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PIA Press Release
2010/01/15

1st CV-RAHEI sports, socio-cultural competition kicks off

Ilagan, Isabela (January 15) -- The first Cagayan Valley sports and socio-cultural competitions for higher education institution students has started today and will end on Saturday here. This is being participated by the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.

Private and government state colleges and universities including the local government-run colleges in the whole of Cagayan Valley are participating in the sports and socio-cultural competitions.

The Isabela State University (ISU) is hosting the Cagayan Valley’s 1st Regional Association of Higher Education Institutions ((RAHEI) Sports and Socio-Cultural competitions at the Gov. Melanio Singson Memorial Sports Complex at Alibagu, Ilagan, Isabela.

An estimated of more than a thousand delegates from various private and public colleges and universities are participating in the sports and socio-cultural competitions and winners will be awarded on the last day of the competition.

Dr. Romeo O. Quilang, President of Isabela State University said that the activity is first to be conducted in the region and this sports activity is a flagship program of the incumbent Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Emmanuel Angeles.

"In the past years up to last year, private and government colleges and universities are separately conducting sports competitions among its students", Dr. Quilang said.

"This time, through CHED Chairman Angeles’ initiative, all private and government colleges and universities including local government-run college institutions are gathered as one to showcase their students’ sports and socio-cultural talents," Quilang added.

After the sports and socio-cultural competitions, students and teams who excelled will represent the region during the National Association of Higher Education Institutions (NAHEI) sports and socio-cultural competition set next month.

Sports events that will be played by the delegates are basketball, volleyball softball, baseball, soccer, athletics, taekwondo, karate-do, table tennis, lawn tennis, chess, badminton and sepak takraw.

Socio cultural events to portray are impromptu speech, oration, poetry interpretation, story telling, debate, science, math and computer quizzes, awit saya (solo & duet), sayawitan (choir competion), tipa at tugutugan (solo instrument), likhawit (song writing competion), sayaw pinoy (Philippine Creative Folk-Ethnic Dance). (PIA Isabela) [top]

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