It’s all systems go for the Women in Sports Laro ng Lahi, as the event kicked off in the capital town of Lagawe, Ifugao on May 26.
Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Olivia Coo earlier inspected the venues and held a coordination meeting with Gov. Jerry Dalipog, represented by Executive Assistant IV Agustin Calya-en, at the Capitol.
“Ifugao would like to strengthen their five regular sports, and we would like to help them,” Coo said in a statement.
“Majority of the games will be played by women and girls as we want to increase the number of female athletes and discover new talents to be part of our national training pool,” said the PSC’s lone lady commissioner and a Phi-lippine bowling icon.
“We are happy the PSC came here with regards to the program of Commissioner Bong Coo. The province of Ifugao is really preparing for big events this year, with the PSC’s help and assistance especially the sports equipment, that’s why Gov. Dalipog wants to improve our sports program,” Cal-ya-en said after the coordination meeting.
Ifugao has proposed for the inclusion of Muay Thai, weightlifting, boxing, taekwondo, and wrestling to further develop its grassroots sports program.
Ten indigenous games, including guyyudan, kadang-kadang sa bao, dopap dimanuk, munbayu, and uggub will also be a part of the competition that will end on May 29. – PNA