Games and Amusement Board (GAB) chairman Juan Ramon "Monju" Guanzon, who was scheduled to fly back to Manila yesterday, commented amidst the issue of cancellation of the licenses of professional basketball cagers who refused to render service for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain this August.
Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga, head of the House Committee on Games and Amusement, in a national daily, said that GAB should not issue license to play to those PBA players who were selected to be with the national squad but refused to join. Further, the lawmaker stressed that there are some PBA players who has forgotten to serve the country.
However, Guanzon made three primary reasons why he’s not in favor of the lawmaker’s idea, namely: (1) no legal basis, (2) player’s fitness to play, and (3) violation of the individual’s right for livelihood.
"Firstly, what’s the legal basis for GAB to cancel player’s license when they won’t play for the national team? We will be taking this up in our board meeting," the GAB chief said.
2014 NOPSSCEA champion University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), Barangay 35 and PROBAC scored their first win in the 1st Barangay Bata Open Invitational basketball tournament which started Sunday at their newly-built gym here.
B35 chieftain Maui Huelar drew first blood as his wards spoiled Visayan Maritime Academy Global College, 89-86, in the opening game. Coaches Felipe Tumamot and Rex Bayer were a bit disappointed but took it in stride as the raw Sharks showed some promise in their first summer league.
B35’s C.Cawaling was I-Mart best player scoring 19 points for Coach Huelar, a former University of St. La Salle (USLS) Stinger and Negros Slasher in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association.
Following the successful staging of the first conference of the 2014 Dynamic Football League, the second conference is already in the drawing table.
According to tournament chairman Andrew Infante said that the league’s second conference will kick-off second week of July and runs until October, 2014.
"Last February 25, a consultative meeting with coaches from Bacolod and out-of-town schools was done in preparation for the second conference. From that meeting it was decided that Under-11 category will be added," he said. "So for the upcoming tournament there will be U11 and U13 categories. No U16 for the meantime to accommodate as many school teams as possible to participate in two age-groups," he added.
Infante also stressed that U11 will be played in a 7-a-side format while, U13 will still be following the same 9-a-side format.
In order to ensure the success of the second conference, the first coaches’ meeting will be on April 26 as submission of line-up will be from June 16-19 through DFL’s website. "Registration and submission of other requirements is set on June 21 followed by the screening of players from June 28 and 29," Infante said.
Nestea Ice Tea awaits the winner between Crossfit Creamy Yogurt and Absolute Distilled Water for a titular showdown in Class A division of the 2014 Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Inc. Invitational Cup at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
Nestea as No. 2 team defeated No. 3 team Synchrotek–Summit, 85-81 in their knockout semifinal match Monday.
No. 4 Crossfit Creamy Yogurt, on the other hand, forced a winner-take-all after upsetting top seed Absolute Distilled Water 108-101 in the other semifinal game. Absolute enjoys twice-to-beat edge over Crossfit.
Fernando Jose Arguelles and Toni Rose Raymundo essayed a pair of straight-set victories to run away with two titles each in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age-group tennis circuit at the St. Michael Tennis Court in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Monday, the press release from the organizer disclosed.
The top-seeded Arguelles, the 15-year old ace from PTA-Bacolod defeated Reyniel Marcellana twice, hacking out a tough 7-5, 6-4 win in the boys’ 16-and-under finals and cruising to a 6-1, 6-1 romps in the premier 18-and-U class.
W T L Pts
Ceres 7 2 1 23
Laos 6 1 3 19
Jeepney 6 0 4 18
All-Japan 5 1 3 16
Forza 5 0 6 15
Airforce 4 1 4 13
Nomads 4 1 4 13
Agila 4 0 4 12
UIM 4 0 4 12
Navy 3 0 6 9
Dolphins Utd 3 0 6 9
Cimarron 1 0 8 3
Bacolod-based Ceres-La Salle Football Club (FC) continued to rage on top of the team standing in the second tier of the United Football League (UFL) with a 6-2 victory over Forza FC last Sunday at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig City.
Ceres’ Cho Kyum Son made history in the league with the earliest goal scored in the 23rd second following the kick off whistle.
Meanwhile, new recruit Fil-German Patrick Reichelt scored his first, of his three goals as a Ceres FC standout in the 9th minute before Forza’s Jangobah Johnson cut the lead after scoring in the 21st minute.
Defending his World Boxing Organization Inter-Continental super bantamweight title and winning some purse during the Pinoy Pride XXIV: The Future Is Now isn’t that all for the Bacolod City pride Genesis "Azukal" Servania – it’s a decade battle won by his family.
It was recalled that the 22-year old Servania knocked former two-time WBA super flyweight world champion Alexander "El Explosivo" Muñoz of Venezuela last March 1 at the Solaire Resort and Casino to retain his belt and kept his unblemished record.
The deadline for submission of entries for this year’s Panaad sa Negros Sportsfest will be on March 25 at 5pm, according to Manuel De Oro, Provincial Sports development Officer.
The screening of entries will be on March 17 to 21, 6pm at Provincial Sports Office located at Panaad Park, De Oro added, giving them four days before the deadline.
Ricky Yanson, owner of Dynamic Construction that sponsored the age-group Dynamic Football League said the next tournament will concentrate on two categories- the Under-11 and Under-13 only.
The tournament will be played at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
"With this set-up, this age group football tournament will serve its purpose," he said after the successful staging of the first conference that ended Saturday.
The "Battle of Softball Champions" is all set to go on Sunday, March 2 at Hacianda Lonoy Ball Park in Silay City.
Multi-titled champion coach Tony Oquindo, Adolf Ledesma, and bemedalled softball mentor Guy Fuentes during the press conference.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)
This 1-day sports tournament will feature the top softball teams in Western Visayas which include the reigning Asia-Pacific Regional Softball champion Zarraga National High School; 2012 National PRISAA titlist, Central Philippine University; regional SCUAA champion Carlos Hilado Memorial State College; and the long time defending Palarong Pambansa champion Domingo Lacson National High School.
Adolf Ledesma, one of the organizers, said that the event will provide the Palaro-bound Negros clouters, and Iloilo batters seeing action in the National PRISAA and Philippine Series of the opportunity of having tough tests before competing in their respective age-groups.