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The following is a list of notable events and developments that are related to Philippine sports in 2016.
- 1 Events
- 1.1 2016 Philippine Olympic Committee Elections
- 1.2 Baseball
- 1.3 Basketball
- 1.4 Boxing
- 1.5 Collegiate sports
- 1.6 Cockfighting
- 1.7 Cycling
- 1.8 Freestyle football
- 1.9 Football
- 1.10 Golf
- 1.11 Horse racing
- 1.12 Marathon/Duathlon/Triathlon events
- 1.13 Mixed Martial Arts
- 1.14 Multi-sporting events
- 1.15 Motorsports
- 1.16 Powerlifting
- 1.17 Rugby union
- 1.18 Squash
- 1.19 Speed skating
- 1.20 Swimming
- 1.21 Table tennis
- 1.22 Taekwondo
- 1.23 Tennis
- 1.24 Volleyball
- 1.25 Weightlifting
- 1.26 Wrestling
- 2 Recognitions
- 3 Sports television specials
- 4 Deaths
- 5 See also
- 6 References
2016 Philippine Olympic Committee Elections
- November 25 – Peping Cojuangco formally claimed his fourth term as Philippine Olympic Committee after winning the elections unopposed at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
- February 11–12 – The Philippines national baseball team bowed out in the 2017 World Baseball Classic – Qualification first leg in Sydney, Australia after two straight losses by Australia and New Zealand in the elimination phase.
- March 14 – The La Salle Green Batters beats the three-peat champions Ateneo Blue Batters in the finals of UAAP Season 78 baseball tournament marking the first championship title of DLSU in 13 years.
- January 20 – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Board unanimously approves the sale of the Barako Bull Energy team franchise to Davao-based petroleum firm Phoenix Petroleum. Phoenix Petroleum PBA Team, composed of former Barako Bull players and coaching staff, had started playing in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
- February 3 – The San Miguel Beermen claims the 2015–16 PBA Philippine Cup title after beating the Alaska Aces in the finals series. The Beermen is the first PBA team to come back from a 0–3 deficit.
- February 13 – Returning Tropang TNT import Ivan Johnson fined ₱250,000 and has been banned from playing the PBA after cursing and disrespecting league commissioner Chito Narvasa in a game against Meralco Bolts. Johnson, later apologizes to Narvasa due to the incident. It was shortened into a one-season suspension and the fine reduced into ₱150,000.
- March 3 – Former PBA head coach Joel Banal appoints as the new league commissioner of the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL), replacing Ato Batolato.
- May 28 – The Philippines won the 2016 SEABA Cup and a slot in the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge.
- June 25–26 – Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant visits the Philippines for the Nike's Mamba Mentality Tour.
- July 5–10 – The Philippines co-hosts the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
- July 7 – The Philippines men's national basketball team end their bid to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics after losing 80–89 to the New Zealand men's national basketball team in Group B of the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
- July 15 – Janine Nicandro, a PBA Developmental League former referee, is appointed as the first female referee of the PBA.
- July 16 – The Blackwater Elite has retired the No. 11 jersey of the late forward Gilbert Bulawan in a brief ceremony before their first game of the Governors' Cup.
- July 31 The Mighty Sports team representing the Philippines in the 2016 William Jones Cup swept the tournament for their first international title and the Philippines' fifth gold overall.
- August 8 – Al Panlilio is elected president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) replacing Manny V. Pangilinan.
- September 14 – The Philippines ended its run in the FIBA Asia Challenge with its worst record as the country was represented by amateurs due to conflicting schedule with the national league and mismanagement of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
- September 25 – Philippines women's national basketball team won their second title after by defeating the host country Malaysia in the championship match of 2016 SEABA Championship for Women.
- October 19 – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel wins the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup title, beating the Meralco Bolts 4-2 in the finals. This ends their 8-year championship drought.
- January 21 – Aspirant's Cup, the first conference of the 2016 season of the PBA D-League, commences with nine competing teams.
- February 1
- The San Sebastian Stags appoints CEU Scorpions coach Egay Macaraya as their new head coach in preparation for NCAA Season 92 basketball tournament.
- UST Growling Tigers coach Bong dela Cruz denies the involvement on game-fixing and physical abuse incidents against his players during his tenure as head coach.
- June 25 – San Beda College officially retires the No. 14 jersey of the late, Carlos Loyzaga, who led the Red Lions to multiple NCAA championships in the 1950s and was the cornerstone of the national team in the 1950s and the 1960s.
