Para athletes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Para athletes


Ernie Gawilan first Filipino to qualify for Tokyo Paralympics

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan will see action in his second straight Paralympics after a record-setting showing in the Asian Para Games in 2019

BACK-TO-BACK. Ernie Gawilan says making the Paralympics again is a big blessing for him. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio

Top athletes, para athletes to be feted in PSA Awards 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Boxing world champions Jerwin Ancajas and Donnie Nietes, and rising gymnast Carlos Yulo lead the list of major awardees

COUNTRY'S PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas, Carlos Yulo and Donnie Nietes (L-R) will be recognized for their triumphs in 2018. Photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Ancajas and Nietes) and Delfin Dioquino/Rappler (Yulo)

4 more sports targeted for 2020 ASEAN Para Games

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:49 PM

If things go as planned, a record 18 sports will be played in the biennial meet to be hosted by the Philippines

WIN AS ONE. The Philippines will host the 10th ASEAN Para Games in January 2020. Contributed photo

Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Rooms tailor-made for persons with disabilities will be built in the Athletes' Village for the 10th ASEAN Para Games

MONTHS TO GO. The athletic stadium in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is slated to be finished on August 31. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Zero to hero: PH achieves historic 10-gold haul in Asian Para Games

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan and chess player Sander Severino banner the Philippine para team's golden breakthrough

‘Alay Para Atleta’ launched to support PH para athletes

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:31 PM

The nationwide campaign seeks to involve the public in the Philippine paralympic movement

First PH Paralympics Summit to be held to support para athletes

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Key figures in Philippine sports will be in attendance to discuss the long term para sports movement in the country and to launch the Alay Para Atleta program

PARA SUMMIT. Josephine Medina, who clinched the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, will be in attendance at the Philippines' first Para Summit. File Photo from