LAST weekend, the Media-Minero basketball team finally got a chance to exact revenge against Philex Mining Corporation’s selection squad led by former SLU Navigator John Ray Fernandez.
It took us three years to get back to Philex due to the pandemic, and thanks to our young guns led by former BCT Atom scoring machine Jhervie Calivo, the Media – Minero pulled off a hard-earned 97-92 win in an exhibition match during Philex 62nd Feast of the Sto. Niño of Prague celebration.
The media, Migs Velarde, Bobby Bio, Darius Bajo, Jordan Tablac and Edward Pangosban joined Calivo and CJ Sanklin for the squad’s eighth win against one loss in their head to head match – up with Philex while Toby Maskay Fangasan and siblings Miguel and Aaron Velarde added firepower to the Media – Minero.
Special thanks to Atty. Ed Aratas and Philex CEO Eulalio Austin for the invitation and the warm reception during our stay in Philex.
The Province of Benguet continues its support and acknowledgment to locally grown and trained athletes who have brought honor and prestige in the various sports events at the national as well as at the international level.
During Monday’s flag-raising ceremony, Southeast Asia Wrestling Championships silver medalists Mariane Mariano and Jason Baucas led the honorees where they received their cash incentives from the province.
The duo was joined by Asian Kickboxing Championship 2022 gold medalists Jean Claude Saclag and Gina Iniong; silver medalist Carlo Maguide; and bronze medalists Claudine Veloso, Carlos Alvarez and Kurt Lubrica national kickboxing coach and regional Head Mark Sangiao.
Also honored were 2022 Muay Thai National Championships gold medalists Erexter Taligan, Sarah Garwageo, Michael Rimando, Blane Mathew Comicho, Shiander Alley Casel, and Renson Cornell; silver medalists Ronaldo Dominguez, and Pennylope Padcayan; bronze medalists Levi Dawaton, Audrel Kitzg Daniel, Ryan Joe Bestre, and Art Getrex Potingan together with coaches Zaidi Laruan, Heidel Solis and Junjun Benito.
Also receiving their incentives were 2022 PSC Batang Pinoy National Championships Judo gold medalist Zhaijan Mryle Corpuz with taekwondo bronze medalists Trisha Lobbonan, and Xian Craig Eusebio with taekwondo coach Danrey Velo and Judo coach: Htai Andro Kienh Cudao.
Efreny Buslay, Denesia Esnara, and Gregorio Payat who won several medals during the National Classic Bench Press Championship Competition held in Pasig City on Dec. 10, 2022, were also given recognition and incentives.
Also recognized was Philippine Football National Team member Audie Menzi who participated in the 2022 Asian Football Federation Mitsubishi Electric Cup.