The Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) will hold its general assembly and election of new set of officers at 9am of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University in Iloilo City, according to Roger A. Banzuela, WVPRISAA Technical director.
After the election, the new set of officers will have their first board meeting to tackle concerns in the previous association activity and the future holding of program of activities and the participation in the 2014 National PRISAA.
Tagum City in Davao Del Norte will be the venue of 2014 National PRISAA to be held in April, Banzuela said, adding that the month is the usual date of holding the event. This year’s event was held in Lingayen, Pangasinan last February due to the May 13 midterm election.
DUMAGUETE CITY - A do-or-die matches for three teams in Group A will take place Saturday for the last elimination matches for the bracket in the ongoing 2013 PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium football field.
But based on their standing, Cebu has the edge against the two other teams for having two wins and a draw and no loss card. Cebu will face Iloilo at 2pm Saturday. North Cotabato will play against Baguio-Benguet at 4pm.
Iloilo defeated Baguio-Benguet, 1-0 yesterday with Paul John Acuerdo hitting in the 43rd minute to improve its record with two wins and a loss; the same with North Cotabato that won over Iligan-Dipolog, 3-1 also yesterday.
There are athletes in the country who have inborn talents and potentials. That’s why there is always time to discover them in the grassroots development program. The program of the Department of Education is a good start. The Palarong Pambansa serves the best of it. But the only obstacle with it is "politics". The athletes discovered in that sporting event should be wholly supported in their training and study. But the outcome seems on the other side of the coin. After the athletes perform, they were left in a corner unattended. No follow up. If there are supports, it came before the games, but nothing after. Instead, the athletes with potentials and talents were courted by different schools that need them. Offers come and it is good for them.
Philippine National Games (PNG) is reportedly a venue of discovering potential athletes that will don the country’s colors someday in international sports competitions. Millions are being spent for the holding of PNG by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). In 2011 alone, more than 26 million pesos were spent in the hosting. How about this year? Does it serve its purpose?
DUMAGUETE CITY - Defending champion NOFA-Ceres officially sealed their semifinal bid after a win over winless Masbate, 3-0 in Group B, even as Davao also fortified its standing beating Zamboanga-Dipolog yesterday in the ongoing 2013 PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium football field.
Jimuel Ariola initiated the attack connecting in the 17th minute of the first half.
NOFA had the first substitution in the 42nd minute with Joel Bedia replacing Ryan Lirio.
But the game got intense with BJ Baguioro and Abelardo Solinas drawing yellow cards both at 45th minute.
DUMAGUETE CITY - Iloilo join the win column beating Iligan-Lanao, 1-0 even as Baguio and Cebu ended in 1-all draw in the 2013 PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium football field here yesterday.
After a scoreless half with both teams trying to score in a physical match but failed which cost Iligan-Lanao player Juvie Alvino’s red card in the 35th minute.
As the second half resume, Andrew Supeña find his mark in the 66th minute for the winning goal of Iloilo to avenged their inaugural match against North Cotabato, 2-0 last Sunday.
Each team made six substitutions in the duration of the game.
Baguio-Benguet and Cebu ended in a 1-all draw after Cebu’s Agapito Bacla-an scored in the 8th minute. But Aude Menzi connects in the 14th minute to equalize the score. It was Menzi’s second goal in the tournament after scoring against Baguio-Benguet that also ends in a draw on opening match Friday. Cebu, on the other hand, secured two wins and a draw in Group A.
The coach we refer here is multi-titled coach Freddie Lazarito.
Coach Nene, as we fondly call him, is the most dominating figure in football. He is the former national mentor (when foreign coaches have yet to invade the Philippines). He may be considered a dominating school-case mentor not only in the province and region but in national tournaments. His recent accomplishment is winning the 2013 National PRISAA held in Lingayen, Pangasinan last February. He also steered the Ceres-backed team of Negros Occidental Football Association in last year’s PFF-Suzuki U23 National Cup and is defending the title in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. I saw Coach Nene with NOFA-Ceres team on opening games of the 2013 PFF-Suzuki U23 National Cup Friday at Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium, the venue of this year’s tournament. I saw him with Mr. Ramon Janeo sitting side by side each other when I glanced back. I saw him go outside with his team after the half of Baguio-Benguet and Iligan-Lanao opening match. But I DID NOT SEE HIM during the Media Thanksgiving Dinner Friday night at Bethel Guest House and instead Ali Go was sitting on his behalf. This really puzzled me only to find out that their Saturday, May 18 game against Zamboanga-Dipolog which they won, 6-0, Ali Go is calling the shots. Was this his furlough as what he had said before that he will give up coaching this team and only concentrate on school-based teams? Well, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt until he issues statements of his "disappearance".
