Cebu hosts PNG

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MANILA - Prepa­ra­tions are un­der­way for Cebu City and Cebu Prov­ince's host­ing of the Philip­pine National Games on De­cem­ber 10 to 17.

Philip­pine Sports Com­mis­sion (PSC) Chair­man Butch Ramirez led the PNG co­or­di­na­tion meet­ing at the Rizal Me­mo­rial Sports Com­plex yes­ter­day and re­it­er­ated the agency’s com­mit­ment in sup­port­ing grass­roots sports as he ad­dressed coaches and tech­ni­cal of­fi­cials at­tend­ing the meet­ing.

"Thank you for be­ing here and lend­ing your time and skills," the PSC chief said as he ex­pressed his grat­i­tude for the re­lent­less sup­port and par­tic­i­pa­tion of coaches, tech­ni­cal of­fi­cials and ath­letes from dif­fer­ent sports as­so­ci­a­tions.

Ramirez ex­plained that "deep­en­ing the hold of grass­roots sports will pave the way for larger de­vel­op­ments in the coun­try’s push for sports devel­op­ment."

The agency is set to con­duct dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties across the coun­try like the up­com­ing Batang Pi­noy Games in Vi­gan this month, Chil­dren’s Games, In­dige­nous Games, as well as co­op­er­a­tion with the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion for a big­ger and bet­ter Palarong Pam­bansa. Next week, a conclave of col­le­giate sports stake­hold­ers is set in Pasig City with the prospect of form­ing a uni­fied as­so­ci­a­tion for sports in the univer­sity level.

“If we do some­thing, let us do it the best we could. Let us make a great edi­tion of the PNG and discover the hid­den gems in our youth,” he added.

The PNG was last held in Pan­gasi­nan in March 2016.

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CO­OR­DI­NA­TION MEET­ING. Philip­pine Sports Com­mis­sion (PSC) chair­man Wil­liam "Butch" Ramirez, in a co­or­di­na­tion meet­ing at the Rizal Me­mo­rial Sports Com­plex in Manila yes­ter­day, thanks coaches and tech­ni­cal of­fi­cials for their sup­port to the stag­ing of the Philip­pine National Games 2017 on De­cem­ber 10 to 16 in Cebu.

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