by ROMEO BRACEROS
Two rookie police from Tagum City Police Office stole the limelight and won the 2017 Beach Volleyball Republic National Cham-pionship in Sta. Ana, Caga-yan province Sunday.
Police Officers 1 Ka-ren Quilario and Lourdilyn Catubag beat the pair from Southwestern University of Cebu City 21-7, 21-19 to win the girl’s division in the prestigious beach volleyball tournament.
Both Quilario and Catubag are very happy and proud of their win.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa Panginoon kasi kung hindi dahil sa Kan-ya, hindi kami makakara-ting dito tsaka hindi namin mapapanalo itong laro na ito,” Catubag said.
“Ginawa namin yung kaya namin, yung team-work at previous expe-riences namin, kaya na-kuha namin yung cham-pionship,” Quilario added.
The pair reached the finals after beating Bea Tan and Mich Morente in the quarterfinals. Tan of course, is the defending BVR national champion after winning the whole thing with Fiola Ceballos last year at MOA sands.
Come the semifinals, Tagum-PNP continued to roll, blasting Cebu leg champions UNO-R (Mag-dato/Polidario) in straight sets, 21-10, 21-12.
Aside from winning the title of BVR National Champion, Quilario and Catubag also won P50,000 cash and other prizes.
More importantly, they made the Philippine team pool for the 2017 Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Games in Singapore.