BACOLOD CITY, May 10 (PNA) — All the student-athletes from Negros Occidental who won in this year’s Palarong Pambansa received rewards from provincial government yesterday.
Negros Occidental alone earned 98 gold, 46 silver and 73 bronze medals during the national sports competition held in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental last April 21-27.
In team events, players got P5,000 each for the champion, P3,000 to those who placed second and P2,000 to those who settled in the third place.
The student-athlete who got the biggest reward was Mary Therese Gula of Bago City.
She received P20,000 for winning the elementary girls’ 400, 800 meters and part of 4 X 100 and 4 X 400 relays.
Another was Christopher Lirazan of Kabankalan City who got P18,000 for winning the 100, 200, 400 meters run but placed second in 100 meters relay.
Miguela Lamag of Sagay City received P11, 000 for being part of 4 X 100 relay and winning the silver medals in high jump and long jump.
Other athletes rewarded were Mary Anthony Diesto (P10,000), Lovielyn Pamatian (P8,000), Aprille Diame Bibiano (6,000), Glenn Carlo Lopez (P6,000), Anjelica De Josef (P3,000), Dhesa Mae Ariño (P3,000), Mark Anthony Montinola (P2,000).
Secondary girls’ softball retains the title for another grand slam, while the elementary girls settled for bronze medal this time.
Both secondary boys ‘and girls; table tennis also won the gold medal; elementary girls ‘volleyball also won the gold, while its counterpart, the elementary boys’ settle for bronze medal and also with secondary girls’ basketball.
Marañon also gave cash incentives last year but it included other players from neighbouring provinces in Western Visayas.
The cash incentives is in recognition of the impressive performance of all athletes from Negros Occidental, who helped the Western Visayas region secure the championship in elementary girls’ division and overall first runner-up honors. (PNA)