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2017 Batang Pinoy Vigan Results
- These results were kindly provided to me by a Journalist Friend who could get 4.5 of 5 days worth. As he had to leave Vigan to go back to Manila.
- The Batang Pinoy Athletics was held at Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines 23 October to 27 October on the new rubberized oval.
- This oval will also hold the 2018 Palarong Pambansa.
- The Age limit for this meet was born in 2002 and after. The Dates of Birth are detailed and documented in the Results.
- As this is a qualifying leg. The records here will not be counted as National Meet Records. Only results from the Final to be played next year will be considered.
- And used electronic Timing and wind gauge in many events and used hand Timing in some.
- My friend reported the Photo Finish camera was present.
- Hence, I will return to my previous articles and amend the reports to reflect if Electronic Timing was used.
and can view Batang Pinoy Records in Athletics here
2017 Batang Pinoy Full Results
Oct 27, 2017
2017 Batang Pinoy: Tara Borlain blasts out the best every time by a 14-Year-old Filipina in 800m (video)
Oct 27, 2017
Vigan, At the 2017 Batang Pinoy Day 2 of Athletics.
Tara Borlain, who had won the 3000m.
Dominated the Girls 800m. Furthermore, the 14-year-old Borlain clocked a time of 2.15.49.
Consequently, the time was the best recorded by a 14-year-old Filipina.
Hence eclipsing the mark of 2.17.2 set by Anjelica De Josef of Aklan, set in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Dumaguete.
Most noteworthy is that the mark also puts her at #10 in the All-Time Junior lists for the Philippines 800m.
While this cannot be counted as a Batang Pinoy Final as only marks ran in the Final are eligible.
Out of interest, the Batang Pinoy record is 2.19.56, set by Feiza Lenton of the Leyte Sports Academy in 2014.
Undoubtedly, Tara will have no problems going past the finals.
If anything, this reiterates that the PSC should reconsider the Batang Pinoy when we have performances like this.
Borlain is at St. Paul’s Pasig, so she represents NCR in the Palaro.
She took an 80m win from Charmaine De Ocampo and Aaliyah Ingram of Dasmarinas City, who clocked 2.26.01 and 2.28.08 for Silver and Bronze.
Tara is coached by her father, former champion celebrity bodybuilder Ringo, and Laguna’s family.
She was a stand-out in Triathlon, having won the Alaska Iron Kids in 2016.
This year she focussed more on athletics running at the PATAFA Weekly Relays representing DLSU. She clocked 2.18.10 on August 27.
She was constantly finishing second place to UST Jieann Calis, the Palaro Record Holder in the 800m Run.
And will again meet Calis in the Youth Girls Final next month,
Furthermore, Photos indicate a significant growth spurt for Tara, who shot up from 5’0 to 5’7 in the last 2 years.
Tara was helped a lot thanks to the support of Alaska Milk Philippines and its CEO Fred Uytengsu.
2017 Batang Pinoy Vigan Jabol Age Grade Record 200m Round-Up Summaries (videos)
Oct 27, 2017
This article will be a roundup and finalization of all news concerning the 2017 Batang Pinoy Vigan.
And hence the last article, Pinoyathletics, will publish on Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg 2017 in Vigan.
Pinoyathletics.info is in firm agreement that Tara Borlain mark is the best athlete in these games. 2.15.49 being a National Age Grade Record for 14-year-olds cementing this.
And very capable of breaking the 2.19.56 record of Feiza Lenton in the finals.
Tara’s father, Ringo, has indicated that Tara will focus on 800 for 2017 Palarong Pambansa and break the 2.12.55 Palaro Record of Jieann Calis set in 2015 Tagum.
While her sister Samantha will focus on swimming.
While Tara has 3 Golds in the 800, 1500, and 3000m.
And other athletes in Archery and Swimming had 5 golds.
These athletes did not surpass Batang Pinoyor Palaro records, let alone age-grade records. Also climbing to 4 golds was Jason Jabol of Dasmarinas.
