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HIGHLIGHTS and MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Get all the updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Davao City on April 28 to May 5, 2019

Team PH basks in golden glory, but more work to do

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Philippines collects a surprise four-gold medal harvest in the 2018 Asian Games, but there's a need for improvement in other sporting fronts

Asian Games curse continues for PH Blu Girls

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Philippines has never landed on the Asiad podium even during the golden age of Philippine softball

CURSE. The Philippine Blu Girls will have to wait for another 4 years before making another historic podium finish. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH women's poomsae team nabs bronze in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Taekwondo delivers a second bronze for the Philippines


UNEXPECTED. The Philippine women's poomsae team of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique Oliva admit they didn't expect to bag a bronze. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Men's poomsae team gives PH first medal in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Taekwondo nails a bronze to put the Philippines on the medal board

HONORED. The Philippine men's poomsae team of Jeordan Dominguez, Dustin Jacob Mella and Rodolfo Reyes feel honored to win the country' first medal.


Cebu City bags Philippine National Games 2018 overall crown

May 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The Queen City of the South collects 52 gold medals to win the P10 million cash prize

CHAMPION HOST. Cebu City, which hosted the Philippine National Games for the first time in 21 years, emerges as overall champion. Rappler file photo

Gonzales and protege Frayna rule PNG chess events

May 25, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Jayson Gonzales pulls off a surprise win as WGM Janelle Mae Frayna tops two events

TWIN WINS. Janelle Mae Frayna bags the women's rapid and blitz chess titles in the Philippine National Games 2018. Rappler file photo

Secopito upsets first PH Woman Grandmaster Frayna in PNG chess

May 23, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The coach of the University of the Philippines women’s team stuns Frayna on the way to winning the crown

SHOCK LOSS. Janelle Mae Frayna, who recently came back from a 5-month hiatus, loses to Catherine Secopito for the first time in 4 meetings. Rappler file photo

Duterte doubles prize for top teams in Philippine National Games 2018

May 20, 2018 - 2:19 PM

A P10 million cash prize awaits the overall champion of the nationwide multi-sport event

FESTIVE. A colorful opening ceremony kicks off the 2018 Philippine National Games in Cebu City. Photo by Mars Alison/Rappler

P15 million prize up for grabs in Philippine National Games 2018

May 18, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The multi-sport event offers cash prizes to the top 5 teams as Cebu hosts for the first time in 21 years

DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

A cancer survivor, tearful bets, and perennial underdogs take Palaro spotlight

Apr 21, 2018 - 5:09 PM

On and off the playing field, these young athletes continue to inspire

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

Still untouchable, NCR set to bag overall Palaro crown yet again

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Metro Manila contingent continues to lord it over with a 91-gold total on the penultimate day

Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics

EMOTIONAL

From fourth to gold: Calabarzon softball team dominates Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Region 4-A bets shut out powerhouse NCR in the title round, complete tournament sweep

HARD WORK. After years of chasing the gold, the Calabarzon softball team finally achieved its goal. Photo by Gerard Josef Lucena

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Davao Eagles enter for the first time the softball elementary finals of Palarong Pambansa

PITCH FOR GOLD. Davao Region Eagles beat Calabarzon in an extra eighth inning in softball elementary, securing a spot in the finals. Photo by Gerard Lucena/Rappler

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

Olympian son Edward Josh Buenavista proves winning runs in family

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Describing himself as ‘laking oval,’ the son of long-distance runner Eduardo Buenavista shines in Palarong Pambansa 2018

UNEXPECTED. Second-generation champion Edward Josh Buenavista didn’t expect to bag the 3,000-meter steeplechase gold. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

Veruel Verdadero, Jessel Lumapas rule as sprint teen champs

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:59 PM

After sweeping the century meter event, Cavite’s top athletics bets dash to more victories

TEEN TITANS. Jessel Dialino Lumapas and Veruel Verdadero reigned supreme with a repeat gold in the 100 meters. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

NCR breaches 30-gold mark, keeps top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Region 6 Western Visayas climbs to second, Region 4-A Southern Tagalog slips

Record-smashers hit 17 as Palaro 2018 nears final stretch

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:10 PM

NCR swimmers lead pack, Kasandra Alcantara erases 26-year-old shot put mark

CARAGA, Eastern Visayas wrestling cadets dominate Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:42 AM

With 3 golds, a silver, and a bronze, CARAGA positions itself as the country's newest source of wrestling hopefuls

Cagayan Valley champ aims to break personal record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Algin Gomez of Aparri, Cagayan Valley wants to highlight his Palaro 2018 campaign with two gold medals, and personal records

Family inspires Palarong Pambansa 2018 arnis gold medalists from Tacurong City

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Both Princes Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Fritz Justine Alcarioto dedicate their multi-gold medal feats to their ailing fathers

Elementary grade school Princes Sherly Valdez of region XII show his action and grab 4 gold medals in Arnis Sports at the 2018 palarong pambansa 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Soccsksargen rides on arnis golds to jump ahead in Palaro Pambansa 2018 medal tally

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

A rich harvest of 5 gold medals in arnis sends Soccsksargen to the top of the medal standings at noon of Day 2 of the Palaro

GOLD HARVEST. This the Soccsksargen team which won the gold in arnis. Photo by Gerard Lucena.

