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resurgence of the new age of Philippine sports

sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
philippine sports have become much more interesting and much more competitive and over archievers in recent years. we have become not just local basketball fans, we have become fans of pinoy sports heroes and pinoy sports who are achieving in the region and international.

in basketball, not only has the PBA become even more highly competitive and exciting with the current teams, it now has 2 expansion teams. philippine basketball has been elevated to being competitive in the region and in the world with Gilas doing well in the region competition and in Spain.

soccer through the Azkals have gained legions of new fans and have also become over achievers in the region. the Philippines through the Azkals is no longer the team that loses games, it is now the team that can win games. it is doing extremely well in the current Suzuki Cup.

we even have Martinez for figure skating. it is a sport most pinoy do not know of. but his achievements on it have made man pinoys as fans. now we see a lot of young people learning figure skating.

college sports have also made a resurgence. both UAAP and the NCAA are more popular now than before. the Ateneo - La Salle rivalry is stronger than before and has attracted fans even from other schools. who does not know Slughter, Ravena and Teng?

UAAP volleyball is another new sport favorite of pinoys. surely everyone know who Alyssa Valdez is. volleyball games are now able fill up big venues. it used to be just basketball. now volleyball is a crowd drawer.

of course there is boxing. boxing is traditionally a pinoy favorite like basketball. with Pacquiao, the popularity of boxing has been elevated several notches.

we are now even more aware of Fil-Ams who are doing well in US sports. there are a few Fil-Ams in the NBA , football and baseball.

we are near the golden age of Philippine sports.
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  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    the reaurgrnce of Philppime sports are happening through the efforts of private individuals and groups like Manny Pangilinan for basketball and Gilas; Dan Palami for soccer and Azkals; private corporations for the PBA; Martinez, his mom and SM for figure skating; and universities and colleges for the NCAA, UAAP and volleyball.

    meanwhile from the government :

    Philippine Sports Commission hit for sad state of PH team sports

    Philippine Sports Commission chair Ricardo Garcia. Photo from www.web.psc.gov.ph/
    Philippine Sports Commission chair Ricardo Garcia. Photo from www.web.psc.gov.ph/
    The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keeping the sports landscape in a dismal state.

    During deliberations on the PSC’s proposed P186.9 million 2015 budget on Tuesday evening, Sen. Pia Cayetano said she found it “ridiculous” that the agency did not consider any team sport a priority, despite the Philippines being a basketball-crazy country and with the popularity of volleyball and football on the rise.

    Cayetano pointed out that the PSC’s priorities, meaning those that get bigger budgets, were all individual sports, based on its guidelines.

    Other criteria for priority sports are that they should be those where the Filipinos’ characteristics are deemed fit to creating champions, such as sports that don’t require height as an advantage; sports that are by weight category; medal-rich sports; records of performances; potential for winning in international competitions; and capability to implement a mass based or grassroots program.

    Cayetano said she understood why individual sports were given priority, considering that it’s cheaper to support one person rather than many, but she said this did not mean that team sports should be excluded from the list.

    Incredulous

    “People like to see teams compete. I can’t believe that we don’t have a single team sport in this priority,” she said.

    The Philippines is very big on basketball, and the nation cheered collectively for its team when it competed at the Fiba Basketball World Cup, she said.

    Sen. Francis Escudero, as budget sponsor for the PSC, quoted its chair Ricardo Garcia as saying that the guidelines were in line with the directions given by President Aquino, which were to concentrate on individual sports where the country had a good chance of winning a medal, and taking into account the cost implications of funding a team compared to an individual sport.

    But Cayetano found the explanation hard to accept.

    “It’s like the PSC chair just pointed a finger to the President and said it’s the President we should now be discussing this with why we don’t have any team sport. That’s impossible. The whole country rooted for our basketball team when they won the right to be represented in Fiba,” she said.

    “This is ridiculous. It is ridiculous,” she added.

    Escudero said that he agreed with Cayetano.

    Delays in allowance, funding

    Cayetano also complained about the PSC’s alleged delays in providing allowances and funding support to Filipino athletes, especially those whose sports are not considered priority.

    Acting Senate Minority Leader Sen. Vicente Sotto III also criticized the PSC for supposedly failing to support promising Filipino athletes just because they did not belong to its national sports associations (NSAs).

    Sotto said the Senate could add a provision in the budget mandating the PSC to support all athletes.

