PSC-backed Batang Pi­noy qual­i­fiers slated

Tempo - - Sports - (Way­lon Galvez)

Philip­pine Sports Com­mis­sion (PSC) Chair­man Wil­liam “Butch” Ramirez on Fri­day signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Agree­ment (MoA) with three cities which will host this year’s Batang Pi­noy.

Say­ing that it is im­por­tant to have a sus­tained grass­roots de­vel­op­ment pro­gram, Ramirez said the gov­ern­ment’s sport agency will be hold­ing the event in three ma­jor is­lands of the coun­try.

“We are very happy that we’re push­ing through with the Batang Pi­noy, and we’re thank­ful to LGUs (Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Unit) and this MOA sign­ing is just a for­mal­ity. This is good as go," said Ramirez dur­ing a press brief­ing at the Rizal Me­mo­rial Sports Com­plex in Manila.

Sign­ing the MOA with Ramirez were city and provin­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tives Gio­vanni Gu­lanes of Davao del Norte, Moises Solomon of Iloilo City and Ricky Lag­gui of Ilagan City.

The first leg of the Batang Pi­noy qual­i­fiers is in Min­danao on Feb. 9-10 in Tagum City.

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