The Dagupan City People’s Astrodome was filled with fun and colours as the Dagupan City Water District (DCWD) Employees, with their respective teams, kicked off the 32nd Anniversary Celebration of the District last July 12, 2019 with a Sports Fest Event.
Engr. Adelfo B. Valle, the DCWD General Manager, welcomed the participants and guests in the opening program and emphasized that this event will foster stronger ties and harmonious working relationships among DCWD personnel. The event is a series of Volleyball and Basketball Games along with other sports activities aiming to build camaraderie among DCWD Employees.
All District personnel were grouped into Color-Coded Teams (Blue, Yellow, Red and Black). The Ball Games will be conducted on July 19 and 26 at the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome. The finals of the games will be on July 27, 2019 at the Lyceum Northwestern Gymnasium.
Both the Yellow and the Black Teams claimed their respective first victories in Volleyball and Basketball. The first volleyball game was a nerve-wracking match between the Blue and Yellow Teams. The former won the first set while the latter snatched the second and final set. The Black Team racked up its first game as the team won the first two sets against the Red Team.
The first basketball game between the Red and Yellow Teams had set the court on fire with an ending score of 42-40 in favor of the Yellow Team, while the Black Team finished off the game against the Blue Team with a score of 61-40.
The series of sports activities were initiated by the Gender And Development (GAD) Committee lead by its Chairperson Mr. Raul T. Castaño. Sports programs are part of the District’s GAD projects for CY 2019 as a way, among others, to nourish the well-being of the personnel which is in accordance to the provisions of Joint Circular No. 2012-01 issued by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), National Economic Development and Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).