Palaro medalists during the photo shoot.

Forty nine (49) Caraga athletes, a.k.a. “Brave Souls,” together with their coaches, parents, and DepEd officials, once again relived their victorious campaign during the 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City as the Regional Office formally acknowledged their achievements by handing over to them their well-deserved cash rewards today at the Teacher Development Center, Butuan City.

OIC-Regional Director Francis Cesar B. Bringas led the ceremonial turn-over of the symbolic check in the amount of P100,000, P10,000.00, and P7,000.00 for Gold, Silver, and Bronze respectively. The athletes won a total of 13 Golds, 10 Silvers, and 14 Bronzes (Individual and/or Team category).

“Hindi mo mararating ang success na ito kung hindi ka dumaan sa hirap,” Bringas told the athletes in his inspirational message.

Bringas then likened their success to the metamorphosis of the butterfly, a process which, though arduous, cannot be artificially hastened nor disturbed.

“In the struggle of the butterfly to get out of the cocoon, it is actually the squeezing of the fluid in the body of the butterfly that transfers to its wings so that it will become fully developed and will be able to fly,” Bingas explained.

“As athletes you have to go through the same kind of struggle and difficulty for you to be able to meet your success. You have to be placed under different challenges to make you stronger. And coaches would also have to respect the natural progression of the growth of their athletes,” he articulated.

“Their [athletes] presence here today,” Bringas said, “just proves that we have respected this natural progression of growth, and these athletes have undergone several levels of struggles, difficulties, and challenges just to be in this place that they are in now.”

Bringas then congratulated the athletes saying that their struggles and challenges actually made them stronger that’s why they succeeded.

Finally, Bringas encouraged the athletes to nurture their growth and success in their chosen sport. “You are designed to be there and excel in there, because that is where your talents are. Therefore, nurture the talent and be in the place where you should be …because that will bring you to greater success in life.”

After the ceremonies, RD Bringas invited everyone to a sumptuous “boodle fight” at the RPSU lobby.

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The medalists and their coaches were:

ATHLETE EVENT DIVISION COACH MEDAL
MUANAG, CEMBERAIN S. CHESS AGUSAN DEL    SUR DIEZ, AURORA C. GOLD
BANDOLA, DARYL L. BILLARDS SURIGAO DEL SUR JANIOLA, NOEL P. GOLD
BUDIONGAN, JAN Z. TAEKWONDO BUTUAN CITY GO, IAN G. GOLD
CORVERA, REYANNE T. GYMNASTICS BUTUAN CITY CALONIA, JULIETA O. GOLD
TEJERO IV, JULIUS A. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR TECSON, GLAN L. GOLD
QUINONEZ, CHRISTINE M. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. GOLD
TAGRA, SHERILYN R. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. GOLD
ESPUERTA , JEG B. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR TECSON, GLAN L. GOLD
GUERRA, RAYNOLD B. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR TECSON, GLAN L. GOLD
SANDICO, JOHN PATRICK P. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR TECSON, GLAN L. GOLD
ESPUERTA, LEVIEMIE B. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. GOLD
LOBO, JEAN MAE G. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. GOLD
ESCAMILLAN, MARVIN A. SEPAK – TAKRAW SURIGAO DEL NORTE DIMACUHA, NESTOR C. GOLD
ANDOY, DON M. SEPAK – TAKRAW SURIGAO CITY
GADOR, ELMER JAN A. SEPAK – TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
LAGUISMA, FREDIAN GELOU SEPAK – TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
SAQUIN, MARK RHYAN C. SEPAK – TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
13 GOLDS

 

VERANO, JAMES R. CHESS BISLIG CITY DIEZ, AURORA C. SILVER
MUANAG, CEMBERAIN S. CHESS AGUSAN DEL SUR
CABUSOG, ARWIN C ARCHERY DINAGAT ISLANDS MAANO III , RUFINO P. SILVER
NARIT, MHEL C. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR TECSON, GLAN L. SILVER
GUERRA, MICHELLE G. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. SILVER
MUYCO, SANDARA M. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. SILVER
MARA –ASIN, ANGIELYN G. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. SILVER
PADEN, ALFRED L. GYMNASTICS AGUSAN DEL NORTE ABARQUEZ, JEANELYN C. SILVER
MESA, GERALD JOHN A. ARNIS BUTUAN CITY GIBALAY, RODRIGO C. SILVER
UY, LAWRENCE M. ATHLETICS TANDAG CITY GARAS, MARY KENDEL M/ BIGNO DIANE MAUREEN P. SILVER
CODILLA , VAUGHN SPENCER V. TENNIS SURIGAO DEL NORTE PATENIO, GRACE DELIGHT SILVER
10 SILVERS
MALINOG, JULIE ANN ARCHERY DINAGAT ISLANDS CEBUANO, HERMAN F. BRONZE
MALINOG, JULIE ANN ARCHERY DINAGAT ISLANDS CEBUANO, HERMAN F. BRONZE
CABUSOG, ARWIN C. ARCHERY DINAGAT ISLANDS MAANO III, RUFINO P. BRONZE
MUSA, RONEL BOXING BUTUAN CITY ABATAYO, ROY C./

SILABAY, JR. MANUEL L.

BRONZE
ALUDO, STEFI MARITHE A. TENNIS AGUSAN DEL SUR RAVELO, ALFONISITA L. BRONZE
GUARDO, CLARE GUYSIE H. TENNIS SURIGAO DEL SUR RAVELO, ALFONISITA L.  
FRANCO, ELVINCE P. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR TECSON, GLAN L. BRONZE
GALLOR, MARY JOY E. WRESTLING SURIGAO DEL SUR MONDIGO, WINGEL S. BRONZE
MAG-ASO JOBERT JUSTIN S. TAEKWONDO BUTUAN CITY GO, IAN G. BRONZE
ABING, ABIGAIL GERLYN V. TAEKWONDO BUTUAN CITY BETANTOS, AL C. BRONZE
MENCIAS, KAREN MAE C. TAEKWONDO BAYUGAN CITY BETANTOS, AL C. BRONZE
BADA, RONEL C. WUSHU SURIGAO DEL SUR LOPEZ, JOHNEXCELS S. BRONZE
MOLAAN, ALIZA MAE N. WUSHU BUTUAN CITY SINADOS REGIE L BRONZE
GAMBOA, EDILIZA A. WUSHU BISLIG CITY SINADOS REGIE L BRONZE
ASILUM, REYNALDO JR. D. SPEAK TAKRAW SURIGAO CITY DIMACUHA, NESTOR C.

 

BRONZE
EDRADAN, JAYFORD B. SPEAK TAKRAW SURIGAO CITY
ESCAMILLAN, MARVIN A. SPEAK TAKRAW SURIGAO DEL NORTE
FABROA, JOSE DIZON N. SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
GADOR, ELMER JAN A. SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
GORING, RICARDO JR. A. SPEAK TAKRAW SURIGAO CITY
LAGUISIMA, FREDIAN GELOU G. SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
LERAY AIKEN T. SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
NAGASAN, HEZEKIAH S. SPEAK TAKRAW SURIGAO CITY
SAQUIN, MARK RHYAN SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
ORQUINA, JEMARK P. SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY
ANDOY, DON M. SPEAK TAKRAW TANDAG CITY  
      14 BRONZES
                                                         SPECIAL GAMES MEDALISTS
BALDOMINO, REMON SURIGAO DEL SUR BRONZE
ESCALICAS, CHRISTIAN AGUSAN DEL NORTE BRONZE
CASTROMAYOR, FRANCIS BAYUGAN CITY BRONZE