Pamumunuan ng naging unang Olympic silver medalist sa bansa ang mga gagawaran bukas sa posthumous ng Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) sa gaganaping Annual Awards Night na co-presented ng MILO at San Miguel Corp sa 1Esplanade sa Pasay City.

Si Anthony Villanueva, nakapagbigay sa Pilipinas ng unang Olympic silver medal noong 1964 Tokyo Games, ay bahagi ng 18 malalapit na kaibigan sa local sports na pawang namayapa nitong 2014.

Ang iba pang sasariwain ang mga alaala sa February 16 formal affair na kaakibat ng Meralco, Smart, at MVP Sports Foundation Inc. bilang principal sponsors at Philippine Sports Commission bilang major sponsor ay sina cage legend Kurt Bachmann Jr., champion racer Enzo Pastor, dating PBA player Bryan Gahol, ex-PBA player at chairman Ely Capacio,  at many-time Southeast Asian Games gold medal winner na si Leonardo “Dodong” Andam.

Kabilang din sa listahan ng posthumous ay sina Olympian Florentino Bautista Jr., young national snooker player Rodolfo Lordan Jr., dating government official at UE Red Warriors team manager Jesus Tanchanco Jr., road cyclist Vicmar Vicente, PSC executive Manny Ibay, one-time sports deputy minister at coach Elpido Dorotheo, ex-Philippine Volleyball Federation president Pete Mendoza, Rizal province track and field coach Pacifico Tolentino Jr., race car driver Isabelo Hilario, at promising volleyball player Nicolette Tabafunda.

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Hindi rin dapat palagpasin ang mga sportswriting colleague at members na si Ceferino “Howie” Basilio Jr. at Danny Romero.  

Iaalay ang tropeo at ilang minutong silensiyo sa kanila para sa two-hour ceremony na suportado rin ng 1Esplanade, Air21, Globalport, National University, El Jose Catering, PAGCOR, PCSO, ICTSI, Rain or Shine, Accel, Maynilad, at ng PBA. 

Mangunguna para sa 2014 honor roll list si BMX rider Daniel Caluag, ang gold medal ay napasakamay sa nakaraang taong Incheon Asian Games, kayat napasakamay din niya napakahalagang PSA Athlete of the Year trophy. 

Si Richie Garcia, ang pinakamahabang nagsilbi sa PSC bila chairman, ang tatayong special keynote speaker sa naturang programa kung saan ang host ay si veteran sportscasters Quinito Henson at Patricia Bermudez Hizon. 

Magpapasaya naman sa awardees at guests ang two-time UAAP cheerdance competition champion na National University (NU).

Ipinamahagi na ang mga imbitasyon para sa awards night at sa mga hindi nakatanggap ng personal ay mangyaring kunin ang kanilang imbitasyon sa lobby entrance ng 1Esplanade.

 

2014 PSA HONOR ROLL LIST

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Daniel Caluag

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

National University (NU) Bulldogs

 

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Hans Sy 

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

1973 Philippine Men’s Basketball Team

 

EXCELLENCE IN BASKETBALL

Earl Timothy “Tim” Cone

 

GOLFERS OF THE YEAR

Tony Lascuña, Princess Superal

 

MR TAEKWONDO

Jean Pierre Sabido

 

MS VOLLEYBALL

Alyssa Valdez 

 

HALL OF FAME

Mitsubishi 

SPORTS PATRON OF THE YEAR

MVP Sports Foundation

 

MAJOR AWARDS

Donnie Nietes, San Mig Coffee, San Beda Red Lions, June Mar Fajardo, Kiefer Ravena, Michael Christian Martinez, Mark Galedo, Daniella Uy, Gabriel Luis Moreno, Mikee Charlene Suede, Jessie Aligaga, Jean Claude Saclag, Philippine Dragon Boat Team, Philippine Poomsae Team-Male Over 30, Philippine Poomsae Team-Freestyle Kid Molave, Jonathan Hernandez

 

CITATIONS

Manila West, NU Lady Bulldogs, San Beda Red Cubs, Anita Koykka, Maybelline Masuda, Annie Ramirez, Geylord Coveta, Philippine Taekwondo Team-Male Under 30, Francis Aaron Agojo, Philippine Taekwondo Team, Kenneth San Andres, Peter Gabriel Magnaye, Paul Vivas, August Benedicto, Claire Adorna, Bong Lopez, Philippine Basketball Marathon, UE juniors volleyball team, Adamson women’s softball team, Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors, Pagpupugay, Philippine Collegiate Champions League, Accel, Unilab Active Health,The Junior Golfers League

 

MILO JUNIOR ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Paulo Bersamina, Kyla Soguilon

 

TONY SIDDAYAO AWARD

Zachary David,  Gabriel Tayao Cabrera, Mikhaela Fortuna, Paulo Bersamina, Kyla Soguilon

 

POSTHUMOUS:

Anthony Villanueva,  Leonardo “Dodong” Andam,  Bryan Gahol, Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor,  Ceferino “Howie” Basilio Jr.,  Elizier “Ely” Capacio,  Rodolfo Lordan Jr.,Kurt Bachmann Jr., Isabelo “Bong” Hilario, Jesus Tanchanco Sr., Florentino Bautista Jr., Vicmar Vicente, Manny Ibay, Elpideo Dorotheo,  Pete Mendoza, Pacifico Tolentino Jr.,  Nicolette Tabafunda, Danny Romero