LINGAYEN—Fun and excitement continue to fill the Capitol Beachfront with the many sporting activities that the provincial government has prepared to provide an exhilarating experience to the bulk of beachgoers and residents craving to partake of the revelry that the Pistay Dayat celebration brings.
The Palaro sa Dagat held on April 26 at the Beachfront consisting of native games brought thrills and screams to the crowd as they watched the participants climbed poles in the Palosebo competition, race against each other during the sack race, run after piglets in the Hulian or Agawan ng Biik and display the best of their strength in the Tug-Of-War contest.
The Provincial Veterinary Office has expressed delight that the event has been among the most awaited activity during the month of the sea festival since they spearheaded the conduct of the sports activity under Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr., administration.
Eager teenagers and adult residents have also looked forward to the various activities that somehow give them a time for recreation and relaxation.
JL Dizon, a Lingayen resident who was among the Palosebo participant said, the sports activity is an invigorating experience giving him so much fun and enjoyment.
The 29-year old Jackie Repalda, another resident, who dived to grab the piglet in the Agawan ng Biik challenge proved that even women can do more than just doing household chores in the confines of their homes.
The sack race was a game to watch as participants tried to clip their fastest speed to reach the finish line ahead of everyone in the game despite the falls and stumbles they committed in the middle of the game.
The tug-of- war was an equally exciting and breathtaking game as the audience who watched in awe await who prevails between the competing teams.
Overall, the event was another memorable experience among Pangasinenses and visitors and a fulfilling endeavor for the province being able to provide another year of fun and frolic to the people through the celebration of Pangasinan Pistay Dayat 2014.
The winning teams from the male and female categories received cash prizes from the provincial government which amount to P3, 000 for the 1st prize winners, P2, 000 for the 2nd prize, P1, 500-3rd prize and consolation prizes of P500 to five non-winning teams.