CPU celebrates Golden Lions Day

“EVERY team has its own story. We are here to celebrate our victory—and we share the glory to God Almighty, to the CPU Administration, alumni, parents, benefactors and to all Centralians and dedicated coaches.”

This was the encouraging message of Edwin Caro Laru-an, Central Philippine University (CPU) Officer-in-Charge for Sports and Athletics, during the “Golden Lions Day” at the Alumni Promenade Concert Park over the weekend.

The event celebrated the testimony of sportsmanship and honoring its athletes for a successful year in sports.

Mr. Laru-an also congratulated the athletes and coaches for a successful school year: “We are the overall champion in the Iloilo PRISAA with the highest number of championships in the elementary, high school and tertiary level.”

Meanwhile, Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on, Director, CPU Office of Communications and Coach of the Golden Lions Table Tennis Tertiary-Women encouraged athletes and coaches to be passionate and persevering: “Let us continue to play for God and for Central Philippine University.” His message highlighted the acronym PLAY which meant: be Passionate, Love life to the fullest, Allow God to shape your life and Yearn for more.

CPU President Dr. Teodoro Robles encouraged the athletes to utilize every experience to glorify God and to inspire others: “We hope that you will continue in your participation. Win or lose. It does not matter. What is important is that you learn from your experiences.”

A plaque of appreciation was given to Dr. Robles by Laru-an, Rev. Gico and former CPU Sports Director, Alejandro S. Somo.

Laru-an also shared the team accomplishments. The athlete’s response was given by Cara Nicole Vidallon from the Taekwondo Tertiary Women’s team.