Benguet teach­ers com­pete in sports, IP games

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Lau­ren Alimondo Sun*Star Re­porter

AS PART of the indige­nous peo­ple’s month and cul­mi­na­tion of the teach­ers day cel­e­bra­tion, men­tors from Benguet took time out to com­pete in dif­fer­ent sports and indige­nous games held in the prov­ince.

Benguet Di­vi­sion Sports Co­or­di­na­tor Ceasar Luma-ang said in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the fourth stag­ing of Teach­ers day cel­e­bra­tion in the prov­ince, Benguet pub­lic and pri­vate school teach­ers in the el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary schools com­pete in a one day tour­na­ment with at least five dif­fer­ent IP games wplayed at the Wan­gal Sports Com­plex oval.

La Trinidad topped

the kadang – kadang (wooden stilts) men’s di­vi­sion with Tuba com­ing in at sec­ond as Ka­pan­gan placed third. In the distaff side, Tuba took home the ti­tle while Kabayan and Bokod placed sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

Bokod mean­while snatched the ti­tle in the yakyak-ing/ja­jakking ( with Bakun and Mankayan plac­ing sec­ond and third.

In the tug – of - war con­test, Mankayan lorded the com­pe­ti­tion as Bakun and La Trinidad set­tled for sec­ond and third while in the women’s di­vi­sion, La Trinidad bagged the cham­pi­onship as Ito­gon and Sablan .

La Trinidad took home an­other ti­tle in bunong braso while Tublay and Mankayan fin­ished sec­ond and third re­spec­tively while Kabayan was hailed the cham­pion in the women’s cat­e­gory with La Trinidad and Mankayan plac­ing sec­ond and third.

Aside from the IP games dur­ing the Teach­ers Day, sports ac­tiv­i­ties were staged such as bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball, ta­ble ten­nis, darts and chess.

Due to the large num­ber of teams for vol­ley­ball and bas­ket­ball, the group was di­vided into five di­vi­sions which com­pose of north­ern, cen­tral, south­ern Benguet and pri­vate schools.

North­ern Benguet com­prise the dis­tricts of Mankayan, Buguias, Bakun and Ki­bun­gan. Cen­tral Benguet is com­posed of the dis­tricts of Atok, Tublay, La Trinidad and Ka­pan­gan while the south­ern di­vi­sion in­cludes dis­tricts of Sablan, Tuba, Bokod and Ito­gon I and II. The elim­i­na­tion games were con­ducted per di­vi­sion which started last Au­gust.

La Trinidad scored the cham­pi­onship in men’s bas­ket­ball edg­ing Mankayan who set­tled for first run­ner-up while Benguet State Univer­sity wounded up sec­ond run­ner-up.

In men’s vol­ley­ball, Tublay top­pled Sablan in the cham­pi­onship with Mankayan set­tling for third while La Trinidad bagged the ti­tle in the distaff side as Ito­gon II and and Mankayan salavaged sec­ond and third place.

In 9 - ball bil­liards, Kabayan went home with the ti­tle af­ter de­feat­ing Schools Di­vi­sion Of­fice with Ki­bun­gan plac­ing third.

Kabayan also topped the 8 – ball com­pe­ti­tion edg­ing Schools Di­vi­sion Of­fice.

In ta­ble ten­nis (women sin­gles), Mankayan was de­clared the cham­pion as Ito­gon II placed sec­ond while Ki­bun­gan set­tled for third.

In the women dou­bles, Atok took home the cham­pi­onship as Ito­gon II placed sec­ond with Schools Di­vi­sion Of­fice fin­ish­ing third.

Mankayan was also the run-away win­ner in darts beat­ing La Trinidad while the women’s ti­tle went to BSU with Buguias set­tling for sec­ond as Schools Di­vi­sion Of­fice sal­vaged third.

Atok mean­while lorded the chess com­pe­ti­tion while Sablan and Ki­bun­gan came in sec­ond and third.

Photo by Lau­ren Alimondo

TEACH­ERS IP GAMES. Teach­ers garb in their tra­di­tional at­tire com­pete in kadang - kadang, a tra­di­tional Filipino game con­ducted on Oc­to­ber 8 at the Wan­gal Sports Com­plex in La Trinidad, Benguet.

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