City of Mati Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat acknowledges athletes who brought honor to the city in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games through a cash incentive that was given during the 127th commemoration of Rizal Day today, December 30, 2023.The recipients of this commendation include badminton athlete James Robert Tabudlong and coach Dong, boxing standout Clerigo “JR” Garcia Jr. and coach Ateng, Arnis prodigy Carl Anthony Lamodoc and coach Rhenz, as well as the 2 taekwondo jins Maria Isabel Orquia, Phoebe Charisse Jabilles and coach Kim.Their remarkable performances not only showcased their prowess but also reflected the city’s athletic excellence on a national stage.Mayor Rabat’s initiative to recognize and appreciate these athletes was a heartfelt gesture, expressing gratitude for their unwavering dedication in representing Mati City with distinction and honor.Moreover, during the event, certificates of recognition were also presented to the coaches and medalists of Batang Pinoy 2023, highlighting the city’s commitment to nurturing and supporting emerging sports talents.This ceremonial tribute, coinciding with the Rizal Day celebration, served as an inspirational moment for the city’s aspiring youth, emphasizing the values of hard work and excellence. Mayor Rabat’s act of acknowledging these athletes resonates with the enduring spirit of perseverance and excellence embodied by the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.