Philippines Sports Commission

Last Updated on January 10, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Philippines Sports Commission 2013-2016 Files

The Angara calls for inquiry into Philippine Olympic Committee (Nov 9, 2016)

Two Issues regarding the POC escalated to the Senate of the Philippines. With an inquiry requested by Senator Sonny Angara.

  1. The previous Philippines Sports Commission Board granting of 129 Million Pesos to the POC for various un-liquidated expenses.
  2. The disputed disqualification of POC Presidential Candidate Ricky Vargas

Below are documents regarding the request for an inquiry.


Full Article Here


Vargas and Peping Welcome Senate Inquiry (Nov 11, 2016)

A Senate hearing has been scheduled for November 15 to be presided over by Congressman Manny Pacquiao.

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing chief Ricky Vargas and Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco welcomed the Senate’s planned inquiry on the POC election’s raging issues and alleged unliquidated funding besetting the POC.

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PSC is open to the possibility of PHL suspension from IOC (Oct 28, 2016)

WITH the Philippine Olympic Committee facing turmoil following Ricky Vargas’ disqualification from the presidential elections, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is waiting for the developments in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

“We are anxiously waiting for what the Vargas camp is going to do next. Whether they will bring the issue to our court of law or file a protest in Lausanne. And if worse comes to worst, POC will be suspended (as NOC), then that’s when we come in,” PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez told Sun.Star Cebu.

Full Article Here

Ramon Fernandez eyes summit with athletes, media  (Oct 30, 2016)

MANILA — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is going out with guns blazing with its newfound verve for change across the board in Philippine sports.

Aside from calling for change at the top, the PSC also needs to address the concerns below.

This past week, the PSC dialogue with various national sports associations (NSAs) about changes and concerns in general and specific to each sport. In addition, this author learned that PSC chairman William Ramirez has reached out to various stakeholders to discuss and resolve various concerns and issues, including foreign athletes in collegiate sports, to name one.

Ramirez has reached out to all collegiate leagues across the country for a dialogue on concerns and issues.

“The NSAs we spoke to are all open to change,” divulged former professional basketball player and new PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez. “I think that if we are going to ask for change, let it be wholesale and across the board. One-time na lahat para sabay-sabay ‘yung pagbabago and moving forward.”

Fernandez also discussed a new and different avenue with this writer — a summit organized via a region where and will also hear athletes and media.

“That is a new and different perspective. Previously, we only heard from officials. Now we will hear from a different perspective,” said Fernandez in a phone interview on Sunday.


Fernandez occasionally flies to Manila for proper PSC business but prefers to be based in Cebu to address regional concerns.

“I believe that listening and holding dialogues with athletes and local media will provide us with new information that is on the ground, fresh, and not sanitized by what is submitted on paper by sports officials. The media are also watchdogs with a unique perspective. I believe that there will be a happy middle ground for all officials, athletes, and media to come up with a formula for success,” he said.

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.)


Obituary: Anthony Nicanor, former Philippines Sports Commission Commissioner

1940 Sep 13 – 2016 October 4

Former 1990 -1993 Philippines Sports Commission Commissioner
Dr. Anthony R. Nicanor Passed Away at 9:00 was on October 4, 2016.

Anthony Nicanor

Philippines Sports Commission Publishes Date for the PNG Finals

Jan 10, 2016


PNG National Championship

Lingayen, Pangasinan

 7 – 11 March 2016

PNG National Championship Invitation for LGU, Team & Club (Click here to download)

The Advisory can be found here.

Philippines Sports Commission plans to expand PNG and Batang Pinoy (Sept 5, 2015)

This is from earlier in the year. Some legs of the Batang Pinoy are now finished. I will head to Pagadian to help cover the PNG Mindanao Leg. This is from back around January 2015.

A Meeting was called with represents from most of the NSA’s present. In some cases, there was a coach rather than an executive representing the NSA. The meeting was presided over by Philippines Sports Commission Commissioner Jolly Gomez. The floor was open, with all questions being answered throughout the presentation.

The following legs of the Batang Pinoy in 2014 were held at Kalibo, Naga, with the finals in Bacolod. With the Pagadian leg already finished.

Commissioner Gomez’s vision here was to spread the sport and recruitment areas for NSAs to as many places as possible to expand the scope of identifying talents for Philippine Sport.


He highlighted additional support for NSAs, not a complete substitute as NSA can still hold their own national championships.

The expansion of the Batang Pinoy and National Games programs Commissioner Gomez had revived back in 2011. So stated, it helps all NSA expand their grass root programs and provides an opportunity for growing NSA to spread the interest in their sports via clinics.

