All is set for 14thCaraga RegionalAthletic Meetin Surigao City
by Ben Serrano
March 1, 2011
BUTUAN CITY (PNA) -All is now set for the 14thCaraga Palarong Pampook 2011 also known as Regional Sports Competitionamong private and publichigh schools all over Caraga regionslated March13-17,2011with Province of Surigao del Norte as this year’s hostfor the annual sporting event.
Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla MatugassaidDepartment of Budget and Management(DBM)Secretary Florencio Abad is Keynote Speaker in the opening programto be held as thespacious, newly refurbishedSurigao del Norte Sports Complex
Abad willbe introduced byFirst DistrictSurigao del NorteRep. Francisco Matugas at the opening ceremonies.
On the other hand,Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza assisted byDr. Crucita Z. Montejo – Taala,Schools Division Superintendent of theDivision of Agusan del Surwillturn over the RegionalAthletic Meet BannertoGovernorMatugas to be assisted byDr. Fidela M. Rosas, the Surigao del NorteSchools Division Superintendent.
Hoisting of the 2011 CaragaRegional Athletic Meet Bannerwill be headedbySurigao CityMayorErnesto T. Matugas, thisyear’s athletic meet host, Rep.Francisco T. Matugas,1stDistrict,Surigao del Norte,andRep.Guillermo A. Romarate, Jr.,2ndDistrict-Surigao del Norte
Simultaneous Hoistingof Delegation Bannerswill also be spearheadedbyDelegation Heads and Officials and Entrance of Friendship Torchand Lighting of the UrnDan Joseph Navarro,2010 Palarong Pambansa Player.
At the opening ceremonies activities likeRelease of Balloons for Peace and Unitywill also be conducted with the participation of theSportsandLocal Government Officials withDelegationandDepartment ofEducationofficials spearheading.
The program’s opening will be a grand parade to beparticipatedbyAthletes, Coaches,Officials, Technical Officials,LGUsand NGOsfrom five provinces of Caraga region namely the two Agusan and two Surigao provinces.
Firework display will also be held at the later part of the Grand Opening program.
This year’s14thCaragaPalarong Pampook2011 is“Surigao Now and Beyond”.
Surigao del Norte Governor SolFolcadillaMatugas in a press statementfurnished to this writerclaimed more than5,000 athletes, delegates,school,NGOand LGUofficials are expected to attend this year’sathletic event.
“The conduct of this yearly athletic competition will provide exposure of our talented schoolathletesthat will served as pool of our future athletes of this country as we continue our aspirations to produce World classathletes in this country”, Matugas said.(PNA/Ben Serrano)
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