POC-PSC National Games
The Philippine National Games shall become a yearly national championships for all sports - to assess the expanse of athletic potentials as by-product of your national programs, to serve as the ultimate challenge grounds to bring out the best of the national crop and the emerging ones, and finally, to serve as the final "ranking and selection ground" for possible composition of the national pool, and from which the team for the future international competitions (e.g. SEA Games,Asian Games, Olympics, Etc...)
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.