AUSF General Assembly meets - Two prominent friends from Japan and India, former Olympics gold medalist's Igarashi Hisato (3rd from left) and Prof Furqan Qamar (2nd at right) who is the secretary general of Association of Indian Universities. The FESSAP officials are (L-R) Atty. Leo Mendoza, Atty. Luz Arzaga-Mendoza, Hisato, Atty. Baldomero Estenzo, Qamar and Graham Lim.
Photo caption from left to right: Baldomero Estenzo, AUSF secretary general Kenny Chow from Hong Kong, AUSF president Zhang Xinsheng from China, Atty. Maria Luz Argaza-Mendoza and FESSAP Secretary General Graham C. Lim during the 8th AUSF General Assembly held in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. 圖為雙方在中國山東省青島市舉行的第8屆亞洲大學生體育聯合會大會上合影，左起埃斯珍素， AUSF秘書長周肯尼，AUSF會長張新生博士，敏多薩律師，和FESSAP秘書長林剛陵。
August 23, 2014, Qingdao, China - - It’s official. The 8th Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) General Assembly has finally affirmed the recognition of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) as the sole representative organization from the Philippines last Saturday.
AUSF President and the Secretary General, Dr. Zhang Xinsheng of China and Kenny Chow of Hong Kong, respectively, announced during the General Assembly attended by more than 30 Asian countries of different National University Sports Federation (NUSF) that FESSAP as family member of AUSF is the official NUSF that is also affiliated with the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
The FESSAP who represented the Philippines in the AUSF General Assembly were Mr. Baldomero C. Estenzo as first delegate with Atty. Maria Luz Arzaga-Mendoza as second delegate who represented FESSAP President David Ong as his special assistant.
At the same time, Atty. Arzaga-Mendoza immediately thanks the AUSF Executive Committee for the support extended to FESSAP in affirming the recognition that will bring FESSAP the right to send university students to the Asian University Championship its’ organized and also all FISU sanctioned championship.
On the other hand, Mr. Estenzo of the FESSAP accredited Cebu School Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) and Dean of Law of the University of Cebu (UC) who was so elated for attending the General Assembly with first-hand information over the final decision of AUSF Executive Committee addressed during the General Assembly on the affirmation of FESSAP’s recognition stated “he will work for more FESSAP participation and getting more involved in the AUSF as active member.
Mr. Estenzo continued that if maybe Cebu City can be a possible venue of the AUSF activities, like cycling, beach volleyball, golf, weightlifting or table tennis.
AUSF President Dr. Zhang has also announced the AUSF Education and Training Center being sponsored by the Beijing Sports University, will give more students to take part in the development of future leadership where FESSAP can participate directly for the youth scholarship program activities for students, teachers, sports officials, school directors.
Also present in the AUSF General Assembly as observers were FESSAP Secretary General Graham C. Lim and Leo Luis Palacio-Mendoza who attended the event to give moral support for the Philippines’ representatives and its many future activities of FESSAP in good working relationship with AUSF as well as FISU activities as a whole.
The 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea, was one of the main topics during the AUSF General Assembly where vital regulations regarding has been discussed for the Philippine participation in 10 different sports, Lim said.
代表菲律賓出席AUSF大會的是作為第一位代表的巴爾多梅羅埃斯珍素(Baldomero C. Estenzo)，與第二位代表的瑪麗亞·盧斯亞斯剎牙敏多薩律師(Atty. Maria Luz Arzaga-Mendoza)，她代表FESSAP會長王家煙出席大會。
FESSAP秘書長林剛陵和利奧·路易士·帕拉西奧門多薩(Leo Luis Palacio-Mendoza) 也作為觀察員出席AUSF大會，給予菲律賓代表大力支持，以及促進FESSAP與AUSF的良好工作關係，和許多FISU的未來活動。
More than 300 swimmers will be vying for honors in the 63rd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Leg Series beginning today at the Central Philippines University (CPU) swimming pool in Iloilo City.
At stake in the two-day meet are slots for the World University Games as well as for international tournaments in Thailand, China, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
“We’re here again in Visayas as we believe that there are a lot of talented swimmers in this region. So far, there are 15 swimmers who qualified in the PSL 61st Leg Series dubbed the John B. Lacson Memorial swim meet held last month,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
“We are looking for more swimmers who will represent our country in the World University Games and in some international competitions. We are opening the door to these young swimmers,” she added.
Powerhouse JB Lacson Swimming Team headed by Ronald Sta. Ana will be bannered by Trisha Lei Bongco, Georr Briones and Rose Mary Occena while the Aklan Swim Team, Capiz Eagle Rays, Capiz Turbo Sharks and host CPU Golden Lions are out to challenge the reigning champions.
Siblings Kyla and Kobe Soguilon, and promising tanker Michael Gabriel Lozada are expected to dominate their respective events. They are fresh from a fruitful campaign in the 2014 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship where the PSL bagged a total of 69 gold medals.
Medals are up for grabs in the age-groups 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 , 13-14, 15-17 and 18-over with the Most Outstanding Swimmers in each class getting a trophy. The top 3 teams will also be awarded trophies.
