July 2002, Jayvee Agojo, a student of OB Montessori won the Temecula International
Jr. Championships and the Optimist International Golf Championships in Florida.
Dionisio, dubbed as "the Jet" because of the speed of his hands, is
a six-time world champion in pistol shooting. He won his first national title
in 1989 at the age of 17. He won his first international title in California the
following year. From practical shooting, Dionisio has now shifted to shotgun firing.
Inocencia Solis was declared the fastest women in All of Asia in 1958 when she finished the 100-meter sprint in 12.5 seconds ahead of two Japanese runners in the Tokyo Asian Games. Before this, she won the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash event at the 1954 Manila Asiad. She was from Iloilo City.
SM-Philippine ice-skating team won 12 gold medals to finish third overall in the
1999 World Recreational Team Championships held in California, USA. The team also
won 44 gold medals to place 4th at the 2001 ISI World Recreational Team Championships
held in Columbus, Ohio. The international competition draws participants from
the United States, Japan, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Gerald Rosales, a brother of Jennifer, is a many-time champion at the Asian junior
Aside from Eugene Torre, the country had three other grandmasters, namely: Joey Antonio, Buenaventura "Bong" Villamayor, and Rosendo Balinas.
Bordonada won a gold medal in the 1978 Buenos Aires Chess Olympiad.
Minoza is a two-time Filipino Athlete of the Year awardee (1990, 1998) for his
string of victories in the Asian Circuit, particularly in the lucrative Japanese
PGA Tour. In May 2001, for example, he brought home some US$183,000 from the Fuji
Sankei Classic in Japan. Before this, he won the Philippine Open and the Kirin
Open in 1998.
In July 1998, Minoza finished 52nd at the British Open and outperformed defending
champion Justin Leonard and Fred Couples. It was held at the Royal Birksdale
In August 1999, Minoza, ranked 56th in the world then, had the chance to play
at the prestigious U.S. PGA Tour at the Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Washington.
Only the world's top 64 players were invited to the event. Minoza lost his first
round match to former world number 1 Nick Price and settled for US$25,000.
Minoza was born in Bukidnon province in 1960.
Canon is considered the country's first chess champion. He won a chess tournament
held in Barcelona, Spain in 1905.
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