NATIONAL sports associations (NSAs) from combat sports are opposing House Bill 1526 that bans minors from engaging in such activities competitively.A total of 13 NSA officials, led by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, who is also the president of the arnis federation ...
Dec 7, 2020
INSTEAD of accepting personal gifts for her 20th birthday, Filipina foil fencer Maxine Esteban is encouraging family and friends to donate to a new fundraiser she's putting up.This time, she wants to help out in the e-learning needs ...
Nov 25, 2020
FILIPINA foil fencer Maxine Esteban sure knows the definition of quality minutes.Alongside facilitating the fundraiser she created to raise money to donate to the health and street frontliners and affected communities, Esteban also recently finished nine Ivy League online courses, and ...
Apr 29, 2020
IF there's one skill a student-athlete picks up over the years, it's having an A+ time-management skills.So perhaps in this period of quarantine, their natural skills were put to good use with the amount of free time ...
Apr 27, 2020
WHEN circumstances called for it, help just kept coming.Early in March, the De La Salle University opened its gates to serve as a temporary shelter for the homeless as lawmakers ordered a quarantine lockdown.Recently, concerned student-athletes joined forces to ...
Apr 24, 2020
IN the absence of sports, what's a national athlete to do?For Filipina foil fencer Maxine Esteban, the answer is simple: Help raise over P300,000 for health frontliners in a donation drive.Esteban is the latest in a long ...
Apr 20, 2020
HANNIEL Abella's mother thought she was crazy when she first floated the idea of leaving her day job in favor of giving the Philippines a gold medal in fencing this 30th Southeast Asian Games.Why would anyone leave something stable, ...
Dec 7, 2019
ANOTHER pair of bronze medals were added to the Philippine fencing team's haul in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Friday at World Trade Center.The country's men's sabre and the women's foil teams ...
Dec 6, 2019
ERNESTO Porto was a two-time Olympian boxer who represented the country in London 1948 and Helsinki 1952.The gangly slugger was a menace in the 63.5 kg class, winning a gold medal in the light welterweight division in the 1954 ...
Dec 6, 2019
GOLD finally came for the Philippine fencing team as Jylyn Nicanor won the women's individual sabre in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Thursday at World Trade Center.The 27-year-old was quicker on the crucial hit as she outlasted ...
Dec 5, 2019
HANNIEL Abella lost to Abdul Rahman Kiria Tikanah of Malaysia, 15-12, in the individual epee final at the World Trade Center as the Philippines settled for silver yet again in fencing in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.The silver was the ...
Dec 4, 2019
FATE really works in mysterious ways. And sometimes, it rears its cruel head.That was the case for the Philippine women's fencing team on Wednesday when Samantha Catantan and Maxine Esteban found themselves on the opposing sides in the quarterfinals ...
Dec 4, 2019
CJ Concepcion has already proven himself to be one of the top fencers in the country.A former UAAP MVP in his own right, the University of the East stalwart was out to prove that he belongs with the elites.He did ...
Dec 4, 2019
CJ Concepcion's gallant stand fell short in the finals of men's individual sabre of the fencing competitions in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at World Trade Center.Silver is the best the fencer from University of the ...
Dec 3, 2019
RICHARD Gomez will be appointed chef de mission of the Philippine delegation to the 2018 Asian Games, according to a source.Gomez, the president of the fencing federation, will replace wushu secretary-general Julian Camacho, who submitted his courtesy resignation following Ricky ...
Mar 2, 2018
THE medal haul, including one gold, brought home by the Philippine fencing contingent from the 2017 Southeast Asian Games could just be a springboard for more in the future.This was what Brennan Wayne Louie, the country's only gold medalist ...
Aug 26, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR - Wushu and fencing delivered two more golds as the Philippine campaign in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games kicked into high gear on TuesdayAgatha Wong claimed the gold in the women's taijiquan of the 2017 SEA Games wushu competitions ...
Aug 22, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR - Teenage fencers made waves in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games as they produced two medals on Monday at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center.Two-time UAAP juniors MVP Samantha Kyle Catantan settled for a silver medal in the ...
Aug 21, 2017
THE Philippine Olympic Committee on Wednesday has approved the final list of athletes that will see action in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.SPIN.ph has obtained a copy of the list of 497 athletes from the 38 ...
Jun 29, 2017
A FORMER legal counsel of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) encouraged rival parties in the November 25 elections to exhaust all remedies before taking the issue to court.Victor Africa, the one-time president of the Philippine Fencing Association, said it would ...
Nov 9, 2016
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