- October 11 – The San Beda Red Lions prevailed in a classic shootout in the fourth quarter to stave off the gritty Arellano Chiefs, 83-73, and become the NCAA Season 92 men's basketball champions at the Mall of Asia Arena.
- December 7 – The DLSU Green Archers capped a dominant campaign with a 79–72 victory over the Ateneo Blue Eagles to win the UAAP Season 79 men's basketball championship at Araneta Coliseum.
- March 4 – The National University Bullpups scores a victory after beating De La Salle Zobel in the finals of the UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball tournament, reclaims their championship after one season.
- March 13–17 – The national championships of the National Basketball Training Center League were held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay. High school teams from the country collided for the championship.
- February 4 – Former UAAP two-time MVP Kiefer Ravena led the Mighty Sports team as they reclaims the Republica Cup title after beating powerhouse Hobe Macway team in the finals game held in Malolos, Bulacan.
- January 9 – Blackwater Elite women's basketball team (Allana Lim, Camille Sambille, France Mae Cabinbin and Camilla Denise Escoto) rules the inaugural 2015–16 PBA Dickies Women's 3x3 Basketball tournament, after beating Ginebra in Finals Game 2, 7-3.
- February 17 – Nike drops Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on the list of endorsers of the shoe brand due to the Boxer-politician's stand against Same-sex marriage.
- February 20 – Jonathan Refugio upsets against Richard Claveras to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) International light flyweight title, after a unanimous decision victory on their fight held in Taguig Sports Complex.
- February 28 – Filipino boxers Mark Magsayo and Albert Pagara both scored double victories, after beating their opponents via knockout and unanimous decision in Pinoy Pride 35 held at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu.
- April 10 – Filipino boxing champion and United Nationalist Alliance senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley for the third time. It was Pacquiao's last fight in his professional boxing career.
- April 23 – Nonito Donaire defeats Zsolt Bedak via technical knockout in Cebu City.
- May 25 – Johnriel Casimero defeats Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng to claim the International Boxing Federation's flyweight title in Beijing, China.
- May 28 – Donnie Nietes retains his light flyweight title from the World Boxing Organization, after defeating Mexican boxer Raúl García into submission after five rounds at the La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod.
- July 10 – Jason Pagara defeats Mexican boxer Abraham Alvarez, via knockout in the third round of their welterweight showdown in the co-main event of Pinoy Pride 37: Fists of the Future in San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo, California, but his younger brother Albert Pagara suffered the first defeat of his career after he was knocked out by Cesar Juarez at round 8.
- July 27 – Marlon Tapales of Lala, Lanao del Norte defeats Thai boxer Pungluang Sor Singyu via knockout in Thailand to claim the World Boxing Organization's bantamweight title.
- August 9 – Ricky Vargas stepped down as the president of the Alliance of Boxing Associations in the Philippines (ABAP) following the lackluster performance of Filipino boxers in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
- September 25 – Donnie Nietes defeats Edgar Sosa by unanimous decision while Mark Magsayo extends his undefeated streak to 15-0 against Ramiro Robles in the main event of Pinoy Pride 38 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
- November 6 – Manny Pacquiao defeats American boxer Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas to claim the World Boxing Organization's welterweight title.
- November 27 – Milan Melindo won the interim IBF junior flyweight title by gutting out a hard-fought decision against Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. of Thailand at the main event of Pinoy Pride 39: Road to Redemption at the Cebu Coliseum.
- January 13 – The 23rd season of the National Capital Region Athletic Association, with the theme "Green and Go at 23", opens at the De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Gym. Basketball and Volleyball are the primary sports of the collegiate sports event.
- March 25 – The NCAA Season 91 cheerleading competition and closing ceremonies were simultaneously held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay.
- September 3 – The UAAP Season 79 was opened. The University of Santo Tomas become the season's host.
- November 19 – National University Pep Squad wins the UAAP Season 79 Cheerdance Competition held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
- January 30−February 7 − Known as the biggest cockfighting event in the world, The 6th World Slasher Cup, an invitational 8-cock derby featuring fighting cocks from 15 countries, is held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
- February 18–21 – The 2016 4-stage Le Tour de Filipinas was kicked off. However, the Stage 1 of the UCI-sanctioned cycling event temporarily stopped by the race organizers due to road repairs by the DPWH and traffic jam in the Tiaong, Quezon area. After four stages (Antipolo–Legazpi), Kazakh rider Oleg Zemlyakov of Vino 4ever Sko crowns as the champion of the LTdF 2016.
