Isabela province to host 9,500 athletes in regional sports fest

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Isabela provincial government are now ready to host more than 9,500 athletes and guests in the Annual Cagayan Valley Regional Athletic Association (CAVRAA) slated on February 24-28.

DepEd-Region 2 information officer Ferdinand Narciso said the participants will come from the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Qurino, Nueva Vizcaya and host Isabela.

Isabela’s hosting of the sports fest among elementary and secondary students in the region is seen to help the province pursue eco-tourism sports development, and other economic programs, Narciso added.

He encouraged participants to unite and observe the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

The opening program of the CAVRAA 2017 will be conducted on February 24 at the Isabela sports complex.

DepEd officials visited Isabela recently to supervise the preparations especially on the accommodation of delegates, Narciso said.

He advised the delegates to report to them whatever problems they may encounter so that the provincial leadership could address the issue.