Amassing a total of 218 gold, 159 silver, and 111 bronze medals, Iloilo Giants successfully defended their crown after capturing the Western Visayas Regional Athletics Association (WVRAA) Meet 2024 title in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, May 2 to 7.

The Ilonggos played superb after dominating all game categories in the elementary, secondary regular events, para games, and demo sports. The team ruled the athletics, football, basketball and other dancesports categories.

To recall, the Iloilo Giants snatched the championship title in the secondary boys basketball tournament at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Gym.

Scoring triple-double of 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists to go with six steals Jid Locsin continued his dominant performance for the Giants as they defeated archival Negros Occidental, 104-87.

Iloilo Giants secondary girls 3×3 basketball team emerged as champions following a dominant 21-10 victory over Aklan in the gold medal match at the same venue.

The team from Iloilo City National High School is coached by Mycah Beltran and Sharina Padilla is composed of Angelie del Pilar, Paula Bianca Bronzal, Lean Tono, and Felipa Servano.

Proving as one of the hotbeds of football in the country, Iloilo also wrapped up the WVRAA Meet 2024 with a championship title in the elementary boys football event at the Panaad Park and Stadium, Bacolod City.

Represented by Barotac Nuevo Central Elementary School, Iloilo Giants took home the crown after blanking Negros Occidental, 3-0.

The team is coached by Samson Flores Jr., Ariel Bedic, and Nigel Montaño. They will represent Western Visayas in 2024 Palarong Pambansa this July in Cebu City.

Meanwhile, Negros Occidental ranked second after harvesting 170 gold, 167 silver, and 149 bronze medals. Aklan followed at third place with 52 golds, 64 silver, and 117 bronze medals.

The 2025 edition of WVRAA meet will be hosted by the province of Antique.IMT Sports