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 2014 Palarong Pambansa Other Sports


 Mary Queen Ybanez 2014 Palarong Pambansa
Mary Queen Ybanez Photo Credits: Philstar

The girl’s Archery at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa was more impressive. At the same time, Region 1’s Mary Queen Ybanez took six golds in 30, 40, 50,60m, single fita round, and individual Olympic rounds.

In this event, the standout performer was Vicent Villa (CVIRAA), who won four golds in the 30m, and 50m, Olympic team event, Mixed Boys/Girls. Also, Quint Amongan (CARAA) took three golds in the 40m,60m, and singles fita round. At the same time, Central Visayas emerged as the overall champion in the boys.


Joemarson Abodadi  (CARAA) was the only multiple-medal winner in Arnis.  He had 2 golds in Anyo individual and a double weapon at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa.

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Jomar Udtohan of NCR wins the 400m 2014 Palarong Pambansa
Jomar Udtohan of NCR wins the 400m at the expense of his teammate Jaime Mejia. Photo Credit Airnel T. Abarra.

For a Full Report on 2014 Palaro Athletics, please visit here.

All impressive performances in the boy nothing unusual in the girls in the 2014 Palarong Pambansa.

While The MVP performance was from San Sebastian’s Jomar Udtohan (NCR). Fresh after breaking the NCAA Records 10.88 and 22.05 (electronic). Gando of San Sebastian College coaches the high school athlete. Consequently, tidying up three sprint records at the Palarong Pambansa timing 10.8, 21.8, and 48.7.

The previous record of 10.9 was shared by four athletes Julio Bayaban, Ronald Calaunan, Emmanuel De Ocampo, and Daniel Noval. Yet Bayaban and Noval later went on to become National Junior Record Holders.

While Calaunan and Noval shared the 200m at 22.2, the 400m record was held by Rodrigo Tanuan (who was over-aged 21 at the time) when he ran the 49.6.

Also, Utodohan got 2 more records in the boy’s 4×100 (43.1) and 4×400 (3.22.1). Hence partnering with national pool member Jaime Mejia who also won the 110H and 400 Hurdles.

Also, Bryan Pachecho of Aurora Province (CLRAA) threw two records shattering the boy’s Shot put from 13.90 to 15.32m (6kg shot) and throwing 62.49m (700 grams PB). Yet we should wait and see how Pachecho fares with the heavier 7.26kg and 800-gram Shotput at the PNG.

Also impressive was the tandem of Alexis Soqueno and Jerry Belibestre. Coached by Miguel Arca of Bacolod. Most noteworthy, the two athletes are not just teammates but also schoolmates. Soqueno leaped 1.92m to break the palaro record (but rumored that the officials measured from the bottom of the bar), which means more like a 1.95m leap. While Soqueno best is 1.95m from the Bacolod Weekly relays, he is only 15 years old. Also, Belibestre, although not setting a record, improved his best from 6.87m to 7.08m and is also only 15 years old.



Alvin Morada (NCRAA) also took three golds in Boy’s doubles, Mixed doubles, and team tie at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa.

While in the girl’s, two athletes took two golds Joella De Vera (R4A) and teammate  Mary Ann Maranon.  Also, De Vera won the Individual doubles. At the same time, Maranon won the individual singles and teamed together in a four-person team in the team tie event.


NCR regained the title they had lost to Western Visayas last year. At the same time, NCR had previously won the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Palaro tags. Most noteworthy Western Visayas was not in the top three this year.



Calabarzon won the boys title over NCR 2014 Palarong Pambansa
Calabarzon won the boy’s title over NCR, who had to settle for a second year in a row in the Boy’s division. In the girl’s division. Photo Credit:


SRAA (Region 12) emerged as the overall champion in the boys. At the same time, Christian Pitt Laurente won the 41-42kg division. Also, the  46-49kg division, which was the heaviest weight division, was won by Jaye Arcilla of NCR.

Also, there is no Boxing competition for girls at the Palaro level.



The most bemedalled athletes were in the girls Marie Antoinette San Diego in the girls. She took all the golds in all four events Individual, Team Standard, Individual Blitz, and team Blitz. While in boys, Daryl Unix Samantila won three gold medals Standard team, Individual Blitz, and Blitz team.




Mimaropa defended its title from last year beating NCR in the finals 2014 Palarong Pambansa
Mimaropa defended its title from last year, beating NCR in the finals. Photo Credit:




Regine Reynoso (Left) with team mates 2014 Palarong Pambansa
Regine Reynoso (Left) with teammates Photo Credit: ABS-CBN News

John Ivan Cruz took three golds for NCR in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics in Floor exercise, individual all-round, and table. At the same time, his teammate  Jan Gywin Timbang won the Vaulting and Pommel  Horse.

