Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo commended the athletes, coaches and officials of the Dumaguete City division for their industry and passion to bring honor and pride to the city during the 2019 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Meet that concluded Friday.

Dumaguete City was declared 3rd Runner Up, similar to its ranking in 2018, among a field of 19 schools division by grabbing 37 gold, 43 silver and 40 bronze medals. This is a significant improvement from last year’s (2018) result in Tagbilaran City when Dumaguete won 28 Gold; 22 Silver and 28 bronze.

Mayor Remollo also lauded the City Deped administration, officials of the private schools, teachers and volunteers led by Schools Division Supt. Evangel Luminarias for cultivating excellence in sports among the students but in making certain that this year’s CVIRAA has been recognized by the participating divisions as one of the best organized and most colorful in the game’s history.

Dumaguete City harvested most of the gold medals in swimming and archery. Specifically, the local swimming team won 14 gold medals with the siblings Marco Juan and Martin Jose Sayson winning 3 gold medals each; Kacie Gabrielle Tionko, Josh Patrick Cancio, Yasmien Lavigne Sojor, Isaiah Ken Pajulas and Aimee Nicolette Adanza.

The young archers also delivered 10 more gold medals courtesy of Phoebe Nicole Amistoso, Fermi Gleam P. Bajado, Gabriel Flores and Lyndyle Roy Gabucan. While John Paul Arellano of athletics and Giulan Antonio Bandoquillo of tennis also contributed a gold medal each. The taekwondo poomsae team composed of Maria Keren Kiele Teves, Abby Maevielle Taan and Ameisha Mira Opleada also won gold.

The elementary volleyball teams in both boys and girls defeated their respective rivals in the championship matches to win the gold for Dumaguete City.

Let’s continue the winning tradition! Congratulations!