FAI atheletes competing in the First Manila Youth Games (MY Games) National Invitational on October 23-30, 2005.

Final preparations are under way for a 14 member FAI delegation to fly to the Philippines to participate in the First Manila Youth Games (MY Games) National Invitational that will be held on October 23-30, 2005.  FAI will compete in athletics and swimming.


FAI lineup:



Michelle van Ruyven –    16-17 girls     –  100, 200, Long Jump

Krizia Apelar            –    16-17 girls     –  200, 400

Tahlie Cablayan       –    12 under girls –  200, 400

Cortlin Cablayan      –    13-15 Boys     –  100, Long Jump



Daniel Coakley          – 15 under boys   – 50free, 50fly, 100 free

Charlie Walker          – 15 under boys   – 400free, 100back, 200back

Renee Balboa           – 17under girls     – 50breast, 100breast, 50free


Head of Delegation  – Jim Apelar

Head Coach            – Jerry Cablayan

Athletics Coach        – Ted Cablayan

Athletics Coach        – Jhet van Ruyven

Swimming Coach     – Jeff Coakley

Swimming Coach     – Ester Walker

Swimming Coach     – Josephine Balboa


For schedules and other information about the events, please visit walmart thermometer.

Eden Roa Serina, the first and only female SkateBoard Racer of Filipino descent in the World Cup, meets with FAI officers

Eden has been competing in the world cup circuit for the last 5 years and in all of the major events has represented the Philippines. Eden, financially supporting herself, has been training intensely and competing worldwide to gain a spot to represent the Philippines in the upcoming Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
Eden is a very charming and sincere individual who is focused on excellence. Her determination is very admirable, her dedication to the Philippines is a great pride to all of us.

L-R, Ban Montoya-FAI President, Mercy Jalandoni-FAI Treasurer
Eden Roa Serina, Douglas Bautista-FAI IT and Comm, Jim Apelar, President-Philippine Ski Federation
FAI, in cooperation with the Philippine Ski Federation, is launching a fund raising drive to assist in sending Eden Serina to the Winter Olympics.

To find out how you can help, please contact us at [email protected]
For more information about Eden, please visit her website at First Filipina