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New PSC chair optimistic on partnering with POC

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Noli Eala (left) receives PSC flag from former chairman William “Butch” Ramirez during the turnover ceremony at the PSC office inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila on Monday (Sept. 5, 2022). (Photo by Ivan Saldajeno) MANILA – Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Noli Eala on … Continue reading

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PATAFA endorses EJ Obiena for SEA Games as mediation ends

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  World-ranked Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (Photo from EJ’s FB page) MANILA – The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and world-ranked pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena have finally settled their misunderstandings as Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Butch Ramirez succeeded in reconciling the two parties through the mediation … Continue reading

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Ramirez vows to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row before term ends

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab from PSA Forum) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez said he is looking to finally settle the score between the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association and pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena before he bids goodbye to his post. Ramirez … Continue reading

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PSC lauds Tokyo Paralympians

  Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File photo) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and the PSC Commissioners thanked all of the six Filipino Paralympians, coaches, officials, and support staff after the delegation wrapped up its Tokyo Paralympic Games campaign Sunday. “They were exceptional and dedicated Paralympians caught in a pandemic. … Continue reading

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Duterte gives Olympians additional allowance

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   President Rodrigo Duterte with sports officials and national athletes at Malacañan Palace in 2019 (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has given the Philippine athletes joining the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics an additional PHP100,000 each in allowances while at the Japanese capital. The additional support was approved upon the … Continue reading

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PH Olympic dream on brink of reality: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File/screengrab) TOKYO – Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Chief of Staff Marc Velasco arrived here on Thursday and expressed their readiness to cheer the country’s 19 Filipino athletes when they head to battle in the Summer Olympic Games. Ramirez, who owns the distinction as the only … Continue reading

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PH batch of Olympians in Tokyo ‘strong’: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez (File photo) TOKYO (PNA)– For Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez, three times could be a charm. Ramirez owns the distinction as the only chairperson since the PSC’s establishment in 1990 to be at the helm of the sports agency in three Olympics—his first in Beijing 2008, followed … Continue reading

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PH Olympians can pull out ‘surprises’ in Tokyo: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez lauded the hard work of the Filipino athletes as he expressed confidence that the 19-strong Tokyo Olympics qualifiers have what it takes to get a golden finish. “I’m so excited for the result of the … Continue reading