Vicente: One hurrah for Arnis!-A A +A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
"WHILE others have set too much on their on their future, we lived our present and let it shape our opportunities of the future."
As expected, the hard work and sacrifices of the Baguio Arnis All Stars bared fruit in the just concluded 2013 Batang Pinoy Luzon Regional Qualifiers held at Iba, Zambales last October 15-19, 2013.
As they always say “hard work pays off with great rewards” and rewarding it was for the Baguio Arnis All Stars as they bagged eight gold medals, seven silver medals and three bronze medals in the first day with Norielyn Joy Sagun of Baguio National High School – SPS Tribal Clan sphere heading the haul taking 4 gold medals for team Baguio in the Anyo individual Single Weapon, Double Identical Weapon, Sword and Dagger and the Team Synchronize Double Identical Weapon with teammates Jana Kaye Balicdang and Danica Caw-is.
Other contributors in the 8 gold medal haul in the first day of the competition came from Joemarson Abogadi’s win in the Individual Sword and Dagger and his boys team together with Sheen Pakilan and Josh Monroe Yalong of University of Baguio taking the Synchronize Double Identical Weapon and Synchronize Sword and Dagger, the girls team of Lira Acachang, Angela Donglay and Kristen Tamiking of Easter College and Baguio City NationalHigh School – SPS Tribal Clan bagged the Synchronize Sword and Dagger.
With the 18 medal haul in the first day, the Baguio Arnis All Stars felt the momentum on their side and going into the second day, bagged more medals to cement the over-all for Baguio Arnis All Stars in the Arnis event defending its title from lasts years regional qualifiers.
Being the last sport event played in the Luzon Leg qualifiers of the 2013 Batang Pinoy, the second day saw six additional gold medal haul to secure the over-all championship of the Baguio delegation besting Quezon City.
Next tasks at hand for the Baguio Arnis All Stars is the National Leg of the 2013 Batang Pinoy in Bacolod City, where the team also defends the over-all championships, expecting that other teams are preparing hard for Baguio Arnis All Stars rant the team takes no stones unturned to dig-in more in preparations in order to be ready for the Nationals in November.
In behalf of the Baguio Arnis All Stars who represented Baguio in the Luzon Leg regional qualifiers composed of players from Irisan National High School, University of Baguio, Easater College, Saint Louis University High School, and Baguio City National High School-SPS, coaching staff: This writer, Alfredo Tolentino, Ayatollah Gadaoni, Donny Calaunan, Nikodemus Gam-ad, Leonardo Cariño, Cindy Abegail Monte, Alvin Abalos, Aldin Dela Cruz, Joey Castillo, Andre Dean Foman-eg, Daryll Cawed and Michael Anayasan we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Parents, Principals, Teachers, Friends and supporters who prayed for our safety and success. God Bless us all! Pugay Po!
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 25, 2013.