Philippines, 23 Aug 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Eddie Alinea

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Eddie Alinea


 

How are inductees to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame chosen?

By Eddie Alinea
PhilBoxing.com
25 Nov 2018

The Philippine Sports Commission has just enshrined the third batch of sports greats to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame without fanfare Thursday night at the Philippine International Convention Center. Except for the formal induction ceremony to honor Filipino athletes, coaches and trainers, nothing much had been reported in the media about the enshrinement,

Why, the PSC even had to buy half page advertising space from several newspapers to announce the selection of the 10 inductees who have already been voted upon. How many had been nominated, sino-sino ang mga ito and how the final list was arrived at, nobody knew.

Section 4 of Rep. Act No. 8757, the law which created the Philippine Sports Hall Of Fame provides that a screening committee shall be set up by the PSC to accept nominations and screen nominees. The committee shall be composed of the following: Chair of the PSC as chairman, president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, vice chairman; chairman of the Games and Amusements Board, member.

Other members are two members of the POC accredited national sport associations who will be selected by the general assembly and two members from the private sector who shall be selected by the PSC board sitting en banc upon recommendation by relevant groups and individuals.

RA 8757, authored by basketball’s living legend and then Sen. Robert Jaworski, was actually passed and signed into law by President Joseph Estrada on November 25, 1999 but was not implemented until 11 years later when the PSC, officials of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) and the private sector engaged in sports pushed to finally give honor to the Filipino athletes, coaches and trainers who have distinguished themselves in their particular field sports.

This piece is not to undermine the selection of the 10 additional members of the Philippine Sports HOF composing the third batch of the inductees are all deserving to be enshrined, but, again, we also have athletes who, brought honors and respect to the country and the Filipino in the old Far Eastern Games, acknowledged as precursor of the Asian Games like this third batch and those comprising the first and third batches.

No one, indeed, can question sprinter Lydia de Vega-Mercado and discus thrower Josephine dela Vina (athletics); former Sen. Ambrosio Padilla and Loreto Carbinell (basketball); Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong" Coo and Lita dela Rosa (bowling); Erbito Salavarria (boxing); and Ben Arda (golf) inclusion in Philippine Sport Hall.

De Vega-Mercado, Asia’s fastest woman in the 80s and early 90s, Dela Vina, Padilla and Carbonell have all carried the country’s colors in several Olympic Games, Olympic Games Asian Games, continental and world championships.

Nepomuceno, Ms. Coo and Ms, dela Rosa are multiple bowling World Cup champions, while Codiñera helped the Philippines finish third in the 1966 World Amateur Baseball championship in Hawaii and Arda, known as Bantam Ben and the Toy Tiger because of his small physique, was the first Filipino to qualify for the U.S. Masters Tournament and the US Open Championship, while Salavarria was former WBC, WBA and Lineal Flyweight Champion.

They brought to 37 the total number of Hall of Famers, including 10, making up the first batch of honorees -- Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, Francisco “Pancho Villa” Gilledo and Ceferino Garcia of boxing; and Olympians Jose “Cely” Villanueva and his son, Anthony, and Teofilo Yldefonso, Simeon Toribio, Miguel White; and Caloy “The Big Difference” Loyzaga; and the national basketball team who claimed 3rd place in the 1954 World FIBA Championship.

And the second batch of 17 composed of Grandmaster Eugene Torre (chess); sprinters Mona Sulaiman, Inocencia Solis and Isaac Gomez (athletics); Felicisimo Amon (tennis); Kurt Badhmann, Ed Ocampo and Mariano Tolentino (basketball); Haydee Coloso-Espino, Jacinto Cayco, Mohammad Mala, and Gerardo Rosario (swimming); Raymundo Deyro and Johnny Jose (tennis; Martin Gison and Adolfo Feliciano (shooting); and Salvador Del Rosario (weightlifting).


Back to Eddie Alinea's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Abandoned son out for recognition
    By Joaquin Henson, 23 Aug 2019
  • GAB Requests WBC Asia to Review Sarguilla vs Deebook Match; Calls for a Rematch
    By Carlos Costa, 23 Aug 2019
  • Juan Miguel Elorde Challenges WBO Superbantam Champ Emmanuel Navarrete Sep 14 in Las Vegas
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 23 Aug 2019
  • VLADIMIR SHISHKIN vs. DeANDRE WARE FINAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • Weights from Houston
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • TOP PROSPECT MICHAEL DUTCHOVER TO FACE THOMAS MATTICE IN HOMECOMING BOUT ONSHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 LIVE FROM MIDLAND, TEXAS
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams Meet-and-Greet & Back to School Backpack Giveaway a KO
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • Kovalev vs Yarde Workouts Quotes from Chelyabinsk, Russia
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • UNDEFEATED WELTERWEIGHT JARON ENNIS RETURNS THIS FRIDAY FOLLOWING NINE-MONTH LAYOFF
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • Omar Juarez Training Camp Quotes
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • Atif Oberlton representing City of Brotherly Love all the way to the World Championships
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • RAGING BABE PRESENTS: PELTZ BOXING 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 4 AT 2300 ARENA
    By , 23 Aug 2019
  • SALUDAR NO PROBLEM WITH WEIGHT
    By Lito delos Reyes, 22 Aug 2019
  • GOLOVKIN AND HEARN JOIN FORCES
    By , 22 Aug 2019
  • Raquinel and company arrive in Japan
    By Lito delos Reyes, 22 Aug 2019
  • GOLOVKIN AND DEREVYANCHENKO CLASH FOR IBF CROWN IN NEW YORK
    By , 22 Aug 2019
  • GOLOVKIN AND DEREVYANCHENKO CLASH FOR IBF CROWN IN NEW YORK
    By , 22 Aug 2019
  • REY CAITOM: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    By , 22 Aug 2019
  • LUIS FELICIANO VS. GENARO GAMEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , 22 Aug 2019
  • CES MMA Welterweight World Champion Vinicius De Jesus: "This is my time!"
    By , 22 Aug 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.