All systems go for the staging of this year’s Regional Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet in Antique scheduled from January 8-12, 2014.
Meanwhile, WVPRISAA Technical Director Roger Banzuela disclosed that the fifteen sporting events will be contested in the weeklong competition, with eight of it set to start tomorrow, January 9.
These events are the men and women’s badminton at the SAC gym, men’s basketball at the EBJ Memorial Sports Center, men and women’s chess (SAC), men’s football (SAC field), lawn tennis at the Bishop’s House tennis court, sepak takraw (SAC), men and women’s table tennis (2nd floor Gaisano), and volleyball at the SAC covered court.
By Reymond Selda
The first batch of athletes and coaches from the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA), who will see action in the regional Private Schools Athletic meet, are leaving today for San Jose, Antique, PRISAA regional official Roger Banzuela said.
He said NOPSSCEA is sending 262 college athletes and coaches and 30 high school delegates to the January 8–13 regional competition.
The Negros team will compete in 23 out of the 25 sporting events in the college division and three out of 14 events in high school.
Luzon is sending huge number of participants to the national Philippine National Games-Batang Pinoy slated January 28 to February 1, 2014 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan as main venue.
Visayas with 647 athletes; Mindanao with 569 and host Bacolod and Negros Occidental with 500 to comprise the 2,540 athletes to compete in the week-long age group sports competition.
A refresher course will takes place on January 27, 2014, 10:00 am at Panaad Park and Stadium. On January 28 at 10:00am will be the solidarity meeting and the opening at 4pm.
SAN JOSE, Antique - Local government officials here will grace the opening of the 2014 Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) at the St. Anthony College Football field in this afternoon, January 8.
Invited by host to grace the occasion were Lone District of Antique Congressman Paolo Everardo S. Javier, Gov. Exequiel B. Javier, and San Jose Mayor Rony L. Molina.
Also set to give message is Dr. Rex C. Casiple, Chief Education program Specialist, Commission on Higher Education, Region 6.
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) last Friday gave certificate of recognition to Negrense football officials, who had for the past years helped keeep the beautiful game at the highest level of competition.
The federation, through Engr. Montano Mondia III, Department Head for the PFF Referees; and Dennis Estaniel, PFF Assessor/Instructor and Negros Occidental Football Association Referee Chairman, led the awarding of recognition to the football officials. Mondia is also a FIFA/AFC National Referee Instructor while, Estaniel is a FIFA/AFC Regional Referee Instructor.
Aside from the certificates, the award will likewise serve referees’ motivation to keep up their respective performances on the top level.
Negros football referees with (sitting 3rd from left) PFF’s Engr. Montano Mondia III, PFF’s Dennis Estaniel, NOFA Sec-Gen Paulline Javelona and NFL’s Ramon Janeo.* (SCOOP-Bacolod Photo)
Two thousand five hundred-forty delegates from across the country are scheduled to compete in the Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 slated January 28 to February 1, 2014 in Bacolod City.
This is the latest figure acquired, as of January 3, from the Batang Pinoy Secretariat, of which 824 will be coming from Luzon, 647 from the Visayas Region, 569 from Mindanao, and 500 from the hosts Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
These participating athletes and coaches will be billeted in ten public schools in Bacolod City.
Aiming to raise future football stars from the grassroots, Dynamic Builders Football Club (DBFC) created the Dynamic Football League (DFL) 2014, which is set to kick off on Saturday, January 11 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The success of last year’s conferences encouraged league organizers to add another age group - Under-16, which has 6 participating teams - on top of the U13 division that has 12 teams.
SAN JOSE, Antique - The first batch of athletes and officials from the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) has arrived here about 3:45 p.m. at St. Anthony College, host of this year’s Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) set to start on January 8 to 13, 2014.
The athletes are from men’s & women’s volleyball, badminton, and technical officials. The next batch will leave today and are expected to arrive also in the afternoon. NOPSSCEA has 262 delegations in these sports meet, including 30 from secondary level.
Other provinces are expected to arrive today. Iloilo has the most number with 381 athletes and officials, followed by Capiz with 336, Aklan with 179, and host Antique with 177.
Roger A. Banzuela, WVPRISAA Technical Director, left ahead Saturday to oversee in the preparations.
Ceres-La Salle Football Club has cemented its name last year in the national football community after defending its title in the PFF-Smart Club National Championship and ending its campaign in the United Football League Cup as a quarterfinalist.
Despite the heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Archers in last year’s UFL Cup quarterfinals, the Ceres FC remained a strong squad after defeating Global FC twice in the home-and-away format Club Championship finals.
In this UFL Season, Ceres will try to make another history when they join the league’s second tier alongside Manila Jeepney.
However, a Ceres team official has yet to disclose its final roster for the tournament as they are still finalizing it.
Negros Occidental Private Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) expressed its readiness in the upcoming 2013 Regional PRISAA meet in Antique on January 8-12, 2014. Its contingent is set to leave Bacolod City tomorrow, January 7.
Among the teams expected to draw huge expectation are the Freddie ‘Nene’ Lazarito-mentored Ceres-La Salle Football Team and Jay Binas’ badminton team, which both topped the 18th University Games last year in Bacolod.
Aside from the UniGames, Lazarito’s wards is also the defending PRISAA regional and national champion thus, pressure is quit tough on the veteran tactician.