This report will solely focus on Athletics.
Tara Borlain 3rd Gold in 1500
Adding on to her 2.15.5 run, Tara Borlain ran slower than expected 5 min 07.00. Perhaps due to fatigue.
I had expected she would go 4 min 45 to 4 min 49. But the 800 undoubtedly took a lot out of her.
However, the third gold for Borlain.
She should focus on 400 speed for 800 and 1500, as her 3000 times are not as competitive.
Going for a Palaro record may require fewer events or even just running the 800 at the Palaro, which will also be held again at Vigan.
Meanwhile, in the 200m, Jason Jabol of Dasmarinas City clocked 22.85 secs, the fastest time
by a 15-year-old Filipino of all time.
This is below the 23.01 Batang Pinoy record set by his training partner Veruel Verdardero in the 2016 Batang Pinoy Finals last year.
Jabol has to clock this mark in the final; he also has 20 to have still been eligible for the Batang Pinoy, that’s if the PSC doesn’t cancel it.
Jabol also helped his team win the 4x100m capturing his 4th gold.
“Gusto ko pong tulungan ang pamilya ko kaya nagpupursige po ako para manalo,” said the son of a carpenter and plain housewife from Camarines Norte.
The Overall Champion in all sports was Baguio City with 49 golds; they defeated last year.
Luzon team champion Quezon City.
- Baguio City 49 Golds, 45 Silver, 44 Bronze
- Laguna 34 Golds, 20 Silver, 26 Bronze
- Pangasinan 33 Golds, 28 Silver, 24 Bronze
- Dasmarinas City 26 Golds, 13 Silver, 31 Bronze
- Quezon City 25 Golds, 21 Silver, 19 Bronze
Swimmer Samantha Therese Coronel was also going for her fifth gold in relay events. She earlier triumphed in the girl’s 15-under 50m butterfly, 100m and 200m, and 50m backstroke events.
2017 Batang Pinoy Philippines Dasmariñas Boy Jabol does Double in Vigan (videos)
Oct 25, 2017
Batang Pinoy Philippines Dasmariñas Boy Jarbol does Double in Vigan
Article by Andrew Pirie
From Media, various sources
;2017 Batang Pinoy Philippines Dasmariñas boy Jason Jabol lands hard on the sand en route to winning the gold in the boys’ long jump in the Luzon leg of the Batang Pinoy meet. He also took the gold in the 100m dash. JOEY MENDOZA
Oct 25, 2017, Vigan – The Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg was held in Vigan, which will serve as a dress rehearsal for the Palarong Pambansa 2018 to be held next year.
Jason Jabol, 14 (Nov 7, 2002, as per Batang Pinoy 2016 Entries) of Dasmariñas. 11.35 100m and a few minutes later 6.18m in the Long Jump Two Golds.
Furthermore, Jabol won the Long Jump with his first jump of three attempts to make it to the top 8.
Then he went straight to the 100 dashes. Jabol is originally from Buhal, Can Marines Del Sur originally.
Jabol has already represented the Philippines; back in March, he took a silver medal in the SEA Youth Long Jump in Ilagan, and Isabella finished 4th. (given 6.99m, but this mark is invalid due to bad measuring and is 5.99m in Sea Youth Champs).
Jabol will be turning 15 in a few weeks, so his Age grade is compared to 15-year-olds.
His time of 11.35 is listed as an Age Grade Record; Veruel Verdadero ran 10.95 (+4.1) and 10.8 hand time last year in Batang Pinoy at the same age.
“I fouled my last attempt because I was already feeling numbness and cramps in my legs,” said Jabol, the ninth of 10 children by carpenter father Dionisio and housewife mother Rosemarie, in Filipino.
Also, he will help his team in the 4×100 and 4×400 later in the games.
Most noteworthy is that Jabol, a student at Emilio Aguinaldo HS in Cavite, is Palaro Champion 100-200-400 Champion Veruel Verdadero.
De Ocampo Twins
While two twins from Cavite, Charmaine and Charlaine Deocampo, both 14, also took to the track.
Furthermore, the pair was part of the Power House 4×400 of Cavite, which broke the Palarong Pambansa record last April in Antique.
At Vigan, Charlaine, 14, won the 400 Hurdles in 67.99.
“She’s better than me,” said Charlaine of Charmaine, who won three elementary golds in the 2015 Tagum Palaro compared to the former’s two.
Charmaine, however, perhaps with the wrong event choice, was 11th in the 3000m. Tara Borlain won this, a 14-year-old Grade 9 St. Pauls Pasig student.
That ran well for DLSU during the weekly relays. And was 8th in the 1500 and 3000 athletes last Palarong Pambansa.
Borlain clocked 10:58.84. Most noteworthy, this was a big improvement on Borlain’s PB of 11:16.8 at the Palarong Pambansa.
While it was the first Batang Pinoy gold for Borlain, who started in triathlon where she and elder sister Sam had celebrity status as Alaska IronKids champions.
And could win more as she is scheduled to compete in four more events, including her pet 800m and 1500m.
“As always, I expect to give my best in my events and I have to make sure of the time and not the positioning and today I got a personal best,” said Borlain, who was accompanied by former celebrity bodybuilding champion Ringo who is her father, trainer, and coach all rolled into one.
While hours later, Tara went to the nearby pool area where she cheered for Sam
Also, Laura Jeante Wangkay of Laguna won the girls the walks. Most noteworthy is the daughter of former national training pool athlete Jonah Genilza, a former ASEAN University Games champion in 400m.
**It Seems the PSC has changed the format of Batang Pinoy back to 15 years and under after allowing a 16-18 age category last year in the Finals.
and can find full Results here
PSC Plans to Scrap Batang Pinoy Next Year
October 13, 2017
PSC Plans to Scrap Batang Pinoy Next Year. Is this Good for the Country?
While It came to my attention a few weeks after a tip-off that the PSC was planning to scrap the Batang Pinoy.
So I found this hard to believe but was advised not to post anything until information became available after October 3.
In conclusion, and provided no further information.
After 10 days, it is now safe to post, while this grace period seems a bit too long in the future.
Similarly, I read in Balita that the plans to Scrap Batang Pinoy next year will push through.
My sources told me weeks ago a meeting was held between PSC and DepEd.
After that, and will divert the fund for BP to coaches’ technical training and education.
However, the PSC also feels that BP is just a duplication of Palaro. Hence nothing is cast in stone, but this could be the last staging of the BP.
Now it seems like it will be based on the recent quote from Balita.
In my own opinion, I do not think the Batang Pinoy is similar or intended to be too similar to the Palarong Pambansa. Of course, I’m not saying the Batang Pinoy instead of Palaro. But both are equally beneficial.
- From 2011-2015 the Batang Pinoy saw exponential growth showing it was a Successful Program.
- 2011 2250 participants
- 2012 4397 participants (195% increase)
- 2013 7546 participants (171% increase)
- The Batang Pinoy is supposed to be for kids 13-15 to prepare them for the Palarong Pambansa, 13-18. However, the PSC admin changed the age limit to 13-17 in 2016, which made it more similar to the age range at the Palaro. Is a 13-year-old physically able to compete with an 18-year-old?
- There were a lot more clinics and seminars available for anyone to join. Whereas with the DEPED, usually, teachers are front-lined or prioritized in these clinics and seminars at Palaro.
- Sports not played at the Palaro were available at Batang Pinoy. All of the below except DanceSport, Rugby, and Pencak Silat are Olympic Sports. However, 7s Rugby and Pencat are played frequently at SEA Games. So it’s important we also give these sports the chance to become part of our national syllabus of events.
