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PBA PARTY LIST HITS PATAFA OVER OBIENA TREATMENT

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Monday criticized the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) for claiming pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena “falsified the liquidations submitted” to the federation, warning that the Tokyo Olympian could become another Wesley So and play for another country if they could not properly back up their […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: GIVE PH ATHLETES INSURANCE FUND

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Wednesday said it will lobby for the institutionalization of automatic free insurance coverage for all Filipino athletes competing in international events in the next Congress. PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles said they aim to establish an insurance fund for national athletes competing in any international professional […]

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PBA LAUDED FOR EASING UP ON FIL-FOREIGN PLAYERS

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Wednesday welcomed the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) move to ease eligibility requirements for Filipino-foreigners hoping to play in the league. “This is indeed good news for foreign basketball players who have Filipino ancestry, especially those who hold dual citizenship,” PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles said. PBA […]

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PRIORITY BOOSTER JABS FOR SEAG ATHLETES URGED

With the postponement of the 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from November to May 2022, the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is urging the government to prioritize COVID-19 booster shots for national athletes joining the regional competition. “The postponement actually gives us a time to administer booster shots to our athletes to ensure their […]

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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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PBA PARTY-LIST LAUDS VAXXING OF STUDENT ATHLETES

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) over the weekend lauded the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for spearheading the coronavirus vaccination drive for student-athletes. “We thank CHED for listening to our call to include student-athletes in the list of priority groups for inoculation against COVID-19. We also congratulate them for the successful launch of their […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST TO PSC: SUPPORT OUR ATHLETES

With Super Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So winning his third US Chess Championship crown Tuesday (Wednesday Philippine Time), the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is hoping the Philippines will never have to suffer a repeat of the way it lost the chess prodigy. “We congratulate GM Wesley So on yet another feather in his cap. […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST LAUDS BOXING COACH BOY VELASCO

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list thanked national boxing coach Nolito “Boy” Velasco for his contributions to Philippine amateur boxing, extolling the celebrated coach after he decided to retire and leave the national boxing team. “We thank Coach Boy Velasco for all his accomplishments in nurturing our country’s boxing talents. His guidance has been […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST PUSHES FOR BICYCLE ACT ANEW

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list plans to refile the proposed Bicycle Act in the 19th Congress should it win in the May 2022 elections. “We filed this bill in the 18th Congress even before the pandemic started because we are of the firm belief that bicycle riding is a viable alternative means of […]

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IAS AUTONOMY NEEDED FOR IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATIONS —PBA PARTY-LIST

In the wake of the latest hazing scandal plaguing the Philippine National Police (PNP) the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is calling for the transfer of the PNP’s Internal Affairs Service (IAS) under the control of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). PBA Party-list Spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles argued that placing […]