PH Sports HOF nomination extended until January

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame selection committee moved to extend the nomination for the latest inductees until Jan. 31, 2021.

According to Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez, who also acts as the PSHOF's selection committee chair, the decision was made "to give equal opportunity for the public to submit their nominations and for us to study it."

The resolution was a result of a meeting within the committee, which also consists of Games and Amusements Board chairman Baham Mitra, Philippine Olympic Committee secretary general Atty. Ed Gastanes, Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines secretary general Atty. Avelino Sumagui, UAAP executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag, and Philippine Olympians Association president Akiko Thomson Guevara, earlier this month.

The selection committee initially set the deadline for nomination on May 31, and the inductees would have been enshrined this month, but the pandemic thwarted the plans.

The selection committee will once again meet on Dec. 1 to decide the new enshrinement date.

Meanwhile, Ramirez bared that the enshrinement ceremony could be done online due to the quarantine protocols.

“We have to make proper adjustments to ensure the safety of everyone,” he further said.

Nomination forms are still available in the PSC's online platforms.

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