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Sports wellness and management

For someone wanting to have a career in sports, it is best to study at Brokenshire College which now offers Sports Wellness and Management.
We have been hearing about the plan for years and, at one time, talked about it with Dr.Arlene de Vera, Ed.D. and then PSC senior executive assistant Joseph “Joy” Encabo.
Dr. De Vera worked hand-in-hand with then PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez on the paper work and after a thorough and careful study, it has finally come into reality.
If you are working for a sports company or any organization that has something to do with sports development, recreation, events, organizing, then Sports Wellness and Management is best suited for you.
The course, under the Bachelor of Physical Education program, covers very important areas in sports as a career and if you enroll, I tell you, you won’t regret it.
Aside from the very useful and up-to-date subjects, Brokenshire College has made it affordable too. And there is even more scholarships available.
The course is also designed for working students who have the option to go through a specialized weekend academic program.
Davao City is a fast-growing sports development arena. In other parts of the Davao region, there is a growing demand for sports specialists, especially among local government units.
Obtaining a degree in Sports Wellness and Management is the best thing to have should you decide to be actively working in the exciting world of sports.
So, what are you waiting for? Call (082)2224085 local 145.

PSC, Davao MOA

THE recent meeting between Davao City mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte and Philippine Sports Commission chairman Ricardo Garcia has brought some ray of hope to the growing sports community such that the wheels have started to roll again on the way to putting into reality a genuine grassroots sports program for Dabawenyos.

Chairman Garcia came to Davao and first met with former PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Davao City Sports Development Division officer-in-charge Pocholo Elegino who accompanied the country’s top sports official to the lady mayor.
The PSC chief is reaching out to local government unit chief executives like mayor Inday Sara to form a strong partnership in the crafting of a sports program in order to address the alarming problem of only five percent of our youth being into sports and a bothersome six percent are involved in drug addiction.
In order to defeat these problems, the PSC has declared an all out support for LGUs that will translate into a concrete sports program.
According to OIC Elegino, the PSC will soon be signing a memorandum of agreement with the City Government of Cebu which had established a strong sports program years back when the Cebuanos formed the Cebu City Sports Commission.
Elegino said they will hold a strategy meeting that will be facilitated by the mayor’s consultant, Dr. Serge Opena, to put on paper the sports plan that will be presented to mayor Sara for her approval. And if things go as planned, then chairman Garcia will soon be back in Davao to finalize everything with the City Government of Davao.
I can feel that it won’t be long when Davao City and PSC top executives will meet again to affix their signatures on a memorandum of agreement.

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Chairman Garcia and the PSC Board of Commissioners recently sliced the proposed budget of the National Sports Associations by 50 percent.
For this year, the PSC has budgeted P400 million as financial support to the 53 sports organizations based in Manila.
A whopping P800 million was proposed to the sports commission which is currently bogged down by dwindling revenue share from Pagcor.
The big slice does not surprise me because this is one way of sending a message to the NSA heads that they must be resourceful to find their own funding because in the first place, they do the budgeting without even consulting regional heads or city commissioners from the provinces.* * *We have been calling the attention of Manila-based NSA heads to get in touch with their appointed regional heads in the provinces, especially in Davao, because they are part of their sports family. It is just saddening to know that many of them are left on their own, like forgotton sons and daughters, without even financial support in the running of various local tournaments. Good thing, the local sports association representatives were able to get funding from the local government unit that assured them of at least having three regular competitions in a year.

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Happy birthday to editor Jon Joaquin, Singapore girl Ella E. Evangelista, teacher and basketball coach Ronnie Berato, my dear Reynan Librado, my commander and chief’s favorite ace photojournalist Robert Vincent “Bing” Gonzales who just had a very enjoyable PAL Interclub Golf Tournament coverage in CDO and long-time amigo Ariel Macatiog.

Former PSC chairman Butch Ramirez files COC, Sen.Honasan accompanies long-time friend

Senator Gregorio Honasan accompanies long-time friend former Philippine Sports Commission chairman William "Butch" Ramirez (right) who filed his certificate of candidacy for Davao City Councilor, Thursday, in Davao City.
Former Philippine Sports Commission chairman William "Butch" Ramirez (right) shows his certificate of candidacy he filed for Davao City Councilor at the COMELEC-Davao Office, Thursday, in Davao City. Accompanying him is his wife Mercy, who celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary, and long-time friend Senator Gregorio Honasan.
Former Philippine Sports Commission chairman William "Butch" Ramirez calls for unity through sports after filing his candidacy for Davao City Councilor, Thursday, at the COMELEC-Davao. Accompanying him is long-time friend Senator Gregorio Honasan (right).

New PSC chairman too early to be in trouble

Former Manila congressman Harry Angping, who replaced William “Butch” Ramirez as chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission, is facing trouble this early with the members of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

The POC officials want Angping replaced.

Angping is also responsible for abolishing the Mindanao Office of the PSC.

Good thing, the retrenched employees here in Davao City are very professional.

Joseph B. Encabo, the former Mindanao head, said they respected the memo faxed by a PSC Manila staff stating the abolishment of the office based in Davao.

