from Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) are all smile
after the parade during the first day celebration of DPWH
120th Anniversary and Sportsfest on June 21, 2018.
Biliran DEO joins
DPWH region 8 in celebration of 120th anniversary and sportsfest
June 28, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VIII
celebrates 120th anniversary and sportsfest in a two-day event on
June 21-22, 2018 simultaneously with other DPWH Offices nationwide.
“For 365 days, let us give
these two days for us to celebrate, giving thanks to God, giving
thanks to our officials, to ourselves, to each one of us, thank you
for your continuous support that is why we existed and it (DPWH) is
getting stronger,” Edgar B. Tabacon, Regional Director said during
his welcome address.
Engineering Offices of the region including Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) gather for the said occasion to have fun
and develop camaraderie and sportsmanship through sports activities.
The activity started with
a thanksgiving mass at the open field of the DPWH Regional Office,
Baras, Palo, Leyte at 8:00 in the morning officiated by Fr. Norman
Abolencia followed by a short parade around the Government Center of
The competition for the
Best in Muse highlights the morning event of the first day of
celebration. Photo exhibit contest also opens at the DPWH
multipurpose hall displaying completed/proposed high impact projects
of the 13 district engineering offices.
The start of the sports
activities at 1:00 in the afternoon, signals the commencement of the
sportsfest celebration. Sports competition includes basketball,
volleyball, badminton, table tennis, dart and chess but the
highlight of the celebration is the Search for Mr. DPWH Sportspoof
2018 in the evening. Fourteen straight men candidates representing
their engineering offices came out as lovely ladies vying for the
title. In the middle of the said competition, there was a Search for
DPWH Curatcha King and Queen.
The second day of the
celebration starts with the DPWH Unity Fun Run at 5:00 in the
morning competing for the 3k, 5k and 10k run. Participants who are
not playing any sports competition for this day are enjoying the
parlor games prepared by each district offices. The sports
championship games also continue on this day.
Due to unfinished game for
the sport badminton, Atty. Neil N. Re-oma, President of Rank and
File Employees Union (RFEU), Region VIII said that awarding ceremony
for the winners of the different competitions will be held during
the second Regional Quarters Meeting.
DPWH is celebrating 120
years anniversary with the theme “Bridging Modern Development”. The
department started as the Department of War and Public Works in 1898
during the revolutionary government under the time of President
Emilio Aguinaldo. In 1987, after several revolutions, it became the
Department of Public Works and Highways, as it is known today.