City recognizes pencak silat medal haulers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 September 2016 11:44

Seven pencak silat athletes together with their coach will be given welcome honors and recognition during the City Government’s flag raising ceremony Monday morning in front of City Hall.

Mayor Beng Climaco will lead City Government officials and employees in recognizing pencak silat athletes who reaped medals in the recently concluded 3rd Sultan Cup Pencak Silat Tournament held at the Matina Town Square in Davao City, August 27-28.

The tournament was a qualifying competition for the BIMP-EAGA Pencak Silat Tourney set in Indonesia in December. Three of the athletes were products of the city’s learn to play a sport program.

The medal haulers include Alessandra Bernardo- 1 gold; Tyronne Bernardo- 2 gold medals; Hannah Seins Leano- 3 gold medals; France Jane Anito- 3 gold medals; Raven R. Carandang – 3 gold medals; J-Rome Sungkip- 1 silver and 1 bronze medals and Jonley Abajar – 1 silver medal. Coach Rommel Bernardo will also be recognized through the presentation of a certificate of recognition.

Pencak silat is one of the newest sports in the country and is a form of martial arts that originated in Indonesia. According to the Wikipedia, pencak silat “is a full-body fighting form incorporating strikes, grappling and throwing in addition to weaponry. Every part of the body is used and subject to attack. Pencak silat was practiced not only for physical defense but also for psychological ends”. — Sheila Covarrubias