Taguigueños score golds, silver in arnis, dancesport

Two residents of Barangay Pinagsama bagged gold medals at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Published December 11, 2019

Residents of Barangay Pinagsama and Barangay Tanyag bagged gold medals at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Mary Joy Renigen and her real-life partner Mark Jayson Gayon claimed two gold medals and a silver medal at the Dancesport competition held last Dec. 1 at the Royce Hotel in Clark, Pampanga. The winning dancing duo ruled the Foxtrot and Waltz events, while finishing behind Vietnam in Quickstep.

"Even if we tried to relax and be ready, we were subconsciously dancing and practicing in our sleep. The pressure was intense," Renigen told

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the pair revealed that that they are in a four-year relationship."Super tested yung relationship namin through dancing kasi minsan ‘yung pasensya mo. Everyday kami magkasama and minsan yung galit namin about each other ay about dancing na," shared Renigen.


Meanwhile, Carloyd Tejada bagged the gold medal at the Arnis Competition last Dec. 2 held at the Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga. He beat Vietnam’s Yuong Tahn Tung in the finals of the welterweight division.

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“Nasa mga kamay natin kung papaano makukuha at matutupad ang ating mga pangarap,” Tejada posted on Facebook.


A Cebu native who now resides in Barangay Tanyag brought three medals from billiards events for Team Pilipinas.

Rubilen Amit won a gold model for Women's 9-Ball Singles by beating her compatriot, Chezka Centano. Both opponents though teamed up for the Women's 9-Balls Doubles and yielded a gold medal for the country. She also claimed a silver medal for Women's 10-Ball Singles.

“It was an amazing week. I couldn’t be more grateful of how everything transpired. Thank you to the organizations responsible for the success of the 30th SEA Games,” Amit posted on Facebook.

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