Alaminians throw full support to Palaro-bound athletes
This, to extend moral support to the members of Team Alaminos that will be seeing action in this year’s biggest annual sporting event in the country.
According to Dr. Arturo Viray, Education Supervisor for MAPEH and the team’s supervising official, the Alaminos City Division is sending “lean and mean” team that will compete in badminton, taekwondo, athletics, lawn tennis, table tennis and sepak takraw.
He said four athletes in the elementary division in addition and seven more from the secondary division, three coaches and a trainer including him comprised the city’s delegation.
The Palaro-bound athletes are Jezza Mae Alonzo and Purebel Hope Marzan (Badminton-Alaminos Central School), Eli Duanne Sarmiento (Taekwondo-Shekinah Grace School), Justine Duanne Ancheta (Taekwondo Alaminos Central School), Danilo Abarra (Athletics-Alaminos City NHS), Angelica Janda and Maybelyn Malanum (Athletics-Telbang NHS), Maria Urduja Eminga (Lawn Tennis-Colegio San Jose de Alaminos), Melchor Sales (Sepak Takraw- Alaminos City NHS), Eduardo Manuel (Table Tennis- Alaminos City NHS) and Carl Dexter Langit (Taekwondo-Alaminos City NHS).
They will be joined by athletics trainer Rubelyn Esperante, coaches Wilma Ordanza (Badminton Elementary Girls), Jerome Bergavera (Lawn Tennis Secondary Girls), and Hunter Montefalco (Badminton Elementary Girls).
Dr. Viray said members of Team Alaminos have begun rigorous training in preparation for the Palaro. He added that they have been preparing very hard every day in order for them to be in great shape physically and mentally and hopefully transform into wins and medals.
Dr. Oscar C. Tadeo, OIC-Asst. City Schools Division Superintendent said “although Palarong Pambansa is a tougher and more competitive event compared to the recently concluded Region I Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet, we like our team’s chances since it will be held in our home turf”.
“Plus, the fact that our city and provincemates’ will definitely be behind our team all the way will surely inspire and motivate our athletes to prove their true worth at the national stage,” he added.
Hundred Island Youth and Sports Council Chief Lean T. Braganza, on his part, said the city government is definitely banking on the full support and the prayers of our dear citymates not only for Team Alaminos but for Region 1 delegation.
“We will go there in full force to support Team Alaminos," stressed the hardworking son of Mayor Hernani A. Braganza who founded the Batang Plaza, one of the biggest associations of active and idealistic youth and out of school youths in the province, outside Sangguniang Kabataan Federation.
The younger Braganza noted that “this is no longer just their fight but it’s also our campaign as one big Alaminian family as we continue to discover, train and motivate our youth to become topnotch athletes who will soon represent in our city in the national and international competitions.”
He cited that the triumph of our athletes will contribute to the over-all success of the province and the whole of region 1 in the said sporting event. (CIO)