MEDAL HAULERS. The Zamboanga City government accords recognition Monday (Dec. 5, 2022) to the medal haulers of the local delegation to the 2022 Muay Thai National Championships held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 in Subic, Zambales. The group was feted by Mayor John Dalipe (in white shirt) and Dr. Cecile Atilano, city sports development officer (left of Dalipe) during the flag-raising ceremony in front of city hall. (Photo courtesy of Zamboanga CIO)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The city government has recognized athletes of this city who saw action in the 2022 Muay Thai National Championship in Subic, Zambales from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.

The athletes were feted by Mayor John Dalipe during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony in front of city hall.

With the support of the city government, the delegation brought home three gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. The gold medalists included Ryan Jakiri, Rudzma Abubakar, and Andrei Garcia.

The silver medalists were Ghen Yhan Berdon, Prince Ian Berdon and Noel Alabata while Jojie Pajaron and Hersky John Veloro took home bronze medals.

Dalipe commended the medal haulers for bringing honor and fame to the city, as he reaffirmed his commitment to sports development.

Also feted were coaches Reynold Trasmonte, Arnold Palpal-latoc and Kenneth Fausto.

Dr. Cecile Atilano, city sports development officer, said the sports medalists will receive cash incentives from the local government. (PNA)