Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Bayawan City Excels in Bacolod Arnis Tilt by: James U. Sy Jr.
The Bayawanihan Martial Arts represented Oriental Negros during the 2nd UDTA-Mayor Evelio “Bing” R. Leonardia Arnis Cup 2010 last October 2-3, 2010 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod, Araneta St., Bacolod City. Seated from left: Magtutudlo Arnulfo N. Lape, Chief Instructor Arwin W. Aban, Founder/Chief Adviser Edilberto B. Euraoba, Magtutudlo Jonathan P. Tumlad, and Magtutudlo Arthur G. Lomoljo Jr. (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
The 13-player, 5-coach Bayawan Arnis Team, under the generous support of city officials headed by Hon. Mayor Atty. Rene G. Gaudiel, represented Oriental Negros during the inter-regional 2nd UDTA-Mayor Evelio “Bing” R. Leonardia Arnis Cup 2010 and showed great potential after they won 2 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze medals last October 2, 2010, Saturday, at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod, Araneta St., Bacolod City.
Crowned champions in their categories were Allona Mae Maravillas (52-56 Kg.) and Jesmine Panaligan (48-52 Kg.). Snatching the silver were Arwin Aban (71-78 Kg.), Shiela Mendez (44-48 Kg.), Jannie Mae Milano (41 Kg. below), and Clara Olido (40-44 Kg.). Taking the bronze were Leah Acabo (56-61 Kg.), Edcel Baro (51-55 Kg.), Lito Tolentino (60-65 Kg.), and Jonathan P. Tumlad (60-71 Kg.).
The Bayawanihan Martial Arts Club (BMAC) was lead by their coaches Chief Instructor Arwin W. Aban, Founder/Chief Adviser Edilberto B. Euraoba II, Magtutudlo Arnulfo N. Lape, Magtutudlo Arthur G. Lomoljo Jr., and Magtutudlo Jonathan P. Tumlad. Club officials who wasn’t able to travel with the team Bacolod include Magtutudlo Dexter Dingcong, Magtutudlo Jiffrey Torrigue, and Consultant Insp. Bernardo C. Del Mar, BFP/EMT.
The campaign of the Bayawan Arnis Team in Bacolod was under the full support of city officials under the leadership of Hon. Mayor Atty. Rene G. Gaudiel and Hon. Vice Mayor Esmael Pimpo Martinez. Other officials who supported the team were the SB Members, City Admin Officer Atty. Rori James Lawrence Miraflor, Sport Coordinator Mc Arthur Douglas Tijing, Asst. Coordinator James Lunweg Egoncillo, and City Admin Clerk Jennifer Estandarte Tayco.
The Bayawanihan Martial Arts Club (BMAC) was founded about three years ago as a group where the youth of Bayawan City can go and learn confidence, discipline, and respect through the local martial art of Eskrima or Arnis.