- February–April – The 6th season of the Ronda Pilipinas kicks-off with three separate legs in Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon.
- March 17–20 – Tagaytay hosts the World University Cycling Championship.
- December 10 – Davao City hosts the 4th Asian Freestyle Football Championship, the first time the country hosts the tournament. Filipino Philip Warren Gertsson defeats Japanese football freestyler, Yo Kamatsuka in the final.
- January 31 – Negros Occidental FA beats Davao FA, 1-nil to take home to inaugural crown of the PFF Smart U-22 Amateur Football Championship held in Bacolod City.
- February 6 – FEU-Diliman reclaims the title of the UAAP Junior's Football tournament after beating Ateneo, 6-1.
- November 19–26 – The Philippines hosts the group stage of the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup along with Myanmar.
- January 8 – Jobim Carlos claims his 2nd straight championship title in the men's division of Philippine Amateur (Stroke Play) Open Golf Championship. Carlos will be moving to the professional ranks after the tournament.
- January 22 – Princess Superal, pools a 214 one-shot and wins the title of the Philippine Ladies Open Golf Championship at Tagaytay Midlands ending the domination of Thailand female golfers in the tournament.
- January 17 – "Low Profile" (owned by Narciso Morales and ridden by Mark Alvarez) swept other opponents and won the 2016 Philracom Commissioner's Cup held in the Metro Turf Racing Club, in Malvar, Batangas.
- January 10 – Mark Anthony Oximar of Antipolo City and Cinderella Agana-Lorenzo of Roxas, Capiz wins the 21-kilometer men's and women's divisions in the 12th Bull Run, organized by the Philippine Stock Exchange.
- February 6
- Runners participate in the Million Volunteer Run 3, organized by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), simultaneously held in 59 sites in the country, particularly in the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Bonifacio Global City, Marikina Heights and Quezon City Memorial Circle.
- Triathlete Bradley Weiss of South Africa defends his title of the XTERRA Off-road Triathlon held in Legazpi, Albay.
- February 7 – More than 20,000 runners participate in the 2016 Condura Skyway "Run for Hero" Marathon for the benefit of HERO Foundation. Two runners, including a Philippine Army major collapsed, and later died during the race.
Mixed Martial Arts
- January 16 – Jenel Lausa bags the vacant Pacific Xtreme Combat flyweight belt after his victory over Team Lakay's Crisanto Pitpitunge in the main fight of PXC 51 held at the Solaire Resort & Casino.
- January 29 − Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay knocks out Malaysian MMA artist Saiful Merican in an undercard fight of ONE Championship: Clash of Heroes held in Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Another Team Lakay fighter Eduard Folayang defeats Tetsuya Yamada via decision in the co-main event.
- February 20 – Filipino MMA fighter Jimmy "The Spencer" Yabo defeated Bashir Ahmad after a perfectly 21-second knockout victory in the undercard of One: Tribe of Warriors held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- April 23 – The Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) will hold its maiden event for 2016 entitled "URCC 27: Rebellion" to be held at the Marriot Hotel Grand Ballroom, Pasay.
- June 26 – Actors Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos faced each other in an exhibition match as part of the URCC: Fight Night at the Valkyrie at the Palace, Taguig, which was ended in a unanimous draw, scoring 19-19 by the match judges.
- January 22 – KABAKA's founder and Manila mayoralty candidate Amado Bagatsing officially opens the 7th KABAKA INter-Schools Sportsfest at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay. Athletes from 40 elementary and high schools in Manila competed in basketball, volleyball, chess and dance competitions.
- February 13–March 5 – Sporting teams from the companies under the group of Manuel V. Pangilinan competes in different sports in the 7th MVP Olympics.
- March 7–11 – The Philippine National Games are held in Pangasinan.
- April 9–16 – The Albay province hosted the 2016 Palarong Pambansa.
- July 27–28 – The inaugural edition of the Philippine Beach Games was held at the SM Sands by the Bay, Pasay City, coinciding with the POC Olympic Day.
- August 6–22 – The Philippine delegation, consisting of 13 athletes in eight different sports, participates at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- June 18–19 – Monster Jam returns to the Philippines for a two-day event held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
- January 30–31 – National powerlifter Mark Espino achieves the new 280 kg. record in squat during the two-day Duaform 5-in-1 Powerlifting Championships held in Robinson's Townmall, Malabon City.
