Promising improvements and more support from private companies for the sport, Mariano “Nonong” Araneta was re-elected as president of the Philippine Football Federation yesterday during the 16th PFF Congress at Century Park Hotel in Manila.
A member of the FIFA Executive Council, Araneta, who ran unopposed in 2011 and 2015, prevailed over Negros Occidental Football Association president Ricky Yanson, 23-12.
PAL athletes join SEA Games
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is raising the country’s flag for all Filipino athletes, two of whom are PAL crew competing in separate events.
PAL Captain Ditto Nestor Dinopol not only flies the Airbus A320 airplane in his day job, but will also vie for medals in shooting; while Flight Steward Christopher Policarpo is part of the Philippine Underwater Hockey team for the SEA Games.
Capt. “Dayno” Dinopol is a bemedaled practical shooter, having won two gold and two silver medals at the 43rd Southeast Asia Shooting Championship in August in Jakarta, Indonesia. The sharpshooting pilot will aim for a hometown victory at the shooting event on Dec. 3 at the Marine Corps Training Center in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.