PSC turns over sports equipment to PDAO
THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) turned over more than 90 sports equipment to the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) on Thursday, November 8, at Seda Centrio Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.
A total of 30 basketballs, 30 volleyballs, 30 soccer balls, two shot puts and two discuses were given to PDAO to be used for sports activities and training in the city.
“Actually, this is a part of our program to help them with the proper sports equipment na kanilang magagamit with their sports activities and trainings. Gusto namin na magkaron ng magandang equipment yung mga PWD (persons with disabilities),” Arnold Agustin, the PSC commissioner, said.
Apart from the turning over of equipment, Agustin said that providing lectures to the coaches in Cagayan de Oro is also a part of the PSC’s program.
“Aside from that, hindi lang equipment eh, nag provide din kami ng lectures sa mga coaches ng proper way of training the athletes,” Agustin said.
Maria Liza Corpuz, head of PDAO, for her part, has expressed gratitude to PSC upon receiving the sports equipment.
“Maraming salamat sa lahat, malaking tulong para sa sector ang mga equipment na natanggap namin,” Corpuz said.
She was also grateful for the support given by the City Government to PWDs, saying that they were helpful in empowering the PWDs of Cagayan de Oro.
“Ang City Government of Cagayan de Oro, grabe ang suporta nila sa mga persons with disabilities. And of course the persons with disabilities dili siguro magiging ganito ka empowered ang mga PWD ng Cagayan de Oro kung wala kaming suporta galing sa ating LGU (local government unit),” Corpuz said.
Arnold Agustin, the commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission, turns over the sports equipment to Ma. Liza Corpuz, head of Persons with Disability Affairs Office, on Thursday, November 8, in Seda Centrio Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.