Posthumous citation for former Inquirer sports editor

Sportsmen and beloved friends of Philippine sports who passed away last year will be remembered in the coming San Miguel Corp.-Philippine Sportswriters Association (SMC-PSA) Annual Awards Night.

Athletes, coaches, officials and supporters of local sports will be honored with a posthumous recognition during the March 27 virtual rite at the TV5 Media Center.

Never in recent memory has there been a long list of sportsmen who passed on to the Great Beyond than in 2020, with the likes of former Ambassador and basketball godfather Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, national team coaches Januario “Aric” del Rosario and Nic Jorge, Olympians Alfonso “Boy” Marquez and Orlando “Orly” Bauzon, grand matriarch of Philippine boxing Laura Elorde, and our very own Teddyvic Melendres, former sports and senior news desk editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and PSA president from 2009-2011, among the prominent ones who departed.

A moment of silence and a special video presentation will be shown in their memory during the early part of the program presented by SMC and backed by the Philippine Sports Commission and Cignal TV.

The first ever virtual PSA Awards Night is going to be aired on March 28 over OneSports+ from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with 1Pacman Partylist, Chooks-to-Go and Rain or Shine as major backers.

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