- Weight Lifting
- DanceSport instead of Gymnastics
- Pencak Silat
- Anyone can Join the Batang Pinoy, even kids who are ‘Homeschooled’ or not going to school.
- Palaro is a school knock-out competition where only 2 athletes per region can represent each event, and teams are limited to 12 in elementary or 15 in secondary per region. In some regions, the top 3 in an event may come from that event. So it encourages more participation and bigger numbers at Batang Pinoy.
- And put the power in the hands of the LGU for selection. With athletes representing the LGU, they come from. Thus, giving more pride in local sports. Often, athletes from provinces end up competing for NCR or Calabarzon, who come from Mindanao. But in Batang Pinoy, they compete for their home LGU from which they originally come.
I could go on all day about the benefits and opportunities this program brings to Philippine sports.
I have frequently been invited as a Researcher and Analyst for this said event during my stint with the Philippine Sports PSC (Philippine Sports). In this sense, it engages learning and knowledge sharing in a more sports carnival-like atmosphere.
Better to get Rid of Milo
To Chairman Ramirez,
What doesn’t make any sense is removing an event such as Batang Pinoy, which has high attendance and more room for growth.
Palaro has a lot of attendance also. However, we do have 3 multi-events targeted at kids. Palaro, Batang Pinoy, and Milo.
And if you include the Children’s Games, there are now 4.
The event that is the weakest link here is the Milo Little Olympics.
Which is now nothing more than a glorified exhibition/ barangay game. Numbers are dwindling.
In Mindanao, Cagayan De Oro always hosts this event despite providing a substandard track oval with no rubber surface.
Despite there being an 8-lane standard rubberized track oval at Xavier University 10 minutes away.
The organizer hasn’t taken the initiative to use the better facility.
Due to the Marawi incident, Milo made many teams clear of the Milo event and saw numbers plummet.
Suppose Milo is to survive in Mindanao and must give other cities the opportunities to host. It’s not fair that Cagayan De Oro always hosts the event when other places are willing to.
- Milo should be removed if one children’s meeting has to go.
- Batang Pinoy should go back to 15 and below age grade to make it less similar to Palaro and reduce numbers, making it easier to manage.
- The Children’s Games and Batang Pinoy can be merged and incorporated to make them more manageable and benefit more kids.
More make of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) the Palarong Pambansa in the agency’s power the pagorganisa and conduct a regional elimination for the student athletes’ annual tournaments.
After the united states commission on Bayani education (ched) and the department of education (DepEd), which nagkaklaro in the power of PSC TO ADMINISTER THE COLLEGIATE Sports, also the participation of the student-athletes in the international competition, said by PSC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM ‘Butch’ Ramirez which more agency the program at the grassroots level.
“It’s timely. Right now, we’re planning to scrap the Batang Pinoy next year and focus on the Palarong Pambansa.Institutions that are the games, it is set up its organization, so it’s easier for us to strengthen it with the aspects of technical, started and training,” said Ramirez.
As Introduction said Ramirez, the national consultative meeting for Collegiate Sports on October 17-18 to philsports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City.
Meeting the expected lalahukan of 140 Representatives of universities, colleges, schools, and the school leagues, raising the quality of the Competition at the school level.
“Remember that no less than the President has instructed us to make sports accessible to all, to involve the youth more,” pahayagt ni Ramirez.
Ramirez asserts that Elite Sports’ stability is mapagtatagumpayan if the training is at the grassroots level.
“University sports has always played a big role in elite sports. It has been a rich ground of sports talent and we want to continue to support them,” aniya.
“PSC is very serious in strengthening grassroots sports. School sports is a pertinent component of that effort,” sambit ni Ramirez, isang educator at book author bago na-appoint sa PSC sa ikalawang pagkakataon.
Scheduled to perform the palarong palarong next year in Ilocos Sur. The Province will also stand as a host for the PSC-sponsored Batang Pinoy next week.
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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. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021-
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 Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
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