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Friday, April 22, 2022

Benguet CARES confers Joshua Pacio "Athlete of the Year" award

Photo Courtesy || Mark Sangiao

Cordillera - Igorot Mixed Martial Artist Joshua Pacio was awarded Athlete of the Year by Benguet CARES (Cordillera Athletic Recognition for Excellent in Sport) as recognition for his great contribution in the national and international sport competition. 

Pacio is the reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion and ranked number eight strawweight in the world by Fight Matrix - an independent, comprehensive, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter ranking system portal. It is one of the sport's most recognized ranking websites in the world.

Athletes in the bodybuilding, boxing, taekwondo, kickboxing, muaythai, sambo, wrestling, wushu and other sports were given citations during the awarding ceremony on 22, April. 

Meanwhile, Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao was conferred the Coach of the Year Award. 

Other Cordilleran athletes like former boxing champion Rey Tam was given the Hall of Fame Award; marathoner Cristabel Martes - Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. Frael Aquino - Sportsman of the year; Manuel Bitog - Executive of the Year. 

Kickboxing national fighters Islay Bomogao and Crisamuel Delfin were bestowed the Young Sports Achiever of the Year.



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