The 1st ArPi-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Goodwill Tournament was held by the Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Chapter under Commissioner Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., in cooperation with the Casino Filpino last May 18, 2008 at the Amphitheater, Casino Filipino Hotel, Goldenfields Commercial Complex, Bacolod City .
The tournament was a qualifying event for the upcoming Philippine Olympic Festival (POF)-Visayas this coming July in Dumaguete City .
OVERALL STANDING. (Excluding the exhibition bout.) IFFMAS Arnis-Negros United Fioghting Arts Academy of Grandmaster Jose “Joe” Mancesa (5-3-0), KaliSilat Arnis Association of Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” L. Cardinal (3-0-0), Black Mamba Arnis of Master Dominador “Jun-Jun” L. Villaluna (1-4-1), Golden Kamagong Arnis Kali Eskrima Association (GKAKEA) of P/SUPT. Grandmaster Ibarra “Baring” E. Lopez (1-2-1), and Guinabo Arnis and combat Sports (GACS) of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo (0-1-0).
JUNIORS DIVISION. Pinweight (Below 47 Kg.): Alan Pacheco of KaliSilat Arnis Association (Gold), Kimber Parpa of Golden Kamagong-Sagay (Silver). Bantamweight (47-51 Kg.): John Padilla of Negros United Fioghting Arts Academy (Gold), Eduardo Doctora Jr. of NUFAA (Silver). Featherweight (Below 47 Kg.): Rumulus Vallentes of NUFAA (Gold), Julius Valdes of Guinabo Arnis & Combat Sports (Silver).
KIDS EXHIBITION MATCH (11 YEARS OLD). Clauz Locsin of KAA (Gold), Darwin Dajao of KAA (Silver).
WOMEN’S DIVISION. Below 48 Kg.: Jhonafer Robles of Black Mamba (Gold), Vina Mancesa of NUFAA (Silver).
SENIORS DIVISION. Bantamweight (Below 51 Kg.): Evonie de la Cruz of NUFAA (Gold), Fernando Pendon of BM (Silver), Noe Doy Asplico of Golden Kamagong-Sagay (Bronze). Featherweight (51-55 Kg.): Jojo Clemen of KAA (Gold), Edmar Barcelona of NUFAA (Silver), William Montano of BM (Bronze). Extra Lightweight (55-60 Kg.): John carlo Bagatela of NUFAA (Gold), Jose Clemen of BM (Silver). Half Lightweight (60-65 Kg.): Satevie John Doctora of NUFAA (Gold), Carlo Barzo of Golden Kamgong-Bacolod (Silver). Lightweight (65-71 Kg.): Climaco Lumanog of KAA (Gold), Joseph Eduardo Gayatin of BM (Silver). Half Middleweight (71-78 Kg.): Catalino Bauya Jr. of Golden Kamgong-Sagay (Gold), Juan Carlos Ayeng of BM (Silver).
Tournament officials were Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., of Negros Occidental Baston Federation (Project Director), Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” L. Cardinal of KaliSilat Arnis Association (Tournament Director), and former ArPi Commissioners Grandmasters Norman Serfino and Felipe Antonio “Totong” Hilado of Arnis de Mano Asociation de Silay (AMAS) and Masters Maxwell “Max” J. Maun of Herada Pigada and Gil Montaño of Sultans, Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo of the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports, Lyle Perje and Shiela Duran of DepEd, and Master Francis Diaz of Guarra Style Modern Arnis (Judges/Referees).
Arnis Philippines is the National Sport Association (NSA) for Sport Arnis and the sole governing body for the Filipino Martial Art (FMA) recognized by the Philippine government, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Its Bacolod/Negros Chapter was revived and reorganized by 13 founding grandmasters and masters from Bacolod , Bago, and Talisay Cities last September 1, 2008 at the Apollo Chinese Restaurant, Cuadra St. , Bacolod City.