July 18, 2024

The chief of police of Bontoc Municipal Police Station and his deputy served as coaches of 11 young athletes who represented the capital town in the Luzon New Face Taekwondo Championship held in Baguio on June 15 to 16.

Bontoc COP Maj. Ryan Wakat and Master Sgt. Benjamin Chumachog were successful in coaching the athletes who won one gold and four bronze medals in the poomsae event.

BONTOC TKD TEAM — Young taekwondo athletes from Bontoc, Mountain Province who were coached by two police officers posed after seeing action in the Luzon New Face Taekwondo Championship held in Baguio on June 15 and 16. — Contributed photo

Those who competed in poomsae were Jezzysky Cangcang, Asher Lapniten, Frederick Dicang, Joseph Bumakil, and Benjamin Chumacog Jr.

Those who saw action in kyorugi were Beona Hananaiah Chumacog, Vren Yohan Bagangan, Graceilyn Patayec, John Tracy Patayec, Jan Li Wanas, and Aiden Gamotlong.

Wakat has expressed gratitude to the stakeholders for their support to the Bontoc MPS sports development program.

“We are doing this to show the youth that we care. This is to deter them from drug use and prevent them from joining terrorist groups,” Wakat said.

For his part, Chumacog highlighted the athletes’ dedication and the crucial role of their parents in achieving their goals.

He also extended thanks to several individuals and officials who provided financial and moral support, like Mountain Province Rep. Maximo Dalog, Jr.; Mountain Province Police Provincial Director Col. Sibly Dawuigey, Jr.; and Bontoc Vice Mayor Eusebio Kabluyen, among other individuals. – PRO-CAR release