Should The Philippines Sports Commission take Control of the NSAs
RePublished from 2018
Should The Philippines Sports Commission take Control of the NSAs
The proposed bill would place the NSAs under the control of the Philippines Sports Commission
Under the present setup, NSAs are independent although subject to the supervisory and visitorial powers of the Philippines Sports Commission.
So what’s your insight? Do you think it would be better than NSAs be under the control of Philippines Sports Commission?
After an embarrassing 24 Golds at the 2017 SEA Games, the lowest % and the second-lowest number equal we have won in the countries 40-year participation in SEA Games. what have we got to lose?
POC scrutinizes Pacquiao bill amending Philippines Sports Commission law
“The right to autonomy and self-governance and its close relation with the POC as guaranteed by RA 6847. May be lost depending on the rules and regulations formulated by the PSC (under the proposed law),”
the POC board led by POC president Jose Cojuangco Jr. noted in its recent review of Senate Bill 1515 introduced by Pacquiao.
However, the POC board pointed out that Pacquiao’s proposed legislation has completely repealed a provision in Section 13 of RA 6847 defining the meaning of the National Sports Association.
In contrast to the bill’s proposed amendment, the section would read as “National Sports Associations organized for their respective sports in the Phl and affiliated with their respective international federations may be recognized as such by the commission.”
Removed in the planned amendment is the provision that “The national sports association recognized by the Commission shall be autonomous and shall have exclusive technical control over the promotion and development of the particular sport for which they are organized, subject however to the supervisory and visitorial powers of the Commission, as provided in Section 11, paragraph (j) hereof.”
The board also pointed out that under Section 19 covering tax exemptions on gear and sports equipment that “the exemption on taxes and duties on the importation of (the) POC and NSAs are taken away” and that the provision on “(the) donors’ tax to the POC and NSAs has been repealed.”
Warning that in the event that the proposed legislation is passing. By POC secretary-general Steve Hontiveros. Who attended the POC board’s review of the bill.
“we (the POC) might find ourselves suspended by the International Olympic Committee because of government intervention.”
However, Manny Pacquiao bill could be met with a lukewarm response in the House of Representatives according to a source who did not want to be identified.
“It won’t fly in Congress,” the source said, adding that “he (Pacquiao) was never part of the PSC or POC. He is a pro athlete who fought for money and country… unlike many (athletes) who fought for the country and no money.”
The situation of Philippine Sports
I believe the idea to invest in long term sports planning and vision. Building grassroots and programs in provinces and decentralizing the system is of utmost priority. Hosting the 2019 SEA Games which we are not ready for and may end up as a ‘Half Baked’ ‘Cockup’.
Besides what happens to Philippine Sports after that. As I said small plans which lead to bigger plans later (grassroots and decentralization, and even dare I say it Mequi and Juico PE in schools program) are better than quick fix gratification (hosting the 2019 SEA Games), which we are not ready for.
Honestly, Tourism is the War on Drugs, and Conflict in the Philippines going to lead to increased Tourism. Just from hosting a low key international sports festival like the SEA Games???
Again after we got 24 golds we are just brushing it off, and what have we learned moving to the 2018 ASIAN Games ???
We even appointed the same Chef De Mission Camacho. He predicted we would get 50 golds in the 2015 SEA Games and we ended up with 29.
What’s happening we are ending up struggling to keep the status quo. Rather than doing anything drastic or necessary reforms to stop us falling even further behind are southeast Asian Rivals. In fact, in some sports, it’s now out of the question in the short term. And 2019 is the short term.
However, when are NSA leaders or sports leaders get bad results. They seem to think they deserve 2nd,3rd,4th,5th 6th, and more chances than a Cat has lived. There needs to be accountability.
What’s more, with POC recruiting Consultants and Expert coaches who end up spending a lot of money on this and getting very little return on investment in most cases.
Meanwhile buddy Jay Futalan a graduate of UP in Human Movement very good he was instrumental unquestionably towards leveling up Ms. Hidilyn Diaz eventually to an Olympic silver through long term planning and various fixes in her Biomechanics.
But does not get brought to SEA Games to help assist the athletes. While we bring all kinds of entourage people who end up having a paid holiday by the government.
Back to my point again I will tie this all into planning. In order for real change, reforms, and progress to happen.
The system must first be cleansed of those who are not getting results.
This move on and forget attitude Philippine Sports has right now will really lead nowhere.
Philippines Sports Commission 2019 15 Focus Sports!
