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Garbo awards 32 Mabalaquenian athletes for winning in CLRAA 2023

MABALACAT CITY – This city takes pride in the success of its young athletes who recently represented the city in the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet 2023.

Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo has awarded and recognized the 32 young Mabalaquenian athletes for their outstanding performance in the said competition.

The CLRAA Meet 2023 was held in various venues in Region 3 last April 24 to 28, 2023. A total of 20 delegations from different parts of Central Luzon participated in the said event. Despite the tough competition, the young Mabalaquenian athletes have proven their skills and talents in various sports events.

Mayor Garbo expressed his appreciation and admiration for the young athletes. He believes that their success in the CLRAA Meet 2023 is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

He also acknowledged the efforts of the coaches and trainers who have helped in honing the skills of the young athletes.

The 32 young Mabalaquenian athletes who were given recognition were Princess Rhianna J. Manzon, Emma T. Bolden, Gabrielle O. Nuqui, Christian Erickson O. Costuna, FJ Catherine T. Cruz, Shan Kervie A. Medina, Venice Ashley S. Tamba, Xyzah Czarlotte I. Lagman, Laurice Amber S. Tangcay, Rhyianna Mae C. Saingan, Marian Ashley V. Dizon, Jacob Dwayne D. Mangandi, Daniel Oliver T. Diana, Colbie Kzion G. Diangson, Kalanat Czar G. Diangson, Seb Rafael R. Santos, Ivan Dashielle C. Dungca, Nathan M. Dueñas, Dustin Keby Dizon, Alexis Kate C. Aguado, Martina D. Lising, Princess R. Ypol, Kathlyn Sophia V. David, Ethan Gabrielle Garcia, Diane D. Fajardo, Claries Jade A. Sibal, Adeline Samia, Mary France Joy M. Sarrato, Kyle Tommy Maniago, Wyn Fia S. Mendoza, Carlyle Josh Tumaque, and Jhayro C. Danganan.

These young athletes competed in different sports events such as chess, swimming, table tennis, badminton, and arnis. They have brought home a total of 17 gold medals, 18 silver medals, and 12 bronze medals. Their impressive performance has earned them the admiration and respect of their fellow Mabalaquenians.

Mayor hopes that the success of these young athletes will inspire other Mabalaquenian youths to pursue their passion for sports.

“To our current and aspiring athletes, let me assure you that the city government will continue to support and provide opportunities for the development of sports in Mabalacat,” Garbo said.

MCG also announced that he will award P3,000 each to gold medalists, P2,000 to silver medalists, and P1,000 to bronze medalists. In addition, Mayor Garbo made it known that the entire Mabalacat Team will receive P50,000 in recognition for their overall performance.

After being recognized, the young winners expressed their gratitude to Mayor Garbo and the local government unit for the unending support to the athletes.

The awarding ceremony for the 32 young Mabalaquenian athletes was held on May 8, 2023, at the Mabalacat City Hall. The ceremony was attended by the athletes, their families, coaches, trainers, and other city government officials after the flag-raising ceremony.