As the temperature rises up to 40 degrees in Albay, Palarong Pambansa 2016 competitions are also getting tougher with athletes pushing themselves to the limit to get that inevitable glory of winning.
Not only that kids, both in primary and secondary levels get to be trained and able to compete, they also get a chance to see the Mayon Volcano and gain new experiences and friends, we can not deny the fact that Albay itself gains from this event.
In a sit down interview with RD Ramon Fiel Abcede, of DedEd Albay, They are happy to have been part of this year's Palaro and are able to build facilities with international standards, such as the oval and the olympic-sized swimming pool inside Bicol University.
According to him, it would be of great use to their community specially in training their athletes for future meets and also can welcome athletes vying for other athletic meets even outside the country. It was also good that these facilities were built inside the aforementioned school as DepEd don't have to provide fort he maintenance of these structures, though DepEd is free to use them.
We were also happy to announce that their expectations for this year's Palaro were met according to their plans, despite the short planning span given to them, which was roughly three months and the limited budget provided. As he admitted that there were small issues arising, they can however answer them.
With the unity that have fostered among the many arms of the Bicol Province, from the planning and execution on the Palarong Pambansa, from the Tourism Dept, DepEd officials, school principals and teachers down to the locals and the Philippine National Police, they can proudly say that it a fulfilling project fro them.
As to this, he urges more locals to witness the games and more people to come to Albay and see its stunning yet meek beauty.