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GM Villamayor wins Candon Chess Open 2009

Top seed and lone grandmaster entry, GM Bong Villamayor topped the recently concluded Mayor Allen Singson Cup ( 2009 Candon City Chess Championship held March 14-15 at social hall, Stern Mall, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

Villamayor was undefeated and scored 6.5 out of seven rounds in the seven system format tournament to win by half point over second placer NM Emmanuel Senador.

Placing 3rd place is IM Barlo Nadera with 5.5 pts. Also with 5.5 pts were NM Haridas Pascua and Jan Emmanuel Garcia as they placed 4th and 5th place respectively.

Nadera was 3rd due to superior tie break points. Candon City Mayor Allen Singson, Vice Mayor Nestor Itchon and City Councilor George Valdez were the main guests during the affair.

Mayor Singson and City Councilor Valdez personally hand over the cash and trophies to the winners. The tournament was sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines with NCFP Executive Dir. Willie Abalos and Ilan Peres served as arbiters.

Below is the complete list:

Mayor Allen Singson Cup 2009 Candon City Chess Championship March 14-15, 2009 Social Hall, Stern Mall, San Nicolas Candon City, Ilocos Sur

Name Pts. Prizes 1.GM VILLAMAYOR Buenaventura 6 ½ 15,000

2.NM SENADOR Emmanuel 6 10,000

3.IM NADERA Barlo 5 ½ 5,000

4.NM PASCUA, Haridas 5 ½ 5,000

5. GARCIA Jan Emmanuel 5 ½ 5,000

6.NM LLAVANES Ronald 5 1430

7. SALCEDO Raymond 5 1430

8. EVANGELISTA Ritchie 5 1430

9.NM MAGA Mirabeua 5 1430

10. LABUANAN Fidel 5 1430

11.NM VASQUEZ Andrew 5 1430

12. CORRALES Johnny 5 1430

13. AREQUE Jerry 4 ½

14.NM ALISANGCO Nicomedes 4 ½

15. MANAGO Michael 4 ½

16. MACALA Allan 4 ½

17NM BAGAMASBAD Efren 4 ½

18 CARINO Michael 4 ½

19 JIMENEZ Mario 4 ½

20 MENDOZA John John 4

21 ADAYA Ronald 4

22 GRAFIL Franz Robert 4

23 FIGUERRES Rommel 4

24 DIZA Fred 4

25 VILLALOBOS Reynaldo 4

26 PEREZ Michael 4 27 FRAILA Mario 4 28 RAZO Generose 4 29 ROSQUETA Joel 4 30 MAMBOAY Salim 3 ½ 31 VARGAS Mark 3 ½ 32 SUBIDO Joel 3 ½ 33 CORPUZ Balden 3 ½ 34 UMALOS Eduardo 3 ½ 35 RAMIREZ Noel 3 ½ 36 LIM Learner 3 ½ 37 COLLADO Francisco 3 ½ 38 GINES Noli Jr. 3 ½ 39 DUCUSIN Roosevelt 3 40 ARROYO Cesar 3 41 COLLADO Michael 3 42 MANADERO Ben 3 43 MANZANO Floro 3 44 VALDEZ Arnel 3 45 CABANGBANG Robinson 3 46 VALDEZ Rogelio 3 47 VILLARUZ Marvin 3 48 DIWANAN Cromwell 3 49 VALDEZ Lando 3 50. APURA Andy 3 51. FORONDA Mario 2 ½ 52. BOTACION Constante 2 ½ 53. CUSTODIO Jesus 2 ½ 54. ORBE Cliburn 2 55. ABUAN Eduardo 2 56. SANCHEZ Ferdinand 2 57. GARNACE Danny Boy 2 58. GAGTO Hovin Yeltsin 2 59. OPANO Virgilio 2 60. QUITIOAN Enoc 2 61. PADILLA Daniel 2 62. GALIMA Lyndon 1 ½ 63. BUMANGLANG Tirso 1 64. ACOSTA Lociano 1 65. MANZANO Dennis 1 66. DUGENIA Peter 0 67. ASTOM Edward 0 68. INGEN Elpidio 0

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Miss Virginia tobacco 2009

the 12 lovely candidates vying for the title “Miss Virginia Tobacco 2009”. the pageant night will be on March 27 at the Candon Civic Center, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

Ms and Mr Ilocandia Bikini Open 09

Contestants of the Ms and Mr Ilocandia Bikini Open 2009. The 15 ladies and 15 men will be competing for the title on March 28, 2009 at the Candon City Beach Front, Darapidap, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

begnas Ylocos Festival

Candon City hosts Begnas Ylocos Festival

Candon City played a gracious host to the First Begnas ( thanksgiving) Ylocos Festival on Oct 28- 30, 2008.

The Festival with the theme of “Agbiag ti Kaugalian a Nainsigudan” ( Long live our traditional and cultural values) was participated in by 23 towns of Ilocos Sur and Candon City that showcased the culture of different Indigenous peoples living in the said areas.

Leading the guests were Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, Ilocos Sur Gov. Deogracias Victor Savellano, Vice Governor Jeremias Singson and City Mayor Allen Singson.

Deputy Speaker Singson and Gov Savellano funded the three day festival.

The Festival is show of appreciation by the people to the good harvest.

The participating towns and City has Indigenous peoples that belongs to different tribes like Bago, Kankana-ey, Itneg and Tinggian.

Candon City government led by City Mayor Singson provided and prepared the venue and other facilities needed with the support of the Department of Education- Candon City Division and different barangay officials and folks of the City.

The Candon South Central School and Candon North Central School were the main billeting area for the participants while Candon City Beach Resort served as the official residence of the Baggak ti Daya contestants and the organizers.

It was three day showcase of talents of cultural ensemble, indigenous dances , songs and games, rituals, food festival and trade fair.

Former Candon City Councilor and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Robert Tudayan proposed the staging of the affair after very good success in the city with its annual Bago Festival held every December.