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CYCLING leaders led by Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino and former Philippine Sports Commission chief Philip Ella Juico have been invited to appear before a Congressional hearing on Feb. 15 to shed light on the leadership dispute in the association.

The inquiry will be held by LPGMA Party List Rep. Arnel U. Ty who filed House Resolution 766 last Jan. 31 asking the Committee on Youth and Sports Development to investigate, in aid of legislation, the present state of the PhilCycling.

The inquiry also intends to look into the poor performance of Filipino riders in the Guangzhou Asian Games last year and determine ways to improve their showing in local and international competitions.

Also invited to the hearing are Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. and PSC chairman Richie Garcia.

Tolentino is recognized by the Union Cycliste International, the international federation for the sport, but his leadership is not recognized by the POC.


Posted: February 3, 2011 by Trowel in news items

AS expected, PhilCycling president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino’s pleas on behalf of the cyclists fell on deaf ears, with Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Richie Garcia saying the agency will not reinstate the allowance of the athletes until the leadership dispute in the association is resolved.

In an interview yesterday, Garcia said the PSC decision, which took effect last Jan. 31, is intended to protect the taxpayers’ money.

“Our role in the PSC is to protect the money of the people. Our fund is coming from the taxpayers and we want to put it to good use,” said Garcia, adding the PSC is out to prevent a repeat of what happened in the 2009 Laos Southeast Asian Games.


Philcycling Appeals to PSC in behalf of the Cyclists

Posted: February 2, 2011 by Trowel in news items

THE PhilCycling has appealed to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to spare the athletes from the leadership row in the cycling community and asked the government agency to continue giving the monthly allowances of members of the national pool

Labeling as unjust a PSC resolution (No. 0252011 dated January 21) that ordered for the suspension of the monthly allowances of national cyclists “until such time as the leadership dispute in cycling is settled,” PhilCycling president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said such is anti-athlete and anti-developmental.

“As far as I know, the PSC was created for the athletes and for sports development. At para tanggalan nila ng suporta ang ating mga siklista ay sa tingin ko, nawawala sa linya ang PSC,” said Tolentino.

“We’re here to make an appeal to the PSC to reconsider its decision to suspend the granting of allowances to our national riders. Nakikiusap kami sa kanila na huwag naman sana nilang idamay ang mga atleta at coaches sa leadership dispute ng cycling,” added Tolentino in Tuesday’s edition of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at the Shakey’s United Nations Avenue.

The national cyclists received their last monthly allowances from the PSC last Monday. Many-time gold medalist Marites Bitbit was the most affected because she is among the elite athlete under the PSC’s care receiving P12,000 monthly. The other pool members are getting P6,000 each while the coaches P15,000.

Tolentino, also the mayor of Tagaytay City, was accompanied in the public sports program presented by Outlast Battery, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and Shakey’s by members of the PhilCycling board and several national team members including two-time Tour champion and Southeast Asian Games multiple gold medalist Victor Espiritu, Lloyd Lucien female Reynante, Irish Valenzuela, Reinhardt Gorantes, Tomas Martinez, former Tour of Luzon winner Sean Guevarra, lady rider Analiza Dysangco, Olympian and coach Olympian Norberto Oconer, coach Cesar Lobramonte and 7-Eleven’s Gary Advincula, among others.

Tolentino and his PhilCycling is recognized by the International Cycling Union or UCI but not by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

The other group, which also calls itself PhilCycling, had had four elections in the last two years and has former PSC chairman Dr. Philip Ella Juico as its current president. Juico is also unable to secure the recognition of the POC and was told by UCI president Pat McQuaid that Tolentino is the country’s legitimate federation leader.

The withdrawal of financial support affected the coountry’s campaign in the 2011 Asian Championships in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand starting February 9. From an initially intended full team in the road and track Asians, Tolentino said they will be sending one junior and two men’s elite athlete and one coach instead.

7-Eleven, Tolentino said, would be shouldering part of the expenses for the Asians.

“Hindi namin ginigiit na kami ang i-recognize ng PSC. Regardless kung sino ang kinikilala nilang leadership, basta huwag sana nilang idamay ang mga siklista,” added the PhilCycling chief. “Nagkataon lang kasi na most of the national team members belong to our group.”

The cyclists will personally appeal their case to PSC chairman Richie Garcia.

Tolentino also suggested for the PSC to conduct a trials for the cyclists regardless of their affiliation in order to form a national pool, particularly for this November’s Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia.

“Magpatakbo sila (PSC) ng karera sa dalawang group. PSC na ang mag-organize nito. Ngayon kung sino ang manalo, ‘yun ang ilagay nila sa training pool at suportahan,” Tolentino said.


-by director Jun lomibao



Posted: January 31, 2011 by Trowel in announcements, resolutions
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This resolution SUSPENDS the grant of allowance to the Cycling Pool effective January 31, 2011 until the leadership issue for Cycling Sport is resolved by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

PCSO, Pacific Online boost PSC war chest

Posted: February 15, 2010 by Trowel in announcements
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Through the “Scratchit Go for Gold” promo of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and Pacific Online, the Philippines Sports Commission has found a new way to help the Filipino athletes.

Chairman Harry Angping of the PSC, together with Pacific Online officials Roger Go and Michelle Ocier, yesterday launched the newest sweepstakes promo in town, and announced that for the first batch of tickets worth P100 million, the PSC ended up with P5 million more in its coffers.

PSC handles PhilCycling

Posted: March 10, 2009 by Trowel in records

PSC does logical thing for cycling PDF Print E-mail Sports Written by Ian Brion / Reporter Monday, 09 March 2009 21:01 THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Tuesday said it will directly handle the preparations of the national cycling team for the 25th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Laos in December. PSC chairman Harry Angping made the decision after the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) continued to deny giving its recognition over the election of Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino as president of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines, or PhilCycling. Tolentino’s election was already recognized by the Union Cycliste Internationale through its continental arm, the Asian Cycling Confederation. The POC is considering another cycling group which has elected Ronaldo Hiso as its president. “Up to now, the POC had not decided who is the president of cycling at hindi maiiwasan na maapektuhan ang mga atleta. Hanggang ngayon nakabitin pa rin ang mga siklista natin,” said Angping. “We will help them in their training for the SEA Games and provide them accommodation. They [cyclists] are like orphans and I will be their surrogate father,” he added. There will be eight gold medals at stake in cycling in the Laos SEA Games. These are the men’s and women’s criterium and individual time trial for road and men’s and women’s events in cross-country and downhill for mountain bike. There will be no track events because Laos does not have a velodrome. PhilCycling, then under its president Bert Lina, was the second-best performing national sports association in the 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Games in Thailand with four gold medals.


Posted: February 27, 2009 by Trowel in Communications
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Posted: February 25, 2009 by Trowel in announcements, official functions
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PSC requests the presence of all national coaches on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at RMSC badminton hall at 9:30am.  Hon. Eric T. Loretizo will preside.


Posted: February 25, 2009 by Trowel in announcements, records
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The PSC Chairman has issued a directive for a TOTAL GUN BAN on PSC controlled premises.  Violators will be dealth with full force of the law.

PSC sets meeting with Philcycling

Posted: February 6, 2009 by Trowel in announcements
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Fr. Uy sent out a notice to Philcycling for a one-on-one meeting on February 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm.  President Tolentino and Atty. Padilla (Sec. Gen.) will be in attendance.