Intramurals is an occasion commonly practiced in all educational institution. All members of the academe eagerly anticipate this event for it showcases the prowess of students in sports and cultural aspects. Here, students voluntarily participate, practice and develop as a team to win in friendly competition. MPC, as one such academic institution, has given birth to RIWARIW 2003 as its name for this year's intramurals.
RIWARIW, a small and beautiful bird that is living in the forest, mirrors the ideals of MPC, which is always aspiring high for growth and development. In line with the school's new mission and vision, which aims for academic excellence and quality training, RIWARIW 2003 is just appropraite. This is so, because it is a novel act towards the development of students through sports and cultural skills. Moreover, it gives much value to the ethnicity of the Filipinos indigenous culture. Specifically, it focuses on the following objectives:
With the collaboration of the officials of RIWARIW 2003, a set of general rules were formulated that would ensure fairness in judging and elucidate the limitations to all participants. These rules will encompass all the events, which covers cultural, sports and other events. First, the sports events, include: Basketball, Volleyball, Sepak Takraw, Single and Double Table Tennis, Single and Double Darts, Single and Double Badminton, Chess, Word Factory, Turubigan and Sungka. Second, cultural events include: Vocal Solo, Vocal Duet, Doble Kara, Awit Riwariw, Bikol Extempo, Oration, Sabayang Pagbigkas, Dance Sports, Riwariw Dance and Ethnic Dance. And lastly, the other events include Mr & Ms Intrams and Cheering Squad Competition.
To assess winning scores, a point system was devised with different kinds of awards and prizes at stake. Trophies, plaques, medals and cash await the deserving victors.
In anticipation for the upcoming RIWARIW 2003, the MPC campus was already bustling with activities even before its first day: Carpentry and decorations went on with the stage preparation; RIWARIW logo and demarcation lines for the outdoor sports were already painted on the school ground; Candidates for Mr. & Ms. Intrams practiced their walks anf poses with the modern music played by the sound system; And students were strewn everywere priming up for their respective events. Considering that Mid-Term examinations were just commenced, the atmosphere was already very festive.August 27, 2003 (Wednesday)
The first day of RIWARIW 2003 started with the assembly of all participants in the school ground. At around 8:40 am, the motorcade finally moved in the following order: First went the MPC's Marshall and Colors, trailed by the majorettes, in their black shorts and white shirts, and the Mariners Band. Next were the different teams and their respective mobiles, muses and cheering squad members. The formation and presentation of the different teams immediately followed the arrival of the parade at 9:55 am.
The opening program, started right after, initiated by the Invocation and the playing of the National Anthem by the Mariner's Band. Mr. Jovan Galvo then enunciated the mission and vision of the MPC and introduced RIWARIW 2003. After which, the MPC Band and Majorettes performed the exhibition which was supposed to be presented in the forthcoming WOW Philippines to be held at Intramuros, Manila. This was followed by the overview of the RIWARIW 2003 and the presentation of the Board of Judges:
The Gimmick show proceeded with the sole participation of ADUANA, which was a representation of the Peņafrancia Festival. The team was fully prepared with their depiction of the Regatta and Traslacion with matching boatmen and boat prop and an improvised replica of the image of Peņafrancia.
In behalf of Capt. Dante La. Jimenez, Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan, the Executive Vice President, delivered the President's Message. She gave emphasis on "clean living" the essence of Intramurals. That is, it gives the youth a diversion from vices that are detrimental to health and development.
Torch lighting, hoisting of flags, oath of sportsmanship and releasing of balloons, ensued right after and was ended by drawing of lots.
At approximately 10:45 am, the third part of the morning's activities immediately commenced. The Mr & Ms Intrams and the cheering squad competition comprised this part of the program. The event ended at 11:30 am after the announcement of winners.
In the afternoon, the activities resumed with the competition for indoor sports. The scheduled outdoor sports were cancelled and rescheduled the following morning due to heavy rains.
Simultaneous with the Intramurals first day of goings-on, 101.5 FM's Campus Tour covered all events which was a live remote broadcast.August 28, 2003 (Thursday)
The first part of the day's events, from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, involved indoor and outdoor sports.
SAYAWITAN 2003, the Literary, Musical and Dance competition, which was the highlight of the day's activities, started at 5:30 pm. Initiating the program was an opening number, which was a dance in the tune of "Shine On Me". Flag ceremony followed after, and Mr. Jovan Galvo conveyed the opening remarks and honor rules. Subsequent to this, the recognition for Special and Academic awards for the 2nd Semester of S/Y 2002, were given to deserving students.
Prior to the contest proper, Mr. Sotero Frondozo expressed the event's overview as the Committee Chairman and Mrs. Christine Eusebio, introduced the Board of Judges.
Contest Proper 1 began with the announcement that 20 seconds was the only alloted time for each participant to appear for their respective events, otherwise, they will be deemed losing by default. Due to this, no participant for the Vocal Solo showed up. The program was then moved to the Vocal Duet Competiton, in which the HOTELIERS had no contestant. English Oration, Bikol Extempo and finally, the RIWARIW dance followed after and ended the 1st Category.
