Palarong Pambansa 2015 Athletics Results

Palarong Pambansa 2015 Athletics Results

Palarong Pambansa 2015 Athletics competition will resume tomorrow 05-May until 08-May. Monday 04-May, is the 2015 Palarong Pambansa’s opening ceremony at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Palarong Pambansa 2015 Athletics Live Facebook Chat with Prof. Airnel T. Abarra

TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE– As it will be opening ceremony later this afternoon

04-May of the Palarong Pambansa here at Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, DControversial National Academy of Sports Philippines 6 ConcernsPhilSports Complex78 Athletics Track in the Philippines1000 Donated shoes for runningBatang Pinoy 2013-2019 Resultsavao del Norte. PinoyAthletics’ Chief Correspondent Prof. Airnel T. Abarra, MSc, the current head of Ateneo de Davao Track and Field Program, is ready for Facebook to chat live from the #DavNorPalaro2015 Media center 9:00 PM-2:00 PM Manila time. He will give you up-to-date forecasts for the succeeding days of Palaro Athletics events straight from the venue.

Skype id is airnel. abarra



Day One Palarong Pambansa 2015 Round-up; Western Visayas hauls Triple Gold

By: Prof. Airnel T. Abarra, MSc.- Chief Correspondent, PinoyAthletics

TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE- Western Visayas Jumper Jose Jerry Belibestre Jr. hauled the first gold in Long Jump Secondary Boys as a curtain-raiser for the Day 01 Athletics competition at the 2015 Palarong Pambansa here at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, Davao del Norte on 03-May. The Bacolodeno leaper marked 7.15m.

While Central Luzon Region’s bet Martin James Esteban landed silver with a jump of 6.96m, Belibestre’s colleague Cesar Fernandez etched 6.75m.

Belibestre successfully defended his title last year with a new PB to develop a successful palaro playing career. However, he just missed out on the 7.26m Palaro record of Julian Reem Fuentes set in 2012 in Lingayen.

Belibestre, who hails from Romanito Maravilla National High School Bacolod City, is also the Philippines’ prospect bet in the Asian Youth Games in Qatar this May 2016. Coached by Addy and Miguel Arca’s tandem, Belibestre plans to pursue his university studies in his hometown. According to him, he will continue his training program under

Coach Miguel.

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Meanwhile, Belibestre’s teammates in Throwing Matt Atanas registered second gold for Western Visayas with a throw of 10.70m. While John Christian Capasao sealed the triple gold haul for Region VI with a throwing distance of 40.60m. Karen Janario of Eastern Visayas is seen in action, a top athlete in the 100m heats by clocking 12.2 ht.  Other

Potential favorites for the distaff side of 100m finals, which will be in action on 06-May, is Elrica Ann Guro (WVRAA) with a time of 12.5 ht (.43) and SOCKSARGEN”s Ceasa Jane.

Bacoma at the time of 12.5 (.44). Janario put herself again in pole position on the 100m hurdles heats with a time of 15.1. Finals of the 100m dash will be on the afternoon of 06-May, while the hurdles finals are set on the morning of 07-May.

Official Results:

Day Two Palarong Pambansa 2015 Round-up; Gilbert Rutaquio defends his Palaro Title

In what can be described as quite a relatively quiet day in Athletics. Gilbert Rutaquio of STCAA successfully defended his 3000 m Steeple Chase title in 9:50.0 from McLord Cabalonga (Region II) and Rodnie Antiquena (WV).

It was a bit faster for Rutaquio, whose winning time in this event last year was 10.04.6. Rutaquio won a bronze medal for the Philippines in the 800 meter Dash at the ASEAN School Games last year and will be in the final event tomorrow.

A graduating student at Emilio Aguinaldo High school at Cavite, he is coached by Fernando Dagasgas. Rutaquio is still deciding on which college he will be attending but plans to continue on his love of running for many years to come.

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NCR’s Daniel Daynaata, who was fifth in this event last year, won the Girls Discus in 32.07m, very far from the 40.25m meet record established by Maika De Oro of WV 4 years ago. Daynaata was the only finalist from last year left in this event, and she beat Bugati (CAR) and teammate Artienda in this event.