- December 14–17 – The Philippines hosts the Division 1 tournament of the 2016 U-19 Asia Rugby Championship.
- January 11–17 – The Philippines squash team under the helm of Squash Rackets Association of the Philippines (SRAP), claims one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the 2nd South East Asian Cup Squash Championship held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- February 21 – Kathryn Magno won the first gold medal for the Philippines in an international tournament hosted outside the country by winning the 500m women's event at the 2016 ISU South East Asia Cup. She later won two more gold medals in the 1,500m and 1,000m events.
- February 7–9 – The swimmers from the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) bags 26 overall medals (13 golds, 7 silvers and 6 bronzes) in the 2016 Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship held in Tokyo, Japan.
- September 12 – Josephine Medina wins a bronze medal at the women's individual – Class 8 tournament for table tennis at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the Philippines' second Paralympic medal overall after Adeline Dumapong won a bronze for powerlifting at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, 16 years prior.
- January 8 – Young tennis players Jake Martin and Alexandra Eala dominates the boys and girls 16-under divisions of the 27th Andrada Cup age-group tennis championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
- January 18–24 – The inaugural tournament of the Manila Challenger is held in the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Tennis Center. Former Top 8 best tennis player Mikhail Youzhny bags the inaugural Challenger's singles division title, while the tandem of Johan Brunström and Frederik Nielsen copped the doubles title.
- February 27 – The National University Bulldogs men's and women's tennis teams claims their back-to-back championship in both divisions of the UAAP Season 78 lawn tennis tournament.
- January 10 – 60 13-and-under and 17-and-under teams from Metro Manila competes in the 20th Women's Volleyball League, organized by the BEST Center. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) president Joey Romasanta was the guest speaker of the opening ceremonies.
- January 26 – The UPHSD Altas claims the NCAA men's volleyball title for Season 91 after beating EAC Generals in a five-setter do-or-die match, 25-22, 23-25, 29-27, 22-25, 17-15. Perpetual Help's Rey Taneo, Jr. hailed as the Finals MVP while EAC's Howard Mojica is the Season's MVP.
- January 28 − The Benilde Blazers seals their first championship title in the NCAA women's volleyball in Season 91 against thrice-to-beat San Sebastian Lady Stags in 4 games. Jeanette Panaga acclaimed the Finals MVP title.
- January 31 – The UAAP Season 78 volleyball tournaments officially opens at the Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan.
- February 6–7 – Team Circle claims the inaugural title of the 1st Quezon City Pride Volleyball Cup, organized by the Quezon City Pride Council and the Philippine Super Liga, claimed to be as the first volleyball league in the Philippines for the LGBT community.
- February 18 – The 2016 PSL Invitational Cup opens at the Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan. 7 teams including two new expansion teams and a guest team from Thailand will be compete in the tournament.
- April 30 – The DLSU Lady Spikers claim their ninth championship trophy after winning the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournaments against the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 19-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-16, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
- September 3–11 – The Philippines hosts the AVC Club Volleyball Championship.
- October 18–23 – The Philippines hosts the 10th FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
- January 30–31 – The inaugural event of the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour held at the Cabugao Beach Resort in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nerissa Bautista of Philippine Army crown as the champions of the two-day event.
- February 14 – The San Sebastian Stags women's beach volleyball team of Gretchel Soltones and Alyssa Eroa crowns as the champions of the NCAA Season 91 women's beach volleyball tournament held in Subic, Zambales. Mapua Cardinals bags the championship title in the men's division.
- August 7 – Hidilyn Diaz wins a silver medal at the Women's 53 kg event for weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the Philippines' tenth Olympic medal overall and the first since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 20 years prior.
- September 9 – The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) returned to the Philippines for a one-night only event at the Mall of Asia Arena.
- September 15 – Filipino-American wrestler TJ Perkins was crowned as the winner of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament. Perkins was also crowned as the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
|Salvador del Rosario||Weightlifting|
|Raymundo Deyro||Lawn Tennis|
|Johnny Jose||Lawn Tennis|
Collegiate Basketball Awards, organized by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps, held on January 26, 2016, at Saisaki-Kamayan in Greenhills, San Juan.
