Imee Marcos leads today’s Women Sports Congress

Bandera (Mindanao) - - NEWS -

ILOCOS Norte Governor Imee Marcos leads around 150 local executives and sports leader-participants from all over the country in today’s Women in Sports Congress of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) at the Century Park Hotel.

Commissioner incharge for women in sports Celia Kiram explained that this assembly’s aim is to gather local women leaders and executives to acquaint them on issues about women in sports.

“We hope that with this, we could help them align their programs with the PSC women in sports agenda.”

Governors, mayors, sports excutives and leaders are expected to participate in the two-day event which will be conducted by Gabriela Muller-Mendoza, a Mexican communication and female leadership specialist based in Switzerland, who has worked with the International Olympic Committee on several projects as well as with a number of International Sports Federations.

Mendoza arrived in the country yesterday and immediately went to work with the PSC working group on the project. She expressed her excitement to meet and work with Filipina leaders.

Referring to the scheduled activities, which includes several sessions on Leadership Development, Kiram commented that “I hope the seminar brings out the best in our women leaders, so they can continue to inspire those who look to them for guidance and inspiration.”

Kiram also intimated that this coming July, another women in sports congress is scheduled to be conducted, this time for our indigenous women leaders.

“Our target is to gather 500 women leaders in Bongao, the capital of Tawi Tawi,” said Kiram.

The PSC regularly conducts activities on women in sports, as mandated by law through Republic Act 9710, also called the “Magna Carta of Women”.

Kiram furthered that “it is this very law that we hope our women leaderparticipants will keep in mind when they plan their sports programs.” Games Tomorrow (Mall of Asia Arena) 4:30 p.m. Meralco vs

Blackwater 7 p.m. NLEX vs Alaska GLOBALPORT toppled San Miguel Beer, 98-94, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s CupWednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

TheBatangPier reached .500 territory with a 4-4 record and in the process, snapped the Beermen’s three-game winning streak.

Stanley Pringle came up with a crucial steal on Alex Cabagnot that led to a layup by Moala Tautuaa on the other end for the Batang Pier’s 97-94 lead with 19 seconds left.

Globalport and San Miguel went tit-for-tat in the final six minutes of the game with Cabagnot scoring on a 3-pointer to give the Beermen an 89-88 lead before Kelly Nabong made a layup to give Batang Pier the 90-89 bubble.

Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo tied the game at 92 with 1:32 left in the game but Nico Elorde countered right back with a threepointer for GlobalPort’s 95-92 margin.

Malcolm White had a team-high 25 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier while Pringle put up 22 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

Renaldo Balkman had 33 points, 13 boards, six assists, four steals and four blocks for the Beermen while Fajardo added 20 points and eight rebounds. —

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