BONTOC, Mountain Province – The municipal government recognized district sports and academic awardees in the 2023 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association Meet and Regional Academic Festival of Talents held in Baguio City on April 29 to May 1.
The awardees received certificates of recognition during the Monday flag raising rites on May 15 at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol grounds.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. lauded the athletes and academic awardees and their coaches for bringing honor and pride to the municipality and the entire province.
He also commended the parents and stakeholders for their unwavering support to the children.
To honor and support the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of students and athletes who bring pride and glory to the municipality and Mountain Province, Tudlong issued Executive Order 21, s. 2023 acknowledging and providing financial incentives to individuals who excel and bring home medals or awards from regional and national competitions.
The EO provides a student or athlete who receives a gold medal or secures first place in an individual event will receive P3,000; silver medalists, 2,000; and bronze medalists, P1,000.
Team events or categories are also recognized, with substantial rewards awaiting successful participants. Gold medalists in team events will be given P5,000 while silver and bronze medalists will receive P3,000 and P2,000, respectively.
Tudlong hopes the incentives will motivate students to continue striving for excellence both in athletic and academic pursuits.
“It is essential to support and encourage our talented youth, as they bring immense pride to our community,” he added.
Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Sherwin Chamkas also announced the municipal council passed Resolution 192, s. 2023 extending the sincerest congratulations and commendation of the municipality to the Bontoc district sports and academic awardees. – Alpine Killa-Malwagay and Christy Mae Che-es