Vibrant colors and bustling sounds of beating drums with festive mood of athletes and coaches dazzled spectators along Isabela City main thoroughfares as the 18th Isabela City Division Athletic Meet 2024 with heart-stopping grand parade of athletes, coaches, technical officials commenced on January 24, 2024 at Isabela Central Elementary Pilot School (ICEPS) and Juan S. Alano Memorial School grounds as the assembly places.
The highly celebrated annual sports event joined by different schools coming from both public and private in the city appeared in a long queue composed of delegations hailed from clusters and districts. Thus lasted for three hours and ended at BNHS Grandstand.
With the theme: “Ignite the Flame, Embrace the Game: Celebrating Excellence in Sports,” enthusiasm filled the air as the parade progressed.
A Saludo contest highlighted this year’s city meet. Each delegation performed their Saludo while in the parade and at the opening event.
Likewise, fantastic cheers and yells were heard all over the street.
“There is quite a difference in the order and number of delegations due to added districts and clusters created under our SDS Jay Montealto,” a statement from Sir Ahmad Sali, MT II, Palarong Pambansa technical official and in-charge of the parade.
By: Rheinjohn A. Sampang
Photos by: Rheinjohn Sampang, Cesca Evette D Luna and Fabio Dayne Angeles