Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo led top officials during the sendoff ceremony for the various uniformed personnel and government employees that will be deployed in the National Invitational Volleyball Competition participated by 10 public and private high schools with the best volleyball teams Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
This national sports event will also serve as the simulation exercises for the upcoming hosting of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Schools Games to be held in Dumaguete City this November 2022.
The personnel from the Dumaguete City Police Station, Provincial Highway Patrol Group, Traffic Management Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Health Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, City Schools Division Office and other concerned agencies assembled at the Pantawan for the ceremony Monday afternoon.
Reverend Father Nathaniel Duran offered prayers and blessed all the officials, personnel, vehicles and equipment that will be utilized for the duration of the National Invitational Volleyball Competition as they will work closely to ensure the safety and security of all participating teams, guests and local spectators.
Mayor Remollo was joined by Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Councilor-elect retired Police General Rey Lyndon Toledo Lawas, City Schools Division Supt. Gregorio Cyrus Elejorde, Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno T. Depositario, Dumaguete City Chief-of-Police Lt. Col. Joeson Parallag and City DRRM Officer Allen Froilan O. Cabaron II in expressing their full support to the uniformed personnel and emergency responders and other responsible employees for the success of the national tournament.
Among the participating schools that will compete in this week’s tournament from May 25-27, 2022 at the Foundation Preparatory Academy Yellow Court in Dumaguete City are: Davao National High School, National University, Living Stone International School, Umingan High School, Leyte National High School, Kings Montessori of Quezon City, Bacolod Taytung High School, California Academy, Region 7-Dumaguete City and Sta. Rosa City Division.
Meanwhile, the ASEAN Schools Games this November will feature about 5, 250 student-athletes and other members of the delegations from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia who will compete in athletics, swimming, archery, badminton, volleyball, sepak takraw, table tennis and basketball.