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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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Agri, caregiving among top jobs for OFWs in Japan

By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Caregiving and agriculture are among the top sectors that will open jobs for migrant workers, including Filipinos, in Japan. In a virtual forum late Friday afternoon, Labor Attaché Elizabeth Marie Estrada of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Osaka said Filipino workers are in demand in both skilled … 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

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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

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Record 4,403 athletes to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

PARALYMPICS OPENS. Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan on Tuesday (Aug. 24, 2021). A record 4,403 athletes will compete in the quadrennial meet. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi) TOKYO – A record 4,403 athletes will compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games that kicked off on Tuesday night, according … Continue reading

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71 people accredited for Olympics test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA) – A total of 71 people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Tuesday, just days before the start of the major sports event. Among those who tested positive were athletes, officials, and volunteers. On Monday, two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in the Olympic village. Czech … 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