2016 in Philippine sports

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The following is a list of notable events and developments that are related to Philippine sports in 2016.

Events[edit]

2016 Philippine Olympic Committee Elections[edit]

  • 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.[1]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Professional[edit]

The San Miguel Beermen huddle after Game 6 of the 2015–16 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

Collegiate[edit]

High school[edit]

Exhibition[edit]

  • 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.[22]

Women's Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Collegiate sports[edit]

Cockfighting[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Freestyle football[edit]

Football[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • 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.[52]
  • 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.[53]

Horse racing[edit]

  • 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.[54]

Marathon/Duathlon/Triathlon events[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Multi-sporting events[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Powerlifting[edit]

  • January 3031 – 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.[71]

Rugby union[edit]

Squash[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

  • February 21Kathryn 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.[73][74]

Swimming[edit]

  • February 79 – 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.[75]

Table tennis[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Beach volleyball[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Recognitions[edit]

Philippine Sports Hall of Fame 2016, organized by the Philippine Sports Commission, held on January 25, 2016, at Century Park Hotel, Manila.[93]

Recipient Sport
Felicisimo Ampon Tennis
Kurt Bachmann Basketball
Jacinto Cayco Swimming
Haydee Coloso-Espino Swimming
Salvador del Rosario Weightlifting
Raymundo Deyro Lawn Tennis
Adolfo Feliciano Shooting
Martin Gison Shooting
Isaac Gomez Athletics
Johnny Jose Lawn Tennis
Mohammad Mala Swimming
Ed Ocampo Basketball
Gerardo Rosario Swimming
Inocencia Solis Athletics
Mona Sulaiman Athletics
Mariano Tolentino Basketball
Eugene Torre Chess

Collegiate Basketball Awards, organized by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps, held on January 26, 2016, at Saisaki-Kamayan in Greenhills, San Juan.

Award Recipient Reference
Smart Player of the Year Mac Belo (FEU Tamaraws) [94]
Mythical Five Kiefer Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles) [95]
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) [96]
Mark Cruz (Letran Knights)
Mike Tolomia (FEU Tamaraws)
Pivotal Player of the Year Kevin Racal (Letran Knights) [97]
Roger Pogoy (FEU Tamaraws)
Impact Player of the Year Art dela Cruz (San Beda Red Lions) [98]
Ed Daquioag (UST Growling Tigers)
ACCEL Court General Jiovanni Jalalon (Arellano Chiefs) [98]
Gatorade Energy Player Jeron Teng (DLSU Green Archers) [98]
Coach of the Year Aldin Ayo (Letran Knights) [99]
Nash Racela (FEU Tamaraws)
Lifetime Achievement Award Aric del Rosario (UPHSD Altas) [98]

2015 PSA Annual Awards, organized by Philippine Sportswriters Association held on February 13, 2016, at the One Esplanade, Pasay City.

Award Winner Sport/Team References
Sportsmen of the Year Nonito Donaire Boxing [100]
Donnie Nietes
Miguel Tabuena Golf
President's Award Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines men's national basketball team) Basketball [101]
Mr. Basketball Calvin Abueva Basketball (Alaska Aces/Gilas Pilipinas) [102]
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 [103][104]
Lifetime Achievement Award Filomeno Codiñera Baseball/Softball [105]
Executive of the Year Wilfred Uytengsu Basketball (Alaska Aces governor) [106]

2015 Spin.PH Sports Awards, organized by Sports Interactive Network Philippines (Spin.ph), held on January 30, 2016, at Marriot Hotel, Pasay City.

Award Winner Sport/Team References
Sportsman of the Year Calvin Abueva Basketball
Sportsman Who Change The Game Alyssa Valdez Volleyball [107]
Sportsman Who Take the Lead Tab Baldwin Basketball (Philippines men's national basketball team coach) [108]
Sportsmen Who Succeed As One Letran Knights Basketball [109]
Sportsman Who Embody the Filipino Fighting Spirit Donnie Nietes Boxing [110]
Sportsman Who Inspire Hope Kobe Paras Basketball [111]
Sportsman Who Defy The Odds Ernie Gawilan Swimming (A PWD swimmer) [112]
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 Awards, organized by the Golden Wheel Foundation, held on February 27, 2016, at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Taguig.[113]

Award Winner
13th Golden Wheel Driver of the Year
Hall of Fame Awardee Jose Armando Eduque

Sports television specials[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January
February
March
July
August
October
December

See also[edit]

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