“The Antiquenos are tired of being unknown, isolated and backward.”
This is how Governor Rhodora Cadiao described her people as she narrates how Antique has turned itself into a sports destination after successfully hosting the 2017 Palarong Pambansa, the 2017 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Games and now the 2018 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Games on February 18 to 23.
“They used to question our capability especially when we bid for the hosting of the Palaro,” she added.
Cadiao said the people of Antique have shown the country that they are not what was perceived of them.
She further said that the hotels around the province are fully-booked these days.
The 2018 SCUAA is being hosted by University of Antique. The games include archery, athletics, arnis, badminton, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, chess , dance sports, football, futsal, karatedo, lawn tennis, pencak silat, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, tae-kwon-do, and volleyball.
Over 7000 delegates are expected in the province.
The lady governor narrated that the province has zero crime rate when it hosted Palaro, WVRAA and the Binirayan Festival.
“The province has been declared insurgency-free,” she added.IMT