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SENATE CONGRATULATES 3 VICTORIOUS PINOY ATHLETES

The Senate adopted several resolutions commending and congratulating Filipino athletes who have given honor and pride to the country through victorious feats in various international competitions. Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva sponsored several Senate resolutions congratulating and commending chess prodigy Rafael Operiano for winning the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship in Bangkok, Thailand; Aleia […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: QUARANTINE TEAM PH POST-SEA GAMES

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list urged the delegates to the 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam to quarantine when they get back to the Philippines to limit exposure to the coronavirus. PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles issued the call after the Philippine College of Physicians asked the government to bring back […]

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COVID-19 INSURANCE FOR SEA GAMES ATHLETES PUSHED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is urging the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to include comprehensive insurance coverage for COVID-19 for members of the Philippine delegation to the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles issued the call after it was revealed that host […]

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FINANCIAL LITERACY AID FOR NAT’L ATHLETES URGED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is calling for the institutionalization of support and financial literacy training for national athletes as it hailed the rags-to-riches story of boxer and Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam. “Carlo Paalam’s story is an inspiration to us all, especially for the athletes striving to make it big in the […]

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GIVE SEA GAMES ATHLETES STRICT BUBBLE TRAINING

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list said the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) must ensure that all training bubbles for athletes bound for the coming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be totally sanitized and secured to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 infections. This, after PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez said the usual training venues for Team […]

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ATHLETES IN ‘ODETTE’ RELIEF EFFORTS HAILED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list lauded Filipino athletes who took the initiative of raising donations for those affected by the onslaught of typhoon Odette. Nograles, in particular, commended Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and national beach volleyball team member Sisi Rondina for using their influence and reach on social media to call for […]

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HOUSE TOLD: PASS 2 BILLS FOR FILIPINO ATHLETES

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is urging his colleagues in the House of Representatives to swiftly approve two pro-Filipino athlete bills he has authored as companion measures to the proposal that seeks to grant benefits to Filipino professional athletes who win in international sports competitions.  One of Villafuerte’s bills aims to grant women equal opportunity […]

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PODIUM FINISHERS IN ANNUAL WORLD TILTS ALSO DESERVE CASH INCENTIVES —PBA PARTY-LIST

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Friday said it may be time to revisit Republic Act No. 10699, or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act, to increase cash incentives for athletes bagging podium finishes in annual world championship tilts. This, after gymnast Carlos Yulo won gold and silver medals in […]

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START TRAINING YOUNG NEGRENSE ATHLETES — BENITEZ

A Negrense lawmaker has sought to expedite the approval of the bill seeking to create a National Academy of Sports (NAS) campus in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental to provide specialized training for young athletes in the province. “I hope the House will soon approve this bill so we can start training young Negrense athletes with […]

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PINAY ATHLETES GET TRIBUTE FROM HOUSE LADY SOLONS

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality paid tribute to Filipina athletes — weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, featherweight boxing silver medallist Nesthy Petacio and street skateboarder Margielyn Didal — who made their marks in the Tokyo Olympics. The tribute was done prior to the committee’s approval of its main agenda, the substitute bill […]