CVIRAA 2015 delegates start arriving in Cebu City

February 24, 2015 10:40 am 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 23 — Delegates from other provinces to the Central Visayas Regional Athletics Association (CVIRAA) 2015 have started to arrive in Cebu for the start of the regional sporting event on February 25.

Dr. Juliet Jeruta, Department of Education (DepEd) 7 director, said the start of competition would be on February 25, but its formal opening will be on Feb. 26.

The regional meet, which gathers thousands of athletes, coaches, trainers and supporters and officials of local government units from the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor, is expected to end on March 2.

She said this year’s host is the province of Cebu, specifically the municipality of Balamban in western Cebu, while supporting hosts are the town of Asturias and Toledo City.

“This would be the venue to choose the most outstanding athletes for Central Visayas,” Jeruta said.

She said at least 19 schools divisions are set to join the event and the winners would then represent the region in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa in Tagum City, Davao del Norte in May.

“We are all in this event so that our efforts will be forged together to choose the best. Let us put our forces together, both our prayers and moral support for the athletes,” Jeruta said in a message to the delegates.

“For the athletes, we are giving you the opportunity to develop your innate characteristics and potentials and manifest the trainings for your cultivation, use this in the best way. May you take victory with humility and accept challenges and defeat graciously,” she added.

Over 700 delegates from Bohol province already arrived in Cebu last Saturday.

The delegates arrived on board two passenger shipping lines and gathered near Plaza Independencia in Cebu City where at least 10 buses were waiting to transport them to Balamban town, some 48 kilometers west of this city.

The Bohol delegation would be staying at the Buanoy National High School in Buanoy, Balamban.

Out of the 700 delegates from Bohol, 407 are athletes from private and public schools from both elementary and secondary divisions.(PNA)

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