The Women’s artistry was more evenly dispersed, with Regine Reynoso taking        2 golds in Single Bar and Individual all around.  However, the most bemedalled female athlete was Princess Joy Flores of NCR, who won four golds in the Rhythmic gymnastics Hoop, Club, Ribbon, and Individual all around.


Sepak Takraw

DAVRAA won the title from Western Visayas



WVRAA won the softball title for the fourth year in a row. They beat NCR and Calabarzon.


Imee Joy Saavedra 2014 Palarong Pambansa
Imee Joy Saavedra Photo Credit: Roy Secretario

Palarong Pambansa 2014 Records set

  • Seth Isaak Martin Elem Boys 100m Backstroke 1:07.21
  • Imee Joyce Saavedra Elem Girls 200m Freestyle 2:16.72
  • Imee Joyce Saavedra Elem Girls 400m Freestyle 4:51.83
  • 4×50 Elem Boys Relay NCR 2:06.02
  • 4×50 Elem Freestyle Girls Relay NCR 1:59.85
  • Regina Paz Castrillo HS Boys 100m Butterfly 1:05.79 (SEA Games Bronze 1:01.76 2013)
  • 4×50 HS Freestyle Boys 1:43.51
  • 4×100 HS Freestyle Boys 3:43.68

Table Tennis

It was a clean sweep for Western Visayas. WVRAA defended the boys’ title from CVRAA. WVRAA defended the girl’s head for the fourth year in a row from NCR.

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Palarong Pambansa 2014  Taekwondo

An even spread of medals in the Boy’s secondary with no particular stand out.  As for the girls, there were no multiple-medal winners in this event.

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Palarong Pambansa 2014  Tennis

NMRAA won the boy’s team event regaining the title they had lost after 2011. DAVRAA won the girl’s division over CVIRAA.

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Palarong Pambansa 2014  Volleyball

NCR won the Volleyball boys regaining the title they had won 2 years ago. Western Visayas won the Volleyball girls.

2014 Palarong Pambansa in Laguna



By Maloney L. Samaco
Sun, 27 Oct 2013


Laguna has won the bidding for hosting the 2014 Palarong Pambansa, the 57th edition of the national student games. The game’s executive committee awarded the province to stage the most significant annual sports event. 

Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro and Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali announced the hosting in a meeting on Thursday at the Department of Education’s central office in Pasig City.

Present during the announcement were Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito, Laguna Sports Coordinator Albert Abarquez, and Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman, whose city also bidding for the Palaro. The partner agency Philippine Sports Commission was represented by commissioner Jolly Gomez. 

According to Gomez, Marikina will host another major student meet, the sixth ASEAN Schools Games, in December 2014. 

Laguna’s modern sports facilities, including the Laguna Recreational, Education, Cultural and Sports Stadium, a 70-meter world-class archery range, and the newly built track oval, football field, and dorm was the advantage of the province in winning it over the other bidders.

Some 2,000 elementary and high school students are expected to compete in the 2014 Palaro, including three new demonstration sports wushu, wrestling, and billiards.

On the other hand, Marikina will host some 1,500 student-athletes from 11 nations for the ASEAN schools meet.

This will be the first time that Laguna will host the Palarong Pambansa after failing several times to bring the national games to the province in the past 10 years. Laguna has a track record of hosting several Southern Luzon legs of the Batang Pinoy.

Laguna previously lost to Tubod, Iloilo City, Naga City, Koronadal City, Puerto Princesa City, Tacloban City, San Jose in Tarlac, Dapitan City, Lingayen, and Dumaguete City in the Palaro hosting rights.

This time, Laguna’s turn to beat Region 4A’s Batangas City, Region 4B’s Puerto Princesa City and Mindoro province, and Marikina City of the National Capital Region.

For all Palaro Results, visit here

Palarong Pambansa 2014 Laguna named host

Oct 13, 30, 2013

By: Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – Laguna has been awarded the 2014 Palarong Pambansa’s hosting after convincing the game’s executive committee of its capability to stage the annual multisports competition for student-athletes.

“Laguna will host next year’s Palarong Pambansa,” Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs Tonisito Umali announced yesterday.

Palarong Pambansa 2014

The province’s hosting was granted during last Thursday’s meeting of officials from the DepEd and partner Philippine Sports Commission, headed by Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Umali and PSC commissioner Jolly Gomez.

Also present were Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito with Laguna Provincial Sports head Albert Abarquez and representatives of Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman, whose LGU also bidding for the Palaro.

According to Gomez, Marikina was tapped as host of another major student joust set in 2014, the sixth ASEAN Schools Games in December of that year.

Laguna’s modern sports facilities – the Laguna Recreational, Education, Cultural, and Sports Stadium plus a 70-meter world-class archery range, track oval, football field, and dorm – won it for the province.

Expecting over 2,000 elementary and high school students, the 2014 Palaro will feature three new demo sports: wushu, wrestling, and billiards.

Meanwhile, Marikina will play host to some 1,500 student-athletes from 11 nations for the Asean schools meet.


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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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