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Trip down memory lane as Filipino icons grace SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Eight Filipino sporting legends gather for one night and take centerstage in a memorable SEA Games spectacle

LEGENDS ONLY. Filipino icons (from left, clockwise) Lydia de Vega, Akiko Thomson, Eric Buhain, Alvin Patrimonio, Bong Coo, Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Onyok Velasco, and Paeng Nepomuceno serve as flagbearers in the Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Onyok Velasco still has not received Olympic medal bonus 20 years later

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:35 PM

After being told his paperwork had been lost Onyok Velasco waits for the P2 5 million incentive he was promised for earning a silver medal at the 1996 Games

STILL WAITING. Boxer Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco has yet to receive the full incentive promised to him for earning the Philippines its second Olympic silver medal in 1996. Photo from Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.

Hidilyn Diaz to get P5M, other benefits required by law

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao chairman of the Senate sports committee is set to conduct an inquiry into the government s failure to give incentives to winning athletes as mandated by law

SILVER. Hidilyn Diaz makes history as a silver medalist for the Philippines at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Philippines' Olympic medalists

Aug 03, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The Philippines has won 10 medals since joining its first Olympics in 1924 Learn more about the Filipino athletes who have shined on the biggest stage in sports

Gold medalist Gabriel Moreno wants a simple life after Olympic success

Aug 27, 2014 - 2:58 AM

After winning an archery gold medal at the Youth Olympics Gabriel Moreno dreams of making the 2016 Summer Olympics and pursuing culinary arts

GOLDEN ARROW. Gabriel Moreno takes a bite of the gold medal he won at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Gabi ng Pagpupugay: A tale of Philippine sports

Jun 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM

It was a night of celebration as Filipino sports legends from various disciplines were honored at Resorts World Manila

CELEBRATING PH SPORTS. The Pagpupugay awardees pose on stage at the event's conclusion. Photo by Josh Albelda

Palace says it has 'limited resources' to fund sports

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The Philippine government claims that it has a limited budget for sports and is asking the private sector to shoulder the expenses to assist in funding athletes

THIN ICE. Lone Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Martinez finished 19th at the men's figure skating event despite limited government support. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

'Mini Pacquiao' beats odds, slays giant in Palaro

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:52 AM

Mini Pacquiao is in Dumaguete and he s in the form of a 4 foot 2 boxer from Cebu

IN TEARS. Lariosa was in tears after beating a bigger foe. Photo by Rappler/Myke Miravite.