Thursday, December 13, 2012
2009 May 29 - LSAI-PDA of Founder/Grandmaster Rogelio H. Galvarole took the 3rd place for the Batang Pinoy and Team categories during the Mayor Jerry P. Treñas Regional Arnis Cup 2009 Regional Arnis Tournament held by the Arnis Philippines (ArPi)-Iloilo City Chapter under Commissioner Bonnie A. Celendro with the full support of the Iloilo City Government under Hon. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas at the Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City. Gold medalists for the Labanan (Full Contact) Division, Batang Pinoy Event (12 years old and below) were Joshua Delfin (11-12 years old), Christian James Torre (9-10 years old), G. Lacorita (9-10 years old), Rholenz Lacorita (6-8 years old), Dhondy Reyes (9-10 years old), and Crystal Torre (9-10 years old). Gold medalists for the Labanan Division, Seniors Men category were Gian Karlo Demaisip (66 kg. and up), Christopher Dimalawan (55-60 kg.), Andres Limbo (60-65 kg.), and Eugene Sonusta (51 kg. and below). Double gold medalist for Anyo (Forms) Division, Individual event, senior women’s solo baston and doble baston was Jessica Colmenares. Bronze medalist for Anyo, Batang Pinoy girls double baston was Mary Cathlene Dayon. Masters Rogel Tanjuangco and Jessica Colmenares were Assistant Coaches. 2008 - Two fighters from LSAI-PDA augmented and contributed to the medal haul of the Iloilo City Arnis Team headed by Masters Randy Seneres and Bonnie Celendro during the 1st Bacolod NOBF KaliSilat Sport Arnis Invitational Tournament held by the KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA) of Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” Cardinal in cooperation with the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF) of Col. Atty. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., the Union of Martial Arts Organizations of Negros and Bacolod (UMAONEBA) of Atty. Emilio Alimon, and the International Modern Arnis Federation, Philippines (IMAFP) at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Brgy. Singcang, Araneta St. , Bacolod City. Rogel A. Tanjuangco took the gold in the Individual Anyo, Seniors Men event while Nerma Destacamento got the gold in the Individual Anyo, Seniors Men category. Together they got silver in the Duelo event. Nerma Destacamento also took another silver in the Labanan Seniors Women 53 kg. category. 2007 Oct. 6 – LSAI-PDA of Founder/Grandmaster Rogelio H. Galvarole was crowned champion in the Arnis de Mano Division (IFFMAS rules) with a 2-1 win-loss streak during the Best of Filipino Martial Arts Exposition held by the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA), Inc. of Master Elmer V. Montoyo in cooperation with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Negros Occidental, Inc. of President Ernesto Pama Jr. and the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) at the Negros Occidental Multi Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), Aguinaldo St., Bacolod City. Alfonso Lahayhay of LSAI-PDA won over Yvonny de la Cruz of NUFAA (45-51 kg.). Stevie John Doctora of NUFAA over Kenneth Gabriel of LSAI-PDA (58-68 kg.). Noe Valdevarona of LSAI-PDA won over Jake Bugna of Tribu Hangaway (openweight). LSAI-PDA also gave a demonstration bout, between Nerma Destacamento and Alfonso Lahayhay, using PDA Arnis rules. GM Galvarole also led his students in demonstrating various various Likha Anyo (Creative Forms). During the event, GM Galvarole honored Tournament Director Master Elmer V. Montoyo as “Best Promoter of the Year 2007 in Negros” for a professionally run tournament. GM Galvarole also extended the same award to Master James U. Sy Jr. for helping out Master Montoyo. 2007 – Alfonso Lahayhay (forms), Nerma Destacamento (sparring half middleweight) and Noe Valdevarona of LSAI-PDA took a gold, gold, and silver medal respectively during the Philippine Olympic Festival (POF) Arnis event.