MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has chosen the town of Lagawe, the capital of Ifugao province, to host the Women in Sports Laro ng Lahi from May 26-29.
PSC Commissioner Olivia “Bong” Coo made an ocular inspection of the venues and held a coordination meeting with the Office of Provincial Governor Jerry Dalipog, represented by Executive Assistant IV Agustin Calya-en, at the Provincial Capitol in Lagawe last Friday.
“Ifugao would like to strengthen their five regular sports, and we would like to help them,” Coo said in a press statement on Tuesday.
“Majority of the games will be played by women and girls as we want to increase the number of female athletes and discover new talents to be part of our national training pool,” the PSC’s lone lady commissioner and a Philippine bowling icon.
“We are happy that the PSC came here with regards to the program of Commissioner Bong Coo. The Province of Ifugao is really preparing for big events this year, with the PSC’s help and assistance especially the sports equipment, that’s what Gov. Dalipog want to improve our sports sports program,” Calya-en said after the coordination meeting.
Ifugao has proposed for the inclusion muay, weightlifting, boxing, taekwondo and wrestling to further develop its grassroots sports program.
Ten indigenous games, including guyyudan, kadang-kadang sa bao, dopap dimanuk, munbayu and uggub will also be a part of the competition.
The PSC will have an alignment meeting with the Ifugao workforce like the local secretariat, medical, security and officiating teams in April to ensure the smooth conduct of the Laro ng Lahi. (PNA)