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Monday, August 25, 2014


THE Cebu City Sports Commission will unveil its latest program, the monthly martial arts festival designed for the Pasil-San Nicolas residents.

CCSC’s “Bakbakan sa Sugbu,” a monthly martial arts and weightlifting event, will start this Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Institute at the San Nicolas Sports Complex.

This project is supported by the Department of Education-Cebu City and the Philippine Sports Commission and is sponsored by Virginia Foods Inc., Julie’s Bakeshop and International Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IPI) Omega Pro.

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The event features matches in arnis, karatedo, mixed-martial arts, boxing and weightlifting.

Aside from the monthly contests, CCSC also offers free weekly sessions about the sports also held at the Sports Insitute.

Coaches Jude Gelig and Winnie dela Rosa of Hiniusang Kaisug will handle arnis; Asian Games gold medalist Ramon Solis will handle weightlifting; while two-time world champion Dodie Boy Peñalosa and former Olympian Efren Tabañas will teach boxing. Yaw-Yan Ardigma Cebu Foundation and CEO Master Benigno “Ekin” Caniga Jr. will teach mixed-martial arts.

Peñalosa will have his class from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while Tabanas will handle the class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 to 3 p.m. Karatedo and MMA will be every Saturday at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., while Arnis will also be every Saturday at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Weightlifting classes will be every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

CCSC chairman Edward Hayco is hoping more residents, especially those near the Sports Institute area, will take up the sports.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 26, 2014.

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