Albay Gov. Bichara urges youth to live an active life as 20th Governor’s Cup formally kicks off

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Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara urged thousands of youth who were present during the opening of a sports tournament named after him to live an active and physical.

Governor Bichara addressed the thousands of student athletes, and school administrators during the formal opening ceremony of the 20th season of the Governor Al Bichara’s Cup for 2018 held yesterday.

“This sports competition is one way to avoid drugs. Iwas muna tayo sa mga technologies para mafeel natin ang spirit of sportsmanship and good competition,” the governor said.

The event started with a parade from the Bicol University grounds which then proceeded to the Albay Astrodome.

Gov. Al Francis Bichara, a known sports enthusiast himself, acknowledged the school administrators, coaches and organizers for their efforts to make the sports tourney possible.

A total of 60 schools from all over Albay joined this year’s Governor’s Cup, which is considered province’s most prestigious sporting event.

These participants will compete in two sports events, namely basketball and volleyball, with different categories for secondary boys and girls, and tertiary men and women for both said sports categories.