Today is Jose Rizal Day!

Dr.Jose Rizal is a fencer, shooter, boxer, swimmer and chess player.

Mi Ultimo Adiós

Adios, Patria adorada, region del sol querida,
Perla del Mar de Oriente, nuestro perdido Eden!
A darte voy alegre la triste mustia vida,
Y fuera más brillante más fresca, más florida,
Tambien por tí la diera, la diera por tu bien.

En campos de batalla, luchando con delirio
Otros te dan sus vidas sin dudas, sin pesar;
El sitio nada importa, ciprés, laurel ó lirio,
Cadalso ó campo abierto, combate ó cruel martirio,
Lo mismo es si lo piden la patria y el hogar.

Yo muero cuando veo que el cielo se colora
Y al fin anuncia el día trás lóbrego capuz;
Si grana necesitas para teñir tu aurora,
Vierte la sangre mía, derrámala en buen hora
Y dórela un reflejo de su naciente luz.

Mis sueños cuando apenas muchacho adolescente,
Mis sueños cuando joven ya lleno de vigor,
Fueron el verte un día, joya del mar de oriente
Secos los negros ojos, alta la tersa frente,
Sin ceño, sin arrugas, sin manchas de rubor.

Ensueño de mi vida, mi ardiente vivo anhelo,
Salud te grita el alma que pronto va á partir!
Salud! ah que es hermoso caer por darte vuelo,
Morir por darte vida, morir bajo tu cielo,
Y en tu encantada tierra la eternidad dormir.

Si sobre mi sepulcro vieres brotar un dia
Entre la espesa yerba sencilla, humilde flor,
Acércala a tus labios y besa al alma mía,
Y sienta yo en mi frente bajo la tumba fría
De tu ternura el soplo, de tu hálito el calor.

Deja á la luna verme con luz tranquila y suave;
Deja que el alba envíe su resplandor fugaz,
Deja gemir al viento con su murmullo grave,
Y si desciende y posa sobre mi cruz un ave
Deja que el ave entone su cantico de paz.

Deja que el sol ardiendo las lluvias evapore
Y al cielo tornen puras con mi clamor en pos,
Deja que un sér amigo mi fin temprano llore
Y en las serenas tardes cuando por mi alguien ore
Ora tambien, Oh Patria, por mi descanso á Dios!

Ora por todos cuantos murieron sin ventura,
Por cuantos padecieron tormentos sin igual,
Por nuestras pobres madres que gimen su amargura;
Por huérfanos y viudas, por presos en tortura
Y ora por tí que veas tu redencion final.

Y cuando en noche oscura se envuelva el cementerio
Y solos sólo muertos queden velando allí,
No turbes su reposo, no turbes el misterio
Tal vez acordes oigas de citara ó salterio,
Soy yo, querida Patria, yo que te canto á ti.

Y cuando ya mi tumba de todos olvidada
No tenga cruz ni piedra que marquen su lugar,
Deja que la are el hombre, la esparza con la azada,
Y mis cenizas antes que vuelvan á la nada,
El polvo de tu alfombra que vayan á formar.

Entonces nada importa me pongas en olvido,
Tu atmósfera, tu espacio, tus valles cruzaré,
Vibrante y limpia nota seré para tu oido,
Aroma, luz, colores, rumor, canto, gemido
Constante repitiendo la esencia de mi fé.

Mi Patria idolatrada, dolor de mis dolores,
Querida Filipinas, oye el postrer adios.
Ahi te dejo todo, mis padres, mis amores.
Voy donde no hay esclavos, verdugos ni opresores,
Donde la fé no mata, donde el que reyna es Dios.

Adios, padres y hermanos, trozos del alma mía,
Amigos de la infancia en el perdido hogar,
Dad gracias que descanso del fatigoso día;
Adios, dulce extrangera, mi amiga, mi alegria,
Adios, queridos séres morir es descansar.

My Final Farewell

Farewell, dear Fatherland, clime of the sun caress’d
Pearl of the Orient seas, our Eden lost!,
Gladly now I go to give thee this faded life’s best,
And were it brighter, fresher, or more blest
Still would I give it thee, nor count the cost.

On the field of battle, ‘mid the frenzy of fight,
Others have given their lives, without doubt or heed;
The place matters not-cypress or laurel or lily white,
Scaffold or open plain, combat or martyrdom’s plight,
T is ever the same, to serve our home and country’s need.

I die just when I see the dawn break,
Through the gloom of night, to herald the day;
And if color is lacking my blood thou shalt take,
Pour’d out at need for thy dear sake
To dye with its crimson the waking ray.

My dreams, when life first opened to me,
My dreams, when the hopes of youth beat high,
Were to see thy lov’d face, O gem of the Orient sea
From gloom and grief, from care and sorrow free;
No blush on thy brow, no tear in thine eye.

Dream of my life, my living and burning desire,
All hail ! cries the soul that is now to take flight;
All hail ! And sweet it is for thee to expire ;
To die for thy sake, that thou mayst aspire;
And sleep in thy bosom eternity’s long night.

