Pinoy Z Lovers, an exercise group that convenes every Friday at Qadsia Hall in Hawally bagged the 'Champion' title in the women’s volleyball competition organized by the Filipino Community leaders. In addition the group also won second place in the women’s basketball tournament. Team organizer and PZL coordinator Beverly Tonogbanua with coaches Louie Rafael, Thomson Kalaquian and King Adrew Fadul boasted on the group’s achievement for getting through tough matches between other players from different organizations.
The basketball match held earlier Friday morning ended up with one point lead by its opponent sending off PZL on second place. The team returned in high spirits as they tackled the other team opponents in the volleyball match, rewards came as they took lead in scores and eventually winning the title. “We might have lost the first game but again it was not so bad at all as out of numerous teams which performed equally competitive, we emerged second and with one point difference,” commented Tonogbanua.
In brief interviews with volleyball players, told The Times that the fun matches ended up competitive in the middle of the tourney and that insufficient if not absence of time to practice due to individual workloads hampered players' performance. The team looks forward to another tourney and vowed to win both titles.
Pinoy Z Lovers is an exercise group that convenes every Friday that advocates charity and volunteer works for the shelters and those that request assistance in terms of goods. The advocacy group also promotes fitness instructors from different gyms by invitation to teach during the class. PZL is a non-profit advocacy group, mentored by the spouse of the Philippine Labor Attaché Mrs. Gwen Chavez and supported by the Philippine Consul General’s spouse Mrs. Chelsie Dado. The group is also composed of coordinators; Editha Hael, Maripol Abdallah, Beverly Tonogbanua, Bill Valenzuela, Fitness mentors Instructors Angel Manalac, Analyn Cabigting, The Gym Team Asst. Instructors; Ijen Paladio, Angelyn Diaz, Albert Pinos, Jana Pinos, Evee Hibaler, Malyn Isnalon, Fheiner Santos, Maria Grace Blanco, Cecilia Lacson and Aby Dado and Gym Team Board of Directors; Zumba- Blanche Bravo, Les Mills - Sam Malit, Janice Capili – La Danza, Fitness – Noel Galicia and Chairperson – Ricky Laxa.
PZL extends its gratitude to Arthur Tabunda for his usual assistance to the weekly classes, Noel Bautista of PABL-K for the continuous support, DJ Troy of Megamix Radio, The Times News and GMA 7 Philippines, Consul General Atty. Raul Dado and Labor Attaché Atty. Cesar Chavez.
By Ricky Laxa