Baguio-based Sea Games medalists commended

Baguio-based Sea Games medalists commended

Mayor Benjamin Magalong has signed city council resolution no. 214, series of 2022, congratulating and commending Baguio city-based athletes for bringing home pride, glory and honor by emerging victorious in the 31st Southeast Asian Games held at Hanoi, Vietnam from May 12 to 23 this year.      

These are gold medalists Jean Claude Saclag, Kickboxing (Men’s 63.5 kg Low Kick); Gina Iniong-Araos, Kickboxing (Women’s 60 kg Low Kick); Islay Erika Bomogao (with Richien Yosorez), Muaythai (Wai Kru Mai Muay All Female); Eumir Felix Marcial, Boxing (Men’s 75 kg); while Steph Sabalo (with Michael Angelo Marquez) garnered gold in Dancesport (Single Latin Cha Cha) and two silver medals in Dancesport Jive and SCRPJ.   

Silver medalists are Claudine Veloso, Kickboxing (Women’s 52 kg Low Kick); Zephania Ngaya, Kickboxing (Women’s 65 kg Low Kick); Renalyn Dacquel, Kickboxing (Women’s 48 kg Full Contact); Helen Aclopen, Kurash (Women’s 48 kg); Charmea Quelino, Kurash (Women’s 52 kg); Minalyn Foy-os, Wrestling (Women’s 57 kg Freestyle); Irish Magno, Boxing (Women’s 51 kg); Jeordan Dominguez and Justine Kobe Macario, Taekwondo (Mixed Freestyle Team Poomsae); while Jones Llabres Inso won silver in Wushu (Taolu-Taijiquan) and a bronze medal in Wushu (Taolu).    

Bronze medalists are Ariel Lee Lampacan, Muaythai (Men’s Combat 54 kg); Jenelyn Olsim, Vovinam (Women’s 55 kg); Zephania Ngaya, Vovinam (Women’s 60 kg); Divine Wally, Wushu (Women’s Sanda 48 kg); Gideon Fred Padua, Wushu (Men’s Sanda 60 kg); Estie Gay Liwanen, Kurash (Women’s 57 kg); Nesthy Petecio, Boxing (Women’s 57-60 kg); Josie Gabuco, Boxing (Women’s 45-48 kg); Honorio Banario, Kickboxing (Men’s 70 kg Low Kick); and Emmanuel Cantores, Kickboxing (Men’s 60 kg Low Kick). 

“The outstanding performances of the athletes have portrayed unquestionable discipline and sports excellence perfected through years of training and dedication that serve as inspirations for the whole country and are worthy of emulation to the people of this nation and the City of Baguio especially to the youth,” the measure states.  

The resolution also states that these athletes are entitled to cash incentives amounting to P60,000 for gold medalists; P40,000 for silver; and P30,000 for bronze medalists. – Gaby B. Keith