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To boost physical, mental health, Capitol holds sportsfest

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Capitol Sportsfest had officially kicked-off last Friday, May 29, 2015.

The event carried the theme of “Kabaskog sa lawas, Kalaskig sa hunahuna alang sa mas maayong pag-alagad”.

Capitol employees had assembled in front of Abellana National High School to officially start the program with a parade from the assembly area to the Cebu City Sports Complex.

They were clustered into seven different teams, namely AgriMeds, Builders, Executives, Financiers, Legislators and Service Planners, and Jailers.

Board members also showed their supports by participating in torch relays while Governor Hilario Davide III welcomed the employees and formally opened the program.

One of the celebration’s highlights was the selection of Miss Capitol Sportsfest 2015, where representatives of different teams compete for the title.

Legislator’s representative Charlene Dela Cuesta acquired the title of Miss Capitol Sportsfest 2015. AgriMeds’ representative Kimberly Rose Nacua got the 1st place while Service Planner’s representative Herma Avila was announced as 2nd place.

Other candidates were Jenine Basilco of Executives who was announced as Ms. Photogenic, Julie Ann Belloc of Jailers, Bebelyn Montefalcon of Financiers, and Kathrine Demple Rizari of Builders.

Meanwhile in the Cheerdance Competition, Legislators who featured a sports theme presentation bagged the first place. Builders who gained the laughter of the audience came 1st place while the Service Planners was in 2nd place.

The selection of Miss Capitol Sportsfest 2015 and the Cheerdance competition was judged by the Executive Director of Sinulog Foundation and Manager of Cebu City Sports Center Ricky Ballesteros, award-winning Sinulog choreographer and one of Cebu’s top choreographers Angelo Menchavez Manapsal, and former member of USJ-R Dramatics & Cultural Ensemble Gloria Sua-Villarojo.

The ceremony also featured various Pinoy games that employees enthusiastically participated in, such as tug of war, patintero, obstacle race, sack race, takyan, and planting rice.

The Capitol employees have also shown their athletic sides in participating in these sport events: 50-, 100-, 200-, 400- meter dash for men and women, relay and shotput.

Other sports events include basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, scrabble, and dart were played in the Capitol compound.

The Cebu Provincial Sports Commission and Provincial Employees Association of Cebu (PEACE) spearheaded the program. Mary Ann Tapayan (CIT-University Intern)