Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SCHOOL WATER FOUNTAINS TO PREVENT OBESITY

NY TIMES. Adding school water fountains, distributing water bottles in classrooms and teaching kids about the health benefits of water can lower a child’s risk for becoming overweight, a new study shows...

Read more @ http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/school-water-fountains-to-prevent-obesity/

Monday, March 30, 2009

KOGO BREAKS WORLD 10KM RECORD

Micah Kogo of Kenya broke the World record* in the 10Km at the 21st Parelloop 10k in Brunssum, Holland, today.

The 22-year-old clocked 27:01, eclipsing the previous mark set by Haile Gebrselassie in Doha, Qatar, in 2002...

Read more @ http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=49996.html

DANAO CEBU RUN + BIKE


by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

To spice up this leg, a duathlon competition that became a sideshow of the third leg in Carmen, will again follow the triathlon event...

RP's SPRINT DUATHLON JUNIOR ELITE

PHIL STAR. MANILA, Philippines - Kim Mangrobang, the country’s top junior female triathlete, lived up to her billing as she beat Japanese entry Miura Ayaka in the sprint duathlon junior elite event of the Mekong Duathlon last weekend in Vietnam...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=453439&publicationSubCategoryId=69

MONTHLY RUN IN CEBU


by RCM, Staff Reporter
Jerome Limpag, Sports Editor

PHILIP Dueñas and Madelyn Carter shared the honors in the Men’s and Women’s 10K Open in the Run for Sight Monthly Race at the Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) in the Mandaue Reclamation Area yesterday...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

PSC BACKS PRISAA, SCUAA


MANILA - The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) and State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (Scuaa) to form a unified and integrated sports development program...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

4 MYTHS ABOUT MARATHONS

"They think they're not going to fit in. I'm going to be out of place, I'm slow, I'm old, I'm this or that," Henderson said of runners who hold back from the marathon. Those who join in "quickly realize, once they get out with people, that they're just like them."...

Read more @ http://www.marathonguide.com/news/newsviewer.cfm?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ekval%2Ecom%2Fnews%2Flocal%2F41720082%2Ehtml

FULL MARATHON IN CEBU


By Marian Gladys Baring, Asst Sports Editor
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

CEBU’S running boom is set to intensify next year with the first of a planned annual Cebu Marathon...

“The major cities of the world have full marathons and we are hoping that in the long run, this will stand out from the others in the country, emerge as the Philippines’ marathon and be recognized by the international running community,” said Pages...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NORMAL REACTION...


By Iste Sesante-Leopoldo, Reporter
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor

“We won’t deny we were screaming,” said one of the parents, who asked not to be named...

“If we did something wrong, we will admit it. We will write to the president of the school, to the Department of Education officials and to Dumaguete City. But we never did anything wrong,” another parent said. “We were just being parents cheering for our children. It’s normal.”...

QUINONES: THE TOUGH JOB OF PARENTS


Also, before you do anything drastic, think about the implications of the action on your child. Will he or she get something good from it? Is it in consonance with what you are teaching them? Is it the right thing to do?

As sporting parents, we must be aware of that invisible line that we should not overstep...

CARMEN CEBU RUN+BIKE


By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

In the inaugural duathlon race of the Pipti-Pipti action, Elmo Claraval reigned supreme in the men’s class. He edged out fast-rising runner John Philip Duenas, while another runner-turned duathlete Miltone Luterte placed third.

Janice Bautista was unopposed in the women’s class...

LIMPAG: PARENTS vs DepEd


I spent the final minutes of our loss watching from the sidelines. Our coach then told me in a not-so-nice-way, “Hampang lang, ako lang ma-angal sa ref.”...

Whatever spin the parents are doing right now won’t take away the fact: they lost and they stormed the court, like sore losers...



