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Aquino signs RA10676 scraps 2 year residency rule for College Athletes

President Aquino has blocked a 2 year residency rule introduction just a few weeks before the start of the UAAP Mens Basketball season. The President signed Republic Act No. 10676, which scraps the UAAP’s two-year residency rule for high school student-athletes transferring to a different school for college. Sen. Pia Cayetano, the main proponent of…

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Fil-Heritage Sprinter Bryan Mercado debuts at the PATAFA Weekly Relays, Invite race fields, and Details

Article by Andrew Pirie ATFS Statistician, Weekly Relay Statistician and Manager of Philippine Air-force Alliance. For those saying I don’t do anything at these meets read this great write-up. Bryan Mercado highlights Pinoyathletic’s Mens 100 Meter Invitational ‘A’ Race Fil-Heritage Sprinter Bryan Mercado will highlight the opening leg of the Weekly Relays on August 2. Mercado, 22 who…

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2015 PSC-PATAFA Weekly Background, Relays Rules, Schedules, Registration

Andrew Pirie – PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relays Meet Statistician / Team Manager of Philippine Air-force Alliance Backgrounder The Weekly Relays actually pre-dates both the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and The PATAFA  (Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association, previously the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association until 2014). According to a pile of Philippine Athlete magazines buried in the…

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Legendary Filipino Coach Rosito Andaya Dies

Lets call for a moment of silence on Sundays weekly relay to remember Coach Rosito Andaya and the many ways he contributed to building Track and Field in our country. For five decades Andaya coached. Turning FEU into a power house UAAP team. One of the most prominent and prolific coaches in Philippine Track and Field History.…

Ernest Obiena chilling out with his father and Coach Emerson Obiena at the Singapore SEA Games 2015  (photo credit: Veloci L/Time Studio)

Interesting Statistics on Ernest John Obiena

Article by Andrew Pirie, ATFS Statistician Here are some interesting Statistics on Filipino SEA Games Silver Medalist Ernest John Obiena. For Biography Read Here   Records Broken EJ has broken the Philippine National Junior Record 18 times from 2012-2014 He has broke the National Record 9 times from 2014-2015 He broke the National Indoor twice…

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POC Prepares for 2016 Rio Olympics

POC forms Olympic monitoring team Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco formally has formed a four-man monitoring team to track the progress and development of athletes shooting for slots in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year. The POC chief said Tom Carrasco of triathlon, Romeo Magat of lawn tennis, Bettina Po…

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PSC to Build Baguio Training Center

With the planned construction of a massive training center no longer an option, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) yesterday said it will build a training facility at the Teacher’s Camp in Baguio City, instead. PSC chairman Ritchie Garcia said they will build a 1,000-square meter multi-purpose gym that will serve as training area for combat…

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Why Never to trust SMART Internet again?

Enough is enough I recently paid off and closed my account with SMART. What SMART is doing is borderline criminal signing up people for 24 Months on the PLDT-Smart Wi-Fi plan at 999 pesos a month. I have nothing against PLDT. But there service has gone downhill ever since SMART took over and ruined their…

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Recovery more important than Quantity of Training

Training Effect = Work x Recovery In simple terms, if we take T (training) to be one unit for a typical session, then to make the TE (training effect) actually show the benefits of the training, the R (recovery) needs to be at least equal to one. But most people aren’t adequately recovering. In addition,…

Khay Santos wearing her smile as she leads the warm-up.

Blue Knights Track League Season 2: It’s About Experience

By: Airnel T. Abarra, MSc. www.pinoyathletics.info chief correspondent and Blue Knights Track League organizer. Note: This article is also published at the Ateneo de Davao-Office of the Athletics Website at http://athletics.addu.edu.ph From its humble beginnings November 2014, the Blue Knights Track League is back for its second season with its opening ceremonies fired off at…

Shoes collected by Isang Smith and Team Titus for kids in need in Cebu.

Fil-Heritage Athletes Isang Smith and Jessica Lynn Barnard donate shoes to kids in need

Two Fil-American athletes Isang Smith and Jessica Lynn Barnard have contributed shoes to children in need in the Philippines. Pinoyathletics is very proud of our two members of the Fil-Heritage program for there generous efforts to assist and help Filipino children who are in need. Isang Smith with Team Titus Both Isang and Jessica joined…

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Arnulfo Valles

Arnulfo Vallejos Valles was born in 15th August, 1940, in Tagbilaran, Bohol. Valles was an active sprinter during most of the 1960s. He was a PSIAA (Public Interscholastic Athletics Association, predecessor to the Palarong Pambnansa) stand out with William Mordeno. He represented the Philippines at the 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games finishing 7th in…

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Romanto Maravilla High School Fun Run

The tiny school of Romanito Maravilla in Bacolod which has around 400 Students has produced its fair share of Age Grade champions at Palaro, Batang Pinoy and PNG in the last few years. These include Michael Man-ay, Christopher Lirazan, Jerry Belibestre, Alexis Soqueno, Mark Balajabeco and Joycie Beronio. The brother and sister team of Miguel and…

