Ousted dxDC chief receives growing support

Update on ousted dxDC station manager Dodong Solis, the tireless cycling development supporter in Mindanao:

DAVAO CITY – Support grows for beleaguered media workers of Radio Mindanao Network- DXDC Davao (RMN-DXDC Davao).


13-Under Girl’s Football League resumes Oct.2

Davao Football Association update & schedule of games for this weekend 2Oct10 [Saturday] at the Tionko field:


After match day1: 25Sep10

“training to compete… competing to be trained”
lady sakyans utd fc 2 II 0 3 -3 0
catalunan grande 2 II 6 1 5 6
joint forces united 2 I I 1 4 -3 1
holy child 2 0 0 0
ateneo 2 I I 1 0 1 4

This endeavor was made possible, through the efforts spearheaded by MR. MICHAEL CO – DFA Board of Director and the Davao FA, supported by the sponsors – BOYSEN PAINTS, BROSCO CONSTRUCTION & BIGRIG MOVERS.

Some of the Key Tournament Guidelines

Team rules and modifications to FIFA laws for DFA 13Under Girls  Football League [9 v 9]

1. The maximum number of players on the field shall be not more than 9 per side, including the goalkeeper. A minimum of 7 players per side are required to start a match.  Only girls born 1997 and after are eligible to play. Half of the whole standard pitch is the playing area.

7. Matches shall be two equal twenty (20) minute halves with a five (5) minute break.

10. Matches are played on Saturdays with maximum of two (2) games per playing day having 30 – 45 minutes break interval in between games.  No scheduled matches’ on week prior to examination period.

14. Double round robin games with final & 3rd place play-offs to determine the winner.  After 2 rounds – base on total points, rank 1 & 2 will play in final playoff and rank 3 & 4 will play for 3rd place playoff.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES for 2 Oct 2010 [Saturday]

F1 2-Oct-10 8:00am ateneo catalunan grande
F2 2-Oct-10 8:00am holy child lady sakyans utd fc
F1 2-Oct-10 9:15am joint forces utd lady sakyans utd fc
F2 9-Oct-10 9:15am ateneo holy child

Creating healthy Dabawenyos

Clean Slate – Creating healthy Dabawenyos
Monday, 27 September 2010 00:00
by Moses Billacura
Edge Davao-The Business Paper

Creating healthy citizens of Davao City requires careful study.
A robust, alert and strong Dabawenyo is not only productive as a member of the community, but becomes a valuable  asset to the city’s development.
Back in 1997, the idea of creating healthy Dabawenyos was born.
So, in the summer of that year, the trio of Patmei Bello Ruivivar, Oscar “Oca” Casaysay and Tisay teamed up with Ateneo de Davao University sports director and management professor William “Butch” Ramirez and a select few  formed a think tank that would include sports as part of the city’s annual development plan.
Some city councilors listened to the presentation of the team members who took turns in talking about the direction of sports development in a growing city. Some of them were in agreement, the others listened in silence, obviously contemplating the future of sports development in their beloved city.
In the presentation, Butch Ramirez differentiated sports development for elite athletes from that for purely recreational athletes, meaning those who only want to indulge in sports activities for the enjoyment they get from it along with remaining physically fit. The bottom line is create a generation of healthy Dabawenyos.
Understanding the International Olympic Committee’s Solidarity Movement, the roles of the Philippine Sports Commission, the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Davao Sports Council, the Private Schools Athletic Association, the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools, the Davao Sportswriters Association, the business community and the local government unit was crucial in the crafting of the plan.
The result would be the formation of the Davao City Sports Commission that would provide the needed direction for a genuine sports development programftro the more than a million Dabawenyos, supported with an ample sports development budget.
Before Councilor April Marie Dayap’s term as SK Federation president expired work towards that end had already started, only to be held in abeyance she exited, thus paving the way for the entry of a newly-elected youth representative in the City Council—Councilor Halila Y. Sudagar.
Will the return of Dayap mean that the unfinished business of sports development push through in partnership with Councilor Sudagar?
Or, will the the sports development plan remain on paper?
We need a genuine sports program first, then, if it is successful, that would eventually justify the building of multi-million sports facilities.
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Happy birthday to Inquirer correspondent Dennis Jay Santos and Coca-Cola Tiger RJ Rizada.

Belle Studios photo promo for Team Pilipinas Phoenix Moo Duk Kwan



The World Kickboxing Federation KI super welterweight (146 lbs.) belt is at stake on October 1 at the Chi Lodge Dubai, UAE that is both eyed by Davao’s Steve “Red Knight” Grandeza and Al Haddad “Van Damme” Okine of Ghana.

The Red Knight is supported by Phoenix Petroleum Phils., Pagcor, NIS Motors Corp., Rockspec Gears, Davao Bayan Construction & Hardware Supply Inc., Davao City mayor Sara and vice mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

 Team members (left-right) coach Bryan Grandeza, fighter Steve Grandeza, instructor Edgardo Grandeza(Instructor), PR manager Myla Belle Barandog, coach Edgar Alan Paulino.