    According to Sotto, some of the country’s talented athletes opt out of joining NSAs because of “too much politics” there, and instead opt to train or participate in tournaments on their own.

    The PSC should extend support and financial assistance to these athletes especially if they are competing on behalf of the Philippines, Sotto said.

    “I don’t think they should confine the support to just NSAs,” he said.



    No prohibition

    Escudero said the commission had at times supported some athletes who were not part of NSAs, though not regularly.

    While there is nothing in its charter that prohibits the sports commission from supporting athletes outside the NSAs, it has concerns, Escudero said. One is that if an athlete does not belong to an NSA, he or she can’t participate in the Asian games and games sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

    Another concern is that if the PSC supports athletes outside the NSAs on a regular basis, this would open the floodgates and it does not have enough funds as it is to fund those participating in games sanctioned by the IOC.

    Escudero, replying to Sotto’s suggestion to add a provision to allow the PSC to support non-NSA athletes, said since the commission receives a subsidy from the national government, the Senate could provide the necessary guidelines on how these funds could be used by the agency.

    Sotto also cited incidents where the PSC played a role in blocking or disqualifying Filipino swimmers from international competitions just because they were not members of NSAs.

    He said that even if the athletes did not belong to sports associations, they were still competing under the Philippine flag.

    Escudero agreed that it was not very Filipino to prevent athletes from competing just because they did not belong to a certain group.



    Problem is funding

    In a statement, Garcia said, the commission was keeping its “priority sports … where we have the potential to become world champions or Olympic champions.”

    “These are sports that don’t require physical advantage like height, which is the case of basketball and volleyball,” said Garcia. “With our limited resources where do you pour your money?”

    He added that the sports that brought the country world championship were individual sports like bowling and billiards.

    “But we are not neglecting team sports, there are no zero budgets for any sport,” Garcia added.

    With regard to Sotto’s lament, Garcia said: “It also goes back to funding.”

    http://sports.inquirer.net/168874/philippine-sports-commission-hit-for-sad-state-of-ph-team-sports
  • Larry LegendLarry Legend Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    Uhm, how did we fare during the last Asian Games again? :rolleyes:
  • work_placework_place Member PEx Guru 🎖️🎖️
    Last Asian games... 1 gold. Lowest in history. Kapantay ng Laos, talo pa ng Myanmar.

    SEA Games... we are 7th place.

    Olympics, no medal since 1996. Natalo pa ng Vietnam, Malaysia at SG. Indonesia and Thailand are there as always.


    TS is dreaming!

    Nakakahiya lang.
  • work_placework_place Member PEx Guru 🎖️🎖️
    Nakakahiya ang gobyernong ito... ngayon lang nangulelat ng todo ang Pilipinas.

    7th sa SEA Games, 1 gold LANG sa Asiads, mula sa cyclist na hindi masyadong pinondohan.

    Bokya palagi sa Olympics.


    Yan lang ang basehan ng pag-unlad ng sports sa ASEAN - SEA Games, Asiads, Olympics. Nothing else.
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
  • Hanep talaga sa pagka ogag hetong si Sago. Sarap pakainin ng buhangin. Hoy ogag kulelat na ang Pilipinas sa larangan ng Sports kasi puro pangungurakot ang alam ni Babalu at Romansantanas.
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    seeing the PHL number 1 in soccer is simething we never saw before. , not even in the top 3. as an example of the significant power surge shown by the Philippines, the Azkals beat Indonesia this week, breaking an 80 year old record. it has been 80 years since the Philippines has beaten Indonesia in soccer.
  • ^

    Football lang pala ang pinagmamalaki mo bakla

    For all you know, hindi nirerecognize ng walang kwentang sports leaders na sina Peping mamatay na sana Cojuangco at Richie Garcia ang Azkals.

    At isa pa, ang football ay 1 gold medal lang out of 400+ golds sa SEA Games. That is 1/400.

    At higit sa lahat, walang kinalaman si PNoy at gobyerno nya sa pamamayagpag ng Azakls. Wala. Credit grabber lang sya, pero wala syang naitulong dito.
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^^ who said the government or Aquino has something to do with what the Azkals or resurgence in PHL sports?

    read post #1.
  • This is PH's performance in the last SEA Games.

    Napag-iwanan sa administrasyon ni PNoy at ng uncle nya.


    27thSEAGames2013FinalMedalTally_zps367531d7.png
  • Eto ang ranking based sa 2014 Asian Games.

