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2016 Batang Pinoy Athletics

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

Dec 9, 2016

2016 Batang Pinoy
Pranisa

In the thrilling fourth day of the Batang Pinoy. A very big 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 went onto 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 of 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.

Who only due to a last-minute appeal to PATAFA was 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 however 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 set 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 with Limos next year.


Day 3 2016 Batang Pinoy Athletics: Several records for Leyte

Dec 2, 2016

More memorable moments for the Batang Pinoy.

Relay Records Fall

2016 Batang Pinoy
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. Most noteworthy the 2012 team had included Leah ‘The Bear’ Creer the 2014 Palaro Champion in 400m.

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

Meanwhile, Iloilo who is the Palaro Champions in 4×100 secondary girls established an initial record in Girls 16-17 clocking 50.08. The lineup included Berna Luz Talaron, Elvy Villagoniza, Anne 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 comprised of 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 was not able to 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 years Champion 1.01.10 took silver and bronze.

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

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 Eduardo 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.

Giron wins 800 16-17 Boys. Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra
Giron wins 800 16-17 Boys. Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra

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. from last year will remain as the 13-15 record. Veruel time of 10.8 in the heats subject to wind reading can be considered as a joint record with his 11.40. Veruel has already represented the Philippines at least once in a southeast Asian age-grade meet and also 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 even 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 who timed 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 from attempting to run 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 of last year it was not counted as it was wind-aided, another time in semis was faster with 12.39 was also wind-aided. 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 new discovery 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 but also 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 who leaped 5.61m to win the long jump.

day 1 results

day-2-results


2016 Batang Pinoy and PNG Dates

Batang Pinoy 2016 Day 1 Results/Report Athletics Limos, Pranisa and Veruel set Records (Sprints)

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.



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Batang Pinoy 2016: Limos, Pranisa, Veruel set Records

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 Pinoyathletics.info 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.

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Limos.   Batang Pinoy 2016

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 heats though Veruel Verdadero the defending champion of the Batang Pinoy clocked a very fast 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.


2016 PSC Batang Pinoy National Champs Schedule, Prescon, Jeremiah Cortez

Nov 27, 2016

2016 PSC Batang Pinoy National Championships Schedule (All Sports)

COMPETITION SCHEDULES AND VENUES

2016 Batang Pinoy Media Prescon with PSC, Governor Del Rosario 13,774 Entries

Today a Prescon was held opening the 2016 Batang Pinoy and welcoming the Media. Pinoyathletics.info will be represented by writers Enzo Williams, Airnel Abarra (The Professor) and Ms. Beverly Tariao. Who will be covering this meet.

It was good to meet up with some old faces in the media, in particular, Clyde Mariano, Lito Oredo, and even Joey Villar. I even saw quite a lot of PSC staff had been retained but they had been shuffled into different departments. Very happy to see some of my former workmates such as Quiel Moran move onto better positions in government.

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Ms. Celia Kiram advised that 13,774 participants will participate in this year’s 2016 Batang Pinoy.

MEDIA RELEASE 2016 Batang Pinoy

Provincial Sports Director Giovanni Gulanes advised that the budget of the province was 10 Million pesos but more assistance came from PSC. Mr. Gulanes also highlighted they started with 21 billeting schools for athletes but they were requesting assistance from neighboring towns to cope with the unexpected high turn out of athletes.

Governor Del Rosario who took over the top post recently from his father, and was once a congressman in charge of sports development stated.

We are willing to hold any sports competition, any time even with just one months notice. Its good for our athletes having opponents from other parts of the country so we can learn and get stronger.

Gov Del Rosario also printed out they plan to hold Swimming, Badminton and maybe even Boxing at the 2017 SEA Games. They also are planning to host the BIMPA Games in 2018.

It was at a meeting regarding 2019 SEA Games with Gov. Del Rosario and PSC Commissioner Charles Maxey the offer to host the Batang Pinoy as a test for the SEA Games was offered and Gov. Del Rosario was more than happy to meet the challenge.

Davao Del Norte successfully hosted the 2015 Palarong Pambansa.

Comm Celia Kiram said that the Batang Pinoy is a unique opportunity that also caters for children up to the age of 17 who are out of school. Whereas the Palaro only supports elementary and high school students.

