City High's Ramos tops BAPTI run

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


BAGUIO City National High School’s Venson Ramos bested some 750 running enthusiasts in topping the men’s division of the 1st BAPTI Unity Run for a Cause held December 14 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl.

Venson took the top purse of P2,500 in the male division of the eight kilometer run organized by the Baguio Association of Private Technical-Vocational Institutions which is a fund raising activity which also aims to give aid to typhoon Yolanda victims in the Visayas region.

“As expected the activity was largely participated by the member schools and we are happy that many locals also joined in our activity,” said BAPTI 2013 president Vladimir Cayabas.

With Ramos topping the race, Renan Contic from NIIT-Baguio, Romel Abdaoag and Dave Arguelles from Data Center College of the Philippines, and Jack Abner Nievera from Meridian College finished in the top five of the race and received P1,500, P1,000, P750 and P500 respectively.

Analiza Maroan from Meridian College was the fastest in the women’s division, with Venice Chaloy from DCCP, Marina Bawing from NIIT-Baguio, Rea Pili from GMS Institute, and Cora Bocanan from Medline International Training Institute completing the top five.

“With the activity’s success, BAPTI may look into making it a yearly event to help at the same time promote our partner schools and our advocacies,” Cayabas added.

Cayabas said aside from helping in the Yolanda effort, the main purpose of the activity is to give importance to sports and physical fitness as a developing tool for the well being of their students.

“This fun run will also strengthen the partnership and camaraderie among the schools in the city of Baguio,” Cayabas quipped.

Part of the proceeds will be coordinated through the local government to be given to the Yolanda victims.

Other BAPTI member schools who participated include Baguio College of Technology, Baguio School of Business and Technology College, BTVSTC, Datamex Institute, MMS DTCC, NTUi, Pines City College Inc., and STI College.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on December 18, 2013.

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