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Philippines University Games 2016-2019 Records

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CAPTION PICTURE: Cebu’s Lindley Navaja tied the 35-year-old Record of Aquilino Onofre in the 100m equalling it with 10.5 (hand-timed)

Philippines University Games Athletic Records

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Palaro Records Tertiary Open Mens & Womens

I will first be dealing with the Tertiary level Men’s Records.  It is important to note a few things here.

The BPISAA (Bureau of Public Interscholastic Athletics Association) a previous incarnation of the Department of Education started there Games in 1948 and this became the Palarong Pambansa in 1974.

Due to the even scarce availability of data for these early meets I only have a snippet from a secondary source for the 1960 Games and due to the different nature of the games (was mainly an open and collegiate meet even at times serving as a National Championship meet).

I will exclude the BPISAA results and begin with the Palaro Records in 1974. Although when I am next in the Philippines I would like to pursue a compilation of BPISAA results which may prove to be a bit of a treasure hunt.

Also what needs to be noted the Palarong Pambansa from 1984 to 1987 was suspended due to the events leading up to and following the EDSA Revolution. In 1987 the then DEPED Head Aparacio Mequi decided to reset all the Palarong Pambansa records.

While this was due to the fact that the DepEd board changed the rules, the last games in 1983 and prior allowed National level athletes to participate (such as Elma Muros and Lydia De Vega) who made the national team at the age of 14 and 15 for the SEA Games which meant they were also young enough to play High School level at Palaro.

And from 1988 onwards athletes of this caliber where no longer allowed to participate at the Palaro. While for my listing purposes, all Palaro results from 1974 onwards will be included in these lists.

Also to note is that some records were tied and reported as broken with only one holder. While considering ties for co-record holders in the events listed.


Due to somewhat limited data, these lists may be due for amendment

While the first list is going to deal with Tertiary Men. Please note that CHED is also running by DEPED so this is considered the Tertiary portion of the Palaro, sometimes they are combined. Considering any open age athletes when they had an open age division for these Tertiary records. As date of Birth is not important for open age due to it being ‘open age’ I have not been so particular on dates of Birth.

(Please report any corrections or additions to [email protected] with either newspaper or official result evidence for consideration)


2019 University Games of the Philippines The Rise of Jessa ‘Bear Nose’ Jarder.

Only 4th at the Palaro in 2016. Jessa Mae Tianga Jarder faded into virtual obscurity the past 3 years.

Part of UST clean sweep at the 2019 University Games.

A virtual nobody on the radar of the 2019 UAAP.

Jarder has now put herself in as one of the favorites for the Gold in 3 months’ time.

Jarder topped the heats with a PB of 57.5 (official HT) and then extended a more dominating lead over Catherine Manese of UP.

With a 57.4 to 58.7.

Extending her 1 sec lead over Manese in the heats to 1.3 secs in the final.

Jarder was part of a new crop of UST athletes.

With the UST girls swarming the golds at the 2019 Uni Games in Iloilo like locusts sweeping sprints, middle, relays, and jumps.

In what could very well see the UST Tigers returning as UST Women’s Champions in 2019.

Official Times

1. Jessa Jarder UST 57.4
2. Catherine Manese UP 58.7
3. Berna Luz Talaron UST 1.00.6
4. Patricia Lobos UE 1.02.0
5. April Leal UE 1.04.3
Sunshine Acaso UP DNS
Janfe Balle USA DNS
Marie Clare Delos Santos UP DNS

**Three athletes didn’t start, only 5 ran in the final. Good to see a competitor from the ‘USA’ in the mix.



2019 University Games of the Philippines

Iloilo, University Games of the Philippines


Although her PB and Palaro record of 2:12.27 was four long years ago in Tagum. Jieann Calis had a resurgence of sorts taking the University Games Title from SEA Games bound Marisol Amarga.

Jie Anne Prestoza Calis of UST wins the 800m in 2:14 beating Marisol Amarga of UP 2:18.

Amarga who clocked 2:13.98 on Sept 1 at Clark beating Louielyn Cabuga Pamatian (2.15) and Jieann (2.18).

Kinovea times 1.06 first lap, 1.08-second lap = 2.14.52 Jieann Unofficial.
Marisol Amarga 2:18.

**Awaiting Official Meet Results

**Please Note University Games of the Philippines are not sanctioned by the IAAF or its governing body in the Philippines PATAFA.

