Day: December 16, 2010

World-class sports coliseum soon to rise in Quirino province

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)

Quirino province marks 39th founding anniversary

CABARROGUIS, Quirino: This landlocked province kicked off the weeklong celebration of its 39th founding anniversary dubbed Panagdadapun on Monday with people from all walks of life gracing said opening at the Quirino capitol compound here.

Various activities have been set for the seven-day celebration of the foundation of Cagayan Valley’s youngest province whose theme this year was the provincial slogan “I Love Quirino.”

Opened with a weeklong agro-industrial trade fair presenting the best that the province could offer in terms of agriculture, industrial crafts and trades, the Panagdadapun, in addition to traditional activities, includes a science-technology caravan, free medical-dental-surgical services and other community service activities.

Gov. Junie Cua, former House appropriations committee chairman during the last Congress, said such community services were part of the provincial government’s integrated service program also dubbed “I Love Quirino.”

Cua, also said that the additional sports activities like the motocross competition, tennis and basketball tournaments to open later were part of the provincial government’s efforts to inculcate this year’s theme “I Love Quirino.”

Founded on September 10, 1971, this province was named after the late President Elpidio Quirino, the country’s sixth chief of state and an Ilocano from Caoayan and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur who served as president from 1948 to 1953.

Francis C. Hidalgo Jr.