Regino Ylanan

Regino Ylanan Regino R. Ylanan (7 September 1889 – 1963) was a Filipino athlete, physician, sports administrator, physical educator, and sports historian. He rose to fame with three gold medals in track and field at the 1913 Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. He won two further medals at the 1915 Games and also represented…

Mercidita ‘Bunso’ Manipol

In some cases courage mattered more than height. Thus the petite figure of Mercidita Manipol that stood less than 5’0 crushed the challenge of her much bigger opponents to emerge as a SEA Games champion in the 2005 SEA Games in Manila. Manipol still holds the Philippine Record in the 5000m set in the 2003…

Lerma Elmira Buluitan-Gabito

Lerma Elmira Bulauitan (later Gabito), Born 1974 from Penablanca, Cagayan Valley. Lerma began her career as a sprinter and jumper. Bulauitan clocked 12.5 to the win the Palarong Pamabansa secondary girls title as a 16 year old in 1990 in Pangasinan. During her senior years of the Palaro though Bulauitan would be in the shadow of…

Tokal Mokalam

One of the greatest sprinters and most tragic deaths for Philippine Track and Field came from the 1970s star Tokal Mokalam. Born 15 June 1949. Mokalam placed third at the national open then 17, in the 200m in 22.6. He finished behind veterans Arnuflo Valles 21.9 and Rogelio Onofre 22.0 already in there late 20s.…

Erlinda Lavandia

Erlinda Lavandia Considered one of the greatest Javelin Throwers in the history of the South East Asian Games. Born in 1952 and Hailing from Surigao Del Norte. Lavandia was the sole gold medalist at the 1977 SEA Games the first time the Philippines joined. She won her first Javelin title with a throw of 45.22m…