San Pablo City- The 2nd Inter-Agency Mayor Vic B. Amante Invitational Tournament started with its kick off ceremony last march 8 at Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) grounds in Brgy. Del Remedio this city at 7:00 a.m..
It was highlighted by a motorcade around the city plaza with host Mayor Amante declaring the tournament open, and lighting of the torch of LSPU President Dr. Ricardo Wagan.
According to Emer Alcos, the city sports director, the games for contention are basketball, volleyball, badminton and darts on the physical side and mind squeezing chess tournament for mental prowess. Fourteen national and local government agencies and private corporations confirmed their participation on said tournament.
The teams that will fight it out in the spirit of camaraderie are the following: LSPU, the city government of San Pablo, DepEd, Social Security System, Honda Cars Laguna, Coca-Cola, SPC Hospital, SPC Water District, PLDT, DILG PRIMO, PNP, PHILPOST, Red Cross and Regional Trial Court (RTC).
This annual sport fest is a pet project of City Mayor Vicente B. Amante which aim to enhance better inter-agency relationship among national and local government agencies, as well as private industrial/commercial establishments through posturing sportsmanship. (Jonathan Aningalan/Sandy Belarmino)