MANILA -- After a six-year lull, the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) National Games will be back again with more than 6,000 collegiate athletes from all over the country compete in 18 sports disciplines on February 22 to 28 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

“The Ched National Games is an excellent opportunity for our youth to push themselves to greater limits as it is an important proving ground where they can earn praise for their prowess and build character in the spirit of a healthy competition,” said Chairman Emmanuel Angeles, who has been involved in sports since 1953.

Competitions will be held in baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, football, sepak takraw, softball, volleyball, athletics, badminton, boxing, chess, dance sports, judo, karatedo, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo.

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Harry Angping has also thrown his support for the games with the use of the different facilities inside the sports complex.

The last National Games was held in Bacolod City in 2004. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)