Gov. Pogi to launch unity games among Pangasinan LGUs soon

Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino III expressed his desire to further unite Pangasinan by conducting unity games not just for the youth but also for municipal and city officials and employees as well.

The full concept of the program was bared by the provincial chief executive during the city/municipal sports coordinators’ conference on February 4 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) Restaurant.

Expressing elation over the success of the 1st Governor’s Cup inter-town basketball tournament’s elimination rounds, Gov. Pogi said the present administration is also keen on providing respite and leisure among local government officials and employees.

Thus, the provincewide cagefest dubbed 1st Pangasinan Inter-LGU Unity Games will be made up of basketball games for men and volleyball for women.

Based on the tournament guidelines, the Pangasinan Unity Games 2017 will be open to all qualified municipal employees/ elected/co-terminus of the different municipalities of Pangasinan who are physically fit.

Further announcements for the conduct of the unity games will be made soonest after plans will be finalized by the provincial government.

Meanwhile, the quarterfinal rounds of the 1stGovernor’s Cup Inter-Town Basketball Tournament will reel off on February 11.

The following are the top four teams per conference in the elimination rounds which are clustered into two groups for the quaterfinals:

Group A
Asingan – (Eastern Conference)
San Manuel – (Eastern Conference)
Mangaldan – (Northern Conference)
Villasis – (Northern Conference)
Binmaley – (Central Conference)
Malasiqui – (Central Conference)
Alaminos – (Western Conference)
Bugallon – (Western Conference)
Group B
Urdaneta City – (Eastern Conference)
Tayug – (Eastern Conference)
Manaoag – (Norther Conference)
Sto. Tomas – (Northern Conference)
Calasiao – (Central Conference)
Bayambang – (Central Conference)
Lingayen – (Western Conference)
Labrador – (Western Conference)

A pet project of Gov. Pogi, the basketball tourney is aimed at developing the skills, teamwork and sportsmanship of local cagers aged 18 to 24 years. (Ruby R. Bernardino)

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