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2015 Philippines National Games Finals

2015 Philippines National Games Results (day 3 missing)

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2015 Philippines National Games Finals Day 1 Report (July 3): 

This is my delayed coverage report for the Athletics segment of the Philippines National Games Luzon Leg held at Philsports in Pasig; the meet was held July 3-7. As I have had many other things and am reflecting on moving forward, this report is only available. Article on Kettlebells

2015 Philippines National Games Finals Rosales Returns

Jenny Rose Rosales
Jenny Rosales on her way to breaking the UAAP Record


After not competing or being seen at the track since the UAAP for almost 8 months, Jenyrose Hernandez  De Rosales took an easy win in the Women’s 400m Dash. Albeit her time of 58.98 was nowhere near her UAAP Record of 54.45. Nevertheless, she comfortably cleared off the challenge of Jessa Padeway of Baguio 1.02.23.

Still unsure of her plans, Rosales declined an offer to go to the 2015 SEA Games in the 400 Hurdles and joining the training pool to focus on her application at PLDT and supporting her family.

In the girls, Division Louielyn Pamatian (UST) won in 59.58 (bronze in UAAP 57.31), from teammate and Palaro Champion Feiza Lenton 1.00.05 (PB 58.66).

2015 Philippine National Games Finals Aries Toledo
Aries Toledo (blue shoes) at the 2015 Philippines National Games Finals


National Silver Medalist in the 200m Aries Toledo (CLSU), who pulled up with cramps and didn’t finish in the national 400 Finals in March, took the win in 49.07; he had run 48.7 (hand-timed) in the heats. Popular actor Jericho Ejercito (DLSU) was fourth in 51.72.

In the Boys, 400m Russell Galleon, the Palaro silver medalist, won 50.65 (PB 49.97). Unfortunately, Palaro Champion Kenneth Nodos (PB 49.66) could only manage 52.58 in the heats and was eliminated.

2015 Philippines National Games Finals Mantua solo Phil Airforce Representative takes Shotput win

2015 Philippine National Games Finals John Albert Mantua
Mantua (left)


John Albert Mantua, 21, the NCAA Champion, hurled his way to a new personal best of 14.30m. Mantua was the sole representative of the Phil Airforce team that withdrew from the meet as a lot of the members were not allowed to participate as

Members of the National training pool were not allowed to join. Mantua, who is now coached by National Coach Nixon Mas’s previous best, was 14.04m at the NCAA in February. However, the Phil Airforce, the National Open, and the Philippines National Games Team Champions in Men’s, pledged to field a strong team and fully support the PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relays.

ASEAN School Games Bronze medalist Carlo Caong of CSB took the Boys Discus in 41.54m, finally beating long-time rival Regan Contic of Baguio 40.44m, ASEAN School Games shotput Champion Bryan Pachecho of FEU took bronze in 40.04m. Palaro Champion John Capasao, now at Mapua, was seventh in 38.57m.

While in the Men’s Hammer, Geoff Rodriguez of UP took the men’s Hammer in 37.28m.

Riza Sombilla (UST) took the Shotput 11.52m narrowly from Ateneo’s Vanessa Baquinet 11.05m.

2015 Philippines National Games Finals 100/110 Hurdle Finals

2014 UAAP Champion Michelle Loterte of UST dead-heated with 2014 Palaro Champion Melissa Escoton of DLSU with clocking 15.48. Loterte, whose fall in the UAAP Finals had cost her title, hung onto the win.

2015 Philippine National Games Finals karen janario
Karen Janario, Philippines #1 female hurdler at the age of 16.

Meanwhile, a faster time came from National Junior Record Holder Karen Janario, 16 (UST), who clocked 15.28. Janario, whose time of 14.52, got her second by .01 at the ASEAN School Games, broke the Junior Recordset in2002 of Julie Rose Forbes (14.61).

Audrey Yorac of UP was second in 15.74; Yorac, who dead-heated at the UAAP to get the silver of 15.19, was also nominated for the ASEAN School Games and Janario.

Decathlete Ian Delos Santos won the 110 Hurdles in a rather slow 16.1. The boys returning from injury were UAAP Junior Record Holder Jaime Mejia (UP), who clocked 15.35.

2015 Philippines National Games Finals Jumps

Fil-Belgian beauty Maureen Schrijvers, 20 of DLSU, the Palaro Pambansa record holder, tied her PB from 2012 with a 1.63m effort to win the Women’s High Jump.

Rone Malipay of Lyceum took an easy win in 6.82m in the Men’s Long Jump.

