The 30th sea games



As the 30th SEA games draws to its conclusion tonight with the colorful Parade of Nations, the whole country is at its euphoria as it celebrates a windfall of 149 gold medals and more bronze and silver medals with a total of about 530 medals all to its credit. In an inspiring farewell address during the closing ceremonies before Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) officials, athletes and delegates at the Olympic stadium in Tarlac City, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Chairperson of the POC, was profuse in extending his gratitude to all the athletes in their show of sportsmanship in all the events participated in by them, saying at the same time that he looks forward to the 31th SEA games in Vietnam. Parenthetically, the performance showed by our athletes in all the events indicates without an iota of doubt that Filipinos are not lacking in talents when it comes to sports. Some sports enthusiasts and pundits are at this time proposing to make sports as part of the curriculum in all private and public schools in the country. Be that as it may, the recent holding of the 30th SEA games in the country has no doubt projected the Philippines not only in the Asean limelight but in the world as well. And so also, the ensuing economic benefits for hosting the games can not easily be disregarded.

This writer wishes to commend the city administration for the fast clean-up drive it initiated from all debris as a consequence of the destruction wrought by typhoon Tisoy. We likewise commend the Casureco management for the relatively fast restoration of systems service in the city. It was due to the absence of internet facilities that we failed to compose our column last week.

TRIVIA: Through this column may I express in my own behalf and that of my spouse Minda our most sincere and deepest condolence to the family of Sir Knight Electo Salvador Cajot, Jr. who recently crossed the Great Beyond. His remains lay in state at the Imperial Funeral parlor and will be entered after a funeral mass at 3:00 pm at the Virgin of Penafrancia Shrine.

The USI high school batch ‘55 will be holding its Christmas Party this coming Saturday at the residence of their batch mate Rose Cruz. Likewise, the Christmas party of the Real Estate Brokers Association, Naga City Chapter is scheduled this coming Saturday December 15 at the Aljosh Cafe.

Reminding all the officers and members of the Knights of Rizal, Naga City Chapter of the regular meeting this coming Saturday at the Rizal Center.

QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: “THE QUALITY OF MERCY IS TWICE BLESS’D, IT BLESSETH HIM THAT GIVES, AND HIM, THAT TAKES.”

MERCHANT OF VENICE

FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE: “THUS SAYS THE LORD: OBSERVE WHAT IS RIGHT. DO WHAT IS JUST FOR MY SALVATION IS ABOUT TO COME, MY JUSTICE ABOUT TO BE REVEALED.”

ISAIAH 56:1