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Bulacan wins back to back victory
By: PPAO
Monday, 16 December 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS – Aside from the Christmas season, Bulacan has two more reasons to celebrate for winning as the over-all champion in the 2013 Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet and for successfully hosting the 11th Central Luzon Regional Scout Jamboree for five days.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that these victories are another feathers in the cap of the province and they are much honored to receive such recognitions.

“Muli na namang naipakita ng mga kabataang Bulakenyo ang kanilang husay at galing sa larangan ng isports. Hindi rin nagpahuli ang ating mga boy scouts sa pagpapamalas ng kanilang kahandaan at kagalingan sa pagtugon sa mga hamon sa Jamboree,” said Alvarado.

Iluminada Estinos, Education Program Supervisor of the Department of Education-Bulacan, said that Bulacan as the over-all champion for the 22nd time had garnered a 540.33 points followed by Bataan with 291.75 points, Pampanga with 267. 5 points, Zambales with 224.5 points and Olongapo with 161.9 points.

She added that there are 421 athletes from Bulacan that were sent in Iba, Zambales for the competition and 22 of them are undergoing Special Education.

“Our delegates who had shown exceptional sportsmanship and skills will represent the region in the Palarong Pambansa,” Estinos said.

Division of Bulacan Superintendent Dr. Romeo Alip, CESO V said that the support that the athletes received from the governor and other local government units also helped in achieving the number one rank in the region.

Further, Boy Scout of the Philippines Regional Director Imelda Samson also lauded the governor for his support on the Jamboree participated by more or less 8,000 scouts held at Royal Northwoods Golf and Residential Estates, Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan.

“In behalf of all of the boy scouts here in Region 3, we salute you for your over pouring support and preparation. Gov. Alvarado has proven that he’s not just a leader of Bulacan but of all of the boy scouts as well,” Samson said.

Bulacan also won in different competitions of the Jamboree such as first place in fancy drill and and knot tying categories, and third place in the signaling category.

The Provincial Government of Bulacan also prepared the physical arrangement that includes installation of tents, sound system, tarpaulins, and flaglets in the area. They also prepared the materials needed for jamboree activities.

“Isang malaking tagumpay ito hindi lamang para sa sektor ng kabataan kundi maging sa ating dakilang lalawigan. Patunay lamang na sa anumang larangan, talagang makikita ang kahusayan ng mga Bulakenyo,” he added. ###

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