleta' digital fundraiser launched to fund paralympic athletes

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:33 PM

A mobile donation platform will be used to raise public awareness for para athletes and implement a grassroots development program.

MOVING FORWARD. PPC-PHILSPADA's newest initiative hopes to help raise the competitiveness of the Philippines in para sports. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Menpora: Atlet Para Games peraih medali emas diberi bonus Rp 200 juta

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Atlet peraih medali juga diberikan status PNS oleh pemerintah

BONUS. Menteri Pemuda dan Olahraga Imam Nahrawi mengatakan telah menyiapkan bonus berupa uang tunai Rp 200 juta untuk peraih medali emas di ASEAN Para Games 2017. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @imam_nahrawi

Semangat juang tinggi jadi kunci atlet Para Games juara umum di Asia Tenggara

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:22 PM

"Indonesia tidak pernah bisa membayar pelatih dari luar negeri. Karena semangat juang kami lah yang mampu mengalahkan musuh-musuh kami," ujar Ketua NPC Senny Marbun

SALUT. Presiden Joko Widodo mengaku salut terhadap prestasi yang diperoleh atlet Para Games karena berhasil meraih juara umum di ASEAN Para Games 2017. Foto diambil dari akun @imam_nahrawi

FOTO: Atlet ASEAN Para Games kembali ke Indonesia

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:25 PM

“Kalian atlet atlet yang tidak biasa. Tapi luar biasa," kata Menpora Imam

Peraih perunggu di Olimpiade Rio 2016 Ni Nengah Widiasih mendapatkan dua medali emas di ASEAN Para Games 2017 untuk cabang olahraga angkat berat kelas 40 kg.

Indonesia resmi menjadi juara umum ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Timnas para games Indonesia memboyong 126 medali emas, 75 medali perak dan 50 medali perunggu

PH improves on ASEAN Para Games finish, exceeds 2015 medal haul

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Philippines improves from its seventh place finish in 2015, winning 20 golds for fifth place.

MORE THAN A GAME. Prudencia Panaliga, who won gold in the women's 200m race, was one of the athletes who shone brightly at the ASEAN Para Games. Photo by Janneth Tenorio

Indonesia memastikan diri jadi juara umum ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Saat ini Indonesia sudah memboyong 117 medali emas dan masih dapat bertambah di hari terakhir penyelenggaraan acara

BERADU CEPAT. Pelari putri Indonesia Nanda Mei Sholihah (kiri) beradu cepat saat akan memasuki garis finis nomor lari 100 meter Asean Para Games IX Kuala Lumpur, di Stadion Nasional Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Rabu, 20 September. Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Bronze medal finish for PH wheelchair basketball in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The Philippines edges Myanmar in the battle for third

BRONZE. The Philippine para basketball team earns bronze in Malaysia. File photo by Janneth Tenorio

Hari keenam ASEAN Para Games, peringkat Indonesia semakin sulit dikejar

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Timnas Indonesia berhasil meraih 91 medali emas. Semakin mendekati target yang ditetapkan Kemenpora yakni meraih 109 medali emas

MEDALI EMAS. Perenang Indonesia Muhammad Bejita (tengah) memperlihatkan medali emas dalam nomor 100 meter gaya punggung Asean Para Games IX Kuala Lumpur, di National Aquatic Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kames, 21 September. Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Daftar lengkap peraih emas untuk Indonesia dalam ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Di hari kelima, timnas merah putih sudah berhasil memboyong 91 medali emas

5 atlet Indonesia yang bersinar di ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Sampai hari kelima, Indonesia masih memimpin perolehan medali dengan 90 medali emas.

PELEPASAN. Atlet National Paralympic Commitee (NPC) mengikuti acara Pelepasan atlet NPC ke Asean Paragames 2017 di Hotel Dewangsa, Solo, Jawa Tengah, Selasa, 12 September. Foto oleh Mohammad Ayudha/ANTARA

Cielo Honasan completes sprint treble for PH in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Honasan, who ruled both the century dash and 200m run in the previous days, dominated once more in the women’s 400m event.

GONE WITH THE WIND. Cielo Honasan, age 15, finished with a record time of 63.35 seconds en route to her 3rd straight gold. Photo from 9th ASEAN Para Games Manila-Based Secretariat

Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta grabs powerlifting gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Veteran para athlete Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picked up another gold for the Philippines as she dominated the women’s over 86-kg powerlifting event in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games

GOLD FINISH. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, the first athlete from the Philippines to ever medal at the Paralympics, added another gold to her legacy. Photo from Dumapong-Ancheta's Facebook

Hari kelima ASEAN Para Games, Indonesia tetap kokoh di posisi puncak

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Tim merah putih berhasil meraih 77 medali emas selama empat hari penyelenggaraan

KIBARKAN BENDERA. (Dari kiri) Pelari putra Indonesia Nur Ferry Pradan, Rasyidi, Wagiyo, dan Rizal Bagus mengibarkan bendera Merah Putih seusai meraih medali emas final nomor lari 4X100 meter Asean Para Games IX Kuala Lumpur, di Stadion Nasional Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Rabu, 20 September Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Back-to-back golds for sprinter Cielo Honasan in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Sander Severino, Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste, Henry Roger Lopez and Prudencia Panaliga also claimed gold medals for the Philippines

DOUBLE GOLD. Honasan earned her second gold in the women's 100m dash T44 event. Photo from Facebook.

