Issues

(un)JUST PUSO: On the Plight of Philippine National Athletes

… Or why the heart is not enough to heal the ailing system of sports development in the Philippines By Kristian Gerard A. Bruel Filipinos are naturally in love with the idea of sports. In fact, we are very passionate about it. A perfect example is that of basketball. In almost every street in the Philippines, …

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From the Philippines to Denmark, Girls Sports Mentoring Program Legacy Thrives

Made possible by the team work between Empowering Women & Girls Through Sports, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, and espnW, the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) has become one of the most successful efforts to empower women and girls all over the world since its inception in 2012. Particularly in the Philippines, the Sport Management …

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The IOC Good Governance Principles: Fair Play In A Globalized World

by Erick Fabian Sr. “We cannot expect others to adhere to high ethical standards if we do not do so ourselves. We cannot expect proper conduct on the field of play if we do not have good governance within the Olympic Family.” – Jacques Rogge, Congress Opening Ceremony Speech, XIII Olympic Congress Copenhagen 2009 As …

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Will The Real Team Philippines Please Stand Up?

by Erick Fabian Sr. On the right to be called ‘Team Philippines’ There will come a time when lines have to be drawn and the elephant in the room—the proper usage of ‘Team Philippines’—has to be addressed by the Philippine Sports Commission and other related organizations, both government and civic. Sports teams and even non-athletic …

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Revisiting the Sports and Benefits Incentives Act for National Athletes and Coaches

by Erick A. Fabian Sr. A look into the rewards that National Training Program members should be getting from the government, then and now.   Republic Act 9064: A needed boost In 2001, former President Gloria Arroyo signed the Republic Act 9064—also known as the “National Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Benefits and Incentives Act of …

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Women in Philippine Sports

In 2014, Commissioner Akiko Thomson-Guevara of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) had a talk on women in sports at the elite or national level, discussing important data on the current status of female athletes in the country. Here is a detailed infographic summarizing her report.  

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[VIDEO] TED Talk on Naperville: Want Smarter, Healthier Kids? Try Physical Education!

Quality, daily physical education in schools not only reduces obesity amongst our children, but it improves academic performance. With more than 40 years in the field of education, Zientarski has created a highly successful program called the Learning Readiness Physical Education (LRPE) program at Naperville Central High School. The program has produced such dramatic improvements …

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Seeking the Peripheries in Sports: A Journal at the 2015 Philippine National Open Athletics Championships

By Airnel T. Abarra, Ateneo de Davao University Being inside a Jesuit University, we at the Ateneo de Davao University Athletics office are always reminded by our University President Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ to follow the request of His Holiness Pope Francis to go in the “Peripheries.” In the sport that I am coaching, it …

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Better Sports Education for Future World-Class Filipino Athletes

By Dean Philip Ella Juico, De La Salle University Manila Back in 1995, former Philippine Sports Commission chairman Dean Philip Ella Juico discussed the crucial role of physical education and sports development in the country in order to successfully compete globally. Sport Management Council updates and republishes his presentation, showing its substantial relevance even almost …

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