LOCAL athletes were commended by Baguio City officials during the flag raising ceremony on Monday, September 16, for winning medals in international competition.
Given commendation were Izech Brian Edwin, Maria Aljana Erece, Angelica Joyce Gaw, Rama Chandra Liporada, Justin Cobe Macario, Xaphrine Paijhe Rivera, Tisha Cassandra Ulat, and Rain Ramon.
The taekwondo jins bagged two gold and five bronze medals during the 2019 Asean Taekwondo Championships held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
In the 2019 Asian Junior & Cadet Taekwondo Championships held in Ahman, Jordan, Justin Cobe Macario won a silver medal while Aesha Kiara Oglayon won a bronze medal.
Others who were commended were Jenelyn Olsim, who won a silver medal during the 2019 International Federation of Muaythai Association World Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand while Josiah Tristan Co bagged 2 gold medals during the 4th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships.
Hazel Ramirez ruled the Asia Auto Gymkhana Championships held in South Korea with a knock-out record in the 1st Solo Individual category and third in double knock-out category.
Also cited were Helen Tallongen Acopen and Jedd Andre Kim both won silver medals during the Southeast Asian Sambo Championships.
The athletes are expected to receive incentive from the city under the updated “Baguio-based athletes and coaches incentives and benefits ordinance of 2016.”
Last week, the city also honored Marcelo Bautista after topping the Crazy 24-Hour Endurance Run on September 1, 2019 at Intramuros Manila together with mix martial arts artists Lito Adiwang of Team Lakay and Ismael Bandiwan of Tribal Submission Team Torogi for winning in the ONE Warrior Series in Singapore.