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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 […]

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CREATE BOXING, COMBAT SPORTS COMMISSION – PACQUIAO

“Pambansang Kamao” Senator Manny Pacquiao is pushing for the creation of a Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission to promote the safety and welfare of Filipino boxers and combat sports athletes. In his sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No. 2077, Pacquiao sought the support of his colleagues for the passage of the measure which aims […]

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MARAÑON, KOUAME PH CITIZENSHIP BIDS GET SENATE OK

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Gordon, recently approved the bills that seek to grant Philippine citizenship to athletes Bienvenido Morejon Marañon and Kakou Ange Franck Williams Kouame. “The process of naturalization, which is a national interest, values the opportunity to become more closely knit to the fabric of […]

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DUTERTE ADMIN TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ATHLETES – GO

With the outstanding performance of Team Pilipinas in emerging as the overall champion in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go upheld their promise to recognize all athletes especially those who achieved medal finishes in their respective sports in an awarding ceremony at […]

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SENATE HONORS SEA GAMES MEDALISTS – ZUBIRI, GATCHALIAN

The Senate has adopted three resolutions congratulating and commending a number of Filipino athletes for winning medals in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Senate Resolutions 245, 246 and 281were introduced by Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Win Gatchalian respectively. According to Zubiri, Christine Hallasgo brought honor to the country […]

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INCREASE CASH INCENTIVES FOR SEA GAMES MEDALISTS – ANGARA

With close to 400 medals won by the Philippine contingent in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), the national team has brought tremendous pride to the country. Part of the impressive medal haul were 149 gold medals, a feat that was achieved through hard work and a lot of personal sacrifice on the part […]

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GIVE MORE FOCUS ON SPORTS DEVELOPMENT – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging all stakeholders to sustain their support for Filipino athletes as the Philippines claimed an overall championship finish at the 30th SEA Games. According to Gatchalian, it is important for all sectors, including the government, academe and the private sector to strengthen the infrastructural, financial, and policy support to athletes considering […]

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ATHLETES ALL PRAISES FOR NEW CLARK CITY SPORTS FACILITIES – SEN. CAYETANO

“World-class!” This sums up what two Filipino athletes who won gold in the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games think about the country’s newly built sports facilities in New Clark City (NCC) in Capas, Tarlac. Olympics-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena and long-distance runner Christine Hallasgo were all praises for the sprawling sports complex, which hosted athletics and […]

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DOT LAUNCHES MICROSITE FOR SEA GAMES VISITORS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Visiting athletes and delegates in the Philippines can now access the newly launched tourism webpage for Southeast Asian (SEA) Games visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has announced. The tourism microsite (philippines.travel/seagames2019) will help SEA Games visitors — both foreign and local, to explore the country while keeping abreast on SEA Games information. Featured in […]