DepEd official on WVRAA deferment: Let’s think positive

first_imgThe Provincial Health Office of Aklanearlier recommended an indefinite suspension of the games following thenational government’s suggestion for people to avoid crowded places as aprecautionary measure against the 2019-nCoV. WVRA winners will represent WesternVisayas in the 2020 Palarong Pambansa in Marikina City, Metro Manila. ILOILO City – The deferment of theWestern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet originally scheduledfrom Feb. 15 to 22 with Aklan province as host should not be viewed with alarmor dismay, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). These delegates come from elementaryand high schools of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and NegrosOccidental. The new dates were agreed by all 20Schools Divisions during a regional management committee meeting, according toLea Belleza, DepEd regional information officer. “Let us take thepostponement positively. We will have more than enough time to prepare forthe WVRAA,” said Dr. Miguel Mac Aposin, Aklan Schools Division superintendent. Due to concerns over the 2019 novelcoronavirus (2019-nCoV), DepEd Region 6 rescheduled this year’s WVRAA to March(21 to 28). In approving the rescheduling, DepEdregional director Dr. Ma. Gemma Ledesma said, “We cannot afford to risk thesafety and health of almost 6,000 delegates which include athletes, coaches,technical officials, chaperones, and working committees.” “The playing venues and billetingquarters are ready but the safety of the athletesand sports officials is our top priority,” agreed Aposin./PNlast_img

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