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Karatekas carrying the colors of Jack & Jill School in Bacolod City bagged a total of 10 medals in the Philippine Olympic Festival (POF) Visayas leg hosted by Iloilo Province last September 12-14, 2007.
Leading the Gold Medalists was James Inno Guanzon of Grade 5-Gem who topped the boys’ 10-11 years old category kata (forms) and kumite (sparring).
Also winning the gold medalists were Rhazel Gee Mengullo (girls’ 8-9 kata), John Blisse Del Castillo (boys’ 8-9 kumite) and Aaron Andrei Lubrico (boys’ 8-9 kata).
Mengullo, a bronze winner in the 20th Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF) National Open, also wonthe kumite silver in her category, while Seth Jego Balibalos and Lubrico settled for second and third, behind Del Castillo.
Other Negros Occidental Karatedo Federation (NOKAF) members who joined the JJS squad were PKF national gold medalist Leanne Lorayna and Kristina Graziella Celiz from St. Scholastica’s Academy; JJS alumnae Crissa Mae Mationg and Jorizza Mai Garcia of St. Joseph’s School-La Salle also topped the girls’ age-group categories.
The winning karatekas together with coaches, sensei Randy Mengullo and Elan Delfin, will Advance in the national finals in Manila, Philippines. UP THE HILL/Volume 8 no. 1, S.Y.2007-2008: Ariene Marie Angelu Coronado & Mikaela Tan.