The Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) is aiming to land on the eight spot in the final standing of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa that will open on Sunday at the Binirayan Sports Complex in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique.
Having placed on the 10th overall in the 2016 Pa-larong Pambansa Davraa hopes to climb two more places this year.
Seeing the teams com-peting this year, Davraa will still be happy if they end up in the ninth place this year.
The last time Davraa placed on the eight place was in 2014 when Palaro was held in Laguna.
Last year, Davraa collected eight golds, 18 silvers and 19 bronzes in Albay Province.
Department of Edu-cation (DepEd) spokes-person Jenielito Atillo said the 600 strong Davraa delegates have trained hard for the competition and he is confident they will perform well in Antique. Romeo Braceros