• PNoy proves he’s a better shot than his generals


    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd on Saturday proved he was a better shot than most of his generals and senior military officials, emerging as a champion for the second straight year in the annual “Games of the Generals” shooting contest at the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Makati City.

    Aquino topped the man versus man category, defeating Customs officer Junny Guadalupe. The President’s team, made up of shooters from the Presidential Security Group (PSG), bagged five special trophies, and 10 gold, 10 silver, and five bronze trophies.

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) team led by Gen. Emmanuel Bautista claimed the championship in the team versus team category.

    Team GHQ (General headquarters) won two trophies, six gold, and 10 silver trophies.

    Former chief of staff and now Customs Deputy Commissioner Jessie Dellosa led his team of best shooters to a championship trophy and five gold.

    Outgoing Army chief Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes and Army’s team of generals won five gold and a championship trophy.

    “I am proud of our generals for showing their best in this competition [and]at the same time enjoying the fellowship a few days before I humbly bow out from the military service,” Coballes said.

    Coballes will be retiring on February 7.

    The Army hosted this year’s competition, which was attended by about 50 generals, senior officers, and their civilian counterparts from the Army, Air Force, Navy, General Headquarters, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail and Penology Management, Philippine Coast Guard, PSG, and the Bureau of Customs.

    The shootfest aims to foster and strengthen camaraderie among the competing government agencies, and promote excellence in pistol marksmanship.


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    1. Anurine Santos on

      The president has proved once again that he is a better shooter than his generals. May I suggest that when he celebrates his birthday on Saturday, Feb 8, he reflect on our gun law?
      A tourist’s first impression of the country is that it is an unsafe place. At the entrance of the hotel he sees gun-carrying security guards and sniff dogs; at the entrance of shopping centres and gated residential areas he experiences security search; and the media tells him of people being wantonly gunned down on the streets and other public places. Altogether he senses a climate of terror and a chill rolls down his spine.
      How can we make our country a safe place like Singapore, Hong Kong, etc., where no one is allowed or has the need to carry guns. This is something that I would like the president to ponder about on Saturday and initiate soon a program that will make our country a safe and secure place.

      Anurine Santos

    2. Kung si PNOY ang makakalaban ko sa Shootfest… pipilitin kong talunin sya… Kasi, I want early retirement!

    3. bakit ang mga generals saka mga officers ang dapat sanayin bumaril eh di naman sila ang nasa harap ng bakbakan,yubg mga sundalo sa field mga gamit puro palpak,

    4. Kung si Pnoy ba ang makakalaban mo sa shootfest magpuporsige ka bang talunin sya? Baka hindi ka abutin ng retirement mo!.

    5. good job mr president. how about allowing balikbayans bring their gun collections into the country to retire.