Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2016 Batang Pinoy Results

As not all official results have come out.

I will be sharing some of my manual timed performances.

When official results are not available, Please notes the time below is unofficial unless stated otherwise.

2016 Batang Pinoy Athletics – Piglet Pranisa upset win over Samantha Limos

Dec 9, 2016

2016 Batang Pinoy

On the thrilling fourth day of the Batang Pinoy.

A huge surprise came from the youngest entry in the girl’s 200m Dash.

What could be more thrilling than a young champion, but an even younger athlete upstaging them

This all came into place when Angel Ann Pranisa of Bacolod.

She further her name as an upcoming sprinter with her shock win in the Girls 200m Dash at the 2016 Batang Pinoy Finals in Tagum.

Pranisa won in a wind-aided time of 26.15, finishing ahead of Palaro 400 Hurdles Champion Riza Jane Valiente of  Bohol (26.40) and Samantha Limos Cebu (26.42).

The win over Limos, who had won the 100m title earlier in the meet but failed to defend her 200 titles on this occasion, was a big confidence boost for Pranisa.

Only due to a last-minute appeal to PATAFA was she allowed to enter as she was born in 2004 and the only athlete born in 2004 allowed to participate.

The clash between Limos, 14, and Pranisa, 12, also saw Limos the Palaro Record Holder in the 100m up against Pranisa the Palaro Elementary Record Holder in 100 and 200.

Limos time of 26.05 in the heats, however, serves as one of the joint meet records.

Pranisa, times of 12.5ht and 12.75, and her windy 12.65 all surpass her time of 12.81 from Palaro as the fastest ever times record by a Filipino 12-year-old girl. Pranisa time in the 200 of 26.15 fell short of the national age-grade record held by Fil-Australian Maricor Cuenca of 26.10 sets back in 2000.

For Pranisa, however, who hails from the famous Arca Sibblings Piglet group and is a grade 7 student at Romanito P. Maravilla High School, she is looking forward to more exciting matches Limos next year.

Day 3 2016 Batang Pinoy Athletics: Several records for Leyte Relay Records Fall

Dec 2, 2016

More memorable moments for the Batang Pinoy.

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Leyte’s Relay Team

Leyte Girls 4×100 team of Lenlyn Sanita, Justin Mae Catindoy, Bianca Combate, and Chin-Chin Alkuino continued the proud legacy of Leyte Sports Academy at this meet.

Hence erasing two records both held by Powerhouse Leyte.

As a result, they clocked a new record of 50.44 in the 13-15 girls.

Consequently, tidying up the record books erasing the mark of 50.6 (hand-timed) from 2012.

The 2012 team had mostly included Leah ‘The Bear’ Creer, the 2014 Palaro Champion in 400m.

Also erasing 51.13 (electronic) from 2014, Catindoy was a part of the last remaining member.

Also, along with Philippine Junior Record Holder in 100 Hurdles Karen Janario, 2015 Palaro 400m Champion Feiza Lenton and Gemalyn Pino.

Hence very far ahead of Negros 52.00 and Cebu City 52.16.

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Leyte clearly wins the Girls 4×100 13-15. Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra,

Meanwhile, Iloilo, the Palaro Champions in 4×100 secondary girls, established an initial record in Girls 16-17 clock 50.08.

The lineup included Berna Luz Talaron, Elvy Villagoniza, Annie Mercurio, and Ezel Divingracia.

They won easily over Negros 51.30 and Leyte  51.68.

Cebu City also set an initial Batang Pinoy record of 44.71 in Boys 16-17 4×100.

The team comprises Batang Pinoy champion Set Abram Pilapil, Mike Lopez, John Paul Apilan, and John Rafols, the Palaro jumps champion.

Binan, Laguna was a close second in 44.81, with Koronadal picking up bronze in 44.99.


Mighty Marjun!

2016 Batang Pinoy
Marjun Sulleza

Meanwhile, in the 400m 16-17 Boys Marjun Sulleza Palaro (Koronadal) silver medalist set a new Batang Pinoy record timing 49.97, he was well clear of his neighbor Kenneth Corpuz (South Cotabato) 51.38 and Joey Mesina (Ligao City) 52.11. Meanwhile, in 13-15 Boys, Veruel Verdardero (Dasmarinas) added the 400 to his 100 titles but could not break the 51.75 records of Joselito Hapitan from last year.

