Showing posts from April, 2012

Purok 6 Rules CSC Seniors!

In a fashion that can only be termed as a monumental upset, Purok 6 grabbed the championship from the Islanders in the Seniors Division of the recently-concluded Capul Sunday Club basketball tournament.

Down by as much as 15 points from the opening tip-off to the start of the 4th quarter, the P*6 dribblers refused to surrender and took time to find that one kink in the armor of the young and determined Islanders.

Led by the ferocious Paul Diaz and sweet-shooting Erwin Hechanova, Purok 6 relentlessly attacked the defenses of the stunned Islanders. In the dying minutes of the game, much to the shock and awe of the crowd, P*6 found itself already ahead by six points. That was enough to seal their hold on the crown.

Congratulations, Purok Sais!!

Capul LGU Serenades for Tourism

With Capul now getting attention from tourists and national government officials (a landmarking of our historical sites is scheduled in July in time for the fiesta celebrations), it has become more imperative than ever that our tourist spots are restored, refurbished and maintained. That's why the Capul LGU took time to reach out to Abaknons and other possible donors and generate much needed resources.

And what better way is there to encourage support than by mesmerizing prospective donors with Abaknon songs?  With a language that is uniquely ours, it always tugs the heart when one gets to listen to the folksy but melancholic tunes that our forbears have passed on to us.

For who would not feel nostalgic when they hear the words "pagkahalap-halap si baybay-kalsada, i pang-ngagihan na si mga  dangkanda", or "ako ag-limot mo, si tangnga na si adda gugma mo"? These are timeless classics that will always be a part of the Capuleno repertoire.

For more of their music,…

U15 Kids Showcase Impressive Basketball Skills

The Abaknon Sports League recently held a basketball skills clinic in Capul followed by exhibition matches among player under 15 years old. Three teams went thru knock-out matches: Brgy. 5, Brgy 3&4 and the Manila-based selection.
The games turned out to be truly exciting – as the players wowed the crowd with skills far beyond their years. In fact, some of the players have already represented the province of Northern Samar in the EVRAA. That indeed was confirmation of the extra-ordinary talent that they have honed.

All three matches proved to be exciting and closely-fought but at the end of the skirmishes, the Manila-based basketeers showed superior talent and composure and emerged as winner. But that came in the face of a real scare from the straight-shooting gunners of Brgy. 3&4 who peppered the basket with flawless three-pointers.
If the level of skills displayed by the players were an indication of how much better they could become, then there is no doubt that they will foll…

Central I Homecoming A Huge Success

The 2nd General Homecoming for Capul Central I Alumni turned out to be a big success. Attendance was great and the activities for the entire day drew overwhelming participation.  Almost all of the batches from 1950 to 2012 were represented. But the alumni from the 1950's elicited the most cheers as they came in full force and braved and withstood the long walk during the parade.

The groups retreated to designated classrooms during lunch time. As expected, food was abundant (lechon was everywhere!). And so were the drinks, of course.

While most of the alumni were having fun with their batchmates, the Seniors wasted no time and instead danced in the plaza - in broad daylight! When their legs grew tired, parlor games and bingo raffles were held. This continued even when heavy rain threatened to spoil the fun.

When night fell, the school campus went abuzz with batches occupying their tables - bringing in food and drinks. In no time, the entire plaza was filled with excitement as friends…