    Pahanap na lang ang Pilipinas.

    Wala ng ibang batayan ang galing ng 1 bansa sa sports other than SEA Games and Asian Games.

    Mas masakit kung isasama pa ang Olympics. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaa

    Nakakahiya talagang maging Pilipino under PNoy.

    ASIADS_zpseb6f3f96.jpg
  • ylle45ylle45 Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    tahimik kapag SEA games and Asian games ang usapan:lol:

    swerte lang na madaming backer si Palami kaya ganyan Azkals:lol:

    patay na patay yata sa Azkals players:rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
  • Kampo ni PNoy na bakla...
    At tyuhing malapit ng magka-cancer, pilit na ibinabagsak ang Phil. Volleyball.

    Wala talagang nagagawang maganda sa Sports si Peping and Friends.
    Lahing Cojuangco kase.

    http://rivals.ph/opinion/2014/11/edi...ne-volleyball/

    EDITORIAL: No room for crabs in Philippine volleyball
    ____________________________________________________
  • ^^

    OO.

    Tahimik yang si Sargo na supporter ng baklang presidente kapag SEA Games at Asiads ang usapan.

    Nangingialam sa usapang sports kahit walang alam. Umeepal. Katulad ng mga taong malapit ng magka-cancer, just like Peping Cojuangco.

    Hindi nila alam na SEA Games at Asiads ang batayan ng competitiveness ng 1 bansa sa sports sa Asia.

    Pahiya tuloy. Wala naman kase nagawang maganda ang gobyernong ito sa sports. Ang nagawa lang nila, magpakitang tao at manggrab ng credits. Wala na.

    ____________________


    Under Miss PNoy's term, tuluyang napag-iwanan ang Pilipinas sa Sports.
    Nakakahiya lang sya.
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    the country's performance in regional and global competitions like the Asiad and the Olympics on the other sports is best characterized by this article.

    the key issue is lack of funds. the sports authorities are constrained to choose and pick what sports to support and the with so little funds and so many sports and athletes, the choice is very, very limited.

    it becomes a question of strategy. and that was precisely the debate that ensued among the senators and the sports officials.

    lack of funds is not an issue with basketball, soccer, figure skating and college sports - private individuals and groups have provided the funds, hence it has flourished and we are seeing good dividends from it with impressive was and much better standing in competitions and popularity among pinoys.


    sargo wrote: »
    the reaurgrnce of Philppime sports are happening through the efforts of private individuals and groups like Manny Pangilinan for basketball and Gilas; Dan Palami for soccer and Azkals; private corporations for the PBA; Martinez, his mom and SM for figure skating; and universities and colleges for the NCAA, UAAP and volleyball.

    meanwhile from the government :

    Philippine Sports Commission hit for sad state of PH team sports

    Philippine Sports Commission chair Ricardo Garcia. Photo from www.web.psc.gov.ph/
    Philippine Sports Commission chair Ricardo Garcia. Photo from www.web.psc.gov.ph/
    The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keeping the sports landscape in a dismal state.

    During deliberations on the PSC’s proposed P186.9 million 2015 budget on Tuesday evening, Sen. Pia Cayetano said she found it “ridiculous” that the agency did not consider any team sport a priority, despite the Philippines being a basketball-crazy country and with the popularity of volleyball and football on the rise.

    Cayetano pointed out that the PSC’s priorities, meaning those that get bigger budgets, were all individual sports, based on its guidelines.

    Other criteria for priority sports are that they should be those where the Filipinos’ characteristics are deemed fit to creating champions, such as sports that don’t require height as an advantage; sports that are by weight category; medal-rich sports; records of performances; potential for winning in international competitions; and capability to implement a mass based or grassroots program.

    Cayetano said she understood why individual sports were given priority, considering that it’s cheaper to support one person rather than many, but she said this did not mean that team sports should be excluded from the list.

    Incredulous

    “People like to see teams compete. I can’t believe that we don’t have a single team sport in this priority,” she said.

    The Philippines is very big on basketball, and the nation cheered collectively for its team when it competed at the Fiba Basketball World Cup, she said.

    Sen. Francis Escudero, as budget sponsor for the PSC, quoted its chair Ricardo Garcia as saying that the guidelines were in line with the directions given by President Aquino, which were to concentrate on individual sports where the country had a good chance of winning a medal, and taking into account the cost implications of funding a team compared to an individual sport.

    But Cayetano found the explanation hard to accept.

