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'More harm than good': NCAA foreigner ban stays for Season 96

Jun 23, 2020 - 4:18 PM

The ruling is subject to change any time as long as the majority of the 10 member schools vote against it

WHAT HARM? The NCAA management committee wishes to ban foreign student athletes like San Beda's Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

Accident that amputated swimmer’s leg led to his Palaro 2018 journey

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Mark Salazar, 12-year-old ortho-amputee swimmer at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games, hopes his story will inspire others like him to keep on dreaming

THE SWIMMER. Mark Salazar of the Central Luzon delegation walks with his crutches after his breaststroke competition on April 18, 2018. All screenshots by Rappler

From being ‘pulot’ boy, young Badjao now a Palaro 2018 tennis player

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Tennis players in Lamion, Tawi-Tawi pooled their money together to help send 11-year-old Badjao boy Ignohassan Mustagid to the Palarong Pambansa 2018

BADJAO PRIDE. Ignohassan Mustagid plays during the elimination round on April 18, 2018 at the Palarong Pambansa. Screenshot from Rappler

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Vigan Central School hosts special grad for Palaro athletes from Zamboanga Peninsula

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) Among the Zamboangueños who graduated in Vigan Central School are the twin sons of Pagadian City Mayor Romeo Pulmones

GRADUATING ATHLETES. One of the twin sons of Pagadian Mayor Romeo Pulmones, Renz (3rd from right), smiles as he graduates in Vigan City on April 7, 2018. Photo by Editha Bagcal

Arnis prodigies propel Soccsksargen to early lead in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Arnis players Princess Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Alcarioto from Tacurong City shine on the second day of this year's Palarong Pambansa

CHAMPION. Princess Sheryl Valdez takes home 4 gold medals after shining the brightest in her arnis tournaments. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Palaro junks protest vs Calabarzon’s ‘inter-purok’ basketball jerseys

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

A basketball official explains it is 'too much' to forfeit the young athletes' victory against Zamboanga over improper uniform

CALABARZON PREVAILS. Basketball officials deny a protest against Calabarzon's victory against Zamboanga over improper uniforms.

Mimaropa’s SPED athlete joins Palaro 2018 against all odds

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Puerto Princesa's Leo Lee Cornel, a SPED athlete, plans to dedicate his future victory in the games to his older brother

SPED ATHLETE. Leo Lee Cornel smiles ahead of his 200-meter dash race at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games on April 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cagayan, NCR share top spot after Palarong Pambansa Day 1

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Both Cagayan Valley and the National Capital Region have each earned two gold medals as of April 16 at the Palarong Pambansa 2018

MEDAL TALLY LEADERS. Cagayan Valley athletes stretch before their competition at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium on April 16, 2018. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Ilocos Sur 'one step ahead' in preps for Palaro living quarters

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Zamboanga's baseball captain, who is joining his 3rd Palarong Pambansa this year, says his current living quarters in Vigan is the most comfortable so far

COMPLETE BEDDINGS. Zamboanga's baseball team for Palarong Pambansa 2018 sit on their mattresses in Vigan Central School. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lone Palaro athlete from Marawi wants to play for UST tennis someday

Apr 16, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Even if he fled Marawi City during the months-long war, 13-year-old Prince Langitao continued playing the sport he loves. Now, he is eyeing gold at the Palarong Pambansa 2018.

PROUD MARANAO. Tennis player Prince Langitao, 13 years old, is the only Marawi athlete competing at Palarong Pambansa 2018. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The colorful parade at Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Paratroopers are seen gliding up in the air as young Filipino athletes walk around the streets of Vigan City and Bantay town

ATHLETES' FANS. Delegates from Soccskargen wave huge fans in blue, red, and gold during the parade. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2018: Let the games begin!

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Up to 15,000 student athletes will compete in Palarong Pambansa 2018, hosted this year by Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

PALARONG PAMBANSA. It's a sea of color in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, as Palarong Pambansa begins on April 15, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ilocos Sur to host Palarong Pambansa 2018

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Will home court advantage help young athletes from the Ilocos Sur province snag medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2018?

IN PHOTOS: Mothers know best

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Behind every athlete s dream is a family who aspires greater success for its children

HEARTWARMING. Imelda Ingram (L) kisses her daughter, Aaliyah Ingram, as reward for her triumph for placing first in 800m Sprint at the Binirayan Sports Complex in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Monday, April 24.

IN PHOTOS: 'Time out!' in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Participants and supporters find places where they can rest and somehow forget the tension that the Palarong Pambansa 2017 brings

TIME OUT. An athlete from Northern Mindanao take a nap at the grandstand of Binirayan Sports Complex.

Who are the #FacesOfPalaro?

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Who are the kids who fight tooth and nail not for fame but for at least a chance at a better life? Rappler puts a spotlight on the participants of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

WATCH: Off the court and at home with Alyssa Valdez

Dec 06, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Feel as if you’re hanging out with ‘The Phenom’ as she talks about some of her hobbies and favorites

Aquino to ADMU, DLSU athletes: May politicians emulate you

Mar 24, 2015 - 3:57 PM

President Benigno Aquino III praises the unity and sportsmanship shown by the rival teams to each other something he wishes politicians would learn from

SPORTSMANSHIP. President Benigno Aquino III addresses the Ateneo de Manila University Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams and the De La Salle University Women’s Volleyball Team at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on March 24, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The Hubert Cani story: A mother’s appeal

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:08 PM

The Mother of Hubert Cani tells it all in this confession letter addressing her son s situation

Hubert Cani led the UAAP juniors division in assists in season 76 and was named Finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda

The Tug of War for Hubert Cani

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:04 PM

Hubert Cani s plight has brought into question the UAAP s two year residency policy as he seeks to leave National University to become an Ateneo Blue Eagle

Senate hearing: New rules for UAAP, student athletes sought

Apr 10, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano also seeks to shorten to one year the residency requirement before student athletes can transfer schools

STUDENT FIRST. Sen Pia Cayetano files a bill countering the UAAP's two-year residency rule for student-athletes. Photo by Romy Bugante/PRIB

Coming soon: High schools for athletes?

Sep 20, 2013 - 7:00 AM

You need to take young people with what their passion is and with that passion lead them in academics DepEd consultant Fr Carmelo Caluag tells senators

SUPPORT YOUNG ATHLETES. Sen Pia Cayetano and Sen Sonny Angara asks whether a sports academy system will be better than the proposed Philippine High School for Sports. Photo from Pia Cayetano's office

DepEd funds athletic training in selected schools

Apr 24, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Selected schools will receive P500 000 from DepEd to train student athletes