October 17, 2019
PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez is a staunch advocate of focus sports, disciplines where the Filipino athlete isn’t hamstrung by physical limitations like height and heft and can flourish on talent and hard work.
Upon his appointment in 2016, Fernandez crafted a blueprint called “Change the Game,” which seeks to resuscitate Philippine sports.
Among his plans was to focus on less popular sports where he believes the country has the potential to succeed, such as open water swimming — for the Olympic event, known as marathon swimming —
given the country’s vast water bodies.
Asian Games 2018: P5 M for gold medalist
by Nick Giongco
A gold medalist in the Indonesia Asian Games stands to receive a whopping P5 million after the Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation dangled P1 million to go with the P2-million incentive from the government and another P2 million from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch,” Ramirez said that Davao tycoon Dennis Uy, the Presidential Adviser on Sports, has pledged P1 million for a gold medal from the Asian Games that formally gets going today in Jakarta-Palembang. Under Uy’s scheme, the silver medalist gets P500,000 and the bronze medalist, P250,000.
“We want to help fuel the country’s dream of global recognition in sports,” said Uy in a statement.
Obtained from SEC Last Week PATAFA Bylaws as of February 2015
PSC Proposed Allowance Scheme
PSC Updates – New Monthly Allowances, PSC Plans to cut down Training Pool Size and Asian Games Selection Criteria
Feb 18, 2018
- New Monthly Allowances
Document sent meaning the PSC has changed its pay scheme on the Priority Program of the previous PSC Admin it was a monthly allowance for athletes of
- 40,000 Pesos SEA Games Gold Medalist
- 30,000 Pesos SEA Games Silver Medalist
- 25,000 Pesos SEA Games Bronze Medalist
- 15,000 Pesos Former SEA Games Medalist (one cycle)
- 7,200 Pesos Member of the Training Pool that is not a Medalist at the last SEA Games
The PSC now has 6 pay brackets instead of 5. 40,000 – 45,000 for those higher than a SEA Games Gold. Gold Medallists go down from 40,000 to 30,000, while Silver and Bronze both drop to 20,000. A former medallist drops to 10,000 and a member of the training pool to 6,000 pesos.
2. Philippines Sports Commission Plans to drop the number of Athletes and Coaches on Payroll
He (Philippines Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez) hinted the possibility of adjusting the allowances of the athletes and coaches in the Philippines Sports Commission payroll, but stressed some in the 1,500-strong pool may have to be cut from the roster if they didn’t perform to expectations.
“We’re considering that (increase of allowance) but first we have to review,” he said.
“We only had 24 gold medals from the SEA Games, why maintain more than 900 (athletes)? We found out that of almost 1,000 athletes, those under the ‘priority athlete’ classification are only less than a hundred.
Then out of 600 coaches, there are only 60 ‘priority’. So we’re trying to review. Maybe the reason we’re not winning is we only have a few Top A athletes, a few Top A coaches. So why retain so many in the training pool?” he said.
Reviewing the list and making a clear policy on which athlete and coach deserve allowances from the Philippines Sports Commission, Ramirez reiterated, will rid the system of influence-peddling.
“We found out that some athletes are there because they’re related to this individual. By crafting policies, we can avoid that,” he said.
3. Qualification for Asian Games
A source advised the qualification in measurable sports for Asian Games which will be held in August 2018. Is either GOLD or SILVER MEDALIST in the 2017 SEA Games
Beat the 4th Place Performance in the 2014 Asian Games from August 2017 until June 2018.
Winds of Change Blow Hard in POC as Court of Appeals back POC Elections,Hontiveros Resigns as PBF Leader
Jan 31, 2018
It is only natural that people’s wishes and aspirations should be realised by the leaders of the region. As this wind of change blows, it is up to the leaders to seize this opportunity to look for the better future for their own people through bold reforms before it is too late, before the people are forced to take action.
Jan 7 ,2018
In light of 6 Karatedo athletes coming forward and missing allowances being investigated. The Philippines Sports Commission has made further calls for complete transparency advising athletes not to be afraid to report any anomalies regarding their respective NSAs. This is very good for the country.
ATHLETES, WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF? WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? There you go! Your PSC will protect you! PLEASE DO IT FOR PHILIPPINE SPORTS AND FOR THE COUNTRY! Help eradicate corruption! Isumbong nyo na! I-report nyo na!
