November 18th, 2011
by: Flor Jackson
NAVAL, Biliran – No less than Congressman Rogelio J. Espina of the lone district of Biliran was the honored guest at the grand opening of the 2011 Biliran Provincial Athletic Meet on Thursday, November 17 at the Biliran Sports Complex in Barangay Larrazabal, in the municipality.
He led in the hoisting of the Biliran Athletic Banner and the Biliran Provincial Banner with Biliran Governor Gerardo Espina, Jr.; Mayor Susan Parilla of the host municipality of Naval; Dr. Pedro Escobarte, Jr., Schools Division Superintendent of Biliran and Dr. Jose Mondido, head of the Task Force on School Sports (TFSS).
The hoisting of the delegation banners was done by the respective mayors, district supervisors and the school heads of the 12 delegations participating in the meet.
In his message during the opening program, Congressman Espina said that the 2011 Biliran Provincial Athletic Meet gives the right venue for the officials of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Biliran to select the best athletes that will represent the province of Biliran in the EVRAA meet to be held in Maasin City in January next year.
He said, the athletic events do not only provide physical development for the students but likewise test their strength and endurance in the different games.
He added that the provincial athletic meet likewise provides an avenue to develop the character of the children as well as develop good values in life.
“As representative of the lone district of Biliran, I promise to fully support the development of education in the province. I will channel my support through the provincial government of Biliran,” he said.
Congressman Espina mentioned his various plans, projects and programs for the development of education in his district.
He was given plaque of appreciation by the DepEd-Biliran together with Governor Espina and Mayor Parilla for the support given to the 2011 Biliran Provincial Athletic Meet.
The holding of the 2011 Biliran Provincial Athletic Meet is anchored on the theme “Enshrining School Sports”. (FJ/PIA 8 Biliran)
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