DAVAO CITY - Two of the four public elementary schools that will advance in today’s semifinals of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-backed Kadayawan Girls Volleyball Tournament are from far-flung barangays in Davao City and rarely have the opportunity to compete.
Talandang Elementary School of Tugbok District battles Tambobong Elementary School at 9 a.m. followed by the match between Davao Children's Games 2017 champion Kabacan Elementary School (KES) of Barangay 76-A and Vicente Hizon Sr. Elementary School (VHSES) of Buhangin District.
Tournament director Abet Bernan of the Balibolista de Dabaw yesterday said he was impressed by Talandang and Tambobong who put up a good performance in group eliminations of the tournament.
“Magagaling sila, may potential ang mga bata,” Bernan said of Talandang and Tambobong spikers.
He said that both teams, who are not really regular competitors in city tournaments, pulled off big surprises in the volleyfest organized in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO), Philippine Sports Institute, Department of Education Davao City and UM.
Talandang ES posted three wins and one loss along with VHSES in pool B while Tambobong ES also grabbed three wins in four outings, only losing to pool A leader KES, 18-25, 20-25 in pool A. The latter swept all of its four matches.
KES also defeated Sirawan Elementary School (25-14, 25-13), VF Corcuera Elementary School (25-23, 25-9) and Matina Central Elementary School (25-8), 25-7).
Meanwhile, PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and PSC Commissioner Charles Raymond A. Maxey graced the opening ceremonies of the Kadayawan Dragon Boat held at Sta. Ana Pier here yesterday morning.
The PSC sponsored P250,000 for the operations of the dragon boat competition that attracted teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. PSC-PSI