PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Celia Kiram is among the resource speakers of the Mindanao Leadership Summit for Athletes that opens Thursday, February 9, at the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) Jacinto Campus in Davao City.

AdDU special program coordinator Celina Simone Jaldon, in an e-mail to SunStar Davao, said Kiram tackle the agency's Women in Sports program.

Irene Santiago, the chair of the Government Implementing Panel for the Bangsamoro Peace Accords; Therese “Gang” Badoy-Capati, founder of Rock Ed Philippines; lawyer ReboSaguisag, University Athletic Association of the Philippines basketball commissioner; Amado “Dinky” Munda, Jr.; Tabula Rasa Group of Artists; and Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan, one of the founders of Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, will complete the cast of resource speakers.

Jaldon added that the three-day summit will be attended by team captains, coaches and sports directors of 10 participating schools including Holy Cross College of Davao, Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College, Mindanao State University-Marawi, Iligan Medical Technology College, Holy Trinity College of General Santos City, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, La Salle University-Ozamiz, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology and Father Saturnino Urios University.

Jaldon also said that the summit is a collaboration of Mindanao Peace Games and the PSC Women in Sports program, which aims to inspire, equip, and empower young women leaders to contribute to their communities through community-building projects through series of talks on Big Picture Sports, leadership, peace building, and community building.

Participants will have the chance to learn new sports like rugby football, pencak silat and tchoukball.

The closing program will be at the Home Crest Hotel. (ABM)