Deighme Rose Pamplona, a Grade 6 student at CPU, will spearhead the CPU Golden Lions of Roel Susbilla.
Technical committee head Ed Mascardo will also update coaches, parents and swimmers with new technologies.
The PSL is accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), an affiliate to International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Mapua Institute joins UiTM Sports Fiesta in Selangor
August 10, 2014 Manila
Philippines' Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) Tennis Club will participate in the 9th UiTM International Sports Fiesta to be held in Selangor, Malaysia from August 21 to 25, 2014.
This was announced by the National Secretariat of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) after an arrangement reach with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) through Professor Ahmad Mustaza, organizer of the Sports Fiesta under the auspices of UiTM, one of the biggest universities in Malaysia.
UiTM is one of the prime movers in the ASEAN Sports Council (ASC), a member of the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF).
Mapua delegation will be headed by Mr. Melchor Divina, school's Athletic Director, with athletes Janeo Ross Sanchez, Kert Ocampo, Walter Salanguit, and Ivan Adato. Head coach is Antonio Quiza.
The Mapua Tennis Club will compete in the single and double events. The venue site will be at UiTM Sports Complex, Shah Alam in Selangor.
Mapua, a school member of FESSAP Tennis Club with athlete Kert Ocampo and coach Antonio Quiza were part of the Philippine delegation that see action in the 27th Summer Universiade held in Kazan, Russia in July 2013. (GCL)
Philippines gears up for Universiade
August 8, 2014
By Jean Malanum, FESSAP Media Officer
The Philippines is boosting its campaign in the 2015 World University Summer Games by sending more athletes to the July 3-14 tournament in Gwangju, South Korea.
So far, 64 swimmers have earned slots in the Philippine delegation which is aiming to improve its lone gold achievement courtesy of chess wizard Wesley So in Kazan, Russia a year ago.
Led by Cordero siblings Delia, Denjylie and Dennice, the Filipino swimmers are eager to make their country proud in the tournament organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Also carrying the national colors are Loren Dale Echavez, Pia Cardinal, Myles Chi, Cynthjune Goden, Keith Ocampo, Lester Tungala, Rudette Casidsid, Casy Gumabong, Rose Mary Occeno, Chryserr Palomado, Glenna Venerable, Erla Agutaya, Nicholas Measures, Jason Villaruz, Patrick Tierie, Christen Mercado, Anton Abacahin, JV Llaguno, EJ Lorbes, Patrick Ellsworth, BJ Lastrollo, Lloyd Llantino, EJ Portes, Enrique Portes, Rod Ronidel, Jeff Tecson, Jiel Tumbokon, Ivan Vertudazo, Mark Victoria, Jason Difuntorum, Sean Enero, Jux Solita, Joseller Macaso, Angel Pascua, Gian Berino, Sean Ortega, Yuri Almonte, Jifrey Azor, Cliff Dizon, Sean Manicad, Dana Parco, Royce Parco, Joshua Sevilla, Arlyn Arcadio, Jacky Calvadores, John Calma, Alton De Luna, Jethro Formaran, Mhikcoloe Abina, Abel Resol, Miguel Thruelen, Akira Nakamura, Archimedes Roca Jr., Julian Pupos, Darwin Tumaneng, Priscila Aquino, Jeremiah Esguerra, Joy Rodgers, Patrick Sajol and Ana Tan.
These athletes were chosen during the tryouts conducted by the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) headed by Susan Papa in Manila and Iloilo.
"The PSL is maximizing the number of entries who will make it to the 2015 Universiade. We want them to know that there is such event more than the Southeast Games and Asian Games in preparation to the Olympics,” said Papa.
“There are 198 participating countries in the Universiade. It’s a fantastic cultural event, a once in a lifetime experience for every student-athlete. I want our swimmers to share their Universiade experience to their fellow swimmers and upcoming swimmers,” added Papa.
“I want to maximize the number of swimmer to experience this prestigious event.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) organization is great that participating student-athletes are treated VIPs during the Opening Ceremony and Cultural Tours. This is an experience that every athlete will never forget because more than 50,000 spectators are there to witness this event,” said Papa.
Nikki Coseteng, a former lawmaker who is now active in developing swimming in the Philippines, said "This is a victory for all Philippine swimmers. If you stick with the Philippine Swimming Incorporated, where do you go? Southeast Asian Games, where there are only 11 countries participating. Asian Games, only 40 countries. Olympics? Only two swimmers were sent via wildcards,” said Coseteng.
“We congratulate the coaches, parents, schools and teams who sent their students to join the tryouts. And we also sound a loud wake up call. To all coaches, club heads and school authorities, who up to now, refuse to let their swimmers join us, stop threatening your swimmers with suspension or expulsion. You are depriving them of a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Coseteng.
Mr. David Ong, president of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) which is a member of the FISU, said tryouts in swimming and other sports are still ongoing to ensure that only the best and brightest student-athletes will be included in the Philippine contingent.
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