CITY OF MALOLOS – The five-day Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet 2018 ended and left the Province of Bulacan its 17th overall championship during the culminating activity held at the Bulacan Sports Complex in this city, Friday afternoon.
Based on the records, Bulakenyo athletes won 92 gold medals, 76 silver medals and 55 bronze medals; the Province of Bataan placed second and took home 49 gold medals, 47 silver medals and 49 bronze medals; while the schools division of Olongapo City won third and received 35 gold, 35 silver and 39 bronze medals.
For the special awards, the Most Disciplined Delegation was awarded to the Division of Cabanatuan; Most Organized Delegation was conferred to the Division of Bataan; and the Cleanest, Greenest and Eco-friendly Delegation was given to Division of Pampanga. They all receive plaques of recognition and P10,000 cash incentives each.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that winning brings the best in anyone but losing is not the end, instead use those loses as a ladder to success.
“Sa pagtutuldok natin sa kumpetisyon na ito na nagbigay sa atin ng malalim na karanasan at naghatid sa atin ng tagumpay nawa ay matutunan din natin na hindi lamang ito tungkol sa panalo bagkus kahit sa pagkatalo, maaari nating harapin ang daigdig at sabihing ito pala ay isang hakbang tungo sa rurok ng tagumpay,” Alvarado said.
The governor also emphasized that in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa 2018, which will be held in Vigan City in April, schools divisions in the whole region 3 will compete as one entity.
Likewise, Department of Education Regional Director Malcolm Garma of Region III encouraged the athletes and trainers as well as the teachers to carry the colors of red for bravery and love and gold for courage and wisdom and announced that the Region 3 delegates will be called Central Luzon Patriots because the said region is the home of heroes and nationalistic people.