by: Harold V. Gallo

In a rare chance of showing their athletic prowess, seven (7) Philippine Science High School campuses together with the Office of the Executive Director locked horns in a sportsfest, where the alliance of Cagayan Valley–Cordillera Administrative Region–Ilocos Region campuses swept all the sporting events and emerged as the overall champion, last December 14–17, at Subic, Zambales.

Proclaiming themselves as the Solid North trifecta, they lorded over and proclaimed overall champion against the alliances of White team, comprised of CLC and BRC and Yellow team, composed of Main Campus, Calabarzon Campus and OED.

White Team bagged second place and Yellow Team landed third, respectively.

“This is a rare opportunity for the Luzon campuses to gather together and go outside of their work parameters,” CLC Campus Director Lilia Habacon said in her opening remarks during the opening program held at the Seorabeol Leisure Hotel and Resort, as quoted in

The sportsfest was conducted as part of the joint Gender Sensitivity Training where Mr. Peter Fermin Dajime, PSHS Main Campus PE instructor and trainer, shared his ideas on epidemiology and stressed the importance of physical activity in order to decrease the risk of age-related and lifestyle diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, obesity.

An aggregate of 381 faculty and non-faculty personnel headed by their respective campus directors participated in the activity.

Furthermore, CVC claimed the Talent Contest during the fellowship night as they showcased their gender-sensitive themed sing–and–dance–presentation.

Here is the full results of the sportsfest posted by the official website of the PSHSS: (Basketball) 1st – Blue Team, 2nd – White Team and 3rd – Yellow Team; (Men's Volleyball) 1st – Blue, 2nd – White, 3rd – Yellow; (Women's Volleyball) 1st – Blue, 2nd – White, 3rd – Yellow; (Table Tennis) 1st – Blue, 2nd –White, 3rd – Yellow; (Badminton) 1st – Blue, 2nd – Yellow, 3rd – White; (Chess) 1st – Blue, 2nd – Yellow, 3rd – White.

“We anticipated tough games against our fellows and we are glad we won it all and that is because we have a good chemistry with our partner campuses,” said hoops Point–Forward Jesse Brian Basilio, PSHS–CVC Guidance Counselor.

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