PSC to open Phl Sports Museum tomorrow
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - May 23, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Sports Commision chairman Ricardo Garcia announced that the Philippine Sports Museum will be inaugurated tomorrow to coincide with the opening day of the 2013 POC-PSC National Games.

“It’s a great honor to formally open the Museum to the public on the day we start the POC-PSC National Games in Metro Manila,” said Garcia

The Museum’s inauguration is set at 3 p.m. with Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. as guest of honor. The PNG unfolds at 5 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Located along M. Adriatico Street, Malate, the Sports Museum features the medals the Philippines has won in the Olympics through years. On display are boxer Anthony Villanueva’s silver medal in the 1964 Tokyo Games, and the bronze medals swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso captured in the 1928 Amsterdam and 1932 Los Angeles Olympiads, as well as the bronze of Leopoldo Serrantes in the 1988 Seoul joust.

Also featured are special wall displays of the first batch of Hall of Famers – Miguel White, Yldefonso, Pancho Villa, Simeon Toribio, Anthony Villanueva, Jose Villanueva, Ceferino Garcia, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, Caloy Loyzaga and the 1954 Phl national basketball team.

Uniforms, shoes, medals and trophies of greats like PSC commissioner Akiko Thomson-Guevara, Roel and Onyok Velasco, Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Arianne Cerdena, Eric Buhain, Lydia de Vega, Elma Muros-Posadas, Mikee Cojuangco, Enrique Beech and Japoy Lizardo, highlight the memorabilia also presented in the Museum.

“The Philippine Sports Museum is a testament to the great skills of the Filipino and an inspiration to the next generation of athletes we hope to discover in the PNG,” said Garcia.

ADRIATICO STREET AKIKO THOMSON-GUEVARA ANTHONY VILLANUEVA ARIANNE CERDENA BONG COO CALOY LOYZAGA CEFERINO GARCIA COJUANGCO JR. NATIONAL GAMES PHILIPPINE SPORTS MUSEUM
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