So, therefore, performances cannot be counted for Records, National Junior Records or qualifying for international meets.

Pinoyathletics will, however, allow them for Rankings with notations due to questionable accuracy of timing.

Progression of Jieann Calis 800m

  • 2013 2:20.1
  • 2014 2:18.6
  • 2015 2:12.27
  • 2016 2:14.48
  • 2017 2:13.4
  • 2018 2:16.02
  • 2019 (2:14)

Men’s 100m Qualifiers to Final

University Games 100m Men’s Qualifiers for Final.
(Hand Times)
1. Yuson UP 10.91
2. Ivan CSB 11.01
3. Pacis UE
4. Gene Allen UP
5. Señora CSB 11.13
6. Peralta UST
7. Baxter UST

800m Mens Final

  1. Edwin Giron Jr. UP 1:55.0
  2. Ferdinand Tridanio 1:55.9
  3. Louie Agawa CSB 1:57.5

1500 Mens Final

Official Times (HT)
1. James Darrel Alcantara Orduña UE 3:59.94
2. Mariano Reduban Masano UP Team A 4:00.24
3. Kevin Capangpangan UST 4:01.21
4. Edward Flores UP Team B 4:02.22
5. Louie Agawa DLS-CSB 4:09.17
6. Ferdinand Bautista Tridanio UP Team A 4:25.14
7. Kyle Dominic Amor Bontuyan DLS-CSB 4;34.96
8. Daniel Raifh Paliagao UST 4:42.02



Efrelyn Democer wins Javelin Uni Games secures nomination for AUG

Efrelyn Democer wins the Philippines University Games Title in Womens Javelin securing nomination for the 2018 AUG in Malaysia.

Former Palaro Record Holder Efrelyn Bantilan Democer (UST) hurled a new PB of 43.35m  to capture the Philippine University Games women’s Javelin title.

While the 19 year old Freshman is originally from Coach Rhodelyn Paragmoc in Northern Mindanao.

Certainly secured her nomination for the 2018 ASEAN University Games in Myanmar December 9 to 16.  

It has been a brilliant last few weeks for Democer who is in the shape of her life.

Furthermore having hurled the 600-gram javelin 42.35m.

On her opening throw at the University Games which was also than a new PB.

After a 42.27m two weeks ago.

The 43.35 throw exceeds her PB of 42.34m set 3 years ago at Tagum during the Palarong Pambansa.

Efrelyn lost her Palaro title to her teammate and training partner Abunda in 2016 and 2017.


42.35m PB, 32m, 41.33, 43.35 PB, 35+, 37+

2018 Philippine University Games Athletics

Write-up by Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statistician
Results Supplied by Various Sources

2018 Philippine University Games Athletics started on 23rd October 2018  Day 1 of Athletics.

First of all only Ten schools entered. Certainly, A national university games championship should really have more schools entered.

While the UAAP is next month. Also, the venue for UAAP is still not 100% sure but after a meeting today will be announced.

Most noteworthy is hand times were used. In contrast the results they should be rounding up to the nearest 10th which they haven’t. 

Hence the event is also not sanctioned by PATAFA. 

So performances cannot be considered for ‘Official’ IAAF Rankings, Records, and Selection purposes due to the inaccuracy of timings. Most noteworthy is no wind gauge or wind readings are recorded in the official results. 

Janario Wins Pamaybay Claims First Major Title

National Junior Hurdles Holder Karen Janario (UST) easily won the Women’s 100 hurdles in 15.1, nearly a second clear of former national athlete Josefina Baloloy 16.0 of RTU.

Teammate Kimberly Gatela was third in 16.2.

Pamaybay of UST wins the 100m Dash.

Meanwhile in the Women’s 100m Straight Final of 4. Rosnani Pamaybay who was only 5th at the UAAP won her first major title in 12.3 seconds, narrowly beating Alyssa Andrade who won the Long Jump at these games earlier 12.4.

800m Times Correction

In contrast please note the recording in the Men’s 800m is incorrect. Consequently add +6 secs for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  1:57, 1:57, 1:58, 1:59. Likewise, Edwin Bajo won over Osorio of UE with the two UST men getting 3rd and 4th. This seems about right as Bajo has timed 1:55.75 at the NCAA at the beginning of the year. (SEA Games silver medalist Marco Vilog leads the rankings with 1:50.75 at the Asian Games).

