2-day ‘Juego na Costa Este 2014' kicks off PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:50

A two-day sports event called “Juego na Costa Este ’14" kicked off during an opening ceremony at the Culianan Covered Court yesterday.

A total of nine secondary athletic delegations joined the competition which include Bunguiao National High School (NHS), Bolong National High School, Cabaluay NHS, Culianan NHS, Manicahan NHS, Mercedes NHS, Sangali, Tolosa NHS and Tuan Datu hadji Abdullah Nuño memorial High School (Taluksangay).

A total of 15 athletic and sports competitions will see action in the playing field including athletics, arnis, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, volleyball, taekwondo, chess, futsal, sepak takraw, soccer, swimming and table tennis.

Councilor Elong Natividad, chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Youth and Sports, inspired and challenged the participating delegations.

“This occasion serves as a venue for camaraderie and sportsmanship for the athletes to become more responsible than to engage in drug addiction,” Natividad said.

Culianan Barangay Chairman Gilbert Alvarez and Culianan National High School principal Dr. Melanie Alvarez gave their respective inspirational messages.

Manicahan-Mercedes Athletic Association (MMAA) Cluster head of delegation Abelardo Brutas, Sr.led the raising of the MMAA banner followed by school heads and sports coordinators in the raising of the nine school banners.

International level weightlifter Margareth Colonia led the declaration of Athletes Oath, while MMAA Dominic Bais led the officiating officials’ oath with Brutas formally declaring the opening of the “Juego Na Costa Este 2014,” open. Alexander Ramiso was the master of ceremony. — Monch L. Follosco