DepEd 12 leaders cheer for PacMan

volume 2 issue 2
MAY 4, 2015
the official newsletter of region xii in the palarong pambansa 2015
DepEd 12 leaders cheer for PacMan
Farnazo and region 12’s
Schools Division Superintendents, ASDS’s, and supervisors
present led the SOCCSKSARGEN delegation in supporting Manny Pacquiao on his
greatest fight opposite Floyd
Mayweather, May 3.
RD Farnazo gave the Warriors a chance to watch the fight
at Tagum NHS gym via payper-view with the suspension of
games on Palarong Pambansa
to give way for the much anticipated battle.
Even before the fight, the
Warriors were one in agreement
that Pacquiao is all set for the
The regional delegation all
cheered for Pacquiao who is a
talent and being looked up to by
the region’s pugs.
As they say, “Manalo,
matalo Pacquiao pa rin kami.”
R-12 Warriors however
expressed dismay in unison
upon hearing the final announcement on Pacquiao’s
defeat still believing that the
People’s Champ truly won the
- Zynafe V. Caijo
Go Manny! RD Allan Farnazo (standing), is joined by guests in cheering for Manny Pacquaio.
Pacquiao, a hero
despite defeat
Palaro delegates of Region
12 are dismayed by the result of
the boxing fight between Manny
Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather
on Sunday.
While everyone expects
the winning result in favor of
Pacquiao, judges declared a
unanimous decision of 118-110,
116-112, 116-112 in favor of
“It was a good fight. I
thought I won the fight.” Pacquiao said on TV.
And so are his kababayans,
but the result did not favored the
“Pambansang Kamao”.
“We just can’t believe it.”
Region 12’s chief boxing trainer
Cristino Laurente said.
Despite his defeat, all his
townmates believe Pacquiao won
the fight.
“He is still our hero.”
Laurente said.
Pacquiao’s supporters
cry for a rematch. Observers
believe that the only way for
Pacquiao to topple Mayweather
is via Knock Out.
“If there is a rematch, we
will still support him (Pacquiao).” Laurente said.
-Hydee S. Templonuevo
“Train hard, pray harder ”- RD Farnazo
TAGUM CITY, Davao del
Norte -These are the two secrets
to success DepEd-12 Regional
Director Allan Farnazo wants
to impart to all Palaro athletes
who will compete in this year’s
Palarong Pambansa from May
3 to 9.
“In order to win, we have
to be ready and be prepared.”
Farnazo said,
He added, it’s not only
the training that counts, all our
efforts should be offered for the
glory and honor for our region
and to God, Farnazo said.
“If our opponents train and
pray hard, we should double our
efforts.” he said.
Prior to the start of the
events on Sunday, Region 12
delegates offered a mass for all
athletes and coaches officiated
by Rev. Father Jun Pajarillo at
the Tagum City National High
School Gymnasium.
All equipment, uniforms
including the delegates submit
themselves to be blessed prior
to the games proper.
“This year’s palaro is a
celebration of the talents of
the Filipino youth. We should
pray that all our athletes will
be victorious and free from any
harm.” Farnazo said.
More than 10,000 to
15,000 delegates from the 17
regions all over the country
converge in this city for the
weeklong sporting event which
ends on Saturday, May 9.
-Hydee S. Templonuevo
MAY 4, 2015
Region 12 all set for Palaro Opening ceremonies
With the theme: “Breaking
Barriers and Building Peace”,
delegates of the Soccsksargen
Athletic Association (SRAA)
are ready to participate during
the opening ceremonies of the
2015 Palarong Pambansa to be
held at Davao del Norte Sports
Complex and Tourism Center
(DNSCTC) on Monday.
DepEd 12 Regional Director Allan Farnazo said, the activity will start with the Thanksgiving Mass to be officiated by
Rev.Bishop Wilfredo Manlapaz
at the RDR Gym by 12:00 noon
to 1:30 pm.
Farnazo required all
delegates to attend the mass no
matter what religious group they
“It is not about religion, it
is all about faith.” he said.