While John Lloyd Osorio has a PB of 1:56.71 when he took bronze at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa.

Womens 800m Pamatian over Calis

A very tired Louielyn ‘Lot Lot’ Pamatian wins the 800m at The Philippine University Games in Dumaguete

While the Women’s 800m saw two UST training partners trained by Coach Emmanuel Calipes go 1-2. Consequently Graduating student Louielyn ‘Lot Lot’ Pamatian the UAAP 800m Champion took the win in  2:16.9 (PB is 2:13.97).  The mark puts Pamatian unofficially 5th this year in the Philippine 800 Rankings as she aims to defend her UAAP title next month. While Pamatian has represented the Philippines at the ASEAN School Games and World University Games. Most noteworthy is that she left the national team as she preferred to train with her coach Emmanuel Calipes than the national coaches and focus on finishing her studies. Pamatian will be graduating this year.

With Jeanne ‘Master Speech’ Calis the Palarong Pambansa record holder in 800 Girls taking silver in 2:19.2 (which was outside her Seasons best 2:17.83, and PB of 2:12.27, 2015). Hence the two were well clear of the other 3 competitors in the 5 woman final.

While Calis led the whole way in 1:04 through the first 400, then 1:40 through 600. But Lotlot who stuck close behind the whole race closed her down the last 100m. Hence pulling away for the win.

In the 1500m Calis turned the tables winning in 4:56 over Pamatian 5:00. Lovely Gemeroy of RTU took bronze.


Aira Teodosio unofficially threw 37.10m. Which places her 4th behind National athlete Rhea Joy Sumalpong for the year. While her previous best set way back at the UAAP was 35.79m for this year. While more of a hammer thrower Teodosio threw her PB of 38.59m back in 2015.

**Blurred 37, 28m top 2.

Chirpy wins the Long Jump

Chirpy Aya Andrade

Alyssa ‘Chirpy’ Andrade the 2017 UAAP Long Jump Champion took the Women’s Long Jump  Gold in 5.58m. While this was a big improvement on her official seasons best of 5.38m. While her PB is 5.72m. And her teammate Elvy Villagoniza the 2017 Palarong Pambansa champion made it yet another 1-2 finish for the University of Santo Tomas with a 5.55m effort. Again very far from the bronze medalists.    


2016 Philippines University Games Highlights Dolloso 6.02m Long Jump

Felyn Dolloso
Felyn Dolloso

DUMAGUETE, October 27, 2016. The highlight of the University Games came from local Favorite 23-year-old Felyn Sausa Dolloso (DLSU Dasmarinas).

Dolloso leaped a big improvement on her personal best to win the gold medal with a 6.02m effort.

The mark improved on Dolloso 5.70m from Bangkok, Thailand from way back in 2013. Also, Felyn defended her title and improved on her winning mark of 5.63m last year in Bacolod.  

She hopes to hit the SEA Games qualification of 6.41m for the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games in 2017. Currently Dolloso ranks third in the country. She is behind three-time Olympian Marestella Torres (from San Jose nearby town to Dumaguete) 6.72m. And SEA Games 4th placer Katherine Khay Santos 6.03m.

Dolloso is a former member of the national training pool. Her performance has been yo-yoing around the last few years.

She hopes to gain some consistency from her coach Marestella Torres who has been guiding her development the last few years.

Unfortunately as the University Games is not sanctioned by the national body for athletics PATAFA.

Hence her performance cannot be held valid for qualification purposes.

Dolloso had surpassed the National Record in the Triple Jump at the PRISAA in Koronadal back in April with a 12.69m jump.

Furthermore the performance could not be counted as the meet was not sanctioned by PATAFA.

Felyn hails from hilly town of Escalante City which is in the far North of Negros Occidental some five hours from Dumaguete. How fitting was it that this was done in Dumaguete. As Dolloso had four years ago at the National Games established what was then the National Junior Record in Triple Jump until 2015.


Other Performances

Dolloso performance even out shadowed the Men’s Century Dash. Where another Visaya athlete  Anfernee Lopena (CSB) fresh off his 10.47 #3 all time clocking took an easy win in 10.4 to defend his title. Ahead of Romnick Nor (UST) 10.9, and William Galceran (FEU) 11.0. Lopena is a member of the national training pool and coached by former national coach Joseph Sy.

