Iligan tankers rule Langoy PHL Gov. Pacquiao Cup in Sarangani


GENERAL SANTOS City—Team Iligan Archangel Swimming Acad of Iligan City tallied 321 points to rule the Langoy Pilipinas-1st Governor Rogelio D. Pacquiao Cup held recently at the Sarangani Sports Training Center.

Red Sail Arcadia ST of Davao City got 266 points and Lemmoda Aqua Glidervalencia of Bukidnon collected 248 points to finish second and third place, respectively, in the national competition for six to 17 years old swimmers.

Ten local government units including Manila, Tarlac, Cavite and Laguna in Luzon; Bohol, Roxas, and Bacolod in Visayas; and Sarangani Province and Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao sent athletes to the event.

Competitions were staged in Category A for experts and Category B for beginners.

Langoy Pilipinas national organizer Darren Evangelista said the event was organized for school-based teams, less fortunate children and out-of-school youth.

Langoy Pilipinas is supported by the Swimming League Philippines, Philippine Swimming League and Congress of Philippine Aquatics Inc.

Provincial sports coordinator Alma Corazon Gabuat represented Pacquiao in the event.

“Sports like this develop not only a winning attitude for our Filipino youth, but also the discipline that comes with it, the cooperation an athlete has with his coach, and the dedication to overcome one’s own limitations to achieve greater goals,” Gabuat told the participants.

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