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PHIL SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHERS '09

MANILA, Philippines - Jun Mendoza of The Philippine STAR was elected president of the Sports Press Photographers Association of the Philippines, replacing Ramon Vecina of Police Files...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=451404&publicationSubCategoryId=69

PHIL SPORTSWRITERS '09

PHIL STAR. MANILA, Philippines - Inquirer sports editor Teddyvic Melendres was elected unopposed as the new Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) president...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=451403&publicationSubCategoryId=69

PHILS NOT A FISU MEMBER?

PHIL STAR. MANILA. In a letter to UAAP secretary-general Junjun Capistrano dated last March 18, sports department manager Michal Buchel of the Universiade governing body FISU (Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire) said the Philippines could not be accommodated because it is not a FISU member country and there were over 30 applications for only 26 slots...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=451418&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Monday, March 23, 2009

OLYMPIAN RULES CONDURA RUN

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s top runners – Eduardo Buenavista and Mercedita Manipol-Fetalvero – dominated the 21K Condura Run for the Whale Sharks of Donsol at the Global City yesterday.

Buenavista, a two-time Olympian, was challenged early in the race by Cresenciano Sabal and Allen Quisay but pulled away for good when they reached the halfway mark of the 21K race.

He finished the race in one hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds. Quisay came in second in 1:10:52 while Sabal settled for third in 1:10:57...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=451116&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

QUINONES: RUN


CEBU. I really am surprised at the fact that so many people, including those who don’t even run regularly, are now so keen in holding running events.

It’s actually a very pleasant surprise and I hope that more people would really pursue their plans so we can have more events and most importantly more interest in physical fitness...

NETWORK WAR SEEN FOR UAAP TV RIGHTS

PHIL STAR. MANILA. While ABS-CBN enjoys the right of first refusal, meaning it may continue to cover the games if it wishes to, at least two stations have shown interest in the coverage...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=449547&publicationSubCategoryId=69

ATHLETE SKIPS GRADUATION TO RUN FOR SCHOOL



By Marian Gladys Baring, Asst Sports Ed
Mike Jerome Limpag, Sports Ed

Malazarte, a sprinter, skipped his graduation just so he could represent the city and UC in the provincial meet.

Malazarte’s sacrifice did not go to waste as he went on to win the gold medal in the boys 1,500 meter run at the Governor Mariano Perdices Memorial Coliseum tracks.

Not only was it a gold medal finish, it was a record-breaking feat, although a personal record, Malazarte surpassed his best time of four minutes and 28 seconds by two seconds.

“This is my way of giving back to my school, who had offered me a scholarship. I also want to qualify for the Palarong Pambansa. This is my last chance to do so,” he said...

Monday, March 16, 2009

TRAIL RUNNING MARATHON


KODAK TARGETS SOCCER MOMS

BUSINESS MIRROR. Soccer moms, or women with young children who participate in sports and other activities, are a target audience because they take and print a lot of photographs...

Read more @ http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7490:kodak-targets-soccer-moms-analysts-say-think-young-&catid=52:technology

RUN + BIKE IN CARMEN, CEBU


By Jonas Panerio, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor

Kicking off the list will be the two-weekend Pipti-Pipti Triathlon and Duathlon on March 22 at the Carmen Breeze Resort in Loyang, Carmen and on March 29 in Danao City.

The duathlon will be a 3-km run, a 15-km bike and a 3-km run and will have the men's, women's and executive categories. The top three finishers will be receiving medals...

CAMOTES ISLAND MTB CHALLENGE


By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

CEBU, Philippines - It's all systems go for the staging of the 4th Mayor Al Arquillano National Mountainbike Challenge on March 21 in San Francisco, Camotes Island...

