For this episode, Sports Shoot has chosen to give recognition to the
Philippine Army Shooting Team aptly named "Manunudla"
The Philippine Army shooting team "Manunudla" brought home not only the
gold medal but tons of medals and trophies as well, making the country
proud with their extraordinary feat at the recent 17th Rifle World Shoot
held in Russia.
Armscor Global Defense Inc. and United Defense Manufacturing Corporation
were two of the biggest sponsors of the Philippine Army Shooting Team
contingent who went to compete in Russia and Bolo Tuason, Chairman Emeritus
of Armscor and Mr. Gene Carino, Chairman/CEO of United Defense
Manufacturing Corporation or UDMC as well as other officers of the two
companies were there at the dinner to celebrate with the contingent.
Armscor took care of the Philippine contingent's air tickets and
accommodations in Russia while UDMC provided the rifles used in the
Actually Armscor has always been supportive of Filipino shooters who
represent the country in foreign competitions.
All the winning members of the Philippine Army Shooting Team that saw
action in Russia are from the Philippine Army Marksmanship and Training
Center. B&L talked to some of them who were at the dinner: T/Sgt. Allan
Lao, T/Sgt. Rodney Rizano, and Sgt. Ariel Taganait.
About 600 shooters from 46 countries participated in this recent
competition, and while the team cherishes its first gold medal as a team,
success did not come without hard work.
The Philippine contingent team emerged champion, but Sgt. Ariel Taganait
emerged as a winner in his own right.