Only athletes in gymnas-
Confident to
win this year’s
special events
Tagum City, Davao
Del Norte | The Regional
Athletic delegation expressed their confidence
to win this year’s Special
Events Competition in
Palarong Pambansa.
Headed by the Regional Director, Dr. Allan Farnazo, CESO IV, the technical
officials said that they are
assertive to win the following special events namely:
Saludo, Best Billeting Quarter, Most Clean and Green
Region, Most Disciplined
Delegation, Best Booth and
Best in Uniform.
“With the help of our
best and finest talents in
surely get the crown for this
year’s special events”, said
As a part of the region’s preparation for this
year’s special events, the
group conceptualized a
concept wherein they can
showcase the finest culture
of Region 12.
In Saludo competition,
the Region will be featuring
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tics, boxing and swimming are
not required to join the Parade of
Camaraderie and Friendship to
be held at 2:00 pm.
than 10,000
to 15,000
are expected
to attend the
the formal
opening program, Tagum
City Mayor
Allan Rellon
will render
his welcome
message to
all delegates while DavNor Governor Rodolfo Del Rosario and
DepEd Region XI Director Atty.
Alberto Escobrate will receive
the Palarong Pambansa Banner
from the last year’s host, Laguna
Governor Ramil Hernandez and
Deped Region IV-A Director
Diosdado San
be this
Guest of
his Keynote speech, Education
Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro
will officially declare the 2015
Palaro open.
A palarong pambansa
themesong entitled “Palaro ng
Pagakakaisa” will be played
through a music video which
will also be sang simultaneously by all delegates.
RD Farnazo said, the
song is also being played in
all billeting quarters and most
of the SRAA delegates have
memorized said song.
Just like in every palaro
opening ceremonies, DavNor
will also showcase its cultural
presentation through a field
demonstration followed by the
Pyro Musical Display.
A Lights and Sound Show
follows at the Provincial Capitol Building after the opening
-Hydee S. Templonuevo
SRAA to showcase unique culture
during “Saludo”
Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) or Region 12 will
showcase not only its sports
prowess but also its unique
culture through the “Saludo”,
the traditional presentation of
each athletic delegations during the opening ceremonies
the Palarong Pambansa on
May 4 at the Davao del Norte
Sports Complex and Tourism
Center (DNSCTC).
Department of Education 12 Regional Director Allan Farnazo said, the delegation will show to all regions
all over the country the best
things about the SOCCSKSARGEN.
said, for this
year, SRAA
will depict the
concept of tripeople.
Clad on
their official
purple and
white sports
uniforms, three
pairs of athletes will wear
the traditional
costumes of
the Maguindanaoan, Tboli
tribe and the
lowlanders or the Christian
All delegates will also
carry colorful props while doing their dance steps.
Jennifer Tupas, chairperson of the Saludo and Sociocultural committee said, the
parade of camaraderie and
friendship for each delegations will only last for three
minutes, but this is going to
be a fitting moment for the
Region 12 delegation to show
off and make a difference.
Tupas said, all delegates
painstakingly practice their
routines every morning prior
to their sports training rituals.
“We have brought with
us the finest manpower who
can deliver the best that the
we could offer.” he said.
Farnazo said, Region
12 wanted to make a mark
to all spectators during the
Region 12 or SOCCSKSARGEN region comprises
the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sarangani
and Sultan Kudarat; and the
cities of Tacurong, Cotabato,
Kidapawan, General Santos
and Koronadal.
-Hydee S. Templonuevo
MAY 4, 2015
Athletes to watch
Citius, Altius, fortius, …Higher,faster, stronger…as the Olympic slogan says.
The same applies to an athlete who continually hones skills. Every year is an opportunity to grow and
each competition
is an arena to polish one’s ability. Like any other Palarong Pambansa
competitions, this year is once again a chance to discover players who
have potentials to fill the athletic coffer of the region.
Aside from the previous gold medal turners, other players whom
our camera lens did not miss because of showing great promise come
from various events. Our team nodded in agreement with the supervising officials who pointed them as potential Warrior-medalists.
A sturdy gal who tapes her discus throws at 30 feet the least
during trainings is Mary Jane Lawas. She has started joining the
Palaro since grade six. Last year, she landed 4th in her throws and
is cited to move up her rank this year as her previous contenders
already graduated.
