Bacolod City to host ASPAC tchoukball tilt-A A +A
Friday, July 6, 2012
BACOLOD City was chosen by the International Tchoukball Federation to host the 5th Asian-Pacific Tchoukball Competition slated August 3-5 at West Negros University Auditorium.
Around five hundred officials, coaches and athletes coming from ten Asian countries are expected to arrive in the city. Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, United Arab Emirates, Korea, Myanmar and Pakistan are among the countries that have confirmed participation in the tourney.
Also expected to come are the families of the athletes, some government representatives of the participating countries, fans and foreign journalists.
The Myanmar delegation will closely observe the competition hosted by Bacolod City, as Myanmar will host the next edition of the games.
Bacolod bagged the hosting honors primarily because of its well-known peace and order situation and for having garnered the most number of national awards as among the most well-run city in the Philippines. The facilities are excellent, with enough hotels to accommodate what is considered the biggest number of international sports competition groups ever to come to Bacolod City.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia will welcome the participants and delegates with a dinner on August 3 (Friday) at the Bacolod Government Center. He will also meet over coffee and exchange tokens with the heads of delegations at 3 p.m. of the following day, Saturday, still at the Bacolod Government Center.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will also host a farewell dinner for the guests on August 5 (Sunday) at the Capitol Grounds.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 06, 2012.