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The Ateneo Eagles complete a Season 77 sweep and bag their second consecutive championship in the UAAP women’s volleyball
The Ateneo Eagles notched its second straight UAAP Men’s Volleyball title, ripping apart National University, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.
SOURCE: Philippines Star by Joey Villar
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will have at least five representatives in the 2016 Olympics set from August 5 to 21 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. For some Phl sports officials, they wanted more.
Joey Romasanta, the Phl Olympic Committee’s first vice president and the country’s chief of mission, on Tuesday said they are eyeing at least six more slots in the quadrennial event with still four months to go before the actual games.
“We’re looking to earn more Olympic berths but we’re looking a minimum of 11. And we have five now,” said Romasanta, during the press conference of “Road to Rio” or the slogan used by TV5 after it gained the official broadcasting rights of the games Tuesday in Makati City.
The five who have secured slots to Rio were Fil-Am sprinter Eric Cray, boxers Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez, taekwondo jin Elaine Alora and table tennis’ Ian Lariba.
Romasanta, who also heads the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. and the karatedo group, said he has high hopes boxing will produce more Olympic qualifiers.
“We hope there will be more from boxing, perhaps two more male boxers two more in the women’s division,” he said.
In the 2012 London Games, a total of 15 Filipinos qualified.
Apart from boxing, the country’s other Olympic hopes could also come from weightlifting where Hidilyn Diaz hopes her recent performance will get certification and Gilas Pilipinas, which is seeking to top the six-team Olympic Qualifiers the country will host this July.
In the Olympic basketball qualifiers, Gilas will have its hands full against teams like France and Canada, which boasts of several NBA players in their fold.
According to POC honorary member Frank Elizalde, there is still hope in basketball.
“If we can beat a team like France, which has several NBA superstars playing here, we’ll have a chance,” he said.
MANILA, Philippines – The UP Streetdance Club was crowned the champion of the 2016 UAAP Streetdance Competition held on Saturday, April 9, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
UP was awarded first overall of the competition for the third time in UAAP history and for the third straight year, Coming in second was the La Salle Dance Company. While the UST Hype came in third place.
SOURCE: Department of Education
Negros Island Region (NIR), which is a newly created region that will be competing for the 59th Palarong Pambansa for the first time, is 100% ready and confident that its athletes will take center stage in the national sporting competition.
In January, DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said this year’s staging of the Palaro will have many “firsts.”
Luistro said that, “I want to highlight that this is Albay’s first ever hosting of the Palaro. This is also the first time that 18 regions will take action—not the usual 17 regions—because of the participation of the Negros Island Region,” he explained.
NIR’s athletes have undergone series of trainings, one of which is the 25-day training from March 1 to March 28.
“We conducted concentration (trainings) financed by the local government of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, and some cities, that also extended financial assistance to the athletes during the training for 25 days,” Sadsad said.
The said training was separately conducted in Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and Dumaguete City.
NIR will send 747 official delegates, including student-athletes, coaches, and other regional officials; of which, 481 are student-athletes.
Sadsad said that NIR will also be fielding participants to the special games.
One of the highlights of the Palaro is the special games for children with special needs. These include athletics, swimming, goal ball, and Bocce – a ball sport closely related to bowling. Athletes with special needs are given the chance to be scouted and compete in the games of the Palaro.
Student-athletes from NIR have already been given the allowance, equipment, and vitamins they need for the competition.
The region’s official delegation will arrive in Albay Province on April 4. Sadsad said the NIR is planning to conduct continuous trainings in the host province.
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Posted by Viva Filipinas on Sunday, March 20, 2016