Philippine National Games - updates

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Batang Pinoy, other sports events postponed amid coronavirus threat

Feb 06, 2020 - 6:11 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission postpones several national sporting events as a 'safety measure' against the novel coronavirus

PREVENTIVE MEASURE. The PSC has canceled all sports gatherings and activities exceeding 40 people. File photo

Manila to host PNG, Batang Pinoy in 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:01 PM

This year's major national multi-sport events are set to unfold in the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Arena

RESTORED. The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex gets a face lift in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PHISGOC Media

Cebu City bags Philippine National Games 2018 overall crown

May 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The Queen City of the South collects 52 gold medals to win the P10 million cash prize

CHAMPION HOST. Cebu City, which hosted the Philippine National Games for the first time in 21 years, emerges as overall champion. Rappler file photo

Gonzales and protege Frayna rule PNG chess events

May 25, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Jayson Gonzales pulls off a surprise win as WGM Janelle Mae Frayna tops two events

TWIN WINS. Janelle Mae Frayna bags the women's rapid and blitz chess titles in the Philippine National Games 2018. Rappler file photo

Secopito upsets first PH Woman Grandmaster Frayna in PNG chess

May 23, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The coach of the University of the Philippines women’s team stuns Frayna on the way to winning the crown

SHOCK LOSS. Janelle Mae Frayna, who recently came back from a 5-month hiatus, loses to Catherine Secopito for the first time in 4 meetings. Rappler file photo

Angeles City impresses national selectors in PNG rugby 7s tournament

May 22, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Makati City prevails in the women's division of the tournament

STAR TALENT. Philippine Volcano and Angeles City Captain Jonel Madrona was awarded Most Valuable Player for the Men's division. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

Duterte doubles prize for top teams in Philippine National Games 2018

May 20, 2018 - 2:19 PM

A P10 million cash prize awaits the overall champion of the nationwide multi-sport event

FESTIVE. A colorful opening ceremony kicks off the 2018 Philippine National Games in Cebu City. Photo by Mars Alison/Rappler

P15 million prize up for grabs in Philippine National Games 2018

May 18, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The multi-sport event offers cash prizes to the top 5 teams as Cebu hosts for the first time in 21 years

UST tracksters shine on track and in class

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:26 PM

UST tracksters are aiming for berths in the national team in next year’s Southeast Asian Games while standing out as student athletes

UST's Elbren Neri sprints to victory. From FB page of Elbren Neri

Women's rugby in Cebu spurs national boom for Lady Volcanoes

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Members of the Cebu Lady Dragons bolstered the Philippine Lady Volcanoes rugby team that took home bronze in its first appearance at the SEA Games

From left: Cebu Lady Dragons Madille Salinas, Mae Ann Ubaub and Dixie Star Yu show off the bronze medals they won at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore. They'll next be in action beginning July 4 at the Philippine National Games, followed by the Cebu Ladies International Invitational Rugby 10s - the only all female rugby tournament in Asia. Photo by Mars Alison

PH Youth Olympics flag-bearer ‘hopeful’ for a gold medal

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Gabriel Moreno hopes to win the Philippines its first Olympic medal since 1996 His goal as the nation s flag bearer at the Youth Olympic Games is much simpler

HONOR. Archer Gabriel Moreno will be the country's flag-bearer during the opening ceremonies on August 16. Photo from Moreno