RMC to host Elderlympics


 Part of last year’s action.(CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Rizal Memorial Colleges is hosting the 2007 Elderlympics set in December, according to Councilor Leo “Happy L.A.” Avila.
On Wednesday’s meeting at the Councilor’s Lounge, Avila said RMC’s Leo Magno approved to their request to be the venue of this year’s  competition for senior citizens.
“We are very thankful for their help,” Avila told the members of the organizing committee.
The event is scheduled on December 8 to 10 featuring various sports events designed for the senior citizens.
Aside from the ball games, ballroom dancing competition and quiz bowl contest will also be highlighted, said Avila.
Avila said sports competitions are also being designed for the senior citizens to keep them alert and in shape even in their retirement years.
“They are even more enthusiastic than the young ones,” said Avila.
Various organizations have started meeting with the Steering Committee chaired by Avila to prepare this early and ensure the success of the three-day event.


Samanodi wins 11-under golf title at Rancho Palos Verdes


Khallic Samanodi fired a 105 just enough for him to take the 11 years old and below crown in the 9th Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club’s Monthly Medal Tournament, Sunday, at the Rancho Palos Golf course in Brgy.Mandug.
His brother Khoriz ruled the 12 to 17 years old category with an 86.
Frankie Liu, on the other hand, fired a net 74 for the women’s division title.
In the senior’s class, Ben Venus sizzled with a 65 to beat Ric Elizagaque and Milton Liu who had a similar 69 and Anthony Sasin who finished with a 77.
Ting Castillo’s net 66 gave him the class A crown, two strokes better than Eric Noh, and three more better than Boy Tan.
Jong Tan finished with a net 65 for the class B title while Lito Gutierrez landed second with a net 70.
Gary Trono won by just one stroke over Emil Hager after finishing with a net 65 in class C while Boy Limjudo settled at third with a net 70 while Jet Tantatco’s 67 gave him the class D title.

Talomo keeps clean slate in DBL

Talomo drubbed Brgy.5-A, 78-73 for its second win in the 2007 Duterte Basketball League (DBL) Inter-Political District Basketball Tournament, Sunday, at the Davao City Police Office court.
Talomo took a needed rest when Calinan forfeited its game on Saturday but 5-A battled and lost to Sasa, 62-75 that day.
Sasa lost to undefeated Daliao, 80-91 to level its count to 1-1 win-loss card while Malabog bounced back with a 76-71 victory over Calinan.
Leon Garcia won its second game via another forfeiture of Tamugan, after Calinan.
Tibungco, on the other hand, tallied its second win at the expense of Mintal, 66-59.
The tournament, presented by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with the support of City Sports Coordinator Christopher “Bong” Go and sanctioned by BAP-SBP Regional Director Regino “Boy” Cua, resumes on November 3 at 8 a.m.
Games on November 3, Davao City Police Office court:
8 a.m.- 5-A vs. Daliao
9:30 a.m.- 38-D vs. Malagos
11 a.m.- Sasa vs. Calinan
1:30 p.m.- Mintal vs. Tamugan
3 p.m.- Talomo vs. Malabog

Maco `A’ wins 10 Under title in S.O.S. Village Football tourney

Maco “A” defeated Montserrat Camp School in the 10 years old and under boys’ final of the S.O.S. Children’s Village Football For A Cause, Saturday, at the Tionko field.

Maco “B” Team placed third.

Catalunan Grande won the 12 years old and under division at the expense of Ayan Elementary School of Compostela Valley Province while the Indonesian School landed at third place.

Ateneo “A” continued its domination in girls’ football by winning the elementary division title after beating S.O.S. Children’s Village while Ateneo “B” took the third spot.

Davao United Football Club won over Ateneo in the high school division final while S.O.S. wind up at third but S.O.S. bagged the girls’ title at the expense of Ateneo. Philippine Women’s College took the third spot.

D’ Davao Survivors shot down Sea Gull in the women’s open final while Davao United FC landed third.

The 7-A-Side tournament was organized to raise funds for the 181 kids taken cared of by the Children’s Village.

SOS Village Director Luis Seras, Davao FA President Gerry Romero-Salas, Davao FA General Secretary Erwin Protacio, Councilor Mabel Acosta, Bantay Bata’s Ella Abad-Tan, 25th Infantry Battalion Commander Maj. Roland Rodil, and Philippine Football Federation presidential candidate Ed Formoso graced the event.

Director Seras vowed to support similar undertaking to promote the children’s welfare.

Al Barnett of Al’s Diner gave gift certificates to the champions during the awarding ceremony.
DFA General Secretary Protacio said a total of 42 teams participated including from Ateneo de Davao, Indonesian School of Davao, Davao United FC, Holy Cross of Calinan, Kapt. Tomas Monteverde ES, Montserrat Camp School, Navarro National High School, Davao City National High School, Catalunan Grande ES, Philippine Women’s Collge of Davao, Sea Gull FC, South Point School, D’ Davao Survivors, Davao United FC, SOS Children’s Village, UP Mindanao including teams from Compostela Valley Province namely,  Cabuyoan ES, Maubog ES, Pangibiran ES, Ayan ES, and Maco FC.

The tournament was sponsored by 90.7 Love Radio DXBM,  Davao City Mayor’s Office, and Al’s Diner.

NCALP staff thanks Director Boy Cua

Coaches of the National Coaches Accreditation and Licensing Program (NCALP) thanked basketball’s regional director Regino “Boy” Cua for ensuring the success of the two-day event at the University of Mindanao Matina Campus.

Cua, who is responsible for the revival of respect for Davao basketball and who recently discussed basketball development concerns with BAP-SBP Executive Director Patrick Gregorio , took care of the needs of the coaching staff and spent for the rental of the facilities.

A total of 80 coaches attended the Davao leg of the NCALP held over the weekend.

National coach Fritz Gaston, assistant coach D’Jalma Arnedo, Jude Roque of San Beda College, Adriano “Bong” Go of College of St.Benilde, Coaches Commission Chairman Bernardo Atienza and Davao Coaches Commissioner Atty.Manny Nitorreda handled the Davao leg.

The BAP-SBP has included Baguio City, Angeles City, Lucena City, Naga City, Iloilo City, Cebu City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City as program legs for the other regions.

National Capital Region will have a North and South legs in December.

Beatitudes plays Aces-Cebu in ICBL Duterte Cup final on Wednesday

Former City Councilor Emmanual Galicia Jr. doing the ceremonial toss during the opening fo the 2nd ICBL Mayor’s Cup Invitational Tournament at the Gaisano South Citimall Skygym last October 28, Sunday.(CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Games on October 31, Wednesday
Venue: Gaisano South Citimall Skygym
3:00 pm Temple Of Praise C/F vs Good Shepherd Church (3rd Place)
5:00 pm Aces-Living Word (Cebu) vs Beatitudes C/F (Davao) (Finals)

DEFENDING CHAMPION BEATITUDES CHRISTIAN FELOWSHIP OF DAVAO CITY WILL TRY TO DEFEND THEIR TITLE AS THEY FACE THE DANGEROUS ACES-LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES FROM CEBU CITY in the finals winner take all Inter-Church Basketball League Mayor’s Cup Invitational Tournament at the Gaisano South Citimall Skygym, Ilustre Street, Davao City.

The Sulpicio Lines backed Beatitudes Christian Fellowship of Pastor Alex Villanueva will rely on sharpshooter Charlie Rosauro, Jeffrey Decena, Arnold Garces, Mark Yian and Joemar Asis. While the Aces-Living Word Christian Ministries of Former PBA Player and MVBA’s Arthro Kontra Arthritis Head Coach Alfonso “Al” Solis will rely on his bigman trio Joshua Manthes, Jojo “Baby Shaq” Omandan, Lody Garcia & Fritz Gonzales 6’2 together with former University of Visayas stalwart Jimboy Filoteo.

In the earlier game, the Good Shepherd Church of Pastor Danilo Gomia will face Temple Of Praise Christian Fellowship of Pastor Wilfredo R. Calisang for third place.

Pastor Gary Visitacion, ICBL Director said that “We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support because without them our tournament will never be successful. Also I am happy to announce that the Third ICBL Invitational Tournament will be held in Metro Manila to be hosted by ICBL-Manila on October, 2008.”

The Second ICBL Mayor’s Cup Invitational Tournament is sponsored by the Davao City Mayor’s Office, Davao City Sports Office, Sulpicio Lines, HARK Marketing, United Pharmacy, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Challenge, Inc. and BAP/SBP Regional Office under Regional Director Regino “Boy” Cua.

ICBL Duterte Cup is a ministry of Philippine Challenge, Inc. and sanctioned by Regional Director Regino “Boy” Cua of the Basketball Association of the Philippine/Samahang Baskitbolista ng Pilipinas.(PR)