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Palaro 2014 launched
October 2, 2014
Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho lighting the symbolic torch to formally open the 2014 Palaro.

Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho lighting the symbolic torch to formally open the 2014 Palaro.

Three award-winning athletes of last year's Palaro lit the bonfire.

Three award-winning athletes of last year’s Palaro lit the bonfire.

The WMSU Grand Chorale led the community singing of the WMSU Hymn and the WMSU Palaro Song.

The WMSU Grand Chorale led the community singing of the WMSU Hymn and the WMSU Palaro Song.

A short ceremonial program was held on Sunday, September 7 at the ILS Covered Court to formally open this year’s intramurals of the region’s University of Choice, the Western Mindanao State University.

The week-long intramurals, known as the WMSU Palaro, is a season of merrymaking and building friendship and bonds among students, faculty and the whole WMSU community not just through sports and recreational activities, but through visual and literary competitions as well.

“WMSU Palaro 2014: “Play for Unity, Build a Community” is the theme of this year’s Palaro which is aligned with the city’s vision of building back a better Zamboanga, quite timely since the anniversary of the Zamboanga siege is observed within the week of the Palaro.

University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho formally declared the Palaro 2014 open on Sunday, marking the beginning of the long-awaited week of competition, fun and games.

Athletic Competitions are scheduled from Monday to Thursday. The Quiz Bowl is scheduled on Monday, 8:00 am at the CET AVR; Oration and Extemporaneous Speaking on Tuesday, 8:00 am at the Law Auditorium and Talumpati, 1:00 pm at the same venue; Visual Arts Contest at the WMSU Grounds, still on Tuesday at 8:00 am and the Dancesport and Pop Dance Competition, 5:00 pm at the WMSU Gym.

The literary competition continues on Wednesday with the Essay Writing and Pagsulat ng Sanaysay scheduled at 8:00 am and at 1:00 pm, the vocal prowess of the students will be judged with the Musical Contest at the Law Auditorium.

On Thursday, the University level Debate competition will push through at 8:00 am.

Capping this year’s Palaro is the long-awaited Cheerdance Competition after which the closing ceremonies will follow.
(Mandy Dalugdug – Public Affairs Office, WMSU)