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Joshua Pacio guns to make history as youngest Pinoy MMA world champ

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By Nissi Icasiano/rappler.com – Filipino prospect Joshua Pacio may see his name in the Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) history book as a victory over Japanese champion Yoshitaka Naito will enshrine him as the youngest homegrown Filipino fighter to capture a world title. Pacio is set to challenge Naito for Read more »

The Filipino divers everyone is making fun of are actually total class acts.

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By Evan Porter/upworthy.com – John David Pahoyo, a top diver from the Philippines, approached the diving board, bounced twice, and sprung himself into the air. It was the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, a perfect place for Pahoyo to display his diving prowess alongside other top athletes from his region. In Read more »

Rio 2016: Hidilyn Diaz ends Philippine Olympic medal drought with weightlifting silver

Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines celebrates on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016.  Phot via rappler.com/EPA/NIC BOTHMA

By Paolo Del Rosario/CNN Philippines – The Philippines has its first medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics after Hidilyn Diaz finished with a score of 200kg at the women’s 53kg category in weightlifting on Monday. Diaz’ silver medal is the country’s first since Onyok Velasco’s triumph at the 1996 games Read more »

Pinoy athletes break sweat in Rio

Team Philippines pose for a photo before Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. |Photo by  Abac Cordero

By Abac Cordero/philstar.com – The seven Filipino athletes from five different sports plunged into training Tuesday, most of them doing morning and afternoon sessions, as the 2016 Rio Olympics moved just nine days away from its opening ceremony. Table tennis bet Ian Lariba was at her venue in the morning Read more »

Pinoy referee picked for Olympics

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By Joaquin Henson/The Philippine Star – Ferdinand (Bong) Pascual of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, will become only the second Filipino basketball referee ever to work in the Olympics after Medardo Felipe in 1984 and said the other day the honor isn’t his but the country’s. Pascual, 45, was recently chosen to Read more »

San Miguel makes history, wins PBA Philippine Cup title

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By Jane Bracher/rappler.com – Destiny was on the side of the San Miguel Beermen Wednesday, February 3 as they completed a historic comeback to frustrate the Alaska Aces once again, 96-89, and win their second straight PBA Philippine Cup title. The Mall of Asia Arena, for the first time in Read more »