Article by Pirie Enzo, with contributions from National 100 and 200m Record Holder Ralph Waldy
Before i continue i would like to refer to a previous article i wrote which differentiates Hand timing and Electronic Timing.
i would like to see a clearer video. Ironically the stupid news writing blocks the view of the last frame of the crossing the line hence ruining the quality of the news video. I can tell due to the closeness of 1 and 2 there is no way that is a .2 difference of 11.1 and 11.3 .2 is around one or two strides.
To be honest the times in the final of the Palaro were a lot slower than the semi finals. Several coaches hand timed the top two athletes at around 10.8 and 10.9. Which begs into question the accuracy of the hand timing of the officials at the Palaro and whether we can really count these performances as certifiable by the IAAF.
Not trying to take anything away from the accomplishments of the athletes as winning a Palaro title (National High school) is still a big achievement for a young athlete. However there may have been cases where an athlete is robbed of a place or an accurate time. I’m not saying that this is an example of this as i need to see a clearer video than the one provided.
I cant make an accurate decision on if Nor actually won without seeing a better video. But what I do know is a lot of countries use electronic timing at HS and even at weekly meets. Its much fairer for the athletes if they have a photo finish in place.
We need to introduce Electronic timing and Photo Finish to the Palaro and other meets
That is why hand timing should never be really acknowledged. I mean, we are year 2013 already. Everything is on the technology age – why is it that a national HS competition still uses hand timing instead of electronic timing? Budget issues? Very shallow answer. Someone who’s in authority should lobby that to PSC and PATAFA should strongly push for this too.
Deped is in charge of the palaro not PATAFA or PSC anymore. Deped undoubtedly has the funds to hire an electronic system. I looked into the cost of electronics purchasing the equipment is atleast 60,000 USD. DEPED does have the budget to allocate towards hiring electronics. They just do not understand the importance as they are not as well informed as the PSC or PATAFA on sports.
Electronic Timing system is cheaper than that actually. I have a quotation from finish line coz were supposed to purchase that to support PATAFA events. If PATAFA can commit to us to convince other meets to use the system for at least 20 meets in a year then we can probably reconsider that previous plan. This should be a partnership with PATAFA project.
Run for Change & Throwers Circle launch second throws Clinic in Baguio Schedule and DEPED Endorsement (updated)
The Department of Education in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-
CAR) encourages all school heads to send participants (athletes, teachers and non-teaching personnel) to the 3-DAY SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP which will be held on February 14 & 15 from 3:oo pm to 6:oo pm and on February 16, from 9:oo AM to 4:oo PM at Quezon Elementary School Social Hall (Baguio City) and school grounds.
DepEd-CAR Baguio, as a co-sponsor of this activity will grant service credit & certificate of overtime credit to teachers and non-teaching personnel respectively who will attend and participate actively in this sports activity. THIS 3-DAY SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP IS FREE as part of the Sports Development Program and Advocacy of Run for Change.
This 2nd leg of the Strength and Conditioning Seminar (3-day seminar and workshop) will be conducted by members of the National Coaching Staff for Athletics Nixon Mas, Danilo Fresnido and National Athlete Arniel Ferrera.
The School Division Superintendent of DepEd in Baguio City, Estela Leon-Cariño has endorsed this event
(see attached DepEd Indorsement dated February 11, 2013).
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
3:00 – 3:15 PM Registration
3:00 – 3:30 Welcome Remarks
3:30 – 4:00 Introduction to Strength and Conditioning Programs and Sessions
4:00 – 4:45 The Essential Components of Principles of Training and Programming
4:45 – 5:30 Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Training
5:30 – 6:00 OPEN FORUM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
3:00 – 3:30 PM Talent Identification
3:30 – 4:30 Specific Exercises for Strength and Conditioning
4:30 – 5:15 Creating a Training Program
5:15 – 5:45 Injury Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation
5:45 – 6:00 OPEN FORUM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THROWERS CIRCLE)
9:00 – 10:30 AM Practical Session # 1
10:30 – 11:30 Open Forum
11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 Practical Session # 2
3:00 – 4:00 Open Forum
- Circle of Champions Clinic opens to all Philippine Throwers (pinoyathletics.com)
- Throwers Circle (pinoyathletics.com)
After reviewing, reporting and making various adjustments/ammendments to the National, National Junior, UAAP and NCAA records. The later two still ongoing projects due to limited availability of result data from previous years. I will now be tackling the Palaro Records set by the Department of Education.
I will first be dealing with the Tertiary level Mens Records. It is important to note a few things here.
The BPISAA (Bureau of Public Interschoolastic Athletics Association) a previous incarnation of Department of Education started there Games in 1948 and this became the Palarong Pambansa in 1974. Due to the even scarce availability of data for these early meets I only have a snippet from a secondary source for the 1960 Games and due to the different nature of the games (was mainly an open and collegiate meet even at times serving as a National Championship meet). I will exclude the BPISAA results and begin with the Palaro Records in 1974. Although when i am next in the Philippines I would like to pursue a compilation of BPISAA results which may prove to be a bit of a treasure hunt.
