11TH UniGames opens Oct. 23

BACOLOD CITY (MindaNews/Oct 22,) – The 11th National University Games kicks off Monday (October 23) at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) Gym here. Philippine sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Ritchie Garcia will be the guest of honor at the opening program preceding the competitions in 11 events. USLS President Bro. Gus Boquer, FSC, Ed.D will give the welcome address before some 3, 000 athletes, coaches and officials from fifty participating schools, including seven from Mindanao while Bro. Roly Dizon, UNIGAMES founder and chairman, will declare the games open.

Davao PRISAA bewails lack of sports facilities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Oct19) – This city’s officials of the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) bewail the lack of sports facilities as detrimental to sports development in the city.

Holy Cross bags 17th DACS cage title

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Oct 16) – Holy Cross of Davao College prevailed over Cor Jesu College of Digos City, 83 – 74 at the Holy Cross Gym here, Sunday to claim its 17th straight men’s basketball title of the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools (DACS).

UM rules Davao Champions? League elims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Sept 29) - University of Mindanao Wildcats trounced Holy Cross of Davao College Crusaders, 60 – 41 and nail a slot in the Visayas-Mindanao Champions League elimination.

Grandeza,Morente rule Cavalier golf tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Sept 27)--Jun-Jun Grandeza and Sr. Supt. Jaime Morente ruled shared their respective class in the 5th Mindanao Cavaliers Cup Invitational Golf Tournament at the Lanang Golf and Country Club here.

Braves takes on Sugbu, Sept. 30

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/Sept. 26)---The North Cotabato Braves takes on  the comebacking Tribu Sugbu on Saturday at the provincial gymnasium, Amas, Kidapawan City in the on-going Spring Cooking Oil-National Basketball Conference National Cup.

Champions League Davao elims open

DAVAO CITY ( MindaNews/Sept 23) – Six top collegiate teams will vie for the right to represent Mindanao  in the elimination games for  the 2006 Champions League which opens on Monday at the Davao City Recreation Center.

Tagum City is RRD Softball tourney champ

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Sept 20) - The Tagum City Blu Boys edged Wadab Advertising Agency of Davao City, 2-0 to win the 2006 Kadayawan Festival-Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Sports Festival's softball title, Sunday, at the University of Mindanao-Matina campus here.

Carrascal rules LGU chess championships

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Sept. 19) - Carrascal town in Surigao Del Sur beat highly-favored Alabang Muntinlupa "V", 3-1,Sunday night to claim the overall title of 2006 National Inter-Cities and Municipalities Chess Championships here and the P100, 000 cash prize.

Surigao Sur teams share lead in LGU chessfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Sept 14,) – Three teams from Surigao del Sur streaked to an impressive start in the 2006 National Inter-Cities and Municipalities Chess Team Championships at the Atrium of the Gaisano Mall of Davao here.

Ateneo bags table tennis title, Holy Cross rules chess events

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Sept 13) – The Ateneo de Davao University dominated the table tennis events while the Holy Cross College of Davao ruled the chess events of the 2006 Davao Association of Catholic Schools Meet at the Holy Cross of Davao College campus.

ICBL Duterte Cup opens Sept. 9

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/September 7) --The Inter Church Basketball League-Duterte Cup kicks off, Saturday, Sept 9 at the Davao City Recreation Center here with 12 church teams vying for the title according to Pastor Gary Visitacio.

Assumption rules Davao Karatedo tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/September 7) - The Assumption College of Davao ruled the recently concluded Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Inter-School Karatedo Tournament at the NCCC Mall of Davao, here.

JMC wins 5TH Mabutas cage title

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/September 3,) - Jose Maria College Kings edged Agro Industrial Foundation College Sailors 101 - 99 victory to win the 5th Monsignor Antonio Ll. Mabutas Cup Saturday night at the Holy Cross of Davao College Gymnasium.

Tunafest Bakbakan draws top Vis-Min amateur pugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 31) –Cash incentives of more than P100,000 will be at stake in the Tunafest Bakbakan sa GenSan Amateur Boxing Championships which opens Friday in this city at the Oval Plaza Covered Court in Gen. Santos City.

Sollano kayoes Lapuz in 4th rd,wins PBF title

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/Aug 30)—Cebu City’s Jr. Sollano stopped Dondon Lapuz with telling blows to the head and body in the 4th round of a scheduled ten rounder to claim the Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) jr. lightweight title over the fiesta boxing card in this city.

North Cotabato rules GNABC slugfest

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/Aug. 26)----The North Cotabato boxing team bagged five gold medals to rule the 1st Governor’s National Amateur Boxing Circuit (GNABC) Isuzu Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament.

