Greetings from the Philippine Sports Commission!
We are pleased to inform you that the 2014 Philippine National Games will be held in Metro Manila on 16-25 May 2014. This championship is aimed to assess the expanse of the potentials of our athletes and is a possible basis for the selection of the national pool.
In partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Department of Education, the Philippine Olympic Committee and the National Sports Associations, the PSC revived the National Games in 2011 hosted by Bacolod City, the 2012 National Games hosted by Dumaguete City and the 2013 National Games held in Manila.
On this note, may we invite a delegation of your best athletes to the National Games.
For clarifications or inquiries, you my coordinate with the following staff of the National Events and Competition Office:
Ms. Annie Ruiz 0939-7627553
Mr. Charlie Esquivel 0908-9516632
Ms. Mylene Concepcion 0916-3770510
Thank you for your invaluable support to the development of Philippine sports.
Very truly yours,
ATTY. JOSE LUIS R. GOMEZ
Tennis aces fall; other vets shine
By: Inquirer Sports
Cyclist Rustom Lim, diver Rexel Ryan Fabriga and hammer thrower Arniel Ferrera dominated their events in the POC-PSC Philippine National Games yesterday but tennis stars Johnny Arcilla and Clarice Patrimonio bowed out to their unheralded rivals at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Lim, a 19-year-old sprint specialist from Guimba, Nueva Ecija, seized the gold medal from Team LBC Pilipinas teammates Ronald Oranza and Denver Casayuran after clocking three hours, 59 minutes and 48 seconds at the end of the 151.6-kilometer race in San Jose, Tarlac.
Oranza, who placed third overall in the 16-stage Ronda Pilipinas early this year, came home 42 seconds back followed by Casayuran (0:44 behind).
PINOY POWERLIFTER SHARES STRENGTH SECRET
By: Emil Noguera (Manila Times)
Even at a very young age, Regie Ramirez has been a constant medal winner for the national junior powerlifting team in major international tournaments including the prestigious World Championships.
On his first entry into the World Junior Powerlifting Championships held in Canada two years ago, Ramirez won a silver medal in bench press. A year after, he clinched the gold medal in deadlift and another silver in squat.
“Winning medals in a world-class tournament is such a huge achievement for me. It’s a result of all the hard work during trainings,” said the 20-year-old Ramirez in Filipino.
Upstarts surprise billiards stars
By: Bong Pedralvez(Malaya)
FORMER world champion Francisco “Django” Bustamante fell by the wayside yesterday as two upstarts–Edgie Geronimo and John Rebong–forged a finals battle in the billiards competition of the POC-PSC Philippine National Games at the Rizal Memorial Billiards Center yesterday.
Geronimo whipped Junbert Ogang 9-1 to rule the winner’s bracket and will face Rebong, who turned the tables on Ogang in the loser’s bracket 9-7, in a surprise finale tomorrow after Bustamante, Jundel Mazon and Jeffrey de Luna, all established names in the game, suffered stunning defeats.
In reaching the finals, Geronimo claimed the scalp of De Luna, a 2006 Doha Asian Games medalist 9-3, while 2010 world 9-ball king Bustamante absorbed a heartbreaking 8-9 loss to another upstart, Ivan Ilao in an earlier match in the loser’s bracket.