COTABATO City's Lhoy Rosario and Davao City's Nietchel Abecia bagged titles at the close of the Mr. Kadayawan bodybuilding contest held at Victoria Plaza Mall over the weekend.

Rosario captured the professional category crown, besting Eliaquim Balbero of Davao City and Ricky Bolotaulo of Cotabato City.

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Abecia copped the novice division championship trophy over rivals from Davao Dante Comabig and King Cena.

The winners received trophies, cash prizes and freebies from Philippine Federation of Bodybuilers vice-president for Mindanao Ben Sur and Davao Bodybuilders Association president Ferdie Ting.

The event was organized as part of the 25th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Sports Festival presented by Davao City Mayor Sara and Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office. (MLSA)