Sen. Sotto Graces WU-P Palaro 2016
It was no less than the honorable and distinguished Senator of the country, Vicente “Tito” Castello Sotto, who served as the guest speaker during the opening of the Palarong Wesleyan 2016 held last October 25, 2016 at the University gymnasium emceed by DJ Michael Dennis Valentos.
“More than Medals” was the theme for said palaro where Sotto gave emphasis in his message the importance of sports for the youth because it is one way that the young may strengthen not only the physique, but also camaraderie. He mentioned that the government is lengthening its campaign against drugs through “enforcement, prosecution, prevention and rehabilitation.” “Ako ay natutuwa kapag ako ay naaanyayahan sa mga ganitong pagkakataon sa mga school upang magsalita sa larangan ng palakasan o sports sapagkat nakikita ko ang kasigasigan ng mga estudyante na ipakita ang kanilang kakayahan bilang manlalaro” said Sotto. Being a legislator, Sotto lauds academic institutions which support the various programs of the national government in order to finally get rid of the ill-effects of drugs.
Sotto was introduced by the Sports Coordinator, Atty. Ruperto Sampoleo, who personally knows the senator and even mentioned some of the highlights of the life of the senator’s family whenever they find time to stay in the city.
Hon. Pacifico Aniag, University President, also delivered his message to all students present during the event. He challenged the students that while they strive good in sports, they should strive better in academics. He also expressed his gladness about the recently released results of the CPA board exams where a graduate of WU-P, Vhinson Jay Garcia, grabbed the first rank which indeed gave pride and prestige to the University, which drew lauds and cheers from the audience. This he made an example to further invoke students to perform their best in academics.
Meanwhile, in a segment of the live TV variety show Eat Bulaga in channel 7, Sotto congratulated Wesleyan University – Philippines and Vhinson Jay Garcia. By: Allan B. Chavez