THE Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa)-bound Davao City jins are eyeing slots to the Palarong Pambansa 2017 slated in Antique.

Emar Human and Environmental College (Ehec) coach Anthony Non, in a phone interview with SunStar Davao Wednesday, said the jins have been training three times a week for the Davraa Meet, which serves as a qualifying meet for the Palarong Pambansa, sated March 19 to 24 in Mati City, Davao Oriental.

Non will join coaches Stephen Cantos, William Bernales and Arturo Lalican Jr. in preparing the city jins to the regional meet.

"We visit the athletes once in a while and check their improvements," Non said, adding that they still need to adjust and adopt the new rules of the sport as discussed in the 2017 Philippine Taekwondo Association National Instructors General Assembly Meeting held January 8 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

"Kasama sa new rules kasi yung deduction of points every time may falling and grabbing, kung before may warning pa ngayon minus 1.5 points na agad," Non said.

Batang Pinoy 2016 gold medalist and Palaro veteran Albert Quintanilla will lead the secondary boys team that is also composed of Arvyn Deane Cabilao, Christian Neil Arches, Enrico Fronteras, Florence Marlon Jumalon, Jules Marco Solilap, Jan Louise Delos Reyes, Jericho Antonio, Regie Into and Raffy Villagane while the girls team is bannered by Batang Pinoy 2016 gold medalist Kelly Anne Lada, Natasha Loreen Bacamante, Keana Vanessa Fuentes, Roni Marielle Santiago, Fionabelle Cabe, Riahnne Chardae, Jodie Nabor, Bea Joy Orbita, Khean Marie Rosales, and Angela Claire Punay.

The elementary boys team will comprise Erik John Siga, Jumari Karl Caybot, Arnold Alesna, Clem Cabel, Leonardo Pellon and Alvin Cheider Ibag while Rhea Vera Arrubio, Trisha Eunice Makigod, Aiza Mae Tipudan, Baby Grace Onggon, and Diana Mae Demery are entered in the girls' event.