The 121st Annual Anniversary Sports Festival of the Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office VIII, got off to a colorful start on June 19, 2019 at Baras, Palo, Leyte.
Considered the biggest Sports Festival of DPWH Region VIII, this year’s edition of event has been participated by employees from 13 district offices regionwide, who competed with the different events over 3 days.
The festival is being hosted and organized by the Regional Federation Employees Union (RFEU).
The event was formally inaugurated by the Regional Director Nerie Bueno, Asst. Regional Director Eric A. Ayapana, with the presence of Division Chiefs, District Engineers, Assistant District Engineers and employees of each respective District Offices.
A holy mass was celebrated, followed by presentation of muses and flag raising ceremony by each cluster which kick started the event as one of the highlights of the opening ceremony.
Participants vied for prizes in the following game categories; basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, Laro ng lahi, all man band, cheer dance competition among others. Trophies, certificates and cash prizes for the winners will be distributed at the closing ceremony on Friday, 21st of June, 2019.
The sports event is held annually to celebrate the anniversary and to instill spirit of camaraderie among employees.