Brunei ready to host BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games

Brunei Darussalam is ready to host the 6th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines Friendship Games on November 28 to 30, according to Brunei Darussalam Director for Youth and Sports Development Haji Matassim Bin Haji Jibah.
On Tuesday’s BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games Road Show at the Apo View Hotel, he said that the games are important because this will improve relations in the growth area.
Aside from the youth exchange program, other side events are also being lined-up to complement the hosting of the games.
With the theme of “Cooperation Through Sports”, Brunei will also hold exhibits and cultural performances as well the sports administration and nutrition conference.
Philippine Sports Commission senior executive assistant Joseph Encabo said that the competition will be for athletes 21 years old and below and national players are not allowed to join to give other up and coming talents to shine and hone their skills on a higher level.
Events are athletics, aquatics, badminton, futsal, sepak takraw, pencak silat and tennis.

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Sports Council, BAP-SBP XI to handle AND 1-Primovit

Inquiries about the AND 1 and Primovit Futures 3-on-3
Baller Battle can now be channeled through the
BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas XI which is under
the Davao Sports Council Inc.
BAP-SBP XI regional director Regino “Boy” Cua, upon
the approval of Sports Council president and Davao
City councilor Peter Laviña, has designated Rico
Biliran as tournament director of the Baller Battle on
May 3 and 4.
The Sports Development Division under city sports
coordinator Christopher “Bong” Go is helping the event
by providing the local sports association the office
at City Hall as registration center for the
convenience of the young boys and girls and their
parents wanting to participate.
Qualified players are those born in 1997 to 1999 for
the mini division, 1994 to 1996 for the midgets
division, born 1991 and younger for the boys’ and
girls’ juniors.
Biliran can be reached through 09206079207 or email or for Primovit concerns
contact Regie Radoc at 09226410888.

U.S.-based coach to teach “Spread Offense” on April 10-11

Multi-titled Ateneo de Davao High School and now-Chicago based high school coach Ronel Leuterio will be back in Davao City for a free two-day BAP Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas seminar for coaches that will focus on his nearly-perfected brand of play called the “Spread Offense”.

The “Spread Offense” is a result of a three-year work of Leuterio who attended numerous seminars under U.S. college coaches.

The seminar is on April 10 to 11 tentatively at the Brgy.5-A Bankerohan gym because the Davao City Recreation Center will not be available on the said dates.

Leuterio, who was assistant coach also of the Professional Davao Eagles in the MBA and best remembered for mentoring the Ateneo de Davao High School team that won the Milo BEST national title in Cebu, said that the seminar is open to all coaches in Davao.

“It is an offense that is out of the box, something unconventional. The positions are different or at least they are viewed in a different way,” said Leuterio in an email from Chicago.

He said that basketball is usually thought of in terms of point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center.

“It is not 1,2,3,4,5 like most teams do. Here you have two guards, two forwards,and a center.The guards and forwards are interchangeable, the center is the only position that is not,” Leuterio added.

The event is presented by the BAP-SBP XI with the support of the Sports Development Division-City Mayor’s Office under sports coordinator Christopher “Bong” Go.

RRD-Araw-PSC dancesport event on March 29

The Mayor Rodrigo Duterte-Araw ng Dabaw-Philippine Sports Commission Dancesport Competition is on March 29 at the Davao City Recreation Center.
Dancesport Team Davao training director Denise Bunayog said that the event starts at 9 a.m. and competitors will vie for honors in the elementary Latin bronze figures-Cha cha cha/Jive and Standard bronze figures-Waltz, high school Latin bronze figures-Cha cha cha/Rumba/Jive and Standard bronze figures-Waltz, college Latin bronze figures-Cha cha cha/Rumba/Jive and Standard bronze figures-Waltz.
Entry forms are Sports Development Division at City Hall and at the Recreo Ballroom Center and Dancesport Training Camp.
Dancesports along with youth chess, arnis, taekwondo and swimming are the events supported by the Philippine Sports Commission through Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez.

Gimarino tops RRD-Araw tenpin bowlfest

Roy Gimarino topped the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte-Araw ng Dabaw Bowling Tournament finals, Wednesday night, at the B3 of NCCC Mall.
Gimarino received P15,000 as champion after beating Romy Garcia who settled for P7,000.
Nonoy Calida landed at third place, good for P5,000 while William Lam took the fourth spot and P3,000.
They also received trophies, according to tournament spokesman Paul Rabe on Thursday’s Davao Sportswriters Association Forum at the Tower Inn.
Christine Alovera won the women’s division, followed by Tess Gancio at second and Evelyn Gonzales at third.
The tournament was presented by Mayor Duterte and supported by City Sports Coordinator Christopher “Bong” Go and the Durian Tenpin Bowlers Association.

Cycling organizer thanks Araw-RRD bikefest backers

PhilCycling regional director Salvador Paholio Jr. thanked the supporters of the recent Araw ng Dabaw-Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Cycling Challenge for the success of the race.

Radio Mindanao Network’s dxDC, Davao City Sports Coordinator Christopher “Bong” Go, Unilever Phils., Emperador Brandy, Lipovitan Amino sports, Phoenix Fuels, Coca-Cola, Rain Water, 3rd District Rep.Isidro Ungab, Davao Sports Council Inc., Karancho Inc.and SK Federation president Halila Sudagar backed the race.

Team Inday Sara topped the race with an accumulated time of 15 hours, eight minutes and 23 seconds, to rule the 154-kilometer race presented by the Sports Development Division-City Mayor’s Office, PhilCycling and RMN Davao.

University of Mindanao placed second with 15:13.20, 3MJ-Gen.Santos City at third with 15:43.14 and Great Circle Logistics at fourth with a time of 15:52.14.

Glen Yap took the individual title for Inday Sara while the runner-up was a promising young rider Marvin Aleonar and Glen Ibanez settled for third place.

In the veteran’s class, Jerry Castillon of 3MJ won over Danny Samaniego and Dominic Carpio whle Romeo Mascardo shared the limelight by taking the junior’s title over Nataniel Caresma and Andrew Jurilla.

Joel Parba bagged the master’s title at the expense of Carlofer Salonga and Andres Pedregosa.

Hilario Saronel was the oldest rider at 66 while the youngest participant was Cliff Collence Prospero.