Cabarroguis, Quirino (18 January) — The youth of this province will soon enjoy world-class sports facilities as a world-class sports coliseum will soon rise here.
This was disclosed by Gov. Dakila Carlo E. Cua in his opening and welcome remarks during the four-day Provincial sports meet from January 16-19, 2009 at the Quirino Sports Complex.
“I welcome you not only to this 2010 Provincial meet here in our sports complex but to the future sports development, a world-class sports coliseum of Quirino,” Cua announced.
“The provincial government and the office of the congressman have already sourced out initial funds for the construction of world-class sports facilities such as basketball and tennis courts, boxing arena, swimming pools, wakeboarding area and other sports facilities,” Cua added.
“Hopefully, this will be the last provincial meet in this sports complex and the next venue will be the new sports coliseum,” Cua told the athletes, sports officials and spectators.
Cua commended the officials of the Department of Education headed by Schools Division Superintendent Orlando G. Gundayao and the Local Government Units for their full support to the sports development of the youth.
“This is a venue for training our athletes for higher level sports competition and through your hard work, we hope to produce the next Manny Pacquiao,” he added.
Governor Cua urged the athletes to work hard and aim for excellence in their chosen event.
From the division level sports competition, the DepEd will choose the best youth athletes in different sports competition to represent the province in the Cagayan Valley Regional Athletic Association (CAVRAA) to be held in Nueva Vizcaya province.
A total of 1,859 athletes from the seven competing teams such as Diffun, Cabarroguis, Saguday, Aglipay, Maddela, Nagtipunan and the Vicarial group (St. Mark’s School- Cabarroguis, St. Mary’s Academy- Diffun, St. Vincent School-Madded and St. Lourdes-Aglipay) will be competing in the four-day sports meet.
Sports events to be conducted are ball games, dance sport, track and field, badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, swimming and others.
The theme of this year’s Provincial Meet is “Palarong Panlalawigan 2010: Sports for Discipline, Teamwork and Excellence.” (TCB/PIA Quirino)