Category Archives: Sports

Athletes' honoring set at Ritz Friday

Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

DAVAO City’s biggest names in sports will converge at Ritz Hotel, Garden Oases Resort complex at 6 p.m. today, Friday, for the first-ever Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Athletes’ Recognition Night organized as part of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw Festival celebration.

But Manila-based Southeast Asian (SEA) Games medalists including Jaime Asok, Rexel Ryan Fabriga, Ceseil Domenios and Niño Carog of diving as well as softball’s Edmer del Socorro and Ismael Veloso III, baseball’s Saxon Omandac, Jenielou Mosqueda of judo, Jose Joaquin Gonzalez of swimming and brothers Dexter and Norton Alamara of water polo may not be around to receive their awards.

All set for 75th `Araw' sportsfest

Ruji Peter S. Abat

IT’S all systems go for the 75th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival as some events have started in February in various venues here.

Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) officer-in-charge Pochollo Elegino said the Davao City Hall Employees Association (Dachea) basketball, bowling, darts and volleyball events opened on Feb. 13 and will end on March 9.

‘Araw’ cycling challenge circuit unreels March 17

Ruji Peter S. Abat

EIGHT teams are set to compete in the Mayor Inday Sara Duterte & Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Invitational Cycling Challenge Circuit Race that will unreel on March 17 in an out-and-back course from Shrine Hills in Matina.

Philcycling vice-president for Mindanao Salvador “Jun” Paholio, Jr., yesterday said Team Inday Sara will field two teams while Butuan City, Bukidnon, M’lang of North Cotabato are also expected to see action.

Cansino, Amazona bag ‘Araw' tennis titles

WINNERS of the 1st Slazenger-Mayor Inday Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Age-Group Tennis Championships pose during the awarding rites. (Contributed photo)

DAVAO City’s Juan Paolo Cansino and Davao Oriental’s Jeleardo Amazona lived up to their billing by bagging titles at the close of the 1st leg Slazenger-Mayor Inday Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Age-Group Tennis Championships at the GSIS Heights Tennis Club over the weekend.

Cansino crushed Elvie Lopez, Jr. of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos), 10-3, in their boys 18-under finals while Amazona also won on the same note over Tadeco netter Reagan Sorima for the boys 16-under.

Igacos bet Lenelyn Milo ruled the girls 18-under event by whipping Genevib Caorte of Davao City, 10-3, while Kidapawan City’s Jzash Canja overhelmed host city’s Jenni Celine Dizon, 10-4, in their girls 16-under titular showdown.

Khrizzan Dumlao, for her part, spanked fellow Sto. Tomas player Rosvel Anne Binondo, 10-6, in girls 14-under while Gil Molina walloped fellow Tadeco bet Laster Llandino, 10-3, in the boys’ division.