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Teen archer Moreno, other winning PH athletes get P7.9M in gov’t cash prizes

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PAGCOR gave out a total of P7.9 million cash incentives to medal winners in the recent 17th Asian Games and Youth Olympic Games.  Present during the ceremonial turn over of the cash incentives were (from left) PAGCOR AVP for Community Relations and Services Department Henry Reyes, PAGCOR President and COO Jorge Sarmiento, PSC Chairman Richie Garcia and POC President Jose Cojuangco, Jr.

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino athletes, who  won in major  international  competitions  this year,  and their coaches  have  received  over P7.9 million  in total cash incentives  from the Philippine Gaming and Amusement  Corporation  (Pagcor)   Pagcor said P2.5 million went to 16-year-old Luis Gabriel Moreno who clinched a gold medal in the archery competition during the 22nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China […]

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Senate lauds Donaire for win vs Vetyeka

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Simpiwe Vetyeka of South Africa and Nonito Donaire (L) of the Philippines fight during their WBA featherweight title boxing fight in Macau on May 31, 2014. Donaire won the fight. AFP PHOTO

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. has received commendation from the Senate for winning the WBA Featherweight title against South African Simpiwe “V12″ Vetyeka last month.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pia Cayetano declares war on UAAP residency rule

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Sen. Pia Cayetano FILE PHOTO

The head of the Senate committee on education, arts and culture, is threatening to pass a measure against the controversial residency rule of the University of Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) if the latter fails to come up with an “agreement” within two weeks.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,UAAP | Read More »

They’re spoiling our collegiate athletes

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Top level players of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) are allegedly being pirated by some member-schools in exchange of a house and lot, and a car, Senator Pia Cayetano said on Thursday.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Senate commends Winter Olympian Michael Martinez

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Michael Martinez at the Senate. Photo by Maila Ager/ INQUIRER.net

The Senate on Wednesday adopted several resolutions, commending Michael Christian Martinez, the first Filipino figure skater to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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