Dondon Edward Pichay and Mia Monique Suniega defeated all their competitors in the Level C Mixed Doubles at the 8th SOTX Badminton Cup held at the Don Antonio Sports Center in Commonwealth, Quezon City last November 26, 2011. They were declared champions in that category when they defeated a varsity team from Baguio City in three grueling sets, a Manila-based team in two sets and a Pampanga team in two highly engaging sets.
Representing the Cabugao Badminton Club, Dondon and Mia were awarded gold medals each and SOTX shoes as prizes. This is the first time the Cabugao Badminton Club was involved in badminton tournament action in Metro Manila although both of them have had experiences playing at Palarong Pambansa – the national sports competition for elementary and high school.
Meanwhile, the Cabugao Taekwondo Club recently joined the Batang Pinoy 2011 competition held in Baguio City from November 24 – 27, 2011. Dseudenn Pyvan Pasia and Keybert Lee Lumbania garnered gold in their respective weights while Jamela Mae Paligutan garnered silver and Angelika Camille Reintar entered the semifinal rounds. All medalists qualified to join the National Batang Pinoy 2011 which will be held in Naga City this December.
Our young athletes in these two sports events are starting to make great strides and with the support of the Local Government Unit through the auspices of Hon. Mayor Edgardo S. Cobangbang Jr., we could achieve greater goals and take pride in our young athletes.