Area IV Athletic Meet Opens in Bago

The Area IV Athletic Meet 2017 had formally opened at the Manuel Y. Torres Sports Complex yesterday with the Theme: “Road to Solidarity and Prosperity in the Heart of the Asean Community.” It will run until November 17.

Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo deliver his inspirational message during the opening of Area IV Athletic Meet 2017 yesterday at Manuel Y. Torrres Sports Complex.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Spearheading the Opening Ceremonies were Bago City Mayor Nicolas M. Yulo, Vice-Mayor Ramon D. Torres and SPM’s as host, with La Carlota City headed by Vice-Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on representing Mayor Luis Jacky D. Jalandoni III, San Enrique Mayor Jilson Tubillara and Vice-Mayor Roy De Los Santos and SBMs, Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito A. Alonso, Vice-Mayor Jimmy Gavan and SBM’s, Mayor Enrique Miravalles and Vice-Mayor Octavio Pagsuberon and SBM’s, Mayor Miguel Peña and Vice-Mayor Gerany Suatengco of Pulupandan and SBM’s

Bago Mayor Nicolas M. Yulo inspirational message said, “It is in determination, hardwork and perseverance that you will win in this sports competition. What is more important is, it build and develop your character. You will become men and women of tomorrow.”

“What you become tomorrow starts today. Lossing is a motivation of winning. Winning and losing you are all still champions,” Mayor Yulo pointed out.

Ma. Lorlinie M. Ortillo, Ph.D. CESO VI, Schools Division Superintendent, DepEd, Bago City in her welcome message said, “Its time to shine and you have to work for it. Enjoy the camaraderie in this sports competition. Let us become all champions and be the bridge of friendship , understanding and cooperation with the values bringing in our heart the: Maka Dios, Maka-Tao, Maka-Kalikasan, Maka-Bayan.”

Lighting of the Friendship Torch led by Junary Garcia, Carl Michael Romero- Arnis Gold Medalist, Pia Rose Meravalles-Taekwando Silver Medalist, Kate Julienne Martines-Athletics Gold Medalist and Palarong Pambansa Record Breaker also led the Oath of Sportsmanship while Rogelyn Roque Officiating Official of NIRAA led the oath of officiating officials.

Bago Vice Mayor Ramon D. Torres officially declared the formal opening of the athletic meet.* (JDReyes)

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