De Vega, Nepomuceno lead PH sports Hall of Fame inductees

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 22, 2018 10:46 AM
De Vega, Nepomuceno lead PH sports Hall of Fame inductees
The elected hall of famers will receive an incentive worth P100,000 and a trophy to commemorate their enshrinement. (PSC Chairman William Butch Ramirez [left] leads the announcement of the 10 new members of the PSC Hall of Fame. File Photo courtesy of PSC).

Ten of the nation's most influential athletes will be honored by the Philippine Sports Commission in the third enshrinement of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame Friday at the Philippine International Convention Center in recognition of their historic sports feats.

Asia's fastest Woman Lydia de Vega shares the spotlight with bemedalled bowlers Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong Coo and Lita dela Rosa.

Filomeno "Boy" Codiñera of baseball and softball, golfer Benjamin Arda, Loreto Carbonell and Ambrocio Padilla of basketball, Josephine dela Viña also of athletics and Erbito Salavarria of boxing are also set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

PSC Chairman William Ramirez will lead the awarding rites as the selection committees's chairman.  Commissioners Arnold Agustin, Ramon Fernandez, Celia Kiram and Charles Maxey will also be on hand.

Representatives of gone sports icons Arda, Codiñera, Carbonell, Dela Rosa, Padilla and Dela Viña are also invited to receive their respective awards.

"This is one of the best opportunity that we have, to pay tribute to our great athletes. Sa dami ng karalangan na ibinigay nila sa ating bayan, they deserve this recognition," said Ramirez, adding "we also hope that they would be able to inspire our youth, be a role model to the children."

The elected hall of famers will receive an incentive worth P100,000 and a trophy to commemorate their enshrinement.

This is the third time the PSC leads the said activity in honoring Filipino sports legends.

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