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Saturday, February 22, 2014


VISITING Green Lantern Table Tennis Club of La Carlota City and Bacolod's Royal Paddle Table Tennis Club will have a friendship tournament today at Royal Paddle's clubhouse.

Francis Jalandoon, a true table tennis icon in Negros in the 80’s and 90’s, heads the Green Lantern paddlers who will field a combination of veteran players like Rev. Ferrancullo, Rev. Judani Pimentel, Rev. Miruel Canete and young paddlers Angelo Catada and Michael Hilado.

The visiting team will be mentored by Central Philippine University head coach Rev. Francis Neil Jalandoon, who will also mentor the regional women’s team in the forthcoming National Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) in Tagum City.

The host club will be led by Dr. Carlitos Orola, head coach of the Visayan Maritime Academy-Global College that captured the 2013 Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (Nopsscea) crown.

Former Negros No. 1 player Duphin Pescadilla, Monsignor Nicasio Melicor, Sigfred “Toto” Villaluna, Nonong Saligumba, Mico Baldonado and Val Sale comprise the local squad.

Arnie Uy, who directed the Nopsscea team during the 2013 Regional Prisaa meet in Antique, will coach the local club whose objective is to promote table tennis as a sport that encourages good health, sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 22, 2014.

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