The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Negros Occidental has reorganized their provincial officers in a meeting held December 3, 2013.
Felipe Bat-og was designated chairman on Committee on Assignment, the position he held before, as Rey Almis on Secretariat, who is also the SBP coordinator in Valladolid.
Other officers were Fedie Descalsota on finance; Mario Barbosa on Audit; Wilbert Culanag on training and membership; Ferdinand Odango on discipline; Juniel Sarrosa on uniforms and logo control; and Roger Montalbo as adviser.
Area 4 has three boxers and Area 9 (NOHS) with two boxers advancing to the finals today in the boxing competition of the ongoing Palarong Panlalawigan (Provincial Meet) at the second level of the Panaad Park and Sports stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod city.
Area 4 J-Mar Jaga defeated Joel Deocadin, Jr., of Area 2in the semifinals yesterday and will face Mark Ariel Gudaca of Area 7, who beat Rodel Gamala of Area 6 in the 38 kilograms.
Area 4’s Mark Lyndon Bulanos scored on points against Joemarie Lacio of Area 6 and will square off with Jhepoe Coleta of Area 5, who enjoys a bye in the 42 kilograms.
Basecom defeated Jast Enterprises, 87-53 to sweep the Class B double round elimination round, even as Royal Star Trading eliminated Sweet Crystal Sugar, 77-66 victory in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade inc. 2nd Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at Po Hang Gym.
The Class B semifinals starts today (Wednesday) with Basecom (8-0) is enjoying a twice- to- beat advantage against Organic Solutions (3-5).
No. 2 Royal Star goes up against No. 3 Jast Enterprises for a knockout match. The winner between them will advance to the finals.
Sweet Crystal needing a victory to qualify started on the right track with a 29-20 opening quarter lead as the trio of Dr. Chico Coruña, Chingsan Su and Brent Chan conspires for 24 points.
Palarong Pambansa and international track and field campaigner Mary Anthony Diesto of Area 9-Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) even as first timer Antonette Aguillon of Handumanan Elementary School of Area 7 (Bacolod City) won their respective events in the first day of athletics action in the 2013 Palarong Panlalawigan (Provincial Meet) at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium yesterday.
Area 9 and Area 7 are leading in the medals haul in athletics with 2 and 5 gold medals respectively in all the divisions.
Diesto, a 16-year old fourth year high school student of NOHS dominated her favoite event; the secondary girls’ long jump with a leap of 5.24 meters, while improving her bronze medal finish of 5.15 meters in the last Palarong Pambansa held in Dumaguete City last April. Ailyn Tumbali, of Area 4, another Palaro veteran settled for silver in 4.87 meters while Syra Serna of Area 6 took the bronze with 4.78 meters.
St. John’s Institute (SJI) routed University of St. La Salle Integrated School (USLS-IS), 83-64, to capture the 12-and-under Negros Occidental Schools Sports, Cultural, and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) basketball title last Sunday at the West Negros University Gym.
The USLS-IS took the first quarter, 26-18 behind the trio of Jun Cary Besa, Earl Villarino and Kyle Ramos, while Miguel Sarmiento scored 8 points with two triples for the SJI.
Both teams played on even terms in the second quarter with USLS-IS keeping the lead at the break 39-33.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., and Department of Education (DepEd) Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Arnold John Siena will grace the opening ceremony of 2013 Palarong Panlalawigan (Provincial Meet) to open on Sunday at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella is also expected to attend as city host and expected to talk about the upcoming hosting of National Philippine Youth Games (PYG)-Batang Pinoy which was reset on January 28 to February 1, 2014 at the same venue.
Also expected to attend are provincial officials and mayors from other cities and municipalities barring aside politics in the holding of the province sports competition.
There will be no elementary boxing in the Provincial Meet slated December 8 to 13 at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium as this year’s new Provincial Department of Education memorandum signed by Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Juliet A. Jeruta, Ph.D., CESO V scrapped the event.
Another event "sipa" will now be termed as sepak takraw, the memorandum added.
Ten areas will compete in the Provincial Meet with the winners to compose the Negros occidental delegation to the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet (WVRAA) slated in Antique on January or February 2014.
Former Philippine Volleyball Federation president, Atty. Jay Alano and Annie Ruiz, both of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will be the resource speakers on a 3-day training-workshop for coaches in all events slated December 5 to 7, 2013 at Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), Bacolod City.
The activity will end a day before the 2013 Provincial Meet commences, Romeo Sison, Provincial Department of Education (DepEd) Sports coordinator said.
Coaches of 21 different sports events will attend the training-workshop which serves as refreshers for them. Each district is allowed to send two participants, while secondary schools, not more than one for each event.
Basecom defeated Organic Solutions, 72-62, for its sixth straight win in Class B action, while AACI Transport survived undermanned Huminova Tigers, 87-84, in Class A division of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade, Inc., 2nd Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym.
Organic took the first quarter, 25-16 but went scoreless in the first five minutes of the second quarter as Basecom score 14 points with Keith Banzon ad Luigi Coo combined for 25 points to give Basecom the lead at the half, 43-34.
Both teams played on almost even terms in the second half as Basecom pulled out the win relying on their defense and fast break offense, although Organic outrebounded Basecom.
Coo paced Basecom with 18 point; Banzon added 15; Adonis Rosales scored 14; while Atty. Jubert Katalbas and Glenn Yee made 9 points apiece.
Two elementary students from St. John’s Institute (SJI) won bronze medals in their events respectively in the 10th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) for Primary Students on November 25 to 29, 2013 at Royale Tagaytay Country Club in Alfonso, Cavite City.
Raymundo Carlo Masbano, a grade 6 pupil won the bronze medal in science category, while Robert Gerard Uy in the math category.
They were part of the 62 medals won by the Philippines, where about 450 elementary students competed in the contest participated by 15 countries: Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.