Province to receive sports equipment-A A +A
Monday, May 28, 2012
LINGAYEN – The Department of Education (DepEd) will turn over sports equipment to the province of Pangasinan on Tuesday at the DepEd’s central office in Manila.
Pangasinan was host in the recently concluded Palarong Pambansa 2012.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro will lead the turnover ceremony. It will be participated by Governor Amado Espino Jr., members of the Provincial Board headed by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr., and members of the board’s executive committee.
The turning over of sport equipment was earlier promised by Luistro during the closing ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa.
One of the considerations why Pangasinan was chosen to host the national games was its plan to establish a sports academy as training group for the province’s athletes.
Provincial Board secretary Verna Nava-Perez said some pieces of the sports equipment that were bought by the DepEd were left at the province because of its “outstanding sport program, especially with the planned implementation of a sports academy.”
Luistro said the province set a benchmark in the hosting of the national games this year.
He acknowledged the “five-star accommodation” they experienced in their billeting quarters.
The Secretary also praised the province and the delegates for their discipline the segregation of their wastes.