Urdaneta City. The Urdaneta City Division of the Department of Education Region 1 launched last Friday November 19, 2010 the Sports Competition in Basic Education termed as the “Dayo-Dayo System” at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. This year’s events carries the theme: “Play for the Division, Win for the Region and for our Nation”. The opening ceremonies include the following parts: The Assembly and Parade, Opening Program with the prayer led by Ms. Marie Ann Nidoy, the National Anthem & Urdaneta Hymn conducted by Mr. Doroteo Santiago.
The DWCU President Fr. Dominador O. Ramos, SVD officially and warmly welcomed the Government Officials together with the DepEd, Guests, Events’ Officials, Teachers, Coaches, Athletes and everyone who witnessed the opening ceremonies. “Faithful to our institutional value of SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY it is our sublime privilege to offer to you our sports facilities, the student-friendly school grounds and the gymnasium” was the emphasis of the warm welcome. Mr. Reynaldo L. Tomas the Education Supervisor I of MAPEH delivered his opening remarks while an inspirational talk was rendered by the representative of Dr. Maria Celia Junio-Fernandez the Schools Division Superintendent.
Hon. Amadeo “Bobom” G.E. Perez IV the City Mayor of Urdaneta who was the Guest of Honor & Speaker eloquently delivered his speech to all participating teams, athletes, coaches, sports officials and DepEd staff focusing on the significance of the event, the importance of sports for the youth and the full support of the City Government in the area of sports. The Honorable Mayor challenged and inspired each one to explore all the possibilities that would enhance the unity, harmonious relationships and binding together of all institutions in the City Division towards the realization of the theme: “Play for the Division, Win for the Region and for our Nation.”
The speech of the Honorable Mayor led to the presentation of the Delegates. Dr. Estelita V. Quisias the District Supervisor of Urdaneta I introduced the delegates from District I as Dr. Remedios E. Palad the District Supervisor of Urdaneta II introduced the delegates from her District as well. Dr. Alexander Patacsil the Principal of UCNHS introduced the delegates from his school as Mr. Louie Lorian the president of the Private Schools Association presented those athletes from the private sector. CUPSSAA delegates were introduced by Mrs. Marilyn Mararac the President.
The Athletes’ Oath, Orientation, and the Declaration of the formal opening of the Sports Tournament took place as the ceremonial toast culminated the opening ceremonies. Games and different events then were played in the field.
TO ALL ATHLETES… OUR BEST WISHES…. from the DWCU