|Smart Player of the Year||Mac Belo (FEU Tamaraws)|||
|Mythical Five||Kiefer Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)|||
|Allwell Oraeme (Mapua Cardinals)|
|Kevin Ferrer (UST Growling Tigers)|
|Scottie Thompson (UPHSD Altas)|
|Mac Belo (FEU Tamaraws)|
|Super Senior Awards||Baser Amer (San Beda Red Lions)|||
|Mark Cruz (Letran Knights)|
|Mike Tolomia (FEU Tamaraws)|
|Pivotal Player of the Year||Kevin Racal (Letran Knights)|||
|Roger Pogoy (FEU Tamaraws)|
|Impact Player of the Year||Art dela Cruz (San Beda Red Lions)|||
|Ed Daquioag (UST Growling Tigers)|
|ACCEL Court General||Jiovanni Jalalon (Arellano Chiefs)|||
|Gatorade Energy Player||Jeron Teng (DLSU Green Archers)|||
|Coach of the Year||Aldin Ayo (Letran Knights)|||
|Nash Racela (FEU Tamaraws)|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Aric del Rosario (UPHSD Altas)|||
|Sportsmen of the Year||Nonito Donaire||Boxing|||
|President's Award||Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines men's national basketball team)||Basketball|||
|Mr. Basketball||Calvin Abueva||Basketball (Alaska Aces/Gilas Pilipinas)|||
|Terrence Romeo||Basketball (GlobalPort Batang Pier/Gilas Pilipinas)|
|Ms. Volleyball||Alyssa Valdez||Volleyball (Ateneo Lady Eagles/PLDT/National Team)|
|NSA of the Year||Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP)||Wushu|||
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Filomeno Codiñera||Baseball/Softball|||
|Executive of the Year||Wilfred Uytengsu||Basketball (Alaska Aces governor)|||
|Sportsman of the Year||Calvin Abueva||Basketball|
|Sportsman Who Change The Game||Alyssa Valdez||Volleyball|||
|Sportsman Who Take the Lead||Tab Baldwin||Basketball (Philippines men's national basketball team coach)|||
|Sportsmen Who Succeed As One||Letran Knights||Basketball|||
|Sportsman Who Embody the Filipino Fighting Spirit||Donnie Nietes||Boxing|||
|Sportsman Who Inspire Hope||Kobe Paras||Basketball|||
|Sportsman Who Defy The Odds||Ernie Gawilan||Swimming (A PWD swimmer)|||
|Sportsmen Who Care||UP Fighting Maroons||Basketball|
|Sportsman Who Excel Academically||JR Gallanza||Basketball|
|Sportsman Who Make It Happen||Manuel V. Pangilinan||Basketball (President of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas)|
|13th Golden Wheel Driver of the Year|
|Hall of Fame Awardee||Jose Armando Eduque|
Sports television specials
- January 16 – Hermie Rivera, veteran boxing journalist and manager of Luisito Espinosa (b. 1938)
- January 27 – Carlos Loyzaga, former basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
- February 5 – Ciriaco Cañete, Cebuano Eskrima artist (b. 1919)
- February 18 – Victorico Chaves, former president of the Philippine Amateur Volleyball Association (b.1933)
- July 3 – Gilbert Bulawan, Filipino basketball player (b. 1986)
- July 13 – Jonas Mariano, Filipino basketball player (b. 1971)
- December 14 – Mariano Ong, former Filipino Olympic sports shooter (b. 1938).
- December 21 – Benjie Castro, radio sports broadcaster (b. 1956)
- December 27 – Bong Go, former basketball coach (b. 1938).
