The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte has officially began the employees annual Sports Festival early morning of September 21, 2018 via motorcade from Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center in Pigcarangan passing the Municipalities of Tubod and Baroy then to Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex in Sagadan, Tubod.

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo led the convoy representing the different colours of the team – red, yellow, lavender, green, blue, pink, white, and orange.

Right after the motorcade, the Provincial Chief Executive warmly greets all provincial government employees, the honourable members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay and the special guests from the Civil Service Commission, Director II Alona B. Carumba, AFP Officer Major Rommel Aquino Endozo, Officer of the 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Mechanized Infantry Division and Mr. Arellano Jun Carpio, Jr, Tourism Officer of Midsalip Zamboanga del Sur, who were judges for the 2018 Search for Mr. & Ms. SportsFest.

Governor Angging thanked the department heads for the preparations made in supporting their respective teams and reminded all that this activity is to strengthen relationship and camaraderie amongst employees to better serve the constituents of the province.

Before ending her message, Governor Angging expressed her sincerest gratitude to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for keeping the Province of Lanao del Norte safe and secure, and to all stakeholders for being vigilant in protecting the province.

One of the most anticipated event in this month long activity, The Search for Mr. & Ms. SportsFest immediately followed through. Each coloured team cheered every time their representatives walked on the stage and respond intelligently to questions, it just to show employees of the provincial government possess both beauty and brains.

In every competition only one will prevail, and when all the dust are settled down, the Title for the Search for 2018 Mr. & Ms. SportsFest where given to Pink Team (composed of Kauswagan, Kolambugan and Balo-i Provincial Hospitals), 1st Runner-up goes to Lavender Team (Kapatagan and Sultan Naga Dimaporo Provincial Hospitals), 2nd Runner-up to White Team (Lanao del Norte Provincial Hospital).

Special Awards was also presented: Best Production Number – White Team for male and female categories. Best Professional Attire: Red Team for male category while White Team grabbed the female. Best Sports Attire goes to Lavender for male and Yellow Team for female. Best Jeans Attire was named to White Team. Darling of the Crowd went to Lavender Team.

Governor Angging was happy to see employees of the provincial government having a time off from their working schedule just to share their remarkable talents and praised their courage in conquering their fear facing the crowd. PIO-LDN