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Genaro Saavdera -Jim Thorpe of the orient

Genaro Saavedra (born 1895) was a Filipino track and field athlete and four-time Far Eastern Championship Games champion. While at high school in Ambos Camarines, Saavedra was trained by a Nebraskan sports coach, Clinton “Doc” Fehliman, who taught for six years in the country during its era of American influence. Although primarily interested in American football,…

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Asian Grand Prix Round 3

The final leg of the 2015 Asian Grand Prix finished in Chanthanburi, Thailand today. All three legs were staged in Thailand. SEA Games Silver Medalist QUACH Cong Lich finally took a win in the Mens ‘A’ Race with a new National Record of 45.99, improving on his 46.02 mark at the SEA Games earlier this…

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Meal Quick Changes

This article is a write up from Regenesis gym which i had attended in Sydney, Australia in the year 2010. Eating nutritious food is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. It is important to get the right nutrients to keep your body working properly. We all know a healthy diet consists…

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Meal Plan for Runner Short Distance Sprinter

Short distance running are the sprinting events 400m and below. At these short distances muscular power and anaerobic metabolism come into play and there is no endurance element. Training as a short distance runner will involve weight training 3-4 times per week as well interval training along with sprint training. Leg strength is vital, as…

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Improving Isleta Individual Medley swim Records in US Meets

Contributed by Cecille Waller, edited by Pirie Enzo. HEADLINE: Fil-Heritage swimmer Chloe Doromal Isleta Breaks the Philippine National records in the 400IM and 200IM at 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara California, June 19-21, 2015. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics’ Chloe Isleta has broken the Philippine Record in the 400 IM for the second…

Alejan, Bagsit and Santos chill out before the start of round one of the Asian Grand Prix.

2015 Asian Grand Prix – First leg Bangkok

Three Athletes represented the Philippines at the Asian Grand Prix. I question why the Asian Athletics Association only invited these three and not others? due to the fact we had some good performances at the recently concluded South East Asian Games. E.g. Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson not given invitations? These three athletes Khay Santos…

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The 10 Minute Six Pack Workout

From Mens Health UK Get a quick six The quest for a washboard stomach doesn’t begin and end with abdominal workouts, but they are of paramount importance. The aim of this workout is to comprehensively train all the muscles of the core (alternating between upper and lower abs) to produce a a pefect chiselled six-pack.…

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2015 SEA Games Notes Athletics

From my notebook at 2015 SEA Games Split Times for Mary Grace Delos Santos (Timer Wenlie Maulas, Recorder Pirie) Lap / lap time / total time 1 1:20.6 1:20.6 2 1:24.4 2:45.0 3 1:23.3 4:08.3 4 1:23.5 5:31.8 5 X 6:55 7 X 8:27 8 1:31.7 11:29 9 1:34.8 X 10 1:34.7 14:30 11 1:36.8…

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Ulboc retains Steeple Chase title

Christopher Ulboc Jr., 25 continued the Philippines rich tradition of Steeple Chase champions defending his title at the 2015 SEA Games. Ulboc followed in the foot steps of Begeo (6) and Rene Herrera (5) and Buenavista (1) former SEA Games champions with numbers of medals in brackets. It was Purwanto of Indonesia who led until…

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Kayla Richardson is the youngest 100m Champion in SEA History (video)

Three Athletes who were discovered via pinoyathletics.info or through Philippines Sports Commission and recommended to PATAFA proved worth the investment. The Fil-Heritage program trio delivered three gold medals for the Philippines. Caleb Stuart, Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson delivered golds for the country. Pinoyathletics.info is extremely proud of these three athletes and what they have…

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Caleb Stuart Breaks SEA Games Record in Hammer Throw (video)

Three Athletes who were discovered via pinoyathletics.info or through Philippines Sports Commission and recommended to PATAFA proved worth the investment. The Fil-Heritage program trio delivered three gold medals for the Philippines. Caleb Stuart, Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson delivered golds for the country. Pinoyathletics is extremely proud of these three athletes and what they have…

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2015 SEA Games Schedule Athletics (updated)

Sport Schedule Athletics Date : Jun 6 – Jun 12 Number of Athletes : 346 Sat, 6 Jun Hide Start Time Location Event Status 16:00 East Coast Park Men’s 20km Walk Final Scheduled 16:00 East Coast Park Women’s 20km Walk Final Scheduled Sun, 7 Jun Hide Start Time Location Event Status 6:00 Kallang Practice Track…

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SEA Games 2015 Report Philippine Team June 2

In Synchronized Swimming the Philippines finished last in the Dual Technical Routine. Allysa Salvador and Jemimah Tiambeng finished 8th of 8 teams with 43.7238 points. The Philippines did not send a Syncronized swimming team last time. But this time they were endorsed. The Philippines had its third loss to Myanmar 56-31 in the Netball. Netball…

Pedro Subido

Pedro Subido (Dec 4, 1930- Dec 4, 2013)   Pedro  Subido was born in Naguilian, La Union He would be better known as a very capable member of the National Relay Squad in the 4×100 during the 1950s. In the 1954 Asian Games he won the Philippines a bronze medal in the 4x100m Relay behind Japan…

