BAGUIO CITY – The Summer Capital, on its 108th year, is truly a “Land of Champions”.
Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog handed-over two separate city council resolutions of com-mendation to local athletes during flag-raising rites Monday at City Hall with Mayor Mau-ricio Domogan and other officials in attendance.
Commended were the Berkeley School-Baguio Aquanauts composed of Jan Zyrus De Ayre, Ethan Rodelas, Raigne Elijah Serrano, Larry Nicholas Atos and their coach, Russell Go, for emerging as champions in the National Basketball Association (NBA) 3X Philippines 2017, Under 16 Category, held at SM Mall of Asia on July 22 and 23.
Also congratulated were Baguio athletes who garnered medals in the Philippine Sports Commission’s 2017 Women’s Martial Arts Festival conducted July 26 to 28 at Harri-son Plaza Mall, Manila, and their coaches.
Winning gold medals in their respective divisions in the Combat Competition are Rainielle Juene Mabiasan, Liane Benito, Ruth Santong, Olga Omaoeng, Islay Erika Bomogao, Rosemarie Recto, Cazzel Gatinao, Ligaya Cagaid and Roshelle Lestino.
Silver medalists are Bety Mae Chorping, Dahlia Tarapen, Hiromi Wasan, Laila Go-moyod and Marlene Bosikaw while bronze medalists are Judith Chadyaas, Lailani Fagsao, Cristina Necesseto and Cristina Tirso.
In the Waikru Competition, silver medalists are Rainelle Juene Mabiasan and Hiromi Wasan while Ligaya Cagaid won the bronze medal.
In Pencak Silat, gold medalist is Islay Erika Bomogao while Ruth Santong won the silver medal.
The team’s coaches are Joseph Oloan (head coach), Bryan Olod, John Cay-oken and Jerry Valdez.
Both measures state that the outstanding performance of Baguio athletes and coaches deserve to be commended for the honor and recognition they have brought to the city. /Gaby Keith