THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has received a report of a rise in the cases of Zika virus in Brazil ahead of the Olympics, but local sports officials aren't overly concerned.PSC chairman Ritchie Garcia said the Office of America ...
Apr 4, 2016
FOLLOWING the success of some of its discoveries in the recent 28th Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine National Games (PNG) hopes to unearth more talent behind its new format this year.The 2015 edition of the meet will hold qualifying events in ...
Jul 1, 2015
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ritchie Garcia lashed back at Philippine Swimming Inc. president Mark Joseph who blamed lack of support for the embarrassing showing of Filipino divers in the recent 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.Instead of pinning the blame ...
Jun 26, 2015
AN ANNUAL budget in the vicinity of P2 billion is needed to revive the country's flagging sports program.So said Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Richie Garcia, who pointed to the meager budget allotted for sports development as one of the ...
Jun 17, 2015
SINGAPORE - Top officials saw the three silver medals which Filipino athletes won prior to Friday's opening ceremony as a positive sign for the country's campaign in the 28th Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ritchie Garcia ...
Jun 5, 2015
AFTER a string of letdowns, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ritchie Garcia is confident the country can do better in its coming campaign in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.Garcia made the assessment during the formal sendoff for the 700- ...
May 27, 2015
DESPITE the country's disappointing finish in the 17th Asian Games, Philippine Sports Commission chairman Ritchie Garcia said 2014 overall was still a 'productive year' for Philippine sports.Garcia stressed the recent performance of the country in this year's Asiad in ...
Dec 16, 2014
THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) needs around P3.5 billion to build a national training center in Clark, Pampanga, an amount it plans to raise by relinquishing its rights to the age-old Rizal Memorial Complex.PSC chairman Ritchie Garica bared an ...
Dec 16, 2014
TAGUM City has won the right to host the 2015 Palarong Pambansa.Philippine Sports Commission chairman Ritchie Garcia said the capital of Davao del Norte province got the nod of the Department of Education to host the annual multi-sport event after ...
Dec 16, 2014
THE long-overdue construction of a national training center for the country's athletes that will replace the age-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is close to becoming a reality.Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ritchie Garcia bared they are close ...
Nov 17, 2014
INCHEON, Korea - Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ritchie Garcia urged National Sports Associations (NSA) to get their acts together and inspired their respective athletes to ensure a better showing for the country in next year's Southeast Asian Games.Garcia made the ...
Oct 5, 2014
INCHEON, South Korea - Philippine chef de mission Ritchie Garcia remains optimistic about the country's campaign in the 17th Asian Games here even as a gold medal remains very elusive for the 150-man Filipino athletes.Garcia, also the chairman of the ...
Sep 26, 2014
INCHEON, South Korea -- It may have looked good on television, but backstage, problems marred the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games here.Several complaints were lodged on meet organizers as only a few shuttle services were around to transport the athletes ...
Sep 20, 2014
INCHEON, South Korea - Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia assured that Gilas Pilipinas will have a complete lineup in the Asian Games amid reports that Marcus Douthit's eligibility as Andray Blatche's replacement is set to be questioned by ...
Sep 18, 2014
PBA
PHILIPPINE delegation chef de mission Richie Garcia said he's still satisfied with what Gilas Pilipinas got from the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (Iagoc) despite its refusal to allow Andray Blatche to play for the national team due to ineligibility."Marami ...
Sep 11, 2014
PBA
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission chairman Ritchie Garcia believes there is a chance that Marcus Douthit will be able to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games in place of Andray Blatche.Garcia said the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (Iagoc) appears to ...
Sep 9, 2014
PBA
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Richie Garcia said he is not in favor of a plan to pull Gilas Pilipinas out of the Asian Games' basketball competition in the wake of Incheon organizers' decision to disqualify its naturalized player Andray ...
Sep 9, 2014
PRESIDENT Aquino encouraged all Filipino athletes bound for the 2014 Asian Games to play with heart and passion the same way Gilas Pilipinas did in the Fiba World Cup.In a speech read by Cabinet secretary Jose Rene Almendras on Friday night ...
Sep 6, 2014
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia admitted he is not optimistic Andray Blatche will be able to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 Asian Games as the eligibility issue concerning him has yet to be resolved.Garcia said he is preparing ...
Sep 4, 2014
A RESIDENCY rule stands in the way of the Philippine women's softball team's plan to bring in Filipino-American players to reinforce its lineup for the 2014 Asian Games.Philippine Sports Commission chairman Ritchie Garcia said the Amateur Softball Association ...
Jun 18, 2014
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