Cebu 2 0
North Cotabato 1 1
Baguio-Benguet 1 0 0
Iligan-Lanao 1 0 1
Iloilo 0 1
NOFA 2 0
Davao 1 1
Zamboanga-Dipolog 1 1
Masbate 0 2
DUMAGUETE CITY - Defending champion NOFA has fortified its grip on top in Group B after a hard-earned victory against Davao, 5-0 and at least tied with Cebu in Group A with two straight wins in the 2013 PFF-Suzuki U23 National Cup at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial football field here yesterday.
NOFA’s title retention bid was shown after BJ Baguiro hit on the 4th minute unguarded by opponent and Joshua Beloya followed at 10th minute and Jimuel Ariola in the 11th minute. Actually, Baguiro and Beloya had two goals apiece, connecting in the 36th and 42nd minute, respectively.
The defending champion is aiming for its third game against winless Masbate on Wednesday for its last elimination match.
Meanwhile, in the first game, Zamboanga-Dipolog avenged its loss to defending champion last Saturday to blank Masbate, 2-1 yesterday.
With a few days after the election is over, the Negros First team that is leaving for 2013 Philippine National Games (PNG) has two options to be at the venue in ULTRA, Pasig in Metro Manila before the start of the competition on May 24 to June 2, 2013.
This was disclosed by Cecil Bando-Oyos, who said they are still awaiting approval of the budget for the team. Oyos said it is either on May 23 or May 25. If they will take a ship from Bacolod City, they should leave May 23. If they take an airplane, they should leave on May 25, a day after the opening starts, depending on the release of the budget.
There are about 30 athletes to compete in our sports events, out of 42 sports disciplines to be contested in 10-day sports competition. These are boxing, athletics, taekwondo and dance sports. A separate badminton team will also join from Negros Occidental.
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) should be transparent in its programs, including the grassroots cloud of doubts be erased on running the organization.
There are so many queries that need to be clarified. First and foremost is the recruitment of foreign players instead of tapping local players and also tapping foreign coach instead of local ones. Well, we know there are lots to explain by PFF under the leadership of Ilonggo Mariano "Nonong" Araneta, of all of these things and especially in its so-called programs in propagating football in the country. Last Friday, one PFF personnel answered a query from sportswriters in Dumaguete City where the subsidy of FIFA goes and he claimed it goes to grassroots football program and other educational programs including the direct assistance to the national team. PFF has commitment for football in the country. However, last Friday’s open forum, it was known that some football clubs in the country are not supported partially or wholly by PFF- that is if they have commitment for football.
When asked their preparations to the 2013 PFF Suzuki National Cup, most of the teams that participate have difficulty in assembling their players and most important is the support to their teams. Iloilo Football Club where Araneta came from confided they have a hard time looking for sponsors in going to Dumaguete City. Maybe, only one team has the much needed support and thanks to Yanson siblings, Ricky and Leo Rey for their love of football, providing a world class football field back home at Ayala North in Talisay City. Then where is that commitment for football goes?
DUMAGUETE CITY - Cebu Football Club posted its second straight win beating Iligan-Lanao, 1-0 in the 2013 PFF- Suzuki U23 National Cup at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial football field in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental yesterday.
Ben Lorenzo Magbanua did the trick in the 53rd minute to upend close defense of one of three teams from Mindanao, which had a draw with Baguio-Benguet (1-all) in the inaugural match Friday.
Magbanua’s heroic followed teammate’s Rikko Cedric De Guzman goal after the latter connected in the 75th minute to beat North Cotabato, 1-0, also Friday.
The coaches of nine teams during the Media Thanksgiving Dinner at Bethel Guest House in Dumaguete City last Friday. Cyril Dofitas of PFF also attended with Suzuki Philippines Eiji Kobayashi, General Manager for Motorcycles.* (H. James G. Toga/NDB)
Also yesterday, Iloilo defeated North Cotabato, 2-0 with Stephen John Lavega having hit in 45th minute of the first half and Rudane Tamon followed in the 56th minute of the second half.