Happy Denuyo of UST took the women’s long jump in a fragile field with a leap of 5.24m.

2015 Philippines National Games Finals Day 2 Report (July 4): Ramos qualifies for ASG Ramos qualifies for ASG Long Jump

2015 Philippine National Games Finals vincent Ramos


In the Boys Long Jump, Mark Vincent Ramos (4th 2014 ASG) stole the second spot for the ASG with a PB of 7.07m to win the Boys Long Jump. Ramos improved his PB from 7.01m and took the 2nd spot from Dela Pena (6.98 at UAAP). Dela Pena could only manage the bronze here with his 6.71m effort. In November, Jerry Belibestre, who leaped 7.26m in Doha to land Bronze at Asian Juniors, will join Ramos at the ASG in Brunei. 2014 Palaro silver medallist Kirk Bacas was fourth in 6.59m.

Meanwhile, Audrey Mariane Yorac (UP) added the High Jump to the Hurdles to her list of events for ASG. Yorac won the High Jump girls in 1.60mjustoutside her PB.

Keith Margo Quilo ensured one tick for the ASG with a 2.00m PB to win the boys High Jump; he, however, will need to hit this mark two more times to be safely qualified for ASG. SCUAA Champion Richmond Ramos was second with 1.90m.ASG Champion Bryan Jay Pachecho (FEU) won the Junior Shotput in 14.49m.

Century Dash faster times to the Junior’s

The Women’s 100m was a straight final with Aldee Denuyo (UST), who was fifth in the UAAP, taking the win in 12.78 ahead of Melva Cawid of Baguio City, the PRISAA Silver medallist (12.94).

However, the quickest women in the meet came from the junior division. UAAP Champion Eloiza Luzon of UST won in 12.66 (still outside her 12.10 PB), her UST teammate Glaiza Salcedo took silver in 12.81. Palaro finalist Celestina De Castro of Adamson University took the bronze in 13.06.

PRISAA Champion Alvin Valdenarro (DLSU Dasmarinas) took the 100m title in 11.09, a new ET PB. UAAP 400m Champion Gabriel Soriano (UP) took silver in 11.18. And Allan Paul Plana (RTU), a finalist at the national open, took the bronze in 11.27.

The fastest time also came from the Juniors in both genders. Palaro Champion Ivan Manjares, 16 (CSB), clocked a personal best of 11.08 in the heats. He again improved on this in the finals in 11.05. William Galceran (FEU), who was bronze in the junior race in the Weekly Relay finals last year, took silver 11.34, while National Open Junior bronze medalist

Philip Austria, now at Mapua, took bronze in 11.37.

The Girls quartet of Glaiza, Luzon, Pamaybay, and Karen Janario won the junior 4×100 in 48.99, outside the 48.49 marks with the same three except Olorvida instead of Pamaybay last ASG. It was faster than the UST woman, who timed 50.47. UST also won the Boys 4×100 featuring former Palaro Champion Romnick Nor.




Jessah Fernandez, the countries second-best women hammer thrower and the National Junior Record Holder, took the gold with a 38.46m effort, ahead of UST teammate Cristelle Ferrera, the younger sister of 4x former SEA Games champion Arniel 35.53m.

UP Jenelyn Arle, the National Junior Champion in the shot put, won the girl’s shot with 10.38m.

UAAP Bronze medalist Louielyn Pamatian (UST) took the 800 in an easy 2:20.51, well off her 2:13.97 PB. Her teammate Feiza Lenton Palaro silver medalist in this event, was second in 2:25.64.

Meanwhile, Johnfrey Opendo of Baguio helped himself to the 800m title in 1:56.68, with National Champion Marco Vilog not turning up. Newcomer Ace Abalos of CLSU (Nueva Viscaya) won the 800 in 1:58.82

Gilbert Rotaquio won the boy’s Steeples at 10:23.60.

Cesar Castenata of Baguio almost dead-heated with Greg Osorio of Team Titus in the Men’s 10k in the prolonged time of 35:57.06 to 35:57.57.

Day 3 Report (Jul 5): Loterte takes five Golds

5 Golds for Loterte
5 Golds for Loterte


Michelle Loterte (UST) collected three more gold medals in the 400 Hurdles in 1.08.61 (quite far from her 1.02.21 PB at the UAAP) and the Triple Jump gold in 11.50m. In addition, Loterte easily won the 200m dash in a rather slow 26.75 from Celina Revalde (UP) and 2013 PRISAA silver medalist Jessica Bautista (PLDT).

Michelle added this to her two Golds in the 100 Hurdles and 4×100 relay, bringing her total to five.

