All Journalists, Are You Ready? Standby….Shoot Back!

Hello everyone!

This is an invitation to all journalists in the Philippines to join the First Nationwide Media Funshoot on October 20, 2018.

We cannot deny the fact that many journalists have been killed in the line of their duties and the worst ever recorded in the Philippine history was the massacre of 32 mediamen in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009.

Media killings have been prevalent in the following years and in 2017, the Philippines ranked 5th in the Global Impunity Index of New York-based watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Since 2007, the number of journalists killed in the line of their work have reached 42 on CPJ report and the Philippines is among the 13 countries in the 2017 index.

Due to alarming number of media killings in the Philippines, many local journalists armed themselves for self-defense and protection of their families while others chose to engage in practical shooting events to experience the action-packed adrenalin rush of different shooting scenarios.

We, in the Philippine (PPSA) Media Bureau Team believe we can reduce if not totally stop the media killings.

In this regard, to keep the security awareness among Philippine journalists, the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA), PPSA Media Bureau, Presidential Task Force on Media Security, National Press Club, KBP-accredited Media Networks and Arms Corporation (Armscor) have forged a historical one-day and Nationwide shooting event in 3 locations: QCPD Firing Range, Camp Karingal, Quezon City; Cebu Firing Range and Armscor Shooting Ranges, Davao City.

Please Pre-Register via FB Page Nationwide Philippine Media Fun Shoot: https://www.facebook.com/nationwidephilippinemediafunshoot/

“DON’T BE THE NEXT VICTIM, SHOOT BACK!!!”

Please SAVE THE DATE, OCTOBER 20, 2018, 7:30 AM.

PPSA Media Shooters in First Practical Shooting of 2018

Rare chance to be with fellow media shooters in Practical Shooting event.

We made it last January 14, 2018 at Camp Karingal Shooting Range in QCPD Headquarters.

Present during the Practical Shooting event were Gerry Baja, Angelo Almonte, Dindo Amparo, Dan Mariano, Carlo Castillo, Eric Dastas, Carlo Mateo, Raoul Esperas and God Father Marlo Albano.

During the event, we’ve officially forged to join the Icarus IV Qualifier Match on March 14-18, at Magnus Frontsight Shooting Ranges, Lipa City, Batangas.

Thank you for the tireless unconditional support Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) and Icarus Shirts.

Watch the PPSA Media Shooters in Action:

Practical Shooting for Philippine Media Practitioners (Recommended)

Practical shooting is for all, but you need to invest your time and money for this sports. You need first your pistol at any caliber you like and can afford plus the ammunition both for target practice and main shooting events.

I strongly recommend acquiring any of these calibers (9MM, Cal. 40, 45ACP) and whatever brand you like most Glock, Armscor, Rock Island Armory, CZ, Jericho, XDs/XDm (I usually see these pistol brands in practicalk shooting events.)

Unlike the Pros (Competitive Shooters) who regularly visit the range for shooting practice, Most media shooters (like me) can only practice if there’s availability of ammunitions and most of the time, we just do some dry fire exercises before joining any official shooting event.

Come what may, I always invite every media practitioner to engage in practical shooting for sports and self-defense (protection).

Take note the surveys and researches being conducted that mediamen in the Philippines are always at risk in the performance of journalism profession.

You can join the PPSA Media Bureau under the supervision and all-out support of Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) kudos to Mr. Jack Enrile, Mr. Rommel Cabungcal, Ms. Jingky Olisco and Mr. Joseph Li of Icarus Shirts.

PPSA Media Bureau is headed by top media shooter and manager Raoul Esperas and other members/officers: Orly Trinidad, Angelo Almonte, Toto Parina, Carlo Mateo, Walter Bollozos, Ferdie Pajarillo, Dindo Amparo, Raymund Dadpaas, Gerry Baja, Jojo Sadiwa, Gil Bugaoisan and me.

Watch!!! Philippine Media Shooters in ACTION!!!

1st FPJ Cup Level 2 PPSA Sanctioned Match

This Level 2 PPSA Sanctioned Match has many plates to hit. I really enjoyed this historic 1st FPJ Cup 2017 organized by Actors Guild of the Philippines (Kapisanan ng mga Artista sa Pelikula at Telebisyon KAAPT) to raise funds for the welfare of people in the Philippine movie industry.

This is a special tribute to ‘Da King’ of Philippine movies, Fernando Poe Jr., who served as the President of the guild from 1984-1987.

I have to prepare more than 200 rounds of ammunition to complete the 7 stages of the competition under Media category with my Glock 22 caliber .40 pistol.

This shooting event is participated by the journo members of the PPSA Media Bureau, to promote sports shooting among media practitioners in the Philippines not only for defense against any threat but primarily to be physically active and maintain a good health.

Luckily, I got the 1st Runner-up Award competing fellow media Shooters in the Standard Division.

Thank you sir Jack Enrile, Mr. Rommel Cabungcal and Jingky Olisco of Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) for the waived registration fee of media shooters and Mr. Joseph Li of Icarus shirts.

Practice Shoot at Eastridge Firing Range, Rizal

November 26,2017 This is a first time practice shoot at Eastridge Firinng Range in Binangonan, Rizal.

Outdoor shooting is still the best compared to indoor to avoid too much inhalation of gun powder smokes, reduced exposure from gun loud noise and honestly, I love greens – forest and vegetation.

Definitely, I`ll visit again Eastridge firing range for future shooting events.

Thank you for the invitation, shooting brod Raoul Esperas, Marikina Valley East Ridge Shooters and Rizal Gun Clubs. Maraming salamat din sa patuloy na suporta Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA), Rommel Cabungcal, Jack Enrile Jingky Olisco and Joseph Li of Icarus Shirts.

Back to Blogging: My First Practical Shooting Event in 2017

Hello!

Rey T. Sibayan here reporting and back to posting my blogs. First., my sincerest apologies to everyone for not posting anything on almost 3 years since my last post in April 2014. Second, I’m back! Here we go and ready to share some insights, photos and videos on my day-to-day living. Of course, I will just post those interesting stuff.

Right now, I am sharing my participation in the Jack Enrile Cup 2017 last January 29, 2017. This was my first practical shooting event for 2017. When I say participation, that means no intention of competing with the pros in practical shooting but to just feel the excitement of running the courses of fire designed for team recognition for the upcoming World Shoot XVIII in France.

As expected, I made my ‘run’ on extreme courses of fire – 8 out of 15 stages Level 3 PPSA sanctioned match in Tierra Del Fuego Firing Range , Splendido Taal Residential Golf & Country Club, Laurel, Batangas.

 

Next Practical Shooting event will be on February 24, 2017 in the PAF-Media Fun Shoot with fellow media shooters mostly based in the Metro Manila. Are you Ready? Standby!

Thank you for the continuous support Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) especially to Mr. Jack Enrile, Mr. Rommel Cabungcal, Range Officers under the umbrella of National Range Officers Institute and to my fellow PPSA Media Bureau officers/members Raoul Esperas, Raymund Dadpaas, Angelo Almonte, Toots Parina and PPSA coordinator Jingky Olisco, Joseph Li of Icarus Shirts.