DAVAO CITY -- The 22nd Compostela Valley Province Athletic Association (CVPAA) Meet 2019 opened in the town of Montevista on Monday.
The weeklong sports competition, which will end on November 15, is anchored on the theme: "Bridging Unity, Teamwork, and Excellence through Sports".
Montevista Mayor Eutropio S. Jayectin said the town is proud of the opportunity to host the CVPAA 2019, noting that the local government accepted the responsibility regardless of human resource shortage and lack of funds.
"Our highest regard is to help out our student-athletes achieved their individual goals and excel in their sports, Jayectin said.
The formal opening was led by Dr. Reynante A. Solitario, the province's schools’ division officer-in-charge superintendent, who underscored the importance of sports in inculcating good values and discipline among the youth.
In his speech, Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy urged the athletes, coaches, and school representatives to make use of sports to "build our young people's mental threshold, their social skills and their sense of community."
Uy said that through the CPVAA, they will identify student-athletes who will represent the province in the upcoming Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet next year.
"I am excited by this upcoming opportunity to host as it will not only exhibit our province's capabilities to host but to show our province as a learning destination in Mindanao," Uy said. (PNA)