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www.pinoyathletics.info goes global! IAAF World Series Golden Spike Championships first time covered by PH Media

Airnel T. Abarra-Chief correspondent, www.pinoyathletics.info OSTRAVA,CZECH REPUBLIC- For the first time in Philippine media history, a Filipino will cover live an IAAF global event as www.pinoyathletics.info, chief correspondent Prof. Abarra is on site in Czech Republic, to bring in the latest events and views, at the 2015 Zlata Tretra Ostrava (Ostrava Golden Spike) IAAF World…

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Mr. Cray ‘Helps himself’ to Olympic and World Standards in 400 Hurdles (rev 1)

Eric Shauwn Cray, The Fil-Heritage program centre piece, andpinoyathletics.info athlete of the year for 2014; again cracked his National Record in the 400 Hurdles; Cray’s performance of 49.12 ranks him seventh in the IAAF World Ranking lists at present.  He flew out to an invitational meet in Georgetown, the capital of the tiny nation of…

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2015 SEA Games Philippines Lineup in Track and Field

Article by Andrew Pirie ATFS Statistician and Pinoyathletics.info editor Initially 34 athletes were selected for the SEA Games using ‘The Transparent Scaled System’. Data from pinoyathletics.info was provided to aide with the selection process. A further two athletes were added on appeal to the taskforce. While 34 was a generous raise by the POC Taskforce…

Alexis Soqueño at the finish line capturing gold in Palaro 400m hurdles.

Day Three #DavNorPalaro2015 Round-up; Esteban, Calis break records ASEAN School games selection

Article by Andrew Pirie pinoyathletics.info editor and  ATFS Statistician with Photos provided by Airnel T. Abarra pinoyathletics.info correspondent. Jie Ann Calis and Martin Esteban both set meet records in there respective events in the Secondary Girls 800 and Secondary Boys Triple Jump. You can view both of these write ups in separate articles. Esteban performances…

Calis and Josef going neck to neck in the 800m Palaro race.

Misamis’ Pride Calis Sets Armageddon on Palaro Girls 800m

By: Prof. Airnel Talatala Abarra, MSc. Chief Correspondent and Andrew Pirie- Statistician of www.pinoyathletics.com TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DE NORTE. Northern Mindanao Athletic Association (NMRAA) stand-out Jie Ann Calis was the woman of the hour as she shatters existing meet record during the 2015 Palarong Pambansa here at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex,…

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Central Luzon’s Esteban Shatters Palaro Triple Jump Record

Airnel T. Abarra-Chief Correspondent of www.pinoyathletics.info TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE. Western Visayas region bet Alexis Soqueno  Central Luzon’s Stand-out, Martin Esteban trounced their rivals to win gold in 400m HurdLes and  Triple Jump Secondary Boys on the day 03 of Athletics competition at the 2015 Palarong Pambansa at the Davao del Norte Sports and…

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2015 Weekly Round up Athletics Week 1 May: Kwiatkowski ties Marestella Torres Record

One of the younger members of the ‘Fil-Heritage Program’ 18 year old Marisa Kwiatkowski continued to show impressive improvements. Kwiatkowski who studies at Stanford followed up on her 12.63m National Junior Record, with an improved leap of 12.67m tieing the National Record of Marestella Torres. The Women’s Triple Jump was the toughest event at the…

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2015 Weekly Round up in Athletics Week 2 April : Marisa Breaks National Junior Triple Jump Record

ANDREW PIRIE ATFS Statisican and Editor of pinoyathletics.info video credit: Coach Mike Buncic One Fil-Heritage jumper not bound for the SEA Games Marisa Kwiatkowski proved she was following in the footsteps of the great Marestella Torres and Katherine Khay Santos. The emerging teenager who just improved her personal best last week to 5.83m, went one…

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2015 National Bench Press Competition

*NB this is an article from a few months ago. I was just digging through my drafts and found this. The ‘Powerlifting Association of the Philippines’ had ‘Dew Foam National Bench Press Championships’ at the Robinson’s Place Mall, in Antipolo. MEMBER: INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING FEDERATION ASIAN POWERLIFTING FEDERATION PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RECOGNIZED BY: PHILIPPINE SPORTS COMMISSION This…

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SEA Games 2015: Singapore Open Day 2 Report

ANDREW PIRIE – ATFS Statitiscian & editor of pinoyathletics.info Any information used from this article by media must quote pinoyathletics.info   The Philippines increased its final gold output to 6 golds on the second day, to finish second behind Indonesia that took 9 golds. The team had a mixture of good and not so good…

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SEA Games 2015: Singapore Open Day 1 Report

Andrew Pirie -ATFS Statiscian for pinoyathletics.info Media wanting to use anything from this article must quote pinoyathletics.info A group of athletes all bound to represent the Philippines at SEA Games. Londa wins over Filipino’s Kath Big Improvement BISAN, SINGAPORE In the Women’s Long Jump Asian Games and SEA Games Champion Maria Natalia Londa of Indonesia…