FROM: THE Philippines Sports Commission CHAIRMAN’S DESK
TO: ATHLETES AND COACHES
RE: FEAR NO MORE
Above all tell them President Duterte thru Philippines Sports Commission will be at their side if they are on the right side, that PSC was created by Congress to provide their needs: dormitory, meal allowances, monthly allowances, local and foreign training, uniforms , cash incentives and Security of safety And harassment.
Athletes don’t be afraid the People of the Philippines thru Office of the President via
PSC will Fight for your rights.
Chairman Butch Ramirez and the Philippines Sports Commission BOARD.
PSC shall protect the athletes at all times and at all costs. We will sustain this investigation and stop corruption in Philippine sports.
In addition Please submit to us documents and information of athletes with no fear of losing their slot to the RP Team. We will use government power to correct this abuse of powers by individuals against our athletes.
PSC Moves National Games to Next April
Dec 5, 2017
What happened to the Solidarity Funds of Previous Philippine Olympians?
Oct 12, 2017
POC Gives Olympic Solidarity funds to Athletes. In light of several Athletes claiming they had not received any Financial Assistance from the POC Olympic solidarity funds the last 3 Olympics 2008, 2012, 2016. The current POC Admin came in 2005.
The Big Question is what happened to the POC Olympic Solidarity Fund to previous Olympians? who was not able to receive these benefits?
The POC (Philippine Olympic Committee) seems to have awarded Solidarity scholarships to 10 athletes.
Pinoyathletics cannot confirm at this stage if other athletes not pictured here are also included in the Program. The recipients mainly seem to be from Combat Sports such as Karatedo.
None of the three 2016 Olympians in Athletics are pictured in the ten. Eric Cray(based in America), Marestella Torres, and Mary Joy Tabal (based in Cebu). While Cray and Tabal cannot be pictured here as they are not based in Manila along with Trenten Anthony Beram who is based in America.Ernest Obiena is also not in the pic.Presumably, they will be in the next photo op as they all are deserving of supportfrom this program.
According to an older newspaper article dated 2015 The several athletes were receiving a $500(USD) monthly allowance before.
Photos from Facebook of Raymund Lee. I Reyes
Philippine Sport Leaders Discuss Reforms
Oct 4, 2017
18 NSA Leaders at the Marco Club
A group of National Sports Association (NSA) heads got together Tuesday afternoon at a Makati venue to discuss the current situation of Philippine sports. Specifically with regards to the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Philippine Sports Commission and the NSA’s themselves.
Eighteen presidents/secretaries-general attended the meeting. And decided to draft a manifesto aimed at addressing the different concerns as identified by the group.
While High on the list of issues pinpointed by the group was:
- Need to amend the by-laws of the POC
- Reactivate and make operational all POC Standing Commissions and to open the same to NSA officials;
- Advisers should not be allowed to actively participate in all POC activities;
- Need to review all NSA conflicts;
- Urge PSC to put up sports facilities,
- decent living quarters for athletes and medical care;
- The streamlining of the operations of Philippines Sports Commission NSA Affairs
- Accounting which has made life difficult for NSA;
- Systematize the procurement process for equipment. supplies, etc.
Furthermore, the group emphasized that the issues were about the institutions concerned and were not meant to be a personal attack on anyone. Hence It was agreed that substantial change was needed based on the recognition of the problems that beset Philippine sports.
While the group announced that the manifesto will be finalized in the next few days, based on questionnaires that all the leaders answered. In conclusion was the questions were made to extract the consensus of the group on the various concerns.
The sports represented were:
- sepak takraw
- dragon boat/canoe-kayak
- table tennis
- soft tennis
Let’s just say this report and the photo was supplied to me by a friend who attended
Peping Predicts 5 Golds for 2020 Olympics
Oct 1, 2017
In my opinion, the only athlete on our team who has a strong chance at an Olympic Gold Medal is Hidilyn Diaz (who won the Silver last time). If given enough support and as is the case with the British Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games. Millions were put into each of those 64 gold medals the British ended up with.
Diaz just needs to be well looked after and the Philippines can look towards a high chance of winning its Olympic Gold Medal. The Philippines first joined the Olympics 93 years ago in 1924, and since then has never won an Olympic Gold Medal.
Diaz who won a silver medal in 2016, was the first medal of any color for the Philippines since Onyok Velasco took a Bronze Medal in 1996.
One person who commented on this article had a very good point. Regarding our lack of physical activities and programs in schools In some parts of Manila, however, some schools lack space. Some are lucky even to have a concrete Basketball court.
