SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE- Region 12 Arnis Team harvested at least nine gold out of the initial 16 gold medal haul won on the third day of palaro from its “Anyo” or form events. Soccsksargen Region’s Arnis Team ace player Jeko Jan Heyres made it to the limelight on the first day of palaro after winning the first gold for the Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association on Monday here. SRAA won three more medals in arnis on Tuesday for the team events. These include two gold medals in Synchronized Single Weapon for Girls/Secondary and Synchronized Single Weapon for Girls/Elementary. Athletes for the secondary level include Leslie Avila, Nicolle Kasandra Lumactod and Febrei Gwen Roa ; while players for the elementary level include Juanna Marie Julaya, Princess Sheryl Valdez and Shena Mary Valdez. Meanwhile, the team won another bronze medal courtesy from the Boys/Elem for the Team event in Synchronized Single Weapon played by Jeko Jann Heyres, Jan Vincent Monserat and Andrei Justine Alacrioto. Another six medals were harvested on the third day of palaro on Wednesday. Two came from Elementary boys for the events in Team Synchronized Espada Y’daga and Team Synchronized Mixed. Another three gold medals came from the elementary girls for the events in Individual, Team Synchronized and Team Synchronized mixed events for Espada Y’daga. Later in the afternoon, Secondary Girls won another medal for the Team Synchronized Espada Y’daga to cap the day’s event. Region 12’s Arnis Team which came from the city of Tacurong used to be the team to beat at the palaro during the first few years since it was introduced as a regular sports at the Palarong Pambansa in 2009. After a slump in its performances in 2012, it is [...]
SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE - Marjun Sulleza, a Grade 11 student from Koronadal City breaks the three day medal drought in athletics for SOCCKSARGEN after he won the 400 meter low hurdles at the on-going student’s athlete meet held in Binirayan Sports Complex here in the province. Sulleza's record of 54.16 seconds ousted the National Capital Region’s Lorenz Sediarin for his 55.79, who won silver and Kevin Melendez’s 56.16 of Ilocos Region for the Bronze. Sulleza surpassed his previous palaro record set in Legazpi City, Albay Palaro with 54.5 seconds. Sulleza, who hails from Barangay Avancena in Koronadal City said, his good performance in this year’s palarong pambansa is the result of his self-discipline and determination. “I extend my gratitude to my Olympian trainor Henry Dagmil who shared his knowledge and technique in the 12 months of preparation and training in athletics”, Sulleza said. He added that the love and moral support of his parents is the key of his success in life as an athlete’s of SOCCSKSARGEN region.
SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE- For the first time, Region 12 basketball team advances to the quarterfinals after winning three straight wins at the ongoing sports hostilities of the Palarong Pambansa here. Team Sox made a five point lead against Eastern Visayas during its first match on Sunday, 70-65. While the opening ceremonies are ongoing, basketball games continued and the team made a smooth victory against Zamboanga Peninsula, 59-37. Team Coach Gabriel Joseph Catolico said, basketball is not the kind of sports Region 12 excelled in the past years. For the past three years, this sport was dominated by the National Capital Region, Central Visayas and the Central Luzon. The ball is round however, that Region 12 hopefuls are optimistic to make it this year. The third game on Monday against Mimaropa has proven the test of stamina and power of the team in a do or die match to qualify for the quarterfinals with only a one point lead, 73-72. Despite the assured advancement in the quarterfinals, the team is not complacent for their fourth match today against the powerhouse National Capital Region at the Evelio B. Javier Sports Complex Gymnasium, this town.
The first winning match did not come easy for Soccsksargen’s Volleyball Boys Secondary Team after a nerve wracking debut against Cordellira Administrative Region with a score of 2-1, staged at Sibalom Municipal Gym Monday. Team SOX survived the first set 27-25 to gain an early advantage of the match. CAR gained its momentum on the second set 25-19 leading to a decisive match between the two teams . Eumar Vincent Tatulo, the team’s libero from South Cotabato almost stole the limelight after delivering the impressive dips and dives to stop the opponent to score. Added to the team’s strength is the powerful spike courtesy of Jan Vincent Lanaza also from South Cotabato province. After losing the second set, Team SOX gathered its energy to storm back on the final match. Team coach Terlito SusiIguer advised the boys to get focused and be determined to win the third match. CAR tried its best to for the final set but luck was not on them. Team SOX wins, 25-20.
SAN JOSE , ANTIQUE- President Rodrigo Duterte urges student athletes to have a sense of discipline and love of the country during the opening ceremonies of the 60th edition of Palarong Pambansa at the Evelio B. Javier Gymnasium attended by more than 12,000 athletes , coaches, school officials and guest on Sunday. Participated in by 18 athletic delegations all over the country, Duterte said, “ Sports should not be all physical through the building of muscles and stamina. Athletes must also have values and sense of good will, or even make friends with one another.” He disclosed he believes in the value of education by making it a priority. The education sector gets the biggest chunk from the country’s coffer amounting to at least P543.2 Billio this year, which is bigger than the agriculture and health. Duterte also announced the revival of the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for the Grades 11 and 12 both from the public and private schools. “ You must learn how to love our country.” He said, The president laments the young ones which will serve as residual forces must also learn how to fight. “We are old, so the younger generation should take care of the country.” He said, Duterte also reiterates corruption and drug cases as among his priorities which will continue for the rest of his term. This year’s sporting event which runs from April 23 to 29 held for the first time in the province of Antique carries the theme: 2017 Palarong Pambansa: Converges Youth Power, Builds Sustainable Future.”
