BAGUIO CITY: The country’s Summer Capital was again proven to be a haven for world-class athletes and other achievers with two of its locals reaping international awards in taekwondo and marathon.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog led other city officials in commending Asian and World Taekwondo Poomsae champion Jeordan Dominguez and multi-awarded ultra-marathoner Marcelo Bautista during a ceremony held at city hall recently.
Dominguez, of Holy Ghost Proper barangay, triumphed in the World Wushu Championships in Lima, Peru held last September 29 to October 2, while former Baguio General Hospital janitor Bautista bested other runners in the recent 24-hour Endurance Run in Intramuros, Manila.
Domogan pointed out that their achievements have not only brought honor to their families but to the city and country as well.
“This proves once more that our beloved Baguio is home to many young people whose talents have been recognized in the national and international arena,” he said.
The local chief executive also emphasized the importance for people to avoid engaging in the “vices of man” so that we can reach our full potential and achieve the goals we have in life.
Earlier, the city government held victory motorcades for homegrown achievers ONE Championship Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang and Asian and World Wushu gold medalist Divine Wally.
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