Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Newly promoted colored belts in Tribu Aikido pose with (kneeling from left) Instructor Rexan Slade Saron, Master Roy R. Flores Sr., and Instructor Jimmy Soquiña after the awarding ceremonies of the Tribu Hangaway Philippines Rank Promotions last May 27, 2012 at the Villa Servandos Sapphire Resort, Airport Subd., Bacolod City (Tribu Hangaway Philippines photo). 24 students were promoted to their next ranks in Tribu Aikido by Master Roy R. Flores Sr., 6th Degree Black Belt, under the sanction of the Tribu Hangaway Philippines last May 27, 2012 at the Villa Servandos Sapphire Resort, Airport Subd., Bacolod City. Those promoted from White to Green Belt were Clark Bernasol, Melanie Deriada, Hans |Greziella Gonzales, Laurence Bryce Molbog, Matthan Joseph Molbog, Juniel Pareñas, Ma. Vachel Anna Ramos, Gepzern Mitch Rodriguez, Stephanie Sagal, Jsminpsul Sapalo, Mykah Tacsagon, and Joice “Honey” Villacin; from Green to Purple Belt, Reycyl Inmasino, Rez Jereos, Jason Lorella, Michael Mangubat, Justin Molbog, Stephen John Sapalo, and Mark Anthony Siabo; from Purple to Yellow Belt, Ralph Joel Melgar Bayot; from Yellow to Blue Belt, Paolo Sy and Althea May Tornea; and from Blue to Brown Belt, Roy C. Flores Jr. and Ken Paolo Gilo. The examinations for the promoted aikidokas were conducted the day before, May 26, 2012, at the Tribu Hangaway Philippines General Headquarters, 3rd Floor Golden Heritage Building, San Juan st., Bacolod City. A week before the examinations, members of the Tribu Hangaway Philippines competed in the 3rd Tribu Aikido Competition & Exhibtion at the atrium area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Bacolod City. Tribu Hangaway Philippines is a proud member of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. and the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc.