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Markus Tongco (DLSZ 2016) wins Bronze in Boxing in the 2023 SEA Games

Markus Cezar Tongco (DLSZ 2016) wins Bronze in 2023 SEA Games

Congratulations to Markus Cezar S. Tongco (DLSZ 2016) for winning the Bronze medal in Boxing under the 92-kg heavyweight division at the 2023 South East Asian (SEA) Games last May 11, 2023 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Markus was a member of the Junior Archers team during the UAAP Season ’78.

After DLSZ, he studied at DLSZ-College of St. Benilde then went back home to Cagayan de Oro and played basketball for the Xavier-Ateneo de Cagayan University, while earning his degree in Business Administration. During the pandemic, to get himself in shape after an injury, he turned to boxing.

Markus who stands 6 feet 5 inches, made history as the first Filipino athlete to represent the country in the SEA Games men’s boxing 92-kg heavyweight division, according to Mr. Elmer Pamisa, head coach of the CDO Amateur Boxing team, in a Philippine Star interview.

Your DLSZ Family is proud of you, Markus! Animo La Salle!