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Bangsamoro athletes receive cash for scoring 19 medals in the 2019 Palaro

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL
May 6, 2019

BARMM Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal, Executive Secretary Mike Pasigan, and Deputy Executive Secretary Abdullah Cosain lead the awarding of cash prizes to winning athletes from the region in the recently concluded 2019 Palarong Pambansa. (Photo Courtesy of Alih Sakaluran Aiyub)


MARAWI CITY: The Bangsamoro government has awarded cash rewards to winners from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the recently concluded 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City. 
Athletes from the Bangsamoro region have bagged a total of 19 medals in the 2019 national games, and in recognition of their efforts, the Bangsamoro government has awarded on Monday cash rewards to the winning athletes. 
P20,000 cash were given to each of the gold medalists, P15,000 each to silver medalists, and P10,000 each to bronze medalists. 
The region garnered a total of three gold medals, ten silver medals, and six bronze medals. 
BARMM’s Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal, Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah Cusain, and Director Taya Aplal of the region’s Bureau of Physical Education and Special Events led the awarding ceremony in the BARMM compound in Cotabato City. 
“You have fought a great fight; you have surpassed the expectations,” Minister Iqbal told the athletes. 
“This region has been in the bottom rank in 2017 with 9 medals in total. In 2018 we won just 3 medals, all bronze. This year you have brought home an amazing 19 medals,” Iqbal said. “You brought honour to BARMM. Thank you very much.” 
Below is the tally of the medals won by the Bangsamoro region: 
REGULAR SPORTS 
• Gold Medals 
-Athletics Long Jump (Elementary) 
-Athletics Triple Jump (Elementary) 
-Lawn Tennis, Doubles Event (Elementary) 
• Silver Medals 
-Athletics High Jump (Elementary) 
-Billiards 9-Ball Competition (Secondary) 
-Lawn Tennis, Team Event (Elementary) 
-Taekwondo Kyurogi (Secondary) 
-Taekwondo Individual Poomsae A (Secondary) 
-Taekwondo Individual Poomsae B (Elementary) 
-Taekwondo Mixed Poomsae (Elementary) 
-Taekwondo Team Poomsae (Elementary) 
• Bronze Medals 
-Boxing, Bantam Weight (Secondary) 
-Table Tennis, Doubles Event (Elementary) 
-Taekwondo Individual Poomsae A (Elementary) 
-Taekwondo Kyurogi (Secondary) 
-Taekwondo Team Poomsae (Secondary) 
-Football (Elementary) 
DEMO SPORTS 
• Silver Medals 
-Arnis, Kids Full Contact (Elementary) 
-Pencak Silat, Individual Category (Secondary) 
• Bronze Medals 
-Pencak Silat, Individual Category (Secondary) 
-Pencak Silat, Sine Regu (Secondary) 
SPECIAL EVENTS/PARALYMPICS 
• Gold Medals 
-Athletics Shotput (15 below) 
-Swimming (16 above/ Backstroke, Freestyle, and Breast Stroke) 
-Swimming (15 below/ Backstroke, Freestyle, and Breast Stroke) 
-Team Bocce (15 below) 
• Silver Medals 
-Swimming (16 above/ Backstroke, Freestyle, and Breast Stroke) 
• Bronze Medals 
-Athletics Shotput (16 above) 
-Swimming (15 below/ Backstroke, Freestyle, and Breast Stroke)
(With a story from Masiding Noor Yahya/RSP)

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