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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Apayao Eagles maintains standing as 1st runner-up in CARAA 2024

Updated: Apr 22

Luna, Apayao – It is not only that they maintained their standing, the Apayao Eagles also grabbed more gold medals in this year’s Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) Meet.

In the final and official medal tally, Apayao hauled a total of 243 medals where 62 are gold, 74 are silver, and 107 are bronze. These brought them to second place in overall standing, next to Baguio City E-Lions.

Apayao’s gold medals this year surpassed the 52 they got in the regional athletic meet in 2023.

This is the third time Apayao secured the first runner-up post, and one of the contributory factors in this feat is the consistent and strong support of the Provincial Government of Apayao headed by Governor Elias Bulut Jr., Congresswoman Eleanor Bulut-Begtang, and the different local government units in the province.

Apart from providing what the athletes need like uniforms, food, and training, the Apayao PLGU along with the municipal LGUs provide cash incentives to medalists.

It could be recalled that last year, the 12-year-old most bemedalled athlete in the CARAA 2023 received a total of P90,000 for the six gold medals she took home while the 13-year-old who hauled five gold was awarded a P75,000 cash incentive.

The Apayao Eagles played in their own home court this year, as the provincial government took the challenge to host the 2024 CARAA meet with allotted funding of over P10 million.