Western Visayas’ Quitoy sets stunning record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:09 PM

News of the overwhelming way Ann Katherine Quitoy smashed the Palaro record in the javelin throw attracts lots of scholarship offers

Ann Katherine Quitoy Photo: Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Baguio's Bea Mendoza claims 2 chess golds in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Mendoza, a Grade 11 student, snatches golds in the individual and team in chess blitz for high school girls

DOUBLE GOLD. File photo of Bea Mendoza, a senior high school student of University of Baguio, who has won two gold medals so far in Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Rene Pascua/ubaguio.edu

Parents of Palarong Pambansa 2018 athletes say their fight is also our fight

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The parents have descended in full force in Vigan for the Palaro

FAMILY FIGHT. Ringo Borlain always supports his daughter Tara when she competes.  Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Top 10 Ilocano athletes in history

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:16 PM

As Vigan hosts the Palarong Pambansa 2018, Ilocos boasts some of the greatest athletes in Philippine history

High jump record-holder Cherry Mae Banatao seeks redemption in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM

After settling for silver last year, Cagayan Valley's Cherry Mae Banatao is ready to win back the gold in 2018 Palarong Pambansa secondary girls high jump competition

File photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

Barefoot Bicolana lass is Palarong Pambansa 2018's first gold medalist

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Lheslie de Lima dedicates her first Palarong Pambansa gold medal to detained Senator Leila de Lima, whom her lolo says is a 'close relative'

Lheslie de Lima from Camsur (bicol athletic region )the first gold medalist of the games showing her feet as she ran barefeet . Photo by Mau Victa

Cagayan Valley leads early Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal race

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:26 PM

A niece of detained Senator Leila de Lima who ran barefoot is among the early gold medal winners in the Palarong Pambansa hosted by Vigan

GOLD MEDAL. Rashied Faith Burdeos, who won gold for the shot put, poses for a photo with his coaches. Photo courtesy of Jose Gumabay

Palarong Pambansa 2018 athletes bring courage to win and to lose

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The young Maicron Gannaban of Cagayan Valley always remembers the message of his mother to accept winning and even losing in the Palaro

Photo by Raymon Dullana

Lydia de Vega, Asia's 'sprint queen,' honored in Palaro

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

In her message, Lydia de Vega tells young athletes not to give up on their dreams

Photo courtesy of Ariem Cinco

Duterte to Palaro athletes: 'This is the start of your role in nation-building'

Apr 15, 2018 - 6:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Palarong Pambansa 2018 delegates to 'embody values' and 'enhance skills,' as the Philippines' largest sporting event opens in Ilocos Sur

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018, acknowledges the efforts of the young athletes citing that their participation in the annual sports spectacle is the beginning of their greater participation in nation-building. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIVE UPDATES: Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Get all the latest updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

Davao archer Franceska Gacal targets multiple golds in her first Palaro stint

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:09 PM

18-year-old Cheska Gacal may be relatively new to the battlefield but she says she's ready to hit the bull's-eye in Palarong Pambansa this year

Palaro rookie Franceska Gacal. Photo from Glenda Gacal

MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Get the latest Palarong Pambansa medal tally update being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

Ifugao province pins Palarong Pambansa 2018 hopes on rhythmic gymnast

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Trisha Nayao wants to repeat her multi-medal performance in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa 2018

Fifteen year-old Trisha Nicole Canayan Nayao, a Grade 9 student of Don Bosco High School in Poblacion South, Lagawe, Ifugao, dominated the gymnastics event of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2018 Meet held in Abra last February.  source: DepEd Press Release

Things to know about Palarong Pambansa, the PH's largest youth sporting event

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Often cited as the culmination of year-long competitions, student-athletes from elementary and high school look forward to getting a spot in the roster to represent their region in the Palarong Pambansa

Palaro record-breaker Sylvian Abunda aims for back-to-back gold in javelin

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Sylvian Faith Abunda, a Grade 11 student at Lantapan Stand-Alone Senior High School in Lantapan, Bukidnon, is banking on her experience, perseverance, and discipline to achieve her Palaro dreams

Sylvian Faith Abunda from Region X, Gold medal winner and new record holder for Javelin Throw.

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

From bullied in HS to martial artist, SEA Games 2017 athlete

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Pencak silat athlete Cherry May Regalado fulfills her childhood dream as she makes her SEA Games 2017 debut

PENCAK SILAT ATHLETE. Cherry May Regalado says she was not popular in high school because her family wasn't as rich as others. Now she's making a name for herself in her SEA Games debut. Photo from Regalado's Facebook

PH karatekas bag bronze medal in SEA Games 2017 women’s team kumite

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The Philippine s karate team earns 3 silvers and 4 bronzes in total

Kobe Paras says Gilas ready for Malaysia, hostile home crowd

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Paras says he s happy to play and show his worth for the national team

DUNK PARTY. Kobe Paras plays longer minutes against Myanmar and it expectedly turns into a dunk party. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Bronze medal is 'redemption' for karateka James Delos Santos

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:39 AM

Delos Santos 2017 SEA Games comeback bid results in a bronze medal an improvement from falling short in 2013

BRONZE MEDALIST. James Delos Santos finishes in 3rd place in the men's individual kata event at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler