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February 17,2013 12:02 AM

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco and Mayor Angel Alan Celino of Roxas City will welcome officials, coaches, and athletes in the opening of the 2013 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet Feb. 18-22.

Tanco invited the people of Western Visayas to witness the much awaited regional sporting events participated in by the 6 provinces in the region.

This year’s WVRAA Meet is hosted by Department of Education (DepEd) under Dr. Eveleth Gamboa, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd-Capiz; and Dr. Miguel Aposin, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd-Roxas City in coordination with local government units of the province of Capiz and Roxas City.

Six public schools in Roxas City were identified as billeting quarters: Plaridel Elementary – East and West in barangay VIII for Aklan delegation; Don Ynocencio A. del Rosario Memorial School, Brgy. Dayao for Antique province; Capiz National High School, brgy. Tiza for host province of Capiz; Banica Elem. School, Brgy. I for the island province of Guimaras; Cong. Ramon A. Arnaldo High School in brgy. Banica for the perennial runner-up province of Iloilo; and President Manuel A. Roxas Memorial School – North and South for the powerhouse Negros Occidental province.

Participants to this sports spectacle are athletes from the elementary and high school, coaches, and school officials coming from the 17 schools division of Region VI.

Winners in the different sports event in WVRAA will represent Western Visayas in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Negros Oriental. (CPPB/Edward Basilonia)

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