Diaz, Marcial take part in QC pantry

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:13:43 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Members of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), including Tokyo Olympics medalists Hidilyn Diaz and Eumir Marcial, teamed up with Chooks-to-Go in setting up a community pantry in Bagumbayan, Quezon City. The military men distributed dressed chicken and packed meals Tuesday to the community affected by the pandemic. For Marcial, it was a […]

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Small things matter for one’s mental health, focus – sports psychologist

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:44:11 +0000

By CARLO ANOLIN A renowned sports psychologist reminded the public, especially athletes, to be mindful of the smallest things to improve one’s mental focus and mental health.No less than Dr. Karen Trinidad, the sports psychologist of Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did the same method in helping the weightlifting icon to persevere heading into the […]

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Tokyo Games heroes thank House leaders

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 07:55:51 +0000

The rewards – monetary or in kind – came in great abundance for weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and three other Tokyo Games heroes, but Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1Pacman Partylist) said they fully deserved those blessings. “The rewards they have received and to be received were for their blood, sweat and tears during their Spartan-like training […]

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PSC donates equipment to Cebu gymnastics academy

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 05:10:59 +0000

In its effort to boost the sport of gymnastics in the South, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has donated equipment to the Gymnastics Academy of Cebu (GAC). “We initially donated 23 rubber landing mats on Monday, and we are expected to send more equipment to get them started on their grassroots sports development,” said PSC […]

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Christmas in September as PH athletes receive incentives from POC, MVPSF

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:45:30 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA It’s Christmas in September for Tokyo Games heroes, and even for the non-medalists of Team Philippines. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who delivered a Herculean effort that ended the country’s wait for an Olympic gold medal, received another cash bonanza courtesy of the Philippine Olympic Committee. No less than POC President and Tagaytay Rep. […]

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No medal for Team PH in Tokyo Paralympics, but gains toughness, experience

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 07:54:12 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine team will be going home from the Tokyo Paralympics with some exciting and sad stories to tell. But certainly, the experiences and struggles they encountered in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic delayed sporting spectacle will serve them well and toughen their resolve in future events. Too bad, the PH para athletes […]

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Medina, Paralympian bronze medalist, passes away

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 23:03:59 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Table tennis veteran Josephine Medina passed away Thursday, Sept. 2. She was 51. No details were available at the moment, but the Philippine Table Tennis Association (PTTA) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) confirmed the sad news. “The PTTF Family would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Josephine […]

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Expect weightlifting in 2024 Paris Olympics – Puentevella

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:27:16 +0000

Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) head Monico Puentevella said their sport is likely to be played in the 2024 Paris Olympics after members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) recently voted to adopt a new constitution.  Puentevella said the federation acted swiftly on the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to resolve the issue […]

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Teofilo Yldefonso, 1st Filipino Olympic medalist, honored posthumously

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:43:37 +0000

Teófilo Yldefonso, the country’s first Olympic medalist and war hero, was posthumously honored by Chooks-to-Go. Raul Yldefonso,  Yldefonso’s great-great-grandson and the family’s designated representative, will receive 100 oven-roasted chicken every month. Yldefonso made the country proud, when he won the bronze in the 200m breaststroke event of the 1928 Summer Games in Amsterdam. He repeated […]

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Bill to memorialize PH Olympians filed in Congress

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 06:07:35 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives that seek to memorialize Filipino Olympians. Deputy Speaker Eric Martinez led a group of congressmen in filing House Bill No. 10096, which proposes to establish a “Philippine Olympian Memorial that will provide a permanent and fitting commemoration for the blood, sweat and […]

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