College of St. Benilde topped both the men’s and women’s taekwondo at the close of the event in the 18th FilOil UniGames at Riverside College Covered Court on Saturday.
Rizal Technological University was 1st runner-up in the men’s division, while Fr. Saturnino Urios University in the women’s side.
For winning the overall men’ division, CSB’s Tristan Avelino won the gold medal in 54 kgs below category; Wilson Dumo in the 58-63 kgs; and Ronnel Yadao in 80 kgs below category.
RTU’s Marco Lustado ruled the 54-58 kgs category; and Eddtone Bobb Lumasac in 68-74 kgs category.
Their rivalry started way back in the Palarong Pambansa, to the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) and University Games (UniGames), but Maika De Oro of host University of St. La Salle (USLS) never gave a chance to her arch-rival April Rose Guiang of University of Mindanao and dominated anew her favorite event, discus throw in this year’s 18th FilOil athletics competition at University of St. La Salle track oval yesterday.
The 18-year-old 3rd year Political Science student of USLS made good her record of 36.87 meters in her fourth try. Lack of practice affected her performance due to her studies when she gets out at 5pm., according to her father, former RP pole vault standout Manuel De Oro, now the Negros Occidental head of Provincial Sports Development Office.
Guiang settled for silver in 34.16 meters, while Vanessa Baquiwet of Ateneo De Manila University won the bronze medal in 32.80 meters. University of Sto. Tomas’ Jessa Fernandez placed fourth with 32.20 meters.
De La Salle University (DLSU) chess team in both men and women reclaimed the titles they won in 2001 and 2002 to capture this year’s 18th UniGames chess tournament Thursday at University of St. La Salle library.
The men’s team collected 10 match points for 16.5 points to be declared team champion, while the women team got 14 match points for a total of 26 points to dominate the women’s division.
De La Salle University dislodged defending champion De La Salle–College of St. Benilde that got 9 match points for 16 points and won the silver as a team. Polytechnic University of the Philippine took the bronze medal with 14 points. De La Salle-College of St. Benilde dominated the men’s chess since 2008 until 2012.
In the women’s division, De La Salle University replaced defending University of the Philippines–Diliman that failed to send its chess teams in this tournament. De La Salle University women’s division also won the title in 2006 and 2010.
University of Visayas used physical defense to defeat Ateneo-A, 84-74 in men’s basketball tournament of the 18th FilOil UniGames at West Negros University gym yesterday.
After the standoff at 46-all at the half, UV maintains the pace in the third quarter with only five points difference and caught fire at the fourth with several spitfires of its pointguard.
It was the first defeat of Ateneo–A after its victory against Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, 74-56 in bracket B. They have two scheduled games today; against University of Immaculate Concepcion in the morning and Holy Angels University in the afternoon, all at West Negros university Gym.
Athletics competition of the 18th FilOil University Games (UniGames) will start today, Thursday at the University of St. La Salle track oval here.
A 5K walk for women will usher the start of the competition at 6:30am.
This will be followed by time trials in men 110 hurdles, women 100 hurdles, men and women 800 meters, men and women 100 meters and final best time in men and women 4X200 relay.
Defending champions University of St. La Salle (USLS) and Far Eastern University (FEU) posted convincing victories to start their title retention bid in both men and women volleyball tournament of this year’s 18th FilOil University Games (UniGames) at USLS covered courts.
The USLS Stingers defeated Holy Cross of Davao College, 25-17, 25-13 and 25-22 for their initial win last night as three more games are being played as of press time.
FEU, last year champion in the women’s division posted twin wins, first against Xavier University, 25-3, 25-7 and 25-10, then against local team of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod.
USLS Lady Stingers, the 2011 champion also won its match against Jose Maria College-Davao, 25-20, 27-25, 18-25 and 25-16.
Nine young boxers who were champions of the just ended 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Provincial Open Boxing tournament will represent the province in the upcoming 2013 National Batang Pinoy slated November 19 to 23 in Bacolod City.
Named to compose the province’s boxing team are Dindo Sabillo of Bacolod City in the 26-28 kgs; Vincent Castillo of Escalante City in the 30-32 kgs; Paulo Dato-on of Escalante City in 34-36 kgs; Elmar Duoma of Salvador Benedicto in 36-38 kgs; Ryan Pabracuer of San Carlos City in 42-44 kgs;
Aruel Jude Rendon of Bacolod City in the 44-46kgs; Renz Orcada in 46-48 kgs;
Greg Pableo of Escalante City in 28-30 kgs; and Roque Librado, also of Escalante City in 32-34 kgs.
A candidate for barangay died and another was wounded when they were shot Tuesday in two separate places in Negros Occidental, police reports disclosed.
Dead on the spot was identified as Alfred Burgos Lucero, 57, married, of Purok 3, Brgy. Linaon, Cauayan. He was running for kagawad of the barangay when shot dead by unknown suspect about 7:30 a.m. while campaigning in Sitio Sualig of the barangay.
He sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body and failed to make it to the nearest hospital.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella cited the efforts of two people behind the creation of University Games, now in its 18th year of existence during the opening ceremony Monday night at the University of St. La Salle.
Puentevella said, while still the commissioner of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), he was also part of the establishment of UniGames, brainchild of his brother-in-law Bro. Rolando R. Dizon, then president of University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City in 1996.
Puentevella gave posthumous citation to the late Bro. Dizon. Also cited for UniGames is its president, Roger A. Banzuela, former president of Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF). His citation will be given in the closing ceremony of UniGames, Puentevella said.
The Taekwondo Academy of Bacolod Bravehearts wins medals for the club in the 2013 Division Meet of Bacolod City held t Rizal Elementary School last October 13, 2013.
Mentored by Joem "Bong" Mercurio, the medalists were Francisco Entierro of Antonio Lizares Elementary School in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City who won the gold medal in Group 3 elementary boys; Faith Hope Duca of Educational Training Center School (ETCS-2) , gold medal in Group 3 elementary girls; John Paul Locsin of ETCS-2 , gold medal in Group 5 elementary boys; and Roem Joseph Ayuban of ETCS-2 who won the silver medal in Group 3 elementary boys.
Meanwhile, other medalists during the meet were Rochemel Galvan, Denise "AJ" Patigas, Angela Moral and Arhley Kaye Obeso also in elementary division. Silver medalists were Adrian Amihan, Angelo Dela Costa and Aleah Grane.