In the Women’s 400m Louielyn Pamatian (UST) dethroned Jingky Obanon (RTU) the champion for the last two years. Pamatian also won the 800m.

2016 Philippines University Games

Read up on Felyn Dolloso Stunning 6.02m Performance

2016 Philippines University Games Dumaguete October 26-28

*Please note this meet wasn’t sanctioned by PATAFA so performances cannot count for

  1. National and National Junior Records
  2. Ranking Lists
  3. Qualification for SEA Games and other international meets representing the Philippines

No Wind Readings all performances hand timed

*Results from FB of Coaches Joseph Sy (boys) Manny Calipes (girls),  and also Ms. Josefina Baloloy

o add additional results or post corrections please email [email protected]

2016 Philippines University Games Boys Results

100M: 1. A. Lopena (CSB) 10.5, 2. R. Nor (UST) 10.8 , 3. W. Galceran (FEU) 10.9

200M: 1. Lopena 21.5, 2. Nor 22.4, 3. J. Nieles (UST) 22.9,

400M (26): 1. Galceran 50.5, 2 Nieles 50.9, 3 J. Mejia (UP) 50.9,

800M: E. Neri (UST) 1.54.0, 2. L Prado (CSB) 1.57.1, 3. R. Redoble (UST) 1.57.3

1500M (26): 1. Neri 4.14.6, 2. Prado 4.15.0, 3. K. Capangpangan (UST) 4.15.6

5000M (28): 1. E. Abutas (FEU)  16.38.6, 2. Capangpangan 16.40.1, 3. G. Osorio (UST) 16.40.7

3000M Steeples (27): 1. Abutas  10.06.4, 2. P. Gongob (FEU) 10.21.4, 3. Osorio 10.28.9

110H: 1. E. Obiena (UST) 14.7, 2. R. Francisco (DLSD) 15.3, 3. J. Mejia (UP) 15.3

400H (27): 1. J. Mendoza (RTU) 55.3, 2. F. Emerio (FEU) 55.4, 3. J. Mejia (UP) 55.6

4×100 (28): 1. RTU 42.5, 2. UST 42.8, 3. UP 42.9

4×200 (26): 1. RTU 1.28.7, 2. UST 1.29.3, 3. CSB 1.29.7

4×400 (28): 1. UST 3.22.0, 2. RTU 3.26.0, 3. FEU 3.27.6

Classical Relay (27): 1. RTU 1.58.3, 2. UST 1.59.8, 3. UP 2.07.7

5k Walk (26): 1. L. Padua (UST) 26:26.3, 2. J. Bendoy (RTU) 27:31.6, 3. J. Angan (UP) 29:14.3

Long Jump: 1. J Ubas FEU) 7.29m, 2. R. Pablo (CSB) 6.92m, 3. K. Bacas (FEU) 6.90m

Triple Jump (26): 1. Ubas 14.86m, 2. Pablo 14.60m, 3. Bacas 13.96

High Jump (27): 1. Ubas 1.90m, 2. M. Quilo (FEU) 1.85m, 3. R. Ramos (RTU) 1.85m

Shotput (27): 1. F. Quetulio (UP) 12.90m, 2. John Buitain (FEU) 12.21m, 3. Elijah Guevara (UP) 12.13m

Discus: 1. C. Caong (CSB) 39.08m, 2. M. Baguisa (UP) 37.71m, 3. R. Gadian (FEU) 35.71m

2016 Philippines University Games Girls Results

100M: 1. G. Salcedo (UST), 2. A. Andrade (UST)

200M: 1. Salcedo, 2. R. Pamaybay (UST)

400M: 1. L. Pamatian (UST), 2. J. Obanon (RTU)

800M: 1. Pamatian


5000M: 1. J. Mansueto (UST)

100H: 1. J. Baloloy (RTU)

3k Walk: 1. C. Vilas (RTU)

LJ: 1. F. Dolloso (DLSD) 6.02m, 4. A. Bermundo (RTU)

TJ: 1. Dolloso DLSD, 4. Bermundo (RTU)

SP: 1. L. Delfin (UST)

DT: 1. A. Teodosio (UST), 2. R. Josol (RTU)

4×100: 1. UST

4×200: 1. UST, 2. RTU

4×400: 1. UST

4xClassical: 1. UST


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. 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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