Cebu’s finest young sharpshooter: Roygbiv Barro

Roygbiv “Roy” Barro has the eye an eagle.

Born in Mandaue City, Cebu, Roy’s career as a shooter arguably began at a tender age. He was in grade 10 when he found his passion for shooting. And from then on, he has etched his name quite remarkably in the firing range.

Roy is part of Cebu Practical Shooting Group, one of the elites in the Visayas region.He is also a member of the Philippine Practical Shooting Association.

Due to his grit and superb shooting skills, he is also recognized by top agencies in the Philippine National Police, including the BJMP, CIDG-7 and SWAT, where some high-ranking officials proudly commend him.

Speed, accuracy and power are the heart of the practical shooting, and Roy blends them well into a winning combination.

He has done a lot of maturing in the last years. There were a couple of championship games that he has won that has toughened him and made him one of the most formidable opponents in the competition shooting circuit.

He has bagged more than fifteen championship titles in different shooting competitions just for the last two years. His most recent title came from the Senator Bato Dela Rosa’s “Bato Cup 2019” in the Bureau of Corrections Firing Range in Muntinlupa City, his very first game outside the Visayas battlefield. He was accorded with the Junior Category Championship title by the good senator himself.

Young and sharp

While most teenage age boys were playing games, Roy was shooting for the Visayas records.

In a short span of time in the said sports, he has developed outstanding performances in the range.

Just as an eagle descends from the sky to attack its prey, Roy maintains sharp focus and accurate perception throughout the approach and attack at his aim. No wonder, he’s one of the youngest sharpshooters in Cebu.

He’s also one of the few practical shooters who has made it outside the Visayas battlegrounds.

On hard work, discipline and humility

Roy believes that to become somebody in the field one must work hard for it.

“Majority of the sharpshooters in my place are older than me. And that adds up to the pressure of getting a name in the field. But I am much focused and I really put my heart into it.”

Hard work and discipline runs in his blood. A month before his competition, he makes sure that he keeps a routine faithfully.

“I’m a very busy person. I have to balance being a student and an athlete. So what I do, on weekdays at home, I will do dry firing and, over the weekends I also go to the range and practice there from 8 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon.”

He believes that hard work, discipline and consistency are basics of a becoming successful in one’s field.

Although the 19-year old young blood has already accomplished a lot yet he remains to be humble at heart.

“I always keep my feet on the ground because I know that there’s a lot that can happen. I’m still young. Yes, I do achieve awards and praises, but I always tell myself that these are temporary. I never let praises get to my head. I just always move forward.”

Roy: A multisport athlete

Not only Roy can stand fearlessly in the middle of a firing range he is also feared by many in the football field.

Before becoming a sharpshooter Roy was first one of toughest kickers in Visayas. For eleven years he has been apple of the eye of Cebu in football sports.

With a passion and competitive spirit to boot, the De La Salle University in Manila proudly took him in the University’s football team.

When asked about his long-term plan on both sports: “After my football career in college, I will focus on shooting. I will try my best to improve. I plan to continue this until I get old.”

Roy’s focus on his goals in life reflects that of an eagle, that no matter how far or impossible it seems, with great focus and heart to it, he will definitely reach it.

“I will achieve it or I will die trying,” confidently affirmed by Roy. He aims to become a world champion in practical shooting. The country has another young Filipino pride from Cebu who is set to fly his way to the world.

10,000 attendees all over Southeast Asia to join and celebrate the best that Philippine innovation and startups have to offer!

Techtonic Summit is back – bigger and better this 2019 as they stage the largest tech conference in the country. This year’s theme, Festival of Innovation, celebrates Philippine innovation and ever-growing startup culture. Featuring 10,000 attendees, 200+ partners, and exhibitors, and over 50 startups, every-one is invited to take part in the 2-day event on November 15-16,2019 at SMX Convention Center Aura.

Since 2017, this summit has cultivated an inclusive venue where startups, stakeholders, and key figures come together to share ideas, technology, and expertise from all over Southeast Asia. In the past two years since, they’ve had almost 15,000 attendees – a testament to the burning flame of the Philippine startup ecosystem.

“Techtonic is really meant to be an inclusive platform to celebrate how far we’ve come in championing tech startups and innovation in the country. The event is made to make noise and shine the spotlight on the PH and our talents vis-a-vis the rest of Southeast Asia. Our successful 2-year run is a testament of that,” explains Techtonic Summit 2019 Managing Director, Alea Ladaga.

Aside from startup pitches and exhibits showcasing the newest advancements in the business world, guests can also anticipate panels composed of the most accomplished professionals in Asia. The summit aims to provide its guests countless avenues to grow their networks, establish their business presence, and learn from both fellow guests and veritable giants from the corporate, academic, media, and government industries.

This year is an even bigger event featuring two stages: the Main Summit Stage, and the Startup Stage. These two stages give attendees more opportunities to learn a variety of topics about the innovation and startup community

The main event of Techtonic Summit is the Ring of Fire Pitching Competition, where budding startups throughout Southeast Asia get a chance to pitch to a curated group of local and global investors and potential partners for a chance to win a cash prize of $10,000, a slot in CNN’s The Final Pitch, and more prizes in store!

With the theme Festival of Innovation, Techtonic Summit celebrates not just the advancements of the industry, but the passion, drive, and joy that continues to move communities of technology and business onward.

Organized by:

PMCM Events Management, Social Light Inc, DevCon Philippines, Launchgarage Innovation Hub, The Final Pitch, Podcast Network Asia, ASEAN HR, GoStyle Studio, and Dezynspace



Major Sponsors:

Microsoft, EventXtra, Toasty, Soldoutt, Acceler8 by UNIONSPACE, MAIN PH

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The Ascott Limited, one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, organized its annual golf tournament dubbed as the “2nd Ascott Golf Cup” at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City last October 29, 2019.

The said event is dedicated to The Ascott Limited Philippines’ industry partners, corporate clients, and the diplomatic community.

Mr. Casey Faylona, The Ascott Limited Philippines’ Director of Sales and Marketing said, “The aim of this cluster event is to celebrate camaraderie, sportsmanship, and appreciation to our valued clients. With 115 players who participated from different industries, I can say that without their presence, the event will not be perfectly accomplished”

“Moreover, a big portion of success also came from our event partners who fervently supported the 2nd Ascott Golf Cup” Faylona added.

The 2nd Ascott Golf Cup was made possible by Ducati, Mercury Freight, Okada Manila, Cebu Landmasters Inc., CWC, Torre Lorenzo, Electrolux, FMI Fibrefill, CDC Holdings, Maxicare, Canon, Keyland, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Dewar’s, Gatorade, Heineken, The Manila Times, BusinessMirror, Primer Philippines, AyalaLand Premier, RJC Security, Klean Athelete, Distinto Beverage Solutions Inc., KLG Food Service, Evian, Pacsports, Nesacfe Dolce Gusto, Hana Shampoo, Crystal Clear, and Champion.

Perfect Swing: The Ascott Limited Philippines’ Country Gen. Manager, Mr. Daniel Wee

The Ascott Limited is a member of CapitaLand. It is one of the leading international lodging owner-operators with more than 630 properties in over 160 cities spanning more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its portfolio of brands includes Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf and the Tauzia portfolio of hotel brands.

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