Johnny F. Chiuten Memorial Arena

Groundbreaking Ceremony

San Jose, Batangas, March 4, 2017

by Jopet Laraya and Ollie Jumao-as


[Photos by Rey Bello, Rolly Reyes, Joel Paredes, Raffy Hidalgo, Vic Ramos, Patrick Lee]








Architectural Design







Filling the "JFCMA Time Capsule"







Blessing and burying the "JFCMA Time Capsule"  








            Dr. Lourna Laraya, MD (sister of Jopet) and the Town Mayor                                                   GM Jopet Laraya and Sifu Patrick Lee                          



       Joel Paredes and Rolly Reyes                                                                                          Chito Protacio and Jayjay Jayme 



               Ollie Jumao-as and Mars Robosa                                                                        Chief of Police representative and Barangay Captain



                       Freddy Katigbak and Freddy Fajardo                                                            Agot Laraya (Jopet's cousin) and Sonny Laraya (Jopet's nephew)       


The Speakers


The Town Mayor                                                        UPBSF Pres. Joel Paredes 



    Former UPBSF Pres. & Usec. Rolly Reyes                       Int'l. Fu Style Federation Pres. Sifu Patrick Lee


Dr. Lourna Laraya, MD, delivers an informative message about martial arts.


Former UPBSF Pres. and DENR Sec. Vic Ramos delivers his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony.








Patrick H.C. Lee, 9th Dan, is the President of the International Fu Style Tai Chi Bagua Federation.


9th Dan Fu Style Tai Chi Bagua Sifu Patrick Lee and 8th Dan gi gong expert Theresa Chung.








Cheers to the Johnny F. Chiuten Memorial Arena !!



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