PSA honors top athletes of 2014 tonight | Inquirer Sports

PSA honors top athletes of 2014 tonight

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 12:02 AM February 16, 2015

Incheon Asian Games cycling gold medalist Daniel Caluag heads the honor roll as the Philippine Sportswriters Association pays tribute to the top achievers of 2014 tonight in its Annual Awards Night co-presented by Milo and San Miguel Corp. at 1Esplanade at Mall of Asia complex in Pasay.

The 27-year-old Caluag is arriving from the United States early today to receive the Athlete of the Year honor from Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia and PSA president Jun Lomibao of Business Mirror.

Garcia will key-note the two-hour rite.

Veteran sports-casters Quinito Henson and Patricia Hizon will host the show that will feature a performance by the champion National U Pep Squad.

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Several teams and entities will also be honored in the gala event which has Smart, MVP Sports Foundation, and Meralco as principal sponsors and the PSC as major sponsor, with nine recipients of Special Awards.

The affair is also backed by the PBA, Maynilad, Accel, Rain or Shine, ICTSI, PCSO, Pagcor, El Jose Catering, National University, Globalport, Air21 and 1Esplanade.

Special awardees—National U Bulldogs (President’s Award), 1973 Philippine men’s basketball team (Lifetime Achievement Award), Hans Sy (Executive of the Year), Tim Cone (Excellence In Basketball), Alyssa Valdez (Ms. Volleyball), Jean Pierre Sabido (Mr. Taekwondo), Antonio Lascuña and Princess Superal (Golfers of the Year), Mitsubishi (Hall of Fame) and the MVP Sports Foundation (Sports Patron of the Year).

Major awardees—Donnie Nietes, San Mig Coffee team, archer Gabriel Luis Moreno, ice skater Michael Christian Martinez, San Beda Red Lions, cagers June Mar Fajardo and Kiefer Ravena, cyclist Mark Galedo, golfer Daniella Uy, chesser Mikee Charlene Suede, wushu bets Jessie Aligaga and Jean Claude Saclag, PH dragon boat team, PH poomsae team (male over 30), PH poomsae team (freestyle), the owner of champion horse Kid Molave, jockey Jonathan Hernandez.

Citations—Manila West, NU Lady Bulldogs, SBC Red Cubs, Anita Koykka, Maybelline Masuda, Annie Ramirez, Geylord Coveta, PH Taekwondo Team-Male U-30, Francis Aaron Agojo, PH Taekwondo Team, Kenneth San Andres, Peter Gabriel Magnaye, Paul Vivas, August Benedicto, Claire Adorna, Bong Lopez, Philippine Basketball Marathon, UE juniors volleyball team, Adamson women’s softball team, Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors, Pagpupugay, Philippine Collegiate Champions League, Accel, Unilab Active Health, The Junior Golfers League.

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