Barredo guardedly optimistic of Philippine stint in 11th ASEAN Paralympic Games in Indonesia

PHILIPPINE Paralympic Committee president Mike Barredo was guardedly optimistic about the prospects of the national para team, which leaves today on a chartered Philippine Airlines flight for the 11th ASEAN Para Games set July 30 to Aug. 6 in Surakarta, Indonesia. “I am guardedly optimistic about the chances of our national para athletes due to […]

CHEd greenlights collegiate athletes’ face-to-face training

COLLEGIATE sports are back after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Monday officially gave the green light to allow collegiate athletes to hold contact or face-to-face training, signaling the start of the school leagues that was shelved the past two years due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). No less than […]

House probe sought on national sports policies following Obiena-PATAFA row

A RESOLUTION was filed in the House of Representatives seeking a probe into policies and the dynamics between national athletes and sports institutions in light of the ongoing row between an Olympian pole-vaulter and the Philippine Athletic Track and Field Association (PATAFA). Manila Rep. Rolando V. Valeriano filed a yet to be numbered House Resolution […]

Resumption of Services of the Toyota e-Palette Vehicle and Additional Safety Measures at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Athletes’ Village

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 31, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Having taken steps to ensure greater safety and security, Toyota today announces that The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has decided to resume operations of the e-Palette mobility vehicle within the Athletes’ Village. Operations of mobility services were suspended […]

House panel approves bill to exempt athlete prizes from tax 

THE HOUSE Committee on Ways and Means has approved on Monday a measure to exempt from tax donations and rewards conferred on athletes participating in international competitions. In a hearing, the panel approved the committee report and an unnumbered substitute House Bill, known as the Hidilyn Diaz Act, would amend Section 4 of Republic Act No. 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and […]