Skip to main content

Cat’nes is 6th Runner-up in Palarong Bicol 2010 - CT

From a second place finish last year, the Catanduanes athletic delegation dropped to 6th place in the 2010 Palarong Bicol where host Camarines Norte notched the overall championship.

At the end of the seven-day sports and literary competition held, Camarines Norte obtained 519 points, followed by 1st runner-up Camarines Sur with 510.5 points; 2nd runner-up Naga City, 244; 3rd runner-up Legazpi City, 236.66; 4th runner-up Albay, 236; 5th runner-up Masbate, 207; and, 6th runner-up Catanduanes, 192 points. The overall champion, along with second and third placers, received a trophy and certificate of commendation, while the rest of the winning delegations received certificates of commendation. Masbate will the host of the 2011 Palarong Bicol.

The lean Catanduanes delegation garnered a total of nine golds, three of whom were contributed by Mark Lorenz Castro who topped the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter runs in secondary (boys). Also grabbing individual golds were swimmer Julius Angulo in 100-meter breast stroke, and Bonnie Lumbao and Angelo Tatad in chess.

The other golds came from elementary baseball (champion), elementary basketball (champion), secondary volleyball (champion), chess (2 golds), and swimming.

The locals also took 23 silvers from arnis (1), secondary athletics (4), boxing (1), tennis (1), chess (6), elementary softball (1), swimming (8), and taekwondo (1). The chess and softball teams were 1st runners-up.

The 19 bronze medals came from arnis (2), elementary athletics (4), secondary athletics (3), badminton (1), boxing (1), secondary basketball (1), volleyball (1), swimming (5), and taekwondo (1). The girl swimmers in elementary took 1st runner-up honors.

Although the delegation was budgeted with P3.7 million, it was not enough to provide for adequate training and uniforms. The number of athletes were slashed, especially those with little chance of earning medals, while some of those who did join the training did so without uniforms. The two-week training likewise was inadequate, according to some coaches and trainors. (with a report by RB Manlangit/PIA CamNorte)

Popular posts from this blog

2008 Civil Service Examination Passers - Examination Passers

Civil Service Examination - Subprofessional
CSC RO V - Rawis, Legazpi City
Date: November 16, 2008

Seq # Examinee No. Examinee Name 1 582872ABALON, MARIAN DOROTHY O 2 586574ABRAGAN, MICHAEL FRANCIS F 3 586733ACAL, KAREN KAYE I 4 586575ACERON, MILANDRO B 5 582785ADOPTANTE, ANGELO LESTER N 6 582766AGUILAR, JEROSS R 7 582952AGUILAR, RORY S 8 586835ALPARAN, OLIVE A 9 586847ALVAREZ, MICHAELSON Y 10 582594ALVAREZ, SEYCHELLE M 11 582572ANGELES, MIRALYN A 12 582669ARCILLA, ARMIE A 13 582904ARCOS, EDEN R 14 582790ATIGA, RIENA M 15 586625AUREUS, EDGAR MANUEL A 16 582761AVENIDO, PRECIOUS B 17 582942AZORES, MYLA E 18 586762BAESA, MARC EDWIN S 19 582559BAEZA, ROWEL G 20 582682BAGHERI, CHERRYMAE C 21 586783BALINGBING, MAY ANN A 22 586661BARBONIO, EUGENE P 23 582812BARRAMEDA, LESLIE H 24 586558

Virac Historical Development

Virac, the capital of the island province of Catanduanes, started its primitive annals in pre-Spanish times when tribal chieftain Lumibao, scion of Datu Dumaguil who came to the Philippines with the 13 Malay dauts, andd his wife Milbigan settled near Vidak spring and founded the first civilized settlement with a score of servant followers and their wives. Some say Virac is a derivation of the word “Vidac” while others claim it is a contraction of the Spanish version of the word burac, meaning flower.
The growth of Virac in terms of governance peaked in 1972. From the original 34 barangays in 1960, Virac was able to establish 29 new communities to upgrade the present composition of 63 barangays.

A Proposed Catanduanes Power Sector Development Plan

Strategic planning is an organization's way of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. In order to determine where it is going, the organization needs to know exactly where it stands, then determine where it wants to go and how it will get there. Section 2 of Republic Act (RA) No. 9136, otherwise known as the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001” or EPIRA, declared, among others, the policy of the State to ensure quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power; Thus, one of the major mandate of FICELCO under DOE Circular No. 2003-12-11 , as an electric cooperative or a distribution utility is to supply adequate, affordable, quality and reliable electricity, which states among other that an abstract of the terms and conditions of power supply contracts with private power producers to augment the power supply in their franchise areas is assured that power interruption…

A Meeting of Minds at Marem’s

Newly-elected mayors as well as the three reelectionists had the chance of airing what was on their minds during the meeting with Congressman Cesar Sarmiento and Governor-elect Cely Wong at Marem’s Pension House.


Save for Bagamanoc’s Remegio Villaluna and San Andres’ Peter Cua who had traveled to Manila after the elections, the rest of the nine reelected and newly-elected chief executives expressed support for the two political leaders beginning June 30, aside from vowing to provide dedicated service to their constituents.

The number of women mayors remain at two (Flerida Alberto of Virac and Salvacion Isuela of Caramoran) while bachelor mayors increased to four (Mayor Obet Fernandez of Payo was joined by Gordon Olfindo of Viga, Johnny Rodulfo of Bato and Rodel Abichuela of Baras).

Of the 11 mayors, nine belong to the Liberal Party while the two others are from the Nationalist People’s Coalition, which joined LP in a coalition in Virac, and Lakas (in Bato). Bato constituents of Rod…

10 CSU Graduates Top Bicol Placers in Teachers Exams

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 16 (PNA) -- The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced here Wednesday that 10 graduates of the Catanduanes State University (CSU) landed at the top 10 among those who passed the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in Bicol.


The PRC identified the top 10 passers as Carlito T. Gelito, Joan S. Guerrero, Jinky Lou T. Sarmiento, Ronald A. Teves, Ian Lopez, Eddie Cadag, Donna Nerisse Sapico, Aizel Cerillo, Melvin Fernandez and Daniel L. Alfaro.

Gelito placed 3rd in the regional and 10th in the national levels; Guerrero, 4th with 85.80 percent; Sarmiento, 4th with 85.80 percent; Teves, 4th placer with 85.80 percent; Lopez, 5th with 85.60 percent; Cadag, 6th with 85.40 percent; Sapico, 6th with 85.40 percent; Cerillo, 7th with 85.20 percent; Fernandez, 8th with 85 percent and; Alfaro, 9th with 84.80 percent.

The PRC, through its Board for Professional Teachers, also honors top 10 placers in the regional level of the LET examinations separately fr…