THE 5th Mindanao Peace Games (MPG), which Ateneo de Zamboanga University (Adzu) will be hosting on October 24 to 28, is touted as the “biggest” edition so far.
MPG convenor Noli Ayo of the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum Thursday, October 18, at The Annex of SM City Davao.
He said, “This is the biggest MPG with 14 schools and over 500 athletes and coaches representing six regions in Mindanao. Mas maraming schools kasali na ang Barmm.”
He said the Games is not just for competition as he underscores the meaningful and shared experiences among athletes as more vital.
“Masaya kami sa limang taon. We were empowered enough to sustain our leadership programs like the biennial sports leaders summit in Singapore,” Ayo said.
Aside from Adzu and Addu, also participating are Xavier University, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College and Holy Trinity College of General Santos City; Father Saturnino Urios University and St. Joseph Institute of Technologyof Butuan City; University of Southeastern Philippines and San Pedro College of Davao City; Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College of Maguindanao; Mindanao State University of Marawi, De La Salle University of Ozamiz; Iligan Medical Center College; Mindanao Autonomous College Foundation, Inc. of Basilan.
The four-day event will feature basketball, volleyball, football, table tennis, chess, badminton, swimming and karatedo.