Following the sweeping of both men and women badminton team tie competition, Western Visayas also dominated the individual competition bagging three out of five titles in the just ended 2014 PRISAA National Games held in Davao Del Norte Sports Tourism Complex in Tagum City.
Mike Minuluan won the title in men’s singles, while teammate Christian Sison was 1st runner-up.
Central Visayas’ Archangelo Ouano and Kevin Bergantin placed 2nd runner-up. Minuluan and Sison were also part of the WV team that ruled the men’s team tie. Minuluan was adjudged Most Valuable Player.
Manny Pacquiao was a picture of determination days before the ‘Pambansang Kamao’s’ rematch with the erstwhile unbeaten Timothy Bradley, his 2012 tormentor when the two first fought in June of that particular year over at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The controversial first fight which saw judges CJ Ross and Duane Ford handing Bradley the victory in a split decision verdict (Jerry Roth saw Manny winning) over the Filipino ring icon was dubbed as one of the greatest robbery in professional boxing since time immemorial.
This prompted the Nevada State Athletic Commission to review the fight and eventually, Manny was determined to have won the bout. But the damage has been done and for Pacquiao to clearly establish his victory, a rematch was inevitable.
The multi-titled Hanah–Asenso Murcianon Taekwondo Club (ATMC) hauled 13 gold medals, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals in the recently-staged 2014 Panaad Taekwondo Tournament held at the Panaad Park and Stadium.
Among those who won gold medals are: Grade School Boys Advance – Gabrielle Nualda, Group 1 and Marcus Ernesto Hinojas, Group 3; Grade School Girls Advance – Angeline Alcantara, Group 2; Grade School Girls Novice –Gwenet Cuaycong, Group 2; Junior Men Advance – Deb Matthew "Jack" Daclan (welterweight) and Jan Mickael Casaña (feather weight); and Junior Men Novice – Levi Michael Deriada (lightweight), Paul Jimenea (finweight), Cornelio Buyco (flyweight), Rodney Posecion (lightweight) and Reyco Asin (welterweight); and Junior Women Advance – Caroline Dean Espinosa (lightweight).
The Palaro-bound athletes of Western Visayas will take a respite from their training in celebration of Lenten season and are home-bound today, April 16.
The athletes started their respective training April 1 as mandated in the memorandum signed by Western Visayas Department of Education Officer-In-Charge Regional Director Corazon P. Brown.
They will resume their training on April 21 before their departure on April 27 for the annual sports competition in Brgy. Bubukal, Sta. Cruz, Laguna slated May 4 to 10, 2014.
This year’s theme is "Sports: A way of life".
Woodpushers from Western Visayas scored another victory just before the conclusion of the 2014 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) competition at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex.
The WV team hauled gold medals in the men’s team division and individual event while bronze in the women’s category and men’s individual.
In the men’s team, Fritz Bryan Porras leads WV chessers scored 7.0 points as teammates Noel Vincent Crucero and John Michael Silvederio finished with 6.0 and 5.5 points, respectively.
Finishing at silver medal is Region 7 composed of Yves Christian Fiel (6.5), Ramil Wadim (6.0), and Jethro Esplanada (5.5) while, bronze medalist is Region 11 with John Christian Lesaca (6.0), Jun Mark Baldesimo (5.0), and Adrian Alain Llanos (5.0).
The Monday Bowler’s Club of Bacolod (MBCB)-1 top the 2014 Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) Class 1996 Trio Bowlfest after it registered 997 pinfalls in round 1 last Thursday at Negros Super Lanes, Goldenfield Commercial Complex, Bacolod City.
MBCB-1 of Rolly Alonzo anchored by Boy Garingalao with members Lito Masculino, Carl Boyero, Melot Alimon, and Rey Bello rolled the lanes in a 3-game set score of 335-307-355.
Romel Jover-managed Davies Paint came in second to score 968 (288-326-354), while Edgar del Rosario-led ASSFBI settled for third place with 966 on a 332-303-331 output.
The Boylits duo of Boy Garingalao and Lito Masculino dominated the Doubles Event Fun Games of Monday Bowlers’ Club of Bacolod (MBCB) at Lopue’s East Bowling Center last March 31.
Boylits trailblazed the 16-team duckpin doubles bowling event with 535 pinfalls followed by MC Bowlers - Carlo Boyero & Mae Memoracion (475), EJ ’78 - Elmer Liboon & Jack Palermo (474), and M&U - Melot Alimon & Ulysis Pacheco (465).
Garingalao and Masculino received a cash prize of Php 2,000.
Special individual prizes for highest in a single game was Garinglao with 159 pinfalls, in pinning was Edwin Soluta with 96, and in a double game was Masculino with 270.
One of the most prestigious, thrilling and exciting Basketball Tournament of Bacolod City, the 6th Isidoro Jimenez III Basketball Tournament 2014 will open on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the City Heights Athletic Club (CHAC) Gymnasium, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City.
Almost 18 teams will participate this year’s basketball tourney namely: I. 10 Under - 1. St. Benilde, 2. Tigers, 3. CRBC/Lions 4. Kiddie Warriors 5. St. John’s 6. TBAC/Little Giants; II. 12 Under - 1. St. Benilde 2. Tigers, CRBC/Lions 4. Kiddie Warriors 5. St. John’s 6. TBAC/Little Giants III; Open Category - 1. Petron/Thunderbird 2. PIX Digital 3. WLST/Tiger Paw, 4. Bright Navigational 5. AX Exchange Falcons 6. Total. Games will be played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The public is invited to attend the opening.
The Western Visayas scored another title defense yesterday in men’s football however, yielded its crown in men’s volleyball in the ongoing 2014 Private Schools Athletic Association National Games in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
Western Visayas Football Team in posterity after defending its men’s football title during the 2014 PRISAA National Games in Tagum City.*
The Nene Lazarito-mentored WV squad, bannered by mostly of the Ceres-La Salle FT, retained its title after a 1-nil victory over Davao XI in the finals played under the sun at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex.
Thanks to Prince Antony’s penalty kick in the 27th minute. Anthony was also named as ‘best midfielder’ in the competition while Anton Tongson is the ‘best defender’ as David Bedia claimed the ‘best striker’ and ‘most valuable player’ awards.
For the veteran tactician Lazarito, the victory is sweet. "I’m very thankful and happy with the win. And, everything won’t be possible without the support of the Yanson brothers – Ricky and Leo Rey as well as their family," he said. "And most of all, from Him in Heaven," the WV mentor added.
Once again, Bacolod’s adopted son has proven what prayers and determination can do – from the shadows of doubt cast by his questionable defeat two years, Manny Pacquiao has risen to prove he reigns supreme in the World Boxing Organization welterweight division.
Leonardia with Pacquiao inside the boxer’s suite on the eve of his fight.*
This was the statement of Bacolod Rep. Evelio R Leonardia who was with Team Pacquiao when he stepped on the ring at the MGM Grand to reclaim the WBO Welterweight championship that was taken from him by Timothy Bradley in a questionable decision two years ago.
His victory was significant, not only because he reclaimed the title but also because this was Bradley’s first defeat of his career, Leonardia also said.