Philippines

PHLPost releases stamps featuring Tokyo Olympic medalists

(Courtesy of Philippine Postal Corporation) MANILA (PNA) – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released stamps celebrating the triumph of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist. The stamps feature Diaz’s winning moments in Tokyo on July 26, 2021 that made her a national sensation as she captured the elusive gold medal for the first … Continue reading

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EJ Obiena breaks Asian pole vault record for gold

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Filipino pole vault start Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has reset the Asian record for the highest leap in pole vault en route to capturing the gold medal in the Golden Roof Challenge in Austria early Sunday (Philippine Time). Obiena breached past 5.93 … 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

Swimmer Gary Bejino, wheelchair racer Jerrold Mangliwan end Tokyo Paralympic Games campaign with no medals
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Swimmer Gary Bejino, wheelchair racer Jerrold Mangliwan end Tokyo Paralympic Games campaign with no medals

 TOKYO – Swimmer Gary Bejino and wheelchair racer Jerrold Mangliwan bowed out of their respective events with a whimper on Friday, capping the Philippine team’s campaign at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here. Bejino finished seventh in the second heat with a time of one minute and 28.87 seconds in the men’s 100-meter backstroke-S6 race in his … Continue reading

Bejino bows out of 400-m freestyle heats, Mangliwan competes in 100-meter-T52 race finals
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Bejino bows out of 400-m freestyle heats, Mangliwan competes in 100-meter-T52 race finals

TOKYO –Slowly getting used to the spotlight, Gary Bejino was unhappy with his form after bowing out of the men’s 400-meter freestyle-S6 heats of the Tokyo Paralympic Games swimming championships at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre here on Thursday.     Coming off a two-day break, Bejino checked in with a time of five minutes and 52.28seconds in … Continue reading

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Gawilan, Bejino miss finals cuts

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Para-swimmer Ernie Gawilan (Photo courtesy of PSC) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – It was a tough day for the Philippine para-swimmers as both Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino failed to enter the finals of their respective Tokyo Paralympic events for Monday at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Gawilan finished 10th overall in the men’s … Continue reading

Mangliwan DQ’d in 400-m wheelchair race finals; Gawilan misses 200-m IM finals, sets personal best time
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Mangliwan DQ’d in 400-m wheelchair race finals; Gawilan misses 200-m IM finals, sets personal best time

 TOKYO – Wheelchair racer Jerrold Mangliwan was disqualified in the T52 men’s 400-meter finals in a heartbreaking performance in the Tokyo Paralympic Games athletics meet at the Japan National Stadium here Friday night. It was a disappointing finale for Mangliwan, who was poised to set a national record of one minute and .80 seconds in placing … Continue reading