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Sagay mayor congratulates athletes for winning in Palaro 

Sagay mayor congratulates athletes for winning in Palaro 

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Mayor Narciso “Narwin” Javelosa  Jr. congratulated all the athletes, teachers, and staff who represented Sagay City in the recently concluded Palarong Panlalawigan during their  courtesy call at the Mayor’s Office on Thursday, April 18.  Javelosa, in a press release, said he is grateful to all the athletes and their coaches and trainers for their hard work and support as they brought home medals and awards for the city.  The Sagay City delegation brought home 13 gold, 11 silver, and 19 bronze medals, and was recognized as Best Disciplined Delegation, Second  Place in Best Managed Billeting School, and Champion in the Implementation of Learner Rights Protection.  The courtesy call was led by Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Mark Anthony T...
Negrense ultramarathoner places second in Italy race 

Negrense ultramarathoner places second in Italy race 

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Rolando Espina (right) and Bren Kevin Policarpio Cabasa  at the Ultramilano-Sanremo race in Italy *  Ultra marathon runner Rolando Espina placed second in this year’s Ultramilano-Sanremo race in Italy, with an official time of 36:40 hours covering 283 kilometers today, April 14. Espina was followed by another Filipino, Bren Kevin Policarpio Cabasa who finished the race clocking 39.09 hours.   The Ultramilano-Sanremo race covers a course that is divided into three main parts, each geographically different from the another, according to their website. One must finish the course under 48 hours. The first part is flat starting from Milan going through Pavia and Ovada. The second part is the most challenging which entails a climb up Mt. Turchino located between ...
Sustainable football grassroots dev’t pledged

Sustainable football grassroots dev’t pledged

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NOFA’s newly-elected officers*  The newly-elected president of Negros Occidental Football Association promised to implement sustainable grassroots development initiatives for football coaches in the province during the NOFA elections at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City on Saturday, April 6. Jose Miguel Valmayor of the San Carlos City Football Club was unanimously elected as the new NOFA president, while Rene Dofitas of Bacolod United FC is the new vice president and Augustine Rey Rivas of Kabankalan FC is the general secretary. Valmayor said that he plans to unify the football leagues in the province and will focus on reorganization of the association. He also plans to institute and implement sustainable grassroots development initiatives and licensing programs for ...
Bacolod overall champ in 2024 provincial meet

Bacolod overall champ in 2024 provincial meet

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The Division of Bacolod City was the overall champion of the 2024 Provincial Athletic Meet that ended on Saturday, April 6. A medal tally showed Bacolod with 159 gold, 113 silver and 83 broze medals for a total of 355 medals. The Division of Negros Occidental came in second with 86 golds, 68 silvers and 72 bronzes for a total of 226 medals. The following is the medal tally posted by the Abanse Negrense Productions 11 p.m. Saturday:
PBA all-star showdown in Bacolod ends in draw 

PBA all-star showdown in Bacolod ends in draw 

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Robert Bolick delivers a game-tying 5-point play in crucial seconds for Team Barroca ending a draw against Team Aguilar, 140-140 for the 2024 PBA All-Star Game at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, Sunday, March 24.  They were down by 5 points in 17.8 seconds but Cliff Hodge managed to steal the ball from an inbound pass and gets it to Bolick who was fouled after draining a 4-point shot.  The NLEX guard scored the free throw to tie the game.  Bolick also shared the MVP trophy with team captain Japhet Aguilar for this year’s all star game.  It was a terrific comeback for the team led by Mark Barroca after they were down by 26 point at the end of the 1st Quarter with Team Aguilar leading 46-20.  Shooters Marcio Lassiter and R...
Bacolod to host ROTC Games-Visayas qualifiers

Bacolod to host ROTC Games-Visayas qualifiers

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Defense Assistant Secretary Henry Robinson Jr. (right) and military officials meet with executives of Bacolod City during a courtesy call at the Government Center on Thursday.*  Bacolod  City  will host some 1,000 student-athletes for the 2024 Philippine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Games (PROG) Visayas qualifying leg on May 26 to June 1.  Department of National Defense Assistant Secretary Henry Robinson Jr. visited Bacolod on  Thursday to discuss initial preparations with Office of Youth and Sports Development coordinator Adrian Melocoton and other local government executives.  Maj. Rene Piabol Jr. of the Philippine Air Force, Commander Ronald Lim of the Philippine Navy, and Maj. Nell Ven Maybanting of the Philippine Army accompanied Robi...
DepEd: Negros to host WV reg’l athletics meet in May 

DepEd: Negros to host WV reg’l athletics meet in May 

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The Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet will be held in Negros Occidental May 2 to 7.  Negros Occidental was chosen to host the regional meet, Hernani Escullar, Department of Education Region 6 spokesperson, said Friday, March 15.  It will be hosted by the  Negros Occidental Schools Division with the Bacolod Schools Division as co-host, Escullar said.  The venues for the games will be the Panaad Park and Stadium and Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod City.  They are discussing not holding outdoor games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to spare the athletes from being exposed to extreme heat. However, the guidelines are still being finalized, Escullar said.* 
Bacolod to host PBA All-Star Games 2024 

Bacolod to host PBA All-Star Games 2024 

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Get ready to meet your favourite ballers as the City of Smiles hosts the PBA All Star Games 2024 at the University of  Saint La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, March 23 to 24.  They are expecting over 60 players from four teams who will start coming in on March 21 and will have several events for fans to meet their idols, a press release from the  Bacolod Yuhum Foundation said Friday, March 8.  On March 23, Team Greats vs. Team Stalwarts will see action with a Skills Challenge starting at 3 p.m., while the actual game between the two teams will start at 6:15  p.m. The skills challenge will be a 3-points shootout among the players.  Team Japhet vs. Team Barroca will have a face off on March 24 starting at 5 p.m. with Shooting Stars, followed by the Dance Sh...
LS, SOP ink partnership pact to promote water safety

