By BON JOSEPH N. ASTILLA
June 28, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VIII kicks-off its 120th anniversary and sportsfest on June 21-22, 2018 at Baras, Palo, Leyte marking another milestone for the main engineering arm of the government.
The festivity gathers more than a hundred employees from different District Engineering Offices (DEOs) regionwide with a civic parade of participants with their muses opening the occasion on its first day.
DEOs are grouped into team clusters namely: Cluster I - Regional Office, Leyte I and Tacloban City DEO; Cluster II - Leyte II, Leyte III and Biliran DEO; Cluster III - Leyte IV, Leyte V and Southern Leyte DEO; Cluster IV - Samar I, Samar II, Northern Samar I, Northern Samar II and Eastern Samar DEO.
A showcase of the different talents and skills of DPWH employees are also evident during the two-day celebration through various ball games and parlor games. Meanwhile, selected male candidates entertain the crowd in the search for Miss DPWH Sports Spoof 2018.
Fierce competition can be seen here and there but as the event concludes and participants return to their respective DEOs, they are instilled with the significance of teamwork. Working together is more productive than working alone.