SILANG, CAVITE — The Cadet Corps Philippine National Police Academy (CCPNPA) conducted their 3-day Year-End Mini Olympics last December 26-28, 2020 at Camp Gen Mariano N Castaneda, Silang, Cavite.
The Year-End Mini Olympics was held as part of the cadets’ development program amid the COVID 19 this Yuletide season.
Cadets were not able to avail themselves of the Year-End/Semestral Break in line with the implemented health protocols and safety precautions by the Academy due to the existing pandemic. To subdue the mental stress and frustration experienced by the cadets brought by the “double quarantine,” the administration instigated the said mini Olympics wherein the eight companies (from Alfa to Hawk) competed among themselves to bag medals in different sports.
Popular sports were played such as Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Triathlon, and Swimming; also, combative sports like Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, and Pekiti added excitement as underclassmen were allowed to be matched against their upperclassmen.
The awaited Search for Mr. and Ms. PNPA 2020, as the highlight of the event, was attended by all cadets where both the physical and mental prowess of the contestants were tested. Cadet 1Class Mohammad Amaikurut of Hawk Company is Mr. PNPA 2020 and Cadet 1Class Rheacia Faith Bartolome of Golf Company is this year’s Ms. PNPA.
The Mini Olympics was also pushed to aid on the cadets’ needs in physical, social, and psychological aspects and catalyze their holistic transformation into well-rounded officers of the PNP, BFP, and BJMP in the future.
The 3-day mini Olympics outcome are as follows:
- Overall Champion- Bravo Company and Echo Company
- 1st Runner-up- Charlie Company
- 2nd Runner-up- Golf Company
PBGEN RHODERICK C ARMAMENTO, in his closing remarks commended the cadets for showcasing their talents through competition and observing the spirit of comradeship & sportsmanship. He then encourage all cadets to continue supporting each other like a family in this challenging times. He further reiterated the observance of the standard health protocols set-forth by health authorities and help keep maintain PNPA COVID-19 free.