TOP GOLD medal boxing prospects Mark Anthony Barriga and Charly Suarez will miss the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June.
Chief of mission Julian Camacho confirmed Tuesday that both boxers were excluded in the final roster submitted by the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines.
Suarez, a silver medalist in the Incheon Asian Games, and 2012 London Olympian Barriga are under contract with the Aiba Pro Boxing tournament whose schedule is in conflict with the June 5 to 16 SEA Games playdate.
MANILA, Philippine – Billiards veteran Rubilen Amit will have new shoes to fill in the coming 28th Southeast Asian Games this June.
Aside from competing in the Women’s 9-Ball tournament in the biennial event, the multiple SEA Games gold medalist will also take the role of a big sister for fellow team member Cheska Centeno.
Centeno will be playing in her very first SEA Games and Amit will gladly help her when it comes to the mental aspect of the game.
Volleyball star Alyssa Valdez will be the flag-bearer for the Philippine delegation during the 28th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony in Singapore on June 5.
Chef de mission Julian Camacho announced Wednesday that the Philippine Olympic Committee executive board headed by POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. unanimously voted for the two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player to lead the way for the country’s bets during the traditional marchpast.
The POC also finalized the size of the delegation to the competition ending on June 16 to 460 Filipino athletes and 128 officials that will compete in 34 sports after approving the entry of floorball with 20 athletes and four officials whose participation has been requested and whose expenses will be shouldered by the host nation.
MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo superstar Alyssa Valdez was delighted to discover that she is being considered as a potential flag-bearer for the Philippines in its campaign in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June.
Reports came out over the weekend that Valdez was being considered as the nation's flag bearer for the 2015 edition of the biennial event, a prospect that both surprised and thrilled the volleyball player.
"Grabe naman, kapag ikaw ang naging flag bearer, parang unexpected din," Valdez told ABS-CBN Sports.
VOLLEYBALL superstar Alyssa Valdez looms as the bightest candidate for the honor of bearing the country’s flag during the opening ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in June.
The high-flying, hard-hitting Ateneo stalwart is among the candidates for the prestigious role in the biennial games, where Philippine volleyball is making a comeback after missing the four previous editions.
“It’s some sort of a rebirth for Philippine volleyball,” said Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas president Joey Romasanta. “And we can’t downplay who Alyssa is, she’s an MVP.”
Nothing can be more gratifying for Aby Maraño than a stint with the Philippine team.
The crafty middle-hitter had won team championships and personal milestones in college and commercial leagues but has yet to make a mark with the national squad.
“This is the dream of every athlete, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said the 22-year-old former La Salle stalwart after she was tapped to lead the country’s women’s team in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
The Philippines has submitted a list of 451 athletes in 34 sports to the organizing committee of the 28th Southeast Asian Games set in Singapore this June.
Chef de mission Julian Camacho said they’ve forwarded the names of the athletes through e-mail to beat Wednesday’s deadline set by the organizers, except for 11 entries from swimming still needing confirmation.
“We’re just waiting for their (swimming officials) confirmation. I hope it won’t be a problem,” said Camacho.