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2016 SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Hidilyn Diaz is a Filipina weightlifter who won the silver medal in the women’s 53-kg weight division in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
SPORTSMEN WHO PERSONIFY THE FILIPINO FIGHTING SPIRIT
Eduard Folayang is a Filipino mixed martial artist and wushu practitioner from Baguio City who is the current Lighweight Champion of ONE Championship.
SPORTSMEN WHO SUCCEED AS ONE
San Miguel Beermen
The San Miguel Beermen are a professional basketball team and is considered as the most successful team in the PBA, having won 22 titles, the most in the league.
SPORTSMEN WHO CHANGE THE GAME
Jaja Santiago is a Filipina volleyball player who plays for the National University Lady Bulldogs in the UAAP, the Foton Tornadoes and is a member of the Philippine national team.
SPORTSMEN WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN
Aldin Ayo is a Filipino collegiate coach who has guided the Letran Knights and the De La Salle Green Archers men’s basketball teams to NCAA and UAAP championships.
SPORTSMEN WHO EXCEL ACADEMICALLY
Janelle Mae Frayna
Janelle Mae Frayna is a Filipina student at the Far Eastern University who became the Philippines’ first Woman Chess Grandmaster in 2016.
SPORTSMEN WHO CARE
Jolly Gomez is a Filipino commissioner of the Philippines Sports Commission who ran a sports jail ministry during his tenure from 2010 to 2016.
SPORTSMEN WHO TAKE THE LEAD
Tim Cone is an American professional basketball coach who has won the most PBA titles (19). He is the current coach of Barangay Ginebra.
SPORTSMEN WHO DEFY THE ODDS
Josephine Medina is a Filipina para-athlete and table tennis player who won a bronze medal in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
READER‘S CHOICE AWARD WINNER
June Mar Fajardo
June Mar Fajardo is a Filipino professional basketball player and three-time PBA MVP who suits up for the San Miguel Beermen.