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Baguio hosts grand homecoming for Pinoy Olympians

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Baguio City gave a grand homecoming event for four Filipino Olympians who are either alumni or undergraduates of the University of Baguio (UB), on Monday, November 22.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong welcomed eatherweight silver medalist Nesthy Petecio, flyweight silver medalist Carlo Paalam, middleweight bronze medalist Eumir Marcial and women’s boxing flyweight finalist Irish Magno at this week’s flag raising ceremony at the City Hall and a city citation for the honor they brought to Baguio and their local alma mater.

All four athletes halted their education at UB to pursue their boxing careers but expressed their desire to go back to school and earn their degrees.

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