Also what needs to be noted the Palarong Pambansa from 1984 to 1987 was suspended due to the events leading upto and following the EDSA Revolution. In 1987 the then DEPED Head Aparacio Mequi decided to reset all the Palarong Pambansa records. This was due to the fact that the DEPED board changed the rules, the last games in 1983 and prior allowed National level athletes to participate (such as Elma Muros and Lydia De Vega) who made the national team at the age of 14 and 15 for the SEA Games which meant they were also young enough to play High School level at Palaro. From 1988 onwards athletes of this caliber where no longer allowed to participate at the Palaro. For my listing purposes all Palaro results from 1974 onwards will be included in these lists.
Also to note is that some records were actually tied and reported as broken with only one holder. For the purpose of these lists ties will be considered co-record holders in the events.
Due to somewhat limited data these lists maybe due for amendment.
The first list is going to deal with Tertiary Men. Please note that CHED is also ran by DEPED so this is considered the Tertiary portion of the Palaro, sometimes they are combined. Also i am considering any open age athletes when they had an open age division for these Tertiary records. As Date of Birth is not important for open age due to it being ‘open age’ I have not been so particular on dates of Birth.
Tertiary/Open Mens Palaro & CHED Records
|4×100||42.1||WVRAA||Sandy Labrador, Aaron Algara, Toy Sotohito, Joe Gonzalez||1995|
|4×400||3.21.9||WVRAA||Rustan Tancinco, Aaron Algara, John Lozada, Toy Sotohito||1995|
|HJ||2.07||WVRAA||Manuel Jr. Lasangue||23.02.10|
|3.80||NCR||John Kevin Sugue||25.02.10|
|5k walk||24.57.7||NCR||Jerome Patria||24.02.10|
|10k walk||50.22.1||IRAA||Renante Jerron||23.04.98|
Tertiary/Women Open Palaro & CHED Records
|100m||11.7||NCR||Lydia De Vega||18.03.82|
|200m||24.0||NCR||Lydia De Vega||18.03.82|
|400m||55.2||NCR||Lydia De Vega||18.03.82|
|10k||39.30.3||WVRAA||Hanny Jean Delfin||26.02.10|
|4×100||48.8||NCR||J. Chavez, V. Banebane, K. Pedrina, H. Loquinto||24.02.10|
|4X400||3.51.6||NCR||S. Saluan, K. Pedrina, V. Banebane, M. Banebane||26.02.10|
|400H||1.03.1||NCR||Ma. Dela Paz Banebane||25.02.10|
|HJ||1.63||CAR||Katherine Khay Santos||23.02.10|
(Please report an corrections or additions to firstname.lastname@example.org with either newspaper or official result evidence for consideration)
Palarong Pambansa Cebu City 2013
According to this article Dated November 7. by Marian C. Baring of Sunstar
CEBU City has been producing the bulk of the athletes representing Region 7 (Central Visayas region) in the Palarong Pambansa. And now, Region 7 will be hosting the national meet in 2013.
That is why, in the Cebu City Olympics, set to open tomorrow, Thursday, at the Cebu City Sports Center, the pressure to come up with the best selection mounts.
“We will have the homecourt edge in the Palaro, so it gives us all the more reason to double our efforts to come up with the best team that will finally improve our finish in the Palarong Pambansa,” said Cebu City Schools Division Superintendent Rhea Mar Angtud.
Read the Full article here
This is a big change to this previous article below
Palaro 2013 in Bacolod Likely (from Visayan Daily Star)
(Aug 16) Bacolod is putting forward its case to hold the 2013 Palaro, citing that it has successfully co-hosted the 2005 SEA Games and was the main host of the 2011 1st PNG Games. The DEPED is 90% sure at this stage Bacolod will win the bid against other bidders Cebu and Dumaguete. Cebu who have got a brand new relaid track oval would also be a good choice after hosting last years National PRISAA. Dumaguete held the 2012 PNG Games and have one of the only 9 lane right around 400m tracks in the country.
Negros hosted four Palarong Pambansa in the past, two at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan in 1998 and 2000, and at the Paglaum Sports Complex in 1974 and 1979.*NAB
Inspection Team Arriving (From Visayan Daily Star)
Members from the Department of Education Palarong Pambansa Evaluation Team are set to arrive in the province today to conduct an evaluation of Negros Occidental’s bid to host the 2013 Games.
Headed by Ma. Arianne Provido from the office of DepEd Assistant Secretary General Tonisto Umali, the team is tasked to oversee the conduct of the bidding and evaluate the province’s capability to host next year’s national Palaro.
Earlier, Gov. Aflredo Marañon expressed optimism that Negros Occidental will win in its bid to host the national school-based sports competition among elementary and high student-athletes.
Supporting the bid is Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia who stressed that the city and the province has played host to the Palarong Pambansa and the Panaad Stadium was the venue for a couple of international football competitions.
