The 2006 Kabankalan Milo Muay Summer Clinic was officially concluded with a formal ceremony recently at the FBC Audio Visual Room, Fellowship Baptist College (FBC), Rizal St., Kabankalan City. 24 graduates were presented with their certificate of completion by FBC President Dr. Anecito D. Villaluz Jr., Ph.D., CPA.
The graduates were A. G. C. Allic, A. J. C. Allic, S. C. Allic, A. R. Apuhan, Virgie Bachita, J. Ray Basiao, Rose Basiao, R. Ryan Basiao, Z. J. Casuncad, A. E. Colina, Bethea A. Colina, L. S. Diaz, J. Y. Estabas, M. Garcia, Ed Gargantiel, F. A. Grigori, C. L. Hilario, M. G. Loloy, M. B. Loloy, M. T. Olac, S. V. L. Orana, L. M. Patricio, M. T. Quicho, and M. M. Quicho.
Officials present were Meldridge A. Quiocho, FBC Sports Coordinator and the proponent of the 2006 Kabankalan Milo Muay Summer Clinic; Henly S. Pahilagao, Accounting Department Chair; Rev. Enrico E. Resano, A.B./Education Department Chair; Pastor Vince Nemenzo, Music and Religious Coordinator; and Prosperidad P. lorgue, MBA, Student Services Head.
Special guest was Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP) Visayas and Region 7 Head Kru Ike Xavier Villaflores of Dumaguete City.
The graduates gave a Muay Thai exhibition for the officials present. Colleen Valdez, 2006 Voice Recital 1st honors, gave a special song number.
The 2006 Kabankalan Milo Muay Summer Clinic was started last April 17, 2006 at the FBC PE Room.
Mrs. Quicho, through her nephew 2005 Visayas champion and national bronze medalist Romnick R. Pabalate of Mabinay, started the Muay Thai program at Fellowship Baptist College, the first such program in Kabankalan City and Southern Negros Occidental under the sanction of the Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP), the sole recognized National Sport Association (NSA) for Amateur Muay Thai in the Philippines by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports commission (PSC).
Training is under the banner of Muay Association of the Philippines-Kabankalan City Chapter, which was officially formed on August 5, 2005. Pabalate handled the classes till the time he traveled to Manila to become a member of the Philippine Muay Team. Today, MAP-KC is a non-academic club recognized and fully accredited by the Fellowship Baptist College (FBC).
Mrs. Quicho, who holds a BS in Criminology from the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) in Manila and a BS Education Major in Physical Education from the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) in Dumaguete, is herself an athlete, having been a member of the Philippine Track and Field Team in the past. She was employed with the Diaz College in Tanjay for 7 years as an athletic Coordinator and PE Teacher.
Mrs. Quicho supported the formation of a Muay Thai club in the school because Muay Thai is an excellent way to develop one’s body, mind, and spirit. The training improves cardiovascular efficiency, increases flexibility, promotes better muscle tone, and develops a better well being. The training also equips a practitioner the necessary tools and skills to defend oneself during dangerous situations.