No CARAA anew says Carino

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For the second straight year, there will be no Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet.

Department of Education – Cordillera director Estela Carino said Monday that this year’s CARAA meet will be cancelled anew as the region still reels from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The CARAA this year is cancelled,” said Carino after speaking before the city council with DepEd – Baguio School Division superintendent Caroline Verano on erroneous entries in the learning modules that discriminate Igorots.

She said there will be no games as the pandemic rages on and vaccines need to be rolled out yet. The first batch of vaccines – Sinovac from China – is expected to arrive before the end of this month, president Rodrigo Duterte announced this week.

City administrator Bonifacio dela Pena said in a separate interview that roll out is expected by June at the earliest.

She also said that even face to face learning has not been approved by Malacanang, which means that all DepEd activities are on a hold.

She added that the e-Games which the DepEd is planning will not push through, dousing expectations of athletes including the Benguet Dancesport team which is hoping to compete in the event.

It was early March last year when the CARAA supposedly hosted by Baguio was cancelled along with the Panagbenga. 

The city and the whole Luzon including Metro Manila was placed under enhanced community quarantine in March 17 last year. Pigeon Lobien