Officials & coaches of the Department of Schooling (DepEd) Butuan City Division is determined to defend the championship title they won last year in the Caraga Regional Athletic Meet, as the region’s annual athletic event will happen on Feb. five to 9 at Patin-ay Grandstand in Agusan del Sur.
In an interview with a local radio station here, DepEd Butuan Division Assistant Athletic Manager Renato Latorre said athletes of this city are in nice shape & has prepared for this event, showing their determination to grab the championship title for the second time around.
Latorre said among the sports contested in the work of the five-day athletic meet include basketball, volleyball, track & field, swimming, among others.
The official added they are 80 percent confident that the city’s athletic delegation can defend the championship title.
Latorre further acknowledged the city government headed by Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. for giving support to the whole delegation. They said the city government spent for the expenses of the athletes uniforms, medicines & food through the local school board fund.
With this, the city government has apportioned budgets for the city’s delegation as it vied for another championship crown this year & Mayor Amante is hoping that the city’s athletes will again show their supremacy & bring home the beacon for the city, Latorre said.
Meanwhile, archrival Agusan del Norte Athletic Delegation is also determined to grab the championship title from the defending champion Butuan City, as the team’s athletes have already undergone rigid trainings early last month.
Because of this, more fun, excitement & action is expected to happen in this year’s major sporting event in the region to be held in the region’s land of golden opportunities, Agusan del Sur.
It can be noted that the Agusan del Norte Athletic Delegation has been dominating the general championship titles since the beginning of the Caraga Regional Athletic Meet way back in 1997, years after Republic Act 7901 was approved by former President Fidel V. Ramos, generating the Caraga Administrative Region on Feb. 23, 1995.
This year’s 15th Caraga Regional Meet is anchored on the theme, “Athletes in the new millennium; Building borderless partnership through sports.”
article source / reference: www.pia.gov.ph
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