Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Palaro field demo performers draw cheers though soaked in rain

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, were seated.

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 Palarong Pambansa.

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

The field 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 rehearsed.
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)

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