By Rodrigo S. Victoria
NAVAL, Biliran — Students from Limpiado Memorial Foundation, Incorporated commonly known here as the Lightbringer Learning Center showed their wares and mastery in archery as they emerged over-all champion in the secondary division in the recent Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA).
EVRAA, a big annual regional sporting event participated in by ten athletic delegations coming from the different school divisions of the Department of Education from the provinces and cities in Region 8, was held on January 29 to February 4, 2012 in Maasin City.
According to Jose B. Mondido, education program supervisor and division sports coordinator of DepEd-Biliran, these Lightbringer students who bring gold for Biliran province in archery are: Nicjim Oliver, Dandy Jake Limpiado, Justine Sabornido, Debbie Bianca Ayade, Rishille Monte,s and Janah Santolorin.
Mondido said that the girls representing Lightbringer have been consistently representing EVRAA for four consecutive years to the Palarong Pambansa from 1999 to 2011 including this year’s Palarong Pambansa.
The boys from Lightbringer only represent EVRAA to the Palarong Pambansa this year since they started joining the sport only this year, he added.
The DepEd-Biliran division sports coordinator also informed that that the girls from Lightbringer representing EVRAA in the 2011 Palarong Pambansa held in Dapitan City got the bronze medal in archery.
Biliran province which landed in 9th place overall among the 10 competing delegations in EVRAA 2012 got 14 gold medals, 22 silver medals, and 55 bronze medals, Mondido informed based on Biliran delegation tally of results furnished to PIA.
Biliran delegation got also an all third place winner for swimming in secondary division based on the furnished copy of the Biliran delegation tally of results.
It was also reflected in the Biliran delegation tally of results that Biliran province was adjudged second place winner as the most disciplined delegation and second place winner as the most clean delegation. (PIA Biliran)