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

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

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

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

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

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 »

SEA Games: Did the Philippines do better?

By Paolo del Rosario/CNN Philippines – With the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games done and dusted, much has been said about the delegation that the Philippines sent out. There was a total of 402 gold medals to play for in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games in Singapore. Before the Read more »