Part 2 Zamboanga Del Sur Program: Quality vs Quantity why less is better, and an Ideot’s Guide on How to make athletes slow twitch

continued from Part 1 I recruited Jedaren Magpale as a 10 year old at the Provinces Sukod Atleta Program, her times were 14.83, 42, and 1.10 (hand timed) for 100-200-400 when she started off in August/September of 2016. Later she improved these to 13.24w/ 13.47, 27.9 and 1.04 (heats of Palaro). She even bested the…

Mercidita ‘Bunso’ Manipol

In some cases courage mattered more than height. Thus the petite figure of Mercidita Manipol that stood less than 5’0 crushed the challenge of her much bigger opponents to emerge as a SEA Games champion in the 2005 SEA Games in Manila. Manipol still holds the Philippine Record in the 5000m set in the 2003…

Lerma Elmira Buluitan-Gabito

Lerma Elmira Bulauitan (later Gabito), Born 1974 from Penablanca, Cagayan Valley. Lerma began her career as a sprinter and jumper. Bulauitan clocked 12.5 to the win the Palarong Pamabansa secondary girls title as a 16 year old in 1990 in Pangasinan. During her senior years of the Palaro though Bulauitan would be in the shadow of…

Part 1 Zamboanga Del Sur Program: second year in a row Poor showing in Athletics Palaro

With the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique finished it is again a very terrible outcome for the Province of Zambonaga Del Sur in Athletics. With three individuals, two DEPED coaches/teachers and one DEPED coordinator lacking the right direction for the program. This article will highlight an example of why we have a very poor DEPED…