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Why a sudden change of color? Batangas “Saludo” simplicity at its best Asec. Umali’s Wisdom Asst. Sec Umali commends CALABARZON in promoting peace through sports Commence and Conclude in Trese Marteres The insignia Fisherman’s son initiates gold counting in athletics; one more gold poured in from high jump Dimaculangan breaks own record in 200 m backstroke; delivers his first gold Batangas lady throwers harvest silver medals on their first day in the field Batangas Blades upset Cavite Patriots Batangas Regu plonk San Pablo Trio, 2-0 Doff off the hats What makes Batangas Province the Most Disciplined and Cleanest Delegation? Batangan Regu lead Bracket A; play for cross-over game Batangas Batters strike Laguna Hitters, 14-3 Batangas duo inches forward the final Batang Lady Blades overwhelms Laguna for third straight win Batangas Takraw upsets Laguna; retains championship title


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Why a sudden change of color?

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rom red color which increases enthusiasm, encourages action and confidence the color of Batangas Province has change into quite colors – pink combined with blue and white colors which are calming, pure, soft and gentle. Our new shades may not as stimulating as the previous, not as fearless and bold which Batangueños are known, but it correlates to this year’s STCAA theme; Calabarzon leads in promoting peace through sports. It is always resonates during the opening of every sports competition; it’s not the winning which matters but how well we fight in every game. How we disciplined ourselves. It’s not always the medals that counts but how many friendship we won. Similar to how our players should behave in every game, who control emotions and paining words during the height of conflicting situation.

It is what Batangas Province wants to win over, that its delegations are upholding the right behavior during the conduct of STCAA 2013. These are the values our new colors convey.

“Our new shades may not as stimulating as the previous, not as fearless and bold which Batangueños are known, but it correlates to this year’s STCAA theme; Calabarzon leads in promoting peace through sports.”

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Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, love and acceptance, blue expresses a cool vibration that is helpful to communication, calm and relaxing to counteract chaos or agitation, while white expresses kindness. We are mislead if we said that the color combination we are using this year is not appropriate to use in sports competition because a person in physical battle needs a strong character, bold and brave which represent only by strong and dominating colors. Let us remember that pink is a combination of red and white and though it has calming effect, researchers of color psychology have found that this effect only occurs during the initial exposure but a person often become even more agitated once become accustomed to the color, while blue allows a person to look beyond and increase perspective which is needed for winning any battle or competition. Nevertheless, at the end, it is not the colors which will make our winnings but our players with burning desire to bring the gold in our province. Like balloons of different colors with ability to float in the air, it is not the colors which make it float but because of what is inside of it. 10

“Nevertheless, at the end, it is not the colors which will make our winnings but our players with burning desire to bring the gold in our province.�


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t only takes less than two minutes to capture the impression of the crowd reflected in their natural and spontaneous applaud for Batangas Province, when its athletes beautifully demonstrated its “Saludo” after the whistle blew.

exhibited their coordination and body grace as they marched the streets of Indang Cavite capturing the oh and ahs of the towns people.

Batangas Province although was not yet declared as winner in Best Saludo 2013 but seems having it, after they perfectly displayed its salute in harmony before the thousand spectators in the opening of STCAA 2013 at Cavite State University, Indang Cavite, February 17.

“Batangas Province although was not yet declared as winner in Best Saludo 2013 but seems having it...”

Best Saludo awardees in STCAA 2011 and represented Calabarzon during Palarong Pambansa 2011; Batangas Province athletes in their pink, blue and white uniform

Minus the complicated steps and movements, simple yet synchronized show of respect, Batangas Province “Saludo” is at its best.


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Asec. Umali’s Wisdom

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he assertion of Atty. Tonisito M.C. Umali, Asst. Secretary of Legislative and Legal Affairs, in his speech at STCAA opening rites brought a strong influence and views in Sports. Thus, his conviction is rightly commendable and his wit is certainly splendid.

Asec. Umali made a strong point on the concepts of the true essence of sports such as; augment the teamwork, give focus while playing, value discipline within oneself and know how to stand after a defeat. He shared a perfect example on how the Armed Forces of the Philippines promotes peace in Mindanao for they didn’t use armaments instead they played with our Muslim-brothers. This statement influenced the spectators on their views on insurgency. He likewise mentioned that every individual could be a part of promoting Peace through Sports. Consequently, his assertion on having self-discipline is the ‘sine qua non’ in facing struggles and in fighting for life.

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“The true champion in sports starts with personal discipline.”

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Asst. Sec Umali commends CALABARZON in promoting peace through sports

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ng inyo pong tema ngayong regional palaro na, Team Calabarzon leads in promoting peace through sports ay tunay na akma po sa taong ito.”

These words were the opening part of the DepEd Asec. Tonisito Umali’s message as he speaks in front of more than 7,000 athletes, coaches and participants during the opening day of STCAA Southern Tagalog Regional Athletic Association Meet at Cavite State University, Indang Cavite, February 17. He mentioned that our government through the effort of Pres. Aquino signed the historic agreement with the Bangsa Moro and Moro Islamic Liberation Front in hope that peace in Mindanao will be achieved. “At iyan pong konsepto ng pagsusulong po ng sports as a means to achieve peace ay hindi po bago yan. Sa buong mundo yan po ay ginagawa at ngayon din po sa ating bansa”, Usec Umali explained further. The DepEd

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Assistant Secretary of Legislative and Legal Affairs reiterated that the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Mindanao instead of holding their guns and tanks played sport in our Muslim brothers in Mindanao. “Tayo po ay tuwang-tuwa na ang Calabarzon po ay nangunguna sa larangang ito”, Assist Secretary Umali expressed. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, through Asec Umali, conveyed his message to remind the athletes that winning the game and having the gold medals are not important than the concept of teamwork, concept of focus , concept of discipline and the ability of getting up after falling down. According to the Secretary, expressed by Asec Umali, those are the characters and values to remember and retain in the hearts to be used in real life. Asst. Sec Umali ended as he reminds the athletes not to play only for themselves, school or province but they should play for the DepEd and for the country. Present in the occasion were Governor Joseph “ER” Ejercito Estrada, Governor of Laguna Province; Vice Governor Mark Leviste of Batangas and Mayor Bienvenido Dimero, Municipal Mayor of Indang Cavite.


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Commence and Conclude in Trese Marteres

A Noted Leader, Competent, Honest, Inspiring, Forward Looking. . An Example that passion is a personal branding fuel. A Director of dynamism and charisma. The Woman who spells the difference of Region IV A. CALABARZON.

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hose are the lines devised and created by Batanguenos every time our Director is introduced in seminars and conferences. She is certainly the prime mover of the Culture of Excellence in the region. Her legacy in Region IV-A CALABARZON started on January 11, 2011 in Trese Marteres, where the pronouncement of her assignment as Assistant Regional Director was proclaimed. Is this an example of serendipity on this significant place?

The revelation and declaration of becoming an Asst. Secretary of the Department of Education is an unexplainable twist of fate. Her position as Regional Director concluded in Trese Marteres, where she expressively conveyed her gratitude to all her constituents in 17 Divisions. Silly, Isn’t it? But this is how God works. No questions. No doubts. Still, Batangas will use the same lines in introducing the Leader who envisioned “Excellence is a culture and Quality is a Commitment” in Region IV A. She is Dr. Lorna Dig Dino.

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Insignia G od Designed a magical Gold key with Blistering prowess and placed it in a four-leaf Clover. God wanted to give this key to a leader whose name signifies a Good Gift from God.

God asked,” Donnie, Do you consider yourself as a Good Gift?”

Donnie politely answered, ”My Lord, you created me to be your son. Your creations are all Gifts for the People.” God smiled and asked the common question, “Donnie, What are the representations of each leaf in the clover?” Donnie intelligently replied, “My Lord, the First Leaf represents LOVE to be expressed to all your creations, the Second Leaf signifies WEALTH to be shared to all who are in need, the Third Leaf

symbolizes LEADERSHIP to be guided with Influence and Respect and to lead by example...” God noticed that Donnie stopped and bowed his head. So He asked him, “My son, What about the Fourth Leaf?” Tears flowing from his eyes, Donnie slowly looked at Him and said,”Oh my Dear Lord, the reason why I bowed my head is that I am meekly asking for the VIRTUES needed for me to serve and be a good Gift to all educators. My Lord, I want to BE the LIGHT of DepEd Batangas.” The whole place was covered with colourful lights and auras. It was the insignia of the Right Leader, Gift from God who has the authority to Hold the Key. When God handed in Donnie the Key, It IGNITES the ASPIRATION on PROMOTING PEACE through SPORTS. God is overwhelmed, So, He gave him another Gift and said, “My son You give credits to all your people especially to the athletes of Batangas Province. I am giving you this magic DGB wand. It connotes Dalhin ang Ginto sa Batangas.” “I love You My Son.”

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Fisherman’s son initiates gold counting in athletics; one more gold poured in from high jump

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arc Alvin De Roxas, a son of a fisherman from the quite barangay of Salong, Calaca started to produce gold medal in athletics for Batangas Province when he posted 4:34:00 min on the clock to dominate the 1500 meter run of STCAA Elementary Boys against Rizal and Laguna trackers at Sports Plaza, Dasmariñas, Cavite. “Focus lang po sa laro para makuha ang ginto,” expressed De Roxas of Salong Elementary School. De Roxas who dreams to become a teacher started to race in the rubber track since grade 4, and contributed pride to the province as he claimed bronze medal in the last year’s STCAA.

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In secondary, Lyka Villanueva jumped high

over 1.45 meters to snatch the gold of STCAA High Jump Secondary Girl leaving Lagunense and Quezonian jumpers to share in silver at 1.40 m mark, trailing in the fourth was a jumper from Cavite Province. Meanwhile, Jomari Salomon of Fermin Laroza National High School beat his record (1.65 m) but settled only in bronze as he leaped 1.70 m of Secondary Boys High Jump inferior to the jumpers of Laguna and Cavite Province.

“De Roxas who dreams to become a teacher started to race in the rubber track since grade 4...”


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hristian Dimaculangan delivered his first gold for the Batangas Province when he broke his division record (2:27:78 min) and finished his favorite 200 m backstroke (2:17:18 min) ahead his rivals in the STCAA Swimming Secondary Boys at Blumen Resort, Dasmarinas, Cavite, February 18. Last year’s Palarong Pambansa delegate, Dimaculangan reeled the 200 m pool a fraction ahead Christen Mercado (2:23:34 min) of Cavite Province followed by Anthony Lim Navarro (2:23:48 min) from Rizal Province in the third. “Nakatulong po ang Sports Academy at ang suporta sa amin ni Gov. Vilma. Kumpleto po kami sa pagkain at vitamins,” expressed fourth year high school Dimaculangan. “ Dimaculangan of St. Bridget College also clinched the second spot for the silver of the 200 m Individual Medley against Jose Mari Sebastian Arcilla from Rizal. “In his present condition, we are positive that Christian will deliver more gold medals tomorrow,”

said Coach Christian C. De Chavez from MKA College and Institute of Technology Inc. Meanwhile, Elementary Boys— Christian Jay Reyes, John Cedric Oriondo, Eumer Jude Jonson and Marione Barcelon claimed the bronze medals of 4 x 50 medley.

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Batangas lady throwers harvest silver medals on their first day in the field

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oyce Ann Mangana and Mariane Gonzales harvested silver medals on their first day of battle in the field as they heaved the iron ball for STCAA Shot Put Elementary and Secondary girls respectively at Sports Plaza, Dasmariñas Cavite, February 17.

favorite kong javelin sana malagpasan ko ang 28 m best ko,” added Mangana of Agustin T. Ramos Memorial School, Balayan District.

First timer Mangana threw the iron ball at 8.27 m, a speck lower than Dasmariñas thrower with 8.68 meter mark.

Fourth year student Gonzales, a Palarong Pambansa 2009 fourth placer during elementary grade is a consistent honor of Dr. Bonifacio A. Masilongan National High School.

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“Mas mababa po ang result ng throw ko compare sa aking 8.41 m sa division, kasi po 2 kg po ang ginamit, sanay po ako sa 1.5 kg lang,” Mangana explained. “Bukas po sa

Moreover, veteran thrower Gonzales also settled in the second place with 8.82 m mark against 9. 63 m of Laguna, while Rizal posted 8.61 m on the tape.

“Naka-focus po ako sa discuss throw, kukuhanin ko po ‘yon bukas,” said Gonzales who wants to take Business Administration at Dela Salle University after high school.


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Batangas Blades upset Cavite Patriots

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oday seems to be a good start for Batanguenos. Dadalhin talaga natin ang Ginto sa Batangas.”

These are the words uttered by Mr. Joel Lubis, Division Sports Coordinator, when he cheered and witnessed the winning moment of Batangas Blades as they shattered Cavite Patriots, 17-25, 25-22, 25-14, in the Elimination Round of Volleyball Elementary Girls Division held at Cavite state University open court, Indang Cavite, February 18. The first set served as a warm-up game for the Blades for they were smashed out by the Patriots, 17-25. “Para kasing Diesel ang mga iyan eh, kailangan mag-init ng husto para lumabas ang tunay na lakas. Pero, kampante ako na kakayanin nilang manalo dahil magagaling sila.” explained Melchora Elarmo, the Blades’ trainer. On the second set the blades were on its higher level of animal spirits, where their offense and defense were undoubtedly on its peak.

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“Today seems to be a good start for Batanguenos. Dadalhin talaga natin ang Ginto sa Batangas.”

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Giselle Garcia and Jeansa Agelion of the Blades each landed thunderous spikes while Mila Del Rosario and Rozette Lumbrez of the Patriots lead a commendable defense and strategic offense which made the spectators overjoyed and thrilled for the scores were in seesaw mode until it reached 10-all. Zara Delos Reyes blocked Lumbrez to even up things at 12all. Rica Pino provided the margin over the Blades side but Princess Joy Olan netted her serve for a 13-all mark. Garcia broke an equalized score at 15-all with a powerful spike off the opponent’s block for an advantage. Atienza’s stroke increased the margin to 22-20. The Patriots tried to boost their offense but Atienza hit two consecutive big smashes for the win, 25-22. “Nawawala sila minsan sa focus at nawala ang style nila sa hulog at ibang epektus.” said Benita Ebora, the Blades’ coach. On the third set, Agelion made the first line in the score board that brought the team more confident of winning. Their teamwork inside the court is unbreakable that strengthened their continual offense which marked 14-5 on the first half. Because of continuous great service of Ericka Villanueva, the Blades maintained their momentum with 11-point advantage 20-9. Garcia as tossed by Atienza provided breath with two big spikes that marked 24-14. Agelion hammered a cannon-shot which easily closed the set for the Blades, 25-14. “I want to pat on the back the Blades for this victory. I think they had a great game. Sana Magtuloy-tuloy ang panalo ng Team.” Mr. Leo Landicho, Division Sports Coordinator, said. The Blades also overpowered San Pablo Lakers that marked their second victory for this day. Meanwhile, The Batangan Spikers took their first win as they thwarted the defending champion, Antipolo Wallopers, in SecondaryBoys Division. 30


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plonk San Pablo Trio, 2-0

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NDANG, Cavite– The high-kicking massively watchable fusion sport of Sipa Takraw started today where Batangas Regu dumped San Pablo Netters, 2112, 21-18, during the fifth game of the elimination round at Cavite State University Open-court. The Trio leaned on the round-horse ball setting techniques, sporadic kicks and rolling head smashes to prove that Batangas owned the crown in STCAA in two consecutive years. “Squad underwent thorough preparation and rigid training during the Sports Academy upang mapantayan ang mga dating mananalo natin, kaya kampate ako na magdadala ulit kami ng ginto.” said their trainer, Arnold Escalona. Piolo Perez, header of the team made the first line on score board when he made a flashing service tossed by Carlo Garcia.

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The brisk moves and thunderous hit of Richard Romero and continual service error of the Trio gave a 6-point advantage to the Regu, 14-8 that made the Regu more determined of winning the first set. The squad nailed the score of the Trio to 12 after their plucky attacks and good services leading to conclude the game, 25-12. “Determinado naman ang mga bata ko pero nasisira talaga ang diskarte nila kapag nalalamangan na sila ng opponent.” said Marilou Escueta, the Trio’s trainer. The bout made the Trio attempt to capture the second set because Clark Dolor, Francis Cervana and Jeric Belen of San Pablo changed their style which strengthened their offense. But the audacious maque of Batanguenos is perceived by the squad. They fearlessly showed to the spectators that they owned the court by maintaining 3-point lead all the way to pull off an easy win of 21-18. “Magandang simula ito sa kanila, maganda ang tactics and strategies na ginawa nila kanina.

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Kailangan naming i-analyze yung mga nagging kahinaan kanina para mging strength nila ito sa mga susunod nilang laban.” Coach Leo Liesa said. Because of this triumph, the squad will fight Calamba City Netters tomorrow. Meanwhile, In Sepak Takraw Secondary Boys Division, Batangas Squad smashed Cavite City Hitters with an easy 2-0 win. They will contend with Antipolo City Smashers tomorrow to vie for the next level of competition.

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“Maximizing the utilization of the fund is the raison d’être of Dr. Bueno in adhering this schema of catering.”

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epEd’s implementing system on food preparation and service for all the delegates of Southern Tagalog CALABARZON Athletic association is opportune and astute. DepEd Operated Sports cuisine is definitely not experimental but a wisest decision of our superintendent, Dr. Donato G. Bueno.

Maximizing the utilization of the fund is the raison d’être of Dr. Bueno in adhering this schema of catering. Headed by Mrs. Macaria Carina Carandang, EPS 1-TLE and Mrs. Semeona Cabello, EPS 1- Home Economics and manned with School Heads, TLE coordinators, a master chef, certified graduates from ALS, skilled waiters, and experienced utilities, Sports cuisine doles out an amorous ambience and archetypal style of catering services. The modest beginning on the formation of functional committees is fortified with the spirit of

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commitment, the insignia of dedication and the regalia of service above-self. Thus, the description of each job is beyond ethical and professional standards. Finance committee assures the availability of funds and immediately responses as the need arises. Marketing committee customarily guarantees fresh and quality foods to be served for the athletes. Stock and Distribution Committee assures that the stock of foods are within easy reach, manages proper storage and refrigeration, and accounts systematic distribution of ingredients, vegetables and condiments for every viand. Packaging Committee makes certain that the delegates are able to get hold of their meals and snacks in order. Table-Monitoring Committee diffidently observes the Prayers before and after meals and austerely supervises the ‘Clean as You Go’ mode of table manner. It is proven that there is a perfect discipline on this scheme for its foundation starts on its grass’ roots. A radiating salutation to DepEd Batangas. Magnifico!

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What makes Batangas Province the Most Disciplined and Cleanest Delegation?

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e have an aspiration of winning but the bottom-line is to inculcate ethics, positive attitude and discipline to our athletes. I believe that if those virtues are being practiced and lived by them, there would be no more interventions to be devised because these will become a Culture in our Division.” Dr. Donato G. Bueno, OIC-Schools division superintendent. “As quoted, Learning starts from the warmest womb and ends at the coldest tomb. Self-discipline and Purity of the Heart are the significant aspects of that process.” Ms. Nadine C. Celindro.

“We have an aspiration of winning but the bottom-line is to inculcate ethics, positive attitude and discipline to our athletes...”

“Discipline in everything we want to achieve is necessary and cleanliness of all the outcomes is the measure on how we deal with it.” Mr. David M. Nuay.

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“Programs in sports don’t focus only on skills development. It values the improvement of moral principles and personal discipline.” Mr. Jimmy J. Morillo. “In sports, we don’t do it eventually but habitually. We gained awards because the thoughts and actions of our athletes, coaches, trainers and all staff are not for any recognition but for individual’s personal and professional growth.” Mr. Joel Lubis “It certainly starts with its grass roots. The attitudes of our athletes are honed at home. Our sports academy is their home, kaya nasa pagdidisiplina at training din ng mga coaches upang lalo silang maging mahusay na individual.” Mr. Leopoldo A. Landicho “Likas na talaga sa atin ang pagkakaroon ng disiplina at kalinisan. Enhancement nalang pagdating sa ganitong pagkakataon. Proper guidance with the athletes really counts on what we ought them to be.” Mrs. Carandang. EPS 1-TLE “Malaking bahagi ang mga taong naka-assign sa bawat committee at sila ang pundasyon ng bawat tagumpay. Ang kanilang dedication, commitment at higit sa lahat ang malasakit nila sa mga bata ang masasabi nating pwedeng ipagmalaki ng Batangas.” Dr. Semeona C. Cabello, EPS 1-Home Economics

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Batangan Regu

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lead Bracket A; play for cross-over game

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atangan Regu dumped Lucena Kickers, 2-0, achieving 3 wins and 0 lose in Bracket-A Category of Sepak Takraw held at Cavite State University Open-court, that made them qualify for the cross over game vying to qualify in Quarter Final Round. The Regu downed Cavite City and Antipolo City yesterday both in 2-0 wins with superb performances that brought them to be the crowd’s favourite.

Tinutukan talaga naming bumalik sa basic for mastery, lalo na ang discipline at focus sa paglalaro.” said the trainer, Jubert C. Mortel. They shall compete with Rizal Trio in a Do-or-Die game tomorrow, February 20, to strive for quarter finals. “Patutunayan namin na kaya naming magwagi at Dalhin muli ang Ginto sa Batangas.” said Arlon Decepeda, the star player of the team.

The Regu showed off acrobatic flashing kicking moves, thunderous head smashes and fantastic servicing styles that stirred up the spectators’ support for them.

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ndang, CAVITE- After disallowing the jumping pitch style by the tournament manager during the match with Cavite Strikers yesterday, the scorching muggy from the sun and the fresh hazy ground boosted the animal spirit of Loren Encarnacion to prove that she could lift Batangas Batters when they clouted Laguna Hitters, 14-3, in Softball Elem. Elimination Round at Cavite State University Open-Field, Feb.19. “Nanghina ang loob ni Loren kahapon matapos ma-disqualify yung style na hinasa sa sports academy, kaya naman tutok ang orientation na ginawa namin sa kanya.” said their trainer Dominador Cabingan.

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made her more confident to reprise. Batters had an advantage for Hitters made a zilch score. Jaimee De Sagun, Roxanne Agojo, Kristine Hilario, using their agility and the round-horse style of batting the ball, made the compelling consecutive scores for the team. Continual error of the Hitters’ pitcher brought Rhorilyn Tampos for a walk on the first base while Kimberlee Tenorio on the third base, which gave the Batters a full force on aiming for the 7-runs rule on that inning.

On the first inning, Encarnacion brought Rubylin Robel, Princess Pabula and Ericka Lipit of the Hitters in three consecutive ousts which

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The spectators displayed their roaring cheers when Cherry Mae Calago showed off her lightning hit for a home run which marked another 3 points on the scoreboard. De Sagun completed the 7-run rule after hitting the ball and gave a chance for Janelle Cabrera to advance for a home. During the top of the second set, the Hitters took a hard-earned 2 points while the Hitters added 4-easy scores to have an 11-2 standing.

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“Napakaganda ng laro nila ngayon. Kailangan talaga sa kanila ang may konting gulat para magkaroon ng focus.” said their coach, Pedro De Sagun. “Nagpadagdag talaga ng lakas ng loob sa mga bata ang suporta ng mga guro at punongguro mula sa Batangas.” said Dr. Jimmy Panganiban, Asst. to the Superintendent of Area 1.

The trail of winning was heightened up by educators from Batangas showing their support to the Batters. After the Top and Bottom of the Third Sets, with 14-3 standing, the Batters had a Play-0 chance for a win on top of the fourth inning. Encarnacion was so determined to use her eagle landing pitch that ousted the three hitters on the ground. Thus, the Batters had a chance for another match for Gold.

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ebruary 19—After having an impressive performance against Tayabas, Batangas duo, Renz Lenard Fabila and Samuel Gabriel Dionaldo inched forward the final match as they pinned down Llaytan Hizon and Michael Jan Fuentez of Antipolo to 3 against 8 of their STCAA Tennis Elementary Boy’s Double elimination match at Tennis Club Court, Tanza, Cavite. Acclimatizing in the court, Dionaldo didn’t show off early committing errors in the first game all through the second while Fabila positively defended their post to level at 1 notch to 1. “Kinabahan ako kasi hindi nga sila agad nakapag adjust, sinabi naman talaga ni Dionaldo na matagal bago siya nag-init,” Coach Annalyn Jusi expressed. Duo’s coordination came alive as Fabila poured accurate services supported by Dionaldo’s defense near the net leaving their nemeses to gasp at 3 deficits.

Dionaldo of Malvar Central School plays tennis since grade 3 and represented the province in the last year’s STCAA while Fabila of Mabini Central School is a neophyte and a first timer in STCAA. Antipolo’s smashers tried to recover in the 6th but Batangas duo never failed giving in their defensive play and sneaky placing while the boys from the province of pilgrims failed to connect and rest disappointed in the 7th game. Antipolo recovered as Fabila, a teacher’s son seems to give the 8th to Antipolo with his erratic reception and service, but Fuentez of Antipolo committed double fault halting the toeto-toe 9th game in favor of Batangas duo all the way to the 10th until it was over. “Our players are good and performed well we only hope magtuloy-tuloy until the final match,” said trainer Rodney Landicho.

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atangas Lady Blades controlled the tempo from 1st to 2nd half overwhelming Laguna Ladies, hacking out an emphatic 71-49 victory to enter the semi-final slot of the STCAA Basketball Secondary Girl elimination round at Diego Mojica Elem. School Basketball Covered Court, Inadang Cavite, February 19. Lady Blades stepped up both offensively and defensively through-out the game breaking away from a close game en route to a third straight win. The Batagueñas neutralized Espanol and Calamate of Laguna, holding them down to eight and six points respectively. Marie Fe Sampaga and his teammates limited the whole Laguna team to 26 in the first half and 23 in the second half just like their first two opponents, Lucena and Dasmariñas which came to post only 30 and 46 mark in each match correspondingly. “Sinabi ko sa kanila, huwag maging

kumpeyansa, pero maglaro sila sa kung ano ang kaya nila,” said Batangas Lady Blades coach Ronnel Vivas. Sampaga, Ronabelle Evangelista, Noemi Tolentino, Kathleen May Araja and Kimberly May Amigo led their charge on the offensive end as Lady Blades seized control the opening and dominated Lagunenses until the final canto. The Blades savored their first double-digit spread at 51-35 in the opening of the third, then reeled their scoring machine to win the match. Sampaga came through with 20 points and three steals in less than 30 minutes of action. Araja, Amigor and Evangelista contributed nine, eight and seven points in that order. The Batangas Lady Blades will collide with Rizal hopeful to advance in the semi-final.

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Batangas Ta upsets Laguna; retains championship title

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atangas Takraw Team proved its supremacy in STCAA Secondary Boys Sepak Takraw when it toppled Laguna with two straight upsetting regus (14-11, 15-13), (17-16, 8-15, 15-9) to retain the championship title here at Cavite State University Quadrangle, February 20. Batangueños posted 6-0 run in the opening set of first regu but Laguna managed to recover and level twice at 9-9 and 10-10 as Jerwin Bon Pinon, Batangas tekong erroneously delivered his services, all the same, Nathaniel Vincent Bancorro helped to defense their post blocking the attacks of Laguna’s tekong Joshua Bañares while Arvin Navarro delivered precise hits to claim the first salvo at 15 against 11 of Laguna. “Our boys made numerous errors at the start, kasama sa laro ‘yon, pero hindi naman ako kinabahan alam ko kaya nilang i-manage ‘yon,” expressed Coach Anastacio Cura Jr. Trying to mend the unimpressive first set, Laguna dispatched three consecutive notches and

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“Our boys made numerous errors at the start, kasama sa laro ‘yon, pero hindi naman ako kinabahan alam ko kaya nilang i-manage ‘yon,”

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survived 10 over 5 capitalizing on the serving errors of Batagueños. Piñon’s serving knacks came alive and Navarro’s attacks came just on time for a 4-0 run. A deadlock posted at 13 to be broke by Piñon’s heading and placing all the way to 15. Laguna forced a deciding set came second regu, as the Lagunense surprised a 7 points extra against 8 of Batagueños in the second set after a riveting first with seven deadlocks and double deuce claimed by the Batagueños, 17-16. Both team started impressively with perfect delivered services to level at 3 against 3, but Joseph Bulayon’s attacks broke the tie to 7-4. Lagunense countered the attacks of Batangas trio but to no avail. Nailed at 9 points, lethargically the boys from hot springs were in chaos. Batagueños’ supporters left their seats when Bulayon’s placing closed the scores at 14-9 and finally it was over when the service of Laguna tekong Chris Lyndon Urizza landed faultily over the other side of the court. “Ito naman ang inaasahan natin ‘yong hindi na tayo makarating sa third regu. Sinabi ko sa mga bata na dapat maiuwi agad ng maaga ang panalo,” Coach Cura Jr. concluded

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“ Batagueños’ supporters left their seats when Bulayon’s placing closed the scores at 14-9 and finally it was over when the service of Laguna tekong Chris Lyndon Urizza landed faultily over the other side of the court.”

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