ARMM joining nat’l inter-cities chess tilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 August) -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
(ARMM) leads some 70 teams nationwide that will compete in the upcoming 2006
National Inter-Cities and Municipalities Chess Team Championships slated
September 14 to 17 at Gaisano Mall of Davao here.

Gido-Baniego duo wins gold in Kadayawan dancesports

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 August) -- The tandem of Albert John Baniego and
Amy Grace Gido ruled the college division of the Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte-
Kadayawan Festival Dancesports Competition, Wednesday afternoon, at the
Gaisano Mall of Davao here.

Wee, Liu claim Mayor?s GK Golf Cup Title

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) -- Veteran Bobby Wee won the Division A title of the 2006 Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament, Sunday, at the scenic Apo Golf and Country Club here.

Ozamiz Cotta wins Kadayawan cage title

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 18) -- The Ozamiz City Cotta routed Montana Pawnshop-Digos City, 100-74 to win the 2006 Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Kadayawan festival Battle of Champions title, Thursday night at the Davao City Recreation Center here.

Kidapawan hosts Guv go for Gold amateur slugfest

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/Aug. 18)--Some eighty-eight boxers from 13 participating teams will see action in the Guv for Gold amateur boxing championships in this city on Aug. 20-24.

Kadayawan dart tourney carries P100-T cash prizes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 16-Some P100,000 in total cash prizes will be at stake when the 21st Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2006 Darts Championship opens on August 18 at the Pantawan Hall of Casino Filipino, Grand Regal Hotel here.

1st Del Monte Food Service Fun Golf Tournament kicks

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon ([email protected]/16 August) -- Some 40 food service partners of Del Monte Philippines, Inc. and members of the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Assoc. (COHARA) joined the “1st Del Monte Food Service Fun Golf Tournament 2006” held at the Del Monte golf course, Aug. 16, in Cawayanon, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Calinan, Sta Ana rule Kadayawan Sepak Takraw events

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 15) -- Sta.Ana National High School and Calinan Central Elem.School prevailed in the sipa and sepak takraw events of the 2006 Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte-Kadayawan Sports Festival, Monday, at the City Hall Drive in this city.

Gen San bet leads Kadayawan chess tourney winners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 15 ) -- General Santos City’s Sheider Nebato tallied 4.5 points to win the boy's 16 under title of the 2006 Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte-Kadayawan Sports Festival, Sunday, at the Gaisano Mall of Davao here.

Ozamiz, Lhullier win opening games in Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 14) --Ozamiz City Cotta and M. Lhuiller Kwarta Padala of Cebu City won their opening games Sunday in the Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Cup "Battle of Champions" at the jampacked Davao City Recreation Center here.

RP team members in Kadayawan table tennis tilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 13) –National team members will lead players seeing action in the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte-Kadayawan sa Dabaw National table tennis competition on August 26 - 27 at the Smashville Center here.

Kadayawan Dance sports set Aug. 23

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 August) – A dance sports competition will be among the highlights of the sports activities lined up for the annual Kadayawan Festival in this city.

16 teams seeing action in Kadayawan volleyball tilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ August 10) -The 2nd Kadayawan Open Volleyball Cup 2006 reels off at the Rizal Park here on Saturday, Aug. 12 with 16 teams vying for honors. Defending champions Maguindanao and Holy Cross of Davao College lead the teams seeing action in the tournament, which is part of the sports activities marking the annual Kadayawan Festival in this city. Maguindanao is the men’s defending champion while the Holy Cross of Davao College is the reigning women’s champion.

P300 T prize, Fide ratings at stake in Surigao chess tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 10) –A total of P300,000 in cash prizes and other incentives including FIDE ratings and a National Master title will be at stake in the 3rd Prospero Pichay Sr. Memorial Chess tournament, which unfolds on Saturday (August 12) at the SSPSC-SSIT Campus convention hall in Cantilan, Surigao Del Sur. The champion gets P100, 000 while the next three finishers will take home P50, 000, P25, 000, and P15, 000 respectively. Fourth and fifth runner-ups will get P10, 000 and P8, 000.Non-rated or titled players will also have a chance for a Fide rating and getting a National Master title, organizers said.

Cycling fun ride set Aug. 13

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 8) –The annual Flight of the Eagle fun ride is set for Aug. 13 with some that 500 riders joining the sports even that seeks to promote clean air and healthy watershed.

P150-T at stake for Kadayawan cage tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 5,) –Some P150,000 in cash prizes and trophies are at stake in the Kadayan basketball tournament which unwraps in this city on Aug. 13 at the Almendras gymnasium.

ASAPHIL seeks Davao City support

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 6)—The Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) Southern Mindanao is seeking the support of the Davao City government to strengthen the softball program in the region.

Parcon-Rodriguez tenner headlines Kadayawan slugfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 6)-- Former Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) minimum-weight champion Philip Parcon of Davao City takes on Michael Rodriguez in the top main event of the Kadayawan boxing card on Aug. 13 at the Rizal Park in this city.

Davao lady booters eye 3rd title

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 3) –This city will seek its third straight title when the 2006 Philippine Football Federation National Ladies Open Finals opens on August 7 to 12 in Dumaguete City. Davao City’s American coach Shane Dasher said this will “give the girls the opportunity to gain results on the highest level and make Davao shine on the national soccer platform.  The team is bannered by SEA Games campaigner Merlo Albano (Holy Child), July Anne Bunac (Holy Child), Joeanne del Rosario (Ateneo), Rachel de los Reyes (Holy Child), Keith Shelly Canton (Holy Child), Vanessa Leonar, Sheena Santander (UP Mindanao), Jude Tajo (Ateneo), Lederine Dono, Anna Lou Ingles, Gennievive Suyco, Michelle Alfeche, Herlyn Mae Salmon (Holy Child), Ellen Cuizon-Ching, Jasper Joy Cabisong (Ateneo), Lomalyn Fama, and Leonor Satorre (SOS).

Lanao Norte Gov. questions 2007 ‘Palaro’ host bidding process

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/Aug. 3)—The fight for the right to host next year’s Palarong Pambansa may not be over yet even after the recent announcement naming Koronadal City as the host for the 2007 in-school national games. This develop after reports indicate that a protest may be filed by one of the losing bidders--Lanao del Norte with the Department of Education over its choice of Koronadal City as host of next year's Palarong Pambansa, the country's biggest grassroots sports event. The information was relayed to MindaNews by South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes Thursday who talked with Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Dimaporo.

3 Davao schools to compete in 11th Nat’l UniGames

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Aug 1) ---Three schools from this city have confirmed their participation in this year's 11th National University Games slated October 23 to 29 in Bacolod City. These are Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Mindanao and Ateneo De Davao University.

Koronadal hosts Palaro 2007

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – Eleven years after it first hosted the games, this city will once again host the country’s biggest grassroots sports event, the Palarong Pambansa, next year.

Kadayawan football tourney set Aug 12-13

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/July 31) – The Kadayawan Football Festival 7-aside tournament kicks off on August 12 – 13 at the Tiongko Football field with top Mindanao teams seeing action in ten categories.

GM Paragua to grace CDO fiesta chess tourney

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/July 28)—Grandmaster Mark Paragua will be among the guests when the annual Cagayan de Oro City fiesta chess tournament gets going on Aug. 26-27.

Davao Shell Active Chess tilt set Sept. 16-17

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/JULY 27) –The Davao leg of the 14th Shell Youth Active Chess Championships opens in this city Sept. 16-17 at the SM City Entertainment Plaza.

Kadayawan Open Bowling Tourney opens July 29

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/July 27) –The 21st Kadayawan sa Dabaw Open Bowling Championships rolls off on Saturday at the Fairlanes Bowling Center here with cash prizes and trophies at stake.

Kidapawan hosts nat’l amateur slugfest

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/July 26)---North Cotabato will host the 1st Governors’ National Amateur Boxing Circuit (GNABC) national tournament on August 20-24, 2006 at the provincial gymnasium, Amas, this city.

Gaisano inter-school cage tourney opens July 15

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) - The spirit and excitement of school-based league takes center stage once more as the 2006 season of the Gaisano South Cup inter-school basketball tournament opens Saturday at the Gaisano South Citimall Skygym here.

Most NSAs don’t give assistance to regional chapters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) -- Most National Sports Associations (NSAs) were not providing "assistance" to regional  chapters, hampering sports development in the provinces where evidently top class athletes that bannered the national teams came from.

Holy Cross hosts judo championships July 22

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ July 3) - The Holy Cross of Davao College will host an invitational judo championships on July 22 in this city to honor Sensei Toshiro Yamashita.
The one-day event is a tribute to Yamashita, a policeman based in Osaka City, Japan, for his valuable contribution to the propagation of the sport judo in the region.

Townmates celebrate Pacquiao win but…

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 July) --  Townmates of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao here and abroad greeted his victory over Mexican Oscar Larios even as many say he could have knocked down Larios immediately and not wait for a unanimous decision on the 12th round.