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By The Pangasinan Star Online

PRISAA national games unfolds in Pangasinan Feb. 6

Posted by breakingnews on January 25, 2006

DAGUPAN CITY — All is set for the 2006 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) games to be held in Dagupan City and various other venues in the province of Pangasinan from Feb. 6 to 12.

Dr. Gonzalo T. Duque, national PRISAA president and also president of the Lyceum Northwestern University here, said some 4,000 athletes from all over the country will see action in the week-long games.

The opening games is set at 10:00 a.m. of February 6 will be held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen.

Hosted by PRISAA Region 1 also headed by Duque, the games will feature athletics for men and women, baseball for men, basketball for men and women, lawn tennis for men and women, sepak takraw for men, volleyball for men and women; chess, table tennis, badminton for men and women, softball for women, swimming for men and women, and taekwondo for men and women.

Most of the games will be held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen, venue of the 1995 Palarong Pambansa, while swimming will be held at Dagupan City’s Olympic-size swimming pool.

On the other hand, taekwondo will be held at Atrium of the CSI the City Mall in barangay Lucao, Dagupan City; while lawn tennis competition will be held at the Binmaley town auditorium.

Elimination rounds for basketball will be held at the city plaza of Alaminos and at the municipal gym of Rosales while the finals will be held at the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome.

A featured activity is the “Kalutan ed Dagupan” (bangus grill) around the city plaza of Dagupan to be hosted by the Dagupan City government led by Mayor Benjamin Lim.

The activity will be a miniature version of the world’s longest barbecue grill put up by the Dagupan in 2003, which earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Pictorial session for the Mutya ng PRISAA is scheduled at the Hundred Islands off Alaminos City, top tourist destination in the province of Pangasinan.

Dr. Duque said among the sponsors to the National PRISAA Games are House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr., the provincial government of Pangasinan led by Gov. Victor Agbayani and Vice Gov. Oscar Lambino, Reps. Mark Cojuangco, Conrado Estrella, Generoso Tulagan, Amado Espino, Jr., and Arthur Celeste; Mayors Benjamin Lim of Dagupan City, Hernani Braganza of Alaminos, Simplicio Rosario of Binmaley, Ernesto Castaneda of Lingayen and others. (PNA)

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