Palakasan is an event that always been celebrated every year. It is where the faculty and staffs together with the student leaders and all the students gathered together to come up with one goal and one theme: Palakasan 2014 “Academe and Teamwork; Keys to Excellence.” It was conducted last September 16-18, 2014 at Bugo Gymnasium Cagayan de Oro City.
The event participated with the faculty, staffs, student leaders and students. It started with a parade provided with destined route within Bugo. Afterwards, while entering the gymnasium, the emcee acknowledges everyone including the guest from Bugo National High School Drum and Lyre Corps who made an impressive exhibition number. Ms. Mary Ross E. Patalinghug, the chairwoman of the event gave her opening remarks and proceeded with the lighting of the torch by the team advisers. The place was almost filled with passion, thrill and fun as the emcee announces the minor and major games. The excitement started when the Cheerdance Competition happens. Blue Fearless Panthers, Yellow Amazing Fox and Red Raging Rhinos which led the tabulation are battling for the title of the over-all champion for the Palakasan 2014.
The most awaited and one of the features of the event is the search for Mr. and Ms. ICI-CDO 2014. Gorgeous men and women flaunted their beauties and wit to represent their team. Production number on their Jungle Attire stunned the audience and gave their loudest cheer during the ramp wearing the Swimwear and other different attires. As the night gets hotter, Mr. Raffy Daug from YAF and Ms. Famela Octat from RRR are announced to be the Mr. and Ms. ICI-CDO 2014.
Exhibition game and Awarding Ceremony happens the next day, it is quiet fulfilling and enjoying as each one wearing their smiles for having those activities that will be kept in mind. Victory Party is next in line, much more things to happen and time to celebrate.
By: Michael A. Maestrado