Apr 252017

Filipino taekwondo jins won 16 medals in the 6-country 13th ASEAN Taekwondo Championship held in Malaysia.

Filipino taekwondo jins

The Pinoy jins finished second overall carrying the colors of the Smart/MVP Sports Foundation.

The Filipino gold winners in the Senior division were:

  • Jenar Torillos
  • Christian Al Dela Cruz
  • Kristopher Robert Uy
  • Leila Delo

In the Junior Division, Romelle Pablo Jr. won the gold.

Silver medalists in the senior division:

  • Karen Cells
  • Rheza Aragon
  • Rhezie Aragon
  • Noelyn Campos
  • Ma. Kaye Shannelle Romuar
  • Joaquin Mendoza Jr.

Reign Charisse Ragutana received the silver in the Junior division.

Bronze medalists (Seniors):

  • Eldridge Justin Langit
  • Abram Lance Cuvinar

Bronze Medalists (Juniors):

  • Sturdy Jay Gilbuena
  • Catryn Janiella Gilbuena

With reports from Katherine Anne M. Baltar


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Apr 182014
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Mar 092014
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Mar 042014
PHL-MILF peace deal to be inked ‘end of March’

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Mar 022014
Malaysia on lookout for ‘leader from Sulu’

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Jan 252014
PH to make representations for arrested OFWs in Malaysia, says diplomat

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Jan 232014
Palace assures assistance to OFWs allegedly abused in Malaysia

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Jan 052014
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