Hall of Fame nominations extended

September 11, 2018

THERE will be two more weeks to file nominations for the third enshrinement of sports heroes into the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame.

This decision to move the deadline to Sept. 30 was reached after the screening and review committees  met  yesterday at the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)  Bldg. at he  Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.

PSC Chairman William Ramirez, who sits as Chairman of the  Selection Board, led  the discussions,   where  timelines, guidelines and  parameters were  reviewed  by  the  body which also included Games and Amusements Board  (GAB) Chairman Abraham Mitra, Philippine Olympians Association  President Akiko Guevara and   National Sports Association  representative Bernie Atienza of  the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas.

“We have to be careful and thoughtful on selecting the next hall  of  famers,”reminded Ramirez after discussing the gravity and importance of bestowing the  title on anybody.

The nomination is open for athletes, coaches and  trainors who achieved  between the years 1924 to 1984.

Anna Christine  Abellana,  head of the Hall of  Fame secretariat, informed that  nomination forms as well as the  guidelines and  criteria  are  posted  publicly.

“You may  access them through the PSC website and FB page,”she said.

This was the first time the screening board  met with the review committee which  was represented in the meeting by Tabloid Organization  in Philippine Sports  (TOPS) President Ed Andaya  of  People’s Tonight  and Jun Lomibao of  Business Mirror.

They will be joined by   Philippine  Sportswriters Association President Dodo Catacutan of   Spin.Ph,  PSC-POC Media Group head   June Navarro of Philippine Daily Inquirer,   sportswriter Randy Caluag  and two others  scribes.

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