Sports: 1st Batch of WV Delegation Leaves for Palaro in Lingayen
The first batch of Western Visayas delegation to the 2012 Palarong Pambansa in Lingayen, Pangasinan had left yesterday vis Negros Navigation/Superferry vessel for Metro Manila.
Negros Occidental athletics team composed of 21 runners and other ball games had left with the group from Iloilo province. More athletes are reportedly leaving, including officials and five employees of the Negros Occidental Provincial Information Office (PIO) are also leaving on May 4 via airplanes to distribute flyers in Pangasinan for their bid to host next year’s Palarong Pambansa. The other bidders for next year’s Palaro is Cebu City, which hosted a few days ago the 2012 PRISAA National Games and could possibly won the bidding this time.
Other officials are leaving either in another NN/Super-ferry vessel or by land via Batangas.
Iloilo runners won the overall athletics categories and winners from Negros Occidental will go with them. However, reports disclosed that winners from Iloilo may not go to the Palaro for yet unknown reasons and they will be replaced by Negros Occidental runners.
Negros Occidental will represent WV in elementary basketball, elementary girls’ badminton, elementary girls’ chess, elementary football, elementary softball, elementary boys’ and girls’ swimming, elementary boys’ and girls’ table tennis, elementary girls’ taekwondo, elementary boys’ & girl’s tennis, and elementary girls volleyball.
In secondary division, Negros Occidental will represent in the boys’ and girls’ badminton, boys baseball and basketball, boxing, boys’ chess, sepak takraw, girls’ softball, boys’ and girls’ swimming, boys’ and girls’ table tennis, boys’ and girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball.
The twenty one Negros Occidental athletics squad are Richie Joy Cabanyog of Bacolod City in secondary boys’ shot put and discus throw; Jun Montalbo of Bago City in secondary boys’ 3, 000 steeplechase; Remark De La Cruz in secondary boys’ 100 meters; Reymark De la Cruz in secondary boys’ 1, 500 meters; Ernesto Perraren in secondary boys’ javelin throw; Alvin Saylongo in secondary boys’ pole vault.
Mary Anthony Diesto in secondary girl’s long jump; Ricel Mae Pahilanga in secondary girls 110 hurdles; Devy Isada in secondary girls’ shot put; Erma Rose Gamao in secondary girls’ 100 and 200 meters; and Jovielyn Pamatian in secondary girls’ 800 meters.
Sheinne Sanchez in elementary girls shot put; Ailyn Tumbali in elementary girls’ long jump; Dianne Grace Zayco in elementary girls’ javelin throw; Joycie Beranio in elementary girls’ 200 meters; Cesar Fernandez in elementary boys’ triple jump; and Ceasar Ian Oberas in elementary boys’ 100 and 200 meters.*