Butch Ramirez - updates

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Team PH to surprise in 2019 SEA Games, says Ramirez

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The recent golden performances of Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio give hope to Team Philippines' campaign in the 2019 SEA Games

GOLDEN TRIO. (from left to right) Nesthy Petecio, Carlos Yulo and EJ Obiena bring glory to the Philippines on the world stage. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ramirez wants more buzz as 2019 SEA Games nears

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says there's a lack of promotion on the country's hosting of the SEA Games less than 4 months before the regional meet unfolds

PROMOTION. PSC chairman William Ramirez wants to spread awareness on the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Duterte assistant Dino landed chopper without permission – PH Sports Commission chief

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:32 AM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino's landing in Ultra was 'inappropriate' as it endangered the lives of athletes

PSC tackles Hidilyn's weightlifting woes

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission makes sure that weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz will get enough support for her 2020 Tokyo Olympics bid

OLYMPIC BID. Hidilyn Diaz is working to nab the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold with her core team. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Young athlete's death gives PSC more reason to fast-track facilities rehab

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says the agency will increase dormitory attendants and security personnel and add a doctor and nurse in their facilities

GONE TOO SOON. Philippine Sports Commission chief Butch Ramirez (right) and Wushu Federation of the Philippines secretary-general Julian Camacho express their grief regarding the death of 11-year-old wushu athlete Rasta Daraliay. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission

LOOK: List of PSC's 10 priority sports in 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 3:31 PM

These are the top 10 sports that will receive a bigger share of the government's allocated budget

BANNERING. (from left to right) weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, judoka Kiyomi Watanable and gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo. Photo by presidential photo (Diaz), PSC-POC Media Group (Watanabe), Munehiro Kugimiya's Facebook page (Yulo)

PSC resolution calls for end to corruption in sports

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:51 PM

PSC demands POC and NSAs to settle millions of pesos of unliquidated accounts

RESOLUTION FILED. Butch Ramirez supports the campaign against corruption in sports. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery.

PH withdraws interest from 2019 SEA Games hosting due to Marawi conflict

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:09 PM

PSC chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez says the Philippines will focus on 'the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Mindanao' over hosting the SEA Games

WITHDRAWN. The Philippines is out of the running to host the 2019 SEA Games, citing the 'problem of terrorism and atrocities.' Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

PH Sports Institute brings high hopes for grassroots development

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The Philippine Sports Institute will open 12 regional training centers around the country to develop athletes at the grassroots level

A NEW HOPE. Dennis Uy, Leoncio B. Evasco Jr. , Roel Velasco and Hidilyn Diaz take the Oath of Support for the PSI. Photo by Alain Canto

Pacquiao tells PSC Chairman Ramirez: Clean up corruption in sports

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao urges PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez to make sure corruption in sports is addressed during his term

MEETING. The Senate committee for sports, with Manny Pacquiao as chairman, meets with sports agencies PSC, POC, and PAGCOR. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz to be awarded housing unit, P5 million for Olympic silver

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Hidilyn Diaz will also have her proposed weightlifting gym in Zamboanga sponsored by the PSC and a ticker tape parade on August 11

SILVER REWARD. Hidilyn Diaz will get a nice bonus for ending the Philippines' medal drought at the Olympics. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games in Manila or Davao - Ramirez

Jul 17, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Manila is the number one option due to its facilities, but several facilities in Davao will be inspected to determine their suitability to host the event

Ramirez to return as PSC chairman - report

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:39 AM

William Butch Ramirez tells dzSR he will return to the post he held from 2005 to 2009