- "Peping Cojuangco wins fourth term as POC president; party wins elections by landslide". Spin. PH. November 25, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
- "Philippines bows out of World Baseball Classic after loss to New Zealand". ABS-CBN Sports. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
- "La Salle beats Ateneo to end 13-year baseball title drought". Rappler. March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
- "A 'more ready' Phoenix Petroleum gets PBA nod". Business World. January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
- "Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner". Agence France Presse. Yahoo Sports. February 14, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
- Ramos, Gerry (March 4, 2016). "Joel Banal returns to basketball as PCBL commissioner, leaves door open for coaching comeback". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Kobe Bryant arrives in Manila for basketball tour". ABS CBN News. June 25, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Sacamos, Karlo (19 January 2016). "Boost for Gilas as Philippines awarded right to host Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament". Spin.ph. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Beltran, Nelson (July 7, 2016). "'Goodbye, Rio': Gilas easy prey to Tall Blacks, blows Olympic bid". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "PBA welcomes first woman referee in Janine Nicandro". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
- "Blackwater retires jersey of late forward Gilbert Bulawan". GMA News. July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- "Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas elects Panlilio as new president". The Manila Times. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
- "Perlas Pilipinas clinches SEABA crown". The Manila Times. September 25, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
- Marquez, CJ (2016-10-19). "Brownlee beats buzzer to give Barangay Ginebra ninth PBA title". cnnphilippines.com. Nine Media Corp. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
- Terrado, Reuben (January 28, 2016). "Egay Macaraya is new San Sebastian coach, vows to bring back Stags' glory days". Spin.ph. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
- "UST coach Bong Dela Cruz insists he is 'innocent' of 'issues' against him". Rappler. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
- "San Beda officially retires Loyzaga's jersey". ABS CBN News. June 25, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- "San Beda sweeps Arellano for record 20th NCAA title". Rappler. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- "La Salle sweeps Ateneo to win Season 79 crown". Rappler. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- Lagunzad, Jerome (March 4, 2016). "NU bullies Zobel, grabs 3rd title in 5 yrs". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "All set for National Basketball Training Center tournament at MOA Arena". Spin.ph. January 12, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
- "Ravena stars as Mighty Sports reclaims Republica Cup". The Philippine Star. February 6, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- "Blackwater snares inagural PBA Women's 3-on-3 title". PBA.Inquirer.net. January 9, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
- "Nike drops Manny Pacquiao for comments against gay 'marriage'". Life Site. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- "Jonathan Refugio overcomes bigger foe, wins WBC International belt". Tiebreaker Times. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "Albert Pagara, Mark Magsayo score lopsided wins in Philippines". Ring Magazine. February 28, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- "Manny Pacquiao to fight Timothy Bradley Jr. for third time on April 9". ESPN. December 30, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- Kalland, Robby (30 December 2015). "Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley will fight for a third time on April 9". CBS Sports. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
- "Vintage Pacquiao dominates Bradley in final fight". GMA News. April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
- Songalia, Ryan (April 24, 2016). "Donaire blows out Bedak in 3 rounds". Rappler. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- "John Riel Casimero overcomes Thai foe's dirty tactics for sensational KO win". GMA News. May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- "Nietes batters Garcia into submission for ninth title defense". Rappler. May 28, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "Pinoy Pride: Jason Pagara KOs Alvarez in round 3". ABS CBN News. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- "Mexican warrior Juarez hands Albert Pagara his first loss". ABS CBN News. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- "Albert Pagara suffers first loss, gets stopped by Cesar Juarez in 8". Rappler. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- "Pinoy boxer Tapales upsets Thai Sor Singyu to win bantamweight crown". Rappler. July 27, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
- "ABAP chief resigns after Rio letdown". ABS CBN News. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
- "Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes wins flyweight debut; Magsayo cruises to decision win". Rappler. September 25, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
- Cherwa, John (November 5, 2016). "Manny Pacquiao defeats Jessie Vargas to win WBO welterweight title". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- "Milan Melindo outpoints Thai fighter to win interim IBF crown". ABS CBN News. November 26, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
- "NCRAA "Green&Go@23"" (in Tagalog). Inquirer Libre. January 6, 2016.
- "UAAP Season 79 to open at UST". Rappler. August 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- "NU Pep Squad wins 2016 UAAP Cheerdance Competition". GMA News. November 19, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- "Road repairs ruin Le Tour's kick-off leg". Manila Bulletin. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- Lagunzad, Jerome (February 21, 2016). "Young Kazakh rider earns spurs in Le Tour". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
- "Ronda Pilipinas 2016 kicks off February 20 in Butuan City". Rappler.com. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Co, Chris (January 18, 2016). "World University Cycling Championship gagawin sa Pinas (World University Cycling Championship to be held in the Philippines)". Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "Filipino-Norwegian wins Asian Freestyle Football title". MindaNews. Mindanao News and Information Center Service Cooperative. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
- "Nofa conquers Davao, 1-nil for PFF U22 title". Sun.Star Bacolod. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
- "FEU-Diliman keeps UAAP football crown". The Daily Tribune. February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- "Philippines keeps Suzuki Cup hosting rights: official". Rappler. March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- "Perfect sendoff as pro-bound Jobim Carlos completes PH Amateur golf repeat". Spin.ph. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- "Princess Superal pounces on rivals' last-hole hiccup to wrap up PH Ladies Open title". Spin.ph. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Low Profile nanguna sa Philracom Commissioner's Cup (Low Profile lead the Philracom Commissioner's Cup)". Pang-Masa. January 18, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
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