“I am happy with my wins here but I want to win again in the finals” said Michelle.who took the bronze in the 400 Hurdles at the ASEAN Uni Games in Palembang last December.


More Multiple Golds

Janario holds off Luzon in the 200 Dash.
Janario holds off Luzon in the 200 Dash.


Michelle teammate Karen Janario, 16 (UST), bagged her third gold in the 200m in a time of 25.63; Janario narrowly held off UAAP Silver medalist and teammate Eloiza Luzon 25.75. In addition, Janario, a Leyte SportsAcademy but now studying at UST, took gold in the 100 Hurdles and 4×100.

Another UST teammate Louielyn Pamatian the UAAP Champion took her second gold with a PB of 4:50.81; her roommate Feiza Lenton was second in 4:56.26.

Sombilla of UST threw 34.50m in the Javelin to go with her shot-put gold.

Newcomer Aries Toledo (CLSU), the National silver medallist in the 200, claimed a huge victory in the 200m with a win of 21.99, more than a second ahead of Gabriel Soriano, who is the UAAP Silver medalist and came second in the 100m on day 2.


Old and New

Meanwhile, Jhonfrey Opendo (Baguio) claimed his second gold in the 400 Hurdles in 56.27 to go with his 800m win on Day 2. Gerard Morales (UST), the UAAP Champion, was second in 57.69. In the boy’s event, Jaime Mejia (UP), the UAAP Junior Record Holder, did enough to win 57.09.

43-year-old Danilo Fresnido of the Philippines Army, a 2x former SEA Games champion in the Javelin, won 59.90m over national champion Kenny Gonzales of FEU 58.71m.

Also claiming multiple golds was Jenelyn Arle (UP), the ASEAN School Games Bronze medallist in the Javelin whose throw to win the girls Javelin of 34.20m was about 6 meters off her personal best.

FEU Jomar Angus added another gold with an easy win in the 1500m in 4.04.97.

Lasangue easy win in High Jump

Good Old JR wins the national title in Laguna last March.


National Champion Manuel Lasangue easily won the Men’s High Jump in 2.05m, although his performance here was not as good as his 2.10m at the National Championships in March. Lasangue has been nominated to rejoin the national team after being removed in 2014.

NCAA Bronze Medalist Jojo Bermudo of Lyceum of the Philippines defeated his teammate Rone Malipay NCAA Silver medalist 14.50 to 14.38 in the triple jump.

Judy Almasa (UST) took the girl’s Long Jump at 5.30m, better than her teammate’s senior winning jump of 5.24m. Another teammate Alyssa Andrade who is the National Junior silver medalist, was second with 5.13m.

Fel Vincent Quetulio of UP won the boys Hammer with a good throw of 43.05m.

Unheralded Junrel Bendoy of RTU got the better of the favorite Edgar Bardel (Team Titus) in the 10k walk.

Day 4 Report (Jul 6): Emily Obiena breaks own National Junior Record

A National Junior Record for Siobe.
Siobe ‘Upgrades’ her National Record to 3.30m

The meet highlight was the breaking of one Junior National Record. And broke no senior records in this meet.

ASEAN School Games Bronze medalist Emily Jean Obiena improved her national record of 3.20m with a leap of 3.25m, followed by 3.30m at the Philippines National Games Luzon Leg.

The 16-year-old is the SEA Games Silver Medalist and National Record Holder Ernest John Obiena and daughter of National Coach Emerson Obiena. Emily has enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas and follows the family tradition of Pole Vault and the family tradition of Engineering.

Unfortunately, the Pole Vault was not included in the 2015 Brunei ASEAN School Games.

NCAA Record Holder Johnrey Mabuyao took the Men’s Pole Vault with 4.05m.

Melinda back on the track veteran’s move.

After a long absence, former SEA Games medalist and 20k Walk Record Holder Melinda Delos Reyes (nee. Manahan) returned at the age of 41 to take gold in the Luzon Leg in the 10k Walk with a time of 55:15.85, narrowly beating UST Krisha Sardenia 55:23,73 the UAAP Champion in the 3k Walk and Elizabeth Capioso 55:30.45 of UP.

Cardona and Castenato mastermind Second Gold

2015 Philippine National Games Finals Lanny Cardona
Lanny Cardona wins second gold.


Lany Cardona (Baguio) added her second gold (10k), winning the 5k easily in 19:50.54 from Lyra Baytan of DLSU. Meanwhile, her teammate Cesar Castenato masterminded a brilliant win in 15:20.44, nearly a minute ahead of Greg Osorio of Team Titus, to take his second gold.