Kenneth Rafanan (STCAA), who won the Discus last year at this event, swapped his title for the Shot put Gold. Rafanan ended up a disappointing fourth in the Discus yesterday. His winning throw was 14.68m outside the 15.32m record of Bryan Pachecho last year. He edged out John Edric Manalang (NCR) 14.18m and Batang Pinoy champion Tyrone Flores (STCAA) 13.40m.

Day Four Palarong Pambansa 2015 Round-up; ASEAN School kids continue to shine.

By: Prof. Airnel T. Abarra, MSc. for PinoyAthletics.

Janario takes 100 Hurdle titles.

The Black beauty leads the 100 Hurdles.
Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra, pinoyathletics.info copyright 2015


National Junior Record Holder Karen Janario took the 100 Hurdles title. Arms in the air, the time was not necessary as this was the first time Karen had won the 100 titles last year after finishing third last year with the gold going to LSA teammate Melissa Escoton. Not known for her fast starts, Janario soon got into the flow of putting her opponents behind her the last 30 meters of the race.

Running in spikes 1 size too small, Karen settled with 15.24, far from her 14.52 National Junior Record with Pamela Marquillero and Ezel Divingracia in second 15.64 and third 15.85.

Janario is already lined up for the 2015 ASEAN School Games due to her National Junior Record last year, where she finished second by a hairline 14.51 to 14.52 against a Malaysian who now is too old for the meet. The qualification for the world youth championships is 14.35.

Karen congratulating her opponents Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra, pinoyathletics.info copyright 2015


Palarong Pambansa 2015 Vergel prevents hat-trick for Soqueno

After serving as the bridesmaid for Jaime Mejia the last two years, Alvin Vergel (NCR), coached by Jeoffrey Chua, won the Palaro 110 Hurdles title in 14.68.

Narrowly holding off 400 Hurdles Champion Alexis Soqueno (WV), who clocked 14.74. Vergel prevented Soqueno from a triple gold medal feat. The performance was a significant improvement on his personal best for Vergel.

It was just outside the ASEAN Schools qualifier of 14.60. However, the hurdles’ height was fixed at 1.00m due to the design and not the standard .991m used for juniors at the Palaro. Men’s size is 1.067m.

Soqueno, however, bounced back, breaking his 1.92m meet record he set last year in Laguna with a 1.95m effort. Just outside his 1.96m PB. Soqueno needs to leap 2.00m to qualify for ASEAN School Games.

The tall, gangly figure of Kaylene Mosqueda of WV preparing to jump. Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra, pinoyathletics.info copyright 2015


Kaylene Mosqueda of Iloilo defended her palaro title with a 1.60m effort. She then raised the bar to 1.65m, which would have tied her winning performance at the WV Regional Palaro.

But she failed on all 3 attempts. Maureen Emily Schrijvers hold the Palaro Record at 1.62m. It questions why she did not attempt a leap of 1.63m to ensure and established a new record.


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Kenneth Nodos takes the 400m title from the tall Galleon from Zamboanga Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra, pinoyathletics.info copyright 2015


Kenneth Nodos clocked a personal best of 49.66 to win the Boys 400m. It was Nodos first time below 50 seconds. Controlling the pace, the first 200 Nodos quickly settled into his rhythm but were closely pursued by Galleon of Zamboanga.

Not looking back with Galleon closing in, Nodos rang strong through the line to claim the Palaro Gold. Galleon also went under 50 seconds with a time of 49.97. However, Nodos still has some work to do to hit the ASEAN School qualifier of 48.98.

The Happiest Girl in the Palaro in green Feiza Lenton holds off the fast-finishing Anjelica De Josef in blue Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra pinoyathletics.info copyright 2015


Meanwhile, ‘The happiest girl in the Palaro’ Leyte’s Feiza Lenton crossed the line with a big smile taking a whole second off her PB with a 58.66 run in the girls 400m. Her rival Anjelica De Josef of Aklan fell behind at 130m but stuck on Feiza, trying to close the gap but running out of rope. De Josef also clocked a PB of 58.71. Jessel Lumapas of Cavite took the bronze.


The top two make things interesting for ASEAN School 5000m Run.

McLord Cabalonga (CARAA), last year’s silver medalist, took the Palaro title in the boys 5000m in 15.45.69, with Earl Casinabe of Region X taking second in 15:45.86. The top two performers each earned one tick for the ASEAN School Games.

