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(CEBU City Public Information Office) Bearing the theme, "Employees' Physical Fitness, Enhancing an Excellent Public Service" the annual Cebu City Hall Inter-department Sportsfest kicked off Saturday morning, August 30, 2014 with a Holy Mass, Grand Parade and a formal Opening Ceremony.

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The Holy Mass was conducted at the Plaza Sugbo fronting Cebu City Hall to start the activity. 

Right after the mass, a kick off parade followed from Plaza Sugbo to the Cebu City Sports Complex where the formal opening ceremony was conducted.

With the aim to develop sportsmanship and camaraderie among the city government employees, the activity is a project of Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama way back his stint as a city councilor.

Highlighting the Sportsfest opening were the contest for the Muse which was bagged by Ms. Donna Ibarra from the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) and the Pahugyaw sa Sayaw which was grabbed by the Cebu City Health Department as Champion. 

Meanwhile, adding color to the event were the ceremonial torch lighting and relay headed by Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, City Administrator Dr. Lucelle Mercado, Cebu City Sports Commission chairman Edward Hayco and Human Resource and Development Office (HRDO) chief Atty. Dominic Dino. 

The Oath of Sportsmanship was led by Cebu City Sports Commission executive director Mark Alino. 

The more than Five thousand city government employees from the different departments partook in the activity. The 22 Departments will compete in different sporting events every night and weekends until the championships which will usually lasts until next year in time for the Charter Day Celebration of the city on February 24, 2015. 

Furthermore the Sportsfest is spearheaded by the Cebu City Sports Commission and the Human Resource Development Office. (By Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)


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