TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, May 04 (PIA) --- The stamina and energy of some 1,400 field demonstration performers cheerfully closed the 2015 Palarong Pambansa opening rites drenched in rain that came pouring at about 5:00 p.m.
Coming from the Department of Education (DepEd) schools division in
the cities of Tagum, Panabo, Island Garden City of Samal and Davao del
Norte, the high school students performed a 45-minute field
demonstration practiced in about two months.
Soaked in rain, they just went well as choreographed and ended their
performance smiling as they bowed in front of the grandstand where the
very important personalities (VIPs) attending the Palaro opening rites,
Student-participants interviewed commonly said they enjoyed
performing under the rains than under the sun as they felt energized and
not got tired.
“Mas lingaw, walay kapoy; murag nagdula lang sa ulan. (It’s
enjoyable, I don’t feel tired; it seems like playing under the rain.),
said Angelica Abarca of Tagum City Comprehensive National High School.
Tagum City National High School student Marvin Dela Cruz confided a
bit teary-eyed while dancing under the rain saying the experience was
“very memorable” citing it as a once in a lifetime performance for a
He felt least tired but energized because the rains refreshed his
skin and his face unlike performing under the heat of the sun. “Mas
lingaw jud. (It’s more enjoyable.),” he said
demonstration was the only portion of the opening rites that was not
made in a hurry but according to its pacing and length of time as
Light rains that went moderate pushed fast the torch lighting
ceremony that was done after the Palaro delegates were advised to
proceed to their respective areas to take shelter.
Palaro keynote speaker Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel
Roxas forwent his speech and DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro just
directed the athletes to disperse from their formation to avoid getting
possibly sick. (Jeanevive Duron-Abangan, PIA 11)