END OF MEDIA RELEASE

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Local favorite Jeremiah Cortez gears up for Batang Pinoy Final

Local favorite 15-year-old Jeremiah Cortez will prepare for the biggest event of the year. No fewer than 13,374 athletes will converge on the Batang Pinoy. Over 1,000 of those will participate in the centerpiece athletics.

For Cortez the humble local boy who already was the runner-up with a silver medal in the 100m Dash at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa in Albay. It has been a season of success. Cortez who trains in Tagum with Kris Padian Junasa. A UP sports science graduate and the provincial strength and conditioning coach for Davao Del Norte. He is also helped by school teacher Mam. Anita. Cortez acknowledged the variation in weights training really helped get him to the next level in sprints. He also trains 6 days a week once a day alternating between weights and track sessions.

In Palaro 100m Dash Cortez finished bridesmaid to Kasi Feberoy of Cotabato. But Feberoy is already 18 and no longer eligible for Batang Pinoy or Palaro.

Because he celebrates his birthday in a few weeks December 19. Cortez will participate in the 16-17 Age category. While others may frown at the unfortunate fate of competing against older athletes. Cortez sees this as an opportunity to be well challenged by older athletes.

He sees Jovianne Calixto the Palaro Bronze medalist from Calabarzon and Warren Villarosa (who also has the best time of 10.9) his schoolmate at Tagum City National Comprehensive school and a strong opponent.

 

Warren is Grade 10 I am Grade 9, but he like me is one of four athletes who never skips training. said Cortez.

Cortez, unlike most athletes, has opted to stay in Tagum

Cortez, unlike most athletes, has opted to stay in Tagum with the full support of the provincial government and declined several offers from Manila schools and colleges. Coach Junasa appreciates this as his sports science application to Jeremiah and the smaller group is really something that a coach who is focusing on a larger group of athletes would struggle with.

He will be competing in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at this meet. He has run 10.93 in the 100m, 22.43 in the 200m, and 50 in the 400m. When asked how he plans to cope with 9 rounds.

 

Well I suppose I’m going to be quite tired. But I think i like to focus most of my effort on the 100 meters.He said.

Cortez started running in Grade 3, but he started off with middle distances of 400 and 1500. It was only 2 years ago he had opted to focus on the short sprints. I really want to improve more in the 200m in the future said Cotez. He seemed not too concerned about competing internationally at this age as he is still yet to secure a Filipino passport.

Cortez is ranked 14th on the Philippine Men’s Ranking List for 2014 with the best time of 10.93. The list is dominated by Fil-Heritage athletes, led by Eric Cray with 10.25.

Samantha Limos
Samantha Limos

Samantha Limos looks to defend her Batang Pinoy Titles

Nov 11, 2016

Samantha Gem Limos, 14 of Cebu. The Palaro and Batang Pinoy Record Holder in the 100m Dash. And also the fastest ever Filipina at 13 (12.47) and 14 (11.99). Will be lining up to defend her title at the Batang Pinoy in Tagum City.

Limos who also had her first international medal at the Children of Asia meet where she had a bronze in the 100m. Will be up against Palaro Silver Medalist Lejany Salafrana of Iloilo.

The smiling teenager, came to prominence first erasing the records of Karen Janario of Leyte, and went even further erasing the 20-year-old record from 1996 of Nancy Navalta.

Courted by many high school coaches from Manila. Limos refused all offers and decided to stay in Cebu enrolling at the University of Cebu.

About 12,000 athletes will be running at the Batang Pinoy slated in Tagum November 28 to December 3. Tagum hosted the Palarong Pambansa in 2015. Which was Limos’ first major meet back then she was only fourth place in the elementary.

There is rumored to be about 7 heats so far in the 13-15 Girls 100m Dash. Limos also came close to Karen Janario 200m Record last Batang Pinoy clocking 25.86 just outside Karen 25.72.

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2016 Batang Pinoy – Schedule Athletics & Notes

Please check http://bp2012.psc.gov.ph/ for updates

From PSC via SMS

 

“We regret to inform you that we can no longer accept more entries. as we already have over 12,000 entries. As we fear the capacity of the LGU. Might not be enough.”

 

Apologies to my two athletes I will give you both an opportunity to join the delegation and observe the meet. I hope this doesn’t dishearten you too much. I’m very pleased with your improvements as you both far exceeded my expectations and you will have a lot more competitions in the future.

