The first ever Sports Fest of the Municipal Government of Daanbantayan kicked off early morning today with a parade participated in by municipal officials and employees wearing their respective team color uniform and eye-catching props while chanting their readied cheers in unison. The parade started at the Municipal Hall ground, passed through some parts of Osmena and Malinao Streets, and ended at Lambero R. Te Cultural Center where Mr. & Ms. Sports Fest and Dance Sports competitions were being held.
The 4-day sports event with the theme “LGU Daanbantayan Shine in Sports” was officially declared open thru the symbolic lighting of torch by SB Member Jupjup Rosell and the proclamation by no less than Mayor Sun J. Shimura. Right after, the winner for Most Active Team, Most Colorful Team and Fastest Banner Raising Team was announced. All 3 special awards were swept by the Pink Team.
In the search for Mr. & Ms. Sports Fest, 16 contestants vied for the title won by candidate #12 Carl Archie Rosario of Green Team and candidate #4 Mia Mariz Conde of Red Team. Carl Archie and Mia Mariz also bagged the Best in production number and Best in sportswear. Other winners were: Mr. Sports Fest 1st runner up Clifford Donald Conde (Green Team) and 2nd runner up Nanki Poo Tariman (Pink Team); Ms. Sports Fest 1st runner up Vilma Maloloy-on (Green Team) and 2nd runner up Cristhel Pareja (Blue Team); Best production outfit was awarded to Earl Nino Benatiro (Blue Team) and Vilma Maloloy-on (Green Team). Meanwhile, best in Latin Dance Sports was given to the duo from the Red Team with runners up Blue, Green, and Pink, respectively.
The different sports and larong pinoy to be competed are basketball, volleyball, badminton, latin dance sports, lawn tennis, chess, walkathon, patintero, palo sebo, takyan, bagol and sack race. The sports fest, which wraps up on December 13 in time for the Year End Assessment and Evaluation Activity, aims to build teamwork, camaraderie, and unity among employees. It brings out the best in an individual by further enhancing the physical well-being, skills, confidence, and social interaction–all of which can be applied in the work environment thereby improving the quality of public service.