The Philippines Wins Medal in Ice Hockey at 2017 Asian Winter Games

The Philippines Wins Medal in Ice Hockey at 2017 Asian Winter Games

The Philippines has sent a total of twenty nine athletes to the recently concluded 2017 Asian Winter Games held in in Sapporo and Obihiro, Japan from February 19 to 26, 2017. While the Philippines did not make it to the top spots in the games, the country was able to snag a bronze medal for ice hockey! That alone is a huge achievement, considering that the Philippines is a tropical country where snow and ice could only be found inside skating rinks at a handful of malls! So, when news…

Pinoy Player Wins the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, Becomes 12th Person Ever to Reach the 2800 ELO Rating

Pinoy Player Wins the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, Becomes 12th Person Ever to Reach the 2800 ELO Rating

Super GM Wesley So, a Filipino who is currently playing for the United States, clinched the win for the 2016 Grand Chess Tour during the 8th round of London Chess Classic tournament. The Grand Chess Tour is a series of 5 major tournaments with the London Chess Classic as the last leg. At the start of the London Chess Classic, So was leading the tour in points and the only possibility that someone can catch up with him is if he finished below the 4th place. However, 8 rounds later…

Filipino Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz receives house and lot; street named after her

Filipino Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz receives house and lot; street named after her

During the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-year-old weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history as the first female Olympic medalist from the Philippines after she won the silver medal during the women’s 58-kg category. Her achievement inspired the nation and she was praised by her fellow countrymen all over the world. Diaz returned to the Philippines a hero and she was awarded the Congressional Medal of Distinction by the House of Representatives. In addition, lawmakers pitched in to giver her a cash reward of P1.5 million. ABS-CBN News…

Chasing Manny: Brandon Vera mulls Senate run in 2019

Chasing Manny: Brandon Vera mulls Senate run in 2019

MMA fighter bared his plans after retirement He said he wants to retire in the country, run for senator in 2019 His advocacy will focus on helping people in the provinces MANILA, Philippines – The Senate may yet see another fighter in its hallowed halls after MMA fighter Brandon Vera bared a possible run in 2019 after he retires from the sport. Vera, a UFC veteran who successfully defended his ONE heavyweight belt against Hideki Sekine on Friday at the SM Mall of Asia, said he is planning on retiring…