When she joined the open competition in Palawan last
March 19-22, she got the bronze in shot put opposite her college
opponents. According to coach, Noli Pabilico, the time has come
for Mary Jane to reap the fruits of her training as her previous
strong contenders are not there anymore.
Another girl power is a first-time Palaro athlete. She
was the most bemedalled athlete in this year’s SRAA Meet in
Although she started late as this is yet her second year in
archery, she has shown so much promise. She got gold in
30”, 40”, 50”, and 60” distances hence grabbing the over-all
champ medal. Adding to her gold are the Olympic archery,
mixed doubles, and team shooting.
This lass is the sweet- in- person-but-fierce-in-competition grade 9 student, Kimberly Puyong.
Photos by: Raffy G. Herrera
- Zynafe V. Caijo
Meet the Jubelag Sisters
“It’s not about fighting but
it’s all about building confidence
and self- discipline.”
Taekwondo was just for
self-defense at first, yet she fell
in love into it. Not only because
she wants to protect herself from
perpetrators but also she finds
that this sport gives more meaning to her life.
Jeanisse Patricia Jubelag,
a black belt holder represents
the fifth time to this prestigious
national competition.
This 16 year-old lass has
snatched the following medals
in the previous palaro: silver
(sparring) and bronze (individual and team poomsae) in
2009, bronze (sparring) in 2012,
and silver (individual poomsae)
in 2014.
She plans to study in
University of the PhilippinesDiliman this June, where she
qualified in UP Taekwondo Club
she has tried out recently.
Meanwhile, younger Joanna Pauline wants to follow the
footsteps of her sister. Just like
Jeanisse, Joanna enrolled in the
training class at the age of eight.
Her dedication and perseverance to this sport brought
her the following achievements
in palaro: bronze (sparring) in
2012, gold (team poomsae) and
silver (sparring) in 2013, and
gold in team poomsae last year.
Both sisters bank on expertise and experience to grab the
gold for 2015 Palarong Pambansa in Tagum City.
As daughters of journalistpublisher John Paul T. Jubelag,
they value their studies. Conflict
between the schedule of tournaments and examinations has
taught them so much about time
These jins from GenSan believe that to conquer others, you
need to conquer yourself first.
Committed to further enhance
their prowess, they dream to become members of the Philippine
Team someday.
-Raffy G. Herrera
Editorial Staff
SDS Crispin A. Soliven, Jr.
SDS Romelito G. Flores
ASDS Miguel P. Fillalan, Jr.
ASDS Natividad G. Ocon
ASDS Jasmin T. Isla
ASDS Ruth L. Estacio
Zynafe V. Caijo
Raffy G. Herrera
Hydee Templonuevo
Lurvie James Neri Fruto
Efren Francisco
Luz Lalli L. Ferrer
Dr. Glenn A. Bisnar
Katherine H. Lotilla
Mark R. Montano
Vincent Cercado
Jane Michelle E. Lasaca
Jerome B. Reynes
Reyman Rusty S. Jayme
Joven Ryan G. Malida
continuation...Region 12:
the tri-people of Southern
Mindanao including the
dances and costumes of
the Maguindanaon, Muslims, Christians, and other
The group also featured the different products
of the Region through the
“One School, One Product”
Booth just like the Bananas
and Pineapple from South
Cotabato, Sinamak Vinegar from Koronadal City,
Handicrafts from Sultan
Kudarat, Fresh Fruits
from Kidapawan, Pudpud,
Pastil and Malong from the
Cotabato City, Turmeric
Power and Bangus from
Sarangani and the Fresh
Tuna from the Tuna Capital
of the Philippines, General
Santos City.
Meawhile, the technical team is also conducting
a strict monitoring on the
billeting quarters and discipline of the athletes and
coaches by giving awards
to those who got the cleanest quarter or the honor
room and giving penalties
to those who observed the
horror room.
Dr. Allan Farnazo also
imposed a “Greet before
you eat rule” wherein the
delegates must state their
group first and greet everybody before they can get
their meals for the day.