Contest proper 2 then immediately followed with the Ethnic Dance as the first number. Dance Sports (MTV had no participant), Awit Riwariw, Doble Kara and Sabayang Pagbigkas completed the 2nd category. The program closed just before 9:00 pm right after the acknowledgment and awarding of prizes.
In addition to the cultural event, the number of viewers in attendance was big enough which was initially few during the first parts of the program.August 29, 2003 (Friday)
The third and the last day of RIWARIW 2003 was the last of the indoor and outdoor sports, which happened from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm.
Like any other, beauty pageant, the search for Mr. & Ms. Intrams, consists of the candidates' ramp walk, sports attire and question and answer portion. With wit and simplicity, garnering 60 points each, the winners both came from the ADUANA/BSCA team. Both had outstanding answers to the questions posed to them and with their donning of simple sports apparel, they also both bagged the best in sports wear.
Team A and B both had 2 set of participants while Team B had only set of participants, hence, they only got a score of 50 pts.AWIT RIWARIW
A group of 4-5 members and relying heavily
on audience impact, the contestants must be able to effectively impersonate the original performers of a very popular song. Although
all teams have done quite well, the ADUANA team came out as the winners because of their very funny impersonation of the song
"Mr. Suave" by Parokya ni Edgar.
The official results are as follows:
This is as oratorical competition with an on-the-spot composition of piece. The theme is given only before the contestant is due to deliver his piece, in bicol. All participants had a difficulty in delivering in pure bicol and inevitably employed English words. ADUANA, with his conversational but funny style of delivery, triumphed over the others. The official results are as follows:
Here, the topic is assigned prior to the competition schedule. "The Role of the Family in Sports Development", was the given topic. Delivered in English, the score would rely heavily on the content of their composed piece and how it was delivered. ADUANA won the 1st place. The official results are as follows:
A number of participants must be able to deliver harmoniously the peice assigned to them. Employing choreography and costume ingenuity, all teams must have spent a great time preparing for this event. With very good timing and harmony of delivery, the MTV team obviously had the advantage and occupied the most coveted place. The official results are as follows:
This event is limited to a maximum of 25 members, which involves a match of cheering and dance exhibition. Heavily participated by the different teams, the cheerers demonstrated so much effort as exemplified by their professional-looking stunts and striking attires. The use of motorcycles and even van were employed as part of their opening strategies. This, in turn, caused the HOTELIERS team their disadvantage. Because of their recruiting an outsider as the driver of the van, which is a violation, they landed only the third place. ADUANA consequently, got the first place and MTV placed 2nd. The official results are as follows:
This is a rendition of a five-minute Original Pilipino Music, which is the very first event in the SAYAWITAN portion. Eventually, no one was able to participate in this event after an alloted 20-second waiting period for the participant's appearance.VOCAL DUET
This has the same requirements as that of vocal solo and the difference is self-explanatory. MTV, gathering 20 points, obtained the first place with their interpretation of "Ikaw Lamang". ADUANA, placed next with a score 15 points. Hoteliers were not able to participate.DOBLE KARA
The participant here must be able to sing the voice of both the male and female parts. Donned in half-male and half-female attire, the MTV contender emerged as the winner for effectively singing both voices and with so much audience impact, also because of his good singing voice. The official results are as follows:
Basically, like ballroom dancing in the tune of Latin and Standard Modern sound, this relies on heavily on mastery of dance steps and interpretation and choreography. Hoteliers, gaining 15 points, got hold of the first place and was seconded by Aduana, having 20 points. The MTV team had no participants.RIWARIW DANCE
This is like any other modern dance except for the Filipino flair. MTV emerged as the winner for their simple and original choreography. The others would have performed better but they employed the service of professional dancers, which was foul. The official results are as follows:
Here, the costume and choreography must precisely represent the Filipino culture. The ADUANA team won this event because of their enormous display of stunts and props. Depicting tribal hunting practices, a real Boa was used and so is fire eating. Lighted torches and standing on bamboo poles securely got them the first place. The official results are as follows:
A few new games were incorporated into this event specially those that fall under "Larong Lahi" because of the ethnic emphasis of this year's Intramurals. The other athletic events is no longer given a description for its' mechanics are already popular.NEW INDOOR GAMES
This is a "larong lahi" played on two sides divided by a horizontal line drawn on the middle of the ground. An "IT" tries to tag a player who tries to go to the other side of the line.
Players who played their best are as follows:
|Men's Basketball||Women's Basketball|
|MVP - Michel Tible (MTV)||MVP - Katherine River (HRM)|
|Mythical Five||Mythical Five|
|1. Julius Sanchez (MTV)||1. Crystal Hebreo (Hoteliers)|
|2. Giovani Laureles (MTV)||2. Maria Lejani Dolor (Hoteliers)|
|3. Elmo Borras (MTV)||3. Beatriz Orbeso (ADUANA)|
|4. Elijeo Mirasol (Hoteliers)||4. Romina Cambaliza (MTV)|
|5. Roman Lucero (MTV)||5. Dianne Blessie Ajero (ADUANA)|
|Best Player - Jesssa Chavez|
The winners for each event were all announced right after the competition was done. But the over-all winners for all events were announced on September 1, 2003, the first Monday after RIWARIW 2003.
Team C/ADUANA, reaping 967 points, took the championship for the athletic events, while Team B/MTV got the cultural title with the total score of 324 points.