by romeo braceros
Davao region has moved into the 10th place in the ongoing 2017 Pala-rong Pambansa in Antique province after the team collected six golds, five silvers and eight bronzes so far in the competition.
Promising 12-year-old Davaoeño swimmer Mat-thieu Adrien Tao provided two of the gold medal haul of the region in Palaro.
Tao won the elemen-tary boys 200-meter free-style gold with the time two minutes and 10.77 seconds.
The second place in the event went to Mico Angelo Del Poso of Central Luzon (2:14.30).
The third place went to John Alexander Talosig of Soccskargen Area (2:15.10).
Tao also won the ele-mentary boys 100-meter (m) backstroke, checking in at 1:08.79.
The second place in the event went to Reu Rome Francoise of Northern Mindanao (1:11:00).
The bronze medal went to Isaiah Pavillar of Socsargen (1:11.65).
Tao who is coached by Haroon Cali of Holiday Gym & Spa is very pleased with his win since his trainings and hardwork has paid off.
The Davao City based swimmer is hoping to win five more gold medals before the end of Palaro this year.