Friday, May 4, 2007

DepEd Bukidnon Shines in Palarong Pambansa

by: Aurell P. Arais

Maybalay City – Athletes from Department of Education (DepEd) Bukidnon belonging to the Region X delegation to the Palarong Pambansa had successfully garnered medals during the recently concluded national sports competition held at Koronadal City, South Cotabato last April 22-28, 2007.

DepEd Bukidnon Press Officer Edilberto Oplenaria revealed that Marisol Pacquaio from Talahiron Elementary School, Kibawe District clinched the Gold Medal in High Jump Elementary Girls while Dywen Sumaria of Kalilangan National High School, Kalilangan, Bukidnon settled for Silver Medal in the 5,000 Meter Run Secondary Boys.

Also settling for Silver Medal is Carl Arnold Palo of the Bukidnon National High School, Malaybalay City in Taekwondo Secondary Boys.

There were four individual events also earned Bronse Medals for DepEd Bukidnon.

These are Long Jump Elementary Girls also by Marisol Pacquiao of Talahiron Elementary School, Kibawe; Chicky Cha Cabello of Lantapan National High School in 400 Meter Run Secondary Girls, and Julie Pearl Bongabong of Quezon Baptist Academy Taekwondo Elemetary Girls.

In team competition, Table Tennis Girls Elementary from Paitan Elementary School, Quezon 1 District, grasped the Bronze Medal and Table Tennis Secondary Girls from Kalilangan National High School also settled for Bronze Medal.

It was learned also from Schools Division Superintendent Gloria Benigno that the overall rank of Region X where DepEd Bukidnon belongs is 10th place in the Elementary out of 17 regions and 11th place in the Secondary out of 17 regions nationwide.


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