Mayor Bong Gordon Acknowledges Winners of Palarong Pambansa 2010
“Ang ating kabataan ang pag-asa ng ating bayan. Ngayon pa lamang ay dapat na natin silang suportahan sa mga gawaing maghuhubog at magbibigay sa kanila ng kagalingan hindi lamang sa kanilang pag-iisip kung hindi pati na rin sa kanilang pangagatawan.” Mayor Gordon said during the flag raising ceremony.
Thousands of athletes coming from all regions of the country participated in the said national event, competing in archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, football, gymnastics, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis and volleyball.
Olongapeno winners include Janna Dominique Oliva of SPED-G who won gold medals in taekwondo poomsae and taekwondo kyorugi. She was also awarded taekwondo Most Valuable Player (MVP) under the girls elementary division. Helena Teope of Olongapo City Elementary School (OCES) bagged the gold medal in the 100m swimming /breaststroke and silver medal in 50M swimming breaststroke.
A gold medal in lawn tennis/single was won by Jurence Zosimo Mendoza of Olongapo City National High School (OCNHS). Cyprus John Bermillo of Saint Joseph College (SJC) high school won the silver medal in gymnastics. Bernard Kristoff Florencio of SJC elem. department got silver medals in both 4x50m swimming medley relay and 50m swimming breaststroke. Roshel Camero of Gordon Heights 1 Elem. School, Joel Zita of Kalalake National HS and Judith Pineda of OCNHS all won the bronze medal in girls volleyball, arnis full contact, and Chess girls section respectively.
All athletes will also receive cash incentives, according to Mayor Bong Gordon
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr., is all praises for the Olongapeno winners at the recently concluded Palarong Pambansa 2010 held at San Jose, Tarlac.