However, more activity time should be provided for children, some of whom only have 1 hour of physical exercise a week.
In summary, gaining an Olympic Champion requires a lot of factors. Genetics, Good Coaching, Confidence built from competition experiences, Good Grass root system, Facilities, and Funding. Among other things. Which order to place these in is arguable. And I will leave open to comments.
Go Teng Kok set to make a ‘Guest’ Appearance at Sept 21 Rally
Sep 20, 2017
The Big Question is
- Who will succeed Peping Cojuangco as POC President? If not now by 2020 when his term expires and he is 86, which might be the ultimate deadline.
- Do we have a long term vision for Philippine Sports with short term checkpoints? However, it seems are we just making it up as we go along? like a ship sailing without a compass.
Some Edits Made:
Sept 20, 2017
Earlier Cojuangco had allegedly tried to reprimand Philippines Sports Commission Comm Ramon Fernandez through his boss William Ramirez. Therefore as a means of trying to silence him.
In conclusion leading up to the Rally against the POC President who is in Ashgabrtan, Turkmenistan right now. Especially relevant is that Cojuangco is ‘Supervising’ the athlete effort at the 2017 Asian and Martial Art Games. While the Rally is scheduled on 21 September both in Manila and Cebu. Hence marks the A national day of protest in the Philippines.
Peping has enjoyed a 12-year reign as the POC President. Arguably the most powerful figure in Philippine Sports for over a decade. He just turned 83 years old, and his term will end in 2020 when is already 86.
If Peping does resign.
Who will replace him?
And what does the future hold for the long-term vision and direction of Philippine Sports?
Are we heading on the right path?
Will we end up with someone who can do a better job, the same job, or an even worse job?
It seems with a protest it’s a risk some of the Sports Community is willing to take.
UPDATED EMPOWERMENT LETTER FROM THE COA Regarding Un-liquidated 27 Million Pesos of POC
Fernandez to Cojuangco: Resign!
September 20, 2017
“My wish for Mr. Cojuangco is that this is going to be his happiest birthday, and sana he will make the Filipino nation, sports-loving Filipinos and stakeholders very happy by resigning and retiring,” said the outspoken Fernandez, one of the POC chief’s harshest critics, in an interview Monday with DZSR Sports Radio.
By Nick Giongco
High-profile sports athletics and boxing are not inclined to send their athletes out to support an anti-POC rally. Against the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). While being initiated by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Mon Fernandez on Sept. 21.
Philip Ella Juico, president of the Philippine Track and Field Association. Also Doubts whether the proposed rally will succeed in changing the landscape of Philippine sports.
The Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (Abap). Like the Patafa, believes the rally aimed at ousting long-serving POC president Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco. Doesn’t guarantee that a change of leadership in the POC would result in something positive.
“From the frying pan into the fire,” said Juico on Wednesday at Malacañang. “We are not joining that.”
“If you succeed (in ousting him), then what?” asked Abap executive
director Ed Picson.
Cojuangco, 82, has been presiding over the POC since 2004. Through the years, Cojaungco has survived efforts to unseat him in elections although the longtime Tarlac lawmaker ran unopposed the last time in 2016. In 2008, he defeated the late Art Macapagal and in 2012, also was unopposed.
Fernandez, one of Cojuangco’s staunchest critics. He has been using social media to rally behind his call to oust Cojuangco since assuming his post last year as an appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Fernandez claimed that the POC was the recipient of many a financial grant from the previous PSC administration headed by Ritchie Garcia, a close ally of Cojuangco.
Likewise, Fernandez insists sports that are identified with Cojuangco get special treatment from the PSC.
Epic Fail Peping tries Butch Ramirez to reprimand Mon Fernandez
Sept 15, 2017
I read this from an article in the Tribune by Julius Manicad . Have added additional insights.
Like a Vigilante set to clean up Philippine Sports Commissioner Ramon Fernandez continued his mission to clean house. And in the process refusing for the PSC to continue to cow-tow as servants to the POC President.
In light of the Rally set on September 21 to demand the resignation of Peping Cojuangco as POC President. While William Ramirez opted not to be directly involved in this. He defended the rights of those to have their own opinions.
Fernandez who with the support of the COA is pushing for the return of an alleged 27 million pesos owed by the POC. Which has remained un-liquidated some of it going as far back as the 2005 SEA Games? Some 12 years ago.
