Catanduanes athletes gear up for Palarong Bicol 2014

In preparation for the 2014 Palarong Bicol, athletes from the different schools in the province started training last January 13.

According to Mr. Jose L. Doncillo, OIC, Department of Education Division Superintendent, the 20-day training for local athletes will allow them to prepare and hopefully gain the home-court advantage.

He said that throughout the duration of the training, athletes were provided with complete sports equipment and facilities as well as food subsidy.

Meanwhile, Doncillo disclosed that various committees for the event are all set up. He said that the various billeting schools are ready for different delegations which are expected to start arriving on the 26th of January.

Security at the schools and sporting events will be provided by the Philippine Army 83rd IB and PNP with the support of barangay tanods.

Catanduanes placed 7th during last year's regional meet out of the total 13 delegations from Bicol. (MAL/EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)