FS Dizon Charity Golf tees off on Saturday

The 1st F.S. Dizon Charity Golf Tournament tees off on Saturday at the world-class Rancho Palos Golf and Country Club.
Around 200 golfers are joining the tournament organized to benefit Davao Medical Center, Maharlika Charity Foundation, Missionary Sisters of Charity and Balay Pasilungan.
Jose “Joe” Marfori, who served as tournament spokesman for the family of the late Don Francisco “Paco” Dizon, said that they hope to raise P1 million.
Attractive prizes are up for grabs including P1 million as hole-in-one prize.
“We do not have any designated hole for the P1 million,” said Marfori.
He said that they intend to continue the tournament and keep on supporting the four organizations, which are the favorites of the late Don Paco.
“When he was still alive, he allocates funds for the four organizations. The family would like to continue his work,” said Marfori, who is married to Bebot Dizon, Don Paco’s daughter.


DFA’s U-15, U-17 teams to compete in 2nd POF Nat’l C’ships

Info from Davao Football Association:
The Davao Football U-15 and U-17 teams will compete in the 2nd Philippine Olympic Festival – National Championships in Philsports Complex on 12 – 18 November 2007. The teams earned these slots during the Mindanao eliminations held on 13 – 19 August in Cagayan de Oro City where they both emerged as champions.
The teams’ trip is sponsored by the City Government and private sponsors.  City Officials who facilitated their travel include Councilors Bonifacio Milatar, Mabel Acosta, Leo Avila and City Administrator Atty. Wendel Avisado, and Sports Development Division Chief, Christopher “Bong” Go.  Columbia Manager. Edward “Chaya” Lam and EMAR Learning Center directress Mrs. Lita Montalban helped in the travel of the U-17 team. Billeting is facilitated by PSC Chair William “Butch” Ramirez, through Mr. Joy Encabo.
There are 15 teams that will play per age category, divided into four groups. Each group will have a round robin format, with the top teams advancing to the next round.
U- 17 Line up
Kenneth Galvez, Roelfred Napuran, Romain Jay Buligen, Michael Nehemiah Simms, Darwin Jan Salavia, Nestor Bantilan, Jestoni Felipe, John Carl Genabe, Alfredo Labrador, Roland Manabit (EMAR Learning Center); Bonz Andre Militar (UM); Ken Kazuo Hager (Holy Child);Renelle Pino (Agro-College Ind’l Found’n);  Stephen Olegario, Sean Clarke Labang, Edison Bonoton, Jed Jofil Mahinay, Zandro Vilela (Ateneo). Coach – Ramonito Carreon; Asst. Oliver Ian Sonza. Team referee – Stanley Cañete. Head of Delegation – Erwin Protacio.
U-15 Line up
Romeo Raphael Du, Derrico Gabriel Diamante, Jorem Samuel Diamante, Roberto Torrejon Jr,. Jose Edgar Alfred Ilagan, Joshua Paolo Carrasco, Amiel Jan Paclibar, Emmanuel Josue Brisson, Frances Abrasaldo, Jayve Mabuslang, Renz Rey Napuran, Isiah Simms, Jeneric Awing, David Amelo Diamante, Amani Aguinaldo, and Charleston Uy. Coach – David Dwight Peñano; Asst. Christian Ea. Team referee – Jayric Iligan.

