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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

CHED-Cordillera revs up prep for 2023 Philippine ROTC Games

Baguio City, Philippines – With less than a month to go, the Commission on Higher Education in Cordillera is ramping up its preparations for the national Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Games.

Student - athletes from the six institutions who represented the region showed their best in the ROTC Games Luzon leg, snatching at least 18 medals – 9 gold medals, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Eight of the gold medalists are from the University of Baguio, plus one from the Ifugao State University.

Dominic Boligan and Christopher John Manipon secured gold in male kickboxing (63.5 kgs Lowkick) and (57 kgs Lowkick) respectively, while Bety Mae K. Churping and Kathleen S. Igualdo dominated the female kickboxing (52 kgs Lowkick) and (56 kgs Lowkick) categories, respectively, reported CHED – Cordillera.

In the women's boxing tilt, Ramdhel Mae Divinagracia and Rinoa Segundo of UB both clinched gold medals.

Meanwhile, UB’s splinter Jesylmay C. Licup earned gold medals in the women's 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash categories.

Avygail P. Ummas of IFSU likewise claimed the top spot in Women's Non-traditional Single Weapon.

These athletes, among others, will advance to ROTC Games national finals.

To further improve the performance of the highland warriors in said tournament, Regional Sports Coordinator Jerico Acierto of CHED – Cordillera earlier said their will be certified sports coaches

“…Wherein these coaches can teach or train our members of the sports team para di na po natin kailangang kumuha sa ibang rehiyon o mag-hire sa labas, and this will help na rin po our office in conducting sports training in the future para sa ating mga atleta,” Acierto stated in his interview with PTV-Cordillera.

The regional commission hopes that more higher education institutions will soon participate in the ROTC Games.

Philippine ROTC Games 2023, the first of its kind, was launched in December last year to foster discipline and excellence, and train young athletes for international competitions, while promoting development of sports programs.



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