PCBF Reg’l elims in Davao Aug. 20

THE PHILIPPINE Committee on Bodybuilding and Fitness (PCBF) is staging its first Mindanao Regional Men’s Bodybuilding and Physique completion in Davao City on August 20 at the NCCC Mall in Matina.

It will have two separate categories in the Open Bodybuilding and the first-ever Men’s Physique category in Davao. The height divisions are the Small for those standing 5 foot 7 and below and Tall for 5’7 above. The champion and second placer will both receive a trophy while the third to fifth finishers will each get a medal.

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NEW CATEGORY. Mary Fe Salera (left) of iFlex Fitness talks on the PCBF Mindanao Regional Men’s Bodybuilding and Physique competition on Aug. 20 at the NCCC Mall at the SCOOP Session of The Royal Mandaya Hotel. (Photo by Emiliano Bacalla/SCOOP Davao)

The over-all champion will be sent by the organizing PCBF MAT to the prestigious Shawn Roden Classics bodybuilding and physique competition on Oct. 17 at the Midas Hotel & Casino in Pasay City.

“More than 30 competitors will compete in the PCBF MAT event,” said Mary Fe Salera of iFlex Gym at the SCOOP Session of The Royal Mandaya Hotel last Tuesday.

Registration fee is P800 with the registration center at the iFlex Fitness in Ma-a.

The event is organized and hosted by PCBF representative for Davao Marco Antonio Tamayo, who is now based in New Zealand.

PCBF is the only Philippine bodybuilding federation affiliated by the International Federation of Body Building (IFBB), which has over 180 affiliated countries.

Founded by Ben and Joe Weider, IFBB promoted bodybuilding superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney.

The International Olympic Committee has recently recognized bodybuilding as a sport again and the PCBF headed by its president Oscar Gan will apply for recognition.

PCBF is now campaigning for physical fitness and to set example to young generation of Filipinos and advocate body-wellness.

“We aim to set the standards for a more collaborative event, for more educated and respected bodybuilding event based on the rules and regulations of the IFBB,” said Salera. – LITO DELOS REYES/SCOOP

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