LA TRINIDAD, Benguet(PIA) -- The Department of Education - Cordillera has rescheduled the conduct of the 2023 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association(CARAA) meet for the team and racket events due to the impending threat of Super Typhoon “Mawar.”
In a memorandum issued by DepEd-CAR Regional Director Estela Cariño, the CARAA Regional Tournament for Team and Racket events set on May 26 to 28, 2023 are moved to June 2 to 4.
“Due to the threat of typhoon “Mawar” which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Friday evening, May 26, and early Saturday morning, May 27, according to reports from PAGASA, the scheduled Conduct of the Regional Tournament for Team and Racket Evens on May 26 to 28, 2023 is hereby rescheduled on June 2 to 4, 2023.”
The memo which was sent to the different school divisions and other concerned offices also advised that the arrival and interview of the athletes with the new schedule will be on June 2.
The province of Apayao will host the basketball and volleyball events, Mountain Province, the baseball and sepak takraw events, and Benguet will host football.
Badminton and table tennis will be played in Baguio City, and softball in Tabuk City.
The events will be hosted by the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Mountain Province and the cities of Baguio and Tabuk.
After two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DepEd-CAR held this year the CARAA sports meet simultaneous with the Regional Academic Festival from April 27 to May 1 in Baguio City.
Only 15 select focus sports that the region can confidently compete and advance to the next level were played during the CARAA 2023 in adherence to DepEd Memorandum No. 5, s. 2023.
In consideration of the clamor of different local government units, schools and other officials for the inclusion of other sports events in the CARAA, however, DepEd-CAR approved the conduct of the tournament for the team and racket events.
On Thursday, May 25, PAGASA reported that STY Mawar which is expected to enter PAR on Friday night or Saturday morning and will be named “Betty” is forecast to bring intense rains in the Cordillera region until May 30. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)