I’m very thankful for the continuation of this brilliant program revived by former PSC Commissioner Jolly Gomez and the 24/7 working Jay Alano, the opportunity for our youth, and myself, pinoyathletics, and Zamboanga Del Sur sports academy our 110% behind the development of Grassroots Athletics in the Philippines.

The Batang Pinoy is now overseen by PSC Commissioner Celia Hicarte-kiram and Davao based PSC Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey

Please note it was the idea of the PATAFA to not have 13 and under division. Not PSC. As Swimming does have a 13 and under division. It is obviously not the PSC who applied this rule as they would have applied it to all sports.

 

My Suggestion

Due to the high number of entries, I suggest that PSC. Holds regional meets with qualifying tournaments to limit entries for next year. Perhaps break into 7 Divisions.

Western Mindanao, Eastern Mindanao, Western Visayas (Negros), Eastern Visayas (including Cebu, Leyte), Southern Luzon, NCR, and Northern Luzon.

The top 2 or 3 athletes in each cluster make it to the finals.12,000 far exceeded participation of palaro and previous Batang Pinoy meets.

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2016 Batang Pinoy and PNG Dates

A Poll overwhelmingly voted against the PSC Managements decision to remove the Batang Pinoy from its program.

 

Next PSC Administration please retain Batang Pinoy (May 12, 2016)

I want to write as a previous research assistant to Commissioner Jolly Gomez of PSC. I strongly came to believe not straight away but over the years that the Batang Pinoy is a very good program. I urge the next administration that comes into continuing this legacy that was started by the PSC administration of Chairman Ricardo Garcia, pushed by Commissioner Gomez and the wonderful meet manager Atty. Jay Alano the executive assistant of Commissioner Akiko Thompson did in making this all possible.

As Commissioner Jolly research assistant I was also his student and in turn, learned a lot from my mentor about effective sports management and how a successful program works.

The Batang Pinoy originally created by Eric Buhain went from 1999 to 2003. After being discontinued for so many years the PSC revived the meet in the year 2011.

Since then it has been growing in numbers every year in all sports. I care not bore you with the data but I can supply it if you want. My email is [email protected]

The Batang Pinoy is targeted for kids 15 and below. It is a nationwide program with qualifying rounds in Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon. It’s considered a sport for all programs as there is no entry fee. This also serves as a stepping stone for the Palarong Pambansa which is for kids 18 and below.

Athletes from the Batang Pinoy in athletics such as Karen Janario (Leyte) and Jerry Belibestre (Bacolod) have since then gone onto becoming Palaro Champions and won international medals a the ASEAN School Games also breaking the meet record and ASEAN Youth in the Long Jump. Karen went onto becoming UAAP Champion, Break the Philippine Junior Record, and Palaro Champion in the 100 Hurdles.

More recently in 2015 Samantha Limos (Cebu) after breaking Karen’s Batang Pinoy record, went onto surpass the Palaro Record and also was selected to compete in Russia.


Here are some trends I want to share

  1. The Numbers in all sports are increasing exponentially each year
  2. The three athletes mentioned above and in a lot of sports are coming from a range of different places not all of them are from the private schools in Manila.
  3. Records are been broken on an annual basis as the depth and level of competition increase each year as more talents are discovered and brought in.

 

The Batang Pinoy not only hosts a competition but it also provides clinics via the PSC and the sharing of knowledge between coaches and sports experts. The potential for further development and growth is there. The foundation and groundwork have already been going for five years manned by the hard-working staff of the PSC in cooperation with the POC, NSA, local government, and some private sponsors.

Batang Pinoy also covers a wide range of Sports.  Nearly all of these are played at the SEA Games bi-annually.

Batang Pinoy Website


2016 Batang Pinoy and PNG Dates

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2016 Batang Pinoy and PNG Dates

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The PNG according to the PSC Website will be temporarily scheduled next May. But announcements about the venue and technical rules are yet to be announced. There will be qualifying rounds the same as last year with Top three progressing to finals.

The Batang Pinoy as per the PSC Website will be held as a straight final at Tagum, Davao Del Norte 27 November to December 2.

Interestingly to note is the age limit for Batang Pinoy has been raised from 15 to 17 (born 1999) unlike the previous four-five years. This is interesting as original purpose of Batang Pinoy is to provide a stepping stone for kids for the Palarong Pambansa e.g. 13 year old competing against 15, but now a 13 year old competes against a 17 year old. Now the age grading is exactly the same as the Milo and Palaro.

