CATBALOGAN CITY – For the second time, the province of Leyte emerged as the overall champion of the 4-dy Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association’s meet besting ten other delegations from the different provinces and cities in the Region.
Leyte garnered a total of 331.34 points and was officially proclaimed the overall champion of the EVRAA 2013 during the closing and awarding ceremonies held on Friday at the Leyte Sports Center.
Placing second was the delegation from Eastern Samar with total points of 184 while coming in the third place was Ormoc City with 166 points. Tacloban City garnered a total of 155.67 points; Maasin City, 131.50 points; Northern Samar with 75.5; Biliran, 75; Borongan City, 69; Baybay City, 59.84; Southern Leyte, 57 points, followed by Catbalogan City, 55; Samar with 42; and Calbayog City with 37 points.
Rebecca Ragrag, DepEd-8 information officer said the winners of the EVRAA 2013 will be qualified to participate in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa to be conducted in Dumaguete City on April 21-27, 2013.
The athletes who are qualified to participate in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa will be officially informed by DepEd Regional Office, she added.
The Palaro athletes will be give time to practice before the national sports competition, Dr. Ragrag further said.
This year’s EVRAA Meet is reported to have attended by some 6,000 participants, the first in the history, with the creation of three new schools divisions. These are the city schools divisions of Borongan, Catbalogan and Baybay which are among the newly-created cities in the country.