Nike DVO CTY RUN on May 29

Nike, the premiere sports brand in the world, brings you the much-awaited Nike DVO CTY RUN on May 29.

This event will be the first running event that will be held at the soon to open Abreeza Ayala Mall and will concede with the launching and unveiling of the Nike Athletic Club flagship store in Abreeza. This flagship store will provide every customer with an outstanding and upgraded retail experience with the newest display,system, and a wide array of Nike products from footwear to apparel and accessories to help every type of athlete perform better.

The Nike DVO CTY RUN features 3 categories; 16.8K, 8K, and 4K(14 & under and non-competitve) open to both male and female. The longest distance will reach up to the old airport in Sasa before heading back and then will go up to the flyover to Dacudao Avenues through A. Loyola St. and JP Laurel Avenue then back to Abreeza Ayala Mall.

The registration fee is valued at P450 which includes a preformance singlet, race bib, a Strider Tag, post-race refreshments, and finisher’s certificate.  Registrants can also avail of 15% discounts on all Nike items at RunClub. Plus, the first 400 registrants will be given a RunClub Elite Card to enjoy special benefits and discounts at RunClub all year round.

Registration is on –going at RunClub from 10:30am-7:30pm. You may call tel no. (082) 222-8-RUN OR (082) 222-8786 for inquiries. You may add them at Facebook,, or visit for updates.

The Nike DVO CTY RUN is an event in partnership with Abreeza Ayala Mall in cooperation with Powerade ,Dole Philippines Inc.-Stanfilco, Runner’s World, and Vantage Sports Promotions.PR

Lady Eagles claw Altas, enter semis

Group A        W    L
Ateneo    2    0
Perpetual    1    2
Lyceum    1    1
Adamson    0    1

Group B    W    L
USLS    2    0
NU    1    1
SWU    1    2
FEU    0    1

Games Sunday
2 p.m. – FEU vs NU
4 p.m. – Ateneo vs Adamson

Ateneo scuttled Perpetual Help, 25-21, 25-16, 20-25, 25-19, to clinch the first semis seat in Group A while National U revived its hopes for a first-ever Final Four stint in the Shakey’s V-League with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Southwestern U at The Arena in San Juan, Thursday.
Guest player Alyssa Valdez scored 18 hits while Lithawat Kesinee overshadowed Jeng Bualee in a duel of Thai imports as the Lady Eagles remained unbeaten in the first conference with five wins, including four in the single round elims.
Kesinee backed Valdez with 17 points while Bualee settled for 14 hits for the Lady Altas, who finished with a 1-2 card in the quarters of the tournament sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza.
“Alyssa (Valdez) is very consistent, she’s good and a lot of people are expecting she’s going to stay in top form all throughout.  Her motivation is intrinsic. She is driven with her motivation,” said Ateneo rookie coach Charo Soriano.
Earlier, the Lady Bulldogs turned in an impressive all-around game to outhit the Lady Cobras, 37-26, while coming up with 10 blocks and the same number of service points against their rivals three blocks and five service aces, respectively.
The win also formalized University of St. La Salle-Bacolod’s stint in the Final Four with the idle Lady Stingers clinching the first berth with a 2-0 slate with one game left in the quarters.
Cherry Vivas came out of a long slump to fire 18 points, including 16 kills, while fellow guest player Denise Santiago added 14 hits for the Bulldogs, who also drew three blocks each from Maricar Nepomuceno and Rialen Sante.
The win thus evened NU’s card at 1-1 with a victory over Far Eastern U on Sunday ensuring the team of a Final Four appearance in the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Accel as official outfitter and Mikasa as official ball.
It was the second straight loss for SWU in the quarters as the Visayan team closed out its quarters campaign at 1-2.
Danika Gendrauli unloaded 13 hits for SWU but no other Cobra managed to score in double-figures with Princess Pido finishing with seven hits and guest player Erika Verano struggling for just four points.
Monique Tiangco backed up Vivas and Santiago with nine points, including three service aces, while skipper Rialen Sante and Nepomuceno added six points apiece for NU, which finished sixth in debut in last year’s second conference ruled by Adamson.
Meanwhile, Ateneo and Perpetual Help were disputing the first semis berth in Group A with the Lady Eagles, who swept the single round elims, slightly favored to prevail over the Lady Altas.PR

