Iloilo all set for 2016 WVRAA meet

Iloilo Sports Complex Rehabilitation. Photo by Clark Villaruel Antiquiera
Iloilo Sports Complex Rehabilitation. Photo by Clark Villaruel Antiquiera

The province of Iloilo is all set to host the 2016 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet, according to the Department of Education (DepEd-Division of Iloilo) Superintendent Dr. Myrna Castillo.

Castillo, in a media interview, said it’s all systems go for the regional athletic meet, which will kick off tomorrow, February 7.

“We are definitely ready. Everything is in place for the four-day WVRAA meet,” she stressed.

DepEd-6 Regional Director Julieta Braga, overall tournament manager, assured that every billeting quarter, where delegates will stay, has enough supply of water.

“Our request for the augmentation of water supply has already been approved by the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD),” she said.

In terms of security preparations, Braga said they also coordinated with the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) to ensure the safety of delegates.

More than 3,000 delegates from the provinces of Guimaras, Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo will see action in various sporting events with 445 gold medals at stake.

The Iloilo Provincial Government allotted P19 million for Iloilo’s hosting of the WVRAA meet this year. IMT