DavOr’s Sports fest opens

Excited capitol employees cheer for their team during the 'DavaoOrientalympics' opening ceremony.

Excited capitol employees cheer for their team during the ‘DavaoOrientalympics’ opening ceremony.

Province of Davao Oriental – The 2015 Sports Fest or ‘DavaoOrientalympics’ kicked off Thursday, June 11 at the provincial capitol covered court, this time highlighting the colorful spirit of the theme “Isports-Kahiusahan, Isports-Kalipay” (Sports for Unity, Sports for Fun).

Colorful as it is, eight clusters identified by eight colors will compete for different sporting and friendly games weeks before Davao Oriental marks its 48th Founding Anniversary this coming July 1. These teams are composed of employees coming from different Provincial Departments, National Line Agencies and other government instrumentalities, which were to different groups.

As the most awaited event in every founding anniversary of the province, this year’s DavaoOrientalympics has three components, KASADPAN Sundowners Competition, the Governor’s Cup Inter-LGU Open Competition and the BANGAW Inter-color Competition.

KASADPAN Sundowners Competition is open to all sports enthusiast who are 40 years old and above. Meanwhile, the Governor’s Cup Inter-LGU Open Competition will be played by representatives of the 11 towns in the province for sporting events.

The BANGAW Inter-color Competition is a scheme devised to truly promote fun and revelry through sports and a sense of togetherness among provincial government employees and other government instrumentalities by grouping them into colored clusters. They shall compete in various sporting and artistic events as well as parlor games.

Furthermore, a point system will be used by the selected committee in determining the winners of the sports festival. There will be respective prizes for the cluster who garnered the most points. The Champion team will be receiving P75,000.00 cash plus a trophy. The 2nd Placer will be receiving P60,000.00, 3rd Placer will be having P50,000.00, the fourth placer will bring home P40,000.00, while four consolation prizes worth Php 25,000.00 will be given for the non-winning teams.

At the opening ceremony, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon explains sports as the highlight of the 48th Davao Oriental Founding Anniversary. She said that this is to reward employees who helped her tower the provincial’s milestones throughout the years.

At the opening ceremony, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon explains sports as the highlight of the 48th Davao Oriental Founding Anniversary. She said that this is to reward employees who helped her tower the provincial’s milestones throughout the years.

On the opening ceremony, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon explains sports as the highlight of the 48th Davao Oriental Founding Anniversary. She said that this is to reward employees who helped her tower the provincial’s milestones throughout the years.

“The Provincial Government truly cares for your health, recreation and physical fitness,” Governor Malanyaon added.

Artistic events and friendly games were slated also to improve constituents’ talents, particularly in singing and dancing as announced by the governor.

“Sports, to reward the people who have been working so hard these past months and also to break a lot of monopoly,” said the governor as she also declares the official opening of the DavaoOrientalympics 2015. By Van Jorain O. Rufin, Photos by Eden Jhan Licayan

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