■ Harley F. Palangchao
The city government of Baguio has commended S/Sgt. Miguel Carranza of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-CAR for winning a gold and a bronze medal in the 2023 World Police and Fire Games in Winnipeg, Canada.
Carranza, who was nominated in the Midland Courier’s 2023 Nomination as the Policeman Runner of the Year, won a gold in the cross country and a bronze medal in the 10-kilometer track and field during the 2023 WPFG held from July 28 to Aug. 6.
“The outstanding performance of S/Sgt. Miguelito Carranza portrays an unwavering commitment to discipline and sports excellence, cultivated over years of relentless training and dedication,” reads the resolution of commendation handed to the police officer by city officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, and Rep. Mark Go.
“It is with great pride and joy that the city government of Baguio and the people extend this heartfelt commendation to S/Sgt. Carranza for his triumphant achievement in the 2023 World Police and Fire Games,” the resolution stated.
In his social media post, Carranza said he is aiming to join international events this year such as the 2024 Hardcore Hundred Miles-Philippines in May and The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, which is touted the most competitive ultra-trail marathon in the world being held in Chamonix, France.
Carranza also shared he wants to compete in the 2024 Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, which spans 172 kilometers, in Grachen, Switzerland in September.