THE Davao del Sur Taekwondo Center (DDSTC) hauled a total of eight gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals to rule the 2009 Pahalipay sa Pasko ni Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Sara Duterte at SM City's The Event Centre recently.

Davao Taekwondo Center Twin Panabo (DTCTP) copped six golds, four silvers and two bronzes for second place while the Regional Central Gym (RCG) finished third with three golds, four silvers and one bronze.

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DTC JT placed fourth with a 3-0-0 medal count followed by DTC Sta. Ana (2-4-5), DTC (1-1-0) and DTC JR, DTC Tagum and DTX Choi Sing sharing the seventh to ninth places with their 1-0-0 finish.

Finishing behind were DTC Maa (0-2-0), DTC Beefit (0-1-1) and DTC Pingoy (0-0-1).

DDSTC's golds were courtesy of Justin Natividad (grade school boys category 0), Dan Christian Millan (boys category 2), Darlene Lasat (grade school girls category 0), Sheryl Badol (junior girls flyweight), Ellain Genon (junior girls bantamweight), Donna Limosaero (junior girls featherweight), Mac Vince Pua (senior men flyweight), Ivy Rose Cometa (senior women fin-flyweight).

DTCTP, meanwhile, relied its gold harvest on Tara Derla (girls category 4), Hiljun Mobera (junior boys flyweight), Mike Balbon (junior boys bantma-lightweight), Cherry Mae Palermo (junior girls finweight) and Leo Judaval (senior men finweight).

The tournament was presented by Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Sara Duterte in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office.