Mindanao Times » davraa http://mindanaotimes.net Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.26 Plain and Simple | We can if we want to http://mindanaotimes.net/plain-and-simple-we-can-if-we-want-to/ http://mindanaotimes.net/plain-and-simple-we-can-if-we-want-to/#comments Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:45:34 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=54857 Read more ›]]> The Filipino athletes can.

This was the short, direct, succinct answer of Ateneo de Manila University basketball coach Tab Baldwin when asked to comment if the Filipino basketball players can really excel internationally.
Yes, they can if they want to.
If our players have the right attitude, the motivation, the scientific training, discipline, and the drive, they will.
Coach Tab Baldwin parroted the essential elements of the Filipino players to excel. He was saying that if they have the proper training, the attitude, and the desire to do more, they can be at par with other athletes of the world.
We laud the effort of Pao and her sister Kara Salvador for organizing a coach’s education for coaches in Mindanao. Coach Tab said any coach worth his salt should never stop learning. He should upgrade his KRA – knowledge, and skills and attitudes.
Baldwin cited other countries that were at the bottom before like Argentina, Australia and Spain. But look at them now, he said. These countries are on top. There is something in their discipline and training that made them cut above the rest.
Our coaches should not be satisfied with what they learned from the experience of those who are trained in the barangays.
Coach Tab wants coaches in the countryside to learn modern coaching techniques from those who have the training internationally. This is why he fully supports the goal of the NGO doing this in Davao.
We thank sportsman and banker Rudy Salvador who invited me to interview Coach Tab because I wanted to know from him, he being a foreign coach.
His answer was inspiring, but I know it means a lot of hard work and patience. No instant gratification in excelling. Everything is hardwork.
Coach Tab’s presence in Davao would have been timely considering the holding of Davraa (Davao Region Athletic Association) meet here. It would have been nice had the Davraa coaches attended this seminar.
But while we were interviewing Coach Tab, we learned that Pinas loses to Australia, sad news, although I believe Australia is a better team.
But Coach Tab said the Philippines will have its golden years of basketball where our athletes trained themselves as real players.
Coming from a foreign coach who believes in us, that message is very inspiring. But it also means hard work. We can’t rely on our shouts of “puso” when our athletes do not have the right attitude.

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Maximum security for DAVRAA event http://mindanaotimes.net/maximum-security-for-davraa-event/ http://mindanaotimes.net/maximum-security-for-davraa-event/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:05:52 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=54181 ]]> The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will deploy maximum police personnel starting Monday to secure the delegates of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) sports events that will be held in the city.

“We have already prepared a security plan for the incoming DAVRAA,” said DCPO spokesperson Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan during the I-Speak media forum held at the City Hall conference room on Thursday.

Athletes in the region will meet for DAVRAA to be held in this city from Feb. 12 to 23.

Gaspan said the DCPO security plan includes securing vital installations, facilities and equipment.

While not divulging the exact number of DCPO personnel to be assigned to the ground, Gaspan said the Regional Force Mobile Battalion (RMFB) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) XI will also be tapped for the event.

She said the DCPO will also be utilizing the force multipliers, including the barangay peacekeeping action team (BPAT) and the volunteer police auxiliary, in conducting community public awareness and intensifying its information gathering.

Gaspan said they are also asking for the cooperation of the community to maintain the peace and order of the city during the conduct of DAVRAA.

She said they are making sure to prevent any criminal activities to ensure the public safety, particularly the athletes and delegates.

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