MEMBERS of the Bacoor National High School (Molina Main) and Zapote Elementary School dominated the badminton event, BNHS – Tabing-Dagat and Mabolo Elementary School topped table tennis during the 1st Kabataan Iwas-Droga: Start on Sports tournament over the weekend at the Theresian School of Cavite.
Gawaran Campus of BNHS also came up big in chess competition for the Secondary level while Aniban ES and Niog ES fought tooth and nail in the Elementary division in the tournament participated by 158 students from 14 public schools as part of the Philippine Sports Commission’s grassroots sports development program.
Angelo Bajamudin was probably the biggest winner of the tournament. Right after winning the badminton Singles Secondary, a talent scout from the University of Perpetual Help – Dalta System immediately offered a scholarship as part of the school’s team for the NCAA.
“Ito po talaga ang pangarap ko, gamitin ang badminton para makapagtapos ng pag-aaral,” said the 16-year old Molino high talent.
Other winners are the following (Elementary boys, badminton) Jen Aries Sorreno (gold), Jhan Philip Manzano (silver) and John Paul Tapel (bronze); Elementary girls, badminton) Jewel Jimenez (gold), Gel Shinn Baran (silver); Elementary mixed doubles) Graciel Ann Tatad/Danzel Nathan de Guzman (gold), Angel Macatol/Justin Cruz Pangan (silver).
Secondary boys (table tennis)Ryan Macalalad (gold), and Jessie Marc Hinayon (Silver); Secondary girls, Jollibee Pangindian(gold) and Sheena Custodio (silver);
Secondary mixed doubles Arcelyn Resera/Macky Gomez (gold) and Alicia Mae Relluda/Nedo Pangindian (silver).
Participating teams are Habay ES, Sineguelasan ES, BacoorES, Mabolo ES, Aniban ES, Zapote ES, Dulong Bayan ES, Niog ES, Gawaran ES, Maliksi ES, Bacoor National H.S. (Salinas Annex), Tabing Dagat H.S. at Molino Main H.S.
Prior to the tournament, a four-week sports clinic was conducted at STRIKE Gymnasium – Bacoor City Hall from July 21 to August 13. Over 600 kids from 38 public schools joined the weekend training which was made possible through the collaboration of the PSC, City Government of Bacoor thru Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla and the Department of Education.
PSC Commissioner Arnold Agustin said the program is part of the government’s campaign to help the youth from drug abuse. “We want the kids to use their free time in worthwhile activities – be fit and healthy, have them focus on sports rather than taking part in negative behaviors and activities,” said Agustin.
“This is also one of PSC’s mission in holding sports activities – to identify and tap raw talents that can be polished into gems to join the nation’s sports workforce in the future,” he added.
Tags: Bacoor National High School, BNHS, Gel Shinn Baran, Jen Aries Sorreno, Jewel Jimenez, Mabolo Elementary School, Molina Main, Niog ES, Singles Secondary, Theresian School, Zapote Elementary School