City Gov’t fetes Int’l Para athlete

Mayor John Dalipe led the City Government in recognizing Zamboangueño Muhaimin Ulag who bagged the bronze medal in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB9 at the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 in Cambodia held June 3-9. 

Ulag was accompanied by his coach Rene Sta. Teresa and his parents during his presentation during the City Hall flag raising ceremony coinciding with the commemoration of the 162nd birthday anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal Monday, June 19. The 30-year old Ulag is from Mampang. 

In 2022, Ulag likewise brought home the bronze for the Philippine team in the 100-meter freestyle event during the 11th ASEAN Paralympic Game at Surakarta, Indonesia.

The 2023 ASEAN Para Games, officially known as the 12th ASEAN Para Games, and commonly known as Cambodia 2023, was a biennial Southeast Asian multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities held from 3 to 9 June 2023 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was the first time that Cambodia hosted the ASEAN Para Games. (Sheila Covarrubias)