[12 August 2014] Teams from University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University won the senior men and women’s divisions of the 38th Smart National Taekwondo Championships held recently at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila.
Taekwondo jins with [seated from second left to right] PLDT Home Bro senior product manager Jonathan dela Paz, Smart senior manager for sports marketing Epok Quimpo, PLDT Home Bro assistant vice president for wireless and digital marketing Ava Española, Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) secretary general Monsour del Rosario, Philippine Sports Commission commissioner Wigberto Clavecilla, PTA chief executive officer Sung Chon Hong, PLDT Home Bro vice president for sale Ryan Gaffud, MVP Sports Foundation program director Vince Santos, PTA marketing director Jobet Morales, PTA deputy secretary general Raul Samson, and PTA training director Igor Mella
Teams from University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University won the senior men and women’s divisions of the 38th Smart National Taekwondo Championships held recently at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila.
Meanwhile, four teams from Baguio reaped top honors in the tournament’s Junior Women-Advance, Junior Men-Advance, Grade School Girls-Advance, and Grade School Boys-Novice divisions.
About 150 teams composed of 1,200 taekwondo jins participated in the tournament, which was organized by the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) and sponsored for the 10th time by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).
Other winners of the competition were: Team Nueva Ecija for the Cadet Girls-Advance category, CDO Main Gym for Cadet Boys-Advance, Diliman Preparatory School for Grade School Boys-Advance, Emilio Aguinaldo College for Grade School Girls-Novice, Negros Taekwondo Union Tigers for Cadet Girls-Novice, and Hannah Asenso Murciahanon Taekwondo Club for Junior Women-Novice.
Smart’s support for taekwondo was initiated by its chair Manny V. Pangilinan, a known sports patron. Smart is backing several sports initiatives and national teams to promote sports development in the Philippines, especially at the youth and grassroots levels.