The PSC is having a consultative meeting so more details will follow by next week. Please check both websites for updates.

More Information to follow.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

I. SPONSORSHIP SUBSIDY OF PSC TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (PROVINCES, CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES) AND PARTICIPATING ATHLETES

    • The grant of sponsorship subsidy shall be on a first-come, first-served basis
    • The availing LGU must submit its LGU Entry Form A (Entry by Number) duly signed by the Governor, Mayor or Administrator to qualify in the sponsorship subsidy
    • LGU Entry Form A (Entry by Number) submitted by the LGU shall serve as a reservation only on the number of slots. The amount of sponsorship subsidy, however, shall be based on the actual number of athletes participated as reflected on the LGU Entry Form B (Entry by Name)
    • The sponsorship subsidy shall be released to the athletes during the Games
      • A maximum of 75 athletes per LGU shall be subsidized. However, an LGU still be entitled to submit more than 75 athletes
      • NO LGU ENDORSEMENT, NO FINANCIAL SUBSIDY
      • BARANGAY LEVEL ENDOSEMENT SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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II. AGE AND REPRESENTATION

    • Batang Pinoy is an open tournament for children 17 years old and below. As such participants shall be grouped in two age groups: 13-17 years old and Under 13. Based on the Batang Pinoy calendar year 2016, an athlete must be born in 1999 and the years thereafter.
    • Representation is strictly by the Local Government Unit (LGU). This may be in the form of provincial, city, and municipality representation. No athlete shall be accepted without accreditation of a particular LGU
    • Batang Pinoy is also open to all Filipinos whether by birth or naturalized. Foreign-Pinoy may also join provided he/she represents a particular LGU
    • An athlete shall represent only one (1) LGU
    • No tournament or participation fee shall be collected by the Host LGU and PSC

Continued at PSC Website

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ADVISORY

 

FOR                        :               ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS / ALL CITY MAYORS / ALL MUNICIPAL MAYORS

DATE                     :               October 5, 2016

SUBJECT               :               2016 BATANG PINOY NATIONAL SPORTS COMPETITION

 

In line with the commitment of the Commission to develop and promote sports through encouraging sports programs to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence for the development of a healthy citizenry, we are set to hold the 2016 BATANG PINOY NATIONAL SPORTS COMPETITION on 27 November to 2 December 2016 at the city of Tagum, province of Davao del Norte.

Batang Pinoy is the national competition program for children 17 years old and below. The program encourages all local government executives to invest in the development of sports within their respective areas. It also aims to widen the base to select potential athletes for future national and international sports competitions, primarily the quadrennial Youth Olympic Games.

For this event, the Commission shall grant a sponsorship subsidy amounting to Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) per athlete, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For inquiries, please contact the following Cluster Heads:

AREACOORDINATORCONTACT DETAILS
Luzon LGUsMs. Kristine Joyce P. LeongsonGlobe: (0927) 910 6248
Visayas LGUsMs. Gloria D. QuintosGlobe: (0916) 423 6494
Smart: (0939) 933 7412
Mindanao and National Capital Region (NCR) LGUsMs. Abigail Marie V. RiveraGlobe: (0917) 494 0777
Smart: (0928) 271 5975

You may also contact the National Secretariat through the following communication channels:

  1. Batang Pinoy website: http://www.bp2012.psc.gov.ph
  2. Batang Pinoy email: [email protected]
  3. Trunk lines: (02) 524-4336 / (02) 525-2240 / (02) 525-0808, local 221; 213 (telefax)
  4. Mobile: (0926) 008-8974 (Globe) / (0939) 128-7819 (Smart)

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Education (DepEd) shall issue their respective memorandum circular regarding 2016 Batang Pinoy.

Kindly read the attached Batang Pinoy General Guidelines for more information.

Thank you very much for your continuous support to the Commission.

 

(Sgd.) WILLIAM I. RAMIREZ
Chairman

 

2016 Batang Pinoy and PNG Dates

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2016 Batang Pinoy and PNG Dates

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The PNG according to the PSC Website will be temporarily scheduled next May. But announcements about the venue and technical rules are yet to be announced. There will be qualifying rounds the same as last year with Top three progressing to finals.

The Batang Pinoy as per the PSC Website will be held as a straight final at Tagum, Davao Del Norte 27 November to December 2.