If over my grave some day thou seest grow,
In the grassy sod, a humble flower,
Draw it to thy lips and kiss my soul so,
While I may feel on my brow in the cold tomb below
The touch of thy tenderness, thy breath’s warm power.

Let the moon beam over me soft and serene,
Let the dawn shed over me its radiant flashes,
Let the wind with sad lament over me keen ;
And if on my cross a bird should be seen,
Let it trill there its hymn of peace to my ashes.
Let the sun draw the vapors up to the sky,
And heavenward in purity bear my tardy protest
Let some kind soul o ‘er my untimely fate sigh,
And in the still evening a prayer be lifted on high
From thee, 0 my country, that in God I may rest.

Pray for all those that hapless have died,
For all who have suffered the unmeasur’d pain;
For our mothers that bitterly their woes have cried,
For widows and orphans, for captives by torture tried
And then for thyself that redemption thou mayst gain.

And when the dark night wraps the graveyard around
With only the dead in their vigil to see
Break not my repose or the mystery profound
And perchance thou mayst hear a sad hymn resound
‘T is I, O my country, raising a song unto thee.

And even my grave is remembered no more
Unmark’d by never a cross nor a stone
Let the plow sweep through it, the spade turn it o’er
That my ashes may carpet earthly floor,
Before into nothingness at last they are blown.

Then will oblivion bring to me no care
As over thy vales and plains I sweep;
Throbbing and cleansed in thy space and air
With color and light, with song and lament I fare,
Ever repeating the faith that I keep.

My Fatherland ador’d, that sadness to my sorrow lends
Beloved Filipinas, hear now my last good-by!
I give thee all: parents and kindred and friends
For I go where no slave before the oppressor bends,
Where faith can never kill, and God reigns e’er on high!

Farewell to you all, from my soul torn away,
Friends of my childhood in the home dispossessed !
Give thanks that I rest from the wearisome day !
Farewell to thee, too, sweet friend that lightened my way;
Beloved creatures all, farewell! In death there is rest!

(This is the 1911 translation by Charles Derbyshire of the Spanish original of José Rizal’s poem, Mi Ultimo Adiós)

Brgy.Watabe rules Inday Sara women’s cagefest

Brgy.Watabe recovered from a slow start to defeat the Rizal-Boulevard Team, 81-67 in the Inday Sara Women’s Basketball Tournament, recently, at the Davao City Police Office court.

Amy Gueta, the tournament’s most valuable player, fired 24 points to lead Brgy.Watabe to victory.

Mera Pabia of Rizal-Boulevard, who topscored with 33 points, tried to rally her teammates but she lost steam in the final quarter where Brgy.Watabe outscored them, 20-12.

Pabia scored from all sides of the court at the start of the first half but the bigger Jessie Sabaricos, Debbie Joey Obiena, Cheryl Bueno, who canned in 21 baskets, and Gueta controlled the boards when she started missing the shots.

Sabaricos, recruited by the University of Sto.Tomas team after helping University of Mindanao win the National PRISAA crown in 2004, helped more in the rebounding and drilled in 17 more points to secure the win.

Brgy.L.Garcia placed third after beating Brgy.5-A, 56-43.

Tournament director Alberto Malinao awarded the prizes to the winners.

The scores:

Brgy.Watabe (81)- Gueta 24, Bueno 21, Sabaricos 17, Lizondra 8, Ondoy 8, Obiena 2.

Rizal-Boulevard (67)- Pabia 33, Millondaga 14, Gaviola 10, Mondido 8, G.Ymaz 2, L.Ymaz 1.

Evangelista Aquatics officials give gifts to lumads

XMAS GIFT. Swimmer Daniela Camyl Evangelista helps distribute the free kilos of seven-tonner rice to the Lumads from Pacquiabato during the gift-giving activity organized by the Evangelista Aquatics and Sports Management (EASMI) last Monday at the Davao Jones Academy in Buhangin. (Photo by RACKY ACAC)
XMAS GIFT. Charito Guillermo-Evangelista (right), finance officer of the Evangelista Aquatics and Sports Management Inc. (EASMI) giving the free kilos of seven-tonner rice to the Lumads from Pacquiabato presently staying at the Buhangin gym last Monday at the Davao Jones Academy. (Photo by RACKY ACAC)

5th Mayor Rody – Inday Sara & HOLCIM Phils., Inter High School Football Tournament Results

5th Mayor Rody – Inday Sara & HOLCIM, Phils., Inter High School Football Tournament

Tionko Football Grounds, Bolton Riverside , Davao City

Results of Games: 18 December 2009

Group A: Holy Child Red vs Davao City National High School Green (7 – 1)

Time: 4:30 PM

Goal Scorers for Holy Child Red:  Christopher Escaran (19’), Kevin Digal (31’, 60’), Eliezer Galope (35’, 79,), Brannon Samonte (45’), and Michael Atangan (68’).  Goal scorer for DCNHS Green is John Dale Cinco (14’).