PH nabs golds in ASEAN Para Games swimming, cycling

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Philippine Swimming adds 2 golds and 1 bronze, while Cycling bags their first gold

SWIMMING GOLD. Ernie Gawilan defended his title in the 400 m freestyle S8 event after registering 4:57.49 on the board.

Javelin thrower Asusano bags PH's first gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Cendy Asusano throws a distance of 13.04 meters in the women's javelin throw

Hari keempat ASEAN Para Games, Indonesia masih perkasa di posisi puncak

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Tim merah putih berhasil meraih 37 medali emas selama tiga hari penyelenggaraan ASEAN Para Games

MEDALI EMAS. Atlet Indonesia Endi Nurdin Tine (tengah) menggigit medali emas yang diraihnya setelah menjuarai nomor lari 800 meter putra Asean Para Games XI Kuala Lumpur, di Stadion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Selasa, 19 September. Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Klasemen ASEAN Para Games 2017: Indonesia unggul di peringkat teratas

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Medali emas paling banyak disumbang dari cabang olah raga renang

PELEPASAN. Atlet National Paralympic Commitee (NPC) mengikuti acara Pelepasan atlet NPC ke Asean Paragames 2017 di Hotel Dewangsa, Solo, Jawa Tengah, Selasa, 12 September. Foto oleh Mohammad Ayudha/ANTARA

FOTO: Meriahnya upacara pembukaan ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Indonesia yang membawa 191 atlet menargetkan menjadi juara umum

INDONESIA. Kontingen Indonesia yang berjumlah 191 atlet muncul di area Stadion Bukit Jalil. Foto diambil dari screen shot Youtube Kuala Lumpur 2017

Cyclist Arthus Bucay nabs PH's first medal in ASEAN Paragames 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Arthus Bucay clocked a time of 1:15.432 to win PH's first silver in the games in Malaysia

FIRST MEDAL. Bucay bags Philippines' first medal in the ASEAN Para Games 2017. Photo from Faceboook

LIVE UPDATES: Upacara pembukaan ASEAN Para Games ke-9 di Kuala Lumpur

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Indonesia turun di 11 nomor dari 16 cabang olah raga yang dipertandingkan

Lima hal yang perlu kamu tahu mengenai ASEAN Para Games ke-9

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Sama seperti SEA Games, Indonesia juga menargetkan jadi juara umum di ASEAN Para Games

Asa Indonesia di ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Indonesia menargetkan 107 medali emas dari cabang cabang unggulan seperti atletik renang panahan tenis meja dan angkat berat

UNGGULAN. Atletik menjadi cabang olah raga unggulan di ajang Para Games di Kuala Lumpur pekan depan. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

First PH Paralympics Summit to be held to support para athletes

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Key figures in Philippine sports will be in attendance to discuss the long term para sports movement in the country and to launch the Alay Para Atleta program

PARA SUMMIT. Josephine Medina, who clinched the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, will be in attendance at the Philippines' first Para Summit. File Photo from ITTF.com

IN PHOTOS: The sport of bocce at Palaro 2016 para games

Apr 17, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Through this series of photos Rappler takes a closer look at the sport of bocce at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa para games

BOCCE. An athlete bowls the ball in a game of bocce at Palaro 2016. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

Albay teacher spends own money to train PWD athletes for Palaro

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:53 PM

26 year old teacher Joseph Villareal serves as big brother and inspiration to PWD student athletes

SUPPORT. Joseph N. Villareal, grade 3 teacher at Maramba Elementary School in Oas town carries Jeric Taladro, 8, othro-swimmer during and after the swimming competition for orthopedically impaired athletes. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Tales of inspiration at Asia's largest ever Para Games

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:17 PM

David Beckham was in Singapore to witness the ASEAN Para Games which saw 1 200 from 10 countries put aside their disabilities to show their competitive spirits

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES. Singaporean table tennis para athlete Jason Chee hits a shot against Thailand's Natthawut Thinathet during the men's singles table tennis final at the 8th ASEAN Para Games in Singapore. Chee, 31, provided one of the many tales of inspiration after he overcame a horrific naval accident to win gold in the men's team table tennis. Photo by Stefanus Ian/AFP

PH athletes bag medals in 2015 ASEAN Para Games

Dec 07, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Three Filipino paralympic athletes impress during the 2015 ASEAN Para Games by bagging several medals in their respective events

MEDALISTS. Three Filipino athletes overcome physical and logistical challenges by bagging medals during the 2015 ASEAN Para Games' website. Photos taken from 2015 ASEAN Para Games' website

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 24, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 - 11:35 AM

The latest on Jokowi s cabinet the jail term French journalists in Papua are facing the online amusement provided by Jokowi s son and more

ON TRIAL. French journalists Thomas Dandois (L) and Valentine Bourrat (R) listen to the prosecutors' recommendation during their trial in Jayapura, Papua, on October 23, 2014. Photo by Indrayadi/AFP