CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – With the conclusion of the 3-day national finals of the 2015 Milo Little Olympics, held last October 22-25 at the Laguna Sports Complex in Sta. Cruz, Laguna and at the CNA Town Center Mall in Pagsanjan, Team Bataan brought home the following awards: Champion – Table Tennis (Elementary-Girls); 2nd place – Volleyball (Elementary – Boys); 2nd place Swimming (Elementary – Boys); and 3rd place – Athletics – throw (Secondary – Boys).
Mr. Ramon Perez, DepEd Bataan SGOD Chief furnished 1Bataan the list of the winners:
Table Tennis: Sta Isabel Elementary School (Dinalupihan)
Siena Manalac Ryza Mae Magpoc
Juliana Laxamana Abegail Reyes
Jorrina Nepomuceno Coach – Ulysses Gabriel
Volleyball – Hermosa Elementary School
Ricardo Jose Arucan Jul Bernard Bantique
Kienth Ocampo Rein John Ronquillo
Philip Michael Vitug Gionne Kalel Legaspi
Dina Clark Pineda Mikko Vicente
Frelcis Laxamana Jr. Coach – Jennifer Cruz
Swimming – Marcos Simone Manalili of San Ramon Elementary School (Dinalupihan)
Athletics – Throw – R. Pancer Ramos of Mariveles National High School (Poblacion)
Participated in by over 2,000 student-athletes from all over the country, this year’s national finals featured 13 sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, sepak takraw and scrabble. This year, two demo sports were added – arnis and karatedor.
Endorsed by the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee, the Milo Little Olympics holds the distinction of being the longest-running inter-school youth sports competition in the country aimed at promoting values and mental discipline through sport. It is also Milo’s commitment to help the country find its next generation of sports heroes.