The top two performers in the 5000m Run caused a reshuffle for National Junior Champion Kevin Capangpangan of UST, who had the best time of 16.06. Below the relatively slow 16:24 gold medal at the last ASEAN School Games, Capanganan has a PB of 15:45 but did this outside of the qualification period, so he must be in the top 2 by the end of the qualification period.


2015 Palarong Pambansa Brave Rutaquio wins a tactical dogfight 1500m

Gilbert Rutaquio fights his way through the pain to narrowly win the Palaro 1500m title.
Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra Pinoyathletics.info, copyright 2015

An up-and-down 2015 Palaro for Gilbert Rutaquio secured a narrow victory margin in the Boys 1500m. Rutaquio won the Steeplechase before finishing dead last.

But for the gutsy boy from EAC High school coached by Fernando Dagagas, the experience of dogfighting was nothing new when he came back from the ASEAN Schools in the last 100m 50m behind from 5th and turned it into a bronze medal.  Rutaquio threw himself over the line and won in 4:10.22 from Rodnie Antiquena 4.10.38 and Lloyd Prado 4.10.45.

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2015 Palarong Pambansa Central Luzon’s Esteban Shatters Palaro Triple Jump Record

Airnel T. Abarra-Chief Correspondent of www.pinoyathletics.info Palarong Pambansa 2015

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TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE. Western Visayas region bet Alexis Soqueno  Central Luzon’s Stand-out. Martin Esteban trounced their rivals to win gold in 400m HurdLes and  Triple Jump Secondary Boys day 03 of Athletics competition at the 2015 Palarong.

Pambansa at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Official results are still validated as of posting time.

Alexis Soqueño at the finish line capturing gold in Palaro 400m hurdles.
Martin Esteban bursting it out at Palaro 2015 Triple Jump


Day Three Palarong Pambansa 2015 Round-up; Esteban, Calis break records ASEAN School games selection

Article by Andrew Pirie pinoyathletics.info editor and  ATFS Statistician with Photos provided by Airnel T. Abarra pinoyathletics.info correspondent.

Jie Ann Calis and Martin Esteban both sets meet records in their respective Secondary Girls 800 and Secondary Boys Triple Jump events. You can view both of these write-ups in separate articles. In addition, Esteban’s performances earned him a spot in the 2015 ASEAN School Games team, in which he won a silver medal last year.

Alexis Soqueno of Bacolod is better known as a high jumper, but this year has shown tremendous improvements over the 400 Hurdles who took the Palaro title with a 55.03 effort. He bested Marjun Sulleza (Region 12) and Rabbi Sulleza (Region 10).

The research revealed that Soqueno performance last month at the SEA Youth Championships is good enough for him to qualify for the World Youth Championships in Colombia end of July.

His silver performance at the SEA Youth Championships of 54.54s (.838m), below the criteria set by the IAAF of 55.00s (.838m).

An exhausted Alexis Soqueno after his 400 Hurdles win.
Photo Credit: Adriana Arca

“My glutes hurt a bit after that run.” said the bubbly teenager who immediately started using his home made foam roller after his event.


Palarong Pambansa 2015 ASEAN School Games Qualification gets interesting.

Ezel Divingracia leads Ellah Sirillan and Bejalyn Bejoy in the girls’ 400m Hurdles at the 2015 Palaro in Tagum.
Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Airnel T. Abarra, correspondent pinoyathletics.info

The girls’ 400 Hurdles results changed things for ASEAN School Games 2015 in Brunei qualification.

Things got very interesting in the Girls 400 Hurdles with Ezel Divingracia of Iloilo, 16 winnings in 1:04.83. Divingracia, who was fully focused and confident in the blocks, took the lead early and never conceded a bit, coming several strides clear of the nearest pursuer when the runners tidied up the stagger the last 100 meters. Divingracia, who missed out on a medal finishing fourth last year, took her first palaro secondary title.

Coming in second was last year’s elementary champion and the event favorite Ellah Therese Sirilan of NCR, 14 in a time of 1:05.82. Sirilan, who participates in her first year in the secondary division, seemed nervous and unsettled during the event. However, Sirilan last month took the National Junior title in Laguna clocked 1:04.50.

Bernalyn Bejoy of Bacolod, the training partner of Alexis Soqueno, took the bronze in 1:06.05.

