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Why build P9.5-B New Clark when Rizal stadium upgrade costs P1.2B? – Drilon

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The New Clark facilities in Tarlac will host only sports: swimming and track and field

Senator Franklin Drilon interpellates the 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Commission. November 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

P1.5 billion worth of SEA Games funds will not undergo public bidding

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Cayetano says the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee were overwhelmed and couldn't handle the funds, so Phisgoc had no choice but to accept 'financial assistance'

House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano, chairman of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), Senator Bong Go and Butch Ramirez, PSC chairman pose for posterity before the start of the floor deliberations of the 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Comission. November 19, 2019.  Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

Batang Pinoy postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 12, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission and host Baguio have moved the 2018 Batang Pinoy opening to September 17

Asian Games gold medalists get additional P1M bonus

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Double gold medalist Yuka Saso is set to receive the biggest cash windfall of P9.33 million in total incentives

GOLDEN GIRLS. Filipino female athletes (clockwise from top left) Yuka Saso of golf, Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal of skateboarding deliver the gold for the Philippines. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Karatedo group of the golden era wants end to 'fake karateka' reign in PH

May 08, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The Philippine Karatedo Federation 1987 denounces the decisions of the Romasanta-headed NSA and the POC

DETHRONEMENT. Joe Manansala (center) leads the PKF 1987 Inc in its mission to make Philippine karatedo great again. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

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)

Drilon praises Bong Go's basketball skills: 'Magaling talaga'

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Senators Ralph Recto and Franklin Drilon joke that Special Assistant to the President Bong Go wants to run for the Senate so he could join the winning Senate Defenders basketball team

Photo from Bong Go

PSC commish Fernandez files libel complaint vs POC president

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The complaint stems from POC president Jose Cojuangco s allegedly defamatory statements that PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez was involved in game fixing during his PBA days

LIBEL. Ramon Fernandez files libel charges against Peping Cojuangco in Cebu. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

PSC to launch Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The launching of the council will also lay the grounds for the setting up of Regional Training Centers

EL PRESIDENTE. "Our grassroots athletes will now be getting a lot of help because let’s face it, the athletes, they belong to barangays, towns and provinces," says PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Election spending boosts 7-Eleven income

Jul 18, 2016 - 2:35 PM

As of end June 2016 Philippine Seven s store count reached 1 740 up 23 8 from the same period a year ago

STORE EXPANSION. Philippine Seven opened the most number of new stores in its history last year. Rappler file photo

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

Incoming PSC commissioner Fernandez proposes 3-point plan to 'change the game'

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:49 PM

In an 11 page proposal basketball great Ramon Fernandez identifies 3 key issues that hound Philippine sports

'El Presidente' looks out into the crowd on stage at the Gabi ng Pagpupugay event in June. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Donaire Sr brings 'flash' to PH boxing team as consultant

May 23, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Nonito Donaire Sr is observing the Philippine boxing team s preparations for the final Olympic qualifier but clarifies that he is not their head coach

CONSULTANT LANG. Nonito Donaire Sr (L) wraps his champion son's hands during a 2014 training session at Elorde Boxing Gym. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Guiao to SC: Order PAGCOR, PCSO to release sports funds

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Guiao points out that the Philippine Sports Commission Act of 1990 mandates that 5 of PAGCOR’s gross income shall be automatically remitted directly to the PSC

PETITION. Congressman Yeng Guiao (L), also the head coach of PBA team Rain or Shine, files a petition with the Supreme Court against the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for their failure to remit close to P4 billion from 2010-2015 to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

7-Eleven opens 59 stores in first quarter

May 12, 2015 - 3:59 PM

As of end March 2015 the 24 7 convenience store has 1 341 outlets across the Philippines

Cebu City presents grassroots sports blueprint to PSC

Mar 19, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The Cebu City Sports Commission outlined their format for grassroots sports development to the Philippine Sports Commission as a blueprint for cultivating talent nationwide

Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez (in yellow) receives the template of the Cebu City Grassroots Sports Development Program from Cebu City Sports Commission chairman Edward Hayco. Also in the photo are members of the Dagupan City Sports Commission and PSC coaches. Photo By Marsante G. Alison

Trillanes to PSC: Explain 'mishandling' of Wesley So's federation switch

Feb 02, 2015 - 3:42 PM

How many more promising athletes like GM So will our country have to lose due to the poor leadership of the PSC and its mishandling of sports development in the country? asks Trillanes

WORLD CLASS. The Philippines let go of Cavite native Wesley So, who displayed his world class ability by forcing a draw with the reigning world champion in January. File photo by Piroschka Van De Wouw/EPA

PH Wrestling Association to stop recognition of new leadership

May 30, 2014 - 6:21 PM

We’re surprised that the POC recognized the current leadership despite the fact that the association did not call for any special election said Wrestling Association of the Philippines chairman Aries Supremo

No Azkals, Malditas in SEA Games

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Philippines will not be sending delegates to the football and futsal competitions of the 2013 SEA Games

File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Hong Kong imposes stiffer measures against racism

Jun 15, 2013 - 4:03 PM

After Philippine football officials sent an official complaint to FIFA Hong Kong FA has announced stricter measures against racism