SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 23 to 29 AUGUST 2015)

sports news roundup


Future Stars Shine in Batang Pinoy Visayas

Richie Garcia
PSC Chairman Richie Garcia | Photo from the Philippine Star via msn.com
Philippine Star reports: “Romblon – Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia yesterday congratulated the new stars of the just-ended Batang Pinoy Visayas leg which featured athletes from three regions.”
Among the sports showcased in the said leg included boxing, athletics, swimming and chess.
Read more here.

FIBA Asia Women’s Championship Update: Perlas Pilipinas Falls Short in Opener

Perlas Pilipinas
Perlas Pilipinas Team | Photo by Roy Joble via interaksyon.com
Despite a late rally versus Malaysia in their opening game, Perlas Pilipinas women’s national basketball team failed to get the win, losing 64-71, against their their ASEAN rival last Saturday.
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Philippine Sports Remain a Pauper When It Comes to Funding

An in depth study on the budget of the country for sports. GMA News Online writer Marisse Panaligan interviews Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Richie Garcia:
Garcia said that if the government only increase the budget allocated for sports development, Filipino athletes will be able to fare better in international competitions. “Iba eh. We only have a budget of about P800 million. Singapore has about eight billion pesos,” he told GMA News Online in an interview.
Read more here.