The presence of the Mindanao Office is the only indicator that the PSC exists in Mindanao. And they abolished it. Wow.

Angping abolished it because they are observing austerity measures. Austerity measures?

I hope that is really very true.

UIC, HCDC, UM all set for Inter-Faculty cagefest

The University of the Immaculate Conception, Holy Cross of Davao College and University of Mindanao are all set for the 2008 Inter-Faculty/Employee Basketball Tournament on December 13, 1 p.m., at the Ladislawa Club gym.

UIC will be bannered by head coach Carlito Yurango, assistant coach Alvin Cayogyog, Alfred Amigo, Albert Burgos, Marlon Casquejo, Armando Dioso, Nelson Fermentera, Randy Loja, Rene Mahinay, Ramil Pasulohan, Roy Platon, Aladin Saldua, Jerry Tuston.

Holy Cross will rely on Jerry Licarte, Napoleon Trillanes, Danilo Dalire, Ferdinand Bulay, Wilfredo Labutap, Fr.Johnny Autida, Emmanuel Grumo, Pedro Anora, Domingo Acosta, Jerry Palermo, Filcobel Cabantug, Peter Montojo, Elmer Cabatingan, Rolando Sancho, Lucilo Sarona.

University of Mindanao, on the other hand, is composed of Darwin Aguilar, Roldan Canon, Ruben Cia, Jojet Cervantes, Roberto Guyot, Edelie and Percil Dagatan, Roel Darunday, Raul Constantino, Roniel Inato, Niel John Lomosbog, Oliver Mamba, Rouan Mines, Darwin Valencerina, Ruben Torres Jr. Coach is Roderick Conda.

Nine other teams are also seeing action in the tournament including guests teams Philippine Sports Commission led by chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and the squad of Davao City Treasurer Rodrigo “Ojek” Riola and General Services Officer Marvin “Oying” Melodias.

Master Steve Grandeza rules them all!

steve-grandeza-and-coach-edgar-alan-paulino-with-psc-chairman-william-ramirez-before-the-boutSteve Grandeza (right) and Coach Edgar Alan Paulino with PSC Chairman William Ramirez (center) before the bout.(My pix with Sir Butch was taken before the fight in his office in Rizal. This was the time when he formally endorsed me to the Philippine National Team Wushu – San Shou)

team-moo-duk-kwan-davaoTeam Moo Duk Kwan Davao.


Steve with the national team San Shou.


The one Master who rules them all in the Ultimate Strikers 3 Muaythai Kickboxing Tournament Against Drugs on November 30.

Here are the initial information on the Ultimate Strikers 3 Muaythai Kickboxing Tournament Against Drugs on November 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at SM Southmall Las Piñas City. The event was conducted by the National Muaythai Kick Boxing Council of the Philippines Inc. (NMKBCPI).

Main Event:     Steve Grandeza of Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do Davao vs. Ariel Cabusas of Yawyan Pasay
63kg division
Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do Davao vs. Yawyan

Steve Grandeza was considered an underdog in the game as his opponent Ariel Cabusas is considered to be one of the most respected and strongest Muai Thai fighters in the country. Cabusas is considered the pride of Pasay City with a muay thai fighting record of 10 wins – 0 defeats – 0 draws. This is also Grandeza’s first time to compete in the Muay Thai discipline. Grandeza became the crowd favorite when he won by technical knock out on the 2nd round against Cabusas. Muay Thai tournaments consist of three rounds per game.

Grandeza was endorsed by PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez to the Philippine National San Shou Team and is currently training with World and Asian San Shou Gold Medalist Rene Catalan. Please see image DSCN5789.

Team Grandeza
Steve Grandeza
Corner Men: Edgar Alan Paulino & Jojo Gatmaitan
Trainers: Edgardo “Bing” Grandeza
“4K” Kebache (boxing)
Coach: Rene Catalan
Edgar Alan Paulino
Jojo Gatmaitan

PSC,PSI to handle Sports Summit in Davao Province





The Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Sports Institute and the Provincial Government of Davao Province will hold a two-day Sports Summit on April 3 to 4 in Tagum City.

Davao Province sports coordinator Anthony del Rosario said that all sports stakeholders in the province will be invited to help in the discussion of creating a comprehensive sports development program.

Del Rosario, president of the Davao Eagles that competed in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA), said all 223 barangay captains and youth representatives will be invited.

“Grassroots sports development program is often forgotten. We want this to happen in Davao Province because sports development starts when the athlete is still five or six years old,” he said.

He said he will solicit the ideas of all sports stakeholders and the PSC and the PSI speakers will guide them.

PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez will grace the opening day to also give a discussion on the role of the national sports agency while resource speakers from the PSI and from the National Sports Associations will also be sharing their programs.

Del Rosario said that he wants the sports program in place by the time the provincial government finishes the construction of the sports complex in 2010.

Governor Rodolfo del Rosario has agreed to build the sports complex in order to put the province in the sports map with a plan to host the Palarong Pambansa and the National Private Schools Athletic Association Championships.