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Las Piñas welcomes SEA Games medalists

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Las Piñas City - Two exceptional athletes, Jocel Lyn Ninobla and Ana Alicia "Khate" Castillo, who proudly represented the Philippines at the recently concluded 2023 South East Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia, paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar at City Hall on Thursday, June 1st.

Jocel Lyn Ninobla, an outstanding taekwondo athlete, brought pride to the city by clinching a Gold medal at the Women's Recognized Team Poomsae event and a Bronze medal in the Mixed Recognized Pair Poomsae event, showcasing her remarkable skills and versatility in the discipline. Jocel, an alumna of Divine Light Academy in Las Piñas, chose to return to her hometown to express her heartfelt gratitude to the city that played a significant role in shaping her journey.

Accompanying Jocel was Ana Alicia "Khate" Castillo, a talented basketball athlete, who secured a Silver medal at the Women’s 5x5 Basketball event. Khate, a proud graduate of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in Las Piñas, showcased her skills on the international stage and contributed to the overall success of the Philippine team.


Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar warmly welcomed Jocel and Khate, commending them for their dedication, hard work, and perseverance that led them to achieve remarkable success on the international stage, bringing honor not only to the country but also to Las Piñas City.

During the courtesy visit, Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar highlighted the city's commitment to supporting and nurturing local talent, recognizing the importance of providing opportunities and resources to young athletes who aspire to pursue their dreams. They expressed their pride in Jocel and Khate's achievements and assured them of the city's continuous support in their future endeavors.

The visit served as a testament to Las Piñas City's dedication to promoting sports excellence and fostering a nurturing environment for aspiring athletes. The city officials emphasized their unwavering support for the development of local talents, encouraging other young athletes to pursue their dreams and represent Las Piñas City with pride.

Jocel Lyn Ninobla and Ana Alicia "Khate" Castillo's remarkable accomplishments serve as an inspiration to aspiring athletes in Las Piñas City, demonstrating that with passion, hard work, and community support, they too can achieve great heights in their chosen sports.


Las Piñas City congratulates Jocel and Khate on their outstanding achievements and wishes them continued success in their athletic careers. The city stands proud as they serve as shining examples of the city's vibrant sports culture and dedication to nurturing local talent.

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