Kadayawan softball; RedGolf’s Bayani, AAK kids

Clean Slate – Kadayawan softball; RedGolf’s Bayani, AAK kids
Monday, 20 September 2010 00:00  .by Moses Billacura
Edge Davao-The Business Paper

Belated happy birthday to Anita Pereyras Sarabia who turned a strong 80 last Sept.14.
Nanay Anita has been a constant softball and baseball supporter to her children and grandchildren, most of them involved in amateur softball and baseball development work or as players.

She was at the UM diamond when the University of Mindanao Davao team, coached by her daughter Bing Sarabia-Miras, a team which she had been rooting for since her late husband, trial court judge Edipolo V. Sarabia Sr. began coaching, surprised the Tagum IX, 5-4, last week in the Mayor Inday Sara-Vice Mayor Rody Duterte/Post-Kadayawan Softball Tournament.

Flora May Castro’s RBI single in the bottom of the 7th inning scored starting pitcher Analou Vanzuelaall the way from second base for the win, catching Tagum’s outfielders by surprise.

Kardams Toril landed in third place while the visiting Cor Jesu College of Digos City took the fourth spot.

And, as usual, Nanay Anita enjoyed watching the games.
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It seems that amateur standout Bayani Garcia, who made waves on his home course Cebu Country Club during the Aboitiz Cup, is on a string of victories.

Just recently during the 2nd Davao Eaglemasters Tournament at the Rancho Palos Golf and Country Club, Bayani sizzled again by taking the class A champion’s trophy after beating Il Gyu Kim by one point.

Bayani is currently “powered” by RedGolf, Cebu’s first complete golf store and exclusive distributor of Bettinardi putters.

RedGolf is also the sponsor of Davao’s Elmer Salvador and we are glad that this company located at the Gallery, Juan Luna Street, Kasambagan has started to back professional players who are in need of sponsors.

Bayani teamed up with T.G.I.S. buddies Teody Pascual, Toffee Tionko, Alimar Etrone, Leo Fusilero although they finished second only to Division 1 team champion Dream Team composed of Ninot Galicia, Vincent Gumapac, James Noel Morente, Chris Tan and Davao’s Mr.Nike himself, Monchit Mackay.

The question now is when will the shy Bayani turn professional?

Anyway, congratulations to the Davao Eaglemasters organization led by the birthday celebrant Joe Tesado, Leo Tereso A. Magno, Randy Cadiogan, Jun Serado, Sam Strong and the rest of the gang, for another successful tournament that benefited the Eaglemasters scholars, Bondoc and Indangan Day Care Centers.
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The Association for the Advancement of Karatedo Davao Chapter has been competing in international tournaments without the benefit of a full support from the country’s national sports association, the Philippine Karatedo Federation, or from the Philippine Olympic Committee, the organization recognized internationally as legitimate governing bodies in our country.

It makes me wonder that despite their heroics in the international stage, we have not heard even a whisper of praise from presidents of the sport’s governing bodies.

In the recent karatedo open championships in Singapore, very young Dabawenyos Carmela Marie Estarija, John Albert Albarico, Claudia Rose Villaluna, Kassandra Daniell Barnes, Arthur Lao III, Jose Sebastian Regis and Ma.Michelle Castillo endured a lot of pain during their training but harvested medals as a result.

Now, AAK Davao players of coach Rommel Tan, who graced last week’s Davao Sportswriters Association Forum at the Tower Inn, are preparing for another international tournament, the Asian Koi Championships in Kuala Lumpur in December.

Maybe, when the AAK Davao players crack their bones, are brought home on wheelchairs with their medals hanging from their necks, the national karatedo and Olympic committee leaders will finally  recognize their outstanding performances.
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Belated happy birthday to a loving father, Hanz E. Concepcion of ABS-CBN Davao (Sept.18), former campus journalist and now president of JALMEDBASE Pharmaceutical Corp. Alan J. Baino (Sept.17) and to manong Rene Balugo of Australia (Sept.19).

Warm happy birthday greetings also to long-time friend Rachel Rodriguez-Bautista of Zamboanga (Sept.21), former Davao City No.1 councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta (Sept.22), San Miguel Corporation’s Randy Dominguez (Sept.22) and to the amiable wife of Philippine Business for Social Progress’ PR man Mitch Confesor, Rochelle Rubio (Sept.30).

Braveheart Boxing Club fighter surprisingly had cuts after bout, WBC execs must investigate

World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong of the Braveheart Boxing Club lost the fight and his title to Mexican Wilbert “Hurricane” Uicab in Cancun, Mexico last Sept.17.

BBC manager Manny Pinol is not complaining but seeks the protection of his boxers and other fighters who compete in WBC-sanctioned events.

WBC officials must investigate this!