TCC to use cash prize for sports program

By: Glendale G. Rosal September 22,2018 - 10:03 PM

BAGUIO CITY— Athletes can look at improved facilities and new sporting equipment in the near future after Team Cebu City bagged P2.5 million for finishing as the second overall delegate in the Batang Pinoy National Finals.

This, after Cebu City Sports Commission chairman Edward Hayco said that they will deliberate, consult the mayor and prepare a proposal on what to spend the cash prize on.

“One thing very definite is purchasing sports equipment and improve facilities and invest in sports development with regard to sports science and technology,” said Hayco.

The final medal tally was announced at 11 p.m., Friday night and had the Niños officially at second overall behind overall champions Baguio City with a medal tally of 36-40-44 (gold, silver, bronze).

Baguio had a dominant performance with its medal haul of 83-81-107.

Laguna Province rounded off the top three with its 34-13-31 medal tally.

Fourth place went to Quezon City with 29-16-18, and fifth place went to Pangasinan Province with 24-24-25.

The Cebu Province improved its rank by claiming the sixth overall with its medal tally of 23-8-20 improving its 10th place finish in Tagum in 2016 wherein they had 17-17-17.

Baguio City, the host LGU, bagged the P3-million cash assistance from the Philippine Sports Commission.

All the equipment used during the meet will also be donated to its sports program.

According to Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC) Executive Director Atty. Ramil Abing, he already confirmed that they will give out cash incentives to all their medalists in the meet.

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