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Bulakenya athletes emerge as overall champion in Asia Pacific Regional Tournament 2019
By: PPAO
Monday, 24 June 2019
CITY OF MALOLOS – Competing with heroic hearts, young Bulakenya softball athletes won the championship both in junior and senior level in the 2019 Asia Pacific Regional Tournament held in Jakarta, Indonesia last June 16-22, 2019.

The junior athletes who came from Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural School in Santa Maria, Bulacan competed with three other teams from New Zealand, China and Indonesia while the senior team who came from San Miguel National High School in San Miguel, Bulacan competed with two other teams from India and Indonesia.

During the elimination round, both teams from the Philippines ended in rank one with a score of 11-9 versus New Zealand, 28-1 over China and 25-1 versus Indonesia for the junior league.
As for the senior league, the scores are 22-0 during the match with India and 31-0 for the match with Indonesia.

Meanwhile during the semifinals, Team Philippines remained in rank one for junior division wherein Philippines scored 27 over the zero score of Indonesia.

For the senior level, teams played with the format of double round robin wherein Team Philippines remained in rank one and once again played with the Indian team with the score of 22-0 and 31-0 with the Indonesian team.

During the championship game, the junior team played against New Zealand with the score of 16-14 in favor of Team Philippines as well as for senior team who defeated Indonesia.

The Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado recognized the champions and awarded them with plaques of recognition during the team’s courtesy call at the Governor’s Office, Monday morning.

“Labis kayong ipinagmamalaki ng inyong mga kapwa Bulakenyo dahil sa karagdagang karangalan na inyong iniuwi para sa ating mahal na lalawigan. Tunay na ang mga Bulakenyo ay mahuhusay sa iba’t ibang larangan at nararapat lamang na ipagmalaki at ikarangal,” ani Alvarado.

Come July 29 to August 4, 2019, Team Philippines will once again compete in the 2019 Little League Junior Softball World Series in Sussex, Delaware, USA as well as in the senior level in Kirkland, Washington D.C. on July 28 to August 4, 2019.
The PGB made sure that all the support needed by the team will be provided during the tournament such as basic transportation, foods, allowance, hotel accommodations, and most importantly, the uniforms.

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