NOMINATIONS for the fourth enshrinement of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) closes on Sunday with the various committees immediately buckling down to work on the final selection.
“We have already received additional nominations since the extension of the deadline and we are expecting for more as we approach the deadline,” PSHOF 2020 Selection Committee chair and Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez said.
Ramirez will meet the Selection Committee members composed of Games and Amusements Board Chairman Abraham Mitra, Philippine Olympic Committee Secretary-General Atty. Edwin Gastanes, PhilCycling Secretary-General Atty. Avelino Sumagui, University Athletic Association of the Philippines Executive Director Atty. Rene Saguisag Jr. and Philippine Olympians Association President Akiko Thomson Guevara on February 11 for the presentation of nominees.
The selection committee earlier adopted a resolution approving the automatic nomination of Olympic medalists and looked at the possibility of a virtual platform with mass gatherings still restricted during the pandemic.
Ramirez also bared the members of the Review and Evaluation Committee. They are Joaquin Henson of Philippine Star, Eduardo Andaya of People’s Tonight, Lorenzo Lomibao Jr. of BusinessMirror, Eriberto Talao of Manila Bulletin, Eduardo Catacutan Jr. of Spin.ph, Jose Antonio of People’s Journal, Reynaldo Bancod of Daily Tribune, and Prof. Theresa Jazmines of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.
Among the noted athletes already enshrined in the Hall of Fame are Asia’s first chess grandmaster Eugene Torre, Asia’s fastest woman Lydia de Vega, bowling world champions Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno and Olivia “Bong” Coo and Filipino boxing legend Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.
Date: January 30, 2021 | Newspaper: Business Mirror | Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/01/30/hall-of-fame-nominees-screening-on/?fbclid=IwAR3Llorx8UWXGlALtKoRS9m70rs4ujPjElY6QVTCM20zno9FLs0-TL3Lzt0