Baguio eyes Prisaa hosting in 2020

BAGUIO. A UB trackster participate during the athletics competition of the Baguio – Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL). With bulk of the BBEAL member schools competing in Prisaa, the city is being eyed as host of the national games in 2020. (Photo by Roderick Osis)

FOLLOWING the improved fifth place finish of the Cordillera region in the recently concluded Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) 2019 National Games, Baguio City is being eyed to host the event next year.

Danny Cong-o, athletic director of the University of the Cordilleras said many school members of Prisaa have been clamoring for the city to host the weeklong event.

Cong-o said the regional members of Prisaa have not yet committed to the hosting as they still need to talk to the city government for the use of its facilities.

“They have been wanting Baguio to host but we have not yet committed,” Cong-o said.

The UC athletic director added there were already initial talks with the city sports office, however, these have yet to be studied.

Baguio City already hosted the Batang Pinoy National Finals in 2018 and bid for the hosting of the Palarong Pambansa but was edged by Vigan City in Ilocos Sur.

“Maganda kung tayo ang mag host but we still need to get the support of the city,” Cong-o added.

Cordillera made a huge splash with 39 golds, 39 silvers and 25 bronze medals en route to a decent fifth place finish in PRISAA 2019 National Games held in Davao.

The region jumped two places higher from 7th place after earning only 12 golds, 28 silvers, and 33 bronze medals in last year’s meet held in Tagbilaran, Bohol.

Composed of student athletes from Baguio Central University, Kings College of the Philippines, University of Baguio, and the University of the Cordilleras, the region had its hands full by winning bulk of its gold medals in boxing, weightlifting, and taekwondo.


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