Divingracia leads her teammate Bejoy off the track. Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Airnel T. Abarra pinoyathletics.info

The three athletes under the bronze mark (1:05.54). The third athlete is Uni Games Champion Josefina Baloloy of RTU, who is in her last year of eligibility for this meet, born in 1997. Baloloy earned the silver in the 400 Hurdles last year at the ASEAN School Games in Marikina after coming out of the hospital from dehydration with a time of 1.05.48.

Baloloy, whose best time is 1:03.5 but outside the qualification period, which began December 2014, will have to improve her time at the PSC-POC NCR National Games Leg on July 2-6. The Philippine Team for ASEAN School Games is open to athletes at high school or college in the Philippines but must be born in 1997 or after. Only 2 athletes maximum is allowed per event.


Palarong Pambansa 2015 Javelin Record falsely reported now amended by DepEd.

ASEAN School Games Champion Joshua Patulud (NCR) won the Javelin with a throw of 57.96m (700 grams). The meet organizers had mistakenly reported this as a meet record; however, after consultation with the DEPED, the meet records have been amended.

They are still Bryan Jay Pachecho (CLRAA) 62.47m (700g), 2014 and Allanloid Lumbao (IRAA) 59.18m (800g). Patulud beat Ronald Lacson (WV) and Mark Manipon (IRAA).


Palarong Pambansa 2015 100M Times Lack Lustre

Due to strong headwinds, the Boys and Girls 100-meter times were a lot slower than expected.

Unlikely Palaro 2014 in Laguna, which was dominated by Jomar Udtohan (NCR), there was no clear favorite with just less than .10 seconds separating the first four qualifiers to the final, leading up a highly anticipated event.

Boys 100m Manjares not pictured.
Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra copyright 2015 pinoyathletics.info

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he won the Boys 100m by surprise winner Iran Manjares from Mindoro. Manjares was the quickest out of the blocks. However, at the halfway mark, the significant rolling form of the 6’0 Ervin Carter from Iloilo took a slight lead. Manjares, who continued to hurl his body forward, just nipped Carter on the line 11.44 to 11.46; NCAA Junior Champion Ezra Gonzales (STCAA) clung onto bronze with 11.55.

Karen Janario leads the Guro in the girl’s 100 Meter Dash.
Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra copyright 2015, pinoyathletics.info

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It was a rather cumbersome start for Batang Pinoy champion Karen Janario of Leyte. Falling four strides behind the rest of the field at 60 meters. The expected favorite looked out of the race. However, the last burst saw her edge out Iloilo Elrica Ann Guro 12.75 to 12.99.

Janario PB was 12.44 from the ASEAN School Games last year.

Her coach Damaso was considering letting her run the 400m instead but opted to let her have a go at winning the 100m title. Janario was the bronze medalist in this event last year. Palaro Long Jump champion and training partner Rosemarie Olorvida took the bronze in 13.02. Olorvida and Janario were part of the National Junior record-breaking team at the

ASEAN School Games last year, which handled the bronze.

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2015 Palarong Pambansa 800M Boys Two athletes considered for ASEAN School Games

115 (Matchino) holds off Galleon 288. Palarong Pambansa 2015
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The top two athletes put their names under consideration for the 2015 ASEAN School Games, Maverick Matchino (STCAA)  and Russell Galleon (Region 9) 1.56.98 and 1.57.01, respectively, eclipsing the silver mark. It was a tightly fought and interesting 800m race with the group breaking away from ASEAN School Games Bronze medalist Gilbert Rutaquio.

Still fatigued from last night’s steeplechase win, Rutaquio faded to dead last. Nevertheless, it was a strong finish, with the top four finishing below 1:58 and the 1:58.7 bronze standard for the ASEAN School Games.

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2015 Palarong Pambansa Misamis’ Pride Calis Armageddon Palaro 800m

TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DE NORTE. Northern Mindanao Athletic Association (NMRAA) stand-out Jie Ann Calis was the woman of the hour as she shatters the existing meet record. During the 2015 Palarong Pambansa here at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Davao City, Davao del Norte on 06-May. Calis, who clocked 2:12.27, positioned herself as one of the rising stars in Philippine Athletics.