Team Standing

Group A

W D L GF GA PTS
1. Holy Child Red 1 7 1 3
2. DCNHS Green 1 1 7 0
3. Ateneo
4. Catalunan – Medvil
5. Panabo NHS

Group B: Holy Child Black vs Davao City National High School Columbia (0 – 16)

Goal Scorers for DCNHS Columbia: Rocky Custodio (3’, 18’, 22’, 36’,45’,51’), Joel Vivero (7’, 31’), Warren Ravanes (48’, 70’, 72’, 76’), Jinuel Jose (59’, 67’), Raymart Palabrica (68’, 79’).

Game Schedule:

Date Game Time Field
21 Dec Ateneo vs Catalunan – Medvil 2:00 PM 2
Panabo NHS vs Holy Child Red 4:00 PM 2
22 Dec DCNHS Green vs Ateneo 8:00 AM 1
Panabo NHS vs Catalunan – Medvil 1:00 PM 1
23 Dec Holy Child Red vs Ateneo 2:00 PM 2
DCNHS Green vs Panabo NHS 4:00 PM 2
27 Dec Catalunan – Medvil vs Holy Child Red 2:00 PM 1
28 Dec Ateneo vs Panabo NHS 2:00 PM 1
Catalunan – Medvil vs DCNHS Green 4:00 PM 1

Group B

W D L GF GA PTS
1. DCNHS Columbia 1 16 0 3
2. Holy Child Black 1 0 16 0
3. SOS Children’s Village
4. University of Mindanao
5. EMAR

Game Schedule

Date Game Time Field
21 Dec SOS Children’s Village vs University of Mindanao 2:00 PM 1
EMAR vs Holy Child Black 4:00 PM 1
22 Dec DCNHS Columbia vs SOS 2:00 PM 2
EMAR vs University of Mindanao 4:00 PM 2
23 Dec Holy Child Black vs SOS Children’s Village 2:00 PM 1
DCNHS Columbia vs EMAR 4:00 PM 1
27 Dec University of Mindanao vs Holy Child Black 4:00 PM 1
28 Dec SOS Chidren’s Village vs EMAR 2:00 PM 2
University of Mindanao vs DCNHS Columbia 4:00 PM 2

The tournament is a single round robin elimination with the top two (2) teams garnering the most points in each group qualifying to the semi-finals.  The top three teams will receive trophies, medals, and cash prizes from Holcim Philippines . Individual awards for best striker, best midfielder, best defender, best goal keeper and most valuable player are at stake.

Engr. Cilor P. Guevarra, Mining, CHR & Admin Manager of Holcim Phils., Neil Bravo (representing the City Mayor’s Office), and Rafael “Pops” Vilela (president of Davao FA) attended the opening ceremony and ceremonial kick – off.

Attached picture: ceremonial kick – off (left to right)  Rafael “Pops” Vilela, Neil Bravo, Engr. Cilor Guevarra.

PRO XI wins RRD-SZD/AFP-PNP cage title

The Police Regional Office XI did not slow down in the fourth quarter to clinch Game 3 against the City Mayor’s Office, 79-73 en route to winning the Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Sara Duterte/AFP-PNP Basketball Tournament crown, Thursday, at the Davao City Recreation Center

Rob Palomares and Anthony Padua led the scoring charge in the last canto to seal the victory against CMO of Bong Go who could no longer find the winning formula as their guns cooled down in the dying minutes.

Ariel Bonleon missed a three-point attempt that could have tied the game at 76-all in the last 25 seconds and Cadel Mosqueda fouled Padua who converted two free throws, 78-73 with 21 seconds left.

And time was no longer on CMO’s side.

Go and Roy Bangkas combined for 20 points in the first quarter but they could no longer find their range in the final half. Go could only muster eight points and seven from Bangkas.

The boys of team captain Ronald dela Rosa blasted in the final minutes, kept on running

and continued to dominate the rebounding department.

“We followed our game plan. CMO’s strength is in the first half and when we saw that they were slowing down in the final half, we did our job to keep on running,scoring and rebounding,” said dela Rosa.

Dela Rosa made no mistake when he kept on calling Dominic delos Reyes as MVP when organizers awarded the pointguard the most valuable player award.

“Mo dala man gud siya sa dula, so MVP siya,” he said.

The scores:

PRO XI (79)- Rob Palomares 22 points, Simbulas 16, Padua 13, Awitin 8, Tugade 8, Ong 4, Rabanes 3, delos Reyes 3, Josol 2, Jaca 0, Coronel 0, Zozobrado 0, Gaffud 0, dela Rosa 0.

CMO (73)- Bong Go 22, Bangkas 18, Mosqueda 12, Braga 9, Gadiano 6, Bonleon 2, Mondigo 2, Escoton 2, Labor 0, Pastor 0, Escorido 0, Alquizar 0, Aleman 0, Duremdes 0.

Scores per quarter: 16-22, 17-23, 26-18, 20-10