September 25, 2017



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Titans won the 2013 Milo Little Olympics Football National Finals

Springdale Titans Secondary Football Team with Coach Mario Ceniza

TEAM Visayas swept the elementary and high school football fans in impressive fashion, routing their foes in the final day of the Milo Little Olympics National finals.

The elementary team, represented by the Don Bosco Technological Center of coach Joselito Bono, scored a third straight shutout with a 6-0 win over Mindanao to finish the tournament with nine points, five points clear of second placer Mindanao.

On the other hand, Coach Mario Ceniz and the Paref Springdale Titans capped the affair with an 8-0 rout over Mindanao to win the high school title on goal difference.

Visayas and NCR finished with seven points on two wins and a draw, but the rout over Mindanao gave the home boys a seven-goal cushion over NCR, which beat Luzon, 1-0, yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, it was the third straight title for Don Bosco and they did it in dominant fashion, routing Luzon, 14-0, in their first game and blanking NCR, 5-0 next. So dominant were the Bosconians that their goalkeeper Renz Murillo didn’t even get to touch the ball in the first day.

“It was only against Mindanao that he got to touch the ball,” Bono said.

Against Luzon, Christian Agot and Jascha Tabar took turns in menacing the defense and after 59 minutes, both had five goals to their names, with Agot completing a hat trick in the first 20 minutes. ARcangelo Manlosa also scored twice, while Dustin Ramirez and Jay Ian Alinsugay had one each.

Against NCR, Ramirez, Tabar, Agot and Vinz Ybañez had Visayas up 4-0 in just 20 minutes, while against Mindanao, Don Bosco had a relatively slow day. Ramirez scored twice inside 18 minutes to make it 2-0 before Luis Colina had two more and Agot and Tabar added one each in the second half to seal their win.

On target

Aside from the prolific scorers, the other members of the team are Antonio ALforque, Rey Bryan Cruz, Dale dela Cruz, Carlos Orale, Petrovic Pacifico, Luis Buyco and Januar Villarin.

In the secondary division, Springdale knew it had to win by at least two goals to overtake rivals NCR, which beat Luzon earlier, 1-0. And Mario Lorenzo Ceniza, Pericles Dakay Jr., Ryan James Haosen and Luis Alvarez immediately went to work, keeping Mindanao’s keeper Francis Salvo busy.

However, it was Mindanao that got the first real chance but Philippe Palamine’s striker from 10 yards was denied by a foot save by Conner Hines. In the 20th, Visayas finally got on board, Ceniza unleashed a shot from outside the box that Salvo failed to collect, leaving Haosen a simple tap-in to an open goal.

Six minutes later, Ceniza lovely through ball found an open Haosen but he shot high and a minute later, the wily midfielder didn’t take any more chances, taking a wicked shot from 25 yards for the second goal.

So powerful was the shot that Salva was able to tap it with both hands but it still went in. The keeper then signaled his coach to have him replaced. In the 32nd, Dakay, who scored the equalizer against NCR, made it 3-0 with another shot from outside the box.

Things got worse for Mindanao in the second half with Mark Nacional scoring a hat trick, Dakay adding another and substitute Dominic Canas hitting one for the final count.

The other members of the team are James Balao, Julius Caliva, Maverick Jacalan, Xavier Miguel Larrauri, Jose Lipardo, Sabin Veloso, Jon Young and sub keeper Domycko Villacin, who got in in the final minutes of the game against Mindanao.

Published in Sun.Star News Sports.

PAREF Springdale won the team title in golf.

CEBU, Philippines – It was a collage of schools and winners in the team and individual competition of the 013 Visayas ICTSI-Inter School Golf Championship held at the Cebu Country Club last October 27-28.

Golfers from Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), University of  San Carlos (USC), Cebu International School (CIS), Centre for International Education (CIE) and PAREF Springdale won the different division team and individual championships.

SHS-AdC won the Girls 2 division (Grades 8-12) behind the duo of Ericka Lim and Alyeska Yunam. Lim also won the division’s individual title after scoring a two-day total of 89 points, topping LK Go (89) of CIE via tiebreaker. Yunam was second runner-up with a 79.