SURBAN WINS GOLD IN BRUNEI


By Marian Gladys Baring, Asst Sports Editor
Mike Jerome Limpag, Sports Editor

AFTER winding up third in an endurance race in Singapore earlier this month, Cebu cycling superstar Niño Surban pulled off one of the biggest upsets in his career when he won the Southeast Asia Mountainbike Championships yesterday in Brunei...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

PINOY WINS SINGAPORE NIGHTIME MTB


By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

Surban recently won the night time mountain bike marathon in Singapore but controversy clouded the win after some witnesses allegedly claimed that it was another Filipino rider who crossed the line first...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

WOMEN IN SPORTS

DAILY TRIBUNE. MANILA. The Philippine Sports Commission has lined up activities for women athletes and employees beginning with lecture-seminars on family, health and beauty, livelihood and women’s rights to celebrate the International Women’s Month...

Read more @ http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20090314spo7.html

Friday, March 13, 2009

OLYMPIANS TO BANNER SEAG TRACK TEAM

Any Cebuanos from these athletes?
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MANILA BULLETIN. Beijing Olympians Henry Dagmil and Marestella Torres lead the 22-man team that has been endorsed by the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (Patafa) to be part of RP delegation to the coming Southeast Asian Games in Laos this December.

Also being considered for the RP team are Rene Herrera (3000m), Arniel Ferrera (hammer throw), Julius Nierras (400m), Mercedita Manipol (5000m), Danilo Fresnido (javelin throw), Ernie Candelario (400m), Rosie Villarito (javelin), Mary Grace Melgar (400-m hurdles), Arnold Villarube (deca), Joebert Delicano (triple jump), Midel Dique (800m), Julius Sermona (10,000m), Eduardo Buenavista (marathon), Jho-an Banayag (marathon), Rodrigo Tanuan Jr. (400m), Junrey Bano (400m), Eliezer Sunang (shot put) and Fil-American Deborah Samson (pole vault)...

Read more @ http://www.mb.com.ph/node/198659

Thursday, March 12, 2009

COOL RUNNING

"The mission of the Condura Run is to inspire people to run because we believe that if everyone runs then the country will be a much better place. We will also help save the marine environment and promote eco-tourism by making people aware of the richness that lie beneath our seas," said Concepcion Durables president Ton Concepcion...

Read more @ http://www.malaya.com.ph/mar12/spor6.htm

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GIRLS' FOOTBALL SLATED IN PALARO

MANILA BULLETIN. Women’s football will have its own grassroots program after a girl’s football competition has been accepted as a demonstration sport in the 2009 Palarong Pambansa...

Read more @ http://www.mb.com.ph/node/198502

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR WOMENS FOOTBALL

PHIL STAR. MANILA. “What I have witnessed so far is that you are not so far behind neighboring Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam, which have strong women’s football programs,” Monika Staab said...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=447499&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FOOTBALL & ATHLETICS

Would you encourage other footballers to get involved in athletics?

Definitely. There are so many footballers out there, so why not try a different event. They have the ability and the stamina to play for 90 minutes, the speed and agility. You must be able to do something in athletics...
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MY HERO: LANCE ARMSTRONG

"If things are not going that well in athletics I have to remind myself that he had a really bad time in his life and he came through the other end to be the best in the world. So sometimes I read it if things aren’t going that well...

Read more @ http://www.spikesmag.com/features/myheropickeringonlancearmstrong.aspx

MUSIC CAN MAKE RUNNING EASIER

Why is music so closely linked with running?

Like many forms of human locomotion, running is very rhythmical in it nature and so particular pieces of music can emulate the rhythmical qualities of running. Music can make running easier and reduce the perception of effort. It improves athletes’ mood and the music has a motivational effect...

Read more @ http://www.spikesmag.com/features/canmusichelpeliteathletesexcel.aspx

FOR 11TH TIME, UST IS UAAP OVERALL CHAMPS

MANILA BULLETIN. University of Santo Tomas crowned itself as the country’s premier sporting school by winning the overall championship in the seniors division of the UAAP for the record 11th straight time.

It was UST’s 36th overall title in the league, underscoring its status as the country’s No. 1 school in terms of sporting excellence...