Winners of the different special events will be
receiving cash prizes and
recognition form the DepEd
Central Office.
-Lurvie James Neri Fruto
Sa Balibol boys – sekundarya
Di na nakayanan pang bumangon ng koponan ng Rehiyon
10 sa kanilang paghaharap ng
Rehiyon 12 sa larong balibol –
MAY 4, 2015
SRAA wins 2 Silver, 1 Bronze on first day of Palaro
Region 12 managed to grab 2 silver and one bronze medal on the first day of the Palaro
sports hostilities held at Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
Al-Nahquiev Sappari grabbed the first silver medal for the region in triple jump event for
Sappari, an elementary pupil at Lanton Elementary School in General Santos City has a
record of 11.66- meter. He came second against Jayson Jabol of Bicol Region with a record of
Kent Hipona of Region VI settled for
Bronze for his
Chess players Andre Miguel Jorgio
from General Santos City and Sumail
Sekak of Cotabato City won another
Silver medal for team event; while Jorge
won another Bronze for Blitz tournament.
Coach Arvin Benedict Galanida
said, the team is hopeful to win more
medals for the region on the succeeding standard events on Wednesday.
Magdaleno Duhilag, regional
sports coordinator said, it’s still a long
way to go since it’s the first day of the sports events.
“There is still more time to recover and win more medals for the
region.” he said.
For group events, Region 12 won in the Baseball Elementary and Secondary events
against Eastern Visayas Region.
The team also won the Basketball match for Girls/ Sec 80 - 59 against EVRAA; and Basketball Boys/Elem. 88-30 against ARMMAA.
All games are suspended today to give way for the opening ceremonies. Sports events
resume on May 4 until May 9. -Hydee S. Templonuevo
R-12 Smashers zap R-1, 2-1
SOCCSKSARGEN Elementary male smashers whacked
out Region 1 in their two out of
three volleyball match securing
one of the first wins of Region
12 on the first day of Palarong
Pambansa, Brgy. Magugpo Gym,
May 3.
libero, Elizha
Edison Pagangpang displayed
defensive strength
and led his team in
snatching the momentum to topple
the opponent.
Double-block defense
proved a winning strategy
employed by coaches Ildefonso
Libdan and Marlon Natayada.
Deploying double team ups of
Sagrado-Suarez and CastillonDelfin gave way for the team’s
Leading strong on the first
set, the Warriors posted series
of points to conclude the set at
25-23. However, the Warriors
let down their guards and committed series of errors giving
way for the opposite team to
deuce at 22 and finally losing
the set to R-1 , 23-25.
With the tossing skills
of Francis Galo, the Warriors
turned the tables around and
buoyed back to control the
rhythm of the game concluding
the third set at 25-17.
- Zynafe V. Caijo
Rehiyon 12 pinadapa ang Rehiyon 10, 2-0
Game 5 na ginanap sa University
of Mindanao -Tagum Gym, 2-0.
Sa unang set ng laro, buong
tapang na inungusan ng Warriors
ang kalaban sa pamamagitan ng
sunod na
puntos na
ni Dino
spiker ng
ang unang set sa iskor na 23-25.
Lumamang ng anim na
puntos ang Warriors sa ikalawang set ng laban, 19-25, kaya
tuluyan nang nalusaw ang ambisyon ng kalaban na umabante pa.
Parehong magaling ang
bawat koponan kung basehan
ang liksi at tangkad subalit
sadyang matibay ang pagkakaisa
upang patumbahin ang Northern
“Malakas sila, yung kaliweti nila kalakas, muntik na
ngang tamaan ang anak kong si
Joseph pero nadale namin sila sa
fast play,” wika ni G. Romulo
Balala, trainer ng koponan.
Naibahagi din ni G.
Balala na lalo nilang pinabilis
ang pagtala ng puntos upang
humabol pa sa panonood sa
labanang Mayweather at Pacquiao.
Sa panalong ito, haharapin ng Rehiyon 12 and Rehiyon
2 sa Martes, Mayo 5. Kinakailangang matalo ng Warriors ang
koponan ng Cagayan Valley
upang umabanse sa semi-finals.
-Raffy G. Herrera