The Liberal Party (LP) Provincial chairman, 3rd District Congressman Albee B. Benitez has doubted the endorsement of Atty. Lyndon Caña to the Liberal Party and he doesn’t think it will push through in the absence of formal acceptance or swearing-in.
He made mention about this in an interview during his birthday celebration at Victorias City Coliseum yesterday.
The Liberal Party-Bacolod has endorsed Caña as adopted candidate for congressman in the Lone District of Bacolod City headed by city chairman Frank Carbon and LP chairman Emeritus Atty. Andy Hagad.
Benitez said his official stand is to support the ten LP councilors in Bacolod City and claimed they have yet to give certificate of nomination to any candidate in Bacolod City, although there are Nationalist People’s Coalition candidates there.
A first timer and late discovery in jumping who is a daughter of a guard of mango plantation in Himogaan Baybay, Sagay City led Area 2 (Cadiz, Sagay, Manapla) in elementary girls’ athletics for topping her two events in the ongoing athletics competition in the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Miguela Lamag, a 12 year old grade 5 pupil of Himogaan Baybay Integrated Elementary School was a double gold performer for Area 2 after topping the long jump (4.40meters) on Monday ahead of teammate Erika Billones (4.24) and Syrah Mae Rafols of Area 6 (4.04) and won the high jump yesterday with the height of 1.25 meters. She had identical record with Seyarrah Geni Uytiepo of Area 7 and Natividad Taquiso of Area 5, but won the event for fewer attempts. Uytiepo and Taquiso settled for silver and bronze medals respectively.
Area 1 (San Carlos, Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava and Don Salvador Benedicto) claimed the secondary boxing title, while Area 3 (Victorias, E.B. Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia) and Area 6 (CHICKS area- Cauayan, Hinobaan, Ilog, Candoni and Kabankalan) tied in the elementary division boxing tournament of the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan held at the second floor of Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City that ended last Wednesday.
Area 1 Elmar Duoma of Don Salvador Benedicto won the gold medal for Area 1 in (38 kgs) light mosquito weight over Crisostomo Española of Area 3. His teammate John Bryan Pabracuer lost his bout against Area 7 (Bacolod) Renz Orcada in (42 kgs) light paperweight to settle for silver while Jojo Bulanon took the bronze medals in the (49 kgs) light flyweight.
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Batang Pinoy and international athlete veteran Mary Anthony Diesto of AREA 8 (NOPSSCEA) and Johnly Ison of Area 7 (Bacolod City) already collected three gold medals each, but Area 5 continues to dominate in elementary division in the ongoing athletics competition of the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
Aside from collecting three gold medals, Diesto of Bacolod Tay Tung High School was the tournament fastest secondary girl topping the 100-meter clocking 12.37 seconds, while Christopher Lirazan of Area 7 (Bacolod City) was the fastest secondary boy winning the 100 meters in 10.88 seconds. It was Lirazan’s second gold medal after dominating the 400 meters (15.67 seconds) on Monday.
The colorful opening of the Provincial Meet Sunday at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City was seen and observed from among the participating athletes in their uniforms. The most applauded field demonstration played by 1,800 students-strong Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) who wore colorful outfits were there too that the school principal Mario Amaca could not hide his approving smiles with they weay his students performed superbly. But what we expected for supports among public officials, most of them were not present. It is not after all colorful for them, knowing they are going separate ways comes election time. They failed to showed up, maybe for fear they will misunderstood to be politciking.
I know that the spectators, to include parents or relatives of the athletes, were not there only to see the colorful opening ceremony, but also to observe if public officials would make remarks as a way of campaigning. Thanks, it did not happen, although we observed that athletes from AREA 6 were wearing clothes with "ALVAREZ" printed on their back. The cordial acknowledgment between them was observed, maybe because spectators were watching them. Instead, they were waving, shaking hands with one another. A good sign that in SPORTS, politics are set aside even for that time only. Their presence was already a sign of their campaign strategy but woe to them who failed to show up on the opening ceremony. They maybe gauged as not worthy to the position they are aiming for.
Four karate players from Renzoku Martial Arts Academy in Bacolod City won medals in their respective weight categories in the recently concluded 2012 Adidas BMP Karatedo Championships held November 30 to December 1, 2012 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) in Manila.
Jumel Gamboa of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod earned the silver in his category, while Aeris Villahermosa, who is taking up BSHRM at the same school, bagged the bronze also in his category.
The Liberal Party-Bacolod has endorsed Atty. Lyndon Caña as its candidate for the Lone District of Bacolod City despite some internal problems within the group as some candidates for city councilor allegedly would not accept his merging prompting the cancellation of Caña’s swearing in to the party.
But District Chairman Frank A. Carbon is confident the problem will be eased out with about five months left yet before the May 13, 2013 election, and even if there is a possibility that they will also endorse Monico O.Puentevella for mayor as the latter filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as independent.
Carbon said they are bound to totally support the candidacy of Caña for congressman of the Lone District of Bacolod.
Area 5 and Area 8 were leading on the first day of athletic actions in the elementary and secondary levels even as 18 gold medals are at stake in today’s regular athletic actions, having 6 final events for the Special games in the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
One of the ongoing actions in the Palarong Panlalawigan 2012 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.*
Area 5 comprises the towns of Isabela, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Binalbagan and the city of Himamaylan collected three gold medals. Justin Romeo Artesano won the elementary boys’ 110 hurdles with a time of 19.70 seconds; Arnel Genega took the gold in elementary boys’ long jump in 5.13 meters distance and Rhealyn Flores won the elementary girls’ shot put in 8.45 meters.
Actually, AREA 5 has the most number of five (5) gold medals overall as against AREA 8 with three.
Thirty four gold medals are at stake at the start of swimming competition today at Panaad Swimming Pool.
Of these gold medals, two are from Special Games, while 32 in the regular swimming competitions.
The events to be contested today are elementary boys’ and girls’ 200 freestyle; secondary boys’ and girls’ 400 freestyle; elementary and secondary boys’ and girls’ 100 backstroke; elementary boys’ and girls’ 50 butterfly; secondary boys’ and girls’ 200 butterfly and elementary and secondary boys’ and girls’ 4 X 50 medley relay in the morning.
Capiz province acceded to host the 2013 Western Visayas Regional Athletic (WVRAA) and prevented the Department of Education to resort to a plan of holding the events in "Home-and-Away" format.
This was disclosed recently by Western Visayas Department of Education Regional Director Mildred Garay to officials while Negros Occidental is holding the Provincial Meet or Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sport Stadium here since Sunday until Friday.