Head coach Leo Spinks Ruru confirmed both men and women’s divisions who will be competing in the Light Fly Weight, Bantam, Feather Weight, Light Weight, Light Welter, Middle Weight, Light Heavy Weight, and Heavy Weight categories.The Provincial Team over the past weeks had boxing clubs and their boxers contesting in those categories hosted at the Independence Park in Kimbe.The local boxing clubs of Mai, Tavur, Goma, Desert, Kassia Hornets, Talakom and Gila thrilled boxing fans with their display of skills over the past weekends.Female boxers selected to represent the boxing team are: Sia Stanley, Theresia Banatsi, Franklyn Aitam, Lisa Wura, Tina Tangole, Judith Bart, Grace Jimbira, Josepha Malala, Samantha Bart and Pauline Jimbira. The reserves are Sharon David and Gail Bakini. Seven of the boxers were selected from Tavur, while the other two are Goma and one each from Desert and Mai clubs.Male boxers selected are: Otto Rave, Bito Komboli, Zephaniah Ruru, Darren Suluma, Noel Spinks Aumi, Isidor Talingapua, Jones Madi, Nigel Rame, Colentine Valio, Israel Mautu and one reserve, Albert Ragi. Kassia Hornets had 4 of their boxers selected, Tavur had three boxers, Gila, Talakom and Mai each had one each of their boxers selected.The boxing team from WNB have also named their final management team for this year’s 7th BSP PNG Games with the head coach as Leo Spinks Ruru, trainer – Nick Tupi while the men’s team manager is Patrick Loku and Francesca Sogen as the women’s team manageress. Their technical officer is Steven Meta.The selected boxers of 10 men and 10 women will also be representing Team WNB in the National Boxing Championships in Aitape this September as their lead-up to the BSP PNG Games.They are currently seeking financial assistance to secure travel, accommodation and registration fees for the National Boxing Championships. All WNB citizens are asked to support the current fundraising drives hosted by the team.
“There are pros and cons when using the old medal count system,” technical director and consultant Danilo Villadolid said during the event’s launching at the CCSC yesterday. “In the points system, we can say that it will be effective and fair to all of the competing schools because we can give points until the fourth placers.”With Villadolid in the launching were DepEd Supervisor Dr. Fabiolito Alberca, DepEd Cebu City division sports coordinator Zenaida Gocotano, organizer Ricky Ballesteros and tournament directors of the 24 events.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealWUSHU, WRESTLING, BILLIARDSAccording to Villadolid, the first option that DepEd looked into was the modified medal count, wherein winners will be determined on how many medals they get regardless if these were gold, silver or bronze medals. This isn’t like the olympic-style medal count where teams with the most number of gold medals win. Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time The Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Office decided to use the conventional general points system to determine the winners in the 23rd Cebu City Olympics slated Nov. 6 to 10 at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC).DepEd officials believe that using the points system will make the annual school-based, multi-sports meet more fair.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Meanwhile, wrestling, wushu and billiards will debut this year with the first two having minimal participation.MORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateMORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateAccording to wushu tournament director Ernesto Vergara, the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) is the only school with a wushu team which will perform in Wednesday’s opening day.Wrestling chief Roland Rondez cannot confirm the exact number of competitors in the sport.In billiards, Omar Ylanan said they will only be holding secondary boys and girls competition in a single 9-ball format while boxing tournament director Efren Tabanas said they will be using a 10-point scoring system. Elementary boxing was also scrapped in compliance with Republic Act 10588 or the Palarong Pambansa Act of 2013, according to Gocotano.SAFETY FIRSTADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros View comments BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal SMC bags Bulacan airport project LATEST STORIES Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros MOST READ Ballesteros said the safety of everyone in the meet will be their top priority.He said each tournament director has already assigned safety officers who will handle crowd control should there be another earthquake.“Safety is our top priority,” Ballesteros said. “All of the playing venues have already been inspected by civil engineers and they marked them safe but we still decided to appoint safety officers for each event.”Around 2,200 athletes coming from the eight member schools of the Cesafi will be joining along with the different units from the southern and northern districts of Cebu City.Although the opening will still be tomorrow, football and swimming will kick off today due to the large number of participants for these events.Read Next Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system