UB, Tribal Clan win in Panagbenga arnis-A A +A
Friday, March 8, 2013
TRIBAL Clan made known their organization while University of Baguio made a preview of their performance in an upcoming tournament by ruling their respective divisions in the 2013 Panagbenga Arnis National Championship recently.
The UB Cardinals struck nine gold medals including 10 silver and another nine bronze medal to win the over-all crown in the college division, while Tribal Clan overpowered their rivals to win both the elementary and high school division.
“This could be a preview of the Baguio –Benguet Educational Athletic League because UB is the defending champion,” said event organizer Rodini Buyogan adding close to 240 stick fighters joined the two day tournament.
It was a 7-7-5 medal haul for the newly formed Tribal Clan that saw them win the crown in the high school division while coming up with 3-7-6 tally in the elementary competitions of the event organized by the Baguio City Arnis club.
Tribal Clan actually dominated the Anyo competition with gold medal performances from Ian Thomas Manalo winning two from single and double weapon of the tournament backed by the City of Baguio in cooperation with the University of the Cordilleras and the National Institute of Information Technology.
Dennis Deo-ay (Boys 9-10 years old), Alexandria Dumanas (Girls 9-10 years old), Gigi Anton (Girls 10-11 years old)took the gold medals in the elementary for Tribal Clan while the secondary level saw Kristen Tamiking (40-44kg), Saskiah Pascual (52-56 kilograms), Jefty Ciano (47-51 kg), Ian Thomas Manalo (51-55kg), and Vince Jimenez (55-60 kg).
UB Cardinals opened their campaign with a gold from Elmer Batani kin the anyo competition seniors division with Christian Lardizabal topping the 51 kg labanan or full contact competition.
Also bringing home the gold medal for UB are Raymart Gutierez (55-60 kg), Al Clinton Lumabao (71-78kg), Mher Becyagen (40-44 kg), Claire Donga-as (48-52 kg), Ruth Ann Lavarias (52-56 kgs), and Lovely Grace Collado (61kg above).
The University of the Cordilleras took first runner-up in the college division with 5-8-9 medal tally while the Baguio Central University Criminology team was second runner-up with a 2-2-4 medal count while the Police Regional Office Cordillera was third runner –up after its 2-4-1 haul.
In the high school division, visiting team Iloilo placed second with four gold medals including 2 bronze while BSU and Makneg placed third and fourth.
Makneg salvaged second place in the elementary division as Salaknib and La Trinidad Central School in third and fourth places, respectively.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 08, 2013.