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First Filipino table tennis Olympian Ian “Yanyan” Lariba dies at 23

By Chuck Araneta/espn.com – Ian “Yanyan” Lariba, a Filipino athlete who represented the country at the 2016 Olympics in Rio passed away after a lengthy battle with leukemia. The Twitter account of the Philippine Sports Commission broke the news. She was 23. Born in Cagayan De Oro on October 13, Read more »

Skateboarder Margielyn Didal wins 4th gold for Philippines

By Nelson Beltran/The Philippine Star – In a few rides, she learned to skate. And in the first staging of skateboarding at the Asian Games, Margielyn Didal wowed everybody with a golden performance. The 19-year-old Cebuana proved as good as advertised, outperforming seven rivals in a showdown in the women’s Read more »

Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz receives Air Force promotion

By Pauline Verzosa/CNN Philippines – Hidilyn Diaz was promoted by the Philippine Air Force as a sergeant after giving pride and honor to the country in the 2018 Asian Games. The Air Force gave Diaz a hero’s welcome on Wednesday, exactly a week since she carried 207 kg to bag Read more »

Philippines’ Kong Te Yang is the oldest athlete competing in 2018 Asian Games

By Pauline Verzosa/CNN Philippines – At 85 years old, Filipino Kong Te Yang is the oldest athlete competing in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Born in 1933, Yang stands as the oldest competitor among more than 11,500 athletes in the quadrennial showpiece. Yang leads the Philippine bridge team in Read more »

Cayetano says Philippines plans to bid for 2030 Asian Games

By Camille B. Naredo/ABS-CBN News – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday revealed that the Philippines intends to bid for hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games, even as the country is still preparing for the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) next year. “Maybe you should be the first Read more »

Manny Pacquiao KO’s Luccas Matthysse in 7th round to claim WBA welterweight title

By Dan Rafael/ESPN.com – Questions abounded about what Manny Pacquiao had left. After all, the Filipino legend, winner of world titles in a boxing-record eight weight divisions and one of the greatest fighters in history, is 39 now and has been a professional fighter for 23 years. He was also Read more »