On the other hand, Gen Nagai of CIS won the individual gold medal of the Boys Juniors division (Grades 9-12) with his total of 105 points, but CIE topped the team championship behind the trio of  Wei Wei Gao, Ryo Haga and Jun Haga who combined for a total of 230 points. Gao was runner-up in the individual category (102) while Airon Sorino of Cabangcalan High School won the bronze with this 79.

In the Boys Midgets 1 division (Grades 6-8), Wei Yu Gao of CIE won the individual plum, nipping Gilbert Purcia IV of  SHS-AdC  via tiebreaker after both delivered a total 91 points after two rounds. Jed Daniel Yap of SHS-AdC was second runner-up after submitting 84 points.

PAREF Springdale though, won the team title behind the trio of  Scott Patrick Reyes, John Edward de los Reyes and Ryuya Tatara. Tatsuyoshi Ochiai of the Singapore School of Cebu (SSC) dominated the Boys Midgets 2 division (Grades 3-5) with 79 points, trailed by Ren Moromasa of CIE (49) and Connor Macan (37).

Junia Gabasa of  BRIGHT Academy topped the Girls 3 division (Grades 3-7) with 105 points, followed by Angela Pearl Mangana (101) of Asian College of  Technology (ACT) and Jordan Paige Ouano (43) of  SSC.

USC golfers topped both the boys and girls Seniors division (College) with Harvey Sytiongsa (92) topping teammate Shotaru Suda (79) and John Philip Hernandez (78). Jenny Lerio won the girls individual title with a 55, while Carrie Sytiongsa had a 44.

The 2013 Visayas ICTSI-Inter School Golf Championship is being held for the first time in Cebu, patterned after its regular series of inter-school tournaments in Metro Manila. It has attracted some 45 golfers coming from 10 schools in Cebu.

The tournament applies the Modified Stableford scoring system which is also known as the Molave Points System. All players played two rounds at the Cebu Country Club. The team and individual champions qualify for the national finals which will be held December 16-17.

See original article from FREEMAN

Elements of the finest schools in a school run by parents

MANILA, Philippines – While teachers take the place of parents in thousands of schools all over the country, none offer the kind of pedagogy that schools under the Parents for Education Foundation (PAREF) possess. These are schools run by no other than the parents themselves. With a firm resolve, they formed PAREF in 1976, a non-stock, non-profit corporation, whose main objective is to put up schools and to provide parents the means to promote the world-class education they dreamed for their children.

Dreaming of leaders who can bring about social transformation, PAREF focuses its efforts on building men and women of character.

“Members of the alumni,” reported Ralph Guzman of PAREF-Southridge School, “are just about always bumping into co-alumni at the University of the Philippines, the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Asia and the Pacific, and the University of Santo Tomas.” Indeed PAREF students continue to enter Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Brown, Yale, and Stanford, even earning Latin honors of summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude. Within its 35 years, the system has produced at least ten summa cum laudes, six of them in American universities. Thus, the University of the Philippines and some DepEd officials have informed PAREF that its student results show that it is one of the top school systems in the country.

For PAREF, its strongest tool for facilitating personal excellence is one-on-one mentoring. Each child is assigned to one mentor, a member of the school personnel, who chats on a periodic basis with the student personally to understand his or her personality, behavior and potential. Inspired by the ideas of a modern saint and Catholic educator, Josemaria Escriva, PAREF is the first organization in the Philippines to practice this type of active partnership between parents and teachers.               

Building on this key strength, PAREF has developed its home-school collaboration system through the years. The latest addition is the incorporation of Harvard-Business-School-style case studies in its New Parents Education Program (NPEP), developed together with Educhild Foundation.

The faculty is considered the heart of the school. Thus, PAREF ensures that its teachers are fit for the purpose of being parent partners outside the home.