ASEAN School Games Silver Medalist Kevin Capangpangan secured his spot in the 1500m for 2015 with a 4:04.98 win in the boy’s event, nearly five seconds clear of second place.

Luzon, Pamatian, Janario, and Pamaybay joined forces to win the 4×400 Girls title for FEU in 4:07.32, some 10 seconds clear of Adamson University. While the boy’s team also claimed the gold.

Former UAAP Champion Joel Sta. Mina, one of the assistant coaches at FEU, took the Discus gold in 40.49m ahead of the returning Eugene Tan (PPVC) 38.89m.

Newcomer Pablo Rogil (CSB) won the boys Triple Jump in 14,24. Beating Palaro Silver medalist Kirk Bacas (FEU) 14.22, and Boys long jump champion Mark Vincent Ramos (MIT) 14.12. Palaro Bronze medalist Rosnani Pamaybay (UST) won the girls in 11.29m.


The war face of Dequinan of UST.
The war face of Dequinan of UST.


National Junior Champion Sarah Dequinan won the girl’s Heptathlon in 3911 points. The Men’s Decathlon was won by Joseph Bernard Capinpin, which was his first win. With the absence of SEA Games, Medalists Cid and Ubas and National Training Pool athlete Efraem Gesulgon.

Capinpin of Ateneo, a newcomer to this event better known as a sprinter/jumper, collected

5533 points narrowly edging off Mabuyao 5497.

Philippines National Games 2015 Mindanao Leg

Democer, Coach Rhodz, Pirie, another Plaridel coach, and Jieann


2015 Philippines National Games Results

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The 2015 Philippines National Games Mindanao Leg was held at the Pagadian City Oval. However, while and used no starting blocks, and this a mud track. Also, this created difficulty in some of the distance events.

Yet runners ended up running extra meters. At the same time, they had to resort to lane 2 and, in some cases, lane 3. Also, it rained on the first day, making the track even slower and more slippery.

The playing of the theme ‘Chariots of Fire’ was very appropriate considering using a mud track for the athletics segment. I was hoping the athletes would start digging holes in the ground for their starting blocks.

While a brand new track is being worked on at the Zamboanga Sports Academy and is expected to be completed in around a month, the first medal of the meet went to Michelle Sampang of Pagadian City, the Women’s 10,000 meters.

Palaro Record Holder Calis wins Girls 800m

Jieann Calis won the girls 800 easily. But due to the slippery surface, she had to run in lane 3 and ended up with a 2:34 clock, 22 seconds behind her 2:12 Palaro Record. Efrelyn Democer, the schoolmate of Jieann and Palaro Record Holder in the Discus, threw 27.21 meters. Democer then added the shot put title with 8.40m.

PRISAA Champion Langie Mae Meder of Davao City won 100 and 200 meters with only two entries.

The difficult surface and weather conditions cost about 4 seconds of speed, meaning the fastest time in the 400m was Joppe Sabitan (55.3), who held off his Davao City teammate Glein Payac (56.4). Hanelito Caparso of Gen San took the boys in 55.8.

Zamboanga Sports Academy athlete Ronnie Rodrigo entertained his teammates on each lap with fist pumps and hand gestures to win the Boys 5000m in 17:54.6. 17-year-old Local Rannie Ornillo of Pagadian City emerged as the fastest man winning the juniors in 11.6 (tough dirt track).

2015 Philippines National Games Report Day 3 – Democer bags 3rd athletics gold in POC-PSC Philippines National Games Mindanao elims

Article by Bong Pedralvez

PAGADIAN –  Palarong Pambansa standout Efrelyn Democer ruled her forte – the girls’ javelin throw – becoming the first triple gold medalist in the POC-PNGPhilippines athletics National Games Mindanao eliminations at the Pagadian City track and field oval here on Sunday.

Stamping her class easily, Democer e hurling the spear to a distance of 41.05 meters. While it was short of her  Palarong Pambansa mark of 42.34 meters recording in Tagum, Davao del Norte last May.

It was the third gold for the diminutive amazon from Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, who annexed the girl’s discus throw last Friday and the shotput (8.40 meters) yesterday in the meet organized by the Philippine Olympic Committee and Philippine Sports Commission.


“Masayang-masaya po kasi first time kong Manalo ng three gold medals sa isang malaking event,”  Democer, a  Grade 9 student at the Looc National High School, said while thanking her coach Rhodelane Aragamac for her strong showing here.


