The most exciting and enjoyable time of the year when students get to show up their abilities through sports has come once again. ICI-CDO celebrated its Palakasan with the theme “Light the Torch, Be as One through Sports” last September 11-13, 2012. The said event was held at Bugo Gym, CDO. The event was made possible by the Faculty and Staff together with the Student Body Organization (SBO) and PING.
The first day event started with a short parade at 7am. Afterwards, an opening remarks was given by the event chairman Mr. Camelo Loue Curan, this embraced the lighting of the torch together with the team advisers; Mr. Michael Maestrado, Mr. Franklin Ramos, Mr. Edilberto Villarte Jr., and Mr. Stain Pelayo.
Lots of games and sports caught the students’ attention. One of these is the Cheerdance Competition, and the team Violet Amazing Spiders got the 1st place.
Students who are into sports also participated in some of the major and minor games, like basketball, volleyball, badminton, sack race, and tug-of-war. There were two categories in each game, one for the men and another one for the women, so the games would be fair enough for everyone who wished to join. The team Yellow Scorpions fortunately led the tabulation board and was the overall champion.
But the very highlight for the event was the search for the next Mr. and Ms. ICI-CDO. Contestants who represent their teams flaunted on stage and stunned the audience with their beauties wearing different attires. The deserving title holders were; Mr. Pryce Yurong for Mr. ICI-CDO, and Ms. Kaycee Jane Achas for Ms. ICI-CDO.
Despite the feeling of being tired from doing the responsibilities, and participating in every activity and games, still everyone enjoyed the Palakasan Event. No one was considered a loser, for everyone who joined and participated the event is already a winner. This year would not be complete if the students have not experienced the joy of playing and winning with unity. And this calls for a Victory Party!