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Pres CRG: ‘Pandemic not a hindrance’ for Virtual Palaro 2021

  The Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP) and the International School of Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) did not waive to the challenge of the pandemic as it conducted the Virtual Palaro 2021 with a theme, “Pagkakaisa Para sa Kinabukasan ng Sports sa Gitna ng Pandemya” via Facebook live last November 16 – 27, 2021.

“Hindi hadlang ang pandemyang ito, hindi hadlang ang pagsubok na ito para mahinto ang ganitong programa na makatutulong sa paghubog ng mga kabataang Pilipino gaya ng ating magigiting na mga Agila” said the ever supportive OIC – President, Mr. Christian Roa-Guzman as he declared the official launching of the Virtual Palaro 2021. His message surely inspired and assured the Mighty Eagles that nothing can separate the faculty and students despite the hard times and hardships the whole institution is experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Christian also added that the theme of the Virtual Palaro conveys the message of the educational institutions’ continuous deliverance of programs for the students to learn new skills and enhance their attitude through participating in healthy and competitive sports activities amidst the pandemic. He also shared his sentiments of not being able to see any students at the School Gymnasium during the Intramurals and Sports Festival. As the pandemic limits the activities to be conducted only in the online platform, it saddens our OIC President for not being able to witness the crowd of excitement throughout the different events in the Virtual Palaro. At the end of his message, he showed his gratitude to every department and offices that made the Virtual Palaro 2021 possible.

To invoke the spirit of unity in the face of the pandemic the following teams were formed: Blue Team, for the MCNP; Red Team, the ISAP Main Campus; Purple Team, by the ISAP Kalinga; and Yellow Team, for the ISAP High School Department. The event consists of three categories: Literary and Musical Competition, E-Sports Competition, and the main event which is the Search for Mr. Ambassador and Ms. Ambassadress.

The Palaro for MCNP was conducted on November 16-17, ISAP Main Campus on November 18-19, ISAP-Kalinga on November 23-24, and ISAP High School Department on November 25-27, 2021.

– Andrea Viernes & Maika Tahara