Espino bikefest set May 2

Some of the country’s top professional cyclists battle it out anew when the  Gov. Amado T. Espino Cup unwraps on May 2 marking the Pista’y Dayat celebration in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

According to provincial sports coordinator Modesto Operania, the race will be exclusively for Pangasinenses.

The will be fired off here and will traverse the towns of Bugallon (Socony junction), Labrador, Sual, Alaminos City, Bani, Agno (Banganoda junction), Burgos, Dasol, Infanta, back to Dasol, Burgos, Mabini, Alaminos City taking the Don Pedro Braganza boulevard, Sual, Labrador and Lingayen via barangay Domalandan.

The race, covering 195 kilometers, will stake attractive prizes topped by a P25,000 purse for the winner.

The first and second runners-up will each receive P15,000 and P10,000, respectively. Fourth placer will pocket P7,500 and fifth P5,000.

Succeeding finishers down to 10th place to receive P4,000, P3,000, P2,000, P1,000, P750, correspondingly with also medal each.

The bikefest will be aired live over Aksyon Radyo Pangasinan, 1161 Khz AM. PR

Shakey’s Pizza tournament

Davao City National High School recently placed fourth runner-up in the Shakey’s Pizza Girls Volleyball League Tournament of Champions in Bacolod City.
Davao league coordinator Rael Diaz observed that the Dabawenyas did not fare well because for one, volleyball is not a very popular sport in Davao and second, we don’t have a scientific training program in the city.
That makes sense.
The absence of a regular volleyball tournament and summer scientific training has deteriorated the development of the sport.
But basketball, which for many years, has enjoyed the holding of many tournaments from grade school to college divisions and coaches have been conducting trainings and seminars every summer, thanks to the willing sponsors. And the effect of that is that we have produced quite a number of professional players who have seen saw action in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association, the Philippine Basketball League and the millionaires’ club — the Philippine Basketball Association. I credit this to the undying support of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao chapter officials headed by its regional director Regino “Boy” Cua.
I don’t believe that Davao City cannot produce the best volleyball players in the country. We have a very rich volleyball history, I tell you. Years ago, Davao volleyball players figured very well in the National UAAP tournaments and in other national tournaments. We have been regularly competing in the Nestea Beach Volleyball Championships and ended up with respectable finishes.
Unfortunately, we have a slow-motion Philippine Volleyball Federation organization in the city. Slow motion because you cannot see them regularly organizing a tournament for elementary, high school and college students similar to basketball’s Gaisano South Cup at the Gaisano South Citimall Sky gym.
Ah yes, I agree, volleyball can’t compete with basketball. That’s a fact. But if you take a closer look, volleyball can, in fact, compete with basketball.
Volleyball, actually, is a very attractive and exciting sport.
However, PVF officials in Davao have not maximized this fact. Their concern, instead, is the strengthening of its pool of umpires and referees who find contentment officiating in the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools, Davao City Unit and Private Schools Athletic Association tournaments. That’s it. There’s not even an annual scientific training every summer for young boys and girls.
Good thing, Shakey’s Pizza has given Davao region teams a chance to show there wares in the Mindanao eliminations and City High got the ticket to compete in the tournament of champions in Bacolod where it had a dismal performance simply because it has not been exposed to regular local tournaments and summer clinics.
PVF officials should better change their ways and not just focus on earning fees by officiating in local tournaments and just thinking of themselves by making sure they get the accreditation they need.
The volleyball league sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza should be an eye-opener for you.