12 SEA Games medalists from Benguet receive recognition, cash incentive
The Provincial Government of Benguet led by Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas during a simple awarding ceremony Monday morning recognized 12 Benguet athletes who notched medals during the Hanoi 2021 Southeast Asian Games held last May. They were also given cash incentives and medals from the PLGU. They are:Jones Llabres Ligligen Inso-Silver medalist, Mens’ Wushu, Taolo Taijiquan-Bronze medalist, Men’s Wushu, Taolo TaijijianHonorio Antonio Banario-Bronze medalist, Men’s Kickboxing, Low Kick, 70kgJean Claude Kitong Saclag-Gold, Men’s Kickboxing, Low Kick, 63.5kgEmmanuel D. Cantores-Bronze medalist, Men’s Kickboxing, Low Kick, 60kgGina Nevado Iniong Araos-Gold medalist, Women’s Kickboxing, Low Kick, 60kgClaudine D. Veloso-Silver, Women’s Low Kick, 52kg categoryZephania Pag-a Ngaya-Silver medalist, Women’s Kickboxing, Full Contact, 65kg-Bronze medalists, Women’s Vovinam, 60kgCharmea Kingay Quelino-Silver medalist, Women’s Kurash, 52kgIslay Erika Asiong Bomogao-Gold medalist, Women’s Muaythai Wai Kru MaiJenelyn Dasdas Olsim-Bronze medalist, Women’s Vovinam, 55kgAriel Lee Biadno Lampacan-Bronze, Muaythai, 57kgCarlo Von Basanio Buminaang-Silver medalist, Men’s Vovinam, 65kg Governor Diclas commended the athletes for bringing honor and pride to the country and to the province, and their coaches for their sacrifice and tremendous effort for the athletes’ training. Some medalists were not present during the simple awarding ceremony due to their prior commitment.
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.