ACTION in athletics, boxing and volleyball kicks off the Reserved Officers Training Corps Games National Championships in various Metro Manila venues on Monday.
Four gold medals are at stake at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City as cadet-athletes compete in the men’s and women’s 200 meters 4×100 relays.
Heats start at 7 a.m. with the finals set at 3 p.m.
Elimination bouts in boxing also fire off starting at 2 p.m. at the Dacudao Court inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, while volleyball starts at 9 a.m. at the Technological State University Gym in Manila.
Raising the curtain in volleyball are Adamson University against Tanauan Institute, followed by Jose Rizal Memorial State University against Tarlac State University.
Guimaras State University and University of Cagayan Valley follow suit, before the Northern Iloilo State University-Rizal Technological University tussle.
Capping off the day’s matches are the duel between University of Negros Occidental Recoletos against TSU, and Adamson over JRMSU.
Weigh-in and weapons check, as well as pairing and matching are set for arnis at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, even as drawing of lots and solidarity meetings are scheduled for kickboxing and esports.
Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino, the brainchild of the ROTC Games, led the opening ceremony on Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome along with Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richard Bachmann, Secretary Carlito Galvez and Commission on Higer Education chairman Prospero De Vera III.
Image credits: Rudy Esperas