Senate OKs new agency for boxing, combat sports

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Pacquiao, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Sports, noted that his Senate Bill No. 1306, or the “Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission Act of 2018” would “formulate and implement a national policy on the development, safety and welfare of Filipino professional boxers and combatants.”An amendment introduced by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon mandated the commission to provide assistance not only to local athletes and other stakeholders in professional boxing, but also to those engaged in professional “combat sports.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe bill also formally defined combat sport as “any sport, martial art or activity that involves, in accordance to the applicable regulation, striking, kicking, hitting, grappling, throwing and or punching opponents.”The new Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission will be composed of a chairman and four members, and will be placed under the administrative supervision of the Office of the President. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Under the bill, professional boxers and combatants will be enrolled in the Social Security System (SSS), National Health Insurance Program-Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig).Aside from requiring physical and medical examinations in all professional boxing and combat sports matches, Pacquiao said the bill would also mandate alternative livelihood programs for retired or injured boxers and combatants.  /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino boxing idol and Senator Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO / Mohd RASFANThe Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to establish the new Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission to “promote the safety and welfare” of Filipino athletes.“It is about time that these passionate athletes who bring honor to our country while risking their lives inside the ring be given due attention, proper aid and necessary support,” Senator Manny Pacquiao said in his sponsorship speech.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title WTA calls for equal treatment of players, on-court coaching View commentslast_img read more

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Major blow for Brendan Rodgers as top Liverpool transfer target opts for Serie A switch

first_imgInter Milan have beaten Liverpool in the race to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports in Italy.The Merseysiders had been in discussions with the 23-year-old’s representatives over a deal to bring the talented midfielder to Anfield, but the Nerazzurri have agreed terms with Bayern.The news comes as a blow for Brendan Rodgers’ side as the Reds had identified the Swiss international as the man to kick-start their below-par Premier League season.And now, according to Sportitalia, Shaqiri will join Inter on loan during the January transfer window with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season for a fee in the region of £12m.Inter boss Roberto Mancini believes Shaqiri can strengthen his team’s bid to challenge for the Serie A title and could complete the deal to sign the winger this week.The former Basel star, who joined the German giants in 2012 for £10m, has struggled to nail down a regular starting berth under boss Pep Guardiola –  although Shaqiri has struck two goals in 14 appearances this term. Xherdan Shaqiri 1last_img read more

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