In time for the EVRAA Meet in Ormoc City
NAVAL, Biliran-Players of the Biliran Wildcat Delegation are not only preparing their physical prowess through series of practice to compete in the different games but also in conditioning their bodies to be physically fit to face their opponents at the Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet in Ormoc City this coming April 7-12, 2019.
A total of 300 athletes from Biliran will undergo compulsory measles rubella vaccination staring March 14 in the different municipalities in the province.
In an interview, Ryan Remandaban, division sports coordinator of the School Division Office- Biliran, disclosed that the said vaccination is required as initiated by the host city of Ormoc in order to protect the athletes from measles.
The regional office of the Department of Health(DOH) has already declared a measles outbreak in the region with more than 1,000 cases.
Aside from the athletes, officiating officials and coaches are also required to undergo the same vaccination process for their protection.
Schools Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) Chief of DepEd- Biliran, Lucille Roa, has already briefed some delegation officials particularly the school nurses to facilitate the conduct of the vaccination procedure in coordination with the DOH and municipal health officers throughout the province.
Biliran EVRAA team is strongly supported by Governor Gerardo Espina, Jr. through the allocation of its Special Education Fund (SEF) and the provision of transportation services including the logistical support.
Meanwhile, Biliran Rep. Dr. Rogelio Espina also supported the team through the provision of some technical and financial assistance including training support, transportation among others.
The eight mayors of the province also supported the athletes by downloading their respective municipal special education fund to SDO – Biliran including the provision of vehicles and transportation assistance on the duration of the activity in Ormoc City. (RE E. FAJARDO)