After besting other 12 State-Colleges and Universities in Region III, Central Luzon State University regained the championship trophy at its home court leaving Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST) and Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC) to second and third places respectively, during the 2009 State Colleges and Universities Faculty Association of Region-III Sports and Cultural Festival held last October 20-22, 2009.
The CLSU delegation, which is composed of the academic and non-academic personnel, dominated in major and minor events such as Lawn Tennis (M/W), Table Tennis (W), Badminton (W), Chess (W), 50 m Sprint (W), Scrabble and Tug-of-War (W), and second place in Billiard Doubles (M) Dama (M), Dart Doubles (W), Tug-of-War (M), and in fun games that resulted in 32 point lead for team CLSU.
Meanwhile NEUST and PAC, CLSU’s closest rivals, ruled in Volleyball (W), Badminton (M), Billiard Single (M), and Dama (M/W) and Dart Bull Master correspondingly. Both institutions outshone other SUCs in fun games.
“Aside from ensuring the success of our hosting, Team CLSU had months of preparation in tapping players from different units in the university for various sporting events to regain the overall champion after losing it last year and settling in the second place. Players religiously attended their practices after office hours to fare well in their events. Regaining the championship crown is just a consolation for the cooperation we got from our employees is the one that counts. ” Prof. Randolf Warren Gregorio T. Mayo II, CLSU-Faculty Association President, said.
Dr. Ruben C. Sevilleja welcomed the delegates on behalf of the CLSU community during the opening program.
CLSU’s hosting to the said affair gave way for the showcase of talents from CLSU performing groups – Gintong Ani Dance Troup and Rondalla Philippines, Student Cultural Society and Philippine Maestro Singers- that wowed the delegates through their moves and music during the Cultural Night held in the first night.
One of the highlights of the Sports and Cultural Festival was the Variety Show. CLSU Auditorium turned into comedy bar as delegates shared their laughers and tears together out of the punch lines thrown by the comic trio from GMA-7.
Around 1200 employees from 13 SUCs in Region III had their break from their office work to attend the three-day sporting activity and to showcase the other sides of them through competing in basketball, volleyball, slow-pitch softball , table tennis, badminton, lawn tennis, chess, scrabble, dart, billiards, athletics and fun games.
“Though we have travelled a couple of miles just to become part of the Sports Fest, everything was paid-off by all the funs and excitement we had from this activity. It is nice to see some of my colleagues. We also enjoyed the warm accommodation extended by CLSU.” Alfred Cababat, Aurora State College of Arts and Trade delegate, said.
“We made sure that this activity did not only serve as avenue for competition since its prime objective is to develop camaraderie among the employees,” Prof. Mayo added.
A victory party, which was graced by university officials, was held at the RET Cafeteria last October 26. Speeches from CLSU officials climaxed the party.
“On behalf of FAI and NASA, I would like to extend my outmost gratitude to the CLSU officials and delegates for their unending support during the planning and until the end of the activity and to the participating State-Colleges and Universities.” Prof. Mayo concluded.
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