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ATHELETE PROFILE

TRACK AND FIELD, WEIGHTLIFTING AND BADMINTON

Anfernee Lopena

Track and Field

Graduate of De-La Salle College of St. Benilde and was an NCAA player for Track and Field.

Filipino sprinter and member of the Philippine National Team for Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATFA)

Bronze medalist in 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Member of the Philippine 4x100m relay team that snared a bronze in last year’s SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

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Hidilyn Diaz

Weightlifter

Filipino weightlifter and airwoman. First woman in the Philippines to bring home a Silver Olympic Medal.

Diaz ranks as Sergeant at the Philippine Air Force Special Service. 

4 Bronze Medals in Asian and World Championships, 

4 Silver Medals in Asian and World Championships, and 2 Gold Medals in Asian Championship games

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Nelson Asuncion

Badminton 

Professional coach of Philippine badminton at present.

Nelson started his career as a coach in 1985 when he became the founder of Valle Verde Badminton Youth Club. 

In 1995 Nelson took the responsibility of head coach under Amelita Ramos but before this responsibility he was also working for the training of women’s national team.

He was known to have trained such badminton legends as Tang Xian Hu and Hou Jia Chang.

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VOLLEYBALL

PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

Alyssa Valdez

“The Phenom” or “The Phenomenal” because of her extraordinary talent in volleyball.

Part of the Phillipine National Team on Women’s Volleyball.

She was UAAP’s 4-time Best Scorer, 3-time Best Server, 3-time Season MVP and 1-time Finals MVP.

Valdez was a member of the Philippine National Team that finished third place in 2014FIBV Southeast Asian Zone Qualifier

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Mika Reyes

Philippine Women’s Volleyball National Team.

Philippine National Games “Best Blocker”, “Best Middle Blocker”, and MVP in PVF Championship.

Reyes was named Team Captain of The Philippine Women’s Volleyball National Team last May 2017. 

The team competed in the 2017 Asian Championship and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.


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SOFTBALL

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL SOFTBALL TEAM

Francesca Altamonte

Philippine National Women’s Team Captain

2017 Asian Women’s Softball Championship, the Philippines finished second to Japan, the best finish of the country in 45 years. In doing so, they qualified for the Women’s Softball World Championship and Asian Games in 2018.



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Ron Pagkaliwagan

Pitching Coach of the Philippine Women’s National Softball Team or also known as the RP Blu Girls. 

Former pitching coach of the Chinese Junior Team for Five years.




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BASKETBALL

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS

Kevin Alas

Filipino professional basketball player for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association.

PBA Champion (2015 Commissioner’s Cup)

Representing Philippines National Basketball Team

Bronze Medalist in FIBA Asian Games and Gold Medalist in Southeast Asian Games.


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Chris Tiu

Smart Gilas National Basketball Former Team Captain.

Gilas Pioneer.

2 Gold Medalist and 1 Bronze Medalist for representing the Philippine National Basketball Team in Asian Games. Former Team Captain of Smart Gilas Pilipinas.


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Alvin Patrimonio

PBA Legend

Third most points scored in history (15,091). He won 5 championships in his career and is part of the Philippine Centennial Team. 

Patrimonio has seen action for the Philippine national team many times in his playing career. Together with Allan Caidic, he shares the record of seeing action for the Asian Games four consecutive times in 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998.

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