Author: PTV News

Harmonizing culture and sports in ASEAN way

MANILA, August 8- Culture and sports are among the biggest unifying factors in the family of Southeast Asian nations and also among other regions around the world. Today, is also ASEAN Sports Day, coinciding the golden (50 years) jubilee anniversary celebration of ASEAN. With this year’s theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” it hopes that ASEAN sustains its co-operation and actualizes the ASEAN Work Plan on Sports 2016-2020 which was endorsed during the Sixth ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Sports (SOMS-6) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ASEAN Work Plan on Sports includes promoting ASEAN awareness through sporting activities,...

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SEAG medal hopeful Reyes figured in road mishap in Korea

MANILA, Aug. 8- The Philippine cycling team campaign in the forthcoming 29th Southeast Asian Games suffered a blow when one of its debuting rider figured in a road accident while in training in South Korea. Camila Sumaguing, deputy secretary-general of the Philippine Cycling Federation (PCF), in a telephone interview Tuesday by Radio Pilipinas –Sports Radio 918, identified the local rider as Kristian Emmanuel Reyes, top contender in the track event in cycling. Reyes, is a member of the 15-man cycling squad who will see action in the biennial meet, which starts on August 17 for the road competition and...

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PHL sepak takraw team eyes 6 medals in 2017 SEA Games

MANILA, July 30 — The all-out support of the Philippine Sports Commission to the athletes joining the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) next month is reason enough for them to be optimistic. The PSC headed by William Ramirez has funded the training camps and international and local tournaments of SEAG-bound athletes. According to Karen Tanchanco-Caballero, president of Philippine Amateur Sepak Takraw Association (PASTA), her athletes can win six medals in the SEA Games, which is scheduled from August 19 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur. She said her target of one gold, two silvers, and three bronzes is possible taking...

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PH representatives to SEA Games’ first winter sports games introduced

MANILA, July 27 (PNA)—The country’s representatives to the first edition of the winter sports events of the SEA Games were formally introduced in a special press conference at the SM Megamall Skating Rink on Thursday. Michael Martinez, the first Southeast Asian Winter Olympian, headlines the 30-man crew that will participate in three events on ice in the biennial meet from Aug. 19-31 in Kuala Lumpur. Joining Martinez in the figure skating team are former national junior champion Samantha Cabiles, former national senior champion Alisson Perticheto, and SEA Figure Skating Challenge champion Jules Alpe. Alpe, who was the lone figure...

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PH women’s volley team bows to Okayama City Seagulls in Japan

MANILA, July 23 — There’s still room for improvement. This was the assessment made by coach Francis Vicente after the national women’s team lost to the Okayama City Seagulls on Saturday in their first friendly match at the Zip Arena in Okayama City, Japan. The Nationals absorbed a 22-25, 14-25, 22-25, 20-25 defeat to the Seagulls in the match where Jaja Santiago had 20 kills and three aces while Alyssa Valdez finished with 17 points, including 15 kills. Vicente said his team still remains a work in progress. “I like our progress in this early stretch of our training,”...

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