Two of the Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA) that represents the Philippines won bronze medals in the Girl’s 15 under doubles event in the recently concluded 19th SEA Juniors Table Tennis Championships held at Harrison Plaza Activity Center, Manila last July 12-16, 2013.
Dr. Diotay Lopue, Ann Gella Borbon, Emy Rose Dael
RP Team current No. 1 Junior player Emy Rose Dael and Palarong Pambansa Elementary champion Ann Gella Borbon defeated Thailand’s duo of Saritapirak Monapsorn and Mahawichian Promporn in the quarterfinals in straight sets, 11-7, 11-8 and 11-9.
Down 0-2 against Vietnam’s Vu Thi Thu Ha and Mai Tu Uyen in the semis, Dael and Borbon managed to rally winning the next two sets to tie the score at 2-2 forcing a decider, but came short, 7-11 in the fifth and deciding match.
Malaysia won the gold while Vietnam had the silver in the said category. The doubles team was mentored by LOPTTA mainstay Ms. Marell Lagunday, a former national player herself.
Silver Dragon-1993-95 overcame a deficit in the fourth quarter to escape Petron 2001-02, 80-73, to register its first victory in the ongoing Msgr. John Liu and Msgr. John Su Memorial Basketball Cup at the Msgr. John Liu Activity Center.
On the other hand, Crossfit 2005-07 proved too much for Eleven Degrees/Foodman 1996-99/2003 for a high score of 104-70 in the other game.
Peewee Demonteverde shines for Silver Dragon exploding for 20 points to erase 53-47 deficit in the payoff quarter. Although Silver Dragon took the half, 39-36, Petron’s came back Migz Estrella and Jan Jan Guevarra with 6 points each; and Robert June Genovea had 6 to grab the lead in the third quarter.
Demonteverde finished with 25 points; Vincent Javelosa added 11, Christian Castro 8 and Glen Ortaliz 7.
Filipino boxers excel abroad either in amateur or professional level. But it took a turn with the introduction of AIBA, the International Boxing Association of their AOB which means AIBA Open Boxing; APB-AIBA Professional Boxing and WSB-World Series Boxing.
The AOB is an amateur boxing tourney; the APB is a professional one and added with World Series of Boxing competing against other nationals.
Coherent to the existence of AIBA, they have added new rules which are applicable to both amateur and professional fights. Take this case; scoring system is patterned as professional using ten points must scoring system. The school boys and youth are still using head gear and other protective gadgets, but the elite will no longer use them neither wear shirts. Like the professional? Can you imagine our present amateur boxers like Charlie Suarez, Rey Saludar and Anthony Barriga fighting now both as amateur and professional under AIBA? All of them can fight in the AOB, APB and WSB. And mind you, they already signed contract with AIBA, according to Dante De Castro, a Luzon University Criminology Department head in Dagupan City who is also the ABREJAP president and AIBA Referee/Judge at Technical Association of the Philippines. And they can earn money as he said, from a minimum of $1,000 to $2,000 and $3,000. By fighting in all three events, they are representing the Philippines.
AIBA is also issuing licenses for boxers, seconds, referee, judges and even ring announcer. Games and Amusement Board (GAB) is one responsible of also issuing license to boxers, referees and judges which run conflict against AIBA’s new organization.
The launching of Mayor Monico Cup boxing tournament will be held today with a meeting of the organizing committee.
The meeting is expected to finalize plans of holding boxing tournaments of the city under Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella.
This is the first time boxing tournament or any other sports will be held under the new administration that prioritizes sports.
Boxing and basketball has been under the sports program of Puentevella while still a congressman of the Lone District of Bacolod City. This time, it is expected that other sports like volleyball, swimming, softball, shooting, weightlifting, taekwondo, karatedo, athletics and other sports will have a headway.
Western Visayas president of the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) Inc., Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, is urging other provinces in the region to take part in promoting or reviving interest in boxing.
He said Western Visayas has a large field of recruiting potential boxers from the grassroots. The only problem is on how to start discovering them.
The 3-day boxing seminar at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium here was very fulfilling. It started Monday and ended Wednesday afternoon conducted by Dante A. De Castro, AIBA certified referee/judge instructor.
The 6th district boxing elimination will hold first among other districts to be hosted by Candoni on August 9 to 11, 2013.
This will be followed by Escalante City as confirmed by Sports Coordinator Romulo Bascar at the closing of AIBA boxing seminar Wednesday at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium for 1st district on August 23 to 25, 2013.
Boxers from Local Government Units (LGUs) comprising host Escalante. San Carlos City, Toboso, Calatrava and Don Salvador Benedicto will send boxers in different weight categories.
In order to make the amateur boxing competitive, interesting and enjoyable, new rules are now being implemented under the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
These new rules will be in affect in the upcoming boxing tournaments here in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City. In fact, the three days boxing seminar will end today at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan conducted by the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, Inc., (ABAP). Dante A. De Castro, president of ABREJAP (ABAP Referee/Judge and Technical Association of the Philippines is responsible in inculcating these new rules to local referees and judge. De Castro, a professor in the University of Luzon in Dagupan City, College of Criminology was able to impart the new rules comprehensively to 64 participants from 21 Local Government Units (LGUs). In a brief interview, he is set to finish his doctorate degree and no wonder he is the one capable and responsible person to do so.
There are noteworthy changes in the new rules as they adapt the professional boxing in scoring; a "ten-point must system scoring". Also, only the school boys and youth are strictly wearing the gears while those in the Elite are no longer using the protectors, the same with professional boxers. To get a grasp of these new rules, those who have undergone seminar will implement them in the upcoming 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Cup Boxing tournament with elimination rounds by the district starting August 23. The consolidation of these all will be observed when the finals is hosted by La Carlota City in November. The same will be applied in the upcoming Monico Cup Boxing tournament slated to open soon after a launching meeting of officials this week.
Bacolod City will host the 13th National Physique Sports Championship, Mr. & Ms. Philippines 2013 at Sea Breeze Hotel on August 17, 2013.
Different categories are slated to be contested; Novice, Masters 45+, Short, Medium, Tall Athletics, Women’s Open Physique, Ms. Shape and Ms. Fitness Mixed Pair.
The overall champion and champions in each category will receive cash prizes, customized foot trophy, gym equipment, free hotel registration and food supplements.
The 1st to 4th runners-up will also get plaque of participation, food supplements and others.
Taekwondo Academy of Bacolod Braveheart collected four gold, five silver and four bronze medals in the 2013 Regional Inter-School Taekwondo Championships at SM City-Iloilo last Saturday.
A total of three hundred thirty (330) players from different schools in Western Visayas participated in theone day taekwondo tournament organized by the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) Regional Management Committee Region 6B.
Braveheart gold medalists were; Ella De Las Alas of St. John’s Institute in Group 1 Novice Girls sparring event; and Francisco Entierro of Asuncion Lizares Elem. School, Talisay City in Finweight, Advance Cadet Boys’ sparring event.
In the poomsae event, gold medalists were Laura Therese Malacad of University of St. La Salle in the Advance Cadet girls; and Roem Joseph Ayuban of Educational Training Center School 2 (ETCS 2) in the Junior Black Belt category. Both Malacad and Ayuban also won silver medals in Sparring event Advance Cadet Girls and Group 2 Advance boys respectively.
Sixty four participants from the twenty one Local Government Units (LGUs) joined the 3-day boxing seminar which started Monday at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Mr. Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, Inc.,-Western Visayas president is overseeing the conduct of the seminar for referees, judges and coaches.