Western Mindanao State University-Integrated Laboratory School High School student Abdulqoahar P. Allian landed as champion in Tennis Doubles category during the Batang Pinoy National Championships 2012 held in Iloilo City last December 5-8.
Allian, a senior high school student, together with Francis Dominic Lanzado of Tangub City garnered the gold medal for the Tennis Doubles category of the Batang Pinoy finals.
The Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy is a national sports event for the Filipino Youth, mandated by Executive Order 44. It seeks to address the need for a grassroot sports program centered on values formation inherent in the practice of sports play such as patriotism, nationalism, self-discipline and similar values. By employing such program it aims to eliminate the child’s chances of becoming a juvenile delinquent.
Allian’s victory is another addition to the university’s track record when it comes to sports events. Also, the WMSU Pencak Silat Fighting Crimson Team also fared well in the recent 7th BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games held at Koronadal City last December 8-12, 2012. The said team ranked 1st runner-up in the tournament. (EKEENA O. LIM, WMSU-PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE)