Gold Star Daily, Friday, May 06, 2011
THE Philippine Navy (PN) commenced its Admiral's Cup Tuesday at the Navy Headquarters on Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, in commemoration of the 113th Navy Anniversary this May 20.
A yearly event to highlight sportsmanship and camaraderie among the Fleet-Marine Team, the Admiral's Cup signals a two week-long event composed of several aqua sports and other traditional sports.
Participated in by all units from the Navy all over the Philippines, this sporting event hopes to strengthen both mind, body, and spirit among all Navymen.
Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command Admiral Alexander Pama said, "This year's Admiral's Cup must ensure the value of enhancing brotherhood between the Navy's Fleet-Marine Team to further its partnership."
He added that sporting events such as this should form part of the Navy's year round sports activities to promote the Navyman's physical fitness program.
Among the breaking sports are the Tug-of-War and the Rubber Boat Race at the nearby Manila Yacht Club Basin.
A parade of participating contingents opened the ceremony followed by the traditional Oath of Sportsmanship lead by Col. Ernesto Ravina Jr, the Naval Special Services Officer. pna