Tangub City Hosts One Asenso MisOcc Palaro 2024

For the first time in the history of Misamis Occidental, a provincial athletic event was held on February 7-11, 2024 at Tangub City.  Gov. Henry S. Oaminal initiated this move in preparation for the coming Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) in May of this year.  This is to select the best athletes from among the four Department of Education divisions of Misamis Occidental to represent the province in the regional athletic event.

In the past years, the Schools Division of Tangub City, Ozamiz City, Oroquieta City and Misamis Occidental attended NMRAA as separate delegations.   With this, competition, however friendly and sportsmanly, existed among the four divisions which were just within the same province.  This year, provincial athletic meet was held to foster unity, save on cost and select the best athletes to represent the province.

Tangub City Mayor Sabiniano “Ben” Canama mobilized all sectors of the city to participate in the preparation for the Palaro.   In the several coordination meetings held for this purpose, the task forces formed in preparation for the opening of the Panguil Bay Bridge in June were mandated to prioritize the preparation for Palaro. Hence, infrastructure support was directed to check that water, power, toilet and bath, sleeping and cooking facilities were put in place.  Local government employees were assigned to help in the massive cleaning, clearing and greening of main streets, along with the barangay officials and constituents. Flaglets and buntings were installed along the streets to welcome the athletic delegations.

On top of these, the moral recovery program orientation was conducted to various sectors of the city on the character every Tangubanon should possess.

Mayor Ben directed the barangays whose schools are assigned as billeting quarters to clean, prepare the venue, welcome   the delegates and prepare leis for everyone, both officials and athletes. Peacekeeping forces such as the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, the city- employed City Peace Action Team (CPAT) each had action plans to secure peace and order throughout the event.  Rescue vehicles were on standby in case of emergencies.

Government employees, city and barangay officials, Department of Education Tangub Division administrators and staff, barangay functionaries, peacekeeping forces and practically all of Tangub City worked in coordinated fashion to make the hosting of One Asenso MisOc Palaro 2024 hosting memorable, colorful and a testament to unity in the spirit of sportsmanship, excellence and camaraderie.