As of March 12
G S B
Davao City 58 31 25
General Santos 50 53 57
Davao del Norte 39 28 42
Zamboanga City 38 13 27
Tagum City 28 29 23
Koronadal City 26 31 41
Cotabato Province 26 25 20
South Cotabato 25 35 32
Iligan City 20 27 25
Cagayan de Oro 19 10 9
Panabo 13 9 7
Dipolog City 11 6 4
Butuan 9 5 6
Plaridel 5 8 5
Oroquieta 5 3 6
OROQUIETA, Misamis Occidental -- Triumphs in lawn tennis and beach volleyball enabled Davao City to emerge as the overall champion at the close of the 2018 Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg at the Misamis Occidental Provincial Sports Complex here Monday.
Jessica Mae Carcueva, Theresa Claire Nacito, Pauline Mae Palac and Mary Rose Paradero powered Davao City to a smashing three-gold sweep of the women’s tennis competitions.
Carcueva captured the gold in the women’s singles, ahead of Nacito.
Carcueva and Nacito later teamed up to win another gold medal in the women’s doubles against Rovie Baulete and Ella Natividad of Iligan and Jonamil Prado and Jaden Orquia of Mati City.
The third gold came in the women’s team event with Carcueva, Nacito, Palac and Paradero beating the Mati team of Prado, Otquia, Loon Meruy and Nina Uy.
Sharing the limelight was Jude Abelo of Davao City, who rallied past Nash Agustines of Oroquieta City, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3, for the boys gold.
Davao City also captured the gold in boys beach volleyball event over General Santos City, 21-14, 21-14 at the Barangay Poblacion 1 Reclamation Area sandcourt overlooking Iligan Bay.
Mati City finished third.
The success in lawn tennis and beach volleyball was enough to power Davao City to the overall title with 58 golds, 31 silvers and 25 bronzes at the close of the week-long, age-group competition organized by the Philippines Sports Commission and hosted by the Misamis Occidental provincial government, led by Gov. Herminia Ramiro.
General Santos City settled for runner-up honor with 50 golds, 53 silvers and 57 bronzes, while Davao del Norte wound up third overall with 39 golds, 28 silvers and 42 bronzes in the event co-hosted by the Oroquieta City government led by Mayor Jason Almonte.
Completing the top five in the overall medal standings are Zamboanga City with 38-13-27 and Tagum City with 28-29-23.
General Santos City, home province of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, struck for an additional six more golds -- four in boxing and two in sepak takraw -- in Monday’s final day of competitions.
Rederick Bautista bested Cyrill Claire Payla of Cagayan de Oro, 4-1, in the boys light mosquito (34-36kg) class, and Gabriel dela Pena edged Emmanuel Canubal of Davao, 3-2, in the junior boys pinweight (50kg) category.
Nelson Marc Ciudad stopped Glen Mark Villagracia of Davao in the junior boys featherweight (57kg) class.
The GenSan team of Van Buren Saturos, John Salazar and Van Basil Cabales downed Aloran City for the golds in sepak takraw.
Late Sunday, Cagayan de Oro City dominated boxing with five golds courtesy of Angelou Franco (boys light-paperweight - 40-kilogram), Ailene Kaye Caranagan (junior girls flyweight - 50kg.), Eljay Pamisa (boys light-paperweight 40kg), Rhein John Ridor (boys light pinweight 44kg) and Joshua John Obvina (boys light bantamweight 52kg)
South Cotabato picked up two golds from Hazel Grace Catalbas, who stopped Rofamae Frondoza of Agusan del Sur in the junior girls pinweight (44-46kg) division; and John Dave Villaverde, who dumped Dave Bryan Caspe of CdO, 5-0, in the boys bantamweight (52 kg) category.