    “It’s like the PSC chair just pointed a finger to the President and said it’s the President we should now be discussing this with why we don’t have any team sport. That’s impossible. The whole country rooted for our basketball team when they won the right to be represented in Fiba,” she said.

    “This is ridiculous. It is ridiculous,” she added.

    Escudero said that he agreed with Cayetano.

    Delays in allowance, funding

    Cayetano also complained about the PSC’s alleged delays in providing allowances and funding support to Filipino athletes, especially those whose sports are not considered priority.

    Acting Senate Minority Leader Sen. Vicente Sotto III also criticized the PSC for supposedly failing to support promising Filipino athletes just because they did not belong to its national sports associations (NSAs).

    Sotto said the Senate could add a provision in the budget mandating the PSC to support all athletes.

    According to Sotto, some of the country’s talented athletes opt out of joining NSAs because of “too much politics” there, and instead opt to train or participate in tournaments on their own.

    The PSC should extend support and financial assistance to these athletes especially if they are competing on behalf of the Philippines, Sotto said.

    “I don’t think they should confine the support to just NSAs,” he said.



    No prohibition

    Escudero said the commission had at times supported some athletes who were not part of NSAs, though not regularly.

    While there is nothing in its charter that prohibits the sports commission from supporting athletes outside the NSAs, it has concerns, Escudero said. One is that if an athlete does not belong to an NSA, he or she can’t participate in the Asian games and games sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

    Another concern is that if the PSC supports athletes outside the NSAs on a regular basis, this would open the floodgates and it does not have enough funds as it is to fund those participating in games sanctioned by the IOC.

    Escudero, replying to Sotto’s suggestion to add a provision to allow the PSC to support non-NSA athletes, said since the commission receives a subsidy from the national government, the Senate could provide the necessary guidelines on how these funds could be used by the agency.

    Sotto also cited incidents where the PSC played a role in blocking or disqualifying Filipino swimmers from international competitions just because they were not members of NSAs.

    He said that even if the athletes did not belong to sports associations, they were still competing under the Philippine flag.

    Escudero agreed that it was not very Filipino to prevent athletes from competing just because they did not belong to a certain group.



    Problem is funding

    In a statement, Garcia said, the commission was keeping its “priority sports … where we have the potential to become world champions or Olympic champions.”

    “These are sports that don’t require physical advantage like height, which is the case of basketball and volleyball,” said Garcia. “With our limited resources where do you pour your money?”

    He added that the sports that brought the country world championship were individual sports like bowling and billiards.

    “But we are not neglecting team sports, there are no zero budgets for any sport,” Garcia added.

    With regard to Sotto’s lament, Garcia said: “It also goes back to funding.”

    http://sports.inquirer.net/168874/philippine-sports-commission-hit-for-sad-state-of-ph-team-sports
  • SirZapSirZap PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    TS, maybe you mean resurgence in interest in sports.

    Azkals is #1 only this year. previous years they were the whipping boys of soccer. our dragon boat team has more achievements and deserve more accolades but the former gets more attention because of those half-assed... erhm... I mean half-filipinos who can't even speak a filipino word.
  • Unless there's an interest in Ice Hockey then I don't care :P
  • ylle45ylle45 Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    SirZap wrote: »
    TS, maybe you mean resurgence in interest in sports.

    Azkals is #1 only this year. previous years they were the whipping boys of soccer. our dragon boat team has more achievements and deserve more accolades but the former gets more attention because of those half-assed... erhm... I mean half-filipinos who can't even speak a filipino word.

    hindi nga alam ang national anthem:naughty:
  • Kung atleta ako, mas gugustuhin ko pang i-represent ang Thailand, Vietnam, SG o Malaysia sa SEA Games.
    At least doon, di pinapabayaan ang athletes.

    Kaya bilib din ako sa PH athletes handang magtiis palagi. Kahit napapabayaan na't lahat.

    Kita naman sa resulta ng SEA Games, Asian Games at Olympics kung gaano kaganda ang sports prgram sa bansa.
  • xctrekkerxctrekker PEx Rookie ⭐
    I once had a conversation with a Swede about the Olympics. He opined that on a per-capita basis, Sweden and Australia are good in their Olympic medal haul. That got me thinking- ang Pinas, with such a large population, can only manage how many?

    So for me, when the day comes when we have a decent medal haul- that would be the golden age of Phil sports. We should really get our act together fast.

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