NegOr opens Governor’s Back to School Sports competition

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Negros Oriental Sports Development Program (NOSDEP) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) recently opened the Governor’s Back to School Sports Competitions in preparation for next year’s Palarong Pambansa.

“The purpose of this sports competition is to prepare the athletes to compete for the Palarong Pambansa,” said NOSDEP coordinator Paultom Paras.

More than 50 elementary and secondary schools in the province are participating in this year’s sports competition.

This is under the sports enhancement program of the province to further enhance the skills of the athletes.

Nine sports have been lined up for the competition, including tennis, swimming, volleyball, basketball, badminton, athletics, table tennis, football, and chess.

The theme for this year’s sports competition is “Sports for All: Governor’s Back to School Sports Competitions.”

Sports events will be held every Saturdays and Sundays at the Praxevilla Tennis Court, Negros Oriental Convention Center Hall, Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Lorenzo G. Teves Aqua Center, M. Perdices Coliseum. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from Ronelyn Faith  Vailoces/This article was first published at PIA Website on Sept. 8, 2015)

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Winners of inter-school chess tourney in NegOr announced

By Roi Lomotan

NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Students from St. Louis School-Don Bosco and Bais City West Elementary School were declared champions of the 10th Don Teroy Memorial Inter-School Chess Team Championships at the Mariano Perdices Coliseum, Dumaguete City.

Winning the elementary school division are the tandem of Gerry Ann Cubio and Renjill Tubil of Bais City.

Cubio and Tubil defeated the team from St. Paul University Dumaguete formed by Joseph Masing and Ivan Adaro.

A total of 35 teams participated in this division.

Other awards went to Jane Kate Balana of Bais City (Board 1 champion), Tubil  (Board 2 champion and Top Female player), Arleah Sapuan of Valencia town (Top 8 and Under), Alvin Eniaga of Bais City (Top 10 and Under), Justin David Pino (Promising Player), Kerry Sonjaco (Most Improved Player), and Christian Casal of South City School (Youngest Participant).

On the other hand, the team from St. Louis School-Don Bosco formed by Sara Francine Olendo and Alfonzo Louis Olendo bested 20 other teams competing in the Batang Pinoy/High School Category.

The second and third prizes went to Kurt Pis-an and Al-Hanz Dequito and Joseph Diaz and Reant Renolla, respectively, from Negros Oriental High School (NOHS).

Other awards were given to Rae Marco Fernandez of St. Paul University Dumaguete (Most Improved Male Player), Cerine Bautista (Most Improved Female player), and Carl Jestler Cual of NOHS (Most Promising Player).

The chess tournament was organized by Negros Club 64 through its president Hilbert Arinaza and chess coordinator Florendo Zamora, in cooperation with Negros Oriental Sports Development Program and sponsored by the Department of Education. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/With reports from Florendo Zamora/Negros Club 64, Inc./This article was first published at PIA website on Sept. 2, 2015)

Dumaguete City promotes free summer sports to youths

by Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY  (PIA) – The Dumaguete City government leads this year’s various summer sports activities with the Sports and Youth Development Office in its Summer Sports Clinic for the youth-residents.

The city together with some non-government organizations are now offering the youths engaging in music, sports, arts and many more.

City Sports Officer Ike Villaflores said the activity is free to all Dumaguetenos between ages six  to 18.

Villaflores said the sports clinic features 11 sports disciplines which include basketball, volleyball, football, softball, sepak takraw, dancesport, chess, boxing, karatedo, muaythai, and arnis.

The clinic has started early this month at the Dumaguete City Multi-Purpose Center in Barangay Calindagan.

Meanwhile, the Jay Cyrus Creative Studios also opens their summer workshop for this year with the first songwriting competition in Negros Oriental.

Original compositions of the top six finalists have been presented with live performance.

Yna Paborada won first place and received a cash prize of P10,000 of which her composition will have the chance to be produced and published in the public.

JCC Studio owner Jay Cyrus Villanueva said that aside from that event they also offer different classes in music which includes piano, drums, saxophone, violin, flute or voice.

Cittadini School is also opens its summer workshop in communications for all ages that will help enhance communication skills such as lessons in debate, journalism, training in American accent, and English grammar.

“More summer workshops are coming not only for the local people but also to the people who would love to stay here in the city,” said Villaflores. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from Lovellien Catubay, intern/This article was first published at PIA Website on April 21, 2015)