ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, June 21 (PIA) –Outstanding Rizal province athletes in the recently concluded 2013 Southern Tagalog Collegiate Athletic Association (STCAA) and 2013 Palarong Pambansa held at various sports venue in the country were given recognition and incentives during the Araw ng Lalawigan celebration.
Local athletes hauled a total of 27 golds, 7 silvers and 3 bronzes from various individual and team sports discipline, giving the province the much coveted back to back title of Overall Champion in the STCAA meet.
The top ten medalists Josefina Baloboy (athletics), Mark Andrew Orcena (arnis), Mary Allin Aldeguer (arnis), Jubaille Reyes (rhythmic gymnastics) Mica Cabadu (athletics), Kim Cahilig (women’s artistic gymnastics), Flodeliza Alferez (rhythmic gymnastics), Twinkle Siena Napoles (rhythmic gymnastics), Jessa Mae Jaromay (athletics) and Jose Mari Sebastian Arcilla (swimming) were personally greeted by Rizal Governor Jun Ynares and handed out cash incentives by the provincial government.
The medalists came from public and private elementary and secondary schools in the province and were recognized during the 112th Araw ng Lalawigan ng Rizal celebrations last June 11.
The whole delegation of the province were also honored with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan resolution citing outstanding sports prowess, decorum and the showcased of true Rizaleño spirit in various sports discipline.
Meanwhile, twelve differently-abled athletes from Rizal province also bagged 20 medals in different sport events during the conclusion of the 2nd Philippine Association Para National Games for Differently-Abled held at the Laguna sports complex where over 500 athletes show their wares.
In recognition for the honor the para-athletes gave to the province, citations were given to the athletes.
“We are truly grateful for the honor all these athletes gave to the province. Rest assured that the provincial government will continue to support them in all means possible in their future sports competitions,” said Gov. Ynares. (Rizal PIO)