Pacman Warriors vs. Arthro on Saturday

M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City 8-2
Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue 8-2
*Arthro Kontra Arthritis-Cebu 3-4
MP Warriors-GenSan 2-4
Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr 2-5
*Duterte Agilas-Goldstar Hardware 0-6
*playing at press time
Game on November 10 – Oval Plaza Covered Court
6:00PM MP Warriors-GenSan vs. Arthro Kontra Arthritis-Cebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The MP Warriors-GenSan try to solidify their grip on the top of the Mindanao Division on Saturday, November 10, by hosting Arthro Kontra Arthritis at the Oval Plaza Covered Court starting at 6:00PM in continuing action at the 2007 Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference.
The team of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will finally play in front of its home fans seeing action in their adopted home of Digos City for their first two home stands. Coach Ramon Pido has steered the team to a 2-4 win-loss record, needing a win on Saturday before they engage their fellow Mindanao teams to end the classification round of the league sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).
The Warriors beat Arthro, 74-67, last September 19 on the road at the New Cebu Coliseum, the third playdate of the league made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring, Sulpicio Lines, Cokaliong Shipping, Accel, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.
Leading the charge for the Warriors are big men Rolly Menor (17.0 points per game) and Erian Daja (10.7 ppg). The key to victory for the Warriors will be the play of their guards, as Coach Pido hopes to get more consistency from Roderick Ramos, Louie Medalla, Donald Tadena, Jethrone Recustodio and Apol Coronado.
Meanwhile, Arthro of Jonathan Guardo and Coach Al Solis will play the second game in their three-game Mindanao tour. Arthro was playing the winless Goldstar Hardware-backed Duterte Agilas-Davao at press time at the Davao City Recreation Center. Coach Solis wants to end the classification round on a positive note before his wards tackle Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue (8-2) in the Visayas Division Wild Card playoffs.
Arthro totes a 3-4 card and will hinge its fortunes on the good play of guards Alex Cainglet (14.8 ppg), Doroteo Almacin (12.6 ppg), Mark Jonas Ababon (12.5 ppg) and Ronald Bucao (7.6 ppg).
Arthro will end its Mindanao tour with a visit to Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr on Monday (November 12) at the Xavier University Gym.(Anthony Servinio)

DJA guns for 2nd win in Lipovitan cagefest

Davao Jones Academy (1-0) guns for a second win when it plays host Lifestream International College (0-2) in the 1st Lipovitan Amino Sports Cup on Saturday, 10 a.m., at the LIC along Mamay Road.
Davao Central High School (1-1) takes on Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai (1-0) at 1 p.m. while Ford Academy of the Arts (0-1) meets Holy Cross of Bunawan (1-0) at 2:30 p.m.
After Saturday’s games, it will be the start of the second round of elimination, according to tournament director Rael Diaz.
The No.4 in the standings will play the No.3 for a knockout game and the winner advances to play against the No.2.The winner moves to a cross-over match against the other bracket qualifiers.
The tournament is sanctioned by BAP-SBP XI under Regional Director Regino “Boy” Cua and sponsored by Taisho Pharmaceuticals, Jakkar Marketing and Joysan Uniform Center of Ed Sandoval.

DFA, Jollibee-Bolton jointly organize 4th Acosta Cup

It’s all systems go for the 4th Acosta Cup on November 10 at the Tionko field.
Davao Football Association (DFA) General Secretary Erwin Protacio said that teams from Ateneo, Holy Child, Southpoint School and from far-flung Malabog and Calinan are joining the one-day competition.
Zonta, S.O.S. Children’s Village, Compostela Valley are also fielding teams to the event. Cagayan de Oro Football Association was also invited, said Protacio on Thursday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn.
Janice Celestial, staff of Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta, said that Councilor Acosta and Jollibee Corp.-Bolton Branch have formed a partnership to help in the promotion of football among elementary and high schools.
Jollibee, she said, will be organizing also some fun games to liven up the tournament.
After the Nov.10 schedule, the women’s open category is set on November 17 to December 15.
Early entries to the women’s category are UP Mindanao, Davao Survivors, Holy Child/Monserrat/Southpoint Selection and Seagull Ladies.
Celestial added that Councilor Acosta saw the need to help in the development of the sport and started work to make sure that tournaments will go on.
Protacio said the tournament has produced Herly Mae Salmon and five others who migrated to Manila after being recruited by top universities.

