Aparri gets pregnant, misses SEAG


No one has ever knocked out champion female boxer Alice Kate Aparri. Until she got knocked up recently.

According to a source, the World Championship bronze medalist got pregnant, dashing hopes of a gold-medal performance in the Myanmar (Burma) Southeast Asian Games.

The 29-year-old Aparri is a three-time SEA Games gold medalist and her absence in the games scheduled Dec. 11 to 22 is another potential gold down the drain.

Former Asian long jump queen Marestella Torres is also in the family way.

Torres, who saw action in the Beijing and London Olympics, took a leave a few months back and begged off from participating in the SEA Games after announcing her pregnancy.

Philippine Sports Commission executive director Guillermo Iroy confirmed that the agency has suspended the monthly allowance of Aparri but declined to provide details.

Iroy said Aparri, the pride of Benguet, was deep in training with the boxing team in Baguio City when she informed the PSC about her unexpected leave.

Just like Torres, Aparri is a priority athlete under the government sports agency after winning the flyweight gold in the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia.

She was part of the 12-fighter lineup submitted by the Amateur Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (Abap) to the SEA Games task force made up of top officials of the PSC and Philippine Olympic Committee.

Light fly Irish Magno is expected to move up to 51 kg to fill the void left by Aparri, said Iroy.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Krissey Mahilig

    its too unfair for Aparri for having a sharp shooter husband who made her pregnant. and for lack of sport minded of the Philippines Sport.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    kulang sa advice. she could have been an instant millionaire if she gets the gold. fooking can wait. or more accurately, she could have used pills, condoms, etc…

    stooopid really…

  • Mark

    Sayang, kung nakapagintay lang sana. Ang lakas ng chance nya sa gold medal, and with that comes a monetary reward na pwedeng gamitin para sa baby.

  • Gandangpinas

    That is unfair na tanggalan sya ng allowance, She needs the support of the community she’s working with. And she brought honor to the country. Ang liit na nga ng allowance ng atleta natin dahil napupunta sa kababuyan ng ating mga Pinuno. sususpindihan nyo pa. Hindi na kayo makatao nyan. Imagine 29 years old na yung tao, may tawag din sa pagkababae nya. Hindi naman yan kasalanan ang mabuntis ah.

    • oabesamis09

      Do take note that being a sea games athlete is not a profession. The allowance is given as a gesture by the government to athletes who are members of our national pool. There is no employer-employee relationship between the athletes and the government. Having said this, it would be morally right for the government to at least give her some sort of lump sum amount for her maternity needs.

  • IslandExpress

    Why suspend her allowance? No woman should not be discriminated because of that.

    • wawa2172

      Tama dapat may maternity leave din ang mga babaeng players. Kung ang mga lalaking players din ba ang makabuntis tangal din ang allowances?

    • kabaliktaran

      Agree. Alice has brought home awards already and had served the country well enough for her to receive allowances. She deserves it!!!

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos