Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Iloilo and Capiz Shine in 2nd UDTA-Mayor Bing Arnis Cup by: James U. Sy Jr.
Master Bonnie Celendro (seated) and the Iloilo City Arnis Team (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
Grandmaster Carlito Ondillo, 10th Degree LSAI, (seated) and members of the Arnis Philippines-Capiz Chapter, Capiz Arnis Federation, and Lightning Scientific Arnis International-Dumarao Chapter (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
Grandmaster Romeo Oro Jr. (seated) and the Cauayan Arnis Team (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
The Iloilo Arnis Team under Arnis Philippines Commissioner Master Bonnie A. Celendro and the Capiz Arnis Team under Arnis Philippines Commissioner Grandmaster Carlito Ondillo, 10th Degree LSAI, were declared 1st and 2nd Runner Up respectively in the 2nd UDTA-Mayor Evelio “Bing” R. Leonardia Arnis Cup 2010 last October 2, 2010, Saturday, at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod, Araneta St., Bacolod City.
The Iloilo Arnis Team, which was supported by Hon. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Hon. Vice Mayor Joe Espinosa III, tallied 3 gold and 2 bronze medals. Getting the gold for Iloilo City were Glory Joy Bartonico (56-61 Kg.), Iresh Crezel De Leon (44-48 Kg.), and Ferbie Ann Ramos (40-44 kgs Kg.). Meanwhile, Jessica Rbobles 48-52 Kg.) and Jesk Marie Caluste (37-40 Kg.) took the bronze.
The Capiz Arnis Team, which was supported by Hon. Gov. Victor E. Tanco, took home a 2 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal haul. The Capiz Arnis Team was composed of the Arnis Philippines-Capiz Chapter, Capiz Arnis Federation, and Lightning Scientific Anis International-Dumarao Chapter, all under the technical guidance of GM Ondillo.
Noel Hapdos and Rolando Boral were crowned champions in the extra lightweight and half middleweight categories respectively. Joemarie Alegre and Johnmar Baldisino took the silver in the extra lightweight and bantamweight categories respectively. Jepone Mahinay snatched the group’s lone bronze, in the lightweight category.
Meanwhile, lightweight John Mark Maquiling gave Cauayan its lone medal, a silver, in the event. Cauayan was represented by the self-supporting Oro Arnis Club Cauayan of Grandmaster Romeo Oro Jr. Other Cauayan arnisadors who saw action in the tournament were Davey Gabatino (half middleweight), Jazfher Lipo-on (half lightweight), Junsel Marande (featherweight), Dimetrio Obado (extra lightweight), and Ray Ian Rivera (bantamweight).
Jason Jocson (below 50 kg.) and Jussel Torres (70 kg.) snatched two bronze medals for the Bacolod-based Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Master Roy R. Flores.
The event was organized by the Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA) OF Founder/Chief Instructor Abraham G. Ganzon Jr. in cooperation with the Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Chapter under Commissioner Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” L. Cardinal.
Alrehs Carrie “Uni” V. Ganzon, the promoter’s 6 year old daughter, gave a demonstration of the basic strikes and blocks of Arnis during the preliminary ceremonies.
Gracing the event were Janette Aristorenas and Jungie Fernandez, VP-Finance and VP-Marketing respectively of the Universal Care Center of Excellenece. Emcee was Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. (Details provided by above mentioned teams).