by Angelyn S. Lacambra
The Provincial Government of Cagayan (PGC) through the Provincial Administrator’s Office recently hosted the awarding program of the Ronda Pilipinas 2013. The awarding was held infront of Cagayan National High School, Tuguegarao City on January 27, 2013.
A total of 82 biking enthusiasts joined the Ronda Pilipinas race which started at 9:00 am in Aparri, Cagayan. They reached the finish line in Tuguegarao City at around 11:00 am.
In his message, Provincial Administrator Tito A. Perlas, Jr., expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all delegates. He said the activity is a good venue to promote healthy lifestyle among Filipinos. This event also established a great rapport between the provincial government and the Ronda organizers. We hope that this activity will not be the first in the province. We look forward to the next Ronda Pilipinas. May you be safe in your future journey to other places,” Perlas added.
Meanwhile Ric Rodriguez, one of the Ronda Pilipinas’s officers saluted the PGC employees for their hospitality. “We are thankful for the wonderful preparation you made for our team. Cagayano cuisine is superb and the Cagayano people have extraordinary culture and characteristics. We expect that after this event, we will have better partnerships in the future,” Rodriguez said.
Winners for the race were Jaybob Pagnana-on, 3rd place; Ronnel Hualda, 2nd place; and first placer was Jan Paul Morales.
Race leaders were Ronald Oranza and Irish Valenzuela.