Sports can change lives.
"MAY PAMPAGAWA NA AKO SA BAHAY NAMIN." Erwin Mancao can't help but cry after he finished first in 5000m run secondary of the Palarong Pambansa 61st edition.He c...rawls in the oval track of Quirino Stadium after a rigorous task,catching his breathe. Flashing in his mind are the hardships of training he has gone through. His first gold medal came after his third stint in Palaro clocking 16:01.60. "Masaya ako dahil nakamit ko na rin ito (gold medal) sa wakas," says Mancao, a product of Villanueva National High School in Looc Misamis Oriental . "Kasambahay po ang Nanay ko at sa niogan naman ang tatay ko. Yung incentive ko po dito gagamitin namin upang ipagawa ang bahay namin," says Mancao. An official from Region 10 told PTV Ylocos that every gold medalist in their delegation will receive P20,000 from the Region 10 Dep Ed office.