Sabaldan: Inspired by Mayor Rody Duterte-A A +A
Sunday, October 6, 2013
HEROISM to them is actively participating in the field of varied sports disciplines on one side and effective leadership on the other.
To thousands of youngsters, who are alive, well, kicking and enjoying the vibrancy of life, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Vice Mayor Paolo and former Mayor Sara and their parents are the main inspiration.
In a series of get-together and thanksgiving, the young athletes have expressed elation and gratefulness to the kind of attention and care of the revitalized sports program of the city that have kept them on the ball and focused on winning.
Our city takes the distinction of having him as mayor, the longest serving one in the Philippines. On his seventh term, Duterte has further given greater emphasis to education and sports at the mainstream of both human and material resources development and as parallel program of the total package of the welfare, peace and progress of Davao City.
"Thank you Mayor. God bless you, our people and the city," says one of the Batang Pinoy gold medalists among hundreds sharing the same honor as the overall regional champions. - with Paolo Tancontian.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 07, 2013.