Read more @ http://www.mb.com.ph/node/198360

ON THIER OWN

PHIL DAILY INQUIRER. MANILA, Philippines—Former national women’s futsal team IROK Philippines is striking it out on their own as they join an international tournament in New Zealand this year...

Read more @ http://blogs.inquirer.net/sportsaficionado/2009/03/10/former-rp-women%e2%80%99s-futsal-team-eyes-nz-tourney/

Monday, March 09, 2009

FETALVERO UNDISPUTED 10K CHAMP

PHIL STAR. MANILA. Fetalvero, on the other hand, remained undisputed in the women’s 10K races as she remained unbeaten on Philippine soil since 1998. She clocked 36:16 and took home the same prizes as Buenavista.

The winners in the 5K race were Ben Alejandrino (16:19), Christopher Ulboc (16:20) and Crifrankreadel Indapan (16:25) in the men’s and Liza Yambao (21:38), Hazel Madamba (23:06) and Merlyn Lumagbas (24:14) in the women’s.

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=446895&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Sunday, March 08, 2009

UST WOMEN'S FOOTBALL - 2009 UAAP CHAMPIONS

University of Santo Tomas (UST) has never won a UAAP Women's Football championship title... not until these players and officials came into the campus, showed up & delivered. Congratulations to the team's come-from-behind victory! You all deserve it.

UST WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM
Official Line-Up: Name (Hometown)

01. Amamio, Louella (Dumaguete)
02. Artillaga, Jovelyn (Manila/Asst Capt)
03. Barruga, Jowe-Ann (Masbate)
04. Clemente, Joma (Masbate)
05. Dagandara, Cara Francell (Cagayan de Oro)
06. Fabon, Vanessa (Masbate)
07. Francisco, Shiralyn (Masbate)
08. Fuertes, Ma. Cristina (San Carlos City)
09. Gavile, Arlene (Manila)
10. Ignacio, Mary (Cagayan de Oro)
11. Luna, Hanna-Faith (Cagayan de Oro)
12. Martinez, Angelica (Manila)
13. Maximo, Bea Katrina (Cebu City)
14. Mondezo, Aiza (Cagayan de Oro)
15. Narciso, Mariane (San Carlos City)
16. Pacana, Jane Mariz (Cagayan de Oro)
17. Rapal, Irish (Iligan)
18. Reyes, Aprilyn (Cagayan de Oro/Team Capt)
19. Rubio, Prescila (Dumaguete)
20. Salmon, Herlyn Mae (Davao)

Coach: Estraban, Rozano
Asst. Coach: Valenzuela, BJ

Saturday, March 07, 2009

MAN VS EMPIRE STATE BLDG

A footrace all the way up to the 86th floor of New York's Empire State Building. Cebu will soon have its own version of this...

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1430551070/bclid1126074425/bctid13546352001

FEU MAKE HISTORY IN ATHLETICS

MANILA STANDARD TODAY. FAR Eastern University athletes broke three meet records as the Tamaraws completed a historic win in both the men and women’s divisions in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines athletics championships...

Read more @ http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=sports5_mar6_2009

MT. CANLAON BY BIKE


by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

THE FREEMAN. CEBU, Philippines - The organizers of the 2nd National Mountainbike Challenge are inviting the Cebuanos to take part in the two-day bikefest set on March 14 to 15 in Canlaon City...

QUEEN OF 10K

PHIL STAR. MANILA. In the distaff side, Mercedita Fetalvero is expected to continue her reign as the country’s undisputed Queen of the 10K Race when she defends her title against the up-and-coming Maricel Maquilan and Ailene Tolentino.

Fetalvero has not lost a 10K race on Philippine soil since 1998.

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=446300&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Friday, March 06, 2009

PSC's SEARCH FOR HOMEGROWN TALENT

MANILA BULLETIN. "It’s a damn if you do, damn if you don’t situation for the PSC. But combing the country for athletes with great talent is the right thing to do, especially in these difficult times,"...