Interestingly to note is the age limit for Batang Pinoy has been raised from 15 to 17 (born 1999) unlike the previous four-five years. This is interesting as the original purpose of Batang Pinoy is to provide a stepping stone for kids for the Palarong Pambansa e.g. 13 year old competing against 15, but now a 13-year-old compete against a 17-year-old. Now the age grading is exactly the same as Milo and Palaro.

The PSC is having a consultative meeting so more details will follow by next week. Please check both websites for updates.

More Information to follow.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

I. SPONSORSHIP SUBSIDY OF PSC TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (PROVINCES, CITIES, AND MUNICIPALITIES) AND PARTICIPATING ATHLETES

    • The grant of sponsorship subsidy shall be on a first-come, first-served basis
    • The availing LGU must submit its LGU Entry Form A (Entry by Number) duly signed by the Governor, Mayor or Administrator to qualify in the sponsorship subsidy
    • LGU Entry Form A (Entry by Number) submitted by the LGU shall serve as a reservation only on the number of slots. The amount of sponsorship subsidy, however, shall be based on the actual number of athletes participated as reflected on the LGU Entry Form B (Entry by Name)
    • The sponsorship subsidy shall be released to the athletes during the Games
      • A maximum of 75 athletes per LGU shall be subsidized. However, an LGU still be entitled to submit more than 75 athletes
      • NO LGU ENDORSEMENT, NO FINANCIAL SUBSIDY
      • BARANGAY LEVEL ENDORSEMENT SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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II. AGE AND REPRESENTATION

    • Batang Pinoy is an open tournament for children 17 years old and below. As such participants shall be grouped in two age groups: 13-17 years old and Under 13. Based on the Batang Pinoy calendar year 2016, an athlete must be born in 1999 and the years thereafter.
    • Representation is strictly by the Local Government Unit (LGU). This may be in the form of provincial, city, and municipality representation. No athlete shall be accepted without accreditation of a particular LGU
    • Batang Pinoy is also open to all Filipinos whether by birth or naturalized. Foreign-Pinoy may also join provided he/she represents a particular LGU
    • An athlete shall represent only one (1) LGU
    • No tournament or participation fee shall be collected by the Host LGU and PSC

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ADVISORY

 

FOR                        :               ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS / ALL CITY MAYORS / ALL MUNICIPAL MAYORS

DATE                     :               October 5, 2016

SUBJECT               :               2016 BATANG PINOY NATIONAL SPORTS COMPETITION

 

In line with the commitment of the Commission to develop and promote sports through encouraging sports programs to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence for the development of a healthy citizenry, we are set to hold the 2016 BATANG PINOY NATIONAL SPORTS COMPETITION on 27 November to 2 December 2016 at the city of Tagum, province of Davao del Norte.

Batang Pinoy is the national competition program for children 17 years old and below. The program encourages all local government executives to invest in the development of sports within their respective areas. It also aims to widen the base to select potential athletes for future national and international sports competitions, primarily the quadrennial Youth Olympic Games.

For this event, the Commission shall grant a sponsorship subsidy amounting to Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) per athlete, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For inquiries, please contact the following Cluster Heads:

AREACOORDINATORCONTACT DETAILS
Luzon LGUsMs. Kristine Joyce P. LeongsonGlobe: (0927) 910 6248
Visayas LGUsMs. Gloria D. QuintosGlobe: (0916) 423 6494
Smart: (0939) 933 7412
Mindanao and National Capital Region (NCR) LGUsMs. Abigail Marie V. RiveraGlobe: (0917) 494 0777
Smart: (0928) 271 5975

You may also contact the National Secretariat through the following communication channels:

  1. Batang Pinoy website: http://www.bp2012.psc.gov.ph
  2. Batang Pinoy email: [email protected]
  3. Trunk lines: (02) 524-4336 / (02) 525-2240 / (02) 525-0808, local 221; 213 (telefax)
  4. Mobile: (0926) 008-8974 (Globe) / (0939) 128-7819 (Smart)

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Education (DepEd) shall issue their respective memorandum circular regarding the 2016 Batang Pinoy.

Kindly read the attached Batang Pinoy General Guidelines for more information.

Thank you very much for your continuous support to the Commission.

 

(Sgd.) WILLIAM I. RAMIREZ
Chairman

  

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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. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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