Dumaguete City to host Muay Thai Tourney this June

By Roi Lomotan


Asian Games Gold Medalist and Professional Muay Thai Fighter Romnick “Leon Kilat” Pabalate demonstrates some Muay Thai movements before the members of the press during the Mano-Mano: Fight to Unite press conference held on May 29, 2019 at Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City.

In line with the goal to make Dumaguete City a premier destination for sports tourism, City Mayor Felipe Remollo threw his support to the Mano-Mano: Fight to Unite Muay Thai event which will be held at the Macias Sports Center, this city, June 29, 2019.

The NegOrense and Asian Games Gold Medalist Romnick “Leon Kilat” Pabalete will be pitted against Thai fighter Detnarong “Tong Po” Omkrathok in the main bout of the tournament.

The winner of the competition will move on in the WBC Super Flyweight Championship Belt for Muay Thai.

“This Mano-Mano Sporting event in our city and province will really give credits to our accolade as sports organizer of the year and then sports destination,” Remollo told Dumaguete reporters in a recent press briefing noting some of the major recognitions given to the city in the field of sports tourism.

“We are so blessed and lucky in [their] choosing Negros Oriental as venue,” he added.

The local chief executive also cheered for Pabalete citing the entire city is proud of him and will be there to support him.

This tournament, the second part of a series of events organized by DTC Promos Inc., is one of the leading events and activations firm in the country.

The main objective of the event is to discover and promote the best Flipino Muay Thai fighters who will be trained to compete in big shows abroad.



Asian Games Gold Medalist and Professional Muay Thai Fighter Romnick “Leon Kilat” Pabalate, DTC CEO and Event Promoter Ed Dames, and Technical Official Head Kru Zhie Vallega invite the public to watch the Mano-Mano: Fight to Unite Muay Thai Tournament on June 29 at the Macias Sports Center.


DTC Chairman and CEO and Event Promoter Ed Dames shared why they chose Pabelete to fight in the main battle.

“The other unique about Romnick is his hip-hop background and Taekwondo background he can do a lot of unconventional Muay Thai (moves).  Very exciting fighter si Romnick (Romnick is a very exciting fighter).  Romnick usually surprises his opponent because his got a lot nakatago sa pocket niya (his got a lot of tricks under his pocket),” Dames said.

With this, event organizers and Pabalete invite the public to watch the tournament.

“Akong gi-invite ang tanan na motan-aw sa dula ug mosuporta sa atong mga local fighter na matabagan pod sila nga naa silay opportunity to compete mo-represent sa ilang hometown (I would like to invite everyone to watch the game and support our local fighters. Help them have the opportunity to compete and represent their respective hometown),” Pabalete said.

Co-main event of the game is MMA Fighter Arvin “Asintado” Chan who hails from Pamplona versus Chung Seongjin from South Korea.

Eight other matches will be held before the main event featuring a fighter coming from Iloilo, Cebu, Leyte, Bacolod, Baguio, Batangas, and Pangasinan.

Tickets will be available soon at Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City.

The event is also supported by the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental.


DepEd readies for ASEAN School Games 2020 in Dumaguete

By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office has started its site inspection of the playing venues and accommodations in Dumaguete City in preparations to next year’s staging of the 12th ASEAN School Games (ASG) 2020.

As host venue, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo are in close coordination with Deped Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones so that all the needs and requirements in hosting the international tournament will be met before the annual event starts in November next year.

About 2,500 student-athletes from ten ASEAN member nations Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are expected to be in the city to compete in some identified sports events.

The sports events include athletics, swimming, badminton, speak takraw, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and tennis including an elective sport which is to be chosen by the host city.

Remollo is considering baseball, beach volleyball or archery as the event to be added provided that at least four member-countries will be fielding teams.

The selection of the province and the city to host ASEAN School games reinforces the city’s growing reputation as a sports destination in the country.

This year, the 11th ASEAN School games will open in July, which will be hosted by Semarang, Indonesia.

The ASG is an annual games for secondary schools student-athletes in Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

This is organized under the authority of the ASEAN Schools Sports Council, an apolitical regional sports council that promotes among member countries.

Among its objectives are to promote ASEAN solidarity in our youth through school sports, to provide opportunities for school athletes to benchmark their sporting talents in the ASEAN region and to provide venues for school athletes to interact and engage in cultural exchange within the region.

Cebuano News: NOSDEP mopasidungog sa kababayen-an pinaagi sa sports

By Leandria Pagunsan

Isip pagsaulog sa Women’s Month karong bulan sa Marso, ang Negros Oriental Sports and Development Program (NOSDEP) mopahigayon og nagkadaiyang “sports events” lakip na niini ang 2nd all-women dragon boat race kon “ Paddle for Womanity.

Si NOSDEP Provincial Sports Coordinator Paultom Paras namahayag atol sa gihimong joint meeting sa Provincial Commission on Women ug GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) nga ang Paddle race ipahigayon sa Balanan Lake  sa Siaton karong Marso 23 hangtud 24.

Dugang ni Paras nga ang pagpahigayon sa mga kalihokan’g sama sa Paddle race himoon sa mga lugar nga“scenic places” sa probinsya aron ipalambo ang mga “tourist attractions” sa Negros Oriental.

Naila ang Paddle project ug mipatugbaw sa probinsya sa Negros Oriental sa milabayng tuig tungod kay una kining mipahigayon sa tibook nasud ug  all-women dragonboat race sa nailangTambobo Bay sa Siaton.

Tungod niini gipasigarbo ang pag salmot sa grupo nga breast cancer survivors, ang all-women Philippine Navy Team nga nakakuha sa “plum prize.” sa milabay nga tuig.

Uban nga kalihokan alang sa tibook bulan sa Marso nga kasaulogan naglakip sa Concert for the Women of Buglas sa Macias Sports Center karong Marso 2, himoon usab ang 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball and Women’s Open Chess sa lungsod  sa Pamplona.

Pagka Marso 10 adunay Women’s Open Table Tennis sa Valencia ug Women’s Futsal sa lungsod sa Bacong.

Sa Marso 16 ipahigayon ang Women’s Aquathlon sa San Jose ug pagka Marso 17 adunay “Women Run the World” (21 km.) Marathon nga sugdan sa Dumaguete City.