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)


DLSU, ADMU show actions in basketball games versus Visayas teams in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) –The provincial government of Negros Oriental with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will host a two-day goodwill invitational basketball games with De Lasalle University and Ateneo De Manila to be held at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Dumaguete City.

School Sports Association of Negros Oriental (SSANO) coordinator Dino Dipositario said, the De Lasalle University-Taft Green Archers and Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles will show their actions against Negros Oriental, Cebu and Bacolod teams.

The De La Salle University Green Archers with their star player Jeron Teng will see action on March 6 and 7 pitted against Cebu’s best, the University of San Carlos and the top teams of Negros Oriental.

Dipositario said the games will start at 5:00 p.m. and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis only with general admissions pegged at P50.

On the other hand, the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles together with their ace player Keifer Ravena will be playing in Dumaguete City on April 18 & 19 against the top teams of Bacolod City and Negros Oriental.

One of the highlights of these sporting events are the mall and campus tours that both DLSU and ADMU will be doing during their short stint in Dumaguete City, said Dipositario.

SBP and Negros Oriental are staging these exclusive basketball events in line with the sports tourism program of the provincial government and the continuing education thrust for its officiating officials and members of the SBP-Negros Oriental Chapter. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-NegOr/This article was first published at PIA website on Feb. 23, 2015 )

Winners of 2015 1st chess tournament in NegOr bared

By Roi Anthoni Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY Jan. 13 (PIA) – Negros Oriental Sports Development Program (NOSDEP) with the Negros Club 64 Inc. announces the winners of the first rapid chess tournament this year.

National Master Rolzon Roullo was declared champion during the grand finals for the open category of the Rapid Chess Tournament held last Jan. 10-11 at Perdices Coliseum Lobby in Dumaguete City.

Engr. Arnold Samoza, former Governor’s Cup titlist ranked second place while former Negros Oriental State University top board Bernabe Tagulo finished third place in the said competition.

Other professional individuals who won in the said category are National Master Ryan Trajera, Silliman Varsity coach Rudell Siglos, Jeffrey Alcantara of Tanjay, Ramon Sonjaco of Valencia, Juno Davad of NORSU, Florendo Zamora of NOSDEP and Al Dumalag of Sibulan.

Meanwhile, Alfonso Louis Olendo of Don Bosco emerged as the champion for the Inter-School 12 & under Category after achieving a perfect six-win streak. Alfonso defeated his older sister and fellow Bosconian Sara Francine Olendo who finished in second place. Completing the top three is Jerich Ivan Paalisbo of ABC Learning Center.

In addition, John Michael Estrada and Christer Mark Paculanang, two players from Bais City West Elementary School Bais ranked 4th and 5th place, respectively while other players who made it to the top 10 are Franchezka Kazandra Benedian of Bayawan City, Hannah Gael Tatoy of Silliman Elementary School and Hazel Sarao, Anselmi Repel and Renjill Tubil who are also from Bais City.

On the other hand, Justin Benedict Barron of Bayawan Science and Technology School bested other young chess player in the 8 and under category.

Arleah Cassandra Sapuan of Valencia Central Elementary school ranked second place in the said category while Karljakin Quilantang of Tanjay City became the third placer.

Some 100 young and professional chess players participated in the said event conducted by NOSDEP through the chess organization Negros Club 64., INC. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-NegOr/with reports from Florendo Zamora, NOSDEP and Negros Club 64 Coordinator/Article was first published at PIA website on January 13, 2015)