PAGPILI SA HALL OF FAMER UMARANGKADA NA

Philippine Sports Hall of Fame

ISINAGAWA ng Philippine Sports Hall of Fame, ang premier award-giving body ng bansa para sa sports, ang initial meeting nito kahapon sa Philsports Complex.

Nakalinyang talakayin ng Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) 2020 Committee na pinamumunuan ni PSC Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez at vice chairman si Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino, ang criteria ng nominasyon at pagpili ng mga kandidato para sa enshrinees ngayong taon.

“We want to get a good lead time since the selection process is an arduous exercise. We have a lot of athletes truly deserving to be enshrined in this Hall of Fame,“ paliwanag ni Ramirez.

Dumalo rin sa miting ang mga miyembro ng screening body na kinabibilangan nina Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham Mitra, Philippine Olympic Committee Secretary-General Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines Secretary-General Atty. Avelino Sumagui, University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Executive Director Atty. Rene Saguisag Jr., at SEA Games gold medallist at Philippine Olympians Association President Akiko Thomson Guevara.

“The HOF or Republic Act No. 8757, enshrines Filipino athletes, coaches, and trainors who have brought honor and pride to the country in their career, and exhibited exemplary character.”

Ang initial qualifications ay kinabibilangan ng pagwawagi ng gold medal sa  Southeast Asian Games, silver medal sa Asian Games o Asian Cup o regional games, bronze medal sa Olympics, o world championship title sa anumang  professional o amateur sports tilt.

Ang PSC, bilang sports agency ng gobyerno, ay may mandatong bumuo ng Screening Committee at mag-award ng Philippine Sports Hall of Fame title sa mga mapipiling atleta.

Kabilang sa mga nauna nang tumanggap ng award sina Filipino boxing legend Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde, Asia’s First Chess Grandmaster Eugene Torre, Asia’s Fastest Woman Lydia de Vega, at Bowling World champions Rafael ‘Paeng’ Nepomuceno and Olivia ‘Bong’ Coo. CLYDE MARIANO

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