October 27, 2018, Filed under Press Release


LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III formally opened Pagalaw tan Olopan ed Gobyerno Itanduro (POGI) 2018, the annual sportsfest of the provincial government of Pangasinan is aimed at promoting physical fitness and healthy-living among its employees.

In the opening ceremonies held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) Gymnasium, Governor Espino reiterated that the real essence of this sports tradition is to unite the employees through physical fitness.

As a sports enthusiast, the provincial chief executive urged all players to demonstrate respect with their co-players at all times and to use this opportunity to build friendship in the arena of sports.

Eight contingents which have been formed from clustered offices, departments, hospitals and agri-field stations of the provincial government will battle for supremacy in the following sports disciplines: badminton, basketball, duathlon, dance sports, shoot fest, tug of war, table tennis, volleyball, unity fun run and chess.

Eight competing teams of clustered offices and departments in the provincial government with corresponding colors, are as follows:

  • Financiers (violet color): assessor’s office, accounting office, treasury office, budget office, library, legal office, veterinary office and agriculture office.


  • Generals (orange color): general services office – administrative division, property division, building maintenance, narciso ramos sports and civic center and buildings, parks and security support services division.


  • Builders (blue color): engineering office.


  • Warriors (yellow color): governor’s office, management information services office, warden’s office, human resource management and development office, housing and urban development office, special events, disaster risk reduction and management office, employment services office, Capitol resort hotel, tourism and cultural affairs office, planning and development office, warden office, information office, bids and awards committee.


  • Benchmark (red color): Pangasinan provincial hospital, Western Pangasinan district hospital; and community hospitals in Mangatarem, Dasol and Bolinao.



  • Medics (fuchsia pink color): health office, population office; Tayug, Urdaneta City, Bayambang district hospitals; and community hospitals in Asingan, Umingan, Pozorrubio and Lingayen.


  • Legislators (white color): vice governor’s office, offices of all board members and sangguniang panlalawigan secretariat office.



  • Team Urduja (gray color): Urduja personnel and staff.

The POGI sportsfest is a continuation of the Angguan Tan Ehersisyo (ATE) sportsfest launched under the administration of his predecessor, former Pangasinan governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman



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