Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2013 Philippine National Games Athletics

2013 Philippine National Games Full Report

Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician

Monticalvo the Day before leaped 5.10m

Monticalvo leads a field of strong PV after leaping 5.10m

Fil-Heritage Vaulter Caleb Monticalvo improved his personal best to 5.10m. This was the fourth time Caleb has leaped above the national record of Edward Lasquette (5.00m) having leaped 5.05 and 5.02 this year and 5.03 last year. Caleb is still yet to acquire a Filipino passport for record recognition which should be done after the PNG.

Monticalvo 5.10m placed him 6th representing Stanislaus University of Los Angeles at the NCAA Division 2 Finals in Colorado, USA. Caleb who is ranked 2nd in the South East Asian Rankings last year leads a strong cast of Pole Vaulters in what is shaping up to be one of two very interesting events at the Philippine National Games held in Pasig from May 28 to June 2.

Also in the field will be Julio Miguel Alorro from New Jersey who has a personal best of 4.91m and a season-best of 4.82m which also surpasses the bronze medal criteria for the SEA Games (4.70m).

Julio Alorro
Julio Alorro

Also in the field will be veterans Jerome Margallo (best of 4.64m) who had qualified for the last two SEA Games, and National Coach and Masters athlete Emerson Obiena the defending champion in this event. No fewer than 15 athletes a lot with 4.00m+ bests are entered in this event. Also former JR Record Holder and Palaro Record Holder Adel Valdecenas (4.30m) of Mike Pelaez Athletics.


Strong Junior lineup

ej obiena
Ernest Obiena

The Junior division also has a high-quality field with UAAP and JR RecordHolder EJ Obiena leading the lineup with a PB of 4.50m. Mandaue of Dasma and Janry Ubas of FEU who have both leaped 4.30m in trials should also finish on the podium in what is the strongest junior field in the history of the event.


Women’s Entries

Meanwhile, in the female entries, Riezel Buenaventura who was fourth in the 2011 SEA Games lead the lineup with a best of 3.90m having a season-best of 3.66m from March will need to leap 3.90m to regain selection for the SEA Games. Also competing will be UAAP Champion Katrina Baron (3.20m), Former JR Record Holder Natasha Nalus (3.10m), and 15-year-old Emily Obiena (2.90m). Fil-Heritage athlete 19-year-old Alyana Nicolas (3.47m) who had surpassed the JR Record in this event has withdrawn from the entries.



Attached is the final schedule for the PNG from May 28 to June 2.



  • The 10k Walk should be replaced by a 20k Walk which is the SEA Games event 
  • Women’s, Junior Women’s, and Youth Girls Pole Vault should be held at the same scheduled time as there will be only around six entries

This is the final schedule of the PNG, Kindly provided by PATAFA on April 9, 2013. Some changes have been made including to the time of the Pole Vault events. Please bookmark this link for future reference.

 PNG schedule 2013 Final

PNG Athletics Day 1 – Nierras winds back the Clock, Mangsat, and Ulboc impress

2007 SEA Games Champion Julus Nierras hit the SEA Games bronze standard of 47.97 for the 400 even before the finals began comfortably winning the second heat in 47.84. It was the fastest time he has run in 4 years.

2011 SEA Games silver medalist Archand Bagsit won the first heat and Edgardo Alejan also a member of the 4×4 2011 Gold medalist SEA games won the third heat. Joining them in the final will be UAAP Champion Jesson Ramil Cid, JR Record Holder Isidro Del Prado, and SEA Games 4×4 gold medalist Junrey Bano.

Fil-Heritage Hurdler Eric Cray has opted not to run the 400m but instead will run the 110 Hurdles and 400 Hurdles.



Despite a steeplechase pit full of tadpoles, there were some impressive results. 

21-year-old Jessa Mangsat set a new National Record in the Women’s 3k Steeplechase. Mangsat time of 11.25.85 surpassed the mark of Jean Palencia which was established at the 2009 UAAP.  The very determined athlete from Baguio currently holds the National Junior records in the 3k steeples and 10k 2 years ago in Bacolod. She did not fare well last year in her first year in the senior division in Dumaguete but after deciding to focus on 3k steeples took 20 seconds of her Personal Best. Mangsat requires a time of 10:48.97 to qualify for the SEA Games.

Christopher Ulboc of Run for Change also took 14 seconds off his PB with a time of 9:05.65, just outside the SEA Games standard of 8:57.88.


Selected Results other:

High Jump Womens; 1. Joeann Bermudo (FEU) 1.59m (only 3 entries, 1 no height)

Triple Jump Womens; 1. Felyn Dolloso (R4C) 11.79m, 2. Bermudo 11.70m, 3. Irin Baluran (Cebu) 11.61m


Discus: 1. Arniel Ferrera (PAF) 42.61, 2. Nixon Mas (PAF) 40.28, 3. Joel Sta. Mina (R4C) 40.12

Walks; 1. Lambert Padua (UST)


PNG 2013 Track and Field Complete Results in

the form that won him the hammer throw event in the Philippine National Games (PNG) yesterday at the Philsports complex. (Photo by Tony Pionilla, from the Manila Bulletin)


Here are the complete results of the 2013 Philippine National Games Track and Field. The meet was held at Ultra, Pasig from May 28 to June 2.

I would like to thank Coach Roselyn Hamero and the PATAFA for providing these results. A full report on the Philippine National Games will be coming shortly so stay tuned. I have been unable to update the website during the PNG as I did not have access to the internet most of the time and was busy racing and looking after team members.




The following issues have been reported to the PATAFA

Jee Ann Racoma was credited with 14.46 in the 100 Hurdles, however, she ran 16.64 in the Hepta 100 Hurdles during the PNG which is a huge difference. Her best recorded time is 1 5.81 at the 2012 UAAP last November.

Also, a query has been put in regarding the height of all 100/110 and 400 Hurdle heights during the PNG.



  1. Allow more than 2 athletes per team per event, this current rule is seriously holding back participation in the event.
  2. Limit athletes to 2 track events and 2 track and field events each maximum. This will increase the amount of energy they have and hence the performance in the event.
  3. Juniors should compete in the junior division period. A lot of the time according to results Juniors have underperformed in the senior division due to the added pressure. When they could have been developed naturally by competing against athletes the same age and be more comfortable and hence producing a better result.
  4. The one exception for juniors competing against seniors is if you have a junior record in that event. Then you have proven all you need to prove.
  5. Juniors should be allowed to play in the senior division for relay events only.




By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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