The local government unit of Villasis awarded a plaque of recognition to Mr. Ronald N. Oranza, the champion of the biggest and grandest road bicycle race in the country, Ronda Pilipinas 2018, after the flag ceremony on March 26, 2018.
The award declared Oranza as “Bayani ng Villasis” for proudly declaring that he is a native from Villasis which brought glory and honor to the town. The plaque was awarded by Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison, Jr. in the presence of the Municipal Councilors, Department Heads and the LGU family for and in behalf of Mayor Nato who had to attend the wake of his sister in the USA.
The race started last March 3 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur and ended March 18 consisting of 12 stages, with a total of 1,416.16 kilometers. Oranza totalled 34:11:23. Oranza is a cyclist from Brgy. San Nicolas who joined the race under the Philippine Navy Standard Insurance Team.
Another resolution congratulating Mr. Jay Lampawog, cyclist from Capulaan, who won the “MVP Sports Foundation Best Young Rider” in Ronda Pilipinas, was also awarded.