Batang Pinoy and Regional National Games were held at the same time but at different locations.

With the National teams exempted from regional rounds but not playing in the finals.


Gomez also stated a good way to tap talent for some sports might be involving PRISAA/SCUAA members who have minimal meets in a year.

It could also expand into a Regional Coaching Program similar to Thailand’s system in regards to clinics.

And also stated that if budgets were not used for international meets, they could purchase equipment or clinics.

Philippines Sports Commission  Provides a brand new cage for Philippine Throwers.

Sept 2, 2015

Throwing Cage at Phil Sports

Arniel Ferrera (4x SEA Games Champion in the Hammer Throw)Double netted Throwing Area For the throwing community of Philippines Sports Commission PhilSports, Pasig; we now have a safer place to train and express our passion for the Sports we love so much.

Prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics : 

POC forms Olympic monitoring team

July 18, 2015

Philippines Sports Commission
Philippines Sports Commission

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco Jr. formally has formed a four-person monitoring team to track the progress and development of athletes shooting for slots in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.


Full Article by Julius Manicad

With eyes on the Olympics, POC, NSAs set a meeting.

After a dismal and disastrous stint in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore last month, sports officials are turning their attention to the Rio Olympics next year in Brazil, where they don’t expect to win any medals, save perhaps in boxing, but are hoping to send a bigger delegation than what was sent to London in 2012.


During the London Games, just 11 Filipino athletes qualified; four of them – two in swimming and athletics – were automatic entries given to Olympic member nations even if they failed to meet the standard.


On Monday, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will meet with heads of 24 national sports associations to assess if they have athletes who qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


Invited were swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoe, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, judo, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, weightlifting, and wrestling.

Full Article by Nick Giongco Here

2015 SEA Games Chart Demonstrates shortfall in SEA Games medal tally


2015 SEA Games Report Floor-ball Withdraws

The Philippines Floorball team made a last-minute withdrawal from the SEA Games last week. Leaving just three teams in the competition.

Philippines Sports Commission Calendar Outline


  • Jan-May Clinics
  • June SEA Games
  • July-December NCR, Northern Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Visayas, Mindanao legs
  • December Batang Pinoy Finals


  • March/April PNG Finals (top 2-3 each leg vs. the national team)
  • May Elections


Philippines Sports Commission Clinics Photos and PATAFA Fitness Testing

Photo Credit: Enzo Williams & Philippine Athletes Fitness Testing

Bigger allowances up for the National Athletes and Coaches

June 15, 2014

Philippines Sports Commission
Philippines Sports Commission

MANILA, Philippines – National athletes who are not on the priority list will no longer feel deprived of the Philippine Sports Commission’s support.

Even those in the developmental pool and the junior athletes, who get P6,000 to P8,000 a month, will be entitled to the increase.

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Philippine Sports Commission Chairman announces the August 15  deadline for Asian Games Qualification.

Feb 18, 2014


MANILA, Philippines – Filipino athletes who want to compete in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, have until Aug. 15 to justify their delegation inclusion. Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia, who is also chef-de-mission to the Incheon Games, announced yesterday.

“They have until Aug. 15 to prove to us that they deserve a slot to the team,” he said.

Garcia said the date comes right before the Incheon organizers’ final deadline to submit the athletes’ list by name. This year’s Asian Games will take place from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.

The Asian Games task force headed by Garcia and includes Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Tom Carrasco, basketball official Jay Adalem, and tennis official Romeo Magat are now working on its composition. Sports hub ( Article MRec )

In the meetings, they gather information about how many NSAs want to field, the qualifying tournaments they want to join, and their requirements regarding their preparations. From equipment to local and foreign training.

The task force has put up strict criteria for an athlete to make it to Incheon. And it includes a top-five finish or performance at the Asian level, especially for measurable sports. In last year’s Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, gold medalists are high on the list, although not all will make it to Incheon.

“A gold medal in Myanmar is not a sure ticket because there are SEA Games events where the gold medal will not even come close to a bronze in the Asian Games,” he said. Garcia said he expects athletes to try their best to qualify, and they have six months from now to do that.

“For athletes who are not yet in the list of prospects, those who did not win medals in the last SEA Games and those with no records with us, they have until Aug. 15 to qualify,” he said.

Because of the inclusion of team events in Incheon, like basketball, softball, rugby, or football, in case they meet the standard, Garcia expects a bigger delegation than in 2010 in Guangzhou where the Philippines fielded 188 athletes that won three gold, four silvers, and nine bronze medals.

“We expect to surpass the medal haul this year,” said Garcia



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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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