A distant second was Marchan Torregoza (Cebu) 54.14, with Al Nhaquieb Sappari (Gen Santos) 54.39 taking the bronze.

Palaro Champion Jessel Lumapas (Dasmarinas) set a new record in the Girls 16-17 400m with 58.65. Pino (Leyte) 1.00.72 and Isabel Orqueiza (Negros) last year’s Champion 1.01.10 took silver and bronze.

Sanita breaks the record in Girls 13-15 400m. Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra

While in the girls 13-15 400m, Palaro silver medalist Lenlyn Sanita (Leyte) tidied up the records with a run of 59.16, claiming sole ownership.

Previous records were 59.1 (hand-timed) from Feiza Lenton of Leyte from 2 years ago and Isabel Orqueiza 59.47 (electronic) from last year.

Junmark Ganacias (Carmen, Surigao Del Sur) set a new Triple Jump record for Boys 16-17 with a 14.77m effort, narrowly beating Karl Aquino (Binan, Laguna) 14.71m.

Firstly Josh Buenavista, 15 (Baguio), the son of 4X SEA Games champion Eduardo Buenavista, took the Gold in 16:58.92.

Albeit some 12 seconds away from the meet record. Buenavista was a silver medalist for the Philippines at the Children of Asia Games in the 2k steeples.

Last year MVP Gianelli Gatinga who has represented the Philippines at an age-grade competition, now won the 16-17 Girls Triple Jump in 11.63m.

Not quite her record of 11.79m registered last year and the year before, which stands in 13-15 girls.

Edwin Giron Jr. of Dasmarinas (originally from Zamboanga City) captured the gold in the Boys 800m in a new PB of 1.58.59, adding it to 1500 he had won the other day.


2016 Batang Pinoy Century Dash too much wind for Official Records to count

Nov 30, 2016 

Boys 16-17 100 Final
Boys 16-17 100 Final

Some good performances in the finals.

With all marks surpassing meet records, however, due to too much wind assistance, none of these marks can be counted as meet records.

The Fastest Man at the meet came from the boys 13-15 division. Veruel Verdardero (Dasmarinas City), the defending champion of the Batang Pinoy, clocked 10.95et. His first time to dip under 11 in automatic timing.

Verdardero, however, was aided by a strong +4.1 tailwind.

Hence his mark of 11.40et. Last year will remain as the 13-15 record.

Veruel time of 10.8 in the heats subject to wind reading can be considered a joint record with his 11.40.

He has already represented the Philippines at least once in a southeast Asian age-grade meet and joined the Children of Asia meet.

Veruel held off Vince Buhayan (Iloilo) 11.43 and Ponce Cabungcal (Aklan) 11.54.

The 16-17 Boys division was not as fast.

But it was a more closely fought race with a photo finish separating the top three by hundredths of seconds.

When the dust settled, it was a dramatic win for Set Abram Pilapil, 17 of Cebu City.

An unlikely winner Pilapil had failed to make the Palarong Pambansa final in Albay earlier in the year.

Pilapil breezed through to a win in 11.26 with a handy +2.5 tailwind after looking rather ordinary in the heats.

Rodolfo Aldzona (Muntinlupa) clocked 11.28 for a second, at the expense of Palaro bronze medalist Jovianne Calixto of Binan 11.29 (well off his 10.98 PB); the upset was Palaro silver medalist and pre-race favorite Jeremiah Cortez, who faded to sixth in 11.44.

Cortez was tired of running 100, 200, and 400 events during this meet, which proved too difficult a task.

Pilapil hails from the University of San Carlos in Cebu.

In 13-15 Girls again, the fastest women in the meet were Samantha Limos, 14 (Cebu). Who clocked 12.41 (3.4), the Palaro Record holder made it another gold for Cebu. She was quite far from her 11.99 PB, however.

Even though she eclipsed her 12.48-time last year. And did not count it as wind-aided, another time in semis was faster, with 12.39.

