Dr. Larry Cabatic addressing the 381 participants to the 1st PSHS System Luzon Cluster Joint GAD Activity & Sportfest during the opening program.
Seven (7) PSHSS campuses in Luzon together with the Office of the Executive Director (OED) where a total of 381 faculty and non-faculty personnel with their respective campus directors gathered together for the first ever Joint Gender-Sensitivity Training and Sportfest at Subic, Zambales last December 14-17, 2015.
The seven (7) campuses are Ilocos Region Campus (IRC), Cagayan Valley Campus (CVC), Cordillera Administrative Region Campus (CARC), Central Luzon Campus (CLC), Main Campus (MC), CALABARZON Region Campus (CBZRC) and Bicol Region Campus (BRC).
“This is a rare opportunity for the Luzon campuses to gather together and go outside of their work parameters,” CLC Campus Director Lilia Habacon said in her opening remarks during the opening program held at the Seorabeol Leisure Hotel and Resort. “Let us devote ourselves from knowing and interacting with one another to strengthen camaraderie with other campuses,” she added.
PSHS System Executive Director, Dr. Larry L. Cabatic, in his inspirational message, enjoined everyone to show and exemplify unity and solidarity taking into mind the big responsibility lodged into the PSHS System of producing the best of the best students in science and technology with the vision of becoming ASEAN’s best in 2016. “Those given with bigger resources, come with bigger responsibility,” he meaningfully said.
Invited resource speaker from PSHS Main Campus, Mr. Peter Fermin Dajime, a well-trained PE instructor and trainor who has extensive knowledge on a wide variety of field tests that assess various health and performance related fitness components, interestingly shared about epidemiology and stressing the importance of physical activity in order to decrease the risk of age-related and lifestyle diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, just to name a few.
After the lecture in the morning on the first day, the afternoon session and the following days were devoted to sports competition. The participants were divided into three (3) teams namely: Blue (composed of IRC, CVC and CARC); White (comprised of CLC and BRC); and Yellow (composed of MC, CBZRC and OED).
The Blue Team emerged as the over-all grand champion having bested almost all the sports competitions while White Team garnered the second spot and Yellow Team, third. The following winners in the different sports were as follows: (Basketball) 1st – Blue Team, 2nd – White Team and 3rd – Yellow Team; (Men's Volleyball) 1st – Blue, 2nd – White, 3rd – Yellow; (Women's Volleyball) 1st – Blue, 2nd – White, 3rd – Yellow; (Table Tennis) 1st – Blue, 2nd –White, 3rd – Yellow; (Badminton) 1st – Blue, 2nd – Yellow, 3rd – White; (Chess) 1st – Blue, 2nd – Yellow, 3rd – White. Best volleyball players went to Mr. Marwin Ruiz (CVC), Mr. Crisostomo Bato (CLC) and Mr. Jose Manresa Enrico Español IV (MC).
There was also a Talent Contest during the fellowship night on the first day where the different campuses showcased their talents with Gender-Sensitivity theme. First prize winner went to CVC, second prize to CLC while the third winner went to BRC.
The activity was indeed filled with fun and laughter where camaraderie and sportsmanship were further honed and inculcated.
The joint activity was made possible through the joint effort of all the campuses involved spearheaded by the Office of the Executive Director. PSHS-CLC arranged for the venue and accommodation of all the participants. (mrollet)
PSHS-CVC got the first place with their creative presentation of gender-sensitivity issues.
PSHS-CLC placed 2nd with their beautiful Christmas presentation.
The musical skit presentation of PSHS-BRC of gender issues got the 3rd place.