4 Caraganons help PH Sepak Takraw team in clinching gold medal at 30th SEA GAMES


by Ben Serrano

BUTUAN City- Not only Butuanon but also a Sepak Takraw player from Surigao City, Joshua Gleen Bullo also one of the members of the PH Sepak Takraw Team helped the team in clinching two gold medals now at the 30th SEA Games now held in the country.

Earlier, close kins including his mother Lilibeth Nituda who is teacher based in Butuan City and Butuan City supporters hailed Elly Jan Semine Nituda of Butuan City, a member of the PH Sepak Takraw team in his contribution in the Philippine Sepak Takraw team in clinching gold medals for the team.

In local news based in Butuan City it claimed, close kins and supporters are all praises for a gold medal win of Nituda in the on-going 30th Asean Games but it never mentioned whether it is individual play or a team play that won the gold medal.

Nituda’s mother Lilibeth said his son Elly Jan started playing and represented his school, the Mandacpan Elementary School in Barangay San Vicente, Butuan City in the Sepak Takraw Games amd brought honor to the school and the Nituda family.

Lilibeth is now teacher at said public school.

In the PH Sepak Takraw official list of players at the 30th Asean Games, it listed Emmanuel Escote, John Jeffrey Morcillos, John John Bobier, Metodio Suico Jr., Mark Joseph Gonzales, Joshu Gleen Bullo from Surigao City, Elly Jan Nituda of Butuan City Christian George Encabo, Joeart Jumawan, Amiel Bardaje, Jonard Eringe and Vince Torno completing the list of men’s team

But two others who are not active players in the current Asean Games for PH Sepak takraw Team who are from Caraga region, were; one of the members of the Technical Staff in the Asean Games were Glenn Fallado Teves from Madrid, Surigao del Sur and one of the NTO-Operations Pablito Dumape, also from Butuan City

Caraganons are happy that four of their region mates brought pride and honor in the country and for Caraga region as well in the quest for excellence in Philippine sports and for medals at the 30th SEA Games. (-30-)