Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tanod Arnis Graduation Held By: James U. Sy Jr.
The Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO) who completed the Barangay Tanod Arnis and Adino Self Defense Training during their Graduation Exercises recently at the Don Bernardo Benedicto Plaza, Cadiz City.The Skills Enhancement Training was conducted by the Zion Original Disciples in Arnis and Combat Sports (ZODIACS) Self Defense Society of the Philippines, Inc. (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo).
Government officials, Training Directors and Staff, Guests, and graduating Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO) at the conclusion of the Barangay Tanod Arnis and Adino Self Defense Training Graduation Exercises held by the Zion Original Disciples in Arnis and Combat Sports (ZODIACS) Self Defense Society of the Philippines, Inc. in cooperation with the Cadiz City Office of the Mayor under Hon. Patrick G. Escalante, M.D., and Public Assistance and Reaction Against Crime (PARAC) recently at the Don Bernardo Benedicto Plaza, Cadiz City (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo).
The Barangay Tanod Arnis and Adino Self Defense Training Graduation Exercises were held by the Zion Original Disciples in Arnis and Combat Sports (ZODIACS) Self Defense Society of the Philippines, Inc. of Founder/Grandmaster Pastor Julius B. Delasan, 9th Degree Red Belt, in cooperation with the Cadiz City Office of the Mayor under Hon. Patrick G. Escalante, M.D., and Public Assistance and Reaction Against Crime (PARAC) under Reg. 6 President Dave Michael D. Sevillo, 6th Degree Red White Belt, recently at the Don Bernardo Benedicto Plaza, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.
At least 65 Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO) or Barangay Tanods representing not less than 8 barangays graduated from the training. Course Instructors were Master Romeo G. Banas, 7th Degree Red Belt, ZODIACS VP & Deputy National Director, and Master Ian B. Negrido, 5th Degree Black Belt, Founder of BASSDUMAS Combat Sports and ZODIACS Provincial Coordinator with the assistance of the Training Staff: Salvador Segura, 4th Degree Black Belt, Bambie Lampon, Jr. V. de los Santos, and Arthur Dollosa, all 1st Degree Black Belt, and Alvin Aligarbes, Brown Belt.
Hon. Mayor Patrick G. Escalante, M.D., was represented by Hon. SP Member Antonio U. Lacson III, Chairman of the Committee on Peace and Order and Public Safety.
The training was conducted to better equip Barangay Tanods as the partners of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in curbing crime, especially in the more far flung areas. The training consisted of Scripture studies, fundamentals, of stances, blocks, punches, kicks, releases from holds, knife and gun disarming, and handcuffing and arresting techniques.
The Barangay Tanods of the different barangays gave a demonstration of their new found skills during the graduation rites. Arnis sparring was also showcased by the Training Staff.
Those who graduated were (Zone 2) Noe Abelido, Lope Bacayo Jr., Fulton Barilea, Rosevil Besa, Rammel Enriquez, Jolly Lanotes, Mitchell Llema, Dario Matarong, Salvador Pecayco, Brgy. Tanod Head Bernardo Pergamino Sr., Eduardo Pudadua, and Jerome Tumabiane; (Zone 4) Estanislao Agupuyan III, Diego B. Ascura, Cirilo F. Babaylo, Renante Canencia, Rodel de la Cruz, Harmie Doedocil, Bernardo Esperancilla, Hon. Kagawad Ismael Lampon, Romeo Laya-og, Primo Negre, and Brgy. Tanod Head Adonis Plana; (Zone 6) Crisanto Dejualian, Brgy. Tanod Head Arnel Española, Reynaldo Jarina, Greg Repolon, Cecil de los Reyes, and Renato Siason; (Burgos) Eduardo Aboniawan Jr., Fernando Alquisar, Romel and Rudy Ambrona, Joebert Ayco, Dante Belera, Eddie Demacutac, Romulo Dequinto, Hon. Kagawad Jerry C. Ditching, Nicomedes Dondoy Jr., Rodel Evedente, Aquilino Fortaleza Jr., Manuel Gomez, Eddie Guintao, Abnel Meraiz, Brgy. Tanod Head Roberto A. Oñates, Renante Sales, Ronilo Supuesca, and Armin Vito; (Cabahug) Eduardo Clamares, Jonito Enfanto, Ernesto Gilbuena, Brgy. Tanod Head Joel Gregorio, Ricardo Lumangyao, Bernardo, Edwin, and Vivian Mahinay, Julianito Parihos, Alex Sitjar, Jordan Tequihanon, Virgilio Tingson, and Jimmy Vasquez. (Magsaysay) Rodolfo Bachinela, Roberto Borja, Alfonso Castor, Michael Daguia, Elacris Delfin, Glomon Derecho, Manuel Ediz, Brgy. Tanod Head Arnie Lamis, Roger Lanis, Wilfredo Legaspi, Arnulfo and Ronito Libre, Ronnie Mendoza, Estelito Padernal, Reynaldo Pleridad, Richard Rebeoco, and Pedro Salvano.
Awards given were Best in Arnis Hon. Brgy. Capt. Rodel Evidente of Burgos (1st Place), Bernardo Pergamino Jr. of Zone 2 (2nd Place), and Maya of Brgy. Magsaysay (3rd Place); Best in Disarming Joebert Ayco of Burgos (1st Place), Adonis Plana of Zone 4 (2nd Place), and Hon. Brgy. Capt. Antonio Ferrer of Cadiz Viejo (3rd Place); Best in Handcuffing Harmie Doedocil and Diego B. Ascura of Zone 4 (1st Place), Reynante Sales of Burgos (2nd Place), and Jimmy Vasquez and Ricardo Lumangyao of Cabahug (3rd Place); Best Brgy. Tanod Participation Brgy. Burgos (1st Place), Brgy. Magsaysay and Zone 4 (2nd Place); Most Outstanding Arnis and Adino Player Hon. Brgy. Capt. Rodel Evidente of Burgos; Special Citations Brgy. Cabahug, Zone 2 & 6, and Cadiz Viejo; and Special award Vivian Mahinay of Cabahug.
Other officials who received Certificates of appreciation were ABC President Hon. Arthur N. Lanis, Cadiz Sports Coordinator Jun Bani Saravia, Cadiz Mayor’s Aide Rigor d. Rosario, City Book Binder Lorie Joy R. Maja, Pastor art Legaspina of CCC, Talabaan, Hon. Brgy. Capt. Macario Baroba (Zone 2), Hon. Brgy. Capt. Ma. Zenaida Po (Zone 4), Hon. Brgy. Capt. Jose Dino Hautea (Zone 6), Hon. Brgy. Capt. Eduardo Javier (Caduhaan), Hon. Brgy. Capt. Dionisio Villaruz (Cadiz Viejo), Hon. Brgy. Capt. Ray P. Yee (Cabahug), Hon. Kagawad Alex S. Jasmin (Cabahug), Hon. Kagawad Ireneo Cabahug (Peace and Order, zone 6), Chief of Police P/Supt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, ZODIACS Reg. 6 Secretary Janeth F. Banas, ZODIACS Instructor Ron Van Jay F. Banas, Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc./Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB), Brgy. Tanod Head Nestor Teruel (Caduhaan), and Brgy. Tanod Head Santiago Solatorio (Cadiz Viejo).