PAREF has successfully realized its mission and vision by putting up 7 single-sex schools all over the country: Southridge, Woodrose, Rosehill, Northfield, Springdale, Southcrest and Westbridge. The PAREF Preschools, Inc. (PPSI), meanwhile, is composed of Rosemont, Ridgefield, Rosefield, Ridgefield Iloilo and Rosehill Preschool.

For parents who aspire to play a proactive role in the education of their children and desire for them to grow up living the values of the Catholic Faith, PAREF will be more than happy to welcome them as part of their community. Parents can visit any of its schools all over the country or call (02) 6314292, 7810220, 6311695 or 6877104 or send an email to Parents can also visit or drop by the PAREF Office at Units 107-109 Cedar Mansion II, No. 7 Escriva Drive, San Antonio Village, Pasig City.


Maximo, a Springdale alumnus to join 50-day camp in Korea


Igi Maximo is a PAREF Springdale Alumnus and former SBO President.

After leading Cebu MultiSport to the team title in the Cobra 70.3 Ironman 70.3 mixed relay division, 18-year-old Cebuano junior cyclist Luis Miguel “Igimax” Maximo, will represent the country in the UCI World Cycling Center Satellite Training Camp on September 2 to October 20 in South Korea.
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Pinoy karatekas dominate World Shoto Cup with total of 18 golds

DESPITE a slow finish in the last day of competition, the Philippines still emerged on top in the 2nd International Shotokan Karatedo Federation (ISKF) World Shoto Cup 2012 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Cebuano national team member Orencio “Oj” delos Santos was the lone individual gold medalist in the adult competition yesterday as he topped the men’s individual kata. The Philippines added another gold after its seniors men’s team lorded the kata/kumite event by beating the United States of America (USA).

Even with just two golds in the last day, the Philippines came out on top as it finished with a total of 18 gold medals, most of which came from the victories by its junior karatekas last Saturday. The Pinoys also had 15 silvers and nine bronze medals after the two-day quadrennial competition.

Rhoel Parungao added a silver medal after placing second to Paul Mckeena of Canada in the senior men’s individual kata while the women’s kumite team settled for third.

Inaugural champion USA bagged a total of six golds and nine silver medals to go with 15 bronze medals.

The USA topped the seniors women’s individual kata and kumite,  team kata and kumite, the men’s individual kumite, women’s individual kata and men’s team kata yesterday.

Canada finished with four gold medals for third place. It also had seven silver and bronze medals.

“I would like to give the credit to our junior karatekas. Because of them, the Philippines finished on top and won the overall championship title,” said ISK Philippines director and national team head coach David Lay. “ It’s the strong basic foundation that made them formidable against bigger junior karatekas from USA, Canada and South Africa.”

Team Philippines will try to defend its title when the competition heads to South Africa in 2016.

Lay is now looking for a generous sponsors from the private sector to help fund the team’s campaign in South Africa.

“It’s very expensive to go to South Africa and we need to look for sponsors,” said Lay.  /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL


Published in the Cebu Daily News on November 12, 2012.

Plaque of Recognition

"…to serve others, especially the needy, to have zest for learning and virtue, driven by a personal vision of my life in the community which stems from the love of God and a sense of responsibility for the gifts I have received. I live by the motto: Bene Omnia Facere" (Oath of Commitment of a Springdale Gentleman)

To all Alumni of PAREF Springdale School who have started the outreach and have believed that "We Can Change the World" (song by Eric Clapton); to all faculty and staff of PAREF Springale School, and to all the parents who continuously support the school's adopt-a-school program for Bonbon Elementary School, the Division of Cebu City, DepEd Region VII recognizes our effort.

Five years and counting…



Titans win as PSDL hoop kicks off

THE PAREF Springdale Titans escaped the San Isidro Parish School Tamaraws, 39-30, at the start of the Private Schools Developmental League (PSDL) yesterday at the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City.

The win tagged the Titans as the first winners in the elementary division of the tournament, which pits teams from private schools that are not part of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc..

The other games in the elementary division were being played as of press time. The tournament also features secondary competition.