Read more @ http://www.mb.com.ph/node/197944

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

UAAP WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: UST TOPPLES DLSU FOR 1ST-EVER CROWN

GMA NEWS.TV. MANILA, Philippines - University of Santo Tomas stunned La Salle in the penalty shootout, 4-1, after a 1-1 regulation tie to seal the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s football crown Tuesday at the Ateneo field.

Joma Clemente knocked in the title-winning goal over De La Salle goalkeeper Hannah Ibarra as the Tigresses clinched their first ever UAAP women’s football crown.

Shiralyn Francisco, Jovelyn Artillaga and Aprilyn Reyes earlier scored in the shootout before a save by Irish Jane Rapal on a shot by La Salle’s Samantha Nierras turned the match around.

“It was the team unity and great chemistry that won it for us," said UST rookie coach Rozano Estraban.

The Lady Archers drew first blood with a goal by Ma. Clarissa Lazaro in the 61st minute but the Tigresses drew level with a strike by Marianne Narciso in the 68th minute.

La Salle came into the finals undefeated with six wins and two draws en route to a twice-to-beat edge.

But the Tigresses beat the Lady Archers, 2-0, behind two goals in extra time last Thursday, forcing a rubber match for the title.

Mary Cres Ignacio, who scored one of the goals in that win, was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the women’s tournament.

Rapal was named the Best Goalkeeper while Narciso won the Rookie of the Year award.

Louella Leah Amalio of UST took home the Best Defender, Nierras the Best Midfielder, La Salle’s Jessica Ryon the Best Striker, and UP got the Fair Play award. –GMANews.TV

More @ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/151211/UAAP-womens-football-UST-topples-DLSU-for-1st-ever-crown

LET THE GRASS LIVE

PHIL STAR. MANILA. ...“We feel that the POC and the PSC can only work hand in hand and in unity, but if there is no more harmony then it will be the athletes who will be the victims. When the elephants fight it’s the grass that will suffer,” Puentevella added...

Read more @ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=445390&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

UST WINS UAAP WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TITLE

UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS (UAAP)
WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL
Ateneo Field, AdMU Campus, Quezon City

De La Salle University (DLSU) claimed the twice-to-beat advantage by topping the double round-robbin Elimination Round.

Feb 26, 2009 10:00AM
UST vs DLSU 2-0 in favor of UST
Both scores were made in the extension period

Mar 3, 2009 10:00AM
UST vs DLSU 1-1 regulation; 4-1 penalty shoot-out in favor of UST

Sunday, March 01, 2009

(INTER) NATIONAL PRIDE

BUSINESS MIRROR. MANILA. They purchased their fake Nike jackets (that had reflectors and swirls on them as part of the design) at Divisoria for P300 each. The Philippine flag patches were purchased at the military supply stores outside Camp Crame where they got no discount despite being a national team...

Read more @ http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/6798-international-pride.html

DO WE HAVE SPORTS JOBS FOR THEM

PHIL DAILY INQUIRER. There is no question we will still need the wisdom and experience of sports leaders who have vision and the commitment to stir change. But, perhaps, it is also time to build for the tomorrow by having the young not only as athletes but also as future sports leaders...

TRACK ATHLETE LEADS LAWYERS GROUP


CEBU. Among Yu’s projects are the improvement of membership programs, healthcare and insurance pension for the lawyers and a regular sports program...

CEBU RULES PRISAA

DUMAGUETE CITY. After ruling athletics, women’s lawn tennis and table tennis, the big city athletes took the title in swimming, badminton, basketball, chess, dancesport, football, taekwondo, karatedo and the men’s and women’s volleyball.

The Cebuanos posted a 1-0 victory in the first game after a header by Adrian Mejaran set-up by a cross from Jun-Jun Pintuan. In the second game, USJ-R held on to a scoreless draw for the title...