Belen tops BIR shoot; NCR rules team event
Philippine Daily Inquirer
SOUTHERN Luzon’s Jose Gil Belen emerged overall winner in the recent Bureau of Internal Revenue’s second RGCI (Revenues Gun Club Inc.) shootfest at the QCPD firing range in Camp Karingal, Quezon City.
Belen posted the highest score among RGCI shooters and also placed second in the Man vs Man Steel Challenge featuring the event’s top 16, losing only to Mindanao’s Jaime Roldan in the finals.
Rhodora Alvarez of NCR was the top scorer in the ladies’ division. She also ruled the Lady vs Lady Steel Challenge, beating Northern Luzon’s Nerissa Agraam.
NCR bagged the team crown, besting Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. NCR also came in first in the Team vs Team Steel Challenge.
RGCI president Tom Rosales of NCR topped the Executive category while Roldan and Belen ruled the Junior Executive and Group Supervisors/Revenue Officers categories, respectively.
Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares and national champion Nathaniel “Tac” Padilla fired the ceremonial shots in the event sanctioned as a Level 1 match by the Philippine Practical Shooting Association and participated in by 80 entries, including veteran actor Eddie “Manoy” Garcia.