Davao del Norte-Brgy. Una Boxers dominate Batang Pinoy 2013
The Davao del Norte-Barangay Una Boxers gave a splendid performance as they hauled in 9 golds, 3 silvers and 5 bronze to dominate the recently concluded 2013 Batang Pinoy Mindanao Qualifications held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
Leading the charge for the Tonyboy Floirendo-founded boxer/scholars was the scintillating performance of Flyweight (52 kgs.) Jhunrick Carcedo who defeated Falcon Criz Ocaña of Cagayan de Oro City via Knock-out in the 2nd Round.
Pinweight dynamo Ferdinand Apat (48 kgs.) also KO’d his opponent April Dan Mejares of Gingo-og City to deliver another gold for the team.
Other Gold Medalist of the team include, Minimum wt. (34 kgs.) Jerald Cantero defeating Aldren Pamisa (CDO); Powder wt. (36 kgs.) Jeffrey Miras trouncing Britz Bryant Bado (Iligan City); 38 kgs. campaigner Joe Wellan Cantero thrashing co-Barangay Una teammate Mark Jay Darullo; Mosquito wt. (40 kgs.) John Benedicto Cadavido over Junuar Omas-as (Gensan); Light Paper wt. (42 kgs.) Jiple Jay Cabrera battering Francis Jay Diaz (CDO); Light Pinweight (46 kgs.) Ven Joshua Vanguardia winning over teammate Darwin Caderao (Panabo City); and Light flyweight (50 kgs.) Marjon Piañar outclassing Sagrado Acedo (Gensan).
Bringing home a silver medal was Kehm John Samoranos (44 kgs.), Darwin Caderao (46 kgs.) and Mark Jay Darullo (38 kgs.).
While Bronze medal winners include Kent Solomon, Venz Nicko Escanillas, Jerald Fabricante, Jestine Tesoro and Judy Flores.
Other participating teams who garnered medals include Gensan with a 2-2-2 gold-silver-bronze tally; Cagayan de Oro City (1-5-3), Carmen/DDN (1-0-1), and Zamboanga del sur with 1 gold.
The team was trained and coached by Rex Saludar, Jeffrey Laurente, Jonas Jerusalem, Lelios Siodina as well as guest trainors from the Philippine Air Force Sgt. Dick Varron and A1C Rico Laput.
Also present to supervise the team was Brgy.Una Exec. Director Edwin Pardillo, Technical Consultant Celestino Revamonte and Gym Manager Edgar Encabo.
Ms. GeneRose Tecson, Chief of Staff of Cong. Lagdameo and Team Manager thanked the whole team for their efforts urging them to “continue your dedication and hardwork as it will surely reap triumphs.” Tecson thanked also ANFLOCOR Big Boss Tonyboy Floirendo and Davao del Norte 2nd District solon Anton F. Lagdameo, Jr. for their unwavering support to the team as well as the parents of the boxers for their moral support and prayers.
She also thanked Panabo City’s Schools Division Supt. Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion including the teachers and principals of the student/boxers for their understanding and support during their trainings and competitions.
All medalists of the tourney are now qualified to compete in the Batang Pinoy National Finals which will be held in Zamboanga City later on this year.
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