Mindanao Times

KPI-Davao all set for Batang Pinoy Nat’l. finals

- BY JON DEVELOS

DAVAO CITY – Karate Pilipinas Incoporate­d Davao Chapter is all set to compete in the 2019 Batang Pinoy National Championsh­ips in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan this August 25 to 31.

“It will be a lean but mean line-up and we hope we could bring home medals,” said Karate Pilipinas Incorporat­ed Region XI director Rommel Tan.

Bannered by karatekas from the AAK (Associatio­n for the Advancemen­t of Karatedo) Davao, KPI-Davao will pin its medal hopes on John Philip Cagandahan, Robert Lawrence Avancena, Kyzzhia Navarro, Aldren Solon and Stephen Cartagena with coach Jeofrey Albarico when they play in the Kata and Kumite events.

Team KPI-Davao took part on last Monday’s (August 12, 2019) Davao City Athletes and Coaches Recognitio­n Night wherein they were acknowledg­ed by Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte and City Sports Developmen­t Division officer in charge Mikee Aportadera.

Joining them at the recognitio­n rites were coAAK Davao karatekas Gabriel Quinones, Adrian Paul Ilaya, Julian Ramirez and KPI-Davao city director Chris Campomanes who were also laud after impressive performanc­es in the recent BIMP-EAGA Games.

Team KPI-Davao will be among the 10,000 atheletes, coaches, technical and delegation officials from all over the country expected to take part in the 31 sporting activities.

 ??  ?? KPI-DAVAO karatekas from the AAK-Davao (kneeling) John Philip Cagandahan, Robert Lawrence Avancena, Kyzzhia Navarro, Aldren Solon and Stephen Cartagena with coach Jeofrey Albarico will see action in the 2019 Batang Pinoy National Games. Also in photo are BIMP-EAGA karatekas Gabriel Quinones, Adrian Paul Ilaya and Julian Ramirez with KPI-Davao city director Chris Campomanes and KPI-XI Director Rommel Tan.
KPI-DAVAO karatekas from the AAK-Davao (kneeling) John Philip Cagandahan, Robert Lawrence Avancena, Kyzzhia Navarro, Aldren Solon and Stephen Cartagena with coach Jeofrey Albarico will see action in the 2019 Batang Pinoy National Games. Also in photo are BIMP-EAGA karatekas Gabriel Quinones, Adrian Paul Ilaya and Julian Ramirez with KPI-Davao city director Chris Campomanes and KPI-XI Director Rommel Tan.

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