The Philippine Bodybuilders and Fitness Association in Kuwait (PBBFAK), a non-religious and non-partisan organization composed of Filipino bodybuilders and fitness trainers residing in Kuwait, held its body building competition shortly before the start of winter.
Following are the categories, list of competitors and winners of the said event;
70KGS & BELOW
Anacleto M. Meralpis = Victory Gym , Leysander P. Buclatan = Platinum Gym = 4th Place, Freddie J. Untalan = Victory Gym, Alberto M. Roces = Flex Executive Gym, Francis U. Burinaga = Platinum Gym =2nd Place, Christopher G. Teresa = Oxygen Gym 3rd Place, Richard A. Carolino = Platinum Gym = CHAMPION ( 70 kgs category ) OVER-ALL CHAMPION & Most Muscular and Cesar T. Borromeo = Platinum Gym = 5th Place.
75KGS & BELOW
David Jerome T. Quiwa = Oxygen Gym = 3rd Place, Jerry L. Romasanta = Oxygen Gym = 4th Place, Larry C. Santos = Power Gym = 2nd Place & Best Poser, Jonathan Gonzales = Oxygen Gym = 5th Place, Ariel Q. Guong = Oxygen Gym = Champion and Juanito S. Codilla = Oxygen Gym.
80KGS & BELOW
Rodel A. Nguepan = Platinum Gym = 2nd Place, Alan B. Tirso = Platinum Gym = Champion and Rey L. Lilo-an =Platinum Gym = 3rd Place.
85KGS & BELOW
Enrique L. Alimbullo Jr. =Oxygen Gym = Champion, Allan M. Salamanca = Platinum Gym = 3rd Place, Zaldy D. Alcazar = Oxygen Gym = 2nd Place and Rainier V. Padilla = Oxygen Gym = 4th Place.
86KGS & ABOVE
Richard M. Baylon = Oxygen Gym = 3rd Place, Christian John Masicat = Bulldozer Health Club = 5th Place, Ronald L. Delos Reyes = Gloria Gym = 4th Place, Agustin R. Caro = Oxygen Gym = Champion and Jose Paolo F. Benit = Oxygen Gym = 2nd Place.
Sponsors of the competition were; Hayat Fitness Center & Prof Gym, World Gym, Kuwait Bodybuilding.com,Eastern Solutions Group,Power Gym, Spa for men – Freetime, Salmiya, Marrine, Velo, Westinghouse – U-Mark Electronics & Electrical Appliances, Jeans World Company, Indomie,Wawan Protein, Jollibee, Chicken Inasal, Holiday Inn Kuwait, Nasser Sports Center, Caesar’s Travel Company W.L.L., OFWKUWAIT.NET, Touch by Marina Salon, Travel Club Travel & Tourism and Safir International Hotel.
The panel of judges were Relly Kalugdan, Michael Borenaga – Chairman of the board of judges, David Welch, Eid Thabet and Rami Al-Sharifee . Most of the members are gym instructors, fitness trainers and enthusiasts in bodybuilding and fitness training. They have represented the Philippines in different local and international bodybuilding competitions. The presence of PBBFAK is usually prominent for security purposes during events or concerts in Kuwait.