Ramirez and Cojuangco meeting with Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Cayetano had turned into a war of words. With both officials raising issues against each other over the 2019 SEA Games organizing.
A Daily Tribune source said Cojuangco admonished the PSC for keeping the money issues alive. He also demanded Ramirez admonish Fernandez for his social media posts. Criticizing the POC Chief’s disregard of the Commission on Audit (CoA) order.
Cojuangco also tried to cover all bases. In addition questioned Fernandez’s support of the planned rally to call for his ouster on September 21. And mentioned the libel case filed by Fernandez against him as an irritant to their talks for the SEA Games hosting.
Ramirez, however, stood by Fernandez and reminded Cojuangco to treat them with respect, being presidential appointees.
The source quoted Ramirez as telling Cojuangco: “You may not like him, but at least respect the position.”
Ramirez was also quoted as saying:
“We may be a collegial body, but I have no control of what a commissioner may say. So, please respect him (Fernandez).”
“We are the assistant secretaries of the President. So, he (Cojuangco) has to respect our office. He may not like us, but he has to respect us.”
“Masyadong mabait si chairman Butch, ayaw nyang hiyain ang tao (Cojuangco) sa publiko,” said Fernandez. “But at least he (Cojuangco) saw that when push comes to shove, chairman Ramirez and the PSC will stand up and fight back.”
Tribune tried to get Cojuangco’s side on the matter but he has left for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which fires off this Sunday.
Thailand Willing to Replace Philippines at 2019 SEA Games Host
Aug 16, 2017
MANILA, Philippines – While the Philippines has yet to formally announce before the SEA Games Council that it has pulled out as the 2019 host of the biennial event. Thailand seemed to have taken over the responsibility.
Sale of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex stopped
Athletes and sports officials can now heave a sigh of relief.
The Rizal Memorial Complex which the City of Manila has been eagerly trying to sell to a developer who planned to convert into a shopping mall, will stay as a sports complex.
Peping Cojuanco Refuses to Give up SEA Games 2019 Hosting
Aug 2, 2017
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangcohas written President Duterte, expressing “deep regret” that the government is no longer pushing for the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
Merged Documents PSC 2013-2017
PHI withdraws from hosting 2019 Southeast Asian Games
Jul 21, 2017
The Philippines withdrew its hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games citing the current situation in Mindanao and the threat of terrorism as well as the decision of the government to channel its resources toward the rebuilding of Marawi City in Lanao Del Sur.
The PSC did say it would continue to back the national athletes and coaches in all future tournaments for the country.
In addition the Marawi incident which has made international news and Martial law in Mindanao. Means the government must channel its effort and resources to higher priorities. It also is concerned about the safety of those involved in the events.
POC, PSC feud escalates: Ramirez tells Peping to raise own funds (from Manila Bulletin) (March 10, 2017)
In conclusion, The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) advised the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) that if it doesn’t want the PSC to interfere in its affairs. However, it should find ways to raise its own funds to finance its foreign campaigns.
Philippine Sports Senate Hearing
MANILA, Philippines – The Senate committee on sports headed by Sen. Manny Pacquiao will take a closer look at the problems hounding Philippine sports when top officials from the Philippine Olympic Committee and Philippine Sports Commission appear before the committee today.
Pacquiao set the hearing at 10 a.m. and in aid of legislation aims to “resolve the issues hindering the development of Philippine sports.”
Jose Cojuangco, the POC president, and William Ramirez, the PSC chairman, will attend together with representatives of the different national sports associations (NSAs).
Similarly, the hearing will focus on the failure of some NSAs or the POC in general to liquidate financial support they’ve received from the PSC through the years.
In conclusion, Ramirez said the unliquidated amount may reach as much as P200 million, representing cash advances and support dating back from 1990.
The PSC chairman said he now has “an imprimatur” from President Duterte and directions from the Senate and Congress to stop providing financial support to those with liquidation problems.
Things covered in Hearing (3h40 mins)
- Go Teng Kok reporting misspending of POC Officials
- POC Trying to explain the situation with receipts
- Niki Coseteng Criticizing the policies and lack of grassroots of Philippine Swimming Incorporated
- The issue with FESSAP and World University Games, including Wesley So one year ban.
- Boxing Philippines bringing up how POC denied them request to bring in an English coach
- Bowling Philippines explaining how POC created a new Federation without asking them
Angara calls for inquiry into Philippine Olympic Committee (Nov 9, 2016)
Two Issues regarding the POC have been escalated to the Senate of the Philippines. With an inquiry requested by Senator Sonny Angara.
