April 15, 2024

■  Ofelia C. Empian

The second staging of the Tour of Besao has generated P171,404 for the be-nefit of Besao Central School in Mountain Province. 

One of the event organizers of Team Kalasag, Samuel Egsaen said the amount came from the 107 participants, sponsors, and donors of the event held on March 2.

Egsaen thanked those who made the event possible, which was slated in line with the annual town fiesta of the municipality. 

Winners were Fernalyn Hidalgo of Nueva Vizcaya, who topped the female open category followed by Crisanta Salas of Cagayan who led all 14 registrants under the category. 

For the 17 years old and below, Jemuel Aggalao ruled the category followed by John Ashley Merculio and Gregory Jade Coloma. Anthony Morales topped the 18 to 29 years old followed by Joffer Cuyob and Allan Jhay Tupasi.

The 30 to 39 years old was topped by Nathaniel Uvero followed by Gideon Rex Mayet-an and Ariesly Ngina. 

Allan Tapuro has emerged as winner in the 40 to 49 category followed by Cube Spongklong and Andy Pindasan while Benjie Abalos ruled the 50 to 59 followed by Melvin Odsey and Estin Awingan. 

Special awardees during the immersive event were Jhaxia Jay Egsaen as the youngest male biker; Sam Lestat Angcaway as the youngest male finisher; Ernest Gaab as the oldest male finisher; Fernalyn Hidalgo as youngest female finisher; and Crisanta Salas as the oldest female finisher. 

Also recognized were Fr. Mardevic Dicdican as the last biker to arrive and the biker from the farthest place was Jarwyn Banatao of Cavite.

“Let’s keep the momentum going and we look forward to more adventures together in the 3rd Bike Tour of Besao,” the organizers said.