Butuan City, June 22 – In line with the celebration of the environment month, the employees of DENR Caraga actively participated the three-day DENR Sportfest 2015 on June 22 to 24, 2015 held at Agusan del Norte provincial covered court.
With the energetic participation of employees from EMB, MGB, regional office, PENROs and CENROs, the sportsfest opened with the cheer dance competition. Major sports events are basketball, volleyball, dart, bowling, lawn tennis, table tennis and badminton. The volleyball, table tennis and dart sports activities are held at the Agusan del Norte provincial covered court. The basketball and lawn tennis events at Luz Village covered court while the bowling and badminton events at Timberlane and Timberline, this city.
During the opening of the sportsfest, DENR Caraga Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo cheered every participant to enjoy the sports events that will build physical health and strength.
“Sport is a very important activity that makes a person’s body and mind healthy and strong. The conduct of this sportsfest is timely since this is the time when our personnel will be supplied with more energy and fix muscles to be ready in the implementation of the remaining 2015 targets,” RD Tamayo said.
For RD Tamayo, everyone who joins sports is already winners. He also encouraged utilizing sports as medium for environmental advocacy.
“We need to enjoy the different sports as part of our environment month celebration. We employ these sports as environmental advocacies, showing and telling all people that we need healthy mind and sound body to become more energetic, effective and champions in accomplishing our responsibility in environmental management,” RD Tamayo added.
Meanwhile, Agusan del Norte Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, the guest speaker of the activity affirmed her strong support to the DENR-Caraga in the implementation of environmental programs. “I commend DENR for holding this sports activity. This shows that DENR as a family has unity and camaraderie, a significant factor to become champions,” Governor Matba said.
This years’ sportsfest is hosted by PENRO Agusan del Norte. The sportsfest 2015 is chaired by Legal Chief Atty. Claudio A. Nistal, Jr. as the over-all sports coordinator. (Johny S. Natad/ RPAO/DENR-Caraga)