A total of 11 private schools converged yesterday to grace the opening of the second year of the hoopfest. This year’s tournament is supported by ThreeSixty Pharmacy, J Centre Mall, Cebu Doctors’ University and Nature’s Spring Water.

“For now, we are focusing on basketball. But we are planning to add other sports in the future,” said tournament director Marlove Alquizar. “We are doing this because we want to develop the skills of other teams in order for them to also excel.”

The tournament was supposed to have 12 teams but Saint Paul College backed out.  The other competing schools are defending champion PAREF Springdale, San Isidro Parish School, Cebu Cherish School, Center For International Education, Living World Christian Learning Center, Mandaue Christian School, Marrian Childhood Education Center, Mount Olives Christian Academy, Saint Francis of Assisi School, Saint Louis School of Mandaue and the Philippine Christian Gospel School./CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL


Tonyo Carcel wins Kartzone KT100 expert

CEBU, Philippines – Even after all the misfortunes that he went through, Juan Antonio “Tonyo” Carcel kept his composure to win the premiere KT expert division of 2012 Kartzone Superkart Series—fourth leg at Kartzone in Kasambagan, this city over the weekend.

During the qualifying round, Carcel posted 33.525 seconds behind Joseph Rojo who clocked 33.398 seconds while JT Gullas posted 33.609 in wet conditions.

Even with a good position at the start of first heat, Carcel despite his vast experience in karting said that having the wrong gearing caused him trouble.

Carcel finished fourth behind Joseph Rojo at the end of the initial heat.

In the ensuing heat, Carcel had a bad start and got stuck behind a few karters in the back of the pack.

“I was able to overtake them later on already and finished at fifth,” said Carcel to The Freeman.

Looking back at it, Carcel’s second heat performance was actually his best lap time of the latest battle at 28.491 clocking on a damp race track.

The second heat saw Jette Calderon coming out on top followed by Sean Velasco, Joseph Rojo, JT Gullas and Carcel that made the final heat anybody’s game.

“I didn’t think I would end up winning,” added Carcel who started fifth in the final heat following their placing in the second heat.

But as real Titan, the senior high school student of Paref-Springdale Carcel poured everything he got, never gave up the fight and worked his way up.

With a good start, Carcel saw himself behind Sean Velasco after the first turn and he eventually outmaneuvered Veloso after two laps.

Carcel never looked back from there and won the 25-lap action.

He posted a total time of 11:54.791, followed by Jette Calderon who was 2.231 seconds behind the former and Sean Velasco at third spot.

Carcel’s day came out complete knowing his sister, Kali also got into the podium after coming second in the novice class won the Vince Rojo.

Panpan Reroma also grabbed part of the limelight after outsmarting Regan King for the masters’ division title. — THE FREEMAN


Gandionco, Springdale Alumus conquered Torrey Pines

CEBU’s top junior golfer Gio Gandionco scored a huge round on Day 3 to advance to the final round of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship yesterday in San Diego, California.

Gandionco scored a round of 70—the best of the day for his division—that gave him the ticket to the final round of the tournament that started last Wednesday and played in different venues in San Diego.

His Day 3 exploits put Gandionco in the record books.

“He is the first Cebuano ever to make the cut in Class A in Torrey Pines South,” Cebu Country Club teammate Jovi Neri told Sun.Star Cebu.

Neri added that Gandionco had scored below 70 many times before. “But to score 70 in a course like that in Torrey Pines South against the best junior players in the world, that is something,” Neri said.

Torrey Pines South is a top golf course that hosted the US Open in 2008, where Tiger Woods won his last major tournament.

“I played the best round of my life. I conquered Torrey Pines. Although the tournament hasn’t ended yet, I will not forget my round today. One of my best games (yet),” Gandionco posted on Twitter.

Gandionco’s round was highlighted with an eagle shot from 81 yards to put him in 13th place.

Another Cebuano bet , Lj Go, missed the cut, while Lois Kaye Go finished in 61st place in the 13-14 girls division.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 14, 2012.