- The previous PSC Board granting of 129 Million Pesos to the POC for various un-liquidated expenses.
- The disputed disqualification of POC Presidential Candidate Ricky Vargas
Below are documents regarding the request for an inquiry.
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 both welcomed the Senate’s planned inquiry on the raging issues of the POC election and alleged unliquidated funding besetting the POC.
Obituary: Anthony Nicanor former PSC Commissioner
1940 Sep 13 – 2016 October 4
Former 1990 -1993 PSC Commissioner
Dr. Anthony R. Nicanor Passed Away at 9:00 am on October 4, 2016.
PSC Publishes Date for the PNG Finals
Jan 10, 2016
PNG National Championship
7 – 11 March 2016
PSC 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 PSC Commissioner Jolly Gomez. The floor was open with all questions being answered throughout the presentation.
The following legs of the Batang Pinoy in 2014 held at Kalibo, Naga with the finals in Bacolod. With the Pagadian leg already finished.
Commissioner Gomez vision here was to spread the sport and recruitment areas for NSAs to as many places as possible to expand the scope of identification of talents for Philippine Sport.
He highlighted it was additional support for NSAs, not a complete substitute as NSA can still hold their own national championships also.
The expansion of the Batang Pinoy and National Games programs Commissioner Gomez had revived back in 2011. Stated it helps all NSA expand their grass root programs and provides an opportunity for growing NSA spread the interest in their sports via clinics.
Batang Pinoy and Regional National Games 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 very limited meets in a year.
In regards to clinics, it could also expand into a Regional Coaching Program similar to the system which Thailand has.
It was also stated that if budgets were not used for international meets they can either go into the purchase of equipment or clinics.
PSC Provides a brand new cage for Philippine Throwers
Sept 2, 2015
Arniel Ferrera (4x SEA Games Champion in the Hammer Throw)Double netted Throwing Area For the throwing community of PSC Ultra, Pasig, we now have a much safer place where we could train and express our passion for Sports we love so much.
Prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics :
POC forms Olympic monitoring team
July 18, 2015
Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco Jr. formally has formed a four-man monitoring team to track the progress and development of athletes shooting for slots in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.
With eyes on 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 each in swimming and athletics – were automatic entries given to Olympic member nations even if these athletes 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 able to qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Invited were officials of 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.
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.
- 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
PSC Clinics Photos and PATAFA Fitness Testing
Photo Credit: Enzo Williams & www.pinoyathletics.info Philippine Athletes Fitness Testing
Bigger allowances up for the National Athletes and Coaches
June 15, 2014
MANILA, Philippines – National athletes who are not in the priority list will no longer feel deprived of support from the Philippine Sports Commission.
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.
Read Full Article Here:
Philippines Sports Commission Chairman announces 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 inclusion to the delegation. Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia, who is also chef-de-mission to the Incheon Games, made the announcement 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 final deadline set by Incheon organizers for the submission of the list of athletes by names. This year’s Asian Games will take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.
The Asian Games task force headed by Garcia and which also includes Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Tom Carrasco, basketball official Jay Adalem and tennis official Romeo Magat are now working on the composition of the delegation. Sports hub ( Article MRec )
In the meetings, they gather information as to how many athletes the NSAs want to field, the qualifying tournaments they want to join as well as 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 in the Asian level, especially for measurable sports. Gold medalists in last year’s Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar are high on the list although not all of them 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.
Philippines Sports Commission gives Ultra (Phil Sports) a much-needed facelift (rev 1)
Aug 8, 2013
Above all the renovation has begun on the Phil Sports Complex popularly better known as (The Ultra) in Pasig.
In addition, the well-needed makeover started straight after the PNG overseen by the PSC began in June and will hopefully be finished near the end of the year in time for the UAAP Championships in Track and Field.
However Ultra will be the first mondo track in the Philippines.
Advised sized spikes so the Track oval is not damaged and wears out quickly:
- No Bicycles
- Cycling implements for disabled athletes ok
- Needle spikes will damage the track. 3/16 Pyramid Mondo Rubber or Christmas tree only (a sign be placed with types of spikes allowed, the guard should enforce this).
- They should put a banner up with types of spikes allowed at the track to raise public awareness
- Security Guard monitor the type of spike nails
- Fines or bans should apply if anyone does not follow these rules after being warned and ends up damaging the track.