The Muntinlupa City government congratulated residents who won at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Cambodia.
They are Annie Ramirez from Barangay Cupang, gold medalist, Jiu-Jitsu Women's Newaza Nogi - 57 kg; Kaila Napolis of Barangay Poblacion, gold medalist, Jiu-Jitsu Women's Newasa Gi - 52 kg; Gretel De Paz of Alabang, gold medalist, Kickboxing Low Kick - 56 kg; Shugen Nakano of Barangay Tunasan, silver medalist, Men's Judo - 66 kg; Daryl John Mercado of Barangay Tunasan, bronze medalist, Men's Judo-55 kg; and Keisei Nakano of Tunasan, bronze medalist, Judo Mixed Team Event.
Gold medalists Kaila Napolis (left) and Annie Ramirez (Photos from SEA Games, Ramirez's Facebook account)
Napolis won the Philippines’ first gold medal at the 2023 SEA Games.
The city government also commended coaches Jayson Senales of Barangay Tunasan, Philippine National Judo Team, and Kodo Nakano of Barangay Tunasan, Philippine National Judo Team.
Under a Muntinlupa ordinance, financial rewards are granted to athletes representing Muntinlupa who win in international, national, and regional competitions, and local invitational competitions including the SEA Games.