DepEd Regional Director Mildred Garay, likewise, is optimistic of Negros’ chances of winning the hosting bid, saying that it is 90 percent sure that the committee will choose Negros Occidental.
- Davao Norte wants to host 2013 Palaro (mindanews.com)
- Laag 37: Bacolod City – How to get there? (laagannacebuana.me)
- Travel Reflection: Bacolod City-What or Who Inspires Me (laagannacebuana.me)
- Negros Oriental to host Palarong Pambansa 2013 (rappler.com)
Milo Little Olympic Finals (some results)
15 year old Jaime Mejia of UP High School won the boys 100m in 11.1s and 200m in 22.8s. While his best performance was winning the Hurdles in 15.2s. All three times were personal bests for Mejia who has been the only high schooler so far voted athlete of the week during the Weekly Relays.
Mejia helped NCR win the 4x100m in 43.9 and 4x400m in 3:31.
While 16 year old Christine Del Rio of St Francis of Assisi Cavite wonm the girls 100m in 12.8s and 26.6s.
*As of now Milo Philippines upon several requests has not released the final results for this meet even though this meet is already over at Marikina Park October 19-21
Milo Little Olympics Background
(Aug 27) In the hearts of little champions, big dreams are waiting to come to life. Back then, these dreams partially comes to life in small town tournaments, local inter-school leagues and even informal street competition amongst friends. In the true spirit of building champions in life, MILO® saw the growing need for these little champions’ big dreams to come front and center.
In 1988, MILO® launched the MILO® Little Olympics in Manila. The league held competitions in 11 sports namely – athletics, badminton, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball. And though the league was initially based in Manila, many little champions savored the taste of what it is like to have their dream of playing in a big stage come true. That is why in 1996, the MILO® Little Olympics was also held in Cebu. And expanded to Cagayan de Oro in 1997 and in Pangasinan in 1998. In the short span of time, MILO® has successfully provided a sporting event that little champions look forward to other than Palarong Pambansa and as well as other major sporting events in the south.
After years of successfully mounting regional games, the MILO® Little Olympics finally went nationwide with the first ever National Finals held in Cebu City on October 23, 2009. With the Queen City of the South serving as host, little champions from all over the nation came and competed for glory. Thousands of little champions got to play, thousands of big dreams came true. The MILO® Little Olympics is now the premiere nationwide junior interschool league for elementary and highschool student-athletes. Little champions nationwide can now show their excellence in sports, their drive, determination, discipline and other champion’s values to their peers throughout the nation. This kind of exposure teaches them to be champions not just in sports but in life as well.
In its 20 years as an inter-regional league and three years as a premiere annual national sports meet, the MILO® Little Olympics has produced and discovered little champions that have donned the country’s colors. Little champions with big achievements in international leagues like the South East Asian Games, World Youth Cup and the Asian Junior Track meet.
Great things truly start from small beginnings. It began with the need for little champions to have a place where their big dreams will come true. Now, the MILO® Little Olympics, with the help of the little champions, parents, coaches and organizers, has now become one of the most recognizable and sought-after league. A sporting event where every game and every match helps build champions in sports and in life.
The Western Visayas visitors emerged overall champions int he Athletics. As these are high school and elementary aged kids there are no performances worth noting however it is noted that Joneza Mae Sustiedo (the bare foot runner from the Palaro competed) however her performance was well off what she ran in the Palaro a few years ago over 800m.
Article from the Freeman Cebu article by Caecent No-Ot Magsumbol
The Overall Champion (all sports) of the Visayas Little Olympics Eliminations in Elementary was University of San Carlos (135.25 pts) who had double the amount of points of the second place team. In High School division University of Cebu (176.25 pts) from University of San Carlos (161.5 pts).
Results – Winners (no times)
Raul Perez (UC) 200; 110H John Ganaba (Ilo) 400m; Axel Catalbas (95) (Ilo) 1500m,3000m; and 3ks; Ezel Divingracia (Ilo) 110H?, Lanz Halongong (Ilo) SP
Celina Revalde (95) (Ateneo) 100,200; Doren Romeral (UC) 100H; Joneza Mie Sustiedo (97) (Ilo) 800/1500; Shantel Tanucan (UC) LJ
Press Release: 25th MILO Little Olympics Underway in Cebu (kalongkong.wordpress.com)
- Who will be crowned Milo champ? (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Press Release: 25th MILO Little Olympics Visayas Leg Results (kalongkong.wordpress.com)
This years event was held at Lingayen, Pangasinan the same as the Palarong Pambansa earlier. The University of Baguio easily won the overall title (all sports) in elementary with 132 pts, Holy Angel University (Angeles City) won the secondary division with 92 points.
- Palaro 2013 – Cebu City (pinoyathletics.com)
- UV starts bid in Milo regionals (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- 25th MILO Little Olympics National Finals to be Held in Marikina (kalongkong.wordpress.com)