Muscle Showdown is one of the most awaited events of Baguio City’s Panagbenga festival. The president of United Bodybuilders of Northern Luzon Inc. (UBNLI) and the event organizer Mr. Troy Mencio is proud to present the 2013 competition on its 10th year anniversary in cooperation with Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI). The Mr. Panagbenga Muscle Showdown Open Invitational Bodybuilding Championship held at Baguio Convention Center successfully done last Friday, February 22, 2013. The show starts at 7:00 in the evening with fifty-four (54) participants from different cities, each one hoping to bag a title.
There are 25 participants in theNovice Division, 10 participants in the Flyweight Division, 7 participants for the Bantam Weight Division, 7 participants in the Light Weight Division and 5 participants in the Open Weight Division.
Here is the list of the winners from each division,
Novice Division – Ben Rivera, 32 years old half Filipino-half Vietnamese from Brookside, Baguio City Philippines
Flyweight Division – Mark Charles Vidal, 25 years old of Baguio City (Mr. Lingayen 2012- 1st place and 2011 YMCA Junior Division, Baguio City -1st place)
Bantamweight Division – James Kiat-ong of Benguet, Baguio City
Lightweight Division– Orlando dela Bajan of Metro Manila, Philippines
Openweight Division- Jeffrey Tiago of La Trinidad Benguet, Baguio City
Most Promising Body Builder 2013 – Michael Dadat (Novice Division)
Best Poser 2013- Jeffrey Tiago (Openweight Division)
Orlando dela Bajan of Lightweight Division won the Overall Champion and Mr. Panagbenga 2013 taking home the following prizes; ten thousand pesos cash prize, a double burner stove with gas tank from Solane and 5 feet tall trophy.
Top 6 from all divisions receives cash prizes, a trophy and other souvenir items from official sponsors. Nevertheless, all 54 participants received a Certificate of Recognition, a token of appreciation and souvenirs courtesy of the event organizers and sponsors.
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