June 21, 2024

The Philippine Sports Commission through its Batang Pinoy (BP) and Philippine National Games (PNG) continues its mandate of developing athletes in the grassroots despite the pandemic.

The two programs are set to conduct the fourth part of a series of webinars in preparation for the reimplementation of the grassroots program.  Beginning Oct. 5, local government units are expected to attend the webinar which will share updates on the international sports technical rules.

PSC Chairperson William Ramirez believes the “joint effort between the LGUs and the PSC will ensure that young aspiring athletes are given enough time and resources to grow and reach their full potential.” With the current trend of younger athletes breaking Olympic records, the sport’s chief feels it is time to properly manage and secure the future gems of the country.

In cooperation with the National Sports Associations (NSA) and International Federation-accredited technical officials of 11 different sports, the updated standard rules of the sports possible to be played in the games will be discussed. Each LGU can send three representatives for the webinar per sport.

Sports to be covered are taekwondo, table tennis, chess, athletics, weightlifting, archery, karatedo, cycling, swimming, muay thai, and arnis. Participants from the North Luzon cluster will be the first group to undergo the training. – Press release