ARAW ng Dabaw, which commemorates the birth of Davao as a chartered city 77 years ago in 1937, is slowly transforming into a full blown sports bonanza with all 24 events at stake from the flagship contests like basketball, volleyball, chess and even fun sports duckpin bowling.
DAVAO City Councilor Leonardo Avilla III will look into the possibility of creating an ordinance that will formally institutionalize the Athletes Incentives Program of Davao City.
After a suggestion sprouted in a press conference at NCCC Mall of Davao, Councilor Avila said that he will conduct further studies about not just giving incentives to the athletes but also giving them scholarships.
DAVAO City multi-titled runners Sonny Wagdos and Mona Liza Ambasa clinched the 10k titles of the 77th Araw ng Dabaw Phoenix Family Fun Run held yesterday in an out-and-back course from SM Lanang Premier.
Wagdos, a University of Mindanao varsity scholar checked in at 33 minutes and 24 seconds over Elmer Bartulo to capture the gold medal of the 10k men's division. Martulo clocked 34:34 to settle for the second place while Michael Echalico (34:41) finished third.
TORIL jumper Fernando Jison Jr. targets the gold medal when he competes in the 2014 Palarong Pambansa from May 4 to 10 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
DEFENDING champion Reynaldo Geronimo of the City Treasurer's Office (CTO) and Gina Aclon of the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Admin (SP/Admin) bagged the standard gold medals at the close of the 2014 Dachea chess competition at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove Hall on Friday.
Geronimo beat Jayquiel Balite of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) in their men's championship match to clinch the gold while the latter took the silver instead. Ferdinand Bedro of the CTO defeated Danilo Rodrigo of the General Services Office to grab the third place.
THE Philippine Women's College (PWC) and University of Mindanao (UM) hacked out wins as the Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte 77th Araw ng Dabaw Volleyball Tournament opened at the PWC Gym in Juna Subd., Matina Saturday.
PWC recovered from a second set loss to beat Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC), 27-25, 27-29, 27-25, in the men's division.
THE Philippine Shotokan Karatedo Association International will hold the 77th Araw ng Dabaw Karatedo Invitational Tournament that will kick off on March 22 and 23 at the NCCC Mall activity center.
TEAM Diagold emerged champion in the Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte 77th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival Open Bowling Tournament that came to a close Wednesday evening at Dover Mega Lanes.
GINA Aclon of Admin/City Council booked a finals berth after topping the elimination round of the women's standard event of the Dachea Sportsfest chess tournament at NCCC Mall Food Cove Hall.
THE 67th PAL Interclub has concluded. I will give you a recap of the team winners.
In the Championship Division, Cebu Country Club won first place. Del Monte Golf finished second and Orchard Golf came third.
MYANMAR Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Evita Elise Zamora of Davao City will hold a free Wushu seminar from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soli Deo Gloria Christian Church located at Araullo Extension corner Panganiban Street.
In Thursday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) forum at Promenade 2, NCCC Mall of Davao, Zamora said that the seminar is open to all Dabawenyos who want to learn and understand the art of wushu.
SOME 20 bowling teams in Davao City will compete as the Sunday Bowlers Club (SBC) 77th Araw ng Dabaw Bowling Tournament will roll off on Monday at the Fairlanes Bowling Center.
SBC board of director Emie Orteza, speaking before the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum on Thursday at Promenade 2, NCCC Mall Davao, said the tournament forms part of SBC’s preparations for the 37th Annual Fedbob Bowling Championship set April 28 to May 3 at Mega Dover Lanes.
THE Davao City Sports Council Inc. (DCSCI) is open to accept more local sports clubs and organizations to improve the sports community of Davao City.
Re-elected DCSCI president Beethoven “Ben” Sur bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at Promenade 2, NCCC Mall Davao on Thursday.
UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas netter Ralph Kevin Barte will join two other homegrown Davao City standouts when the 3rd National Men's and Women's Invitational Tennis Tournament gets underway on March 13 to 16 at the Woodridge Tennis Club courts in Maa.
Tournament director Bong Gervacio, who was a guest at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Promenade 2 of NCCC Mall Davao on Thursday, said Barte is replacing Roel Capangpangan in the eight-player men's field.
