Sorsogon Province (August 17) — The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Sorsogon Chapter on August 13-15, has organized for the first time the Media Olympics, an athletic event that aims not on competing against who has the best vigor and physical prowess but primarily on getting acquainted with and strengthening camaraderie among media personalities here.
“KBP is very much elated upon seeing that the sports event which we conceptualized under the theme ‘Together As One’ was successful in its attempt to foster in-depth friendship among media community in Sorsogon,” said Andy Espinar, KBP-Sorsogon Chapter president.
Espinar said that over the years, the media community here has never been provided with activities that would make them ‘together as one’. “This is why, we thought of the media Olympics, the first activity ever, to serve as vehicle towards unifying and at the same time, serve as an avenue to develop hale and hearty skills among Sorsogon media,” he said.
He added that through the activity, each one was chanced to be acquainted with other personalities in the media community of Sorsogon, who according to many “were only known to them either by name or by voice.”
The activity kicked off, August 13, with a motorcade along the city’s main thoroughfare and a short opening program which was graced by National Telecommunications Bicol Regional Director Engr. Ariel H. Padilla.
The games officially started in the afternoon with basketball and volleyball games for its opening salvo.
The three day Media Olympics featured nine events to include basketball, volleyball, chess, scrabble, table tennis, dart, badminton, billiards and bowling held at the Aemilianum College Gymn, X-trim Badminton Gymn and Dino Mark Bowling House respectively.
“More than hundred of media personalities here put across their intention to be part of and have joined this very first significant event. They were divided into green team, blue team, yellow team and red orange team, each has its own knacks and eccentricity, which has added zest to the affair,” said Espinar.
Meanwhile, the awarding and closing ceremony, August 15, highlighted the covenant signing among media practitioners.
“The covenant provides guarantee of promoting effective cooperation and unity among practicing media enhancing mutual understanding and solidarity for their personal growth and public advancement as well as in furthering communication development,” said Espinar.
The covenant will also serve as a reminder for the media practitioners here to abide by the journalist’s code of ethics, setting as well, a good example by providing the public right, accurate and timely information. (PIA Sorsogon)