The 30th celebration of the National Statistics Month (NSM) in Region 02 kicked-off with the 2nd year of Mountain Bike (MTB) fun ride
dubbed as #NSMPadyak. The MTB Fun ride, for this year bore the tagline
“Padyak Tungo sa mas Mahusay na Estadistikang Pang-rehiyon Dos”. It was held
around Tuguegarao City yesterday, October 06, 2019.
Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office II (PSA RSSO II),
Regional Director Marilyn T. Estrada, in her message, thanked the 260 cycling enthusiasts from all over region 02 for joining the event that promotes the relevance of statistics
in Cagayan Valley Region. “We would like to thank your continuing support
towards the advocacy of the PSA - to increase awareness and promote statistics
as a key component in crafting sound policies towards nation building,” RD Estrada said.
Director Estrada also thanked the sponsors and partners of the event that includes
the City Government of Tuguegarao; Tuguegarao City Traffic Management Group (TCTMG), Philippine National Police Cagayan (PNP-Cagayan), various bike shops from Tuguegarao City
and the Regional Statistics Committee 2 member agencies. The #NSMPadayak wave 2
aimed at partnering with cycling enthusiasts to reach wider audience in promoting statistics
in the region. The bikers rode a total of 24.0 kilometres around the vicinity of Tuguegarao.
PSA RSSO II through its sponsors also gave special awards such as the youngest biker, oldest biker, early bird, biggest bike group; wackiest photo posted in Facebook and from far away land
or the biker who came from the farthest part of the Region. The agency also conducted raffle draws and trivia quiz for the bikers.
Winners were given cash, bicycle gears and equipment which are all sponsored by bike shops from Tuguegarao and the RSC2 member agencies.
Below are the winners for the special awards:
- Early Bird - Mr. Francis Victor L. Peralta (P1,500.00)
- Youngest Biker - 10 years old, Mr. Nathaniel Noel Maggay (P1,500.00)
- Eldest Biker - Mr. Arthur C. Urata, Sr. (P1,500.00)
- Best Wacky Photo - From Piat Cagayan, Mr. Regee Regencia (P1,500.00)
- Biggest Bike Group - Two Piece Bike Group (P5,000.00)