One of the most exciting events of the ICI-CDO; the Palakasan was conducted last September 17-19, 2013 at Bugo Gymnasium Cagayan de Oro City with its theme “Strengthening the Academe through Camaraderie, Teamwork and Sportsmanship. Palakasan is the event where students can expose their abilities and enthusiasm through sports.
The whole event started with a parade around Bugo where all students and faculty and staff participated. Afterwards, an opening remarks was given by the event chairman Mr. Stain D. Pelayo to welcome and instill everyone the spirit of unity, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Excitement started when the torch was lighted by Mr. Diego Angelo Devierte the MVP of the year. Thrill and fun filled the place as the teams battled out for the games and sports, one of its major is the Cheerdance Competition and the team Green Vikings got the first place for having the best performance. Students from every team gave their best shot as they played their sports like basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The team Blue Samurai fortunately led the tabulation and won the title for being the overall champion.
But the very feature of the event was the search for Mr. and Ms. ICI-CDO 2013. Representatives from the four teams flaunted their beauties and charisma on stage. The audience were stunned and gave their loudest cheer as the contestants ramped wearing their different attires. Of all the aspiring contestants, Mr. Ghodie Boy Madrona and Ms. Janna Eng from the Blue Samurai triumphed the titles for being Mr. and Ms. ICI-CDO 2013.
The event ended with joy in everyone’s heart. Even though there is a feeling of being tired from doing all the activities, but still we can see each one wearing their smiles for gaining the spirit of unity, teamwork, and friendship.