LS, SOP ink partnership pact to promote water safety

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Philippine Life Saving (PLS) and Special Olympics Pilipinas (SOP) signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding at the La Herencia Clubhouse in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Friday, October 17. Present at the MOU signing were Engineer Jose Arne Navarra, PLS chairman and chief executive officer, and Akiko Thompson- Guevarra, SOP chairperson and national president. The MOU was signed for the two organizations to work together towards the promotion of water safety and drowning prevention, and for the empowerment of individuals with intellectual disabilities, a press release said. Navarra said their organization's engagement with SOP is with drowning prevention. "We engaged with SOP through sports because we believe that sports can make a difference and can make the hor...
Aklanon wins billiard tournament

Aklanon wins billiard tournament

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Councilor Pao Sy, (second from left) awarded the winners of the 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball tournament that ended yesterday with Aklanon Ronel Nalaunan (4th from left) hailed as champion. Ronel Nalaunan of Kalibo, Aklan, romped off with P350,000 in cash to win the 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball billiard tournament, besting 122 others in the 5-day elimination round that ended at SM City Bacolod Thursday, October 13. Nalaunan faced off in the race to 9 final game against Bonnie Pentacasi of Bohol with a score of 9-7, leaving Pentacasi holding the runner-up bag with P100,000 in cash prize. In the Best of 4 elimination round, Nalaunan beat Edwin Gamas of Pasig City while Pentacasi eliminated Meynard Tipawan of Bago City. Gamas and Tipawan went home with P50,000 in cash prize ...
Meralco vs Rain or Shine in PBA Pasiklaban sa Supercity

Meralco vs Rain or Shine in PBA Pasiklaban sa Supercity

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Basketball fans in Bacolod will have an opportunity to cheer and meet their idols as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will bring in the Meralco Bolts and Rain or Shine as part of the highlights of the MassKara Festival 2023 at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City on October 19. The match, entitled PBA Pasiklaban sa Supercity, is expected to be exciting as both teams have seen close matches in the past, among which was the final games in the PBA Governors’ Cup where Meralco won against Rain or Shine but was defeated by the latter in late last year’s match in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, a press release from the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation said. Following the recent win of Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games, basketball enthusiasts in the City of Smiles ar...
10 sports events in MassKaralympics, beach volleyball kicks off Thursday

10 sports events in MassKaralympics, beach volleyball kicks off Thursday

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Billiards champ,Efren “Bata” Reyes will be at this year’s 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball Billiards Tournament as a guest.* This year’s MassKaralympics will feature ten sporting events that will bring national and international players to face off with local sports groups. It will kick-off Thursday, October 5, with the 4-day 1st MassKara Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Bacolod Baywalk and is expected to bring in over a thousand enthusiasts and spectators. Nine other sports events will be on their second year, including the much awaited 2nd Mayor Albee Benitez 10-ball Billiards Tournament that will open on October 8 at the Main Atrium of SM City Bacolod, a press release from the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation said Wednesday. This will be graced by renowned billiards champs Efren “...
450 join Sidlak Victorias obstacle race challenge

450 join Sidlak Victorias obstacle race challenge

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The first-ever Ultimate Obstacle Course Race challenge in Negros Occidental, Sidlak Victorias Obstacle Race, gathered more than 450 racers from various municipalities and cities on Saturday, September 30. Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez welcomed the participants and guests coming from Manila, Cebu, Capiz, Iloilo, and other neighboring provinces, cities, and municipalities. He also shared that the activity came as a result of the LGU's commitment to providing more inclusive sports activities for Victoriahanons and to elevate the sports tourism of the city. OCR participants competed in 16 categories which hailed a total of 62 winners, a press release from Victorias City said. Elite and age category racers completed 24 obstacles, while the adult open category had 2...
E. B. Magalona boxer wins WBC Asia silver bantamweight title

E. B. Magalona boxer wins WBC Asia silver bantamweight title

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Saraviahanon boxer Herlan Gomez with his two championship belts - WBC Asia silver bantamweight and ABF bantamweight - after winning the WBC Asia match in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday night.*Spaceplus Bangkok photo E. B. Magalona native Herlan Gomez (11-1, 8 KOs) now has two Asian boxing championship belts. This, after the 24-year-old Saraviahanon pride earned a new belt in the WBC Asia (World Boxing Council - Asian Boxing Council) silver bantamweight championship in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday night, September 28. Gomez, who is also the reigning Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) bantamweight champion, crushed the more experienced 40-fight veteran and former IBF Asia champion Komgrich Nantapech of Udon Thani, Thailand, in round one via KO (knockout) of their main featured match on "Highl...
Bago softbelles make history as Junior World Series champs

Bago softbelles make history as Junior World Series champs

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Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo with the Bago City Junior League Softball team after winning the 2023 Junior League World Series championship held in Kirkland, Washington, USA over the weekend.*contributed photo The Bago Junior League Softball team defeated seven other regions and made history for their city by winning the 2023 Junior League World Series championship held in Kirkland, Washington, USA, on Saturday, August 5. The Philippines' team composed of the Ramon Torres National High School (RTNHS) softbelles lifted Asia Pacific Region to a 3-0 victory over Eastern Region during the finals match. Mayor Nicholas Yulo, who was also with the team during the competition, said this was a historic day for Bago City. The Bagonhon team for the first time was able to clinch the Junio...
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