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.
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".
Cabiao police authorities in Nueva Ecija province seem to be in conflict as to the filing of murder charges against the suspected killers of Negrense Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Maribel Alpas of Hinoba-an town in southern Negros Occidental.
First, the Cabiao police under Sr. Inspector Eric De Venancio said that the filing of charges was made last March 31 at te Nueva Ecija Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Cabanatuan City.
At least five unidentified suspects, three of them minors ganged up on a Barangay Tan-awan resident in Kabankalan City, killing him Saturday afternoon and wounding 5 others outside of the barangay basketball court, police reports said.
Brgy. Tan-awan was celebrating its annual fiesta Saturday.
Supt Salvador Dagoon, Kabankalan police chief identified the victim as Leo Art Arante, of legal age and resident of Tan-awan.
Arante sustained at least 10 gunshot wounds in different parts of his body. He died on the spot.
Arante at first managed to run to the nearest house for cover and took an unidentified minor he used as human shield.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Ceres-La Salle football team representing Western Visayas retained the 2014 PRISAA National Games football title against host Region 11, 1-0 at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here, Friday.
Anthony Prince made the go-ahead goal in the 27th minute before both squad concentrated on their defense.
Prince’s goal was a penalty kick on a handball violation of host Davaoeños.
Southern Mindanao players made several attempts in the second half but failed to capitalize on it.
The hometown crowds also failed to inspire the team.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Western Visayas softball team reclaimed the national PRISAA title at the expense of its last tormentor, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), 8-0 last Friday at Eco-Park in Brgy. Apokon here.
The match ended in 5 innings regulation.
Tweedle Gee Samson scored on RBI by Diane Treyes at bottom of the first inning. The team struck out two batters of CAR as pitching ace Jane Daras worked in the mount in the same inning.
Western Visayas captured this year 2014 PRISAA National Games overall title with 99-54-74 medal hauls in the collegiate division and dethroned Central Visayas held at the Davao Del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex that ended Friday.
This after Western Visayas claims the team event of softball, football and women’s volleyball.
Central Visayas had 80 gold, 42 silver and 29 bronze medals to place 1st runner-up.
Region 4-A (CALBARZON) place 2nd runner-up with 48-44-48 medal tally; followed by host Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) 25-71-76; CAR had 20-36-24; Region 5 (Bicol), 19-6-11; Region 12 (SOCCKSARGEN), 6-25-43; Region 10 (Northern Mindanao ), 4-3-14; and Region 8 (Eastern Visayas), 2-2-0.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Western Visayas may snatch the title this year from defending champion Central Visayas in the 2014 national Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) held at the Davao Del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here.
Western Visayas won the title in two successive years after the revival of the PRISAA but was foiled by Central Visayas in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Western Visayas is looking for duplicate titles after it wrapped up the secondary level overall championship.
The secondary division already amassed 86 gold, 52 silvers and 20 bronze medals as of April 9 at 7:30pm. Some team competitions like secondary girls’ volleyball and secondary boys’ basketball are still nearing their finals.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Western Visayas softball coach, Pastor Kim De La Cruz had a lesson to learn after losing the title to Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in close final match, 4-3 in the 2013 PRISAA National games held in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
The two teams clashed again in the finals yesterday (Thursday).
The region’s softbelles were bannered by Central Philippine University softball team, whose players were Philippine and World Series veterans.
They won the title in grand slam in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Title retention of Western Visayas football squad has a bright note after registering two striaght wins in the 2014 Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National games at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here.
The reigning men’s football champion WV team Ceres-La Salle Football blanked host Region 11, 2-0 against Bicol Region Monday.
Te team bankrolled by football patron Leo Rey Yanson of Ceres Liner bus, defeated Region 12, 2-0 Tuesday afternoon.
The team favored to sweep its elimination assignements with CALABARZON Wednesday afternoon.