For the first time, Iloilo City emerged victorious in Batang Pinoy, one of the country’s biggest multi-sport events.
Iloilo City was declared the overall champion in the Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Qualifying Leg.
Based on the final medal tally, the city bagged 57 golds, 49 silvers, and 44 bronzes.
Iloilo City snatched the championship crown from Cebu City, which settled at the second spot this year with 42 gold, 55 silver, and 63 bronze medals.
Cebu province occupied the third spot with a 38-gold, 38 -silver, 52-bronze medal haul.
Negros Occidental landed on the fourth spot with a 30-18-17 (gold-silver-bronze) haul.
Lapu-Lapu City clinched the fifth spot. It collected 28 gold, 14 silver, and 25 bronze medals.
Bacolod City grabbed the sixth spot with 28 golds, 14 silvers, and 25 bronzes
The Visayas leg of Batang Pinoy was held in Iloilo City from Feb. 24 to March 2.It was participated in by a total of 2,824 athletes from 67 local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas.IMT