CEBU CITY, Philippines - To develop sportsmanship and camaraderie among its more than Five thousand employees, the Cebu City Government headed by Mayor Tomas Osmeña will formally open this year's Inter-Department Sports Festival on October 13 Friday.

Anchored on the theme, "Total Fitness: A Key to a Better Public Service," the annual event will start with a Grand Parade for both athletes and non-athletes from the 22 Departments comprising the Cebu City Government inside the Cebu City Sports Complex at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Right after the Grand Parade, the formal opening will immediately follow inside the Cebu City Sports Complex which will be highlighted by various competitions. This included the Pasikatay Dance Showdown or Pahugyaw sa Sayaw, Raising of Team Banners, and the Search for the Mr. and Ms. Sports Fest 2017, among others.

Several sporting events will also be competed by the participating teams that will be held after the office hours, weekends and even during holidays until the Championship Games. (By: Greggy P. SenadosCity of Cebu, Public Information Office)