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PFF asks GAB endorsement for potential football return

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:23 PM

The Philippine Football Federation says it will work closely with the government for the gradual return of football, starting with the resumption of the Philippine Football League

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GAB seeks assistance for pro boxers, fighters

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Filipino boxers and martial artists cannot ‘exercise their profession’ due to the imposed community quarantine, says GAB chairman Abraham Mitra

SUPPORT. Rising Filipino boxer Carl Jammes Martin, whose March fight versus Ardin Diale got postponed, lauds GAB’s move. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Sports bits: PH Para bets get boost, GAB issues licenses to pro 3-point shooters

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Here's some good news from the Philippine Paralympic Committee and other roundup of local sports events

 NEW ALLY. Mighty Sports officials (from left) Gen. Melito Mabilin (ret.), Caesar Angelo Wongchuking, and Dr. John Edwin Sy are shown with PPC executive director Dennis Esta, para athletes Edwin Villanueva, Roland Sabido and RufoTablang during the turnover of cash donation.

Esport community conflicted as it feels effects of new GAB rules

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The Games and Amusement Board now requires mandatory drug testing for THC and methamphetamine for players, official athletic licenses, and sharing of profits from organizers

MANILA MAJOR. In 2016, the Philippines hosted one of Valve's official Dota 2 tournaments, way before the Games and Amusement Board granted esport players athlete status. File photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.

Boxer Jeffrey Claro dies after lapsing into coma following sparring session

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Jeffrey Claro falls into a coma after being knocked down in a sparring session and dies at the Ospital ng Maynila

TRAGEDY. Boxer Jeffrey Claro was one of the names previously included on the GAB blacklist for having a fake CT scan on file. Photo from Claro's Facebook

GAB named top commission at WBC convention

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The regulatory body for pro boxing in the Philippines is named the top commission by the Mexico-based World Boxing Council

TOP COMMISSION. The Games and Amusements Board, which oversees boxing in the Philippines, was praised for its work in ensuring free medical exams for pro boxers. Photo from GAB

GAB, DOH sign MOA to provide free exams for pro boxers

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The provision will be included in the Games and Amusements Board s budget proposal for next year

HEALTH COVERAGE. GAB chairman Abraham Mitra and DOH secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial shake hands after signing their agreement as members of the boxing community look on. Photo from GAB

Nearly 150 Filipino boxers found to have falsified brain scans - GAB

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Approximately 150 professional boxers have been found to have submitted falsified brain scan results

SCANNED. One in 7 pro boxers in the Philippines were found to have falsified brain scan results

GAB 'blacklists' 70 boxers for submitting fake CT scans

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Seventy Filipino boxers have been barred from fighting until they can produce legitimate CT scan results

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Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Pacquiao urges WBO to act on Games and Amusements Board protest

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

I love boxing and I don t wanna see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating says the boxing champ turned senator

'TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.' Manny Pacquiao urges the World Boxing Organization to 'take appropriate action' on the protest letter sent by the Games and Amusements Board. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

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Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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GAB lodges protest with WBO over Pacquiao-Horn officiating

Jul 03, 2017 - 4:06 PM

The Games and Amusements Board is seeking a thorough review of the officiating after Pacquiao was judged the unanimous decision loser against Horn

GAB PROTEST. The boxing governing body of the Philippines has called for a 'thorough review' of the officiating of the Pacquiao-Horn fight by the WBO. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed

COVERED. Professional boxers will now have free yearly MRIs, CT scans and general check-ups, plus PhilHealth coverage as part of a partnership between the GAB and DOH. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing fans deserve better than mismatches

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Unbeaten Filipinos Jack Tepora and Christian Araneta should have little difficulty against their overmatched Indonesian opponents whose records don t stand up under inspection

Baham Mitra - The dawn of a new GAB

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The new GAB chairman says he wants to revive boxing renew interest in basketball after being appointed by President Duterte

HANDED THE REINS. Baham Mitra has been given a big task by the president. Photo from

Cebu officials seek ouster of GAB boxing chief

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:50 PM

The petition accuses Games and Amusements Board boxing chief Nasser Cruz of conflicts of interest dubious appointments and other improprieties

Cebu officials have issued a long list of complaints against a long-time GAB official.

Carleans Rivas: Beauty outside, beast inside

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:18 AM

Rappler gets to know the female boxer as she prepares for a July 27 bout

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 'Whenever I got punched, I felt stronger.' Carleans Rivas photo by Ryan Songalia