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Navy gives free "boxing clinic"

Siquijor (19 February) -- The Philippine Navy Cebu-based Naval Force Command - Central on board of the BRP Apollo Tiano PB 851 headed by Lieutenant Commander Lemuel Espartinez under Commodore Robert Estioko together with his group gave a free boxing clinic to the Criminology students of Siquijor State College, Larena, Siquijor for ten days.

The group was composed of seventeen; four of them are officials while 13 others are enlisted personnel. Among them are three of the country's pride and medalists, namely: FIDC Garry Lastrilla. Champion of the 2005 ABS-CBN's Reality TV Show Matira Matibay hosted by Vina Morales, Robin Padilla and Manny Pacquiao; FIMR Junie Tizon, Bronze Medalist of the recently 24th Southeast Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand: and PO3 Virgilio Visera, Gold Medalist of the 1999's Bolado Cup in Cuba.

The training portfolio for 10 days includes academies like basic positions, fundamental punches, footwork, combinations in boxing, and practicals like instructional sparring. Head coach during the instruction period was PO3 Virgilio Visera with F1MR Junie Tizon and FIDC Garry Lastrilla.

During their courtesy call, Municipal Councilor and Chairman on the Committee on Sports Greg Jimenez said the activity was a welcome opportunity for the youth of Larena who love this kind of sports.

Dean Steven Sumaylo of the College of Arts and Ciences said that the boxing clinic was a great help to the college because it would enhance the students' knowledge in physical education subject that deals with defense tactics. The boxing clinic will practically equip them with the handy, basic skills they need for them to become effective policemen/women in the future, he said. (PIA Siquijor) [top]

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