POC PSC Merged Articles 2015
PSC Provides a brand new cage for Philippine Throwers
Sept 2, 2015
Arniel Ferrera (4x SEA Games Champion in the Hammer Throw)
Double netted Throwing Area
For the throwing community of PSC Ultra, Pasig, we now have a much safer place where we could train and express our passion in Sports we love so much.
Safer throws for the thowers.
Maraming salamat din s tatlong PSC employees for helping me today
POC Prepares for 2016 Rio Olympics
July 18, 2015
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 of gymnastics and POC staff Remy Birondo were tasked to reach out to the athletes, coaches and national sports association (NSA) officials regarding their respective bids for the Olympics from Aug 5 to 21, 2016.
Carrasco, also the POC chairman, will attend to the needs of canoe-kayak, cycling, equestrian, fencing, golf, triathlon and rugby.
With eyes on Olympics, POC, NSAs set meeting
After a dismal and disastrous stint in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore last month, sports officials are turning their attention to the Rio Olympics next year in Brazil where they don’t expect to win any medals, save perhaps in boxing, but are hoping to send a bigger delegation than what was sent in London in 2012.
During the London Games, just 11 Filipino athletes qualified, four of them – two each in swimming and athletics – were automatic entries given to Olympic member nations even if these athletes failed to meet the standard.
On Monday, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will meet with heads of 24 national sports associations to assess if they have athletes able to qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Invited were officials of swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoe, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, judo, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, table-tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.
PSC to Build Baguio Training Center
July 16, 2015
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 sports like karate, taekwondo, weightlifting and judo.
The project is set to start as soon as possible, following a consultation with the Department of Education which has mandate over the sprawling complex.
“Hopefully, we can accommodate sports that do not require high ceiling,” said Garcia,
who revealed two weeks ago that the ambitious training center in Clark Field, Pampanga will no longer push through due to financial constraints.
Garcia said high-altitude training in Baguio City will benefit the athletes, especially with Rizal Memorial Sports Complex no longer suitable to serve as training facility.
No particular amount had been mentioned, but the PSC chief stressed that it will only take a little more than one month for the structure to be completed.
Special Thanks to Sports Writer Julius Manicad for giving me permission to use this piece