By: MAY ANN M. JUMUAD,PhD
Education Program Supervisor-English & SPFL
DepEd Division of Davao City
Photo by: Roe Kim Antipuesto
GEARING UP FOR THE BATTLE. Davao City athletes head for Tagum City as they prepare for 2017 Palarong Pambansa.
Following their victorious stint in the recently concluded Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2017 in Mati City where they emerge as the champion, ‘Davao City Durians’ are up in their preparations ahead of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique, April 23-29, 2017.
Jonas Piore, Division Sports Coordinator, said Wednesday they have been in tough training to ensure the readiness of the ‘Davao City Durians’ in the battle of the country’s best athletes. Among the preparations are the rigid training in Tagum City where 206 athletes and 54 coaches are up for rigorous drills and physical activities that would test their endurance and athletic skills. The said training will start on March 29 to April 14, 2017.
The hardworking sports coordinator Piore added that the road for glory for ‘Davao City Durians’ is a mountain-high challenge for they will be up against the top players in the country. Furthermore, she said they are hoping to give more gold medals for Davao City and Region XI in the Palarong Pambansa. "We would like to thank Tagum City for helping us in our preparation as well as Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion, our Schools Division Superintendent for her all-out support," she added.