By the SCUAA 'Updates' Staff
Posted on February 08, 2015
Pasig City Lone District Rep. Roman Romulo led today the opening rites of the week-long National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) 2015 Olympic Games jointly staged by the Cagayan State University, provincial government of Cagayan and local government of Tuguegarao City.
Speaking before those who packed the Cagayan Sports Complex, one of the two main venues of the sportsfest—the other being the CSU Carig Campus, Romulo said the Olympics is an important event not only for the athletes but also for the country.
"The start of the National SCUAA 2015 Olympics will serve as inspiration for our local and national leaders and will serve as a reminder that we are all Filipinos, we are all united," the congressman said. Turning to the athletes, he said: "You, dear athletes, you will serve as our inspiration…give all your best. You are here today because you are the best of the best of all the regions, that you don't have to prove."
The solon, who started his speech with a 44-second prayer for the 44 fallen men of the Special Action Force of the PNP, invited the participants to explore the places of interest that Cagayan can offer.
He encouraged them not to miss seeing local tourist destinations such as the famous Callao Caves in Penablanca town, Basilica Minore of Piat, and the Calvary Hills in Iguig.
"I hope you'll visit all these places that Cagayan is proud of and that when you go back to your respective regions you will remember the happy memories of your stay in the province," the solon said.
Roman urged the athletes, who he described as the future members of the Gilas Pilipinas, Azcals and the next Manny Pacquiao, to continue improving their craft.
"Be proud of your regions and of being a Filipino," he ended.