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4:39 pm on 16 January 2023, Monday
By Carby Rose Basina
Beloved nutritious beverage brand MILO® Philippines and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) celebrated the success of its annual youth sports program Batang Pinoy Championship returning after two years of the pandemic.
The six-day championship took place in the Heritage City, Vigan, Ilocos Sur where more than 5,000 student-athletes joined different sports competitions and earned their respective medals.
The City of Baguio emerged victorious as the overall champion with 100 medals, followed by Pasig City and Quezon City with 48 and 46 wins respectively.
MILO® Philippines also presented the MILO® Batang Pursigido Awards to deserving athletes and Batang Pinoy teams who showed exemplary grit, perseverance, and dedication to sports. The recipients of the MILO® Batang Pinoy Pursigido Awards include Adrian Jessie Magbojos of the City of Sta. Rosa (most bemedaled female athlete), Miguel Adrian Carlos of City of Puerto Princesa (most bemedaled male athlete), City Pangasinan (with the biggest delegation), six-year-olds Art Joe Cabatan of Davao de Oro and Hailey Bolico of Pasig City (youngest male and female athletes).
Batang Pinoy is known as the Philippine Sports Commission’s grassroots development program that student-athletes and other kids from around the country may join. After being forced to a halt because of the pandemic, Batang Pinoy has finally returned to a hybrid of online and on-ground events. There are a total of nine on-ground events conducted in Vigan, Ilocos Sur with athletics and swimming garnering the most number of participants.
MILO® Philippines continues to show parents across the country that it is consistent in finding ways for kids to continue their champion journey whether they are at home or outside adjusting back to face-to-face classes and activities. Batang Pinoy 2022 is an exciting welcome to kids back to in-person competitions with more to come in 2023.