While Kabankalan City highlighted the Sinulog Festival with the tribe dance competition yesterday, SM City Bacolod also showcased the festival through an exhibit at the West Bridgeway. Mall goers can learn more about Kabankalan City and its version of the world-famous Ati-Atihan.
Sinulog dancers delight mall goers with their version of the Aetas pagan dance that honors Señor Sto. Niño.*
"To support the tourism industry, we provide the venue for the cities and municipalities of the province to promote their festivals, attractions and cultural spots," While Kabankalan City highlighted the Sinulog Festival with the tribe dance competition yesterday, SM City Bacolod also showcased the festival through an exhibit at the West Bridgeway. Mall goers can learn more about Kabankalan City and its version of the world-famous Ati-Atihan.
Following the holiday season last December, the 2nd Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Football League will resume today, Saturday for its second schedule match this year at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Tournament commissioner Warren Concepcion disclosed that last Saturday, Bacolod United Football Club (BUFC) and UNO-R Balangaw won their respetive matches and remains unscathed with straight wins in their respective divisions.
In the other match, last year’s runner-up BUFC defeated Minulu-an Talisay FC, 9-0, last Saturday for its sixth win in division 1 while Jackals has 5 wins and a draw to lead Division 2.
Sagay City FC also beat Atletico de Bago, 4-1 to improve its standing just behind BUFC with 5-1.
Cadiz City will celebrate its 39th Dinagsa Festival to include withhighly competitive sports activities in different venues as part of the city’s sports tourism.
In the list was Airsoft Shootfest held last January 12 at Philippine Normal University (PNU) quadrangle and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Basketball League championship at the Don Bernardo Benedicto Covered Court last January 13.
Set to be held on January 18, the 2nd Mayor Patrick Escalante Motocross at the Reclamation Area and on Saturday, January 19, the opening of 1st Mayor Patrick G. Escalante Badminton Tournament at the Multi-Purpose Hall with Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) secretary-general 3rd District Congressman of Negros Occidental Albee Benitez to grace the activity. The other sports events will be the Battle of Muscles 2013 with Jammer Fitness Gym organizing at the DBBCC, and continuation of the Motocross.
Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) secretary general, Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Abelardo "Albee" Benitez is expected to grace the opening of the 1st Mayor Patrick G. Escalante Badminton tournament at the Multi-Purpose Hall on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
This was disclosed by Bany John Sarabia, Cadiz City Sports coordinator under the chairmanship of City Councilor William Tabanao. Sarabia added, Benitez will join Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante in the ribbon-cutting of the new Cadiz Badminton Center at the venue.
Six more suspects in the alleged killing of an army officer in an NPA-Army encounter in Cadiz City, about two years ago, were added to the original list of alleged suspects purportedly belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) and who declared they were innocent of the trumped-up charges, saying all of them are leaders of peaceful, legal organizations belonging to various sectoral groups.
The six declared their innocence and the fact that they were victims of trumped-up charges filed by the former City Prosecutor of Cadiz, who has since retired from various service and who did not even inform them they were facing murder charges for the alleged death of an army officer, named 1st Lt. Archie Polenzo.
CADIZ CITY - Local organizer here is expecting a huge turnout of participants to the 1st Mayor Patrick G. Escalante M.D. Badminton tournament slated on January 19 to 20, 2013 at the Multi-Purpose Hall here.
This tournament jives with the celebration of its 39th Dinagsa Festival in the city this month, according to Bany John Sarabia, City Sports Coordinator which is one of the sports events being supported by the city with Councilor William Tabanao as Chairman, Committee on Sports.
Six categories are up to be contested in the two-day tournament.
Sports: 3 Cadiz Chess Players Advance to the Finals; 8-year-old Chesser Sweeps Match in 2013 National Age Group Chess Tilt Held in Cadiz City
CADIZ CITY- Cadiz City sends in three of its players out of the 35 who placed in the top ten, but it was the 8-year-old chess whiz from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo who stunned his opponents by sweeping his match in the boys’ under-10 category in the 2013 National Age-Group Chess Championships, Visayas Qualifying Leg held at the Multi-Purpose Hall here that ended Saturday afternoon and advanced to the grand finals.
Gil Casa, Jr., an 8 year-old pupil of Sta. Barbara Central Elementary School, the other sibling of parents Delilah and Gil, Sr., competing in the qualifying leg, earned 6 straight points beating local bet here Vince Divinagracia in round 6 to rule the boys’ under-10 category. His older sister, Glydelle, 11 got 3 points and placed eighth overall in girls under-14 & 12 category topped by Sagay City’s Natori Biazza Diaz who earned 5 points.
CADIZ CITY - Two chess whiz in the 10-under category registered straight wins after five rounds in the 7 Round Swiss System in the 2013 National Age-Group Chess Championships, Visayas Qualifying Leg held at the Multi-Purpose Hall here yesterday.
Gil Casa, Jr., a 9-year old pupil of Sta. Barbara Central Elementary School and Methusellah Hoban of Danao City, Cebu collected 5 straight points and a cinch to capture the titles in the under-10 boys’ and girls’ category respectively.
Casais facing Guimaras’ Adrian De Luna (4) in today’s 6 round, while Hoban is playing against Iloilo’s Chacy Aliena Telesforo.
Mark Adrian Ong and Kirk Jan Ogapong of Cadiz City will play on board 2 in the boys’ under-10 category, while Cebu’s Jasia Dorog (4) and Danao City, Cebu Alphecca Gonzales (4) on board 2 of the girl’s category.
Many times age-group chess champion Valerio Mangubat of Canlaon City and upcoming Cadiz City chess player Jan Danielle Magalona were the only two survivors out of 30 chess players that played against Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales in a simultaneous chess match at the opening of 2013 National age-Group Championship, Visayas leg here.
The match ended for about three hours starting at 9am at the Multi-Purpose Hall here.
Gonzales commended the two with their strong stand against him and sees chances of their potentials to emerge in the future among other aspirants in the game of chess.
Gonzales said, one concept of National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) is to discover young potentials to represent the country in the future international chess competitions. He, however, cautioned local organizers of holding tournament to register in the NCFP in order to recognize their tournament and the players can have their ELO ratings.
Inspired by the city’s hosting of 2013 National Age-Group championships (Visayas leg) in Cadiz City, the parents of aspiring young chess players here formed a Cadiz City Kiddies Chess Club.
Mr. Eliseo Magalona, Jr., who had two teenage chess players in the national age-group chess tournament, was the club’s president. Mr. Joel Belascuain was vice president; Aileen A. Tolentino- secretary; Marie Claire Q. Santiago as treasurer; Pressyl S. Paguntalan as Auditor; Marly Q. Abejero as business manager and Hazel G. Andrada as PIO.
Designated club arbiters were Mr. Bany Sarabia, Edgar O. Escobia, Jed Delasa, Robert Cabras and Ruben Jimenez.