Region 6 sports meet opens in Roxas City


The Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet 2019 opened yesterday afternoon at the Villareal Stadium in Roxas City.

Carmen Andrade, sports and business consultant of Capiz provincial government, in a Panay News article said the regional sports meet has a budget of P11-million.

The week-long tournament, with a theme “Hampang Nga May Paghiliiugyon Ipasanyog sa Aton Banwa,” kicked off with a parade of athletes from the public plaza to the Villareal Stadium.

A total of 600 police personnel have been deployed to secure the sports activities. Members of the Police Regional Office 6 were also mobilized to augment security.

Athletes from Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Aklan, Antique, and Guimaras will be vying for slots to represent Western Visayas in the 2019 Palarong Pambansa to be held in Davao City from April 27 to May 4.

There are 15 sporting events for the elementary division and 22 events for the secondary division.

Four sporting events are also set for the para-athletes.