USE one tournament to excel in another.

Central Visayas has been a consistent fourth-placer in the Palarong Pambansa and one Department of Education (DepEd) official thinks the Milo Little Olympics will help change that.

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“For the past seven years, we have been consistently ranked fourth in the Palarong Pambansa. With the national Milo Little Olympics exposure, we hope this can help improve the qualities of our athletes and us to go a notch higher in the overall standing,” said DepEd Regional Director Ricardo Borgonia.

Though the Milo Little Olympics is on its 15th year in the Visayas region, the national finals only started last year with Visayas winning the overall title.

Borgonio also said he hopes athletes will learn sportsmanship, excellence, discipline and unity in the event.

On the other hand, Milo regional sales manager Far East Visayas Randal Elido said they are heartened by the boundless enthusiasm shown by today’s youth when it comes to sports and wellness.

“Thanks to the many young athletes we have today who are eager to show their mettle against the very best,” Elido said.

Meanwhile, Cebu City Central School bagged the top plum in the elementary cheer dance competition, beating the University of San Jose Recoletos and Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion (CIC)-Cebu.

In the secondary division, CIC-Cebu won, while Abellana National School and the University of San Carlos got second and third, respectively.

“Flawless ang presentation sa CIC-Cebu. They also had less error and consistent ilang energy level from start to finish,” Cebu organizer Ricky Ballesteros said.