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Para Games officially canceled

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA       The 10th ASEAN Para Games, which the country will be hosting in October, has been officially canceled by the ASEAN Para Sports Federation. In a letter dated May 8, Major General Osoth Bhavilai, president of APSF, said they are canceling the event for athletes with disabilities after taking into consideration […]

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Para Games could be added to COVID victims

  BY REY C. LACHICA       For the region’s para athletes – those with various physical disabilities – 2020 could be considered as their saddest year. That’s because the 10th ASEAN Para Games – already delayed twice – is likely to be canceled at all as funding is now of great concern for […]

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Business as usual for E-Sports SEAG champ

BY NICK GIONGCO       Unlike other athletes who need space to train to remain on active mode amid the pandemic, those who excel in E-Sports don’t require an area where they could jump rope, do plyometrics or even run sprints. For a master gamer like Caviar Acampado, the Starcraft 2 gold medalist in […]

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Para swimmer from Davao City stays positive

By Kristel Satumbaga   Maintaining mental toughness is as important as keeping in one’s physical condition. Take the case of swimmer Ernie Gawilan, whose participation in the ASEAN Para Games and the Tokyo Paralympics has been scuttled by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While he’s raring to see action the ASEAN Para Games after almost a […]

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PSC pushes for ASEAN Para Games postponement

BY NICK GIONGCO   Putting premium on the safety not only of athletes and delegates but the entire nation as well, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Thursday strongly recommended that the ASEAN Para Games scheduled in March be postponed owing to the worsening Wuhan coronavirus epidemic. PSC chairman Butch Ramirez told the media during […]

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Ramirez to POC: Name PH CDM for Hanoi SEA Games early

BY NICK GIONGCO   Chairman Butch Ramirez of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) believes the early appointment of chief of mission to the 31st Southeast Asian Games will help the country in its bid to sustain the momentum gained in winning the overall crown of the 30th edition. Following its supreme showing in the 2019 […]

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