Warmest greetings to all of you!
I have always believed that passion for success can be pursued not only through education but also through sports. The 2017 Palarong Pambansa speaks for the development of the youth both in academics and in sports and through this we are encouraging the youth of today to sharpen their physical and mental wellbeing. Sports has a big influence for our school children in pursuing their future endeavors and it shows them that in great hard work, trainings and sacrifices there is a great outcome.
Through sports we encourage our young athletes to take this as an experience to instill values and knowledge that they may learn in their trainings and in the competition. Certainly, each of our school children will pit their skills and talents against each opponent to compete for championship. However, possessing the spirit of teamwork, comradeship and sportsmanship is the key to victory which shows that a true champion is not only measured in sports but also in life.
My congratulations and sincerest gratitude to all our student athletes and to the Province of Antique for all the hard work and sacrifices they did for this momentous competition. Mabuhay po ang mga Antiquenos, ang kabataang Pinoy at atletang Pilipino!