CAGAYAN de Oro delegation will make life difficult for rival teams in the forthcoming Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet-Palarong Pampook.

Already, local Schools Division Superintendent Myrna S. Motoomull had mapped out plans to ensure that the Cagayan de Oro athletes will be well-equipped and well-prepared in meeting the challenge.

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The 2010 Palarong Pampook will be played here starting on Feb. 21 at the spruced up Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center.

"So, kinahanglan nga sa atong live-in training..dili mabentaha-an atong mga atleta ilabi na sa mga kagamitan nga ilang gikinahanglan diha sa pag-ensayo. Let us all work hand in hand to build a winning attitude for Cagayan de Oro Team," said Motoomull during her last briefing with team officials and coaches at the City Central School's Conference Hall.

Motoomull expressed confidence Team CDO stands a good chance to rule the regional meet with varsity players from various private schools in the city anchoring the COAA's (Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association) campaign in the week-long meet.

Responding to the challenge, the badminton team of Corpus Christi High School took the Gingoog City tourney by storm, winning the inter-school mixed team championship last Dec. 28-30.

Fortifying the win are the talented fivesome of Danica Peligrino, Charity Bacarro, Rainelle Reformina, Christine Varias and Jhann Abejuela.

"Amo g'yong gipadula ang mga bata sa Gingoog in preparation for the regional meet," CCS badminton coach Eric Miguel told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

Cagayan de Oro's qualified players for the NMRAA Meet chess competition have also participated in the just-concluded 1st Mayor Jaraula Cup Christmas Open Chess Tournament that offered over P100,000 in total cash prizes to the winners in Men's Open, Women's Open and 14-Under Kiddies categories.

"Some of our participants in the Inter-Asset tourney, featuring different sports disciplines at the City Hall grounds are also qualified athletes in the Palarong Pampook," revealed Asset (Advance Scientific System Efficiency Training) chair Edgardo "Boy" Dacoco.