March 3, 2024

Arnisadors from Baguio City have contributed two gold medal, one silver, and four  bronze medals contributing to the City of Pine’s title defense as the overall champion in the Batang Pinoy 2023 national finals for the fourth consecutive time.

Out of 53 participants, Aileen Amancio reigned supreme by winning a gold medal in anyo traditional single weapon in the 13 to 15 years old girls category while Glysm Belteshasar Aliga placed second out of 52 entries in traditional single weapon boys 16-17 years old.

HIGHLAND ARNISADORS — Arnidasors from various schools also contributed medals to help Baguio retain its Batang Pinoy overall champion title while placing third in the Philippine National Games during the national finals held in Mandaluyong and Pasig City last month. — Contributed photo

Marion Lopez earned the third spot out of 46 entries in the non-traditional double weapon girls 16-17 years old while Jiereie Ezequiel Jacla landed fifth out of 58 in the traditional single weapon in the 13 to 15 age group.  Kienth Caspe landed fourth out of 59 in the non-traditional double weapon in the same age group.

Jayden Paltongan landed fourth out of 19 participants in the traditional single weapon and also placed fourth out of 17 entries in the non-traditional double weapon in the seven to nine years old group.

For the 10 to 12 years old group, Zharen Yumi Nota placed third  out of 36 entries in the anyo traditional single weapon and another bronze medal in the full contact padded sticks girls 44-kilogram and below.
Jaycee Rein Oning landed fourth out of the 40 entries in the anyo non-traditional double weapon boys 10 to 12 years old category.

Marc Alexis Martin won a gold medal in the live stick boys 58-kilogram and above while Shem Zimri Aliga contributed a bronze medal in the padded stick boys 40-kg and below.

In the Philippine National Games with 562 entries, Baguio arnisadors also won one gold, two silver, and three bronze medals to help the city in third place overall.

Angeline Datuin won a gold medal in the full contact padded stick women 57 to 63-kg. and a silver medal in the anyo non-traditional double weapon. Edelyn Agan clinched a silver medal in the full contact padded stick women 63 to 70-kg. and another bronze medal in the full contact live stick.

Prince Jonah Villaruel and Takuya Wada also contributed one bronze medal apiece in their respective events.

Baguio athlete Rod Xhedrick Mendoza, who represented the national arnis team, won two gold medals in the anyo non-traditional double weapon and in full contact padded stick. – Press release