2013 Batang Pinoy-Visayas Leg Wrestling Event. Tagnipa Gym, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
By: Karlo Silverio L. Sevilla III

Now with the results of the Mindanao and Visayas legs, of the 2013 Batang Pinoy multi-sports event, an annual project of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Department of Education (DepEd), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for Filipino youths 15 years old and below.

Antique, hotbed of the traditional wrestling form called "dumog" of Western Visayas, dominated the Visayas leg of the 2013 Batang Pinoy - as expected. Held at the Tagnipa Gym of Maasin City, Southern Leyte on September 26, the Antique wrestlers who hail from their province's towns of Belison and Antique, romped off with four gold, one silver, and one bronze medals to top the teams of host Maasin City (2nd), Negros Oriental (3rd), Lapu-Lapu City (3rd), and Leyte (4th).


29kgs. Bulinggit Boys-B:
Gold-Jun Michael Saldaña (Leyte)
Silver-Mark Carlo Ellazar (Maasin City)
Bronze-Romie Wacay (Maasin City)

32kgs. Bulinggit Boys-B:
Gold-Alexis Costillas (Maasin City)
Silver-Angelito Jejorpe (Maasin City)

42kgs. Bulinggit Boys-B:
Gold-Jimbe Alera (Antique)
Silver-Lee Joshua Antonio (Lapu-Lapu City)
Bronze-Jude Bryle Maraon (Maasin City)

35kgs. Schoolboys:
Gold-Dioren Casiño (Antique)
Silver-Ricky Palitoc (Negros Oriental)

42kgs. Schoolboys:
Gold-Jose Tan (Antique)
Silver-Christian Paul Mabon (Antique)
Bronze-Jhon Dee Ramirez (Negros Oriental)

47kgs. Schoolboys:
Gold-Gilbert Francisco (Antique)
Silver-Willy Ortega (Maasin City)

74kgs. Schoolboys:
Gold-Marvin Calipayan (Lapu-Lapu City)
Silver-Dennis Calipayan (Lapu-Lapu City)

44kgs. Schoolgirls:
Gold-Mary Jane Tubog (Negros Oriental)
Silver-Cherry Anne Sanica (Negros Oriental)
Bronze-Mary Joy Orit (Maasin City)

26kgs. Bulinggit Girls-A:
Gold-Riza Wacay (Maasin City)

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