The Province of South Cotabato in partnership with the Diocese of Marbel will embark on a Moral Recovery Program for the Surfacing Personalities Involved on Drugs in the province. In a meeting spearheaded by Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez and South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes with the Technical Working Group on SPID and other stakeholders, a partnership was forged for the implementation of the program on spiritual transformation of the clients. The program dubbed as “Pastoral Accompaniment of Illegal Drugs User and Pushers” or PAID-UP aims to “Christify the illegal users and pushers to be responsible, responsive, and disciplined citizens of the country who commits to the promotion of the common good especially the poor people”. Bishop Gutierrez said, a SPA strategy which stands for Study, Pray and Act will be used to achieve the purpose of the program . Study which revolves around the learning on Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Bible, papal teachings and the need human sciences; Pray for the Liturgical celebrations and devotions and Act on Ten Commandments, and Act or adherence to the Ten Commandments of God, Spiritual and Corporal works of mercy, abide by the Philippine Constitution, the Civil Code and other rules and regulations. Gutierrez added, as an entry point to the program, the SPID clients will undergo a Personal Renewal Experience which was derived from the Parish Renewal Experience or PREX, which is a Samaria Cursillo Weekend retreat -seminar already implemented by the catholic church. It is going to be a continued program comprise of daily prayers, weekly activities, monthly gatherings seasonal activities, family counseling, Family Enrichment encounters, among others. Bishop Gutierrez said, the program covers the life period of a person on earth and in heaven to [...]
The 730-strong members of the Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) is ready to compete on the 60th edition of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa slated on April 23 to 29 to be held in the province of Antique. SRAA which embarks on a 30-day intensive training in Koronadal City will see the efficacy of the scientific-based training program set by Olympian and South East Asian Games gold medalist Henry Dagmil. Dagmil who hails from the province of South Cotabato was instrumental for the province’s winning in the over-all championships for two consecutive years at the SRAA Meet due to the training program he used for the SouthCot athletes. This three-timed SEA Games gold medalist who works as consultant to the Philippine Sports Commission is also Region 12’s Over-all Training Manager for the Palaro. Dagmil said, this program is already for competition stage which gives knowledge on technical aspect and the importance of teamwork. Unlike the previous training program which uses the whole day for practice, this time only four hours were allotted for the formal training. Dagmil said, this training comprise of two hours in the morning which starts from 5:30 am to 7:30 am. Another two hours is spent in the afternoon which starts from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. The rest of the day Dagmil said will be used for lectures and team building sessions. There are also film showing and video presentations showcasing different sports performances of winning athletes. On other times, tune-up games are also held on different venues within the region. “This training program saves the energy of the athletes for the competition proper”. He said, Dagmil disclosed the endurance building should be done during the lower Meets and upon the start [...]
Koronadal City- The Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) will hold a whole day open-house on April 14 at their billeting area located at the Koronadal National Comprehensive High School this city before they depart on April 15 in preparation for its participation at the upcoming Palarong Pambansa slated on April 23 -29 at San Jose province of Antique. Regional Sports Coordinator Magdaleno Duhilag said, the open house will give opportunity to the parents, friends and supporters to pay their final visit to the delegates before they will jump-off . H e added, delegates are no longer allowed to go home as they were already been sent home during their moving-up ceremonies. Duhilag announces there will be no practice on April 14, which is in time for the Good Friday since the delegation will accommodate all visitors for the open-house. He added, the last practice is set on April 13, Holy Thursday at the South Cotabato Sports Complex and other playing venues as scheduled. With the onset of the Holy Week, delegates are allowed to observe spiritual beliefs and are even encouraged to go to church. The delegation will travel by land via Cagayan De Oro City on April 15 in the morning and will ride a boat to Iloilo City before going to Antique via Bus transport. The SRAA composed of at least 730 strong delegates are billeted at two adjacent municipalities and four public schools. These are Egaña Elementary and High School at the municipality of Sibalom; and Buhang Elementary and High School at the municipality of Hamtic . “This is going to be difficult for us since we cannot be billeted as one, but we have to live with it.” Duhilag said, The [...]
The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Incorporated (ALSWDOPI) has awarded South Cotabato Governor Daisy P. Avance- Fuentes as one of the Most Outstanding Local Chief Executives in the country during its National Convention at SMX Convention Center in Davao City. Ms. Betty F. Fangasan, National President of the ALSWDOPI said, Governor Fuentes was awarded the 2017 Gawad Parangal for giving priority to social welfare and development endeavors in the province of South Cotabato. The Gawad Parangal is an annual search initiated by the association that looks into the exemplary performances of the LCEs and its Social Welfare and Development Officers as reflected in their operational and fiscal management. Through the screening committee, remarkable contributions in the field of agriculture, infrastructure, health and treasury were also given utmost consideration in the selection process of the nominees.
South Cotabato Governor Daisy P. Avance- Fuentes was among the four Local Chief Executives in the country who were awarded plaques for supporting peace building and national development initiatives during the Philippine Army’s 120th founding anniversary on April 4, 2017 at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Gov. Fuentes received a Command Plaque for supporting the peace building and national development initiatives that led to the declaration of the Province of South Cotabato as Cleared area. Other awardees include the Province of Bohol, Agusan del Norte and Davao Occidental. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the parade and review as the guest of honor and speaker during the awarding rites. Other awardees given the same plaque were the Junior Chamber International (JCI) San Juan Dambana, and San Miguel Corporation.