min-Prod-Olympics2016Cagayan de Oro City – The National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office (NRO) XII finished 2nd runner up during the recently concluded 1st Mindanao NEDA Productivity Olympics on April 4-5, 2016 at Xavier Sports and Country Club, Cagayan de Oro City.

The 1st Mindanao Productivity Olympics, hosted by NRO X under the leadership of Regional Director Leon Dacanay, was participated in by 5 NROs in Mindanao – NROs IX, X, XI, XII, and Caraga Region.

The events of the Olympics were Volleyball (Men and Women); Chess (Men and Women); Badminton (Men and Women); Table Tennis (Men and Women); Dart (Mixed); Bowling (Mixed); Modern Dance (Mixed); Basketball (Men), and; Mr. and Ms. Olympics.

NRO XII garnered a total of 60 points for finishing 2nd runner-up. NRO Caraga collected the highest score of 152 points and was declared as the overall Champion of the 1st Mindanao NEDA Productivity Olympics. NRO X collected 82 points and was declared the 1st Runner Up. NROs IX and XI settled for 3rd and 4th Runners up with 48 points and 30 points, respectively.

Sr. EDS Romeo C. Nebrija got the gold medal for Chess, while the Table Tennis duo of SEDS Guillermo R. Manrique, Jr. and EDS II Aurel Raymund Betque settled for 2nd place, losing to NRO IX in the finals.

NRO XII Volleyball teams for men and women won 2nd place. Both teams lost to NRO-Caraga in the finals.

Badminton players – EDS II Betque and EDS I Joseph Didius Clave, and the Bowling team, composed of Admin Aide VI Pendatun Abdul, EDS I Roy Hatague, Sr. EDS Eden Ridao, Acct III Regie Lou Rivera, and EDS I Melissa Gabriel Vargas, finished 3rd in their respective game categories. (Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD)