SUSAN PAPA

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(Part 3) I cannot make a closure on this article, as there were reactions from Loren Dale Echavez that went trending in the social media. After many, many years, Echavez broke her silence about the stripping off of her medal during the Arafura Games after Philippine Amateur Swimming Association (PASA),…

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(Part 2) Just to set the record straight, the calls I got from the swimming community were from members as well as nonmembers of the Philippine Amateur Swimming Association (PASA), now the Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PSi), which is the national sports association for swimming. Reportedly, PSi members who want to…

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(First part) The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) announced during its 107th leg series that the PSL has been officially accredited by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as a swimming association. The PSC approved and resolved the decision during the board meeting of the PSC Board of Commissioners. I have been…

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Reigning Male Swimmer of the Year Sean Terence Zamora and Philippine junior record holder Jerard Dominic Jacinto led the gold medallists in the 107th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series held at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City. Zamora, a University of Santo Tomas standout, dominated the…

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The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) hailed the recognition given by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) William “Butch” Ramirez as the official swimming association citing its solid grassroots development program in the country. PSL officials led by its President Susan Papa, PSL Chairman and former Senator Nikki Coseteng along with Volunteers…

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(Last part) Republic Act 6847, Rule 1, Section 2, states that “It is the policy of the State, pursuant to Section 2 of R.A. 6847, to promote physical education, encourage and sustain the development of sports in the country to foster physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork and excellence for the development…

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The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) through Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Founding Chairman/President Dante Jimenez and former Senator and PSL Chairman Nikki Coseteng is seeking recognition from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as the country’s official swimming association. In a letter signed by Jimenez, Coseteng and PSL President Susan Papa,…

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(First part) It is about time for those who care and love Philippine sports to pray for the Holy Spirit to dictate instructions to its leaders. A divine intervention is imperative for Philippine sports to flourish, and change must begin at the start of the year. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)…

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(Last part) I was being too modest in the first part of this column. I should have said that if Jerard Dominic Jacinto competed in the 40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2016, he could have won three gold medals for the Philippines, rather than just being a “podium finisher.”…