2-day Children’s Games in New Bataan underway

DAVAO. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Mindanao cluster head Ed Fernandez reiterates the children’s right to play, which is also at the heart of the Sports for Peace Children’s Games. (Seth Delos Reyes/SDD-CMO)

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) goes to New Bataan in Compostela Valley today to conduct the Unesco-cited Children’s Games, which will be part of a series in Davao Region.

PSC Mindanao cluster head Ed Fernandez, in the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao Thursday, said an Ate-Kuya volunteers training will be held Friday, August 23, before the games will be conducted Saturday, August 24.

“Sa mga bata palang matun-an na nila ang early peacemaking. Kining Children’s Games padulaon sila mga larong Pinoy og gusto ni Chairman (William) Ramirez pakaunon jud sila og tagaan t-shirt para malipay sila kay aron dunay memory dili nila malimtan for the rest of their lives

(The children will learn early peacemaking through playing with each other. They will play and will be given shirts so they could have a memory they could remember for the rest of their lives),” Fernandez said.

Tug of peace, kadang-kadang, patintero, sack race and obstacle race, among others, will be played by the 200 to 300 children from the municipality.

From New Bataan, the next stop will be Tamugan on August 30 to 31; Tawan-Tawan on August 31 to September 1; Malita, Davao Occidental on September 6 and 7; Agdao on September 20 and 21; and Maragusan in Compostela Valley on September 27 and 28.

PSC Commissioner Charles Raymond A. Maxey, according to him, will grace few of these Children’s Games legs.

Fernandez also said, “Dako kaayo ni nga programa sa PSC nga ginapadagan pinaagi sa koordinasyon sa mga LGUs og mga private sector (The Children’s Games is a centerpiece of PSC’s Sports for Peace program being conducted through a close coordination with local government units (LGUs) and the private sector).”


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