Following her to silver was another talented phenom Angel Ann Pranisa, 12 (Bacolod). The Palaro Elementary record holder and fastest ever 12-year-old the Philippines has produced.

Bronze went to discover Biance Jane Combate, 13 of Leyte Province.

In the 16-17 Girls category Eliza Cuyom (Dasmarinas), a Palaro finalist narrowly won in 12.66. From newcomer Annie Mercurio (Iloilo) 12.67 and Palaro bronze medalist Berna Luz Talaron (Iloilo) 12.85. This time with a +2.1 wind.

Meanwhile, in the Girls 13-15 division. Samantha Limos.

2016 Batang Pinoy Athletics Day 1 & Day 2 Results & Report: Records Tumble

2016 Batang Pinoy Athletics
Teammates at Children of Asia Games Limosa and Veruel

Samantha Limos set a record in the 13-15 Girls with a time of 26.05 (1.5) in the Heats of the Girls 200M Run.

This surpassed the run of Joycie Beronio 26.36 (1.7) from 2014 in Bacolod. Limos topped the first heat.

Meanwhile, in Boys 13-15, Veruel Verdardero (Dasmarinas City) tidied up the boy’s records to take sole ownership.

With a time of 23.01 (1.9). Veruel registered 23.23 last year to win this event and shared the record with Mark Balejebco (Bacolod), who clocked 22.9 hand-timed 2 years ago.

Vincent Vianmar (Bulacan) Broke the meet record in the 2km, Walk13-15 boys, with a time of 10.58.01, obliterating the previous record of 11.18.9 by Jay Vincent Manalote (Iligan) last year in Cebu.

Also, notable new marks in 16-17 age categories were 32.21m by Maryland Torres (Bago City). 26.00 by Jessel Lumapas in the 200m the Palaro 400m Champion from Dasmarinas City.

Also, Aklan’s Sheila Talja leaped 5.61m to win the long jump.


Batang Pinoy Day 1 2016: Limos, Pranisa, Veruel set Records

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Limos. at the 2015 Batang Pinoy defended her 100m title.

The main drawcard came in the Semi-Finals of the Girls 13-15 100m, which far outshone all the other divisions at the Batang Pinoy 2016.

It was Palaro Secondary Girls record holder Samantha Limos (University of Cebu), 14.

Storming home to a 12.0 victory to win the first semi-final. After clocking 12.1, leading the heats.

In her wake was still 12 years old Angel Pranisa (Negros), the Palaro Elementary record holder who clocked a swift 12.3 after 12.5 (officially in heats).

Pranisa time of 12.5 (hand-timed) is a National Age Grade Record for 12-year-olds tying the 12.81 (automatic) she ran at the Palaro.

. Limos also got bronze at the children of Asia meets earlier in the year.

Limos 12.1 (hand-timed) in the heats has tied her 12.48et effort from last year.

The Finals are scheduled for 3 pm tomorrow.


Other Results

In the 16-17 Category, Jovianne Calixto (Binan) topped the first sem in 11.0 from Jeremiah Cortez (Tagum) 11.2 with Mark igusquisa of Baguio winning the second semi in 11.1.  (unofficial times)

In the 13-15 Boys, Jomari Orgado of Pagadian took the first semi.

While in 16-17 Girls, Berna Luz Talaron had the fastest time, 12.1 (unofficial).

In the 13-15 boys heath, Veruel Verdadero, the defending champion of the Batang Pinoy, clocked a speedy 10.8 (hand time), which ties his Batang Pinoy record.

Verdadero has represented the Philippines at the ASEAN Youth and Children of Asia meet.

Veruel time is also a Pinoyathletics National Age Grade Record for 15-year-olds.

In the Girls 400 16-17, Palaro Champion Jessel Lumapas (Dasmarinas City) topped the first heat in 59.5, with Palaro 400 Hurdles silver medalist Bernalyn Bejoy (Negros) taking the last heat in 59.6.

While in the boys, Palaro Silver medalist Marlon Sulleza jogged safely through the next round with 51.6 after blasting out 23.2 through the first 200.


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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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