Duterte Agilas-Goldstar Hardware seek 1st win on Friday

The Duterte Agilas-Goldstar Hardware came up with a last minute game plan on Thursday morning as they prepare for the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference against Arthro Kontra Arthritis of Cebu on Friday, November 9, at the Davao City Recreation Center.
Game time is at 6 p.m. after the preliminary games between the Executives and Legislators and the championship game of the Champion’s League-Mayor’s Cup elimination.
The Agilas-Goldstar squad is gunning for a win after six setbacks with the acquisition ex-PBL standouts Joel Solis and James Scott Razon and former Ozamiz Cotta shooter Melfred Sampilo.
Former PBA cager-turned-coach Dindo Pastor said the new players were able to easily adopt with the game plan of the Agilas-Goldstar.
Arthro of coach Al Solis is sporting a 3-4 win-loss card and will again rely on the services of 6’7″ Rino Berame, Doroteo Almacin, Mark Ababon and Alex Cainglet.
But the Agilas-Goldstar have been honing their plays to give the homecrowd a reason to smile.
Boboy Berami has worked hard in the previous games by doing the role of the big man with the help of John Gonzaga, Wynsjohn Te, Bob Ilanga, Greg Delica, Dave Sagad, Arturo Atablanco, Jeff Bajinting, Morrison Mejorada, Donald Delfin.

Landmaster survives emotional battle, Arthro begins Minda tour vs. Duterte Agilas-Goldstar Hardware on Friday

M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City 8-2
Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue 8-2
Arthro Kontra Arthritis 3-4

MP Warriors-GenSan 2-4
Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr 2-5
Duterte Agilas-Davao 0-6

Game on Friday – Almendras Gym
6:00PM Duterte Agilas-Davao vs. Arthro Kontra Arthritis

MANDAUE CITY – Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue survived an emotional battle against Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 81-77, Wednesday evening in continuing action at the 2007 Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.
Landmaster led most of the way but mustered enough skills at the end to hack out the win. MisOr guard Mark Moreño canned a triple with 12 seconds left to threaten, 77-78. Michael Manigo then scored two free throws off the final foul of Mark Abadia to give Landmaster some cushion, 80-77, at the 11-second mark. Dennis Concha had the chance to win the game but his triple attempt bounced off the rim and into the waiting hands of Mark Yee, who was quickly fouled by Nathaniel Cruz. Yee sank a free throw for the final tally.
Landmaster started hot with Bong Marata and Richard Ian Saladaga combining for Landmaster’s biggest lead, 39-26, late in the second quarter. MisOr kept the pressure with timely hits from Moreño, Frank Nailon and Lowell Briones only to falter in the waning seconds of the game.
With the win, the team of Joe Soberano and Mayor Jonas Cortes equaled the 8-2 win-loss record of M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu. However, M. Lhuillier holds the tiebreaker thus sending Landmaster into a Wild Card round date with Arthro Kontra Arthritis-Cebu. MisOr of Gov. Oscar Moreno dropped to 2-5, in the process allowing the 2-4 MP Warriors-GenSan a free ride to the top of the Mindanao Division standings. The playoffs of the league sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) will commence in the third week of November also with the backing of ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring, Sulpicio Lines, Accel, Cokaliong Shipping, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.
Christian Nicdao scored eight of his game high 16 points in the final quarter. Marata made 13 of 16 points in the first half. Moreño paced MisOr with 14 points on four triples while Abadia finished with 13.
Arthro begins its three-game tour of Mindanao on Friday, November 9, with a visit to the Goldstar Hardware-backed Duterte Agilas-Davao at the Almendras Gym starting at 6:00PM. Arthro will be led by Alex Cainglet, Mark Ababon, Doroteo Almacin and 6’7” Rino Berame. The Agilas will defend their home turf behind Wynsjohn Te, Bob Cozy Ilanga, Jonjon Gonzaga, Greggy Delica and Boboy Berami.
How They Scored:
CEBU LANDMASTER-MANDAUE (81) – Nicdao 16, Marata 16, Yee 14, Saladaga 9, Torion 8, Manigo 5, Ocañada 5, Montalbo 4, Gloria 3, Mangubat 2, Abellanosa 1.
HOLCIM PRYCE-MISOR (77) – Moreno 14, Abadia 13, Briones 8, Nailon 8, Sanchez 7, Villoria 6, Tagupa 5, Concha 5, Sevilla 5, Cruz 4, Numeran 2, Apepe 0, Jabagat 0.
Period Scores: 25-16, 42-39, 61-56, 81-77.(Anthony Servinio)

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