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Mayor lauds ASEAN uni games bronze medalist

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Jamela De Asis proudly holds the Philippine colors after her bronze podium finish in the Athletics Women’s shot put of the 21st ASEAN University Games held in Palembang, Indonesia on June 5 to July 6*

Himamaylan Mayor Raymund Tongson congratulated bronze medalist Jamela De Asis from the recent ASEAN University Games, and is rallying support for Himamaylanon athletes who are competing in the Palarong Pambansa 2024, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said.

De Asis recently won bronze in the Athletics Women’s shot put in the 21st ASEAN University Games held in Palembang, Indonesia last June 5 to July 6.

De Asis, a resident of Barangay 2 Poblacion, currently studies at the University of Santo Tomas and was among the athletes who represented the Philippines in the games.

“Congratulations, Jamela, for bringing pride to Himamaylan and the Philippines,” said Mayor Tongson, wishing the bronze medalist more victories both in athletics and in life.

Tongson said the city government, through his office and the City Sports Office, continues to support and provide for athletes who bravely raise the banner of Himamaylanons in the national and international arenas.

Three young athletes are representing Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, and Western Visayas in the Palarong Pambansa 2024 in the Province of Cebu from July 11 to 16.

Arzequel Arabejomen is a member of the Negros Occidental men’s artistic gymnastics team and is set to perform at Cebu Institute of Technology – University.

Meanwhile, Kerth Sanri Salazar and Elizabeth Atilano are set to compete in the dancesports juvenile modern standard category at G Mall of Cebu.

“We hope Himamaylanons at home and those based in Cebu to cheer for our young athletes. Let’s go for the gold!,” Tongson said.*

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