weekend news roundup

Azkals Win Over Bahrain in World Cup Qualifier


Photo by KC Cruz via GMA News

The Philippine national men’s football team pulled off an upset win 2-1 against higher-ranked Bahrain squad last Thursday match at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan, keeping the country’s hopes alive in qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup tournament in 2018.
Full story here.

Philippines Ends Friday with 24 Gold Medals, Thanks to Ulboc’s Steeplechase Triumph


Photo by Rey Joble via InterAksyon

24-year-old Christopher Ulboc successfully defended his 3,000-meter steeplechase crown, bagging the 24th gold medal for the Philippine Team in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore as of Friday.
Full story here.

PASA Head States Lack of Support for the Sport as Reason Behind PH Divers’ SEAG Letdown


Photo via Spin.ph

Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (Pasa) chief Mark Joseph blames the dismal performance of two Filipino divers in the 28th SEA Games to the lack of support and clear-cut program. “The people who have the money, have to invest, not consider it as an expense. You can’t start, stop, start, stop. There has to be a program. There has to be a continuous program,” he explains.
Full story here.

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