THE country's top junior woodpushers will see action when Davao City hosts the 2014 National Age-Group Chess Championship slated March 21 to 23 at the NCCC Mall Davao.
THE City Engineer's Office (CEO) and City Treasurer's Office (CTO) paced the Davao City Hall Employees Association (Dachea) Bowling Tournament that resumed at Mega Dover Lanes Monday.
The CEO men struck for a total of 6,373 pinfalls to lead the men's division after 12 games while the City Legal Office (CLO) rolled 6,256 pins to place second.
IT'S all set for the Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival Dama Tournament that will open on March 14 to 16 at the Osme¤a Park.
The three-day event, organized as part of the Araw ng Dabaw Sport Festival presented by the city government of Davao through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) features the class A (excellence), class B (promotion) and class C (amateur) categories.
INVITATIONAL tennis, Araw ng Dabaw karatedo and upcoming projects of the Davao City Sports Council, Inc. are main dishes as the weekly Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum resumes at 10:30 a.m. today at the NCCC Mall Bowling, Billiards and Bar (B3) Center.
Guests are Bong Gervacio and Chito Tapucar and Philippine Shotokan Karatedo chief instructor Bern Rexander Tacay as well as newly-elected Davao City Sports Council, Inc. president Ben Sur and vice-president Joaquin "Boy" Sarabia.
SOME 500 athletes, coaches and officials of different national sports associations (NSA) of Davao City all came Monday evening in a meaningful opening ceremony of the 77th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival at Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.
CURRENT leader Offsourcing Davao absorbed its first loss as the Davao Call Center Basketball League (DCCBL) resumed at Evergold Gym Obrero over the weekend.
Offsourcing lost for the first time against Iqor Davao, 74-78, behind Winston Braza who poured in 23 points for Iqor.
THE green light is on for the Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong 77th Araw ng Dabaw Class A Doubles Tennis Championships that will unfurl on March 15 and 16 at the GSIS Heights Tennis Club courts.
Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) regional vice-president Juanito "Titong" Cansino Jr. said Tuesday that the free registration event stakes cash prizes to the winners.
TOP qualifier Dianne Galendez beat Danny Usman in just one game, 177-170, to emerge champion in the Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) February monthly finals held Sunday at NCCC Mall B3 Center Lanes.
TEAM Sassy Boys composed of Peter Morales, Aksan Amsirable, Alex Alanunay, Johan Alonzo and Baby Plata captured the championship title of the President's Cup 2014 held Saturday at Fairlanes Bowling Center.
Top qualifying team with twice to beat advantage Sassy Boys defeated Diagold, 596-594, in just one game in the step-the-ladder round to receive the champion's prize of P8,000.
THE Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) Blue team emerged champion in the Davao Football Association U13 Girls Cumulative Festival last Saturday at AdDU Football Field, Matina.
BEETHOVEN "Ben" Sur of bodybuilding was re-elected as the President of the Davao City Sports Council Inc. (DCSCI) last Saturday in the General Assembly and Election of Officers at the Apung Kula Restaurant along Rizal Street.
All 18 present members of DCSCI voted Sur as president with the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) serving as Comelec of their polls.
THE 77th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival is set today, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym).
In an interview with Sun.Star Davao, Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) spokesperson Charles Raymond Maxey said, Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte and city administrator Atty. Melchor Quitain will grace the event.
RICA Diolan is an exceptional athlete.
After accepting the offer of NU early in high school, Diolan takes the same route as serious volleyball players have taken in their all important and exciting roles as setters. Roles that have made champions out of humble but talented players as Rubie de Leon, Rhea Dimaculangan , Tina Salak and most recently Ivy Perez of NU, Bea Tan of Ateneo and the unpredictable Kim Fajardo of the DLSU.
THE Mayor Rody Dutete and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Invitational Cycling Challenge will feature two events - the mountain bike cross country challenge on March 15 and the road cycling race on March 16.
THE 9th Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) Araw ng Dabaw Classic Tenpin Open Tournament will roll off on Wednesday to Sunday at the NCCC Mall B3 Center lanes.
The Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC)-sanctioned tournament is open to all registered members of PBC.
IT'S all systems go for the P1.55-million Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte 77th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival that will open with a volleyball tournament slated March 8 at the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) volleyball court.