SorSUeño Athletes gear together as Regional SCUAA V 2023 Meet kicks off at CBSUA; SorSU Execs extend support

Bannering the theme: “Together We’re Stronger: Achieving Excellence in Sports,” the Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) V 2023 Meet formally commenced with an in-campus parade, hosted this year by Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) together with eight other competing institutions, namely: Bicol State University of Applied Science and Technology (BISCAST), Bicol University (BU), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC), Catanduanes State University (CatSU), Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agricultural and Technology (DEBESMSCAT), Partido State University (ParSU), and Sorsogon State University (SorSU), from September 4-7, 2023, at CBSUA, Pili, Camarines Sur.

Dr. Alberto N. Naperi, SUC President IV of CBSUA and Chairperson of Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) V, delivered the welcome remarks, where he welcomed all the contingents to the Municipality of Pili and to CBSUA, which was followed by messages of support from Atty. Septon A. De La Cruz, CESO III (Regional Director, CHED ROV) and Senator Sherwin “Win” T. Gatchalian in a video presentation.

Meanwhile, SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, during the presentation of delegations by respective SUC Presidents, proudly introduced the 149 delegates of the University, with 33 SorSU top officials, 20 coaches/assistant coaches, and 96 finest SorSUeño athletes, where they enthusiastically performed SorSU’s cheer — “Go, SorSU! Fight, SorSU! Win, SorSU! Ang Pamantasang May Puso!”

Further, after the Lightning of Cauldron, the Raising of PASUC V Flag by Dr. Alberto N. Naperi (Chairperson, PASUC V) and the Raising of Delegation Flags headed by respective SUC Presidents, as well as the Oath of Amateurism and the Oath of Officiating Officials, subsequently followed.

The opening ceremony concluded with cultural performances by CBSUA Chorale, Sambit, Indayog Dance Company, and CBSUA Band and Majorettes from its four campuses. On the other hand, the start of official games is scheduled in the afternoon until September 7, 2023 (Thursday), which also signifies the beginning of promising acts of athleticism, teamwork, and sportsmanship of nine competing SUCs.

The Pamantasang May Puso expresses its unwavering support (and loudest cheer) to all SorSUeño athletes equipped to compete and succeed in the Bicol SCUAA 2023 Meet. Best of luck, our dear athletes!

Go, SorSU! Fight, SorSU! Win, SorSU! Ang Pamantasang May Puso! (SorSU PIO)