“Nagbunga po yong hard work namin kay Efrelyn,” noted Aragamac, who also trained Davao del Norte Palaro triple gold medalist Jie anne Calis, who was eyeing her second victory in the girls 1,500-meter run in the afternoon after topping the girls 800-meter run (2:34.3) in the morning.


The Zamboanga del Sur Sports Academy bets also made their presence felt last Saturday.

By capturing five golds in the sports fest supported by the Zamboanga del Sur provincial government led by  Gov. Antonio Cerilles.

In the boy’s division, Mark Anthony Aparri took the 800-meter title  (2:14.3), Rennie Rodrigo topped the 10,000-meter race (38:59.60), while  Jackielou Enojada bagged the gold in the girl’s division of the 400-meter hurdles (1:16.5).

Likewise, the ZSA athletes wept the boy and girls division of the 4×100-meter relays in 47.2 seconds and 59.5 seconds, respectively.

Not to be left out, Pagadian City added three more golds to their collection through Glenn Arellano. Who ruled the men’s 10,000 meters ( 37:04.01), Rannie Renz Ornillo in the boy’s 100-meter sprint (11.6), and Harvey Aguanta in the boy’s long jump (5.47).

In the men’s division,  Cotatabo City picked up three gold courtesy of  Hamad Dansalan in the men’s 100-meter dash (12.2), King Abedin Kali III in the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.5), and the 4×100-meter relay (49.0).

Langie Mae Meder ruled the women’s 200-meter race (30.1). And teammate Glein Payac topped the men’s 800-meter run for Davao City’s pair of golds.

In archery, Zamboanga City’s Joseph Andajao captured the boy’s Olympic round event. At the same time, Zamboanga del Sur’s Marchel Fernando topped the girl’s division.

In the men’s division of the anyo event in arnis, Dennes Dellomes of Zamboanga del Sur copped the men’s single weapon gold; Davao City’s Alfred Sagne was tops in the double weapon. At the same time, Misamis Oriental’s John Augustine Dee secured the gold medal in the sword and dagger category.


Jeanne Calis highlights the 2015 Philippines National Games Mindanao. 

Over the last few months, our ASEAN School Games hopefuls have been competing at the Weekly Relays. And now onto Pagadian for the 2015 POC-PSC Philippines National Games Mindanao Leg.

2015 PNG Mindanao Leg Reports
Calis leads Meagey in maroon at the Palaro 1500m.


The focus has to be on the Triple Palaro Record Holder Jieann’s’ Master Speech’ Calis. A promising young athlete from Plaridel. Lining up in the 800, 1500, 3000 at ASEAN, and the 800, 1500 events in the junior division at Pagadian. Calis is the #1 800m runner in the Philippine Ranking lists for 2015.

16-year-old Calis currently leads the Philippine Women’s 800m Rankings with a best of 2.12.27 established at the Palarong Pambansa.

This time would have been good enough to place her third in the last SEA Games, which was 2.12.37.

However, playing in the 2015 SEA Games. This would have made her the youngest in the team and made her ineligible for the Palarong Pambansa.

Calis coach Rhodelaine Bolodo-Paragamac from Plaridel,

Misamis Oriental has a careful, gradual development training plan mapped out for her young ward.


We have lots of other promising athletes in Plaridel, and we make up about 60% of the NMRAA team in most palaro delegations.


Surprisingly, the town of just 10,000 people from the same Looc High school produced two Palaro record holders. And the PE Teacher who has had no experience as an athlete is nurturing talents in different events.

(Article coming on Coach Rhodelaine breaking the stereotypes of what makes a good coach)


Magic Meagey Pulls Out

Pulling out of the Philippines National Games was Davao’s Meagey Ninura recently am addition to the 1500 and 3000 at the ASEAN School Games.

Both Meagey and Jieann are considering going to college in the United States. They would be the first two palaro athletes to get a Div 1 scholarship.

Not to forget, another Palaro Record Holder from the same high school Looc under coach Rhodelyn is Efrelyn Democer.

Democer broke the Palaro Record despite the change to the 600-gram implement.

Along Jelyn Rubias of FEU was nominated to represent the Philippines in the Javelin.

Democer ranking #4 in the Phi Rankings behind Rosie Villarito, Evalyn Palabrica, and Rubias.

Langie Meder
Langie Meder


Also in action will be Langie Mae Meder of Davao City, the PRISAA 100 and 200m Champion.

As the new track oval at the Zamboanga Del Sur Sports Academy is only half rubberized, the Philippines National Games will likely be held at the city’s dirt/cinder track oval.  

286 Athletes have registered for the Mindanao leg of the Philippines National Games. With the great Dominador Laboriante from PATAFA as the tournament director.


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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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