Several systems/schools in the tertiary and secondary levels participated this year’s 3rd Regional Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Sports and Cultural Meet held at Saint Mary’s University on November 24-27, 2016.
Bound by the theme, “Manlalarong Katoliko: Huwaran ng Pakikipagkapwa-tao, the participants of the different delegation not only showcased their skills and talents across dancing, singing and various athletic sports and games but also showed a genuine camaraderie between and among the other delegates said Ms. Ronda Navalta, sports coordinator of SMU.
SMU, the hosting school, commenced a friendship meet parade to welcome the delegates from the different CICM Schools which was followed by messages from Dr. Moises Alexander T. Asuncion, Vice President for Academics and CEAP RO2 Secretary, Regional Trustee Rev. Fr. Renillo H. Sta.Ana, CICM, and the Hon. Mayor Ralph Lantion, Municipal Mayor of Bayombong. Rev. Fr. Teodoro Lazo formally declared the opening of the 3rd Meet.
The weather condition did not stop the players in exhibiting their sports prowess as some games were transferred in other venues. The volleyball was transferred to Brgy. San Nicholas Gymnasium while the sepak takraw was moved to Brgy. Don Mariano Marcos. On the other hand, the LGU Villaverde Gymnasium was used for the tennis event.
The participants for the tertiary level were Our Lady of the Pillar College- Cauayan, Saint Joseph College of Baggao, Saint Ferdinand College (SFC) of Ilagan, Saint Paul of the Philippines Tugeuegarao, Lyceum of Tuao, Saint Anthony’s College, Lyceum of Aparri, University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao (USLT) and SMU.
On the other hand, the participants for the secondary level include Tuguegarao Archdiocesan School System (TASS), Franciscan Apostolate School System (FASS), Ilagan Diocesan School System (IDSS), Diocese of Bayombong Catholic Schools Association (DBCS), Saint Ferdinand College, Our Lady of the Pillar College-Cauayan, USLT and SPUP, and SMU.
In the tertiary level, SMU emerged as the overall champion, USLT as 1st runner-up and SFC as 2nd runner-up.
For the secondary level, TASS bagged the championship, SMU won the 1st runner-up and IDSS brought home the 2nd runner-up. #(with reports from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs Services and Sports Coordinator)