Inabanga Bohol Athletic Meet 2009

  Hundreds of elementary and high school students pitted skills against each other in the recently concluded town athletic meet.

  The sports hostilities proved a success even if postponed until after the danger of further spread of the influenza A (H1N1) virus already diminished. 

   The virus had caused suspension of classes in several schools and the request that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) skip this town in the supposed to be provincewide medical missions last September 6.

  Mayor Jose Jono Jumamoy had relayed his request to Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado in the effort to contain the spread of the virus that a pupil of Lawis Elementary School picked up when visiting Negros Island.

  The students, coaches and officiating officials trooped to the municipal cultural center for the opening ceremonies.

  In his welcome message, Jumamoy encouraged the students to learn to love sports and imbibe the spirit of competition.

  "Through this activity, the youth will learn the value of sportsmanship. Joining the meet is not all about winning only but above all, learning the value of fair play," he said.

  Delegates from the elementary schools in the Inabanga North and South Districts, the Southern Inabanga High School, Inabanga High School, San Jose High School, Cuaming High School and Saint Paul's Academy saw action in over 10 events to include running, jumping and throwing events, badminton, basketball, chess, dance sport, sepak takraw, table and lawn tennis and volleyball.

  Although the meet involved student athletes and the schools, it was a local government unit event as well. Jumamoy collaborated efforts with Inabanga South District in-Charge Eleuterio Torregosa, Inabanga North District Supervisor Grace Wielder and the Technical Working Group created for the purpose.

  Winners of the municipal meet will comprise the Inabanga Team that will compete in the Sub Congressional meet on September 23 in San Isidro.