By: Prof. Airnel Talatala Abarra, MSc. Chief Correspondent and Andrew Pirie- Statistician of www.pinoyathletics.info

Calis and Josef are going neck to neck in the 800m Palaro race. Palarong Pambansa 2015

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Trouncing rivals Feiza Lenton of Eastern Visayas set Jie Ann’s run to trick Western Visayas’ previous record-holder Anjelica Josef (2.17.2). By allowing the latter to gain some advantage on the first 200m of the last lap. Surprising her rivals, Calis can turbocharge on the last 100m stunning Western Visayas’ pride Josef.

Who in the nick of time landed instead at 3rd with such disappointment. Surprisingly, Lenton’s, which is 2:14.47, and De Josef’s 2:14.49 marks one of the best performances in Palaro History as the top three places did a clean slate in existing records in one meet.

Calis on the full-throttle during the last lap of 800m 2015 Palaro HS Girls. Palarong Pambansa 2015

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Jieann hails from Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, a perennial favorite for the next edition of ASEAN school games. The Misamis wave will be a force in the Palaro for many years to come as, amazingly, she is only a Grade 9 ‘3rd’ year student and, due to the new K-12 curriculum, may not graduate till around 2018.

Jieann Time also meets the 800m standard for the world youth championships in Colombia in July. The qualifying time is 2:14.00, set by the IAAF.

In the 800m, Calis took the first heat in 2:14.0 and Anjelica De Josef the second heat in 2:13.9. De Josef had also achieved the standard for the world youth championships in the 800m heats.

Though only two athletes will be selected for the ASEAN School games, Jieann Calis 2.12.27, Louielyn Pamatian (UST) 2.13.97, and Anjelica De Josef 2.13.9 are the top 3. With Calis and Pamatian in the qualifying spots. To qualify, one of the other two athletes must opt-out, or Anjelica must be placed in the top two by July.

Calis, the Misamis’ Gem.

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Davao del Norte welcomes more than 10,000 athletes, coaches, trainers, chaperons, and officials during the 2015 Palarong Pambansa’s opening ceremony at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines.

Gracing the event is DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, FSC, and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas with Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario. -Airnel T. Abarra. Chief Correspondent-www.pinoyathletics.info. Copyright 2015.

Day 03 of the Athletics competition of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa. NMRAA’s Jie Ann Calis smashed Palaro 800m secondary girls record. Meanwhile, Eastern Visayas’ Karen Janario lived up to the expectations by winning the secondary girls’ century dash.

Photos by Prof. Airnel T. Abarra, MSc-Chief Correspondent, www.pinoyathletics.info. Copyright 2015 Day 04 of our photo coverage in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa here at Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Leading the morning session is the golden haul of Eastern Visayas’ Karen Janario, who the 110m Hurdles secondary girls.

The head-to-head battle between Feiza Lenton and Anjelica de Josef at the 400m secondary girls made the AM session exciting. Lenton stunned De Josef, bringing another medal for the Eastern Visayas region.- Photos by Airnel T. Abarra, MSc. Chief Correspondent www.pinoyathletics.info. Copyright 2015. During the afternoon session during the 2015 Palarong Pambansa’s Athletics competition at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, Davao del Norte on 07-May. Highlights of the session are the second gold of Northern Mindanao Athletic Association (NMRAA)’s Jie Ann Calis, who went victorious at the 1,500m run secondary girls. Photos by: Airnel T. Abarra-Chief Correspondent,

www.pinoyathletics.info. Copyright 2015. To all who will use our images, kindly cite us properly. Photos of the AM Session, Athletics Competition of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa here at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City, Davao del Norte 08-May. Highlights of the session are the Palaro record break of Jie Ann Calis and Meagey Ninura on the 3,000m run. While Karen Janario went victorious at the 200m dash. Photos by: Prof. Airnel T. Abarra, MSc-Chief Correspondent of www.pinoyathletics.info. Copyright 2015. Images can be shared and use as long as www.pinoyathletics.info and the author is cited.

Wrapping up the Athletics events is the 4x100m and 4x400m relays here at the 2015 Palarong Pambansa at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, Tagum City Davao del Norte on 08-May. Photos by: Airnel T. Abarra- Chief Correspondent of www.pinoyathletics.info. Copyright 2015. Plagiarizers/Grabbers will be charged to the full extent of the law.




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